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Northport Council asked to open up road ends 24-7

Storing of boats overnight proposed

A Northport resident has asked the Village Council to adopt its own end of the road ordinance to allow mooring of boats and kayaks at any time as long as it doesn’t prohibit the ingress and egress of other users.  More...

Local News

St. Pat’s Day dinner at United Methodist Church

Leland Community United Methodist Church will host its 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner Sunday.  The traditional meal will include corned beef, potatoes and cabbage, carrots and onions and dessert and will be served from 11:30 a.m. More...

Creative bookkeeping helps county get new pickup truck

The county’s maintenance department will buy a 2014 Chevy Silverado heavy duty pickup truck for $27,359 even though county officials had to do some creative bookkeeping to make it happen. More...

Goals tabled until April

A decision on what goals the new Leelanau County Board of Commissioners should set for itself for 2015 has been punted into April.  Originally slated to be discussed at the board’s regular monthly executive committee meeting Tuesday mornin More...

Outdoors

Snowshoe/ski trek at Dobson/Ellen Farm

A Saint Paddy’s snowshoe and ski trek will be held Saturday at the Rex Dobson/Ruby Ellen Farm.  This guided trek set for 1 p.m. More...

Big fish, small bite

There were plenty of perch in the hole on little Glen Lake Saturday.  Getting them to take the bait was a whole 'nother story.  Still, Mike Shimek of Maple City managed to land nine perch and win the inaugural Empire Outdoors Perch Tourname 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.   TODAY  9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Old courthouse development has issues of density and safety

To the Editor:  Please beware and be aware of county properties being gobbled up and being used in odd and unusual ways.  More...

YetiFest is not defunct

To the Editor:  A story appearing in the Feb. 26, Leelanau Enterprise about the Suttons Bay pond hockey tournament reported, “The trophy was created for a nowdefunct winter carnival in Suttons Bay known as YetiFest.”  More...

League of Women Voters supports public’s right to know

To the Editor:  Sunshine Week, March 15-21, marks an annual nationwide discussion about access to public information and the important role the public has in keeping our communities healthy, vibrant and strong.  More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Friday, March 6   12:22 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller was getting back into his car and there was a man sitting in the back seat.   3:30 p.m. More...

Elmwood Twp. man pleads guilty in sexual assault

Justin S. More...

Magistrate Court

Katherine A. Raphael, 52, 1112 Kitigan Road, Suttons Bay — No proof of insurance; $25 fines and costs.  Kody A. Budd, 25, 3901 E. State Road, Bath — Drove with invalid license; $205 fines and costs.  Joseph C. More...

 

New construction may leave Coffee Club homeless

Meeting space lacking

The best part of waking up for generations of local men has always been a cup of joe with friends at the Leland fire station.  But it may just be good to the last drop for members of the International Coffee Club, who will likely lose their meet More...

Hurdles gone for Sugar Loaf sale, owner says

Mortgage foreclosure proceedings ceased

There is absolutely nothing standing in the way of a quick sale of Sugar Loaf Resort to one of several “local” Leelanau County groups that have expressed an interest in acquiring the long-shuttered ski resort, according to its current own More...

Special Sections

Sports

Norsemen win first district since 2004

In one quarter in the Class D district championship game, the Suttons Bay girls basketball team doubled its offensive production.  More importantly, the 19-point surge put the Norsemen in the driver’s seat for their first district title si More...

Plamondons help Bulldogs to state title

The third time was a charm in the Homeschool girls state basketball tournament for the Traverse City Bulldogs and Lake Leelanau senior twins Sarah and Molly Plamondon.  The 18-5 Bulldogs, ignited by a 7-0 run to start the fourth quarter and 33-p More...

Norsemen top St. Mary; Glen Lake bows out in districts

The Suttons Bay boys basketball team took the first step toward a district championship three-peat by topping St. Mary 64-49 on Monday.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Suttons Bay band earns No. 1 rating

What does it take to get all ‘ones’ at a district band festival?  Practice, practice, practice, of course, but there’s much more to it than that, say two seniors from the Suttons Bay Concert Band, which recently achieved that f More...

Glen Lake preps for first robotics district competition

Glen Lake junior Nolan Wurm doesn’t plan on a career in robotics.  But he’s been able to put his knowledge gained at the Career Tech Center to use as a member of Laker Logistics, the school’s firstever robotics team.  More...

Blu offers yummy cracker dessert

Country Cuisine

Chef Randy Chamberlain, executive chef and owner of Blu Restaurant in Glen Arbor, brings us another variety in French dessert crackers. Tuile translates to tile, in French. This is symbolic of the crackers’ thin crispy texture. More...

Views

No quick fix for affordable housing

our opinion

Apartments.  That’s the biggest need that emerged from sources we interviewed in the Enterprise’s four-part series exploring housing in Leelanau County.  More...

Corrections:

A rental truck accidentally backed over into a propane tank, spraying propane under the truck on Feb. 26 in Leland Township. A caller reporting the accident to 911 Dispatch Center misidentified the kind of truck involved. More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

Feb. 19  Shari A. Leabo to John A. Sheffer and Darlene M. Sheffer, Section 35, Cleveland Township.  John A. Sheffer and Darlene M. More...

Public notices for Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Grace R. Schneider, 83, of Leland Township, died Feb. 26 in Suttons Bay.  Lucille F. Miller, 77, of Elmwood Township, died Feb. 24 in Elmwood Township.  Samuel J. More...