December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Some to receive 'stipend' instead of longer hours

The work week for some Roscommon County employees will not increase as scheduled Jan. 1, but they'll still receive more money. County commissioners, in a 3-2 vote Dec. More...

Boundaries selected by Lake for ORV winter use

Lake Township officials Tuesday followed in part Denton Township's lead on the ORV issue. More...

Special Sections

News

Grants include Gerrish park, RAM Center

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board of Trustees Dec. 6 recommended to Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm grants not only for Roscommon Township's Lakeview Park, but also for two other Roscommon County area projects. More...

ART SHOW FRIDAY

The Art Building at Kirtland Community College will become one big gallery Friday, Dec. 14 as the Fall Student Art Exhibition goes on display from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Search committee to interview five for business manager spot

Of the more than a dozen people who have expressed interest in working as business manager for Houghton Lake Community Schools, five will be interviewed today (Thursday) and tomorrow. More...

Sports

Bucks hot shooting night equals loss for host Hornets

While it might have been cold outside, inside the Harrison High School gymnasium Tuesday night, the Roscommon High School varsity basketball team was nothing but hot. More...

Firebirds outgun host Macomb for conference win

A trio of Firebirds helped outgun the host Macomb Community College Monarchs, as the visiting Kirtland Community College mens basketball team won the conference clash, 84-76, on Dec, 8 in Warren. More...

Kirtland pushes win streak to three, tops Monarchs

The Kirtland Community College womens basketball team pushed its winning streak to three, beating host Macomb Community College, 80-70, on Dec. 8 in Warren. The visiting Firebirds lost their first six games to start the 2007-08 season. More...

Editorial

Appreciated leader

Last Monday night Habitat for Humanity's Board of Directors bid adieu to its founding president Dr. James Kent who has relinquished his leadership role to Paul Tatro of Higgins Lake. Dr. More...

Trail blazing

The approval of an Off Road Vehicle (ORV) ordinance by Denton Township last week has been enthusiastically welcomed. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

When Christians give gifts to each other at this time of year, it is, ostensibly, in commemoration of the ultimate gift God gave to us- His Son. More...

Religion & Family

Job, Moore wed at Edison Inn

Corrie Elizabeth Job and Brian Michael Moore were united in marriage Aug. 17, 2007. The bride is the daughter of Leslie Job and Phyllis and Richard Sikkenga, all of Roscommon. The groom is the son of Dale and Nancy Moore of Macomb. More...

Direttes celebrate 50 years of wedlock

Albert "Buck" and Joanne Hunt) Dirette are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week. The Direttes were married in Southfield Dec. 14, 1957, at the Southfield Baptist Church. More...

CHRISTMAS CANTATA

Bonnie Saglimbene directs the Roscommon County Christian Choir in a performance of the cantata, "A Great and Mighty Wonder," at the Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church Dec. 9. Soloists were Eric Falker, Sarah Ritchie and Lorna West. More...

Education

ASK THE TEACHER

Houghton Lake Community Schools have taken a lot of hits in the media lately; some deservedly so, some not. But that is not the focus of this article. More...

Schools plan Christmas concerts

Roscommon Elementary School Roscommon Elementary School students will present three holiday concerts this month. First and third graders will perform at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. On Dec. More...

FAMILY NIGHT

Rachel Halliday takes her turn in a game of "Pegs in the Park" at Collins Elementary's family night, which featured math games. Pictured with her are (clockwise from top) first grader Nathan Talbot, kindergarten teacher Mrs. More...

Proposals could bring jobs to Roscommon

Good news is hard to come by in the business world these days, but the Roscommon Village Council Monday night received word of two potentially positive developments. The council scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Dec. More...

ORVs Okay

Denton approves access, ordinance starts next month

ORV users will soon be able to legally ride on designated roads, now that Denton Township has approved an ORV ordinance regulating off-road vehicles in the township. The township board unanimously approved the measure Dec. More...

TALKING IT OVER WITH SANTA

Sadie Smith, 3, Roscommon (right), talks with Santa Claus as her sister, Katie, 6, listens. 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

Gerrish police receive national grant for ORV

Through a grant from the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, the Gerrish Township Police Department has purchased a six-wheel drive Polaris off-road vehicle. Police Chief Brian Hill said more than 2,000 agencies applied for the grants. More...

Falmouth man accused of multiple drug, gun offenses

A Falmouth man was arrested Nov. 26 by the Traverse Narcotics Team on numerous drug charges. Robert A. Baker was arraigned Nov. 27 in the Missaukee County District Court on a nine-count felony arrest warrant. More...

Ceremony to honor fallen police officers, firefighters

Area law enforcement officers and firefighters will honor fallen comrades during the second annual Project Blue Light at the Gerrish Township Police Department tonight (Thursday). More...

Business

ASSUMED NAMES

Oct. 5-Dec. More...

Dec. 15 is TUT grand parade deadline

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is right around the corner, and groups wishing to enter floats in the 2008 Grand Parade Jan. 19 will soon be working overtime to get their entries ready. More...

ANNUAL EVENT

The Hairloft Salon & Day Spa hosted its annual Christmas party for clients Nov. 29. The night included discounts and product specials, along with goodie bags full of samples for each client. The salon introduced REDKEN hair products. More...

Letters to the Editor

Procedures determine plowing schedule in large snowstorms

As the Roscommon County Road Commission Manager, I wish to address our procedures during large snow events like the one that took place last weekend. More...

Outdoors

PROGRESS DESPITE THE WEATHER

Although it was awful wintery at Houghton Lake Wednesday morning, contractors were hard at work at the Graham-McDonald Sports Complex. (Above) A crew from Porath Contractors, Houghton Lake, including (front to back) J.R. More...

Agreement restores some funds cut from DNR budget

Last week, after the Michigan United Conservation Clubs and a coalition of 38 hunting and fishing organizations met with Gov. Jennifer M. More...

TRAPPED CATS RELEASED

Trapper Duff Hose of Houghton Lake was setting traps for mink in late November, but ended up catching these two bobcats near Nellsville (left) and at the Houghton Lake Flats. More...

Happenings

Osmonds to present holiday show at KCPA

A trio of one of the most famous families in entertainment history will help northern Michigan celebrate the holiday season as the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts hosts "The Osmond Brothers' Christmas" Dec. 14. More...

Food give-away set for Saturday

A food give-away is scheduled Dec. 15 at the Markey Community Baptist Church, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Recipients are being asked to bring boxes. A children's clothing drive also will take place at the church that day. More...

Girl Scouts to sell cookies at Arnie's

Girl Scout Troop 806, Houghton Lake, will be at Arnie's Arts & Crafts Dec. 15 selling Girl Scout cookies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Troop Leader Gina Lowe said boxes are $3.50 each. More...

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