February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

More information on teacher evaluations

Readers may have questions about the process for teacher evaluations as well as their accessibility. More...

Septic meeting draws big, receptive crowd

But no action taken

Following a seven-hour meeting Tuesday dealing only with septic systems, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners made no decision on whether property owners should be subject to a countywide septic inspection ordinance. More...

Local News

County Dates

Learn about seafaring ways   More...

Corrections:

A story published last week about the drug overdose death of Kevin D. Yannett referred to him injecting what he thought was heroin into his bloodstream. A relative of Mr. More...

New teen-alcohol law draws mixed reviews

So far in 2018, no arrests

The debate over how to most effectively prevent teen substance abuse is far from over. And a change in Michigan state law reducing penalties for minors in possession of alcohol is garnering mixed reviews here in Leelanau County. More...

Outdoors

Docents to lead 2 weekend hikes

The Leelanau Conservancy will host two snowshoe hikes this weekend in Elmwood and Cleveland townships.  Docents Dave Amos and Karl Hausler will lead a snowshoe hike at 10 a.m. Saturday at the DeYoung Natural Area. More...

Anglers report solid ice across Leelanau lakes; West Bay next?

“Everybody’s pretty excited about the cold weather,” said Greg Alsip, who on Tuesday was asked how the ice looked on Lake Leelanau. “Ice is good. 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

Art inspires new life path; ‘moved and inspired’

To the editor:   On Sunday, the Northport Arts Association was fortunate to have Diane Speas, Jim Panek and Jacob Schaub share with us stories and art from people in the Enrichment Program at the county jail.  The stories were inspirational More...

Charters do a poor job of educating students

To the editor:   More...

Listening would make a difference in U.S. politics

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Sign up to fish, cook some chili

Happy February. Although we think of February as the downside of winter, anything can happen in February and usually does. So get ready for whatever February may bring. More...

Omena News surpasses the decade mark

After almost 72 years of marriage and a love for each other that began when they were in college three-quarters of a century ago, Bill and Marilyn Graf died within three days of each other this past week. They were both 96.  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 31, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township K & K Farms Group LLC (Larry D. Shugart) Construct new commercial building for Cider tasting, one story wood frame on slab; main floor with Vestibule and covered porch. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 19, 2018 Tania R. Hanline to Matthew A. Kowalski, Section 15 in Leelanau Township. John and Carrie Assenmacher to themselves, Lot 68, Sugar Loaf Townhouses No. 4 in Cleveland Township. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township Greg and Michelle Christensen – (Peninsula Pavers Inc.) Excavation for paver patio, walkways and fire pit at 7660 S. Dunns Farm Road ($125). Kasson Township More...

 

ART SHINES AT SCHOOL

STUDENTS AND adults alike explore Lillian Kinker’s “Wastage Wavelength” at Northport School’s art exhibit, which opened last week. The art exhibit continues through the end of the school day tomorrow. More...

County teachers make the grade

High marks given in evals

The people on the front line of education in Leelanau County continue to get grades above their peers statewide, based on evaluation results for the 2016-17 school year. More...

Drugs and alcohol in fatal accidents

Three people are dead

Toxicology reports show that drugs and alcohol were heavily involved in two fatal crashes that since September killed three people in Leelanau County.  Lab tests from an autopsy show that a 26-yearold driver in a Sept. 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

Lady Lakers spread the love, win big at Leland

Girls roundup: North Bay falls short at Benzie

Savannah Peplinski and the No. 6 Glen Lake girls raced out to a 24-1 lead and never looked back Tuesday in a 67-18 road win over Leland. More...

Miller scores 1,000th point; three others on the brink

Garett Miller came off a trio of baseline screens, caught a pass on the right wing with room to shoot and wasted little time. More...

John nets 17 as Northport pushes streak to six

Boys roundup: Okerlund, Lakers roll past Rayders

Austin John returned to Dream Team form against Vanderbilt on Tuesday. More...

Life in Leelanau

Homestay

José, Venezuelan exchange student, finds comfort in Leelanau County

Editor’s note: Veteran staff writer Amy Hubbell and her family were hosts to Rotary exchange student José Acosta for his first semester at Leland Public School. More...

Local women lend helping hand, inspire hope for Ugandan families

Mary Taylor first journeyed to Uganda in 2010 with her birth daughter who was adopting a baby.  That’s when she knew she had to help.  More...

Deaths recorded in county

Donovan R. Kiessel, 71, of Bingham Township died January 13 in Bingham Township  Jack R. Fairfield, 93, of Suttons Bay died January 16 in Suttons Bay Township  Karl M. More...

Views

Smile, Leelanau. These are good economic times

We’re not economists, but we converse with enough sources and deal with enough statistics to have a pretty good handle on what happened on the business side of Leelanau County in 2017.  By all accounts, and that is no exaggeration, the cou More...

Daily vs. one-time costs

In our Jan. 18 section, staff writer Eric Carlson explained that the county will need to spend $385,000 in 2018 on its emergency dispatch system upgrade. More...

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Courts

3 arrests for drunk driving

Also, domestic assault reported

A 59-year-old Cedar woman was injured Monday in a one-car rollover accident in Solon Township.  Just after 9 a.m., K-9 deputy Greg Hornkohl was patrolling South Cedar Road when he came upon a 2004 Toyota SUV that the roadway rolled over near Cat More...

86th District Court

Robert L. Dodson, 66, of 3015 N. Omena Point Rd., Omena — Failed to appear for arraignment on charge of third-degree retail fraud; $500 bond forfeited; bench warrant issued. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 24  12:31 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Operating while intoxicated.  10:35 a.m. — Cleveland Township — Suspicious incident.  10:47 a.m. More...