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Moorings feud involves investors

Downstate vs. local investors

The largest single residential housing project currently under development in Leelanau County may be the subject of a mortgage foreclosure sale later this month although developers insist the move is nothing more than attempt by an investor to &ldquo More...

Register overcomes Primary challenge

Register of Deeds Dorothy Miller of Cedar secured the Republication nomination in Tuesday’s unofficial balloting as challenger A. Renee Wyler, also of Cedar, lost on a vote of 2,621 to 525.  More...

Local News

Wetherbee, Lint make Northport top post cut

Northport school officials are asking for the public’s help in interviewing five candidates for the open superintendent position.  The candidates will be interviewed starting at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. More...

County Dates

Fill propane, help a cause   Support a good cause and fill up your 20-pound propane cylinders for $7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Stevens Propane in Maple City. More...

Corrections:

Republican and former County Board chairman Bob Hawley was listed as the candidate opposing incumbent District 6 commissioner Democrat Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach. More...

Outdoors

Commodore crosses first as ‘pirates’ race around the bay

John Todd and Allen Northcutt’s Callisto was victorious on West Grand Traverse Bay on Saturday as Northport Bay Yacht Club held its Pirates Day race under fair skies and steady northeast winds.  More...

Big day on big lake for county visitors

A trio of friends from Okemos had one heck of a Sunday morning fishing Lake Michigan near Northport.  Justin Bahrie, Paul Clark and Chris Potterpin reeled in three 15-18-pound king salmon and a “boat full of trout” from 6 to 10 a.m. More...

Plein Air Weekend returns to G-A

Three painting events and two art sales will highlight the work of more than 100 artists during the eighth annual Glen Arbor Art Association Plein Air Weekend.  Festivities begin tonight with the Sundowner event on Lake Michigan and Glen Lake.&n 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

Leelanau Players put on Bicentennial production

To the Editor:   One last remembrance before the curtain comes down on the founding of the Leelanau Players 40 years ago.  More...

Why was new American’s religion important to story?

To the Editor:   More...

GOP tigers have changed stripes; LCN benefits

To the Editor: More...

Columns

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO August 4, 2011 More...

Danahers celebrate 50th with picnic

It has been a big international week in Omena. Annette Deibel entertained visitors from Costa Rica this past week. More...

Proud Glen Arbor community looks back on storm one year later

One year ago this week there was no Glen Lake Area news. It was the week of the “big wind.” I’ve talked to many people this past week who were here and remember it and others that just missed it. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 18  Gene H. and Betty L. Hoth to themselves, Section 28 in Bingham Township.  Jerome R. Kalena to himself, Section 27 in Cleveland Township.  July 19  Barbara Alflen to Anestis Teftsis and Margaret M. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  Northport Stor All LLC (Self) Construct commercial new unfinished mini-storage (14 units) building, one story; 20’x120’, “II B” Type, “S-1” use, total occupant load “5&rdquo More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Bahle Farms Inc. – (Kal Excavating) Excavate to remove cherry trees balance and level restore and seed at 2685 S. More...

Board moves to GOP

Ansorge to serve as ‘moderate’

With the election of Tony Ansorge on Tuesday to fill the remainder of Jean Watkoski’s term on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, the partisan balance on the county board will shift from a 3-3 tie to 4-3 in favor of Republicans.  More...

Voters OK all library taxes

Millages pass easily

Two community libraries serving portions of Leelanau County will gain independence after passage of millages Tuesday, and two others will continue to operate with extra-voted millages. More...

Independents filing, will also be on election ballot

There will be races in at least two townships for supervisor as several candidates filed without party affiliation by the July 20 deadline.  The most activity is in Glen Arbor Township where candidates have filed for three separate seats.  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

Let the games begin: Glass set for opener against Puerto Rico

Skepticism continues to cloud the excitement of the 2016 Rio Olympics. More...

Dream Team MVPs go out with bang

Trevor Petroskey isn’t playing college ball, but those in attendance at Sunday’s Northern Michigan All-Star Basketball Game at Traverse City St. Francis may have assumed otherwise. More...

Kohler, Norsemen to kick off two-a-days with a late-night twist

Keyton back in G-L

There’ll be no shortage of star power when Suttons Bay players hit the gridiron for day one of practice. More...

Life in Leelanau

Leland Township firefighters get new digs

Open house coming

The boxes aren’t yet unpacked, but the Leland Township Fire & Rescue Department has officially moved into its newly built Leland station. More...

Double coverage: Cedar Fire to add three paid staff members

History will likely be made later this month when the Cedar Fire Department begins to offer Basic Life Support (BLS) 24/7. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jim Cooper

Name: Jim Cooper.  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.  Resident since: We’ve lived here six months out of the year for six years.  Age and birthplace: I’m 72 and I was born in Dearborn.  More...

Views

911 upgrades needed, but so is efficiency

our opinion

Every few years new demands for funding the Leelanau County 911 dispatch center come up for discussion, causing us to sound like a broken record.  If you’re old enough to recall what that is, you are probably concerned about how fast an am More...

Heard around Leelanau

“I gave it my best shot. Thanks to everyone who supported me.”   More...

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Courts

Stanton man charged with misusing funds

A 53-year-old man from Stanton has been charged with two felony counts of fraudulent use of a building contract fund for allegedly not paying subcontractors for their work on a home being built in Cedar.  Brett W. More...

86th District Court

Thomas McKeirnan, 65, 6711 Mathison Road S., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; refusal of PBT dismissed; sentenced to one year probation and credit for jail days served; not to consume or possess alcohol, illegal, non-prescribe More...

Magistrate Court

Aaron J. Wurm, 24, 265 N. Eagle Hwy., Lake Leelanau — Improper parking; $25 fines and costs.  David J. Priest, 30, 5717 N. Overlook Road, Northport — Failed to purchase dog license; $75 fines and costs.  Victor G. More...