December 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Virus infects county computer system

A virus found a home in the county computer system about two weeks ago, resulting in fake emails requesting money being sent from at least one address of a local official that residents trust.  More...

Local News

Toys for Tots assures happy kids at X-mas

An estimated 150 Leelanau County families and 600 local children celebrated Christmas this week with new toy gifts thanks to the success of the Toys for Tots campaign.  More...

County Dates

BOOK TALK   Empire seasonal resident Katharine “Kit” Crawford Robey will read from her new book, “Cardinal Coat & Other Stories” at 3 p.m. today at the Glen Lake Community Library in Empire. More...

Federal government shutdown, budget

The part-time federal government is still delivering mail that includes Social Security checks, which had been a point of concern for county residents stopping by the Leland Post Office.  More...

Outdoors

Conservancy secures year-end agreements

For everyone who cares about the water quality of Grand Traverse Bay, take heart.  Two parcels of land that are critical to the health of the bay have forever been preserved by the Leelanau Conservancy with conservation easements announced this More...

Early ice: cleaning up on perch

Lifelong county ice fisherman Mike Shimek said we should start early, about 7 a.m. at the state boat launch on Little Glen Lake.  More...

Cold nights needed for stronger lake ice

Ice fisherman are hoping colder nights earlier this week served to form ice on larger inland lakes and stiffened up the coverings on smaller lakes in the county.  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Coming 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

Two paths for America

To the editor:   Common threats unite people; that’s why wartime presidents are so popular. Absent a war, there are two ways politicians can use this phenomenon.  More...

Lame duck, Snyder’s legacy?

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Happy New Year!

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Columns

Holiday tradition continues in Omena

Over 60 children of all ages crowded the Omena Fire Hall to see Santa when he arrived on Christmas Eve. He came down Tatch Road on the township fire truck, driven by Eric Hallett. Kori Wheeler led the caroling, and everyone had a great time.  More...

X-mas recovery in Glen Arbor

By this time everyone has recovered from big dinners, lots of friends and family, happy times and much to celebrating at Christmas. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO December 26, 2013 The owners of a half dozen historic Leelanau County barns used commercially as wedding and reception venues have received violation notices from the Leelanau County Construction Code Authority. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  James B. Zevalkink (Self) Construct residential wood framed covered porch and deck at 10152 N. Shore Dr. ($7,090).  Bernard E. Alford (Mark K. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 14, 2018  Gerald C. Timmis, Trustee under the Gerald C. Timmis Living Trust to himself, Unit 14, Villa Glen Condominium in Empire Township.  Marie E. Shugart, Trustee of the Kenneth D. Shugart and Marie E. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Suttons Bay  Inland Seas Education – (Hallmark Construction Inc.) Excavation for new footing/pier for canopy and veneer Foundation at 100 Dame Street ($100).  Bingham Township  More...

Back to the Old Days: full slate of activities on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve appears to be making a comeback in Leelanau County. Many area businesses have substantial plans for the occasion this year, reviving the pastime when going out on New Year’s Eve was a big deal. More...

Strange lawsuit involves FBI, dog attack

A civil lawsuit that started with a theme of dog attacks man — a somewhat common cause for court intervention — took a turn for the bizarre after a plaintiffs’ home in Leelanau County was searched by the FBI.  More...

Drinking? Designate a driver to celebrate

Law enforcement in Leelanau County has a simple message for drunk drivers: don’t do it.  “Look, if you’re going to be drinking, be a responsible person and get a designated driver,” said Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borko 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

Lakers top Comets

The energy was electric inside the Glen Lake Community Schools high school gym. Leland (3-3, 0-3 NWC) made the trip across the county to face off against Glen Lake (5-0, 3-0 NWC). More...

Shananaquet scores 16 in S-B loss

Suttons Bay (2-5, 1-2 NWC) continues to struggle without Zach Stowe in the middle.  Gavyn Shananaquet led the way for the Norsemen, but Buckley (2-4, 1-2 NWC) proved to be too much for Suttons Bay. More...

St. Mary falls to Muskegon, 74-31

Turnovers were a big problem for St. Mary (2-4).  The Eagles turned the ball over 27 times, leading to easy baskets for Muskegon Catholic Central (4-2, 1-1 Lakes 8 Activities). The Crusaders knocked off the Eagles, 74-31.  More...

Life in Leelanau

Big numbers in bird count

More than 20 birders spread their wings over a 15-mile radius centered on Lake Leelanau last week for the Audubon society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. More...

2018 Rewind: meth, cherries and high water

Jan. 4, 2018 Despite criticism over a lack of public input, the first trail specifically for fat-tire bikes on park property in the county has quickly become a popular draw for various winter-sports enthusiasts. More...

NPS biologist retires after 30 years of service

Sue Jennings, wildlife biologist at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, will retire Saturday, after 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS) — nearly 10 of them at the National Lakeshore. More...

Views

Community theater aptly named in S-B

It’s a new year and a new beginning for the county’s timeless entertainment center.  Within days of a call to action, members of the Suttons Bay community have united behind a mission, formed a nonprofit, and lined up a doubleheader More...

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Mantra for 2019: Be calm

Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace. The biggest day of the year is in the rearview mirror. We’ve decked the halls; jingled the bells; had our own Christmas baking championship; and shopped ‘til we’ve dropped. More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 19  10:06 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Caller wanted on record that she is seeing a lot of vehicle speeding through town and fears that someone will get hurt.  12:33 p.m. More...

Magistrate Court

Melissa S. Seese, 29, of 19973 Bronson Lake Rd., Interlochen – Speeding 60 in a 55 mph zone - $120 fines and costs.  Theodore J. Lanham, 93, of 2747 S. More...