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Meet Joe Vlack

So who was the man who had a park in Solon Township named after him?  Joseph Vlack was born March 3, 1877, in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States as a small child with his parents, who settled in Traverse City.  He was married in 1 More...

Local News

Curtain to open for Lost Horizon

The cast for the next production by the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) has been set and is readying for the curtains to open.  More...

County Dates

Holiday coming to Suttons Bay Village   More...

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LELAND STUDENTS in Kristy Fisher’s kindergarten class were visited last week by Leelanau County first responders as part of their International Baccalaureate unit on ‘community.” Deputy Greg Hornkohl is pictured here with his K-9 fr More...

Outdoors

Winter’s slow start affects businesses

Temperatures recorded in Maple City for November averaged 42.9 degrees — a good 4.5 degrees above the normal of 38.4 degrees.  That’s good news for those who haven’t yet purchased their long johns, but bad news for those busine More...

Homestead, 4-H offer skiing opportunities

The Leelanau 4-H Youth Program is registering students for its annual 4-H Ski and Snowboard program, which is open to youth in grades 1-12.  Beginners as well as advanced skiers and snowboarders are welcome to participate in the program, held at More...

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TALL SHIPS Manitou and Madeline are fully winterized and snug in their Elmwood Township berths at the old Traverse City Light & Power coal dock recently purchased by Rotary Charities from the City of Traverse City for $1 million.  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

Leelanau needs a ‘cybercop’ for menacing times

To the Editor:  A few months ago, our Sheriff asked the county Board of Commissioners to approve an addition to the Sheriff’s office. More...

Letter write declares love for Democratic Socialism

To the Editor:  I love socialism.  More...

A fine man, Charles Turnquist

To the Editor:  Today I had the privilege to attend the funeral of a fine man, Charles H. Turnquist.  More...

Columns

Omena News: Village decked out for Christmas as Bea heads out on Oregon Trail

Omena officially kicked off the holiday season with its annual “Deck the Village” celebration held Sunday. At least 35 hardy souls turned out to decorate buildings downtown followed by refreshments at the Omena Historical Society Museum. More...

Glen Lake News: Among important anniversaries, correspondent celebrates 55th

Happy December, and the weather looks like it.  * * *  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, spent some quality time with your family, stuffed everything including the turkey, and got ready for the coming season.  * * *  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO December 2, 2010 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 17  Nancy A. Steel to TQH Land LLC, Lot 9, Block 9, Barton’s Addition to Village of Leland ($125,000).  November 18  David G. and Constance E. Knaggs to themselves, Parcel 5: Section 16 in Empire Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township –  The Moorings, LLC – (Molon Excavating) Excavation for a residential development consisting of 13 structures and several small outbuildings on Carter Road ($1,100 fee).   Leland Township –  More...

Marriage license applications filed

Langley L. Scherer and Ryan S. Kushman   More...

Bailey faces lifetime of electronic monitoring

Part of mandatory sentencing

Regardless of how long Derek J. More...

Vlack Park needs an owner

Who will pay for dam removal?

A popular fish pond and park that has provided recreational opportunities for 60 years may not be owned by the township that operates it as a park.  Solon Township officials learned last month that they are not the only deed holders in the area More...

Suit filed to allow ‘winery activities’

Noverr sues township

The owner of a 28-acre property on Lakeview Road in Elmwood Township has filed suit against the township for rejecting his application for a permit to hold “winery associated activities” on his farm.  More...

In county, music ushers in Christmas spirit

Treble makers, A-chords

This is Madeline Houdek’s fourth Christmas with the Leelanau Community Choir.  For Houdek, an alto, singing at Christmas is much more than just giving her vocal cords a workout.  It just isn’t Christmas without singing.  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

Carney, Peplinski lift Lakers past Cadillac in strong season debut

Next week: More hoops

Cadillac was well on its way to 1-0.  Savannah Peplinski and her Glen Lake teammates didn’t see it that way.  The Lakers struggled to execute offensively in the early stages of Tuesday night’s home opener and trailed 5-0, but qu More...

Late surge not enough as St. Mary girls drop season-opener at Mesick

Thankfully for the Mesick and St. More...

Norse named good sports for 8th time

When it comes to being a good sportsman in the Northwest Conference, one program has been known to steer the ship.  And that program is Suttons Bay.  Athletic Director Doug Periard accepted the Northwest Conference Sportsmanship Award for t More...

Life in Leelanau

HEADED TOWARD A RECORD?

Visitation at Lakeshore within striking distance of 2012 record

Craig Olsen, a visitor use assistant for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, says the best thing about his job is showing off the park to people from all over the world.  “That’s something that I really love because they’re More...

El Niño will affect lake levels — but how?

Scientists working for the U.S. More...

Having a conversation with Michele Dansereau

Name: Michele Dansereau.  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township.  Resident since: May of 1998.  Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut.  More...

Views

Lingering millage question

our opinion

Before a property tax request for a worthy cause — we know, they’re all worthy causes — gets placed on a ballot, we’d like to air our concern well in advance.  For those with long memories, this may sound familiar. More...

No need for nepotism; open up hiring process

We’re disappointed in a recent hire at the Leelanau Conservation District.  The wife of the district’s executive director, Buzz Long, was hired to fill an opening created by a retirement.  These things do happen in Leelanau Coun More...

Tighten the screws on political propaganda

A column by Eric Carlson

Are Leelanau County residents being fed political propaganda? Of course they are. Everybody is. More...

Courts

Former Tribal tech director charged with selling equipment, keeping money

$233,000 alleged to have been embezzeled

A former Information Technology Director for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians faces up to five years in prison if he is convicted of a federal charge of theft from a tribal organization.  Michael G. More...

86th District Court

Corey M. Haveman, 36, 1921 Jack Pine Ct., Dorr — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of drunk and disorderly person; bond forfeited, bench warrant issued with new bond set at $500.  More...

Man sentenced for firing shots over jet ski operators

A 71-year-old Empire man has been sentenced to 180 days probation for disturbing the peace.  Donald E. Surber, of 11788 Watch Hill Drive, was sentenced in 86th District Court on Nov. 24.  More...