October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County may end retiree health benefits

Decision made in 2013

Retired Leelanau County elected officials and non-union employees will lose their county health insurance benefits next year unless the County Board of Commissioners reverses a decision made in 2013.  Naturally, that’s not sitting well wit More...

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County Dates

Pig roast, barn dance in Bingham   More...

Be on deer lookout

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone that with the cooler weather and bow hunting season kicking off, deer will be on the move.  Drivers are reminded to keep an eye out for deer, especially in the early morning and More...

Hubbell back at desk after surgery

Leelanau County prosecutor Joseph T. Hubbell is back to work full-time this week after getting the all clear from his physician.  Hubbell had hip surgery on Sept. 14 and had been taking some time off to recuperate. More...

Outdoors

Grant a win-win situation for Leelanau County growers, hunters

Growers and hunters agree that the DNR’s initiative to expand hunter access in the northern Lower Peninsula will benefit both parties in 2016.  More...

Photos

THE FOUCH sisters, 8-year-old Landry (left) and 11-year-old Emory, both shot a deer during the 2015 Youth Hunt. Landry shot a 7-point buck, her second in two years. Her older sister, Emory, got her fourth deer in four years. More...

Farming Leelanau

Grower featured in Batali video   Jim Bardenhagen is better known for his ability to produce quality fruit than he is for his acting career, but that didn’t stop the Suttons Bay Township grower from making an appearance in a video posted o 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  More...

Letters

Enbridge should reveal internal line condition

On September 25, Mr. Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge, addressed members of the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance. More...

Entertainment industry profits from violence

To the Editor:  In the wake of this latest tragedy at Oregon Umpqua College, president Obama claims he is going to politicize the gun violence issue like this would be something new.  More...

Bush created new generation of terrorists

To the Editor:  I enjoy reading Tim Skubick’s column. However, I was disappointed when he mentioned Jeb Bush’s remark that his brother kept the country safe after 9-11. More...

Courts

Victim testifies about abuse on drive to Wal-Mart

Former tribal leader Derek J. Bailey has been bound over for trial in 13th Circuit Court after his teenage victim testified before Judge Thomas J. Phillips on Tuesday.  More...

86th District Court

David S. Mausolf, 26, 1655 David Pl., Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty to drunken/impaired driving, second offense; bond continued; pretrial conference set for Oct. 13.  Elias R. Wreford, 33, 638 E. More...

Woman accused of stealing from purse at med clinic

A 25-year-old Traverse City woman was video arraigned in 86th District Court last week on charges of fleeing and eluding a police officer and larceny in a building after being chased by police at speeds of up to 90 mph.  Megan N. More...

 

Rooms booked

Big weekend planned

The upcoming three-day weekend appears to be shaping up well for tourism — even better than fall color.  “It’s going to be very busy. I’ve fielded a lot of calls, but I’ve been honest ... More...

PEAKING THROUGH

CAROL AND Dieter Hohnke of Ann Arbor encountered some of Mother Nature’s first efforts at coloring the county landscape while on a bike tour Friday along M-22 north of Leland. 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

Kohler, Norse get first win with 0:00 left on the clock

Smith breaks record

They had every reason to quit.  First-year Suttons Bay head coach Alex Kohler and his players could have thrown in the towel Friday after East Jordan running back Ryan Graham ripped off a 41-yard touchdown run that made it a 28-22 game with 2:50 More...

Lakers brace for bedlam at TC St. Francis

Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers doesn’t have a blueprint on how to take down undefeated Traverse City Saint Francis — but he’s got a plan.  “Block better than them and tackle better,” Angers said with a laugh.  More...

Comets seek revenge in trip to Muskegon

Clever backheels, well-executed headers and a whole lot of speed were on display Saturday during Leland’s 7-0 homecoming win over Kingsley.  The Comets, now 15-2 on the year, showcased their offensive firepower from start to finish. More...

Life in Leelanau

Members of ‘Bot Squad’ patrol beach looking for carcasses

Fewer bird deaths caused by botulism

For two years Bingham Township residents Mike and Mary Caye Erwin have been patrolling two miles of Good Harbor beach as part of the Bot Squad.  The Erwins and dozens more volunteer weekly by monitoring a section of the Lake Michigan shoreline f More...

Battle on as buckthorn falls

Invasives pulled at Clay Cliffs

Rookies, veterans and experts combined Friday to rid one of Leelanau County’s most beautiful trails of plants that have outlived their usefulness.  More...

Having a conversation with Tina Marie Greene-Bevington

Name: Tina Marie Greene-Bevington.  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.  Resident of county since: May 2014.  Age and birthplace: I’m 59 and was born in Norton Shores, Mich., just down the lakeshore a bit.  More...

Views

Time is right to expand freedom of information

our opinion

Here’s something that Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree upon, for political reasons as well as good governance. More...

Marijuana a ‘super drug’; township regulation out

We’ve often heard the adage that marijuana should be legalized so that society can tax it, providing at least enough money to solve whatever social ills evolve from its usage.  While the scheme fell a bit short of expectations in Colorado, More...

Rivalries don’t have impact of years gone by

A column by Alan Campbell

I heard an announcement the other day about an establishment trying to drum up interest for a night of rooting and drinking for a Sunday night Lions- Vikings game.  It’s a rivalry, the announcer explained.  Right.  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 23  Douglas G. and Jozell L. Rexcoat to themselves as co-trustees of the Rexcoat Family Joint Revocable Trust UAD, Section 19 in Suttons Bay Township.  Czaplicka Properties, LLC to Gerald D. and Sandra A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP –  Ronald S. and Marilyn J. Pokrak Family - Construct unfinished pole building at 4115 S. More...