May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bear shot after pawing up hives

Beekeeper hopes hives now safe

A bear was shot Friday night by a Leelanau County beekeeper whose presence sent the bruin into a barn after it had destroyed some hives.  Julius Kolarik, a beekeeper in Leelanau Township, said he regrets having to dispatch the bear, but felt doi More...

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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

Almost perfect: G-L loses first game since June

156.  That is how many innings the Glen Lake baseball team had gone without losing a game. More...

Glen Lake posts school-best start

Glen Lake’s baseball team started the season with a 22-0 record, a schoolbest.  The previous high was 17-0, which the Lakers started the 1999 season with.  Glen Lake coach Kris Herman, in his 11th season as varsity coach, was an assi More...

Capron, Norse go low at Elk Rapids Invitational

Elements that include 40-degree weather, 10-20 mph winds and a day full of rain can make for a dreadful day on the links for any golfer.  But that certainly wasn’t the case for Devin Capron and his Suttons Bay teammates on Tuesday in the E More...

Life in Leelanau

Leelanau County’s Ageless Piano Man

Hugh Willey, a legend, turns 85

Some people say they feel younger as they get older. Hugh Willey, Leelanau County’s venerable “piano man,” is one of those people. “I feel about 55,” said Willey, who just turned 85 this week. More...

County choir spring concerts a tradition since 1979

Three concerts on tap

Once a week for two hours, members of the Leelanau Community Choir get together, forget about their cares and share their love of music.  They’ll be sharing that love with the community this weekend with three free concerts.  More...

Having a conversation with Jim Walker

Name: Jim Walker.  Town or township of residence: Leland Township.  Resident since: 2006.  Age and birthplace: I was born in Detroit in 1949.  More...

Views

As Derek Bailey falls, who will speak for GTB?

our opinion

We were asked just last week by a Native American why Derek Bailey always ends up in the newspaper as the lead spokesperson for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  Our answer was simple. Mr. More...

Road Comm. right to nix funding requests

Maybe the rhetorical question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, offers a comparison.  Or one of the worst jokes of all times: Why did the chicken cross the road?  We see comparisons with both in separate requests received by the More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 30  John S. Reid to Michael D. DiGiovanni, 11218 S. Cottonwood Dr. Elmwood Township ($60,000).  May 1  Joseph and Gregory A. Williams to Gregory A. Williams, Section 12 Kasson Township.  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits

Value of Permits during last week: $1,102,410 Total Value of Permits for 2015: $10,892,032 As of May 15, 2014: $5,425,283 As of May 16, 2013: $8,979,155 As of May 20, 2010: $5,097,456 No. More...

Deaths recorded in county

James E. Otto, 73, of Elmwood Township died April 21 in Elmwood Township.  Elizabeth A. Weaver, 74, of Glen Lake Township died April 21 in Glen Arbor Township.  Kent F. More...

Bees, Please

COOL TEMPERATURES kept bees in hives Tuesday and Wednesday, causing some concern among cherry growers hoping for successful pollination of cherry trees. More...

County leader charged

Investigation of Derek Bailey continues

Tribal leader and former Congressional candidate Derek Bailey remains in the Leelanau County Jail without bail after being arraigned on several charges of criminal sexual conduct with two female victims, both of whom were under the age of 16.  More...

PUD out for Leland property; developer reverts to basics

Grand Rapids developer and Leland summer resident Joel Peterson is hoping that when one door closes, another opens.  After nearly nine hours of poring through more than 40 pages of findings over the course of two meetings, the Leland Township Pl More...

Local News

THANK YOU

We would like to thank everyone who came to Brad Saxton’s benefit dinner and for those who donated. More...

County Dates

Cyber Security   Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and other cyber crimes at a Cyber Security program from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community meeting room of the Leelanau County Government Center in Suttons Bay.  More...

‘Cyber cop’ position sought; cost in 2016 comes to $88,000

Evidence secured for current case

Leelanau County’s own “cyber sleuth,” Deputy Mike Bankey of the county Sheriff’s Office, has apparently uncovered some evidence that may become part of a high-profile criminal sexual conduct court case that is currently under More...

Outdoors

Scouts plant 150 trees in county park

Members of Boy Scout Troop 131 planted over 150 tree seedlings last week in the Veronica Valley Park. Trees were donated by the Leelanau Conservation District.  More...

Farmers market opens; hoop houses make for early veggie selection

For many Leelanau County residents, spring officially started Saturday with the first Leelanau farmers market.  The Suttons Bay market returned to its location in North Park after a two year absence due to a dredging of the boat launch and the c More...

Conservancy plans 3 events

The Leelanau Conservancy will host three events on Saturday.  Docent Ed Ketterer and expert birder Kay Charter will lead a hike at the Lighthouse West Natural Area north of Northport.  During the 8 a.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.   TODAY  9 a.m. More...

Letters

Dream for county to become totally organic

To the Editor:  More...

Islam 'fight' is for survival of civilization

To the Editor:  More...

Food pantry appreciates area business help

To the Editor:  The Empire Area Food Pantry serves Leelanau families in need. We would like to thank certain organizations who support us.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Bobbi J. Bird, 36, 5000 S. Townhouse Dr., Apt. 1, Cedar — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of malicious damage of a building; bond forfeited, bench warrant issued.  More...

Magistrate Court

Audrey Roman, 38, 2755 S. Pine Meadow Path, Suttons Bay — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 72 mph; $120 fines and costs.  Steven J. Josephus, 57, 7259 S. More...

1st, 2nd meth busts in Leelanau County occur off County Road 645

Two people have been arraigned on charges of conspiracy to deliver and manufacture a controlled substance after a search of their Cedar home last Thursday turned up chemicals and apparatus used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.  Morphine a More...