March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Story prompts mistrial motion

Did juror go too far?

An attorney for Suttons Bay business owner Pam Leonard’s insurance company has filed a motion for a new trial based on juror misconduct.  The petition seeks to overturn what is considered the largest personal injury settlement ever awarded 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. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Lakers top Lake City, roll into regional final

The Glen Lake girls don’t have a dynamic duo, a big three or a Fab Five. They have more. Call it a Super Six. More...

Glen Lake gets past Glads, captures district crown

For the first time since 2001, the Glen Lake girls are district champions. More...

Bushen: Lady Lakers shining bright without a star

The Glen Lake girls are two wins away from representing Leelanau County at the Breslin Center. I can’t say I’m surprised. Honestly, I’d be surprised if anyone who has really watched this team over the past two seasons was. 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

20-mile trail too long

To the editor:   The dedicated bicyclists ride on the bike paths on the road. More...

Appreciated section on county history

To the editor:   My sincere appreciation to the Leelanau Enterprise for their “One Half Century Ago” section in last week’s edition. More...

Trump reckless and manipulating

To the editor:   It is with great, deeply felt alarm that we write this letter. More...

Columns

B-24 crash site visit has deep connection for Omena family

An Omena couple made the TV news recently in the Palm Springs, Calif. area. As part of an almost sixweek road trip, Jim and Kathy Miller were in Palm Desert visiting her brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Deborah Kerrigan. More...

Spring ahead and prepare to crawl

Don’t you just love this time of year? Watching a Robin scamper through the snow and sliding on an icy branch? Ahh, almost spring.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO March 8, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  Steve and Jennifer Nowicki (Self) Construct commercial interior alterations from Dentist office to “Shipwreck Cafe”, “B” Use, “VB”, “15” Occupant load. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 24, 2017  Norma L. Niemeyer, as Trustee of the Norma L. Niemeyer Trust to Douglas P. Byl, Dennis L. Byl and Kathleen E. Powell, Lot 3, Block 3, Village of Burdickville in Empire Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Orchard Creek Health Care – (AT&T Midwest) Excavation bore fiber in road R/W of Cherry Bend Road and at 2731 E. Cherry Bend Rd. to Orchard Creek Senior Living at 9731 E. Cherry Bend Road ($195 permit fee).   More...

Wind then cold, followed by fruit concerns

Power outages abound

While high winds have constituted much of the weather story this week in Leelanau County, it’s sudden dropoffs in temperatures that have more potential this time of year to damage cherry and grape crops.  So far, though, growers and agricu More...

Schools unaffected by walkout

With less than two weeks before the official change of season, March 21, county schools still have some wiggle room when it comes to the number of “Act of God” or “snow” days allowed.  More...

Will jurors learn of ‘save planet’ website?

Bank heist trial likely delayed

Suspected bank robber William F. More...

Local News

Northport honor roll includes 24 students

Northport Public School has placed the names of 24 students on its honor roll for the second marking period of the school year.  Earning all A’s for the second marking period and first semester were juniors Emma Adams, Brett Dyer and Lilli More...

Library programs ‘off shelf’

The Suttons Bay Bingham District Library has announced the spring lineup for its “Art Off the Shelf” program.  Local poet Carrie Sharp hosts the program which features a questionand answer session with authors and artists.  More...

Old photo workshop planned

Saving old pictures will be the theme of the next computer workshop at the Leland Library, set for next Thursday, March 16.  Technical services librarian Mark Morton will cover how to scan and archive your old photographs and documents along wit More...

Life in Leelanau

LAKESHORE LOVIN’

Students provide spark as Lakeshore sets January, February visitation records

More than 1,200 elementary school students who hiked through the National Lakeshore this winter contributed to an explosion in the number of visitors so far this year.  In all, a record 14,395 people visited the Lakeshore in January and 15,257 v More...

Syrup season well underway

Unseasonable warm temperatures brought on what could be the earliest sap season in recent history.  But a cool down last week — and about eight inches of snow — closed the sap spigot, reducing flow to a trickle and extending the map More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Mark Leugers

Name: Mark Leugers  Town or township of residence: Elmwood Township  Resident of county since: 1989. I moved here from Boulder, Colo. My family has had a cottage on Lake Leelanau since 1935.   More...

Views

Finally sunshine on golf course statement

Happy Sunshine Week!  Where, you ask, is all the sunshine?  It’s a valid question when asked outside or indoors, where the meaning turns to the level of openness displayed by public officials.  More...

Who applied for commission?

Childish.  That’s how we describe a series of events at a recent Empire Village Council meeting.  The occasion called for filling three openings on the village Planning Commission, for which there apparently has been much interest. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Teachers prefer, from their personal schedules, the early start, but also are aware and understand that it may be best for kids to go the late start.”   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Harvey R. Warburton, 78, 7871 W. Day Forest Road, Empire — Motion to suppress blood results on drunken driving charge granted.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, March 1  10:14 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Tree down, 12 inches thick, blocking Omena Point Rd. Not on any wires.  12:59 p.m. More...

A week for drunk driving and rollovers

Three arrests and two rollover accidents kept Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies busy over the weekend.  A 25-year-old Traverse City woman was arrested a little after midnight on Saturday after being stopped on M-72 near Gray Road in Elmwo More...