November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Finally a frost; will snow follow?

Putting off those end-of-season chores?  Procrastinate no more. Northern Michigan could be in for a little winter this weekend, on the heels of near-record high temperatures today and Friday.  But, oh, what a fall it’s been. More...

Enterprise returns to full color cover

It was not our intention to create a “retro” look in Section One last week. We didn’t have a choice. Readers were delivered or purchased a Leelanau Enterprise with a black-and-white front page for the first time since Oct. More...

Local News

County Dates

Shop local at open house   Using the theme “shop local, nurture community, create jobs,” businesses in Suttons Bay will be serving refreshments and hors d’oeuvres Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Five new supervisors taking over; we talked to each of them

When it comes to township governing, no transition team is needed for several people who will be serving their first terms as township supervisors. In all, five townships will have new people in their top posts, though all of them are familiar faces. More...

Lutke to assume village presidency

Canvassers to meet once more

Steve Lutke has never run or held public office. but he’s looking forward to taking over Monday as president of the Village of Suttons Bay. Lutke was the apparent top vote-getter in the Nov. 8 Election garnering 179 write-in votes. More...

Outdoors

Despite opening day fog, some success

Opening day of firearms deer season dawned Tuesday with fog rather than snow, leaving some hunters frustrated.  But there were also plenty of success stories to tell.  “I didn’t, but my brother Stan got one and my son Joe got on More...

Sign-up begins for county ski program

The Leelanau 4-H Youth Program is accepting registrations for its annual 4-H Ski and Snowboard program.  The deadline for registration is Monday, Dec. 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

Praising local businesses and home delivery

To the editor:   Look for the good and praise it!  More...

Grateful for being re-elected

To the Editor:   More...

Ask yourself: what can you do for your country

To the Editor:   On January 20, 1961 the 35th President of the United States, who was considered to be a war hero, said at his inauguration “My fellow Americans, ask not what you country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country More...

Columns

Team Trivia around the county

People around Omena are gearing up for the holidays — packing up to leave town, or getting ready for visitors, or just looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving. More...

Don’t forget dinner for Koren Egeler

Congratulations to all the elected officials in the Glen Arbor and Empire area. I’m sure you will all do a great job. To those who were not elected, the best thing to do is support those that were. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO November 17, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Leland Township  Steven Martineau Trustee (Kitchen Choreography LLC) Construct residential add/alteration to a single family dwelling, one story, wood frame; Addition: unfinished basement and main floor. Alteration: main floor at 3150 N. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 3  Brian W. and Jennifer Dykstra to themselves, Unit 41, Wilderness Condominium in Glen Arbor Township.  David L. and Konnie K. Novak to Konnie K. Novak, Parcel C, Section 34 in Centerville Township.  David L. and Konnie K. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  BVP Building Co./Boutique Builders – (True Mark Excavation) Excavation to erect single family home, garage, decks and septic system at Lot 29 View Pines W. Bayshore Drive ($125 permit fee).  More...

Sight unseen, ‘Loaf bought

It’s finally, really happened.  After remaining closed for more than 16 years, and under essentially the same ownership for nearly 20 years, Sugar Loaf Resort has been sold.  More...

Pretty, pretty

THOSE WHO found time to climb Sugar Loaf Mountain Sunday were greeted with this view near the “Awful Awful” ski run that has long been quiet. The first week of November was as pleasant as any in memory, with autumn colors to boot.   More...

S-B couple offers $10,000 for Nico

A routine action by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night unexpectedly turned into a $10,000 gift.  Commissioners were slated to approve a request from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office More...

Special Sections

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 no longer under the radar

Honestly, I never saw this coming. Glen Lake is one win away from playing at Ford Field for the first time in program history, but if you would have told me that was a possibility a mere seven weeks ago, I probably would have called you a homer. More...

Defense dazzles as G-L advances

Next up: Pine River

Maple City Glen Lake’s high-flying offense may garner the most attention thanks to its gaudy stats. More...

Glass wins No. 1,000 as Leland punches ticket to Battle Creek

Leland was one point away from extending its postseason sweep streak to five games in Tuesday’s Class D quarterfinal game in Buckley, but an impressive third-set rally from Mt. More...

Life in Leelanau

Noses for news: Lakers shine bright in school spotlight

Glen Lake students lean on GLTV for news, current events

Glen Lake High School students have taken to the airwaves to let the community know what’s happening at their school.  GLTV (Glen Lake Television) produces two, 3 1/2-minute newscasts weekly, available on the school website and YouTube. More...

Cub reporters keep little Lakers informed

The “Laker Space” in the elementary wing of Glen Lake School is where magic is made and documented by students for all the world to see.  “Little Laker News” is recorded three times a week and is posted on the school webs More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Kaylin Peyerk

Name: Kaylin Peyerk  Town or township of residence: Centerville Township  Resident since: June 2005  Age and birthplace: 18, Oakland County, Mich.   More...

Views

Summit needed to discuss Leelanau County’s new reality

our opinion

Something felt different as we headed into summer, and the source of that feeling can now be verified.  Leelanau County is changing, one could say rapidly, right in front of us.  In fact, the county is more popular than ever — to the More...

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Heard around Leelanau

They seem to be moving better there. And we got serious bear problems.”  — Solon Township hunter Alex Garvin, who said two members of his hunting party in swamps saw deer and connected with bucks on opening day. More...

Courts

86th District Court

James A. Gill, 38, 9601 Bobby’s Trail, Traverse City — Bond review on charge of drunken driving; PBTs reduced to daily with all same terms. Marc P. More...

Weaver pleads not guilty to felony counts

A 30-year-old Traverse City man waived his preliminary examination Tuesday on charges of home invasion and domestic violence and was bound over to 13th Circuit Court.  More...

S-B man pleads not guilty to having sex with girl, 15

A 31-year-old Suttons Bay Township man pleaded not guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Tuesday to two felony charges of criminal sexual conduct with a person 13 to 15 years of age.  The charges are related to his alleged ongoing relationship with a More...