December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

CHRISTMAS SNACKING

BIDING TIME for a chance to chat with Santa Claus at the Cedar Hilltoppers lodge on Sunday are Goff sisters 8-month old Grace and 2-year-old Brianna. Grace is held by her grandmother Laurie Nachazel with mother Rebecca Goff looking on. More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Okerlund shoots Lakers past Comets

Up big in the second quarter, Glen Lake star Xander Okerlund took a pass in transition, timed his steps and elevated for a two-handed exclamation point. More...

Miller nets 30 as Comets rally past Eagles

Last season, Leland beat Lake Leelanau St. Mary by 24 and 36.  Last week, Leland trailed Lake Leelanau St. Mary through three quarters.  More...

Cherryland champs start title defense with big win

Three games into the 2017-18 campaign, the Northport boys basketball team is starting to find its identity. “It’s going to be that kind of year where we have a different guy step up every night,” coach Dan Stowe said. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

School should not send students to Planned Parenthood

To the editor:   I have to wonder why the Northport School Board members are so upset about the new state-mandated policy governing reproductive health & family planning. More...

Keep townships in charge of rentals; don’t follow Mackinaw Center

To the editor: More...

Author ‘reminisces’ about past missteps by Dems

To the editor:   Let’s reminisce!  1994, Bill Clinton gifted North Korea $5 billion plus nuclear reactors, appeasements for ending their nuclear missile program. More...

Columns

Omenaites recovering from 30-hour outage; Shep Tate turns 100

Lunas, Kempers celebrate

It’s déjà vu this morning as I write the column. I could just copy and paste a lot of last week’s column. More...

Empire plans potluck and an auction

The annual Empire Area holiday potluck dinner will be held on Saturday in the Empire Town Hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and dinner begins at 6 p.m.. Mr. and Mrs. Clause will arrive at approximately 7 p.m. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO December 13, 2012 Gwenne Allgaier of Cleveland Township rose at 4 a.m. Tuesday to become a part of what she considers a shameful episode in state history. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  Michele R. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 1, 2017  Edie Aylsworth, Personal Representative of the Estate of Joseph Scott to herself, Lot 161 Sugar Loaf Chalets No. 3 in Centerville Township.  Jason Myers to Greta Miseikyte- Myers, Lot 5, Section 11 in Solon Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Kasson Township  Elmer’s Crane and Dozer Inc. – (Self) Excavation for gravel extraction at 1377 W. More...

 

Commonly asked heroin questions

What is heroin? More...

Think safety when helping OD victims

Former Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputy and undercover cop Jim O’Rourke thought he’d left the danger and drama of law enforcement behind when he retired.  Then last year he found a young man face down and unconscious at the Spe More...

Winter taking hold

Dogs, people beware of ice

Shari Prevost of Cedar is warning pet owners about newly-formed ice in Leelanau County. More...

Helping with warm coats, funds for cancer patients

Editor’s note: Following is the second story in our three-part series on members of the Leelanau community who impact the lives of others all yearlong. Their work is especially appreciated at Christmastime. More...

Local News

County Dates

Solstice a time to celebrate   Celebrate the shortest day of the year in two years on the Peninsula. The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will host an oboe and piano concert at 6:30- p.m. Friday at the Old Art Building. More...

Corrections:

Due to an editing error, Georgia Rivers was quoted in a story about retiring Leland library director Sylvia Merz without an introduction. Rivers is a member of the Leland Township Library Board.   More...

County plans to join in federal lawsuit against drug companies

Attorneys' take would be 30%

Leelanau County, encouraged by a prominent downstate lawyer who was considering a run for governor, next week will likely join more than 100 other government entities in the U.S. More...

Life in Leelanau

SEASON’S EATINGS!

Kolaches source of nostalgia for pair of Leelanau women

The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any other sense. At no other time is this truer than the holidays. More...

Last-second Leelanau gift guide for slackers

Procrastinator’s Delight

The clock is ticking, gift givers. And showtime is 11 days away. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kathryn Murphy

Name: Kathryn Murphy Town or township of residence: Northport Resident since: June of 2006 Age and birthplace: 39 and Lansing, MI Occupation: Art educator More...

Views

Heroin arrives, thrives in Leelanau

“Imagine no possessions  I wonder if you can  No need for greed or hunger  A brotherhood of man.”  Now imagine being able to inject such a euphoria deep in your soul. More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“Be more observant of your children. Watch who they are hanging out with.”  — Advice from “Sam,” a county resident who is a recovering heroin addict.   More...

Courts

M-C woman charged with harassing hunter at bait pile

A bench warrant has been issued for a 64-year-old Cedar woman whose alleged harassment of a local hunter was caught on video and shared around the state. The warrant was issued after Mary K. Eschbach, of 1445 E. More...

86th District Court

Gayle L. Cartwright, 71, 4213 Mitchell Creek Dr. More...

Workers allegedly drinking on job

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 24-year-old Traverse City man for driving drunk after his vehicle slid off the road and into the ditch in Bingham Township.  More...