June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Program gives second chance to Rosco teen

Reporting to court and standing in front of a judge isn't usually a pleasant experience, but for Nathan Oppy, 17, Roscommon, it signaled a new beginning in his life. More...

Special Sections

News

Lightning fascinating to watch, also extremely dangerous

Governor Jennifer Granholm has declared June 24 through June 30 as Lightning Safety Awareness Week in Michigan. While lightning can be fascinating to watch, it is also extremely dangerous. More...

Marine patrol lists common violations

As the summer boating and recreation season gets underway, the officers of the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department Marine Patrol are informing boaters of the violations they most often see while patrolling the lakes of Roscommon County: + Reckles More...

TRAINING AT THE ACADEMY

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-03 Communications Services Officer Agnes Feldman recently returned from a week at the USCG Academy. More...

Sports

Comeback rally ends in extra inning win for Shenanigan's

Shenanigan's won in a narrow extra-inning game in Houghton Lake Men's Slo Pitch Softball League action on Monday, squeaking out a victory against Pressure Crack, 17-16. More...

Deamud earns black belt

Martial artist Cassie Deamud, 12, of Houghton Lake, became one of the youngest members of the American Tae Kwon Do Academy to earn a black belt when she successfully completed testing at Essexville June 16. More...

Golf scramble to benefit Winiarski

Burning Oak Golf Course will host a benefit golf scramble for Bobby Winiarski, a 1991 Houghton Lake High School graduate, who is battling brain cancer. The cost is $60 per person or $240 per team and will take place Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

G-H Board members had minds made up

I am writing this in utter disbelief over last night's (June 20) Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education meeting. The board commented that they were pleased to have so many people turn out and hoped it happens again. What on earth for? It was a joke. More...

Seasons Magazine article brings back 'sweet memories'

Reading through the Seasons Magazine, one reader's recollection of days gone by at the Houghton Lake Playhouse brought to mind some of my own sweet memories of the Lake. More...

Gas cost eats up sales' savings

We happen to live between Houghton Lake and Roscommon, about 17 miles from each area. More...

Health

Neurologist to make monthly visits to Grayling Mercy

Neurologist Cornelius Robens, M.D., plans to begin seeing patients at Mercy Specialty Services Building the first Thursday of each month, beginning Sept. 6. More...

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Houghton Lake EMS has a new director. Effective June 19, former manager and paramedic Alisha Reakoff traded roles with paramedic Brad Knivila so that Reakoff could spend more time with her family. More...

YOUR HEALTH TODAY

Central Michigan District Health Dept.

Sunburn, skin cancers and other sun-related adverse health effects are largely preventable when sun protection is practiced early and consistently. More...

Religion & Family

Barnes completes marine training

U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Brandon K. Barnes of Higgins Lake, a 2006 graduate of Roscommon High School, successfully completed training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Deigo, CA, June 15. His platoon, Delta Force 1070, was named Honor Platoon. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

Five generations of the Hatfield family celebrated Great-great Grandma Ella Hatfield's 95th birthday and great-granddaughter Ann Shamel's birthday June 22. More...

Eberts reach 50-year milestone

Jim and Judy Ebert will celebrate 50 years of marriage at the Willow Tree Restaurant in West Branch, accompanied by their family. Mr. Ebert graduated from Gerrish-Higgins High School in 1952. Mrs. More...

Education

HLHS names students to honor roll

Semester 2 "A" Honor Roll Grade 8: Ashley Bertetto, Stephanie Bigger, Taylor Boudrie, James Dunn, Eric Goodwin, Kay Herbers, Randi Kaminski, Nicholas Mainville, Joshua McNeill, Stephanie Petcher, Allen Printiss, Danny Qiu, Ryan Rowley, Kathryn Tr More...

ROTARY AWARDS $4,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently awarded $4,000 in scholarships to Houghton Lake High School seniors. More...

M-TEC hosts manufacturing workshops for area youths

The Michigan Technical Education Center on the Harrison Campus of Mid Michigan Community College will be hosting a Youth Summer Workshop on Manufacturing Technology from July 9 through July 13. More...

Four charged in burglaries of two schools

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the breakins at Houghton Lake High School and Houghton Lake Middle School earlier this month. Three of the suspects were also allegedly involved in a break-in at Snow Bowl Restaurant June 19. More...

Teacher, aides, coaches among G-H school budget casualties

It was a far cry from the $1 million the Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education originally thought it would have to slash from its 2007-08 budget, but $180,000 in cuts approved by the board June 20 were still painful for some staff mem More...

NEVER-ENDING WHEELIE

Trick rider Uncle Jimmi (a.k.a. James Lee of Bicycle Headquarters in Midland) uses one wheel to inspire an audience at the Michigan Department of Corrections Nokomis Challenge Center Monday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

Jury convicts Roscommon man of abandoning dog in Crawford

A jury in Grayling June 22 found a Roscommon man guilty of one count of animal abandonment. Lawrence E. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. More...

RIVERSIDE REST STOP

Tom Barber, Jim Witt and Matt Dodge (left to right) work on the roof of a new restroom building at Wallace Park in Roscommon, a project of the Roscommon Rotary Club. More...

Business

PROPERTY TOPIC

Ken Carlson of CA Hanes Realty Higgins Lake and Gene Goodman of CA Hanes Realty West Branch spoke with Senator Michelle McManus about private property rights issues during the annual Senator McManus sporting clays event at the Clare Rod and Gun Clu More...

'Southern' chicken makes its way to Houghton Lake

The Houghton Lake McDonald's is among Michigan McDonald's restaurants that have been chosen to serve as a consumer test market for the Southern Style Chicken sandwich and breakfast biscuit. More...

ASSUMED NAMES

March 23-June 8 Steven E. Adzigian, Roscommon: Great Lakes Metal Recylers, Roscommon. Geneve Ann Walker Canfield, Houghton Lake: 3 L Welding, Houghton Lake. Geneva Ann Canfield, Houghton Lake: G & L Roll Off & Waste Service and , Houghton Lake. More...

Editorial

Kids' fields

The cooperative effort that has formed as the result of the tragic death of Ryan McDonald last October has been nothing short of awe inspiring. More...

No need to change

The proposed addition of two road commissioners to the Roscommon County Road Commission has of course provoked opposition from the three members of the commission. More...

Control 'required'

Fishermen have been fighting for several years to get the state and the Department of Natural Resources to recognize the problems caused by the double crested cormorant to the state's fishery and the environment. More...

Outdoors

Take a Hike

If you're looking for an unhurried, peaceful experience during this holiday week in the Roscommon County area, a walk along one of many designated hiking trails on state forest land may be just what you had in mind. More...

DNR fishing regulation changes reflect disease management concerns with VHS

The Department of Natural Resources has established new fishing regulations that are designed to enlist anglers and the bait industry as allies to slow the spread of fish diseases, particularly viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS). More...

Photo

SUMMER LOAN These Yamaha VX Cruiser Waverunners will be in use by the Roscommon County Sheriff's Marine Patrol this summer, courtesy of Hacker's Yamaha & Honda, Houghton Lake. More...

Happenings

Setting the Stage

Houghton Lake High School graduate Anna Yardley has literally been living at her job. More...

Painter turns muralist for Country Village

Expressing her love of God's creation, Markey Township resident Betty Granzow has completed a full-size wall mural in the dining room at Country Village. More...

PIANO GUILD AWARD

Breanna Tribelhorn, third-year piano student of Sandra J. Akin, Prudenville, completed her national program in May and was awarded the Piano Guild Founder's Medal by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Austin, TX. More...

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