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ONE DAY LEADS TO ANOTHER

SHAWN GRANT, above, was among a church full of parishioners at Lake Leelanau St. Mary for Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent and a season of sacrifice in the Christian faith. Father Michael Janowski applies ashes. More...

Local News

Bingham OKs street lights, waits on Trail signs

Motorists on S. More...

County Dates

Women invited to join in skiing   More...

It’s official; S-B to let Montessori charter expire

The latest tasks for Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy head of school Eric Royston is to find a new charter authorizer and a new place to call home.  The Suttons Bay Board of Education voted 5-1 Monday, with Erik Bahle opposed, to allow More...

Outdoors

Play Ball!

$26,000 raised inpast tournaments

Cedar was the place to be Saturday morning as community members came together to take part in the third annual Brian Nachazel Memorial Snowball Tournament at the Cedar ballfields.  The “Maple Hill Builders” emerged victorious from th 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

Sky not falling as Trump battles federal ‘Hen House’

To the editor:   The Democrat reaction against the presidential election results remind me of the story of Chicken Little.  “The sky is falling - the sky is falling,” you would think that the red rooster, Donald Trump, had knock More...

Thanks for success at Winterfest

To the editor:   More...

Get cherries out of pesticide watch list

To the editor:   More...

Views

What value would you put on old county barn?

our opinion

What value would you put on an old barn?  That’s a question being asked of county commissioners, whose answers may change as new facts about the barn in question emerge.  More...

Peninsula residents speak out

We’d like to share some thoughts from residents with more than a working knowledge about issues that were subjects of recent opinion pieces.  On a proposal from the Sheriff’s office to purchase a Great Lakes boat for law enforcement, More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Coon hunters ... all did their share toward catching the animals and then putting them in storage at the Northport factory cooler until such time that all involved might join in an evening of feasting and funmaking.”   More...

Courts

Northport man pleads ‘not guilty’ for felony domestic violence

A 23-year-old Northport man waived his preliminary examination in 86th District Court on Tuesday and was bound over to Circuit Court.  He entered a plea of not guilty on a charge of domestic violence, third offense, which is a felony.  More...

86th District Court

Aaron D. Baker, 26, 1771 W. Burdickville Road, Maple City — Pleaded guilty to allowing a suspended driver to operate a motor vehicle; charge of driving on a suspended license dismissed; sentenced to pay fines and costs of $380.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 22  7:46 a.m. — Empire Township — Snowmobile half in water on little Glen Lake. No one in the water. Riders running toward shore. Caller said she’s two miles away. More...

Ashes signal start to Lent; put down the paczki

Season of sacrifice

Christians all over the world — including county churches — received ashes yesterday, marking the beginning of a 40-day period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter.  Ash Wednesday also provides a cue to county residents More...

Work at resort, but to board up lodge

No real progress in sight

Long-shuttered Sugar Loaf Resort is finally being, well ... More...

Firefighter pay to increase 10% in one year

Chief Jim Porter of the Suttons Bay Bingham Fire and Rescue Department hasn’t found anyone willing to fill a fulltime, fully-benefitted position for a dually-trained firefighter and paramedic since a retirement last summer created a vacancy.&nb 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. More...

Sports

Schmitt, Panthers claw past St. Mary in district opener

Frankfort coach Tim Reznich knows his team’s path to a District 118 title may be tougher than it was a year ago. More...

Lady Lakers breeze past Mustangs

Update: Glen Lake to play St. Francis tonight in rescheduled semifinal

Glen Lake wasted little time in flexing some Northwest Conference muscle against Grand Traverse Academy in the first round of districts Monday. More...

3 Lakers headed to state finals

Shelby Charlton won’t be the lone Glen Lake representative at the Division 4 bowling finals this year.  A trio of Glen Lake bowlers — Charlton, Nichole Cox and Tristen Witkowski — punched tickets to the Division 4 singles compe More...

Life in Leelanau

Eco Heroes

Glen Lake students spearhead recycling program, reduce school’s landfill waste

Once a week, Annabel Skrocki gives up part of her lunch period to help make the world a cleaner and greener place.  She is one of 15 Glen Lake High School students in two different organizations who have come together to launch a recycling progr More...

Suttons Bay eighth grader wins Leelanau spelling bee

10 advance to regional competition

Suttons Bay Public School eighth grader Gabe Suitor won the 2017 Leelanau County Spelling Bee last week by correctly spelling the word “muskrat.”  More...

Where do the words come from?

Many students had a tough time advancing to the second round of the Leelanau County spelling bee, when the difficulty of the words seemed to lessen.  While not something controlled by the Enterprise, we can understand the angst some parents must More...

Columns

‘Fisher folks,’ approach hard water with caution; happy birthday to all

The weather this year is just déjà vu we had basically the same weather at this time last year. The upside is that we are on the downside of winter. This really has not been a bad winter at all.  ***  Coming up St. More...

Peninsula’s team trivia scene is fit for a president; congrats, Jack Joyce

Things are a little quiet as we hold our breath either waiting for spring to actually arrive, or for a little more snow to enjoy some winter activities. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO March 1, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Elmwood Township  Marathon Petroleum Company LP (Self) Commercial demolition of storage tanks (inc. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 17, 2017  Randall S. Dziekan to himself and Linda J. Darin-Dziekan, Unit 46, Hawk’s Nest Condominium in Glen Arbor Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Empire Township  Brett Wiater – (Bob Ooley) Excavation for new septic at 5740 W. Macfarlane Road ($125 permit fee).  Elmwood Township  More...