November 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Challenged

First dual cage season taxes administrators, coaches, refs and fans

With girls basketball underway and the boys set to take to the court starting Dec. 3, everyone involved with high school basketball in the State of Michigan is bracing for what may be a bumpy start to the game's first combined season. More...

Volunteering a feel good endeavor at dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and friends. At Houghton Lake, it is also a time for giving back. Helping deliver meals for the Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner was the Ignat family of Houghton Lake. More...

Special Sections

News

Lake Board will find auditor

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board instructed Treasurer Robert Gandolfito hire an auditing firm to go over the books during its last meeting of 2007 at Denton Township Hall Nov. 27. More...

Food donations can equal handmade ornaments

The North Country Basket Weavers are offering their crafts in exchange for donations to Project Help Our People Eat (H.O.P.E.). Members of the group have created handmade beaded and woven ornaments, which will be given away in a drawing on Dec. More...

Wrong scale reported in evaluation

In a report regarding the Roscommon County Road Commission's evaluation of Manager Tim O'Rourke the scale for ranking him was from 1-3 and not 1-5 as reported. More...

Sports

Bobcats fall three points short in season opener at Kalkaska

A second-quarter letdown proved too much for the Houghton Lake girls basketball squad as they fell to Kalkaska in the season opener, 51-48. More...

ALL CONFERENCE HONOREES

Three Houghton Lake varsity volleyball players were chosen to receive All Conference Honorable Mention awards by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference this season. More...

Firebirds fall in cage tourney title match, 78-67

The Kirtland Community College mens basketball team couldn't stop host Muskegon Community College from winning it's own Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament, with the visiting Firebirds falling, 78-67, in the tournament's championship clash on Nov. 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...

Superintendent wants to raise property taxes

Superintendent Pete Injasoulian wants to raise taxes. Superintendent Pete Injasoulian does not even pay property taxes in Michigan How sweet it is for him to ask for a milage increase when it would not impact him one iota! More...

Health

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Central Michigan District Health Department

Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise. This year marks the 26th anniversary since HIV was first recognized in 1981 and we continue our fight against HIV and AIDS. Dec. More...

COPD takes breath away

PAY ATTENTION TO WHEEZING THAT WON'T STOP

In late November, Michigan hunters take to the woods looking for signs of prey and Great Lake's sailors pay attention to signs of a storm. More...

Orthopedic surgeon joins Mercy Hospital Grayling

Orthopedic surgeon Syed I. Habib, M.D., recently joined the staff of Mercy Hospital Grayling. He practices at Mercy Surgical Services and is accepting new patients. More...

Happenings

Author to sign books at Hartwick Pines

Hartwick Pines State Park will host author Bill Jamerson, who will give a talk on his new book, "Big Shoulders." Dec. 1. The program will be given at 1 p.m. at the park's Michigan Forest Visitor Center. More...

BUCKS FOR PETS

Marikate Holbrook, owner of the Pop-a-Top Party Shop, Houghton Lake, presents Roscommon County Animal Control Officer Dee Dee Mendyk with a canister containing $69 donated by hunters during the store's buck pole last week. More...

AIDING SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Cherie Johnson from ROOC, Inc., and Mike Eva of Special Olympics accept checks for $1,082 each from Grand Knight Larry Tallman at Knights of Columbus Queen of Apostles Council 6548 in Prudenville. More...

Deputies probe shotgun death

The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old Roscommon man who was shot in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun at a Roscommon residence Nov. 25. Det. Sgt. More...

Smuggler's infant killed downstate

The death of baby born Nov. 15 to a woman arrested here in September for smuggling cocaine in her body has been ruled a homicide. According to the Detroit News, nine-day-old Nevaeh Richardson died Nov. More...

Roscommon preparing for 30th Christmas in Village

A concert by area musical groups will kick off Roscommon's 30th annual Christmas in the Village celebration at p.m. tomorrow (Friday) in the Roscommon High School auditorium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

REST AREA MISHAP

Roscommon County Sheriff Deputy David Vogel (left) talks with Roscommon Township Assistant Fire Chief Howard LeRoy as he investigates a rollover accident at the Snow Bowl rest area 150' E. of US-127 Nov. 15. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton arraigned six people in 83rd District Court, and all six waived preliminary examination, pleaded guilty and were bound over to Circuit Court. They will be sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner. More...

Airport manager to retire

Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport Manager Norma Blodgett will retire Jan. 1. 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

State, tribes approve historic inland hunting, fishing rights agreement

Thirty years of litigation and discussion among five Michigan Native American tribes, the United States and the state of Michigan over hunting, fishing and gathering rights reserved by the tribes under the 1836 Treaty of Washington drew to a close More...

'Farm by Lantern Light' combines play, sleighride visit to history park

"The Farm by Lantern Light," a combination play, sleighride and visit to a historic farm, is scheduled Dec. 14-16 at Wellington Farm, USA, near Higgins Lake. Nine performances, beginning at 20-minute intervals, will start at 6:40 p.m. Dec. More...

AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER

Chevy is a very big cat, weighing close to 15 pounds. He is front declawed and already neutered. Chevy was found after being thrown from a white Chevy. More...

Religion & Family

Hamilton, Brechtelsbauer plan to marry in January

Waynette and Tom Hamilton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kandus Rozanne Hamilton to Justin Roy Brechtelsbauer, son of Muriel and Randy Bell of Houghton Lake and Harold and Margie Becker of Clearwater, FL. More...

LeGarie, Olko to wed next July

Kristen Marie LeGarie and Aaron Ensign Olko announce their engagement to be married in July, 2009. The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Gwen Bush and Joe and Debbie LeGarie of Houghton Lake. More...

Christian Choir to perform Dec. 2, 9

The Roscommon Community Christian Choir will perform two Christmas concerts in December, free of charge. More...

Education

Finished in Flame

Art instructor's yearly firing of wood kiln draws students, potters to have work

LOADED UP A full load of bisque ware pieces from ceramists all over Michigan awaits firing in a wood kiln near Gladwin owned by Kirtland Community College Art Instructor Joe Donna. More...

PERFECT ATTENDEES

Seventy-nine perfect attendance awards for the first marking period at Collins Elementary were handed out recently. In addition to students with perfect attendance, staff members Mrs. Rosalyn Wolfsen, Mrs. Lori Warson, Mrs. Paula Youngberg, Mrs. More...

Board outlines financial history as response to MEA newsletter

The Houghton Lake Board of Education recently shed some light on its budget crisis and how the district's dim financial situation has brightened. More...

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