July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Septic regs again nixed

Yet another effort to consider adopting a countywide ordinance mandating septic system inspections to protect local water quality has gone down in flames. More...

Local News

County Dates

Get appointment for waste dropoff   Get rid of those half-empty paint cans and outdated technology at a second collection of household hazardous waste and electronics set for Saturday at Glen Lake Community Schools. More...

Corrections:

A front-page story in last week’s paper referred to the University of Michigan’s basketball facility on multiple occasions as “Chrysler Arena.” The facility, formerly known as Crisler Arena, is the Crisler Center.  A cutl More...

Drowned man still not identified

The Michigan State Police are using facial recognition technology with autopsy photos in an effort to identify the man found floating in Lake Michigan on the Fourth of July, according to Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich.  More...

Outdoors

Crystal offers family fun on trip to Lake Michigan

Swim, paddle or tube

The Crystal River is a busy place.  Each year, more than 19,500 people paddle, tube, swim, fish or in some other way use the Crystal River.  Traveling 6.3 miles from Glen Lake through sections of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the More...

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear offers tours

Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear offers a variety of tours through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District.  Tours share the history of the agricultural community of the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Popular horse and wagon tours are offered More...

Dragonfly program coming to Saving Birds sanctuary

The Saving Birds Thru Habitat organization will host a program in search of dragonflies and damselflies.  Dragonfly expert, Dave Dister, will lead a hike on Saturday, July 22, to locate the insects at the Saving Birds sanctuary.  There are 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

Health bill would be ‘devastating’

To the editor: Our Representative in Congress, Jack Bergman, has somehow avoided interacting with his constituents during the July Congressional recess. Perhaps it is because he fears having to answer a few questions: More...

Be respectful of cyclists; county could do more

To the editor:   More...

Unfortunate loss for young athletes, Leelanau community

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Summer in swing with music in Omena

Omena is very fortunate to be home to Saving Birds Thru Habitat (SBTH), an organization dedicated to creating and preserving habitat for our local wild birds, especially migratory songbirds. More...

‘Miscommunication’ with bicyclists, the term ‘wacko’

The first order of business here is to clear up an apparent misunderstanding. What I wrote last week regarding the dogs was written as caring for the dogs more than worrying about the owners. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO July 12, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Suttons Bay  William E. and Marilyn M. Calhoun Trust (Self) Construct residential attached garage, one story wood frame 18’x22’ with interior finished and 5’x12’ front deck at 218 N. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 30, 2017  Edward and Marilyn K. Davis to themselves, Section 34 in Centerville Township.  Mark D. and Lisa M. Walter to Jason Kasper and Jenny Pando-Kasper, Unit 4, Morgan Hills Estates Condominium in Elmwood Township ($330,000).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  James Champion – (R.W. Popp Excavating Inc.) Excavation for a driveway, house basement, garage foundation, septic field for new house and storm water control structures at 2503 Lake Leelanau Drive ($125). More...

What’s next?

The Solon Township Planning Commission forwarded proposed zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana growing facilities to the Leelanau County Planning Commission. More...

Sweet times

Local, delicious cherries hit fruit stands

Leelanau County’s crop of sweet cherries is coming off trees and onto grocery shelves. More...

Elmwood moves to evict poultry, including a duck with arthritis

An arthritic duck and an estimated two-dozen other birds residing on a 3.2-acre residential property in The Forest subdivision of Elmwood Township are at the heart of a neighborhood dispute that waddled into the Elmwood Township Board meeting this we More...

Special Sections

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

Jackson, Penny headline Dream Team

County seniors secure seven of 10 spots on all-Leelanau roster

Jared and Jake. Jake and Jared. Jackson and Penny. Penny and Jackson. More...

Borkovich moves up

Braves send Elmwood Township talent to advanced-rookie ranks

The county kid is making moves. Already. More...

Glen Lake QB leaning toward GVSU

‘About 30’ programs have reached out to three-sport star

Cade Peterson has looked plenty comfortable in a Lakers uniform since transferring to Glen Lake from Lake City in 2016 — and he might not shed his status as a Laker anytime soon. More...

Life in Leelanau

Crib restoration could start this week

The first order of business in bringing the historic ‘Crib’ in the Manitou Passage back to life is scraping the guano off its exterior. More...

Happy birthday, Bea!

Advice from 105-year-old: If you can’t change it, let it go

Things have changed quite a bit in the last 105 years.  Bea Kimmerly, who celebrated her 105th birthday over the weekend, can attest.  On Saturday, more than 80 of Kimmerly’s friends and family gathered at the Omena Fire Hall to celeb More...

County vintners set to defend medals

Some of the finest Leelanau County wines will be put to the test Tuesday as the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing hosts the 40th annual Michigan Wine Competition.  More than 350 wines from across the state will compete before More...

Views

Why starter ‘cribs’ have lost appeal

Why aren’t there more trailers in Leelanau County?  Or at least more “tiny houses?”  The easy answer would be zoning restrictions or expensive land, but there’s more to it.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“Expansion of housing does not have to mean the end of Leelanau County’s cachet as some fear. More...

Courts

2 felony charges arise from alleged sexual encounter

An alleged sexual encounter that took place in the middle of a spring day on a busy Suttons Bay street has led to felony charges of gross indecency for a 26-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, both of Traverse City. Ann S. Richmond and Robert J. More...

Pleads to domestic violence

A 23-year-old Cedar man has pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence and malicious destruction of property in connection with a June 18 incident in which he allegedly strangled his girlfriend, according to a court report.  More...

Deputies out ‘yakking’ in Leland Twp.

In Leelanau County 9-1-1 calls regarding cows, pigs and sheep breaking free of their confines and wandering on the roads is a fairly common occurrence.  But the call that came in at about 3:10 a.m. Friday was a yak of a different color.  More...