November 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pleasant temperatures, even at night, to continue

El Niño appears alive and well on the Leelanau peninsula where unseasonably warm temperatures have ushered in November. So far this fall frost has been sparse, as temperatures have dropped below freezing in just two locations. 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 locate silver lining in loss

Glen Lake limits No. 1 Gladiators to season-low 21 points in TC

Season-ending losses rarely serve as a catalyst for program-wide enthusiasm, but that’s exactly what happened for Glen Lake on Saturday in a 21-3 playoff loss at Thirlby Field. More...

Merwin, Parker, Tarsa to represent Leelanau County in state finals

Merwin crosses 6th

A slippery day on the links didn’t stop three of the county’s top cross country runners from punching a ticket to the Division 4 state finals. More...

7th grader fuels Eagles at regional

Nick Papes was in a jam.  The first-year head coach of Lake Leelanau St. 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 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More...

Honor Class

Leland theatre students learn about Medals of Honor, acting

A famous Hollywood actor and an acclaimed writer visiting Leland tomorrow will not only honor local veterans with a film and a book about our nation’s war heroes, they will also conduct a workshop with drama students and creative writing studen More...

County to honor veterans with ceremony

WW II vet to speak at Plaza

Everyone is invited to attend the annual Veterans Day observance next Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on the Leelanau County Government Center campus in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Letters

Carrying a concealed gun makes more sense

To the Editor:  More...

Northport investors OK, but council, administrator lacking

To the Editor:  Historically, politicians have been characterized as 1.Prevaricator’s (seldom tell the truth and repeatedly lie). 2.stretch the truth without facts. 3.take advantage of complacent voters. More...

Northport party takes the cake

To the Editor:  Halloween’s a happening in Northport!  The bad news that, in spite of cakewalking seemingly a hundred times, we didn’t win a cake. More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO November 4, 2010 Leelanau County, which had moved to the left in the last two elections, returned to its more historic roots. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 21  Meg M. Mallon and Elizabeth A. Daniel to themselves, Lot 1, Section 29 in Glen Arbor Township.  James H. Sr. and Kathryn A. Porter to James H. Jr. and Jennifer Porter, Lot 6, HOFCO Subdivision No. 1 in Bingham Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township –  Ryan and Amy DeVore – (Wilhelm Landscapes) Excavate to install seawall and install Paver patio and stone steps. Install rock to beach area at 5490 S. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE –  Ralph Palmer – (Scott A. Henningsen) Partial demolition of residential first floor bedroom at 11814 S. Lake Street ($100.00 permit fee).  CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP –  Larry and Lisa A. More...

Free shells for hunters of mergansers

Ammo for Lake Leelanau; Glen Lake has gentler approach

Plans to combat the swimmer’s itch problem in Lake Leelanau now include blasting it out of the water one duck at a time.  The Lake Leelanau Lake Association (LLLA) is arming a few duck hunters during waterfowl season with shotgun shells to More...

Victim testifies against Bailey

Bailey accused of ‘wiping’ devices

A 15-year-old girl testified for nearly three hours on the first day of the jury trial of Derek J. More...

Jury already one alternate short

The trial against Derek J. Bailey included some unusual moments when one juror was dismissed for inappropriate comments and a member of the press was chastised for attempting to interview witnesses.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Good Man, great show   Don’t miss the Leland Public School production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Performances take place at 7 p.m. today, Friday, and Saturday, and at 5 p.m. More...

Welcome, public

Sale of coal dock opens up access

The old Traverse City Light & Power coal dock in Elmwood Township will be sold to Rotary Charities for $1 million and will be made available for broader public use following a decision this week by Traverse City commissioners.  More...

Quiet Halloween in county

Having Devil’s Night fall on a Friday and Halloween on a Saturday would seem to be the perfect storm for those armed with toilet paper and eggs.  Even so, both nights were quiet in Leelanau County this year.  More...

Outdoors

Conservation District plans open house and 71st meeting

The Leelanau Conservation District will hold its 71st annual meeting Friday in a new venue.  The meeting, set for 11:30 a.m., is scheduled as part of the district’s annual open house, held this year in the district's new office in the lowe More...

Conservation District’s work

Some important numbers that help explain the Leelanau County Soil Conservation District’s work over the past year:  • 326 site visits were made through the forestry assistance program;  • 300 people attended four forestry w More...

Life in Leelanau

Having a conversation with Zack Krantz

Name: Zack Krantz  Town or township of residence: Village of Suttons Bay  Resident of county since: 1994 – the year I was born.  More...

County Cuisine

Short ribs perfect for fall football weather

Clint Couturier, butcher shop manager at Anderson’s Market in Glen Arbor, shares one of his favorite recipes to enjoy on a cold Sunday football afternoon. Prepare ahead of time and the slow cooker delivers a tasty, comforting meal.   More...

Yaks, alpacas lure visitors to agritourism business on M-22

What makes your ranch special? More...

Views

An improbable path

our opinion

At the risk of over-glamorizing the career of just-retired Lakeshore superintendent Dusty Shultz, we’d like to discuss her improbable path.  More...

Lakeshore is beautiful, but should it cost more?

We really like the Lakeshore.  We really don’t like a 50 percent increase in fees to use it.  And we realize that our opinion is probably in the minority, at least now.  You can bet that for the first decade or two of existence f More...

Rules should apply to all

There’s a lesson to be learned by elected and appointed officials from the reaction to an ill-advised request by the Suttons Bay Township Parks & Recreation Committee.  Members of the committee are a dedicated group. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Summer L. Councilor, 29, 9245 S. Johnny St., Apt. 18, Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty to drunken driving; bond continued with added conditions; pretrial conference set for Nov. 10.  More...

Man guilty of domestic violence

A 28-year-old Lake Leelanau man pleaded guilty in 86th District Court on Tuesday to two charges of attempted domestic violence, second offense, for assaulting his wife.  Rolando Vasquez, of 1855 Schomberg Road, was released from the Leelanau Cou More...

No deer accident, as driver instead hit post

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old Maple City man after a traffic crash at about 2:45 a.m. More...