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Nico, newest deputy, wears a silky coat

There’s a new deputy in town with soft brown eyes, silver sable coloring and a silky coat.  And he’s winning hearts.  Nico, a 2-year-old German shepherd, is the latest addition to the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Sports

Visiting Sabres start fast, beat Comets

The Leland boys basketball team is playing for tomorrow or at least for March when the district tournament rolls around.  But getting through the now is the key to the Comets’ confidence and future success.  The Comets finished 2-3 in More...

Limited numbers impacting St. Mary

The St. More...

Frankfort girls too much for Leland in NW battle

The race for the Northwest Conference girls basketball title is on.  Leland discovered firsthand last week that Frankfort may be the team to beat.  The visiting Panthers jumped out to a 12-6 first-quarter advantage and then put the host Com More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

coming events

TODAY  10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland.  11 a.m. More...

Letters

Benishek’s ACA assertions misleading at best

To the Editor:   I am writing to strongly refute the false and misleading information that was included in Rep. Dan Benishek’s Reader’s Forum in your Nov. 7th edition.  More...

Thanks for support Northport Women’s Club bake sale

To the Editor:   Thank you Northport for your generous response to our Dec. 14 Holiday Bake Sale. Members and non-members of the Northport Women’s Club donated tables and tables of delicious baked goods for this festive season. More...

Yesterday's “Happy Days”

To the Editor:   Gov. Jennifer Granholm, elected in 2002, referred to Michigan as a “laboratory of democracy.” Michigan ... More...

Columns

Money surplus spreading tax cut fever across state

While it seems like everyone in Michigan is nursing a long winter cold, another disease is starting to make the rounds in this town: Tax cut fever.  Brace yourself as you ponder the following.  The state will have a surplus with the amount More...

 

Wedding barns violate code

Complaint comes from G-T County

The owners of a half dozen historic Leelanau County barns used commercially as wedding and reception venues have received violation notices from the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority.  They may need to invest tens of thousands of dolla More...

Before winter ‘starts,’ snow halfway there

Santa may have needed a GPS (Globally Positioning Satellite) to find the homes of Leelanau’s good girls and boys this week as their homes were buried in snow.  As of  More...

County nearing fatality-free year

It’s the holidays, and once again there will be extra patrols on Leelanau County roads for New Year’s eve and day. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Schools, offices closed; kids off for Christmas

Friday was the last day of school for all area schools, and students will not be back at their desks until Monday, Jan. 6.  More...

Glen Lake news

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas.  Pickle ball will still be played until Jan. More...

Ski and hike

Lakeshore visitors can take their pick: cross country skiing or snowshoe hiking.  The Sleeping Bear Trail is groomed and in excellent condition for skiers.  “More snow means some soft powder over the groomed trail,” said Kerry K More...

Life in Leelanau

leelanau log

Real estate transfers recorded in county   Dec. 10  Chris Stein to Travis and Rachel Stein, Section 28, Cleveland Township.  Kathleen E. Cigan to Charles A. and Ann K. More...

HANDS-ON EDUCATION

The Chickadees at the Leelanau Children’s Center in Northport were recently playing with some toy cars in their classroom and had some questions about what makes them go.  More...

A look back at the first half of 2013

The Enterprise begins its annual look back at the most significant news stories with brief summaries from every issue in 2013.  This week’s overview starts with January and runs through June. More...

Views

12 days of Christmas, with a Leelanau twist

With apologies to the Muppets, Jeff Foxworthy and even a chorus of county workers with the Senior Services Department — who provided a lovely local rendition last week at the County Board of Commissioners meeting — we offer up a local ver More...

A column

Be thankful, it could be worse — my perspective

A little perspective can change everything.  Just when I started to wallow in the depths of self-pity about my aches and pains and maladies, God gave me a dose of humility.  A reality check.  In the past month, I’ve learned of tw More...

ENDA’s passage honors our founding ideals

This nation began not as merely a plot of land or as a group of people united by language or ethnicity. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Jeffrey B. Fear, 40, 2955 Keystone Road North, Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty to probation violation; sentenced to serve four days in jail and pay fines and costs of $100; continue probation and extend to Aug. More...