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Canoeists to race in Rosco

The Michigan Canoe Racing Association's 2007 season will get underway this weekend with the 24th annual Roscommon Pro-Am Canoe Challenge. More...

Sewer system construction could begin this fall

Seven years after Congress allocated $1 million for a sewer system for Higgins Lake's most densely populated neighborhood, construction is expected to begin this fall. More...

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News

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE STARS

(Right) Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School eighth grader Paige Wisniewski performs a lyrical dance to "Somewhere over the Rainbow" during her school's talent show April 26. Wisniewski was one of 24 students from all grades that participated. More...

'Eagles' to land at Kirtland

The Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts will help take music lovers back to the 1970s and 80s at 8 p.m. May 12 when Hotel California's "A Salute to the Eagles" takes center stage at Kirtland Community College. More...

Sunday breakfast to aid festival

A pancake breakfast at American Legion Post 416, St. Helen, May 6 will benefit the 2007 Bluegill Festival. The all-you-can-eat meal will be served from 8 a.m. to noon at the post, 10062 Ford Dr. More...

Editorial

Approve renewal

Houghton Lake Community Schools voters will be asked next Tuesday to approve renewal of the 18- mill non-homestead property tax for local school operation for a period of five years. More...

Yes to new fire hall

The Roscommon Township Fire Department is cramped in its current quarters. There is no doubting that. More...

Matter of trust

Voters next Tuesday will have more than just millage questions on the ballot. They will also determine who will be their representatives on the various boards of education. More...

Outdoors

EARLY SEASON WALLEYE

Houghton Lake's Leonard Henning caught this early season walleye May 1 on Houghton Lake. The 24" walleye weighed five pounds and was netted by Henning's fishing partner, Catherine Burtis of Houghton Lake. (Courtesy photo) More...

Investing in Michigan's quality of life and conservation future

Michigan has a long and rich heritage of residents and visitors enjoying hunting, fishing and other forms of outdoor recreation. More...

THIRD BIRD

Jacob Mahrle, 14, and his father Robert, 47, of Durand were both successful on an April 24 turkey hunt in the Dead Stream Swamp area. Both jakes weighed in at around 15 pounds and had six-inch beards. More...

Religion & Family

Ehn, Haggitt to wed in July

Lisa Ehn of Dexter, daughter of Bill and Alice Ehn of Dexter, and Ken Haggitt of West Branch, son of Mike Haggitt of Higgins Lake and Terry Marentette of West Branch, announce their engagement to be married July 14, 2007. More...

Son, Tristin, born to Johnson, Estep

Jesse Johnson and Rachel Estep of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Tristin Shane, born April 1, 2007. The baby was born at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, and weighed 8 pounds, one-half ounce and was 19 1/4 inches long. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS

With Millicent

"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls... More...

Education

THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

I sincerely hope that all community residents have been able to read and understand the school district millage proposals to be voted on next Tuesday, especially the non-homestead millage. More...

'Chemistry Day' brings grant, honor for Kirtland educator

AMio alumna, now a parttime chemistry instructor at Kirtland Community College, is hoping to spark the interest of younger students and motivate them to be more serious in studying the world of science. More...

SERVICE LEARNING

Kristy Gipson (left), a part-time chemistry instructor at Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, helps Mio sixth-grader Nona Khurtsidze celebrate the successful completion of an experiment that results in the production of carbon dioxide, which inf More...

School, township choices on ballot

Roscommon County voters in next Tuesday's election will help choose board members for four educational districts and pass judgment on tax proposals from two of those districts, plus two townships. More...

Drivers passing gas stations on their way to work Wednesday morning might have thought they were having a bad dream. More...

Meyer leads HLHS scholars

For the first time in a long time- perhaps for the first time ever- this year's list of Top 10 graduates from Houghton Lake High School includes a set of twins. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

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

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 17 and 23: Phillip J. Robinson, 27, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was released to attend an alcohol treatment program within 60 days. More...

Former District Court worker charged with embezzlement

A former 83rd District Court employee has been charged with embezzlement, after her supervisors discovered more than $1,500 missing that was supposed to be collected for preliminary breath tests. Penney F. More...

Sports

Zero goals in three outings leads to three losses by 'Cats

Three straight shutouts spelled out three straight losses for the Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad in recent action. The Bobcats fell to Clare, 2-0, April 25, lost to Tawas the next day and fell to Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian on Monday. More...

Bobcats beat Vikes for first diamond win

Houghton Lake picked up its first varsity baseball win of the year Saturday at Standish-Sterling Central High School. Playing in a tournament, the Bobcats fought back from a last inning deficit to beat Grayling, 5- 4. More...

Bucks, Hornets take one game apiece

The Roscommon Bucks varsity softball team split its doubleheader with the Harrison Hornets Tuesday at Harrison. Harrison won the first game 7-6 and Roscommon won the second game 9-8. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chamber didn't fire executive director

I have never seen myself as one to use this medium to express my contempt for individuals or any situation, but enough is enough! More...

Was there a misprint in wage?

I read the letter from Patti Caswell (a teacher at Houghton Lake Schools). I would like to know if there was a misprint in her statement about her salary. She said she got a drop in her wage from $385 per day to $330 per day. More...

School tax proposals have wide impact

On Tuesday, May 8, the Houghton Lake Community School district will be asking voters to renew 18 mills for five years for operating purposes. More...

Health

TAI CHI, SUN STYLE

Mike Smith leads a group of about a dozen people in sun style Tai Chi Saturday, World Tai Chi Day, outside the CRAF Center in Roscommon. Smith said the Qigong form of Tai Chi helps improve balance, flexibility and strength to keep people active. More...

Divina certified by board of orthopedic surgeons

Darius A. Divina, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon at Mercy Hospital Grayling, recently obtained certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. More...

Happenings

Bank to host pre-prom party

The Houghton Lake High School prom, set for May 5, will offer seniors and juniors a special activity prior to the main event. More...

SPRUCING UP

The grounds of the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society are tidier thanks to work from members of Boy Scout Troop 955. The scouts continued their community service workd by cleaning the village. More...

Spotlight on volunteers May 8 at appreciation event

In less than a week, volunteers from throughout the area will be recognized at the Houghton Lake Merchants Association's seventh annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. More...

Election

Trahan challenges Dean for Houghton Lake seat

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education member Thomas Dean, Merritt, faces a reelection challenge from Bill Trahan, Houghton Lake, in next week's balloting. Dean and Trahan are running for a two-year term. More...

COOR, Houghton Lake Schools place tax issues on May 8 ballot

COOR Intermediate School District and Houghton Lake Community Schools will place tax issues before voters in next Tuesday's election. More...

Eight vying for two six-year terms on Kirtland Board

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees will have at least one new member after next Tuesday's election. Eight candidates are vying for two six-year terms on the board. More...

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