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All graduation ceremonies planned for this weekend

Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016 begin Friday with festivities planned in Northport and Leland.  Linda Lindquist-Bishop will be the speaker at the Comet graduation, which will take place in the large gymnasium at Leland High School. More...

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

Metcalf, Comets escape S-B with shootout victory

It wasn’t clear whether the tears running down Kira Metcalf’s face were tears of joy or tears of pain — the Leland keeper had reasons for both. More...

Hot start not enough for Northport

Jasmine Denny and her Northport teammates wasted little time in showcasing their offensive potential against visiting McBain NMC in the opening round of districts Tuesday.  More...

McDonough shines as G-L returns to regional

All three county teams make the cut at district meets, set for Regional 16 at The Wolverine

What a difference a year makes. Last year, Peyton McDonough fired a 100 at districts, finishing 30th, as the Lakers missed the cut by two strokes. More...

Life in Leelanau

Leelanau turns out with reverence for Memorial Day

A veteran of the Korean War, Bob Hagstrom of Leland can’t remember the last time he missed a Memorial Day ceremony at the old Leelanau County Courthouse or at the new Veterans Memorial plaza on the Government Center campus in Suttons Bay Townsh More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Carson Cutting

Name: Carson Cutting.  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.  Resident since: Since I was 11, so seven years. I think it was in 2008.  Age and birthplace: I’m 18 and from Alma, Mich.  More...

County Cuisine

Savory cheesecake more hearty than sweet; with meat, mushrooms

A cheesecake that's savory, not sweet. It would be a shame if we didn't feature a mushroom recipe now that we've entered morel season. Fortunately, our good friends at Sisson's Main Street Specialties are up to the task. More...

Views

How about a ‘rewards’ program for housing?

our opinion

We weren’t surprised, although one clings to hope, to learn last week that there are no plans on the books for affordable housing projects known to Trudy Galla. More...

Of problems and patience

Some times the biggest problems we face in Leelanau County manage to fix themselves. For instance:  More...

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Courts

Magistrate Court

Broderick C. Steele, 18, 6410 S. Dunns Farm Road, Maple City — No proof of insurance; $165 fines and costs.  Daniel W. Korson, 23, 9189 S. More...

86th District Court

Alexander J. Schocko, 26, 3230 N. West Bay Shore Dr., Suttons Bay — Failed to appear for arraignment on a charge of driving on an invalid/improper license; bench warrant requested; $100 bond set.  More...

Woman who took from mom sentenced to serve six months

A 54-year-old Lake Leelanau woman who embezzled money from her blind mother’s bank accounts will serve the next six months in jail.  Tina M. Belanger, of 3490 S. More...

 

LAKER TRADITION

Five graduations planned for weekend

Members of the Class of 2016 will end one chapter of their lives and start another this weekend. For the first time in recent history, all graduates of the four county public schools and St. Mary School will receive diplomas on the same weekend. More...

Saws buzz

Work doubles over two years

You don’t need to tell Joe Bardenhagen that building activity in Leelanau County is taking off like a rocket this spring – he’s living it. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Leland fire board may be abolished; committee eyed

The Leland Township Fire Board may be a thing of the past.  The Leland Township Board will consider a measure to disband the seven-member Fire Board at its regular meeting on June 13.  In its place, the township would appoint ad hoc committ More...

Photo

DAN KELLY of Traverse City cuts furring strips Wednesday as a crew from Hallmark Construction continues the renovation and expansion on the Lake Leelanau fire station. More...

County Dates

Peshawbestown hosts a bazaar More...

Outdoors

Bark rangers and parents pass the test; now on patrol

Endangered piping plovers can rest — and nest — easier thanks to just-recruited “bark rangers” that keep other dogs from intimidating them. More...

Learn how to restore timber barns at Lakeshore workshop

A barn restoration workshop will be held June 13-18 at the John Burfiend Barn on Port Oneida Road off M-22 north of Glen Arbor. The workshop, sponsored by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, will begin on each day at 9 a.m.  More...

Cedar Rod & Gun Club unveils revamped sporting clays course

The Cedar Rod & Gun Club started its sporting clays season off with a bang in more ways than one.  The club opened its redesigned sporting clays course featuring automatic traps and controls during a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 11 — 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  More...

Letters

County Dems have grown from three to 300 members

To the Editor:  More...

To frequent letter writer, stop and smell the roses

To the Editor: Enough, please. Mary L. Bowen has been given enough ink. Her bile of run-on sentences and daffy statistics should by now have convinced all of the converts she is going to get. More...

Band to honor former members with tribute concert

To the Editor:  The Northport Community Band will present a tribute concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, at the Northport Community Arts Center in remembrance of Iva Allen, who taught for 22 years at Northport Public Schools.  More...

Columns

Omena News: History changes hands in Omena

Two historic family properties in greater Omena recently changed hands. Craig Brigham is now the owner of the former Adelson home and property on M-22 just south of Omena. More...

Glen Lake News: Honking horns, signs of summer

Memorial Day weekend 2016 has ended. You can certainly tell this is the beginning of tourist season. A very telling sign is all the (fudgy) car alarms going off all day. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO June 2, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 20  Edmund H. Frank and Eustacia Su to The Edmund H. Frank and Eustacia Su Revocable Living Trust, Lot 2, Section 26 in Empire Township.  Andrew Y. and Gloria M. Thomas to Avner and Rena T. Porat, Lot 38 in Assessor’s Plat No. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Diane Spens – (Ankerson Construction) Excavation for the removal of existing home and construct new residence at 7874 S. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY –  Village of Suttons Bay (Hallmark Construction Inc.) Construct new Suttons Bay Village Hall, wood frame one story with unfinished basement and main floor. “A-3” use and “B” use. More...