November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fox Island lighthouse celebrates 150 years

Making a comeback

Attention is turning to Leelanau’s “other” island this week with the 150th anniversary of the lighting of the South Fox Lighthouse. More...

Local News

County Dates

Help needed to clean up trails   More...

Correction:

A story that appeared in last week’s paper incorrectly stated that the Lutheran Church and Catholic Church share seven sacraments. More...

Part of Greilickville votes in city election

A small group of Leelanau County residents have an opportunity to help elect a mayor and commissioners for the City of Traverse City next week.  Some 262 persons living in an area annexed by the City of Traverse City in the 1970s are eligible to More...

Outdoors

State revs up promotion of Hunter Access Program

Many hunters agree that finding land to hang a deer stand can be more difficult than actually harvesting a buck. More...

DNR needs help finding bear dens

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking hunters and trappers in the northern Lower Peninsula to report locations of denned bears.  The request is part of an effort to fit the bears with radio collars for an ongoing bear mana More...

Cleanup slated at Leelanau State Park

The Friends of Leelanau State Park will gather Saturday from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 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

America’s role too large in world protection: resume draft?

To the editor: I suggest our country acts to reinstate the selective-service draft. We are currently in 187 countries worldwide, chasing their demand, with seemingly more going forward requires a significant human resource commitment. More...

Likes ‘taking a knee’ column

To the editor:   To Eric Carlson on his “taking a knee” piece in the 10/26 Enterprise, I can only say, “Amen!” I couldn’t agree more.  Mary Sharry P.O. Box 95 Empire   More...

Enjoyed views in column; current protests are reserved

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Sailor, daughter find refuge in twp. ramp

Trick-or-treat day in Glen Arbor on Sunday was the usual huge success. We had at least 350 soldiers, baseball players, football, hockey players pixies, walking dead people, wooden-headed people, you name it and we had it here. More...

Omena fall colors linger; ode to John

Public art feted in Npt.

Omena lost a caring and talented friend and neighbor this past Sunday with the death of John Kinker. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO November 1, 2012 More...

Courts

Elmwood man faces felony charge for S-B school incident

A 25-year-old Elmwood Township man could spend up to four years in prison after allegedly walking into a local school and threatening to harm people with a box cutter. Nikolas K. Floros, of 8525 S. More...

Man pleads guilty after high-speed chase

A 25-year-old Elmwood Township man pleaded guilty Tuesday in 86th District Court to charges of drunken driving, second offense, and attempted fleeing and eluding a police officer,  The plea follows an Oct. 9 incident in Greilickville.  More...

Man pleads not guilty in Empire assault

A 38-year-old Empire man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in 86th District Court to aggravated assault in connection with a Sept. 26 incident in Cleveland Township.  Justin C. Judd, of 12101 S. More...

COUNTY TREATS

WANDA COUTURIER of the Leelanau County Register of Deeds office, center, provides Halloween candy to Leland sixth grader Ramon Rodriguez while his mom, Kayla, and little brother Oliver look on.   More...

County already on drug epidemic

Part of ‘17 goals

Although President Donald Trump last week formally declared opioid addiction a public health emergency, officials in Leelanau County have known for quite some time about the growing problem. 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

Lady Eagles cruise to regional championship

Glen Lake, Leland duos to join Eagles at Division 4 meet

Nick Papes saw it coming. Last year, his upstart St. Mary girls registered a third-place finish at the regional meet and ran in the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway as a result. It turns out that was just the start. More...

Glen Lake boys snap 15-year state finals drought

Software snafu leads to letdown for St. Mary boys

In some ways, the regional meet is a cross country coach’s nightmare. More...

Mikesell, Norse rumble into regional final

Suttons Bay workhorse runs wild as program posts first 8-man playoff win

Lucas Mikesell took the give, ran right, bounced left through a cutback lane and exploded up the sideline. More...

Life in Leelanau

Ode to Bus Drivers

Across the county, drivers take pride in protecting kids

They wear a lot of hats. Babysitter… counselor and sometimes even nurse. But no matter which hat they’re wearing, the top priority for county school bus drivers is student safety. More...

In Leelanau, old buses learn new tricks

Cherry growers love ‘em

So where do old school buses go to die? They don’t exactly die, according to Rick Deering, transportation director for Northport School. Many of them are converted to flat bed trucks that are used by area farmers. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Tony Mosqueda

Name: Tony Mosqueda  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: 2002  Age and birthplace: 20 and Uriangato, Guanajuato, Mexico   More...

Views

Pouring the love on Sugar Loaf’s comeback

We poured the love on new Sugar Loaf owner Jeff Katofsky in coverage last week of his whirlwind tour of the county, and since then we’ve been the recipient of letters and emails that continue the adoration.  It’s not something we&rsq More...

Leelanau never had ‘part-time’ fire chiefs

Here’s a tip of the hat to Dan Petroskey, and all parttime fire chiefs who preceded him.  Mr. Petroskey feels more at home cranking open a dry hydrant than explaining a fire budget spread sheet. More...

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Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  First Congregational Church (Easling Construction Company) Remove and replace Shingles on First Congregational Church at 218 N. Madison Ave ($28,000).  Bingham  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 10, 2017  Nickole M. Zamiara, Trustee of the Twin Pine Holding Trust to herself, Trustee of the Kekoa Holding Trust, Section 11 in Centerville Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  Steve Kozelko – (Peninsula Excavating) Excavation for an entrance/ see permit county Rd Commission at 5601 S. More...