November 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Auditor: Gerrish-Higgins fund balance dwindling, but ‘within tolerances’

While the Gerrish-Higgins School District’s fund balance shrank by $284,000 in the 2005-06 fiscal year, it remains on sound financial ground, auditor Duane Reyhl of Andrews, Hooper & Pavlic, P.L.C., told the district’s board of educatio More...

Santa to arrive in St. Helen

Santa Claus, accompanied by reindeer, elves and Frosty the Snowman, will ride a sleigh in a mini-parade through St. Helen tomorrow (Friday) on the way to lighting the community’s Christmas tree at the Richfield Township Hall. More...

Funds needed to turn houses into homes

The future for two Houghton Lake families lies down a muddy road in Roscommon Township. Unfortunately, lack of funds has kept the families from realizing their dream to own their own home. The two houses, started in the summer of 2005 by the Ro More...

G-H schools plan concerts

It's the holiday concert season at Gerrish-Higgins Schools. All events of the events are scheduled at the Roscommon High School auditorium. The RHS Percussion Ensembles and Jazz Band kicked off the series Monday. More...

Recipes for a Thanksgiving Feast

By Mrs. Shell Garrod's kindergarten class at Our Lady of the Lake School. Turkey Gravy By Tyler Haggart First we get some brown bird, then we chomp the bird up. We mush it up. We stir it with some chocolate. More...

A family affair at Detroit race

Houghton Lake Heights resident Brian Coykendall, 30, and his brother, Steven, 27, of Dearborn, both finished the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Bank Half Marathon Oct. 29 in Detroit. More...

Gerrish-Higgins Board lauds RHS golf, soccer teams

The Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education’s Nov. 15 meeting took on the atmosphere of a pep rally as the board paid tribute to two Roscommon High School sports teams which racked up impressive records this fall. More...

Two Bobcats named Jack Pine All-Conference players

Two Houghton Lake varsity basketball players were honored by Jack Pine Conference coaches with All Conference distinctions. More...

Progress stalled

Terri Hooper and her son, Dylan, 3, pose for a picture inside their yet-to-be completed home on Jim Kent Road in Roscommon Township on a chilly morning last week. More...

We do what we can

The folks at the Dawg House in St. Helen are cooking up eight turkeys and all the trimmings for a donation-only Thanksgiving dinner. Contributions placed in the can will help buy Christmas gifts for needy families and clothing for children at St. More...

Quite a sight

Houghton Lake resident Tracy Haggart and her children Lucas, 10 months, Lucy, 3, Tyler, 5 and Lauren, 7 marvel at the size of a wild pig hanging from the buck pole at Lyman's on the Lake Nov. 16. More...

Special Sections

KCC Trustees appoint president search panel

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees Nov. 16 named the members of a presidential search advisory committee. More...

St. Helen restaurateurs serve Thanksgiving dinner to help needy

For the third year in a row, Scott and Loraina Taylor won’t be having Thanksgiving dinner at home with their family, but they don’t mind. The reason? More...

DNR to air forest management plans

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host an open house Dec. 7 to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2008 in the Roscommon management unit. More...

Rock band earns first place in HLHS Talent Show

The rock band Unpleasant Rocket Booster took the top spot at the Houghton Lake High School Talent Show Nov. 16. The band consists of Caitlin Kunik, Rob Kunik, Greg Mink, Chris Moore and Nathan Sutton. More...

Santa’s Workshop draws more than 1,300 visitors

About 1,300 people attended the annual Santa’s Workshop Sunday, held at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. About half of the 1,306 people–children and adults–lined up at one time or another to visit with Santa and Mrs. More...

Yackies win two Mite hockey games

The Gladwin Area Hockey Association has three in-house teams in the Mite age group, ages six to eight, that include two Houghton Lake players. Jackson Blanchard and Brock Decker are playing for the Yackies, coached by John Conley and Jim Forbes. More...

Return to volleyball court earns Gielincki league honors

The intersection of a former college volleyball coach with a former volleyball player has led to All Conference, All State and All Region accolades for a 2000 graduate of Roscommon High School. More...

Pig hogs limelight at Lyman’s

The buck pole at Lyman’s on the Lake drew a lot of attention on opening day of the 2006 firearms deer season Nov. 15, but only some of it was due to the 12 bucks that were hung from it. More...

Plenty of sweat equity

Zelene and Karl Gill stand in front of their Habitat for Humanity home last week. The Gills have worked countless hours on the home and are looking forward to moving into the home. To finish their home and another up the road, $30,000 is needed. More...

Concentrating on color

Payton McNulty, 2 1/2, intently draws her Santa picture, hoping to win the Resorter's coloring contest. More...

Doris E. Fredell

Doris E. Fredell, 91, Holland, formerly of Reed City, died Oct. 21, 2006, in Holland. Visitation is Saturday, Nov. 25, after 2:30 p.m. at Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home, Reed City, with graveside services at Woodland Cemetery at 4 p.m. The Rev. More...

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