September 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

TACKLING AN OLD PROBLEM

Workers from Porath Contractors and the Michigan Department of Transportation install a new catch basin in front of Buccilli's Pizza on M-55 at Houghton Lake last week. More...

CATCHING THEIR EYE

Bright sunlight and some colorful paint caught the eye of many Pumpkin Run Car Show attendees over the weekend, including this group. More...

Special Sections

News

State Police investigating break-in at St. Helen school

State Police are investigating a break-in at St. Helen Elementary School that was discovered on the morning of Sept. 25. School custodian James Nellist told police the incident occurred sometime between 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 6:20 a.m. Sept. More...

Bottle of booze pilfered at Forward's

A customer at Forward's Shell gas station reported seeing someone steal a bottle of liquor Friday afternoon. The suspect allegedly took onepint bottle of rum, valued at $6.55, and got into a green car, which was driven by a female with blond hair. More...

Lost woman found in lawn chair

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home at Higgins Lake Saturday to investigate a report of a lost adult. The homeowner had found a handicapped woman, about the age of 40, in a lawn chair on the property. More...

Business

Entrepreneurs can learn to grow a business at seminar

Like acorns aspiring to grow into oak trees, new businesses require a nurturing environment. Entrepreneurs and wouldbe business owners can find that environment during "Growing Your Business," a conference set for Nov. More...

NEW LOCATION, NEW NAME

Michelle Hans (left), owner of Hands and Feet Dance Center (formerly Hans and Feet), and her assistant Tori Muckenthaler (right) are pictured with a Monday night class, which consists of the entire Lezotte family, at Hans' new location, 2404 West H More...

Editorial

A place of their own

After more than two years of work - and thousands of volunteer hours - area youth will have a place to call their own starting Friday with the opening of the Artesia Youth Park. More...

Time for action

The ticking time bomb written about in the Sept. 13 editorial, "Time running out," seems no closer to being diffused than it was 14 days ago. Michigan's legislature is still wrangling over the state budget as a shutdown looms. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Educators today must teach children to solve problems we don't yet know exist. To illustrate that point, Dr. Millie Mellgren, superintendent of Gerrish-Higgins Schools, showed a video to her faculty at an opening-of-school meeting. More...

Outdoors

LOW PROFILE

Duck hunters Don Wigard (foreground) and Blaine Yoder peek out from a floating duck blind they moved onto Houghton Lake last week in anticipation of the Sept. 29 opening of the duck hunting season. More...

FIRST BRUIN

Mike Hodnett of St. Helen bagged his first bear, a 235- pound sow in Higgins Township on Sept. 21, opening day of bear season in the Northern Lower Peninsula. Hodnett shot the bear with a 50 cal. More...

DNR expects deer harvest to be similar to last year's

Wildlife biologists with the Department of Natural Resources have announced the 2007 Deer Hunting Prospects Forecast, an annual review of the Michigan deer herd region by region. More...

Religion & Family

Harrises celebrate 60 years

Ralph and Barbara (Donnelly) Harris celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 7, 2007. The celebration began in February, when the Harrises took a cruise to the Panama Canal with three of their children. More...

Mobley graduates from basic training

U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Steven M. Mobley recently graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Chesney, Devillier parents of twins Brandie Devillier and Timothy Chesney Jr. of Mansura, LA, announce the birth of their daughters, whom they named Ella Dae and Amelia Mae. The twins were born Sept. More...

Education

Calendar reflects development days

Ratification of a teacher contract finalized the 2007-08 calendar for Gerrish-Higgins Schools. The first of seven two-hour early dismissals for teacher professional development was Sept. 26. Others are scheduled Oct. 31, Jan. 30, Feb. More...

'Paris' theme of Houghton Lake homecoming dance

The 2007 homecoming court candidates have been selected and the preparations are underway for Houghton Lake's homecoming week festivities. More...

Roscommon Zonta Club offers 'Return to Learn' scholarship

The Zonta Club of Roscommon County Area, an international organization of professional and business women that offers service to its communities, has a $1,000 scholarship available. More...

NOT A BIG CONCERN

Commissioner Ed Nellist (right) and adjacent property owner Monty Owens view a small leak at the Lake St. Helen dam Friday. Inspector Leon Cook said the dam is sound, but suggested injecting grout under pressure to stop the leak. More...

Artesia Youth Park opening

After many months of preparation, Artesia Youth Park is opening this weekend. The facility was formed to encourage young people and provide a safe, fun place for them to grow. More...

Boundaries, projects topic at DDA meeting

Boundaries for a proposed Downtown Development Authority district in St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 6: Michael J. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, and they demanded preliminary examination within 14 days: John D. Hess, 56, Houghton Lake, domestic violence, third offense. More...

Sports

Moggo, Counsil again lead Firebird runners

Freshmen Jesse Moggo (Kalkaska) and Barbara Counsil (Gaylord) again helped lead the Kirtland Community College mens and womens cross country teams, respectively, at the Bulldog Invitational at Ferris State University's Katke Golf Course in Big Rapi More...

HITTING THE BOOKS

Members of the Houghton Lake High School varsity football team hit the books before hitting the practice field Tuesday afternoon. More...

Donation gets students on the road

A donation helped students at Houghton Lake High School get on the road to a lifelong fitness. More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislators to support 'revenue solutions,' not program cuts

I encourage area residents to send the letter below to the following: State Reps. More...

Domestic oil price should be capped

After watching the cost of oil go to $76, I called Dave Camp's office and asked if we were part of OPEC, to which they replied we are not. More...

Pay cuts would balance state budget

I am a consumer at Northern Lakes Community Mental Health at Houghton Lake. NLCMH funds the drop-in center, New Beginnings. The director, Mike Kuhn, turned down $13,000 a year and only asked for gas money. More...

Health

Lawrence joins MidMichigan Health Park-Houghton Lake

Internal medicine specialist Sharon Lawrence, D.O., recently began practicing at MidMichigan Health Park- Houghton Lake. Lawrence is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine. More...

Oct. 15 blood drive goal: 61

Area residents wishing to donate blood may do so at a blood drive Oct. 15 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. The goal is 61 donors. The church is at 2888 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). More...

Baker to host examination for certified medical assistants

Baker College of Cadillac been chosen by the American Association of Medical Assistants as an approved site for the Certified Medical Assistant examination. More...

Happenings

'Miles for Medals' to aid Special Olympics

The first Miles for Medal walk in Roscommon, scheduled for Sept. More...

WINNING IN THE U.P.

Six Houghton Lake "old car" enthusiasts returned from the Manistique Car Show on Labor Day with trophies. More...

FCC member to speak in Grayling 'Broadband Summit' next week

Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps will speak at the Northern Michigan Broadband Summit Oct. 1 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Grayling Ramada Inn, 2650 South I-75 Business Loop in Grayling. More...

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