November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Camp all about friendship — and deer

Bob-alouies have fun opener

Deer season may be all about fellowship, according to members of two deer camps in Leelanau County, but bagging bucks is important, too.  Jarod Nenis and members of the Bob-a-Louie Weaver Creek deer camp in Omena are taking in both this deer sea More...

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices

Public notices found in Section Three of this week’s Leelanau Enterprise are:   Leland Zoning Board of Appeals notice for Dec. 8 meeting for a variance from the setback of a home on E. More...

Sports

Comets sweep Sacred Heart, return to semis in Battle Creek

Offensively, it floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.  Defensively, it rolls with the punches and adapts on the fly.  It’s the Leland volleyball team, and it’s two wins away from proving it’s the undisputed Class More...

State champ headlines fall Dream Team

Another year, another Enterprise fall sports Dream Team dominated by Glen Lake.  Lakers lead the way for the third straight year on the four-sport Dream Team released today, gathering seven of 11 possible spots on the all-county team while Sutto More...

Three Comets, one North Bay player garner all-state honors

Four Leelanau County soccer players have been named to Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association (MHSSCA) Division 4 all-state teams: Mike Osorio (Leland), Noah Fetterolf (Leland), Clarke Morgan (Leland) and Caleb Brown (North Bay).  Lelan More...

Life in Leelanau

Trail volunteers clearing trees for skiing; can be emotional work

Thousands of downed trees have been cleared from across miles of trails at the well-loved Alligator Hill in the last couple of weeks, getting them open and ready for the upcoming cross country ski season.  More...

Crews prepare Palmer Woods trails

Conservancy donors pull load in purchase

Cross country skiers should be able to hit the trail at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve near Glen Arbor in early 2016.  That is if Mother Nature cooperates.  “The only thing we need that we can’t get is snow,” said former Leel More...

Woman of the Year

JUDY PREWITT, president of the Zonta Club of Leelanau County, presents Mary Sutherland of Glen Arbor with Zonta’s Woman of the Year Award last week. More...

Views

Some to like, dislike in state road plan

our opinion

Like most state taxation changes, the Michigan roads plan recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder is complicated. We found some things to like in the bill, and some to question.  More...

USDA bends its mission

We’re not going to mention the names of the two Leelanau County business recipients here, but we do question the priorities of the United States Department of Agriculture in paying $500,000 in grants for the construction of one new winery and a More...

Treatment tops jail for substance abuse

A column by Patti Brandt

Anyone who still believes that substance abuse and crime are not related must be living under a rock.  Ditto for those who believe that addiction to alcohol and drugs is a choice, rather than a disease.  And if those people happen to be in More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 5  William E. and Chris A. Ockert to themselves as Trustees and successors of the Ockert family trust, Lot 54, Cherry Bend Heights No. 2 in the city of Traverse City.  Robert and Jennifer E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township – Stephen Thumma – (Job Site Services) Installation of a remediation system to remediate a gasoline release at 5981 S. West Bay Shore ($195.00 permit fee). Centerville Township – More...

Deaths recorded in county

Betty Ann Fryer, 85 of Leelanau Township died November 2 in Kasson Township.   More...

French life attacked, say county residents

Liberty, life at stake

Anne Hoyt spent much of Saturday glued to the television watching as her native France reeled from terrorist attacks which killed 129 people the previous night.  It was the deadliest attack on French soil since World War II.  “I&rsquo More...

County talking pay increases

Union hikes usually go to all

No one knows for sure if Leelanau County government workers will get a pay raise in 2016, but county commissioners are discussing the topic.  More than half of the county’s employees are members of one of five union bargaining units, all o More...

Squirrel pays for suspected gunshot

An explosive-type noise heard near Northport School on Tuesday brought kids inside for fear of a nearby gunshot.  But a loud sound first thought — or perhaps hoped — to be a wayward hunter encroaching near school grounds turned out t More...

Special Sections

Local News

Empire Village OK’s beach cam

A weather camera will be installed at Empire Beach for a television station, despite complaints from some people who’ve said the camera would invade their privacy.  Others have said the camera, which will be mounted on the lighthouse, will More...

Empire offers holiday bonuses

The Empire Village Council last week approved holiday bonuses for four employees. Darlene Friend, deputy clerk, will receive $500, as will John Friend, superintendent of the village Department of Public Works. More...

Tots still need toys; one more dropoff

The annual Leelanau County Toys for Tots campaign, which kicked off last week, has added one more location where new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off.  A regional Toys for Tots campaign kickoff event will be held Saturday in Traverse City.&nbs More...

Outdoors

Acquisition will ensure a wild Mebert Creek

A 40-acre parcel connecting to parks in Bingham Township is now protected by the Leelanau Conservancy.  The Mebert Creek Preserve was purchased for $60,000 with money coming from private donors.  More...

Four Conservancy lands open to firearms hunting

More than half of the properties owned by the Leelanau Conservancy are open to at least some types of hunting, while only four are open to firearm deer hunting.  Those four natural areas open to gun hunters are Cedar River (440 acres), Houdek Du More...

Warm weather, hot start on opening day

Unusually high temperatures and a less-than-ideal Sunday opener couldn’t stop county hunters from finding their fair share of trophy bucks in Leelanau.  At least that’s according to the first wave of photos sent to the Enterprise and 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

County doesn’t give notice for loss of insurance

To the Editor:  As of Dec. 31, 2015, Leelanau County retirees will no longer receive the monthly benefit of $100 toward the cost of health insurance coverage and also be eliminated from the county’s health insurance plan.  More...

A paradigm shift needed in vaccine debate

To the editor:  More...

Many hands for CROP walk

To the Editor  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Morgan E. Chippewa, 18, 615 Bay Hill Dr., Apt. 9, Traverse City — Failed to appear for jury selection on charge of receiving and stealing stolen property less than $200; bond forfeited; bench warrant issued; no new bond set.  More...

High winds blamed in 2 accidents

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a phone scam is once again targeting county residents.  More...

Empire man to pay for damage

A 54-year-old Empire man pleaded guilty in 13th Circuit Court to attempted malicious destruction of property valued at $1,000 or more and has agreed to pay restitution of $2,197 for an incident that took place in the parking lot of an Empire hardware More...