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Souder’s recall sidelined, Bennett overrides election commission

Recall language against Hough­ton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Treasurer Mark Souder was rejected in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 18. More...

Potential sewer could cost Lake James property owners more than $22 million

At the Lake James Property Own­ers Association’s annual meeting Aug. 20, members learned a sewer system could cost more than $22 million. More...

RAPS to host district-wide open house Aug. 31

Roscommon Area Public Schools will host a district wide open house on Aug. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

Traffic stop leads to two drug arrests

Two Upper Peninsula men were arrested Aug. 22 by Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies for drug possession after being pulled over for having no trailer lights. More...

Woman found hanging from billboard marked as a suicide

Richfield Township Department of Public Safety personnel respond­ed to a report of a person hanging from a billboard frame along south­bound I-75 on Aug. 19. More...

Two female Bud Bash goers arrested for indecent exposure

Two women were arrested Aug. 6 after Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies observed them exposing themselves while dancing in Hough­ton Lake during Bud Bash. More...

Editorial

Trump, Clinton show value of a free, independent press

Inside the First Amendment

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may well be the best things that have happened to a free press in a long time. More...

Marking 100 years

The National Park Service turns 100 today. The NPS, an agency of the federal government, manages our national parks – now 59 of them – as well as many national monu­ments. More...

Letters to the Editor

Speeding risks not worth reward

I am finding it difficult to un­derstand most of today’s drivers. Regardless of what the speed limit is on any stretch of road, they seem to be compelled to drive five to 10 mph over that. More...

‘Board works for us’

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education needs to be reminded that they work for us, the citizens who pay taxes to Houghton Lake schools. It is our responsibility to know and ques­tion decisions made by this school board. More...

Resurfacing, not painting needed on 502

I can’t help but wonder why on earth Crawford County has wasted money, paint and manhours new lines on County Road 502. I­n the past two years Roscommon County has laid down new blacktop all the way from St. More...

Religion & Family

Virtual volunteers needed by Red Cross to aid Louisiana

The American Red Cross remains on the ground, with volunteers across near­ly half of Louisiana, helping thousands who lost everything in recent devastating floods; the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. More...

‘ULTIMATE COFFEE HOUSE’

(Left) Valli Smith, retiring as Markey Church’s music director after about 21 years, performs with Bruce Ogden at the “Ultimate Coffee House,” held Aug. More...

MESSIAH VBS

Messiah Lutheran Church and First Congregational Church held a three-day Vacation Bible School Aug. 17-19. Pictured are the children who attended, dressed in sheep costumes they made for the 23rd Psalm. (Courtesy photo) More...

Education

Pacella honored in CWRU White Coat Ceremony launching dental class of 2020

Houghton Lake High School gradu­ate Robert Pacella, an incoming first- year dental school student at Case West­ern Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine, was honored in a White Coat Ceremony held Aug. 5, on the campus in Cleveland. More...

Heine earns Spring Arbor degree

Jill Heine of Houghton Lake graduat­ed in May from Spring Arbor University. Heine graduate cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English-Education. She is the daughter of Tim and Krista Heine. More...

Sutton, Chamberlin receive WMU honors

Two area students were named to the dean’s list at Western Michigan Univer­sity for the 2016 summer I semester. More...

GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS

Sherwood (foreground) leads the band in the school fight song while band Director David Kol­modin (left) gives them a good looking over at Bobcat Stadium Wednesday morning. More...

Richfield launches internal inquiry

Finkbeiner resigns, Bannon’s access removed

An internal investigation is un­derway in the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety follow­ing an Aug. 19 special meeting of the township board. The township is not releasing de­tails on the investigation. More...

Hubs ‘n Pubs Car Show and Brewfest this weekend

Two popular items in the Mitten State will be the main attraction this Saturday in Prudenville: classic cars and Michigan beers. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jodi Kay Magnuson - 2016-08-25
Perc Manhire - 2016-08-25
Billy George Ellis - 2016-08-25
James Edward Rigling - 2016-08-25
Robert Dale Urbain - 2016-08-25
Donna Jean Willhite - 2016-08-25
Arthur L. Johnson - 2016-08-25
Arthur L. Johnson - 2016-08-18

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 5: Rickey J. Drouin, 64, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to two counts of proba­tion violation and was sentenced to 30 days in jail (credit for eight days). More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court: Thomas J. Cochran, 17, St. Hel­en, demanded preliminary examina­tion within 21 days on a charge of larceny in a building. The Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. More...

Sports

RMS volleyball begins Aug. 30

Organizational practices for seventh and eighth grade girls vol­leyball will begin Aug. 30 and run through Sept. 1 at Roscommon Mid­dle School. The practices will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Bobcat netters open season with ‘Early Bird’ tournament win

Houghton Lake hoisted its first tro­phy of the season last week as they won the Houghton Lake Volleyball Early Bird Invite. The Bobcat varsity volleyball team defeated Suttons Bay in the champion­ship match, 21-15 and 21-17, to take the title. More...

New crew of volleyball coaches to lead Bobcats

Fall Sports Preview

Veteran Coach Larry Kelley will lead the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team this season with a team he knows well. Also new are coaches at the junior varsity and freshman levels. More...

Outdoors

Several projects improve trails, ORV routes, other riding areas

Those planning to ride the Lower Peninsula’s extensive network of off-road vehicle trails may want to pack a lunch, dinner and maybe a tent. More...

MICHIGAN RATTLER?

Carl Randall of Houghton Lake Heights and his brother, Willy, found last week what they think is a Michigan rattler (eastern massasauga rat­tlesnake) that had been run over by a car. More...

STRINGER OF KEEPERS

Logan Rosneck, 18, and his grandfather Jon Stoyak, both of Grand Blanc, hold a stringer of fish they caught on Houghton Lake’s East Bay Aug. 23. More...

Happenings

Skilled Trades Training Fund info session Sept. 8

Michigan Works! will host an informational session on its Skilled Trades Training Fund Sept. 8. The Skilled Trades Training Fund is a grant program that can assist em­ployers with their training needs. More...

Scrapbook crop supports Miss Houghton Lake

The Miss Houghton Lake Schol­arship Program (back after a one-year hiatus) will host the Miss Houghton Lake “Stampin’ Scrapbook Crop” Oct. 1 at Markey Church. From 9 a.m. More...

MUSIC BY THE BAY

The Medicine Bell (left to right) including members Bree Saunders, Caul Bluhm and Ashley Christopher perform Aug. 18. This concert was the last in the Third Thursday concert line-up, hosted by Friends of Trestle Park. More...

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