February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Casino, strip mall plans hang in balance

Recall backers file appeal

A $52 million development along M-22 in Peshawbestown is hanging in the balance of a split vote on the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. More...

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

Angers commits to Saginaw Valley

Countless coaches recruited Duke Angers, the football player. Saginaw Valley State coach Jim Collins recruited Duke Angers, the person. More...

St. Mary snaps eight-game slide

Tuesday: Tough loss in Manistee

The St. Mary boys entered Saturday’s matchup against visiting Austin Catholic in desperate need of a spark. Fortunately for the Eagles, who had won just one game since the start of the 2015-16 season, Ryan Popp caught fire. More...

Norse outlast Northport in defensive slugfest

The Suttons Bay boys came into last week’s showdown at Northport as the No. More...

Life in Leelanau

Super Soups to benefit fast-growing Buckets of Rain

There’s nothing better than feeding hungry people, unless it’s providing hungry people with the space and the skills to grow the food themselves. More...

Soup still a staple for Leelanau County cooks

A recent advertising campaign for Campbell’s Soup told us “Soup is Good Food.” Now there’s evidence to back this up. More...

Young Fisher in charge of G-A office

New boss at Glen Arbor office   The Glen Arbor office of Coldwell Banker Schmidt has a new manager.  Longtime manager Mark Fisher has passed the reins to his son, Peter Fisher.  “(I’m) excited for the opportunity to continu More...

Views

People voting with wallets for projects

If results are the prime measure of success, we expect that online fundraising efforts by local governments are here to stay.  And why not? More...

Sewers impede, allow growth

As Empire Village moves closer to receiving a feasibility study that will help council members determine whether to move forward with a municipal sewer, an important message was sent from the top of the peninsula. Price matters. More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Justin C. Judd, 37, 12101 S. Gilbert Road, Empire — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; sentenced to serve three days in jail with credit for one day served; probation continued. Alicia A. Kahgegab, 22, 2960 S. Ivy Lane, Lot 133, Mt. More...

Hall pleads not guilty to felony

A 21-year-old Suttons Bay man waived his preliminary examination on a felony charge of fleeing and eluding a police officer and pleaded not guilty to the charge at his Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday in 86th District Court.  More...

Car-deer accidents on the rise

A decrease in snow has prompted deer to get out and travel.  The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office has handled a number of car-deer accidents over the last few days, including one that involved a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.  More...

Northport affordable housing project on hold

Sewer costs one problem

Expensive sewer hook-up fees needed for a 36-unit affordable housing development proposed for a former hospital in Northport may have flushed the project down the drain. More...

In Leelanau, teachers above average

As judged by their administrators

Leelanau teachers continue to get grades above their peers in other counties, based on evaluation results for the 2015-16 school year.  According to recently released information from the Michigan Department of Education, all but two of the 157 More...

Leelanau Enterprise claims 6 first places

The Leelanau Enterprise, which won Michigan Newspaper of the Year designations in 2009 and 2012, came oh-so-close to reclaiming the honor in 2016. More...

Special Sections

Local News

SNOWBALL COURT

THESE STUDENTS were selected to represent their classmates on Suttons Bay School’s ‘snowball’ court for 2017.  More...

County Dates

Add your voice to township budgets   Townships are as local as government gets in Michigan, and most of the townships in Leelanau County are busy preparing budgets for new fiscal years that will begin on April 1.  More...

‘Multipliers’ indicate higher property values

A table full of numbers published as a public notice in this week’s newspaper may be all Greek to some readers.  Still, taxpayers may care about what the notice means, said Leelanau County Equalization Director Laurie Spencer.  More...

Outdoors

Go to the hills for snow for skiing

Kerry Kelly was hoping for some snow to groom for cross country skiing on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.  He got the snow — just not where he had hoped.  In the past week just over 16 inches of snow was recorded at the National Wea More...

Anglers catching perch on Glen Lake, Lake Leelanau

The perch fishing contest on Glen Lake will be held on Feb. 18 regardless of weather.  Whether anglers on big Glen will be ice fishing is still in question, however.  More...

Tarsa family’s freezer still stocked

Matt Tarsa has more than enough venison to make it through the winter.  That’s because Tarsa and his kids stored up plenty of it in 2016.  “We put 10 deer in the freezer and we’re already close to a third of the way throug 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

Children’s Center planning birthday

To the editor   The Leelanau Children’s Center recently held it’s annual board and staff retreat. Much important work was accomplished. There are many thanks to give as several people made the day possible.  More...

The bigger wall divides American Dems, GOP

To the editor:   As he stood before the large crowd he shouted, “Who will pay for the wall?” His followers shouted back, “Mexico!” He again bellowed, “Who will pay for the wall?” His followers again shouted ba More...

Why give funds to Israel, which offers free abortions?

To the editor:   President Trump has defunded nongovernment foreign groups that suggest abortion as a method of family planning. More...

Columns

Omena named to Register

Process 3 years in making

Downtown Omena is now officially a Historic District in the National Park Service’s National Register. More...

On local soups, fire station tours

Happy February. It is Anything Can Happen month.  * * *  Not quite Winterfest time but getting close. More later.  * * *  More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO February 2, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Bingham Township  Jon A. Hoffman (Morton Buildings Inc.) Construct residential post frame building, one story unfinished 30’x40’ with covered porch 10’x40’. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 20, 2017  Patricia V. Combs, Trustee of the Patricia A. Vredevoogd Trust to Timothy G. Combs and herself, Section 22 in Glen Arbor Township.  Barbara J. Taylor to Kenneth M. and Catherine J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township  John Bartels – (Stanz) Excavation to install new septic and drain field at 6983 S. Glen Lake Road ($125 permit fee).   Suttons Bay Township  More...