April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Comparing costs for private, public

Municipal sewers can be expensive, but they have their place. Suttons Bay Village Manager Wally Delamater can’t imagine running his municipality without one.  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

Lakers blast Bulldogs in 2017 debut

Warm weather associated with opening day baseball was nowhere to be found on Tuesday. More...

Opportunistic Panthers sweep Norse

Sometimes the best way to learn is a good old-fashioned trial by fire.  With a season-opening series at Frankfort, the new-look Suttons Bay baseball team did just that on Tuesday.  More...

Glen Lake, Mesick split softball doubleheader

Glen Lake coach Gary Galla said he expected his team to go through ups and downs this season, and that’s exactly what they did on Tuesday.  The Lakers split their season-opening series with visiting Mesick, notching a 9-4 win in game one b More...

Life in Leelanau

Trail Off Track

Group files appeal, opposes Heritage Trail construction on Traverse Lake Road

It seems the final section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail has hit a dead end.  There is no court injunction stopping the trail, said Tom Ulrich, deputy superintendent of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  But without knowing exac More...

March weather slows down Sleeping Bear Dunes visitation

Still above average

For just the second time in 11 months, visitation at Sleeping Bear Dunes Natural Lakeshore (SBDNL) didn’t set a new attendance record.  Some 14,339 visitors were in the park last month, down about 5,800 from the 2016 record of 20,166. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Doug Cook

Name: Doug Cook.  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township. I’ve lived there 20 years.   More...

Views

On open meetings, road commissioners

Perhaps the Leelanau County Road Commission would be better off with two more members, but we’re not sold on one reason given for the change.  More...

Money with no place to go

Readers may recall our hesitation in supporting proposed library millages in Leland and Suttons Bay townships, as we opined that most of the increases would be swallowed up in their general funds with no discernible benefit for residents.  Well, More...

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Courts

Man pleads not guilty to felony drunk driving

A 32-year-old Traverse City man waived his preliminary examination on Tuesday before entering a plea of not guilty to felony drunken driving at his Circuit Court arraignment.  Gordon A. More...

86th District Court

Jeffrey J. Noorman, 48, 11255 E. Fort Road, Apt. G4, Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; sentenced to credit for jail time served; to pay fines and costs of $1,150.  More...

Afternoon delight may end in charges of indecent exposure

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office investigated several incidents over the weekend, including a couple in a vehicle parked on the main drag in Suttons Bay.  A 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Traverse City were caught having More...

 

Leelanau County: How green, clean and safe?

This week we conclude our series on environmental issues in Leelanau County with a look at municipal sewer systems. More...

Why do sewers stir emotions?

In Leland, Northport, sewers led to recalls

Municipal sewer systems in Leelanau County have somewhat of a checkered past, but not because of their science. More...

Golf management company files as nonprofit

If a company doesn’t make any money can it be considered a nonprofit? And should it have to pay taxes?  If you ask Northport community supporter Bill Collins the answer is “no.”  More...

Local News

Work starts at art center

Work began last week on a longplanned addition and renovation to the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) building in Glen Arbor.  Crews broke ground April 5 marking the beginning of a construction project that will continue through the summer into More...

Work continues

WORK CONTINUES at the new Leelanau Christian Neighbors location in Lake Leelanau. Pictured is a Team Elmer’s crew pouring foundation at the new site, which is located next to the Enterprise on M-204. More...

Lakeshore to offer field trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will provide outdoor educational field trips in May and June.  The Lakeshore is an outstanding natural classroom that provides endless educational opportunities. More...

Outdoors

Hunters anticipate promising spring turkey season, big toms

To Maple City sportsman Matt Tarsa, it’s a symphony of sorts.  More...

Local fisheries add nearly 60,000 trout

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Division has delivered a big boost to county fisheries in the past nine days. The DNR stocked a total of 59,540 trout—36,600 brown trout and 22,940 lake trout—in that stretch. More...

Sleeping Bear Dunes to hold Bark Ranger training

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a Bark Ranger.  Bark Ranger volunteers and their canine companions serve as ambassadors on Lakeshore beaches to provide vi 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

No need for ‘shiny’ boat, maintenance costs cited

To the editor:   More...

Questions number of jobs created by Trump’s order

To the editor   What with the “whirl-wind” that blows from the Oval Office these days, one could ask what is the difference between a “New York minute and a President Trump Executive Order signing ?” Not much.  More...

Every mother is a woman, never retires

To the editor:   When I was a young husband; I made the mistake of assuming that men and women played equal roles in a marriage. More...

Columns

Keep your drawers on in public places

I almost got to use the Latin phrase ‘in flagrante delicto’ in a story this week. Almost. The boss (who surely would have nixed it — we are a clean, God-fearing newspaper, after all) is out of town. More...

Omena News: Smarts find local tie, tasty pie during trip to California

The Northport Arts Building was packed last Friday evening for the exhibit of the Northport Public School (NPS) stained glass show.  Fifty-two individual pieces of stained glass were produced by 36 middle school and 11 high school students. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO April 12, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  Reuben and Mary A. Chapman (Robert K. Foulkes) Construct residential detached garage: wooden floor to be replaced by concrete floor and enlarge one door to 7’x 9’ at 10001 W. Michigan Street ($1,950).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 31, 2017  Joseph R. Jr. and Susan R. Lake to Richard A. and Julie P. Sheppard, Lot 1, Section 1 in Empire Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  Vernon V. Korkus, Trustee of the Patricia M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Empire Township  Ronald Bishop – (Self) Excavation to construct a storage building at 12777 Benzonia Trail ($195).  Glen Arbor Township  Tim Barr – (Self) Excavation to redo sidewalk dumpster pad and pavers at 6487 Western More...