March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County may tap phones

Surcharge would help with budget

A nearly $2.5 million loan the county took out to pay for a major upgrade of emergency communications equipment could be paid off in part by a new telephone surcharge.  The County Board is giving serious consideration to imposing the tax as earl More...

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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

Lady Lakers outlast St. Ignace, head to East Lansing

Glen Lake makes first state semifinal appearance since 1979

Galvanized by an airball-chanting student section and a big first-quarter run, Linnie Gustafson and her St. Ignace teammates captured a 16-9 lead and were well on their way to a Class C quarterfinal victory. The Lady Saints had momentum. More...

Glen Lake wins first regional title since ‘01

With his team trailing 15-4 early, Glen Lake coach Jason Bradford refused to press the panic button.  “I knew they’d fight back,” Bradford said. More...

Suttons Bay stuns Bellaire in regional semis

Hursey shoots Norse into first regional final since ‘10

Suttons Bay boys coach Ron Anderson had said his Norsemen were “knocking on the door” all season.  They kicked it down this week.  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...

Columns

O’Mena entertains with limericks for kicks

Even clean ones!

People in Omena have been escaping the winter doldrums recently – or so they thought. Mother Nature fooled us all again and waited until they were back for the real doldrums.  * * *  More...

Crawl features green beer

If you didn’t set your clocks ahead, you’re late and will have to stay an hour later.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO March 15, 2012 Most Leelanau County residents lost their electricity for at least two days in the aftermath of perhaps the heaviest snowstorm in county history. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Elmwood Township  Chesapeake Media I LLC (Grand Traverse Construction) Construct commercial interior renovation of existing bathrooms at 8513 E. Traverse Highway ($45,000).  Leland Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 3, 2017  Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Sean and Melissa Kickbush, Section 18 in Elmwood Township ($120,000).  Mary M. Phillips and Kathleen A. Phillips to Thomas L. Phillips, Section 14 in Leland Township.  More...

Deaths recorded in county

Shirley L. DeVrou, 74, of Leelanau Township died February 11 in Leelanau  Willie L. Jones, Jr. 43, of Leelanau Township died February 11 in Leelanau  Warren R. Aylsworth, 62, of Kasson Township died February 25 in Leelanau  Ernest L. More...

Barn’s builder a craftsman; ‘walking man’

As political discussion over the future of a county-owned barn built in 1911 drags on, you have to wonder if the barn’s builder — if he were alive — would have walked over and fixed it by now.  And walking was the common mode o More...

TAKING CHARGE

SUTTONS BAY basketball coach Ron Anderson and his players react to a three-point play in the second half of a 50-41 upset of Bellaire in Monday’s regional semifinal at Traverse City Central. More...

Gotta room? Employers seek to rent

Summer help can use a bed

It’s not unusual for Leelanau residents to host summer guests in their home.  In a new twist to problems county employers encounter finding places for summer employees to live, business owners are hoping county residents will open their ho More...

Local News

VanderWall to speak to GOP woman’s group

Curt VanderWall, the newly elected State Representative of the 101st District, will be the guest speaker for the Republican Women of Leelanau County luncheon.  The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. More...

Media panel to discuss challenges in coverage

The Leelanau County Democratic Party will present a program entitled News Media Today – Challenges and Consequences at 7 p.m. next Thursday, March 23, at the Leelanau County Government Center in Suttons Bay.  More...

Bergman will stop in county

No visits to meet with constituents have been scheduled in Leelanau County by Cong. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) — for now.  “We will be doing hours in Leelanau County in the very near future,” responded James D. More...

Life in Leelanau

Break a leg!

Suttons Bay students team up for production of ‘Shrek the Musical’

Emma Grant and Maddy Porter went the extra mile to get into the Fiona character they both play in the Suttons Bay Schools production of “Shrek the Musical.”  Both students dyed their hair the same coppery shade of red.  Grant, a More...

Drama students double as playwrights; ready to shine

Three shows slated

Glen Lake School’s spring drama production was nearly a bust, due to a lack of interest.  That hasn’t deterred a small but mighty group of students from taking the stage.  The Glen Lake repertory company will present “The More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jim Sills

Name: Jim Sills  Town or township of residence: Empire Township  Resident of county since: We’ve lived here full time since Aug. 2008. We had a vacation home in Empire for about two years before that. More...

Views

Madness takes hold, and for good reason

our opinion

With three district titles out of four possibilities, Leelanau County has contracted a powerful case of March Madness.  The calamity will soon pass, unfortunately, but as of this writing no one knows how long it will last.  More...

Spend part of Saturday meeting your neighbors

Eight townships with a combined population of about 10,600 Leelanau County residents plan to hold annual meetings over the next two Saturdays.  If you are one of those residents, you’re invited.  If new to Leelanau County, you just ma More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Nova L. Burgett, 33, 901 E. Silver Lake Road N., Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty to driving on a suspended license; $500 personal recognizance bond set; pretrial conference set for March 28.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, March 8  7:55 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Child’s father is ringing the doorbell and won’t leave.  8:50 a.m. — Bingham Township — Toyota Land Cruiser weaving over road, tailgating. More...

Man who fled drug raid arrested 4 days later in Lake Ann

Michigan State Police have arrested a man who had been at large since Friday, when he fled an Elmwood Township home during a Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) raid.  Jeremy A. More...