December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Denton opts to ‘do nothing’ on medical marijuana

Denton Township is not taking action about medical marijuana li­censing.  In anticipation of the Dec. 15 ap­plication date for medical marijuana businesses in Michigan, the board unanimously agreed at its Dec. More...

Dangerous buildings to come down following hearings

Two buildings in Roscommon County are to be demolished, fol­lowing a set of dangerous building hearings Dec. More...

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SLOWING THINGS DOWN

Drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake take their time as a snow shower slowed traffic at around noon Dec. 13. National Weather Service Meteorolo­gist Ken Farina said the snow was expected to continue, on and off, until between 9 p.m. More...

Lady that ended up in the lake arrested for OWI

A 57-year-old Grayling woman was arrested by Denton Township Police for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol the night of Dec. 9.  More...

Purses stolen from vehicles in nursing home parking lot

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of personal property that took place in the parking lot of The Lighthouse of Roscommon Health & Rehabilita­tion Center the evening of Dec. 6.  More...

Business

‘Rascal’ to educate children, support A.R.K.

Longtime wildlife rehabilita­tor Ruth Fruehauf has teamed up with two friends to write a book about the best way to rescue animals.  Fruehauf, director of the Associa­tion to Rescue Kritters, St. More...

Powell’s marks 40 years at Houghton Lake

Since 1977, Powell’s Restaurant has been owned by the same family and has been cooking up not only handmade burgers, patty melts and hearty breakfasts, but a 40-year his­tory of providing family memories to the Houghton Lake area.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Advocates for lower speed limit

Yes, it’s nice that the county repaved East Houghton Lake Drive from M-18 to Doyle Trail. Now if we could just get the county to lower the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph, then drivers might drive 45 mph instead of 55-60 mph.  More...

Religion & Family

Ryckman, O’Dwyer wed on Drummond Island

Ashley Marie Ryckman, daugh­ter of Doug and Martha Ryckman of Houghton Lake, and Shawn O’Dwyer, son of Michelle O’Dwyer and the late Jim O’Dwyer of Pickney, were united in marriage June 24, 2017. More...

Free Christmas Day dinner in St. Helen

A Christmas Day dinner will be held Dec. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Helen VFW Post 5680, located at 1419 Lake St.  Everyone is invited to attend the din­ner, which will include plenty of food, gifts for children and fellowship. More...

ANGEL TREES HELP MANY

Angel Trees at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (pictured), St. John Lutheran Church, Spikehorn Restaurant and Family Video helped St. Vincent de Paul provide assistance to over 75 families within the community.  More...

Education

‘Miracle on Bethleham Street’ on stage Dec. 21 at OLLRCS

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Cath­olic School will present its Advent play, “Miracle on Bethlehem Street,” Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The play is being directed by Tracey Haggart.  More...

Five named to HLCE honor roll

Students at Houghton Lake Commu­nity Education have been honored for being named to the school’s honor roll for the first term of the 2017-18 school year.  Named to the All “A” Honor Roll was Alexis Hodgkin. More...

KUCHAR SELECTED FOR HONORS CHOIR

Roscommon High School junior tenor Jeffrey Kuchar performed with the Michigan School Vocal Music Association High School Regional Honors Choir Dec. 2 at Flushing High School. More...

Village increases sewer rates 11% for each of next four years

Village of Roscommon residents will see an increase in their sewer bills following a resolution passed Dec. 11 by the Village of Roscom­mon Council.  More...

‘Full’ search given green light by HLCS board

The search for the next super­intendent of Houghton Lake Com­munity Schools will take place both within and outside of the district.  The board of education Monday voted to conduct a full search for a district leader who will replace Su­perinten More...

FIRST ICE FISHERMEN

Ice fishermen (left to right) Devon Hunt, 22, and Timothy Kozik, 18, both of Houghton Lake and Trevor Fos­ter, 23, of Higgins Lake, took advantage of fishable ice conditions off Houghton Lake’s Southeast Shore Dec. 10. More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 21:  Edward J. Thelen, 40, Roscom­mon, requested a court-appointed at­torney and was scheduled for a final plea cutoff hearing Feb. 6, 2018. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Justin T.M. Host, 19, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary exami­nation within 21 days on a charge of lying to a peace officer (four year or more crime investigation). More...

Sports

Beavers blast Bucks in JPC opener

Perennial Jack Pine Conference powerhouse Beaverton spoiled the Roscommon varsity boys basketball team’s chance at a league-opening win Dec. 7. The Beavers topped the visiting Bucks 58-23.  Coach M.J. More...

HLMS Bobcat girls smash Hornets

The Houghton Lake eighth grade girls basketball team scored a Jack Pine Conference win over visiting Harrison Dec. 11. More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Men’s Pool League Dec. More...

Editorial

Two wrongs do not make a ‘right’ — but they can misuse one

Inside the First Amendment

Didn’t we all learn, long ago, that “two wrongs don’t make a right”?  But two wrongs can misuse a right — as in our right to free expression, guaranteed by the First Amendment.  More...

Full search right move

The decision made Monday to conduct a full search for Houghton Lake Community Schools’ next superintendent is a prudent one.  More...

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Happenings

NCACU collects ‘cookie’ money to help area food pantries

North Central Area Credit Union sponsored its annual food pantry drive, “Cookies for Santa,” in November.  Each branch was encouraged to hit a goal of $1,000 or more to benefit local food pantries. More...

Veterans Coffee Hour to start

As a way to honor the service of mili­tary veterans, a Veterans Coffee Hour will be held Jan. 4, 2018.  More...

GIVING TO HELP GIVING

Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern received a $1,000 donation for his department’s Turkeys for Tickets project from the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake and its President Denise Stefanko recently. More...

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