November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Frost stays away, continuing to defy meteorological odds

Leelanau farmers have been making hay while the sun shines as unseasonably warm weather continues into the month of November.  And there’s nothing different in the forecast for a least a few weeks.   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

Dyer leads Dream Team after breakout season

If it wasn’t a rivalry before, it is now. Leland and North Bay split their regular season series, finished with matching 8-2 records in league play and for the first time shared the Northwest Conference championship. More...

Defense delivers as Lakers take down Tawas

A lively Glen Lake crowd went silent in the second half of Friday’s first-round playoff game after cornerback Josh Sterzer was flattened by a much bigger Tawas ball carrier. More...

St. Mary girls headed to Division 4 state final

Three Lakers qualify

St. Mary cross country coach Nick Papes refers to his girls program as a “sisterhood” for a reason. “I’m not coaching a team,” Papes said. 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

Sustainable policies

To the editor:   I am writing in support of the candidacy of Patricia Soutas Little.  More...

Compromise important

To the Editor:   More...

Clean the junk

To the editor:   It’s difficult to understand why in our beautiful county that the authorities would leave an eyesore such as found at the western length of Fort Road. More...

Views

In time-honored tradition, Enterprise offers endorsements

We were told by Ray Franz, who is completing his third and final term in the state House, that the Leelanau Enterprise is the only newspaper in his district that endorses candidates during elections.  This week, we can see why. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“They think that if they opt for a straight ticket they can’t vote for a person in another party.”  — Leelanau County clerk Michelle Crocker, in explaining that voters can mark a ballot as a straight Republican or Democra More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  Holly M. Decker (Aaron Brown) Construct residential deck addition to an existing deck at 11175 S. LaCore Road ($2,160).  Elmwood Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 21 Herbert M. Taggart and Jeffrey M. Taggart, Co-Trustees of the Sarah R. Taggart Trust to Glen Arbor Art Association, Unit No. 2, Lake Street Woods Condominium in Glen Arbor Township. J. Socks Construction Co., LLC to Anthony B. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Empire Township  Jane Pogue – (Egeler Construction) Excavation to install a drive way at 9095 W. Liberty Street ($80 permit fee).  Leland Township  More...

 

Life is but a dream

ROWERS CARVE their way through South Lake Leelanau on Sunday during the Leelanau Chase, a two-day rowing event at Fountain Point. Flip to page 14 to read more about the event.   More...

Sugar Loaf bench trial postponed

The sale of Sugar Loaf has not occurred and a related trial for Construction Code violations has been postponed.  The much-heralded sale of Sugar Loaf Resort to a new owner did not occur last week as multiple sources had suggested — and ha More...

Election officials prepare for write-ins

The end is near. With less than a week to go before the General Election, the entire country is bracing for what is sure to be a long election night. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Open house, election for district

The Leelanau Conservation District will host its 72nd Annual Meeting tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower level Community Meeting Room of the Leelanau County Government Center.  More...

County Dates

St. Mary plans dinner, auctions   More...

Treasurer’s race proves most expensive

Challenger contributes $6,200 to own campaign

The challenger for the Leelanau County Treasurer spot is the big spender in this year’s election cycle.  Democrat Jennifer L. Zywicki has spent $7,050, compared to incumbent Republican John A. More...

Outdoors

Coming soon to county parks: groomed cross-country trails

Part of master plan update

For the first time, groomed cross country ski trails will be available at Myles Kimmerly County Park in Kasson Township this winter. More...

Life in Leelanau

Adult coloring crazy comes to Leelanau County

Having a stressful day? Getting a little anxious about life? Grab a coloring book and chill out while deciding whether that flower petal should be pink or yellow. More...

Family copes with loss entering holiday season

For Anne Kelly there are a lot of questions that need to be answered about how her family will celebrate Christmas this year. Kelly lost her husband Tom Kelly to cancer on Jan. 8. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Lindsey Fleis

Name: Lindsey Fleis  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay.  Resident since: All my life.  Age and birthplace: 16 and Traverse City.  Occupation: Student (and a rower).   More...

Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO November 3, 2011 More...

Punny column meant for special day

I can’t believe it’s November already. The November Omena Potluck has been moved to Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Omena Community Room. More...

Art’s handles 425 trick-or-treaters

Another Halloween in Glen Arbor is in the book. The trick-or-treaters were lucky enough to have a cool but mostly dry afternoon on Sunday to do their trick-or-treating, and trick-or-treat they did. More...

Courts

Empire man charged for assault, damaging car

A 28-year-old Empire Township man was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on felony charges of malicious destruction of police property and assaulting and resisting a police officer.  The charges stem from his struggling during his arres More...

86th District Court

Manuel Tapia Jr., 24, 10768 Whinnery Dr., Traverse City — Sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for jail days served for attempted disorderly person; to pay fines and costs of $675.  More...

Halloween busy for Leelanau deputies

It was a busy Halloween, with the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office making several arrests after investigating complaints.  The following reports were supplied to the Enterprise:   At about 6:30 p.m. More...