October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GREAT TIMING!

Concensus is building that travelers who waited until this weekend to visit the peninsula had it right.  Fall colors are peaking.  More...

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices

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

Three-peat complete: Cox wins third straight championship

Nichole Cox smiled from ear to ear Monday as she made her way through victory tunnels formed by her fellow Glen Lake students. She had every reason to. More...

Macke, seniors lift Lakers to homecoming win

Next up: Bye week

Duke Angers accurately summed up fellow senior Peter Macke’s speed following Glen Lake’s homecoming game against Mancelona last week.  “He’s stupid fast,” said Angers, a senior fullback. More...

Leland, North Bay breeze through first round of District 64 tournament

The Leelanau Peninsula’s pair of Northwest Conference co-champions ran into little resistance in the first round of districts on Monday. More...

Life in Leelanau

‘Sign Wars’ escalate across county

In an election year political signs become a part of the landscape, often warring with the fall colors for attention. In Leelanau County — and likely in counties across the nation — there’s another war going on: the Sign War. More...

Organization wants fewer signs

One local group is doing its part to stem what many see as a growing tide of signs along Leelanau County’s rural roads.  The Leelanau Scenic Heritage Route Committee is asking the state to follow its own guidelines when it comes to the Tou More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Scott Craig

Name: Scott Craig  Town or township of residence: Leland  Resident of county since: I first came in 1963, bought my first house in ‘68, and I would say I’ve been full time for maybe a dozen years.   More...

Views

Good luck on The Crib, and Lemaks will be missed

We’d like to bid good-bye to a county couple whose career path has taken them elsewhere, and offer a hello to another whose vision has the capacity to make a major impact here.  Janice and “Doctor Dave” Lemak have moved to Reno More...

Letters, a point of pride

It’s letter season at the Leelanau Enterprise, and we’ve got plenty of them this week alone. More...

Political Cartoon

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Courts

Noverr arraigned on one misdemeanor

Controversial Elmwood Township “wedding barn” owner Frank Noverr was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday morning on one misdemeanor count of “attempted resisting and obstructing” a police officer who was responding to More...

Felony charge added in G-A case involving trees cut after storm

A 33-year-old Rapid City man who allegedly trespassed and cut down several trees on properties in the wake of the August 2015 windstorm that hit Leelanau County has been arraigned on a felony charge of receiving and concealing stolen property.  More...

86th District Court

Matthew M. Keeton, 26, 6191 S. Lime Lake Road, Cedar — Pleaded not guilty to drunken driving; bond continued; requesting court-appointed attorney; pretrial conference set for Oct. 25. More...

 

‘Technical violation’ of act was unintentional; no charges filed

Open Meetings Act

A special prosecutor this week declined to file criminal charges against a Leelanau County commissioner who was alleged to have violated the state Open Meetings Act (OMA) last year. More...

Clear title to ‘Loaf

Hurdle cleared in restoring resort

The long-awaited sale of Sugar Loaf Resort appears to be imminent.  Seriously.  More...

New, bigger digs for Christian Neighbors

One door was closed this week, but another could be opening for the Leelanau Christian Neighbors (LCN). More...

WW II vets feted on Honor Flight

Two World War II veterans from Leelanau County who fought on opposite sides of the globe were given hero’s welcomes during a Mid- Michigan Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Two nurses added to department staff

Two nurses have been hired by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department.  Roberta (Birdie) Besey works primarily in Benzie County while Stephanie Burns works at the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center in Lake Leelanau.  More...

County Dates

New art building opened in Northport Don’t miss the grand opening of the new Village Arts Building in Northport set for 10 a.m. Saturday. The building, located on North Mill Street, that will house the Northport Arts Assocation. More...

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ART’S TAVERN in Glen Arbor has just kicked off its fall food drive and is trying to fill this trailer with non-perishable items by Nov. 6. Items collected will go to the Empire Area Food Pantry. More...

Outdoors

Leelanau Conservancy helps lock 210-acre cherry farm in agriculture

Tom Lawton traded a life in the auto industry for a life of agriculture when he retired at 55 and moved to Leelanau County from Birmingham with his wife, Louise, in the 1970s.  Tom, formerly the assistant treasurer at Chrysler Corporation, and L More...

Conservancy to construct deer fencing in Palmer Woods

The problems caused by a healthy deer population are well documented in orchards and on motorways, but other deer-related issues extend into private property and even in the woods.  More...

Car-deer accidents up across state, not in Leelanau County

A comparatively warmer winter and a healthy deer herd had car-deer accidents on the rise in Michigan last year. 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

'Trump would threaten America'

To the Editor:   More...

High insurance, debt and abortions; Change is needed

To the editor,   Let’s see both political parties have sold America a real bill of goods.  1. Both parties. Eighteen trillion dollars in debt, and no way out.  2. Both parties. More...

‘Man of faith’

To the Editor:   More...

Columns

History shows that fall color is arriving right on schedule

The color really peaked this past week. It seemed like we went from practically no color to a full color in just days. More...

Big events planned in G-A, Empire

Cherry Pie (and ice cream) Debates

We have had a great week of bonus weather. It was almost like summer. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO October 20, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  Jason Porter (Quartersawn Custom Carpentry LLC) Construct residential change – convert apple barn to single family dwelling, two story. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 7  Julie Hardman, Personal Representative of the Estate of Joyce Lorraine Mackin to Christopher and Melissa Crump, Lot 3, Section 25 in Suttons Bay Township ($360,000).  Julie Hardman, Personal Representative of the Estate of Joyce More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Allen Hoeft – (Self) Excavation for a pole building 24x30 at 9296 E. Grace Drive ($125 permit fee). More...