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Enterprise named top newspaper in class

The Leelanau Enterprise has been named the best newspaper in the state within its circulation class for the second time in four years.  More...

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Local News

Leland hurts, S-B OK after enrollment count

A March warm-up followed by more seasonal temperatures in May are having a ripple effect for one county school district.  Leland Public School’s fourth Wednesday student count came in about 25 lower than anticipated resulting in an estimat More...

Unionized Northport support workers receive 2-3% raises

The Northport Board of Education approved a master agreement with the Northport Education Support Personnel Association at its regular meeting held Monday.  That agreement, unanimously approved, gives the 14-member association 2 percent to 3 per More...

Rotary plans 12th annual Italian dinner

The Suttons Bay-Leelanau County Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Italian Dinner Friday at Suttons Bay High School.  Spaghetti, salad, bread, cookies and beverages will be served from 5-7:30 p.m.  Cost will be $8 for adults; $3 for thos More...

Outdoors

Pro offers tip to capture fall colors

The fall colors may be at their peak this week and both amateur and professional photographers can be spotted all over Leelanau County, well-known for its dynamic color displays. More...

Conservancy gets land trust award

The Leelanau Conservancy was selected from more than 1,700 land trusts across the U.S. to receive the National Land Trust Award last week.  The award was also presented jointly to the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. More...

Lakeshore to burn piles of debris

The National Park Service will burn debris piles this fall at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  More...

Letters

Call legislators to restore homestead credit

To the Editor:  Our Michigan Congress is phasing out our homestead tax credit. More...

Obama deserves more credit than he is given

To the Editor:  On Sept. 6, the Enterprise printed Charles Knapp’s response to my letter enumerating President Obama’s achievements.  More...

Sign thieves, cheaters and liars never win

To the Editor:  A few weeks ago I was sticking my campaign sign in the ground when a passerby shouted an obscenity to me.  Out of reflex, I shouted one back.  The sign was eventually stolen.  A few days ago, I passed three childis More...

Columns

Big Brother wins, beats Census data out of me

I figured out why our government is broke.  Forget the billions spent propping up governments all over the world. More...

Who wins presidency is still up for debate

What’s wrong with the President of the United States?  First he gives a so-so and not very inspiring speech at his own convention and then on a night where he could have ended the contest, he way under-performed and let Mitt Romney get off More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Sept. 24  Allemang Family Holdings LLC to John C. and Carrie C. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Brynn H. Dietz and Cassandra M. Polich  Jon M. Feigenbaum and Alana M. Dumasius  Richard G. Watson Jr. and Brittany N. Broad  Glen A. Fekken and Heather D. Smith   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Teresa Dunn, 71, of Elmwood Township, died Sept. 25 in Elmwood Township.  Robert K. Grant, 91 of Elmwood Township, died Sept. 29 in Elmwood Township.   More...

Glen Arbor man received tainted injection

Gordon Waldenmyer, 77, didn’t get much relief from steroid injections administered at his doctor’s office.  Now he hopes the steroids continue to have no impact on his health.  The Burdickville man is one of an estimated 13,000 More...

Moderator leans toward Leelanau every summer

If the moderator of the second Presidential debate — the one pundits say may decide the election — needs a moment to collect herself, her mind may wander back to Leelanau County.  Then again, Candy Alt Crowley seems unflappable in he More...

Sports

Lakers win title outright

The short ride home from Frankfort wasn’t long enough to finish the celebration Friday after the Glen Lake football team clinched the Northwest Conference outright title with a 15-12 win over the Panthers.  “The kids worked hard. More...

Merwin, Kraft set pace in NW run

Freshman Dani Merwin was the leading lady and senior Alex Kraft was the best man.  The two Suttons Bay cross country runners led the county contingent Tuesday in the third and final Northwest Conference jamboree around a 5K course at Glen Lake H More...

Comets ‘transform’ into aggressive, runner-up tourney team

The Leland volleyball team played to win Saturday in the finals of the Suttons Bay Invitational.  The Comets didn’t win, but they sure made coach Laurie Glass proud.  A couple days after losing in three straight sets to Kingsley, the More...

Life in Leelanau

Readers put predictions on the line for annual contest

Vincent Zywicki’s befuddled. He’s looked for signs — an abundance of acorns or early fall color, for example — but so far has uncovered no clear pattern.  Where’s a woolly caterpillar when you need one?  More...

It’s official! Lakeshore shatters annual attendance record

The numbers are in and as expected a new attendance record has been set for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  In mid-September the Enterprise reported that a new record was looming or already surpassed based on three consecutive months of More...

Western Ave. Grill offers side dish

Western Avenue Grill’s Executive Chef Stephen Blalock sent us this week’s recipe for Asian Coleslaw, which makes a perfect side dish. The recipe yields 10 servings (4 oz. each).  More...

Views

A (temporary) break from putting stories first

our opinion

The newspaper business provides more than its share of rewards, although most of them are felt by a relatively small group of recipients. The warm feelings generated by covering a cancer survivor — for writer and subject of the story. More...

Stories retell Leelanau’s life

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Empire Area Heritage Group (EAHG), which is celebrating its 40th “birthday,” earned statewide recognition at the State History Conference last month.  More...

Corrections:

The Leelananau Community Energy, LLC wind turbine is expected to produce 180,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year. The number of kilowatts was incorrectly reported in last week’s Enterprise.  * * *  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Emma K. Thomas, 17, P.O. Box 703, Leland — Waived her right to a jury trial on a charge of minor in possession of tobacco; bond continued; bench trial set for Oct. 26.  Fredrick R. Enghoffer Jr., 48, 629 W. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Thursday, 10:37 a.m., Leelanau Township — Caller is reporting that someone came onto his property and stole a radiator out of his grading machine.  Last Thursday, 3:04 p.m., Bingham Township — Caller is reporting an unpleasant a More...

Magistrate Court

Melissa A. Medina, 40, 18683 Cedar Run Road, Traverse City – Equipment violation, no proof of insurance; $185 fines and costs waived.  Sarah A. Nelson, 22, 353 W. More...