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Merit exam results mixed for HLHS

Juniors taking the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) at Houghton Lake High School last school year achieved success in some subjects, but test results show there is room for improvement in others. More...

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News

Denton welcomes new officer

The Denton Township Police department welcomed a new officer to its ranks Aug. 26. More...

NO INJURIES

Phil Hendershot of Phil's Auto and Truck Repair looks for a place to hook onto a wreck after a two-car accident on M-55. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred on the afternoon of Sept. 6 according to Denton Township Police. More...

Hawke replaces Nettle as Missaukee undersheriff

Missaukee County Sheriff Jim Bosscher recently announced the appointment of Jeff Hawke, 43, director of Public Safety in Cadillac, as his new undersheriff. He replaces Ed Nettle, who took the job of EMS director for Osceola County. More...

Business

'Balki' cast in lead role for next Brauer film

Bronson Pinchot, the popular actor who earned an Emmy nomination for his unique portrayal of cousin "Balki" in the sitcom "Perfect Strangers," has been cast as the lead in Michigan filmmaker Rich Brauer's upcoming new movie, "Mr. Art Critic. More...

MAKES HOUSE CALLS

Michael Kitchen, who recently opened Stern-Driven Computer Solutions at Houghton Lake, uses his black Volkswagen Beetle to make house calls throughout Roscommon County to build, set up, network and repair computers and remove viruses. More...

Letters to the Editor

Give them a hand shake, say thank you

Often times we hear people in our community who bad mouth our public service men and women. I would like to bring a positive light to our ambulance workers, police officers and firemen. More...

'Hurrah!' to curb removal

Hurrah! A very big thanks to Denton Township for removing the Prudenville Curbs. These menacing islands wrecked numerous cars and trucks over the years and caused others to pay for a wrecker to pull them off the over size curbs. More...

Outdoors

County's 20 Kirtland's warblers part of record census of songbird

Department of Natural Resources officials Sept. 5 released annual survey information indicating the state's population of the endangered Kirtland's warbler continues to increase. More...

HEFTY STRINGER

Pete and Jo Kairunas of Blanchard display the more than 84 inches of fish they caught Sunday and Monday on the South Shore of Houghton Lake while fishing with Mrs. Kairunas' dad, Ken Wilson (who caught a 15-inch walleye and a 9-inch sunfish). More...

Consumers land off limits

With hunting season gearing up in Michigan, Consumers Energy is reminding people that hunting is not allowed on the utility's property. The ban protects the safety of neighbors, utility workers and others. More...

Happenings

Historical group to honor residents ages 89 and over

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will host a birthday party tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m. to honor area citizens ages 89 and over. The event will take place at the Gallimore Boarding House, 494 Lake St., Roscommon. More...

HELPING CITY MISSION

These members of "Quilting for The Needy" at Church On The Lakes Free Methodist Church, 4810 Tower Hill Road, Houghton Lake, have been making pajama bottoms for the homeless to be given to His Master's Hand, a homeless shelter in Flint's inner city More...

'Escanaba' dinner theater scheduled in St. Helen

Tickets are on sale at the Richfield Township Public Library in St. Helen for the Oct. 13 dinner theater production of "Escanaba in da Moonlight." The St. More...

Education

Much to gain

Houghton Lake Community Schools Curriculum Director Arlene Jury emphasized to the school board Monday that high school juniors have much to gain from the Michigan Merit Exam. More...

'Baseline' test

Roscommon High School Principal Cathy Erickson said the MME was new to juniors in 2007. "It was the first time the students saw the test," she said. More...

Educational Harvest

Wild rice has been an important resource for both the wildlife and people of Northern Michigan for thousands of years. More...

Holton case goes to jury

A jury of seven women and five men began deliberation at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday to decide whether a Michigan State Police Trooper is guilty of filing a false police report and larceny by false pretences. Tpr. More...

Governor OKs money for lakeside parks

Area residents will have increased access to Houghton and- Higgins Lakes in Denton and Gerrish Townships now that Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed an appropriations bill for the Michigan Natural Resource Trust Fund. More...

MAKING THE MOST OF IT

Windsurfers make the most of a light wind to power their boards around a course off the South Shore of Higgins Lake Saturday during the Grosse Point Windsurfing Club's 8th annual Higgins Lake Regatta. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
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Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Daniel K. More...

Sports

RIVALRY

Houghton Lake vs. Roscommon • 7 p.m. Friday at Bobcat Field

The Houghton Lake Bobcats (0-3) will try to end their losing streak to Roscommon when the Bucks visit Bobcat Field Friday night. More...

Missed opportunities

G's outlast Bobcats in JPC opener

The Houghton Lake Bobcats had their chances Friday night but could not overcome an early deficit as Gladwin won the Jack Pine Conference opener, 21-14. More...

PRESSURED

Houghton Lake quarterback Brook Banks lets a pass fly as Gladwin defender Dan Hillier (60) applies pressure. More...

Editorial

Time running out

Michigan's legislature has a ticking time bomb on its hands, and it doesn't appear to be in too much of a hurry to defuse the situation. More...

Job opportunity?

A couple of items from last week's Denton Township Board meeting had at least one person shaking his/her head while relating what had transpired. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

If you think times are tough today, look back a century and a half to a time when America also was struggling with multiple crises. President James Buchanan seemed powerless as the nation disintegrated toward civil war. More...

Health

Mercy Hospital Grayling, offices going smoke-free

As Grayling's health care leader, Mercy Hospital Grayling plans to create a smoke-free environment on all of its property effective Jan. 1, 2008. More...

Health department unveils motto

"Promoting Healthy Families, Healthy Communities" is Central Michigan District Health Department's new motto. More...

YOUR HEALTH TODAY

Central Michigan District Health Department

Attention men: September 17- 23 is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, one in every six men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. More...

Religion & Family

Ken Dennings Sr., family to celebrate 100th birthday

Ken Dennings Sr. and his family will be celebrating his 100th birthday this month. Dennings was born in Gladwin Sept. 17, 1907. More...

TO SHARE REBUILDING EXPERIENCES

On Sept. 16, the mission team from the Northeast Missaukee Parish (pictured above) will share its experiences from a recent trip to Kiln, MS, where they helped with the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding effort. More...

Walk to raise funds Sept. 16

The 13th annual Roscommon County CROP Hunger Walk is set for Sept. 16 at Houghton Lake. Preparations have been underway for some time, and registration will begin at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m. The walk begins at 3 p.m. More...

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