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GOP lacks candidate; Lautner considers

Two dems seek seat

What if they held an election and no Republican showed up?  Nobody is saying that the GOP won’t have a candidate ready for the 101st state House seat, but so far none have tossed their hats in the ring.  More...

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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

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Comets stun Battle Creek St. Philip, win first state championship since 2006

Maddie Trumbull elevated from the left, swung with her right, watched the ball bounce off a sprawling defender’s arms and started a celebration that was 364 days in the making.  More...

Comets crowd Dream Team

Maddie Trumbull made a living out of terrorizing opposing blockers in 2015.  The focal point of a lively Leland attack, Trumbull brought heat with her signature swing all season. More...

Wheelock ready to lead Norse; Lakers look to take next step

Negative energy has no place in David Wheelock’s basketball program.  “It’s a constant barrage of being positive,” Wheelock said when asked to describe his coaching style. More...

Life in Leelanau

Recycled Art Tells A Story

Students take on labeling, depression

Northport art teacher Jenny Evans warned people that they might want to bring tissues to her latest brainchild — the Assemblage art and music event held Friday morning at Northport School.  And Karen Cross wished she had after looking at w More...

Leelanau recycles more than art

More folks seem to be thinking green in Leelanau County.  In all, 1,407 participants dropped off a total of 194,443 pounds of hazardous waste during four collections held in 2015, according to numbers supplied by Kristen Smith, senior planner wi More...

Having a conversation with Lyn Drzewiecki

Name: Lyn Drzewiecki.  Town or township of residence: Solon Township.  Resident of county since: I’ve lived here for 30 years.  Age and birthplace: I’m 53. I was born in Traverse City.  More...

Courts

Sentence is 9 months for larceny

A Kingsley man has been sentenced to nine months in the Leelanau County Jail on a charge of larceny in a building.  Cody L. Swy, 24, was convicted of the charge on Monday in 13th Circuit Court.  More...

Magistrate Court

Joel P. Kurek, 22, 1982 N. Macksey Road, Suttons Bay — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 70 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Trinity A. More...

Driver speeds by deputy, pulls into residence, and runs off

Snow causes many accidents

The first significant snowfall of the season kept county deputies busy.  Starting at about 2 p.m. Saturday and through Sunday, deputies responded to 10 separate single vehicle traffic accidents in which drivers lost control of their vehicles. More...

 

Chambers offer reasons to shop local

PJs all the rage in G-A, Leland

Local chambers of commerce are planning events across the Peninsula in efforts to keep county residents shopping near home.  Shoppers at both ends of the county can leave their jammies on and get an early start on Christmas shopping at two pajam More...

Gas is early present for county drivers

When the price of regular gas squeaks below the $2 mark — like it has recently at several area stations — some people break into their happy dance.  Others wonder why gas is 20 cents higher here than it is downstate, said Bill Bailey More...

Local News

G-L makes purchases for media center

Shelves and other custom furnishings for a new media center were purchased last week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The board during a special meeting Thursday night accepted a bid of $70,921 from Library Furniture International for the n More...

Input sought for new superintendent

A community forum seeking input into the search for a new superintendent will be hosted Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Glen Lake Community Schools.  Bob Sutherland will facilitate the meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. More...

County Dates

Take a hike, baby   More...

Outdoors

County hunters seeing bucks, hope cold weather brings more

Greg Julian hadn’t seen many deer from his Kasson Township tree stand through the first five days of firearm season, nor had he heard many shots fired.  Julian, a hunter education instructor, was hesitant to hit the stand on day six.  More...

Hunters staying safe; only 5 tickets issued

State Conservation Officer Patrick McManus said on Friday that it’s been a relatively low-key start to the firearm deer season with only five tickets issued thus far.  All five violations took place within two days of the opener. 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.   TONIGHT  More...

Letters

EMTs went above, beyond

To the Editor:  More...

Help for ailing hunter

To the Editor:  More...

Headline for trail story inapppropriate

To the Editor:  Seven years. Over 20 million acres of land taken. Thousands of Native American people torn from their homes. Thousands of lives lost. The Trail of Tears is the result of one of the most violent actions in US history.  More...

Views

Wage discussion needed before filling position

our opinion

We’re miffed that the Leelanau County Road Commission turned its top position into two positions, but somehow along the way forgot to address an adjustment in the salary of the person who will have much less responsibility.  More...

Words for Comet volleyball

Looking for a word to describe the Leland volleyball program?  Drive.  The program needs more than one word to explain, though, and maybe there aren’t enough words.  How about work?  Sweat.  Community.  History.&n More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 12  Robert S. and Christine L. Anderson, Catherine M. and Philip Anderson and Sandra Dubois to Geraldine Anderson, Lot 3, Section 14 in Cleveland Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township –  Jeremy Leanderson – (Larry Shugart/Popp Excavating) Excavate to remove existing home and build new house, decks, patio terrace, driveway and parking area and septic system at 502 E. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  Todd and Janet Stone – (Travis Reimer) Residential post frame building at 10460 E. Shady Lane ($24,000).  CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP –  Steven P. and Loretta S. More...