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Lots of boating complaints over Fourth

Boaters having too good of a time on the three-day Fourth of July weekend had Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies awash in calls, with some of those boaters landing in the brig for the night. The calls started at about 6 p.m. 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

Lightning-fast Lakers headline Dream Team

Glen Lake trio included on list of county’s top athletes in golf, track

Good things not only come in threes, but also to those who wait.  Both were true this spring for the Glen Lake boys track program, which won its first regional title in 23 years thanks to the emergence of a “big three” — relay More...

Three county athletes collect all-state honors

Two peninsula soccer players and one Suttons Bay golfer have garnered all-state recognition for standing out in their respective sports this spring.  More...

Northport yacht club to host pig roast, pretzel race

LEELANAU COUNTY EXTRA POINTS

Yacht club to welcome small boats   The Northport Bay Yacht Club will welcome “anything that is paddled, rowed, sailed and is reasonably trailer able” while hosting its first-ever Small Boat and Pocket Cruiser Meet in August.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Omena man lights final Fourth of July fireworks in Northport, caps 40-year stint

Ed Hallett will finally be able to “see” a fireworks display on the Fourth of July.  Hallett, an Omena native and retired Leelanau Township fire department member, worked Monday on his 40th fireworks display in Northport.  More...

Fireworks complaints down across county

Six total calls

The number of fireworks complaints fizzled over the holiday weekend.  County dispatchers fielded just six calls about fireworks from 9 p.m. Friday to early Tuesday morning — a fraction of complaints lodged in recent years.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Megan Thorsen

Name: Megan Thorsen.  Town or township of residence: Cedar.  Resident since: I have been for three months. I was living in Traverse City.  Age and birthplace: I’m 20, I was born in Charlevoix.  More...

Views

Parker made hard choices before leaving

our opinion

We’ll miss Chris Parker as a superintendent of Northport Public School, and wish him well as associate superintendent with Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS).  Mr. More...

Short-lived coaches, long seasons

Northport also may find it difficult to replace its two basketball coaches, whose losses from the Wildcat program can more or less be traced to changes in the demands placed upon mentors as well as athletes.  Northport athletic director Josh Van More...

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Courts

Bust yields heroin from apartment in Elmwood Township

Two men were arraigned on several felony charges in 86th District Court on Tuesday in connection with the alleged purchase of heroin at an Elmwood Township home by an undercover detective from the Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT). More...

86th District Court

James E. Slagal, 58, 9300 E. Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; bond continued; presentence investigation, alcohol/ drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for July 19.  More...

Warrant issued for missing timber

A bench warrant has been issued for a Rapid City man who is accused of taking timber off two neighboring properties in Cleveland Township in the wake of the Aug. 2 windstorm that knocked down trees across the county.  More...

 

Buy 'em here

IT’S CHERRY season and the Schaub kids of Lake Leelanau have been out picking Ulsters, an early variety of sweet cherry sold from a roadside stand on French Road. More...

Behind changed votes

Christian Neighbors get funds

After filing a Freedom of Information Act request for county records and acquiring numerous statements, the Leelanau Enterprise has uncovered no evidence that an unexpected change in voting habits by Republicans on the Leelanau County Board of Commis More...

Crews continue search for body of G-L drowning victim

After working for several hours in frigid waters on Tuesday, dive teams from Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties resumed their search at 8 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Enterprise reaps 7 awards in newspaper contest

The Leelanau Enterprise walked away with several awards in the national Better Newspaper Contest, including two for first place. The contest enlists judges from across the country, and is sponsored by the National Newspaper Association. More...

Schwarz on dean’s list

Nathan Schwarz was named to the dean’s list for the second semester at Miami University. Schwarz, from Lake Leelanau, is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.   More...

County Dates

Collection planned at government center   More...

Outdoors

Formations fly without No. 6 at Festival air show

Some things went unspoken at the National Cherry Festival Air Show.  Such as why formations were flown perfectly by the Blue Angels, yet still seemed unbalanced.  The name of the famed tactical flight group’s opposing solo pilot was n More...

Family-favorite Dune Climb event features Chicago folk, rock band

“People bring their blankets and picnic baskets,” said Elaine Keaton, office manager of Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA). More...

A correlation, Leelanau State Park trails and Northport Point

There’s an interesting correlation concerning the walking trails behind Woolsey Airport and the building of homes on Northport Point. Many people who have walked those trails have inquired where the trails came from. 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 a.m. More...

Letters

Washington insiders fear house cleaning

To the Editor:  Various area newspapers print letters bashing Donald Trump. This is not one of them.  More...

Financial worries at heart of Britain’s exit from EU

To the Editor:   More...

Fireworks loud and dangerous; call legislator

To the Editor:   A legally authorized, professional display of fireworks can be exciting and delightful to watch. These types of fireworks can be allowed by a local government as long as a permit is obtained from that municipal body.  More...

Columns

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley

Kevin Slimp, a veteran of the community newspaper business who now consults with publishers throughout America, is writing a column that builds every week. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO July 7, 2011   More...

Omena News:

Omena abuzz as summer nears peak

It was a Goldilocks weekend for the 4th of July, and all of the family gatherings and celebrations that took place. Not too hot and not too cold. Beautiful blue skies.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 16  Michael D. Adams to Dianne E. English, Section 11 in Centerville Township.  Donald W. and Gail M. Nugent to Fredrickson Road Apple Orchard, LLC, Section 20 in Empire Township ($147,320).  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY –  RMJ Properties – (Lucamati, LLC) Commercial alteration at 217 N St. Josephs St. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township –  The Leelanau Conservancy (Nathan Burns and Wyatt Smith) Remove ground debris and add 6 yds. More...