January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Yea, winter’s here!

20.5 inches in S-B

Mike Spencer picked a bad day to pick up his repaired snowblower in Traverse City.  The Bingham Township man was among dozens of county motorists who found themselves caught up in the paralyzing “snow-globe” that was Leelanau County More...

Comment preserved at county meetings

You’ll still get two opportunities to speak your mind at meetings of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners in 2018 and see each commissioner there in person instead of on a computer screen.  More...

Local News

When to take down your Christmas tree

As New Year’s Day fades, the household chore of removing ornaments, unwinding lights and disposing of Christmas trees begins. While for some, the day after Christmas is not too soon. More...

County Dates

Sheriff speaks on future plans   The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will meet in executive session at 9 a.m. More...

People want to pay taxes quicker

Part of fed tax overhaul

People by nature dislike paying property taxes. So why did about 10 property owners in Elmwood Township want to pay more taxes in 2017?   The answer lies within the pages of the massive federal tax overhaul. They wanted to pay less income tax. More...

Outdoors

Trail Blazers

Volunteers pave smooth path for Heritage Trail users

It’s a busy Thursday on a snow-covered Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and, to winter sports enthusiasts, single digit temperatures seem an afterthought. More...

Groomers, fisherman stay busy

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

Adults should learn by handling of ‘war cries’

To the editor: I applaud your editorial “No place for war cries“ in the Dec. 28, 2017, issue of the Enterprise. More...

Volunteers helped make happier Christmas

To the editor:   More...

Taking a contrary approach to New Year

To the editor:   Happy New Year…Baa, humbug….  More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 3, 2013   In his first hour on the job, newly elected Sheriff Mike Borkovich helped in ticketing a motorist who as flying down M-22 for speeding and arrested another for drunken driving.  He spent what was mostly a quiet More...

Christmas tree boat back in storage

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a great, safe New Years Eve celebration. The weather certainly did not co-operate this year. More...

Ice for New Year’s dip in bay

A good crowd turned out on a bitterly cold New Year’s Eve to watch the 6th annual Northport Ball Drop. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township  Brittney A. McSawwby (Prestige Construction Group LLC) Construct roof over existing modular home 32’x60’ at 6666 S. West Bay Shore Drive ($38,400).  Empire Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 20, 2017  Candace K. Sutfin and The Northern Trust Company, Successor Trustees of the John S. Sutfin Trust to Candace K. Sutfin, Trustee, and the Northern Trust Company, Trustee, of the John S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Thomas and Mary Kern – (Maple Hill Builders, LLC) Excavating ponding water in yard – install drainage at 825 S. Nanagosa Trail ($80).  Glen Arbor Township  More...

 

Deputy takes anti-heroin stand in rock band’s latest release

A Leelanau County corrections officer who also play bass guitar in a heavy metal band is contributing to the county’s ongoing anti-drug effort through his music.  Deputy Eric Mulvaine, who has worked in the Leelanau County Jail since 2000, More...

Mostly positive fat-tire bike trail reviews

Despite criticism over a lack of public input, the first trail specifically for “fat tire” bikes on park property in the county has quickly become a popular draw for all sorts of winter sports enthusiasts. More...

Snow-heavy roofs can cause house damage

Eric Shawbitz’ phone has been ringing off the hook after the weekend weather that buried some parts of the county with nearly two feet of snow. 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

Optimism high as Glen Lake boys begin 2018

Glen Lake coach Rich Ruelas continues to preach positivity as his team enters the 2018 portion of its season. More...

Leland senior captures early lead in scoring race

By next week, Garett Miller and his Leland teammates should know where they stand in the landscape of Leelanau County basketball — they’ll have played every county team at least once.  That said, there’ll still be a lot to lear More...

Panthers, Norsemen to collide in rematch of district final

One thing will be certain when the visiting Suttons Bay boys take the court against Frankfort tonight: Thomas Hursey will be a marked man.  And for good reason.  Hursey dropped a career-high 34 points in his most recent meeting with the Pan More...

Life in Leelanau

NEW YEAR, NEW NUMBERS

Death, divorce, marriage stats all increased in 2017

County vital statistics did an about-face last year with increases in three of four demographic areas tracked.  The Leelanau County Clerk’s office is the register of county vital statistics, maintaining and indexing life’s milestones More...

2017 Rewind: Hot harvests, drugs caused concern across county

Editor’s note: We conclude our look back at 2017 this week with front-page stories from July to December. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Clive Kagande

Name: Clive Kagande  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: 2014  Age and birthplace: 21 and Harare, Zimbabwe   More...

Views

Drugs join our ‘top ten’ list

Record-setting visitation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore topped all the stories of 2016. Drug use did not make the list.  Two years ago the Storm of 2015 was No. 1. No mention was made of drugs.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Suing ‘big pharma’ will help county, attorneys’

A column by Eric Carlson

Radical left-winger that some folks are certain I and all “mainstream” news media-types really are, I was heartened last month by an action taken by our predominantly conservative Leelanau County Board of Commissioners. More...

Courts

Deputies find intoxicated drivers when following up on 911 calls

Two people face drunk driving charges after putting their vehicles in the ditch since Dec. 26, according to reports provided by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 27  2:18 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller was heading north when white Ford Escape in southbound lane went into the ditch. Driver is OK.  1:50 p.m. More...

S-B attorney plans to reopen practice after State Bar suspension served

A Suttons Bay attorney who has been suspended hopes to eventually resume practicing law. Dan A. Penning, a well-known attorney in Suttons Bay agreed through a stipulation with the State Bar Association to shut down his practice for 30 months. More...