March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Divided council suspends clerk, plans special meeting to look at separation

The Empire Village clerk has been suspended and council members may act to remove her from her position. A divided Village Council has scheduled a special meeting for 4 p.m. More...

Local News

County Dates

Curtain call at Glen Lake   More...

Corrections:

• Due to a typographical error, the proposed salary for the Glen Arbor Township clerk in 2018-19 was listed incorrectly in last week’s paper. The proposed 2.1 percent increase will bring the salary for the position to $37,854.  More...

Home sales dip in Jan.; be ready to buy

For anyone in the market to purchase a home in Leelanau County, one thing is key: Be prepared to buy.  And fast.  That’s the advice from John Watkins of Real Estate One Leland.  “It’s a seller’s market,” W More...

Outdoors

Warmup, wind suggest spring is near

Brian Price may have said it best.  “Now it’s maple syrup time,” Price said when asked if he’d be iceboating on Grand Traverse Bay anytime soon.  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

Something positive: Quick action may have saved wife of author

To the editor:   It seems like when reading the letters to the editor, there is a lot of negative or unhappy people in Leelanau County. Well maybe I can help with some good news.  More...

Distance to county serves to enhance ‘thrill’ of visits

To the editor:   We live in downstate Michigan for most of the year. Still, at least one weekend a month we call Empire Village in Leelanau County our home. We’ve been making this monthly getaway “up north” for years.  More...

Carlson’s skills as pronouncer appreciated

To the editor:   This is a congratulatory note to commend and thank Eric Carlson for his skills as pronouncer at the Leelanau County Spelling Bee. More...

Columns

Hang tight, bloom right around the corner

Not much happens this time of year. Depending on the weather, which is always an adventure, we can be outside working or playing or stay inside, warm and dry. More...

Full moons, airports and ‘small world’ stories

Tonight the Full Worm Moon ushers in the month of March and nature’s lead-up to spring.  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO February 28, 2013 More...

Courts

Magistrate Court

Andrew J. White, 19, 18463 Fowler Road, Lake Ann — Speeding 70 mph in 55-mph zone; reduced from 76 mph — $150 fines and costs.  Linda L. Stieve, 60, 1477 Newport St. More...

86th District Court

Elijah D. Shomin, 22, of 11235 E. Ode to Minmikun, Suttons Bay — Bond reduced to 10 percent of $10,000; with all same terms and conditions. Preliminary hearing set for Tuesday.  Joseph R. Terhark, 55, of 610 N. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Feb. 21  12:18 p.m. — Leland Township — Suspicious person.  1:39 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Larceny.  3:54 p.m. — Kasson Township — Assist Protective Services with a home visit.  More...

Snow down but slopes still open

Brown grass is showing and temperatures have risen, cutting short opportunities for fun in the snow.  And it’s unclear whether we will have to keep shovels at the ready or if they can be safely stored for the season.  According to met More...

Empire sewer could run $6 million

Meanwhile, council suspends clerk

More than a quarter of the occupied parcels in the Village of Empire have septic systems dating back to the 1970s.  And of those, 20 percent have no documentation at all.  Those numbers came from the village wastewater feasibility committee More...

Nonprofit offered keys to county barn

The Leelanau County historic Poor Farm Barn at Myles Kimmerly Park isn’t going anywhere.  At its regular monthly meeting last week, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners voted 7-0 to lease the barn to the non-profit Leelanau County Hi 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

Bonzelet, LaCross lead Lakers past Glads

Glen Lake uses 21-3 run to climb out of early hole, advance to finals

It was crunch time.  The St. Francis faithful was on its feet as the upset-minded Gladiators trimmed Glen Lake’s eight-point lead to just two in the fourth quarter. More...

Eagles cap regular season with convincing road win

Breanna Weber and the Lake Leelanau St. Mary girls tuned up for the district tournament and put the finishing touches on a 14-2 season last Thursday in a 48-17 win at Ellsworth.  Eleven different St. Mary players found the scoresheet.  More...

Bushen: Saddle up for wild ride this month

Let’s be honest: Leelanau County isn’t exactly Michigan’s mecca of high school hoops here in 2018. More...

Life in Leelanau

SPELL-BOUND FOR REGIONALS

Twins take two of six spots in county bee; winning word ‘annexation’

Maia Cooper for the second straight year landed a spot on the six-member contingent of county students advancing in the national Scripps Spelling Bee contest. More...

Quick take on Leelanau Co. Spelling Bee

Host: Lake Leelanau St. Mary  Sponsor: Leelanau Enterprise  Contributor: The Bay Theater, Bahles of Suttons Bay and the Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms donated movie tickets and popcorn to the winners.   More...

Mentors talk benefits of robotics as county clubs shift into high gear

It’s what everyone looks for in a quality educational program — communication, teamwork, critical thinking and life skills. Robotics offers all of the above. More...

Views

Guns talk ignites base, but solution goes deeper

In a conversation held shortly after the horrific school shooting in Florida, Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich — a Second Amendment advocate — relayed steps needed to prevent such tragedies that he’s heard from residents.  More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“After two days of bitter cold, the temperature continued to fall until early Friday morning when it ranged from 21 to 32 below zero in Leland.”  — An Enterprise account of what may have been the coldest night recorded in Leela More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township  Kyle and Samantha L. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

February 15, 2018  Kerry and Michelle Glaesmer to themselves, Trustees of the Kerry & Michelle Glaesmer Trust, Section 28 in Elmwood Township.  Brenda J. Husband to herself, Trustee or her successors, Terence N. Husband and Brenda J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township  Rod Sturgeon – (Self) Excavate for septic System at 5718 S. Lime Lake Road ($125).   More...