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Thanksgiving Dinner being served up for 15th year

Members of Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge #1982, aided by about 20 to 30 volunteers, invite the public to attend the 15th annual Russ Graham/Matt Gro­ver Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner, to be held today (Thursday).  Elks member Lee Prindle s More...

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News

Miller assigned to Houghton Lake State Police Post

Veteran Trooper Ashley Mill­er was recently assigned to Michi­gan State Police Post 72, Houghton Lake. Her service at Houghton Lake began Nov. 5.  More...

ROTARY SUPPORTS NMCAC

Following a presentation by Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center Executive Director Becky Yuncker MA, LPC, Rotary Club of Houghton Lake 2016-17 President Jim VanSice presented the center with a $1,000 donation. More...

Lake Township seals deal on new fire truck

The Lake Township Board ap­proved a resolution outlining the purchase of a new fire truck dur­ing their regular meeting Nov. 14. The township bought the new, fully equipped pumper from CSI Emer­gency Apparatus, LLC of Grayling for $370,000 Oct. More...

Business

New equipment provides better outcomes for cataract surgeries

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hos­pital recently installed a new system to provide continuous monitoring and cal­culations during cataract surgery.  According to a press release, one ma­jor benefit of this type of surgery is many patients find thei More...

Successful Girls Night Out

OUT ON THE TOWN Mary Jo Oppy (left) and Cheryl Lehman (center), both of Roscommon, try some white cheddar cheese with cranberries at Bob’s Butcher Shop, with the help of co-owner Kate Otwell, d More...

BARB’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

Barb’s Family Restaurant employees held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 10 to celebrate the grand opening at 9261 West Lake City Rd. (M-55), Houghton Lake. Regular business hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Turkeys chilling’ provide moment with nature

This morning, Nov. 16, I got quite a startling surprise. Buns, my Old English bulldog, and I woke up suddenly because of noises that seemed to come from the roof. We silently tiptoed downstairs, hearts beating hard. More...

‘Outvote this insanity’

What if we regulated construction standards like we regulate guns? More...

Appreciates ‘Fiddler’ performers

A big “Thank You” to Mr. More...

Religion & Family

World War II Army veteran celebrates 95th birthday

On Sunday, Nov. 12, family and friends of Herbert Ripke Sr. gathered at the American Legion Post in St. Helen for a birthday luncheon to honor him on the occasion of his 95th birthday.  More...

Son born to Robbins, Carpenter

Kelli Robbins and Samuel Carpen­ter of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, Samuel Lee.  The baby was born Nov. 11, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Howell, Hofmeister name son Jackson

Amanda Howell and Matthew Hof­meister of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, Jackson James.   The baby was born Nov. 13, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

RES SECOND GRADERS MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHTER

Above) Thanks to a partnership between the Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office, RCSO Victim Services Unit and Roscommon Elementary School second grad­ers, area seniors will have gifts this Christmas season. More...

Celebrating Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING STORY Four-year-old preschool students at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church listen to Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Lead Teacher Stephanie Robison as she reads “The Nigh More...

HLMS students collect food for RCSO Christmas baskets

Students at Houghton Lake Middle School recently collected food for the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office’s annual Christmas basket program.  Classes competed to see who could collect the most food items to win a cider and donut part More...

SOMETHING GOOD FOR THANKSGIVING!

(Left to right) With Thanksgiving just around the corner, pilgrims Clara Myers, Ciara Robinson and Evianna Tonello, members of the four-year-old Preschool/Great Start Readiness Program at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, mix eggs with flour and More...

Lyon supports proposed pilot for mandatory boat washing

Lyon Township is supporting a pro­posed pilot program for mandatory boat washing on Higgins Lake to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the lake.  At its Nov. More...

Roscommon American Legion Post reaching out to boost participation

“We’re at a point where we are ac­tually having organizations closing,” Roscommon American Legion Post #96 Service Officer/Historian Kevin Sher­man said.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-23
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-23
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-23
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-23
Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-23
Janet Lee Terry - 2017-11-23
Keith Allen Dusenbery - 2017-11-23
Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-16
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-16
Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-16
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-16
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-16
Janet Lee Terry - 2017-11-16

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Andrew K. Jackson, 22, Mt. Pleasant, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of possession of marijuana. Hometown Security Team officers made the arrest. More...

Sports

DUELING 300S

Neither Bill Brandel nor Bob Roberts were willing to give in during Fri­day Night Mixed League action at Goodyear Lanes, Houghton Lake, Nov. 10. More...

High school girls basketball games begin next week

Both Houghton Lake and Roscom­mon will begin their girls basketball sea­sons next week.   The Bobcats begin play Nov. 27 at home against Alma. More...

Bobcat eighth grade girl cagers win two close contests

The Houghton Lake eighth grade girls basketball team scored wins over two Jack Pine Conference schools last week. On Nov. 16, the Bobcats hosted Farwell, winning 18-17, after travel­ing to Harrison Nov. 13, winning 22-21.  More...

Editorial

Tax relief for middle class, main street

Historic tax relief for Americans is one step closer to happening. The House passed tax relief Nov. 16 and this important legislation will deliver more than $1,000 in reduced taxes for middle-income families if it becomes law.  More...

My memory – a locked door with a lost key

My Thoughts

On a daily basis my mind has about 10 thoughts going on at one time. You’d think I have a difficult time focusing but I’ve gotten fairly good at it. The problem is I forget things. Not huge things, but the simple stuff. More...

Trimming down fire danger this season

Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings, football, parades and everything else the holiday brings, promises to keep us all busy with things we love.  More...

Outdoors

Hunters in Roscommon County cash in at buck poles

Despite a cold, dark and wet morn­ing, hunters in and around Roscommon County brought in prize-winning bucks to area buck poles on opening day of the firearm deer season Nov. 15.  More...

BETTER TWO-DAY TOTAL THAN LAST YEAR

The Grayling Buck Pole at Skip’s Sporting Goods had a total of 24 deer hung during the first two days of the firearm deer season this year, two more than it did last season.  More...

UP BUCK

Prudenville’s Jim Hoover bagged this 10-point buck while hunting in the Upper Peninsula Nov. 17. Hoover harvested the deer near Detour using a .270 rifle. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Happenings

THANKS FOR SERVING

(Above) Roger Dolland, a veteran of the Army, takes home a turkey from American Legion Post 245, Prudenville, Nov. 16. Members of the post purchased 40 turkeys to offer to veterans for the food giveaway. More...

St. Hubert Cookie Walk Dec. 9, 10

St. Hubert Catholic Church will hold its annual Cookie Walk Dec. 9 and 10.  The event will be held at the church, 7590 West Higgins Lake Dr. It will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.   More...

FOOD FOR HOPE

Spicer’s Boat City employees present Roscommon County Food Pantry/Project H.O.P.E. Director Lawanda North (front, left) with more than $4,800 for food needs this winter. At a collection event Nov. More...

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