May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Wildcat’ selected for top Laker post

Scott picked to lead G-L

Northport native Sander Scott is returning to Leelanau County. He’s been tapped as new superintendent of Glen Lake Community Schools. 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 officials. More...

Sports

Walk-off sacrifice fly lifts Norse past Lakers

Blaise Mork steps to the plate, sends a sacrifice fly to center field, brings home teammate Brett Rice and starts a walk-off celebration full of high fives and chest bumps for the boys in white. More...

Munoz makes MHSAA history

Libby Munoz locates her target, bursts between two defenders, boots the ball past a helpless keeper, drops her head and flashes a smile. The befittingly blue-collar tally was more gritty than pretty, but one Munoz won’t soon forget. More...

St. Mary bats sizzle in road sweep

The county’s trio of young softball teams may not be in win-now mode, but one team hasn’t gotten the memo. Following a 1-2 showing against far bigger schools in a Traverse City St. Francis tournament on Saturday, St. More...

Life in Leelanau

Building for Art

New art studio a ‘dream come true’ for Northport artists

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Old Art Building in Leland should be blushing. More...

Summer art program helps kids learn basics, hone skills

Not many kids get excited about going to summer school. Don’t include students in the southwestern part of Leelanau County among them. More...

Having a conversation with Mary Buschell

Name: Mary Buschell. Town or township of residence: just outside Maple City. Resident since: My husband, Dick Flowers, moved here in 2003. I moved here from Ann Arbor after we were married two years later. More...

Views

Move slowly; sewers can be emotional

Empire Village made a wise move when laying out a geographic limit before moving toward what could be a commendable public works project. More...

Sander Scott returns

Welcome home, Sander. More...

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Courts

Drunk driving a felony for Maple City man

A 37-year-old Maple City man pleaded guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Monday to a felony charge of drunken driving in connection with a traffic collision that took place in February. Michael D. Light, of 268 E. More...

Almira man takes plea for third drunk driving

A 73-year-old Almira Township man pleaded guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Monday to felony drunken driving. Phillip C. Johnson has been free on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond since his arrest on the charges in March. More...

13th Circuit Court

Jose R. Perez, 35, 3212 Maloney St., Lansing — Pleaded guilty to bond violation on charge of domestic violence; sentenced to serve seven days in jail. Peter L. Edwards, 57, 13556 S. More...

‘Loaf transfer part of lawsuit

Buildings may stay

California real estate developer and attorney Jeff Katofsky sounds like he might be the real deal. More...

CHIRPS OF JOY

BACK SAFE and sound with her family is Cricket, a French bulldog who disappeared April 16 and didn’t return to her Bingham Township home until last Wednesday, April 27. More...

Bailey lashes out; likens conviction to ‘Jim Crow’

The fall of Derek J. Bailey turned uglier during his sentencing when he accused a jury of being prejudiced and claimed that deputies falsified police reports. More...

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Brunch in G-A helps Habitat More...

Leland property sale progresses

May trade hands this summer

After nearly eight years, Leelanau County may finally get its former courthouse property in Leland off taxpayers’ hands. More...

Leland School proposals easily pass

Not many voters in the Leland Public School district voted Tuesday. But the turnout was ample to approve both proposals on the ballot easily. More...

Outdoors

Youngsters take trout, have fun at fish derby

County kids elbowed up along the Old Mill Pond in Northport for a dandy day of fishing on Saturday in the Scott Brow Fish Derby. Dave Korson, president of the Northport Sportsman’s Club, said the event was well attended this year. More...

Anglers open walleye season with underwhelming weekend

County anglers counted down the minutes while waiting on the waters of Lake Leelanau late Friday night, anticipating the start of a local celebration comparable to New Year’s Eve. No one told the fish. More...

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CODY TIETJE, 7, tagged his first turkey on Saturday afternoon while using a crossbow on private property near Schomberg Road in Centerville Township. The young sharpshooter was hunting for the first time, proud grandpa Ken Tietje said this week. 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 9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Civilization based on faith; secularism fails

To the Editor: With kudos to Patrick Buchanan, these are thoughts we all should ponder: “A people’s religion, their faith, creates their culture, and their culture creates their civilization. More...

Marijuana helps with Parkinson’s; natural treatment

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Don’t burden young kids with gender identity

To the Editor: RE: Transgender Policy for Schoolage Children More...

Columns

Omena summer resident entertains Trump at deli

A sure sign of spring and good things to come is the Leelanau County Farmers Market. The first market of the season opens Saturday in Suttons Bay from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

Still time to enjoy Restaurant Week

Summer may be taking its sweet time arriving, but one thing is for sure. Sunday is Mother’s Day. * * * There is still time to take part and enjoy Glen Arbor restaurant week until Saturday, May 7. * * * Last week was Earth Day. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau

5 YEARS AGO May 5, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 22 CIT Bank to Blue Sky Property, LLC., Lots 2, 3 and 4, Block 1, Section 25 in Leelanau Township ($460,000). Jane W. Markham to Gilmer B. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township – Dave and Linda Stave – (CMB Construction LLC) Excavation for new home at 9298 E. Summerfield Drive ($125). Leelanau Township – More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP – Roderick and Elizabeth Rice Munro Trust (Schaub Building & Improvements Inc.) This permit replaces PB15-0529 for residential greenhouse/pool addition, no change to plans at 11300 E. Brigadoon Lane ($1). More...