July 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Growers pick and hope

Low prices likely

Hurry up and wait.  That seems to be the theme for many of the tart cherry growers in Leelanau County.  What are they waiting for?  Good news, although most don’t believe that will come in the form of tart cherry prices.  Fo More...

Lake Michigan level hike levels off

Increases come to a halt

A years-long trend toward higher water levels in Lake Michigan appears to have abated. That means already diminished beaches in Leelanau County are not losing any more ground. According to a report released this month by the U.S. More...

Local News

County Dates

Music for Central Park, Old Settlers   More...

Correction:

Coverage of the July 17 Leelanau Township Special Meeting stated that Allan Dalzell presented an idea to free up general funds for sewer debt service by seeking a millage to pay for the Leelanau Township Library expenses. More...

Reasons for, against senior millage increase

Leelanau County voters will be asked on Aug. 7 whether they want to approve a millage increase to support the county’s Senior Services programs. More...

Outdoors

New mountain biking trail in reserve

Palmer Woods is getting mountain bike trails. The Leelanau Conservancy has selected a contractor to build a mountain bike trail at the Palmer Woods Forest Reserve. It will be the first flow-style trails north of Grand Rapids in the Lower Peninsula. More...

A day on Glen Lake yields no trout, but lots of perch

Good weather for fishing, and good fishing for perch.  Clouds covered the skies and a light rain fell Monday morning as Gage Cutler, who works for Empire outdoors, and notable Glen Lake fisherman Carl Oleson III went out for a morning of fishing More...

Erosion hammers, reshapes some Lakeshore sites

Erosion is natural geological process. But it’s stepped up the pace in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, where changes have come quickly the park’s physical landscape due to increased foot traffic. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Breaking News - 7/27/2018 11:49 AM

Northport Plein Air Paintout Event scheduled

Saturday and Sunday will mark the second year of hostingthe Northport Plein Air Painting Event at the newVillage Arts Building in Northport. More...

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

Business voices sought, but why an editorial?

Are you a small business owner in Leelanau County who has an opinion about the difficulty of borrowing money? If so, Cong. Jack Bergman plans to speak to you. More...

Actual maintenance needs vs. maintaining voting blocks

Congress, did you hear Empire Village’s request?  We can answer that. More...

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Courts

Man charged with felony for pointing gun at cops

A 77-year-old Suttons Bay man has been charged after a standoff earlier this month at his home.  Ronald M. Korson of 994 S. Herman Rd. More...

Third time no charm for drunk driving

A 37-year-old Houghton Lake man was arraigned this week on a third-offense drunk driving charge. Todd A. More...

86th District Court

Cheryal L. Stachnik, 47, of 10801 S. Dalzell Rd., Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to a civil infraction of improper lane change. More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2018 11:49 AM

Northport Plein Air Paintout Event scheduled

Saturday and Sunday will mark the second year of hostingthe Northport Plein Air Painting Event at the newVillage Arts Building in Northport. More...

Feline captures Omena mayorship

$7,000 raised for history

Little Omena is going big time even though local politics have gone to the dogs — and now, cats. Yes, Omena has sworn in its first feline as mayor, with chickens and goats coming up short. More...

Car hits bear, which shakes it off

Collision in S-B Township

Elaine Herman met one of her neighbors this week. But she didn’t invite him over for coffee. Herman’s vehicle struck a small, black bear Tuesday morning near her home on Co. Rd. 633. 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

Glen Arbor Women’s Club hosts annual Running Bear

Rise and shine. Glen Arbor did shine Tuesday morning as it filled with runners from across the county and the Midwest. More...

Rain won’t stop Fishtown 5K

415 runners show out for run in Leland

The smell of fish is in the air, as runners take to the start line.  The 10th annual Fishtown 5K started and ended in the heart of Fishtown in Leland. More...

5K Running Results

Running Bear Winners: Men   More...

Life in Leelanau

Bye, Bye SWIMMERS ITCH

Lake groups join to fight a parasite

Approximately 100 merganser ducks are swimming in new waters, which should be a comforting thought for swimmers splashing around Leelanau County’s inland lakes. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Peggy Hanford

Name: Peggy Hanford  Township of residence: Bingham  Resident since: I’ve lived in Leelanau County for 14 years.  Age and Birthplace: I am 57, was born in Hastings, and grew up in Petoskey.   More...

County Cuisine

Cucumbers, tomatoes combine for summer salad of fresh veggies

Todays recipe for fresh and healthy comes to us from Anderson’s Market. This fresh salad is an easy and delicious way to add to your summer meal. More...

Letters

Linking rifle assn. money with Russian influence

To the editor:   More...

$2,400 raised for family through Brian Nachazel tournament

To the editor:   We would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped and participated in the 4th Annual Brian Nachazel Golf Tournament. A profit of $2,400 benefited a local family who suddenly lost a loved one.  More...

Say no to road apples on Heritage Trail

To the editor:   It’s not entirely clear if a writer is suggesting allowing horses on the Heritage Trail.  More...

Columns

Feline dominates Omena election

In exciting developments over the weekend, the new Omena Mayor became national news. More...

Glen Arbor Hall gets new sign; you like?

Glen Arbor Township Hall has a new sign or is it a marquee. I am certain the township board is anxious to hear your comments on this addition. Call 334-3539.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO July 25, 2013 The Benzie-Leelanau County Board of Health has at least one applicant for the position of director, a seat which will be vacant effective tomorrow. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Jay Hockstra (Self) Construct single family dwelling, two story, unfinished basement, man and second floors, covered porch and deck at 9962 W. South Street ($181,530).  Bingham Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 13, 2018  Larry Busby to himself and Maraline K. Szasz, Section 25 in Leelanau Township.  Marilyn M. Flaska to herself, Trustee of the Marilyn M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Northport  John Heitler – (Simplified Home Improvement) Excavation for 28x30 garage at 110 S. Bay Street ($140).  Jim Arnold – (S&J Landscaping Inc.) Excavation to spread top soil, pavers and seed at 10950 N. More...