August 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Laker lost, but fondly remembered

Accident in Benzie County

Spencer Carpenter doesn’t want her sister, Payton, to be forgotten.  A memorial service was held yesterday at Glen Lake School for Payton, a 2017 Laker graduate who was killed in a two-car crash last Thursday near Lake Ann.  “Th More...

Local News

Country Dates

Two used book sales planned   Two district libraries in the county are planning book sales.  More...

Correction:

Due to a reporter error the Port Oneida Community Alliance was omitted from a list of organizations participating the historical map tour launched by Explore Historic Leelanau.   More...

Sealcoating keeping Rd. Comm. crews busy

Summer is often dubbed “road construction season.” That is certainly true for Leelanau County.  More...

Outdoors

Lakeshore moves toward accessibility

“Finding Your Park” is about to get a whole lot easier for visitors of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore who have limited mobility.  After months of trial runs, grant submissions and brainstorming sessions, Friends of Sleeping Bear Du More...

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UP COMING EVENTS

THURSDAY  10 a.m. — Yoga on the Beach with Amy Hubbell at Glen Haven beach, $10 suggested donation.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Antlerless quotas unchanged; sign up now for deer permit

Seeing double. Omena hunter Eric Hallett has been seeing multiple groups of fawns with their moms around the county. Hallett is on his stand from sun up to 11 a.m., then back out at 1 p.m. 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...

Columns

Omena chicken challenges pecking order

The Omena Village Preservation Association (OVPA) has had a busy and exciting summer. More...

500 bicyclists converge in G-A; recall old settlers

This is normally the busiest time of the summer tourist season. But the kids have to go back to school shortly and parents go home to get them ready. Athletes will soon start showing up for practice. But don’t fear, as summer is far from over. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 1, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Scott D. and Joy Lowery (Ayers Basement System) Construct residential alteration – install 163 ft. of interior drain tile to waterproof the basement at 9942 W. Ottawa Ave. ($13,206).  Village of Northport  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 17, 2018  Michael G. Simon and Merle L. Simon to themselves, Trustees of the Michael and Merle Lynn Simon Trust, Unit No. 2C, Camp Firefly Cabins Condominium in Glen Arbor Township.  William T. Collins Jr. and Nina H. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Lou A. Ford – (Molon Excavating) Excavate approximately 6” for a paver patio at 7960 S. More...

 

Weekend events will rival Fourth

Planes, settlers and art

Leelanau County has been bursting at the seams this summer, with crowds peaking over the Fourth of July weekend. Or did they? More...

Absentee ballots lagging

Election set for Tuesday

How many of Leelanau County’s 19,957 registered voters will actually head to the polls on Tuesday is anybody’s guess. More...

Painters capture great outdoors

Northport just finished its weekend for painting in nature, with Glen Arbor next.  Back-to-back plein air painting competitions are keeping both communities busy during what could be described as an art-full summer in Leelanau County.  Cher 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

YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

After the dust cleared and the final out was recorded on Thursday and Friday, the athletes of the Leelanau County Youth League had their champions.  In the Middle Girls division, 10 to 12 year old girls, Cedar faced off against Lake Leelanau to More...

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club competes well in Ann Arbor

The Lake Leelanau Rowing Club represented northern Michigan with pride yet again on Saturday.  Racing in three lane heats on Argo Pond, nearly 300 boats from 32 Midwest clubs competed on Saturday in over 100 races.  More...

Fall sports draw closer

Fall sports are coming.  As the calendar flips over to August, some of the athletes of Leelanau County are starting to focus on their fall sports. More...

Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Leonard Marszalek

Name: Leonard Marszalek  Town or township of residence: As of this year, Suttons Bay, but before that I lived in Empire Township since 2010.  Resident since: Part-time resident since 1987 and year-round since 2010   More...

County Cuisine

If you like rhubarb in pie, try it in Martha’s pudding

Do you have a sweet tooth, but not that sweet of tooth? Martha’s rhubarb pudding from Martha's Leelanau Table located in downtown Suttons Bay has the perfect sweetyet tart recipe to curb those cravings. More...

Half-mill again requested for roads

Voters will be asked Tuesday to support renewal of a half-mill property tax sought by the Leelanau County Road Commission. More...

Views

Primary endorsements and thoughts

Election season is already upon Leelanau County, and with its arrival we offer our thoughts on issues that will be before voters Tuesday in the Primary Election. PROPERTY TAX INCREASES Senior Services More...

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Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“We wouldn’t trade it for any other job.”  — Bingham Township cherry farmer Steve Grant, who like other family members, is dedicated to keeping their orchards healthy and productive. More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, July 25  3:07 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller heard a loud explosion and found that a vehicle in his neighbors’ driveway is on fire.  8:32 a.m. — Kasson Township — Larceny.  More...

Alcohol part of three arrests

Alcohol appears to have played a part in three separate incidents in the county reported in the past week.  Early Sunday morning, Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police responded to a report of a fight in progress in the 7900 block of E. More...

86th District Court

Robert W. DeYoung, 27, of 4209 22 Mile Rd., Kent City — Sentenced after pleading guilty to operating while intoxicated; credit for time served; $1,400 fines and costs. More...