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Tribe seeks reparation support

From townships in county

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is once again seeking support from local units of government for the tribe’s effort to sue the U.S. government, claiming a loss of about 87,000 acres in Leelanau and Antrim counties.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Civil War program   More...

Correction:

A headline in last week’s edition was unclear about the source of $125,000 that will be required to fix a county communications problem. Money in the county’s Communications Tower Fund is not, strictly speaking, taxpayer money. More...

G-L may offer special ed. for county

A plan to offer special education to Leelanau County’s youngest special needs children is being pursued by the Glen Lake Board of Education.  The School Board voted unanimously last week to form and host a countywide Early Childhood Specia More...

Outdoors

Postage stamp celebrates Lakeshore

The new stamp which features a scene within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was dedicated last week in Empire.  Officials from the Park Service, Postal Service and Village Council gathered at Empire Beach last Thursday for a commemorative More...

More than 2,500 bluegills stocked for Kids Fishing Day

More than 2,500 bluegills have been stocked and are waiting for kids to come catch them.  Veronica Valley Park will be the place to be Sunday as Kids Fishing Day returns for a 14th time.  “It’s a great day for the kids to get ou 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

Study not acknowledged in Northport Creek coverage

To the editor:   The Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited provided the grant funding for the Leelanau Forum’s Northport Creek/Millpond Study, “A Michigan Trout Stream in Peril.” Regretfully, their vital contribution and support wer More...

A plea for rational and civil discourse; time for respect

To the editor:   More...

Left ‘blurs definition of assault rifle’

To the editor:   The Second Amendment is a very simple to understand part of our Constitution: at least for most people. Armed, law-abiding citizens are not the threat to America nor are the rifles they use for hunting and sport shooting. More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 20, 2013   More...

Open house in Omena this weekend

Summer is off and running in and around Omena! The triennial Omena Mayoral elections kick off this weekend. More...

Glen Arbor gears up for tennis tourney

I hope all the fathers out there had a great Father’s Day. I know I did.  * * *  More...

Courts

86th District Court

Kevin L. Schneider, 63, of 11952 N. Main St., Whitmore Lake — Expired license; $170 fines and costs. Willard J. More...

Magistrate Court

Andrew I. Miller, 54, 2647 Cone Tree Trail, Traverse City - Driving with suspended license - $200 fines and costs.  Brooke L. Tatman, 30, 4110 Sprucewood, Traverse City - Failure to yield - $130 fines and costs.  Lang Vending Inc., 4786 N. More...

Booze leads to pair of weekend arrests

Two men were arrested in the county following separate incidents involving alcohol over the weekend.  Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the Suttons Bay Beach on South Shore Drive in reference to a dispute among parties there. More...

Fire dept. falls $600,000 short

Ballot mishap blamed

Members of the Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority last week received a very unpleasant surprise. More...

Reps stress fair trade for cherries

Press case to Feds

Representatives of the American tart cherry industry last week pressed Washington for help in the U.S. trade deficit with Turkey. More...

After med school, a tragic accident

Maika and Vang Hang had scheduled a big party earlier this month to celebrate their son’s medical degree from Wayne State University.   Instead, the Suttons Bay couple buried their son in Flint.  Dr. 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

Hursey headlines Track/Golf Dream Team

Leelanau County is full of talented golfers and runners, but these eight athletes shined this year for their respective teams. More...

Youth league moves on without Popp

“No doubt we miss her.”  St. Mary athletic director Teresa Szur remembers what Kris Popp did not only for St. More...

Suttons Bay enters summer without football coach

Durkin resigns after leading Norse to 7-4 record in first 8-man season

Suttons Bay Head Coach Dan Durkin is officially stepping down. More...

Life in Leelanau

POLKA TIME

37th annual Polka Fest to feature balloon rides, carnival, more

Cedar isn’t just the “Community that Cares” — it’s the community that kicks up its heels for four days straight every summer, and it will be doing exactly that starting tonight under the iconic big white tent.  More...

Polka dancers prepped for big weekend

“Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie!”  The Polish song played all throughout the Solon Township Hall on Sunday as folks learned to polka in time for the 37th annual Cedar Polka Fest.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Charlie Jankowski

Name: Charlie Jankowski  Town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 2016  Age and birthplace: 20 and Chicago, Ill.   More...

Views

Steps must be taken to avoid conflicts

The zoning administrator of Leland Township is a public official who holds enforcement power over its residents.  There we said it. More...

Dick Grout, a good man

Should we reach 97 years-old, we’ll probably be lucky to keep from falling down.  Not Dick Grout. He’s jumping out of airplanes.  Mr. More...

Cartoon

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Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Margaret and Charles D. Hodge Trust (Greg L. Brice) Temporary commercial greenhouse at 11572 S. LaCore Rd. ($12,000); John D. and Marcie M. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 1, 2018  Gary L. Skog and Wendy L. Superfisky to Carey Ann Ford Revocable Trust, Lot 10, Storm Hill in the Village of Empire ($325,000).  Gregg D. and Connie B. Rasmussen to Margaret A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Cleveland Township  Steve Grossman (Easling Construction) 18-by-18-foot driveway extension at 6263 S. Maple City Rd. More...