January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Short-term rentals under a spotlight

So far, only two ordinances

One of only two short-term rental ordinances approved by local governments in Leelanau County may soon be updated. More...

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices

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

Drake’s blue-collar tally helps Team USA top Canada, win gold

Delaney Drake had probably heard the adage 1,000 times: Good things happen when you put pucks on net. More...

Coach bids adieu amid nine-game win streak

The Northport girls sent their coach off a winner on Tuesday.  The farewell, a 38-16 road victory over Burt Lake NMCA, was only fitting considering what the Lady Wildcats accomplished under Casey Wilcox in just 10 games this season.  More...

St. Mary racks off fifth straight win

St. Mary may not want to mess with its halftime routine anytime soon.  Not after what the Lady Eagles did last week, anyway. More...

Life in Leelanau

Yoga warriors work out the kinks in Solon Township

Real men do wear yoga pants. Just ask the six guys who are showing up for a new yoga class being held at 7:30 a.m. every Friday at the Solon Township Hall in Cedar. More...

County schools prepare to offer CPR instruction

County students will soon be learning what could be the most important lesson of their lives. Beginning in 2017-18, Michigan students in grades 7-12 will be required to have CPR instruction in order to graduate. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jerry Reynard

Name: Jerry Reynard Town or township of residence: Leland Township Resident of county since: 1991 when I moved up here from Ann Arbor with my wife. More...

Views

Housing as a county priority

It’s extremely early in the two-year life of the new Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, but so far we like what we’ve seen.  Let’s look at the eternal “affordable housing” issue, for lack of a better name.  More...

Open conversation needed

Being that the Enterprise could be considered a center for the promotion of public discussion — which sounds something like a coffee klatch — we’d like to offer our insight into the plight of the International Coffee Club of America More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Jessica S. Allington, 38, 5175 Kirt Road, Lake Leelanau — Pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license; sentenced to credit for jail time served and fines and costs of $250. Peter F. Anderson, 64, P.O. More...

Northport man faces felony charges and bond violation

A 21-year-old Northport man is facing felony weapons charges after a domestic violence incident that took place Dec. 22 at a Leelanau Township residence.  Daniel E. More...

Northport woman charged with driving ‘super’ drunk

A 26-year-old Northport woman pleaded not guilty in 86th District Court on Tuesday to two drunken driving charges after going off the road in Leelanau Township and hitting a tree with two young children in the vehicle. More...

Two state troopers will be stationed in Leelanau

Including Tropf, from Northport

Two troopers from the Michigan State Police post in Cadillac will soon be stationed in Leelanau County as part of the “resident trooper concept.”  One of the troopers, Jason Tropf, hails from Leelanau County.   More...

Marina, casino behind recall

Recall petition disallowed

The fate of a new $29 million casino and a proposed $23 million, 216-slip marina on West Grand Traverse Bay in Peshawbestown appear to be at the heart of what members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians call a “major power More...

Couples part of small business mix that drives county economy

Owning a business in Leelanau County can be rewarding and hard work. So when married couples own and run a business, does that double the reward — and workload? More...

Special Sections

Local News

Christian Neighbors project underway

$345,000 raised so far

Leelanau Christian Neighbors’ new home in Lake Leelanau is shaping up, with the building’s reconfigured layout already roughed in.  The building, located at 7322 E. More...

Packard celebration of life slated

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at Suttons Bay Congregational Church for Judy Ellen (Wolnosky) Packard of Lake Leelanau who died Dec. More...

Science classes move to new heights at St. Mary School

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Outdoors

Buzzy Steimel, Leelanau County’s coyote eradicator

Suttons Bay sportsman targets coyotes for the thrill of the hunt — and he does it well

Save a deer. Shoot a coyote. That’s how local sportsman Buzzy Steimel sees it, anyway. “I’ve been there, did that,” said Steimel, proprietor of Rainbow Painting in Suttons Bay Township. More...

Snowmobilers gear up for memorial drag race

Empire residents, start your engines.  The Empire Chamber of Commerce will hold the second Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race at the Empire Airport on Saturday.  The event will feature stock, improved and open classes plus vint More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

March for equal pay, reproductive health care, planet

To the Editor:   More...

No rec center for residents on fixed incomes

To the editor:   To the people of our town of Suttons Bay. I hope the big school super doesn’t have any more plans for our money. Most of us are on Social Security and we really need a new gym and swimming pool. More...

Votes protect us from ourselves; more ‘vital laws’

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Weather good for snowshoes, not picnics

Six Omena women traveled to East Lansing on Saturday on a trip sponsored by the City Opera House and the Wharton Center of Michigan State University to see the Broadway production of the Carol King musical, “Beautiful.” It was a great sho More...

Winter music series ‘not a nostalgia program’

Once again, and as usual, the weather is the normal topic of conversation at this time of year — although it really is rather amazing that there is so much ice, snow and cold temperatures with all the hot air going around about the election. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO January 19, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Leelanau Township  RCRR LLC (Self) Construct foundation only for residential unfinished detached garage, one story, masonry at 9755 N. Onominese Trail ($21,840).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

January 6, 2017  Leelanau Interiors, Inc. to Stanley R. Brubaker, Lot 4, Section 22 in Glen Arbor Township.  Stanley R. Brubaker to himself, as initial Trustee of the Stanley R. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township  Century Link of Michigan, Inc. – (R. Roese Contracting Co. Inc.) Excavation to replace existing bad cable on M-22 between N. Thoreson Rd. and S. Thoreson Rd. More...