January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wertz Warriors plan stops here Feb. 2

The Wertz Warriors will ride into the Houghton Lake and St. Helen area Feb. 2 on their 34th annual ride for Special Olympics of Michigan. The Wertz Warriors will be stopping by the Cedar Inn (located at the light in St. Helen) around noon on Feb. 2. More...

‘POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE’

Mary “Lady Adelia” Mattingly (right) is served a fresh cup of tea by Friend of the Library Kathleen Kenney during the Roscommon Area District Library’s “Downton Abbey” High Tea on Jan. 22. More...

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News

Prudenville native featured in Saskatoon paper

A Prudenville native was recently featured in a newspaper article for her work as a special constable for the Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canada) Police Department. More...

Conservation officers seeking info on ducks killed on lake

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information about an incident that killed seven mallards on Houghton Lake the weekend of Jan. 17.-18. More...

WELL ON THEIR WAY

The Student Council at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School in Prudenville has been raising money through the sale of items from their school store to help members of the seventh and eighth grade classes pay for a trip to Washington, D.C., t More...

Business

Unemployment benefits taxable

Tax season has arrived, and the State of Michigan has begun making available year-end tax statements to anyone who has received unemployment benefits in 2014. More...

RECEIVES $5,000 DDA FACADE GRANT

Karrie Williams (right) of Northern Family Dentistry recently received a $5,000 facade grant from the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority for the installation of a new road side sign. More...

Editorial

Resources could ‘pump up’ area

Deflategate. What a bunch of malarkey. When our national news leads with a story about how footballs were underinflated in an NFL game, what does that say about our appetite for information. More...

What Tip-up Town polar dippers think

From the Pastor’s Canoe

At eight years old, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh was taught to master his inner self, to face danger without fear, bear pain without expression, lose without depression and triumph without boastfulness. More...

Volunteers make TUT ‘amazing event’

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone that helped make the 65th annual Tip-up Town, USA a successful and amazing event. More...

Religion & Family

Son born to Harvey, Costigan

Kaylyn Harvey and Dustin Costigan of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Kole Roger. He was born Jan. 19, 2015, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

Kryk, Seaman name daughter Brooklyn

Kathleen Kryk and Shane Seaman, Prudenville, announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Brooklyn Makenzie. Born Jan. 17, 2015, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, the baby weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

Son born to Hall, Hodgekin

A son was born to Kayla Hall and Brandon Hodgekin of Houghton Lake Jan. 11, 2015. Zane Alexander was born at Mercy Hospital Grayling weighing 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces, and measuring 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Education

RHS juniors encouraged to participate in Girls/Boys State programs

The Roscommon High School junior class was assembled into the RHS auditorium on Jan. More...

DECEMBER WRITERS OF THE MONTH

Writers of the Month at Collins Elementary for the month of December are second graders (front row, left to right) Emily Pendrys and Shaya Beckwith from Michelle White’s class, Dusty Lietaert and Holley Hendershott from Mrs. More...

Two earn academic honors from Davenport

Two area students have been honored for their academic work at Davenport University for the fall, 2014, semester. Janice Swihart of Roscommon was named to the president’s list. More...

School aide arrested following criminal sexual conduct investigation

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a complaint of an alleged criminal sexual conduct between a contracted staff member connected with the school and a 16-year-old female student . More...

HLCS board apparently seeking settlement with Dunsmore

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday apparently took a step to reach a settlement with former superintendent Scott Dunsmore, whose contract was terminated in August, 2014. More...

Shooting leads to assault with intent to murder charges

Houghton Lake resident Edward W. Perkola, 32, was arraigned in 82nd District Court, Roscommon Jan. 26 on charges of assault with intent to murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. More...

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Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: More...

Man accused of harassing firefighters charged with arson

A Houghton Lake man demanded preliminary examination on a charge of second degree arson, in connection with an Oct. 12, 2014, fire in Lake Township. Gary J. Wyatt, 68, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days in 82nd District Court. More...

Snowmobile stolen near Limberlost

A 2014 Skidoo 800 MXZX was reported stolen at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Jan. 25 after being parked on Houghton Lake near the Limberlost. More...

Sports

Chippewa Hills pulls away from Bobcats in final minute

Back-to-back layups in the final minute sealed a non-conference win for the visiting Chippewa Hills Warriors Tuesday night at Houghton Lake. The Bobcat varsity boys basketball team lost, 71-66. More...

Bobcats whipped by Warriors

Chippewa Hills shot the ball “very well from the outside” as the Warriors downed the visiting Bobcats, 70-56, Tuesday night in varsity girls basketball action. Coach Greg Kauffman said it was “another great effort by these girls. More...

TITLE HOLDER

Donny Hancock (right) of Houghton Lake took home the super heavyweight belt at the So Fly Combat League’s “Terror at Tip-up Town II” on Jan. 24 at Comfort Suites Lakeside. More...

Outdoors

A VERY LARGE PIKE

Louie Martinez of Prudenville (right) caught this northern pike off the West Shore of Houghton Lake Jan. 2. The monster pike was 44 inches long and weighed around 22 pounds. Martinez caught the fish on a tipup baited with a sucker at around 5:15 p.m. More...

Three win ‘hunt of a lifetime’

The Department of Natural Resources last week announced the three winners of the sixth annual Pure Michigan Hunt. More...

Wildlife habitat workshop Feb. 7

Join Foresters David Kossack of Martell Forestry and Brittany Mauricette of the Otsego Conservation District for a discussion on how to improve property for the habitation of wildlife. The discussion will be held on Feb. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Happenings

WinterFest sled race to be held Feb. 14

The annual Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce WinterFest Crazy Cardboard Classic Downhill Sled Race will take place at Pioneer Hill located at 11051 North Cut Rd., Roscommon on Feb. 14. More...

Kirtland hosting auditions for ‘The Foreigner’

Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts will host open auditions for its Rising Phoenix Student Theatre Company Jan. 28 and 29. The company is seeking actors for the production of “The Foreigner,” a two-act comedy by Larry Shue. More...

Speaker, author Ron Glodoski to visit HLCS students Feb. 4

Author, speaker and entrepreneur Ron Glodoski will visit Houghton Lake Community Schools Feb. 4. Glodoski is a national expert on bullying, resiliency and drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. More...

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