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Wind shear, not tornado, caused the damage

The National Weather Service has seen no evidence that a tornado touched down in Leelanau County, which always has been part of its assessment of the Storm of 2015.  Straight line winds were the cause of significant damage to Glen Arbor and area More...

Following storm, Empire Twp. may buy generator

Empire Township Board members discussed the need for a new generator at the Empire Campground in the wake of the Aug. More...

County Dates

Resources for Storm of 2015   More...

Life in Leelanau

FOOD to the RESCUE

Many hands help G-A pull past storm

Mack trucks and orange vests flooded Glen Arbor last week as relief crews continued efforts to restore normalcy in wake of the Storm of 2015.  More...

Inmates pitch in and clear roads

Chainsaws were barred

Several Leelanau County Jail inmates spent three days getting dirty while helping to clean up tree debris following the Storm of 2015 that blew into Leelanau County.   More...

Organizations pitch in to clean up Glen Lake area

John Soderholm, Glen Arbor Township supervisor, mentioned a number of organizations involved in the relief effort. Some are listed below:  • Glen Arbor restaurants Art’s Tavern, Blu and Dune Dogs supplied food at the town hall. More...

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Storm aftermath: Life goes on

our opinion

Eleven days after the Storm of 2015, what have we learned?  That life goes on.  That we live in an amazing place.  And a lesson for the ages. That change is what we make it.  More...

You’ve gotta love ‘angry old white guys’

A column by Eric Carlson

Although my chronological age is now north of 60 years old, I have finally determined what I absolutely do not want to be when I grow up.  I never want to be an angry old white guy.  More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 30  Louis L. Fitz to Louis Leonard Fitz, Parcel B, Lot 4, Section 28 in the Village of Suttons Bay.  Gary Baumdraher and Nancy Henning-Baumdraher, Co-Trustees of the Gary Baumdraher and Nancy Henning-Baumdraher U.A.D. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Michael and Teri Quibell – (Crawford Contracting Inc.) Excavation for site preparation tree removal and construction of a single family dwelling at 3748 S. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits   Value of Permits during last week: $1,308,645  Total Value of Permits for 2015: $23,989,314  As of Aug.14, 2014: $19,580,144  As of Aug.8, 2013: $22,382,194  As of Aug.12, 2010: $11,278,791  More...

THE STORM OF 2015

By the numbers

10 MILLION   And climbing. Last official estimate of the dollar value for damage. That’s expected to end up much higher.  8,592   Consumers Energy customers in Leelanau County were without power the day after the storm. More...

Insult, no injury

DON KIESSEL and Bob Send of Suttons Bay work to restore power — once again — to about 40 homes near the corner of M-22 and Crystal View Road (CR 675) in Glen Arbor on Tuesday after a large truck came through that morning and snagged a lin 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

Wheelock, 23, chosen to lead Lady Norse

Player replaces former coach

David Wheelock had thoughts of becoming a head coach in 2010 while helping the Suttons Bay boys basketball team reach the Class C state championship game under coach Todd Hursey.  Five years later, Wheelock will do just that.  Suttons Bay a More...

G-L football team gives back after storm

Clearing fallen trees is a job that is costing homeowners in and around Glen Arbor. A group of Glen Lake football players did it the night of Aug. More...

Swingin’ for scholarships: Golfers help raise $22k at The Old Course

Generosity was the story Saturday in the seventh annual Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund Golf Outing held at Sugar Loaf The Old Course in Cedar.  The event brought in about $22,000 in scholarship funds thanks to contributions from 96 particip 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 a.m. More...

Letters

Peace to mothers

To the Editor:  More...

Community pitched in for annual Running Bear event

To the Editor:  More...

Don’t discuss Planned Parenthood at county meeting

To the Editor:  At Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Will Bunek asked Senator Darwin Booher and Representative Ray Franz whether the Michigan legislature would de-fund Planned Parenthood and declare that all human life More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO August 12, 2010 Leelanau County is No. 1 in voter turnout statewide. More than 7,300 Leelanau residents did their civic duty by voting in the August 3 Primary Election. * * * More...

Courts

Mt. Pleasant man arraigned for 2013 crime spree

A Mt. Pleasant man has been arraigned in 86th District Court on several charges connected with a 2013 crime spree in which he allegedly drove off or attempted to drive off in three different vehicles in the Suttons Bay area.  More...

Cold case turns into sex charge conviction

William M. Kasben, 49, pleaded guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Aug. More...

Reduced charge of ‘disturbing’

A 31-year-old Empire man pleaded guilty in 86th District Court on Tuesday to a reduced charge of disturbing the peace.  In return, charges of assault and battery and open intoxicants in a vehicle were dismissed for Matthew A. Shuker, of 4592 W. More...