March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Comparing the cost of municipal water

The average American family of four uses about 400 gallons per day, or 12,000 gallons per month, according to the U.S. More...

Pot businesses look to Leelanau

Inquiries in four townships

Leelanau County, long recognized for its bountiful fruit harvests, could become home to another crop — commercial marijuana.  Township officials have verified that inquiries into establishing new marijuana businesses have been made in Solo More...

Local News

100 fire alarms donated

A Leelanau Township man has donated 100 fire alarms to be distributed freeof charge to township residents.  Kevin Cult, who is building a home near Omena, has donated the fire alarms to the Leelanau Township Fire Department.  The donation c More...

Classes offered for caregivers

A free six-session program for family caregivers of persons with dementia or memory loss is being offered in Traverse City.  Creating Confident Caregivers provides caregivers with tools and techniques to reduce their stress and improve the care More...

County Dates

You could win at blood drive   More...

Outdoors

‘Unusual’ winter ends too soon for county skiers, snowmobilers

Cedar snowmobiler Ron Novak measures winter exhilaration in miles.  The new sled Novak bought in 2015 hasn’t had many to count, however.  More...

Updates planned for Myles Kimmerly, Old Settlers

Improvements that include more recreational opportunities should also help attract more users of Leelanau County’s three parks, according to Parks and Recreation chair Melinda Lautner.  “I think they are (under utilized). 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

UAW retirees have given much to community

To the editor:   In 1967 a group of UAW retirees from six counties consisting of Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, and Wexford formed the Michigan N.W. More...

Keep the barn and burn down Sugar Loaf

To the editor:   More...

Words for Trump: Shallow, vindictive, vain and erratic

To the Editor:   More...

Views

Student success goes far beyond hardwood courts

our opinion

We discussed March Madness last week, and Leelanau was certainly enthralled at the time with high school basketball.  But there are activities going on all the time than enthrall county students while also preparing them for a future after high More...

‘Cash cow’ running dry

The county cash cow is running out of milk.  That was the message — albeit, given in a more objective form — provided by county Treasurer John Gallagher III last week to county commissioners.  More...

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Courts

Judge puts bank robbery trial on hold

The trial of the accused bank robber William F. More...

Cement company bookkeeper arrested for embezzlement

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 52-year-old Empire Township woman who is suspected of embezzling a large sum of money from a county business.  Representatives of Leelanau Redi- Mix reported in July that they suspected a More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, March 15  9:16 a.m. — Cleveland Township — Male subject is harassing caller while she is trying to remove her items from the home. Unknown if the subject has been drinking. More...

 

How safe is Leelanau’s water?

DEQ inspector says municipal systems safe

Anthropologist and author Loren Eisely once said, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”  But magic won’t keep water in Leelanau’s four municipal water systems free from bacteria, lead, sulfates and More...

Overall, county wells safe — but always test

When Kama Ross bought her new house in Centerville Township last year, having her well water tested was a part of an inspection to make sure the house was sound.  But for Ross, the water test was more than routine — it offered peace of min More...

Board takes barn off demolition watch

By a 6-1 vote of Co. Bd.

The county’s historic Poor Farm barn has dodged demolition for at least the next six months.  The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday evening to let an ad hoc committee of barn preservation enthusiasts and county official 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. More...

Sports

Spitzley, Pirates rally past Glen Lake in East Lansing

Lady Lakers run out of postseason magic in Class C semifinals, look ahead to next season

In many ways, the Glen Lake girls had no business being at the Breslin Center last week. More...

Pioneers top Pirates in title game

Jason Bradford and the Glen Lake girls were on hand at the Breslin Center on Saturday as No. 5 Detroit Edison outlasted No. More...

Bears stymie Norse, capture regional title

Buckley stays perfect, wins region for first time in 7 years

Suttons Bay fans were on their feet as Thomas Hursey took two dribbles to his right, found a gap between two Buckley defenders, beat the first-half buzzer with a 37-foot fadeaway—and found nothing but net.  From there, however, Hursey foun More...

Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jason Bradford

Name: Jason Bradford.  Town or township of residence: I live in Empire. I’m only two-and-a-half miles away from the (Glen Lake) school.  Resident of county since: For 13 years now.   More...

County Cuisine

Healthy grain part of recipe flavored with peanuts, lime

You've likely heard of quinoa, an exotic sounding grain whose popularity has exploded in recent years. Though the name is a bit unusual, the plant has some very familiar relatives; it is closely related to common spinach and beets. More...

New fire chief introduced at meeting

Only 3 board members attend

Leland Township residents met their new fire chief at the annual meeting held Saturday.  About 20 people attended the meeting, where they heard reports on the sewer system, the Leland Harbor, the parks and recreation department, the library and More...

Columns

‘O’Mena’ goes green for St. Paddy’s Day festivities

About birds and thunder

As always, St. Patrick’s Day in O’Mena was a lot of fun.  More...

Glen Arbor folks focused on art, spring

Happy Spring!  A sure sign of spring is the annual meetings held in Glen Arbor Township and Empire Township. The annual and Glen Arbor Township was held on Saturday and was well attended as always. The community stays in touch.  ***  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO March 22, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 10, 2017  Virginia Eitzen, Trustee of the Virginia Eitzen Trust No. 1 to Leelanau Conservancy, Sections 7, 17 and 18 in Centerville Township ($910,200).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Suttons Bay  Alan and Jane Miller – (Elmer’s Crane and Dozer) Excavation to replace existing septic tank and drainfield at 798 North St. Joseph Street ($125 permit fee).  Bingham Township  More...