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LEELANAU UNPLUGGED, AN ENTERPRISE SERIES

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Local News

County Dates

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Leland Library plans workshop on how to set up web station

The Leland Library will hold its next computer workshop at 1:30 p.m. More...

Cedar Fire handles 100 more calls in ‘15

The Cedar Fire Department responded to nearly 650 fire and medical calls in 2015, up more than 100 from the previous year.  According to the department’s recently complete annual report, the department was dispatched to 642 calls, includin More...

Outdoors

Conservancy plans early spring walk

It’s not too early for spring — and to get out on a spring hike sponsored by the Leelanau Conservancy.  Docents Janet Ward and Ann McInnis will lead a guided walk that will take in the many habitats of the Clay Cliffs Natural Area st More...

Life in Leelanau

Catching Wind

Wind, solar projects may eventually save village money

A solar array and wind turbine are providing about half the electricity used by the Northport wastewater treatment plant.  And while the Northport villagers can feel good about being ‘green,’ they’re not saving any green with t More...

Solar customers criticize Cherryland rate change

Joe DeFors and his wife are almost done remodeling the Leelanau Township home they purchased two years ago.  One of the last upgrades they’ll make is the addition of a solar panel array that will provide the house with all the energy the D More...

‘Rendezvous’ series turns attention to Lakeshore bats

Bats, the longest-lived mammals in the Great Lakes region, will be the focus of presentations set for Saturday, April 9, at the headquarters of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  More...

Views

Supervisors one reason townships remain revelant

For being a bit hard of hearing, Leelanau County supervisors have been listening intently to their constituents through the years.  The year 2016 should be remembered as a changing of the guard for township government in the county, as at least More...

Thoughts on village projects

As two local governments plan or prepare to embark on building projects, we’d like to offer some thoughts.  More...

On thought police and letters to the editor

A column by Alan Campbell

In this business — which includes dealing with strongwilled people, some of whom would like to impress their will upon others — I’m bound to run into disagreements from time to time.  More...

Courts

13th Circuit Court

Judge Thomas G. Power sentenced one woman on a probation violation and accepted a plea on another Monday in 13th Circuit Court.  Megan E. Durfee, of Presque Isle, will serve two to five years in prison on a probation violation. More...

S-B woman pleads to drug possession

The woman living in a Suttons Bay home where a man was accidentally shot and killed has been pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge.  Jennifer L. More...

86th District Court

Jessie W. Bressette, 25, 8448 S. Maple City Road, Maple City — Pleaded not guilty to driving on a suspended license; $500 personal recognizance bond set; pretrial conference held; case dismissed.  Ian M. More...

Leelanau bids farewell to a literary legend

Jim Harrison 1937-2016

County residents are fondly remembering Jim Harrison, their curmudgeonly friend who happened to be a world-acclaimed author.  Harrison died Saturday at his home in Patagonia, Ariz. He was 78.  More...

Leelanauts enjoy quiet times

Pretty quiet in these parts.  Lines are shorter. Parking is ample.  It appears a good number of Leelanau County residents are celebrating spring break in warming climes. More...

Sexting, online crimes part of upcoming forums

Leelanau County students and parents will have an opportunity to learn more about “sexting” and other online crimes during a series of special presentations in the coming weeks.  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

Petroskey, seniors lead 2016 Dream Team

Trevor Petroskey was the jack of all trades, and then some, for Suttons Bay this season.  More...

Leelanau players land All-Northwest honors

Glen Lake, Leland and Suttons Bay boys and girls basketball players snatched up 19 of 48 spots on the 2016 All-Northwest Conference basketball teams announced last week.  More...

Lady Norse reload with 28 girls, eager to challenge Comets, Lakers

Preseason participation points are nice; returning talent is better.  With 28 players and a handful of key returners listed on the roster this spring, it seems the Suttons Bay girls soccer coach has plenty of both.  “The more the merr 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

Rather than a pool, how about refugee housing?

To the Editor:  More...

Numbers favor Obama through eight years

To the Editor:  This letter is in response to Jim Miller’s letter (3/24/2016) titled “Trump represent tsunami of political shifts.”  Miller asked the question “Do you want more of the same or a renaissance man behold More...

GOP Senate needs to do its job or be fired

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Omena News: Looking to ID Frank and Billy

Do you know these people? The photo to the right comes from former Omena resident Frank Solle who runs Stillpoint Photography on Beaver Island. More...

Glen Lake News: Chloe’s painting of bear to adorn Lakeshore passes

Happy Easter.  * * *  The winner of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Centennial Artwork contest is Glen Lake School sixth-grader Chloe Jerva. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau

5 YEARS AGO March 31, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 18  Michelle H. Gluck to herself, Trustee of the Michelle H. Gluck Revocable Trust, undivided 50 percent tenant in common interest, Lot 7 Scenic Mountain View Estates, Cleveland Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township –  Bruce Hutchins – (Carpenter Excavating) Excavation for an addition to back of house at 12880 Twin Creek Drive ($80).  Empire Township –  More...

Deaths recorded in county

Danny R. Hughes, 64, of Leland Township died March 17 in Leland Township.  Carol A. Craker, 64, of Northport died March 18 in Northport.  William A. Goodfallow, 91, of Leland Township died March 20 in Leland Township.  Joseph W. More...