August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Long Point bear unwelcome visitor

A black bear has been visiting the residents of Long Point Drive recently, rummaging through bird feeders and damaging property. Ruth Fruehauf of the Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K. More...

Agreement reached with Houghton Lake support personnel

On the heels of reaching an agreement with the teachers' union, the Houghton Lake Board of Education ratified a tentative agreement with the Houghton Lake Education Support Personnel Association Monday for 2007-08 and 2008-09. More...

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News

ACCESSING THE OUTSIDE

Christine Noonan was able to leave her house for the first time in two years thanks to the work of volunteers who erected a wheelchair ramp at her Clare Road home at Houghton Lake over the weekend. More...

Commissioners name Clark new equalization director

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday promoted Deputy Equalization Director John Clark to head of the equalization department. Clark succeeds Roland "Ron" Eno, who resigned earlier this month after nearly a decade in the position. More...

Pedestrian nabbed

A man who was walking along Old 27 in Lyon Township at 3:44 a.m. Aug. 15 surrendered a butterfly knife and brass knuckles to Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies. Officers said they stopped to ask the man if he was all right. More...

Editorial

Burning banned

The Sleeper Lake wildfire in Luce County, north of Newberry in the Upper Peninsula, has already cost the taxpayers of Michigan $4 million and over 18,200 acres of forest land, almost the size of Houghton Lake. More...

Not to complain

All a person has to do to get a reaction around Houghton Lake is to mention lake levels and the searing comments are enough to broil one's ears well done. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

"…In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin "Give unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's. More...

Outdoors

St. Helen fishing tournament a 'good day on the water'

It started out a little chilly early Saturday morning at the boat launch on Lake St Helen. However, it did not cast a chill on those who were all fired up to get on the water. It was the third annual fishing tournament presented by St. More...

CANAL BASS

While visiting Houghton Lake this summer, 10-year-old Jacob Bauerle's persistent fishing paid off when he landed this 18-inch bass. Pictured with Jacob is his brother, Jack, 6, both from Minneapolis. More...

Youth archery tournament scheduled for Saturday

The Cross Fire Archers 4-H Archery Club will hold its Second Annual Roscommon County 4-H Archery Tournament Saturday at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club. The tourney is open to the public and all 4-H members 5- to 19- years-old. More...

Happenings

Traveling circus is 'self-contained little city'

The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus rolled into town Friday morning and drew an early crowd ready to watch the raising of the big top. Viola, an Asian elephant, assisted circus workers in raising the 160 by 160-foot tent. More...

TOP TASTE IN COUNTY

Long Branch Saloon's barbecued ribs and shrimp took the top prize in the Roscommon County Community Foundation's annual Taste of Roscommon County Sunday at East Bay Lodge, Prudenville. More...

Aug. 29 session to explore cable broadcasts of community events

Residents of the Roscommon and Grayling areas could soon be watching taped broadcasts of their local governing boards and other community events on cable television Channel 2. More...

How low will it go?

Lakes' levels fall as area endures 'mild drought'

The weather records this summer are telling the story and the proof is in levels of Roscommon County's three lakes. Houghton Lake's water level has dropped almost an inch a week since July 9th, and Lake St. Helen isn't far behind. More...

Assistant principal promoted

Erickson to lead RHS

Cathy Erickson is the new principal of Roscommon High School. The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education appointed Erickson, who has been assistant principal since 1999, in a 5-2 vote Aug. 15. More...

New road commissioners to be appointed next week

Roscommon County Commissioners are expected to appoint two new members to the county road commission next week. County commissioners have scheduled interviews with 14 applicants for the road commission seats Aug. 31, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Sports

'Cats drop soccer opener, 2-1

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad fell a goal short in its 2007 debut Monday at McBain Northern Michigan Christian. More...

BEATEN TO THE BALL

Roscommon forward Marcus Jean-Francois (left) gets to the ball just ahead of diving Pine River goalie Matt Engels for one of two goals he scored in the Bucks' home opener Monday. More...

HL KART SPEEDWAY

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway August 17 4 Car Dash Micro: Teddy Lezotte, Kyle Reilly, Codi Robinson, Cata Butler. Jr. Sport: Brandon Frank, Kadon Bowen, Mitchell Huber, Todd Butler. Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sen. McManus supports bills that would close Nokomis

As a former member of the Citizens Advisory Committee at Nokomis Challenge Center at Houghton Lake, I was shocked when I heard rumors that the center might close. More...

Hopes board will void evaluation

The superintendent evaluation results presented during the Aug. 6 special meeting of the Board of Education had the unfortunate, unintended effect of damaging the Board's relationship with the Houghton Lake Community. More...

Library cuts opposed

Our elected officials have proposed to allocate a whopping two billion dollars to Michigan's prisons for 2008. They also want to cut state aid to public libraries by 50%, bringing the allocation to libraries to just over 6 million dollars. More...

Religion & Family

Rase, Rootes wed at fairgrounds

Tera Rase, daughter of Rory and Darlene Rase of St. Helen, and Jason Rootes, son of Sidney and Ardith Rootes of Whittemore, were united in marriage June 30, 2007, at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds Chapel. More...

Black, Mikedis plan October wedding

David T. Black, son of Tyrone and Carolyn Black, Roscommon, and Laura P. Mikedis, daughter of the late Richard Mikedis, Ypsilanti, announce their engagement to be married. The couple plans an Oct. More...

Hartwells to wed in September

Neika Renee (King) Hartwell and Scott Allen Hartwell announce their plans to be married Sept. 15, 2007, at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church, with Pastor Bryan Thompson officiating the double ring ceremony. More...

Education

Collins, middle school registration begins Aug. 23

Collins Elementary and Houghton Lake Middle School will register new students Aug. 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will also be held the following week, Aug. 27-28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Peter Tomasek named Samsung American Legion scholarship finalist

Roscommon High School senior Peter Joseph Tomasek was named as a 2007 Samsung American Legion Scholarship National Finalist. He was selected by the staff of the Michigan Boys State Program which was held at Michigan State University on June 18- 23. More...

G-H lunches to cost nickel more

Hot lunch prices will increase by 5 cents when Gerrish Higgins Schools begin the 2007-08 year Sept. 4. New prices are $1.65 at Roscommon and St. Helen Elementary Schools and $1.80 at Roscommon Middle and High Schools. More...

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