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Tribal members elect new leadership

Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians on Tuesday elected a new Tribal Chairman and four members of the Tribal Council. 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

SECOND TO NONE

Munoz breaks Michigan record for career goals, lifts Leland to crucial win

Triangulated by white jerseys near the top of the box, No. 14 in black bends her knees, dribbles left, plants a purple cleat, spins against the grain off a defender, then races past another. More...

Sophomore duo fuels Suttons Bay in Leland

Comets, Norse still even

The Leland Country Club may be home to the Comets, but to Suttons Bay sophomore Evan Rohrback, it’s a place of employment — and he felt right at home on Monday night. More...

Track recap: Lakers, Norse busy last week

The Glen Lake and Suttons Bay boys track teams placed second and third on Friday at the Brethren Bobcat Invitational with 134 points and 79 points, respectively, while the girls of Glen Lake and Suttons Bay placed third and eighth with 71 points and More...

Life in Leelanau

16 questions with new head of Lakeshore Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and will start his new post in mid-June.  Tucker, the superintendent of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Oregon, has crisscrossed More...

Donations sought for ‘trail furniture’

Trail users who need a place to rest or a place to rest their bikes will benefit from a project being undertaken by the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Nikki Scott

Town or township of residence: Traverse City/ Lake Leelanau.  Resident since: I've always lived in northern Michigan.  Age and birthplace: I’m 22. I was born in Petoskey.  More...

Views

Tie vote may lead to better recycling site

our opinion

Finally, a 3-3 vote on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners that we can agree with — and for more reasons than it being non-partisan.  More...

‘Shout out’ to robotics teams and mentors

Whoever coined the term “robotics” for the latest twist in learning in American schools wasn’t talking about the students themselves. More...

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Courts

Deal reached with Belanger; charge reduced

A 54-year-old Lake Leelanau woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to reduced embezzlement charges in 86th District Court.  Tina M. Belanger, of 3490 S. Lake Shore Drive, pleaded guilty to embezzlement of a vulnerable adult, $200 to $1,000. More...

Crime report delayed as Sheriff’s office keeps busy

An annual report that tallies up crimes from the previous year in Leelanau County won’t be ready for at least another month, Sheriff Mike Borkovich said this week.  The report usually comes out in early spring, but the Sheriff’s Offi More...

86th District Court

Matthew M. Jelinek, 18, 608 St. Joseph St., Suttons Bay — Pleaded not guilty to drunken driving, minor in possession in a motor vehicle; bond continued; pretrial conference set for May 17.  Cameron J. Baarstad, 19, 3177 W. More...

 

Kids and Newspapers

STUDENTS FROM the 4-H Journalism Club at Leland Public School learned about what goes into putting the Enterprise together each week during a presentation Monday by staff member Amy Hubbell. More...

$22 million tab for rec center

Project planning continues

Conceptual plans for a proposed recreation center in Suttons Bay call for a nearly 80,000 square-foot facility with a price tag of $22.5 million. More...

County nixes funds for Cedar recycling site

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week took a step that may shut down one of the county’s most heavily used recycling sites. More...

Local News

County Dates

Eat, drink and promote clean water   Eat, drink and learn about clean water initiatives in southern Mexico at the Chiapas Water Project Fiesta taking place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Old Art Building in Leland.  More...

G-L Library seeks millage increase

Voters in Empire, Kasson and Glen Arbor townships will see a ballot proposal for the Glen Lake Community Library on the Aug. 2 ballot.  The district library board is seeking a five-year levy of .28 mills for library operations. More...

Leland Library seeks independence, millage

The Leland Township Board on Monday approved language for a new .4-mill tax that, if approved, would fund the Leland Township Library.  The property tax request will be on the Aug. 2 ballot. More...

Outdoors

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MEMBERS OF the Cedar Rod & Gun Club spent a portion of their Saturday raking fractured clay pigeons as part of the club’s annual “Clean Up Day.”   More...

Conservancy outings slated

A forest and woodland stewardship workshop, a visit to the Lighthouse West and a garlic mustard workshop will be held this month by the Leelanau Conservancy,  More...

M-C landowner’s property joins statewide conservation program

A Maple City couple has been recognized by the state for conservation practices on more than 100 acres in Kasson Township.  Dr. 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  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More...

Letters

GOP wrong; should vote to shut down oil pipeline

To the Editor:  More...

Regulations would discourage ‘cottage’ industry

To the Editor:  The Leelanau News’ comment regarding enforcement of short-term rental rules closes with an offhand and poor suggestion. More...

An angel appeared on Mother’s Day

To the Editor:  Mother’s Day is always difficult for me because my oldest son, who was a Captain in the Navy, was killed in a motorcycle accident 8 years ago.  More...

Columns

Farmers market chilly, fun, delicious

It was a chilly and gusty day Saturday at the season’s first Leelanau Farmers Market, but there was a good turn out and an exciting first taste of local fresh produce, as well as some tempting baked goods, local jams and adorable knitted produc More...

Restaurant Week deemed a success

I’m pretty sure this is spring and I am fairly certain this is the beginning of summer. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO May 12, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 29  Fannie Mae to Andrew T. and Amanda Wilson, Section 23 in Kasson Township ($204,500).  James J. and Eugenie S. Von Holt to James J. Von Holt, Trustee of the James J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township –  Jean Alpers – (A-1 Outdoor Services) Place water proof membranes on bottom of pitch, covered with approximately 3” of drainstone, entire 200’ of pitch fill in hole at 4893 S. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Jesse A. Lingaur and Annie J. Grostick  Charles F. Eiler, Jr. and Stephanie R. Jablonski  Courtney J. Marshall and Joshua A. Crocker   More...