May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Newspaper of Year shares 1st with county

Third time in 8 years

The Leelanau Enterprise is back on top of its profession.  The Enterprise was the big winner in the Better Newspaper Contest for the state, garnering more points than any other newspaper in Michigan.  More...

Local News

County Dates

The Crane Wives to rock Suttons Bay   More...

Correction:

Due to a typographical error, the name of the 2-year-old Leokadia Koch was incorrect in last week’s paper.   More...

Sidewalks gain over moving M-22

Instead of switching the locations of M-22 and the Leelanau Trail through Greilickville, how about we just install some sidewalks along both sides of M-22 and maybe put in some crosswalks? More...

Outdoors

Boater Safety a top priority

The Marine Patrol of the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office will host a boater safety class next month.  The day-long class, set from 8 a.m., will begin immediately afterward. There is no charge for the course. More...

‘Megatom’ goes down; more out there

Not in usual haunts

Turkey hunters are finding toms in some non-traditional haunts, and some nimrods are connecting. 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

So-called president denies global warming; it’s getting worse

To the editor:   More...

Socialism represents ‘gospel of envy,’ ‘sharing of misery’

To the editor:   After reading WD Bushey’s May 3 letter to the editor touting the benefits of socialism and bigger government, I felt the need to respond. More...

Hubbell’s column calms after reading angry letters to editor

To the editor:   More...

Views

Crazy idea: turn dead school space into summer dorms

Leelanau County has a glut of school space, and will soon embark on a construction project at Leland Public School that voters approved last week.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“It sets things back a bit, but it’s going to be a great season.”  — Leelanau County mushroom enthusiast Leif Sporck on the chances for success out there. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Matthew E. Peplinski, 40, of 2121 N. Schomberg Rd., Lake Leelanau — Pleaded guilty to embezzlement from a vulnerable adult, $200 to $1,000 — bond continued; sentence pending.  More...

Magistrate Court

Brandon F. Bonnie, 24, 3216 Golf Club Road, Howell - Speeding 40 mph in 35-mph zone; reduced from 56 mph - $120 fines and costs.  Ariana N. More...

Sutherland pleads no contest

The coach of the four-school Leelanau tennis program pleaded no contest in District Court this week to a charge of failing to stop or identify a personal injury accident.  Timothy D. More...

Montessori raises cash, to leave S-B

The planned break between Leelanau Montessori Charter School Academy and Suttons Bay Public School appears to have solidified.  Leelanau Montessori has raised the down payment needed to purchase the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center in Lake Leelan More...

Blooms, and lots of them

Tart market already filled

Cherry blooms — and plenty of them — are finally bursting, causing calls to stream into the Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center.  Some folks, it seems, have been ready for cherry blossoms for quite a while.  “People start More...

Playground installed with memories

Families with small children will have one more reason to visit Empire Beach this summer.  A group of more than a 20 volunteers worked parts of Friday and Saturday to install a new play structure in memory of two men, who each left their individ 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

Garland meet carries on namesake’s lessons

Track teams from Benzie, Frankfort, Glen Lake, Mason County, and Traverse City St. Francis gathered at Suttons Bay last week, but it wasn’t just to compete. More...

Lakers shine at Frankfort Relays

Despite the slow start to the spring sports season, Glen Lake’s track team gave an experienced performance Monday at the Frankfort Invitational.  “The kids are starting to peak at the right time,” said Glen Lake’s coach J More...

Glen Lake takes two from Suttons Bay

A tale of two games for Glen Lake as they had to come back in one game, and go back and forth in another in a twin-bill against Suttons Bay Tuesday. Game one was a big offensive day for Glen Lake, while the night cap was more of a defensive game. More...

Life in Leelanau

Spring Delicacies

Mighty morel brings hunters to the woods

“Later than usual,” is the resounding consensus from mushroom foragers in the county in regards to this year’s morel mushroom season.  Hansen Foods in Suttons Bay is offering $15/ pound, but currently their shelves are bare.&nb More...

Cook 'em up

There are many ways to cook up foraged finds. Here are a few suggestions from local foragers Andy Schudlich and Pete Edwards. More...

Foraging food from the forest

‘Tis the season for fantastic foraged finds. At least that’s what local foragers believe as they discover all sorts of tasty treats on the forest floor.  More...

Columns

Picture show at Omena

Something exciting — even thrilling — has been happening at Sunset Lodge. A feature-length mystery/thriller film is being shot right here in Leelanau County. More...

Slow down as traffic builds

I hope everyone celebrated your mother’s special day as it should be celebrated. I do notice a difference between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. On Mother’s Day the restaurants, parks and sightseeing are very popular. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 16, 2013   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 26, 2018  John A. Bardenhagen, as Trustee of the John A. Bardenhagen Living Trust to himself, Lot 7, Northern Horizons in Solon Township.  John A. Bardenhagen to himself, Lot 7, Northern Horizons in Solon Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  Eric Koffman – (Pete’s Custom Concrete) Excavation to build a 20’x30’ building at 6480 E. Glazier Drive ($140).  Cleveland Township  More...