August 18, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Self-medicating suspect arrested on fraud, drug charges

A St. Helen man who allegedly wrote and filled false prescriptions for himself during a two-year time period was arrested by Michigan State Police Aug. 12 after a check by a Prudenville pharmacist uncovered the fraud. More...

Child molestation charges brought against HL man

A 42-year-old Houghton Lake man was arrested by Michigan State Police Aug. 10 on two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct involving a 10-year-old girl. More...

Board reverses boundary change

In an about-face nine days before the start of the school year, the Houghton Lake Board of Education reverted the boundary for Merritt Elementary back to where it was last school year. More...

Wanted: Unwanted invasive species hunters

It’s summertime and Michigan Sea Grant is looking for volunteers to check the state’s Great Lakes bays, inland lakes and other waterways for the invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata. More...

Sprints heat up Merritt racing; chases for classes remain close

Bill Johnson became the 12th different feature winner as the Engine Pro, Sprints On Dirt series presented by Total Seal made its third and final appearance at Merritt Speedway. More...

Strang aces par four at Pineview

Kathryn Strang of Kalkaska hit a spectacular hole-in-one Aug. 11 at Pineview Highlands Golf Course. Strang aced the par four, 290-yard hole #5 with a driver from the ladies tee. She has been playing golf 12 years and this was her first hole-in-one. More...

Old Town clobbers Shenanigan’s; Bumppers bombs Pressure Crack

Old Town Tavern clobbered Shenanigan’s Pub 17-9 Monday night in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

Middle school cage practices begin Aug. 24

Houghton Lake Middle School girls 7th and 8th grade basketball practice begins the first day of school, Aug. 24, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Completed physical forms will need to be turned in the morning of the first practice. More...

CIRCUS SET-UP

Circus fans who got up early got a treat Wednesday morning as they had the chance to watch as the Kelly Miller Circus pulled into town and set up in the Thomas Motors parking lot at Houghton Lake. More...

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Steve Mogle, 20, of Mike's Clearwater Harvesting, Clarkston jumps onto a conveyor load of curly leaf pond weed and elodea he harvested Tuesday from the South Shore weedbed on Houghton Lake. More...

MOPPING UP

Roscommon Township firefighters John Hines (left) and Lt. Joe Williams douse the remains of a grass fire with water Tuesday afternoon. Fire Chief Richard Martin said the cause of the fire, located on the south side of Nestle Rd. More...

TEAM LEADERS

Alycia Rhodes take part in a lay-up drill during the last day of team selection for the Houghton Lake High School varsity team. More...

Special Sections

Courthouse proposal solidifying as groups work together

Committee members studying ways in which to expand the Roscommon County Courthouse have a better idea of what an expansion will look like following a meeting Tuesday with the project’s architect. More...

School starts Wednesday for Houghton Lake pupils

Students in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district will begin the school year next Wednesday. While teachers are due in the classroom Aug. 23, students will report for the first day of school Aug. 24. More...

Higher Higgins camping fees could help ease DNR budget deficit

Campers at Higgins Lake’s two state parks would pay 37% to 56% more for their sites next summer under a proposal to help the Department of Natural Resources overcome a $3.5 million deficit in its parks and recreation budget. More...

Second Chance serves as model for Ogemaw program

Roscommon County’s Second Chance Academy is serving as a model for a similar program for Ogemaw County. Jodi Blanchard, academy director, told Roscommon County Commissioners Aug. 10 that 34th Circuit Judge Michael J. More...

Demo races to 3rd, 2nd, 1st in KART races Friday night

Greg Demo drove to 3rd, 2nd and 1st place finishes Friday night at the Houghton Lake KART track, but it was the 1st place in Senior Stock that was the most important. Demo was one of the feature race winners in the five classes. Following are the... More...

Hans maintains league lead with 22-1 Soulshaker defeat

With two games remaining in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League Hans & Feet holds a 14-1 game record while North Shore Lounge trails with a 14-2 record. More...

Grayling angler takes Top Bass tourney

Forty-four boats brought in 82 fish in the Top Bass Tournament Trail’s “Michigan Outdoor News Open,” bass tournament on Houghton Lake Aug. 6. More...

Meet the Bobcats Monday night

“Meet the Team” night for Houghton Lake High School will be held Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium. More...

Gridiron dream comes true for Kirtland coach

Anyone who has kept tabs on Teresa Stuck’s athletic career might have come to the conclusion that basketball is her game... like the way baseball is Alan Trammel’s game. But those who know her best say that isn’t so. More...

GOING UP

Gasoline prices at Houghton Lake have been on an elevator ride for several days and $2.69.9 is not the highest noted in the area. Tuesday the price hit $2.79 at one station but fell back another dime by Wednesday morning. More...

RESTORING TRAFFIC

Roscommon County Road Commission workers prime a pump to dry out a spot in the bed of the South Branch of the Au Sable River so they can install a new culvert (background) to replace a bridge which failed on Au Sable Township's Pine Drive last year. More...

OUT-WORKING

The Roscommon Bucks are in their second week of practices, and so far have "out-worked every team I've ever had," said fifth year Head Coach Don McKindles. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

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