August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials push back on tax dispute

School funds in jeopardy

County commissioners are catching flack from other local officials whose governments are reluctant to reimburse county coffers for unpaid property taxes owed by former developers of the BayView condos in Suttons Bay.  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

Hometown hero helps Team USA rally past Netherlands

Next up: #8 Italy, #3 China

Faced with a 2-1 deficit against the volleyball “darlings” of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Team USA coach Karch Kiraly left his offense in the capable hands of a Leelanau County product. It worked. More...

Bug spray keeping mosquitoes at bay

Team USA setter Alisha Glass and her teammates are armed with DEET and they’re not afraid to use it. Glass said team members have eluded mosquitoes so far — no one on the team has been bitten. More...

Cherry-Roubaix numbers nearly double

A local bike race boasting the “best and most challenging roads of Leelanau County” got a lot bigger in 2016. Some 430 registrants took part in the 10th annual Cherry-Roubaix held Saturday — 195 more than last year. More...

Life in Leelanau

ShareCare to showcase six distinctive homes

Six uniquely Leelanau homes will be featured next week in ShareCare of Leelanau’s home tour, Aug. 19. ShareCare has been working since February on the tour, which is their big fundraiser this year. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jennifer Calderon

Name: Jennifer Calderon.  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.  Resident since: My whole life.  Age and birthplace: I’m 15 and I’m from Traverse City.  More...

County Cuisine

Hot and cheesy casserole: comfort food with veggies

This week's recipe for hearty and creamy spinach casserole is perfect as a side dish or a meal all on its own. The instructions are easy to follow and it's a snap to prepare when you get home and you're tired from a long day's work. More...

Views

Northport should hire outside of one family

If you wanted the Northport Board of Education to quiz superintendent of school candidate Neil Wetherbee with a question, the process was relatively simple. Just hand the question to Board of Education president Tom Wetherbee. More...

Primary has poor turnout; your vote is important

Leelanau County voters, where were you? Perhaps it was a lack of competitive races for most township and county positions, or perhaps it was a shortsighted way to register frustration in the general political process of the nation. More...

Recalling two talks with county residents

A column by Cala James

This will be my last column at the Enterprise as my internship comes to a close a week from Friday, and in light of it being my last I wanted to share some highlights from my summer as a Leelanau County newbie.  Out of the people I interviewed t More...

Courts

86th District Court

Olivia Gonzalez, 35, 370 W. Main St., Lake Leelanau — Failed to appear for bench trial on charge of driving on a suspended license, second offense; adjournment granted; bench trial reset for Aug. 23.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Aug. 3  12:13 p.m. — Leland Township — One male and two females appear to be intoxicated after walking into traffic on M-204.  Thursday, Aug. 4  More...

Magistrate Court

Veronica V. Wilson, 41, 1326 Milliken Ct., Traverse City — No proof of insurance; $84 fines and costs.  Zachary D. Brendel, 20, 21812 S. Brandon St., Farmington Hills — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; $155 fines and costs.  John C. More...

 

Judge wants extension of ‘no guns’ zone

Guards could man county bldg. entrance

Consideration is being given to declaring the entire Leelanau County Government Center as a “courthouse” so judges can designate all three stories of the building as a “weapons-free” zone.  More...

Only top floor of building ‘gun free’

A notice declaring that “no weapons are permitted” in the Leelanau County Government Center three weeks ago was not placed there by order of County Sheriff Mike Borkovich, according to one of his deputies.  More...

Wetherbee among top two for Northport

Father is board president

Two candidates for the job of Northport Public School superintendent will be called back for second interviews, including the son of the Board of Education president. More...

Fire victims offer thanks for help, begin plans for new home

Tina Baker and Vic Chimoski are taking a collective deep breath and getting started on plans for a new house after their Suttons Bay Township home was destroyed in a fire on July 26.  And they thanked community members for reaching out to comfor More...

Special Sections

Local News

Omena program offers help with renewing habitat

Nationally-known speaker and bestselling author Douglas Tallamy will be the featured guest Saturday, Aug. 20, at a fundraising event for Saving Birds Thru Habitat. More...

Sheehan named to third term on state board

Cedar resident Michael Sheehan has been appointed to the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging for a third three-year term.  Sheehan is also chairman of the 40-member State Advisory Council on Aging, a body that reports to the Commission More...

Empire Lions plan big auction at Johnson Park

The Empire Lions Club will host its 50th annual Auction and Yard Sale on Sunday at Johnson Park.  The yard sale begins at 10 a.m. More...

Outdoors

Your guided island tour: words on Manitou history

Want to take a trip to South Manitou Island but don’t have the time? More...

My first visit to S. Manitou

If you want to take a step back in time and also see what vegetation would look like without hungry deer, South Manitou Island is the place for you. More...

Port Oneida Fair offers family fun, look at settlers

The Port Oneida Fair beckons history buffs and families looking to enjoy some old-fashioned fun in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 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

Trump attempts to stiff wrong people

To the Editor: Numerous articles have recently appeared chronicling Donald Trump’s habit of not paying contractors he hires for various purposes but one, which recently appeared in the Miami Herald, tops them all. More...

Road Commissioners offer thanks for passage of millage

To the Editor:   The Board of Road Commissioners wishes to thank all the voters of Leelanau County who supported the Aug. 2 primary election of one-half of one mill for two years. More...

Community reaches out to help victims of fire in Suttons Bay

To the Editor:   More...

Columns

A history on Northport Dog Parade

The Omena Community Room was the venue for the first-ever reunion of employees of the old Leelanau Memorial Hospital (LMH) in Northport. More...

Check out this coming events calendar

We’re coming to the end of what’s been an outstanding summer. Weather has been tremendous and all we had to deal with was one little hail storm — so far.  * * *  Lots of things coming up.  * * *  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO August 11, 2011   More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 22  Steven A. Shiley, Trustee for the Allan Edawrd Shiley and Patricia Jean Shiley Joint Revocable Trust to Cherry Home Shore Association, Lot 272, Cherry Home Shores No. 4 in Leelanau Township.  Gloria I. Korson to Charles D. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE –  Vernon L. Scully Trust (Scott A. Ardelean) Construct residential deck addition; composite deck above existing concrete porch with steps at 10080 W. Salisbury Street ($1,920).  VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Kasson Township –  McReese Investments – (Craig Kellogg) Excavation to construct new pole barn and sign at 13026 S. Maple City Road ($195 permit fee).  Leland Township –  More...