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HLCS board hires IT company to assist district-wide

The technology department at Houghton Lake Community Schools will soon receive assistance in completing work orders and with technical issues. More...

HLCS added to fund balance during 2015-16, audit report shows

The financial state of Houghton Lake Community Schools is “very strong,” according to CPA Zach Skrzyniarz of Maner Costerisan, who presented audit information to the board of education Monday. More...

Special Sections

News

GETTING FAMILIAR WITH THE SAWMILL

The Village of Roscommon Hall was filled with those seeking information on the newly formed Sawmill Rural Business Center of Roscommon the evening of Sept. 26. More...

Concealed pistol class offered at Kirtland Oct. 7-8

Kirtland Community College is of­fering a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) class Oct. 7-8. The two-day training will be held on Kirtland’s main campus near Roscom­mon and costs $125 (regular rate) or $106 (senior rate for people over age 60). More...

SIGNING ON TO BOAT WASH PROJECT

Representatives of the Houghton Lake Improvement Board, Houghton Lake Lake Association and Depart­ment of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division signed a lease agreement for the HLIB and HLLA to construct and operate a permanent boat wash at More...

Business

Healing Private Wounds open house Oct. 4 in Cadillac

Healing Private Wounds will host an open house on Oct. 4 from 4-6 p.m. More...

MJ’S EATERY

Jodie and Mike Stockman Jr. (holding 11-month-old Adriana) opened MJ’s Eatery, 8111 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), Labor Day week­end. Hours are Saturday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

HOLE-IN-ONE EQUALS $10,000

Shawn Young, who works for Quality Insulation of Higgins Lake, accepted a $10,000 check from Dan Os­trander of Diebold Insurance Agency on Sept. 22. Young (second, from left) won $10,000 after shooting a hole- in-one at the Aug. More...

Outdoors

Crawford- Roscommon Conservation Expo

FRESH CHOICE (Above) Reese Williams (center) tells her mom, Karrie (right), what vegetables she would like at the Timm Family Farms booth as JoAnn Vermeesch fills her order during the Crawford-Roscom More...

Bear and fish from northern Ontario

SUCCESS NORTH OF SUPERIOR (Above, left to right) Dillon, John and Ted Dankert pose with a bear es­timated to weigh over 225 pounds, shot by John Dankert, during a hunt­ing and fishing trip to norther More...

Education

KIWANIS DICTIONARIES

Dale Ernst of the Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club recently distributed dictionaries to county school districts as part of the Kiwanis Diction­ary Project, a national project. More...

COOR ISD’s Math/Science Center recognized in publication

COOR Intermediate School Dis­trict’s Math/Science Center is featured in the “Michigan Mathematics and Sci­ence Centers Network’s” September, 2016, newsletter. More...

Camp MacLeod Education

WORKING IT OUT AT FOURTH GRADE CAMP Members of Amy Koupal’s fourth grade class at Houghton Lake Middle School, including (on beam, left to right) Makenna Raden, Maison Christian and (below beam More...

Tip leads to arrest of Prudenville man for boat motor theft

A Prudenville man was arrested Sept. 25 for stealing a boat mo­tor after an alert neighbor called the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office. According to a sheriff’s report, the neighbor told deputies he was outside at about 4 a.m. More...

HLIB, HLLA sign lease with DNR for permanent boat wash at HL

The Houghton Lake Improve­ment Board and Houghton Lake Lake Association took the first step in the construction of a permanent boat wash at Houghton Lake by signing a lease agreement with the Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Divis More...

PREPARING FOR BATTLE

Team captains from Houghton Lake (left) Jackson Blanchard (14), Shawn McKinley (74), Charles Stockdale (51) and Gavin Masse (4) and Roscom­mon (right) Gabe Stern (13), Trey Lewandowski (23), Tommy Tiepel (75) and Seth Sebert (51) gather for the prega More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janet Lois Sluck - 2016-09-29
George Joseph Greene - 2016-09-29
Eleanor Anne Gebhard - 2016-09-29
Phillip Hanafin - 2016-09-29
Margery A. Poeppe - 2016-09-29
Rex Burgard - 2016-09-29
Mary J. McEvers - 2016-09-29
Evelyn Mattie Myers - 2016-09-29
Margery A. Poeppe - 2016-09-22
George Joseph Greene - 2016-09-22
Eleanor Anne Gebhard - 2016-09-22
Evelyn Mattie Myers - 2016-09-22

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 2: Lester M. Mossner, 71, Roscommon, charged with interfering with electronic communications and domestic violence, was ready for trial and hearings were set. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court: Edward J. Deboer, 24, Buckley, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on charges of possession of marijuana and transporting alcohol in an open container. More...

Sports

Bucks come out flat at McBain tourney, fall in first round

After a big win over rival Houghton Lake Sept. 21, the Roscommon varsity volleyball team had a sluggish Saturday at McBain. More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League Sept. 26  Total YTD Shenanigans 7 133 Kilkare2 0118 Spikehorn2 8109 Old Town 6 95 North Shore 9 87 Zone 18 6 84 Kilkare1 672 Spikehorn1 961 M-55 Pour House 9 9 More...

Bucks overcome weather, Chiefs to post 12th win

Heading into the final two weeks of their season, the Roscommon varsity soccer team remains unbeaten coming off a 5-0 win over Cheboygan Tuesday. More...

Editorial

Prudent decision

The decision last week by the Houghton Lake Improvement Board (HLIB) to approve funding for a permanent boat washing station at Houghton Lake is prudent – and long overdue. More...

‘Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week’ marked last week

The abuse of prescription drugs has become a “national epidemic” according to government, health care officials and substance abuse professionals. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘Yes’ for Denton parks, recreation

On our November ballot on the back side, Denton Township has a proposal for a parks and recreation millage. I know, another tax. More...

Clean up your mess

Many people walk and ride their bikes down Long Point Dr. More...

‘Trump is my choice’

Today, I’m putting out my “Trump/Pence for President” sign. I’m aware that he has flaws like all of us, but after considering all that is at stake, it is overwhelmingly obvious that I vote Donald Trump as president. More...

Happenings

MMCC seeks students for eight full-ride scholarships

Mid Michigan Community College is offering full-ride scholarships to eight exceptional high school seniors. More...

RHS grad earns $1,000 law enforcement scholarship

Roscommon High School gradu­ate Blake Erickson has been awarded a $1,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship. More...

Matinee movie planning underway for area ladies

A gathering for area ladies is planned Nov. 10 at Pines Theatre. The afternoon matinee movie will include a “time of fun” prior to the movie at 2 p.m. followed by the 3 p.m. movie. More...

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