August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wetherbee hired on close vote

Board hires son of president

In choosing a new leader, the Northport School Board on Monday looked beyond Neil Wetherbee’s lack of administrative experience in hopes of hiring a superintendent who would stay in the district for more than a few years.  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

Glass guides unbeaten Team USA to Olympic semis

The county’s first-ever Olympian is two wins away from a gold medal. More...

Northport names new basketball coach

Dave Ginsberg saw the Northport boys basketball program at its pinnacle while recruiting Sander Scott in 1988. Twenty-eight years later, Ginsberg hopes to not only restore but redefine greatness for the Wildcats program. More...

Double duty: Wilcox to coach soccer, hoops

A familiar face will return to the Northport bench this season. Casey Wilcox, the Spanish teacher and girls soccer coach at Northport, will take over the girls basketball program after a four-year hiatus. More...

Life in Leelanau

Long hours, few accolades

Planning commissions: protectors of the peninsula

Talk to any planning commissioner around the county and you’ll find that people pretty much ignore what goes on at their monthly meetings, only to come out and protest when the plan or ordinance they’ve been working on comes for final app More...

Leland Township Planning commissioner plans to step down, turn page

Keith Ashley says that during his nine-year tenure on the Leland Township Planning Commission he has accomplished the goal he set for himself.  “I did what I intended to do and that was giving everybody a voice during the meeting,” A More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Shanna Fortner

Name: Shanna Fortner.  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.  Resident since: Since 1995, when I was born.  Age and birthplace: I’m 20 years old and I was born in Traverse City.  More...

Views

Alisha’s great, but there’s much more

our opinion

Is Alisha Glass the greatest athlete to come out of Leelanau County?  Great ones have come before her.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

‘These things belong to you.’  — Tom Ulrich, reflecting upon the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916. More...

A generation without a leader, at least so far

A column by Jay Bushen

Brace yourself. The campaign ads, round-the-clock election coverage and ill-advised Facebook posts are only just beginning. More...

Courts

Prescription drugs cited in parking lot altercation

Two out-of-county men are facing prison time after an early-morning altercation in a church parking lot in Elmwood Township sent two people to the hospital. Matthew K. Carpenter, 27, and Michael D. Briggs, 24, were both video arraigned Aug. More...

86th District Court

Matthew W. Paquette, 58, 7255 French Road, Lake Leelanau — Sentencing reset for Aug. 19 in Drug Court; bond continued.  More...

Multiple crashes caused by 2 drivers

Five alone in Leland

Traffic crashes in Leland and Elmwood Township came in bunches. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of five traffic crashes Friday all allegedly caused by the same person near Leland. More...

 

$3.3 million project OK’d by county

Millage taken off table

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners plans to spend more than $3.3 million to upgrade emergency communications in the county, although it has yet to find a revenue source for all of the cost.  More...

Photo

MUNOZ SIBLINGS Libby and Jack jump off the North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse during a stop this summer.   More...

No takers so far for Lighthouse Shoal

Other than cormorants, spiders

It’s got plenty of waterfront and a spectacular view of Lake Michigan and the Manitou islands.  Yet, there haven’t been any bids on the North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse offered for sale by the U.S. More...

Local News

$1,800 door has Solon thinking about selling one-room schoolhouse

The future of a more than 125-yearold structure that was once the heart of rural Solon Township is up in the air. The Solon one-room school house, is in need of repair. It’s now owned by Solon Township. More...

Not enough candidates for three village elections

There’s a race for the president’s seat in the Village of Empire and one candidate is running in Northport. More...

County Dates

Pow Wow coming to Peshawbestown   More...

Outdoors

Ulrich: Get up, get out, find your park and advocate on its behalf

Editor’s note: We open this week’s Diversions section with an essay from Tom Ulrich, longtime National Park Service employee and deputy superintendent at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.   More...

Park personnel educate, share beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes

As a little girl Marie Scott dreamed about being a ranger. “I always loved stories that dealt with the outdoors,” Scott said. She has lived her dream for the past 40 years working at D.H. More...

Park Partners

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore gets by with a little help from its friends

When it comes to marshaling battalions of volunteers to paint a Port Oneida farmhouse, clear a fallen tree off the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail or restore a historic cabin on South Manitou Island, the National Park Service (NPS) relies on non-profit 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  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Music Man transports to ‘gentle time’

To the Editor:   On the spur of the moment my husband and I went to the box office for tickets to The Music Man at Northport CAC Auditorium at the Northport School, thinking maybe it had sold out because it is such a wonderful family show. More...

Northport major supporter of arts

To the Editor:   More...

Northport Fly-In attracts 1,400 folks, 30-plus airplanes

To the Editor:   More...

Columns

Omena News:

New officers elected by Omena Historical Society

Sunday was the Omena Historical Society (OHS) annual meeting, held at Omena’s historic Sunset Lodge. Gail Southwell Koch gave a very entertaining and interesting talk about growing up here in the 1940s and 50s. More...

Glen Lake News:

Kudos to volunteers, Port Oneida fair

It seems like summer has just kind of flown by. Labor Day is another couple weeks away, many of the visitors have left, athletes are in practice and you can actually cross M22 without taking your life in your hands.  * * *  More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO August 18, 2011   More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 29 Carolyn Chetcuti to herself, Trustee of the Carolyn Chetcuti Revocable Agreement of Trust, Section 29 in Leelanau Township. Ryan L. Whiteford and Meredith D. Whiteford to Meridith D. Whiteford, Section 13 in Elmwood Township. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE –  Pamela J. Murray (Eric W. Olsen) Construct single family dwelling, two story, wood frame, unfinished basement, main floor, second floor, third floor, covered porch and deck at 9981 W. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township –  Anthony Zywicki – (Self) Demolition old house and build a new house at 5650 S. Lime Lake Road ($125 permit fee).  Elmwood Township –  More...