April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow contestants within one inch

Snow total similar to 2016

Barring any significant frozen precipitation, it looks like winter 2016-17 will come in just short of last year, with no snow expected through the weekend.  That may or may not be good for two close entries in the Enterprise snowfall contest &m More...

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County Dates

Future park rangers gather near Glen Haven   More...

Decade later, former Leland courthouse property near sale

Duplex also being sold

After nearly a decade of false starts, an economic recession and environmental woes, Leelanau County appears to be on the verge of selling its former county seat property in Leland.  The sale may be just in time to help offset some unbudgeted ex More...

New facilities group meeting privately with consultant

Work continues to examine Suttons Bay Public School facility needs and future use of unoccupied space at the north end of campus.  More...

Outdoors

Northport’s annual fish derby Saturday

The Scott Brow Fish Derby will return to the Old Mill Pond in Northport on Saturday from 7 a.m. More...

Gun club’s cleanup day slated for May 6

The Cedar Rod & Gun Club will hold its annual cleanup day on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Members and volunteers are asked to bring rakes, which will be used to sweep up fractured clay pigeons.  Lunch will be provided.   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

BATA millage will help needy people

To the Editor:   I encourage voters to vote “Yes” May 2 on the BATA millage proposal. I acknowledge that many of us never ride the bus. More...

Don’t be ‘duped’ by BATA millage

To the Editor:   Need another reason to vote NO? The BATA millage contains TIF language — that is Tax Increment Financing.  Recent Veteran, Library, and local road millages also contained TIF language. More...

Come to meeting on senior population

To the Editor:   The population of seniors in Leelanau County has reached 39 percent. Recently concerns over lack of funding for Senior Services has been highlighted in the media. More...

Views

Poor time to invest more funds in BATA

We’ve supported every millage request from the Bay Area Transportation Authority.  Until this one.  The Authority, known by the acronym BATA, is the local face of what has traditionally been known as mass transportation.  More...

‘Butts’ affected by lists, change of season

A column by Eric Carlson

Of course, everybody’s thankful that spring has sprung and we won’t need to worry about snowplowing driveways or freezing our butts off for at least another six months — if we’re lucky.  More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Sammuel Guerrera, 26, 4622 S. Shelby, Indianapolis — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of drunken driving; bench warrant issued with new bond set at $500.  Nathan A. More...

Roseville woman, caregiver sentenced

A 62-year-old Roseville woman was sentenced in 86th District Court on Tuesday to 120 days in jail and two years probation for embezzling money from a Leelanau Township man under her care.  More...

Magistrate Court

Brett A. Sanford, 33, 620 Teal Lane, Traverse City — Failed to yield; $231 fines and costs. Kirby K. Kalchik, 60, 11929 N. Kilcherman Road, Northport — Parked in handicap zone without permit; $185 fines and costs. Abigail M. More...

LION LAUGH

LION CLAUDE Fields has a laugh at the pancake breakfast held Sunday at the Empire Township Hall. More...

Sewer prices hinder in Northport

Some Northport business owners are crying foul at what they say is an uneven and unfair system of assessing sewer usage on their buildings. More...

Special Sections

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 officials. More...

Sports

Soccer roundup: Late tally lifts Lakers past Comets

One of the county’s fiercest rivalries lived up to its billing on Monday. More...

Speedster follows in footsteps of Munoz

When the season began, Leland coach Joe Burda said he had hoped to see breakout seasons from girls hiding in the shadows of Libby Munoz. More...

Leland golfers go low at Manitou Passage

In 2016, Nate Ball often made the mistake of competing against other golfers.  On Monday, Ball opted to compete against the course—and he won.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Walleye Wonderland

Leelanau County anglers eager to burn midnight oil on Friday

Few outdoorsmen get to celebrate their birthday like Mark Steimel.  Steimel, owner of Fur- Fish-Game Taxidermy, typically takes in the 28th of April with a little turkey hunting and, in some years, walleye fishing.  More...

Spring splendor: Forsythia, first plants liven up landscape

Spring has sprung.  The drab, brown coat of dormant grass has been cast aside for a fresh carpet of green.  And with each day that passes, additional color is added to Leelanau’s landscape — both native and nonnatives species.&n More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Annie Lively

Name: Annie Lively.  Town or township of residence: Empire Township.  Resident since: I was born.  Age and birthplace: 18 and Traverse City.  Occupation: Student.   More...

Columns

Omena in words, but how many?

Omena’s Club 21 will hold its annual White Elephant auction at the Omena Community Room at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, May 3. The event is a lot of fun for a good cause. More...

Restaurant week signals a good time to eat locally

I hope everyone has made reservations at their favorite restaurants for Restaurant Week. Although we may not have a lot of restaurants in our immediate area, we do have some of the best. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO April 26, 2012   The message on the answering machine at the Leland Harbor warns boaters of shoaling at the mouth of the harbor, and for good reason. The harbor has not been dredged since 2009. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Ald Cottage Trust (ABSR Inc.) Construct residential alteration/repair – Re-roof two story, wood frame single family dwelling at 201 S. Shabwasung Street ($7,650).  Cleveland Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 12, 2017  First International Bank and Trust, Successor in interest to First Integrity Bank, N.A. to Paul W. and Christine M. Glowacki, Section 15 in Leelanau Township.  Jose I. Barrera and Suzanne M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  James Schultz – (Trumark Contracting) Excavation for the demolition of existing home at 7476 S. More...