March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Tribal recall election set

The head of the biggest government organization in Leelanau County controlling the county’s most lucrative business and largest single employer will be the subject of a recall election next month. More...

Local News

County Dates

Walkie Talkies meet Friday More...

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JACKSON ARENS, a junior at Leland Public School, was recognized as the Outstanding Representative at the Michigan Youth in Government conference last weekend in Lansing. More...

Parks, raises on tap in Solon

Solon Township Annual Meeting

An update on parks and $790 in salary increases are likely topics on Saturday’s agenda at the annual meeting of Solon Township residents. The meeting, set for 10 a.m. More...

Outdoors

Far from courtroom, attorney to plant quail in Solon Twp.

Finally receives driveway permit

Some lawyers never retire, practicing until their final days. Chris Butz, who plans to open Leelanau County’s first bird-hunting preserve, calls himself a “recovering lawyer.” He didn’t stay long in the business. More...

Getting to know the northern bobwhite

Quail, also known as northern bobwhite, will hold a prominent place among hunters at Hidden Covert in Solon Township. 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 (please include "calendar" in subject line). or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Chuck gun-free zones improve student safety

To the editor:   More...

Trump about ego; Obama was ‘always about the people’

To the editor:   More...

Tax on top of a tax?

To the editor:   I would like to know — and it probably happened a number of years back — how the administration fee got attached to the real estate tax bill.  More...

Columns

Irish pride rich in Omena on St. Patrick’s Day

There was lots of wearin’ o’ the green last Saturday in Omena for St. Patrick’s Day.  More...

Brace yourselves, ‘fudgie season’ coming

We are heading back North y’all and as much as I enjoy the time we spend on the gulf, it’s always good to get home.  I’m sure there’s not much going on this time a year but the springtime sounds of hammers, leaf blowers c More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO March 21, 2013   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Diana D. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 9, 2018  John D. and Marcie M. Murphey to John D. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Leelanau County Road Commission – (AT&T Midwest) Place approximately 4100’ fiber – 2000’ bore; 2100 plow in R/W from just E of S Bugai Road to 7252 E Lincoln Road at E Lincoln Road ($300).   More...

Haugen suspended after arrest

The head of the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority, building official Steven M. Haugen, has been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct and domestic violence in Benzie County where he resides.  More...

College not for everyone; trades, ‘gap year’ trending

After crossing the stage in June, graduating seniors face a choice. Deciding to go to college, enter the workforce, enlist in the military, or take a gap year can be a daunting task. 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

BRESLIN BOUND

Lakers to play No. 1 Monroe St. Mary in first trip to semis since ‘96

Big 3 lobs in 57 as Lakers muscle past Iron Mountain Peyton McDonough picked off the inbounds pass along the right baseline with about one second showing on the clock and — in one seamless, windmill motion — heaved up a 16-footer from a More...

Hazelton, Okerlund dynamite as Lakers top Cardinals

Glen Lake takes down Whittemore- Prescott for regional title

Reece Hazelton, Xander Okerlund and Cade Peterson have taken turns as the top scorer for Glen Lake all season. Last Wednesday, two of them shared the spotlight. More...

Glen Lake students, parents loyal to their teams

What’s the community response been like amid Glen Lake’s pair of deep playoff runs?  “How some fans have made every game is incredible,” Glen Lake Athletic Director Jen Johnston said on Tuesday. More...

Life in Leelanau

FROM BARN TO YARN

Fiber artists knitting together a warm future in Leelanau County

The fiber arts are alive and well in Leelanau County. Many local artists celebrate the process of creating usable fiber from animal fleece, as well as making wearable or decorative items from the fibers. More...

Fundraiser to empty attics, challenge artists

Used skis, a bed frame and lots of ideas. That’s the recipe for one team’s entry into the Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ (LCN) fundraiser called “Celebrate the Art of Giving.” More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Alayna Torrey

Name: Alayna Torrey  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: 2002  Age and birthplace: 18 years old and Traverse City   More...

Views

Should Empire Village consider a manager?

Will Sam Barr be the last village president in Leelanau County with a hands-on role in running village government?  So far, all the rumblings we’ve heard coming out of Empire are related to Mr. More...

Hearts usually connect in Leelanau

We came across a short essay in the Wall Street Journal that made us realize once more why we cherish living in Leelanau County. More...

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Courts

Father-son dispute leads to arrest in Solon

Alcohol was a factor in two incidents Sunday that ended in two arrests.  Shortly before midnight Sunday, deputies responded to a residence on E. More...

Court drops case; insufficient evidence

Charges against a 55-year-old Traverse City man were dismissed after a hearing last month.  David John Feil of 13684 Thorncreek Dr. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, March 14  9 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Violation of a personal protection order.  11:42 a.m. — Kasson Township — Mental commitment.  12:42 p.m. — Solon Township — Mental commitment.  More...