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Wessell has moved issues as a commissioner

Since taking office at the beginning of 2015, District No. More...

Housing group’s plan: Form committee

‘Housing problem’ identified

The Leelanau County Housing Task Force held what may be its last meeting Monday morning and finalized a five-page report stating that the county has a “continuing housing problem.”  The report recommends that the Leelanau County Boar More...

Changes should help roads in next snowstorm

New routes, drivers hurt snowplowing

The first heavy snowfall of the season was accompanied by some complaints about the condition of county roads that the Leelanau County Road Commission is trying to rectify.  After fielding several complaints about delays in clearing roads after 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

Seniors lift Comets past Kingsley

Senior leadership goes a long way.  Just ask Leland coach Jon Kiessel, who saw one of his eight seniors take charge after the Comets dug themselves into a double-digit deficit in the early stages of Tuesday’s Northwest Conference clash wit More...

Panthers power past Suttons Bay

Petroskey’s fourth straight double-double not enough as Frankfort flexes muscle in Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay has met its match in District 118. District newcomer Frankfort proved it in Suttons Bay on Tuesday as the Panthers hustled their way to a one-sided rebound tally and muscled their way to a 65-49 win. More...

Peplinski steals spotlight as G-L cruises

Freshman and sophomore year didn’t go as planned for Glen Lake basketball player Jared Peplinski.  After tearing his ACL and missing his entire freshman season, Peplinski prepared to hit the hardwood running as a sophomore under then-JV co More...

Life in Leelanau

Exercise is more than a New Year’s resolution

Fitness should be more than a fad

It’s 5 a.m. and people across the Leelanau Peninsula are shutting off alarm clocks and pulling on gym shorts before heading out to fitness centers to get their sweat on.  More...

Storm, Bailey and Groening find their way into headlines

The countdown toward a new year has come and gone. With our final issue of 2015 headed for the archives, it’s time to complete our weekly review of what turned out to be a 53-edition year for Leelanau County’s weekly newspaper. More...

Kasson moving toward 5-member commission

An ordinance bringing the township Planning Commission into compliance with state law was adopted this week by the Kasson Township Board.  The board voted 5-0 Monday night to adopt the ordinance and now plans to take formal action to reduce the More...

Views

Here are some phrases from Leelanau to banish

our opinion

It turns out that the page dedicated to the Banished Words List on the Lake Superior State University website isn’t so dedicated. Sharing that space is information about unicorn hunting. More...

A word on (some) old, wealthy white people

A column by Eric Carlson

A couple of months back I filled this space with a rant about all of the “angry old white dudes” I run into when I cover local government meetings as a reporter for this newspaper.  More...

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Extra patrols watched over quiet New Year’s

60 traffic stops made in county

Four drunk drivers were arrested over the New Year’s holiday weekend.  But none were stopped by additional vehicles assigned to target alcohol driving violations on New Year’s Eve.  Funding from the state Office of Highway Safet More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 30  12:58 p.m. — Empire Township — Female crying. Says it’s “domestic” but nothing physical.  5:29 p.m. More...

13th Circuit Court

A 26-year-old Suttons Bay man will serve 14 months to four years in prison for failing to register as a convicted sex offender.  Jose J. Berry, of 3553 N. Jacobson Road, was sentenced by Judge Philip E. Rodgers Jr. More...

 

Soderholm leaves legacy in Glen Arbor

John Soderholm is methodical, deliberate and knows how to get things done — much to the benefit of the Glen Arbor community. Soderholm, 72, announced last month that he would not seek re-election to the post he has held for the past 15 years. More...

Mary Stanton has volunteered relentlessly

For Mary Stanton, feeding hungry people is about as basic as it gets.  Named one of the Enterprise’s 2015 newsmakers, Stanton made headlines by stepping down from her role as president of Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) and taking a par More...

Storm of 2015 changed our world

TOP TEN

1 Picking the top story in Leelanau County was a no-brainer for the Enterprise staff, an unanimous choice. The Storm of 2015 dominated the front page of the Enterprise for weeks, and elements of the story are still unfolding. More...

Special Sections

Local News

More deaths, more births and new categories

The year 2015 was a big one in terms of vital statistics for Leelanau County.  Love, marriage and in some cases, children, were the storyline for 2015.  County clerk staffers issued 223 marriage licenses to couples and this year went furthe More...

Rare disease can’t keep L-L woman down

It’s been a tough couple months for Mary Taylor of Lake Leelanau.  But she’s taking it in stride.  Taylor, 68, has been coping with a rare condition that affects three in one million people in the world. More...

County Dates

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Outdoors

Ice rinks still a work in progress in Northport, S-B

Bill Perkins said it best: “Things didn’t get cold fast enough.”  That’s certainly the case at “ice rink park” in Suttons Bay, where a 3-inch layer of snow covers anything potentially skatable.  And what& More...

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ANN KNUDSEN of Leland Township took in the cold temperatures and sunny skies Monday with her dog, Manitou.   More...

With slopes open, 110 kids learn to ski

With a little help from Mother Nature, downhill skiers were able to hit the slopes at The Homestead last weekend.  And the first 4-H ski session for students is still scheduled for Sunday.  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

Some thoughts on Islam after knowing Muslims

To the Editor:  I recently read a letter in your paper regarding Islam. I want to respond on behalf of our friends who adhere to that faith.  More...

Social Security is not welfare: don’t sacrifice

To the Editor:  I have heard Social Security is like welfare. This statement is completely off the mark. More...

Coach Christiansen will be missed by fellow coach

To the Editor:  Coaching track is different when it comes to the relationship between coaches. Most shake hands and visit for a few minutes before the game end then go to their respective bench or sideline. More...

Columns

Omena News: New reporters tell of Omena travelers

Editor’s note: Starting this week, we have two more new Omena correspondents. Scott and Ruth Walker will be your correspondents as Joan and Dale Blount take a well-earned month break. More...

Glen Lake News: Great conditions for cross country skiing

Cross country skiing conditions are excellent. The Heritage trail was groomed Saturday from Glen Arbor to Empire. The Ginzu Groomer was used to loosen the hard pack and lay down soft corduroy. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau…

5 YEARS AGO January 6, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 22  Eugene N. and Kathrine L. Garthe to themselves, co-trustees of the Garthe Living Trust, Section 32, Section 33, and Section 4 in Leelanau Township.  Eugene N. and Kathrine L. Garthe to Kathrine L. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township –   Road right of way – (DTE Energy) Natural gas main extension following Hill Creek and Tamarack Road. All installation within road right of way at S. Hill Creek Road and S. Tamarack Road ($300).   More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  Roderick A. and Elizabeth R. Munro – (Windy Brook Companies Inc.) Construct residential addition on main floor and pool at 11300 E. Brigadoon Lane ($26,460).  CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP –  Peggy A. More...