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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

Wilson’s hat trick lifts Leland past Burt Lake

Glen Lake, Leland to clash in district semifinals tonight

She struck it perfectly.  Olivia Fellows rainbowed a ball through 30 yards of rain, past a box full of players, over the head of a helpless keeper and into the back of the net.  The big smile and brief celebration that followed were well de More...

Graf, Elks net nine goals in Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay soccer coach Tom Spencer knew he had to think outside the box to hang with No. 7 Elk Rapids in the opening round of the District 64 Tournament on Tuesday—so he stuck his leading scorer inside the box.  More...

Suttons Bay duo shines in Traverse City tuneup

Christian Holmes and Alauna Oskaboose represented Suttons Bay with pride on Tuesday while competing for regional bragging rights in the annual Record-Eagle Honor Roll meet at Traverse City Central.  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...

Views

Glen Lake’s finances drive turf discussion

What does a school district buy that has everything?  In the case of Glen Lake Community Schools, the answer just may be artificial turf on its football field.  More...

Getting our heroes straight

Both men are heroes in our book. One has died, and one remains very much alive.  A cutline on the back page of last week’s special Memorial Day section misidentified a World War II veteran in the accompanying photo.  More...

A friendly guide to scoring a rental

A column by Jay Bushen

You’ve probably heard Leelanau County is in the midst of what some say is a housing crisis.  You’ve also heard about the struggles of seasonal laborers who want to live in the county but can’t find an affordable place to hang More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Bingham Township  Jeff and Kelly Eccleston (Self) Construct residential deck addition at 4841 S. Center Highway ($8,000).  Andrew W. and Leonora Frank Trust (Seeco Contracting Corporation) Construct residential addition at 3089 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 5, 2017  Thomas G. and Laura J. Danz to themselves, Lot 1, Section 15 in Cleveland Township.  Robert B., III and Kristin A. Guyot to Richard C., Jr. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Joan Berg – (Alpers Excavating) Excavation to remove trees and scrubs from house to the ordinary high water mark, level land and demo home at 3703 S. More...

 

Associations tackle swimmer’s itch

Using $250,000 allocated

Homeowners on three county lakes have new tools at their disposal to scratch the problem of swimmer’s itch.  The Glen Lake Association (GLA), Lake Leelanau Lake Association and Lime Lake Association are part of the 24-member Michigan Swimm More...

153 grads ready for diplomas

Classes keep shrinking

The smallest class of Leelanau County graduates in recent history will be issued diplomas in five separate commencement ceremonies this weekend in Leelanau County.  Just 153 seniors are scheduled to march to Pomp and Circumstance Friday and Sund More...

Local News

County Dates

Two plays offered by Readers’ Theater   More...

Greilickville hotel close to OK; some units could be ready in ‘18

Brownfield updates its plan

Plans to redevelop the former Zephyr Oil Company property in Greilickville into a 118-unit hotel and a 28-slip marina on West Grand Traverse Bay received a boost Monday from the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.  More...

‘At will’ health workers split on policy change

A change in the policy manual to verify that all staff members are “at will” employees was approved last week by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department (BLDHD).  The Board of Health voted 5-1 last Thursday, with Benzie member More...

Outdoors

Photo

PATIENCE PAID off last week for a pair of teenage turkey hunters in Cedar. Reagan Middleton (left), 14, and Griffin Middleton (right), 13, spent about 15 hours in the woods this season before tagging two turkeys in a span of about 30 seconds.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Grads share positive views on their futures

1. What’s the most important thing that you learned in high school? 2. Who was your favorite teacher and why? 3. What should high schools be teaching that they are not now? 4. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Armanda Krantz

Name: Armanda Krantz  Town or township of residence: I live in the village of Suttons Bay.  Resident since: We moved here in 1974 when my dad retired from the Navy.   More...

County Cuisine

Peppery sauce perfect atop poultry or fish meals

Today's recipe for romesco sauce is presented by chef Samuel Plamondon of 9 Bean Rows. Romesco is a red pepper and nut based sauce that traces its history back to northeastern Spain. More...

Columns

Recalling Bob Krist of Omena

Memorial Day weekend was fun and busy in the Omena area. The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with the amazing “Cars as Art” exhibition at the Northport Arts Center.  More...

Start of summer ‘bikes galore’

It has been decent weather for Memorial Day, formerly Decoration Day. This day is more of a remembrance than a celebration.  * * *  The Glen Arbor Art Association offers pottery and clay classes. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 31, 2012   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Timothy R. Holtz, 34, 1105 SW Bayshore Dr., Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; sentenced to three additional days in jail; four times per month urine screens added; probation continued.  More...

Man accused of taking $18,000

A 61-year-old Williamsburg man accused of taking more than $18,000 from an Elmwood Township woman to build an addition to her home has been released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.  That bond was reduced for Gregory H. More...

Past convictions up charges

A 27-year-old Lake Ann man was arraigned in 86th District Court on Tuesday on a felony charge of drunken driving.  David L. Nickerson is currently free on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond.  More...