January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Janik looks at House seat

VanderWall and Walter running

Two Republican men — one former Leelanau County commissioner and a current commissioner in Mason County — have declared themselves candidates for the 101st House seat.  Meanwhile, a third potential candidate is being courted by &ldqu More...

Local News

Glen Lake Library installs children’s computer as part of expanded services

Millage expired; new one needed

The Glen Lake Community Library in Empire has just installed a new children’s computer designed to support early literacy development.  The AWE work station, purchased by the Friends of the Glen Lake Library, includes more than 70 interact More...

THANK YOU

The family of George Brach would like to thank all of the special people who gave memorial contributions, sent such heartfelt cards and for their many acts of kindness and sympathy. We also appreciate the excellent care from Dr. Siemer, Dr. More...

County Dates

Ragtime makes a comeback in G-A   Tap your feet to a Ragtime Revival with pianist and vocalist Peter Bergin, whose performance at 7 p.m. Sunday kicks off the Glen Arbor Art Association Mostly Music series. More...

Outdoors

Heritage Trail manager to speak to Glen Arbor Women’s Club

Leonard Marszalek, manager of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Glen Arbor Women’s Club.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Staying Power

County business owners rely on ‘locals’ to survive winter slowdown

What does it take to run a year-round business in Leelanau County? A lot, according to those who run them. More...

Learn the age of county businesses

Wonder how long your neighborhood businesses have been around?  The answers are readily available for many companies based in Leelanau County through an Honor Roll of Business section printed in this edition.  More...

Yeti time kicks off season of winter fests

Will Eddie Yeti propose to Bettie?

A white-haired, furry fella has been out and about in Suttons Bay, and he’s not a rested Santa Claus.  You could call his visits the Return of the Yeti.  “He’s out of hibernation,” confirmed Suttons Bay Chamber of Co More...

Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO January 20, 2011 More...

Omena News: Kinker family fundraiser set in Leland

Eric Hallett is back from five days in Mesa, Arizona. After his return he and Kristi went to the Upper Peninsula to visit Chris and Karen Hammersley before Chris and Karen begin their winter trek to Texas. More...

Glen Lake News: Getting the pickle ball times correct

To clear this up right away, the Pickle Ball schedule in Glen Arbor printed last week was incorrect. The correct schedule is Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Leelanau School gymnasium. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 8  Edward R. and Susan E. Robbe to Lawrence D. Morris, Trustee of the Lawrence D. Morris Living Trust, Unit 92, Woodstone Condominium in Glen Arbor Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leland Township –  Chuck Ball – (Dale Boone) Excavate to construct deck, build additions, septic field, temporary construction access at 5439 Sugar Bush Lane ($125 fee).   More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

ELMWOOD TOWNSHIP –  Joint Stein Trust (Matthew J. Anderson) Construct residential detached garage at 9790 E. Harbor Hills Drive ($19,200).  Michael and Shellie Odren (Self) Construct single family dwelling at 9008 E. More...

 

Teacher pay better than most in United States

The intangible benefits to being a teacher are many — the opportunity to inspire, influence and mold young minds may be at the top of the list.  But teachers also need to pay their bills.  The good news is that, according to the Burea More...

Board split, opening unfilled

6 straight 3-3 ties

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners failed in six 3-3 votes Tuesday — all but one of which followed party lines — to appoint a replacement for District No. 1 Commissioner Jean I. More...

Drug charges levied against homeowner

The 31-year-old woman in whose Suttons Bay home Jaquan J. White was killed on Jan. 11 is in the Leelanau County Jail, where she faces a charge of maintaining a drug house.  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

Stowe, Wildcats stun Central Lake late

Trailing 49-46 with less than 20 seconds left on the clock, Northport players put the ball in the hands of their cold-blooded captain.  And the captain, senior guard and Leelanau scoring leader Marcus Stowe, made it happen.  More...

Moore, Okerlund lead as Lakers rally past Norsemen

Suttons Bay came into Glen Lake, lit up the scoreboard with a barrage of 3s and provided the Lakers with a proverbial punch in the mouth early.  Glen Lake was down, but not out, despite trailing by 15 points at the end of the first quarter.  More...

Eagles drop two at home, still seek first win

Growing pains were the story last week for the St. Mary boys.  The Eagles followed up a 64-12 home defeat at the hands of Hale on Saturday with a 51-23 home loss to Grand Traverse Academy on Tuesday.  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 a.m. More...

Letters

Reparations for Tribe deserve more discussion

To the Editor:  In response to County Cool to Tribal Lawsuit:  More...

Listen to youth, stop global warming

To the Editor:  More...

Good reading for discourse on Islam, holy war

To the Editor:  I appreciate the stance of the gentleman from Maple City. His ideas are worth examining. For those following this discourse I recommend the following sources as further educational opportunities:  More...

Views

Superintendent search needn’t extend very far

our opinion

Our apologies to Thomas Ulrich for this endorsement — commonly known as a “kiss of death” to candidates in local elections — as it may hurt his chances to become the next superintendent at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshor More...

Another chance for good decision

And if we had the tie-breaking vote in choosing a new county commissioner — which we don’t — that person would be Tony Ansorge of Elmwood Township. Mr.  More...

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Courts

Alpena man asks court for lawyer in driving charges

A 22-year-old Alpena man was arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on charges of drunken driving and fleeing and eluding a police officer.  Robert C. More...

Chief Judge, Michael S. Stepka • Judge, Thomas J. Phillips

Steven J. Zaryczny, 30, 4615 E. Duck Lake Road, Lake Leelanau — Pleaded not guilty to drunken/ impaired driving; bond continued with added conditions; pretrial conference set for Feb. 9.  Jake L. Kruskie, 28, 13526 S. More...

Cleaning person charged with stealing prescription narcotics

A 32-year-old Traverse City woman was arrested for driving while drunk and taken to the Leelanau County Jail after being stopped by Sheriff’s Office deputies for speeding.  More...