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Communities nix recreational pot

Local units of government throughout Leelanau appear to be eager to “opt out” of allowing commercial marijuana related establishments and marijuana facilities anywhere near them.   More...

Local News

County Dates

BAYSIDE TRAVELLERS TO MEET Grab your dancin’ shoes and dish to pass Saturday and head to the Bayside Travellers Traditional Dance Society’s holiday potluck and dance from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Solon Township hall. SANTA’S WORKSHOP More...

Maple City family mourns father, just a month after son

A Maple City family who lost a 20-year-old son in a car accident last month is mourning the loss of another family member this week.  Daniel Case, 39, died at home Sunday, from what’s believed to have been complications after knee surgery More...

Wagner resigns; to join MDOT

The Leelanau County Road Commission’s Managing Director for the past three years, Dan Wagner, has resigned to accept a position with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). More...

Outdoors

Observances point to firearms deer season on par with those in past

Tim Lyon is perplexed that more successful hunters didn’t bring deer into the Traverse City service center in exchange for “successful harvest” patches, but the dropoff may not be a reflection of the overall success for the 2018 fir More...

Deer disease creeps north

Some 50 tags were ordered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources service center in Traverse City for harvested deer whose owners wanted them tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).  They’ve all been used with a month of deer hun 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  10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. More...

Letters

Leelanau icon will be missed

To the editor:   Northern Michigan lost an Icon, a Pioneer, a Mentor.  John and I both worked for Bernie, at Boskydel vineyard, in the early nineties. More...

U.S. lags in life index

To the editor: More...

Slow down Ironman

To the editor:   Promoters of the Ironman race are pushing for a discussion on race routes. More...

Columns

Vice mayor at the helm

It’s December already! Less than a month until it’s 2019. Where did this year go?? More...

G-A abuzz with holiday activity

The weather has been pretty sketchy the last week or so, be very careful.  This is the time year for holiday parties and by holiday I mean Christmas, say it loud and say it proud. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO December 5, 2013 More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Tuesday, Nov. 27  8:28 a.m. — Solon Township — Gray Volkswagen Passat driving recklessly. Passing on double-yellow lines. Inconsistent speeds.  12:57 a.m. — Empire Township — Trespassing.  2:49 p.m. More...

Man charged in hit and run

A 40-year-old Traverse City man was arraigned Monday on a charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.  Michael Harley Moore turned himself in at the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office about 5 p.m. More...

Drunk driving charges levied

A 64-year-old Cedar man was arrest Friday after an incident in Cleveland Township.  About 7:20 that evening, deputies responded to a residence on East Sullivan Woods Road in reference to a disorderly person.  Upon arrival, the deputies inte More...

County loses icons

There were far too many reasons for Leelanau County residents to fly their flags at half-mast this week.  Dean Robb, a well-known civil rights lawyer and longtime Suttons Bay resident, died Dec. More...

G-L teachers reject contract

A state mediator may be brought in to help the Glen Lake Board of Education and the teacher’s union come to a contract agreement. 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

Seniors lead Fall Dream Team

A great fall it was in Leelanau County.  We saw what happened on the pitch and on the volleyball court, but the other fields were full of excitement as well. More...

St. Mary runs past North Bay

Eagles and Norsemen met on the floor in Northport.  St. Mary (1-0) defeated North Bay (0-1) behind a strong game from senior captain Lindsey Fleis, 55-35.  More...

Comets use strong defense to defeat Bulldogs, 58-19

Olivia Lowe imposed her will in the first game of the season.  Lowe piled up 33 points, as Leland (1-0) earned its first win of the season, 58-19. More...

Life in Leelanau

EVERGREEN: Bells of Christmas provide scent, sights of the season

Walking into the workshop that is Bells of Christmas Gift Shop and Farmers Market is a sensory delight.  The first step in the door the scent of fresh evergreens, balsam fire, cedar, waft through the air. More...

Hanukkah celebration begins for local families

For Deb Kuhn and Judy Levin, Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday commemorating the miracle of one night’s worth of oil lasting eight nights, is a celebration of love, warmth, family and food.  Hanukkah began at sunset Sunday and will run through More...

Sexton job ‘anything but morbid’ in Leland

Leland Township sexton Barb Woods thought her new job might be morbid, but she applied anyway.  It’s been anything but, reports the Lake Leelanau resident who just completed her first season.  She’s had to become part sleuth.&nb More...

Views

Shining stars dimmed

Leelanau County — and America — will need to dig deep to replace points of light that are moving to their final resting places.  Gone are Dean Robb, Bernie Rink, George Weeks, Don Schwendemann and Fred Petroskey, all contributors of More...

Legend of Leg Lamp continues at Campbells

The Leg Lamp.  No other secular object associated with Christmas elicits the emotional punch I get from the leg lamp.  It represents a family tradition that surpasses socks hung on the fireplace mantle and the hanging of Christmas lights.&n More...

Heard around Leelanau

“When someone is in need, the community comes together to help.”  — Robin Vilter said, regarding the response to the death of Daniel Case — the second death in the family in a one-month period.   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township  John E. and Anne M. Avery (Pathway Homes LLC) Construct single family dwelling, one story wood frame, unfinished basement, main floor, covered porches and unfinished attached garage at 10122 E. Palisades Lane ($198,720).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 26, 2018  John E. Spring and Sita M. Spring, Co-Trustees of the John E. Spring Trust to John E. and Sita M. Spring, Lot 2, Section 31 in Glen Arbor Township.  John E. and Sita M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Empire Glen Aylsworth – (Larry Lelito) Excavation to construct a storage building, septic system and driveway at 11549 S. Leelanau Highway ($218). Glen Arbor Township More...