June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cherry crop way down from ‘light’ 2014

When leaders in the cherry industry gather today downstate, they may be talking about more than what’s hanging — and not hanging — from trees in orchards.  More...

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

8 seniors headline 2015 Dream Team

Rainouts were the early story of the 2015 softball season in Leelanau County. Lake Leelanau St. More...

Remembering Kristie

Community members rally around Yaakoby family for memorial triathlon

Leland Public School teacher Karen Kirt, 47, said she is still in awe over the mobilization of the Kristie Yaakoby Memorial Triathlon held Saturday in Leland.  Kirt worked behind the scenes for nearly a year, mentoring 13-year-old Talia Yaakoby More...

Northern Michigan Football Conference to expand in ‘16

Changes are coming for both the Suttons Bay and Glen Lake football teams, as well as teams in the Northwest, Lake Michigan and Ski Valley Conferences next fall.  Elements of the three conferences are merging to form the Northern Michigan Footbal More...

Life in Leelanau

Empire History Gets Some Space

Addition allows space for ‘POP whoosh’ engine

A painted canvas stage curtain from the Glen Arbor Town Hall has been hanging in the Billy Beeman Barn for at least 15 years.  It just couldn’t be seen, as it was hidden behind a fringed surrey, an ice sleigh and a cutter that once belonge More...

Community has been priority of Omena women for 100 years

Historic exhibit opens today

The Omena Women’s Club (OWC) — which bills itself as “arguably the oldest continuously running women’s club” in Michigan — is celebrating its centennial year with a series of events that begin this week.  &ldq More...

Having a conversation with Bruce Price

Name: Bruce Price  Town or township of residence: Leland Township  Resident since: My whole life, and my family has been here six generations.  Age and birthplace: I’ll be 80 my next birthday. Munson Hospital.  More...

Views

Make time to hear people who own village assets

our opinion

Never mind that the By-the-Bay Garden Club of Suttons Bay appeared to take all the right steps and acted in a respectful manner in its request to create a Blue Star Memorial for veterans on village park property.  The Suttons Bay Village Council More...

Division won’t conquer

Commissioner Will Bunek, next time you might want to consider how your thoughts will be construed before pontificating on the ills of societal change.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“He seemed larger than life and was entirely devoted to our development as players and students. Ted opened the flood gates to allow the Title IX wave to flow over Glen Lake.”   More...

Courts

Kasben denies criminal sex charges

William M. More...

Garza sentenced to 23-35 years

A 33-year-old man who impregnated a 13-year-old girl will spend the next 23 to 35 years in prison.  Keith B. Garza was sentenced by Judge Philip E. More...

86th District Court

William G. Laskey, 72, P.O.  More...

No dogs, please, for plover ‘cottonballs’

Cedar resident Jessica Roesler knows a thing or two about underdog stories.  Last year, Roesler’s three-legged Labrador, Bear, was diagnosed with bone cancer. He lost a leg, but didn’t lose the fight. More...

Village head quits under pressure

Only on job 6 months

The Northport Village administrative coordinator has resigned under pressure after being on the job for less than six months.  Frank Goodroe, who started in his new post on Dec. More...

Special Sections

Local News

No dredging need at Leland Harbor for first time in decades

There’s smooth sailing in Leland Harbor.  For the first time in many years the harbor did not need to be dredged.  Dredging has become a community discussion for the past several years as the Army Corps of Engineers has not budgeted f More...

Leland needs funds for fireworks

The Leland Chamber of Commerce has about half the $5,500 needed to pull off the annual community fireworks display next week.  The Leland Community Improvement Association has sponsored the fireworks for the past 30 years. More...

County Dates

Fish boil to benefit raptors   A fun family fish boil takes place from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Outdoors

Beach monitoring begins in county

It hasn’t really been ideal suntan weather, but when swimmers do hit local beaches they’ll know what they are swimming in.  The Watershed Grand Traverse Bay began its annual beach E.coli testing yesterday using federal funds and the More...

Kids line up for their fishing day

Bingham Township will be a popular place Sunday as one of Leelanau County’s most popular family friendly events returns for the 11th time in as many years.  About 3,000 stocked bluegills and 600 people are expected to be on hand for Kids F More...

‘Epic’ day on Bar Lake yields trophy pike, bass

It was an “epic day of fishing” for 35-year-old angler and business owner Soni Aylsworth of Empire Township.  Aylsworth and good friend Mike Schmid weren’t sure what to expect Friday when venturing out on South Bar Lake, but it 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

Single parents are important to Leelanau

To the Editor:  More...

Faith and politics create recipe for disaster

To the Editor:  Government, religion, and ultra conservative politics is an alliance that if it stays the present course will be the demise of our great republic.  More...

Community helped bring back lost dog

To the Editor:  On June 11, 2015, my red Doxie vanished and was lost until June 20. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 12  Michael and Judith Powell to Michael A. Rothermel Trust, Parcel 5, Section 36 in Suttons Bay Township ($270,000).  Gary J. and Holly A. Dluge to Themselves, Outback Ridge Subdivision, Lot 7, Elmwood Township.  Leonard D. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits   Value of Permits during last week: $1,731,810  Total Value of Permits for 2015: $17,266,562  As of June 26, 2014: $12,425,368  As of June 27, 2013: $14,605,736  As of July 1, 2010: $8,681,889&nbs More...

Divorces granted in Circuit Court

Justin A. Myers and Marla Teeple, June 19 in 13th Circuit Court, Leelanau County  David B. Alpers and Suzanne M. Alpers, June 19th in 13th Circuit Court, Leelanau County   More...