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Builder takes on ‘affordable’ challenge

A downstate developer with roots in the Glen Lake area is making inroads in the hot topic of a lack of affordable housing in Leelanau County. 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

Fleming, Rogers City stun Leland in regional semis

For the first time since 2010, the Leland volleyball team will not compete for a regional title. Senior leader Rowan Wilson and the No. 2 Comets went down swinging in the regional semifinals in Bellaire on Tuesday, falling in five sets to No. More...

Lady Lakers fall short at Manton

The Glen Lake volleyball team’s recent struggles at districts continued at Manton last Wednesday.  The Lady Lakers lost to Manton, the district champion, in straight sets (25-19, 25-16, 25-20) and finished 20-15.  More...

Lady Comets complete 7-peat

Leland won its seventh straight district championship in Frankfort last Thursday — but it wasn’t easy.  Long rallies and scrappy defensive play on both sides highlighted the team’s 3-0 win over Northport (25- 16, 25-20, 25-14), More...

Life in Leelanau

Gone Huntin'

Sportsmen set sights on big bucks — or at least blind time

It’s the time away from work.  It’s the solace of a deer blind.  It’s the camaraderie of deer camp.  To Ed Hallett and others in Leelanau County, firearm deer season is all of the above — and it’s six days More...

Deer widows don’t mind ‘time off’

While the cat’s away the mouse will play. The same goes for the partners of hunters heading out to the woods for the first day of firearm hunting season next Wednesday. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Betsy Beachnau

Name: Betsy Beachnau  Town or township of residence: Omena  Resident since: 2006  Age and birthplace: 63 and Lansing, MI   More...

Views

Bergman being called a ‘federalist;’ what’s missing?

Is federalism a bad thing?  We ask because after placing letters to the editor in the Leelanau Enterprise for better than 20 years, we don’t recall a past writer calling a politician a “federalist.”  More...

Here’s to Northport Council for prioritizing ‘rule of law’

Here’s a “hat’s off” to the Northport Village Council for understanding the legal foundation of local zoning, and having the fortitude to follow it.  That foundation is to protect the health, safety and welfare of residen More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Justin C. Judd, 38, 12101 S. More...

Man arrested for assault; victim’s eyes injured

A 37-year-old Northport man was arrested for domestic violence after an altercation this week in Leelanau Township.  Just after 5 p.m. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 1  11:32 a.m. — Centerville Township — Neighbor’s dog is coming into caller’s yard.  5:38 p.m. — Suttons Bay — Caller lost keys in 300 block of St. Joseph St.  5:53 p.m. More...

World War II vet signs B-17 wing

Plane hit, limps home

Ted Lanham was a fresh-faced, 19-year-old man — not even old enough to drink — when he faced the biggest challenge of his life. More...

Lake levels still rising

Normally drops in October

Water levels in Lake Michigan aren’t following their usual pattern due to recent rain.  In fact, the water level is now about 10 inches above the level reached a year ago.  The news was reported out of the Army Corps of Engineers hydr More...

Local News

Students feted for peace posters

Marley Kohler, an 8th grader from Lake Leelanau St. More...

County Dates

School facilities meeting in Leland   More...

Photo

THE LELAND Township Fire Department was called in yesterday morning to hose down an area in the St. Mary parking lot where chalk paint was splattered overnight. More...

Outdoors

Manitou hunters tag most bucks since 1996

Dan Plamondon didn’t seem to mind the cold and wet weather during his eight-day island getaway.  “It rained every day,” said Plamondon, one of 83 participants in the North Manitou Island Deer Hunt. More...

Piebald deer harvested in Elmwood

Piebald whitetails are somewhat rare in the wild, so Elmwood Township hunter Noel Flohe didn’t know what he was looking at in the swamp. 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

GOP tax to cut social programs; wealthy benefit

To the editor: The Republican tax plan would cut over $5 trillion to social programs over the next 10 years and add $20 trillion to the deficit. More...

Too many vitriolic letters to editor

To the editor:   More...

County should ‘do right thing’ and require inspections

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Lots of news — and puns — from Omena; cantaloupe isn’t Mrs. Right

Congratulations to Cammie Buehler on her appointment to the Board of Directors of The Leelanau Conservancy. She is one of three new members joining the 20-member board. More...

We swam at this time one year ago

Just a little bit of a change from last year at this time. Last year the weather was great and people were actually swimming in Lake Michigan on Nov. 6. I don’t think we are going to see that this year.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO November 8, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham  Troy and Jennifer Allen (Grand Bay Building & Remodeling LLC) Construct single family dwelling, one story wood frame with finished walkout lower level, unfinished basement, main floor, covered porch, deck and attached garage at 6790 More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 24, 2017  Mary A. Buckman or Robert Buckman, as Trustees of the Mary Anne Buckman Trust to John A. Battista Jr. and Lynda A. Battista, Unit 11, Great Lake Condominium in Glen Arbor Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Kenneth Tatar – (Double K Services) Excavation for septic system at 3711 S. More...