October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Fundraiser set for ‘good family man’

Zane and Kim Barnes were in a good place in early August.  The Kasson Township couple was preparing for the birth of their fourth child, working hard and living the dream.  Less than a month later they were on the road, making a trip to the 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

County cross country runners HIT THEIR STRIDE

Glen Lake, Suttons Bay girls finish 1-2 at Lake City Invite

Glen Lake coach Ryan Schut was promptly congratulated with a handshake after seeing his fourth and fifth female runners cross the finish line during Saturday’s Lake City Invitational.  Congratulations came from Suttons Bay coach Jeremy Fen More...

Eagles fly fast at Central Lake

Four girls from Lake Leelanau St. More...

Apsey’s TD lifts Lakers to homecoming win

Glen Lake gears up for big two-week stretch against Boyne City, at TC St. Francis

Time was running out for Glen Lake in the late stages of Friday night’s homecoming clash with Onekama.  More...

Life in Leelanau

The Sparks Adoption

For 24 years, Lake Leelanau couple has rid M-204 of litter. Now they are hanging up their walking sticks.

There are 72 “official” reasons for travelers to thank Kelly and Majean Sparks.  More...

Having a conversation with Luis Roman

Name: Luis Roman.  Town or township of residence: Leelanau Township.  Resident of county since: 2004.  Age and birthplace: I’m 11 years old and was born in Traverse City.  More...

County Cuisine

For a summer inspiration, try a recipe brought back from Hawaii

Last week the summer decided to continue into fall, which we appreciated. So did Bonnie Nescot, owner of Art’s Tavern, who was inspired to share this Hawaiian breakfast recipe directly from the “grass skirt capital.” More...

Views

The 2% controversy, from the other side

our opinion

Although the $20,000 provided by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has been delivered to Leelanau Christian Neighbors and Leelanau County seems ready to put the issue aside for a precious few months, we’d like a moment to l More...

Three noteworthy achievements

There should always be time for accolades:   To all the people — some of them township officials, some of them not — who fought naysayers in establishing the new Cedar Area Fire Department. More...

Lovey ducks quack open author’s heart

A column by Amy Hubbell

Each day when I return home from work, I am greeted by two flocks of feathered friends: eight Rhode Island Red hens and six Pekin ducks. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 17  John J. and Lottie L. Konkal; Christine M. Wobrock; Robert J. Konkal; Susan M. Oldham; John P. Konkal; Carol M. Rakowicz and Paul D. Konkal to John J. and Lottie L. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Empire Township –  Brian and Sara Flynn – (Dale Boone Construction) Excavation for the construction of 16 ft x 13 ft entryway at 8540 S. Southpointe Road ($80 fee).  Leelanau Township –  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP –  Clarence A. Jr. and Lucina Stachnik – Partial demolition of existing single family dwelling at 5209 S Townline Road (100.00 permit fee).  CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP –  Steven L. and Sharon P. More...

Breaking bread, eating brats

KIM FORD, a seasonal resident of Glen Arbor, serves up food to Kent and Carol Kelly at the Neighbors Helping Neighbors community dinner held Saturday in Glen Arbor. More...

Groening appeals retirement payments

Attorney questions state’s decision

Former Glen Lake superintendent Joan Groening has appealed a state decision to disallow credit for unused personal time included in retirement calculations.  More...

Pope impresses Leelanau residents

Mark Dunphey said there is something transcendent about standing in a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world who have one purpose — to see Pope Francis.  “We didn’t speak the same language, but we have More...

Local News

Author Mitchell receives lifetime achievement award

Justice Weaver also feted

Author John Mitchell’s third award from the Historical Society of Michigan was his biggest as he joined another Leelanau County resident in being honored at the organization’s annual convention.  More...

Bus service expanded for Northport loop

The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) will begin new Village Loop service to Northport today.  BATA is expanding its Loop Route 10 to provide three weekday roundtrips to Traverse City.  More...

Scott to sign books; Back Pages at No. 2

Photographer Ken Scott will be signing copies of his latest book, Back Pages of Leelanau County, on Saturday from 1-3 p.m at 2 Fish Gallery in Leland.  More...

Outdoors

Youth hunters harvest 3

Three more deer taken during the Youth Hunt — including a 12-point buck with double drop tines — were reported to the Enterprise last week.  Henry Boldebuck, 16, shot the 12-point at his family’s Elmwood Township cherry orchard More...

Outdoor hikes planned by Conservancy

The Leelanau Conservancy will host two outdoor hikes in Leelanau Township this weekend.  Docents Ann McInnis and Mary Smart will lead a hike at the Kehl Lake Natural Area Saturday at 10 a.m.  More...

Snowfall contest open for business

The Leelanau Enterprise snowfall contest is underway.  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

Alternative to the Iran deal is war

To the Editor:  More...

Obama turns to non-citizens to pad election rolls

To the Editor:  American’s overwhelmingly loathe Obama’s American transformation, therefore Democrats need newfound voters.  What incredible luck! More...

Will tax break cost Northport in the long run?

To the Editor:  Northport: affordable housing and tax abatements.  More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Shannon M. Burns, 35, 1180 Peck Road, Suttons Bay — Expired vessel registration; $95 fines and costs.  Megan D. Bonnani, 37, 8700 E. More...

Appeals Court denies restitution for brothers who were molested

Ruling means brothers won’t get $553,000

The Michigan Court of Appeals has determined that a Suttons Bay man who is serving time in prison for molesting two young brothers will not have to pay the more than $553,000 in restitution he had been ordered to pay.  More...

Police chase begins in Empire, ends at Fredrickson Road with accident

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office reported that Prescription Drug Take-back Day was a huge success as 62 pounds of discarded prescription pills that have been collected for destruction by the Drug Enforcement Agency were dropped off. More...