July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Store items stolen in Suttons Bay

Search on for 2 girls

Two young girls are being accused of going on a five-finger discount shopping spree.  Employees of Brain Storm, a toy store in Suttons Bay, were the first to notice something was amiss.  More...

Local News

County Dates

“Anchors Away!” for Empire   More...

Design of Leland project nearly complete

An update of progress of the district’s construction project was given to the Leland Board of Education.  Superintendent Jason Stowe reported to the board Monday night that an architect is close to wrapping up the design phase of the $24.6 More...

Nelson named to Foundation

Probate and Family Court Judge Larry Nelson of Leland has been elected to the board of directors for the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.  Nelson has served on several nonprofit boards including the Leland Board of Education, Leland More...

Outdoors

Ride along the Leelanau trails

A family friendly bike tour along the TART and Leelanau Trails is returning tomorrow. The 18th annual Tour de Tart will start at Darrow Park in Traverse City. All riders must check-in between 4 and 6:30 p.m. under the TART Trails tent at the park. More...

Fish to be had in Lake Leelanau

According to two sources, fishing is starting to pick up around Lake Leelanau.  Those sources are the Siefferts, son Ryan and father, Kevin. More...

Anchor’s up in Empire

The community of Empire is ready to celebrate the anniversary of an event that helped preserve the town’s maritime heritage for years to come.  Saturday is Anchor Day, a celebration of the 41st anniversary of the raising of an enormous anc 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  7:20-8:20 a.m. More...

Letters

Freedom chalking appropriate for Fourth of July

To the editor:   “FREEDOM HARD WON SO EASILY UNDONE.”  These words greeted me from the sidewalk in front of the Leelanau Township Library written there appropriately the week of July 4.  More...

Make gifts a food donation

To the editor:   For my recent birthday, I asked that any gifts be in the form of food for Leelanau Christian Neighbors. The result was 638 pounds of food plus $101 making it the largest individual food gift ever received. More...

Respect sovereignty; Poverty main reason for border crossings

To the editor:   A recent letter writer to your paper complained that the Trump administration was ignoring asylum seekers their constitutional rights.  The writer said our laws guarantee those seeking asylum the right to a fair hearing of More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO July 18, 2013 More...

Cats making strong run for mayorship

The voting for Omena Mayor closes at 5 pm today, Thursday, July 19, so get to the voting board in downtown Omena or visit the Omena Historical Society website, omenahistoricalsociety. org to vote by PayPal. More...

Lakeshore crowded, temps hot; still a beautiful place

How many times this week have you heard this comment, “Is it hot enough for you”? Of course it was. That’s why we have lakes.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Jesse Hickman and Andrea M. Cuchetto (Self) Residential change of use – existing detached garage into finished workshop/artist studio at 301 S. Shabwasung Street ($21,600).  Centerville Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 5, 2018  Bryan P. Suszek, Successor Trustee of the Mary R. Suszek Revocable Living Trust to Timothy Hearin and Elizabeth Sedlar, Section 15 in Leelanau Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  Amy J. White to Jaylen M. Shively. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township  James and Mary B. Stephens – (Biggs Construction SVC LLC) Construct and install residential development, including driveway, parking area, and pole barn at 98 E. More...

 

Lakeshore hits June jackpot

Back on course for record

Four out of five ain’t bad.  That’s the number of years Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has counted more visitors than the previous year.  And this year may turn out to be the strongest yet after a record-setting June mon More...

Glen Lake complies; rare feat

One of two in region

Glen Lake Community Schools is one of only two public school districts in the region to comply with a state law requiring merit pay for teachers and administrators. More...

Inland Seas moves to solar

Work has been proceeding apace this summer on a $1.5 million renovation project at the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) campus in downtown Suttons Bay. More...

Special Sections

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices For Leelanau County

Public Notice State Of Michigan County of Leelanau Notice To Creditors Decedent’s Trust In the matter Kathleen P. Beaudry Trust Date of Birth: January 14, 1936 More...

Sports

Youth league focuses on fun rather then competition

Baseball and softball might be considered slow sports to some, but don’t tell that to youth league players.  The kids of Leelanau County enjoy their sports. More...

County teams stay in shape during the summer

Ruelas, Glen Lake looking forward to this season

Prep basketball players have been busy participating in open gyms and scrimmages over the summer..  Coaches of county girls and boys teams talked about what they’ve been doing over the summer. More...

County teams are on the rise

Every team needs someone who can put the ball in the hoop consistently, and several county teams have such athletes returning.  Following are returning starters who are coming off strong offensive seasons:  Boys leading scorers returning: & More...

Life in Leelanau

Where It All Began

Impact of Mama Bear and her cubs continues today at the Lakeshore

The legend of Sleeping Bear has been handed down for centuries among the Anishnaabek people who conceived it. More...

Logs still a perfect fit for 1856 cabin

Restoration continued last week on the Kraitz cabin, the oldest mainland structure in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Volunteers with Historic Sleeping Bear (HSB) took out the flooring of the cabin, located on Co. Rd. More...

Challenges ahead, says park head

Scott Tucker is looking forward to a golden anniversary. More...

Views

Why the need for a million-dollar roof?

We bought it, but we’re not buying it.  County commissioners last week heard yet another dismal report about the condition of Leelanau’s government complex in Suttons Bay Township, which opened in 2005 with completion of the Law Enfo More...

Heard around Leelanau

“He sold to everyone including the sheriff and the judge.”  — Lake Leelanau resident Bill Belanger, recalling a story about his great-grandfather during Prohibition. More...

‘Grandmother’ sounds right at a ‘certain age’

We must be of a certain age. I’m talking about three Enterprise staff members who will add “grand” before their name as “parents” within a six-week period this fall — all for the first time. More...

Courts

Floros OK for trial

A 26-year-old Elmwood Township man has been found competent to stand trial for charges stemming from a potentially violent incident at Suttons Bay Public School.  Nikolas K. Floros of 8525 S. More...

Grawn man faces drug charges

A 28-year-old Grawn man was arraigned Tuesday on two separate drug charges — each with a possible sentence of 20 years in prison.  Joshua Bermudez of 5151 Mobile Trail W., Apt. More...

86th District Court

Robert Woodrow DeYoung, 27, of the Leelanau County Jail — Pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated and possession of marijuana; pre-sentence investigation ordered; remanded to jail until sentencing, July 31.  More...