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Many hands needed for fire station art

Wanted: 252 people willing to make their mark on a 6-inch square tile and eventually on the walls of the new Leland and Lake Leelanau fire stations.  They don’t need to be artistic or even especially creative. 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

Coach needed for new North Bay merger

Wheelock steps down

The future of the Cherryland Conference could be very much in question at the conclusion of a Suttons Bay Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday. More...

Bunt-happy Eagles rally past Glen Lake, win district

St. Mary to play regional host Rogers City at 10 a.m. Saturday

For the first time in 12 years, Lake Leelanau St. Mary softball players are district champions. More...

Bunek breaks two school records

Kelly Bunek’s decorated high school softball career came to a close in classic Kelly Bunek fashion on Saturday.  Bunek broke the Glen Lake singleseason doubles record in her final game, a 7-2 loss to St. More...

Life in Leelanau

Class of 2017 recognized for extracurricular achievements

GLEN LAKE

A distinguished group of 68 seniors made its way across the stage inside the Glen Lake gymnasium on Sunday.  Glen Lake football coach Jerry Angers, the “guest speaker” at this year’s ceremony, described just how distinguished t More...

Astronaut to Class of 2017: ‘You can be anything you want to be’

LELAND

Family and friends of Leland Public School’s Class of 2017 gathered Friday in the school gymnasium to give them a great commencement send-off.  Thirty seniors donned gowns and marched into the gymnasium for the last time as a class to look More...

Father Michael — eight St. Mary grads bid adieu — for now

ST. MARY

Father Michael Janowski had a little more than usual in common with the eight graduates of the St. Mary Class of 2017 on Sunday.  “As you make your transition, so do I, in a couple of weeks,” Janowski said. More...

Views

Let’s vote in Elmwood

Please, Elmwood Township, go ahead and pass your zoning ordinance.  We’ve watched with a variety of emotions — disappointment to amazement — as Leelanau’s most populous township has crept through a rewrite of its ordinanc More...

Buneks: Grace under fire

Regardless of where people stand on political issues — and Leelanau County has folks at the deep end of both aisles — we hear respect from all sides in how County Board chair Will Bunek handles himself at commissioner meetings.  A st More...

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Courts

13th Circuit Court

A 59-year-old Maple City man pleaded guilty in 13th Circuit Court on Monday to drunken driving causing serious injury.  Dwayne A. Mikowski, of 8967 S. More...

Plea closer for embezzlement

A 52-year-old Empire woman who has been accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Maple City company has not yet pleaded to the charge, but is expected by county prosecutors to do so in the next week.  Former bookkeeper Carol More...

Court date set for builder

A 61-year-old Williamsburg man accused of taking more than $18,000 from an Elmwood Township woman for a construction project has his preliminary examination set for July 11. Prosecutors will discuss his settlement amount at that time.  More...

Cherry trees cut at Lakeshore entrance

Old fruit fly law recalled

The northern entrance to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore willl no longer include a cherry orchard.  Personnel from the National Park Service cut fruit trees on recently-acquired property on the northern edge of Sleeping Bear Dunes Nationa More...

Meeting minutes reversed

Mistake caught, corrected

An error in original minutes taken at a Northport Village finance committee meeting held May 26 almost had two recommendations affecting the municipal sewer — and the proposals behind them — dead in the water.  More...

Fundraiser scheduled

A benefit spaghetti dinner and brown bag auction for Chris Harrington is set for Saturday, June 17, at the VFW Post in Lake Leelanau.  The Suttons Bay man was diagnosed in December with colon cancer and has been undergoing aggressive chemotherap More...

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County Dates

Library seeks input for programs   More...

Suttons Bay moves closer to regulating short-term rentals

Sending letter to landlords

Suttons Bay Township is pressing forward on a plan to regulate short term rentals and is preparing to send letters to the owners of more than 100 rental properties in the township next month.  More...

One teacher layoff likely in S-B

One member of the Suttons Bay School teaching staff may be looking for work based on the district’s proposed budget for 2017-18.  The Suttons Bay Board of Education will hold a public hearing Monday on a proposed spending plan that include More...

Outdoors

Charter captains continue tradition

Vets reel in limit catches of lake trout; no kings yet

About five dozen local veterans were on hand in Fishtown on Friday for an afternoon of free charter fishing.  Bob Smith, captain of the Mariah, said ideal weather and limit catches of lake trout on all boats made the fourth installment of the e More...

Photo

WENDY SLADE and Peter Davidson submitted this photo on Sunday of a beary clumsy and apparently hungry fellow who’s been terrorizing bird feeders near Kinnikinick Road on the south end of Cathead Bay in Northport lately. More...

Old Settlers park users want few changes

A conceptual plan for upgrades to Old Settlers Picnic Grounds is not being met well by some members of the Old Settlers Picnic Association, although minor tweaks to the design may help.  Steve Christensen, the Leelanau County Parks and Recreatio 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

Trump’s achievements make a short letter

To the editor:   When the Republican party prevailed in the presidential election last fall, I thought that I would no longer have to see more of the “alleged” letters to the editor as written by Mary E. Bowen.  More...

Veterans appreciate effort of captains on fish outing

To the editor:   More...

Recall threatened if School Board buys turf for field

To the editor:   As a Glen Lake Schools, tax paying, resident, I was shocked that there is a proposal to spend $800,000 on the Glen Lake Schools football athletic fields.  More...

Columns

Great time for lilacs and lady slippers

People are returning from their early spring trips just in time for the beautiful weather.  * * *  Roberta and Allan Cohen spent an amazing three weeks in Japan and Hong Kong.  More...

Marathon season begins

Here we go again. School is out. A big congratulations to all the graduates, and welcome to the real world. I hope you all represent in a positive manner.  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 7, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Suttons Bay  Village Inn Properties Inc. (Self) Construct commercial alteration – Remove south exterior exit at 201 N. St. Josephs Street ($6,336).  Centerville Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 15, 2017  Loren W. Green, Jack G. Green, by his attorney in fact, Loren W. Green and Wanda L. Stahlbaum, by her attorney in fact, Loren W. Green, each holding an undivided 1/3 interest to Joshua J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Kasson Township  Charles Kahler – (Stanz Dozer Service) Tear down existing house due to fire and excavate new area for foundation at 9984 S. Bow Road ($125).  Leland Township  More...