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Full-time orchardists reach cherry goal

Editor’s note: Staff writer Jen Murphy has been chronicling the efforts of the Hallstedt family to make cherry farming their full-time occupations. This is Murphy’s final installment in the four-part series. More...

Local News

County Dates

Lakeshore featured in artist talk   More...

Beach closed for one day

Marina Park in Suttons Bay was closed to swimmers last week after high levels of E. coli were found in the water. The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department (BLDHD) issued a no-contact advisory last Thursday, Aug. More...

Is there a place in Leelanau budget for big-ticket expenses?

County Commissioners began looking closer this week at a draft budget for 2019 that does not yet include funding for some big-ticket items that have been requested by department heads.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Walking Man, Faith-Full Man

Empire man shares life stories on county trails

He’s a community activist of a different sort.  In fact, Empire resident Jerry Pearson shies away from making political statements if he can help it. More...

Join in a Lakeshore walk

You can join Jerry Pearson in September for walks in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  The “Explore Sleeping Bear” hikes, like the Sunday morning worships he led this summer at Old Settlers Park, have become a tradition. More...

Fruit grower changes with the times

Twenty-five years ago when he planted rows of Macintosh seedlings, fruit grower Al Bakker wasn’t envisioning them with their roots in the air.  But consumer tastes evolve and markets change. More...

Views

Is Leelanau too weary to host another race?

Backers of the Ironman triathlon who want to bring the event to northwest Michigan might be looking in the mirror, wondering if they’ve missed a blemish or two.  Ironmen aren’t the problem. More...

A few weeks of quiet; how best to pass it on

Yippee! Summer’s over!  That’s one response to Labor Day weekend. Certainly many locals are smiling at the thought of not having to wait for all of five cars to get through intersections.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“Here’s a guy who allegedly will hold a gun to people’s faces. Now he’s got Tasers near what I would call a rape kit.”   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Christopher M. Labadie, 32, of 10370 Summit City Rd., Kingsley — Stood mute at arraignment on charge of operating with a license suspended/ revoked/denied. Karen L. More...

Ullom sentenced to state prison

A 32-year-old Elmwood Township man will spend 2 1/4 to 15 years in prison after being sentenced in Circuit Court.  Circuit Judge Thomas G. Power sentenced Daryl L. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Aug. 22  6:32 a.m. — Leland Township — Caller would like someone to check on an elderly male.  7:43 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller is on the water. More...

 

Leland the exception with more kids

Inside: Back to school Diversions

The number of students attending Leelanau County’s four public schools continues to fall with just one school expecting an increase in students when classes resume Tuesday. More...

Minore still out; is he a danger?

Accused of robbing 3 banks

The man who the Leelanau County Prosecutor’s Office accused of robbing a bank in Empire remains out of jail and uncharged with a crime.  That’s bothersome to prosecutors in Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties, but a relief for accus More...

Heavy rains drive through county

Too much. Too fast. That’s the sentiment of residents in Leelanau County who have seen more than six inches of rain in the past week, including 3.5 inches or more Tuesday evening into yesterday morning. 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

HARD HITTIN’ NORSE

Suttons Bay wins big at Bear Lake

Rain didn’t stop the scoreboard from lighting up at Bear Lake.  Suttons Bay football players were all over the field, dominating Bear Lake Friday in a 62-0 decision in both teams season opener.  The Norsemen forced five Laker turnover More...

Glen Lake falls to New Lothrop in opener

Joey Fosmore rolled to the left and looked downfield. More...

GL soccer grinds out victories in tough matchups

Glen Lake is still undefeated after two difficult matchups this week.  Freshman Henry Plumstead made a big impact, as he scored a hat trick to help lead the Lakers Friday to a 5-4 victory over the Manistee Chippewas.  “It was an excit 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

Sheriff right to be hesitant with Ironman race

To the editor: More...

For our dignity, impeach Trump

To the editor:   President Bill Clinton should have been impeached. President Donald Trump should be impeached.  Have we no dignity? Have we no shame?  Roger L Parkins S. Knorr Dr. Suttons Bay   More...

Mountain bikers don’t need their own Lakeshore trail

To the editor:   Echo Valley, if developed in to a trail system, should be a multi-use trail for bikers, hikers and equestrians. More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 29, 2013 More...

Migratory birds need our help

The Saving Birds Thru Habitat (SBTH) fundraiser Saturday was a great success. In addition to being a lot of fun, everyone there learned a lot about the challenges facing migratory birds. More...

Sign up for Artirondack

It appears that things have slowed down a bit. Traffic is such that people can now cross M-22 without taking their own life in their hands. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  William Strickland Harper Trust (Ian M. Olmsted) Construct roof mounted solar array panels at 119 S. Waukazoo Street ($18,547).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 8, 2018  Leelanau Construction Partners, LLC to Patrick and April Drouillard, Lots 27, Block 1, E.E. Chandler’s Park Addition to the Village of Leland in Leland Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Centerville Township  Glenn Valasco – (Lake Leelanau Excavating) Place fill material in areas of wetland to create a new driveway, install 2, 12 inch diameter water equalization culverts in the driveway at 3793 S. More...