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Beavers taking over park; dam must go

Which should go first, the beavers or the dam?  The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners was called upon to decide that question this week and it appears they have an answer.  The beavers, it seems, have been too elusive, determined and c More...

Local News

‘Bolt’ could become community fundraiser

Sawyer Scott is working hard to put together what may be Northport’s shortest-ever race, which he’s scheduled for Sept. 1. But his drive behind the effort is not a love of running. More...

World-class musician to be performing in Cedar

The long-awaited performance of French hornist Leelanee Sterrett, a Leelanau County native and member of the New York Philharmonic (NYP), will take place this weekend in the annual Leelanau Summer Music Festival. More...

County Dates

Meetings set in Northport   More...

Outdoors

Leelanau beaches get clean bill of health

So far this summer, water quality at Leelanau County beaches has been excellent.  The Benzie-Leelanau Health Department (BLDHD) samples 11 sites each Wednesday from June through Labor Day. Seven of the 11 are located in Leelanau County. More...

State warning includes fish caught in Leelanau Co. waters

Fish caught in Leelanau County are basically safe to eat — but be wary of certain species. And don’t eat too much. More...

LAKESHORE CALENDAR

TODAY  9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Kraitz Log Cabin Preservation Project on Bohemian Road, Maple City. Project continues Friday and Saturday in coordination with Historic Sleeping Bear.  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.   TODAY  7:20-8:20 a.m. More...

Views

The high calling of twp., village governing

It’s with regret that we, too, accept the resignation of Debbie Street as the Elmwood Township treasurer.  Our tenure at the Enterprise roughly parallels that of Ms. More...

Quit the PILT fights

It looks downright silly for county commissioners to continually fight with their township brethren over allocations of a pot of money provided by the federal government.  More...

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Courts

Cleveland woman known for centennial barn faces felonies

A 62-year-old Cleveland Township woman known for her ownership of what’s been termed the “Centennial Barn” was arraigned in District Court Tuesday on two charges of welfare fraud.  Susan M. Shields of 1042 W. More...

86th District Court

John Paul Antoine, 33, of 3705 N. Aus Me Dah Keh Mi, Suttons Bay — Sentenced after pleading guilty to a probation violation; to service eight additional days in jail; probation continued.  Clara L. More...

Magistrate Court

Alora H. Ordiway, 18, 6770 Cherrywood Drive, Kingsley - Excessive speed for conditions - $252 fines and costs.  Louis D. Andary III, 28, 111 Barrington Plane, Dearborn - Speeding 65 mph in 55-mph zone - $165 fines and costs.  Chistian V. More...

 

Jail roof already in need of replacement

$1 million pricetag

Having paid nearly $1 million last year to install an all-new heating, ventilating and air conditioning system in the county’s Law Enforcement Center, the county next year will likely need to spend another $1 million to replace the building&rsq More...

Cherry set-aside at 31%

Sweets after tarts?

Something different is going on at the Shimek cherry farm near Maple City. The harvest will begin next week with tart cherries first and sweet cherries to follow. 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

Popp, St. Mary lead Dream Team

Four bases, three strikes, two teams and one winner.  These nine athletes showed out on the diamond, and made this year's Softball Dream Team.  The Dream Team is assembled in a collaborative effort between county coaches and the Enterprise More...

Suttons Bay hosts soccer tournament for Eric Royston

Soccer is one of the many sports that can bring everyone together.  Suttons Bay high school played host to a 3-on-3 soccer tournament to help raise money for Eric Royston on Sunday morning. More...

Mattson returns to G-L

Familiar place, familiar face.  Mark Mattson is returning to Glen Lake Community Schools to be the new Athletic Director and Assistant Principal.  “It’s surreal and very exciting to be back at Glen Lake,” Mattson said. More...

Life in Leelanau

No Pay. High Reward.

Lakeshore volunteers add to retirement benefits

If you live in Leelanau County during the summer season, making a buck is easy.  Making a difference, though, is another story.  And a story that’s well worth it, according to the many volunteers who donate their time to preserve and More...

Get involved!

Some volunteer positions at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are specialized and require particular talents, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as a background check. Other positions only require a desire and willingness to volunteer. More...

Nonprofit continues work to restore South Fox building

Not all Leelanau County historic buildings were built on the peninsula. More...

Letters

Seniors deserve a ‘yes’ vote

To the editor:   Today we delivered our absentee ballots to our Elmwood Township clerk. We happily filled the “yes” oval in favor of the Senior Services millage proposal.  More...

Declaration remains vibrant, relevant; see you in 2019

To the editor:   What a way to start the Fourth! Thanks to those who read the Declaration of Independence at each of the nine county post offices. If you missed it, I encourage you to read it today. More...

Asylum claims ignored by the Trump adminstration

To the editor:   Politics seems to have overwhelmed the immigration discussion.  Here are a few facts in an effort to bring some reason to what otherwise seems dominated by emotion:   Illegal immigration is at the lowest point in rece More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO July 11, 2013 More...

Voting hot in Omena mayoral race

Breaking news on the Omena political scene!  Current Mayor Parker Joyce will not run for re-election. After 21 dog-years in office, he hopes to pass the hat to his son, Clyde. More...

Mid-week Fourth of July slows revelry

The Fourth of July was, as usual, very very busy. The Glen Lake area was overrun with people. However I’ve been told by many that they didn’t think it was as busy as many of the previous holidays. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  Soho Development LLC (Peter J. Leabo) Commercial change of Use to “B” use for lessee “Chimoski Bakery LLC” at 720 N. St. Josephs St. J-2 ($71,750).  Centerville Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

June 29, 2018  Gary H. and Elinor A. Swenson to themselves, Section 16 in Bingham Township.  Cherry Longbranch Inc. to Guy A. and Catherine F. McDonald, Section 36 in Elmwood Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  Donald J. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Lou and Deb Maynard – (Northland Signature Homes) Excavation to build a new home at 9283 S. Summerfield Drive ($140).  Sterling Homes and Land Inc. More...