October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Election for 4 in 10 voters

Knowing that next Tuesday is an election day, officials fully expect there will be a few registered voters showing up at their usual polling places on Nov. 3 expecting to vote — but not actually getting a ballot. More...

Family-fun and adult parties

Fun for the whole family   Friday   1 p.m. — Suttons Bay students in pre-K through fifth grade will march down St. Joseph Street in the school’s annual Halloween parade.  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

DAVID vs. GOLIATH

Upset-minded Lakers look to knock off undefeated Gladiators in TC

The decibel level temporarily skyrocketed at the Angers residence on Sunday night. More...

Secret weapon not enough for S-B in finale

With a 2-6 record and playoffs out of the question, Suttons Bay coach Alex Kohler decided to have a little fun offensively on Friday night as his team ended its season at home against Kalkaska.  Senior captain Zach Smith, a standout linebacker a More...

Comets cruise to regional semis for 4th straight season

Leland coach Joe Burda wasn’t sure what to expect at Hancock Field on Friday in the District 63 final against Buckley.  More...

Life in Leelanau

CREW CUT

Church clean-up crew begins day in woods with prayer

There’s a group of county men whose “honey do” lists at home are growing by the week.  But that doesn’t mean they’re slacking.  They are Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN), an offshoot of the Saturday Bible Stud More...

Re-Arbor provides long-term answer to storm

Public, private pot of money

It wasn’t long after an Aug. 2 storm uprooted and destroyed thousands of trees in the Glen Arbor area that local businessman Bob Sutherland came up with a concept to “Re-Arbor Glen Arbor.”  More...

Having a conversation with Hank Guest

Name: Hank Guest.  Town or township of residence: Cedar.  Resident since: I’ve lived here all my life and I’m 15.  Age and birthplace: 15 and Traverse City.  More...

Views

Support offered for most tax requests

our opinion

Residents living in about one-third of Leelanau County will be asked to determine the fate of property tax proposals on Tuesday, most of which are complicated. More...

As seasons change, family’s nest empties

A column by Eric Carlson

Brilliant fall colors throughout Leelanau County earlier this week reminded me why I enjoy the changing of the seasons so much and why I love living in Leelanau County.  If the fall colors are a little past their peak at this point, I must confe More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 14  Barbara A. Bona to Dea C. Bona and Joy Spatz, Lot 4, Crystal Cove Estates in Leelanau Township.  James T. and Rebecca Stacy to Daniel D. and Debra D. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  John and Lisa Pardington – (Nick Kowalske) Excavate for a front porch and deck reshape and install septic system at 4093 S. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  John H. and Nancy J. Ayres – (Pine Grove Homes) Construct single family dwelling w/ unfinished basement and attached unfinished garage at 2767 S. Pine Meadow Path ($92,890);  More...

Standing up to Autumn

FALL COLORS were holding out Monday when a paddle boarder headed through the Lake Leelanau Narrows.   More...

Jury trial to start

Judge allows evidence of ‘deviant’ sexual past

Prosecutors plan to provide evidence of a deviant sexual history as part of their case to convict Derek J. More...

Halloween offers fun for adults, too

Halloween revelers — young and old — will be able to catch one more hour of sleep Sunday morning and others will have an extra hour to party Saturday night. More...

Local News

User fees hiking up to 50% in Lakeshore

Only 1/3 of parks charge to visit

Visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be a little more expensive — half again, in some cases — starting Jan. More...

County Dates

Snack and learn about Constitution   More...

Corrections:

The Suttons Bay-Bingham Library Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.  The time and date was listed incorrectly in the Enterprise last week.  * * *  More...

Outdoors

Deer population looking healthy, rut may start early

Antler growth 'outstanding'

Word in the woods is that it’s been a productive month for area archers — and taxidermist Mark Steimel.  Steimel, owner of Fur-Fish-Game Taxidermy in Lake Leelanau, said there seems to be plenty of healthy deer to be had this season More...

60 hunters register for island hunt

Sixty firearm-packing hunters are expected to board the Mishe Mowka on Saturday en route to North Manitou Island for the annual North Manitou Island Deer Hunt.  The Halloween hunt will last for seven days, until the ferry picks up hunters and th More...

Volunteer docents needed to lead hikes

The Leelanau Conservancy is in need of docents to lead hikes and share their knowledge with Leelanau County visitors.  The docent position is a volunteer commitment involving some mandatory training and a willingness to participate in a number 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  9:30-10:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Screaming Kids and Donald Trump

To the Editor:  My wife and I recently had lunch at a restaurant in town, and once again, some very loud child about 6 or so was allowed to destroy the atmosphere for the rest of us by screaming for no apparent reason at the top of his/her lungs More...

School the community heart; support bond

To the Editor:  More...

Elmwood planners need to protect neighbors

To the Editor:  I attended the Elmwood Township Planning Commission meeting on October 20th. The room was packed and it was apparent the majority were against the special land use “draft”; I have several issues with it.  More...

Courts

Kingsley man guilty of stealing from home

Circuit Court judges Thomas Power, Philip Rodgers

A 24-year-old Kingsley man pleaded guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Monday to larceny in a building.  In exchange for Cody L. Swy’s guilty plea a charge of home invasion, second degree, has been dismissed.  More...

86th District Court

Savannah L. Sams, 25, 11235 Ode Tomin, Apt. 2, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to bond violation on charges of super drunken driving; remanded until sentencing, set for Nov. 3.  Marcus D. More...

Elmwood builder shafted clients and subcontractors; now he’s got prison time

What’s a handshake worth today?

An Elmwood Township builder has been ordered to serve two to five years in prison and pay $413,258 in restitution after scamming money from people.  The builder collected payments from homeowners without completing work, and several subcontracto More...