April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Hey crab, there’s a reason you feel lousy

Today is being affectionately referred to as “January 102nd” by those who are counting the days of what seems like an endless winter.  So if you feel crabby and withdrawn, there’s a reason.  The mental health of many folks More...

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County Dates

Spaghetti dinner for Geiger families   A benefit dinner is planned on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. in the Lions Club community building in Maple City to raise funds to help families severely impacted by a tragic car accident. More...

Substance abuse group meets with Bergman

Leelanau County’s newly formed Substance Abuse Coalition is moving ahead with plans to increase awareness of the opioid addiction crisis and other substance abuse problems in Leelanau County. More...

Bahle files, creates first contested race

The first contested race for the county Board of Commissioners emerged this week with a Democratic candidate challenging the incumbent for the District 3 seat. More...

Life in Leelanau

SAY IT WITH PICTURES

Project empowers students to take their own direction

Balance is key.  Northport Public Schools students are learning just that thanks to art teacher Jenny Evans.  More...

Free verse and rhyme, it’s poetry time

A blank page can be a wordsmith’s wonderland. And poetry can fill a special place in that white space. Often a tricky form of literature, a poem can string words together so vividly that it paints a portrait in words. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Cathy Homenick

Name: Cathy Homenick  Town or township of residence: Lake Leelanau  Resident since: I’ve lived in Leelanau County for just over 20 years but moved to my current home in Lake Leelanau in 2016.   More...

Views

Let’s put school safety in perspective

At the risk of heading north into a southbound school bus, maybe it’s time to reflect a bit before going all-out to ramp up school safety.  One part of the safety discussion must be that schools, by their nature, should be accessible to th More...

Good governance wins in hurry-up project

Chalk one up for process. Which goes a long way toward good governance. More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Elizabeth Semeyn, 30, of 1572 Driftwood Dr., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated; bond continued; drug and alcohol assessment ordered; sentencing set for April 17. David M. More...

Magistrate Court

Daniel M. Krouskop, 43, 7900 S. Schomberg Road, Cedar — speeding 60 mph in 55-mph zone; reduced from 80 mph — $120 fines and costs.  Elizabeth L. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, April 4  5:39 a.m. — Bingham Township — Subaru Outback in the ditch. Called into dispatch by passerby who made contact with the driver. No injuries. No damage to vehicle. Help on the way.  More...

Here Comes The Sun — and Snow

MOTHER NATURE may have taken opening day from Suttons Bay baseball players last week, but she couldn’t take their team spirit. More...

Tax hike planned to cover seniors

Would offset program cuts

Property taxes to support Leelanau County Senior Services programs could increase by more than 14 percent following a recommendation made this week by the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners.  More...

Cherries unhurt by tariffs; apples in cross hairs

Like most Americans, Bingham Township farmer Jim Nugent isn’t sure what to make of the fast-escalating trade war with China. But he knows a thing or two about cherries. More...

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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

Okerlund repeats as Dream Team MVP

Glen Lake trio leads all-county club after trip to East Lansing

One of Leelanau County’s most memorable boys basketball seasons in recent memory featured four 1,000-point milestones, a 45-point performance, a Northwest Conference co-championship, two district trophies, a regional title and the peninsula&rsq More...

When in Rome: Borkovich starts strong

First two appearances: 2 hits, 0 walks in 3 shutout innings

With the start of spring sports postponed, some baseball fans on the peninsula have shifted their focus toward a minor-league pitching prospect. More...

Volleyball programs to join forces

The Suttons Bay School Board on Monday approved the newest North Bay co-op — a volleyball team with athletes from Suttons Bay and the previously existing co-op between Northport and Lake Leelanau St. Mary.  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

Compassion needed along with ‘tough guy talk’ on ICE

To the editor:   More...

Repeal of Second Amendment starts a slippery slope

To the editor:   During former President Obama’s administration, many Republicans and conservatives expressed their concern about an authoritative (dictator) type president, hence gun manufacturer’s sales skyrocketed. More...

Road crews great, but there are times to pull blade up

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Omena community will miss Pat, Jim and Charlie

Three people with deep ties to the Omena area died the week before last: Pat Bussey, Jim Charter, and Charlie Lawson. All three obituaries were in last week’s Enterprise.  More...

Fire chief big-hearted; snipe hunt missed

Well it certainly is good to be back. We came from over 70 degrees to over 7 inches. That’s just great. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO April 11, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Elmwood Township  Melissa A. Kirby (Self) Demolition of partial single family dwelling, wood frame one story with half slab removed at 12868 S. Regal Street ($1)  Empire Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

March 30, 2018  Cynthia Vanderwall to Lee A. Kremin and Marjolijn van der Velde, Co-Trustees of the Lee Kremin and Marjolijn van der Velde Trust, Unit 15, Vantage Pointe Condominium in Glen Arbor Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township  Michael Seymour – (Alpers Excavating) Excavate for 24x28 house with a 14x16 attached garage at 3200 W Trumbull Road ($125).  Leelanau Township  More...