December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

1 person, 2 hours, 3 accidents

Last one was by far the worst

They say trouble comes in “threes,” so having county deputies respond to three reports of accidents in less than two hours during slippery driving conditions isn’t that unusual.  But finding the same person behind the steering More...

Local News

County Dates

Varying hours for governments   Christmas falls on a Monday this year making for a three-day weekend for many.  But for some local and state government employees, the holiday celebration will begin tomorrow.  The Leelanau County Govern More...

FOLLOWING OUR LEELANAU LEGISLATORS

The roll call report for legislators representing Leelanau County was prepared for the Leelanau Enterprise by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. It tracks the votes cast by Sen. Darwin Booher (R-Evart) and Rep. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington). More...

Glen Lake looks to upgrade lighting for school ‘auditeria’

Comprehensive improvements to lighting were approved and a study of lighting and sound on the auditeria stage were authorized last week by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The board, at its Dec. More...

Outdoors

Park fee hikes OK’d

Word got to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials last week that, indeed, proposed user fee hikes of up to 50 percent have been approved by the National Park Service.  More...

Swish. Swish. Crack.

Suttons Bay became “hockey village” over the past week as neighborhood games were played on the park rink located at the corner of Broadway and West streets.  “Thursday night was the first time,” said Jake Kiessel as he w More...

Donate food items, ski for free at Homestead

Two runs open

The Homestead Resort invites all Leelanau County skiers to hit the slopes for a good cause on Saturday.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Amy Hubbell at amy@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Get the song’s author correct

To the editor:   This is in response to our opinion “Heroin arrives and thrives in Leelanau”  More...

Hoping for hope following Alabama’s rejection of Moore

To the editor:   More...

Don’t cut taxes for rich; spend on social programs

To the editor:   Does giving tax breaks to wealthy people result in the creation of more jobs? The theory is that if the well off had more money, or could keep more of what they make, they’d open new businesses or expand existing ones. More...

Columns

Join the Winter Solstice Party

The holiday weekend kicks off with a fun new event — a Winter Solstice Party at the Village Arts Building in Northport tonight (Thursday, Dec. 21) from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. The evening includes music by The Hot Biscuits. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO December 20, 2012 More...

Happy birthday, as measured in decades

Congratulations to Tom Rademacher, who will be retiring after the New Year. Enjoy retirement. I hope you find enough to do to keep you busy.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Jeffrey Warren et al (Heart Homes Inc.) Construct residential unfinished detached garage, one story, wood frame, mono slab foundation system at 11886 S. Ontario Street ($8,400).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 8, 2017  Davison C. Brown, Kent B. Brown, Cynthia B. Howe, Tracy G. Brown and Elizabeth A. Huffaker to Clyde L., Jr. and Elizabeth A. Huffaker, a 4/5 interest, and Tracy G. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Scott Simons – (Renewit Group LLC) Excavation 2 trenches for deck beams at 10171 E. Shoreside Ct. More...

White Christmas? Snow problem

Old Man Winter took a brief reprieve but is expected to return to the county today — as if on cue — for the winter solstice.   More...

Helping out at Christmas

Former Marine helps at pantry

Editor’s note: This week we conclude our series on members of the Leelanau community who impact the lives of others year-long. Their work is especially appreciated at Christmas. More...

Chants lead to teaching moment

At Glen Lake

A lapse in judgment on behalf of two Glen Lake students during a high school basketball game last Thursday was not received well from school staff or members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians.  The students’ outbu 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

Peplinski, Lakers cruise past Cadillac

Defense dominant as Glen Lake drops Mesick and Leland

The Glen Lake girls had it going from the opening tip on Tuesday. Jen LaCross hit a fast-break layup five seconds in. Savannah Peplinski made it 5-0 on an old-fashioned threepoint play 15 seconds later. More...

Bushen: Potential aplenty on peninsula

I’m not “NBA guy.” Haven’t been since Big Ben Wallace left the Detroit Pistons and signed with the Chicago Bulls in July 2006. More...

St. Mary girls get past Hale, Bear Lake at home

5-0 Eagles head to Muskegon for holiday showcase

What a difference a season makes.  Last season, the St. Mary girls traveled to Bear Lake and returned to Lake Leelanau with a 20-point loss.  This season, the Bear Lake girls got a first-hand look at how much St. More...

Life in Leelanau

Home for the Holidays

County natives travel from afar to spend Christmas in Leelanau County

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays ‘Cause no matter how far away your roam When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home! More...

Empire extended family grows close for annual Christmas potluck

If Christmas is about family and food, that would explain the continued success of the Empire Christmas potluck dinner.  The potluck was attended by enough members of the Empire extended family to fill every seat in the Township Hall, and includ More...

Busy holidays create need for quick-and-easy recipes

Christmas is a busy time, but wouldn’t be the same without home-cooked dishes. More...

Views

…When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem… When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, More...

Filling out that Christmas wish list

Time to fill those Christmas stockings!  With full expectations that we’re not alone in waiting until the final days before Santa flies into Leelanau, it’s just about time to go shopping.  No hurry, though. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“We are talking with some of the smaller chambers about potentially merging into one more effective, peninsula-wide chamber.”  — Recently elected Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president Lorri Hathaway on plans for 2018 More...

Courts

86th District Court

Dalton J. Terpening, 24, of 812 Barlow, Traverse City — Pleaded not guilty at arraignment for operating with a blood-alcohol content greater than .17 and open intoxicants in motor vehicle. Bond continued. Pre-trial hearing set for Jan. 4. More...

Man arrested for driving drunk already convicted

A 67-year-old Williamsburg man was arrested for drunk driving after his car slipped off the roadway earlier this month.  In a case of swift justice, he’s already pleaded guilty.  Deputies responded just before noon on Dec. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 13  8:32 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Family trouble.  2:06 p.m. — Suttons Bay — Motor vehicle.  5:43 p.m. — Northport — Harassment.  8:28 p.m. More...