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Sweets wanted; tarts not so much

Lots of tarts in storage

With the sweet cherry bloom set to take off this weekend across Leelanau County, local orchardists are torn a bit about the upcoming cherry season.  They are hoping for a solid sweet cherry crop, and warmer weather is needed to pollinate the bl More...

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SOME OF the first trees to bloom on the Leelanau Peninsula are apricots, which showed their colors Saturday in an orchard in Leelanau Township.   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 extend unbeaten streak to 12

Soccer roundup

Soccer roundup A certain Leelanau County soccer team is noticeably absent from the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association (MIHSSCA) Division 4 rankings—but it’s all part of the plan. More...

Jackson, Lakers hold off Norse to win Leelanau County Classic

Baseball roundup

Last year, a walk-off sacrifice fly lifted Suttons Bay to a thrilling Leelanau County Classic championship victory over Glen Lake.  This year, however, Jared Jackson and his Glen Lake teammates left little room for late-inning heroics.  More...

Freshman pitcher saves the day as Glen Lake staves off St. Mary

Softball roundup

With two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, Glen Lake coach Gary Galla decided to put the game in the hands of a freshman.   That freshman was relief pitcher Delaney Jackson—and she did not disappoint.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Morel mushroom hunters anticipate ‘excellent season’

Al Garvin claims to be known as the “morel mushroom hunting guru,” and he lived up to the name last week. More...

Is Leelanau’s newest place for ‘shrooming past its prime?

Palmer Woods still worth the walk

Looking for a new place to mushroom hunt?  You’re welcome to try the expansive Palmer Woods Forest Reserve, says Matt Heiman, director of land programs for the Leelanau Conservancy, but you may be a few decades too late.  More...

Conservancy plans to 'get it right' with Palmer Woods

Palmer Woods, at 707 acres, represents by far the largest project the Leelanau Conservancy has undertaken.  So it’s no surprise that the Conservancy is moving with care, consulting with stakeholders and experts in a number of fields to dev More...

Views

Invite all who will come to committee meetings

our opinion

Our priority is to have local government be as open as possible, so the thought of having a committee representing Suttons Bay Public School meeting privately is bothersome.  More...

We’d rather have animal calls

Will the number of animal complaints overtake the number of drunk drivers in Leelanau County?  More...

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Courts

T-C man charged with assault

A 44-year-old Traverse City man was arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on several felony charges after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s home to steal her prescription pain medications, according to a court report.  More...

86th District Court

Jess A. Glowacki, 37, 11006 SW Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to ‘super’ drunken driving; bond continued; presentence investigation ordered; sentencing set for May 16.  Dylan J. Williams, 27, P.O. More...

Drug box fills on collection day

Also, driver arrested in Elmwood

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office had a successful drug take-back day Saturday, collecting 85 pounds of prescription pills that were turned over for disposal to the Drug Enforcement Agency.  More...

Snowfall winner just had tonsils taken out

Jack Johnson may have been dreaming about cold stuff on Tuesday when his phone rang.  The 12-year-old Washington, D.C., resident was on the couch recuperating from having his tonsils out four hours earlier when he got the news that he was the wi More...

HAPPY OPENER

SIX-YEAR-OLD TWIN sisters Madison and MacKenzie Scott are obviously happy with their trout catch at the Scott Brow Fishing Derby Saturday in the Northport Mill Pond. More...

Storage tanks razed in Greilickville

Marathon mum on its plans

The look along M-22 as motorists head north into Leelanau County is changing.   Dozens of gasoline and diesel fuel tanks at the 43-acre Marathon Petroleum Corporation property on S. More...

Local News

Father Michael reassigned

Father Michael Janowski has been called to another assignment, with parishioners at St. More...

County Dates

Mann honored at Night to Remember   Congratulate Leland resident Marlis Mann as she is honored with the 8th annual Owen Bahle Award for Service at the Suttons Bay Rotary Club’s “An Evening to Remember” at 5:30 p.m. More...

Corrections:

Bob Bingenheimer, who owns the Northport building that houses the Northport Inn, is charged about $5,373 per year for sewer services for the building.  Northport Clerk Joni Scott is the clerk and treasurer for the Northport Leelanau Township Uti More...

Outdoors

GOOD LOOKING GOBBLERS

AUDREY SMITH (left) shot her first long beard, a 21-pound tom with a 9.5-inch beard, last week. Audrey’s brother, Nate Smith (right), shot an “identical bird” the next morning. More...

Kids enjoy trout opener in Northport

The trout were only somewhat cooperative, especially compared to the enthusiasm of a larger-than-average group of youngsters who lined the Northport Mill Pond Saturday for the Scott Brow Fishing Derby. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

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

Trump should concentrate on American pollution

To the editor:   Trump stands firm on those who poison. Calling chemical attack on Syrian civilians an “affront to humanity,” Trump follows with rocket attack. Or does he?  More...

Senior expenses far surpass jumps in social security

To the editor:   I wish I had a computer to compose this letter but had to give it up by constant increases in fees. Does anyone in the government take into consideration the senior citizens in Leelanau County who are living on social security? More...

Walks for science fail to consider when life begins

To the Editor   More...

Columns

Omena trivia team fared well during season

April flowers bring May showers — at least that’s the way it seems this year. Warm weather may not be winning yet, but Omena has lots of other winners.  * * *  More...

Area has ‘best’ for dining

Don’t forget Mother’s Day the 14th, or you could be trouble. * * * Last week was Earth Day (Arbor Day), I hope everybody planted a tree in the forest. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 3, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Haverberg Family LP (Daniel J. Scott) Construct commercial/ Residential re-roof of two story, wood frame building at 101 N. Mill Street ($6,500).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 17, 2017  MI 780, LLC to Sheldon R. and Kimberly R. Bailiff, Lot 4, Section 27 in Suttons Bay Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Silvia Ciccone – (Self) Excavation to construct a restroom/changing room building at 10343 E. Hilltop Road ($195).  Elmwood Township  More...