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Historic Tribal leader passes

A former Tribal Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, George Edward Bennett, died Tuesday afternoon on his 86th birthday.  More...

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JEFF TILLMAN of Fremont visited Lake Leelanau on Monday afternoon with his 10-foot wooden horse on behalf of a Waterford-based lobbying group known as “Don’t Touch Term Limits!” The group is defending the 1992 Michigan referendum th More...

Northport seeks trustee, commission member

The Northport Village Council plans to fill two vacant positions at its next monthly meeting set for Thursday, Jan. 8 and is seeking applicants.  More...

Hearing set for proposed adult care facility at former Matheson course

A public hearing for a special use permit for an adult care facility in Leelanau Township will be held at 7:30 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Water levels to remain high

The Lake Michigan-Lake Huron basin has experienced above average precipitation for eight consecutive months, which accounts for why the water level in the basin remained steady last month instead of falling as it usually does in November.  More...

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Leelanau County Calendar of 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  9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Michael Brown’s death unfortunate in many ways

To the Editor:  Almost immediately after the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black male by a white Ferguson police officer, the racial profiteers sprang into action and began fabricating a narrative using ipsedixit facts that eventua More...

Suttons Bay Schools does more with fewer resources

To the Editor:  Since the Enterprise has given itself an “F” for math in calculating the schools of choice figures, it is no wonder you avoided a much more important computation that involved multiplication.  More...

Getting students to think critically is much more valuable

To the Editor:  The parents and the community of Leland should be grateful to have a teacher of the caliber of Mark Smith. More...

Courts

Maple City woman charged for stabbing her husband

A 49-year-old Maple City woman is out on bail after allegedly stabbing her 53-year-old husband with a steak knife.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

A summation of calls made to the Dispatch Center

Dec. 3, 2:03 p.m. — Bingham Township — Subject received call from someone trying to collect a debt paid 10 years ago. Wanted Social Security number.  Dec. 3, 9:14 a.m. More...

Thompsonville man arraigned in Elmwood Township home break-in

William C. Harris, 34, of Thompsonville, was arraigned in 86th District Court on several felonies in connection with the 2012 break-in of a home in Elmwood Township.  More...

 

Polselli: Sugar Loaf sale in works

Owner speaks about status

An announcement will be forthcoming “soon” about the sale of Sugar Loaf Resort to “all local people,” according to the resort’s current owner, Remo Polselli of downstate Bloomfield Hills.  More...

Evals denied in GL

Superintendent withheld information from School Board

The Glen Lake superintendent’s desire to keep evaluations of school principals from Board of Education members was the center of two recent meetings held by the school board.  The evaluations are open to the public through the state Freedo More...

LCN can cash check after all

The Leelanau Township Board has found a way to act as a pass-through agency for $29,000 in “2-percent” Tribal gaming money allocated to Leelanau Christian Neighbors.  More...

Sports

Norse off to 2-1 hoops start

Suttons Bay is 2-1 after the first full week of the girls basketball season.  The Norse, trailing by 14 in the third quarter, rallied Tuesday night to edge Lake Leelanau St. Mary, 52-49.  More...

Glass chosen USA Volleyball MVP again

For the second straight year, Leland setter Alisha Glass has been named USA Volleyball’s Female Indoor Player of the Year.  More...

Suttons Bay grad a real keeper

Aaron Orban saved many games in net for the Suttons Bay boys soccer team during his high school career, but none bigger in his career than Saturday’s final one of his freshman season at Davenport University.  The 6-foot-6 keeper saved a na More...

Life in Leelanau

Going to Adoration

A small chapel at Holy Rosary Church glows in the muted light of several candles, smelling faintly of incense.  At any time of the day or night at least one person can be found sitting quietly in a pew, maybe reading, maybe bowing his or her hea More...

Youth added to the mix for Readers’ Theater Christmas play

Youth is being served starting tonight in the Readers’ Theater production of the play “A Christmas Carol.”  More...

Art’s offer chocolate holiday delight

Roots run deep, at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor. Pam Warnes, the longest serving staff member at Art’s, shares with us her famous fudge recipe. More...

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Buy into Leelanau this Christmas season

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This may come as a surprise to a couple generations, but there was a time when Christmas shopping started in December, sweaters beat out electronics as acceptable gifts and there was no Black Friday.  More...

Keep notices before the public

We understand the unstated reason for a bill that has passed the Michigan House of Representatives that would eventually eliminate a requirement of local governments to publish public notices in newspapers.  It’s the stated ones that we qu More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Nov. 26  Robert M. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Louise B. Cradduck, 90, of Leelanau Township, died Nov. 26 in Suttons Bay Village.   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Custom Draperies by Patrice; 10645 E. Pico Dr., Traverse City — By Patrice McDonald, 10645 E. Pico Dr., Traverse City.  DataWaves; 12070 E. Sugar Maple Court, Suttons Bay — By Colleen Makin, 12070 E. More...