February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents concerned about historic barn’s demolition

Once part of county ‘poor farm’

A discussion about what to do with an historic county-owned barn could become a topic of lively discussion at next week’s Leelanau County Board of Commissioners meeting. 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. More...

Sports

Lakers bust out brooms, complete sweeps of county rivals

Teams fight cancer

Kelly Bunek refused to let a little cold keep her from a hot start against a Leelanau County rival.  Bunek scored all 16 of her points in the first half on Tuesday as Glen Lake followed up Friday’s 58-31 win at Leland with a 68-24 victory More...

Bardenhagen’s big night leads Leland to second straight win

Simply put, Julie Bardenhagen had a career night in Leland on Tuesday.  Bardenhagen supplied a career-high 12 points, a career-high 10 steals and a career-high eight assists as the Lady Comets took another step in the right direction with a 49-2 More...

Northport hangs on, holds off St. Mary rally on home court

The much-improved St. Mary boys nearly caught Northport napping. Austin John scored 17 points, Austin Huck added seven and Northport narrowly dodged a Cherryland Conference upset at home on Tuesday with a 36-32 victory over their county rivals. More...

Life in Leelanau

LET’S TALK

Andrews spreads message warning of social media dependence, walks the walk

People have yelled out their car windows at Chris Andrews as he slowly makes his way across the country on foot, pushing the soupedup dog cart that carries everything he needs — food, water, his tent and sleeping bag.  They’ve thrown More...

County woman has ties to Bay Film Series documentary

A Leland woman has a special connection to a film showing next week at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay. Kara Bunbury and family members will be going to “The Eagle Huntress,” a documentary, which is part of the Bay Film Series. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Scott Bradley

Name: Scott Bradley  Town or township of residence: Centerville Township  Resident of county since: 1978  Age and birthplace: I’m 58. I was born in Highland Park.   More...

Columns

Festive time of winter approaches

This is Winterfest time. It seems as though all the towns on the Leelanau Peninsula and near the peninsula are having a Winterfest.  * * *  More...

Winter activities heat up around Leelanau Peninsula

Just because it’s the middle of winter in northern Michigan doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do in and around Omena.  More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO February 9, 2012 Leelanau Fruit Company plans to withdraw from the local strawberry market, fearful that not enough bodies will migrate to Leelanau County in early summer to pick the crop. More...

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 27, 2017  Helen L. Bahle to Phillip A. Bahle, David E. Bahle, and Craig K. Bahle, Lots 253 and 254, Block 20 of the Village of Suttonsburgh in the Village of Suttons Bay.  More...

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Bingham Township  Silvio T. and Joan C. Ciccone (Self) Construct commercial interior alteration to tasting room and new deck at 10343 E. Hill Top Road ($39,993).  M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leelanau Township  Kim Krueger – (Shugart Builders Inc.) Excavation for garage addition, covered porch, deck, landing and stairs at 13008 N. Forest Beach Shores ($125 permit fee).  Leland Township  More...

A Leelanau Enterprise opinion: Cherries face 2 more challenges

In the race to the top of the fruit pile, blueberries are picking up their pace.  But we’ll give the nod to cherries because ... More...

County officials believe Polselli has ties to Sugar Loaf

Remo Polselli is likely still playing a role in ownership of Sugar Loaf Resort, county officials believe.  Meanwhile, the new owner of the resort, an attorney from California, is being put on notice that he must bring the resort into compliance More...

Northport pooch to prance stuff at Westminster show

A local dog is headed for the big time.  Laddie, a Shetland sheepdog, and his owners, Mike and Pat Germain of Leelanau Township, are leaving today for New York City, where Laddie has qualified for a spot in the Masters Agility Championship being More...

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Valentine events set for weekend   If you’re in the mood for making valentines, head to the Leland Township Library Munnecke Room from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for a vintage valentine workshop for children and their families.  More...

Man overdoses at Elmwood gas station

A 23-year-old Traverse City man pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of heroin with less than 25 grams at his Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday.  Tayler L. More...

Tribal gaming payouts don’t include affordable housing

Leelanau County won’t be getting any money from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to help pay for a study to address the impact of local regulations on new housing developments.  More...

Outdoors

Conservancy plans two hikes

The Leelanau Conservancy has two events planned at separate nature areas this weekend.  Saturday there’s a snowshoe hike at the DeYoung Farm in Elmwood Township.  Docents Dave Amos and Sharon Oriel will lead the 1 p.m. More...

Warm, cold, rain, snow as winter changes mind

The rollercoaster winter of 2016-17 continued this week with vacillating temperatures bringing precipitation in liquid and solid forms — depending on location.  And more ups and downs are in the forecast.  Users of the Sleeping Bear H 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

Take alternative Heritage Trail route seriously

To the Editor:   The stunningly smart proposal for completing the Heritage Trail along County Road 669 and Michigan Road on Good Harbor Bay outlined in last week’s Enterprise should be taken very seriously.  To make the beaches at the More...

What Bannon’s objective means for Enterprise

To the Editor:   More...

Kudos to Road Commission drivers

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Views

Doubts on boat, but deputy a possibility

On two proposals being pitched by the county sheriff, our thoughts at this time are thumbs up for one and thumbs down for the other.  Those are early assessments so, yes, we can be swayed.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“I’ve never worked with a more welcoming, a more thoughtful industry. More...

Courts

Plea rejected; bank robbery trial expected

Suspected bank robber William F. Minore on Monday declined a plea offer that would have required him to return money he allegedly took in three separate bank robberies, including the Sept. 7 heist of the Huntington Bank in Empire.  More...

Relationship with 15-year-old leads to felony prison sentence; 2-10 years

A 31-year-old Suttons Bay man was sentenced to serve two to 10 years in prison on a charge of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.  David J. Kalchik, of 9755 E. More...

Stolen handguns lead North Carolina to seek suspect

A 21-year-old Northport man was in 86th District Court again on Tuesday, where he was charged with being a fugitive from justice.  More...