December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents on County Board say they’ll run for re-election

Watkoski stepping down today

As 2015 draws to a close, members of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners are turning their attention toward 2016 – an election year.  Six of the seven county commissioners said they expect to run for re-election in the coming year.& More...

Health problems behind Tribal change

Chair removed from office

The Tribal Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Alvin Pedwaydon, has been removed from office for medical reasons and will not be replaced until members of the tribe head to the polls in 2016.  First elected in 201 More...

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

2015: WHAT A YEAR!

A look back through a memorable year of sports in Leelanau County, starting with the top five photos

LELAND VOLLEYBALL players gather together following a big block during their Class D state finals win over nine-time defending champion (and nemesis) Battle Creek St. Philip at Kellogg Arena on Nov. More...

Four state titles, coaching carousel sum up eventful year

When it comes to the top five Leelanau County sports stories of 2015, consider the top four spots spoken for.  That’s because county schools captured four state championships: three in golf and one in volleyball. More...

Longtime G-L track coach retires

Christiansen steps down as girls coach, will still coach golf

Stashed away in Paul Christiansen’s basement is a file with every Glen Lake stat sheet from each of his 40 seasons as a head track and field coach.  “I’d hate to get rid of them,” said Christiansen, who began coaching Gle 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: 70 folks visit with Santa in Omena

Christmas Eve found the Omena firehall filled with approximately 70 folks enjoying refreshments, caroling and anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus. Cub reporter Mary Stanton was on the job taking photos for us. More...

Glen Lake News: Two reasons for windy places

I hope everyone had a very nice Christmas. It turned out to be quite a weekend, power outages and wind. I moved here from the Windy City and it seems like I’ve moved to another windy town. The only difference is the reason. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO December 30, 2010   More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 16  George P. Budke, Jr. and Laura A. McAuliffe, to Lisa B. Randall, Trustee of the Wayne D. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Bryan Thompson – (Brian Weber) Excavate to install a new driveway at 9860 E. Bingham Road ($125).  Leelanau Township –  More...

Marriage license applications filed

Kristine L. Ptak and Salavtore Ingrao   More...

 

Last chance to polka on New Year’s Eve

Tradition to end in Maple City

New Year’s Eve traditions include eating a dozen green grapes at midnight for a year of prosperity, throwing an old chair out of a window to make room for the new year, and loudly banging the pots and pans to ward off evil spirits.  More...

County officials plan to run again

Leelanau County elected officials say they’ll be running to retain their offices.  The county’s prosecuting attorney, sheriff, register of deeds and clerk all said they will throw their hats in the ring in 2016.  More...

Snowfall welcomed, caused accidents

Cold temps needed for slopes

The first big snowstorm of the year kept tow trucks and do-gooders busy pulling motorists from ditches and brought smiles to cross country skiers — even if it didn’t completely make up for a lack of snow heading into Christmas break.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Cedar company given permission to provide guided kayak tours in park

A Leelanau County company has been granted permission to offer guided kayak tours along the Lake Michigan shoreline within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  The National Park Service has given authorization to Jeff Gagie and his company, More...

GL Woman’s Club topic meeting

Julie Doyal, program manager for the Extended Education program at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), will be the monthly speaker for the Glen Lake Woman’s Club’s meeting set for next week.  The meeting will begin at noon next Wedn More...

County Dates

Bring munchies, buy drinks and polka   Polka the night — and the year — away at a New Year’s Eve dance starting at 8 p.m. and carrying over into Friday at the St. Rita/St. Joseph Men’s Club in Maple City. More...

Outdoors

Outdoors: Hang tight, ice anglers

More oxygen for fish

Ice-fishing fanatics like Al Garvin of Solon Township are itching to brave the ice, drill a hole and drop a line. “I can’t wait,” Garvin said. More...

Life in Leelanau

Party’s Not Over For Light Displays

Owners of 2 epic displays keep them plugged in

Time is running out for holiday revelers to enjoy some of the most spectacular Christmas decoration displays in Leelanau County.  More...

2015 started with frigid blast, review of news shows

2015, what a year!  It seems like longer than a year ago that Leelanau County set forth on its 152nd year of existence. It started with some of the coldest weather on record, and is ending with one of the warmest starts to winter. More...

Commissioners plan busy final meeting for 2015

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was slated to hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. today to discuss and possibly take action on a number of year-end issues.  More...

Views

The state Open Meetings Act and independent thought

our opinion

Perhaps we should have seen this coming.  But it still comes as a surprise that comments we’ve heard over a State Police investigation into an alleged violation of the state Open Meetings Act have fallen along party lines.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“We’ve always loved this place. Isn’t it great?”  — MystyRose Chippewa, who was revisiting an amazing Christmas display that has beckoned families to visit Murray Court for more than three decades. More...

Americans, ‘man up’ — if we can say that

A column by Jay Bushen

Bah humbug.  So much for the lack of snow, eh? More...

Courts

Man who ran meth lab lands back in jail

A 37-year-old Cedar man convicted of running a meth house was sentenced in 86th District Court to 180 days in the Leelanau County Jail for violating his probation. Christopher E. Deloy, of Traverse City, was sentenced on Dec. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 23  2:13 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Elderly female found after wandering outside. Only wearing a sweater. Caller advised where woman lives and was taken home to caretaker.  2:57 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Robert R. Saul, 22, 5820 Grace Road, Benzonia — Violation basic speed law; $120 fines and costs.  Krista M. Hoxie, 37, 4268 S. Scenic View Dr., Suttons Bay — Defective equipment; $95 costs and fines suspended.  Klayton A. More...