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FOURTH COVERAGE IN THIS EDITION

As we explained on the front page last week, we are printing the Leelanau Enterprise on Thursday to include Fourth of July coverage. More...

Sweet cherries ready for festival, but concerns for small growers

For the first time in years, freshly picked Leelanau County sweet cherries are being sold at the National Cherry Festival.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Anishinaabe lecture series starts   More...

Correction:

An in-depth story last week about a wastewater treatment study for Empire Village stated that the owners of Tiffany’s in the village had to purchase an adjacent lot to install a new septic disposal field. More...

A grand showing for Northport fireworks

Patriotism permeated the village of Northport Wednesday, as spectators for the annual fireworks show bustled from main street to the marina all day long. More...

Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Tom Tobin

Name: Tom Tobin  Town or township of residence: Maple City  Resident since: 1982  Age and birthplace: 64 and Grand Rapids   More...

County Cuisine

Top off that burger with 3 cheese ranch

Top off your burger with this delicious, not one, not two, but three cheese ranch dressing burger topping. This recipe from Art’s Tavern is part of one of it’s most popular specialty burgers that changes on a regular basis all year long. More...

Funds for library fix-up eclipse $1 million mark

Supporters of the Glen Lake Community Library have reached a milestone in raising funds for their $1.75 million construction/renovation plans.  Library director David Diller reports that gifts and pledges topped $1 million last week, about one m More...

Letters

EMTs are professional, people are kind, and potholes are dangerous

To the editor:   In the aftermath of my bike accident on Sunday June 24 near Northport I want to express my deep-felt gratitude to the professionals at Leelanau Township Emergency Service and to the kind stranger who stopped initially to check o More...

Pitbulls bred to fight dogs; be careful with them

To the editor: This day and age with an increasing number of individuals wanting to “adopt not shop” when considering adding a pet to their family, people must keep in mind the time commitment, excessive training, and discipline that com More...

Columns

In Omena, new candidate looks to rule the roost

With elections beginning on Tuesday, July 10, and the deadline for applications looming, the political buzz around who will be the new Mayor of Omena is the talk of the town. More...

Don’t underestimate summer heat in Glen Arbor

As of this writing, the crowd has yet to appear but I’m sure within the next two days a multitude of people will show up in Glen Arbor and the National Park. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO July 4, 2013   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  John D. Gyr (Self) Residential alteration basement, remove and replace roofing and siding at 11874 S. Lake Street ($79,515).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 22, 2018  Michael Myers to himself and Courtney M. Myers, Unit No. 38 Leelanau Highlands Condominium in Elmwood Township.  Calvin R., Jr. and JoAnn S. Brown to Calvin R. Brown, Jr. as Trustee of the Calvin R. Brown Jr. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Northport  Northport Art Center LLC – (Frederickson Service) Remove tree and current landscaping on corner of 3rd and Mill, replace landscape with new at 301 N. Mill Street ($90).  Bingham Township  More...

Whew! Fourth was busy

A good time seemingly was had by all over the Fourth of July holiday in Leelanau County, where thousands flocked to celebrate America’s birthday. Big crowds were reported at most holiday events, which began Tuesday and consumed Wednesday. More...

Noverr wins case even as ‘events’ violate ordinance

Venue in ag district

A lawsuit against the owner of Noverr Farm in Elmwood Township has been dismissed, but neighbors are still concerned that “special events” such as wedding receptions conducted at the property will continue to cause problems. More...

Schools beef up security

$175K project OK’d in G-L

School’s out for summer.  But school administrators are working on school safety, with one district approving a major project.  The Glen Lake Board of Education voted unanimously last week to purchase an armed intruder alarm system fo 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

Peterson to Dream Team all four years

Seven straight years.  Glen Lake (19-12) used their strong offense and defense to power them to a seventh straight district title.  The Dream Team is assembled in a collaborative effort between county coaches and the Enterprise sports staff More...

New look for sports, cover

It’s only the second time for the Leelanau Enterprise — sports coverage occupies a cover page this week.  More...

G-L wins on and off the field

Many different athletes accomplished goals this season.  The baseball players of Glen Lake have accomplished some honors as well as personal goals.  More...

Outdoors

Crop report: Sweet corn could be early this summer

Knee-high by the Fourth of July? No problem. “It’s waist-high,” said Curt Kelenske, who farms about 13 acres of sweet corn along French Road in Centerville Township. “It’s growing vigorously. More...

Monkey flower the focus of upcoming Conservancy hike

The Michigan monkey flower is only found one place in the world, and that’s right here in northern Michigan. This rare species will be the object of one of the Leelanau Conservancy’s upcoming guided hikes this week.  More...

Wayside exhibits reveal hidden stories

One of the top three places for visitors of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, is known for jaw-dropping views along its 7.4-mile loop.  Last fall, new wayside exhibits were installed to tell visitors stories h 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...

Views

Slow walk makes sense for Empire sewer study

Empire needs a municipal sewer like a high school graduate needs to enroll in college.  That’s to say perhaps such a venture would pan out, or perhaps it wouldn’t. More...

Leelanau lights a sparkler

Take a bow, Leelanau. More...

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Courts

Fake bills, meth lab found after traffic stop

A 35-year-old Lake Leelanau man faces life in prison after his arrest last week in Centerville Township. Jacob O. Schaub was arraigned Tuesday in District Court on a threecount warrant stemming from a traffic stop on S. More...

Drinking leads to many problems

Five persons were arrested in the county in the past week in separate incidents involving alcohol.  Early Monday morning, a deputy patrolling M-22 near East Cherry Bend Road observed a 2003 tan BMW speeding northbound, according to a Sheriff&rsq More...

86th District Court

Willard J.  More...