October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Leland plans to renovate; expand?

Options cost up to $23 million

A new gym and a two-story elementary wing were included in three possible construction project unveiled by the Leland Board of Education during a special informational meeting Monday. 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

Soccer roundup: No. 3 Comets complete 5-peat

Leland wraps up NWC title, sets sights on deep playoff run after 20-1 season

Cobe Lund recorded his seventh hat trick of the season Monday as No. 3 Leland locked up a fifth straight conference championship with a 5-1 road win over North Bay. More...

Volleyball roundup: Lady Lakers shine in Suttons Bay

With districts less than three weeks away, Kaitlyn Schaub and the Glen Lake volleyball team are trending at the right time. More...

Glen Lake runners finish second, fourth in NWC finale

Glen Lake cross country runners closed out their Northwest Conference season in style at Veronica Valley Park on Tuesday.  Noah Henderson led the way as the Glen Lake boys finished second as a team in the Suttons Bay Jamboree with 47 points, pla 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

Emergency care has come a long way

Consider the plight of fire protection and ambulance service on the Leelanau Peninsula over the course of two generations.  Twenty years ago it was volunteers who sprung out of bed when an emergency was called in. More...

There’s no conflict, and certainly no compromise

We’d appreciate an opportunity to clear up an apparent misconception over what constitutes a conflict of interest on the part of a public official.  At least we hope it’s a misconception.  More...

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Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Diana D. Oberschulte Revocable Trust (Salisbury & May Construction LLC) Construct residential addition/ alteration, main floor new and alterations, second floor new, and deck at 11315 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 15, 2017  Barbara M. Goodbody to Maine Community Supporting Foundation, Lots 2 and 3, Section 29 in Leland Township.  Martin M. and Karen M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  Brian Rogers – (Self) Excavation to build a 35x55 structure, stump removal and level area at 3780 S. Lakeshore Drive ($125).  Cleveland Township  More...

COLOR CLOSER

The best autumn color remained a few days off this week, but seems prime to burst out across the county in time for its normal peak around Oct. 20. This tree on Herman Hill is off to an early start.   More...

County student count drops slightly

Suttons Bay may be the big winner in enrollment this fall, but you wouldn’t know by looking at figures in the Oct. 4 student headcount taken last week. Overall, student numbers dropped by eight in the count. More...

Legislators leery on state rental controls

VanderWall has strongest opposition

State lawmakers in Lansing are considering legislation that could have a direct impact on a contentious issue in Leelanau County — short term rentals. More...

Local News

County Dates

Be prepared for drug OD   Learn how to recognize opioid overdose and respond to related emergency at a clinic next Thursday, Oct. More...

New Leland deputy clerk in line for clerkship; deep roots in twp.

Remember ag agent Stanley Ball?

Just-hired Leland Township deputy clerk Lisa Brookfield is familiar with how residents offer their input into Leelanau politics. More...

Special assessment district for Sunset Shores considered at special meeting

$628,000 project proposed

A special meeting has been set for 11 a.m. More...

Outdoors

Outfitter to offer sporting clays, guided trips at game bird preserve

Chris Butz launched a new business in late 2016 with hopes of connecting clients to the outdoor opportunities available in Leelanau County — and he plans to do just that on a 120-acre game bird preserve on Hoxie Road.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Your plate has a story to share

Do you have a story about a license plate that’s all about Leelanau County?  Do you own one of the plates shown here?  Can we publish a photo of your customized plate in a future issue?  More...

Residents’ plates tell of pride for Leelanau

Jim Bemister of Bingham Township questions whether the term “vanity plate” is accurate for Leelanau drivers who choose to boast of their residency.  More...

Give your car a Leelanau look

It’s fairly easy to reserve and purchase a license plate that exclaims your support for Leelanau County and its villages.  All you need to find out is a computer or smart phone to find out if the letters you have in mind are still availabl More...

Columns

Color turns downstate before here

We have had a warm and dry fall, so far, still quite a few docks in and boats still in the water. The colors are changing downstate more than here.  * * *  More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO October 11, 2012 More...

Courts

Two charges filed in high speed chase

Charges have been filed against a 25-year-old Elmwood Township man who was involved in a one-car accident early Sunday morning.  Jacob E. More...

86th District Court

Jessie L. Henderson, 37, 1077 Oak Terrace Dr., Traverse City — Sentenced to 10 additional days in jail after pleading guilty to a probation violation; fines and costs waived.  Kevin D. Kehrwecker, 60, of 708 E. More...

Magistrate Court

John S. Blazy, 50, 5546 Hill Top Oval, Parma, Ohio — Speeding 45 mph in 35 zone; no proof of insurance; $165 fines and costs.  Gregory R. Moore, 63, 4260 S. More...