June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘2% funds’ again tossed around

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners has once again declined to endorse an application for tribal “2-percent” funding for a “Neighborhood Assistance Ministry” of the nonprofit Leelanau Christian Neighbors organization.&n More...

Local News

Bolton meets his airport

The Empire Township airport shall henceforth be known as the William B. Bolton Airport.  A new sign and a surprise party for Bill Bolton, the recently-retired Empire Township supervisor, made the airport’s updated moniker official.  More...

Gravestones preserved, righted in Port Oneida

The Port Oneida Community Alliance and Cleveland Township hosted a two-day gravestone preservation workshop last week.  Gravestone conservator and monument mason Jonathan Appell led the workshop Friday and Saturday at the Kelderhouse Cemetery, l More...

County Dates

Lakeshore plans a group picnic   Load up the picnic basket — leaving the ants behind, of course — and go to the Dune Climb to celebrate International Picnic Day. More...

Outdoors

Picnic planned at Dune Climb

Kids and parents can earn their Junior Ranger badge and picnic at the Dune Climb on Saturday — which, of course, is International Picnic Day.  Junior Ranger Day activities will take place from 1-4 p.m. More...

New ant species found at Lakeshore

A new species of ant discovered at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is as politically incorrect as they come.  The ants discovered are described as “social parasites” that pick on others, turning them into nannies and forcing t More...

Beach yoga starts Monday

Move, breathe and connect with nature at a Yoga on the Beach class, which kicks off at 7:30 p.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  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

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Kudos galore for artists, scholarships, history buffs

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Some accolades for across the Leelanau Peninsula:   The Glen Arbor Arts Association has already raised 70 percent of the $675,000 needed to renovate its art center — a remarkable achievement considering that the group has been reserved in More...

More than ‘big box stores’

With few accolades from constituents whose titles aren’t city manager, clerk or assessor, the Michigan Legislature has rewritten the rules for assessing commercial buildings.  More...

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Courts

T-C man charged with beating his father

A 30-year-old Traverse City man is in jail after entering his parents' home in Leelanau Township and allegedly making threats to kill his father and then hitting him several times. Robert S. More...

Man arraigned after being caught, detained by citizens

An 18-year-old Northport man was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a charge of second degree home invasion — a 15-year felony — and possession of marijuana in connection with a break-in of a Northport dwelling.  Christop More...

Alleged driver in high speed chase waives hearing

A 22-year-old Peshawbestown man waived his preliminary examination on Tuesday and was bound over to 13th Circuit Court, where he faces several charges in connection with a police chase that reached speeds of 90 mph.  More...

 

PATRIOTIC FLAG BURNING

MEMBERS OF Boy Scout Troop 131 salute during the Pledge of Allegiance at a ceremony on Flag Day held at the VFW Hall in Lake Leelanau. Some 1,400 flags were properly disposed. More...

S-B looks to cyber school revenue

A Saginaw-based online school has asked the Suttons Bay Board of Education to authorize the company as a “school of excellence.”  Nancy Paris, founder of The Paris Academy, presented School Board members Monday night with an applicat More...

Glen Lake may go into 2016-17 without principal

Glen Lake Community Schools will likely operate without a secondary principal heading into the 2016-17 school year.  The Board of Education appeared ready to act Monday night on a hiring recommendation for the post of secondary principal.  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

Laker quintet leads 2016 Dream Team

The Glen Lake girls got off to a blistering start in 2016 before securing a share of the Greater Northwest Conference crown for the second consecutive season. More...

Miscues costly as Lakers stumble in regional

Moir, opportunistic Tigers stun G-L with five-run outburst in eighth inning

Simply put, a good baseball team had a bad afternoon of baseball. More...

Five Lakers land all-region honors

Sophomore outfielder Nick Apsey, junior infielder Jared Jackson, senior first baseman Travis Moore, junior catcher Jacob Penny, and senior pitcher Matt Schweikart have been named to the all-region baseball team. More...

Life in Leelanau

Strawberries for sale

Leelanau County’s fabulous first fruit ripe, ready for harvest

The wait is over.  Locally grown strawberries should be ripe and ready to roll to a grocery store near you either today or tomorrow, Steve Bardenhagen said on Tuesday. More...

Pantries to promote healthier food choices

A new program will soon be helping county hungry set the table with fresh fruits and vegetables. Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN) food pantries in Suttons Bay and Northport will soon introduce “Produce for Pantries,” to patrons. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Katie Granger

Name: Katie Granger.  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.  Resident since: 5 years.  Age and birthplace: I was born and raised in Traverse City and I am 32 years old.  More...

Letters

Support quality of life with library millage

To the Editor:  More...

Funding alternatives for recycling site; look to Maple City

To the Editor:  I been following this story closely and am intrigued from several county commissioners referring this as a township problem. More...

‘No’ voter turned around; will support library millage

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Omena News: Summer swings with markets, concerts

We are definitely headed in to summer. More...

Glen Lake News: Fast work opens McFarlane; tennis anyone?

Apparently the M-22 Challenge went off without too much of a problem. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO June 16, 2011 Elmwood Township plans to hire a consultant to determine if it makes fiscal sense to pay nearly $1 million toward the debt owed on construction of the Grand Traverse Regional Septage Plant in exchange for avoiding future pa More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 3  Scott D. Hazlett, Trustee of the Restatement of the Declaration of Trust Establishing The Scott D. Hazlett Revocable Trust to Scott D. and Laura S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  K&K Farms Group – (Kal Excavating) Excavation for a new production / cidery building at 3890 S. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY –  William E. and Marilyn M. Calhoun Trust (Self) Construct residential wood deck addition, 4’ x 8’ at 218 N. Lincoln Street ($320).  BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  More...