November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

YOUNG FIREMAN

Our Lady of the Lake Preschool "Fireman" Sean Patti, 4, places a spider on his knee during a class Halloween song and game Wednesday morning. More...

'GOOD SAVE'

Firefighters from Lake and Lyon Townships open up the roof of Whiteheads Restaurant at Houghton Lake Monday afternoon to get to a fire in the attic. More...

Special Sections

News

Family spat leads to arrest

A 19-year-old Traverse City man was arrested after an argument with his brother-in-law escalated into an assault in St. Helen Oct. 23. Richfield Township Police said the suspect threatened a 29-yearold St. More...

Man, 93, found lying beside road

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies returned a 93-year-old Markey Township man to his home after a motorist found him lying beside West School Road near Reserve Road Oct. 26. More...

GRANT FOR VEHICLES

Several state and federal officials were on hand as U.S. Department of Agriculture Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett presented a $52,000 grant to Richfield Township Supervisor Richard Wood Oct. 26. More...

Business

Cherven named vice-president at Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank has announced that Bonnie E. Cherven has been named a vice-president, in addition to her responsibilities as a mortgage originator at Citizens Bank, Grayling. More...

TONING UP

Amy Eddy recently opened The Body Shop at 101 Lake St., Roscommon. The shop offers 30-minute work-outs for women's toning. Also available are a treadmill, a recumbent bike, hand weights and three tanning beds. Massage will be added soon. More...

HAIRLOFT AT HAIR SHOW

The Hairloft Salon & Day Spa visited Grand Rapids to attend a three-day Malys hair show. The staff learned new fashion trends (color, haircuts and styles) and attended business classes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community continues to give

I am proud to belong to the Roscommon County community. I have been going from business to business for the UPS Ed and Caren Christmas for Kids Auction. I am overwhelmed by the support I have received. More...

Health

'Quick Care Clinic' offered at Mercy's Roscommon office

Mercy Family Care - Roscommon has opened a "Quick Care Clinic" for minor injuries and certain acute illnesses. More...

Blood drive garners 54 units

The Roscommon blood drive held at the First Congregational Church Oct. 22 resulted in 63 donors attempting to donate blood. A total of 54 units was accepted, the goal being 57. More...

Religion & Family

Wesleyan church to host concert

The Thurston Family will perform in concert at the Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church at 7 p.m. Nov. 3. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

With the latest addition, little Kaylie Ann Moore, seven months, the Graham family has five generations. More...

Niedermeier, Williams plan August wedding

Charlene Denise Niedermeier and Joseph Holdridge Williams IV announce their engagement to be married in August, 2008, in Port Huron. The bride-elect is the daughter of Douglas and Eileen Niedermeier of Roseville. More...

Features

Bucking Bulls

Houghton Lake breeder produces genetically-selected stock for rodeos

Burt Wallington, who began riding bulls in rodeos at age 13, has gone on to become one of 16 Michigan breeders of American Bull Breeders, Inc.-registered animals for the increasingly popular sport. More...

Voters to pick commisioner

Richfield, Au Sable and Backus will be the only Roscommon County townships whose residents will go to the polls for the general election next Tuesday. More...

Error forces Backus to cancel tax vote

A vote by Backus Township residents on two ballot proposals for taxes for fire and ambulance service, which had been scheduled for next Tuesday's election, has been cancelled. More...

Roscommon woman's creation plays role in 'Gone Baby Gone'

Charlton Heston, famous for his larger-than-life roles, may be the most famous movie personality with Roscommon County roots, but Thelma, at a diminutive 16 inches tall, is the latest character from here to make it to the silver screen. More...

Special ed hike bumps tax rates

Although property tax rates levied by Roscommon County and most of its townships took a slight dip this year, the overall rates on residential property went up a bit in all but one municipality in Roscommon County, according to a report approved by More...

Weather Almanac

DATE HIGH LOW 10/24 49 31 10/25 56 26 10/26 59 30 10/27 52 33 10/28 48 26 1029 57 33 10/30 62 27 Week of Oct. 24-30 Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..01 This Season Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16. 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

Man arrested after bringing dagger into county courthouse

A Fife Lake man was arrested after he brought a knife into the Roscommon County Courthouse Oct. 24. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said the 47-year-old suspect looked nervous as he and his wife entered the building at 9:25 a.m. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. More...

Suspects arraigned in Coyles break-in

Three suspects were arraigned in 83rd District Court Tuesday in connection with a break-in at Coyles Restaurant, reported Oct. 21. Jason J. Zemer, 33, Houghton Lake, John Allard, 26, Houghton Lake, and Joshua L. More...

Sports

Top Firebird runners end season by setting records

No, they didn't bring home a first-place trophy. More...

HLCS staff split on Spartan vs. Wolverine question

Like the rest of the State of Michigan, the staff of the Houghton Lake Community Schools is split on the question of who will win the annual Big Ten match-up between the Spartans of Michigan State University and the Wolverines of the University of More...

GROUT SUPPORT

Stu McDonald uses a "grout hog" to grout the walls of the concession stand/bathroom/press box building at the Graham/ McDonald Sports Complex with the help of equipment operator Gary Johnston Oct. 25. More...

Editorial

Id(iocy) reigns

Voters in Roscommon County Dist. More...

Budget 'deal'

"We can't simply continue to raise revenue, we've got to continue to cut back government," Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop said early Wednesday after a budget deal was struck between the senate, the house and the governor. More...

DNR facing cuts

The state's budget deal has dealt the Department of Natural Resources a severe blow because the budget deal contained no increases in hunting and fishing license fees. More...

Happenings

Houghton Lake grad hopes 'Zen' takes off

Houghton Lake native Dustin Yoder is looking toward the future- a musical future that involves his style of progressive rock and three bandmates who play it with him. More...

YOUTH SPOOK

Among those attending Artesia Youth Park's Halloween party Saturday were front, left to right): Justin Steckert and Emily Krohn; and (back row): Tony Colvin and Aaron Senak, Artesia security personnel, and Joel Neorr and Sarah Krohn. More...

Church of God plans Harvest Fest

The Gener8tion NexT Youth Group will host its first Harvest Fest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Houghton Lake Church of God, 9949 West Lake City Road. Cider and doughnuts, caramel apples, popcorn and candy will be served. More...

Education

RHS schedules Veterans Day event

Roscommon High School will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in the RHS gymnasium. More...

MHSAA Scholar-Athlete award applications available

One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association's most popular programs, the Scholar- Athlete Award, will again award 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student athletes. More...

SAFETY LESSONS

Community Services Officer Tpr. Scott Bates of the Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake Post, hands out pencils to Brenden Ingleson and Mattie Ferguson, second graders in Mrs. Diane Rustad's and Mrs. More...

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