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Local News

‘Workforce housing’ gains ground

Good news about several affordable “workforce housing” projects in Leelanau County reported last week was bolstered this week by even more good news.  Leelanau County has been awarded $103,672 from the Michigan State Housing Developm More...

Enterprise big winner in national contest

The Leelanau Enterprise, named Newspaper of the Year last spring by the Michigan Press Association, also received top awards this month in the National Newsaper Association’s Better Newspaper and Adverising Contest. More...

Median price of homes sold tops $300K; other records stand

While records set in 2017 for the number of homes sold and total value look like they’ll stand, one mark is in danger of falling.  That’s the median price for home sales, which bumped above $300,000 for the first three quarters of 20 More...

Outdoors

N. Manitou hunt draws 100+

Deer hunters are lined up to go to North Manitou Island.  A special deer hunt which begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 3 is aimed at controlling the deer herd and preserving the natural vegetation on the island.  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

Soutas-Little’s record stands for itself

To the editor:   In regards to David Hunter’s letter supporting Patricia Soutas-Little; I agree her record stands for itself.  She voted two times not to lower taxes, once to increase them. More...

Bahle puts service above self

To the editor:   More...

Vote ‘No’ on Prop. 2

To the editor:   There is a National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) initiated by Obama and Eric Holder.  More...

Views

Fire and Rescue request unusual, needs support

About one month ago we wrote that the Suttons Bay- Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority millage comes with an asterisk.  The asterisk remains, but we still recommend supporting the request. More...

Millage ‘required’ by Constitution

While we are cautious about supporting property tax requests for longer than three or four years, the millage before voters in the Glen Lake Community Schools district on Nov. 6 is demanded by the state Constitution. More...

Do political leanings reflect level of education?

I’ve been seeing a lot in the national news over the past couple of years about pollsters using “educational attainment” as one of the key predictors of how people stand on certain political issues and how they may vote. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Empire Beach House LLC (Render Construction Inc.) Demolish single family dwelling, wood frame one story with attached garage at 11295 S. Lake Michigan Drive ($1).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

October 1, 2018  Victor J. and Nancy A. Lisabeth to themselves, Lot 13, an addition to Koszarek Acres in Bingham Township.  Nancy A. Lisabeth to Victor J. and Nancy A. Lisabeth, Trustees of the Victor J. Lisabeth and Nancy A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Jim Black – (Jeff April) Excavation to dig up cement pad in back addition new footing and slab addition at 7782 E. More...

 

Stifeled comment

OMA violation alleged in Empire

The Open Meetings Act (OMA) may have been violated by the Empire Village president when he “gaveled down” an audience member during public comment at a meeting earlier this month.  So says village resident Meg Walton who raised the q More...

Marina project gets boost in Elmwood

Major upgrades to the Elmwood Township Marina will likely get underway in the spring with the infusion of nearly $1 million in state grant funding to help pay for an estimated $2 million project. More...

Great grapes: harvest underway

Much of Leelanau’s autumn agriculture is hanging by a vine. 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 blanks McBain NMC, 8-0

The Leland Comets walked away from Thursday’s match against Harbor Springs as district champions. The Comets traveled to Cadillac Tuesday to face off against McBain Northern Michigan in the regional semifinal. More...

Glen Lake holds off Grayling, earns playoff spot

Glen Lake earned a huge win Friday. Glen Lake (5-4, 4-0 NMFLLeaders) held on to defeat Grayling (3-6, 3-3 NMFL-Legends), 27-19, behind a strong day from Joey Fosmore and the running attack from Glen Lake. More...

Suttons Bay rolls over Mesick

Suttons Bay finished off a solid regular season with another victory. Suttons Bay (8-1, 4-1 Midwest) ran past Mesick (4-5, 4-2 West Michigan) Friday, 42-6 behind a strong running attack. More...

Life in Leelanau

Voters to decide fate of recreational pot issue

Recent statewide polling suggests that a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan could pass with up to 62-percent voter approval on Nov. 6. More...

Both sides on Proposal 2 presented

Eric Lind of Suttons Bay Township knows a few things about redistricting and will vote “no” on Proposal 2 on the Nov. 6 ballot. More...

County Cuisine

Indulge in chocolate delight

This rich chocolate dessert from Bogey’s 19th Hole in the Leland Lodge is sure to make you happy. This delicious chocolate delight will make you turn away from vanilla maybe for good. More...

Columns

Trivia Night raises funds for teen program

The Team Trivia event this past Saturday to raise money for Leelanau Investing For Teens (LIFT) was a fun and successful evening aft the VFW Hall in Lake Leelanau. Omena residents, Jack and Leah Dunn were the emcees for the evening. More...

Weather no wet blanket on events

It was a pretty tough weekend, this past weekend. Rain, a little snow and uncomfortable damp cold. That’s DAMP.  The Halloween Party in Glen Arbor, because it was wet and cold was moved to the Glen Arbor Township Hall. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO October 24, 2013   More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Oct. 17  2:09 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Male and female arguing in casino parking lot.  6:23 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller’s horses got out. Caller doesn’t know where they are. More...

86th District Court

Austin G. Miller, 24, of 114 W. Fourth St., Northport — Pleaded no contest to breaking and entering without owners permission; bond continued; pre-sentence investigation ordered; to be sentenced Nov. 16.  Rachel M. More...

13th Circuit Court

Cleaton J. Cantrell, 64, of 10636 E. More...