August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Husband, expectant father fights leukemia

John and Amanda Jackson of Lake Leelanau are anticipating the birth of their first child.  They are also fighting cancer.  John Jackson, 27, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, within week More...

‘Meanie’ breaks jars put out by children

The actions of what children are calling a terrible “meanie” in downtown Leland have resulted in a teachable moment for preschoolers at the Leelanau Children’s Center.  More...

Arrest made after woman in Empire run over by vehicle

A 30-year-old Empire man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly running over his girlfriend’s arm with an automobile.  According to police reports, a 30-year-old woman turned up at the Empire Fire Station at 10:20 p.m., stating that sh More...

Fireworks ordinances curtail complaints

Some of the Leelanau County residents who were most vocal last year about adopting local fireworks ordinances say they’re generally pleased with how the new laws are working.  More...

County turnout low, even for a Primary election

The lowest Primary election turnout in three off-year cycles has county Clerk Michelle Crocker looking for more voter interest in November.  Just 24 percent of the county’s 19,570 registered voters participated in Tuesday’s Primary e More...

County millages strongly supported

When the snow begins to fly this winter, Leelanau County residents can be assured that roads will again be kept clear. More...

G-L grad show off their skills

Two 2014 Glen Lake graduates were recognized at the 2014 Skills USA National Competition this summer in Kansas City, Mo.  The competition is for high school and college students enrolled in training programs in technical, skills and service occu More...

Northport plans parade for dogs, wine festival, and music

The Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce will host its popular dog parade and wine festival Saturday in Northport.  More...

Shop Leelanau for Conservancy

Some 41 business in Leelanau County will be working for the Leelanau Conservancy on Saturday.  The businesses, located throughout the Peninsula, will be donating 1 percent of their sales to the Conservancy in a program just begun this year.  More...

Antique appraisal comes to S-B

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Friendship Community Center will host an antique appraisal fair on Tuesday, Aug. 19.  Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with appraisals beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing through 3 p.m.  More...

Correction:

A story in last week’s Leelanau Enterprise included figures provided by the county Clerk’s office that greatly inflated the rise in number of registered voters in Leelanau County. More...

Second person arraigned in first meth house bust

A second person has been arraigned in 86th District Court in connection with the July 24 raid of a Centerville Township home where methamphetamine was being manufactured.  Hope M. More...

Register of Deeds offers warning

The Leelanau County Register of Deeds office has received several calls from recent home or property buyers concerning a “Recorded Deed Notice” that they received in the mail.  It has the appearance of an invoice offering to send the More...

Fire millages get broad support

Voters in three of four townships studying formation of a joint fire department overwhelmingly supported individual fire millage requests Tuesday.  A .75-mill request in Cleveland Township had the most support, and that was for a millage increas More...

Candidates sought for Leland Bd.

Leland Public School is seeking applicants to fill a position on the Board of Education.  Trustee Beth Richter submitted her resignation to school officials Monday citing personal reasons.  Anyone interested in serving is asked to call the More...

Leelanau Twp. voters OK renewals for roads, police

Two longtime Leelanau Township millages were one again given the nod by voters in Tuesday’s primary election.  A .3-mill roads and township facilities tax passed with 83 percent of the vote, garnering 421 “yes” votes and 89 &l More...

New culvert in, M-22 reconstruction start

Work on a portion of M-22 will expand next week while another road construction project has yet to begin in Leelanau County.  Motorists driving M-22 between Omena and Northport will have a brief reprieve as work on a new culvert on Ennis Creek, More...

Big turnout expected for ‘Picnic’

Earlier this week more than 650 people had signed up to attend the annual Friends Picnic and Auction tonight held by the Leelanau Conservancy.  More...

Leland makes offer on ‘Web’ building for fire, twp. hall

The Aug. More...