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HLHS COURT AND CANDIDATES

Houghton Lake High School's 2007 Homecoming Court and king and queen candidates are (front row, left to right) Princess Jessica Disney and Prince Nolan Akin; (middle row): Sophomore Rebecca Tinney, junior Rachel Priebe, and seniors Jaynelle Hoke, M More...

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BACKWOODS CRASH

Higgins Township Fire Department personnel assist one of the victims in a twocar collision that occurred Monday at about 11:50 a.m. on Silsby Road on the Crawford County line. More...

$3 burglary causes $1,500 in damage

Burglars caused $1,500 in damage, but got away with only $3 in cash at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, 1256 West West Branch Road, Prudenville, the night of Sept. 25. An employee discovered the break-in the next morning. More...

Auto hits pedestrian

A 71-year-old Roscommon man was injured when he was hit by a car as he walked on Division Street near State Street in Roscommon Sept. 30. Edgar V. Hildebrant, 195 South State St., was taken to Grayling Mercy Hospital. More...

Business

State offers free seminars on taxes

As part of its continuing effort to help new business owners understand Michigan's business taxes as well as their rights and responsibilities, the Michigan Department of Treasury is hosting nine free tax seminars for new businesses over the next t More...

Auctioneers to be registered by state

A new law that took effect Oct. 1 enables auctioneers to register with the State of Michigan. More...

Sales seminar planned in Clare

The Michigan Manufacturers Association will offer the seminar "Winning at Sales" in Clare Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.- noon. Participants will discover the keys to generating more sales with the same or less effort. More...

Editorial

Playing fair

Even though the game of soccer outdates football as we Americans know it, it is a relatively new sport to all but the current generation of players. More...

Saved the day?

Whew! That "budget agreement" worked out by our legislators in the wee hours Monday morning prevented the state's rest areas from being closed for more than four hours! More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Next Monday, some government and bank workers will have a day off and school children will learn about how the holiday's namesake, Christopher Columbus, arrived in America, setting the stage for development of the Western Hemisphere as we know it. More...

Health

LOTS OF LOCKS

Third grader Bridget Ripke, 7, shows off her new short hair after stylist Tammy Steele cut it Sept. 1. The 10 inches of hair was donated to Locks For Love. This is the second time Miss Ripke has donated her hair to the organization. More...

Diabetes outreach program closes after 12 years of service

TIPDON, Northern Michigan's Diabetes Outreach Network, which served 27 counties in the lower peninsula of Michigan closed its doors Sept. 30 after 12 years of service. More...

Mercy Hospital Grayling lists health education topics

The following events will be held at Mercy Hospital Grayling during October: Breastfeeding: It's Best for Mom and Baby This two-hour course addresses the benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby. Questions and concerns will be addressed. More...

Happenings

State park plans 'Higgins Harvest'

The fourth annual Higgins Harvest, a "GO-Get Outdoors" event at South Higgins Lake State Park, will be held Oct. 5-7, according the Department of Natural Resources. More...

LIONS ON THE PROWL

Houghton Lake Lions Club members Mel Bankov (left) and Lowell Souder stand next to one of the pumpkins that will be popping up around town to collect donations for the 38th Children's Halloween Party at Bobcat Field. More...

REPUBLICAN GATHERING

Sonja "Smokie" Wall of Roscommon poses with presidential hopeful Mitt Romney during the Republican Party's bi-annual conference on Mackinac Island Sept. 21-23. Mrs. More...

Focusing on academics

Turning from financial concerns to academic concerns, the Houghton Lake Board of Education set goals for the district Monday, following an all-day board retreat Saturday. More...

Pregnant woman caught hiding drugs

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a Lincoln Park man believed to be at the center of an incident in which a pregnant woman concealed 44 grams of cocaine in her body in Roscommon. More...

