November 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

ORV access gains ground

There is good news for recreational vehicle enthusiasts who spend leisure time in Denton and Lake Townships. More...

Santa's workshop kicks-off holidays

Santa will make an early season appearance as he addresses children of all ages Sunday at the Houghton Lake Merchants Association's annual Santa's Workshop. The Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse will turn into a winter wonderland from 10 a.m. More...

Special Sections

News

Photo

Jeff Partlow & Sarah Fenton of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Jasmine Elise Fenton. Born September 10, 2007, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

Markey treasurer resigns

Markey Township Treasurer Marcie Dankert has resigned, effective Nov. 20. Dankert, who has held the office since August, 2001, will begin a new job in the Roscommon County Treasurer's office Nov. 26. More...

WCMU call-in show to focus on MRSA infections Monday

Statistics show that 25% to 30% of people have minor staph infections and are unaffected by them. Unfortunately, some strains of bacteria creating staph infections are much more serious. Join CMU Public Radio on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. More...

Business

St. Helen's Cochran joins Midland's AGP as copywriter

Lisa Cochran of St. Helen recently joined the writing staff at AGP & Associates, Inc., as a senior copywriter. More...

Newsletter provides tax info

The SSA/IRS Reporter is a joint effort between Social Security Administration and IRS. More...

NEW UHAUL DEALER

A new U-Haul dealership has been added at The Collision Center of Houghton Lake at 2041 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) in front of the Houghton Lake Super Wal-Mart store. More...

Letters to the Editor

No reference to 'train wreck' in report

In the Oct. More...

'Came away proud American'

This letter is a tribute to the senior class of Houghton Lake High School. More...

'Good Samaritans' do survive

Who says there aren't any Good Samaritans any more? We were on our way to Harrison from Houghton Lake, about 22 miles, when our car broke down at a discount grocery store. The young woman there saw our predicament and got her husband. More...

Religion & Family

Vought, Yancer wed in October

Heather Renee Vought and Steven Aaron Yancer were united in marriage Oct. 20, 2007, at Markey Community Baptist Church. Parents of the bride are Dave and Michelle Vought of Higgins Lake. Parents of the groom are Wilbur Jr. More...

NEEDY NOT GREEDY

Eighth grader Jacob Hess, Houghton Lake High School, is participating in a "Needy Not Greedy" campaign to send gift boxes to U.S. military personnel serving in South Korea. More...

FOUR GENERATIONS

Jasmine Fenton, two months old, makes the fourth generation of the Elaine Strong family. More...

Education

Saluting Our Veterans

HONORING HEROES Collins Elementary second graders perform a musical version of the Pledge of Allegiance during Monday morning's Veterans Day program at Houghton Lake High School. More...

HLHS well represented in U.S. Armed Forces

Students at Houghton Lake High School took time out Monday to honor veterans who have served their country abroad and stateside, during war and during peacetime. More...

Houghton Lake Graduates in the Military

For the last few years, Houghton Lake High School has honored its graduates serving in the military by displaying their pictures in the front lobby showcase. More...

Trophies await hunters

Successful hunters can turn their trophy into cash and prizes at several buck poles around Roscommon County. For more on today's start of firearm deer season, see pages B7-8. More...

Manifold earns Junior Miss title

In front of a 1960's-style "Dreamgirls" backdrop, 12 Houghton Lake High School seniors faced a crowded auditorium Saturday evening. One by one, names were announced as winners of the fitness award, the academic award and the like. More...

Manager's contract OK'd despite rancor

Despite some contentious bantering between Roscommon County Road Commissioners and the commission's manager, a contract extension was approved Nov. 6, 4-1. The vote was taken following an evaluation of Manager Tim O'Rourke in open session. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

Higgins Lake man rebuked in Pine Bluff proceedings

A Higgins Lake man was rebuked in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, recently for mooring a boat at a road end. While the court found Kenneth Shinsky to be in the wrong, no punishment was meted out. In the case Pine Bluffs Area Property Owners vs. More...

Purse stolen from unlocked auto

A Roscommon woman reported her purse was stolen from her unlocked car at Glen's Market in Roscommon Nov. 9. The woman told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies the purse was worth $20 and contained about $24 in cash, plus personal papers. More...

Fife Lake man enters plea to carrying knife

A Fife Lake man who was arrested after he brought a knife into the Roscommon County Courthouse Oct. 24 has entered guilty plea to carrying a concealed weapon. James D. More...

Sports

'GRUNT RUNNER'

Houghton Lake High School graduate Stephanie Pendrys, 25, now of Canstota, NY, took first place in the female 20- 29 division at the 23rd Geddes Grunt Run in central New York Nov. 4. More...

Firebirds win opener

The Kirtland Community College men's basketball team gave its fans plenty to cheer about as the host Firebirds routed Rochester College's JV squad, 103- 48, for a season-opening win at the McGregor Athletic Complex in Mio on Monday. More...

Firebirds fall to 0-2 with loss to Grand Rapids Saturday

Freshman forward/center Whitney Bonham (Evart) scored a game-high 29 points, but that wasn't enough to prevent the Kirtland Community College women's basketball team from dropping its second consecutive home game to start the 2007-08 season. More...

Editorial

Sharing, caring

The count down to the busiest holiday season of the year begins next Thursday with Thanksgiving and continues through the next five weeks and New Year's. More...

Help needed

The annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner will celebrate its 5th community dinner Thanksgiving Day at the Houghton- Higgins Lake Elks Lodge, on M-55. More...

Still deer season

Maybe if it wasn't for the sign on the school lawn saying school would be closed Nov. 15 and 16, no one would notice that today is the opening of deer season. More...

Outdoors

Firearm deer season previewed by DNR

Across the state, the final countdown has begun for the nearly 600,000 hunters who will take to the field Nov. 15 in hopes of harvesting a white-tailed deer. Michigan's 16-day regular firearm deer season runs through Nov. 30. More...

Roscommon County Deer Check Stations

Roscommon Operations Service Center M-18 near Roscommon I-75 exit Schedule: Nov. 15-30 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Nov. 22 and 23 Info: 275-5151 ext. 2039 Houghton Lake Field Office 180 S. Harrison Road (Old U.S. 27) Schedule: Nov. More...

Sheltrown requests end of cormorant protection

Local management of doublecrested cormorant flocks could return to Michigan and other states if Representative Joel Sheltrown's (D-West Branch) request to the federal government is successful. More...

Happenings

Hollywood has no grip on actor-

Jeff Daniels keeps fame in perspective

Actor Jeff Daniels remains a hometown kind of guy, despite his success in Hollywood and on stage. With more than 45 film credits under his belt, the Chelsea resident chooses to remain in Michigan, close to his roots. More...

JOINT PERFORMANCE

Harpist Sylvia Norris, cellist Natalie Pfiefer, oboeist Fay Wojtkowiak and flutist Richard Curtis accompany the Mikenauk Chorale and Roscommon High School Chamber Choir in a performance of "Requiem" by John Rutter at St. More...

Graham dinner needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at the fifth annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner, to be held at the Houghton-Higgins Elks, M-55, Nov. 22. More...

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