June 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Arkansas educator named Kirtland's seventh president

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees concluded an eight-month search last week by naming 59-yearold Dr. Thomas Quinn as the college's seventh president. More...

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News

Massive tire clean-up

(Above) Equipment operator Amondo Avila-Ursua of Huffman Rubber takes a bite from a pile of tires at the Stout Farm in Roscommon Township Monday afternoon. More...

Campaign could help district restore office to full service

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District is launching a fund-raising campaign to help it reverse a reduction in service that was forced by state funding cuts. More...

Area motorcyclists join trio for part of 10,000-mile ride

Several members of the area Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group joined three other veterans on a leg of their 10,000-mile ride for the Wounded Warrior Project Monday. More...

Editorial

E. C. 'Dobie' Munn

To those that knew E. C. "Dobie" Munn, they know he would have enjoyed his celebration of life Monday, and what a life he had. Dobie died June 7th in Lansing at the home of his daughter Jeanne Munn in Perry, at the age of 102. More...

THE GREEN BLACKBOARD

Since No Child Left Behind was authorized by congress, there have been many concerns by educators because of its top down, mandate-laden approach to improving education. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Oh! Two Thousand Eight! Oh, my name's Barack Obama and I come from Illinoise. Although I lack experience, I want to play with the big boys. I am Hillary Clinton. More...

Letters to the Editor

Believes teacher's union 'out of control'

I am writing in response to the ongoing saga of the teacher's labor union and the Houghton Lake School District. Enough is enough! More...

Improvement Board report criticized

Well there they go again! Our illustrious "Houghton Lake Improvement Board." They don't care how they blow "our" money. First, they could have printed this information on two sheets of 20# paper. More...

Disgruntled property owner questioning decision to buy

After vacationing in the Houghton Lake area for over 30 years, my husband and decided to purchase a vacation/retirement home in the area. Now, after two short years we are left wondering if we made the right decision. More...

Health

GIVE A LITTLE BIT

The American Red Cross held a blood drive at St. John Lutheran Church Monday. Kathryn Hall, coordinator of the event, said that the summer months usually are "critical need" shortage periods for blood. The next blood drive will be Aug. More...

Mercy Hospice asks for volunteers

Are you a sensitive, caring individual who would like to make someone's life a little better? Do you have a little extra time to assist a family who needs some special care? Do you feel personal gratification by helping others? More...

Stroke screening slated today

Life Line Screening will visit St. Michaels Church today (Thursday) for screening that can reduce the risk of having a stroke. More...

Happenings

GIRL SCOUTS AND THRIVENT BEAUTIFY TOWNSHIP HALL

After school on May 30 the Girl Scout Brownie Troop #1131 and Junior Troop #2594 met at Richfield Township Hall in St. Helen to plant over 450 petunias. More...

Stella Parton coming to Houghton Lake

Stella Parton, younger sister of Dolly Parton, will perform at Houghton Lake in July. Parton wrote and recorded her first hit single, "I Want to Hold You in my Dreams Tonight," which launched her career in country music. More...

NATIONAL AWARD WINNER

Roscommon County Animal Control Director Terry MacKillop was honored by the National Animal Control Association as its Animal Control Employee of the Year. More...

County gives ORV access green light

Expanding road board also favored

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday went on record in favor of allowing offroad vehicles to travel on some county roads and enlarging the county road commission from three to five members. A resolution on the ORV issue passed unanimously. More...

Ticket turns into felony arrest for fleeing motorist

A traffic violation that would have resulted in a ticket became a felony arrest when the driver decided to run from police June 10 at Houghton Lake. Denton Township Police officers Sgt. More...

RINGER!

First grader Tyler Haywood takes aim at the ring toss Tuesday during St. Helen Elementary's field day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

Train-car 'wreck' good training for emergency crews

*By Cheryl Holladay The quiet of St. Helen's tranquil Sunday morning was broken at about 9:30 a.m. when sirens went off and emergency vehicles rushed to the scene of a car-train wreck. More...

Cash, car seized in attempted drug run

More than $10,000 and a Ford Mustang were seized June 7 after a Roscommon County Sheriff's deputy stopped one of two cars speeding on southbound I-75. According to a sheriff's report, Dep. More...

Pretrials hearings set for Holton, Suchowesky

Pretrial dates have been set for two Prudenville residents accused of monetary fraud. Michigan State Trooper Neil A. More...

Sports

Hans & Feet remains undefeated with 11-8 win

Hans & Feet moved to a perfect 5-0 with a narrow victory over MidMichigan 11-8, one of only two games decided by three runs or less in Houghton Lake Women's Softball League action June 7. More...

IN THE PARK HOMER

Big Bri Music's Courtney Cole beats out the throw to home plate as she scores on an in-the-park home run in Houghton Lake Women's Softball League action June 7. More...

Spots available in Vick's cage camp

There is still time to register and spots are available for the Fourth Annual Mark Vick Championship Basketball Camp June 18-21 at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

Outdoors

'One-piece-at-a-time' Stearman spending time here

Maybe the idea came from one of Johnny Cash's songs, the song where he told the story of building a Cadillac one-piece ata time, and sang a string of years, 1946-47-48-49 automobile. More...

Walleye anglers find fish during Houghton Lake tourney

Great weather and great fishing greeted 63 two-person teams for the Saginaw Bay Walleye Club's Lund/Mercury Houghton Lake Qualifier walleye tournament on Houghton Lake, June 9th and 10th. The event was part of the Michigan Walleye Tour. More...

Anderson bags 427-pound Canadian black bear

Terry Anderson's day job may be selling insurance, but during his time off he likes to hunt. And hunt big things. His latest trophy came in mid- May from Canada. More...

Religion & Family

Ruhligs mark 50-year milestone

Glenn and Barbara Ruhlig will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by hosting a party for family and friends at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Saginaw. More...

Tices celebrate 45 years of marriage

Paul and Janet Tice of Houghton Lake marked their 45th wedding anniversary June 2. Married in 1962 in Owosso, the Tices have a niece, Dawn and her husband Pat Dummer of Houghton Lake. More...

EARLY MORNING WALKS With Millicent

Happiness Is

Happiness is...the glory and promise of dawn... Happiness is...crooning a lullaby to a baby cuddled close to your heart... Happiness is...the peaceful and inviting chime of church bells... More...

Education

HLHS freshmen earn 'Giraffe' recognition

Houghton Lake High School freshman James Leedy did not plan to spend his first year of high school opening doors for people. "I just did it," he said, about why he started holding the front door for other students. More...

'FUN & FUNKY'

An old-fashioned sack race was one of many activities during Roscommon Elementary School's "Fun & Funky Field Day" Monday afternoon. The 2007-08 school year ended for students at Gerrish-Higgins Schools in Roscommon and St. More...

Opening doors

James Leedy (right) and Charles Cook, freshmen at Houghton Lake High School, hold the door for incoming students on a recent morning. Leedy began opening doors for classmates on the first day of school, and a few days later Cook joined him. More...

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