November 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

America’s great divide continues

Patience, wariness

Will America — and Leelanau County — heal?  County residents on both sides of the political spectrum are pondering that question weeks after the surprising results of the 2016 General Election, which is sending President-elect Donald More...

Special Sections

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices

Notices that can be found in Section Three of this week’s Leelanau Enterprise include:  General Code Penalty Ordinance 2016-02 Adopted by Leland Twp. Bd. Nov. 14, 2016.  The Leelanau Twp Bd. of Review will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. More...

Sports

SNOWTOWN TO MOTOWN

Leelanau County has the football fever. And the only prescription may be a state championship at Ford Field. More...

Lakers run past Pine River, head to Ford Field

Division 6 final against Jackson Lumen Christi slated for Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Cade Peterson rolled left, looked downfield and saw nothing but snow and white jerseys. Instead of tossing the ball out of bounds, Peterson took a chance. He ran backward, reversed fields — and picked up first down yardage. More...

Community rallies behind Lakers

Once a Laker, always a Laker.  So say the faithful Glen Lake football fans who bundled up and turned out in droves to support their hometown team in the Snow Bowl that was Thirlby Field Saturday afternoon.  I say Snow Bowl because that&rsqu More...

Life in Leelanau

Good Samaritans keep expanding; now furniture

Samaritan’s Closet provides helping hand to community

Samaritan’s Closet is bursting at the seams.  While that’s a good thing for the non-profit thrift shop, it’s making for some crowded Christmas shopping at the Lake Leelanau store. More...

Advent-urous book explores God, animals

A Suttons Bay pastor has written a book about animals that can help prepare young — and young at heart — readers spiritually for Christmas. The Rev. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Karmen Two Crow

Name: Karmen Two Crow  Town or township of residence: I live right at the entrance to the village of Northport.  Resident of county since: I moved here in 1981. I had a sister living in Northport, and I moved from Chicago.   More...

Columns

Brother lost in WW II air battle

A group of Omena residents recently attended a documentary film at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. More...

Columnist: pleasure serving as trustee

The weather changed with a bang, which was a tree hitting the roof. High winds, sleet, freezing rain, freezing temperatures, I think winter has begun.  * * *  Happy Thanksgiving. Ready, set, shop — locally as much as possible. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO November 24, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Bingham Township  James A. and Elizabeth Schaub (Self) Construct single family dwelling, one story wood frame with unfinished and finished basement, main floor, covered porch, deck and attached finished garage at 11182 E. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 10  John T. Jameson, III and Polly B. Jameson to themselves, Lot 12, Block 6 Brown’s Addition to the Village of Leland in Leland Township.  Polly B. Jameson to John T. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Suttons Bay Suttons Bay/Wally Delamater – (Team Elmers) Excavation to remove wooden walkway and replace with crushed limestone fines at N. St. Joseph Street ($195 permit fee). Bingham Township More...

Happy Thanksgiving

Communities kick off holiday season

Despite some mall stores that have been putting up Christmas decorations since before Halloween, this weekend remains the official start to the holiday season in Leelanau County.  Trees will be lit, carols will be sung and Santa will be visiting More...

Advice for turkey table talk: self restraint

There’s no arguing it’s been a particularly nasty election year, but avoiding arguments at the dinner table may mean resisting the urge to talk turkey this Thanksgiving.  More...

FINAL FOURS

Leelanau County high school teams had mixed results in their Final Four encounters. More...

Noverr charges dismissed

After more discussion

The owner of a controversial “wedding barn” in Elmwood Township may be especially thankful this Thanksgiving.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Lions off trees for a donation   More...

Corrections:

Coverage of the General Election incorrectly stated that Joseph T. Hubbell was the longest-serving prosecutor in Leelanau County history. That distinction goes to former Prosecutor Glenn Aylsworth of Solon Township, who just turned 93. Mr. More...

Unlikely fire takes out Jag and homework of NMC student

When Charlie Brookfield, 21, went back to his classes at Northwestern Michigan College this week he had a pretty good excuse for not having his homework done.  No, the dog didn’t eat it.  His 1998 Subaru and his school books were dest More...

Outdoors

Trail users also gear up for firearms season; few (but some) complaints

Orange attire suggested

You may want to wear blaze orange, but don’t worry about keeping your head down.  Users of the Leelanau Trail and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, located on opposite sides of the Leelanau Peninsula, appear to be walking and peddling through More...

Clear vision sought for Tart trail intersections

Users of the TART Trail are being asked to park a little farther from county road intersections in the interest of safety. Eventually they may not have a choice. More...

Weather flips, so no more flip-flops

If you don’t like the weather in Michigan, wait five minutes. No truer words could be spoken in Leelanau County, where people were wearing flip-flops Friday and winter boots on Saturday. 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.   TONIGHT  More...

Letters

Thanksgiving is all American

(Republished from the Nov. 16, 1995, Leelanau Enterprise.)  Thanksgiving is the quintessential American observance. No other national holiday can match it for sheer nostalgia and purity of purpose. More...

No ‘sin’ in support for Co. Bd. candidate

To the editor:   More...

Views

Proposed rec center poor use of energy

Thank you, Chuck Mueller, for speaking up on behalf of those who doubt that Suttons Bay Public School can or should become the sponsoring agency for a community recreation center.  More...

Of Catholics and Methodists, and Republicans, Democrats

Goodness.  A radical University of Michigan group calls police protection an “act of violence” because the police union supported Donald Trump in the election. More...

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Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 16  9:37 a.m. — Suttons Bay — Caller found two German shepherds fenced in school recess yard. Kids are about to go out for recess.  6:04 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Around 5 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Douglas J. Brinkman, 55, 222 First St. S. 10, New Rockford, N.D. — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 77 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Roland J. Baatz III, 28, 3632 W. More...