November 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

POSING WITH SANTA

Christopher Lake, 7, of Houghton Lake, smiles as he poses with Santa Claus during Santa's Workshop Sunday at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. Lake said he asked Santa for "Spiderman 3," a Sponge- Bob game and Transformers toys. More...

Finances healthy, but G-H enrollment drop expected

The Gerrish-Higgins School District remains on strong financial ground, but declining enrollment places a cloud on the horizon. At the Nov. More...

Special Sections

News

Six apply for Markey post

Six people applied for appointment as Markey Township Treasurer by Tuesday's deadline for applications. Marcie Dankert, who had held the office since August, 2001, resigned from the position, effective Tuesday. More...

Food distribution scheduled Monday

Distribution of The Emergency Food Assistance Program will be held Nov. 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Roscommon Community Center, Houghton Lake Community Center and Richfield Township Hall in St. Helen. More...

Two dances on tap at Golden Agers

The Merritt Golden Agers have scheduled two upcoming dances. The Golden Agers will hold a dance Nov. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. The public may attend. The center is at 5833 East Lotan Road, just south of Merritt. More...

Sports

REGION, STATE HONOREE

Sean Brabant, a senior at Roscommon High School, has been named by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association to the all-region soccer team as a defender. He also received honorable mention on the all-state soccer team. More...

DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

Denton Township Paramedic Joe Rubino holds a defibrillator training session with coaches and other Houghton Lake Community Schools personnel earlier this month. More...

Kirtland struggles at tourney

The Kirtland Community College men's basketball team got a taste of what it's like to play "the big boys" of National Junior College Athletic Association Division I basketball during the Rosener's Classic tournament hosted by Mineral Area College i More...

Outdoors

Hunters win prizes at Roscommon pole

Everybody was a winner in the fourth annual buck pole at Don Nester Chevrolet, Roscommon on the first day of firearms deer season. Dillon Palmer, Roscommon, won $200 for being the first hunter to bring a deer to the pole. More...

Range safety officer training slated

A Certified Range Safety Officer Course will be held at the Lake Township Hall on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Tagged research deer are fair game to hunters

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters that deer research projects are occurring throughout the state. More...

Religion & Family

HABITAT LENDS A HAND

When contacted by Heartland Hospice to help with an unusable ramp on a home, volunteers from Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity stepped up to build a new ramp. More...

Thanksgiving cookery requires caution

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, and the National Fire Protection Association is urging the public to keep safety in mind when preparing holiday meals. More...

Soul's Harbor invites public to live recording session

The congregation of Soul's Harbor Worship Center, Roscommon, will welcome the community to a live recording session of the Soul's Harbor Praise Band Nov. 25. The recording session will take place in the church sanctuary at p.m. More...

Education

Learning the tradition

The preparation of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner involves many tasks, and since 1971, students in Gloria Owaski's fifth grade class at Houghton Lake has been using the yearly feast to learn lessons in math, cooking, reading, custom and history More...

Cookin' with Kindergartners

For the third Thanksgiving in a row, students in Shelly Garrod's kindergarten class at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School had the chance to share their favorite holiday recipes. More...

Trimesters main topic of meeting

Parents of Houghton Lake High School students are encouraged to attend the monthly parent meeting Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. in the high school library. On the agenda will be the possible transition to trimesters for the 2008-09 school year. More...

BILLOWING BIRD

Fifth Graders Trisha Eldred (right) and Ashlee Gazley are backed up by billowing steam as they check the progress on a turkey their class cooked at Houghton Lake Middle school last week. More...

Preparations underway for community dinner

Glen's bakery manager, Julie Tomlinson, was busy Monday morning getting pies ready for the annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Tomlinson, who has worked at Glen's for six years, said she started cooking at 6 a.m. More...

Loss of heat confirms need

As if to illustrate the need for capital improvements throughout the Houghton Lake school district's buildings, the board of education office's heating system quit recently. 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

Hunter found in swamp after all-night search

A missing 18-year-old hunter was found in a swamp about onehalf mile from his tree stand in southern Roscommon County after an 8 1/2-hour search Nov. 16. More...

Gerrish PD hires Josh Burmester

Josh Burmester of Roscommon was hired as a new officer for the Gerrish Township Police by the township board Nov. 13. Burmester has lived in Roscommon his entire life. More...

Man charged with stealing scrap metal

A 31-year-old Grayling man was arrested at a Roscommon metal recycling center after he allegedly attempted to steal rolls of plastic-coated copper wire from the Verizon office in Roscommon Nov. 14. More...

Editorial

Not much return

The e-mail was innocuous enough and brief, but the statements were curious enough to pique interest in further research to verify accuracy. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Like a Thanksgiving dinner that takes days to prepare and is over in minutes, the attitude of thankfulness is difficult to achieve and often passes in a moment. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer hopes 'to see you in heaven'

Is time running out? This is not meant to be a letter of despair, for I will conclude with hope! However, we have to look at reality. Washington is not going to solve our problems. Neither political party has all the answers. More...

Residents should take time to learn to drive

I hope you print this, as it pertains to about 75% of the people in this area. You, people in this area are the laziest and, evidently, the dumbest people I have ever lived around. And I have lived in many states in the USA. More...

People are pleased with cosmetology institute

This letter is in regard to the article which stated that [Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent] Mr. [Pete] Injasoulian is considering moving the high school cosmetology to Kirtland Community College or another business. More...

Health

Orthopedic surgeon joins Mercy staff

Kent Kirkland, M.D., has joined Grayling Mercy Surgical Services part-time and is accepting new patients. Kirkland offers a full array of orthopedic care including total hip replacement surgery and total and partial knee replacement surgeries. More...

YOUR HEALTH TODAY

Central Michigan District Health Department

The recent reports about staph infections by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the rare death of an otherwise healthy individual from a staph infection have raised concerns in Michigan. More...

WBRMC's Spencer earns 'Director of Year'

West Branch Regional Medical Center's Pharmacy Director Ken Spencer was named "Director of the Year" by Pharmacy Systems, Inc. at it annual meeting last month in Dublin, OH. Pharmacy Systems Inc. More...

Happenings

Don't let your license lapse this winter

Anyone heading south for the winter is being reminded by Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land to renew their driver's licenses and plates before they leave Michigan. More...

Screening for stroke scheduled Nov. 28

Life Line Screening will be at the Houghton Lake Community Center Nov. 28 for stroke and osteoporosis screening. A stroke, also known as a "brain attack," is ranked as the third leading killer in the world. More...

Missaukee district to hold open house

The Missaukee Conservation District will hold an open house Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a log cabin it is raffling off. More...

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