December 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Park likely won’t set a record

Due to ‘average’ November attendance

A slow November will likely keep Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore from setting another attendance record.  “November was sort of an average November,” said Lakeshore deputy superintendent Tom Ulrich. More...

Cherries and rentals make top story list

With anticipation of a slow — or at best, average — news week, the Leelanau Enteprise staff has voted to determine the top ten stories for 2017. We’ll release and elaborate on the top three stories in our Jan. 4 edition. More...

Local News

County Dates

Money in elections subject of forum A county organization that opposes money’s influence on elections is bringing in a speaker from a statewide advocacy group with the same mission. More...

Accident victim recalled fondly

Speed is believed to have been a factor in a one-car accident Saturday morning that killed a 22-year-old Maple City woman.  Nicole Danielle Swanson was northbound on Maple City Road about 3 a.m. More...

Bobcat to become school mount

A bobcat who didn’t make it to the other side of the road will eventually provide a learning opportunity for Suttons Bay students.  County Sheriff Mike Borkovich reports that a bobcat that was struck and killed by a car in Leland Township More...

Outdoors

Winter wonderland a welcome sight to area ski resorts, skiers

Enthusiasm is high among downhill skiers — or “speed junkies,” as Mark Fisher calls them — this winter.  Fisher, who coached Glen Lake ski teams for 23 years, hasn’t had a chance to hit the slopes this year, but he& More...

Winter Sports Report: The shanties are back

Editor’s note: The Enterprise invites all ice fishermen, cross-country skiers, downhill skiers, fat-tire bikers, ice boaters, snowmobilers, hockey players, and other outdoor sports enthusiasts to email snow and ice reports to jason@leelanaunews 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

Reaction to war chants represents political correctness

To the editor:   More...

Health Concerns

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Season’s message: Love protects, trusts, hopes, always perseveres

To the editor: Once again we are experiencing the season of joy and good will per the message of the angels to shepherds at the birth of Jesus. More...

Views

No place for ‘war cries’ in Leelanau

As America’s political divide widens, our New Year’s resolution in Leelanau County should be to embrace those ideals that must stay above the fray.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

‘We use it all, from canned corn to a side of beef.”  Executive director Mary Stanton of Leelanau Christian Neighbors, which like most nonprofits in Leelanau rely on holiday gift-giving to fill out its budget. More...

Courts

Alcohol, drugs part of holiday driving

Two drivers in a five-day period were arrested for operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Leelanau County. Shortly after 2 a.m. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 20  10:51 a.m. — Kasson Township — Juvenile refusing to get into car to go to school.  3:13 p.m. — Leland Township — Strange dog got into fenced-in yard. Now trapped. More...

Higher conviction rate for drunk driving, so be careful over holidays

Extra patrols out

Planning to ring in 2018 with a champagne toast?  Then your plans shouldn’t include getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.  County law enforcement will have extra patrols on roads New Year’s Eve targeting drunk drivers, thanks t More...

Temperatures plummet for New Year

Bone-chilling cold will see out the old year and usher in the new in Leelanau County. More...

Happy New Year, Leelanau!

To get an early start on the new year and to celebrate the holidays, the Leelanau Enterprise office will close at 4 p.m. tomorrow for our annual staff Christmas party.   More...

More birders mean higher bird count

Finding fifty robins

If quantity was a goal in the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count, then Alice Vanzoeren hit the jackpot. She spotted 50 robins in a vineyard on The Whaleback in Leland Township. 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

2017 Rewind: Hardwood heroes top the list

Glen Lake girls cap memorable season at Breslin

Editor’s note: Following is a list of our top 10 sports stories of 2017: # 1 MARCH MADNESS What a mad, mad month it was. More...

Trojans hand Eagles fifth straight defeat

A new year is four days away — and that’s good news for coach Jim Dybevik and the St. More...

Late free throw lifts Crusaders past Eagles

The St. Mary girls didn’t get who they expected in the Muskegon Catholic Central Showcase last Thursday but got exactly what they wanted: postseason intensity.  A last-minute cancellation led to St. More...

Life in Leelanau

GIVING SEASON

Jingle Bell time a swell time for local nonprofits

Folks around the county have probably noticed that, just like winter holiday music and decorations, requests from local non-profits for financial and other donations have picked up. More...

2017 Rewind: Cherry imports, roadwork, marijuana controversy

Editor’s note: Starting this week, the Enterprise will revisit the front-page stories of 2017. We’re covering January through June in this edition; next week we’ll look back at July through December. January 5, 2017 More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Paty Nuño

Name: Paty Nuño  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: My parents brought me home from the hospital in 1999.  Age and birthplace: 18 and Munson Hospital, Traverse City.   More...

Columns

Ball to drop in Northport

Don’t miss the Sixth Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Northport. More...

2nd Gretzema novel; missing Jamie

Happy New Year!  * * *  Be careful on amateur night, also known as New Years Eve.  * * *  Not much going on this time of year as everyone is recovering from the holidays and suffering shopper’s withdrawal.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO December 27, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township  John S. and Renee L. Ingold (Kevin Hall Builder Inc.) Construct residential add/alteration, crawl space, main floor, covered porch and deck at 3416 S. Skeba Road ($17,520).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 15, 2017  Ronald E., Jr. and Cynthia N. White to The Ronald E. White, Jr. and Cynthia N. White Revocable Living Trust, Ronald E. White, Jr. and Cynthia N. White, Trustees, Lot 4, Section 26 in Leelanau Township.  Donald E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  James Bunek – (Leelanau Redi-Mix) Excavation for building an addition to existing home at 2601 S. More...