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Lawyer says he’ll sue over marijuana ordinance

Special meeting today

A special meeting of the Kasson Township Board has been called for 6 p.m. today, Sept. More...

Where traditional is unusual

So how many four-way stops will the new one in Empire make in Leelanau County?  More than our staff initially came up with, according to information provided by county Road Commission finance manager Joe Nedow. More...

Local News

County Dates

Meet, thank, eat in Glen Arbor   More...

Correction:

Ruth Schaub of Suttons Bay is one of two finalists for an excellence award given by the National Association of Legal Secretaries NALS. A story which appeared in the Sept. More...

Another reverse, and LCN to receive funds

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners reversed a decision it made last week – changing yet again a decision it had made and reversed several times over the past years – and will allow $20,000 of public money to be provided to a priva More...

Outdoors

ALL in the FAMILY

Youth hunters make memories across Leelanau

Patrick Middleton of Maple City had one of the proudest moments of his hunting career over the weekend.  Middleton’s kids both got a deer during the Youth Hunt: Reagan, 13, shot a seven-point buck on her grandpa’s farm in Buckley; Gr More...

The Real McCoys: Lake Leelanau anglers protect home waters, win walleye tourney

Wyatt McCoy and Doug McCoy of Lake Leelanau won the 16-boat Lake Leelanau Walleye Tournament and a $300 cash prize Saturday by reeling in a five-fish limit catch of 9.75 pounds.  The two-man team, The Outlaws, withstood the less than desirable f More...

County man shoots his first bear in Benzie

Following five unsuccessful nights of hunting in Leelanau County, Al Steimel set up shop in Benzie County and tagged his first bear.  Steimel took one shot from 30 yards around 7 p.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  8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Past letters indicate better biking conditions

To the Editor:  I will be enclosing two articles from previous Enterprise issues pertaining to bicycling in Leelanau County.  More...

Iran supports terrorists so don’t back Iran

To the Editor:  A letter stated that there are no alternatives to Obama’s Iran executive agreement. More...

Whatever funds saved not worth hiring Von Voigtlander

To the Editor:  Congratulations to Mrs. Von Voigtlander on her generous offer to donate her salary as Northport’s Administrative Coordinator. As reported in the Enterprise, Trustee Mikesell stated it could be approximately $60,000. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Carl D. Brooks, 44, P.O. Box 622, Suttons Bay — Failed to appear for arraignment on probation violation; bench warrant issued.  Thomas D. Patton, 68, 9762 E. More...

Kingsley man arraigned for home invasion

A 24-year-old Kingsley man was arraigned Tuesday on a felony charge of home invasion after several gaming devices taken from a home on Setterbo Road were found in his possession, according to court records.  Cody L. More...

Surprise ... drinking part of (three) accidents

Stop for bus lights

Three vehicle accidents on Friday and Saturday ended with three people being arrested for drunken driving. More...

Who needs summer?

MICHELLE IDE and Larry Redli of Traverse City found the waters a bit windy on Lake Leelanau Monday, and so retreated up the Cedar River to relax and take in the sunshine at the public boat launch. More...

GTB moves on regional marina

Ferry service planned

Construction may begin this winter on a 106- slip marina that could accommodate a regional car ferry, fishing platforms and beach access on the reservation of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  More...

Soon motorists will be required to stop in Empire

Does four-way stop simplify or complicate life on the peninsula?

The practice of drivers sailing through Empire on M-22 will soon come to a screeching halt.  A plan to create a four-way stop at the intersection of state highways M-22 and M-72, or Front Street, located within the little village, has been appro More...

TOO LATE

FIREFIGHTERS MIKE Sheets, Ella Stowe and Danny May try to knock down a blaze at a Suttons Bay Township home Monday evening. A story appears on page 9 of this section.   More...

Special Sections

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

Lakers learning quickly under new coach

A gassed Glen Lake squad made its way off the pitch Monday night with nothing left in the tank.  The Lakers left it all on their home field during a 4-3 overtime loss, a 100-minute marathon match against Benzie Central. More...

Cox cards 76, captures fifth win of season

Another tournament, another win for Glen Lake junior Nichole Cox.  Cox shot a 76 on Friday at the nine-school Harbor Springs Invitational at the Wequetonsing Golf Course. More...

Glen Lake amps up for wild goose chase in homecoming tilt

Homecoming: Lakers vs Por tagers

A week four forfeit gave Chad Zelinski and his Glen Lake teammates their third win of the season, a chance to get healthy and — perhaps most importantly — plenty of time to stack the geese against Onekama.  “We’ve just be More...

Life in Leelanau

Kind Words for Dusty

Superintendent had calming effect on Dunes Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Dusty Shultz says she’ll spend her first year of retirement doing nothing.  And she may just sleep in until 6:30 every morning.  More...

Preserve volunteers busy in maintaining Lakeshore structures

One worker is former NPS ranger

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear volunteers have been busy with projects over the spring and summer and now into the fall. More...

Having a conversation with Emma Fetterolf

Name: Emma Fetterolf.  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau.  Resident since: Almost nine years ago.  Age and birthplace: 15, Traverse City.  Occupation: Redheads.  More...

Views

Glen Lake opens windows for sunshine

our opinion

The Enterprise received its most appreciated correction request ever this week from Glen Lake interim superintendent Mike Hartigan.  More...

Unfortunately, past is not behind

Unfortunately, the release of a summary of an investigation won’t conclude the Joan Groening era as superintendent. We say that not to pile on to the troubles faced by Ms. Groening, but with a look to the future of the district itself. More...

Battle over funding for nonprofit points to broader issue

A column by Eric Carlson

I really do feel sorry for Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN), a local non-profit charitable organization that operates food pantries and an “unmet needs” financial assistance program for our needy neighbors, funded mostly through private More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 10  Gary G. Shilling to himself, Robert G. and Rachel Ann Schilling, Don M. and Sandy Jo Schilling, Section 32 in Cleveland Township.  Ramanan and Shweta R. Venkat to Shweta R. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Rhonda Weber – (Peninsula Excavating) Excavate to remove brush and trees, grade sand above ordinary high water mark and install parking area at 3852 S. Lee Point Road ($125 fee);  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE –  William Queen Jr. Et Al – Construct solar array on garage roof 33’ x 11’ at 10071 W. Wilce St. ($6,500).  VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  Jane L. More...