January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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A SNOWMOBILER scoots across the track at Empire Airport Saturday during the Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race.   More...

People drive county business

People make all the difference. For business owners in Leelanau County, people are the reason they continue to open their doors day after day. 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

Bears bounce back from loss, bite Comets

For at least one quarter, the lone contest in Leelanau County on Tuesday was worth the price of admission. The fast-paced free-for-all featured 3-pointers from NBA range, hard drives to the hole and a flurry of fast-break buckets. More...

Onekama hands Suttons Bay second straight overtime loss

Onekama found a hero in junior Aric Hopwood on Tuesday.  Hopwood’s putback in the closing seconds of overtime lifted the Portagers past visiting Suttons Bay, 54-52. More...

Hazelton, Lakers breeze past Benzie

In some circles, the battle for first place atop the Northwest Conference standings was billed as a two-team race between Buckley and Glen Lake. Someone forgot to tell Frankfort. More...

Life in Leelanau

Instant Gratification

Instant Pot a ‘game-changer’ for county cooks

There are some times when getting an appliance for Christmas isn’t such a bad thing. And this year was one of them. Hundreds of thousands of people found magical pots under the tree Christmas morning. More...

Leelanau families say goodbye to the brisket, hello to meat-free diets

Is it possible to thrive on plant-powered protein? Some Leelanau County residents give an enthusiastic thumbs-up to leaving meat off their plates. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Robert Neddow

Name: Robert Neddow Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau Resident since: Since I was born here in 1974. Age and birthplace: I am 44 and I was at the old hospital up in Northport. More...

Views

Suttons Bay set for positive future

Good moves, Suttons Bay.  The Suttons Bay Board of Education is moving in the right decision by seeking to extend the contract for its “interim” superintendent Mike Carmean, and making its break with the Leelanau County Montessori Ac More...

Sugar Loaf it is

We’re going with Sugar Loaf.  Enterprise reporter Eric Carlson tracked down a somewhat whimsical story last week on the proper spelling for Sugar Loaf Resort. More...

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Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 10  12:07 p.m. — Centerville Township — Two Golden (Retrievers) in the roadway.  2:42 p.m.— Suttons Bay Township — Brownish yellow dog, possibly a pit bull-mix wandering around.  6:24 p.m. More...

86th District Court

Bruce A. Carlson, 54, of 6715 N.  More...

 

Blizzard by the numbers

It took more than a week and $150,000 to cleanup from the Blizzard of ‘78 — that’s more than $583,000 today with inflation.  Here are some other numbers related to the storm that hit the county 40 years ago this month:  More...

Blizzard reunion

People who survived the Blizzard of ‘78 at Sugar Loaf will gather Friday, Jan. 26 at Sugarfoot Saloon for a 40th anniversary reunion.  All are invited to come and bring memorabilia to share from 4 to 9 p.m. More...

Housing record smashed

Some clouds for ‘18

While problems within the Leelanau housing industry went largely unaddressed in 2017, that didn’t stop home sales from smashing through all previous records. The numbers speak for themselves. More...

Budget surprise: cost of 911 upgrade more than triples

Leelanau County will spend an additional $385,000 this year to continue an upgrade to the county’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system.  More...

Local News

Kasson works on budget, sets annual meeting date

Work on the 2018-19 budget and annual meeting preparations were discussed last week by the Kasson Township Board.  Board members during their regular monthly meeting set their annual meeting for 10 a.m. More...

County Dates

Big game at Kingsley   If you’re looking to see two of the top basketball teams in the state, pencil in a trip to Kingsley.  Glen Lake, ranked No. More...

County OK’s survey for all Leelanau residents

Postcards will be mailed to every household in Leelanau County later this year, inviting residents to go online and take a survey that will help county planners update the county’s General Plan.  The County Board voted 6-1 at its regular m More...

Outdoors

Big crowd shows for drag race in Empire

Soni Aylsworth wasn’t sure what to anticipate in year three of the Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race at Empire Airport.  “I expected 100 snowmobilers and at most 500 spectators,” Aylsworth said.  The event, w More...

Big Buck Night: Garton captures First-place honors

Avid deer hunter Jeff LaCross couldn’t stay away from the annual Leelanau County Big Buck Night, held Sunday at Dick’s Pour House in Lake Leelanau. More...

‘Frequent visitors’ sought for Sleeping Bear Dunes movie

A Virginia-based production company is in search of extras for a movie currently being filmed at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 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

Rick touched many lives on, off the field

To the editor:   Coach T-A Baseball Man Lost  More...

School Board members lauded

To the editor: School Board Appreciation Month More...

'Insidious' organization

To the editor: Thank you Vickie Schlueter (12/14/2017). Your advice to the Northport School Board will help them to be in compliance with our State law protecting their students from that insidious organization - Planned Parenthood. More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 17, 2013 More...

Lively Leelanau calendar for ‘dead’ time

Omena snowbirds are hearty folks, and quite a few have come back to enjoy our winter wonderland. More...

Winter checklist: snowshoe at Lakeshore, taste at Homestead

As usual, not much going on in the area this time a year. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  John D. Gyr (Contractors Building Supply Inc.) Construct residential solar array; One – 9 panel solar array mounted on garage roof at 11874 S. Lake Street ($8,233).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 5, 2018  Michael Egeler and Tammy Fewins to Tammy Fewins, Section 1 in Leland Township.  Michael Egeler and Tammy Fewins to Michael Egeler, Section 1 in Leland Township.  More...

Marriages performed

Zachary M. Benton and Abigail M. Clark, January 6, 2018 in Solon Township   More...