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'American Idol' was just part of couple's vacation in L.A.

"I've won a car before. I'm a very lucky person," Roscommon resident Dawn Dodge says. More...

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News

Relay team to host fund-raisers

A new Relay for Life team, Team Memory, is planning two fund-raisers for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Roscommon event July 14-15. More...

First springtime hazardous waste day 'went over well'

The first springtime Household Hazardous Waste Day was deemed a success, according to Roscommon County Solid Waste Recycling Coordinator Barb Stauffer. "It went over very well," she said of the Saturday collection. More...

Budget 'ship' starting to turn

HLCS schedules June 25 hearing

Preparing for its 2007-08 budget, the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday tabled an amendment to the current budget. A budget hearing is set for June 25 prior to the regular board meeting. More...

Sports

Bobcat batters fall in Districts

The Houghton Lake High School varsity baseball team fell in Districts against Pinconning June 2, losing 4-2. The 'Cats got on the scoreboard first, in the top of the opening inning. More...

Bobcats honored for sportsmanship

Houghton Lake High School announced its winners of the sportsmanship award for the spring sports season. More...

No medals for county tracksters at State Meet

None of the three Roscommon County track athletes placed at the Division 3 State Finals June 2 in Comstock Park. Houghton Lake's Nicole Pruitt and Jacob Cooley did not make the top eight in the shotput and long jump, respectively. More...

Editorial

Last flight

To the people watching the demonstration at the airport Sunday they were observing two professional pilots explain just a small part of their jobs, loading a critically ill or injured adult or child into a jet airplane for transport. More...

Awesome fishery

It was interesting to hear the comments by fishermen following the National Bass Anglers Association's tournaments on Houghton Lake last week. More...

Finding treasure?

An effort to clean up 80 illegal dump sites in the forests of Roscommon County will be made June 16 by members of the Northern Lower Chapter of the Michigan GeoCachers Organization. More...

Outdoors

CLEANING UP

Jason Vanacker, assistant regional vice-president of the Northern Lower Chapter of Michigan Geocaching Organization, prepares to take harmful trash from the woods in Denton and Richfield Townships to the Household Hazardous Waste Day collection sit More...

Explore Michigan's natural wonders at visitor centers

Have you ever been stumped by your child's questions while walking in the woods, or wondered aloud about the sights and sounds of the outdoors? Do you know that Michigan forests helped build cities such as Chicago and Detroit? More...

TOURNEY TUNE-UP

Walleye fisherman Terry MacKillop (left) sends out a planer board as he trolls one of his spots on Houghton Lake Wednesday morning with his brother Brian of Howell. More...

Religion & Family

Grays to celebrate 60 years

Edward R. and Donna M. Gray of Prudenville will soon celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary by hosting a family dinner. Edward Gray and the former Donna Graham were married June 28, 1947, at St. John Catholic Church, Ypsilanti. More...

Cobbs mark 50 years together

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cobb, Houghton Lake, are recognizing their 50th wedding anniversary this week. The former Carolyn Van Hoose married Donald Cobb June 7, 1957, in Clare. More...

Daniels, Roth plan to marry

Dina Daniels, daughter of Robert and Joyce Daniels of Houghton Lake and Andreas Roth, son of George and Edith Roth of Marietta, GA, announce their engagement to be married. A wedding date has not been set. More...

Pilot killed Monday visited here Sunday

One of two pilots that flew a University of Michigan Survival Flight aircraft to Houghton Lake Sunday was killed in a crash the next afternoon near Milwaukee, WI. More...

WIPE-OUT!

Second graders from Mrs. Karen Demers' class at Collins Elementary lose their footing enmasse in the tug-of-war Tuesday afternoon. More...

Absences, 'deal' prompt reaction from union leader

Saying she was "not accustomed to bargaining in public," a teachers' union representative told the Houghton Lake Board of Education she was not at Monday's special meeting on the "best grounds. More...

G-H leaders say budget picture more optimistic

More optimistic pictures of the Gerrish-Higgins School District's financial status and the area's economy could spare the district from drastic program cuts in the 2007-08 fiscal year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-11

Court News

Richfield agencies to practice emergency procedures Sunday

Richfield Township emergency services agencies will stage a mock disaster in St. Helen Sunday. Cpl. More...

Man charged with damaging fence, assaulting officer

A 21-year-old Roscommon man faces multiple charges after he allegedly vandalized a fence in Roscommon June 3. As Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies patrolled on Lake Street near Seventh Street, their car hit an object in the road. More...

Richfield officers nab youth after car backs into mailbox

A 19-year-old driver who had been drinking was unsuccessful in his attempt to avoid the notice of Richfield Township Police officers June 2. Officers had stopped for coffee at the Marathon station in St. Helen at 2:40 a.m. More...

Business

MSU leadership program seeks candidates

To paraphrase Shakespeare, some are born to leadership, some aspire to leadership and some have leadership thrust upon them. More...

Curves to celebrate seven years with open house

Curves' Houghton Lake location will celebrate its seventh year with an open house June 11. The public is welcome to attend and try the 30-minute workout, which combines resistance training, cardio fitness and flexibility exercise. More...

DISCUSSING PROPERTY ISSUES

Ken Carlson of C A Hanes Realty met with Congressman Dave Camp in Mt. Pleasant May 31st at the Embers, to discuss private property issues. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer's no coward, fears 'backlash' on kids

I just wanted to let Mrs. Rusmisel know I am no coward, but I fear my children would have had the backlash from her taken out on them if I stated my name. As for Mr. More...

'Opinions don't need a name, just someone to listen'

As a life member of this community and Houghton lake graduate (1996), I find that reading the letter to the editor directed toward Houghton Lake Community Schools has put a bad taste in my mouth. More...

Must work together to solve school district's finances

Well, first of all, I find it hard to believe that there were 20 medical emergencies. Especially all of them in one day. Now to me that does sound just a little too strange. More...

Health

WINGS OF MERCY

While the festivities of the 60th Dawn Patrol at Blodgett Memorial-Roscommon County Airport were ongoing, a Houghton Lake resident was taking a Wings of Mercy flight for medical treatment in Illinois. More...

McGregor joins Mercy Board of Trustees

Prudenville chiropractor Daniel McGregor, D.C., joined the 14-member Mercy Hospital Grayling Board of Trustees in January. More...

AuSable Free Clinic relocates

The AuSable Free Clinic has a new location in Grayling. Beginning last Monday, the clinic is in the Mercy Specialty Services Building, at 1250 East Michigan Ave. More...

Happenings

Steel drum, blues bands to open concert season

The Roscommon Steel Drum Band and the Catch and Release Blues Band will perform at the gazebo on the CRAF Center lawn in Roscommon at 7 p.m. June 13. More...

Kirtland to host arts grant writing workshop Friday

Groups looking for financial support for their artist endeavors are encouraged to attend a grant writing workshop at Kirtland Community College on Friday. More...

SPAGHETTI BENEFIT

A benefit spaghetti dinner for cancer patient Wayne Herbst "exceeded expectations," according to Bob Brotebeck, an organizer for the event. More...

Education

KCC ranked among most technologically advanced community colleges in nation

For the second straight time, M33 Access' Internet partner, Kirtland Community College, has been recognized as one of the most technologically advanced community colleges in the nation. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the month at Houghton Lake Middle School for May were presented with certificates June 1 for their explempary attitudes and behavior. More...

AMVETS award four with $500 scholarships

AMVETS Post 13 Ladies Auxiliary of Higgins Lake recently awarded four $500 scholarships to seniors graduating from Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools. More...

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