July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Hail bruises cherries across county

So much for the cherry surplus. 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

Glass goes for gold

Peninsula product earns spot on Olympic roster, looks to lead top-ranked Team USA

Team USA coach Karch Kiraly picked a winner in Leelanau County native Alisha Glass. More...

State champion Comets return to Battle Creek for all-star tournament

Two senior members of Leland’s 2015 state championship volleyball team, middle hitter Eva Grobbel and outside hitter Maddie Trumbull, participated yesterday in the All-State Senior All-Star Volleyball Classic at Harper Creek High School in Batt More...

County kids sink aces in Cedar on same day

Life father, like son. Nine-year-old Mike Houtteman — son of Manitou Passage golf pro Lee Houtteman — buried the first hole-inone of his career at the golf course in Cedar last Thursday. Mike Houtteman used a driver to ace hole No. 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

Large school district best for Leelanau

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Unconvinced after reading forum on Enbridge pipeline

To the Editor:   You published a piece June 23, 2016, entitled “State lacks authority over pipeline” by James Fuscaldo. More...

Litany of poor results from Obama from new writer

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Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO July 14, 2011   The quiet beauty of North Bar Lake is apparently attractive to visitors smoking marijuana, based on Park Service date. More...

Omena News: Special music program at Omena church

July is a great time for family gatherings in Omena. The neighboring Rule and Melville cottages are no exception. More...

Glen Lake News: Was it the busiest Fourth of July in memory?

Things have calmed down a little bit since the weekend of the Fourth. In my opinion it was the busiest Fourth of July weekend, which continued most of the week, that I have ever seen. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 27  Diane E. English to Michael D. Adams, Section 8 in Suttons Bay Township.  James G. and Judith A. Buchholz to themselves, Lots 3 and 4 of Watson Acres in Cleveland Township.  Michael G. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP –  McKenna Evers Family Trust (Seeco Contracting Corporation) Construct a single family dwelling with unfinished basement and attached finished garage at 5591 S. Spyglass Ridge Dr. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township –  William Hoog (Therrien Excavating Inc) Excavation for a Driveway at 3220 S Lake Shore Dr ($125.00 permit fee).  Cleveland Township –  More...

Water dangers prompt call for caution

Currents lead to danger

Susan Och remembers Brian Ralston as a young man full of promise.  “I wondered how he’d end up using all those talents,” said Och, who served as Ralston’s 4-H club leader. More...

Kayakers OK, but wore vests

Rescues become common

Two kayakers who capsized off Lee Point Road on Tuesday when the wind whipped up waves on West Grand Traverse Bay were more than just lucky.  They were smart.  “They had life preservers on,” said Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Bor More...

Vehicles banged up, need repair

Many county residents are saying that they’ve never seen hail stones as large as those that bounced off roofs and cars on Friday. More...

Special Sections

Local News

S-B School Board to meet twice monthly

The Suttons Bay Board of Education will soon be meeting twice a month. Board members voted unanimously during their organizational meeting to hold “committee of the whole” meetings at 5 p.m. on the last Monday of the month. More...

Inland Seas plans nautical sale in Suttons Bay

The Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) will host its annual Nautical Flea Market and Boat Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Boats and boating items will be for sale.  More...

‘Friends’ to meet for first time

Leelanau State Park has some new “Friends.” To be more precise, the state park, located at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, will soon have a new “Leelanau State Park Friends” group. More...

Life in Leelanau

Leelanau County, meet your neighborhood BUSINESS OWNER

Business survey connects with 132 owners

No doubt, the Leelanau Peninsula is a beautiful place. Just as the county business community, which lists Leelanau’s natural environment as the greatest advantage for locating here. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Rick Lahmann

Name: Rick Lahmann.  Town or township of residence: I live in Leland.  Resident since: Since 1997.  Age and birthplace: I turned 52 on Friday. I was born in Owosso.  More...

County Cuisine

Chicken and dumpling stew that’s easy to prepare, filled with flavor

This week's recipe comes to us from Chef Katy Viswat of Anderson's Market. It's a recipe she picked up while working in Washington for hearty and savory chicken stew with dumplings. More...

Views

Stop the attacks in county building

our opinion

By now, taxpayers should be tired of footing the bill for a charade we’ll call “Pin the Tail on the Treasurer,” and a handful of county officials should be embarrassed. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“The area has a positive image of being a clean environment with lots of water, water, water.”  — One of the responses from an online survey conducted of county business owners. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Renee C. Gorny, 30, 4885 S. Red Oaks Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty to drunken driving; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; pretrial conference set for July 19. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, July 6  8:44 a.m. — Leland Township — Lost black mesh gate from back of truck.  10:51 a.m. — Bingham Township — Found backpack on picnic table near the TART Trail.  11:50 a.m. More...

Three accidents/assault keep deputies busy

Three accidents and an assault were reported over the last week by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  One accident, an overturned semitractor trailer, closed Co. Rd. 669 in Kasson Township for more than three hours on Monday.  More...