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Audit leads to Denton treasurer’s resignation

Denton Township Treasurer Trudy Roberts submitted her resignation June 20, the first day of an audit performed by Berthiaume and Company. More...

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Fifth Markey Picnic at Gardner Park Sunday

The Markey Township Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will host the township’s fifth annual Picnic in the Park at Truman Gardner Park on June 26. More...

Unconscious pontoon driver hits Houghton Lake seawall

A 47-year-old Prudenville man, who was found unconscious in his pontoon June 18, was treated for minor injuries after he hit a Houghton Lake seawall. Roscommon County Sheriff’s depu­ties responded to a call at approxi­mately 8 p.m. More...

Patrol car nearly hit by intoxicated woman

A Richfield Township Police Depart­ment officer was forced to swerve to avoid being hit by an intoxicated woman during the early morning hours of June 19. More...

Business

Northern Home Solutions provides Exede internet

Northern Home Solutions owner Eric Trader believes so firmly in the internet’s power to change lives that he wants to help bring it to everyone. More...

CHIROPRACTIC OPEN HOUSE

Dr. Brett Zubeck welcomed patients, like four-year-old Grace Napoli­tano, during a patient appreciation open house June 10 to celebrate his office’s second anniversary. More...

Outdoor opportunities add value to property, agent says

Real estate agent Shad Woodruff is a diehard sportsman and blends his pas­sion for land and wildlife with a career in land sales. More...

Outdoors

Duncan records first ace

Lifetime golfer John Duncan, 64, of Houghton Lake recorded his first hole- in-one June 17 at The Fox. Golfing with his daughter, Jenny Pearson, as an early Father’s Day pres­ent, Duncan aced the 90-yard fourth hole. More...

2.5-POUND ’GILL

Mike Lachcik from Pinconning caught this 12-inch, two-pound, eight-ounce bluegill off Houghton Lake’s West Shore June 17. The young fisherman was fishing with a nightcrawler under a bobber when he caught the monster blue­gill. (Courtesy photo) More...

Batko makes and breaks lifting records at Evansville Nationals

Despite 100-degree heat, Hough­ton Lake powerlifter Robert Batko, 70, scored five world records in the American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation National Championships at The Pit Barbell Club in Evansville, IN June 12. More...

Happenings

Local runners place high in seventh Sunrise Run

Although there were racers from all over the country taking part in the 5k, 10k, half-marathon and other events during the seventh annual Hig­gins Lake Sunrise Run Saturday, Roscommon County-based runners ended up placing well in all the races. More...

35 YEARS AT THE ROSCOMMON COMMUNITY CENTER

Before the start of lunch at the Roscom­mon Community Center on June 21, Center Manager Johnna Ancel told the seniors in attendance about the oppor­tunities the center has to offer. More...

A PIECE OF HOUGHTON LAKE HISTORY

Virginia Kalis, 91, former owner of the Nottingham Bar at Houghton Lake, presented a mounted fawn that had been on display at the bar since 1961 to the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society at the Houghton Lake Historical Village June 17. More...

Special Olympics car show rolls into town this weekend

The 12th annual Special Olympics Car Show and Cruise sponsored by Knights of Columbus and the Rusty Nuts Car Club will be held on June 24 and 25. More...

‘T-Bear’ remembered for service to community

The Houghton Lake community ben­efited from the service of Frank Thibert, often called “T-Bear,” in ways that were not always apparent, according to those who knew him. Thibert died June 18. More...

Special events planned for 2016 Relay For Life

Relay For Life of Roscommon County 2016 will swing into action June 25 at noon at Houghton Lake High School’s Bobcat Sta­dium. More...

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Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court: More...

Sports

Limberlost knocks Lakeside/ Señor out of unbeaten ranks

Limberlost handed Lakeside Bar/ Team Señor its first loss of the season as Limberlost improved to 7-0 with a 26-9 win June 20 in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League action. More...

LITTLE DRIBBLERS

Houghton Lake varsity boys basketball Coach Jeff Goodwin leads camp­ers (left to right) Isaac Neorr and Griffin Serum during a dribbling drill Monday at Bobcat Basketball Camp. More...

Bobcat, Buck alumni to strap on pads July 23, players sought

Alumni are being sought to play in the fifth annual Alumni Football Game between Houghton Lake and Roscom­mon. The game is slated for July 23 in Roscommon. The tentative sign up dead­line is July 8. More...

Editorial

Keep eyes on forest, prevent new invasives

The “Michigan Eyes on the Forest Program” aims to increase public awareness of three invasive species that could be potentially harmful to Michigan forests, should they become established. More...

A shining star, T-Bear will be missed

He sat high up on a stool, guitar in his hand and black hat on his head. Dressed in black from head to toe, he sang “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” but in Donald Duck’s voice. More...

Food labeling standard needed now

Eight years after the Great Recession, Americans are living through the slowest economic recovery in U.S. history. More...

Religion & Family

Osmonds name third child Ember

Sarah and Jarred Osmond of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Ember Kristie Ann. The baby was born June 17, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long at birth. More...

Son born to Kryk

Ashley Kryk of Merritt announc­es the birth of her son, Jeremiah Ray. The baby was born June 6, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18 inches long. More...

Son born to Bielicki, Stout

Donna Bielicki and Jonathan Stout of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Jack Daniel Stout. The baby was born June 14, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Gray­ling Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. More...

Education

MTU honors three from area

Three area students were among those honored for their academic success at Michigan Technological University during the spring 2016 semester. More...

FRIENDS FOR SAFE SCHOOLS FUND

Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern and Roscommon County Com­munity Foundation Executive Director Suzanne Luck hold a brochure promoting the “Adopt-A-Door” program intended to boost safety at Roscommon County schools. More...

END OF YEAR OUTING

(Above) COOR Intermediate School District teacher Mary Kleinert (right) watches the ball after assisting Brittany Lauterwasser with her shot as Brianne Smith looks on during a trip to Pirate’s Cove, Prudenville, June 20. More...

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