July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Von Voigtlander is ‘interim administrator’

Pay: $1,000 a year

Northport’s latest interim administrator is much more familiar to residents than its last, and she will be paid substantially less.  The Northport Village Council has appointed Barb Von Voigtlander, who lost her re-election bid in November 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

Spring Dream Team:

Fourth time’s a charm for Grigg; Sneed goes back-to-back at States

The cold and rainy start to the spring made it difficult for Leelanau County’s track and field athletes — like their peers in the other spring sports — to get in a rhythm, but once the weather broke in late May, everything changed.& More...

Area Lion teaches safety, talks career

Football is understood to be one of the more dangerous sports people play, but one professional football player is working to make it a little safer.  Detroit Lions offensive lineman Darren Keyton, a graduate of Traverse City West and Central Mi More...

Wiltjer heading to Northwood, plans to walk on

Another local student is planning to start the fall as an athlete at the university level.  Glen Lake’s Travis Wiltjer, an athlete in football and a Dream Teamer in track, will be attending Northwood University, in Midland.  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

Cavalier Village officials ignore vote of people

To the Editor:  WOW! The village council of Northport really knows how to disenfranchise their constituency.  Let’s see, we had an election in November where a Mr. More...

Northport actions leave door open

To the Editor:  More...

Thanks to Founders, America and Glen Arbor

To the Editor:  Independence Day! We are all so fortunate to live in the U.S.A. and be free to celebrate with our 52nd Glen Haven to Glen Arbor 4th of July parade. (Year one was a little shorter and smaller).  More...

Views

School Board blurs line for suspensions

our opinion

Glen Lake can expect more appeals for violations of its athletic code — why not? More...

Hazelton good at coaching

We’ll miss Todd Hazelton. He is a fine basketball coach, and he bleeds gold — as in Glen Lake black and gold.  Mr. More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 23  Joseph N. and Alice A. Schopieray to Themselves, Lot 1, Section 11 in Solon Township.  Christine R. Johnston to the Christine R. Johnston Trust, Lot 20, Old Mission View Subdivision in Bingham Township.  Wilma M. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits   Value of Permits during last week: $761,268  Total Value of Permits for 2015: $18,551,231  As of July 10, 2014: $16,202,522  As of July 11, 2013: $18,277,642  As of July 14, 2010: $10,516,440&nbs More...

Deaths recorded in county

Joan L. Jackson, 83 of Elmwood Township died June 18 in Elmwood Township.  Mary Ellen Jason, 89 of Elmwood Township died June 25 in Elmwood Township.  Constance T. Solomon, 98 of Elmwood Township died June 29 in Elmwood Township.   More...

BILLY BOB

TIA KIRK is introduced to Ghost, a Nigerian dwarf goat, Monday at Cherry Connection activities hosted by the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in Bingham Township. Tia is being held by 4-H leader Linda Oosse, owner of Ghost. More...

County to stiffen on ‘Loaf

Also, another lawsuit filed

Leelanau County is considering “imminent” legal action against the owner of Sugar Loaf Resort, according to the head of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority.  More...

FBI whistleblowers met at Homestead

For most of their married life, John and Bonnie Raines have been spending summers at the family cabin, situated at the top of a vine-covered hill in Glen Arbor.  The cabin, which offers a spectacular view of Glen Lake, has been in the Raines fam More...

Local News

Annie McFarlane lived by saying ‘yes’

Annie McFarlane lived her life by saying “yes” as much as possible.  The Leland artist died Sunday, leaving family and friends better for having known her.  Kristi Thomas met McFarlane about 20 years ago at the Leelanau Children More...

Woolsey to be re-dedicated

Eighty years ago, the Woolsey Memorial Airport was dedicated in the memory of its namesake, a U.S. More...

St. Mary plans for festival, chicken dinner

St. More...

Outdoors

Puff takes first at Stars and Stripes

The Northport Bay Yacht Club concluded the Fourth of July weekend with the second race of its Applebee’s Series — the Stars and Stripes race on Sunday.  Eight boats participated in the threeleg race which went around Gull Island, nor More...

Life in Leelanau

DUNE TUNES

Motown meets Sleeping Bear

Since 1991, the Manitou Music Festival has drawn people residing in and visiting Leelanau County to summertime concerts.  The Dune Climb Concert kicks off the festival each summer, and on Sunday the Grand Rapids band The Hip Pocket will perform. More...

Center connects visitors, cherries

Folks come from France, Spain — and Cedar

Local kids, Michigan tourists and international visitors are all getting a taste of Leelanau County this week at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (NMHRS) in Bingham Township.  Cherry Connection gives people a chance to tour t More...

Having a conversation with Kasey Wierzba

Name: Kasey Wierzba  Town or township of residence: Here in Suttons Bay, in the village.  Resident since: Three years ago.  Age and birthplace: I am 35. I was born in the Detroit area, in Southfield.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Larry J. Caverly, 38, 3545 N. More...

Magistrate Court

Gilbert L. Martinez, 17, 8011 Iturbide St., Weslaco, Texas — Speeding 35 mph in 30 zone; reduced from 55 mph; $120 fines and costs.  Mark D. Leinau, 48, 11061 E. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Last Wednesday, July 1  11:15 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Subject trying to steal liquor. Gray and white tank top.  11:17 p.m. More...