December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County chair stays on boards

Don’t say goodbye to Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach quite yet. Having lost her seat as the District No. 6 Commissioner on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners to Casey Noonan in the General Election, starting on Jan. 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

Peterson puts stop to peninsula’s dunk drought

Oversized point guard throws it down four times in first three games

Leelanau County’s prototypical basketball players are best known for their blue-collar approach to defense, savvy 3-point shooting ability and high basketball IQ — not rim-rattling dunks. More...

Wilcox, Lady Wildcats push win streak to six

Manmeet Dhami said she wanted to win a Cherryland Conference title this season, and she’s well on her way. More...

Eagles bounce back, beat Leland at home

Emily Holmes and her St. Mary teammates entered Tuesday’s home game against Leland expecting to see a scrappy brand of zone defense — and that’s exactly what they saw.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Home for the Holidays

Exchange student pays peninsula visit to spend time with former host family

Exchange student pays peninsula visit to spend time with former host family Gabriel “Biel” Gutierrez is coming home from Brazil for Christmas this year. More...

Christmas traditions to continue across county

A longstanding tradition will continue on Christmas Eve at Holy Rosary Church.  Corey Schaub is directing a group of children, age 3 to 12, who will interpret St. Luke’s Nativity Story.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Mara Miller

Name: Mara Miller  Town or township of residence: Glen Arbor  Resident since: I’m in my fourth year, year-round.  Age and birthplace: 28, Lansing   More...

Views

Christmas a time to share your gift

It’s Christmas at a point in history when you aren’t suppose to say why it’s Christmas.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“All who had any doubt as to the capacity of Santa Claus were very soon convinced that he was as good at stowing away turkey as he was at gift giving.”   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Lupita Ornelas, 22, 1360 S. French Road, #3, Lake Leelanau — Pleaded no contest to allowing driving on a suspended license; charge of driving on a suspended license dismissed; sentenced to pay fines and costs of $275.  More...

Woman pleads not guilty to embezzlement

A 62-year-old Roseville woman pleaded not guilty to a charge of embezzlement by an agent or a trustee at her 13th Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday.  Kathryn M. More...

Man faces drunk driving charge

A 37-year-old Thompsonville man was arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on a charge of felony drunken driving.  Benjamin J. More...

 

S-B moves toward center

$14.2 million bond needed for project

The Suttons Bay Board of Education has taken a definitive step toward building and operating a $14.2 million community recreation center.  More...

Most — not all — requests worthwhile

County causes use GoFundMe

The GoFundMe website bills itself as the “World’s #1 Personal Fundraising Website.” And no wonder. Since 2010, more than $3 billion has been raised by 25 million donors for people and causes around the globe. More...

Luke’s Lambs

SUITED UP for Holy Rosary’s annual reenactment of St. Luke’s Gospel are lambs, from left, Hannah Trudreau, Zita Altaman and Liberty Schaub. A list of county programs and services offered by churches starts on the front of Section II. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Leland makes AP honor roll

Leland Public School has put more feather in its collective cap.  School board members learned Monday night that the Leland School District is one of 23 in Michigan and 433 nationwide to earn a place on the 7th annual Advanced Placement (AP) Dis More...

County Dates

Celebrate winter at Solstice Dance   More...

County accountant gets promotion, but pay stays the same

Zywicki ran for county treasurer

Jennifer Zywicki, who lost in the General Election to incumbent Leelanau County Treasurer John A. Gallagher in the Nov. 8 election, is getting a promotion and more managerial responsibility.  However, she won’t be receiving a raise.  More...

Outdoors

Ice Cold Out

LOCAL TEENAGERS enjoy a pickup game of hockey Monday night at Suttons Bay Township’s “ice rink park” at Broadway and Lincoln streets in the Village of Suttons Bay.   More...

Leelanau Conservancy plans two winter hikes

Two Leelanau Conservancy winter outings scheduled for next week will provide residents with an opportunity to exercise off holiday indulgences. More...

Shoeing in a winter wonderland

Some Michiganders see a foot of snow as a barrier to the great outdoors.  That’s hardly the case for Leelanau County snowshoers like Kerry Kelly.  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

Homesick New Zealander corrects ‘Australian’ recipe

To the Editor   More...

Christmas cheers to folks who helped 364 children

To the editor:   More...

Jesus’ teachings lead to benefits across the globe

To the Editor   Christmas is a joyous season when hearts are touched by the story of the birth of baby Jesus. More...

Columns

Santa to visit Omena fire station

Santa Claus is coming to town! He will be making his annual Christmas Eve appearance Saturday at the Omena Community Room. The fun begins at 2:30 p.m. with caroling and refreshments hosted by Omena’s Club 21. More...

Trail groomed and ready

The last report I saw for the Heritage Trail was that the trail was groomed from Glen Arbor to Glen Haven, from Glen Haven to the Dune climb and from the Dune climb to Empire. The report stated that conditions were excellent. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO December 22, 2011 Barring a Christmas miracle, the odds of a White Christmas are not very good for Leelanau County. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Empire Township  Carl F. and Diane M. Noonan (Shugart Builders Inc.) Construct single family dwelling, one story, wood frame with unfinished basement, main floor, covered porch, deck and finished attached garage at 11633 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 9  David W. and Johanna L. Miller to David W. Miller, as Trustee (or any successor trustee) of David W. Miller Revocable Living Trust, as to an undivided ½ interest and Johanna L. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leelanau Township  Jim Arnold – (Wilhelm Landscapes) Excavation to install pavers patio, stone steps and boulder retaining walls and gutter/driveway drain pipe at 10950 North Shores Drive ($125 permit fee).  More...