January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Senseless shooting left us angered

It was news that happens some place else. The word “city” comes to mind, but not in a good place in town.  On Jan. 11, 2016, a 9-1-1 call came in to Leelanau County dispatchers looking for help.  More...

Recalling a year of change

2016 proved ... interesting.  And intriguing.  And in many respects, surprising.  Certainly it could be argued that 2016 was a year of change, as only three stories in the top ten list for 2015 carried over into last year.  More...

Lakeshore visitation tops ‘16 stories

#1 Visitors flocked in droves to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore last year smashing all-time records well before the end of the calendar year. More...

Local News

Scholarships offered through credit union

The Leelanau County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, with a contribution from TBA Credit Union, is offering two $500 scholarships to graduates of Leelanau County public schools. More...

Group to hear about staying fit for life

Just in time for the new year, the Glen Arbor Women’s Club will host a presentation by certified personal trainers Stacy Jago and Liz Tondrea from Glen Arbor Fitness/   They will talk about fitness at any age.  The event will be held More...

Three from Leelanau graduate from Spring Arbor

Three county residents graduated with degrees from Spring Arbor University last month.  Christine Peplinski of Cedar graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.  Mary Hovest of Lake Leelanau also earned a bachelor&rsqu More...

Outdoors

Elk hunt causes Northport student to reflect on traditions

Joan Ogemaw takes cow elk; enjoys the meat

Few Michiganders draw tags to hunt elk in their own state. Fewer end their hunt with the satisfaction felt by Joan Ogemaw, a student at Northport School. More...

Sportsmen brave ice on south Lake Leelanau, smaller county lakes

North Lake Leelanau open

Al Garvin is ready for ice fishing season. 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

Riparians are solution to health of Glen Lake

To the Editor:   I find it absurd that with hundreds of million dollar plus properties surrounding Glen Lake that the Glen Lake Association would ask the Ottawa- Chippewa band for grant money to study township ordinances when the lake is totally More...

Trump a ‘crotch grabber;’ first lady a ‘soft porn’ artist

To the editor:   More...

Making Provisions for President Trump

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO January 5, 2012 More...

Weather good for ball drop

The mild weather helped a record crowd turn out for the Northport Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve. Everyone had a great time ushering in the New Year.  * * *  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Michael D. Niedzielski, 59, 10244 E. San Remo Blvd., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to wildlife, taking of deer/ bear/turkey; sentenced to pay fines and costs of $635, plus restitution of $1,000. Josiah D. More...

Exam on drunk driving charges rescheduled

A 42-year-old Northport woman’s preliminary examination on charges of felony drunken driving and driving on a suspended license, second offense, was rescheduled pending medical information requested by 86th District Court.  More...

Felony drunk driving alleged

A 57-year-old Toledo man was arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on felony drunken driving charges.  Craig B. Jakielek is currently free on a $100 interim bond.  The charge stems from a Dec. More...

 

Divisions remain over Trump and election

Is Donald Trump a “larger than life” improvement upon the American political scene, or a “shameless, despicable, amoral person.”  That’s the political divide that personified the 2016 General Election, and continues More...

A pleasing story that helps inmates

One of the stories that pleased local readers this year highlighted the Remain in Touch program that has moms and dads in the Leelanau County Jail reading to their children as a way to stay connected.  Connie Eisenhart of Elmwood Township founde More...

Bunek to lead Co. Bd.

Takes just one vote, unanimous

Unlike the last time the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners picked a new chairman two years ago, there was no drama surrounding the selection of District No. 3 Commissioner Will Bunek this week. More...

Special Sections

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

Suttons Bay gets defensive, wins big at St. Mary

Shananaquet, Norse tune up for tonight’s showdown at Glen Lake

Suttons Bay point guard Evan Busby put on a show in the first half of Tuesday’s game at St. Mary.  Busby’s behind-the-back passes and no-look deliveries made for a handful of highlight-reel assists in transition.  More...

Okerlund’s 26 leads Glen Lake past Elk Rapids

Xander Okerlund started the new year off with a bang on Tuesday.  Okerlund poured in a career-high 26 points to go with five rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Glen Lake boys opened the 2017 portion of their season with a 61-50 win a More...

Big, bold, ridiculous predictions

Last week, we took a trip down memory lane and looked at the top 10 Leelanau County sports stories of ‘16.  That was the easy part.  This week, we’ll take a peek into the proverbial crystal ball and try to predict some of the to More...

Life in Leelanau

Bloksberg Property to offer trails for public use

Tile artist Leif Spörck was in Norway in September when he had an epiphany. More...

3 million steps give township walk-off win

The numbers are in and the walkoff winner of the Stepping It Up program is Leelanau Township. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Karen Cross

Name: Karen Cross  Town or township of residence: Leelanau Township  Resident of county since: 2001  Age and birthplace: I was born in Newport, R.I. I’m 64 years old.   More...

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Leelanau stories to follow in 2017

The New Year offers a chance to reflect and plan for change, and 2017 is lining up as a year with potential for great change in Leelanau County. Following are stories to watch.   County Board:  Right, left, or down the middle?  More...

Getting home would be easier with Uber

A column by Jay Bushen

A story written by Patti Brandt Burgess in last week’s Enterprise shed light on what ought to be an alarming trend in Leelanau County: an uptick in drunk driving arrests. More...

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Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

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Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 22  Terry W. and Sandra L. Ciesielski, as Co-Trustees of the Revocable Living Trust of Terry W. Ciesielski and Sandra L. Ciesielski to themselves, Section 21 in Bingham Township.  David R. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leland Township  Joel Peterson – (Popp Excavating) Excavation to construct a new home with attached garage, driveway and a septic system at 797 N. Dalton Shores ($250 permit fee).   More...