January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County water fine; concerns over Flint

Leelanau municipal systems use groundwater

While Flint’s struggle with leaded water raises concerns everywhere, Leelanau’s three municipal water systems are lead-free.  “We have very good water,” reports John Friend, Empire Village’s superintendent of public 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

Lakers lock down Comets, push win streak to 8 games

The Lady Lakers are for real.  Glen Lake left little doubt about it in Leland on Tuesday night, leading by as many as 31 points en route to a 69-44 victory. More...

Suttons Bay snaps losing streak

John Wooden once said, “It’s always about focusing not on the mistakes but on the lessons learned from them.”  For first-year head coach David Wheelock and the Suttons Bay girls, there have certainly been some mistakes to learn More...

Lady Wildcats tame TC Bulldogs

The Lady Wildcats returned to Northport for their first home game in 34 days on Monday night — and they made the most of it.  Sophomore forward Joan Ogemaw tallied 12 points, sophomore guard Sarah Reynolds added 11 and Northport snapped a More...

Life in Leelanau

Bridge of Cards

Standing euchre and bridge games while away winter

There’s plenty of table talk going on around the Leelanau Peninsula these days, but local card sharks won’t get tossed out of the game as long as they’re talking about the right Trump.  Several groups of card players have held More...

County seniors step up to better health

A little friendly competition

Loraine Austin says she’s not a homebody and does a lot of walking when she’s out and about.  She also cuts her own grass — sometimes, she said.  But being an active participant in the new Stepping It Up program being offe More...

Nominations open for area business of the year

Nominations for the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Small Business Celebration are open through tomorrow.  More...

Views

We see why Watkoski’s seat is difficult to fill

our opinion

Let’s talk a bit about a view of Jean Watkoski that’s neither Republican nor Democrat.  More...

Solon, common pronunciation

First person: Anybody care to tell me how Solon is actually pronounced. I’ve always wondered. More...

Hello Leelanau, bye bye to Saginaw house

A column by Patti Brandt

Location, as they say, is everything.  On Friday I’ll be signing the papers to complete the sale of my house in Saginaw.  It’s been on the market for nearly a year and I’m selling it for about half of what I paid for it mo More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 15  Estate of Beverly Q. Erwin, by personal representative, Sandra Hotwagner to herself as Trustee of the Beverly Quatrine Erwin Trust, Lot 254, Cherry Home Shores, No. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  James H. Sr. and Kathryn A. Porter (self) Construct residential alteration - pellet stove bump-out at 7333 S. Lakeview Road ($990). More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leland Township –  Caroline Chatfield – (Vince Tomczak) Excavate to build a house, septic, driveway and garage at 5131 E. Valley Lane ($125 fee).   More...

 

Series continues

Our four-week series on the Art of Teaching looks this week at the ingredients of a great teacher (above), and at the expanded tools available for parochial teachers. We step into a classroom at St. Mary School on page 9.   More...

SNOW SURFERS

CUB SCOUTS of Pack 131 and family members head up Bahle Hill in Suttons Bay to go sledding Saturday morning. Leading the way are Cameron DeNoyer followed by Mya DeNoyer. More...

County works with owners on unpaid property taxes

Home sales just miss record

Leelanau County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Hubbell and Treasurer John Gallagher met with four individuals this week to help them keep their homes.  No, the two elected officials have not suddenly transformed themselves into social workers or fi More...

Local News

County Dates

'Engineered' septic fields discussed   A proposed change that would loosen rules governing “engineered” septic systems in low areas will be discussed today by the Benzie and Leelanau counties’ Board of Health. More...

Session to center on open meetings

County commissioners will host an educational session designed to inform residents and elected officials about provisions of the state Open Meetings Act (OMA). More...

Home sales just miss record

Outlook positive for ‘16

A solid but less-than-spectacular December left 2015 home sales in Leelanau County just short of setting new marks in number of units sold and their overall value. More...

Outdoors

Anglers venture out on thin ice

Some shanties up despite heavy snow, slush

Ice conditions are still iffy on bigger bodies of water, but that hasn’t stopped local anglers from walking on thin ice.  North Lake Leelanau and big Glen Lake aren’t ready for travelers just yet, but impatient fishermen are setting More...

Cub winter weekend includes cardboard forts, sled racing

Cub Scout Pack 131 had a fun weekend including an overnight camp-in at Keswick Church and a cardboard sled race at Bahle Hill in Suttons Bay.  The boys built forts and tents to sleep in, using recycled and recyclable materials. 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

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO January 27, 2011 More...

Omena News: Fund-raisers on tap for Waskiewicz, Kinker

Free ski lessons 50 years ago

Last week the Last Girls Book Club of Leelanau travelled to Petoskey for its winter retreat at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, an annual ritual for over a decade. More...

Winter is nuts, pickle ball in Empire and Dune Climb sledding

People think this winter is nuts. But remember back to last winter, it’s pretty much the same weather. So far ice dams have not been a problem but we still have a lot of winter to go, good luck to us. We did dodge a bullet, I think. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Sandra J. Dhuyvetter, 65, P.O. Box 265, Lake Leelanau — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of possession of marijuana; bond forfeited and bench warrant issued; new bond set at $500.  More...

Magistrate Court

Robert A. Fricke, 49, 2291 Paul Rose Road, Frankfort — Registration violation; $80 fines and costs.  Ronald M. Korson, 75, 994 S. Herman Road, Suttons Bay — Failed to yield; $155 fines and costs.  John C. More...

In Elmwood, driver couldn’t turn on lights and a domestic assault

And cement truck flips

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old man at about 3:10 a.m. More...