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Sheriff proposes relatively simple immigration plan

Getting migrant labor to northern Michigan could become a little easier with a proposal being proposed by Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich.   “I’d like to bring people together and come to some resolution on this issue ... 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

Ball medals twice as Comets collect three victories in six days

The Leland golf team has quickly gone from looking like a Northwest Conference up-and-comer to a Division 4 dark horse.  Nate Ball and the Comets could certainly make the argument after their play on the links last week, anyway.  More...

Eagles light up Lakers in tournament title game

Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt in high school softball—but it can intensify cross-county rivalries.  More...

Lakers sweep Kingsley, extend win streak to 13

It seems Kris Herman and the No. More...

Life in Leelanau

Orchardists polish up pruning skills in Port Oneida

Stu Warsen has about 10 Honeycrisp apple trees on his property in Cutlerville near Grand Rapids. More...

Trail Ambassadors seek reinforcements for busy season

Anybody who has ever hiked, biked, jogged or roller-bladed on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail may have been pleasantly surprised at how clean and well-maintained it is.  Trail-users may have also been the recipient of a coupon for an ice cream More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Charles Passarelli

Name: Charles Passarelli  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: 1978, but I began coming to the county as a teen in 1948. I’m almost a native.   More...

Views

Cherry market needs help from Washington

One political message — and a winner — during the 2016 presidential election held that free trade isn’t free if it costs American jobs.  Cherry farmers in Leelanau County are hoping those words turn into action now that the ele More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“Brian and I are going to keep it exactly the same but work 1,000 times more.”  Kristi Fischer, who became the third generation of Fischers to own the iconic Fischer’s Happy Hour Tavern in Leelanau Township. More...

Courts

Man who hit father gets 84 days in jail

A 23-year-old Northport man was sentenced in 13th Circuit Court on Tuesday to 84 days in jail with credit for 84 days served for attempted domestic violence, third offense.  Julio A. Southbird, of 10635 N. More...

86th District Court

Mary R. Burton, 64, 90 Green Road, Michigamme — Pleaded not guilty to bench warrant arraignment on failure to appear for arraignment; pleaded guilty to retail fraud, third degree; bond continued; sentencing set for May 16.  More...

Texas fugitive had long rap sheet

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office on Monday arrested a fugitive wanted out of the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas during a traffic stop in Suttons Bay Village.  More...

Imports flood juice market

One of the last appointees to the Trump cabinet may be the most important for Leelanau County, whose cherry growers are asking Washington for protection from a flood of imported cherry juice.  Mr. Robert Lighthizer, meet Mr. Phil Korson.  More...

No immigration raids in schools

Despite rumors

Anxiety over immigration is on the rise in some communities in Leelanau County as the growing season begins and seasonal migrant workers return to the area.  A somewhat frantic caller offered a tip to an Enterprise reporter last week that all pu More...

Cuts continue for county senior services

Chair had dual roles

Despite an attempt by some county commissioners to reconsider deep cuts to the county’s Senior Services programs earlier this week, letters were sent out yesterday to hundreds of senior citizens informing them that “asset testing” w More...

Local News

Tribe to host pipeline symposium at Sands

The eyes of a statewide environmental movement next week will fall on Leelanau County.  Everyone is invited to attend a “Line 5 Water Protectors Symposium” set for next Friday, May 19, on the reservation of the Grand Traverse Band of More...

County Dates

Calling old settlers   More...

Jail to get new door lock panel; warmth needed to test cooling fix

Donation of $5,000 for K-9

With work wrapping up on a new $1 million heating, ventilating and air conditioning system for the county jail and Law Enforcement Center, attention is turning to an upgraded security system that will be installed later this year.  More...

Outdoors

Lake Leelanau walleye bite so-so

In the wake of another slow opener, Lake Leelanau walleye anglers have started to catch some fish.  Greg Alsip, manager of the Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort, said he’s been catching perch, smallmouth bass and pike but that the post-spawn wa More...

Walleye tourney slated for May 20

Registration is open for the first Lake Leelanau Narrows Resort Walleye Tournament, which will be held Saturday, May 20 from 2 to 9 p.m.  Cost is $75 per boat.  Winners will take home cash prizes.  Register by calling Greg Alsip at 624 More...

44 young shooters begin trap league

Some 44 students from Leelanau County of varying ages — elementary through high school — started on a weekly physics lesson Sunday at the Cedar Rod and Gun Club.  They’ll be trying to line up an explosion with a moving target e 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

Of course Earth is warming; Little Ice Age ending

To the Editor:   More...

T-C bank stepped up for Sugar Loaf

To the editor:   More...

Alternative path makes sense for Trail’s last leg

To the Editor:   The opinions expressed in the Enterprise over the last two months regarding the Heritage Trail extension have highlighted a wide range of perspectives. More...

Columns

Auction raises funds for Omena Fire Hall

Omena’s Club 21 is very involved in working with Leelanau Township to restore the Omena Community room to a functional condition. The community room is part of the Omena Fire Hall.  More...

Big doings planned in Empire

I’m convinced this summer will be here soon. At least the sun is shining and people are starting to show up. Businesses are getting ready to open and we have some new ones. I’m looking forward to a good summer.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 10, 2012   Although members of the Leelanau Independent Women for Democratic Action (LIWDA) didn’t get their wish, they did cause a stir and a public discussion by pushing a national movement on a local level.  More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Empire  Village of Empire (Empire Chamber of Commerce) Construct Tent for asparagus festival 40’ x140’ on W Front Street ($1).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 24, 2017  Charles E. Briggs, Trustee of the Charles F. and Doris M. Briggs Joint Revocable Trust to Sandhya Gupta, Unit 9, Shore View Hills Condominium in Bingham Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township  Joe King - (Elmers) Excavation to gravel and pave driveway at 7800 S Glen Lake Road ($125).  Leelanau Township  Lockhart Family Trust - (Gibson Construction Company) Excavation to construct new footings for porch a More...