March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Boots cause spark at meeting

Are they part of uniforms?

What promised to be a short but productive Leelanau County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night turned into an extended and impassioned debate over a $175 pair of boots. More...

One Annual Meeting Day

For the first time in our memory, all eight townships in Leelanau County that hold annual meetings have scheduled them for the same day and time. All will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.   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

Glads stymie G-L, win District 92 title

Defense wins championships. The Traverse City St. Francis boys basketball team proved it on Friday. More...

Panthers run past Cats, win district

The David-and-Goliath matchup featured the undisputed champions of the Northwest Conference and the Cherryland Conference co-champions.  David landed the first punch.  In a season plagued by slow starts, Northport opened up a 14-12 lead aga More...

Leelanau Scoring Leaders

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Life in Leelanau

‘Polish anchor’ coming to Cedar

Polish Art Center to offer folk arts, crafts imported from Poland

Cedar is about to get a lot more Polish. More...

Ethnic ties shaped cultural landscape in Leelanau County

The Cedar area has maintained its ethnicity for more than 120 years. More...

Suttons Bay budget moves from red to black

Following a budget hearing at which no public comment was offered, the Suttons Bay Township Board last week adopted a $576,423 spending plan for the coming fiscal year that relies on $579,277 in anticipated revenues.  More...

Views

Sunshine Week should begin in Leelanau Twp.

Hooray! It’s Sunshine Week in Michigan!  You probably hadn’t given as much thought to Sunshine Week as you have to the lack of actual sunshine this time of year in Leelanau County. So allow us to explain.  More...

Don’t make voters tell party preference to all

Should a person have to declare a party affiliation for the privilege of voting in a Presidential primary election? Folks have to make such a declaration now, and it can cause discomfort when spoken in a public place. More...

What I did — and didn’t do — on spring break

A column by Eric Carlson

It’s been hard for me to stay in the here and now this week. I hope that fact doesn’t become apparent in other items I’ve written for this week’s newspaper.  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Shocko L. Shawandase Jr., 20, 1025 S. West Bayshore Dr., Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license; sentenced to pay fines and costs of $275.  More...

Low wire causes two accidents

The driver of an American Waste Disposal truck escaped injury when a utility pole snapped off and was propelled into the vehicle’s windshield. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, March 9  5:47 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Unfriendly dog at caller’s door. Seems aggressive. Mixed breed black lab with blue collar.  10:59 p.m. More...

 

S-B may seek funds for rec center, pool

YMCA would run center

Suttons Bay Public Schools is considering seeking voter approval of a bond to fund construction of a community recreation center with a pool.  Superintendent Chris Nelson plans to meet today with representatives of the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA to More...

Annual meetings all about electors

Forget about “Super Tuesday.” It’ll be “Super Saturday” this weekend when eight of the county’s 11 township boards hold their annual meetings — all at 10 a.m. More...

MDOT plans M-22 project

Citizen complaints may have helped

It will eventually become a smoother ride for those who travel on M-22 south of Suttons Bay. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to repair a 5.2-mile section of the highway between Peck Road and Shady Lane in 2017. More...

Local News

Lenton soup and salad part of St. Mary program

The final Lenten Soup Supper will be held at 5:45 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Church in Lake Leelanau.   Once again the Knights of Columbus will provide a soup and salad supper as part of the Lenten prayer series. More...

Leelanau part of Symposium

The 25th anniversary of the Farm Women’s Symposium had a decidedly Leelanau County flavor through its speakers and several participants.  The symposium, whose mission is to “strengthen agriculture by addressing the ever changing need More...

County Dates

It's an annual event in county More...

Outdoors

DNR wildlife biologist: Fawn crop survives winter with ‘flying colors’

Leelanau County folks weren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of an El Niño winter.  With the spring season approaching on Sunday, a wildlife expert with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) this week weighed in on the ef More...

Photo

GINTY KASTYS of Suttons Bay caught and released 12 Pacific sailfish on a fly rod, winning the invitational tournament in Iztapa, Guatemala last month. The following day, Kastys landed this 225- pound white marlin on a fly.   More...

State agencies oppose net-pen aquaculture in Great Lakes

The departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Environmental Quality and Natural Resources (Quality of Life (QOL) Departments) on March 9 released a report rejecting the pursuit of commercial net-pen aquaculture in the Great Lakes.  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

Questions needed, which are part of free speech

To the Editor:  Let’s stick to the facts.  I love my country. I love my county even more. It’s a blessing to live here and I cherish the relationships I have with my neighbors.  More...

After spending $395,000, time to sell property

To the Editor:  More...

Outlasting the county’s M-22 ‘signage carnival’

To the Editor:  The Reader’s Forum column last week made a very articulate case against M-22’s over-signed, overreflectored, over-painted and overburred condition.  More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO March 17, 2011 More...

Omena News: Residents take to southern islands

Mary Helen and John Ray are on Sanibel Island, Fla., where on Tuesday they hosted Ed and Caroline Oberndorf and Kanda and Harold McKee at lunch. More...

Glen Lake News: Pub crawl well attended

This is the time of year I call “tween” time. I’m happy that it’s warming up and the snow is going away but it looks so crummy with the rocks and sand and dirt. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 4  Philip W. and Dorothy L. Egeler to themselves, if Philip W. and Dorothy L. Egeler have not previously conveyed the property prior to their death, the property is conveyed by right of representation to: Susan M. Kurth, Willard C. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leland Township –  Thomas and Mary Freeman – (Biggs Construction SVC Inc.) Move existing house to 6941 N. Manitou Trail. Build new home, garage, decks and porches. Driveway renovation plus landscaping at 6949 N. More...

Marriages performed

Joseph G. Binek and Tresa R. Swatzel, March 3 in Suttons Bay.  Mark S. Carrier and Jennifer L. Wilcox, March 5 in Ann Arbor.   More...