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‘77 championship team excels in life

Reunion planned

Forty years ago, the “sand dune boys” flipped Michigan high school basketball upside down at Crisler Arena with a 70-68 win over Detroit East Catholic in the Class D title game. This week, the boys are back in town. 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 offi- cials. More...

Sports

Seniors lead list of all-county performers

Nothing was going to stop Keaton Mikowski from finishing the 2017 campaign in one piece. More...

New look for sports, cover

It’s a first for the Leelanau Enterprise — sports coverage occupies a cover page this week.  While that makes sense, the production schedule of the Enterprise won’t allow a sports cover every week. More...

Tennis tourney takes center stage

Tourney raises $2,500

A 90-minute pregame breakfast at Art’s Tavern went a long way for Chris Noel and Mike Rubino on Sunday. More...

Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Chelsey Jade Sawallich

Name: Chelsey Jade Sawallich  Town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 1994  Age and birthplace: 23, Traverse City   More...

County Cuisine

Put an Italian twist with sauce on your day’s catch

So you've just hit your limit on the big lake and tied off at the marina. How should you prepare your catch? Try drizzling this Livornese sauce over the top as an alternative to frying or grilling. More...

‘Not a good day’ for power outage in Leland; merchants manage to cope

With an influx of visitors to Leland for the Fourth of July, the last thing local merchants needed was a power outage.  But they had to cope with one last Thursday at approximately 1 p.m. More...

Views

Residents in charge of local governments

There are bound to be policy differences between a board of education and a superintendent of schools:  When they filter into the hallways, though, things have gone too far.  We welcome the decision by U.S. More...

Lakeshore, enough on entrance fee hikes

We love you, Lakeshore.  But why do you keep charging more to visit?  It’s nearly a sure thing that park fees will undergo another steep hike on Jan. 1, 2018 — the second in two years. Prior to Jan. More...

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Courts

With guilty plea, former bookkeeper agrees to repay $815,000 to Redi-Mix

A former bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to taking more than $100,000 from a county business. Carolyn D. Taylor, 52, of 13745 S. More...

Mikowski could get 5 years; caused accident

Dwayne A. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, June 28  9:06 a.m. — Bingham Township — White sailboat stuck in weeds about 50 feet north of the boat launch.  2:06 p.m. — Suttons Bay — Report of retail fraud.  2:08 p.m. More...

 

LIBERTY LIVES HERE

DAMI AND Lauren Wysocki ready for the start signal at the low-key Little Traverse Lake 5k run, where no official times are kept. The Wysockis reside on the lake, and the race is held on the morning of the Fourth of July. More...

Use of ‘M-22’ upheld

Stop stealing signs

It appears owners of the M-22 trademark are weathering a legal challenge by the state Attorney General. More...

Local News

LOOKING FOR MY HOME

A female black lab was found Monday morning near South Lake Shore Drive near Sharnowski Road in Centerville Township and reported to the county Sheriff’s Office, which is waiting to hear from her owner. More...

County Dates

Ragtime concert benefits Lions   Grab your sweetie and head to Northport for “Ragtime, and the Great American Songbook,” a concert by pianist Peter Bergen.  More...

Lots of complaints, few injuries

Busy Fourth of July

Given the number of people, boats and fireworks that filled the Leelanau Peninsula for a long holiday weekend, county Sheriff Mike Borkovich said serious complaints were few.  “But it was very, very busy,” he added.  More...

Outdoors

Protection pays off as piping plover nesting population soars

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has experienced a boom in visitors, but not just from people looking for the beach. More...

Park plans to hike fees by up to 50%

By all accounts, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers some milliondollar views. More...

High bacteria levels result in beach warnings

Water quality advisories were put in place last month at county beaches within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  The National Park Service issued an advisory for Shalda Creek in Leelanau County and several park sites in Benzie County on F 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

‘Saving Birds’ offers refuge; it does not rehabilitate

To the editor:   More...

Big job moving LCN

To the editor:   More...

Deputy Bailey went “extra mile”

To the editor:   On June 9, my wife and I had just arrived downstate for a short visit with our daughters when I received a call from Leelanau Deputy Sheriff Steve Bailey. More...

Columns

Come attend Bea’s 105th birthday

Colonels visit Northport

The reading of the Declaration of Independence at every Post Office in Leelanau County was a wonderful event, helping us understand the real meaning behind the holiday. More...

Glen Arbor, home to dogs, bikes and scooters

It might be my imagination, but it seems to me that Glen Arbor has become a huge dog park. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO July 5, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Suttons Bay  Suttons Bay Land LLC (Peter J. Leabo) Construct commercial add/ alteration: Addition – main floor addition with second floor addition and deck. Alteration – kitchen and restroom at 658 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 22, 2017  Kathern Bowles to James E. Burkhart, Trustee of the James E. Burkhart Trust, Section 34 in Solon Township.  Gordon Burkhart to James E. Burkhart, Trustee of the James E. Burkhart Trust No. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Adam Orth – (AMO) Excavation lawn grading and dig a hole to fill with sand for drainage and brim up along road side of property at 7677 S. West Bayshore Drive ($125).  More...