January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Snowmobiles going fast   It will be loud Saturday in Empire Township at the Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race.  The race and day are named after an Empire resident and church organist who died while snowmobile riding.  More...

Local legislators showed up to vote

Leelanau County voters were represented for nearly every vote of the state legislature in 2017.  Roll call votes were reported last week by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.  Curt VanderWall, freshman representative from the 101st Dist More...

Applicants sought to serve on S-B School Bd.

Applications are being accepted for a seat on the Suttons Bay Board of Education vacated this week.  The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to accept the resignation of Trustee Jennifer Lewis.  In a letter to the board, Lewis More...

Suspension ends, student may attend Northport classes

A student who was suspended nearly a year ago by the Northport Board of Education may apply for re-enrollment.  The Northport Board of Education voted 7-0 Monday night to approve a request for reinstatement from the parents of a male high school More...

Developers receive $2.5 million to settle suit over 154-unit Moorings

One of county’s largest projects

The fate of what was expected to be the largest single housing development planned in Leelanau County remained unclear this week even though a complex and long-running legal dispute among developers and investors has apparently been settled. More...

Coming this spring: Calibration workshop

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (NMHRC) plans to team up with the Benzie Manistee Horticulture Society to hold a sprayer calibration workshop for area growers in April.  The workshop will either be in Leelanau County or Benz More...

Empire to host ‘meet and greet’ for G-L study

Empire Township Board members are planning to attend a “meet and greet” evening next week that will kick off a water study project being headed by the Glen Lake Association.  More...

County offices observe King day

The Leelanau County government building will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  State offices will also be closed and there will be no postal service.  However, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will be open all More...

Elmwood zoning for wineries stays on hold

Elmwood Township officials have again deferred action on a zoning ordinance amendment that might resolve a longstanding dispute between the owner of a controversial “wedding barn” and his neighbors.  More...

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SOMEBODY HAS been taking advantage of recent snow for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling at Sugar Loaf Resort even though doing so is considered trespassing.   More...

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...

S-B offers lease to Montessori

A request for a month-to-month lease to continue holding Montessori classes in the former middle school wing was authorized this week by the Suttons Bay Board of Education. More...

Mikesell re-elected School Bd. president

Thor Mikesell was re-elected president of the Suttons Bay Board of Education during the board’s organizational meeting this week.  Board members voted unanimously Monday night to Mikesell’s continued leadership as president. More...

Wilcox-Irvine elected Northport president

New officers are leading the Northport Board of Education.  Lynelle Wilcox-Irvine was elected president and Ben Purdy vice president at the School Board’s organizational meeting Monday night.  More...

Seymour returns as Glen Lake president

Fran Seymour was re-elected president of the Glen Lake Board of Education Monday night during the board’s organizational meeting.  Seymour was first elected to the president’s seat in January 2014 and has been re-elected each year si More...

Research station pursues fruit fly grant funding in 5 of 11 proposals

A more holistic approach to spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management will be a focus at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center in 2018. More...

Business Briefs: Sips, soups, snowshoes and more news from county wineries

For the fourth straight year, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail will team up with Leelanau Christian Neighbors to fight hunger through a Sips & Soups fundraising event.  Of each $20 Sips & Soups ticket sold, $5 will benefit local food ba More...

Extra powder, please

Karen Long’s secret recipe just might be holding onto the chili powder shaker too long. Long was declared the winner in an in-house chili contest held by county employees Tuesday. More...