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Support mixed as BATA seeks higher millage

Opponents question ridership

A proposal to increase a property tax rate by 45 percent to fund the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) has mixed support.  Voters in Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties will be asked on May 2 to approve a .5-mill levy through 2022. 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

Bunek, Lakers lead Dream Team after semifinal run

With six consistent contributors and an unselfish brand of basketball, the Glen Lake girls found a recipe for success that led to one of the most memorable seasons in program history.  More...

Suttons Bay names new football coach

Suttons Bay has placed the future of its 8-man football program in the hands of a 23-year-old social studies teacher.  Athletic director Doug Periard offered the head-coaching position to first-year St. More...

Second 8-man division added to football playoffs

As part of an effort to accommodate an increasing number of 8-man football programs across the state, the Representative Council of the MHSAA at its annual winter meeting in East Lansing on March 24 approved the addition of a second division to the 8 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

‘Rat’ column deals with important subject

To the editor:   Eric (Carlson), I want to thank you for your March 23 column (Smelling a rat). More...

Call Pat Herman for tractor help

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Congressman’s votes pile up against northern Michigan

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Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO April 5, 2012   More...

Snow aside, birds flocking north to Omena

In spite of the snow forecast for today, spring is definitely on the way. Lots of migrating birds are returning. We are seeing several kinds of sparrows, and hummingbirds will be here in less than a month.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Village of Northport — Commercial elevated boardwalk, ramp and bridge at 380 W. Eighth St. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 24  Kathleen A. Mastiglio to Victor Mastiglio, Unit 3, Harbor West Marina Village, Elmwood Township.  Alison R. Dilts to Marjorie A. Roslund, Section 34, Leelanau Township, ($75,000).  Marjorie A. Roslund to the Marjorie A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township  Robert Kuras (Lake Leelanau Excavating) —Excavation to add parking for Manitou Passage Golf Club, 4800 Club Dr. ($195).  Glen Arbor Township  More...

 

LEELANAU COUNTY: HOW GREEN, CLEAN AND SAFE?

The third set of coverage in our series takes into account how most human waste is handled in Leelanau County — in private septic systems and holding tanks.  More...

Septic fields reciprocate if treated nice

Ninety percent of the homes in Leelanau County use on-site septic systems to treat household waste.  So how can you ensure your septic system is working efficiently and not polluting groundwater or nearby lakes and streams?  Experts say it More...

Sewer a question in boom town Empire

Steve Nowicki put his fishing boat up for sale this week and will soon be embarking on a new adventure with his Shipwreck Cafe, which is due to open by Memorial Day.  The cafe, which will be located in a former dentist’s office on M-22, is More...

Local News

Snowfall likely to miss, and golf course opens!

County residents are expected to be taking a collective sigh of relief today — and a golf course has already opened its doors.  Weather forecasters say the Leelanau Peninsula is not in the path of a spring snow storm that was expected to d More...

Photo

COLD TURKEYS — Turkey season may be weeks off, but you couldn’t tell by looking at this flock of turkeys seen last Thursday morning off Hohnke Road in Centerville Township.   More...

County Dates

Good stuff for moms to buy   More...

Life in Leelanau

Writing helps 86-year-old man journey through grief

When Trevor Jones’ wife Kay died in October 2015 just two days before their 56th anniversary, Jones found himself at odds with the world — lonely, depressed and bored. So Jones, who is 86, channeled those feelings into a book. More...

Senior Services provides help at the push of a button, much more

Georgina “G.G.” Galla of Cedar, 76, says she is a very fortunate woman.  She’s still able to live in the same home she’s lived in for 53 years in downtown Cedar, and has lots of friends and relatives nearby to look out fo More...

Aging population puts strain on Senior Services budget

Leelanau County Senior Services is losing money at an unstable rate.  That’s because an increasing number of senior citizens residing in Leelanau County are requesting help through a variety of programs.  More...

Views

More than donations needed for boat buy

The proposed purchase of a Great Lakes-worthy boat for the Sheriff’s Office has taken a step forward with a split Leelanau County Board of Commissioners authorizing a grant request that, if approved by the federal government, would pick up 75 p More...

Good luck, housing group

Leelanau County needs a success story on the affordable housing front.  A story that unites rather than divides.  More...

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Courts

Mikowski pleads not guilty to causing accident while drunk

A 59-year-old Maple City man pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of drunken driving causing serious injury at his 13th Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday.  If convicted, Dwayne A. Mikowski, 8967 S. More...

Elmwood man denies charges levied of felony drunk driving

A 56-year-old Elmwood Township man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of drunken driving at his 13th Circuit Court arraignment.  Mark D. More...

86th District Court

Jorge L. Roman Jr., 31, 10560 E. Shady Lane, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; bond continued; presentence investigation, alcohol/ drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for May 16.  More...