October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

No salaries for Honor Flight organization

The Mid-Michigan Honor Flight organization can trace its beginning to a cell phone call between two strangers.  Trish Donaghue of Canadian Lakes, who had a penchant for community activities, heard about honor flight groups forming across the co More...

Elmwood zoning revolves around ‘special event’

Neighbors want peace and quiet

A long-running neighborhood dispute in Elmwood Township may delay an even longer-running effort to enact a new Zoning Ordinance for the township. 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

Glen Lake golfer ready to defend state championship

Final starts Friday

Nichole Cox knows the key to defending her state title is understanding the nature of her sport, in which there is no defense.  That’s been easier said than done for the Glen Lake standout.  More...

Lakers exceed expectations

The Glen Lake girls golf team was four strokes away from punching a ticket to the 2015 Division 4 state final at Forest Akers East in East Lansing.  More...

S-B senior breaks career tackles record

Sack record next?

It’s easy to lose track of the middle linebacker once the ball is snapped.  No. More...

Life in Leelanau

Guten Tag!

Glen Lake says ‘Good Day!’ to 25 German students

A 15-year tradition continued at Glen Lake High School this fall as the community welcomed students from its sister school in Havixbeck, Germany.  Twenty-five German students and two German teachers arrived in Leelanau County on Sept. More...

Northport gets new court as Eagle Scout project

The old tennis courts at Northport Public School will be resurfaced and reconfigured into a standard-sized basketball court.  In the process Northport senior Christopher Somero, who is heading up the project, will move a little closer to his goa More...

Having a conversation with "Doc"

Name: “Doc.” I’m named after Doc Houghton who gave many, many years to Glen Lake. He was at every football game, ready to help on the sidelines and never charged a dime.  More...

Views

An impossible request

our opinion

“Sure, we’ll ship you out some documents, or better yet why don’t you just look them up online.  And thanks for your money so many years ago. More...

More programs that look good

We expect there to be much gnashing of teeth over the county commissioners' rejection, at least for now, of a program called PACE. It allows businesses to secure low-interest, private financing for energy efficient projects. More...

Halloween offers thrills for Ms. ‘t’

A column by Patti Brandt

I’m kind of a type T personality, but maybe with a small t.  According to WebMD, type Ts are those who thrive on roller coasters, bungee- jumping and sky-diving.  Scratch the bungee and jumping out of a plane, but put me on a roller c More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 1  Jerome R. and Mark and Nicole Kalena to Mark and Nicole Kalena, Section 27 in Cleveland Township.  Wilma H. Stone to the Wilma H. Stone Property Trust, Lot 1 of Section 29 in Glen Arbor Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Kal and Ann Sweet – (Chester Lueck) Excavate to add a 14 x 16 foot room and a 24 x 26 foot garage. Remove existing asphalt at 6410 S. Lake Leelanau ($125 fee);  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  William G. Thomas Trust – (North Haven Construction LLC) Demolish and construct new single family dwelling w/unfinished basement at 215 S. More...

 

Color peepers, get out this weekend

Trees are late, still turning

Ron and Kateri (Kit) Novak of Cedar have a great vantage place for viewing fall color. But there hasn’t been much to see.  More...

Honor flight volunteers lend their hands

Fourth flight for Leland chief

Two Leelanau County residents are deeply dedicated to the cause of the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight organization, and both spent Tuesday helping veterans enjoy a day created to recognize their service.  More...

Student numbers dip, with exception

Counts more complicated

Leland Public School has got a full house.  The 475 students enumerated in the “fourth Wednesday” enrollment count Oct. 7 represents the largest student body at the school.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Photo

THE 15TH annual Fiber Festival brought 15 artists and 830 people through the doors of the Old Art Building on Friday and Saturday. Total sales eclipsed $17,000 during the two-day event, which will return to Leland for a 16th time in 2016.   More...

County Dates

Keeping old good as new   Learn plaster and concrete repair while maintaining a farmhouse at a workshop sponsored by the Leelanau Conservancy and other groups. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Suttons Bay looking for subs to teach (at $80 per day) and drive bus

Enjoy working with children? Looking for a little money to supplement your retirement income?  Suttons Bay School has just the job for you.  The school district is looking for substitute teachers as well as bus drivers. More...

Outdoors

Fishing report: Perch on the bite in south Lake Leelanau, little Glen

Salmon run came late

Anglers fishing the waters of south Lake Leelanau are well aware by now: Perch are plentiful.  Greg Alsip, manager of the Fish Hook in Leland and Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort, said fishermen are not only boating walleye, but also plenty of perch More...

2 color tours this weekend

The Leelanau Conservancy will host two fall color walks this weekend— one in Cleveland Township and the other in Leelanau Township.  The Krumwiede Forest Reserve, located near Wheeler Road in western Cleveland Township, is the site of the More...

WALK FOR A CAUSE

150 CROP walkers raise thousands

Some 150 men, women and children donned their tennis shoes Sunday for the 26th annual Leelanau CROP Walk.  As of Tuesday at noon, $7,737 had been collected from participants, who gathered pledges for the four-mile walk. 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. More...

Letters

Uncaged a great success; plans set for 2016

To the Editor:  More...

Accurate column; let tribe decide

To the Editor:  The (Eric Carlson column) outlining the history of the 2 percent distribution by the GTB is accurate and on target. More...

Leelanau School helps recycling

To the Editor:  I wanted to say Thank You to the Leelanau Schools for not only hosting our recycling bins in Glen Arbor, but even improving the site for everyone.  More...

Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO October 21, 2010 Proposed budget cuts may eliminate positions in the Village of Suttons Bay — including those of the harbormaster, the village treasurer and the entire three-person village Police Department. * * * More...

Courts

13th Circuit Court

Amos Duran, 26, of Kalkaska, pleaded guilty in 13th Circuit Court to assault with intent to commit sexual penetration for assaulting a 15-year-old girl.  In return, a charge of criminal sexual conduct, third degree, has been dismissed.  More...

86th District Court

Elliot M. Allchin, 27, 2380 S. Maple Valley, Suttons Bay — Pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended license, second offense, failure to report an accident; presentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for Nov. More...

Nellett pleads not guilty to fleeing, eluding charge

A 25-year-old Traverse City woman has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of fleeing and eluding a police officer and larceny in a building after being chased by a Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputy at speeds of up to 90 mph down M-22 near Empir More...