February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Surprise! House seat race opens up

Empire woman in race

Kathy Wiejaczka finds herself in an unexpected position.   The Empire Democrat and registered nurse is the only declared candidate for the 101st House seat now occupied by Republican Curt VanderWall.  More...

Septic inspections: much ado, nothing

It’s déjà vu all over again. More...

Local News

CROWNED AS KING, QUEEN

DANNY SCHAUB and Nicole Wittman were crowned St. Mary king and queen prior to Friday’s game against Marion, which resulted in a win for the Eagles.   More...

Lou Batori, county’s oldest resident, dies at the age of 107

Leelanau County’s oldest citizen — and one of its most polite — has died at the age of 107. Lou Batori, known as an ageless skier who last year took to the slopes at Crystal Mountain, has died. More...

County Dates

Empire Village Budget Hearing   More property tax revenue will fund a slightly higher spending plan for Empire Village if a proposed budget is adopted on Tuesday by the Village Council. More...

Outdoors

Warmups take toll on trails; lake ice still OK

How’s the ice looking? “Wet,” angler Ed Martin said on Tuesday about south Lake Leelanau. “I was out yesterday from 1 o’clock to 4 and caught a few perch — not many — in deep water. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email info@leelanaunews.com (included "calendar" in subject line) or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Does Second Amendment include ‘right to kill’?

To the editor:   More...

Guns need control; deter kids, ‘nuts’ from getting one

To the editor: The story goes that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. So goes the modern day tragedy regarding the gun control issue with our government. More...

History review shows a different Russian bribery

To the editor:   Nothing to see here, just move along?  Those who took a solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend America’s Constitution did this. More...

Views

Let’s look at county wages

Is it time to increase the pay for county commissioners?  Maybe.  Surprised to hear that from us?  It very well may be the first time we’ve suggested higher wages for elected officials. More...

Unemployment office, be honest

There are two things whose very existence is tenuous that we tend to take for granted.  One, of course, is life itself.  And the other is our identity.  More...

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Courts

86th District Court

William P. Shananaquet Jr., 41, of 1025 S. More...

Charge filed after pool contact

A 55-year-old Northport man was arraigned on a criminal sexual conduct charge (CSC) resulting from an incident at the David A. Warm swimming pool earlier this month.  Joseph R. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 14  2:24 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Larceny.  2:30 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Miscellaneous juvenile activity.  4:50 p.m. More...

Cherries gain the ear of Trump

Good takes on trip to Washington

Progress was made last week in Washington by a delegation representing the cherry industry on the two biggest issues facing growers. More...

6-story hotel, casino planned

Will project begin yet this spring?

Depending on which member of the Tribal Council you ask, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will begin building a new six-story, 116,934 square-foot waterfront hotel and casino on M-22 in Peshawbestown this spring – or not. More...

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CEDAR AREA Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Comeaux accepts a handshake from Tribal Chairman Thurlow “Sam” McClellan and a $15,000 check from Tribal Council Secretary Jane Rohl during a ceremony Tuesday to announce the payout of tribal casino 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

Brumfield, Stags complete perfect season

Stags withstand first-quarter run, pull ahead late to claim league championship

The student section erupted. Allie Bonzelet’s first-quarter buzzer beater put Glen Lake up 19-11 on the No. More...

Madness tips off at St. Francis Monday

Madness is just four days away.  That’s right, girls district basketball tournaments are slated to start Monday — and no one needs to remind coach Jim Champion, whose North Bay girls are in the midst of a 13-day layoff.  More...

Defense dominant as St. Mary extends streak

Senior leaders shine as Eagles beat Academy, homeschoolers

The Lake Leelanau St. Mary girls may only fly as far as their defensive prowess takes them — but coach Pete Finch is just fine with that. “We know how to play defense,” Finch said, “and when we do, good things happen.” More...

Life in Leelanau

MR. FIX-IT

Jack of all trades to cap career at Glen Lake Friday

Joe Hobbins took work-study to a new level. As a senior at Glen Lake High School, he wasn’t big on study halls and with a full load of courses completed his graduation requirements well before his fellow members of the Class of 1981. More...

Unsung Heroes: Custodians make big difference behind the scenes

Every school has heroes, whether it’s a teacher who helps a struggling student, a student who cheers up a friend or an administrator who works to get a student back on track.  But what about the unsung heroes, the ones who actually keep th More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Natalie Myers

Name: Natalie Myers  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: I was born here in 1999.  Age and birthplace: I am 18 years old and I was born at Munson Hospital in Traverse City.   More...

Columns

Many hands spell carnival success

It was a great weekend for Northport- Omena folks. It’s amazing what wonderful volunteers this small area produces.  More...

Glen Arbor Winterfest rousing success

Another Presidents' Day in the books, and the weather was normal for this time of year. That in itself was weird.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO February 21, 2013 Catholics and others who rotate from church to church for Lenten fish dinners in Leelanau County have had their Friday night venues cut in half. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Robert L. Zimmerman Trust (Self) Construct interior alterations to main floor kitchen and bath, remove and replace drywall, insulation in outside walls, cabinets and fixtures at 12001 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 9, 2018  Simply Puka, LLC to Nicole A. Runyon, Trustee of the Nicole Ann Runyon Revocable Trust, a 50 percent interest of Section 32 in Elmwood Township.  Simply Puka, LLC to Kurt M. Wierman, Trustee of the Kurt M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  James Ladd – (22-North Contracting) Excavation for an addition to existing structure at 4147 Hemlock ($125).  Elmwood Township  More...