April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

9-1-1 signs too small

County holds off on ordinance

Remember when nearly everybody in Leelanau County was clamoring to get one of those little green-and-white address number signs that county officials wanted everybody to post at the end of their driveway? More...

Expanded beach closed due to erosion

Erosion at Christmas Cove beach in Leelanau Township has made getting to the water very dangerous — so much so that the beach was closed this week. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Children’s center plans ‘day of child’

The Leelanau Children’s Center (LCC) will host its second annual Dia Del Nino “Day of the Child” festival Friday, April 24, at the Leland Public School. More...

Fire lieutenant resigns as Leelanau firefighters seek to form union

The Leelanau Township Board on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Lt. Mike Berendsohn, a firefighter paramedic with Leelanau Township Emergency Services. More...

County housing goal not ‘affordable’

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners appeared finally to settle on wording of the final two of its five official goals for 2015 at the board’s executive committee meeting this week. More...

Outdoors

Lakeshore has plans for National Park Week

Patrons won’t have to pay an entrance fee to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Saturday and Sunday in celebration of National Park Week, which runs from Saturday through Sunday, April 26. More...

TART Trail work bees planned for Earth Day

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART), Inc. will celebrate Earth Day by hosting trail work bees on Saturday, April 25. More...

Conservancy plans two guided spring walks

The Leelanau Conservancy will host two outings at natural areas near the tip of the peninsula this weekend. Birders Ed and Linda Ketterer will lead a search for migrating and nesting birds Saturday at the Lighthouse West Natural Area near Northport. 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 9 a.m. More...

Letters

Where’s Plan B for state road woes?

To the Editor: Gov. Snyder commented re the upcoming vote on the Prop. 1 (Proposal 15-1), that there is no “Plan B” in the wings to fall back on. More...

Celebrate in April for the children

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Scientists behind the world is flat may also deny global warming

To the Editor: This is a heads up to the global warming/climate change deniers such as Wilma McQueen: If you look hard enough on the Internet or elsewhere you can find “scientists” who contend that the earth is flat and not more than 10,0 More...

Courts

86th District Court

William O. Dunleavy, 40, 11000 Kitigan Mikun, Suttons Bay — Sentenced to 30 days in jail held in abeyance for failure to pay fines and costs; payment plan set up. Rebecca L. Warner, 53, 11705 E. More...

Two men picked up on warrants

Spring may be popping, but crime in the county is at an apparent lull. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, April 8 9:56 a.m. — Solon Township — Wild animal report received from Grand Traverse County. Dispatcher believes it was a raccoon but uncertain. 3:15 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Animal in roadway. More...

Barn fire claims prized possessions

Four departments respond on warm, dry day

Teddy and Bob House watched helplessly Tuesday afternoon as a structure fire turned to a neighborhood grass fire and threatened their Kasson Township home. A passerby was traveling along West Burdickville Road shortly before 2 p.m. More...

Fire danger remains high

You don’t need to tell Elmwood Township Fire Chief Keith Tampa that wildfire season is underway. More...

Round-up ages change with state standards

Dates moved back for kindergarten

The days of children meeting their kindergarten teacher over a glass of milk and cookies are long gone. More...

 

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public notices for Leelanau County

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 offi- cials. More...

Sports

CLASSIC CHAMPS

Lakers defense shines in tournament; claim title

Glen Lake took advantage of key hitting from senior shortstop Melanie Kulanda and solid pitching from Jessica Penny and Madison Hill to win Saturday’s Leelanau County Softball Classic. More...

Glen Lake pitching leads way to baseball trophy

Glen Lake’s pitching got the job done in a pair of wins to take first place Saturday in the Leelanau County Baseball Classic at Suttons Bay. The Lakers defeated St. More...

Softball, baseball Classic all-stars announced

Coaches have selected members of the all-County Classic Tournament teams. Softball: Glen Lake, Madison Hill, Kary Pleva, Jessica Penny, Melanie Kulanda and Kelly Bunek; Suttons Bay, Jane Hursey, Caylee Pattison and Jessica Hunt; St. More...

Life in Leelanau

SOUNDS of SPRING

Frog numbers seem stable in Leelanau

Their twilight spring serenade is music to the ears of Donna Hillard of Burdickville. They are spring peepers‚ one of 13 frog and toad species native to Michigan. More...

EMU students to look here for threatened bat

$28,000 study authorized for Lakeshore

Nobody really knows if there are northern long-eared bats in Leelanau County. A study being done this summer in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will hopefully put the question to rest. More...

Hold onto mushroom recipe as morel season approaches

County Cuisine

Simple, delicious, and the gift that keeps on giving, soup is a staple for many households. But soup can be mundane. The best part about this savory soup is that it’s anything but boring. More...

Views

Conservation District move makes statement

our opinion

Why it took so long, we don’t know. But certainly the Leelanau Conservation District’s move from a rented building in Lake Leelanau to the county Government Center makes sense. More...

America in need of skilled worker influx

April ... is when businesses file H-1B petitions in hopes to win the coveted visa lottery that allows foreign-born workers to fill job vacancies here. U.S. More...

Spring arrives with its chicks and Tigers

A column by Amy Hubbell

It’s spring in Leelanau County. Gone are the long, dark days filled with bitter cold winds and mornings spent brushing snow off my windshield. The shroud of winter has been cast aside and spring, the season of renewal, is emerging. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 3 Robert D. Neuharth, Trustee of the Robert D. Neuharth Declaration of Trust and Janie E. Neuharth, Trustee of the Janie H. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Thomas J. Shimek and Christina L. Moceri More...

Deaths recorded in county

Arie DeBruyn Jr., 86, of Palm Beach County, Fla., died April 1 in Elmwood Township. More...