December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New officials speak about future plans

The year 2017 will bring some new roles to familiar faces in Leelanau County, including Tony Ansorge, Greg Julian and Susan Och.  More...

Local News

County Dates

County Board plans final meeting The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will close down their 2016 sessions with a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. More...

Bill to fix county Jail grows by $27,000; board OKs changes

Building never met fire code

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners learned last week that it will cost nearly $27,000 more to replace a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the county’s Law Enforcement Center (LEC).  Additional problems have More...

Drunk driving arrests soar 30%; should cell phones share blame?

More folks drinking, driving

We’ve all heard the latest slogan aimed at keeping drunken drivers off the road: “Drive sober or get pulled over.” But it seems that fewer people in Leelanau County are listening, as drunk driving arrests increased from 87 in 2015 t More...

Outdoors

Snow melted, but more is on the way

Homestead keeps six runs open

Skiers across the county watched with trepidation as temperatures rose to 51 degrees on Monday and then rain fell, turning white powder into sheets of ice. More...

Deer herd on the decline? Corn growers scoff at notion

A story in the Dec. 15 edition of the Enterprise included a pair of county sportsmen who suggested Leelanau County’s deer herd is dropping.  Solon Township Supervisor Jim Lautner and other farmers reject the idea.  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...

Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO December 29, 2011 More...

Councilor Brit fitted with (dog) camera

Santa Claus kicked off the Christmas weekend in style at the Omena Community Room on Christmas Eve. Lots of kids – young and old – were there to sing carols, give Santa their final wish list, and have some fun. More...

Winter weather welcomes all to the North woods

I guess I was remiss last week for not wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah. I hope you all had a great time and now Happy New Year. * * * More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Suttons Bay D&R Holding Co. LLC. (Kenneth A. Mork) Construct commercial alteration, addition to ice cream shop on grade slab with 2 windows and a new serving window; “B” Use, “VB” Type at 403 N. St. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 16  Deborah J. Weatherston to herself, Trustee of the Deborah J. Weatherston Trust, Section 28 in Leelanau Township.  Tim L. and Kathleen O. Langlois to Kathleen O. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Empire Township  David Friend – (Self/Stanz Dozer) Excavation for a single family home with garage, driveway and septic system at Friend Street ($125 permit fee).  Leland Township  More...

 

3 Look Ahead

Escalated roles for three public officials

Susan Och’s first brush with local government was at the age of 13, when her father organized workshops with urban planners in an effort to prevent demolition of historic brick storefronts in her hometown of Lockport, N.Y.  They lost the f More...

‘Loaf owner stresses patience

Price to fix up put at $20 million to $50 million

If the new owner of Sugar Loaf Resort has a message for Leelanau County residents, it’s this: “be patient.” Following his first-ever visit to the long-shuttered and blighted ski resort earlier this month, California real estate atto More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices For Leelanau County

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

THE YEAR IN SPORTS

A look back at the top 10 Leelanau County sports stories of 2016

What a year.  Storybook seasons, standout performances and individual accolades made 2016 memorable for a variety of Leelanau County athletes and coaches.  Fans and parents had plenty to celebrate this year, whether it was a football team m More...

Lakers run past Pine River, head to Ford Field

#1

The pinnacle of Glen Lake’s surprise season took place at Thirlby Field in Traverse City on Nov. 19.  More...

Glass guides Team USA to Olympic semifinals

#2

Alisha Glass certainly made the most of her trip to Brazil this summer.  Glass, Leelanau County’s first-ever Olympian, was electric as the starting setter for Team USA’s volleyball team, guiding the Americans to a 5-0 record in pool More...

Life in Leelanau

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Sheriff’s Department, cab drivers prepare for aftermath of New Year’s Eve 2017

So you’re planning on entering the new year with a bang.  Years ago, New Year’s Eve was a big deal — one of the biggest party nights of the year. More...

Drug Court’s new program helps offenders find hope beyond bars

A new 86th District Drug Court tailored to offenders who are addicted to heroin, prescription opioids and other narcotics has been up and running since October.  More...

Anderson named executive director

The Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce (TCACC) wanted an executive director who could be as “personal as possible” — and it found one in Leelanau County native Max Anderson.  More...

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Resolutions for 2017, from typos to socks

our opinion

What to do in 2017? We have some ideas as the time for resolutions approaches: More...

Heard around Leelanau

“If we see you standing along the road, we’ll call a cab. If we were to give you a ride, that would take away time spent on patrolling for other drunks.”   More...

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Courts

Three ways to spend Christmas in jail, all related to drinking

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is seeking charges against a 28-year-old Northport driver involved in a traffic crash at about 6:30 on Christmas Eve in Leelanau Township.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 21  10:30 a.m. — Bingham Township — Caller was northbound when she was run off the road by a brown cab semi truck that was dangerously passing a plow truck heading northbound.  More...

Magistrate Court

Mitchell E. Wood, 18, 324 St. Mary’s St., P.O. Box 451, Suttons Bay — Speeding 60 mph in 55 zone; reduced from 76 mph; $130 fines and costs.  Pamela M. More...