April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Open house Sunday

Residents may visit with Roscommon Township firefighters at the Roscommon Township Fire Department open house April 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. The fire hall is on McKinley, at the corner of Federal Avenue. More...

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News

Firefighters donate pay for equipment

Firefighters from the Merritt Area Fire Department have taken a step to acquire fire equipment with their own pay. Usually firefighters receive $20 per incident run, and $10 per meeting (two a month). More...

SERVICE PROJECT

Members of Houghton Lake Boy Scout Troop 955 take a break during their service project, a spring clean-up at Camp Rotary near Clare April 20-22. More...

County to jumpstart shelter project

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday agreed to loan $700,000 to the animal shelter construction fund to allow plans to proceed for a new 7,500-square foot animal shelter near Prudenville. More...

Editorial

It's About 'TIME'

There is no doubt Michigan's economy is struggling and could use a shot in the arm. Once the unrivaled center of the automotive world, Michigan automakers must now compete on a global scale. More...

A Selfless Investment

Kudos to the Merritt Area Fire Department and its volunteer firefighters. A press release from the MAFD did not go unnoticed when it came off the fax this week. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Last week's national news was dominated by life-and-death issues: nearly three dozen people killed by a deranged college student, hundreds slaughtered by fanatics in Iraq and a Supreme Court ruling upholding a ban on an especially gruesome type of a More...

Outdoors

Arbor Day a reminder of importance of trees

Healthy natural resources are vital to environmental quality and the quality of life in Michigan. More...

Snowseekers to meet May 3

The North Country Snowseekers monthly meeting will be held May 3. The group will meet at 7 p.m. at Timbers on the Cut River, Higgins Lake. Meetings are open to members and guests. More...

Health

YOUR HEALTH TODAY

Central Michigan District Health Department

"Love them. Protect them. Immunize them. Vaccination: An Act of Love" is the theme for this year's National Infant Immunization Awareness Week, April 21-28. More...

PENNIES FOR RELAY

Tyler Letourneau (center), 9, and Lance, 11, sons of Julie Peters (also pictured) and her husband, Lance, show off their gallon jar and pickle jar full of pennies they have been collecting for the 2007 Relay for Life of Roscommon County. More...

Stabenow says seniors pay too much for drugs

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan has been joined by Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas; Sen. More...

Happenings

COMMUNITY CALENDAR APRIL 29-MAY 6

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...

Rotary celebrates 20 years of Houghton Lake chapter

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with an evening of dining, awards and entertainment at the Maple Valley Restaurant. More...

Rotary event goes 'Wild West' in annual auction Saturday

Final preparations for the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake's eighth annual Community Service Silent Auction this Saturday are underway. More...

Fire department asking voters to approve millage

In a couple of weeks Roscommon Township officials will be asking its residents to approve a millage to pay for construction of a new fire hall. More...

Fire danger down, but not predictable

Although this fire season has only produced half the fires in the state that had occurred by this date last year, the condition of the woodlands in spring can become dangerous so quickly that extreme caution must be used when handling fire, accordin More...

NOT QUITE BATHING TEMPERATURE

Karen Davis, 2, of Gladwin tells her mother Kelly all about her plans for a piece of plastic she found in the sand at Denton Township Beach Saturday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-28
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-28
John T. Kyler - 2014-08-28
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-21
W. H. 'Scotty' Scott - 2014-08-21
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-21
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-21

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Douglas Dosson heard these cases in 34th Circuit Family Court, Roscommon, April 12: No. 00-72-2054, Theresa A. Powell vs. James P. Powell Sr., defendant pleaded guilty to non-payment of child support and will be sentenced later. More...

Injured boy's family files suit against driver

The father of a boy seriously injured in an Oct. 12, 2006, accident that killed the boy's friend is suing the man convicted of a criminal charge in connection with that accident. More...

Detainee bites two workers at county juvenile facility

Two Roscommon County Juvenile Detention Center workers were injured when a detainee bit them April 16. Center Director Carol I. More...

Sports

Bobcat baseball showing improvement after rocky start

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team posted four losses to start their season last week, at Kalkaska and home against McBain, but showed steady improvement in a number of areas of their game according to Coach Scott Bates. More...

Barber wins four events as Bucks down Beavers

The Roscommon girls track team swept four events and picked up six first places in a 75-59 Jack Pine Conference home win over Beaverton April 19. The Bucks also faced Clare and were not as successful as the Pioneers downed the Bucks, 125-38. More...

JV 'Cats trying to find offense

The first four outings for the Houghton Lake High School junior varsity softball squad have been tough. Coach Amber Sergeant's Bobcats have been outscored 59-16 in four losses. More...

Letters to the Editor

State should increase sales tax, stop cutting

Our state is in serious financial difficulty. That is a given. How we get out of it is the big question on everyone's mind. More...

God, not gun laws can keep students safe

Another senseless shooting. More innocent victims. Our country's societal degeneration is once again showing its extremely ugly and evil face. More...

Community needs Nokomis Challenge Center

Project H.O.P.E. needs your help! We need to make sure that Nokomis Challenge Center does not lose its funding. I realize that it is important to save taxpayer dollars. More...

Religion & Family

DeWitt, Burtis to wed in July

Beth DeWitt and Justin Burtis announce their engagement to be married July 7, 2007, in Saline. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jon and Cathie DeWitt of Houghton Lake. More...

Van-Y, Sutton to wed in August

Kelly Joe Van-Y and Denise Sutton announce their engagement to be married Aug. 4, 2007. The bride-elect is the daughter of Denise Sutton of Higgins Lake. She is the manager of the King Ventures Restaurant, Prudenville. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS

With Millicent

SOLILOQUY OF A PASTOR I am a pastor ... At times I wonder why I am a pastor ... What is a pastor? I accepted this responsibility from a sense of duty, albeit reluctantly ... An unknown road stretched ahead of me. More...

Education

SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

I hear so many of you, the great people of this school community, say over and over again "It's all about the kids." No matter where I go-to business groups, to community events, to ballgames and extracurricular activities, to fund raisers, to our s More...

ALL ACADEMIC

Eight Houghton Lake High School athletes were named to the Jack Pine Conference All Academic Teams last week. Grade point average along with SAT and ACT scores were part of the computations used to make the team. More...

ALL ACADEMIC

Eight Roscommon High School seniors have been named to the Jack Pine Conference All Academic Team. Pictured are (left to right): David Bradley, Patrick Kelly, Arielle Rucinski, Rachel Wiltse, Kim Sherman, Shane Hill and Peter Kidd. More...

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Poll

Do you agree with the plan to step up enforcement of left lane drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake?