November 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials react to pot prop passage

Law effective in mid-December

Many local officials appear to be scratching their heads over exactly how Michigan’s new recreational marijuana law will be implemented and enforced in Leelanau County and elsewhere in the state.  More...

Snow greets hunters on opener

Prospects for a solid start to the firearms deer season are excellent with snow on the ground and colder-than-average temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. More...

Local News

Council appoints trustee

The Empire Village Council lost one member and gained another within the span of a few hours last week.  The Council voted 5-2 Thursday, with Trustees Chris Frey and Soni Aylsworth opposed, to appoint Tom Rademacher to replace Trustee Teresa How More...

County Dates

Suttons Bay Community “Thank You”   Veterans and first-responders will be recognized at an inaugural Appreciation Day for the community, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Suttons Bay Elementary School.  Cedar-Maple City Lions   More...

Correction:

During the flurry of activity in the newsroom last Wednesday morning, the wrong picture was placed with a story about the newly-elected Northport Village President.  Steve Wetherbee won the election. More...

Outdoors

Hunters prep for opening day

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Life in Leelanau

Winter weather has arrived

First snow since April recorded

It’s back.  Over the weekend, county residents saw the first significant snow of the season — the first since mid-April storm that dumped 20 inches over a three-day period.  From Friday through Sunday, 10 inches was recorded in More...

Software problem forces Glen Lake to go ‘old school’

Students and parents from Glen Lake Community School may need to go “old school” this winter to learn whether classes will be called due to weather.  A computer software change has complicated the district’s ability to inform p More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Gary DeVol

Name: Gary Devol  Town: Suttons Bay Township  Resident of county since: 2015  Age and birthplace: 58, Bethesda, Md.   More...

Views

All of Leelanau swells with pride for Comets

We join the rest of Michigan in standing to salute all those involved in the Leland soccer program — especially the players.  “They did everything I asked them to do throughout the season,” said Joe Burda, coach of the Division More...

Election overview: Time to get to work

Life goes on, still without clear direction.  The general outlook for those hoping for major changes to the political climate — locally and nationally — changed only slightly during the General Election.  More...

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Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Empire Beach House LLC (Render Construction Inc.) Construct single family dwelling, three story wood frame with unfinished basement, main, second and third floors, covered porches and finish attached garage at 11295 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 23, 2018  David L. Gray, Trustee of the David Gray Trust to Michael K. Nowicki, Unit 20, Empire Hills Condominium in Empire Township ($65,000).  Lisa M. and Kevin J. McPherson to Taylor R. and Jennifer N. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Suttons Bay Stanley Jaroh – (Popp Excavating) Excavation for a 2 story building (1st floor commercial, 2nd floor residential apts), walkway and driveway at 410 St. Joseph ($218). More...

 

Bay Theatre to close

Meeting set to discuss future

The Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay’s center for the arts for more than 70 years, will be closing at the end of the year. Bahle Enterprises, owned by the Bahle family of Suttons Bay, announced the closing of the theatre Tuesday. More...

Cuts due at S-B School

Special meeting set for Nov. 29

Mid-year budget cuts are in the works for Suttons Bay School as the financial information on which the 2018-19 budget is based was incorrect. More...

End to five-year quest for whitetail

Matt Tarsa was starting to wonder if he was the hunter or the hunted.  The 10-point buck Tarsa ended up devoting five years of his life to harvesting had figured him out.  It was eerie.  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 advances to Final Four

The Leland Comets are heading to Battle Creek.  In search of its third final four in four years, Leland swept Mt. More...

Leelanau Conservancy opens mountain biking trail

A new bike trail has opened at the Palmer Woods Forest Reserve.  The Leelanau Conservancy has helped add the three-mile mountain bike trail at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve and has officially opened. More...

County runners reflect on season

County cross country teams have finished the season at the state finals in Brooklyn at the Michigan International Speedway. The St. Mary boys cross country team placed first at the regional meet, holding off Bear Lake-Onekama. 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 10 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Passage of Prop. 1 legal but wrong

To the editor:   It is my opinion that though the passing of Proposal 1 was legal, it is the wrong choice for Michigan.  More...

Aggressions continue without ‘just, moral’ cause

To the editor:   There is not enough space and far too many rabbit holes, to adequately expand on your letter to the Leelanau Enterprise regarding your engagement in the Vietnam War, and our genocidal ravage on Native American Tribes. More...

Appointment of trustee ‘unethical’

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Group travels to UK countries

It’s mid-November and snow covers the ground, the temperatures all week are expected to be below normal, and we’re just adjusting to the end of Daylight Savings and darker evenings. For some people, the early winter weather is good news. More...

Seasonal shift : election day to holiday

Well we had Fall, before that we had the rainy season, then a fall day, and now Winter. Welcome to Northern Michigan. I know the hunters are happy about the snow. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO November 14, 2013 More...

Courts

86th District Court

Johnny Dalton-Joseph Moore, 27, of 2592 Beems Kwa Mah Mikun, Suttons Bay — Sentenced after pleading guilty to a bond violation; three additional days in jail. More...

Hearing set in drug case

The Beulah woman accused of providing the drug that killed a Suttons Bay man who thought he was inhaling heroin has a new attorney.  Angela Rose Schocko will now be represented by Elmwood Township lawyer Kyle B. More...

Downstate man charged

A 21-year-old man from Lansing was arraigned Monday in District Court on two felony charges related to computer use to accost a child for immoral purposes.  Tyler Joseph Kandler was formally charged with using a computer to commit a crime and ac More...