January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Snow fun in Cedar   Bring your snow toys, including sleds, and friends to the annual “Winterfest party” planned Sunday at the Cedar Hilltoppers Snowmobile Club, located north of Cedar on Schomberg Road.  And enjoy hot chocolate More...

Suttons Bay starts program to identify, serve at-risk students

Suttons Bay Elementary is kicking off a new program to support the school’s most at-risk students.  Communities in Schools (CIS) is designed to connect students and families to educational and community based resources.  The program i More...

Lots of changes in county roster, with net budget savings

Several personnel changes in county government departments will be evident before the end of this month. County administrator Chet Janik outlined the changes recently at a meeting of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners. More...

Schaub Team starts anew in S-B

In 2017, the total value of homes sold in Leelanau County eclipsed the $200 million mark — and the Schaub Team had a lot to do with it.  The Schaub Team, which represented Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, increased gross sales from $16.5 More...

Lots of interest for special meeting for septic inspections

Public interest is expected to be high next week when the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners considers whether private septic systems should be subject to an ordinance requiring regular inspections. More...

Winter grows confused with warmups

This season’s snowfall stands at 97.5 inches — more than 8 feet of the white stuff — but you’d never know by looking out your window.  The snow depth that reached 30 inches during six-straight days of snow Jan. More...

Plan to attend the YetiFest

Despite an anticipated warmup, there should be plenty of snow to enjoy activities Saturday at the Yetifest in Suttons Bay.  Sponsored by the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce, a slew of activities for all ages are lined up throughout the village. More...

Doubling up with Sleeping Bear Inn

With construction expected for a new “Sleeping Bear inn” in Empire, National Park Service officials are wondering if they should consider trying to preserve use of the same name for a historic structure just down the road in Glen Haven.&n More...

Corrections:

A story in last week’s Enterprise incorrectly listed the additional property paid by property owners in Leelanau Township if a proposed .25- mill levy is approved in August.  Cost on a market value house of $200,000 with a taxable value of More...

At Egan’s last meeting, S-B planners ponder ‘commercial private roads’

The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission this month reviewed draft zoning ordinance language outlining standards for “commercial-level private roads.” More...

County health care costs under control

Acting at its regular monthly meeting last week, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioner approved a variety of measures in 7-0 votes following detailed discussions at the board’s executive meeting the week before.  More...

So far, no ‘Tide Pod’ reports in county

Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich is hoping common sense will prevail on the peninsula as a troublesome social media trend continues to make its way across the country.  Borkovich said the Tide Pod Challenge — a movement in which teen More...

Chamber ambassadors seek to serve county

Eight potential Ambassadors showed up before the Jan. More...

4-H helps kids be good babysitters

Michigan State University Extension this month unveiled yet another Leelanau County 4-H Club – a Babysitting Club that’s teaching young Leelanau County residents how to be great babysitters.  More...

Lakeshore shutdown came in off season

It’s business as usual at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which was closed for three days in the past week.  Federal lawmakers failed Friday to pass a continuing resolution or 2017- 18 budget triggering a government “shutdown More...