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Resignation leaves County Board split between GOP, Dems

After nearly 19 years of service representing most of Elmwood Township on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, District No. 1 commissioner Jean I. Watkoski announced Tuesday that she will resign effective Dec. More...

State agrees with Glen Lake, not Groening

Former Glen Lake superintendent Joan Groening’s appeal of a state decision on retirement benefits has been denied.  Word of the decision by the state Office of Retirement Services (ORS) reached the school district last week in the form of More...

Local News

L-L author explores Second Coming

Edward J. More...

Solon man’s first book goes audio

Solon Township resident Gary P. Hansen has had his first novel made into an audio book.  “Survival at Starvation Lake” will be available through Amazon, Audible and iTunes starting tomorrow (Dec. 11).  More...

Scott to sign books at open house

Outdoor photographer Ken Scott will host an open house at his new studio in the Leelanau Studios complex in Greilickville.  The facility, which occupies the former Norris Elementary School, is located on the corner of Cherrybend Road and M22.&nb More...

Outdoors

Late duck season looking dismal

November was a mundane month for duck hunters in Leelanau County.  December doesn’t look much better.  The late duck hunt — Dec. More...

Life in Leelanau

Licking your Christmas pet list

Pets are family, and treated so at Christmas

At the Beaton house in Bingham Township, Christmas has gone to the dogs.  The family’s canines — Rosie, Abby and Sadie — all have their own stockings and on Christmas morning, presents to be opened.  Kattie Beaton, 22, did More...

Christmas offers dangerous pet attractions

The holidays are a time of color, decorations and lots of activity.  But some things that make holidays special for humans can be dangerous for family pets.  And it’s the relatively innocuous items that can cause the most damage.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Linda Glover

Name: Linda Glover.  Town or township of residence: Village of Suttons Bay.  Resident of county since: May 2014.  Age and birthplace: Age 67; born in Columbus, Ohio.  More...

Columns

Omena News: ‘Gotta buy’ poem depicts Black Friday

One of our local good deeds workers, Mary Stanton, provided a means for all of us to share the holiday spirit:  More...

Glen Lake News: Book gifts, Lost Horizon and bonus weather

Some people feel that this is bonus weather, others are very disappointed and can’t wait for snow. I somehow have the feeling that the bonus is going to be going away and the snow will be arriving pretty shortly.  * * *  More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO December 9, 2010 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 23  Crain Hill, LLC to Kevin and Elizabeth Moore, Unit 35, Sapphire Shore Condominium in Elmwood Township ($445,306.05).  November 24  The Ann E. Eckerly Trust to Ann E. Eckerly, Lot No. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township –  Jeff McClain – (John Cooney) Excavate to construct a 30’ x 40’ pole barn at 360 E. Cemetery Road ($125).  Glen Arbor Township –  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  Evelyn A. and Lewis Sawaquat – (Lord and Lady Construction LLC) Residential alteration of attached garage at 6686 S. West-Bay Shore Dr. ($5,280).  CENTERVILLE TOWNSHIP –  Norman J. and Mary L. More...

 

Allegations fly, gavel pounds at meeting

Members lying, Lautner alleges

Partisan bickering on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners appears to have reached an all-time low.  On Tuesday morning, the board’s longest serving commissioner, Melinda C. More...

Content of phone calls will determine if state law broken

Did commissioner Patricia Soutas-Little break the state Open Meetings Act by initiating telephone conversations with other commissioners to discuss an upcoming appointment to the county Parks and Recreation Commission? More...

Pancakes, Santa and of course caroling

Hopes up for friendly mortgage burning

The upcoming weekend will be chock-full of stuff to do, starting with a holiday jam session Friday afternoon at the Leland Township Library, Pancakes with Santa on Friday evening at Suttons Bay School, and a party at the Friendship Community Center i More...

Leelanau’s holiday calendar

Friday  2-4 p.m. — Holiday Jam Session: All ages welcome; Leland Township Library.  5-7 p.m. — Pancakes with Santa: Crafts, movie, pancakes; free; elementary cafeteria; Suttons Bay Schools.  5:30-9 p.m. More...

Glen Lake responds to Groening lawsuit

The response to a federal lawsuit filed by former superintendent Joan Groening paints an ugly picture of hostility and distrust between the Glen Lake Board of Education and its former top administrator.  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

Ruelas records first victory as Lakers cruise past St. Francis

Don Miller was on one side.  Keith Haske was on the other.  More than 60 years of varsity coaching experience were in the gym for Tuesday night’s game between Glen Lake and Traverse City St. More...

Comets stave off Stowe, Wildcats

Leland players put hands in his face, on his face and in his shooting lane.  It didn’t matter.  Late in the fourth quarter, Northport senior guard Marcus Stowe found ways to connect from long range and cut away at a once-comfortable l More...

Hoops roundup: Lack of practice not a problem for Comets

The adage “practice makes perfect” never had a chance to work in Ryan Knudsen’s program this preseason.  Since Knudsen’s girls team at Leland is comprised mostly of volleyball players — and the volleyball postseason 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  More...

Views

Groening: Too late for a graceful exit

our opinion

The first neutral voice affecting what, unfortunately, promises to be a protracted and expensive lawsuit filed by resigned Glen Lake superintendent Joan Groening against her former employer has gone against Ms. Groening.  More...

Don’t dismantle septage rules

We’re not certain which side to take in what is becoming a never-ending attempt to loosen the rules that govern septage rules for new homes on less-than-ideal sites in Leelanau County.  More...

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Courts

Man who fled to serve 2-5 years behind bars

Circuit Court roundup

Judge Thomas G. Power sentenced one man to prison Monday and accepted a plea deal for another in 13th Circuit Court.  Gary J. More...

Cedar woman charged for home invasion

A 25-year-old Cedar woman was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a felony charge of second degree home invasion.  Brooke W. Reardon, of 4850 E. More...

86th District Court

Jonathan Dayton, 46, 3577 S. Bay Bluffs Road, Cedar — Video arraigned on charge of drunken driving, third offense; $25,000 personal recognizance bond set; probable cause conference set for Dec. 8; preliminary examination set for Dec. 15.  More...