June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

After injury neighbors harvest hay

Friends and the Kasson Township farming community are stepping up to help one of their own who was injured at his job.  Mark Zientek of Maple City, 51, remains hospitalized at Spectrum/Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids nearly two weeks after 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

Young players

Underclassmen make presence felt on Enterprise Dream Team

It may not be the Fab Five, but a group of local freshmen found a way to make their mark on the Enterprise girls soccer Dream Team released today.  Four rookies, two from Glen Lake and two from Northport, headline the12-member list of Leelanau C More...

Father, sons finish in top 50 at M-22 Challenge

807 people participated in the M-22 Challenge Saturday in Glen Arbor, so finishing in the top 50 is quite an accomplishment.  Duane Amato, 64, of Suttons Bay and his sons Nick, 18, and Andrew, 14, all finished in the top 50.  More...

S-B taps Kohler as varsity coach

Less than two weeks after it was announced that Joe Trudeau was out as varsity football coach at Suttons Bay, the Norsemen have a familiar face replacing him.  Alex Kohler, who for the last 12 years was Athletic Director Doug Periard’s jun More...

Life in Leelanau

Summer Starts, So Break out the Bikes

Teacher parents plan family trip

Ivy Schut will have plenty of material for her “What I Did on Summer Vacation” essay when she returns to school in September.  The 10-year-old Glen Lake student, younger sister Aune, 8, and brother Oz, 5, are going bike camping along More...

Other teachers have summer plans

What are other Leelanau County teachers doing this summer? Following are plans for three:   Shannon Scott, mixed first and second grade teacher at Leland, takes weddings pictures and portraits all summer. More...

Options aplenty for summer learning

There’s no shortage of learning opportunities for students in Leelanau County this summer.  Summer camps and credit recovery programs are among options available for hands-on academic advancement, while increasingly popular virtual classes More...

Views

Move parking lot, but respect Lake Michigan

We believe members of the Leelanau Township Board are listening to reason and will withdraw a grant request seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars to “save” a Lake Michigan beach.  More...

Steep tuition hike a short-sighted move

A column by Al Willman

College tuition. It’s something that generally increases every year, to the tune of two or three percent at most universities in Michigan. The state cap for tuition increases is 3.2 percent.  More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 3  Robert A. Lee to Pamela C. Leonard, Trustee of the Pamela C. Leonard Revocable Living Trust, Lot 3, Section 10 in Bingham Township ($305,000).  Christopher G. and Janice B. Jencka to Carl F. Galeana, Trustee of the Frank H. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits   Value of Permits during last week: $729,597  Total Value of Permits for 2015: $15,534,752  As of June 12, 2014: $10,585,660  As of June 13, 2013: $11,895,531  As of June 17, 2010: $8,364,428  More...

Divorces granted in Circuit Court

David F. Kalena and Deborah A. Kalena, June 8 in Leelanau County Family Court.   More...

 

Finish line a starting point for couple

Elmwood couple engaged

Finish lines often signify the end of a race. More...

County creates housing task force

With 4-2 vote

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week decided to establish a task force to provide leadership in solving the county’s housing problems despite the board’s decision earlier this year to let township and village governments t More...

Local News

400 attend for Joe Herman

An estimated 400 people showed up for fundraisers held over two days to benefit Suttons Bay resident Joe Herman.  Some 300 people attended a dinner and auction Saturday night at the Wild Cherry Resort. More...

Three students put on Hope list

Three Hope College students from Leelanau County have been placed on the dean’s list for the spring semester, having achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  They are Alissa Boone and Carly Sommaville of Suttons Bay, and Megan Pop More...

County Dates

Climate change speaker at church   Learn about “Insidious Forces: Climate Change and Social Justice” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Church in Northport. Dr. More...

Outdoors

New boathouse, Optis for NYSS

Eighteen-year-old Northport summer resident Emma Connell vividly remembers her first experience on a sailboat as a kid.  “It was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done,” Connell said. More...

Grants pay to monitor water quality of Northport Creek

Trout Unlimited offers funds

A water quality sampling project of Northport Creek is underway to determine the health of the creek.  Three locations on the creek will be sampled every two weeks until October for water temperature, flow, dissolved oxygen, pH, total phosphorus More...

Conservancy offers two walks and a work bee

The Leelanau Conservancy has three events scheduled this week.  The Conservancy will host a trail maintenance workbee at Clay Cliffs Natural Area from 10 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

Story would help people on flag etiquette

To the Editor:  With the 4th of July approaching it would be fitting to include an article on the etiquette of flying the American Flag. More...

Expectations high thanks to S-B preschool

To the Editor:  With the many highlights of local high school graduations recently, I wanted to take the time to highlight our 5-year-old daughter, Carmella’s school: the Lil’ Norsemen Preschool Program.  More...

Thanks from vets

To the Editor:  I would like to thank the charter boat captains for a wonderful time fishing on June 10.  They took out veterans fishing and had a nice lunch.  We all caught fish and had a wonderful time.  A nice lunch after fishi More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO  June 17, 2010  The would-be owner of Sugar Loaf Resort, Eneliko Sean Smith, said Wednesday morning that he plans to return to Leelanau County this week and offer the current owner, Kate Wickstrom, a whole new proposal to buy th More...

Courts

Bingham man arrested for selling wife’s prescription narcotics

A 58-year-old Bingham Township man at his 13th Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance.  David A. Macdonell, of 6208 S. More...

Man arraigned for alleged sexual assault

A 25-year-old Kalkaska man was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct for an incident that allegedly took place at a home in Bingham Township.  Amos Duran is currently free on 10 percent o More...

86th District Court

Katrina M. More...