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Village hires contractor to keep sidewalks clear

Pedestrians will have an easier time making their way along Roscommon's main thoroughfares as a recent decision by the village council to hire a contractor to keep sidewalks clear of snow. More...

Charter Communications offers telephone service

Charter Communications, Inc., recently announced the launch of Charter Telephone in northeast Lower Michigan, offering customers a new choice for residential telephone service and the opportunity for significant savings on their phone service. More...

'Irish' comedy tour features triple-header Jan. 19

Area radio stations WUPS 98.5 FM and The Twister 92.1 FM will welcome The Irish Comedy Tour Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Quality Inn, 9285 West Lake City Road. More...

Sports

HOUGHTON LAKE FISHING TRIP

Four of 10 youths from the Nokomis Challenge Center at Houghton Lake check out a tip-up during an ice fishing trip to Houghton Lake Friday. More...

Junior Bobcats split tourney games with Dexter, Mio

Houghton Lake's junior varsity boy's basketball team split their Kalkaska Invitational Tournament games Friday and Saturday, falling 41-31 to Dexter and then defeating Mio 52- 30. More...

Pistol league opens with safety meeting Thursday

The Houghton Lake Sportsman's Club pistol league will begin today (Thursday) with a procedure and safety meeting at 1 p.m. followed by shooting for scoring. The evening session will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

Vigilance needed

In the United States' war on terrorism, it has been difficult to cultivate and maintain allies in this long, drawn-out campaign that, in all reality, will have no end. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

How does a Christian best fulfill Jesus' command to "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel"? More...

The roadmap to health care reform

We've said this before, but it bears repeating: Small businesses have said consistently for 20 years that access to affordable health care is their biggest concern and the problem is even greater today. More...

Health

Mercy Hospital starts new year 'smoke-free'

Jeanne Hufnagel knows the dangers of smoking. She's a registered nurse and director of the Ausable Free Clinic on the edge of the Mercy Hospital Grayling campus. More...

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Central Michigan District Health Department

January is Radon Awareness month, and the Central Michigan District Health Department invites you and your family to join others in taking the "test" for radon in your home. Radon is a cancercausing radioactive gas. More...

Happenings

MMCC slates auditions for April production

Mid Michigan Community College Community Theatre will hold auditions for its winter production, "A Barrel Full of Pennies," by John Patrick. This comedy is about a loveable and zany family with a penchant for taking in strays. More...

WORKSHOP WINNERS

In addition to a day of fun, the Houghton Lake Merchants Association gave away two bicycles at its Santa's Workshop last month. Winners were (above) Hamla Cece of Harrison and Traymyn Young of Houghton Lake. (Courtesy photos) More...

DRESSING DOWN FOR CHARITY

The Berg Martin Insurance Agency of Houghton Lake had a "dress down day" to raise money for River House, Inc. in Grayling, which serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence and homelessness in Crawford, Roscommon, Oscoda and Ogemaw Counties. More...

2008 Tip-up Town kick-off fun 'operation'

Save yourself some "Aggravation" and stay out of "Trouble" by attending the Tip-up Town, U.S.A., Kick-off Saturday. The 2008 event will be located in Houghton Lake High School's auditorium and starts at 7 p.m. More...

New management breathing life into St. Vincent de Paul thrift store

New management and a new sense of vitality and purpose have brought both volunteers and customers back to the St. Vincent De Paul thrift store in Prudenville, with further change promising even better service to the community in 2008. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-28
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-28
John T. Kyler - 2014-08-28
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-28
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-21
W. H. 'Scotty' Scott - 2014-08-21
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-21
John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-21
Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-21

Court News

Accidents on M-55 send two drivers to hospital

A Prudenville woman and an infant passenger were injured in a traffic accident Dec. 26 when the vehicle the woman was driving collided with an SUV. Laura M. More...

Tracks lead deputies to suspect in larceny

An Owosso man reported several items worth almost $800 stolen from his truck in Roscommon Township. The man told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies he and his son were at Houghton Lake Dec. More...

Kids witness making of yellow snow

Two children making snow tunnels in Roscommon Dec. 28 witnessed a utility meter reader urinating in the snow. More...

Business

Production, use of local foods to highlight farm conference

Increasing production and use of locally grown food products is the focus of the ninth annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, set for Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grayling High School, in Grayling. More...

PAUL HARRIS FELLOW

Roscommon Rotary Club President Barb Costello and 2006 Paul Harris Fellow Bob De Claire (right) present the club's annual Paul Harris Fellow award to Rotary Treasurer Fred Walsh of Walsh Funeral Home in Roscommon. More...

NEW OWNERS AT OLD TOWN

Jerry and Debra Cheney recently became the owners of JD's Old Town Tavern at 1741 Heightsview Dr., Houghton Lake Heights. More...

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Why?

The other night on the news they reported that one of our finest young men came home from the war. He was one of the lucky ones who came home physically okay. But his mental state was a question. More...

Outdoors

There's 'snow' place like Michigan

Michigan in winter is a wonderland for skiers, snowmobilers and other winter sports enthusiasts who welcome the snow for the fun and excitement it brings. More...

Gear up anglers - TUT ice fishing contest on the horizon

With just over two weeks to go to the start of Michigan's largest winter festival, the weather conditions are looking promising for one of Tip-Up Town's oldest and most popular activities - the ice fishing contest. More...

Religion & Family

MAKING IT A BETTER CHRISTMAS

The Houghton Lake Wal-Mart Super Store helped make Christmas a little better for area families in need by making a $500 donation to Toys for Tots recently. More...

CASUAL CONTRIBUTION

Paying $2 every Friday for the privilege of wearing jeans to work that day, North Central Area Credit Union employees raised $1,068 for Hospice of Michigan. More...

Frequent flier miles can help grant wishes

With the season of giving upon us, frequent fliers have a special chance to help make the wishes of Michigan children literally take flight through their donation of airline miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. More...

Education

MORE HELP FROM ROTARY

Houghton Lake Rotary President Carolyn Krompetz (left) presents $200 to the Houghton Lake Ambassadors of Music last month. The donation augments a Rotary donation made earlier in the year. Rotarian Dr. More...

'Fast track' program offers career prep in 10 months

For many in today's tight job market, the ticket to finding a job is having a marketable skill. While learning a trade often leads to a great career, many people struggle to find time to attend classes. More...

Engineering society offers scholarships

The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) is offering six scholarships valued up to $3,000 annually to undergraduate students pursuing an engineering degree at an ABET accredited Michigan college or university. More...

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Poll

Do you agree with the plan to step up enforcement of left lane drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake?