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Perch turn table on invasive

Perch plentiful in bay

When Glen Lake and Lake Leelanau remained locked with ice well into the best perch fishing time of the year, few anglers were found on Leelanau’s inland lakes.  More...

Local News

County Dates

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Correction:

Due to a typographical error, the date of the second household hazardous waste collection appeared incorrectly in last week’s paper. The second collection will be Saturday, June 30 at Glen Lake School.   More...

Rescuers tried to save responder’s life

A 63-year-old Traverse City man who spent his career responding to emergency medical situations died Monday in a motorcycle crash in Leland Township.  John Mull, who recently retired from North Flight Aero Med — previously known as Munson More...

Outdoors

Big Walleye

LEELANAU COUNTY Prosecutor Joe Hubbell of Centerville Township caught this 23-inch lunker Monday night in Lake Leelanau. More...

Big Trout

ALAN SCHAUB of Suttons Bay Township proudly displays a 10-pound lake trout caught while trolling along the shoreline south of the Leland Harbor. Schaub reports that he and a fishing buddy landed ten trout, keeping a limit of four.   More...

Anglers: Walleye bite somewhere between ‘slow’ and ‘fair’ so far

For one Suttons Bay sportsman, three trips to Lake Leelanau last week yielded three fish.  “It was somethin’ to eat,” said Al Steimel, who once again celebrated the walleye opener and brother Mark Steimel’s birthday with 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  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Do more to explain property tax rates; tax on non-voters

To the editor:   I find it curious that the Enterprise coverage of tax referenda is filled with references to mils, but never speaks about what the referendum, if approved, will cost a property owner.  More...

Is it Amazon or a pole barn?

To the editor:   More...

Voters set bar for quality education; proud of community

To the editor:   Last night’s news of the passage of the school bond for Leland Public School is another example of why Leelanau County is such a wonderful place to live. More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 9, 2013 Glen Arbor businessman Bob Sutherland said he is moving forward with plans to expand internet sales through his business, Cherry Republic, despite proposed changes in state and federal law that could require him and thousands More...

Derby stories, and U-M history

Cousins ‘‘Rule’ in Omena

Lots of Omena folks enjoyed last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby in different ways — in front of their own TV, at a Derby party, or at a local establishment. More...

On flooded yards, Buckets of Rain

I knew summer would get here, I was just unaware of the fact that it would get here was such a splash. People are experiencing wet or flooded yards and in some cases water in the lower levels. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  James D. Foltz and Sallanne Morris (Harriger Construction Inc.) Construct residential add/alteration – replace existing deck with sunroom at 11750 S. Roen Drive ($11,880).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 26, 2018  Marjorie M. Weinheimer to Sara J. Weinheimer, Lots 5 and 7, Block 6, Village of Leland in Leland Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  Cheryl J. Feugate and Darrick D. Sharnowski to Andrew L. and Sarah M. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  West Wind Resort – (Lake Shore Marine Construction) Excavation to replace seawall-dredge at 5853 West Wind Drive ($100).  Centerville Township  More...

Blooms delayed; none this week

Sweets should be out

Lingering cooler temps in an already late spring could mean more delays for cherry blossoms, which for sweets should already be out.  But cherries are just one of Leelanau’s spring delights that remains on hold. More...

60 units of low-cost housing proposed

Near S-B schools

Plans for a major residential housing development that could accommodate workers of modest means were unveiled last week to the Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission.  More...

Election may cast cloud over GTB project

Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians on Tuesday filled three Tribal Council seats — and cast some doubt on support for a proposed new casino and marina complex.  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

Comets, Lakers renew rivalry in 9-goal thriller

Bonzelet takes over with hat trick in second half

One of Leelanau County’s fiercest rivalries came roaring back to life at Hancock Field on Monday. More...

Home loss to Leland galvanizes Hursey, Norse

Senior-led Suttons Bay rallies off 3 straight wins

A rude awakening from a familiar foe lit a fire under Thomas Hursey and the Suttons Bay golf team last week. More...

Norsemen nab 4 scholarships

Four Suttons Bay golfers were recently included on a list of 14 Traverse City Junior Golf Association (TCJGA) College Scholarship winners.  More...

Life in Leelanau

An Ode to Moms

County moms share birthing experiences in time for Mother’s Day

The process may be the same, but the story is always unique.  With each child, the birth experience is different — some a little slower, some a little faster. More...

In Leelanau Spring babies ‘make the farm feel alive’

Springtime means babies. Just ask any farmer or rancher. It’s like Christmas for some folks — all of that fuzzy, furry cuteness running, hopping and frolicking in the fields. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Taylor Devol

Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay  Resident since: My family moved here from Ohio in 2015.  Age and birthplace: 19 and Toledo, Ohio.  Occupation: Full-time student.   More...

Views

On public information and a smooth transition

Jane Keen suffered through a few strange days after her retirement as Leland Township clerk.  More...

Perplexed by opposition to tractors along M-22

We’re frequently perplexed by the process and some times the outcome involved in local zoning, and we were so again when a local business sought to improve visibility of its wares in Bingham Township.  More...

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Courts

Shananaquet sentenced to up to 10 years

A 42-year-old Suttons Bay Township man was sentenced this week in Circuit Court after pleading guilty to third-offense operating under the influence of liquor.  William P. Shananaquet Jr., of 1025 S. West Bay Shore Dr. More...

Elsenheimer hands down sentences

More 13th Circuit Court proceedings, as handed down yesterday by Judge Kevin Elsenheimer yesterday, were:  • Christopher F. Barnes, 20, of 303 S. More...

86th District Court

Jeffrey D. Dean, 48, of 12180 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City — Sentenced after pleading guilty to have a spilled load/cargo in roadway; $225 fines and costs.  Nicholas R. More...