April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Tribal chair survives recall

Casino support appears mixed

If a recall and a Tribal Council primary election held simultaneously Tuesday can serve as a gauge for support of a proposed waterfront hotel and casino in Peshawbestown, the outcome was murky at best. More...

Tax-foreclosure in county moves from none to rare

With the 2017 tax season ending, Leelanau County has come out on top of yet another list — the fewest number of property tax foreclosures in the State of Michigan. More...

Local News

County Dates

You can help control oak wilt Leelanau Conservation District forester Kama Ross will discuss concerns about oak wilt disease and its impact on our native woodland ecosystem. The presentation will take place next Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. More...

Corrections:

A story in last week’s paper needs clarification. Those detained by Immigration and Custom Enforcement are allowed legal counsel. However, they must retain them with their own funding. More...

New state school report shows variance among local districts

Heads of schools question the report

A new rating system to provide more academic information about schools throughout the state has been unveiled by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). And for the most part, Leelanau County schools are looking good. More...

Outdoors

Perch lure anglers into bay, away from thin ice

Old Man Winter is dragging his feet.  What’s that mean for the ice on Leelanau County’s inland lakes?  It depends, of course, but this week’s snowfall will likely have a thinning effect — despite freezing temperates. More...

Hunters Banquet moved to weapons-friendly facility in T-C

The Northwest Michigan Quality Deer Management Association Branch’s 10th annual Hunters Banquet has been moved and rescheduled.  More...

About 20 spots left in youth trap league

The Cedar Rod & Gun Educational Foundation is once again sponsoring a spring youth trap league, which is slated to start April 29 with a registration and orientation session at 1 p.m.  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

Empire fire station study available online

To the editor:   More...

Are we safer after illegal immigrant was detained?

To the editor:   More...

Emotional letter outlines problems with snipe hunt

To the editor:   Today I saw posted in Suttons Bay a poster advertising Annual Spring Snipe Hunts. More...

Columns

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO April 4, 2013 More...

Snow birds of all types returning to Omena area

This is not the ideal weather for everyone who’s returning from spring break tanned and ready for spring. Instead, returning residents found a final (wishful thinking) wintry week. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Centerville Township  James Ladd (David B. Slanec) residential addition of mudroom/ laundry and screened in porch at 4147 S. Hemlock St. ($112,240).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 23, 2018  Carl H. McBride and Judith K. McBride, Trustees of the Carl H. McBride and Judith K. McBride Revocable Trust to Carl H. McBride and Judith K. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  K & K Farm Group (Kal Excavating) Excavation for driveway and access road reconstruction at 3890 S. West Bay Shore Dr. ($336).   More...

 

Community reels after deadly accident

Takes life of second grader

The short life of Ava Marie Geiger, a second grader at Glen Lake Elementary School, is being remembered with tears and praise by her classmates and an extended school community that is reeling in the wake of her passing. More...

Spaghetti fundraiser planned

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help Geiger families is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, in Maple City.  The Cedar-Maple City Lions Club community building is the site of the benefit for the families of Ava and Arianna Geiger.  Spaghetti, More...

Weather roars with spring snowstorm

Snow total now above average

If March ended as a lion, he never left. And he let out a giant roar this week. 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

Dream Team: Three Lakers, two surprises

Peplinski nabs MVP honors in third and final appearance on all-county club

Jason Bradford’s halftime bit was meant to be sarcastic. More...

So much for opening day...

Baseball coaches don’t mind extra prep time

Lakers look to secure seventh straight district championship Kris Herman has mixed emotions. On one hand, the Glen Lake skipper is eager for the proverbial peanuts and crackerjacks, base knocks and smell of fresh-cut grass. More...

Eagles spring into ‘18 with hopes high

Bear Lake, Frankfort join district ranks

Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s path to a second straight district softball championship became a whole lot more difficult over the offseason. Teresa Szur is well aware. More...

Life in Leelanau

Planning to Plant

Twiddle those green thumbs, resist urge to plant too early

USDA Hardiness Zone 5 can be tricky. More...

Seedling sale deadline today

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Leelanau Conservation District’s annual seedling sale.  The Conservation District has a complete list of plants and products available on its website. More...

Funding sought for park projects

Upgrades in the works at Discovery Pier, Veronica Valley

Local officials are hoping at least two major parks and recreation projects proposed this year in Leelanau County will receive more than $569,000 in grant funding from the State of Michigan.  More...

Views

Higher millages sought or discussed in 6 jurisdictions

It looks like a trying year for taxpayers.  Trying in that we’ve already counted six local governments that have discussed or will be trying to levy higher rates for property taxes.  More...

Wait for more facts before judging coach

We honor the requests of sources to discuss topics off the record, which is why our coverage of tennis coach Tim Sutherland appeared as it did last week.  More...

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Courts

Man arrested near Omena, charged in domestic assault

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after a domestic incident in Leelanau Township.  According to press release from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at 7:20 p.m. More...

86th District Court

Joaquin R. Maddox, 22, of 2440 S. Pineview Rd., Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to a probation violation; credited for time served in jail; probation continued.  Skylar M. Korson, 18, of 994 S. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, March 28 2:44 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Assault and battery. 9:14 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller hit turkey with car. 9:55 a.m. — Leelanau Township — One car, rollover accident. Thursday, March 29 More...