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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

Lady Eagles fly past competition at Veronica Valley Park

Grant shatters record

Hanna Grant and her St. Mary teammates took full advantage of home-course advantage last weekend while hosting a cross country race at a former Leelanau County golf course. More...

Cox sets sights on regional four-peat

The famous “when pigs fly” phrase is often used to dismiss over-ambitious expectations — like winning four straight regional titles or three straight state championships, for example.  That said, the always-ambitious Nichole Co More...

Conference title chase goes down to the wire

Comets keep pace as rival pushes win streak to 10

Joe Burda said it from the start. “It doesn’t matter who’s in the conference,” said Burda, Leland’s soccer coach. “We expect to win every year.” A tough, one-goal loss to North Bay on Sept. More...

Life in Leelanau

Doctor’s departure leaves hole in county's healthcare landscape

There were no tears from ‘Dr. Dave’ Lemak on the morning of his last day at Leelanau Urgent Care in Suttons Bay on Friday, where he has had a practice since 2009. He was saving that for the end of the day, a moment he was dreading. More...

Diving doctor goes extra mile

It can never be said that Dr. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Len Beyers

Name: Len Beyers  Town or township of residence: Leland Township  Resident of county since: Sometime in the mid 1980’s.  Age and birthplace: Age 58, born in Detroit.   More...

Views

How we decide what needs to be covered

We’re not going to write a news story about the adult son of county Prosecutor Joseph Hubbell being arrested in Traverse City for, basically, getting drunk and making poor decisions short of driving.  More...

Step right up in Suttons Bay

There’s no waiting in line in Suttons Bay for leadership roles in village or school governments.  Just step up, sign your name as a write-in candidate, and you’ll probably be elected.  Your rewards? More...

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Courts

Minore bound over during exam

Still no bank robbery charges

A 69-year-old Benzonia man suspected of robbing the Empire Huntington Bank at gunpoint was in 86th District Court on Tuesday for a preliminary examination on a charge of unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle.  William F. More...

New drug court funded by grant

Addressing heroin epidemic

The 86th District Court has been given a $50,000 grant from the State Court Administrator’s Office to establish a new drug court. More...

Charges against Noverr reduced to one misdemeanor

District Court more appropriate

Controversial Elmwood Township “wedding barn” owner Frank Noverr was back in 86th District Court this week and learned that a felony charge against him will be reduced to a misdemeanor.   More...

 

Class president’s murder revived by parole hearing

Forgiveness difficult for his family

Tanis Lehmann recounts the day a sheriff’s deputy sat her on her couch and told her that her son, 26-year-old Matthew Lehmann, had been killed.  “When he told me Matthew was dead I literally felt something leave,” said Tanis, o More...

Tribal Chairman speaks on upbringing, his election success and background as pastor

Served in Vietnam

Thurlow “Sam” McClellan has been a busy man since being elected in May as Tribal Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (the GTB).  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Effort on to line up new voters

Deadline coming on Tuesday

The last day to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election is coming up fast.  That looming deadline is Tuesday.   One new voter, Olivia Fellows, will be at the polls on Nov. More...

County Dates

Art is in season; time to fall for it   More...

Correction:

The buck taken by Chico Luna and featured in Section Three of this edition was 4 1/2-years old, not 2 1/2-years old as the story states.   More...

Outdoors

Lakeshore attendance continues to soar; nears annual record

September continued 2016 trend

The slogan for this year’s celebration of the National Park Service centennial was “find your park.” It appears a lot of people have, and that park is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...

Photo

MEMBERS OF the Glen Lake Garden Club took advantage of a recent sunny day to re-decorate the flower barrels in Glen Arbor for the fall. More...

54-year wait for big buck

Otherwise, warm temps slow deer

“I got lucky this year,” recalled Chico Luna, with his wife, Mary, by his side. “I’ve been waiting to shoot one of these guys for a long time. “How long?” he asked, looking at Mary. 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 a.m.-9 p.m. — B.E.A.R. More...

Letters

Empire candidates

To the editor:   I am proud to support Karen Baja for Empire Village Council President and incumbent Lanny Sterling for his Trustee position with the Village Council.  More...

Remembering 2-E Tourney keeps alive memory of Mike

To the Editor:   It’s hard to believe that it has been 29 years since we lost our beloved 2-E (Mark Rogers).  More...

58.5 million Americans lost to abortions

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Omena News: Lakeshore artist enjoyed Omena visit

Also, Judy will be missed

Debra Howard, who is the artist-in-residence at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park through Oct. 15, visited her long-time friend, Jim McCord, in Omena last week. More...

Glen Lake News: Leaf peepers might be a bit early

Columbus Day weekend coming up. I’m not sure the colors will be peaked by then, but the peepers will be here. * * * Well at least the Bears beat the Lions. I am getting a lot of guff from Cubs fans and I don’t blame them. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO October 6, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 21  Charles L. Cradduck, an undivided 1/3 interest, and Mary S. Johnson, an undivided 1/3 interest to Herb R. and Rita Cradduck, Section 23 in Leland Township.  Donald R. and Cynthia L. McMullen to James J. and Ann G. More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Suttons Bay  Lance and Brianna Barden (Lueck Construction and Remodeling) Construct new single family dwelling, unfinished basement, main floor, second floor, deck and garage finished at 328 W. Jefferson Ave. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  William Stephenson – (Kal Excavating) Excavation to install septic tanks and connect well line at 5307 S. Lake Shore Drive ($125 permit fee).  Elmwood Township  More...