February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

No M-22 project set as potholes claim tires

Are previous repairs to blame?

Suttons Bay resident Jon Smith just spent more than $600 replacing a tire and rim on his vehicle, thanks to a hole in M-22 south of the village. “I hit a pothole and blew out a tire and a wheel,” said Smith. More...

Local News

Scripps lone Dem seeking House seat; Janik backs away

A Democratic candidate running for his party’s nomination for the 101st House seat has stepped aside in favor of a fellow Democrat from Leelanau County.  And one fewer candidate remains in the Republican pool of candidates for the same sea More...

Beach bard kicks off talks with local artists

A series of intimate conversations with local artists will kick off today, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay.  More...

Art exhibition centers on effect of Storm of ‘15

The Glen Arbor Art Association will host a juried exhibition, “New Views: A Storm of Art,” on June 10-24, and is seeking submissions for the show.  A storm packing winds of more than 100 mph hit Glen Arbor on Aug. 2. More...

Outdoors

HOCKEY VILLAGE

FRIGID TEMPERATURES have made for great skating ice. Pictured here skating in the sun at the rink in Suttons Bay is Isaac Mikowski. More...

Lions fared well even after polar dip nixed

For the second year in a row frigid temperatures and a cutting wind canceled a polar dip and outdoor games scheduled to take place at the Empire Beach as part of the area’s annual Winterfest.  But the indoor activities went on as planned. More...

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GRAND VALLEY State University students Richard John, Alexandra Crocenzi and Marissa Visser took a road trip on Saturday and ended up at the Dune Climb, where they strapped on snow shoes and went for a hike.   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...

Views

Township support of millage rings hollow

The township boards of Suttons Bay and Bingham townships have an obligation to their jointly supported library and to constituents to come up with plans for spending — or reimbursing — what they stand to receive as a windfall from a propo More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“It’s hard to believe, with Asian carp and zebra mussel invasion and all the other things that have gone in the lakes, that they’re even attempting something like this.”  — Bill Winowiecki, charter fisherman from Ce More...

Courts

Woman bound over for maintaining drug house

The 31-year-old Suttons Bay woman in whose home a man was shot and killed in January is free after her bond was reduced in 86th District Court last week.  Jennifer L. Bartlett, of 333 W. More...

Baldwin man again faces drug charges

A 55-year-old Baldwin man who is facing several drug charges in Leelanau County was in court on Tuesday, where a preliminary examination was held. Thomas L. Collins was bound over for trial and a Circuit Court arraignment held. More...

86th District Court

Elliot M. Allchin, 27, 2380 S. Maple Valley Road, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; sentenced to five additional days in jail; daily PBTs added.  Zachary S. Crawford, 26, 8782 E. More...

 

Repair cost up to $1 million

More building deficiencies revealed

Engineers now say that up to $1 million would be needed to properly heat and cool the Leelanau County Law Enforcement Center — nearly one-fifth of its original pricetag when opened 11 years ago.  The estimate surfaced Tuesday during the la More...

County OK’s $19,850 to clean ducts

In other business related to county Law Enforcement Center maintenance this week, the County Board of Commissioners approved a $19,850 contract with Stanley Steemer of Traverse City to clean heating and cooling ductwork in the building.  More...

Payment possible for damage

Facing a bump in the road in your household budget due to car damage caused by a pothole on M-22?  Drivers may have a way to recoup some of the money spent on vehicle repairs.  More...

Local Republicans waiting for candidate to rise to the top

Sen. Cruz mentioned by two

Editor’s note: In our last edition, the Enterprise interviewed Democrats in Leelanau County to learn their preferences in the state Presidential Primary election set for Tuesday, March 8. This week we talk with Republicans.   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, Glen Lake girls win league titles

Wildcats knock off Mustangs in OT, lend helping hand to county rivals

The St. More...

Wildcats overwhelm St. Mary, look for more

Northport may not be the basketball program it was in 1988 — although no one told Dan Stowe that on Friday.  More...

Leelanau Scoring Leaders

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Life in Leelanau

Ode to Joy

Fishtown icon praised, gets makeover; but where are the fish?

An icon of Fishtown, the fishing tug Joy is currently undergoing a minor makeover in Leland. More...

Concern grows over aquaculture along shoreline

Booher supports change

To Leland charter captain Bill Winowiecki, it’s the water crisis Michiganders aren’t talking about.  “It’s a nasty deal,” Winowiecki said.  More...

Some say county is perfect for net-pens

Will fish be raised in pens along the shores of Leelanau County?  “I don’t ever see net pens in Grand Traverse Bay or near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,” said Jim Diana, professor of fisheries and aquaculture at the U More...

Letters

Blame disintegration of DNR for Flint catastrophe

To the Editor:  For decades the Michigan Department of Natural Resources was the envy of the nation. It served the interests of the people of the State of Michigan. More...

Show went on at Winterfest

To the Editor:  Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Glen Arbor Winterfest. Almost 500 hearty people showed up in the brisk weather. More...

Required septic inspections cast too wide a net

To the Editor: More...

Columns

Chili lovers called to Northport

Bob and Julie Krist are back from a short trip to Florida. Julie was among the Ladies Hiking Group members who made the annual trip to Petoskey that we reported on last week. More...

All but weather great at Winterfest; Batori sighting

As usual and as predicted the Winterfest weather left a lot to be desired.  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO February 17, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 5  Alexander Gherlan Jr., Personal representative, Estate of Irene Cecilia Gherlan to himself, Apartment 14 Sand Piper Condominium in Glen Arbor Township.  U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee of the Barbara W.E. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP –  Benjamin J. and Jennifer B. Mainka (Self) Construct single family dwelling, two story wood frame, two covered porches, deck and attached finished garage with unfinished attic storage above garage at 164 E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leelanau Township –  Dan and Cathy Hicklin – (TruNorth Landscaping) Excavate to create a new driveway turn-around in front of the house, re-grading driveway area to allow driveway grade to be less than a 10% slope at 6427 North Omigi More...