November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lakeshore record already broken

Capacity may be strained

Scott Tucker counted 39 people in line in front of him this summer as he and his young son waited to use the bathroom at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. More...

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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

Lakers roll past Roscommon, head to U.P.

Next up: Calumet

Peter Macke took the pitch, galloped toward the far pylon and tiptoed his way across the goal line. More...

Lakers brace for Calumet

Cade Peterson and the high-powered Glen Lake offense will be put to the test Saturday as the Lakers travel to the Upper Peninsula to take on No. 4 Calumet at Agassiz Field at 1 p.m.  More...

Comets sweep Bellaire, cruise into regional title match

Big swings and pinpoint serves propelled Leland to a regional semifinal sweep of host Bellaire on Tuesday (25-16, 25-14, 25-19), advancing the Comets to Thursday’s regional championship game against Forest Area. More...

Life in Leelanau

Marinas make a Splash

Busy summer brings boatload of success to county marinas

Good weather, a good economy and low gas prices combined this past summer to launch what one local harbormaster is calling a banner year.  “Most weekends we were full on our transient slips,” said Peter Moon, harbormaster at the Elmw More...

New Baykeeper feeling right at home

The new Grand Traverse Baykeeper was just a toddler when water levels in Lake Michigan hit their all-time high in 1986.  She said can’t remember much of that.  But she does recall witnessing a very sharp fluctuation in water levels in More...

Lake Michigan temps well above seasonal average

While it’s probably too cold for swimming, Lake Michigan’s temperature is well ahead of previous years.  The average surface temperature of Lake Michigan as of Tuesday was 56 degrees — more than four degrees warmer than a year More...

Views

Positive election takes

our opinion

It’s a bold, new world out there.  Like most county residents, we’re just starting to feel the gravity of the dramatic election results of 2016.  More...

Wise taxpayer investment

With the election over, finally, it’s time to turn our attention to some of the more enjoyable aspects of living in Leelanau County.  Like cross country skiing.  And Leelanau County is becoming a mecca for the sport.  More...

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Courts

No-contact order remains on M-C woman charged with hitting her husband

A 54-year-old Maple City woman who allegedly punched her husband in the face was in 86th District Court on Tuesday, where she pleaded not guilty to domestic violence. Patricia A. Adkins, of 8448 S. More...

86th District Court

Heather M. Stiebe, 32, 237 S. Herman Road, Suttons Bay — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of unlawful use of a license plate/ registration; bench warrant issued; bond set at $100.  Shonna K. More...

Woman turns angry after phone call; punches man in the face

Except for several car/deer accidents, it was a pretty quiet week for law enforcement personnel in the county.  More...

 

GOP county strength grows

Will hold 5-2 majority

Does whoever serves as the chairman of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners have a target on his or her back?  That theory was posited Wednesday morning by former County Board Chairman Tom Van Pelt, a Northport Republican who lost his seat More...

‘Something was amiss’

Scripps recounts election night

Curt VanderWall may have ridden the coattails of Republican president-elect Donald Trump to victory Tuesday in the race for the 101st State House seat.  VanderWall took three of the four counties comprising the district to top Democrat Dan Scrip More...

Local News

Veteran’s Day observance to include B-52 pilot who flew 68 missions

He’s a Vietnam veteran

As always, Veterans Day will be observed this year in Leelanau County on the of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  The observance will be tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. More...

‘Spoon man’ to perform at Highlands

Jim Krzewski, also known as Jim Cruise “The Spoon Man,” will perform at Northport Highlands on Thursday, Nov. More...

County Dates

Pay tribute on Veteran’s Day   More...

Outdoors

Muskegon man’s buck part of biggest island haul in 18 years

Mike Smith of Muskegon missed the 2015 North Manitou Island deer hunt — but he made up for it this year. More...

Poachers beware: Peninsula adds second conservation officer

Colton Gelinas has heard nothing but good things about the Leelanau County fish and wildlife scene. “It’s big buck country,” said Gelinas, who grew up hunting and fishing with his father in Kalkaska. More...

Photo

NICK SCHWARZ, left, dropped this buck on national park land at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Also pictured is Schwarz’s hunting buddy, Aaron Novak.   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

Community, owners of Art’s give boost to pantry

To the Editor   We should have voted for Tim Barr of Arts Tavern for something on Tuesday since he deserves an up vote for the wonderful annual free pig roast Saturday.  Tim and Bonnie give a lot to the community. More...

Trump, the devil, tempts American Dream

To the editor:   It was the night of Nov. 7, in the year of our Lord, 2016. I was getting ready for bed and I passed the television. More...

‘Loaf residents look to Katofsky, then to County

To the Editor   Mr. Eric Winkelman’s letter of Oct. 27 regarding Sugar Loaf Resort speaks to the heart of the matter and his political analogy is appropriate and to the point.  More...

Columns

Thanks to businesses that give back; Art’s is an example

No one can deny that this is bonus weather for Northern Michigan. How often have we seen somebody swimming in Lake Michigan on Nov. 6? More...

Update: fall color did come, stay late

It really was all about the weather this past week. Sunny with temperatures in the 60’s in the first week of November was amazing. And the fall colors just kept hanging on. A lot of us were wrong about the colors this year. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO November 10, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  Falk and Martina Dorn (Self) Construct residential deck addition, wood frame at 12014 S. Leelanau Highway ($1,400).  Falk and Martina Dorn (Self) Construct residential deck, wood frame with stair at 12016 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 28  Fifth Third Bank, as custodian for the David Lee Gray IRA to David Gray, as Trustee of the David Gray Trust, Unit 20, Empire Hills Condominium in Empire Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  Richard Burchield – (Vince/ Peninsula Excavating) Excavation to install holding tanks at 7251 South Beachfront Street ($80 permit fee).  Suttons Bay Township  More...