August 9, 2007 RSS feed / News

State Police investigating break-ins, make cocaine bust

State Police are investigating a break-in at Pineview Highlands Golf Course which occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 a.m. Aug. 6. More...

Diver injured at Sunken Island

A New Hudson man suffered a neck injury in a diving accident near Higgins Lake's Sunken Island Aug. 1. Roscommon County Sheriff's marine deputies said James J. More...

Driver faints; van ends up in I-75 ditch

A Williamsburg man suffered minor injuries in a one-car accident on I-75 in Higgins Township Aug. 5. David F. Johns, 53, told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies he passed out while driving. His van went off the road and into a ditch. More...

Weeds piled at road end pushed back into lake

A pile of weeds pulled by residents of Houghton Lake's North Bay onto a road end went back into the lake after residents failed to dispose of the weeds by a deadline set by Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O'Rourke. More...

LOADING UP WEEVILS

Workers prepare to load bundles of Eurasian watermilfoil containing the larvae and eggs of the milfoil weevil onto a boat for implantation on the Houghton Lake Middle Grounds weedbed Aug. 2. More...

Denton accepts garage bids, creates assessment district

The Denton Township Board passed a resolution to create a special assessment district to fund the paving of roads in the North Cherokee Village subdivision during its regular meeting at Denton Township Hall Aug. 1. More...

About 7,600 wake up to no powerWednesday

More than 7,600 Consumers Energy customers found themselves without power when they woke up Wednesday morning. Consumers Spokeswoman Mary Gust said a regulator inside a substation failed at 3:20 a.m. More...

BIG BASH

Bud Bash 2007 spreads out on Houghton Lake in front of the Limberlost Saturday afternoon. Lt. More...

Stowell earns Commendation Medal

U.S. Army Spec. Kirk W. Stowell II has been decorated with the Army Commendation Medal. More...

Deputies arrest three, confiscate 'Works' bombs

Three men were arrested and two "Works" bombs were confiscated after a break-in at a Denton Township residence Aug. 4. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies arrested Scott R. Bethuy, 23, Houghton Lake, and Gene W. More...

Arson suspected in tree stump fire

A Denton Township woman who put out a tree stump fire in her yard Aug. 7 suspects arson was involved. While the woman was trying to put out the fire with a curtain and a bucket of water, a neighbor called the fire department. More...

Goods worth $1,645 stolen in Markey

A motorcycle, a chain saw, a lawn trimmer and gas cans valued at a total of $1,645 were reported stolen from a Markey Township cottage Aug. 3. More...

'Masha's Ticket' production begins filming at Gallimore

The film, "Masha's Ticket," has begun production by Paul J. Wheeler Productions. "Masha's Ticket" is the second in a series of three films to be made based on short stories by Anton Chekhov. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

New Uniforms for State Police

"Michigan State Police, including members of the Houghton Lake Police Post, this week laid aside their puttees and caps and heavy dark blue serge uniforms and donned new summer uniforms consisting of cadet gray slacks, light blue poplin shirts and More...

DNR suspends burning permits

With a masssive wildfire out of control in the Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources has suspended issuance of all burning permits until substantial rain is received. More...

Board gives superintendent mixed reviews in evaluation

After almost a complete calendar year of leading the district, Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Pete Injasoulian underwent his first superintendent's evaluation by the board of education. More...

Five apply for two new seats on road commission

Five people so far have applied for appointment to two new seats on the Roscommon County Road Commission. More...

Artists plan exhibition Aug. 25 along Gahagan Preserve trails

Members of the Pen and Palette Guild, a Roscommon area organization of artists, will display their artwork at a special free exhibition along the wildlife trails of the Gahagan Nature Preserve in Roscommon, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

DNR seeks to restrict mooring at state park

Saying court decisions prohibiting boat mooring at road ends has increased unauthorized mooring at the South Higgins Lake State Park, Department of Natural Resources officials are recommending beefed-up regulations to restrict the practice. More...

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