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HITTING OVER THE BLOCK

Houghton Lake’s Sarah Barnes (11) hits over Calumet’s Allison Spence (12) during the second set of the two teams’ Quarterfinal match at Mu­nising High School Nov. 14. More...

Boyle to throw for Michigan

Surround by family, coaches and schoolmates, Roscommon High School senior Jack Boyle signed his National Letter of Intent with the University of Michigan Nov. More...

Special Sections

News

HLCS to look into how much help is needed in the classroom

The number of teacher assistants needed at Houghton Lake Community Schools will be looked into, following the school board’s regular meeting Nov. More...

Unknown driver side-swipes U-Haul truck

The driver of a U-Haul truck report­ed to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office that her vehicle had been side- swiped after she entered the roadway Nov. 8. The accident occurred in Backus Township at about 9:50 a.m.  More...

Valentino’s contract renewed by county

Roscommon County Controller Jodi Valentino’s employment contract was extended to Feb. 28, 2021 by the Roscommon County Board of Commis­sioners at a Nov. 8 meeting.  More...

Editorial

Hats off to the Bobcats

Tuesday’s loss by the Houghton Lake Bobcats volleyball team in the Class C Quarterfinals at Munising was disappointing, there is no doubt.  More...

We’re a big part of the fix for ‘junk news’

Inside the First Amendment

Let’s stop talking so much about “fake news.”  Not that we should ever cease identifying, talking about or countering misinformation, be it accidental error, the result of negligent work or deliberately false — to which w More...

Family trees have beautiful, bright-colored leaves

The Tree Climber

Family stories: The names, births and death dates and places, marriage dates and that sort of thing are the branches of your family tree but the family stories are the beautiful, brightcolored leaves.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Program tremendously inspirational, patriotic

The two Veterans Day programs held last Friday by the Houghton Lake High School Class of 2018 (with the addition of the second graders singing from Collins Elementary) and students from Houghton Lake Middle School was both tremendously inspirational More...

Good neighbors on Lake James

Chris Hoover owns and cares for several white ducks near the eastern end of Lake James. Saturday, Cy and Janet Judson noticed one of the ducks was frozen in the ice because it didn’t make it to open water like the others. More...

Storytime fun, educational

The Roscommon Area District Library offers an early literacy storytime for small children every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  More...

Religion & Family

Shaloy graduates from Air Force basic training

Devin Shaloy, a 2017 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX, Aug. More...

Crist, Kitchen wed Oct. 13

Samantha Reigh Crist, daughter of William Crist of Riverview, FL, and Terry Farner of Brandon, FL, and Mi­chael Nelson Kitchen, son of Debra Stern and the late Raymond Stern I of Houghton Lake, were united in marriage Oct. More...

Ciaramitaros have second child

Lindsey and Anthony Ciaramitaro of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Madilyn Grace Ciaramitaro.  The baby was born Oct. 16, 2017, at Covenant Medical Center, Saginaw. More...

Education

‘Little Shop of Horrors’

An unusual plant found during an eclipse caused not only death, but fame on the Roscommon High School stage over the weekend as the RHS Musical Department gave three performances of “Little Shop of Horrors.”  More...

Spanish students recognize Hispanic Heritage Month

Spanish II students from Mandy Sigulinsky’s classes at Roscommon High School honored His- panic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) and Day of the Dead with a project at the end of October.  More...

Veteran Calvin Witherspoon honored by RES kindergartners

  VETERANS DAY Army veteran and Roscommon Elementary School lead custodian Calvin Witherspoon gave a presentation on his service to RES kindergartners Nov. 10 in celebration of Veterans Day. More...

Search and rescue turns to recovery

Pair missing in Dead Stream

A State Police search and rescue mission for a pair of subjects who were reported missing Nov. 7 turned into a recovery effort Nov. 10, according to Houghton Lake State Police Post Com­mander Joshua Lator. More...

Kids can make Christmas crafts at Santa’s Workshop

Children and their families can get a head start on Christmas shopping this Sunday at Santa’s Workshop, hosted by the Houghton Lake Area Historical So­ciety.  This free event will again be held at the Houghton Lake Historical Play­house, More...

Sewer rate adjustments remain on village’s agenda

Motion for 13.5% increase fails

The Village of Roscommon Council will continue to discuss sewer rate ad­justments at upcoming meetings, as a motion to increase the rates failed at a Nov. 14 regular meeting.  More...

Annual Christmas for Kids Auction set for Saturday

The Christmas for Kids Auction, hosted by UPS Ed and Caren, is a fun event that raises money and col­lects win­ter clothing for area children.  The 28th annual event will be held Saturday at the Columbian Home Hall (formerly Knights of Columbus) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-16
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-16
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-16
Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-16
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-16
Janet Lee Terry - 2017-11-16
Melvin C. Ward Jr. - 2017-11-16
Thomas Gene McCormack - 2017-11-16
Burton Edward Reed - 2017-11-16
Nancy A. Putnam - 2017-11-16
Daniel Ward Boynton - 2017-11-16
Albert W. Huff - 2017-11-16
Arteen Dick Stout - 2017-11-16
Harold Mosanko - 2017-11-16

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 24:  Jennifer M. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Wanita K. Ancel, 75, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of filing a false report of a felony. More...

Sports

Bobcats’ ride ends at Quarterfinal

“With nine of the 10 returning, maybe we can make this a habit,” said Hough­ton Lake varsity volleyball Coach Larry Kelley after the Bobcats made their first appearance in a Class C Quarterfinal match against Calumet at Munising High Scho More...

Regional Champions

Regional volleyball title first for Bobcats, coach

The Houghton Lake varsity vol­leyball team scored their first-ever Regional Championship in a home match against Elk Rapids Nov. More...

USAF reservist running hard for vets

United States Air Force Reserv­ist 1st Lt. Bill Berlin, 28, of Mer­ritt, plans to get double duty out of his military training.   More...

Outdoors

HEALTHY EIGHT-POINT

Ted Calabrese of Chesterfield Township bagged this eight-point buck Nov. 7. He was hunting with his son on public land in the Houghton Lake area when he shot the bow-season buck.  (Photo courtesy of Lyman’s on the Lake)   More...

CANAL DWELLING LUNKER

Doug Greene of Houghton Lake holds a lunker walleye he caught on a Houghton Lake canal Nov. 12. The fish measured 29.25 inches long and weighed in at seven lbs., 11 oz. More...

Happenings

Graham/Grover Memorial dinner Thanksgiving Day

The public is invited to attend the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge Nov. More...

APPRECIATING AGNES

Agnes Feldman, who served for 13 years as the chairperson of the Hough­ton Lake Area Historical Society’s Village Days and served as HLAHS President from 2014-17, was recognized for her service to the organiza­tion by incoming President Dennis More...

ACT NOW planning events in lieu of meetings

Gerrish Township’s ACT NOW (Ad­visory Community Team – Neigh­bors On Watch) will not hold any community meetings in November or December.  Instead, the group is focusing on its bowling fundraiser for the scholar­ship fund which will More...

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