February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Wessell is 1st commissioner filing to run

County commissioner Ty Wessell of Northport is certainly ahead of the power curve. He’s already met the April 24 deadline for filing his nominating petition and an Affidavit of Identity to run for re-election. More...

Local News

County Dates

Lions club to serve pancakes The Cedar/Maple City Lions Club will host pancake breakfasts on the Sundays of Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Meals will be served at the Lions Community Building in Maple City. More...

Leland school to seek $24.6 million project

Voters in the Leland School District will determine the fate of a $24.6 million bond proposal in the May 8 election. More...

S-B hires national firm to regulate rentals

The Suttons Bay Township Board has finalized a contract with a Californiabased firm to enforce its short-term rental ordinance. Host Compliance operates online and manages short term rental enforcement for municipalities across the U.S. More...

Outdoors

Groomers make most of snowfall

Leelanau Trail: According to a TART Trails grooming report, Tim Bottrel and Glenn Martin rolled snow on the southern portion of the trail Sunday from Birch Point to the Cherry Bend trailhead and back. More...

Sleeping Bear Dunes names new chief of natural resources

Julie Christian’s first day as the chief of natural resources for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ended early. The government shut down. More...

In Suttons Bay, 4-H kids soak up Winter Fun Day

About a quarter-mile up a snow-covered two-track leading north from the Strongheart Center on the reservation of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians lies the 60-acre 4-H Johnson Preserve. 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...

Views

Embracing a new role as ‘mother of bride’

I don’t take much time off. I get plenty of vacation days but it’s tough, particularly during the summer, to get away.  More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“It’s nice to think about future about future generations of Korsons farming this place.”  — Blaise Korson of Gills Pier on the prospect of having a sixth generation of his family tending to his 153-acre orchard.   More...

Courts

County woman pleads no contest to hunter harassment; feels ‘hunted’

The attorney representing a Cleveland Township woman who pleaded no contest to hunter harassment says that she is now feeling “hunted.”  More...

Alleged beer break-in has potential for life sentence

A 34-year-old Lake Leelanau man faces 20 or more years in prison as the result of an incident at a Centerville Township home in December. Adam J. Risbridger was arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges relating to a break-in of a home on French Road. More...

Traffic stop yields drug charges for L-L man

A 21-year-old Lake Leelanau man was arraigned Tuesday on drug charges resulting from a traffic stop made on Saturday.  Eric D. Barajas of 208 Louisa St. More...

 

Lawyers to run for Probate Judge

Leelanau County’s Probate and Family Court Judge since 2010, Judge Larry Nelson said there’s nothing he’d like more than to run for reelection this year — but state law will prevent him from doing so.  A lineup is already More...

Discussion needed about cherry prices

Enterprise editorial

There is not an agricultural crop in the country that’s doing more than cherries to make a profit — and that’s not a dirty word — in the marketplace. More...

Enjoy county-made paczki, or perhaps one paczek

You don’t need to be Polish or Catholic to know that the paczki are arriving. Fat Tuesday arrives next week, and Leelanau will have plenty of the treats on hand. 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

Two county seniors join 1,000-point club

Peterson: 942 points

Glen Lake coach Rich Ruelas had seen enough of Thomas Hursey. “It felt like everything they were throwing up was going in,” Ruelas said. “Hursey hit some tough shots, but we made him work for it with a hand in his face. More...

Young stars show no signs of slowing down

Lowe, Hazelton among county’s up-and-coming underclassmen

What do 1,000-point scorers Garett Miller, Savannah Peplinski and Thomas Hursey have in common? All three got started early. The 1,000-point club is somewhat exclusive in that way. More...

Late free throws lift North Bay past Frankfort

Down one with two minutes to play, North Bay senior Joan Ogemaw stepped to the line and promptly heard it from the Frankfort faithful. Ogemaw responded with a pair of go-ahead free throws — and a smile. More...

Life in Leelanau

HOMEWARD BOUND

Persistence pays off as owner finds missing dog trapped beneath log

After a week in the cold and snow, Grizzly returned home to filet mignon and a warm bed.  More...

How to keep opossums out of your chicken coop

It can be a dangerous life for chickens residing in Leelanau County.  As fox, hawk, owl, coyote, raccoon and opossum all wander the winter woods, they also frequent local chicken coops in search of a free meal.  Jon Kunz of Cedar is frustra More...

Put some palate-pleasing opossum in your casserole

Every family has initiation rites for people looking to marry into the family. More...

Letters

Underground water reserves huge; protect them

To the editor:   In the U.S., there is more water under the ground than there is in all of her rivers, reservoirs, and lakes, including the Great Lakes. Leelanau County is no exception. More...

Newspaper stories point to failing charter schools

To the editor:   More...

Trump’s judges won’t legislate from the bench

To the editor:   The Trump administration has more opportunity to fill the federal bench than his predecessor — double the amount of vacancies vs when Obama took office. The National Review founded by the great William F. More...

Columns

Northport readies for great fun with chili

Break out your best chili recipe, or create a new one. This year, the National Arts Honor Society (NAHS) students at Northport School are organizing the annual Chili Cook-Off at the Northport Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. More...

Blame the rodent for more winter

Looks like that lousy little rodent did it again. Saw it’s shadow and here comes the snow and the cold weather for six more weeks.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO February 7, 2013 The Northport Village Council last week approved a second supplement to its site lease agreement with Leelanau Community Energy, LLC (LCE) in an effort to help the for-profit group of wind turbine investors’ bid fo More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  Karl and Kimberly Schneider (Self) Residential change of use of main floor only of two story, post frame building. Finished/conditioned pottery/utility building and finished/ unconditioned garage. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 26, 2018  Jerry L. and Barbara E. Hardesty to themselves, Trustees, or their successors in trust under the Jerry L. Hardesty and Barbara E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Leland Township  James Logan – (Benbow Concrete Construction) Excavation for construction of a 32’x34’ detached garage at 7335 N. Gills Pier Road ($125).   Leelanau Township  More...