September 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Don’t set clocks based on color

Tough to predict leaves

Folks in the tourist business already are fielding questions about when visitors might expect trees in the county to change. They are being as honest as possible. More...

Clerk shuffle in Empire

The Empire Village Council is scrambling to find help to man the village office in the wake of the abrupt departure of its deputy clerk.  More...

Local News

County Dates

Tunes to raise local funds   More...

Correction:

Yes, that photo on the cover of the Leelanau Color Tour magazine published last week was taken from Empire Bluff looking toward Empire and the Sleeping Bear Dune with South Bar Lake. Credit Ken Scott for the photo, but not for the mistake. More...

Watch out for deer

Beware of bambis — and does and bucks.  The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to be on guard for deer on roadways. More...

Outdoors

Vlack Park enters a new era

A county landmark enjoyed by generations of fishermen in Solon Township has a different look this week.  Molon Excavating has been at Joe Vlack Memorial Park, working to take it back to its original state — which did not include a pond.&nb More...

Bird migrations well underway

Bird watchers, Leelanau County is your place. But you might be challenged in autumn to fill out your life list. More...

Liberty Hunt yields 10-point for Bingham Township man

Across the state hunters are expected to find a few more deer on Monday for the opener of archery season, but Bingham Township resident Steve Brett says that won’t necessarily be the case. However, patience can make up for a lack of action. 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

Running event raises funds for local schools, TART Trails

To the editor:   More...

We need judge who will advocate for rights

To the editor:   Thanks, Wilma McQueen for bringing attention to Marian’s dedication to advocating for human rights. It’s exactly why she will make an excellent judge, and the reason so many support her candidacy. Again, thank you! More...

What’s next for maintenance at Government Center?

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO September 26, 2013 More...

Omena uprooted by overnight wind storm

The landscape around a large section of Omena was forever changed at about 3:15 a.m. More...

School did observe Constitution Day

You would think things would slow down around here by now. However, with weather holding out the way it has, the past weekend was quite busy. I do have a sneaky suspicion that fall will be here very soon.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  Carolyn T. Karr (Priced Right Builders Inc.) Construct residential add/alteration – master bedroom addition, crawl space, main floor and alteration main floor at 122 W. Summerset Ct. ($29,625).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 22, 2018 Robert H. and Jana L. Johnson to Jesse and Hilary Tien, Lot 34, The Shores No. 2 in Leelanau Township (Valuation Affidavit filed). Matthew J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Ted Cimafranca – (Don Bennett) Excavation for a new covered porch and an additional area for asphalt at 2736 S. More...

Coping with M-204 bridge concerns

Bike lanes lauded

A major road project that has the potential to clog traffic on the only east-west crossing for most of the county has Leelanau officials and business owners thinking about how to mitigate its effect. More...

County to buy affordable home

A legal notice announcing a mortgage foreclosure in last week’s Leelanau Enterprise prompted the Leelanau County Land Bank Authority to hastily convene a special meeting this week and decide to purchase a house in Empire. More...

Residents looked for agenda

Empire Village residents were looking for the village meeting agenda. 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

Leelanauts continue strong play against Elks

Leelanau Tennis found the tough part of the schedule, as they made a trip to Traverse City West last Wednesday.  The Leelanauts fell, 3-5, in the eight matches against the Titans. More...

St. Mary girls place third, boys fifth in Evart

County cross country teams were busy this week. Leland competed in three meets in six days. Glen Lake competed in Kingsley twice, one for the invite and the other for the Jamboree Tuesday.  St. More...

North Bay earns first win at Northport, Glen Lake ties Buckley

Leland rolls in road matches

County soccer teams hit the road Monday for road matchups. North Bay returned home for Northport’s homecoming Saturday, and earned its first victory of the season. Leland shut out Kingsley and Buckley with its high octane offense. More...

Life in Leelanau

Here come Leelanau Apples

Fruit sizing nicely as harvest gets underway

Spice-laced pumpkin sweets may be popular in fall, but they take second place to apple treats, served hot or cold, in Leelanau County.  “There’s nothing like a fresh apple,” said Ed Hahnenberg, owner of Hahnenberg Farm Market i More...

Baking with Leelanau apples

Some for pies, others for sauce

Leelanau is renown for its cherries. But this time of the year, apples are the kings at roadside stands and local farmer’s markets. The Peninsula is becoming an apple-lover’s delight. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Amanda McSauby

Name: Amanda McSauby  Town: Peshawbestown  Resident of county since: 1984  Age and birthplace: 35, Grand Rapids, Michigan   More...

Views

Fire millage request comes with an asterisk

Fire millage renewals — and even increases — have routinely been passed as departments gravitate toward better and more emergency care in Leelanau County.  But a millage increase that will likely be sought in Suttons Bay and Bingham More...

Respect harvested game

With hunting season now in full swing, we fully expect to hear complaints about our coverage of hunting as an outdoor sport.  That’s fair, as some readers take the side of animals in the hunting debate.  More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Jason D. Holland, 27, of 11125 E. More...

13th Circuit Court

Bernardo Gonzalez, 37, of 9229 S. More...

2 arrests reported

A 48-year-old Cedar woman was arrested for domestic violence after an altercation in Cedar.  Last Thursday about 8:15 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on South Kasson Street on a report of an altercation in the front yard of a home.  More...