August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Storm hits $23.9 million

‘You could build a town.’

Work continues to remove trees and debris left in the wake of the Storm of 2015 — nearly four weeks later.  “There’s enough wood out there to build a whole town,” Road Commission business manager Joe Nedow said.  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

Hat tricks fuel Comets, Lakers in early season outbursts

Howes starts 1-0

Peyton McDonough and the Glen Lake soccer team may have a few tricks up their sleeve for unsuspecting opponents this season.  McDonough had a hat trick, the Lakers took advantage of their offensive opportunities and first-year coach Jason Howes More...

Cox wins Lober Classic, sophomores show promise

Glen Lake junior Nichole Cox appeared to start her 2015 season where 2014 left off, winning the Lober Classic at the Grand Traverse Resort last week.  She shot a personal best 1-under par on Thursday. More...

No. 2 Leland loses title rematch

Humble beginnings are the story for Leelanau County volleyball teams early in the 2015 campaign. Though there are bright spots, county teams have a combined record of 5-17-3 through 25 matches.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Setting the Stage for Hearse Exhibit

Northport museum planning expansion

The Northport Area Museum will soon get some much needed extra space to display a refurbished horse-drawn hearse that currently won’t fit in the museum.  “It’s a beautiful thing and it needs to have a place to put it,” sa More...

Items sought for Museum auction

Items are now being collected for a Northport Area Museum Antiques Auction that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. More...

Employer’s gift still giving

Leelanau Foundation has distributed $3.5 million

What began with a memorial contribution in the name of a friend has grown to touch all who call Leelanau Township home.  The Leelanau Township Community Foundation will mark its 70th anniversary with a 2:30 p.m. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Savannah L. Sams, 25, 11235 Ode Tomin, Apt. More...

Mt. Pleasant man pleads in car thefts

A Mt. More...

Naked man arrested again, this time with clothes but acting strangely

Police had to be called again to apprehend a 36-year-old man who had previously been acting strangely and was naked in a public place.  On Monday, the same man allegedly hitched a ride to Lake Leelanau and was disturbing customers at the Pedalin More...

 

One parcel, 200 logs, $60,000

Places near Glen Lake still a mess

Just how bad can it get?  William Baxter of Northwood Drive in Glen Arbor Township counts exactly 70 stumps on his property plus about 200 logs, each as many as 24 inches thick, in several piles. More...

STORM NEWS

The Storm of 2015 continues to affect life in Leelanau County. Following is an update of recent storm-related news:   Wood crews looking for work have inundated the Glen Lake area, but still can’t keep up. More...

Bailey’s electronic devices lack evidence

Witnesses expected to testify

A search of several electronic devices seized from Derek J. Bailey’s home and tribal office has thus far not turned up evidence of criminal sexual conduct.  “We did not find any images of Mr. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Community tries to cope one year after accident

It’s been one year since the Aug. 23 accident that killed Glen Lake senior Drake Hendershot and 31-year-old Brian Nachazel, and community members are still trying to pick up the pieces.  More...

County Dates

$5 buys a bag of books   Get a bag full of books for $5 at the Friends of the Glen Lake Community Library Annual Used Book Sale being held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. More...

County budget process inches along

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is making slow but steady progress on drafting a budget for 2016.  A budget “workshop” meeting the board held last week took four hours, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Trail back up quickly; next phase set for spring

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail reopened along its length from Empire to Port Oneida much quicker than anticipated, thanks to a quick response from volunteers and the financial aid of a nonprofit with connections to Leelanau County.  More...

Salmon fishing hit and miss, some of which was expected

Catching 3-4 on trips

Windy weather conditions kept Fishtown charter fishermen off Lake Michigan on Monday and Tuesday. Captain Jim Munoz said that may be a good thing for salmon-seeking clients.  More...

Bear ‘Friends’ plans meeting

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes will hold its annual meeting and social event at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Glen Lake Yacht Club in Glen Arbor.  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.-3 p.m. More...

Letters

Clean water group member explains mission

To the Editor:  What Is Leelanau Clean Water?  More...

Separating medical treatment and religious beliefs

To the Editor:  More...

Of Queen Anne and patient fishers

To the Editor:  As I prepare to leave my cottage on the shores of Lake Leelanau for my home downstate, I want to mention a few of the things on this beautiful peninsula that I will especially miss:  • Queen Anne’s Lace and Chicor More...

Views

High participation in sports helps develop students

our opinion

Athletics have always been an important facet of school life on the Leelanau Peninsula. More...

Seasons change, pain remains

To everything there is a season, the lesson from Ecclesiastes goes.  Three seasons have passed since the accident that changed Leelanau County. More...

On simpler times and coffee black

A column by Alan Campbell

When did Leelanau County get so … complicated? I was asking myself that question Sunday after a visit from Deb’s brother and sister-in-law. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 13  Brad A. and Cheryl L. Schuldt to Carol J. and Frederick L. Wood, A ½ interest, in Lots 60, 61 and 62 in Cherry Home Subdivision Leelanau Township.  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits  Value of Permits during last week: $1,792,725  Total Value of Permits for 2015: $27,291,733  As of Aug. 28, 2014: $20,478,154  As of Aug. 22, 2013: $23,047,543  As of Aug. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Catherine Darby, 90 of Empire died August 5 in Suttons Bay.  Charles E. Hall, 72 of Oakland County died August 7 in Bingham Township.  David O. Bear, 74 of Leelanau Township died August 8 in Leelanau Township.  Dennis R. More...