May 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters to determine fate of school project

Voters in the Leland School District will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of a $24.6 million bond request to fund building renovations and construction of a new gymnasium. More...

Sports

Finally: Leelanau County teams make long-awaited debuts

Softball roundup: Growing pains plague all three peninsula squads

If any softball team in Leelanau County needed an early start to the 2018 campaign, it was Suttons Bay. More...

County clubs shake out early-season cobwebs

Baseball roundup: Peterson homers twice as Lakers bust out brooms in home opener

Between an ankle injury suffered in the state championship game and a seemingly endless winter, Cade Peterson’s transition from basketball to baseball was anything but seamless. More...

Elk Rapids shuts out Glen Lake, North Bay

Soccer roundup: Osorio nets lone goal as Comets escape Kingsley

Tom Spencer’s postgame tone on Tuesday was that of a winner. “It was awesome,” said Spencer, the North Bay girls soccer coach. “Spectacular play throughout.” More...

Life in Leelanau

SHOWTIME!

Suttons Bay actor makes transition from stage to screen

Acting is acting, right?  Well, not exactly.  A soliloquy on stage is quite different than a monologue in a movie.  Suttons Bay resident Luke Klein learned the difference while acting in “Camp Manna,” his first feature film More...

Wardrobe changes among highlights of Leland musical

The Leland Public School drama program will present Stephen Sondheim’s semi-autobiographical musical, “Merrily We Roll Along” tonight, Friday and Saturday and again May 10, 11 and 12.  Based on a story by George Furth, “M More...

Twists and turns abound in Northport whodunnit

Who dunnit? Northport students will sleuth onstage Saturday night to find the answer as the Northport Public School (NPS) high school drama class presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”  More...

Views

Leland bond expensive, causing us to hesitate

Our first thought about the Leland Public School bond proposal is, “That’s a lot of money.” Our second thought is, “Remodeling is more expensive than building from scratch.” And our third thought is a question: “Is More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“There was something about him and I didn’t want to let him simply leave.”  Eric Machila, co-writer and co-director of the film “Camp Manna” staring Gary Busey, on how a young man from Suttons Bay landed a leading r More...

Courts

86th District Court

Johnny Dalton-Joseph Moore, 26, of 11311 E. Omena Rd., Northport — Pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly; bond continued; sentence pending.  Coty A. Ruthowski, 24, of 3485 S. More...

Pair sentenced in drug death

Two defendants involved a local man’s fatal overdose were sentenced this week in 13th Circuit Court.  Erin Shaunea Grant, 20, of Suttons Bay and Preston Weaver, 21, of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the Nov. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, April 25  8:05 a.m. — Leland Township — 911 hangup from cell phone in parking lot.  11:50 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Dog at large. Ongoing issue.  2:09 p.m. More...

 

LAST LITTLE SNOWMAN

SNOWFALL CONTEST winner Elizabeth Morrison holds what might be the final snowman of the 2018 season. Morrison guessed 171.4 inches of snow for the season, just three-tenths of an inch away from this year’s actual snowfall of 171.1 inches. More...

Flakes separate contest entries

Winner within .3 inches of total

Persistence pays off. That’s certainly true for this year’s Leelanau Enterprise Annual Snowfall Contest winner. Glen Arbor resident Elizabeth Morrison has entered the contest every year since 2007. 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...

Local News

Leland School seeks renewal

In addition to the bond proposal, voters in the Leland School District will consider a proposal they seen many times and have repeatedly supported.  The district is seeking a renewal of a 10.013-mill property tax levy on non- Homestead and non-q More...

Fire millage renewal sought

In order to keep fighting fires in Leland Township, voters are being asked to support the renewal of a millage to pay for firefighting and equipment, as well as training for Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department.  Leland Township Supervisor More...

County Dates

May the 4th be with you   More...

Outdoors

Patient anglers prevail at fish derby; top trout measured nearly 17 inches

Kids of all ages bundled up in Northport on Saturday morning for what was a slower-than-usual Scott Brow Memorial Fish Derby.  More...

TURKEY TIME

Multiple sportsmen reported success in the first of three turkey seasons last week, and more submissions are welcome as Spring rolls along. The second season ends Sunday; the third season will follow for the remainder of May. More...

Rarely seen local plants will benefit wildlife, humans

Tribe leads effort

About 500 rarely-seen native plants were reintroduced to Leelanau County during a three-day planting effort that ended Saturday.  The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians teamed up with the Leelanau Conservancy, Traverse Area Recre 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

Vote no on Leland bond; less money needed

To the editor: Leland School District (LSD) voters should vote no for the additional millage on May 8 for the large $24.6 million expansion because a more open discussion of very important facts regarding need/necessity appears to have been avoided. More...

Solar tour part of process to combat climate instability

To the editor: More...

Strange events surround dismissal of clerk Cruz

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Columns

Sign up for youth summer ball leagues

I warned you that summer would get here. More...

Omena News heads to Smith, Kocher wedding

Les and Debby Disch are back from a road trip that was planned around the wedding of their nephew Keith Smith to Irene Kocher in Powell, Tenn., outside of Knoxville. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 2, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Robert W. Kehres and Judith A. Grounds (Self) Remove and replace railings and deck floor boards of an existing deck at 10093 W. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 19, 2018  Melissa J. Walton, and her successors, Trustee of the Walton Family Trust to Peter P. and Melissa J. Walton, Section 8 in Suttons Bay Township.  Peter P. and Melissa J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Denny Philips and Maude Bonaccini – (RW Popp Excavating) Excavation to build new home, septic. drive, porch and patio at 6775 S. More...