April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Look who’s running for township offices

Races in Leelanau, Leland twps.

At the top of the peninsula, a former village administrator is running for township supervisor.  And Leland is the only township where one Republican and one Democrat tossed hats in the ring to become supervisor.  Those township supervisor 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

On pace: Munoz nets 15 in first five games

The score is tied, but the race is on as a 50-50 ball floats across midfield in the direction of two players, including No. 14 in black, Libby Munoz.  More...

Hursey, Comets shine as golfers hit the links

So much for a rebuilding year.  Leelanau County’s trio of golf teams – who were competing without five of last year’s six state champion seniors last week – placed second, third and fourth in a pair of Northwest Conferenc More...

Lady Eagles open season by winning Leelanau Classic

Following a pair of losses in the 2015 Leelanau County Classic, St. Mary coach Teresa Szur took her young Eagles over to second base and told them 2016 would be different.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Spring breaks

Finally winter breaks hold; folks flock to Lakeshore

Self-proclaimed ‘beer tourists’ Tyler Duzan and Jon Kelly spent Saturday at the Dune Climb soaking up the sun.  The pair, who hail from San Antonio, landed in Traverse City a week earlier.  They came to Michigan for beer, and on More...

Snowfall winner just .2-inch off total

When Dave and Katie Taberski got back into town after spending the winter in Alabama, they drove right into a snowstorm that seemed to start at the county’s southern border.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Haley Tarsa

Name: Haley Tarsa  Town or township of residence: Cedar.  Resident since: All my life, 16 years.  Age and birthplace: I’m 16. I was born in August 1999.  More...

Views

Need for code ordinance apparent

our opinion

We’re not sure why the Republican block of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners doesn’t want to support an ordinance that would authorize civil lawsuits in cases of building code violations.  And we’re not sure they know, More...

Nice job, Bingham. Now it’s up to Suttons Bay, Leland

Thank you, Bingham Township, for effectively declining an opportunity to ride the coattails of the district library for a big increase in funding.  A Bingham Township Board decision made this week does more than any promotional campaign might ac More...

Courts

86th District Court

Raymond J. Hulbert, 29, 1423 W. Kasson Center Road, Maple City — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; sentenced to serve seven additional days in jail; probation continued.  Jose R. More...

Magistrate Court

Sherry L. McAdams, 55, 7640 E. Birch Point Road, Traverse City — Failed to yield; $155 fines and costs.  Richard M. Church, 58, 9517 E. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Thursday, April 14  4:37 p.m. — Kasson Township — Caller reports a loud bang. Neighbor yelling to call for help. Vehicle accident with injuries.  More...

 

Sugar Loaf enforcement needs ordinance

Civil suit hearing adjourned

A civil lawsuit filed against the owner of Sugar Loaf Resort for Construction Code violations has been put on hold because the county lacks a supporting ordinance.  More...

Age Diversity

Candidates range from 28 to 92 years old

With Democrats vying for all seven seats on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, voters will decide whether the board will change from its characteristic red to blue.  And with candidates on both ends of the age spectrum — ranging f More...

Treasurer to bill for unpaid taxes

Attorney strikes plan to ‘forgive’ back taxes

Leelanau County Treasurer John A. More...

ELECTING OUR LEADERS

 Among Leelanau’s 11 townships, some 76 candidates have filed for 57 elected offices. Election races are set in all but two townships.   Among county offices, the sheriff, prosecutor, clerk and drain commissioner are running unopposed. More...

Local News

Chief Flohe could fix just about anything

The guy who could fix anything with a piston has moved on.  Jim Flohe of Lake Leelanau, 84, died Saturday. More...

County Dates

Healthy choices at St. Mary fair   More...

Corrections:

The donation of Ann Loveless’ Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore landscape quilt to the park was made by Grand Rapids ArtPrize. This information was incorrect in the April 14 issue of the Enterprise.  * * *  More...

Outdoors

Lakeshore offers summer position to develop resource curriculum

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is recruiting one Teacher- Ranger-Teacher (TRT) to spend the summer in the park learning about the resource, as well as developing education programs.  More...

Conservancy plans for Earth Day

The Leelanau Conservancy will host three events as part of Earth Week.  The Wildflower Rescue Committee will hold its kickoff meeting today at 1 p.m. in the Munnecke Room adjacent the Leland Library. More...

Help needed for trail clean-up

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) will celebrate Earth Day Saturday with work bees at various locations including four sites in Leelanau County.  Work bees will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. 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

Recalling Jim Harrison on drive down M-204

To the Editor:  More...

Free speech one way; recall vile actions of Clinton

To the Editor:  Commentators, stunned by Republican presidential candidates “offensive” persona, deemed unfit for children! A global “embarrassment.” Seriously?  More...

Bingham cemeteries need work; we can do better

To the Editor:  I have a dozen or more relatives including my parents who are laid to rest in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Bingham Township.  More...

Columns

BayView saga continues as part of county flap

A column by Eric Carlson

In a story beginning on Page One of this week’s newspaper, I have done my usual Boy Scout Best to explain a rather complex and arcane dustup involving a convoluted series of mistakes our county treasurer may have made that could end up costing More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“This year we were struck by how much the students’ love of place came through.”   More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 8  Alan D. and Karen M. Waterson to Karen M. Waterson, Section 28 in Bingham Township.  Michael J. and Peggy A. McHugh to themselves, Lot 55, Sugar Loaf Chalets No. 2 in Centerville Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Stephen and Leslee Hooper – (Dale Boone) Excavate foundation and septic for 1600 sq ft home with driveway at 9861 E. Keswick Hills Drive ($125).  Centerville Township –  More...

Divorces granted in Circuit Court

Carolyne G. Sheffer and Daniel A. Sheffer, granted on April 13  Michael D. Adams and Dianne E. Adams, granted on April 13   More...