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FIRST DAY JITTERS

Students unsure about where to go receive help from middle school teaching assistant Susie Peshick at Collins Elementary School Wednesday morning, the first day of school. More...

NO MORE ISLANDS

Lenny Kauffman of Porath Contractors rips up a concrete divider at Lakeside Corners, Prudenville. More...

Special Sections

News

Inmate charged with smuggling drugs into jail

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident in which a female inmate allegedly smuggled drugs into the county jail using a plastic bag hidden in her body. The 31-year-old Roscommon woman was booked into the jail Sept. 1. More...

Tipsy burglar falls into bed of sleeping guests

People sleeping in a Lyon Township cottage Sept. 2 awoke suddenly when an inebriated man who had wandered into the cottage fell into their bed at 2:33 a.m. More...

'Wolf Packs' net 153 traffic stops

Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake, Aug. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Surprise appointments

Roscommon County's road commission might have been the last of the Good Old Boys' Club of politics in Roscommon County with the appointment last week of two women. More...

Seeing orange

Many Houghton Lake and Prudenville residents will be seeing orange for the next few weeks as construction barrels will be dotting M-55 from Federal Avenue east to Kelly Street in Prudenville. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

A person's middle school, high school and college years can be, to borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens, "the best of times…the worst of times." As we saw at Virginia Tech a year ago, a young person in a depressed, disturbed mental state can More...

Letters to the Editor

Possible closing of Nokomis Center is 'call to action'

Mr. Borton's letter advising the community of the proposed closures of Nokomis Challenge Center and Shawono Center was certainly a call for action. More...

Injasoulian's leadership has brought 'major gains'

I am taking this opportunity to acknowledge the major gains that have been accomplished under the guidance of [Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent] Pete Injasoulian. Major pending agreements and issues are now amicably concluded. More...

Health

YOUR HEALTH TODAY

Sexual assault and abuse is defined as any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to, including: inappropriate touching, vaginal, anal, or oral penetration, sexual intercourse that you say no to, rape, attempted rape, and child molestation. More...

Religion & Family

Nugent, Wickstra exchange vows

Eric Nugent, son of Randy and Terri Nugent of Houghton Lake, and Anna Wickstra, daughter of Jim Wickstra of New Era and Nancy Chase of Shelby, were united in marriage June 30, 2007, at Third Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, by the Rev. Kent Fry. More...

RAMPED UP

Members of the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church "Youth on Mission" team pose with a Kentucky homeowner following completion of a handicap ramp. More...

New arrivals

Hannah born to Tatonetti, Lentz Cherri Tatonetti and Matthue Lentz of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Kay, Aug. 20, 2007, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Education

Houghton Lake offers training through COOR, KCC, cosmetology school

Every year, Houghton Lake Community Schools team up with the COOR Intermediate School District Career and Technical Education Department to offer programs at Houghton Lake High School, Kirtland Community College and the Houghton Lake School of Cosm More...

NEW G-H TEACHERS

These new teachers greeted students when Gerrish-Higgins Schools began the 2007-08 academic year Tuesday. They are, left to right, from St. Helen Elementary School: Anthony Diola, special education, St. More...

College students, parents need to get smart about insurance

As millions of students head off to college this fall, the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Services strongly urges those young adults - and their parents - to get smart about insurance. More...

EXUBERANT FIRST DAY STUDENTS

Mrs. Jane Carroll leads her Roscommon Elementary School kindergartners in a motion song about the alphabet Tuesday, opening day of classes for Gerrish-Higgins Schools. More...

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS

M-55 work starting

The Michigan Department of Transportation will soon start two projects on M-55 and M-18. More...

Motorcyclist nabbed after high-speed chase

A Coleman motorcyclist was apprehended early Monday after a high-speed chase that began near Prudenville and ended in Gladwin County. More...

Proposed routes, senate action top task force agenda

The Roscommon County Off- Road Vehicle Task Force will concentrate on identifying potential roads ORV's could use in Lake Township and lobbying the Michigan Senate to pass a law allowing ORV's to travel on roads. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-28
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-28
John T. Kyler - 2014-08-28
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-21
W. H. 'Scotty' Scott - 2014-08-21
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-21
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-21
Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-21

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT MAGISTRATE

Sherry Palm

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of July 1 through July 31: Roscommon County Marine Patrol Unregistered watercraft: Timothy R. Bickel, $85. Life preserver violation: Douglas C. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Sarah J. More...

Sports

Bobcats hang for first half, fall in second to Braves

Despite a 5-0 loss to Tawas on Tuesday, the Houghton Lake Bobcats played their best defensive game of the season. Coach Scott Bockelman said the Bobcats stopped the Braves' attacks in the first half with a 0-0 score at the half. More...

First half success fails to turn into win for 'Cats

Two touchdowns, two safeties and a 17-8 lead was the type of first half the Houghton Lake Bobcats wanted in their contest with Grayling Thursday night at Bobcat Field. More...

Tyler scores four TDs, rushes for 189 yards in Buck win

Roscommon's offense got rolling Thursday night as the varsity Bucks hammered Kalkaska 41-0 to pick up their first win of the season. The Bucks (1-1) gained 304 yards of offense while limiting Kalkaska to 64. More...

Outdoors

Snowmobile safety class Oct. 14

Spicer's Boat City will host a snowmobile safety class Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required; the class is limited to 50 people. Call 366-8400. More...

Grayling Chamber holding golf outing

The Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its Friends of the Chamber Golf Outing on Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. at Fox Run Country Club. More...

Aces scored as league play ends

Two hole-in-ones were recorded during the Thursday League finale at White Deer Country Club last week. Emil Verbecke shot an ace on #8 using a 5-wood. His shot was witnessed by Stan Barker, Al Lafontain and Tom Kapala. More...

Happenings

Auto clubs stop at Historical Village

The Houghton Lake Historical Village and Playhouse recently received some visitors who have an appreciation for history. The Oscoda County Cruisers and the Rods and Relics car clubs, consisting of about 20 cars and their owners, stopped by Aug. More...

Blood drive exceeds goal

The Aug. 27 Red Cross blood drive in Roscommon surpassed its goal. Coordinator Arlene Joiner said 72 people registered for the drive. Eight were deferred, and 64 units of blood were accepted. Goal for the drive was 50 units. More...

FOR RIVER CENTER

Roscommon Rotary Club President Barb Costello presents a check for $800 to AuSable River Center representatives Jim Tucker (left) and Doug Nagel. They will use the funds to promote the 2008 Roscommon AuSable River Festival. More...

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Poll

Do you agree with the plan to step up enforcement of left lane drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake?