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Residents unanimous: remove sign

OK’d by ZA Cypher

Glen Arbor Township violated its own sign ordinance by placing an “oversized” lit sign in front of the Township Hall, residents came out en masse to say.  More than two dozen of them spoke during public comment Tuesday night at the T More...

Local News

Two bats in county test positive for rabies

Four people in the Benzie-Leelanau District Health (BLDHD) Department are being treated with rabies vaccine after exposure to bats that tested positive for rabies.  More...

County Dates

One trail, two events   You don’t need to sign up to hike the 20-mile Heritage Trail Saturday with Jerry Pearson, or to have an input on the design of its last leg. More...

Correction:

A caption in the August 9 edition on page 16 of section 3 was mislabeled. A dog participating in the agility exhibition at the Northport Dog Parade was mistakenly named as parade team participant Will Harper. More...

Outdoors

Marina fishing draws attention for Leelanau harbor-masters

Fishing off the docks can be just as fun as charter fishing.  Just ask Northport Marina harbormaster Marcus Stowe, who sees quite a few people out on the docks fishing in the mornings in Northport.  “Marine fishing is popular because More...

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ABOUT 30 people showed up Friday for the inaugural a walk and tree planting at the Leo Creek Preserve in memory of the Gail Robinson at the Leo Creek Preserve. Part of Leelanau Montessori from its start. More...

Bird expert at Omena

Steve Holmer, vice president of policy for the American Bird Conservancy will be a special guest Saturday at Saving Birds Thru Habitat’s annual fundraiser.  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

Road commissioners thank voters for continued support

To the editor:   The Board of Road Commissioners wishes to thank all of the voters of Leelanau County who supported the Aug. 7 primary election of one-half of one mill for two years. More...

Thanks for support

To the editor:  Thank you to the persons who voted, encouraged, advised, endorsed and supported me in the Aug. 7 Primary election.  Michael Zeits Zeits Road Lake Leelanau   More...

Perfect time to push socialism as capitalism shines

To the editor:   America’s economy is thriving. Unemployment is at record lows and the markets are breaking records. Timing for the Democrats to push toward socialism is perfect ... for Republicans.  More...

Columns

Saving Birds plans big fundraiser

The Omena Women’s Club (OWC) held its August meeting at Saving Birds Thru Habitat’s (SBTH) Discovery Center. SBTH Executive Director Kay Charter gave a very informative presentation. More...

Empire plans music; goodbye to Mike

This was a tough week, with the loss of a friend who was a very large part of everything Glen Arbor. H Michael Buhler passed away suddenly this week and will be missed.  * * *  It is really hard to follow such an announcement. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 22, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Marjorie A. Roslund Trust (Raymond C. Amin) Construct residential addition/alteration – add bathroom, new dining room, crawlspace, main floor and deck alteration at 602 N. Mill street ($16,640).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 30, 2018  Carl F. and Mary A. Hammond to themselves, as Trustees, or any successor trustees of the Carl F. and Mary A. Hammond Living Trust, Section 19 in Bingham Township.  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Northport  David Johnson – (Calhoun Excavating) Excavate for sewer main cut and cap and fill hole at 10414 N. More...

Rain, rain, where did you go?

Storms missing county

“We got about 10,000 sprinkles yesterday.”  That’s hardly enough to save a corn crop, added Kasson Township farmer Tom Shimek.  Parts of Leelanau County have had little to no rain for the month of August, causing corn leav More...

Ironman backers lay out a case

Townships will make decisions

Organizers of the Ironman Triathlon are far from giving up on trying to convince local officials in Leelanau County that hosting part of the internationally-renowned amateur athletic event next summer would be good for the community. 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

Leland strong at Boynton Invitational

Soccer season kicked off on Hancock field.  Leland hosted its annual Boynton Tournament, and the Comets were joined by North Bay for the opening of the boys soccer season.  More...

Leelanau tennis tough in Ludington

Leelanauts host Cadillac on Tuesday

The Leelanau tennis team was back in the swing of things Friday and Monday.  The team traveled to Ludington for an invitational on Friday, and traveled to the Traverse City Central Northwoods Invitational on Monday.  More...

Leland harriers medal

“We had a successful first meet.”  This is what Leland first year coach Karen Kirt had to say about her team’s performance at the Ryan Shay Memorial Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Dad, I am your son

Glen Arbor man connects with birth son, family

Father and son share a lot: a love of books and old movies, a loud snore and a happy adoption story.  But neither of them knew their birth families — until now.  Glen Arbor resident William Giegerich couldn’t be more pleased. More...

Family ‘sleuth’ connects daughter with father

If Sherlock Holmes resided in Leelanau County, his name could be Linda Ihme.  Unlike the fictional character, however, Ihme’s passion isn’t about puzzling crimes — it’s about piecing together family relationships.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Nick Rice

Name: Nick Rice  Town or township of residence: Maple City  Resident since: I was born here.  Age and birthplace: 18 and Traverse City  Occupation: Laborer   More...

Views

Projects show why Leelanau is special

How about some positive notes for recent developments in two townships that may be feeling down in the dumps after coverage in last week’s Enterprise?  More...

Safety only helped if bikes take outside lanes

We’re growing accustomed to the vertical, white pipes sticking up on each side of the M-204 bridge at the Leelanau Narrows. More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Jaeson W. Homola, 33 of 123 N. Duval St., Tallahassee, Fla. More...

Magistrate Court

Justina M. Schaub, 18, 2655 S. French Road, Lake Leelanau - Failure to stop within assured, clear distance - $155 fines and costs.  Nichole M. Kelenske, 20, 3590 S. French Road, Cedar - Failure to Yield - $155 fines and costs.  Jamie A. More...

13th Circuit Court

Bernardo Gonzalez, 37, of 9229 S. Johnny St., Unit 18, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to attempted assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder (habitual third); to be sentenced Sept. 4.   More...