January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County cool to Tribal lawsuit

Support sought for reparations effor t

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners apparently has little interest in supporting an effort by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to sue the federal government over land the tribe claims the feds stole from its ancestors in More...

Drugs found at home of shooting death

A 25-year-old Fife Lake man died after being shot with a firearm at about 10:45 p.m. Monday at a home in the Village of Suttons Bay.  Jaquan J. 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

St. Mary sneaks past Suttons Bay at home

With a 34-31 lead and eight seconds left on the clock, St. Mary sophomore guard Hanna Grant split a pair of free throws and gave the Lady Eagles some much-need breathing room.  It’s a good thing she did.  More...

ADs cancel five games on snow day

The hazardous driving conditions anticipated during Tuesday’s cold weather event resulted in snow days at all Leelanau County high schools and cancellations of five basketball games:   St. More...

Munoz, Grobbel shine as Lady Comets move to 6-0

Leland’s girls left the friendly confines of Leelanau County for the first time this season on Friday — but appeared to feel right at home. More...

Life in Leelanau

Three ways to enrich yourself

Sing, cook and speak yourself into New Year opportunities

New Year’s resolutions abound this time of year. For many, it triggers the need to get and stay fit. More...

Take a chance and prepare for the seas

You don’t have to be an experienced tar to serve as a deckhand on the Schooner Madeline, a traditionally rigged sailing vessel. More...

Skipper Kelly inspired love for Great Lakes

He was founder of Inland Seas

People who love the Great Lakes and believe its story needs to be told are expressing sorrow over the death of Tom Kelly.  Kelly was skipper of the schoolship Inland Seas for more than 20 years and co-founder and former executive director of the More...

Views

We appreciate open talk at Road Comm.

our opinion

We appreciate how the Leelanau County Road Commission handled complaints about its handling of the snow that fell overnight on Dec. 29.  More...

Two questions for latest 3-3 vote

So is this what they call partisan politics?  Or is it like minds reaching the same conclusions?  Those were our questions when reflecting on one of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners' latest 3-3 tie votes, with Republicans and Demo More...

One-use juicer can’t compete with cooker

A column by Amy Hubbell

Food Network chef and personality Alton Brown and I have something in common: We don’t like kitchen gadgets that can’t be used for more than one purpose.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Jonathan Dayton, 46, 3577 S. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 6  2:24 p.m. — Bingham Township — Three Newfoundlands at large.  4:49 p.m. — Solon Township — Caller had snowmobile accident in Leelanau County. Able to get machine home. More...

Empire man sentenced after ramming car into hardware

A 54-year-old Empire man will serve six months in the Leelanau County Jail followed by three years of probation on a felony conviction of attempted malicious damage of property.  Jack L. Gardner, of 9620 W. More...

 

Access to evaluations available through state law

So you want to know how your child’s teacher is doing?  Local administrators — and in the case of Glen Lake Community Schools, the Board of Education — have been grappling to establish a procedure for just that purpose.  More...

SNOW PLOW RETURNS

ELISE VANN of Suttons Bay “snowplows” — a skiing term — down one of the beginners’ hills at The Homestead Sunday as part of a 4-H Youth Program skiing lesson. — Photo by Eric Carlson   More...

Safe call made in 1st snow day

Storm hits later than expected

Local school leaders are comfortable with their decision to declare the first snow day of the 2015- 16 school year Tuesday even though the winter storm didn’t turn out exactly as forecast.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Try a (snowshoe) walk in the park   More...

Correction:

Brandt Waldenmyer and Bryan Borchardt were married in Leelanau County on Nov. 13. The date was incorrect when provided to the Enterprise.   More...

Judge’s ruling helps clear title path for Sugar Loaf Resort

Polselli may get outright control

Finally, there appears to have been some measurable progress in an effort to unsort the legal mess surrounding Sugar Loaf Resort. More...

Outdoors

“Fat Bike Vineyard Sundays” to feature bikes, wine, cider

County folks will have two chances to check out “Fat Bike Vineyard Sundays” at 45 North Winery in the coming weeks, on Jan. 24 and Feb. More...

Lakeshore offers snowshoe hikes; meet Saturdays in Empire

Park Rangers are hoping snow sticks around long enough for people to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on snowshoes throughout the winter.  Ranger-led hikes are offered at 1 p.m. every Saturday through March 5. More...

Conservancy plans hike through dunes

Docents Judy Smart and Mary Smart will lead a hike through the Leelanau Conservancy’s Houdek Dunes Natural Area Saturday at 10 a.m.  Depending on weather, participants will snowshoe or hike on trails filled with nature’s diversity, i 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...

Letters

Lautner narrows appeal of Republican Party

As a Democrat, I find little to cheer watching the slow-motion, televised, disintegration of the Republican Party. More...

Writer restates: Islam is not a religion of peace

To the Editor:  More...

Commissioner did not withhold info; here’s the facts

To the Editor:  Gwenne Allgair’s letter to the editor last week lacks facts and truths. Yes, Gwenne, it is important to attend meetings, but please stick to facts and truthful statements.  More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO January 13, 2011 More...

Omena News: New postal worker has deep Omena roots

Mark Brown headed back to Minnesota on Monday after a few days in town visiting his brothers Gary and Tony and their families. More...

Glen Lake News: Pickle ball winter frenzy in G-A

Okay, okay are all of you snow dancers happy now? I’m sure everyone is in the plow and shovel mode, and just think this is only the beginning. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 30, 2015 Margaret M. Walker, a personal representative of the Estate of Harry F. Lipka to herself, Suzanne Rubin, Cynthia Lipka and Cheryl Rice, Parcel A, Section 32 in Elmwood Township. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE –  Ralph and Zsuzsanna Palmer (Scott Allen Henningsen) Construct residential alteration to single family dwelling on main floor at 11814 S. Lake Street ($31,680).  VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township –  John Martin – (Ooley Enterprises) Excavate 10 unit Condominium site, using exiting private road, road way and storm water control structures at Ridge Road ($700).  Stephen Kozelko – (Self) Excavate More...