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Cook on top in Tribal election

Voting members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians gave their acting Tribal Chairman Jo Anne Cook a vote of confidence in a Primary Election held Tuesday.  Running against six other candidates for the top elected position i More...

Transgender policy causes stir as comments stream in

Which bathroom to use

A new policy proposed by the Michigan State Board of Education is meant to keep its students safe, including those that are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ).  More...

Local News

County Dates

Norwegian or not, come to potluck   More...

Corrections:

A baseball story in last week’s sports section suggested Bryson Jackson and Tristan Sauerman would be part of the Glen Lake baseball team this season. More...

Chamber ‘Foundation’ starts work to replace county EDC

It’s taken about two years, but a new economic development entity is finally rising from the ashes of the Economic Development Corporation that was dispatched by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioner in 2014.  More...

Outdoors

Officials say little impact expected from changes for Coast Guard

Frankfort moves to seasonal

Scaled back seasonal operations at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Frankfort may have little effect on emergency operations here in Leelanau County, according to local officials.  More...

Sportsmen set 2 county records with 2015 Master Angler Awards

A Bay City fisherman had himself a fine afternoon of Leelanau County fishing on Oct. 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

Instead of refuges, house our homeless vets

To the Editor:  This letter is to comment on the letter by Larry Mawby (March 31) suggesting that, instead of a swimming pool, we accommodate Syrian refugees by converting vacant classrooms at the Suttons Bay School. More...

America plundered by corporations, which control media

To the Editor:  More...

‘Unfortunate’ that Watkoski got flack for her independence

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Omena News: Column returns to Disch family

But before I go any further with all the News that’s fit to print, I want to give a heartfelt thank you to the Omena News guest columnists for the past four and half months – Dale and Joan Blount and Scott and Ruth Steele Walker. More...

Glen Lake News: Absence makes heart grow stronger for Leelanau Co.

It seems to me that many of the residents of Glen Arbor, Empire and all of Leelanau County tend to take our area for granted after years of living here. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO April 7, 2011 More...

Courts

S-B man takes plea deal for shooting

A 27-year-old Suttons Bay man on Tuesday pleaded no contest with deferred sentencing in 86th District Court to discharging a firearm without malice.  In return for his plea, Brandon M. More...

86th District Court

Emily A. Trey, 38, 7523 N. More...

Bailey trial begins in Grand Traverse County

The Grand Traverse County trial of Derek J. Bailey began on Tuesday with opening statements and testimony from the mother of the young victim who has accused him of sexually abusing her over a period of seven years.  More...

Smart phones ring at all times; young folks love ‘em

Students always on their phones

It’s a godsend to some, and the devil that created a generation of screen-punching whippersnappers to others.  And it’s all due to one device.  More...

Posture one victim when owners use phones too often

Chiropractor Jesse Carden has seen an increase in the number of patients who complain of neck pain resulting from improper posture while using electronic devices.  “Tech neck” is slang for a condition in which a person’s neck More...

MUSH!

“BIG MACS” make the corner from the woods Tuesday morning during the ninth annual Iditarod at St. Mary, a grueling race around the schoolyard. Late-season snows allowed St. 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

MacLellan amped for pro rugby premiere, future of new league

A few months ago, Angus MacLellan landed the best job he’s ever had.  A few months from now, MacLellan will hope to keep it.  More...

Borkovich, Simonton boost Michigan State baseball team

The Michigan State baseball team is off to one of its best starts in program history, and there’s more than one proud pair of parents on the peninsula.  More...

Sneed eager to lead young Leland team into 2016 season

Leland was home to the state’s top Division 4 golfer in 2014 and 2015, but new coach Nate Sneed knows he may have to temper expectations coming into the 2016 campaign.  The Comets are not only tasked with replacing back-to-back state champ More...

Life in Leelanau

SHOW BOATS

Historic vessels return to big screen in free showing of local film

Volunteer shipwrights from the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) have been busy this week preparing one of their oldest boats to appear at the showing of a movie in which the boat appeared some 16 years ago.  More...

History buff rebuffs piece of Empire history

Empire resident Claude Fields thinks he has finally debunked a rumor that has been floating around Empire for the last 150 years or so.  According to the rumor, Empire was named for a schooner, the Empire, that ran aground in 1865, became ice-bo More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Leif Spörck

Name: Leif Spörck  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay Township  Resident of county since: I’ve lived here my whole life. I was born in Traverse City, and a couple days later I was at my parents’ house.  More...

Views

On Leelanau’s libraries and community education

our opinion

While Hallmark hasn’t found a way to cash in, National Library Week will arrive with limited fanfare on Sunday. Libraries here and elsewhere are planning special events varying in scope from offering free cookies to poetry readings.  More...

On bathrooms, use the one you’re dressed for

A column by Patti Brandt

This whole bathroom brouhaha has me flummoxed.  When my three boys were growing up we had one bathroom that we all had to share. More...

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Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 25  Entrust Chicago LLC FBO Keith Jenkins IRA to Keith Jenkins, 25 percent of Michael’s Woods Trail, Lot 7, Section 14 in Cleveland Township.  March 28  Patricia L. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township –  Donald Baty – (Camelot Construction Development) Excavate for pole barn at 2471 S. Lake Shore Dr. ($125).   More...

New assumed names filed in county

Bay Light Productions; 9601 E. Stonehouse Road - by Dana LePoidevin and Elizabeth LePoidevin, 9601 E. More...