January 17, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Thoughts on home sales

While no one has a crystal ball, professionals who have been selling homes in the county for decades have observations about what’s going on in the market and what to expect. Following as some of their thoughts:  More...

Talks heat up on rental issues

The topic of “short term rentals” appears to be heating up throughout Leelanau County again, appearing on the agendas of several of the county’s 11 township boards in just the past month. More...

Local News

County Dates

GET OUTDOORS   Bundle up and embrace the great outdoors Saturday at one of two outings planned by the Leelanau Conservancy.  Snowshoe hikes are set for 1 p.m. at the Clay Cliffs Natural Area and Kehl Lake Natural Area. More...

Big crowd attends Taghon race

The smell of gasoline and burning engines filled the air Saturday at the William B. More...

Houtteman in treasurer training

With another couple months before he’s officially “on the job” Lee Houtteman is already learning what it takes to be a township treasurer.  Houtteman, who was appointed last month to replace Glen Arbor Treasurer Terry Gretzema More...

Outdoors

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KEN KORSON has his hands full holding up the 13-point buck he shot on the firearms opener in Bingham Township   More...

Big changes in store for hunters this year

The consensus among deer hunters in Leelanau County is that the nature of their sport will change drastically in 2019. More...

Holding ‘it’ pays off

Melanie Dembowski did her best, but she couldn’t hold it anymore. She had to go to the bathroom.  And then she figured the disturbance eliminated her chance of connecting. 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.   TONIGHT  More...

Views

Two-percent payout required by law

Officials of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians this Thursday morning were hosting what they call a “press event” to announce the tribe’s semi-annual allocation of casino revenue sharing funds to local units of g More...

Poor live in plain sight

Leelanau County’s Sleeping Bear Dunes attracts more than one million visitors each year.  Its perch dunes overlook cerulean blue water that seems to go on forever.  That’s one view of our pleasant peninsula, the “pinkie&rd More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Patti J.  More...

Magistrate Court

Steven A. Davies, 57, of 6410 Western Ave., Glen Arbor – Expired registration plate - $145 fines and costs.  Kim A. Couturier, 65, of 9620 E. Walkabout Lane, Traverse City – Failed to yield - $100 fines and costs.  Bethany A. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 9  9:20 a.m. — Leland Township — Caller requests a welfare check on his father who missed the morning check-in with him.  12:04 p.m. — Bingham Township — Fraud.  More...

 

Cedar reeling after bloody attack

The community of Cedar is still reeling from a violent assault last week in which one family member attacked her own kin.  Bailey K. More...

Home sales dipped in ‘18

Every party ends. So when Leelanau County home sales in 2018 pulled back in both total volume and number of units sold, professionals in the business weren’t surprised. More...

GTB buys steel firm, diversifies

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is continuing to expand its economic development efforts beyond casino gaming and this week announced its acquisition of a steel fabrication firm in Charlevoix. 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

St. Mary wins game of runs against Leland

Olivia Lowe and Lindsey Fleis battled back and forth down low for Leland and St. Mary, as the two teams met at Leland Public Schools.  More...

Ladies of North Bay fall to Grand Traverse

North Bay held small leads throughout the game, but couldn’t hold on for its first win.  The ladies of North Bay fell in a tough game to Grand Traverse Academy, 59-48.  More...

Lakers run past McBain

Glen Lake coach Jason Bradford has been giving bench players a chance to play in recent games.  In another game with the Lakers up big early, Bradford turned to his bench to get them some playing time. More...

Life in Leelanau

Poverty in Paradise

The wealthy tourist area of Leelanau is facing an invisible crisis, where more than 1 out of every 7 children are living in poverty. More...

Child care proves costly for families

The results of a study done by Public Sector Consultants in partnership with Networks Northwest about the challenges families face in finding child care show Leelanau County is in the same boat as other communities around northwest lower Michigan.&nb More...

BEHIND THE PAGES OF THE LEELANAU ENTERPRISE

At the Enterprise, like any business, our strength is our employees. We are blessed to have a team of dedicated professionals working hard to produce the best possible product. Each week we will publish this feature to showcase one of our employees. More...

Letters

Road scraping questioned

To the editor:   More...

Open letter to Congressman Bergman

To the editor:   Congressman, in declaring your support for the President’s wall, you claimed that he “is only asking for support of border policies that Democrats have supported and voted for.”  More...

Central Americans are today’s Irish

To the editor:   The Great Potato Famine forced 2M Irish to come here.  More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 16, 2014   More...

Winter happenings around Omena

It may be the middle of winter, but there’s still lots to do around Omena, both indoors and outdoors. The Leelanau Conservancy provides special opportunities to get outside and enjoy this time of year with its docent-led hikes.  More...

Glen Lake area winter wonderings

Not much going on this time of year in our area. Snowbirds are gone and there are not many tourists coming here. Because much of our area is in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, there are no snowmobiles or snowmobile trails to attract tourists. 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 28, 2018  Fernando Hernandez and Jean P Harang to Hawks Nest 13 LLC, Unit 13, Hawk’s Nest Condominium in Glen Arbor Township.  Jessie Duperon and Eric MacLeod to Christian and Jessie Duperon, Section 28 in Leland Township.&nb More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township  JJ&P Real Estate LLC – (Borealis Homes LLC) Excavation for new dwelling, porches, driveway and septic hookup at 4405 W. Glen Eden Dr. More...