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Leland quickly raises $109,000 for dredge

If a dredge can’t come to the mountain — of sand, that is — then Leland will buy its own. That’s the conclusion reached by the Leland Township Harbor Commission, but it’s a solution that will cost $500,000. More...

Local News

52-year coffee club spurned by twp.

The International Coffee Club has been left out in the cold, at least until April, after the Leland Township Board declined to let the club meet in the Leland Harbor building.  Club member Wayne Wunderlich brought the request to the board on Mon More...

County Dates

Collecting foods on national holiday   More...

Correction:

Votes cast by two Republican members of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners were inadvertently switched in our Dec. 22 report on a decision to restructure positions in the county clerk’s office. District No. More...

Life in Leelanau

Neighborhood rallies around family after house fire

Chad and Kari Kahler thought the noise they heard during a late dinner last week was flying squirrels in their attic.  “We had about 13 people in the house during the holidays and we thought they were happy … relieved to see everyon More...

Lieutenant refuses to join union, tenders resignation

Firefighting has been part of Eric Dubord’s life since childhood.  But after 21 years in the profession, he stepped down from his lieutenant’s post with the Glen Lake Fire Department, rather than join the union.  More...

Road Commission shies away from vote on membership

Leelanau County Road Commission members voted 2-1 at last week’s regular meeting to retain the present compensation for themselves.  Commissioner John Popa cast the “no” vote.  More...

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Fitting many views into one peninsula

our opinion

“Vigorous writing is calculated to elevate the public, no doubt, but then I do not wish to attract so much attention as it calls forth.”  More...

On using ‘lie’ in reporting

(Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker, on criticism for his suggestion on a Sunday morning talk show that journalists be careful about using the word “lie” in reporting.)  More...

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Courts

Sentencing awaits Collins

A 42-year-old Northport woman has pleaded guilty to two charges of driving on a suspended license, first and second offense.  A charge of drunken driving, third offense — a felony — was dismissed for Crystal M. Collins.  More...

Kitchen faces felony charge

A 37-year-old Thompsonville man waived his preliminary examination on a charge of drunken driving, third offense, and was bound over to 13th Circuit Court.  Benjamin J. Kitchen is currently free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.  More...

Burrell ordered to make payments

A 21-year-old Suttons Bay man pleaded guilty in 86th District Court to failure to pay fines and costs incurred years ago.  More...

January can’t seem to make up its mind

John Friend, Empire Village’s superintendent of public works, sent out an ominous message first thing Wednesday morning.  “PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION ON VILLAGE STREETS!!!!” the emailed message said. More...

Housing makes a return

Noonan, Ansorge support committee

The need for more “affordable housing” has been a hot-button issue in Leelanau County for many years and will likely remain so in 2017 following a split vote of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week. 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

Comets overcome slow start, claw past Cats

Shutting out a county rival for the first eight minutes of a basketball game is no easy task. Doing it twice in one season is nearly unheard of. More...

Wilcox out as coach in Northport

North Bay program approved

Casey Wilcox shared plans of her resignation with her Northport basketball players on Dec. 2.  To Wilcox, that was the worst part.  “That was a rough day,” she said.  More...

Suttons Bay fills football schedule

Suttons Bay will make its 8-man debut this fall with a highly anticipated home game against the Lakers.  The Lakers of Bear Lake, that is.  Norsemen players can set their sights on Bear Lake and five other unfamiliar foes from as far away a 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

Agrees with writer; Obamas put Trumps to shame

To the Editor:   More...

Obama helped create a more divided country

To the editor:   More...

Dems ‘stuck in denial,’ helping America’s return

To the editor:   Albert Einstein once said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  More...

Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO January 12, 2012   The county’s second-longest serving sheriff in history plans to step down at the end of his fourth term on Dec. 31.  More...

Enough of winter, time for big bands

The joke is over. Stop the snow dancing or at least get the temperatures back up a little. The facial tissue manufacturers are thrilled with this weather. I think everybody’s been hit with a cold and cough, sneezing etc.  More...

Finally, good snow in Omena; beware of static

Winter has definitely arrived and there’s lots of good snow for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.  * * *  I left out one important holiday news item last week. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Summary of Building Permits

Total Value of Permits through January 5, 2017:  $56,591,614  As of January 7, 2016: $47,327,678  As of December 25, 2014: $44,778,802  As of December 22, 2011: $25,132,368 No. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 30, 2016  Leelanau County Land Bank Authority to Pine Groves, LLC, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Lots 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 of Pine Groves in Elmwood Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

New assumed names filed in county

Freedom in Motion Therapy; 93 W. Fourth Street, Suite 4, Suttons Bay – by Kathleen Wainwright, P.O. Box 333, Northport.  J. Rollings Renovations; 7171 Horn Road, Building B, Lake Leelanau – by Jason Rollings, P. O. More...