Lori Wolcott sentenced to year in tax fraud case, follows husband

A Houghton Lake woman has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison following her guilty plea to tax conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy announced Monday Lori Wolcott, 49, was sentenced Sept. More...

Bobcat royalty get crowns Friday

Houghton Lake High School's 2007 Homecoming King and Queen and their court will reign over the homecoming dance, set for Saturday, Oct. 6. The king and queen will be announced at Friday's homecoming game during half-time festivities. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Suann 'Sue' Hoyt - 2014-04-24
Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-24
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-24
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-24
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-24
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-17
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-17
Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-17
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-17

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 18: Christopher W. Harper, 46, Flint, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to 90 days in jail (concurrent with an Otsego County sentence). More...

ROSCOMMON COUNTYMAGISTRATE

Sherry Palm

Department of Natural Resources No life preserver on personal watercraft: Terry D. Buckingham Jr., $180. Fishing without a license (resident): Martin A. Hagen, $120; Katie L. Stephen, $105; Daniel E. Oslin, $105; Joshua B. More...

Sports

Bucks 2nd in tourney; Bobcats bow to champs

The Roscommon Bucks varsity volleyball team finished the Grayling Subway Slam second Saturday after working through pool play and defeating host Grayling in the semi-final to play Kalkaska. More...

BIG BASS

Tom Rachilla was fishing on Houghton Lake at around noon Tuesday when he caught his biggest largemouth bass in 45 years of fishing. He said the six-pound, 22- incher hit a silver plastic jig. More...

FUND FOR JUNIOR RIFLE PROGRAM

Roscommon County Sheriff's Posse recently awarded the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club a $1,500 grant to be used by the club for the National Rifle Association Junior Rifle programs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drop-in center helps disabled, recovering people

Thank you to Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Houghton Lake and thank you to Val Bishop for everything she has done to get New Beginning Drop-in Center in Prudenville. More...

Outdoors

Archery deer hunting season enters 70th year

October is a fantastic month to be in the woods. Most mornings are cool and the days warm. Being in a tree stand, archery hunting for deer, as the sun peaks over the horizon is worth getting out of bed a couple of hours early. More...

NEW MEXICO ELK

Bob Boyle's recent trip to the northern part of New Mexico proved successful as he bagged an elk Sept. 9. Boyle downed the approximaltely 800-pound elk with a heartlung shot using a bow and arrow on his second morning of the hunting season. More...

CCW class planned at Lake Twp. Hall

A Michigan Concealed Pistol License class is planned for Oct. 20 and 21 at the Lake Township Hall. The course, conducted by a National Rifle Association instructor, will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Sunday. More...

Religion & Family

MILITARY NEWS

Nielsen promoted in reserves

George M. Nielsen, son of Mike and Linda Nielsen of Houghton Lake, received a promotion to the rank of lance corporal Sept. 8, 2007, while attending his monthly drill weekend with Company B, First Battalion, 24th Marines of Saginaw. More...

JOINT EFFORT

Sr. Maria Klosowski, assistant director of River House, Inc., accepts a check for $1,007.11 from Duane J. Pinkelman, Knights of Columbus Dist. 63 Deputy. More...

Rabys to celebrate 55 years

Martin and Jean Raby of Higgins Lake will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Oct. 24. More...

Education

THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

Many Michiganders breathed a sigh of relief that essential government services would not be "shut down" this week because of the failure of our elected politicians to pass a budget bill that would be more than a "band aid" to solve the state's many More...

USE THE HAND RAIL

Bus driver Kathy Hamel (hidden) points to the handrail as first grader Ryan Fassett starts to get on the bus while Matthew Rohn looks on during bus safety instruction Sept. 27. The boys and their classmates are in Mrs. More...

G-H enrollment drops more than anticipated

In the Gerrish-Higgins School District, the decline in enrollment was bigger than expected. Dr. Millie Mellgren, superintendent, said a total of 1,682 students were in classes on the official count date, down 86 from last year. More...

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