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Another layer for Sugar Loaf web

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Circuit Court in Leelanau County seems to indicate that the owner of Sugar Loaf Resort is suing himself.  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

STATE CHAMPIONS

It was quite a ride for the Suttons Bay golf team.  Hours after capturing the 2015 MHSAA LP Division 4 title Saturday at The Meadows in Allendale, the Norsemen celebrated with family, friends, fans and community members at a victory reception in More...

Glen Lake’s long tourney run ends

Lakers fall to Rudyard in quarterfinals, cap second-best season in team history

Despite a strong effort from junior pitcher Zach Cooper, Glen Lake’s season ended Tuesday with a 2-1 loss to Rudyard in the Divison 4 state quarterfi nals at Traverse City West.  Cooper (11-4) pitched a complete game for the Lakers (34-6). More...

Munoz, Comets blank G-L, but lose to reigning champs

County teams clash

A pair of impressive seasons came to a close last week as two Leelanau County girls soccer teams came up short in the Division 4 regional tournament.  The sixth-ranked Lakers and fifthranked Comets rolled into regional play after sharing the No 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  More...

Letters

Proud of band students from Leelanau Co.

To the Editor:  I would like to commend the band students, teachers and band programs at Suttons Bay and Glen Lake schools. More...

Warning to bicyclists on dangerous stretches

To the Editor:  A heartfelt thank you to writer Linda Hepler for profiling my book, “Biking Northern Michigan,” on page 111 of your Leelanau Visitors Guide. More...

Uganda kids need help

To the Editor:  More...

Views

Senate bill smells, but may work for Leelanau

our opinion

The governor likes a sports team specialty plate bill, so it sailed through the Senate two weeks ago by a 35-1 vote.  So where is the Sleeping Bear Dunes license plate that, if approved, would raise funds for the Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear More...

Zoning ordinances are laws

As we like our laws at all levels to be understandable and equally enforced, we’d like to present a view of zoning different from that taken in a Reader’s Forum published here last week.  More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 29  Nancy J. Grant and Carol M. Dean, Trustees of The Gerard J. Stallman Revocable Trust Agreement to Nancy J. Grant and Carol M. Dean, Parcel 1, 3, 4, 5 in Section 10 and Parcel 2 in Section 3 Suttons Bay Township.  More...

Marriage license applications filed

Jonathan J. Foley IV and Jessica M. Shivas  Andrew W. Getz and Erika L. Osher  Samuel H. Knoll and Sharon E. Ladd  Wencil T. Korson and Rose M. White  Justin C. Roush and Shelly A. Routzahn   More...

Deaths recorded in county

Frank L. Wetzel, 89 of Northport died May 20 in Northport.  Patricia G. Meyer, 94 of Elmwood Township died May 23 in Elmwood Township.  Chester A. More...

ONE, TWO AND ONE

CLOSE FRIENDS Devin Capron of Suttons Bay (left) and Joel Sneed of Leland capped off their senior seasons with a one-two finish in the state championship. Capron led his Norsemen to the state title. See coverage, pages 12 and 16.   More...

Tiny tax cut fizzles

County Bd. continues to levy max

Leelanau County property taxpayers almost got a tax cut this week.  It wouldn’t have been much. More...

270-foot Lake Michigan ‘seawall’ draws ire

A crowd of Leelanau Township residents had a message for Township Board members on Tuesday: No seawall at Christmas Cove.  They gave the board a petition signed by 168 people objecting to the seawall and asking the township to withdraw a grant a More...

Local News

County Dates

Escape to an Artscape   Mingle with local artists, wine makers and winery representatives at the annual Artscape event, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Old Art Building in Leland. More...

Lake Leelanau plans a new festival; part of street closings OK’d by twp.

In a meeting that lasted a little more than an hour Monday, the Leland Township Board approved street closings for a couple of summer festivals.  East Cedar Street from Main to First in Leland will close for about 24 hours for the Leelanau Artis More...

County Board gives thumbs up for 5 of 7 GTB funding requests

Thumbs down for Christian Neighbors

Whether Leelanau County should help fund a Christian ministry using “2-percent” casino revenue sharing dollars will likely be the topic of continuing debate at the next county Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Outdoors

Photo

HAYDEN TALBOT shot this gobbler with a 9½-inch beard and nearly one-inch spurs with the help of family friend Andrew Milliron. He is the son of Jim and Jaema Stilley of Traverse City, and the grandson of Jay and Joan Hook of Maple City. More...

Life in Leelanau

Trash to Treasure

Gently used fashions make cash for Samaritan’s Closet

Sometimes at Samaritan’s Closet it’s the little things that make a difference.  Like the trampoline that mysteriously — or maybe not so mysteriously — appeared exactly one hour after a mom called the resale shop desperate More...

Barbaras turn out for annual gathering

Women with once-popular name attend

What’s in a name?  Everything at a gathering of 41 women who celebrated the 7th annual Leelanau County “Barbara” luncheon.  Barbaras from age 41 to 92 — from Glen Arbor to Northport and beyond —came together ju More...

Having a conversation with Fred Cook

Name: Fred Cook  Residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: 1985  Age: 59  Birthplace: Benton Harbor  Occupation: Retired  More...

Courts

Victim: Bailey sought to "memorialize" sex by making recording

A police report states that one of the alleged victims in the Derek J. More...

86th District Court

Madison A. Fedorinchik, 18, 5508 Heritage Way, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to retail fraud, third degree; personal recognizance bond set at $500; presentence investigation ordered; sentencing set for June 30.  Jacob A. More...

Magistrate Court

Lauren S. Meyers, 24, 19757 114th Ave., Mokena, Ill. — Speeding, 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 73 mph; $130 fines and costs.  John P. Kilcherman, 61, 11929 N. More...