April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Seminar highlights how parents, kids can stay safe

The Internet can be a powerful tool children can use for research and homework assignments. It is great for hobbies such as downloading music or creating photographs. More...

DISTRICT COURT MAGISTRATE

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Feb. 28 through March 31: Department of Natural Resources Operating an ORV on a public highway or road: Ariel T. Gates, $115; and Daniel D. More...

Special Sections

News

Suchowesky demands exam on embezzlement charges

A Prudenville woman accused of embezzling money from her employer demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Monday. Terry D. More...

Tipsy pedestrian leads deputy on foot chase

A Roscommon County Sheriff's deputy was slightly injured in a scuffle with an inebriated pedestrian April 10. Deputies patrolling on M-55 in Denton Township at 2:34 a.m. April 10 observed two pedestrians on the bike path near Tractor Supply Co. More...

Bike damaged at teen center

A 16-year-old Roscommon girl's bicycle was damaged while it was chained outside the Top Notch Teen Center in Roscommon April 13. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said the 15-speed mountain bike's tires had been slashed. More...

Editorial

IN OUR OPINION

It All Adds Up

The debate over global warming will go on for years and decades. More...

Townships shouldn't remove commercial land from tax rolls

It is interesting to note that Denton Township and Gerrish Township continue to remove commercial property from the tax rolls, thus taking money from our schools. How can the taxpayers of those townships continue to let this happen? More...

Thrift store needs restructuring

First, I'd like to make a case for my opinion. My opinion is based on years of experience buying and selling. Secondhand shopping is a favorite pastime. More...

Health

Creating emergency plans part of disaster preparedness

Disasters can happen at any time. The potential of severe weather, e-coli outbreaks, pandemic influenza or a hazardous materials accident are just a few of the would-be disasters that have raised concerns among many local residents. More...

Blue Ribbon Campaign combats child abuse

Gov. Jennifer Granholm has declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Michigan, noting that more must be done to reduce child abuse. More...

Students can attend 'healthy' summer camp at Mercy

Students can learn about healthcare careers this summer during a summer camp at Mercy Hospital Grayling. The hospital is again offering its Summer Healthcare Career camp for students entering fifth through eighth grades next fall. More...

Happenings

COMMUNITY CALENDAR APRIL 22-29

Every Sunday-- AA, H.L. Alano Club, 10 a.m., closed, nonsmoking, handicap accessible. Denton Twp. Recycling, Level Park Rd, Noon-5 p.m. The New Altitude NA, Houghton Lake Area Alano Club, 6 p.m., smoking. More...

Golf outing to benefit cancer patient, 28

A golf outing to benefit cancer patient Lisa (Beckwith) Muma will be held at Pineview Highlands Golf Course, Houghton Lake, April 21. More...

New Boy Scout troop forming at Houghton Lake

A new Boy Scout troop is forming at Houghton Lake. Intended for boys in fifth through 12th grades (ages 11 to 17), the troop will focus on outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, backpacking and canoeing. More...

Education

'Book battle' champ to be named Saturday

Brainy Bookworms earn top spot at HL

A close battle Tuesday night ended with four teams advancing to the Roscommon County Battle of the Books Championship Saturday afternoon against "battlers" from Roscommon. More...

'Wizards of Words' headed to championship from G-H

The "Wizards of Words" came out atop the April 14 elimination battle in the 2007 Battle of the Books at Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library. More...

Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

AU SABLE TOWNSHIP 9181 N. Keno Rd., St. Helen Phone 389-3541 Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Aluminum and tin, magazines and phone books, corrugated cardboard, clear and brown glass, newspapers (in paper bags), office paper, No. 1 and 2 plastics. More...

APRIL SNOW SHOWERS BRING…

A whimsical flower "April Showers," "just popped up through the snow" April 12 in front of the Houghton Lake Taco Bell. More...

Stranded rider rescued

A disabled Houghton Lake man whose four-wheeler malfunctioned was rescued Monday by officers from the Michigan State Police and the Department of Natural Resources. More...

KCC president interviews underway

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees was scheduled to begin interviews of five finalists for the college presidency Wednesday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Suann 'Sue' Hoyt - 2014-04-24
Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-24
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-24
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-24
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-24
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-17
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-17
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-17
Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-17

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Kerry M. More...

Sports

HL's Drogt to continue with girls cage program

Houghton Lake High School will have a new coach at the helm of the varsity boys basketball team next winter. More...

Gaylord handles Buck kickers; Clare needs two OTs to win

Following a 6-0 loss at Gaylord Monday, the Roscommon varsity soccer squad was downed by Clare Tuesday 1-0 in two overtimes. More...

Bucks win five events, take second

Five first place finishes equaled a second place trophy for the Roscommon High School boys track team Monday at the Falcon Team Inviational at Ogemaw Heights. More...

Outdoors

OUTDOORS

Taking advantage of the weather, Arnie Weigel and Jerry Tice got busy in their homemade sugar shack Friday, boiling sap they have been collecting from Tice's maple and red maple trees. More...

Burning restores some 'amazing' habitats

A crackling sound resonates as high flames slither across the field. Small trees and bushes are quickly engulfed, providing more fuel for the fire. More...

State recommends aggressive action to eliminate feral swine

Michigan's Commissions of Agriculture and Natural Resources have adopted a resolution to take action to prevent a feral swine population from establishing in the state. More...

Religion & Family

New Day Preschool to reopen this fall, begin day care in June

After being closed during the 2007-08s chool year, New Day Preschool will reopen this fall. In addition,b oard membersh ave added an all-day child care center that begins June 4. More...

EARLY MORNING WALKS

With Millicent

Life can be like the weather-- changeable...Some days are sunny, warm and bright...Others may be cloudy, gray and cold...We may be going along quite well, feeling confident that we have weathered the problems that arose and dealt More...

Howell, Romancky to wed in May

Amanda Howell, daughter of David and Virginia Howell of Prudenville, and Eric Romancky, son of Joseph and Marilyn Romancky of Prudenville, announce their engagement to be married. A May 12, 2007, wedding is planned at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church. More...

Home & Garden

Lawn care choices can save time, money and environment

Spring may officially be here, but the time to fertilize your lawn is not. The grass is definitely greening up slowly around Michigan, but be wise to the dangers that come with applying fertilizers too early to your lawn. More...

Check, repair or remove trees in early spring

Early spring, before trees leaf out, is a good time to inspect the trees in your yard and repair or remove damaged or hazardous ones. More...

MOVING OLD MAN WINTER INTO STORAGE: Springtime organization tips

Step outside and take a deep breath. The snow is almost gone and flowers are blooming and the fresh scent of spring is once again in the air. More...

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