September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Leland property selling

Vacated County Seat parcels

Sales are pending on four of 10 properties that were once part of the Leelanau County government campus in Leland.  The sales, should they occur, would signal that Leelanau County is finally ending its ownership of the former Courthouse property More...

SCHOOL BELLS TO SOUND

It’s back to school time in Leelanau County. Diversions this week provides a study guide on what students and parents can expect when classes begin on Tuesday. Hint: They’ll find several new faces and opportunities.   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

Suttons Bay looks to bounce back

Next up: Elk Rapids

This week, Benzie Central canceled the remainder of its 2016 football games due to a lack of varsity-ready players. More...

Bring on the Glads

Lakers cruise past Kingsley, seek revenge at Thirlby Field

Get your popcorn ready. Fans can expect a dandy under the lights at Thirlby Field tomorrow as a couple of Northern Michigan Football League contenders, Glen Lake and Traverse City St. More...

Lady Norse win Bear Lake Invitational

Midland tops #9 Comets in Cadillac; Glen Lake beats Northport in four

Another week, another pile of wins for first-year Suttons Bay coach Kelly Mokanyk and her Lady Norsemen. More...

Life in Leelanau

Children’s Center to celebrate 40th birthday this fall

The Leelanau Children’s Center is celebrating its 40th year in existence and will probably mark the anniversary with a barn dance sometime this fall. More...

Back-to-school fashion trends vary by student, parents say

For some kids, no style is a style.  Like Kaylee and Ryan Priest, 15 and 10, who attend Leland Public Schools.  “They really are who they are and they don’t care what anyone thinks about them,” said mom April Priest. More...

With no light in sight, M-22 traffic pondered

Dozens of audience members representing property and business owners along M-22 in Greilickville as well as slip holders from the Elmwood Township Marina participated in a gathering last week at the Township Hall.  More...

Views

Happy Labor Day

Sure, it’s Labor Day. More...

Two neighborly thoughts

Some thoughts on our neighbors.  We did not know that William Milliken, a Republican while serving 14 years as Michigan governor, is supporting Hillary Clinton for President, and we had forgotten that he previously supported John Kerry. More...

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Courts

Winowiecki back in jail; ‘drunk dialing’

A 42-year-old Solon Township woman is facing several felony charges after deputies were sent to her home last Thursday, Aug. 25, on a complaint that she was drunk-dialing a man.  He in turn called 9-1-1 to report the calls.  More...

Preliminary exams held in alleged parking lot assault

Two men waived their preliminary examinations on Tuesday and were bound over to 13th Circuit Court, where they both pleaded not guilty to charges of armed robbery.  Michael D. Briggs, 24, of 8820 E. More...

Man charged for taking photos

A 30-year-old Bingham Township man is in the Leelanau County Jail after allegedly using his cell phone to take an ‘upskirt’ picture of a woman in a Suttons Bay store. More...

 

Leelanau walks the walk for Labor Day

Final big parties of summer

As has become tradition in Leelanau County, the end to the summer season will be recognized by walking. Large-scale bridge walks — at least by Leelanau standards — are planned at Glen Lake, Leland and Lake Leelanau. More...

Noverr faces 2 felonies

The owner of a controversial “wedding barn” on Lakeview Road in Elmwood Township was arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on two felony counts of obstructing a sheriff’s deputy and emergency medical personnel who were responding More...

Schools take to the air to attract new students

Drone used in marketing

Leelanau County school districts looking for more students are taking to the air to reach them. Suttons Bay and Leland both have produced promotional videos utilizing aerial shots. More...

Special Sections

Local News

New director takes over at Npt. Children’s Center

A new director has been hired for the Leelanau Children’s Center preschool program in Northport.  Anne Thornton has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in educat More...

County Dates

Sales on the sidewalks of G-A   Whether you’re looking for deals on clothing, sporting gear, art or home and gardening supplies, scoop up end-of-summer bargains at the Glen Arbor Sidewalk Sale Days that starts at 9 a.m. More...

Correction:

An anniversary announcement for Elizabeth Ida (Yeaw) and “Doc” Louis Charles Hartesvelt stated that as a young couple the Hartesvelts joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs and were stationed at an Indian hospital in Oklahoma. More...

Outdoors

Drones, fruit flies all the buzz at research station’s annual open house

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, were one of the more interesting topics discussed last Thursday during free educational wagon tours at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center’s 2016 open house.  Tree fruit specialists dis More...

Hornets pear with tree to produce one strange crop

When there’s a good fruit crop it is said cherries seems to be “growing out of tree stumps.”  One Bingham Township couple appears to be growing pears out of a bee hive.  A bald-face hornets nest hangs from a more than 100- More...

Celebrating 100 Years

Lakeshore employees got an urgent memo Thursday morning: Enjoy your day.  And there was plenty to enjoy in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, A full calendar of events wa 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

Leland Board has obligations after millage OK

To the Editor:   More...

One thing to fail party, but what about the public?

To the Editor:   More...

Leelanau needs to improve dangerous intersection

To the Editor:   Why can’t Leelanau County do something for the 667 intersection like Grand Traverse County has done for the Long Lake Road and Church Street intersection? (See article in Saturday’s Record Eagle)  More...

Columns

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Sarah Jane Johnson

Name: Sarah Jane Johnson.  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau.  Resident of county since: 1981. I moved here to get back to the land and homestead with my boyfriend.  More...

County Cuisine

Flavors of France combine 'rooster and wine' into entrée

Bring the flavors of rustic France into your home by sampling this week's recipe. Coq au vin (translated literally as "rooster with wine") is a traditional French dish that features chicken braised in red wine. More...

Follies fun, and raised serious cash

Women’s Club keeps officers

The Northport Follies helped close out August with a bang. Omena was well represented in both the audience and on stage. Scott Walker again drew many laughs with his Northport- Omena (NO) News, where NO news is good news. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF EMPIRE –  Village of Empire (Self) Demolish salt/sand concrete storage building, one story at 11518 S. Lacore Road ($1).  VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY –  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 16  Matheson Scott, LLC to Matt Kowalski and Tania Hanline, Section 15 in Leelanau Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Karen Martin – (Shugart Builders) Excavation for a garage addition at 7210 S. Shugart Road ($125 permit fee).  Centerville Township –  More...