December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter ushers itself into Leelanau County

There’s a lilt in Kerry Kelly’s voice this week.  The chairman of the Friends of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is enthused about predictions for the first significant lake effect snow episode of the winter.  In fact, a winter More...

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SWEARING IN the 2017-2019 Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was 13th Circuit Court Chief Judge Thomas G. Power, left. 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

Peterson, Okerlund lift Lakers past Glads

The team Traverse City St. Francis shut down in the 2016 district final is not the team St. More...

New-look Cats stymie Comets

Dave Ginsberg promised a good defensive team when he took over as coach of the Northport boys in August — and his Wildcats delivered during their 2016-17 debut this week.  The Wildcats kept visiting Leland off the score sheet for the entir More...

After winless season, St. Mary starts 1-0

Clint Couturier refused to let last year’s 0-19 campaign take a toll on his players. “They were kind of carrying last year around with them,” Couturier said of the St. Mary boys. 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

DeVos has not supported public schools

Letter to the Editor;   Does your child attend public school? If so, you have reason for concern. Trump has nominated Betsy DeVos, Michigan billionaire and major donor to the GOP, for Secretary of Education.  More...

Kids should learn to question blind obedience

Letter to the Editor;   This is an open letter to our county’s teachers and school administrators.  Teachers and school administrators: The world’s worst atrocities have been enabled by a collective blind obedience. More...

DeVos wrong choice for education; improve public schools

Letter to the Editor;   More...

Columns

Man with Omena ties writes about gay rights struggle, speaks on NPR

Omena has another author to claim. Cleve Jones has recently written a memoir, “When We Rise.” His parents, Austin and Marion Jones, were summer residents in Omena, and his aunt, Suzie Mulligan, lives here. More...

Trail groomer heads north from Glen Arbor

* * *  We knew the weather was going to change, and change it did.  * * *  More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO December 8, 2011 More...

Courts

Accused of stealing from elderly man

A 62-year-old Roseville woman pleaded guilty to failure to appear for arraignment on a felony charge of embezzlement by an agent or a trustee.  Kathryn M. More...

86th District Court

James M. Oren, 24, 10820 S. Orchard Way, Traverse City — Pleaded guilty to probation violation; probation continued; to serve an additional five days in jail.  Autumn R. More...

Alcohol suspected in 2 Elmwood incidents

A 20-year-old Traverse City man was arrested for drunken driving after he backed his vehicle up a little too far and went into a ditch.  Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call at about 7:10 p.m. More...

Santa to visit at Hilltoppers; arts and crafts in Provemont

Santa has another busy weekend planned in Leelanau County. More...

Security tight for recount

Leelanau to host Benzie Co.

The actual process for conducting a presidential recount can seem surreal. More...

Developer floats 266-unit RV plan for Timbershores

Another plan for what’s left of the former Timbershores property — about 178 acres that includes 1,600 feet of frontage on Grand Traverse Bay — will likely be pitched to Leelanau Township officials in the coming months. More...

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County Dates

Campground lease on agenda   More...

Board chair Rentenbach plans to run again for County Board

Don’t count out Carolyn “Peachy” Rentenbach, who holds the distinction of being the first Democrat to ever lead the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners. More...

Commissioners sworn in, attend meeting

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners and one commissioner-elect participated in a day-long “orientation session,” at the county Government Center on Friday. More...

Life in Leelanau

HAIL MARY: Queen of the Cooks

Suttons Bay cook known for award-winning wild game entrées, delectable desserts

Newspaper columnist Harriet van Horne said, “Cooking is like love. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Tim Sutherland

Name: Tim Sutherland  Town or township of residence: Glen Arbor.  Resident of county since: 1970.  Age and birthplace: 62; Lansing, Michigan.   More...

County Cuisine

Famous cookies from the Lodge

Today's recipe comes to us from Chef Tyler Chaffer of Bogey's 19th Hole inside the Leland Lodge. They offer it at Bogey's as a special dessert…three warm, melty cookies paired with a pint of cold milk, a snack fit for Santa himself. More...

Views

Time to re-evaluate special deer seasons

our opinion

With three hunting seasons still underway or about to begin, it seems a good time to discuss what we’ve heard about the deer hunt in Leelanau County.  More...

Who won the scavenger hunt?

Speaking of deer, has anybody claimed the prize in the Ken Scott photo named “Buck Pole?” that ran last week?  We know one interested person who walked the Lake Michigan shoreline looking for the dead and critter-ravaged buck depicte More...

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Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Village of Northport  Keven C. and Amy S. Murphy (Charles D. Reinertson) Construct residential addition to an existing single family dwelling, one story, wood frame, main floor at 504 N. Mill Street ($15,200).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 23  Dale C. Schuhknecht to himself, Section 34 in the City of Traverse City.  Claudia S. Pavloff to Shirley S. Roth, Lots 19 and 20 of Roaring Brook Subdivision in Leelanau Township.  Claudia S. Pavloff to Shirley S. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  More...