September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dems lead in funds

But war chests are down

Campaign war chests of candidates running for seats on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners are far smaller so far this year than they were at the same time during the 2014 election cycle.  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 cancels football season

Early injuries, low enrollment lead to program’s shortest season in 47 years

Baylor Mikesell listened to the post-game pep talk with his hands on his head and his knees on the gridiron. He was gassed. More...

Thriller at Thirlby: Glads outlast Glen Lake in defensive slugfest

15 flags, 189 yards

Jerry Angers shook hands with the opposing team, marched purposefully toward his team near the west end zone and told his players to circle up. More...

G-L comes up short in home opener

Glen Lake soccer players took to a pristine pitch Tuesday in their 2016 home opener. More...

Life in Leelanau

15 YEARS LATER

Fire stations acquire Sept. 11 relics; no ceremony planned in Glen Arbor for first time since twin towers fell

Every year since Sept. More...

Township, firefighters OK 3-year pact for G-L Fire Department

A three-year contract has been ratified by the Glen Arbor Township and Glen Lake Fire Fighters (International Association of Fire Fighters) 5086.  It is the first contract inked by the township and the union which voted to organize in January.&n More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jean C. Kennell

Name: Jean C. Kennell.  Town or township of residence: Bingham.  Resident since: 2012.  Age and birthplace: 55. I was born in Pontiac.  Occupation: Retired.  More...

Views

Thanks, commissioners; Progress without a millage increase

Sometimes a first step works better than a long leap. More...

To everything there is a season, including for cups and pens

A column by Alan Campbell

I’ve never been very good at making money with money, and that trend continues today.  I pondered the subject a bit when a member of our staff took out a loan for a home. More...

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Courts

More ‘upskirt’ photos linked to Bingham man

Leelanau County investigators have allegedly found ‘upskirt’ videos and pictures of 15 to 20 women on the cell phone of a 30-year-old Suttons Bay grocery store employee after he was arrested about two weeks ago.  More...

THC found in driver of fatal accident

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office has closed its investigation into the Aug. 20 accident that claimed the lives of three downstate men, finding that the driver had elevated levels of THC in his system when the 8 a.m. More...

Contractor pleads guilty

A 53-year-old Stanton man pleaded guilty in 86th District Court on Tuesday to a charge of larceny less than $200 and more than $1,000.  In return, Brett W. More...

 

Slightly fewer students on first day

Schools open, few problems

More than 1,800 students entered county classrooms Tuesday for their first day of school. But there were fewer of them toting in backpacks and lunch bags compared to the number returning to school last year. More...

Summer labors to reach finish line

Workers have been lacking

Many local entrepreneurs are coming up short on dollars and long on sweat after a long, busy summer.  A lack of help has resulted in several businesses shortening their hours, cutting some of their services and even turning away customers.  More...

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Local News

Narnia in the park

A SERIES of Sunday morning worship hours hosted by Glen Lake resident Jerry Pearson has come to a close for the season. The series, held in Old Settlers Park, was based on books by C.S. Lewis in general and on the Chronicles of Narnia in particular. More...

Vietnam vets feted at BBQ

The Job Winslow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Grand Traverse Veterans Coalition, will host a special event this month marking the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.  More...

County Dates

Bless those pets at park   Bring your dog, cat, rabbit or iguana to North Park in Suttons Bay at 5 p.m. Saturday for a Blessing of the Pets event hosted by the Rev. Robin Long Carden of Suttons Bay Congregational Church. More...

Outdoors

Park ‘worth seeing’ sets yet another monthly visitation mark

Weather, centennial play parts

Same story. Different month. August attendance at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was again a record-breaker with 442,439 visitors. That tops the previous record for the month by 4,525, set in 2012. More...

Cajun Cook’n

COUNTY MUSICIAN Jonah Powell, left, and Kirk Jones of K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys jam it up at a Cajun concert held Saturday night on the lawn of the Old Art Building. More...

Geese a problem in Northport

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Goose Busters. 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...

Columns

Glen Lake News: End comes to ‘no labor’ season

The End!  Another summer in the books. More...

Omena News: Get your kayak raffle ticket, watch for lights

The Fourth Annual Omena Bridge Walk over Krist Creek was bigger and better than ever. The crowd doubled in size from last year, with over 50 people crossing the bridge. Grand Marshal Les Disch (yours truly) was the first across the bridge. More...

Looking Back in Leelanau...

5 YEARS AGO September 8, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY –  DT Miller Holdings LLC (Eckler Building Solutions) Construct commercial interior alterations for occupancy/ use change to doctor's office; basement and main floor at 718 N. St. Joseph St. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 23  Edward J. and Marlene E. Hahnenberg to Matthew J. Hahnenberg, Section 25 in Suttons Bay Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Curt Collier – (Maple Hill Builders) Excavation for 2 additions / front porch and den at 7904 S. Lakeview Road ($80 permit fee).  Elmwood Township –  More...