December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

State Police involved

Alleged open meeting violation

Did a quorum of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners deliberate toward a decision in a venue other than a meeting open to the public?  The County Board’s longest serving commissioner, Republican Melinda Lautner, thinks they did. More...

Kasson man left to wonder on nomination

Anthony Forton, a paramedic by trade, never dreamed of entering the world of local politics when he filled out an application in March to join the Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission.  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

Leland outlasts S-B in scrappy county clash

Coach ejected early

You know it’s a rivalry game when one head coach gets ejected before the opening tip.  More...

Glen Lake girls get signature win

Kelly Bunek and her Glen Lake teammates know the path to a conference crown could very well go through Frankfort, a team that went undefeated in league play last season on its way to an appearance in the state semifinals.  The Lakers took a big More...

Leelanau Scoring Leaders

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Life in Leelanau

Lessons of Life

Christmas cookies are one tool to turn lives around

Jim Panek has been teaching Leelanau County Jail inmates the fine art of baking for about nine years, ever since his wife, Eleanor, was killed in a car accident.  Panek, 71, is a retired corrections officer. More...

Christmas, meals all about tradition

Don’t forget bacon water chestnuts

Christmas in Leelanau County is all about tradition.  And food is as much a part of the holiday tradition as Santa and mistletoe. More...

Put some fruit in your holiday dishes

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Views

Hermit, priest offer Christmas message

our opinion

Since man has walked the earth, it seems he’s been hiding. Today we hide in front of television and smart phone screens. Adam and Eve hid behind fig leaves.  More...

Online dating can be interesting, misleading

A column by Patti Brandt

A few weeks ago I walked into my favorite lunchtime restaurant and noticed that one of my favorite sandwich artists — Ashlee — was wearing a kind of racy black lace top.  Odd attire for making sandwiches, I thought, and way too sexy More...

Cartoon

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Courts

Woman accused of taking $99,000

Money spent on gambling, report states

A 54-year-old Lake Leelanau woman is accused of taking more than $99,000 from her mother’s bank accounts over the last two years following an investigation that began more than a year ago.  More...

86th District Court

Angel M. Allen, 21, 8714 S. Maple City Road, Maple City — Arraigned on a charge of unlawful use of a motor vehicle; bond continued; probable cause conference set for Jan. 5; preliminary examination set for Jan. 12.  More...

Community asked to help find teens who ran off together

16-yearold boy and girl

As of Tuesday the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office was still searching for two teenagers last seen at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Empire.  More...

 

Elda Chapa was helped, and is still giving back

Elda Chapa knows what it’s like to go without at Christmastime.  That’s why she goes out of her way to help others.  “If only more people would help, it’s so easy and so rewarding,” Chapa, 56, said.  More...

Olivia, new heart home for Christmas

But please, no visitors at this time

All the Kinker family wanted for Christmas was to get their daughter and sister Olivia Kinker home.  Their wish came true on Wednesday when Olivia came home to Northport, though she’ll only stay for a few days and then head right back to A More...

Local News

County Dates

County Board plans final meeting   More...

All county workers to get 2% pay hikes

County employees will all receive a 2-percent increase in pay in 2016 following action last week by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  More...

Village clerk resigns; staff ‘was like family’

Appointed as clerk of the Village of Suttons Bay more than a decade ago, Dorothy Petroskey has announced her resignation, effective Dec. More...

Outdoors

Dominant colors: brown and green

Little chance of white Christmas

The only way Leelanau County residents will have a white Christmas this year is in their dreams.  “Chances are not very good at all,” National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Aaron Mayhew said.  As of Wednesday morning the s More...

WATCHING OUR FORESTS REGROW

Lakeshore plots allow monitoring; deer in control

Deer eat a lot, and there are, apparently, a lot of deer — or at least enough to make an impact.  National Park Service researchers say the deer herd within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is having a noticeable effect in determinin More...

Three Good Things

Trying to look upon the positive side of the Storm of 2015, we asked Lakeshore chief of natural resources Kevin Skerl to come up with three benefits that have or will emerge:  1.   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...

Columns

Omena News: County coping with snowless Christmas

Send us your resolutions

If you’re having trouble getting in the Christmas spirit in our snowless landscape, take a ride after dark and enjoy the many beautiful lights in downtown Omena, downtown Northport with its 55-foot red spruce with 3,000 lights, and all the home More...

Glen Lake News: T’was an untraditional Christmas poem

Hal Pendelton missed

The snow dances have obviously been mistaken for a rain dance. Quit dancing.  * * *  Very sincere condolences to the many friends and family of Hal Pendelton. Hal was a fixture in Empire for many years.  * * *   More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO December 23, 2010 The end in the form of a settlement appears near for a years-long right-of-way dispute that led to a lawsuit filed by Rebecca and Don Lessard against the Leelanau County Road Commission. * * * More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 10  David Thomasma and Jill Hamilton to Jill Hamilton, Lot 4, Section 22 in Glen Arbor Township.  Orella O. Buck to herself as trustee of the Orella O. Buck Living Trust, Section 20 in Bingham Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township – Jonathon Wege - (Alpers Excavating) Increase size of drain bed in retention pond at10008 E. Leeward Shores Road ($125). Glen Arbor Township – More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  Leelanau Township – (Daniel J. Scott) Construct commercial shell post frame building at 824 N. Warren St. ($110,726).  CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP –  Jeremy Leanderson – (Larry D. More...