June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Cherry diversion set aside

But lots of cherries remain from 2017 crop

A federal judge’s ruling has forced an emergency election of tart cherry industry growers and processors. More...

Stop-and-go for M-22 travelers

Driving between Empire and Glen Arbor may take just a bit longer this month.  Due to a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) re-sealing project, drivers can expect stop-and-go progress over one lane of traffic along sections of M-22 and M More...

Local News

County Dates

Summer starts with wine festival, art   The Leland Chamber has big plans for the next two days. First will be a celebration of Leelanau’s rich artisan culture with an art walk from 5-9 Friday.  More...

Correction:

One of Leelanau County’s World War II veterans shown last week on a Memorial Day ceremony photograph was incorrectly identified. He is Louis Houdek of Leland. We apologize for the error.   More...

Dispute settled, Tribal Council seated

Resolution of an election dispute last week allowed three members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Council to be sworn in to office just two weeks later than planned. More...

Outdoors

Backyard BB-gun practice leads to trap league’s top honors

Going from trap shooting to deer hunting should be simple for Annabelle Ackley, who on Sunday wrapped up six weeks of shooting in the junior group of the Cedar Rod and Gun Club Trap League. More...

Charter captains help vets catch limit catches of lakers

Some 70 veterans came to Fishtown Tuesday for a day of charter fishing.  “Boats volunteer their service so we can take these veterans out for some free fishing,” said Bill Wright, captain of The Cutter. More...

Walleye bite picks up in time for Lake Leelanau tourney

Seventeen boats competed Saturday in the 2018 Barrels & Barrels Lake Leelanau Walleye Tournament. 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

Seniors ‘may look old but we are not stupid’

To the editor:   Seniors are often warned about phone and internet scams. I found out that scams are performed locally in T.C.  More...

‘Blessed for the support’ of Leelanau County

To the editor:   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everyone who could attend my benefit and all the prayers from the ones who were still there in thought. More...

New Palmer Woods trails good for community

To the editor:   Kudos to the Leelanau Conservancy for welcoming mountain bike trails within their Palmer Woods property! More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 6, 2013   More...

Triennial mayoral race heats up in Omena

The Omena Historical Society (OHS) is planning another big summer season. More...

Volunteers needed in G-A area

A weekend of graduations and graduation parties, weather was iffy but that didn’t deter the celebrations. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Heath and Redding Enterprises LLC (Timothy J. Egeler) Remove and replace shingles to a single family dwelling.  Empire Investments (Self) Construct commercial storage pre-build building at 9922 W. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 21, 2018  Martha A. Grimm and Kristen E. Grimm to themselves, Section 18 in Cleveland Township.  Ruby A. Nichols, Trustee of the Nichols Revocable Trust to herself, Lot 1, Section 25 in Suttons Bay Township.  Robert J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Douglas and Jane Bouman – (Robinsons Landscaping and Nursery) Excavation to install of walkways, patio, plantings, and retaining walls around existing house and riprap at 7570 E. More...

Leader faces latest challenge: cancer

Head of Leelanau Montessori

While a Marine young Eric Royston pledged to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Twenty years later, the head of school at Leelanau Montessori Charter Academy is in the fight of his life — against cancer. More...

Communities plan events for Roystons; $9,000 raised

There’s been a groundswell of support for Eric Royston and his family.  A benefit has been scheduled for Saturday, June 23, from 2-6 p.m. More...

Lakeshore gets custom ranger boat

The National Park Service has acquired a new boat for use by law enforcement rangers patrolling the waters of Lake Michigan off Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  County Sheriff Mike Borkovich says the boat would not serve as a replacement 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

Hursey, Norse to shoot for fifth title

Ball, Comets to join S-B at state finals

Suttons Bay and Leland will be competing at the State Finals over the weekend at Michigan State University.  The course at Forest Akers East is a par 72, just like the regional course the teams played on at the Grand Traverse Resort.  More...

LaPointe’s career day fuels Norse in regional

A 1-2 finish from seniors Thomas Hursey and Parker LaPointe at Grand Traverse Resort on Saturday propelled Suttons Bay to a regional title. More...

Lakers capture seventh straight district title

Glen Lake tops St Mary for second straight year

Glen Lake (19-10) defeated St Mary (3-14) in the baseball district championship to capture their seventh straight district title.  After defeating Bellaire 15-0 on last Tuesday, the Lakers defeated Central Lake, 4-1 on Saturday morning, and fini More...

Life in Leelanau

ACCESS FOR ALL

Volunteers improve Lakeshore accessibility

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials are doing their best to make their park more accessible.  Last Wednesday, May 30, volunteers gathered at the Glen Haven Cannery Beach to reinstall one such improvement, a beach deck leading to the More...

Community to decide fate of Mill Creek Dam

A local nonprofit that concentrates on environmental issues is seeking removal of the dam that creates the Northport Mill Pond.  The group is not alone, as a consortium of groups including the Michigan Department of Natural Resources supports th More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Paul Skinner

Name: Paul Skinner  Town or township of residence: Empire  Resident since: I moved here from England 17 years ago.  Age and birthplace: I’m 61 and I was born in Dartford, just outside of London.  More...

Views

Lack of respect obvious in fired clerk’s lawsuit

There is no good way to fire somebody. And with employment law being what it is, the legal window for terminating someone’s employment is extremely narrow. But there is a civil way to let an employee go. More...

Graduates’ hard work goes beyond classroom

One of the biggest perks about writing for a community newspaper is the opportunity given to meet local students cutting out paper dolls in kindergarten, then follow their growth through graduation and beyond.  More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Joseph R. Terhark, 55, of 610 N. More...

Motorist nearly hits patrol car head-on

County deputies made two arrests over the weekend — one for drunk driving and one for domestic assault.  About 10 p.m. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, May 30  1:44 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Operating while intoxicated.  2:49 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Male in black shorts, white T-shirt, pushing a shopping cart northbound on Co. Rd. More...