September 6, 2007 RSS feed / News

Boy, 5, damages lawn tractor

A five-year-old boy admitted to vandalizing a Markey Township resident's lawn tractor Aug. 23. More...

Lake board to treat 200 acres for EWM

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board was to treat 200 acres of Houghton Lake this week to control the spread of Eurasian watermilfoi. More...

'Triple Gold' to take stage at Kirtland Sept. 15

The Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts will host three legendary music performers at 8 p.m. Sept. 15, as the members of Triple Gold, "The Three Tenors of Pop," take center stage on Kirtland Community College's main campus near Roscommon. More...

Family Night to be Sept. 13 at training grounds

Parents and their children may attend Family Night at the Roscommon Fire Training Grounds Sept. 13. The fun begins at 4:30 p.m., with a fire safety show set for 6:30 p.m. and a magic show at 7 p.m. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., food will be served. More...

Winter tax bill lower this year

Roscommon Township residents may feel relief when they receive their winter tax bills. The levy for 2007 is lower than the 2006 rate. Township officials announced Tuesday the total levy will be 3.6522, after Headlee rollbacks. More...

State launches highway bridge safety web site

State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle announced Aug. 17 that the Michigan Department of Transportation has posted information about the safety of 4,402 state highway bridges to the MDOT web site at www.michigan. gov/highwaybridgereport. More...

MDOT to upgrade US-127 mile marker and exit signs

In order to reduce motorist confusion on US-127, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is re-numbering mile marker and exit signs on more than 100 miles of US-127. More...

Houghton Lake pitstop for DALMAC bike riders

The lawn of Houghton Lake High School looked like a tent city Aug. 31 as bike riders from DALMAC overtook the campus. The DALMAC is the annual Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw bike tour that takes place Labor Day weekend. More...

Grayling walker to join Klein

Eighty-eight year-old Clayton Klein should arrive on foot at Houghton Lake Saturday about 5 p.m. More...

GOOD BUY

(Left) Thiemo and Kay Wollenstein of Hamburg, Germany, show off the 1991 Mastercraft 240 SC Mari Star they purchased from Old Point Comfort Marine, Higgins Lake, in July. More...

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...

Tips on avoiding foreclosure available on Internet site

Homeowners facing foreclosure or having trouble making house payments can obtain helpful information from the Office of Financial and Insurance Services, OFIS Commissioner Linda A. Watters recently announced. On its web site, www.michigan. More...

Despite loss of KCC Firebirds, CRAF Center serves community

Things are changing at the Community Recreation, Activities and Fitness Center in Roscommon. More...

Gahagan nature trail, garden to be dedicated at open house

The Gahagan Nature Preserve will host its 10th annual open house Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the cabin. A program will begin at 3 p.m. More...

Visitors can step back in time when visiting logging camp

Visitors to Hartwick Pines State Park will have the opportunity to journey back to the year 1896 and meet some of the members of the Salling, Hanson and Company's "Section 9 Camp" as they prepare for the upcoming winter logging season on Sept. More...

Gaylord antique show Saturday

The sixth annual fall Antiques and Collectible Market in downtown Gaylord is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Pavilion on Court Street next to the courthouse. More...

BAND IN THE STANDS

The Houghton Lake Marching Band belts out a tune from the stands during its first home game Thursday. More...

'No Country for Old Men' next Page-Turners book

Page-Turners, the adult reading discussion club at the Houghton Lake Public Library, will focus on "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy for its next discussion on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. More...

Anniversary draws thousands

Under sunny blue skies, Mackinaw City was overcome with visitors Monday, as the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge drew tens of thousands of people to the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. More...

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