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Mother’s Day through five generations

Twelve-year-old Annie Kiessel wants to someday be just like her grandmother, Liz Morrison.  “She knows how to keep her grandkids happy,” said Kiessel. More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

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...

Sports

Glen Lake teams take second at tri meet

The Glen Lake boys and girls track teams hosted the Glen Lake Tri Meet Monday afternoon. Both teams finished second. More...

Hursey continues to shine for Suttons Bay

Jane Hursey is in the final weeks of a banner four-year career as a varsity pitcher for Suttons Bay and she admits it won’t be easy to say goodbye to the high school softball program.  It will also be extremely hard for the program to say More...

Soccer roundup: GL blanks Wildcats

They are seriously getting better each and every game.

The Glen Lake girls soccer team continued its strong season with a 7-0 win Monday over Northport.  The game was called with about 20 minutes remaining in the second half.  Both Alex LaCross and her sister Jennifer scored twice for Glen Lake More...

Life in Leelanau

First Pow Wow at Suttons Bay makes Grand Entry

For four years, Suttons Bay High School has been the host of a one-day celebration honoring Native American graduates from the community.  This year, the celebration is getting bigger.  More...

Follies turns out 150 folks in Northport for scholarships

Jokes and music part of event

Saturday night, many residents of Northport — including students of the city’s public school district — gathered in the Northport Community Arts Center for the Northport Follies, a variety show that raised funds for scholarships.&nb More...

Muffins help make a hearty meal

As temperatures rise, our baking days are limited before summer heat drives us out of kitchens. More...

Views

Prop 1 defeat about priorities more than taxes

our opinion

Now, on to Plan B, because everyone knew there would be one.  The historic failure of Proposal One can be taken as a lot of things — an overall distrust in government seems to be the most common interpretation — but above all it shou More...

Water level ups and downs

Remember the Maytag repairman? Gerald Culman might want his job.  Mr. Culman has for decades kept track of the Lake Leelanau water level. So when the lake’s too high, he gets calls. More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 23  Laura L. Dezelski to Herself, Section 36 Glen Arbor Township.  Eric M. and Julie F. MacLeod to Kevin J. and Lisa M. McPherson, Lot 2 East Slope View Elmwood Township ($219,500).  Debra K. Mersino a/k/a Debra K. More...

Marriages performed

Aubrey A. Ming and Catherine E. Hodapp, April 27 in Suttons Bay Township.   More...

Divorces granted in Circuit Court

Sharon M. Edson and William J. Edson, April 23 in 13th Circuit Court, Leelanau County.   More...

 

Leelanau readies for cherry bloom

Blossoms by weekend?

This weekend should be a beautiful weekend for sweet cherry blooms and the following weekend should be good for tarts.  That’s according to Jim Nugent, who grows about 40 acres of both varieties in Bingham Township.  More...

G-L head to step down

School Board reviews attorney letters

Glen Lake superintendent Joan Groening is leaving the district at the end of the 2015-16, according to action taken by the Board of Education last week.  Board president Fran Seymour said the board voted 7-0 last Thursday, after meeting behind c More...

Local News

Nepal home of Northport resident in rubble

Dipak and Linda Adhikari were just settling into their new home in Leelanau Township when their world and that of Dipak’s family in Nepal turned upside down.  More...

Photo

SEVERAL LELAND High School seniors enjoy a sunny lunch Friday on the lawn of the County Government Center. The students were there as part of Law Day. More...

Road commissioners question BATA and Northport requests for funds

In a meeting that lasted just 45 minutes on Tuesday, members of the Leelanau County Road Commission discussed a letter from Northport Village administrative coordinator Frank Goodroe, who wants a share of the county’s Moving Ahead for Progress More...

Outdoors

Young hunters connect on ‘Wednesday’ turkeys

Two young turkey hunters fared well on Wednesdays during the first two early seasons, with the month-long general season now underway.  Emilee Ballant, 11, of Maple City took a little bit of time off from school on Wednesday, April 22, to shoot More...

Conservancy plans three weekend events

The Leelanau Conservancy is offering three opportunities this weekend to get out and enjoy spring.  Members of the Conservancy and Invasive Species Network are asking for help Friday to remove invasive garlic mustard from local natural areas, th More...

Walleyes on the bite in Lake Leelanau

When it comes to walleye fishing, there’s no place Mark David would rather be than on south Lake Leelanau.  “When you put together the aesthetics, the views, the beauty and clarity of the water and the number of walleye — it&rs 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

Board chair exceeds authority

To the Editor:  As County Administrator, Mr. Chet Janik reports to the County Commissioner Board and receives an annual review, which most employees do. Kudos to the Board for their diligence every year to uphold this important practice. More...

God bless our Vietnam veterans

To the Editor:  Salute to Vietnam Vets  Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Some 58,000 Americans were killed in this conflict. More...

Republicans have mandate, so use it

To the Editor:  On D-Day General Eisenhower did not tell his troops that we were going to defeat the National Socialists so that we could cooperate with them. More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO May 6, 2010 Weaknesses in their murder case and consent from relatives of stabbing victim Craig Romer led Leelanau County prosecutors to lower the charges against Ricardo Roman Jr., who pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter at a hastily More...

Courts

Drivers allegedly drunk and drugged

Roundup of Sheriff’s deputy activities

An alleged drunken driver and a drugged driver were arrested in the past week, according to reports supplied to the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  A 23 year-old Lake Leelanau woman who called 911 while driving through More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, April 29  1:14 p.m. — Suttons Bay — Homeless man on a bench. Open alcohol containers and he is passed out.  4:11 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller drove by and saw someone burning in their yard. More...

86th District Court

Bogdan Alexsandrovich, 18, 4157 Harr Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to failure to transfer title; a charge of driving without insurance dismissed; sentenced to pay $275 in fines and costs.  More...