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Whiskey may come to co-op

New plans are in place for a former fruit processing plant on Center Highway in Elmwood Township. Traverse City Whiskey Company has acquired the former Cherry Growers Inc. facility and hopes to operate a distillery and tasting room there. More...

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County Dates

Glen Arbor cleaning up   More...

Corrections:

Isabel LaCross won second place in the national leadership conference of the Business Professionals of America. Her name was listed incorrectly as Isabel Reimann last week.  * * *  More...

Fire chief pleads for new equipment

Cedar Area Fire & Rescue can’t continue to operate with equipment loaned from other departments.  So says fire chief Chris Comeaux who appeared before the Solon Township Board last week with a request for additional moneys to replace o More...

Outdoors

Will whitefish save Fishtown nets?

The future of Leland commercial fishing may lie in whitefish that were less than 17 inches last year. Joel Peterson, whose family is steeped in fishing history, is counting on those whitefish being plentiful and a bit larger this season. More...

Inland lakes heat up just in time for weekend fishing

One bass already on his bed

No doubt it’s been a late spring, but fishers heading out over Memorial Day weekend could be timing the arrival of shallow water fishing on county inland lakes just about perfectly. More...

Walleye tourney scheduled for L-L

The first walleye tournament of the season on Lake Leelanau is approaching.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Amy Hubbell at amy@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Northport mural up for summer

To the editor:   Bay Presents, the Northport Marina Mural by artist/designer Kat Dakota, was reinstalled yesterday for everyone’s summer enjoyment. More...

On the dossier, sold uranium, drug cartels and IRS corruption

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Church offers thank you lunch for teachers

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Columns

Omena’s Sunset Lodge site for new movie

It was a royal weekend in Omena last weekend. The sunshine made us all feel like royalty, but a few people made the most of the Royal Wedding. Kathy Miller and her two sisters combined a belated Mothers Day celebration with the wedding.  More...

Glen Lake gears up for busy-season kickoff

The coming Memorial Day seems to be the kickoff of the summer, but there is more to the day.  It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of the United States of America.  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 23, 2013   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township  Daniel M. and Patricia A. Davis (Northwest Carpentry LLC) Construct single family dwelling, one story, wood frame, crawl space, unfinished basement, main floor, covered porch, finished attached garage at 11354 E. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 2, 2018 Christina N. Jones to Bryan T. Carps, Section 13 in Elmwood Township ($23,900). Southpaw Hollow, LLC to Human Nature School, Inc., Section 28 in Solon Township. May 3, 2018 More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Empire  Fred O’Brien – (Self) Excavation for 10’x16’ prefab storage shed at 9922 W. Front Street ($100).  Elmwood Township  More...

Plate set for pretty weekend

The Summer Solstice is still four weeks away, but the busy season has arrived in Leelanau County. An increase in cars and people is being accompanied by an increase temperatures, which has been a long time coming to the peninsula. More...

County gets $38,000 bill from Minore

Prosecution of the man Leelanau County law enforcement officials believe robbed an Empire bank at gunpoint may not occur here, but taxpayers have been picking up the cost of his defense right along.  More...

Photo

LEELANAU COUNTY Sheriff Mike Borkovich gives handcuffed suspect Kitchi-Kishap Shomin a drink of water immediately after his arrest following a high-speed chase Friday afternoon that put lives in danger. See coverage, page 7.   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

Leland wins Northwest championship match

A victory for the Leland Comets lands them 2nd overall for the season.  At the Heathlands tournament, which was hosted by Onekama, Leland placed third, behind Frankfort and the strong Suttons Bay team.  More...

Johnston leaves big shoes to fill at Glen Lake

A northern Michigan sports powerhouse is in need of an athletic director.  Jen Johnston announced last week her resignation as Glen Lake athletic director after accepting a position as the northern Michigan sales representative for Best Supply N More...

Sports bring us together

Taking down scores and writing a story about it is one thing, but when you actually sit down out there and watch these Leelanau kids play their hearts out it is something special to see. More...

Life in Leelanau

LEADER DOGS

‘Leelanau’ and other doggos prepare for life of leadership

A four-legged puppy named “Leelanau” could soon change someone’s life.  The 10-week-old German Shepherd puppy is officially known as a “Future Leader Dog” for the Leader Dogs for the Blind program. More...

Ticked Off: Tips and tricks for beating ticks

Tick control has become a full-time job for Eric Shawbitz. Shawbitz owns a 10-month-old border collie and checks for ticks daily. “When your best friend is with you every day, you try to be ready,” Shawbitz said. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jane Ditri

Name: Jane Ditri  Town or township of residence: Centerville Township  Resident since: We’ve lived here full-time for 13 years but have had a summer cottage here since 1991.  More...

Views

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly  More...

Essential parts remain

Welcome back to Leelanau. More...

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Courts

High-speed chase ends in three arrests; one misses court date

Out of breath, covered in sweat and mud, Kitchi-Kishap Shomin of Peshawbestown, 32, could barely walk or even keep his balance following a harrowing, high-speed automobile and foot chase through Leelanau County Friday afternoon.  More...

86th District Court

Cody H. Kattelus, 29, of 4055 S. Thorn Apple Hollow, Apt. A, Traverse City — Pleaded no contest to operating with a suspended/revoked/denied license. Natasha L. More...

Repeat offender gets jailtime

A 60-year-old Suttons Bay man was sentenced this week in District Court jail after pleading guilty to an alcohol-related driving offense. Daniel E. Joupperi, 60, of 941 S. More...