December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Outdoor sport lovers wait for the snow

Fat bikes hit bottom

To the dismay of a few, Old Man Winter has found the fountain of youth in Leelanau County through El Niño.  Those few upset include snowmobilers, who require winter conditions to ply their sport.  “There’s not much we can do but More...

Local News

Water up again on Traverse Lake

Heavy rains in Leelanau County over the past week have caused water levels in some inland lakes to rise during a time of the year when water levels would normally dip.  More...

Cleveland wrestles with ‘complex’ rezoning

The Cleveland Township Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals have been busy over the past month.  At the regular monthly Township Board meeting last week, the board’s representative on the Planning Commission, trustee Dan Klimasz More...

Clean Water to hear from retired park ranger

A retired park ranger with Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will provide a presentation Thursday for the Leelanau Clean Water group.  Leelanau Clean Water meets monthly in the Board of Commissioners meeting room. More...

Outdoors

Conservancy plans pair of walks

The Leelanau Conservancy will host an interpretative hike Saturday featuring the bubbling marl spring at the Hatlem Creek Preserve.  Docents Sharon Oriel, Joanne Gerben and Lou Ricord will lead the 10 a.m. More...

Life in Leelanau

NO ADVENT ACCIDENTS

REV. DAN DEVRIES joins 55-year church member and volunteer Sandy Prause in lighting Advent candles at Glen Lake Community Reformed Church. Rev. DeVries plans ahead for unexpected problems by keeping a box of matches in the Advent circle.   More...

Services commemorate Christ’s birth

“Word became flesh and lived among us.” — John 1:14  It’s the Bible verse that stands at the heart of Christmas for one local pastor.  More...

Christians speak on religious attacks

Prince of Peace had no gun

Annie Lively and Annabel Skrocki know the difference between Islam and ISIS. More...

Columns

Award-winning artist has Omena connection; ride BATA bus or lose it

Lisa Flahive, daughter of Lin Emmert of Omena, was notified that her painting, Repercussions, was awarded “outstanding watercolor” in the Bold Brush Painting Competition held in October.  More...

Empire emergency fund auction to feature rare bass guitar; go Bears

The annual Empire Lions Club Christmas party was held on Saturday and a good time was had by all. The dinner was outstanding as always, catered by Riverfront pizza and deli. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO December 16, 2010 More...

Courts

86th District Court

Timothy R. Holtz, 32, 337 Third St., Northport — Arraigned on a charge of uttering and publishing; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; probable cause conference set for Dec. 22; preliminary examination set for Dec. 29.  More...

Tasered German shepherd backs off

A 62-year-old Bingham Township woman was arrested for drunken driving Sunday after she slid into a ditch in the 9800 block of Bingham Road.  Deputies responded to a call at about 8 p.m. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 9  11:07 a.m. — Leland Township — Call from Jamaica stating that UPS will deliver a check. Ongoing harassing phone calls.  More...

PASS WORK

CHLOE JERVA, a sixth-grader at Glen Lake Community Schools, is winner of a contest held by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with her drawing of a bear sitting atop a dune. Her drawing will appear on the 2016 annual park pass. More...

Barbs keep on flying

Principal needed to break up fight?

Partisan bickering only intensified at the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening following an ugly scene that unfolded at last week’s meeting.  More...

Lakeshore close to ‘validating’ record

Just a few thousand visitors more

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is shortening the gap in the race to have 2015 declared top dog in the record number of visitors to the park.  The record is held by 2012, when 1,531,560 people visited the Lakeshore through the entire year 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

Unselfish play propels Glen Lake past Leland

Glen Lake coach Rich Ruelas smiled from ear to ear as senior guard Steven Mayo knocked down a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer.  Not only because the trifecta extended Glen Lake’s lead to 24 points in a battle of Leelanau County unbea More...

Stowe strikes again as Wildcats win

Northport coach Chris McCann has given Marcus Stowe the ultimate Christmas gift: a perpetual green light.  Stowe, a senior guard and lethal 3-point shooter, has certainly earned it.  “As Marcus goes, the team goes,” McCann said More...

Leelanau Scoring Leaders

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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...

Views

The Missed Appointment

our opinion

In the epic struggle to gain control over the Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission, the man whose appointment was caught in the political wildfire has it right when he says, quizzically, “What’s the big deal?”  We do More...

Some ponderings about Peninsula life

A column by Alan Campbell

Peninsula Ponderings.  * * *  Let’s get this straight. More...

Cartoon

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 3  Jason Roggensee to himself, Section 8 in Solon Township.  JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. to U.S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township –  Tom and Lynda Pavelka – (Baldwin Homes Inc. and KAL) Excavate for basement, septic system, driveway and decks for new single family dwelling at 7157 S. More...

Marriages performed

Jake W. Moran and Corrina J. Ulrich, December 4 in Suttons Bay   More...