September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids miss bench, but using replacement

Two Maple City brothers are asking for the return of a bench given to them by their grandmother as a back-to-school gift — even though a Good Samaritan has helped out.  Dexter and Sidney Martin, third and fifth graders respectively at Glen More...

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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

North Bay wins in PKs, gears up for Glen Lake in homecoming special

All eyes were on Oliver Creamer as the senior center back made his way into the box with a chance to be an early season hero for North Bay. More...

Parker, Lakers take second in Buckley

Dual-sport reinforcements gave the Glen Lake boys cross country team a full roster and a chance to place second in the first Northwest Conference jamboree of the season. Coach Ryan Schut told his boys to make the most of the opportunity. More...

Comets, Norse extend winning streaks

One step at a time. One punch at a time. One round at a time. Rocky Balboa’s boxing philosophy in “Creed,” a sequel to the six-film “Rocky” franchise, spoke to first-year Suttons Bay coach Kelly Mokanyk. More...

Life in Leelanau

Meet Northport’s Cupcake Lady

Volunteer dessert distributor sweetens Music in the Park one cupcake at a time

Earlene Barry says she’s not much of a baker. But don’t tell that to the people attending Music in the Park in Northport. More...

Tomatoes big, tasty

Shirley Dunklow has a vegetable stand in front of her Lake Leelanau home.  This year she also has a vegetable bench, a couple of vegetable baskets and several vegetable chairs to handle all of the tomatoes she has grown.  “It’s More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Marilyn Zimmerman

Name: Marilyn Zimmerman  Town or township of residence: Leelanau Township.  Resident of county since: January of 2002. The scenery and the beauty brought us. We retired up here.  More...

Views

Security guards not needed at county bld.

Blame the media, including mass, mainstream or social, for a nagging thought that we’re more apt to be a victim of gun violence today than a few years ago.  We aren’t, at least according to a 2015 Pew Research Center analysis showing More...

Ordinance late, but OK

Honesty is the best policy, and we credit county clerk Michelle Crocker for being forthright — without pressure — to explain why a county-wide address ordinance is being published this week.  The answer is that she didn’t publi More...

Prayers help as newborn recovers

A column by Patti Brandt Burgess

Anybody who is friends with me on Facebook knows by now that my grandson Derrick, who is a little more than one week old as of this writing, underwent open heart surgery last week.  He was four days old.  More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT –  David Sillence and Julie Whalls (Richard Parker Builder LLC) Construct single family dwelling, two story wood frame, unfinished basement, second floor, covered porch, enclosed porch and deck at 551 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 2  Glen P. Weber to himself and Peter L. Weber, Lots 689 and 690, Block 37 in the Village of Suttons Bay.  Kenneth J. Priest, Trustee of the Kenneth J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township –  Evers McKenna Trust – (Seeco Contracting Corp.) Excavation for a new one story residence with walkout lower level and attached garage, driveway and septic system at 5591 S. More...

New look M-22 signs a years-old program

Recent articles in statewide publications have proclaimed that signs marking Leelanau’s iconic M-22 are getting a facelift. The facelift has been underway for about three years. More...

HARVEST TO BEGIN

JOSE PICENO and Sara Lopez of Lake Leelanau take a lunch break from weeding Leelanau Cellars grapevines on M-204. More...

Doors locked in Empire

Armed robbery suspect caught

Empire resident Christine M. Neiswonger says that Sept. 7 was an eerily quiet day for some reason. More...

Local News

County Dates

Heritage Festival returns to Leland   More...

Correction:

A story that appeared in the Sept. 1 Enterprise about moneys available for low-income families looking to make home repairs incorrectly listed the email address where additional information can be requested. The address is housing@co.leelanau.mi.us. More...

Full slate of forums set by League, although some lacking candidates

Forums begin next week

The first forum planned by the League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will have a full slate of candidates.  Four others, scheduled to follow, may not.  The first event, set for 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. More...

Outdoors

Grouse numbers up for opener

On your mark, get set, whoa!  The “whoa” command will be heard often in the woods of northern Michigan starting Saturday, opening day for ruffed grouse hunting.  And dogs and owners from Leelanau County will be among those looki More...

Only specialized grouse unit in area found in Benzie County

Small private parcels and a lack of aspen cuttings on larger, state-owned land in Leelanau County send many grouse hunters elsewhere.  Kalkaska and Benzie counties are common destinations for one-day hunts.  More...

Youth hunt benefit: time together

Kids across the Leelanau Peninsula will get an early start Saturday on deer season starting a half hour before sunup.  But if that’s when the season begins for parents and children, they’ve already missed out on some fun.  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

Leelanau lacks access to high speed Internet

To the Editor:   As a person who is in the business of helping folks with their computer and internet problems, I see first hand the lack of high speed broadband service here in Leelanau County and the problems it causes in our ever more connect More...

Poor excuses for canceling 911 memorial

To the Editor:   More...

Sending back ‘illegals’ would have consequences

To the Editor:   It’s true. Donald Trump’s campaign commercials have now reached Northern Michigan televisions.  While his exact policies remain a mystery, Donald Trump has been crystal clear on one subject : immigration.  More...

Columns

Omena News: Long tea held in small Omena house

Recently, Helen Putnam Bradley and Gail Southwell Koch recreated a summer event that they hadn’t done in almost 60 years. They had a tea party in the playhouse on the Southwell farm where Gail grew up. More...

Glen Lake News: Soderholms are (again) happy grandparents

The Glen Arbor Art Association will host a special art exhibit in October for current artist members to display and sell their work. The annual Member Show as part of the “Fall for Art in Leelanau” Gallery Tour. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO September 15, 2011 More...

Courts

86th District Court

Kelly J. Mitchell, 45, 3781 Brook Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to impaired driving; a charge of drunken driving dismissed; bond continued; presentence investigation ordered; sentencing set for Sept. 20. More...

Photo-taker waives exam; charged with two felonies

A 30-year-old Bingham Township man who is accused of taking ‘upskirt’ pictures and videos of women in the Suttons Bay grocery store where he worked waived his preliminary exam on Tuesday and was bound over for trial.  More...

Drunk drivers come in ‘threes’

At least three drunken drivers were taken off the streets over the past week by Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office deputies.  The following reports were provided to the Enterprise:  * * *  A 71-year-old Maple City man was hospitali More...