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G-L staff rallies for a contract

Attend School Bd. meeting

Glen Lake teachers appeared united in their frustration this week while coming before the Board of Education. They are seeking an end to stalled contract talks. More...

Local News

Northport Energy celebrates birthday

A group of volunteers at the tip of the peninsula has focused on spreading the word about energy conservation and efficiency for the past decade. More...

County Dates

Get in mood for Halloween   The Leelanau Conservancy is planning a hike that seems perfect for youngsters getting ready for the spooky season. A “pre-Halloween mini hike” will kick off at 1 p.m. More...

Correction:

Two articles in the September 13 edition on pages 8 and 9 of section incorrectly printed Leland Township trustee Tony Borden’s name. We apologize to Mr. Borden for the error.   More...

Outdoors

Course record broken in Empire Hill Climb

Ideal day for driving

Empire Hill Climb course record has been broken. Good racing conditions made breaking the course record an easy task for Peter Cunningham. And those conditions were conducive to viewing, too, as the number of spectators was about the same as 2017. More...

Young, disabled hunters ready for early deer season

Deer season will begin Saturday for young and disabled hunters in Leelanau County. That’s “opening day” for the Liberty Hunt, which allows a variety of hunters to use firearms to fill their freezers and cull the county deer herd. More...

Hunters, be careful out there

Firearms hunters headed out this weekend should follow a few guidelines for safety, according to DNR Wildlife Communications Coordinator Katie Keen  “Hunters orange is required for all firearm seasons,” Keen said. 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...

Letters

Local developers step up to provide affordable housing

To the editor:   I was pleased to see the article in the September 6th issue of the Enterprise that highlighted two housing projects that will bring some new and much needed housing inventory to the Village of Suttons Bay.  More...

Judge Trump on America’s ‘fruits’ from his work

To the editor:   I would like to respond to two letters written from the Omena area.  I was encouraged to memorize scripture by people who had led me to Christ. The verse Mr. Blunt quoted was one I memorized. More...

Nurse, union organizer seeks better health care

To the editor:   More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO September 19, 2013 More...

Fundraising begins for signal towers

By the time this column goes to print, the weather will have cooled down into the 60s, and we may have some rain, if the forecast is right. But this past week was another glorious one. It was as if summer didn’t want to quit. More...

Good job, Empire; let’s recall Constitution Day

Another week of bonus weather. It was a long, hot summer with a few instances of major rain. It was a great summer and I’m sure everyone enjoyed it.  * * *  More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  Leonard J. Shalda (Harriger Construction Inc.) Construct residential add/alteration – install handicapped ramp at 11580 S. Union Street ($1,120).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 22, 2018  Jeffrey W. and Amanda L. Greene to themselves, Lot 2, Section 11 in Empire Township.  Danielle Lienau to Mark D. Lienau, Section 9 in Suttons Bay Township.  Joseph T. Kasben to William E. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Thomas G. Fabian and Emily M. Schaub  David J. Tropf and Maeve C. Burns  Gilbert D. Jauregui and Breanna R. Pehlivan  Paul E. Montagne and Jessica A. Steed  Kristen L. Gulock and Lee J. Oshnock  Eleni A. Kouvatsos and Jon N. More...

3 ODs, death, linked to Schocko

She stole drugs from boyfriend

Angelo Schocko, who is facing up to life, stole the drug that eventually killed a Suttons Bay man who unknowingly inhaled pure Fentanyl into his lungs.  More...

Ironman on despite no twp. approval

Concerns over 2,400 bicyclists

Seven of Leelanau County’s 11 township supervisors met Tuesday with representatives of the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office and the Leelanau County Road Commission to discuss concerns they have about a 56-mile-long bike race planned for n More...

Is she first to bag a bear?

Brenda Kalchik grew up in a hunting family, and married into one. She’s learned well. Kalchik on Friday may have become the first woman to bag a black bear in Leelanau County with a state-issued license. 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

Leland shuts out North Bay, G-L finds a striker

County soccer teams are getting closer to the middle part of its schedules. Leland continues to roll, with a week full of wins. Glen Lake got back on track, as they defeated North Bay, which is still looks for its first win of the season. More...

Leland sweeps North Bay, prepares for weekend

Volleyball action continues to pick up as the teams move on to the middle part of the season. The Comets had a busy week, facing off against St. More...

Leelanauts strong against Traverse City Central, West

Team places in a tie for first at quad

The Leelanauts traveled to the Homestead to take on Traverse City West and Traverse City Central and won two of the singles flights.  Traverse City West took the No. 1 and No. 2 singles flights, but the Leelanauts took the No. 3 singles and No. More...

Life in Leelanau

Wine the dream for attorney, accountant

Business at the Narrows

A winery that has proven popular at restaurants and wine stores across Michigan is remodeling a building at the Lake Leelanau Narrows as a tasting room. More...

Work underway to build a school at Binsfeld Center

Come December, the Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy will have a new place to call home. Demolition began this week at the Connie Binsfeld Resource Center, which is being renovated and expanded to meet the needs of Leelanau Montessori. More...

Where to find Soul Squeeze

Of the 160 outlets for Soul Squeeze beverages, only four businesses in Leelanau County stock products from the Old Mission-based wine and cider company.  More...

Views

‘Family’ no way to run drug business

Sad.  And wrong on so many levels.  We tend to think of “family” in warm and loving terms, but the family business unveiled in the indictment of a Beulah woman points to a break down in moral character that may make readers hug More...

Of debates and forums

Whatcha doing Sunday?  We’re suggesting county residents carve out an hour or two to attend an informal candidate gathering at the VFW Hall in Lake Leelanau.  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“It’s a real bike-friendly community. And it’s really pretty here. People for the most part will slow down and the paved shoulders are helpful.”   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Kion J. Byrd, 26, of 528 Woodcreek Blvd., Traverse City — Defend requests a court-appointed attorney; bond continued; pre-trial rescheduled for Oct. 2. More...

13th Circuit Court

Cleaton J. Cantrell, 64, of 10636 E. Pobuda Rd., Suttons Bay — Pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug house; to be sentenced Oct. 22.   More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Sept. 12  8:09 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Kayak missing from Vic Steimel Park. Red. Caller had it chained to a tree and now it’s gone.  9:52 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Suspicious incident.  More...