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Is recycling a poor neighbor? Health Dept. turns down bins

The search for a new recycling site continues.  The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department Board of Health took no action May 30 on a request from the county Solid Waste Council to place a recycling drop-off site at the Connie Binsfeld Resou More...

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Local News

Leland considers sewer upgrade; cost is $390,000

The Leland Township Sewer Commission is moving forward with a plan to halt phosphorus leaching into drain fields at its wastewater treatment plant.  More...

Kasson Board sets penalties for late taxes

A resolution defining at what point taxes become delinquent and interest and penalties are assessed was adopted this week by the Kasson Township Board.  The board voted unanimously Monday to adopt its “summer tax resolution,” which s More...

Northport driver dozes on the road

Summarization of police activities

A Northport man suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon in a one-car accident on M-22 in Bingham Township.  Darnell C. More...

Outdoors

Kids can create weather stations

A “Family Science Saturday” scheduled at the Inland Seas Education Center will allow families to experience the wonders of weather.  More...

Bird lovers flock to Leelanau for festival

About 25 people spotted an oriole, a red-winged blackbird and a rare osprey at little Glen Lake on Friday as part of the third annual Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival.  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

Commissioners should reconsider disbanding EDC

To the Editor:  As a business person and substantial tax payer in Leelanau County, former chair of the Leelanau County EDC, and current chair of the Traverse Bay EDC, I believe appropriate economic development experts developed a proposal for th More...

Ongoing EDC controversy not in the best interests

To the Editor:  “Enough already!”  The current, ongoing EDC controversies, are not in anyone’s long term, best interest.  It now seems that “cookie cutters” are part of the “mix,” and as a coun More...

Obamacare suffers from pre-existing condition

To the Editor:  Obamacare suffers from its own pre-existing condition. Hyper partisanship. The Democrats pushed through this plan without one vote by Republicans in the House or Senate.  More...

Columns

Being a decent journalist requires some moderation

A column by Eric Carlson

I take it as a compliment that Leelanau County liberals and conservatives alike who read my work in this newspaper are convinced that I must be one of them.  More...

Hackel’s support for gov not good for Democrats

Everybody knows Macomb County is one of those “must-have” areas if you want to win elections. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO June 5, 2008   It’s been almost like an extended funeral at Norris Elementary as alumni, staff and parents pay their last respects. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 24  The Joanne M. Brown Trust to herself, Section 35, Leelanau Township.  Joanne M. Brown to the Joanne M. Brown Trust, Section 35, Leelanau Township.  The Ruth H. Freeman Trust to Peter C. and Laura C.L. More...

Marriages performed

Douglas J. Toft and Jennilyn C. Ferrer — May 26 in Maple City.  Steven D. Cherewick and Megan L. Narasimhan — May 27 in Glen Arbor.  John E. Paupore and Ellen T. Evernham — May 29 in Suttons Bay Township.   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Barbara L. Huff, 82, of Elmwood Township, died May 25 in Elmwood Township.  Richard R. Brant, 78, of Leland Township, died May 29 in Suttons Bay Village.  Cyrus J. Chauvin, 90, of Elmwood Township, died May 23 in Elmwood Township.   More...

County missing motion

Leelanau commissioners were under the impression that one reason the county should pay for separate legal representation in the ongoing Northport sewer lawsuit was to file a motion for dismissal. More...

Cedar fire looks to improve

Firefighters from the department serving the largest geographical area in Leelanau County say they are being “failed by management,” and the chief of Cedar Fire and Rescue has been denied a 20 percent raise he requested.  More...

Sports

S-B BEATS ODDS

There were no tears shed for the Suttons Bay girls softball team that took a beating the past two seasons trying to restart its program.  But on Saturday, there was an overwhelming flow of happy cries after the Norse pulled off one of the bigges More...

Glen Lake relayers top finishers in Div. 4 finals

Several athletes from Suttons Bay and Glen Lake high schools placed in the Division 4 state Track and Field Finals held Saturday at Hudsonville High School.  More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

Leland 5K walk/run Saturday

The Leland Harbor 5K run/walk will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m., starting at the main parking lot of the Leland Public Schools.  The event is a fundraiser for the Leland cross country teams and for dredging the harbor.  Entry fee is $35 fo More...

Life in Leelanau

GRAD PLANS, THOUGHTS

We asked one graduate from each of Leelanau County's high schools these questions:

1. What are your plans for the next 3-5 years of your life, and if they include college, what is your major?  2. When do you plan to enter the workforce and do you expect to find many opportunities available?  3. More...

Jacob Barr

Glen Lake

Parents: Sean and Jan Barr.  Residence: Empire.  1. Attend Northwestern Michigan College. Foreign relations/diplomacy.  2. By that time, I think so, foreign policy is evolving every day.  3. Ms. Wiesen, mathematics. More...

Samantha Mork

Northport

Parents: Dawn and Alan Mork.  Residence: Northport.  1. To attend Northwestern Michigan College to pursue a degree in nursing.  2. After graduating I plan to work at Munson Medical Center for at least five years. More...

Views

Advice for graduates

our opinion

Thank goodness for high school graduates.  Just as we’re beginning to feel fully immersed in an economy stuck in neutral, a growing number of national scandals, and a world of international crises, along comes graduation time.  More...

Who ‘controls’ public information?

There are few things that a newspaper person appreciates more than a forthright public official. More...

The dangers of recycling

We’re hoping Jay Leno doesn’t read the Enterprise this week. OK, that’s not entirely accurate. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Ryan M. Colvin, 31, 1166 S. Long Lake Road, Traverse City — Waived jury trial on a charge of non-sufficient funds under $100; bond continued; bench trial set for July 12.  More...

Northport man guilty in dog shooting

A jury on Monday found a Northport man guilty in 86th District Court of negligent discharge of a firearm causing property damage less than $50, a 93-day misdemeanor.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of calls made to the Dispatch Center

May 29, 11:57 a.m. — Bingham Township — White male burning what appears to be construction materials.  May 29, 12:13 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Illegal entry. Pepper spray put on sheets.  May 29, 9:46 p.m. More...