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Logging business comes under fire as Nester rewrites zoning ordinances

In the process of rewriting its outdated master plan and zoning ordinance, the Nester Township Board was pressed Feb. 7 on the question of whether a commercial enterprise operating in the township violates the current zoning. More...

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THE GREEN BLACKBOARD

I was at a meeting of a consortium I belong to today in Cadillac. Much discussion centered on all the different things schools need to do to conform to the rules of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Education Yes! (Michigan's accreditation process). More...

ASK THE TEACHER

We would encourage anyone who wanted to be a teacher, to be a teacher. As a matter of fact, the journey to becoming a teacher may be the simplest aspect of your teaching career. Central Michigan University, in Mt. More...

VALENTINE DANCER

Macy Bisballe, 4, of the Louise Tournaud School of Dance Dancin' Feet dance group, presents King's Nursing Centre resident Kenneth Blaney with a Valentine's Day gift after a dance performance Monday afternoon. More...

Sports

Bobcats add two JPC wins

With one Jack Pine Conference game left to play, the Houghton Lake Bobcats are assured of a second place finish in the league thanks to recent wins over Harrison and Farwell. More...

JUMP SHOT

Ashley Ryckman (42) nails a jumper over Harrison's Elizabeth Bohr (40) during the second half of their Jack Pine Conference contest Tuesday night. Ryckman finished with eight points in her team's 70-29 win. (Photo by Eric Hamp) More...

Bobcat JV downs Eagles

Houghton Lake's junior varsity boys basketball squad beat Farwell 60-44 Friday night at home but the Eagles gave the Bobcats a run in the first half before the 'Cats put them away. More...

Editorial

Your misery index

Last Sunday's blizzard reminded us of the season even if we didn't look at a calendar. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

(concluded from last week) Maybe the 85% to 90% of churches the Wall Street Journal says don't "practice church discipline" are actually following the early steps of disciplinary procedure outlined in the Bible. More...

I WAS THINKING…

Being warm in February is a treat. I came back from Mardi Gras last week to sleet, snow and a car that didn't want to start. The brief trip was a long-awaited gettogether with some family members who are dispersed across the country. More...

Religion & Family

Kramer, Wengert wed in September ceremony

Leslie S. Kramer and Jason R. Wengert were united in marriage Sept. 1, 2007, at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Calvin Long. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Jean Kramer of Houghton Lake. More...

CELEBRATED 100TH

Former Prudenville resident Violet Lyden celebrated her 100th birthday with 164 family members in Flint, Dec. 1. Seated with Mrs. More...

Dulls to celebrate 70 years of marriage with get-together

Orville and Barbara Dull, residents of The Brook, Houghton Lake, will celebrate 70 years of marriage Feb. 20, 2008. A small celebration will take place Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 935 South Loxley Road, Houghton Lake. More...

Education

Roscommon to face Reed City on WCMU's 'Quiz Central'

The Roscommon Bucks took on the Reed City Coyotes in the White Division semifinals of "Quiz Central" on CMU Public Broadcasting. The match aired Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. More...

RHS quiz kids headed for state, national competition

By virtue of winning their first Jack Pine Conference Quiz Bowl tournament in December, the Roscommon Bucks qualified again for the state meet in East Lansing in April. More...

PERFECT SECOND MARKING PERIOD

Four students and four staff members, Mrs. Rosalyn Wolfsen, Mrs. Jill Trahan, Mrs. Lynn McNeill and Mrs. Barb Gee, were honored recently for perfect attendance at Collins Elementary school for the second marking period. More...

OK's help ORV plan

Two townships have given their approval to a preliminary ORV plan being developed jointly between townships throughout Roscommon County. More...

Cosmetologist's car crashes into shop

The owner of a Houghton Lake beauty parlor was arrested after she drove her car into the front wall of her shop Feb. 7. Marilyn L. Mero, 54, 12628 East Houghton Lake Dr. More...

Oldsmobile Outdoor Club returns to lake

The Oldsmobile Outdoor Club, restarting a tradition that began in 1954 at Houghton Lake, will meet for a three-day Winterfest Outing Feb. 15-17, based at the Houghton Lake Quality Inn. 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

Principals honored by HLCS

Following a declaration by Governor Jennifer Granholm naming Feb. 10-16 as Principal's Week in Michigan, Houghton Lake Community Schools are recognizing their administrators. More...

Following filing of bankruptcy Judge orders stay

Judge Michael Baumgartner ordered an administrative stay in the civil case of David E. Blanchard vs. Terry D. Suchowesky Feb. 4 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. More...

LONG POINT CABIN BURNS

Markey Township Firefighter Tess Cornell (right) tears down soffitt on a burning cabin at 517 Long Point Dr. Tuesday afternoon as Lake Township Firefighter John Loiacano attempts to get water to the fire. More...

Business

PARTY HONORS BLODGETT

A retirement party in honor of Norma Blodgett's many years of service at the Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport was held in the airport terminal building Feb. 8. More...

COMPUTERIZED

(Left) Nikki and Carey Grewe recently opened North Country Computer & Design at 814 Lake St., Roscommon. The business offers computer repair by Mrs. More...

REAL ESTATE ISSUES

Ken Carlson (right) of Ken Carlson Realty was in Washington, D.C., recently and met with U.S. Rep. Dave Camp's legislative assistant, Rob Guido. More...

Letters to the Editor

Takes issue with school millage request

This note is in response to Pete Injasoulian, Superintendent of Houghton Lake Schools, article in the Jan. 31 issue. Increase in school tax will bring many benefits. Really? More...

'Great big lake deserves respect'

In response to Tracy Bostwick's letter (Jan. 24th issue) your letter was taken to Roscommon Township's monthly Board meeting on Feb. 4, 2008 where it was read into the record. More...

Department's efforts help reduce rates

I felt I needed to write this letter after receiving my homeowners insurance renewal. My premium went down almost $50 because of the great job you guys (fire department members) are doing. More...

Happenings

'Gypsy jazz' quintet takes stage at KCPA Saturday

Gypsy jazz will be featured as the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts presents the John Jorgenson Quintet Saturday at 8 p.m. More...

Architecture topic of Feb. 18 garden club meeting

The Kirtland Garden Club will meet Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at the Markey Community Baptist Church. The speaker will be Benjamin Franklin, who will present information on architectural design. Guests may attend. More...

SHED DONATED TO RIVERHOUSE

Home Depot of Houghton Lake donated and built a 12 by 12-foot storage shed for River House. It was a community effort, as the concrete for the pad was donated and poured by Jack Milliken, Inc., Grayling. More...

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