September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Farmstand thief caught; farmer undeterred

Visitors to Leelanau often comment on the quaint practice of selling home-grown fruits and vegetables from road side stands.  The stands work on the honor system: you take a quart of cherries or a few cucumbers and put the right amount of money 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

Glads run past Lakers

Next up: Watervliet

The scene at Glen Lake on Friday hardly resembled that of a Division 6 program’s home opener. Parking lots, bleacher seats and prime standing areas were at capacity as more than 1,056 of Glen Lake and St. More...

Ophoff, Wedeven lead Defenders past Norse

Next up: GTA

Faced with a hard-hitting Suttons Bay defense and a 15-8 halftime deficit, Wyoming Tri-Unity coach Tim Heath opted to put the ball in the hands of backup quarterback Brayden Ophoff. More...

Martin, Lady Comets back to full strength

Leland’s seemingly routine sweep of Buckley took an unexpected turn on Tuesday.  That’s because coach Laurie Glass made an unexpected substitution in the third set, sending a teary-eyed Allie Martin in to serve.  Martin, who had More...

Life in Leelanau

PRIZED ART

Centerville Township artist to have three pieces featured in ArtPrize Nine

Audrey Smith is making her mark in the world, painting animals she’s never seen in person.  The 26-year-old Cedar woman will be sharing her never-before-seen pieces with thousands of others as part of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids.  Smith, More...

Local Boy Scout helps save a life at summer camp

Josiah Bakker of Suttons Bay has been nominated to receive an award from the Boy Scouts of America for saving the life of a young man at a Boy Scout wilderness camp in New Mexico where Bakker was working as a staff member this summer.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Rachel Zemanek

Name: Rachel Zemanek  Current town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 1991, but I’ve recently moved back here after seven years in California and Colorado.  Age and birthplace: 26 and Traverse City   More...

Views

Covering Leelanau grows complicated in 20 years

our opinion

Twenty years is far from an eternity, but nonetheless it’s a long time in the lives of one family.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“It’s a great day for a bridge walk!”  — Former Glen Arbor Township supervisor John Soderholm as he cinched up the hood of his raincoat and stepped smartly across the Narrows bridge spanning Glen Lake. More...

Courts

13th Circuit Court

The honorable Thomas G. Power in 13th Circuit Court on Tuesday accepted a plea and sent another case back to District Court.  Gregory H. Nash, 62, has been remanded to 86th District Court, where he plans to plead guilty to a lesser charge.  More...

Judge goes beyond jail guidelines for firm’s bookkeeper

The honorable Thomas G. Power went outside of state guidelines in sentencing Carolyn D. More...

86th District Court

Marcos M. Campos, 37, 3245 NW Bayshore Dr., Suttons Bay — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of use of marijuana; bench warrant issued; bond set at $500.  Kitchikishap Shomin, 31, 11235 Odetomin, Apt. More...

 

DRAWING A WINNER

BARB KOBBERSTAD of Lake Leelanau reacts after her name was announced as the winner of the St. Mary Car Raffle Sunday. She has her choice of $25,000 or a 2017 Ford Escape. More coverage can be found in Section Two, page 19.   More...

Tribal checks still in mail

Press release delayed

The checks are in the mail, according to officials of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. More...

County gears up to help hurricane victims

Two Glen Lake graduates who are brothers by blood and their profession have been helping victims of Hurricane Harvey in southern Texas for the past week Meanwhile, thoughts are shifting to evacuations for Hurricane Irma, which carried with it winds o More...

Local News

Johnson, Sanchez receive Dem awards

Rain and cloudy skies disappeared just in time on Labor Day for the Leelanau County Democratic Party to hold its annual picnic at Peterson Park in Leelanau Township.  More...

County Dates

Enjoy barbecue, help families   More...

Equalization director injured but OK after head-on accident

The Leelanau County Equalization Director was involved in a three vehicle accident on M-22 on Friday that caused her vehicle to roll over.  Laurie Spencer was treated and released at Munson Medical Center for minor injuries, according to Sheriff More...

Outdoors

Photo

COLE JULIAN recently caught this 20-inch fish, while fishing West Grand Traverse Bay in addition to a 19-inch salmon. Julian, who lives in Leelanau County, is a member of the Traverse City St. Francis football team. More...

L-L bridge walk beats rainstorm

Marley trailed a bit behind the pack at the Lake Leelanau bridge walk, which covered all of a couple blocks and about 50 steps over the Narrows separating the basins for the village’s namesake lake.  He looked like he could have done laps More...

Rain drenches .3-mile Glen Lake bridge walk

About 75 people and nearly a dozen wet dogs braved a torrential downpour to participate in the 22nd annual – and possibly final – Glen Lake Narrows bridge walk on Labor Day.  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

Empire Bd. should specify land eyed for new fire hall

To the editor:   More...

Trump not perfect, but neither are his detractors

To the editor: After President Trump responded with condolences to the family of the diseased, he stated there was “hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides.” More...

Northport Creek pleads to run free

To the editor:   More...

Columns

60 turn out for Omena bridge walk

The Fifth Annual Omena Bridge Walk over Krist Creek was a huge success again. The weather cooperated so that about 60 people were able to make it over the bridge, and back, and enjoy some coffee and pastries before the downpour hit. More...

Memorable, wet walk across Narrows

Another one in the book. I know I say this every year, but I really feel that this was the busiest summer I’ve ever seen here. The weather was great albeit we had a few rainstorms. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO September 6, 2012 Lake Leelanau resident Cathy Wurm, who was swimming with her two children at Van’s Beach last Thursday when one drowning and two near-drownings occurred, said changes are needed for the protection of swimmers. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Mark and Deborah Kohler (ABSR Inc.) Remove and replace shingles to single family dwelling at 108 W. Fourth Street ($11,300).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 16, 2017  Mack C. and Dixie M. Stirling to themselves, Lot 15 and part of Lot 5, LaRiviera West in Elmwood Township.  Noel and Carolyn Barbulesco and Daniel J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  David and Judith Kurtz – (Northern Hardscapes) Excavate for stone retaining wall 8” to 24” boulders at 7277 SW Bayshore Drive ($80).  Thom Darga – (Self) Excavation for a garage addition at 7534 E. More...