January 3, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Storm ushers in new year

Leelanau County residents ringing in 2019 were greeted with a surprise from Mother Nature beginning New Year’s Eve and carrying into the new year. More...

Local News

County Dates

Get Outdoors   Now that we have snow it’s time to get out and enjoy it! There’s an open house Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. to show off the 7-mile trail system at Leelanau State Park.  Reduce, reuse, recycle   More...

New sewer operator for Leland Twp.

A new company is operating the Leland Township sewer.  Infrastructure Alternative, Inc. More...

First wine event of ‘19

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail will host Sips and Soups, Saturday, Jan. More...

Outdoors

Winter sports lovers thrilled with snow

The new year brought a new perspective to winter sports in Leelanau County. More...

Life in Leelanau

Retailers report strong sales

When it comes to holiday shopping in Leelanau County, there are some things Amazon.com can’t replicate. More...

2018 Rewind: signs, security & second chances

July 5, 2018 A lawsuit against the owner of Noverr Farm in Elmwood Township has been dismissed, but neighbors are still concerned that “special events” such as wedding receptions conducted at the property will continue to cause problems. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Dave Popa

Name: Dave Popa  Town: Cedar  Resident of county since: “62 and a half years.”  Age and birthplace: 64, Bingham Township  Occupation: Retired   More...

Columns

Omena gone to ‘the dogs’

It’s only fitting, with a cat for Mayor and two canine vice mayors, and a press secretary goat, that Omena should welcome its new furry residents. There were five, at least, who came to live in Omena in 2018. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 2, 2014 More...

Courts

Brothers violate hunting law

Two brothers who reside in Centerville Township have pleaded guilty to state game violations related to tags used on a pair of bucks shot on the opening day of firearms season.  More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 26  3:33 p.m. — Leland Township — Caller saw someone burning a large brush pile. Worried it might not be controlled. (Attended brush pile).  4:35 p.m. More...

Man arrested after rollover accident

A 38-year-old Honor man was arrested Friday night after a one-car crash in Empire Township.  Glen Lake Fire and Leelanau County deputies responded to W. Glenmere Road near Benzonia Trail shortly after 10 p.m. More...

Top three stories for 2018

We can’t remember how long it’s been since elections were at the top of the Leelanau Enterprise “top ten” list of stories – especially in a mid-term election year with no presidential candidates on the ballot. More...

Local groups share windfall

Owners and operators of Discovery Pier in Greilickville, the Leelanau Trail, and other local nonprofit organizations will benefit from more than $2.16 million in state funding as part of a $1.3 billion supplemental spending plan approved by the State More...

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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

2018 Review: State Championship runs galore

Editor’s note: Following is a list of our top 10 sports stories of 2018. Ring in the new year in sports by reliving the year that was. More...

Glen Lake splits games at Grand Haven Tournament

Glen Lake (6-1, 3-0 NWC) suffered its first loss Friday. A cold first half doomed the Lakers, as Holland Christian (5-0) held on late for a 48-44 victory over Glen Lake. More...

Hazelton, Okerlund stand atop county leading scorers

The two leading scorers from last year are at it again.  Reece Hazelton and Xander Okerlund have come out of the gates strong in the first seven games of the 2018-19 season, leading the county in scoring with 19.6 and 19.3 points per game respec 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  More...

Views

Volunteers make Leelanau special

Will 2018 be remembered as the year of the volunteer?  In Leelanau County, that would be quite an accomplishment. For years, volunteer armies equipped with private donations have made huge impacts on our quality of life.  More...

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Full Story

What went wrong with county projects?

It’s the time of year for top 10 lists and Leelanau County is no exception. The Enterprise’s list of “top ten stories” for 2018 appears this week, with the sale of the county weekly making No. 5. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Cleveland Township  Frank M. and Nancy G. Zerilli (Philip E. Beehler) Construct single family dwelling, one story wood frame, unfinished and finished basement, main floor, covered porch and finished detached garage at 1080 W. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 21, 2018  Jon R. Constant to himself and Mary K. Constant, Section 28 in Elmwood Township.  Jon R. and Mary K. Constant to Jody Harmeson and Kacie Bogard, Section 28 in Elmwood Township.  More...

Deaths recorded in county

John J. Frederick, 93, of Peninsula Township died December 16 in Elmwood Township  Harold L. More...