April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Quiet county Primary

Candidates won’t be challenged in August

Races for seats on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this election season appear to be anything but hot.  The deadline for filing to run for party nominations in the Aug. 7 Primary Election was Tuesday. More...

Local News

County Dates

Foodie feast at the lake   More...

Property tax option nixed for sewer

Township bound by contract, state law

Leelanau Township taxpayers will not be asked to fund a $800,000 shortfall in the bond payoff for the municipal sewer system.  “If we go ahead, we will have a lawsuit,” township supervisor Doug Scripps explained.   More...

Tribe moves past election dispute; six candidates seek Council seats

Casino project in balance?

The Election Board of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians was slated to meet today, April 26, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss preparations for the tribe’s General Election. More...

Outdoors

Piglowski, anglers garner 19 Master Angler Awards in 2017

The free flow of information in Leelanau County tends to stop with a man’s favorite fishing spot. More...

STAMP OF APPROVAL

SUTTONS BAY wildlife artist Chris Smith and Governor Rick Snyder hold up the 2018 governor’s edition Michigan duck stamp print inside the governor’s office in Lansing on Monday. More...

Trout opener, fish derby this weekend

The Scott Brow Fish Derby wasn’t meant to be an ice fishing tournament.  “If it was this weekend, it probably would be. Thank goodness it’s nine days away,” Dave Korson said of the Old Mill Pond last Thursday.  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

Letter writer once attacked, like one in four women

To the editor:   One in four women, one in ten men are sexually assaulted in their lifetimes whether in the military, in college, in Hollywood, in Washington, or here in Northern Michigan. Overwhelmingly, the great majority go unreported. More...

Young creators soar with kites

To the editor: More...

Individual rights lost with ‘social democrats’ in control

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Omena column penned on the run

This column is being penned in Cincinnati, one stop in a trip to a family wedding near Knoxville, Tenn., that lasted all weekend and more. The trip was one of many altered itineraries due to the mid-April ice and snow storms in Michigan.  More...

Looking to May and a good wig cleaning

Happy Spring. Put the shovels — away I think.  * * *  It seemed like everyone enjoyed the thaw this past weekend. People came out of the house and into the sunshine. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO April 25, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 13  Mark A. Helfers, survivor of himself and deceased wife, Maureen K. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Daniel & Patricia Davis (Northwest Carpentry LLC) Excavation for new home construct, garage, decks, patio, septic system and driveway at 8181 Maple Left Dr. ($140).  More...

 

LONG LIVE SKIING

KAREN KIRT of Lake Leelanau donned a ski skirt and tank top Saturday to enjoy what many hope will be the last of the snow of the winter.   More...

GET YOUR DIRECTORY

Out-of-county subscribers to the Leelanau Enterprise will find their copies of the Leelanau Pages Business and Community Directory in this week’s issue.  The Leelanau Pages, which began in 2006, again carries a Ken Scott photo — this More...

Zoning omission allows barns all over

An omission made years ago in a zoning update has paved the way for construction of hundreds of “accessory” buildings in Glen Arbor Township, including a 4,000 square foot pole barn built in a residential area overlooking little Glen Lake 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

Norsemen make most of unexpected debut

Hursey (+1) starts senior season with 3rd-place finish in field of 90 players

The Suttons Bay boys had a bad case of cabin fever. Coach Todd Hursey had a remedy. More...

Six second-half goals lift Glen Lake past Kingsley

Bonzelet nets 3, new coach nabs career win No. 1

Allie Bonzelet and her Glen Lake teammates made mincemeat of league opponents last season. The Lady Lakers posted a plus-31 goal differential en route to an 8-0 record in conference play.  More...

Updated spring sports schedules

HAVING A hard time keeping track of spring sports? You’re not alone. Student-athletes involved in the five sports sponsored by county high schools face an expedited season loaded with makeup games — so we figured an update was necessary. More...

Life in Leelanau

TALKING RETENTION

Business owners discuss latest strategies for finding, keeping summer help

Retention is a key piece to solving Leelanau’s summer staffing puzzle. And local business owners are working hard right now to fit those pieces together. More...

Partnership helps Cherry Republic tackle workforce housing shortage

Creativity abounds in Leelanau County. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Margaret Hall

Name: Margaret Hall  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: My husband and I moved our family here in 2000 from Tokyo Japan, where Steve had been working as a dentist in the Navy.   More...

Views

Rule of law lost in federal law, agencies

We’ve never met the man who was picked up by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, but we do know two people we trust who vouch for him. The man doesn’t have a criminal record. More...

Will snow fertilizer be enough for farmers?

Poor man’s fertilizer.  That was the phrase used by long-time county orchardist Dave Alpers to describe a mid-spring dumping of 20 inches of heavy snow across the Leelanau Peninsula.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“There simply aren’t enough people in the labor force to staff the avalanche of summer businesses that open up in the spring now ...”  — Skip Telgard, who owns and runs the Bluebird Restaurant with his wife, Lynn, on a ne More...

Courts

86th District Court

Clara L. Shananaquet, 33, of 2663 Beems Kwa Ma, Suttons Bay — Failed to appear for a show cause hearing. Bench warrant issued; $375 bond.  Georgetta C. Young, 43, of 3439 Charlotte St., Apt. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, April 18  3:56 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Black Toyota Prius in the ditch. Nobody in or around vehicle.  7:49 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Fraud.  9:44 a.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Megan D. Bonanni, 40, 8700 E. Horn Road, Suttons Bay — failure to purchase dog license — $232 fines and costs.  Rebecca D. Roehler, 45, 3163 E. More...