October 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

G-H to 'audit' facilities

The Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education plans to hire a consultant to conduct a "total facilities audit" as a prelude to a possible request to voters to approve a bond issue for maintenance projects. More...

Haunted castle feature at St. Helen 'Trunk-or-Treat'

A new feature of this year's "Trunk-or-Treat" event in St. Helen, scheduled for Saturday, will be a haunted castle. Trunk-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. More...

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News

DAMAGING WINDS

While Roscommon County was spared from the brunt of a storm that ravaged parts of Michigan Oct. 18, not all areas escaped damage. This mobile home on County Road 104, just west of Reserve Road, suffered damage when an oak tree fell on it. More...

State troopers make marijuana bust, investigating break-ins

State Police from Houghton Lake arrested a 22-year-old Houghton Lake man Wednesday for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver in the parking lot of a bar in Prudenville on Oct. 24. More...

MADD honors sheriff's officers

Five Roscommon County Sheriff's Department officers have been recognized for each arresting more than 25 drunk drivers in 2006. More...

Business

United Way's funding helps 26 agencies' mission in county

With an ambitious goal of raising $60,000 in 2007-08, the Roscommon County United Way kicked off its 2007-08 campaign Oct. 18. More...

TREATMENT TRAINING

Esthetician Amy Lawrence (left) of the Hair Loft Salon and Day Spa at 5073 W. Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) takes part in an advanced skin scanning procedure with a Physiodermie educator from Montreal recently. More...

BENEFITTING ARTESIA

The Houghton Lake Rotary Club (top photo) made a $500 donation to Artesia Youth Park Oct. 15 to help implement a plan to provide mini-bus transportation to the park for area youths. More...

Letters to the Editor

In resignation Lewis is appreciative

I had not planned on returning to the Houghton Lake School Board this past June, but we were in financial crisis and deep into protracted negotiations with our unions. I was on both the financial and negotiating committees. More...

Health

Bra decorating contest supports Breast CancerAwareness Month

"Be a smartie, don't be a dum dum, get your mammogram" warns one candy-covered brassiere, on display at Curves in Prudenville. More...

Early detection can save lives in breast cancer fight

Since National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older. The breast cancer death rate has declined. More...

Flu clinic slated at KCC

Central Michigan District Health Department and Kirtland Community College are teaming up to offer a walk-in flu and pneumonia shot clinic for adults on Oct. 31 at KCC. The clinic is open to adults age 19 and older and will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Religion & Family

Wolfsen, Luebke wed at medieval reenactment

Wendy Wolfsen and Ray Luebke were married Sept. 22, 2007, in a ceremony at a medieval reenactment group event at sunset at the Kalkaska Fairgrounds. The best man was John- Paul Bautel of Petoskey. The maid of honor was Dana Doll of Maple Valley. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS With Millicent

Aim high… The goal is worth the climb. Aim high… Gain eternal life sublime. Reach out… share with others day by day. Reach out… We'll find Christ smooths our way. More...

Skellenger, Hill plan December wedding

Jerry Skellenger of Prudenville and Rhonda Welch of Houghton Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Skellenger, to Justin Hill of Hubbard Lake. More...

Education

Gerrish-Higgins ratifies another union contract

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education Oct. 17 ratified a two-year contract with its paraprofessionals, custodians, food service workers and secretaries. More...

RHS graduation moving to Thursday

After 15 years of Sunday afternoon graduations, Roscommon High School will return to the Thursday evening commencement ceremonies that were traditional until 1992. The Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education Oct. More...

SCHOOL DAYS

Roscommon Elementary School teacher Michelle Patterson explains to second graders how classes were conducted in the days of the one-room schoolhouse during a visit to the Roscommon Area Historical Society's Richardson School Oct. 18. More...

In the Black

Auditor says district 'righted the ship'

Turned around. That is what Houghton Lake Community Schools has done financially, according to C.P.A. Bruce Dunn of Maner, Costerisan and Ellis, P.C., Lansing. More...

Ghosts, goblins invade Bobcat Field Oct. 31

The Houghton Lake Lions Club will host its 38th annual community Halloween party Oct. 31 at Bobcat Field. The event is free of charge. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. More...

RHS QUEEN AND KING

Roscommon High School seniors Lyndsey Hodnett and Trevor Tyler were named 2007 Homecoming Queen and King Friday night during the Bucks' contest with Beaverton. 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Mark A. Boussum, 55, Houghton Lake, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court. More...

Bank robbery suspect facing court appearance

A Roscommon man is scheduled to appear in 76th District Court, Isabella County, Oct. 25 following arraignment on charges of bank robbery and armed robbery. George O. More...

Gerrish burglary suspects bound over to Circuit Court

Two suspects in a rash of burglaries on the west side of Higgins Lake waived preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Oct. 17 Kyle A. Sperry, 19, Roscommon, is charged with five counts of second degree home invasion. Autumn R. More...

Sports

Bucks bounced from Districts with OT loss

The Roscommon Bucks varsity soccer squad defended its District title for 80 minutes Oct. 18 but an overtime goal by Manistee ended the Bucks' hope for a repeat. More...

Skeels Christian enroute to unbeaten soccer season

If the Skeels Christian soccer team defeats Midland Christian next Tuesday they will complete their season with an undefeated record and with one tie. More...

Roscommon players earn accolades

Six Roscommon High School varsity soccer players were named to the All District team following competition at Benzie Central High School last week. More...

Editorial

United Way

It'd probably be a sure bet that there are more people receiving a benefit from the Roscommon County United Way's annual fund raising campaign than there are numbers of contributors. More...

For ghosts, goblins

We've noted a definite change of seasons recently, and with Halloween rapidly approaching we had better pause and enjoy this brief festive childhood holiday. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

If you want to tug at America's heartstrings, thereby distracting attention from a real but discomfiting issue, use a puppy. More...

Outdoors

Snowmobile safety class scheduled in Roscommon

A snowmobile safety course for 12-17 year olds is scheduled Nov. 3, at the Roscommon Community Center, 520 South St., Roscommon hosted by the North Country SnowSeekers Snowmobile Club. More...

BIG YOOPER

Wayne Weirauch of Prudenville bagged his biggest whitetail ever Oct. 10 near Munising. The massive buck weighed over 180 pounds dressed and sported an eleven-point rack which received a Pope and Young green score of 148. More...

BUCK WITH BOW

Anthony Kolo bagged this 8-point buck Oct. 18 while hunting in Roscommon County. Kolo, 15, and a sophomore at Houghton Lake High School, was bow hunting when he took the buck with a liver shot. More...

Happenings

'Frightening' event Oct. 27 to aid Boosters

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters will present "Fright Night" fun Oct. 27 at the Prudenville Knights of Columbus Hall. A chance to win $500 will be the prize at the event, which costs $50 per couple or $35 per person. More...

AUTHOR VISIT

Jan Brett, author of "The Mitten," and "The Hat," and other well-known tales, signs autographs for fans- young and old- of her work at Gaylord High School's Gornick Auditorium Oct. 17. More...

'RADIANT STARS'

The winner of the drawing to benefit the Houghton Lake Junior Miss Scholarship Program will win this "radiant stars" quilt created by Sue Nielsen (left) and Gwen Bush. More...

Features

Sculpting the perfect pumpkin

The autumn art of carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns produces some interesting and often erie creations, and can be enhanced by the addition of sculpting techniques. More...

GOING UP FAST

Construction of the building which will house a concession stand, bathrooms and a press box at the Graham/MacDonald Sports Complex next to the Houghton Lake State Police Post took a giant leap forward Monday as area contractors pitched in to comple More...

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