January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County revelers have venues

Ball drop again planned in Northport

People the world over are bidding adieu to 2014 and welcoming the new year.  As the ball drops in Times Square, New York City, for the 107th time, local revelers will ring in the New Year with a ball drop of their own.  County residents won More...

Local News

Second offer to buy former county seat land may be coming

Duplex may be excluded from sale

Leelanau County may soon have a revised offer from a Grand Rapids developer who wants to buy the former county seat property in Leland.  More...

Sheriff asks drivers to abide by the ‘two drink’ rule

Rule applies to snowmobilers

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich and his deputies say they hope you will have some fun over the New Year's holiday weekend — but not the kind of fun that could land you in jail.  More...

Long-time volunteer passes on

Cliff Egeler was once co-publisher of the Enterprise

Cliff Egeler was a busy, busy man.  Egeler, a 50-year member of the Leland Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, died Dec. 26 in Traverse City.  He left behind a legacy of public service to the community he loved.  More...

Outdoors

Bye-bye balmy, hello frigid

Temps to dip as winds to howl

It will be cold and howling as Leelanau residents celebrate the New Year this week. More...

Fewer birds counted in Christmas survey

The number of bird species reported during an annual “Christmas Bird Count” conducted in Leelanau County by members of the Grand Traverse Audubon Club was identical to last year, but the number of individual birds counted was down.  More...

Open house set for Inland Seas volunteers

The Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) in Suttons Bay will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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.   TONIGHT  More...

Letters

Regarding Leland’s boathouse moratorium fails

To the Editor:  We must be one of the “low rent people,” that Mr. Coyle references in his comments, as we have participated in this public process. Mr. More...

Law enforcement needs support in imperfect world

To the Editor:  More...

Frosty slain article and gang quips troubling

To the Editor:  More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Kathleen A. Hulett, 64, 12375 N. More...

Drinking arrests fill police log

One stop results in 3 MIPs

Drinking and driving continues to be on the radar for the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. The following reports were supplied to the Enterprise:  * * *  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Dec. 23, 9:36 a.m. — Suttons Bay — Dog was attacked Sunday by another dog.  Dec. 23, 3:03 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Internal Revenue Service poser call. More...

Looking ahead to 3 things in 2015

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  Winston S. Churchill  If the result of change is as described by the former Prime Minister of Britain, welcome to a perfect peninsula. More...

L-L man to serve Mass for Pope

Rexroat studying at Ohio seminary

Friends and family of Jozell and Doug Rexroat will gather in front of their television at noon today.  But it won’t be to watch Michigan State face Baylor in the Cotton Bowl.  More...

Special Sections

Sports

PICKLEBALL

IT'S A RACKET!

The pickleball craze has hit Glen Arbor this winter.  Dozens are playing weekly on the indoor courts either at the Glen Arbor Town hall or The Leelanau School.  More...

2014 BEST SPORTS PHOTOS

LELAND SETTER Jessica Fleis jumps for joy after the Comets won the third game in the Class D state finals match with Battle Creek St. Philip on Nov. 22. More...

Leland girls volleyball second in state finals is No. 1

Top 5 sports stories of 2014

Leland’s girls volleyball program reached the ultimate state stage on Nov. 22: the Class D state championship match.  And although the Comets came up short against Battle Creek St. More...

Life in Leelanau

Binsfeld, Houghton and Noonan left legacies

PUBLIC OFFICIALS MISSED

Three public servants who left an indelible mark on the Leelanau peninsula and beyond passed away in 2013.  Glen M. Noonan, Dr. Matthew Houghton, Jr. and Lt. More...

Looking back at 2014

The Enterprise begins its annual look back at the most significant news stories with brief summaries from every issue in 2014.  This week’s overview starts with January and runs through June. More...

Lodge chef offers spicy spud recipe

Simple and delicious best describes this side dish from Leland Lodge chef Ryan Mateling. This tasty side is sure to add just enough zing to complement and complete your New Year’s day meal. More...

Views

Busy 2014 for news; here’s to slower times

our opinion

The Leelanau Enterprise published 483 letters to the editor in 2014, compared to 351 letters the previous year.  Yes, one of the many things that occurred during the past year was an election, complete with opinions expressed often in writing.&n More...

Move away from partisanship

A suggestion made at the Dec. 16 County Board of Commissioners meeting bugged us, and would move Leelanau County in the wrong direction if implemented.  More...

Can’t wait to see what the New Year rings in

A column by Amy Hubbell

Ah the New Year.  A time to reflect upon where you’ve been the previous year and where you want to be in the next 365 days.  Years from now, what will I remember from 2014? More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Dec. 19  Phillip D. Mikesell and Malvina J. Mikesell to Daniel G. Hale, two lots, Village of Northport (Valuation Affidavit Filed).  Dec. 22  Meeghan J. Siera F/K/A Meeghan J. Hutchens to Norman D. More...