March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

High bids aside, S-B Village votes to build new hall

If everything goes according to plan, the Village of Suttons Bay will have a new, waterfront village hall before the end of this year at a cost about 50 percent higher than originally estimated.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Special meeting set for recycling   The Northport Village Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. More...

Corrections:

A story that ran on the front of Section 2 last week referred to a new business in Cedar as the “Polish Arts Center.” The correct name of the business is the Polish Art Center.  * * *  Credit for photos taken of the Suttons Bay More...

Short review in Elmwood on ordinance

The Elmwood Township Planning Commission last week reviewed public comment received in writing about the township’s new draft zoning ordinance.  Township zoning administrator Sara Kopriva said no comments have been submitted recently, so t More...

Outdoors

Townships may pitch in to pay for repairs at Vlack Park

Solon Township may be off the hook for a portion of the environmental remediation needed last fall at Vlack Park, a popular fishing site. More...

Yes, North Bar outlet is wider

The stretch of water that connects North Bar Lake to Lake Michigan is wider, deeper and shorter than it has been in many years.  That’s according to Tom Ulrich, interim superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore — who v More...

Ulrich makes 2nd round

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore assistant superintendent Tom Ulrich has made it to the second round of interviews for the top job at the Lakeshore.  The position has been open since November, when Dusty Shultz retired after 14 years as su 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...

Letters

Since 2008, relationships have been regressing

To the Editor:  More...

Lifelong residents support Northport

To the Editor:  As a newcomer to Northport — moved here in 1991 — I am impressed by the commitment to the village by many natives — those born and raised here. More...

‘Intentional’ has no place in Open Meetings Act

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Omena News: Boy raises $4,300 for heart association

‘Grandpa’ Van Pelt makes visit

Several rounds of congratulations are in order this week ...  More...

Glen Lake News: Pot holes near Glen Lake likened to ‘tank traps’

Happy spring. Isn’t this weather fun? Always keeps us on our toes.  * * *  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO March 24, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 14  Courtlandt T. Van Vechten to himself, Trustee of the Courtlandt Thomas Van Vechten Family Revocable Trust, Lots 44 and 45 of Paradesia Addition to Northport Point Resort, Lot 6, Section 25 in Leelanau Township.  Alvin M. More...

New assumed names filed in county

BT Maintenance; 8936 Red Pine Drive, Lake Ann – by Brian Egeler, 8936 Red Pine Drive, Lake Ann. Bayer Essence; 13344 Knollwood Drive, Northport – by Linda and Robert Bayer, 13344 Knollwood Drive, Northport. More...

Deaths recorded in county

Benard J. Stachnik, 80, of Cleveland Township died March 7 in Elmwood Township.  Donna K. Garrand, 58, of Northport died March 11 in Northport.  Charles F. Grumley, 78, of Solon Township died March 11 in Solon Township.  Mary A. More...

Four-part series on technology begins

This week the Enterprise begins a four-part series on the effect of technology — its attractions and traps — across the Leelanau Peninsula. More...

Glen Lake principal may be let go

Board may not renew contract

Glen Lake principal Konrad Molter may not be back for the 2016-17 school year  The Glen Lake Board of Education voted unanimously during a special meeting held last Wednesday, March 16, to consider non-renewal of Molter’s contract. More...

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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

Lady Lakers headline ‘16 Dream Team

Munoz: 4-time repeater

The Glen Lake girls cruised to a 20-3 record, their first Northwest Conference championship since 2002 and a district final appearance.  They’ll be looking for more next year.  The Lady Lakers will bring back their top four scorers in More...

14 county players nab All-Cherryland honors

To Northport boys coach Chris McCann, Marcus Stowe earned a reputation as one of the deadliest shooters and most valuable players in the four-team Cherryland Conference this year.  Other Cherryland coaches agree.  More...

Leelanau Scoring Leaders

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Life in Leelanau

Leelanau seniors step it up

Townships go toe-to-toe in yearlong walking competition

Fourteen seniors in Leelanau Township are winning the walking challenge — for February, at least — with an average of 272,627 steps taken for the month.  The averages are from the new Stepping It Up program being offered by Leelanau More...

Lunch Bunch appreciates great food, better company

Dick’s Pour House in Lake Leelanau was the site for the most recent Lunch Bunch gathering held last Thursday.  Many of them partook in the wearin’ o’ the green to celebrate all things Irish at the monthly lunch event sponsored More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Pat Flynn

Name: Pat Flynn. Town or township of residence: Cleveland Township. Resident of county since: 1993. Age and birthplace: Age 78, born in Detroit. More...

Views

Is there a plan for M-22/M-72 intersection?

our opinion

What’s the future plan for the busiest intersection in Leelanau County? We know of none — or at least of a plan that isn’t so nebulous as to be unworthy of passing on. More...

About steel-toed shoes and trees hiding a forest

What can you say about “Bootgate” that wasn’t already expressed during an agonizing several-minute span at last week’s county Board of Commissioners meeting?  Well, three things come to mind.  More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Peter G. Siagkris, 34, P.O. Box 1083, Leland — Pleaded not guilty to drunken/impaired driving; bond continued; pretrial conference set for March 29. Jose R. More...

T-C man charged with felony drunk driving

A 73-year-old Traverse City man was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a charge of felony drunken driving after crashing his pick-up truck into a utility pole earlier this month in Kasson Township.  More...

Disapatch Blotter

Friday, March 18  3:33 a.m. — Suttons Bay — Caller reports white female is trying to shove her way into home. May have lived there before. On the porch crying. Tells the caller she is the devil.  More...