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Ship sinks in Lake Michigan

Russell Madsen’s third Chicago to Mackinac Island race across Lake Michigan came to a crashing halt in the familiar waters of the Manitou Passage.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Snack on treats, shop for treasures Pick up used treasures and some baked goodies at the annual Cedar/ Maple City Lions Club Yard Sale being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Community Building in Maple City. More...

Different answers, different candidates for county register

Two candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for the position of county register of deeds.  Incumbent Dorothy Miller of Cedar is challenged by A. Renee Wyler, also of Cedar.  More...

Ansorge, Campillo look to fill District 1

Two candidates are looking to fill the District 1 county commissioner’s seat that has been vacant since the resignation of longtime commissioner Jean I. Watkoski, who left office effective Dec. More...

Life in Leelanau

Staying in America

20 new citizens begin American journey in Empire

“I love this country,” said Cuong Nguyen, 25, who on Friday watched his mother become one of 20 people granted naturalized citizenship. The pool of new Americans was representative of a diverse country, with 15 nationalities represented. More...

Dark skies ahead, and sought, at Lakeshore

Stars may soon be shining brighter within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with JoAnn Larkin

Name: JoAnn Larkin.  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau.  Resident since: 1998.  Age and birthplace: I was born in Muskegon and I’m 72.  More...

Views

Thoughts on Primary decisions

She’s been a swinger, this Leelanau County Board of Commissioners. Some times she swings left, sometimes right. And on other occasions she sits down square in the middle and accomplishes ... very little. More...

Election predictions, tears and partisanship

A column by Alan Campbell

Some questions to ponder:  * * *  Why is it legal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, but you have to buckle your seat belt?  * * *  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“The United States does not care where you came from. We care about who you are.”   More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 15  Joseph H. and Lori McMurry to The Buttons Trust, Lot 4, Section 24 in Bingham Township.  Clifford O. Jr. and Isabel J. Bath to Clifford O. Bath Jr., Trustee or his successors in trust under the Clifford O. Bath, Jr. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY –  W. Jay and Lori Brown (Boulder Construction LLC) Construct residential wood frame deck with stair, 6’ x 14’ at 202 S. Shore Drive ($840);  Sargent O. and Nancy S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Empire Township –  Glenn Aylsworth – (Pathway Homes LLC) Excavation for new single family home construction at 10505 W. Pitch Apple Lane ($125 permit fee).  More...

 

County candidates receiving funding

Democratic commissioners get $1,000 from party

A Leelanau County candidate for state House has a large advantage in fundraising heading into election season — and he’s not the Republican.  More...

Fire razes home during cherry harvest

Tina Baker was at work at Chimoski’s Bakery in Suttons Bay on Tuesday when she got the call that the home she shares with Vic Chimoski was on fire.  Baker’s car died yesterday, so she was driving Chimoski’s ‘tank.’& More...

Correction, Leelanau Township

Enterprise coverage last week about an operational millage sought in Leelanau Township was incorrect. We stated that the township wanted to double its millage rate, which we have since learned was wrong. More...

Special Sections

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

Unbearievable!

Buckeye, former Wolverine notch narrow victories in 10th installment of Running Bear 5K Run/Walk

The 10th annual Running Bear 5K Run featured a course record, the closest finish in race history and a whole lot of fun for the Glen Arbor community.  Nicholas Stanko of Ann Arbor surged past Adam Wollant in the late stages of Tuesday’s ou More...

Suttons Bay native runs away with top spot in Fishtown 5K

Another year, another one-two finish for Traverse City West.  TC West alumnus and Suttons Bay native Nick Amato took the top spot Saturday in the eighth annual Friends of Fishtown 5K race through Leland, besting good friend and rising Titans sop More...

Bike race returns Aug. 6

Hundreds of wheels will roll across Leelanau County roads next weekend as the Traverse Area Recreational Trail (TART) Trails Cherry-Roubaix returns Aug. 6 at 10 a.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 a.m. More...

Letters

Elmwood supervisor endorses Shaw as his replacement

To the Editor:   More...

Consider distance to hospital when voting on millage

To the Editor:   After serving on the citizen’s committee to review the adequacy of Leelanau Township’s emergency services, I strongly urge Township voters to support both proposals to fund the current emergency operations and upgrad More...

Vote for Clinton, and work for national unity

To the Editor:   The election campaigns have left us with quite a puzzlement. Who to choose?  One aid to help, could be the, “Decision Theory?” A game is played with one side being positive vs. the other negative.  More...

Columns

Looking Backā€¦

5 YEARS AGO July 28, 2011 More...

Missing Jerry Kalchik, and a wedding

Cynnie Dotzauer arrived in Omena a week ago today a bit tired but in high style. She road-tested her brand new 2017 Jaguar F-Pace by driving from her home in Snohomish, Wash. More...

Lots of anniversaries, including one to forget

How many times in the past couple weeks have you heard this: “hot enough for you?” My advice, with all due respect, go jump in the lake. This is great weather. * * * The Empire Lions Club lucky 13 drawings have started again. More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, July 20  2:13 p.m. — Glen Arbor Township — Between 20 and 25 kids jumping off Glen Lake Narrows at bridge.  6:41 p.m. — Cleveland Township — Caller sees jet skier yelling for assistance. More...

86th District Court

Brian C. Mayo, 25, 854 Duell Road, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to allowing an unlicensed person to drive; charge of driving on a suspended license, second offense, dismissed; sentenced to jail days served and fines and costs of $630. More...

Magistrate Court

Brandon J. Berry, 23, 12199 E. Norris Road, Traverse City — Improper parking; $25 fines and costs.  Nick A. More...