August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Leland caps school-of-choice students

Leland Public School is bursting at the seams, leading to a cap on School of Choice students at four class levels on the eve of the start of school. “It’s the first time we’ve done this,” superintendent Jason Stowe said. More...

Does township pay more than its share?

Several residents of Leelanau Township are wondering why they are paying for 19.9 percent of the municipal sewer debt when they only have 15 percent of the sewer users. 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

Glen Lake names new boys soccer coach

Peyton McDonough put his dedication to the Glen Lake soccer program on full display as a junior in 2016. McDonough, a midfielder, suffered an ACL injury prior to the season but stayed on the sidelines as a player-coach for a team that finished 5-13. More...

Soccer Roundup: West transfer lifts Leland to 3-0 start

Comets cruise at TC Christian as newcomer tallies hat trick

Dawn Lund wanted a birthday goal — and her son did not disappoint. Lund was all smiles at Keystone Soccer Complex on Tuesday after her son, Cobe Lund, put together a four-point performance in an 8-0 Leland win over Traverse City Christian. More...

Okerlund, tennis team off to promising start

Before the season began, Tim Sutherland had high expectations for his top singles players. Through two tournaments, it’s safe to say those expectations are trending upward. More...

Life in Leelanau

PICKLE-PALOOZA

Pickleball players continue to proliferate across the peninsula, keeping older residents healthy

With indoor and outdoor courts in most Leelanau communities, the sport of pickleball shows no sign of slowing down. It is, in fact, hotter than ever. Just ask Renee McClain, of Florida, who spends her summers at the Leelanau Pines Campground. More...

Aging population, staying healthy

Leelanau County is growing older, which helps explain why activities such as pickleball and yoga are growing in popularity.  But how old are we?  In the 2010 Census, 32 percent of the county’s 21,708 residents were age 60 and older. More...

Breathe In Yoga

Classes fill as older population stays limber

If Leelanau was made for old people, yoga was made for Leelanau.  Those who attend and teach yoga classes say that the health benefits are perfect for an aging population.  Stacy Jago, owner of Sleeping Bear Bay Club located in the old scho More...

Columns

Migratory bird expert comes to Omena

Rev. Henry on pulpit

The Annual Saving Birds Thru Habitat (SBTH) Wine and Hearty Hors D’oeuvres Fundraiser will be held Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at 5020 N. Putnam Road in Omena. The speaker will be Dr. Gregory S. More...

Hey, just where did all the visitors go?

What a difference a week makes. People have bailed out of our area in droves, time to get back to reality. College students have gone to school, which leaves a huge hole in the summer employment force in our area. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 23, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Michael J. Chetcuti Trust (Self) Commercial add/alteration; new commercial storage building. Use group “S-1”, Construction type “VB”. Change of Applicant – refer for PB#16- 490 at 222 W. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 31, 2017  Lorrie A. Kalena to Borton Family Trust, Section 18 in Centerville Township ($18,000).  Judith A. Brown to herself, as Trustee or her successor in trust under the Judith A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Mary Swartz – (Clark Southwell) Excavate and fill for single story garage at 12451 Hendryx Drive ($125).  Centerville Township  Lisa Strbik – (Lake Leelanau Excavating) Excavation to build a pole barn at 6 More...

DASHING COLORS

DAN LANTIS of the Traverse City Track Club shows his colors Saturday at the 6th annual Dune Dash, which raised funds for the nonprofit Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Some 165 people participated in 2016, but 305 ran on Saturday.   More...

Cut Off!

Glen Lake restricts new pupils; alumni’s son out

A family that lives just south of M-72 is exploring its options after learning their son will not be able to attend Glen Lake Community Schools as planned.  Billy and Dawn Skea’s son, Mason, had gone to the school’s fee-based prescho More...

Local News

Clouds obscure solar eclipse

Some county residents traveled across the country to see the solar eclipse, while others stayed home and caught glimpses between clouds.  Zip Flees of Lake Leelanau didn’t travel far, wearing special glasses in front of his garage while st More...

‘Tireless worker’ Mikesell passes

Vina Mikesell was a tireless volunteer in Leelanau County and by all accounts will leave a large void in the community.  Mikesell, 75, of Northport, died suddenly on Aug. 15 at Munson Medical Center.  Services are planned for 11 a.m. Sept. More...

County Dates

Rep. VanderWall ready for coffee   State Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) will be meeting residents Monday in Leelanau County.  VanderWall, a first-term state legislator, will be available from 9-10 a.m. More...

Outdoors

Sunshine greets third Street Fair in Lake Leelanau

The weather Saturday would have worked for KC and the Sunshine Band. 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

Divisions are growing in ‘stable’ countries; let’s talk about them

To the editor:   More...

Eclipse could point to heavens for more earthly answers

To the editor:   More...

‘Hope to God’ we’re better than Trump

To the editor:   I won’t mince words: I am no fan of 45. I disagree with his positions and question his fitness to lead our nation. His comments on Tuesday, August 15, however, crossed a line for me that cannot be walked back.  More...

Views

Note to villages, twps.: Figure out cannabis

Note to townships and villages in the county not named Solon: Figure out the medical marijuana issue before you have to. More...

Balance needed to keep four school districts

School of choice policies were created to foster competition among public school districts.  They’re working in Leelanau County – perhaps too well.  Glen Lake Community Schools has cut off enrollment by out-of-district students, More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Angela M. Bembeneck, 30, 1745 Pine St., Traverse City — Sentenced to 20 additional days in jail for non-sufficient funds less than $100; to pay fines and costs of $675 and restitution of $280.  More...

Suttons Bay man faces felonies, turns down plea offer

A 32-year-old Suttons Bay man who is accused of breaking into two homes and a vehicle turned down a plea offer made by Leelanau County prosecutors on Tuesday.  More...

Charge filed in dog shooting

A Northport man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly shooting and killing his dog, according to a court report.  A warrant has been issued for Anthony M. Lee, of 6312 N. More...