IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK
50-year-old Au Sable building new hall
Au Sable Township was building a new hall to replace the original structure, built in 1953, six years after Au Sable was separated from Richfield Township. The old building had "no restrooms and scant parking space."
60 YEARS AGO-JULY 25, 1947
"The general public is invited to the Mid Forest Lodge Association's 'Summer Festival' at the club seven miles south of Prudenville on M-18 at the Tower Road Sunday, July 27."
50 YEARS AGO-JULY 25, 1957
Houghton Lake Elks Lodge 1982 was remodeling the Pine View Hotel building for its new headquarters.
40 YEARS AGO-JULY 26, 1967
"Thirteen men from the Houghton Lake State Police post went to Detroit Sunday on riot duty."
20 YEARS AGO-JULY 23, 1987
"Severe thunderstorms which downed trees and power lines throughout Roscommon County Monday evening were followed by two days of forest fires which scorched 550 acres of woodland near St. Helen."