February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Declaring a day for Wendy

30-year tenure in our office

Wendy VerSnyder, the pleasant voice on the other end of the Leelanau Enterprise telephone for more than 30 years, is retiring.  She just might be the longest-serving employee ever at the Enterprise, which this year is celebrating its 140th year 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

Cats clinch Cherryland title with 0.4 ticks left

With 4.4 seconds left on the clock and a chance to clinch the outright Cherryland Conference championship, Brett Dyer decided to go long — and Austin Huck found him. More...

Northport girls end 41-year title drought

For the first time since 1976, the Northport girls are champions of the Cherryland Conference. A pair of free throws from Sarah Reynolds and a layup from Joan Ogemaw in the closing stages of Thursday’s showdown with St. More...

Brother, sister to represent Glen Lake at states

Andrew Pershinske refused to let his older sister be the lone Glen Lake skier competing at states. Instead, Pershinske pulled a classic little brother move. He found a way to tag along. More...

Life in Leelanau

Fighting for the Farm Life

Local landmark teems with Leelanau County history, needs community support

The number of farms in the America is expected to soon drop below two million for the first time since the Louisiana Purchase. More...

Couples waltz back through time at class in Solon Township

When Jed Jaworski was young he asked his grandpa what his favorite music was. “I thought he would say The Beatles or something, but he said ‘I love a good waltz,’” Jaworski recalled. More...

Traditional dance keeps roots alive

Dancing was in the stars on Saturday at the Solon Township Hall, where a waltz workshop was followed by a contra and square dance event sponsored by the Bayside Travellers Traditional Dance Society, a group whose aim is to promote traditional music a More...

Views

At crossroads, consider combining

our opinion

There are times in a community’s history when an alignment of stars leads to a pivotal decision, even when no decision is required. More...

Great Lakes boat cost only $125,000

An editorial last week in the Leelanau Enterprise reversed the cost to the county for the purchase of a boat seaworthy for Lake Michigan. Leelanau County would pay $125,000 of the $500,000 cost, not $375,000 as stated. More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Jason E. Slagal, 28, 6131 E. Gallivan Road, Cedar — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; bond continued; presentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for March 7.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 8  11:53 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Husband won’t give caller the car keys. He was going 60 mph on M-72 and refused to stop when asked.  1:05 p.m. — Leland Township — Son is suicidal. On meds. More...

Family fight could be expensive

Fighting while driving

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old Cedar woman whose vehicle had been pulled off the road at about 1 a.m. Sunday in Elmwood Township.   More...

Cold Kayak

ROBERT LOWING of Interlochen pulls his kayak onto the Glen Haven shoreline Friday after a brisk paddling adventure on Lake Michigan. More...

Fire kills 2, levels home

Card seat empty

There’ll be an empty chair the next time Ruth Devrou sits down to play cards.  Her sister-in-law and card partner Shirley Devrou, 73, was one of two victims who died in an early-morning fire Saturday in Northport.  More...

Barn on hold, life support

Contractors were slated to tour the historic county-owned barn at Myles Kimmerly Park yesterday, Feb. 15, as part of the process of preparing bids to dismantle and remove the structure while salvaging its timber.  More...

Special Sections

Local News

Road restrictions start Friday

Seasonal weight and speed restrictions will go into effect in Leelanau County at 7 a.m. More...

Tree planting workshop planned

A workshop on successful tree and shrub planting will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Leelanau County Government Center in Suttons Bay.  More...

County Dates

Blues coming to the Bluebird   More...

Outdoors

Photo

DEER MUNCH on a tossed bucket of corn behind a truck in the parking lot of the Cedar Hilltoppers snowmobile club.   More...

From broomball to chili to perch, Leelanau plans a big weekend

One fest each for Northport, Glen Arbor and Empire

Tom Pope has handed his ‘dipping shorts over to his son, Cody.  Pope, a 60-something Empire resident, will be on the sidelines Saturday for the annual Polar Plunge. More...

Solon board OKs plans to create new look for Victoria Creek Park

Some $500,000 in proposed improvements to Victoria Creek Park were endorsed last week by the Solon Township Board. The Township Board voted unanimously last Thursday to support the project, although funds have not been identified for the work. 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

Alternate route best for Heritage trail mission

To the Editor:   More...

Firefighters are forming unions, but why?

To the Editor:   In light of all the fire department union controversy in the last few weeks’ papers, I’ve been thinking. Why are they all going union? Are they scared or intimidated by the new or current leadership?  More...

Positive life march was in contrast to anti-Trump nastiness

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Grammy winner had humble beginnings on the peninsula

Northport’s own Nathan (Nate) Scherrer is a Grammy winner! Congratulations to Nate, who is the son of Deb Kalchik and Jim Scherrer. Nate is a Northport native and graduate of Northport Public School.  More...

Chili, soup on the menu this weekend

Last reminders for the last three-day weekend before Memorial Day:  More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO February 16, 2012 Frustration over an alleged violation of a regional policy preventing schools from sending buses into other districts to pick up students was expressed this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education. * * * More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Suttons Bay  St Michaels Church (Easling Construction Company) Construct commercial addition: main floor, finished basement and covered porch at 118 S. Elm Street ($261,690).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 3, 2017  Stanek Brothers to Jerry J. Stanek and The John D. Stanek and Pamela C. Stanek Joint Revocable Trust, Section 6 in Elmwood Township.  Sarah Flick to Geralyn Flick, Lauri F. Harty and Augustine A. More...

Marriages performed

Mark A. Roberts and Michaela D. Ford, January 1, 2017 in Glen Arbor   More...