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Enterprise history spans generations in Leelanau

The Leelanau Enterprise is one of the county’s oldest businesses, chronicling the people, places and events of Leelanau County for more than 140 years.  More...

Leelanau Enterprise established 1877

Owners list  D. H. Derby 1877-1879 W.C. Nelson 1879-1925 Dayton Selby 1925-1939 Gerald Selby 1939-1943 Fred & Julia Dickinson 1943-1948  Karl & Clarice N. Detzer 1948-1951 Don Gordon & E.J. More...

S-B grad, still missing, known as good Samaritan

The search continued yesterday for a Leelanau County native who has been missing since Sept. 24.  Randy Day, 42, is a Garfield Township resident who went missing after leaving for a kayaking trip on west Grand Traverse Bay.  More...

Local News

County: no Sheriff’s boat, up to $3 million to repair building

Both good news and bad news related to Leelanau County’s 2019 budget was emerging this week with a public budget hearing slated for Tuesday evening at the county Government Center. More...

County Dates

Serve up the meatballs   More...

Corrections:

Due to incorrect meeting minutes, the high bidder on a project in Solon Township was misidentified in a story last week. A. J. Excavating — not Leelanau Excavating — was the high bidder on the Vlack Park project. More...

Outdoors

Opening Connection

IT DIDN’T take long for Sam Shimek of Cedar to fill a buck tag. Shimek downed a stately eight-point with a crossbow shortly after the season opened Monday morning. While he usually connects with a buck, this one was his largest to date.   More...

Salmon to be had in Crystal River

Now is the time for river fishing.  Coho and Chinook salmon have made their way down to the Crystal River in Glen Arbor, and Pauline Campbell couldn’t be happier with the results.  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. — Step Aerobics: Old Art Building, Leland; $8. More...

Letters

Ironman will tie up roads

To the editor:   Leelanau County cannot handle 2,400 bicyclists riding all over the county on roads closed to other traffic, as the Ironman race organizers have planned, without our townships’ approval.  More...

Kavanaugh is ‘lying’

To the editor:   After watching and listening to the testimonies of Dr. Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh I had to draw the following conclusions.  More...

Candidate history about hard work,fair play

To the editor:   Mike Long has a long history of hard work, fair play, and leadership skills. More...

Columns

Many Omena hands helped UnCaged

In spite of some chilly weather, the Sixth Annual Leelanau Uncaged was another huge success. The temperature didn’t get out of the 50’s, but there was — for the sixth year in a row — no rain. More...

Festival, heritage and color coming to G-L area

We took a short trip up to the UP, (Ya, hey), and the colors had not changed up there either. We had a great time seeing our girls at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO October 3, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Kasson Township  Gleen C and Shari L Hirt Trust (Rembrandt Construction Inc.) Construct residential finished detached garage, unfinished storage second floor at 11600 S. Tower Road ($38,080).   Leland Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 11, 2018  Leelanau Conservancy to Mark W. Rios, Trustee of the Mark W. Rios Living Trust and Guy E. Ringler, Trustee of the Guy E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Northport  Tom’s Food Market Inc. – (Elmer’s Crane & Dozer Inc.) Excavation for a parking lot at 105 W. More...

 

Body of Suttons Bay native Randy Day has been recovered

The body of Suttons Bay native Randy Day was recovered last Wednesday afternoon from West Grand Traverse Bay near Neahtawanta Point.Further coverage will appear in the Oct. 11 issue of the Enterprise. More...

Subscribers can dowload the Snowfall Contest entry form here

Leelanau Enterprise Snowfall Contest entry form More...

New era for Enterprise  Free Access 

Won’t be part of ‘chain’

The Leelanau Enterprise, Michigan Newspaper of the Year and an institution in Leelanau County since 1877, has a new owner. J. Louis Mullen of Buffalo, Wyo. is the 15th owner in the newspaper’s history that dates back 141 years. More...

Stories change at Schocko hearing

Hearing put on hold

The daughter of a Benzie woman accused of providing the drug that killed a Suttons Bay man was warned Tuesday about perjuring herself while on the witness stand.  “There seems to be a conflict here,” said District Court Judge Michael More...

Questions remain for Ironman

New route proposed

In response to public pressure, organizers of a 2019 Ironman event have changed the route of proposed 56-mile bike course through Leelanau County. Now, only half of the biking event is expected to occur in Leelanau County. 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 posts three shutouts, G-L gets past North Bay

Drawings for the 2018 boys soccer districts have been done, and county teams will face off against each other. In the first match of the districts Monday, Oct. 15, North Bay will host Leland.  More...

SB runs past Ashley on homecoming

Suttons Bay didn’t disappoint the homecoming crowd. The Norsemen (5-1, 2-1 Midwest) ran past Ashley (1-5), 54-12, behind a strong running performance. More...

Glen Lake holds off Elk Rapids

Glen Lake remains atop the Northern Michigan Football Conference - Leaders division.  Glen Lake (3-3, 3-0 NMFL) defeated Elk Rapids (4-2, 2-1 NMFL) Friday, 23-15, behind 265 yards on the ground.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Have fun with county snowfall

Enterprise snowfall contest opens; what’s your prediction?

It’s anybody’s guess how harsh — or mild — the upcoming snowy season will be. But the opportunity is here to win some cash with your guess as well as county-wide esteem. More...

There’s good, bad news from pumpkin patches

‘Tis the season for jack-o’-lanterns. But growing the traditional Halloween accoutrement isn’t always easy.  “My crop was really bad,” said Gallagher’s Farm Market farm manager James Hart. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Derrick Hall

Name: Derrick Hall  Town: Maple City  Resident of county since: 2011  Age and birthplace: 50, Wichita Falls, Texas  Occupation: Operations manager at Kurtz Movers   More...

Views

Keep letters short, and fairness counts

It’s probably time for our discussion about letter length and content, as well as the spirit of fairness in political campaigns.  The last one probably set a smile on your face. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Heard around Leelanau

“It’s been a constant. It’s got a foothold in the county as a longstanding business, and you’ve come to trust the people who work there. More...

Courts

86th District Court

Judith L. More...

Northport man arrested for breaking into home

A 24-year-old Northport man was arraigned this week after allegedly breaking in to an occupied home Friday morning.  Austin G. Miller of 114 N. More...

Empire man arrested for assaulting his girlfriend

A 38-year-old Empire man was arraigned this week after allegedly assaulting his longtime girlfriend.  Brock M. More...