December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Code violations found in County Jail

More county building problems

Contractors working on a $1 million upgrade to a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system serving the county’s Law Enforcement Center have uncovered some potentially life-threatening problems in the building. 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

Northwest roundup: Buckley drops 100 in Suttons Bay

Norse open NWC play with 41-point loss on home floor

On Friday, The Detroit Free Press named Denver Cade one of “Michigan’s top 100 boys basketball players.” Cade showed why four days later. More...

Peterson, Lakers overwhelm Mesick

Back-to-back-to-back dunks from Cade Peterson highlighted a 78-16 win for Glen Lake at Mesick on Tuesday. More...

Northwest roundup: Norse find 3-point stroke

Anya Woods scored a season-high 17 points, Morgan Jeffrey added 15 and the Suttons Bay girls secured their first home win of the season Friday against the Traverse City Bulldog Athletic Association, 59-39. More...

Life in Leelanau

Comfort Food

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose.”

Mel Torme really had something special when he wrote the holiday standard, “The Christmas Song.” The tune conjures up warm thoughts of home and family, and mentions a seasonal delicacy that is somewhat little-known but is setting down roo More...

Christmas cuisine made easy

Easy, easy, easy is the name of the game for many local cooks when it comes to those busy days leading up to the holidays. More...

Get cracking, roast chestnuts on your open fire

Roasting chestnuts in the oven (or over hot coals) is probably the most common method, and definitely the most flavorful. More...

Views

Timbershores’ latest plan moves away from public trough

The answer has moved to maybe.  The developers of a proposed large-scale RV park and recreational complex at what has historically been known as Timbershores deserve a chance to be heard.  Whether the proposal meets local zoning is another More...

The strange and short-lived move to a sanctuary county

A sanctuary county? Are you serious? Apparently not. More...

Cartoon

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Courts

86th District Court

Marc P.  More...

Head-on results in ticket issued to Illinois driver

Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies were kept busy policing several traffic crashes due to slippery road conditions, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.  Most of the accidents did not involve injuries. One did.  More...

Magistrate Court

Russell R. Simon, 36, 559 Bennington Dr., Bloomfield Hills — Speeding 65 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 71 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Katrina A. More...

ONE VOTE

RE-COUNTING BALLOTS by hand Saturday were election workers Jeanne Moe and Shirley Mikowski, observed by Republican Party representative Karen Zemaitis, left, and County Board candidate Dale Schaub, right. More...

Home sales smash records

Inventory of homes squeezed

There are records and there are records.  And the housing market in Leelanau County is definitely setting records.  Some time about the third week in October the year-long marks for number of homes sold and monetary volume of sales in the c More...

Special Sections

Local News

Film series at national park

If you enjoy films and national parks, try stopping by the Visitor Center of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday.  Park staff will present short films taken at a number of national parks at noon at the Phillip A. More...

County Dates

Empire hosts potluck, Santa   More...

Correction:

A story in the Dec. 8 issue of the Enterprise stated there is an age requirement of 60 to join ShareCare of Leelanau. There is no age requirement for membership.   More...

Outdoors

Lakeshore visitation mark keeps climbing

While attendance records have fallen nearly every month this year in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the November record will stand.  Whether it should or shouldn’t.  More...

Winter starts in Lakeshore with skiing, snowshoeing

With snow expected to fall in some form — heavy or light — this week, outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for hiking and skiing in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  More...

‘Strange’ deer season offers double success for Omena hunter

Bob Wheeler was quite successful deer hunting, knocking down 6- and 9-point bucks during what he characterized as a “strange” season.  Maple City taxidermist Scot Schweikart offered harsher words for deer hunting on the 100 acres he 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

Benefit dinners held by church raised $12,000

To the editor:   More...

Leelanau the winner in recount

To the editor:   More...

At Christmas welcome Jesus into your heart

To the editor:   With another Christmas holiday rapidly approaching, I would like to ask, are you ready? I don't mean just getting gifts and planning meals and such. I mean are you ready for Christmas! More...

Columns

Twas the night for a columnist’s poem

The Empire Lions Club held their annual Christmas party on Saturday and as usual the dinner was outstanding, catered by Riverfront pizza and deli. More...

Omena is preparing for Winter Solstice

With the Village blanketed in snow, things are quiet around Omena. If we hadn’t gotten so accustomed to the unusually balmy weather of this past November, you could say it was beautiful. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO December 15, 2011 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Cleveland Township  Christopher M. and Haylee J. Fisher (Biggs Construction Service Inc.) Construct single family dwelling, wood frame, two story, crawl space, main floor, second floor and entry steps at 7850 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 30  Matthew B. and Chelsea E. Dennis to Beth Sieloff, Section 5 in Elmwood Township ($225,000).  Todd C. and Tammy L. Space to Space Properties, LLC, Lot 1, Morningside in Elmwood Township.  Sara G. Burtwell and Lev A. More...

Marriages performed

Thomas W. Deering and Jeannie T. Peacock, December 5 in Maple City   More...