October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lakeshore attendance zooms, sets mark

They’re still here.  The thought that record-breaking attendance last year at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was a fluke has officially been debunked.  “It was a monster September,” said Lakeshore deputy superinten More...

Montessori starts on $1.1 million project

Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy has launched a campaign to raise funds to purchase and renovate the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center in Lake Leelanau. The total cost of the project is estimated at $1.1 million. 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

Grant, Hendersons shine at Veronica Valley

St. Mary girls, Glen Lake boys capture top spots

Cross country took center stage in Lake Leelanau on Saturday as eight area teams — including five from the peninsula — competed in the St. Mary Invitational at Veronica Valley Park. More...

Big crowd to line up for Sleeping Bear Marathon

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be hopping Saturday morning as runners compete in the 2017 Sleeping Bear Marathon. According to the Endurance Evolution website, the marathon, half marathon and 5K have all been filled to capacity.  More...

Apsey, Lakers shine in homecoming comeback

Glen Lake rattles off 29 unanswered points to rally past Panthers

Rolli Charpentier rolls left, reads the quarterback’s eyes, picks off the pass and takes a Frankfort running back for a 12-yard ride into the end zone.  And the place goes nuts.  Charpentier’s pick-six put the Lakers up two scor More...

Life in Leelanau

Rescue from ‘55

Restored Coast Guard boat plays role in nonprofit’s Crib project

A Lake Leelanau man is lending his nautical knowledge and craftsmanship to help restore the North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse.  Roland Schultz will be involved in the restoration of the historic ‘crib’ and has donated the use of his res More...

Finding, flipping on the lights to the Crib

Have you ever had the lights go out, then couldn’t find the fuse box?  Imagine trying to find a switch along miles of shoreline that is now part of a national park.  More...

Working with ghosts of island pioneers

Keeping Manitou farms open

Editor’s note: The story below was written by a West Branch resident, who grew up on the farm where he now resides. He changed from avid backpacker to a keeper of South Manitous lore after getting to know island inhabitants. Mr. More...

Letters

It was authors of U.S. Constitution, all white males, who discriminate

To the editor:   More...

Bicyclists impede enjoyment of other Lakeshore users

To the editor:   Greed has raised its ugly head in our amazing Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes Lakeshore National Park, which is supposedly under the protection of the federal government to insure the park remains a natural, pristine, beautiful place f More...

Thanks for flag patriotism, suggestion for corner

To the editor:   Kudos to Deering Tree Service for putting their 3 “cranes” with the US of A flags on top for the holidays – like 4th of July and Veterans Day. They look pretty cool waving in the breeze.  More...

Columns

Reunion attracts 2 Dave Johnsons

The Class of 1962 at Northport School enjoyed a fun reunion this past weekend. In attendance were both Dave Johnsons – David A.  More...

Empire’s a busy place

The Empire Area Museum Complex will celebrate Heritage Day at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 14. from 1-4 p.m.  A collection of hand-crafted Faberge eggs made in Empire in the 1970s by Helen Witt will be displayed. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO October 4, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Centerville Township  Scott and Patricia Ray (Dru A. Williams) Replace shingles at 2184 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 7, 2017  Charles D. McKenna and Dorene P. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Frank Maly – (R W Popp Excavating) Excavation to extend discharge lines, remove stumps, regrade and topsoil waterside of house at 6744 S. Lake Leelanau Drive ($125).  Centerville Township  More...

TRIBAL FAIR, FEAST

DAD STEVE Feringa, left, looks on as daughter Izzi Feringa, a 7th grader at Suttons Bay Public Schools, tries her hand at bow and arrow shooting under the supervision of tribal Natural Resources Department ecologist Frank Dituri. More...

Septics regs put on table

Advocates dominate meeting

It’s back.  The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners next month will consider options for adopting an ordinance requiring inspections of septic systems.  At its executive meeting this week, the County Board heard public comments fro More...

Local News

County Dates

Drop off your electronics   Got some old TVs lying around?  Saturday is the final county household hazardous waste collection of the year. Organized by the Leelanau County Solid Waste Council, the collection will be held from 8 a.m. More...

S-B staff aids in arrest of intruder

Criminal charges are being requested by the county Sheriff’s Office against a man who last week walked halfway up the Leelanau Peninsula, then threatened to use a box cutter as a weapon.  The man, whose identify has not been released pendi More...

Reports of at-large animals; one accident

Farm animals took to county roads in the past week and in one case resulted in a motor vehicle crash yesterday morning. The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office investigated a traffic crash on South West Bay Shore Drive, south of Richter Road. More...

Outdoors

Fair, feast and fun in Peshawbestown

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians held its 15th Natural Resources Fall Feast Saturday at the Arthur Duhamel Marina on the West Grand Traverse Bay waterfront in Peshawbestown.  More...

Hunters lining up for North Manitou hunt

A big crowd is expected to board the Mishe Mokwa on Oct. 28 for the 2017 North Manitou Island deer hunt.  More...

Strong salmon runs catch angler interest

Bob Alexander traveled north to catch salmon.  A salmon almost caught him.  “I surprised him,” said Alexander, whose kayak trip down the Crystal River ended at a culvert on County Road 675.  Somewhere in the middle of the d 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...

Views

Desensitization’s role, from rifles to boxcutters

our opinion

Are there more crazy people out there today than during past generations?  Like most Americans, we’re trying to make sense of the senseless mass shooting in Las Vegas. More...

Montesorri rebounds

Kudos to the Leelanau Montesorri Public School Academy, which has been down but not out for the past year or so after being informed that it would no longer have a place to conduct classes on the Suttons Bay Public School campus.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“I understand that part of my job will be having lively conversations at the grocery store and post office.”  — Just-hired Leland Township deputy clerk Lisa Brookfield, who is in line to become the township clerk in six months, More...

Courts

86th District Court

Edward L. Perez, 25, of 5135 N. Jelinek Rd., Northport — Sentenced to six additional days in jail after pleading guilty to a probation violation; driver’s license suspended for 30 days, 150 days restricted license to follow.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Sept. 27 7:32 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Construction materials in the roadway. 9:59 a.m. — Bingham Township — Red Dodge off the side of the roadway. Been there a while. 12:24 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Amalie E. Wack, 17, 10655 E. Melkind Road, Northport — Expired plate; $90 fines and costs.  H. Wayne Hamal, 54, 6 E. More...