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Chair expects study group for septics

At next County Board meeting

Advocates for a countywide septic inspection ordinance have something to cheer about. More...

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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

Lakers notch first district win since '12

Glen Lake senior Peyton McDonough and his teammates could care less who the opponent is. At this point in the season, a win is a win. More...

Elks escape Northport in overtime

Senior striker Brett Dyer did all he could to lead North Bay to an upset no one saw coming — and he came close. More...

Suttons Bay revs up run game, wins big

Mikesell: 18 carries, 227 yards

The old ground-and-pound pedigree of the Suttons Bay football program is alive and well in the new 8-man era. Offensive linemen Ben Cox, Nick DeJong, Zach Morton, Seth Megill and Alex Aguilar made sure of it on Friday. More...

Life in Leelanau

THE MYSTERY SOLDIER

Northport man hopes to identify soldier pictured in Civil War photo

Bob Newell felt someone looking at him while working in his kitchen last week.  Newell was removing walls in his Shabwasung Street home when he noticed a small tintype photo. More...

Northport to salute area vets with memorial at Haserot Park

For many local men who served in the Civil War the last soil to touch their boots was that of Northport. That’s where they boarded ships at what is now the G. Marsten Dame Marina to take them to the front lines. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with John O’Neill

Name: John O’Neill Town or township of residence: Downtown Cedar, in Solon Township. Resident since: Leelanau County since 1979, Cedar since 1988. More...

Views

Schools-of-Choice adds wrinkle to expansions

The results of competition are not always pretty, but in the long run they should be efficient and economical. More...

Make special day...special

Happy belated Indigenous Peoples Day.  Leelanau County commissioners “officially” set the day for Oct. More...

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Courts

Charge: Bust yields too many plants

A 37-year-old Leelanau Township business owner pleaded guilty Tuesday in 86th District Court to possession of marijuana in connection with a search of his property that yielded 25 more plants than was allowed under his medical marijuana license.  More...

S-B man pleads guilty to hot tub assault

A 68-year-old Suttons Bay man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in 86th District Court to a charge of assault and battery in connection with a July 15 incident in which he grabbed, punched and kicked three women who were in a hot tub.  In return for his More...

Brethren woman charged with causing accident

A 42-year-old Brethren woman was arraigned on a charge of felony drunken driving that stemmed from a Sept. 19 motor vehicle crash at South Manitou Trail and East Traverse Lake Road in Cleveland Township.  Carissa L. More...

FRESH WATER

MIDDLE SCHOOL students from Suttons Bay took in a study excursion to Traverse City to kick off their study of the Great Lakes. More...

Coming up: Loaf meeting

Big crowd expected

A standing-room-only crowd of excited Sugar Loafers crammed into the Sugarfoot Saloon in April 2005 to hear the new owner of the resort, Kate Wickstrom, announce that she expected to put ski runs back in operation for the 2006-2007 ski season. More...

$3,000 ‘donation’ returned in Solon

A $3,000 payment made by a man who proposed to build and operate a medical marijuana grow and processing facility in Solon Town has been returned.  The payment has been described as a “donation” and to set up an escrow account to cov More...

Local News

Community steps up to help Hall of Fame coach

Randy Weber continues to recover from a Sept. 12 woodcutting accident that could have easily taken his life. Meanwhile, friends and family have been busy organizing a benefit dinner and auction to help Weber and his family. More...

County Dates

Sugar Loaf meeting planned   California real estate investor and attorney Jeff Katofsky, owner of Sugar Loaf since 2015, will unveil his plans for the long-shuttered resort at a public forum set for 11 a.m. More...

Corrections::

A cutline on the front page of last week’s Enterprise flip-flopped the names of two children, Selah Brown and Jesse Leaveck, as they appeared in a photo taken at an event at Leland Public School. More...

Outdoors

No official list for top 5 lakes, but none above Glen Lake

There’s no doubt that Glen Lake, embraced by Sleeping Bear Dunes to the west and Miller Hill to the east, is beautiful. And there’s no lack of locals who consider it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. More...

Could be awhile for sixth history book

Wondering when to pick up that sixth book by award-winning history writers M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson?  It may be awhile, reports Byron, although the Grand Rapids and Glen Lake couple are staying busy in the meantime.  More...

Deering’s 8-point highlights bow season success

Josh Deering passed up an 8-point early in the season for good reason. Another buck had his attention. “I had pictures of it in the beginning of the season and started narrowing down through trail cameras where he was,” Deering 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

Septic inspections needed to protect everyone’s property

To the editor: More...

Democratic Party attacks the four freedoms of America

To the editor: In 1943 Norman Rockwell painted The Four Freedoms – Speech, Worship, Fear, and Want. These illustrations were distributed throughout the world. They contributed to winning WWII and became symbols of America’s greatness. More...

Columns

Omena News column overcomes age

Due to technical difficulties and old age, last week’s edition of the Leelanau Enterprise was only the second time in 10 years that there was no Omena News. More...

Plenty of doings in Glen Lake area

The Glen Arbor Art Association [GAAA] Readers’ Theater will hold auditions for “Remember The Night” Monday at 7 p.m. at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church,  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO October 18, 2012 After more than three years of bitter litigation, a federal lawsuit filed by four deputies against Sheriff Michael Oltersdorf, Undersheriff Scott Wooters and Leelanau County has been settled out of court. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham  K & K Farms LLC (Larry D. Shugart) Construct commercial interior alteration and change of use to cider processing. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 25, 2017  Richard H. and Rebecca A. Reahard to Richard H. Reahard and Rebecca A. Reahard Joint Revocable Trust, Lot 4, Section 34 in Leland Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Northport  Lee Woodruff – (Frederickson Service) Excavation for installing landscaping, fences, patio and irrigation at 124 W. Third Street ($125).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...