June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Once-sleepy Empire looks at sewer question

Public forum planned

Empire, which direction are you headed? It’s a question whose answer may be linked to the results of a comprehensive municipal sewer study that’s been out of the public spotlight since shortly after its release in April. More...

Sports

Bonzelet, Glen Lake highlight Soccer Dream Team

Every soccer team needs those players that will be able to score goals and make big plays on the field.  These ladies led their teams to the best of their abilities, and earned themselves a spot on the Dream Team.  Glen Lake (8-6-1, 7-0-1 c More...

Extra Points: Hursey to Super Team

Thomas Hursey has accomplished a lot in his tenure at Suttons Bay, but this might be right near the top.  The Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association nominated their Super Team for the this year's golf season performances. More...

Cox starts strong at Women’s Open

A hometown athlete is making golf turn from a sport to a job. On Monday, June 25, former Glen Lake golfer Nichole Cox competed in the first round Michigan Professional Golfers’ Association Women’s Open. More...

Life in Leelanau

Golden Touch

Veteran artist hopes to foster creativity in oil, acrylic painting classes

Denice Goldschmidt of Northport is more than an artist.  Goldschmidt, whose oil and acrylic painting classes begin Monday at the Village Arts Building, is a role model.  “She’s one of the coolest people I’ve ever met,&rdqu More...

Love’s Finest Battle: Solon man pens book in honor of late wife

A Solon Township man has written a book about his marriage with his late wife and their journey together.  Paul Wheelock has just released “Love’s Finest Battle: A 30-year Marriage, Terminal Cancer, and a Husband’s Greatest Hon More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Ken Wigton

Name: Ken Wigton  Town or township of residence: Cedar  Resident since: 2012  Age and birthplace: I’m 97 years old and was born in Detroit.   More...

Views

Giving thanks on the 4th

Perhaps we’re confusing our holidays - or maybe not. It does seem as though the Fourth of July provides an appropriate pause in the year to offer thanks.  And Leelanau County has much to be thankful for. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

'She made me promise that we’d make it to 30 (years) and we did. She died a few days later.'  - Solon Township resident Paul Wheelock, who penned a book in honor of his late wife and her eight-year battle with cancer. More...

Courts

86th District Court

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Magistrate Court

James W. Robertson, 50, 10541 S. Monaco Way, Traverse City - Speeding 40 mph in 35-mph zone; reduced from 52 mph - $120 fines and costs.  Larry M. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, June 20  9:45 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Assault and battery.  1:53 p.m. — Leland Township — Paint truck, spilling paint near the DNR launch site.  2:47 p.m. More...

July 4th Party Planner

Smiles wide for businesses and prolific fundraiser

Jack Joyce won’t be the only one smiling at crowds this holiday week. More...

Bardenhagen named 2018 Cherry Person

Leland Township farmer

If the cherry industry had a guardian angel, his name might be Jim. More...

Enterprise considered for top paper

The Leelanau Enterprise has been placed among the best newspapers in the nation. For the first time, the Enterprise is a finalist in the Better Newspaper contest sponsored by the National Newspaper Association. 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

Help preserve memory of Poor Farm

Two dates have been set next month to collect historic information about the Leelanau County Poor Farm.  The Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society and Empire Area Heritage Group in conjunction with the Leelanau Historical Museum will hos More...

County Dates

Big, historical weekend in park   More...

Correction:

Coverage of the Northport School 2018-19 budget stated that the public school district’s healthy fund balance - some $2.7 million earlier this month - resulted from “Federal Impact Aid.” Actually, in Leelanau County allocations of F More...

Outdoors

Patience, salmon fishers

Good reports from south Lk. Michigan

Lake trout may be the SUVs of big lake fishing off the shoreline of Leelanau County, but anglers about this time of year are itching to feel the power of a chinook salmon. They’re the Corvettes of a Lake Michigan fishing trip. More...

Leelanau’s forgotten fishery: brown trout

It’s a little late for this year, but the most underutilized fishery in Leelanau County may be within casting distance of the western shoreline.  That’s where brown trout are targeted after ice-out in shallow water with long lines a More...

Kids fishing offers a pleasant day for young anglers

Kids Fishing Day broke with overcast skies and rain, but as it has done for 14 straight years ended on a bright note. 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  7:20-8:20 a.m. More...

Letters

Country without borders is not a country of laws

To the editor:   More...

Letter ‘cherry-picked’ a fact to support argument

Editor’s notes: This letter is in response to a letter criticizing a “Man on the Street” page in our Memorial Day section, which asked the following question: “Is America’s military too big, too small or just the right s More...

‘Let’s stop the madness,’ keep NRA in check

To the editor:   A recent letter claims that “the Second Amendment is a very simple to understand part of our Constitution.” This would be true if the second amendment read very simply “the right of the people to keep and bear More...

Columns

Omena residents enjoy plaque-worthy weekend

It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for the Omena Historical Society (OHS) open house Sunday. The new exhibit of old postcards from Omena is fascinating. More...

Parade participants, anything goes but short candy throws

This is the official beginning. No matter what anyone says the Fourth of July starts the tourist season and it starts with a big bang.  ***  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO June 27, 2013   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  Catherine A. Dorman — Remove and replace shingles on home at 117 N. St. Mary St. ($1); Village of Suttons Bay (Traverse Area Recreational Trails) — Two temporary tents at 326 N. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 11, 2018  RA Properties #1, LLC to William Scott Kepp, Jr. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Steven & Lynne Hunt (Leelanau Construction) —Excavation for new home at 8080 Bingham Ridge ($140).  Shady Lane Partners LLC (KAL Excavating) — Excavation for winery warehouse and storage at 9430 Shady Lane More...