February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspect 'bagged'

Man's TV tactics fail to fool police

An anti-detection scheme a Roscommon man said he learned about on the Discovery Channel proved unsuccessful when he was arrested last week. Keith A. More...

BIG FAN

Although he was the littlest guy in this group of Roscommon fans, Joel Ewald, 3, (right) (son of Roscommon Basketball Coach M.J. More...

Special Sections

News

KCC seeking nominations for alumnus of the year

ROSCOMMON - The Kirtland Community College Alumni Committee is seeking nominations for the "2008 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year." The alumnus selected will be recognized and speak briefly at the college's upcoming commencement ceremony on Friday More...

CMU grads announced

Central Michigan University recently announced its December, 2007, graduates: Houghton Lake- Nathan Aluia, bachelor of science in business administration; and Brandon Garton, bachelor of applied arts. More...

Carter earns NMU bachelor's degree

St. Helen resident Jesse T. Carter received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Northern Michigan University during its December commencement exercises. More...

Sports

Orioles stop Bucks' post-season progess

Ludington moves on in Regionals with 62-20 win

The Ludington Orioles proved why they were the 5th rated team in Class B Tuesday night when they overpowered the Roscommon Bucks 62-20 in girls Regional basketball action in Petoskey. More...

Kirtland downs Hawks to host playoff clash

The Kirtland Community College mens basketball team accomplished two goals by beating visiting Henry Ford Community College, 75-64, in the Firebirds' regular-season finale Feb. 23, at the McGregor Athletic Complex in Mio. More...

Three Bucks headed to State

Three Roscommon High School varsity wrestlers will wrestle for the Division 3 individual state title in their weight classes at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 6-8, after qualifying at Standish Saturday. More...

Letters to the Editor

School system is community asset

In a recent issue, a letter was printed from a person with a second home up here. It referred to the amount of taxes charged on so called "second homes", and how they do not use the many services they are charged for. More...

Outdoors

Youths race in duathlon at Higgins Lake center

The 16th running of the Cross Country Ski Headquarters "Muffin Race" at Higgins Lake Feb. 24 was a duathlon featuring a 4km classic leg followed immediately by a 4km skate leg. More...

SPORTSMEN ENRICH STUDENTS

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club hosted 40 Houghton Lake Middle School students during the school's annual Enrichment Days Feb. 14 and 15. The students were instructed by club members on safety and how to shoot rifles and bows. More...

Michigan longbow, recurve indoor championships slated

Detroit Archers, Michigan's oldest archery club, will hold its Seventh Annual Michigan Longbow and Recurve Indoor 3- D Championship, March 1 and 2. Longbow and recurve archers are invited to attend. More...

Happenings

Library Friends disband; new group may form soon

After more than 32 years and raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Richfield Township Public Library, the St. Helen Friends of the Library have dissolved. But the organization may soon be revived. More...

MY FATAL VALENTINE

The Kirtland Community Theatre cast of "My Fatal Valentine" reacts to the murder of Hattie "Lucretia" Glick, played by Jomarie L. Gurnow, at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse Feb. 23. More...

RECOGNIZING SERVICE

Past officers of the St. Helen Friends of the Library present Beverly Messineo with a plaque in recognition of her four years as president of the Friends. More...

Fire destroys home, kids safe

No injuries were reported at a house fire that occurred at 3624 S. Maple Valley Road Tuesday afternoon. Denton Township Fire Chief Paul Tiepel said three children were at home at the time of the incident and called 911. More...

Stipend stymies commissioners

Faced with an outcry from employees who were left out of the plan, Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday tabled a motion to extend to some non-union employees a stipend granted last year to unionized workers in lieu of increased work hours. More...

Bond issue, non-homestead renewal to be on G-H ballot

A continuing drop in enrollment added urgency to the Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education's Feb. 20 decision to ask voters to approve two tax proposals. Superintendent Dr. More...

ALL DOWNHILL

Beneath a bright blue sky, Higgins Lake Winterfest spectators watch as an Open Division sled begins its rapid descent in the Crazy Cardboard Classic at Pioneer Hill Saturday morning. For more Winterfest photos and information, see page B6. 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

Driver jailed after high speed chase

A 33-year-old Carleton man was arrested on multiple charges including fleeing a police officer after a high speed chase on northbound I-75 near exit 244 on the afternoon of Feb. 23. In his report, Trp. More...

Sperry enters plea in stabbing of sister

A Roscommon woman charged in connection with the Jan. 31 stabbing of her sister waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court, where she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Nicole M. More...

Land recognized for promoting truck safety in Michigan

For her efforts in enhancing truck safety throughout the State of Michigan, Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and the Michigan Department of State were awarded a "Partner in Safety Award" Feb. 19 in Lansing. More...

Business

Business Expo, Job Fair scheduled in Grayling

Michigan Works, the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce, Grayling High School, and the Crawford County Economic Development Partnership will sponsor a Business Expo and Job Fair March 18 from 3 - 6 p.m. in the Grayling High School cafeteria. More...

COTTAGE BAY FLOWERS AND GIFTS

Priscilla Karaczewski, owner of Cottage Bay Flowers and Gifts, opened her business last week in the former Moosebumps store, 4015 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). She has been a floral designer in the Houghton Lake area since 1990. More...

Recycling half your trash makes a 'ton' of difference

Recycling half of your garbage can prevent emission of over a ton of heat-trapping gases annually. When you consider that the national average is 7.5 tons emitted per person per year, it's clear that a ton is a good chunk! More...

Editorial

We get letters

Each time we read the compositions of budding writers we're reminded of Art Linkletter's "Kids Say the Darndest Things." So it is with the 3rd grade class of Michelle Swanson, who sent in letters to the editor written by her students. More...

Taxing issues

Michigan's economic climate has definitely had an impact on the state's education funding, and because of declining enrollments, school districts are feeling and realizing that financial burden. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Our elected representatives in Washington have decided that giving each of us a few hundred dollars is the answer to America's economic slowdown. More...

Religion & Family

West Branch lab earns COLA accreditation

West Branch Regional Medical Center's Laboratory Services recently met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. More...

MidMichigan lab accreditated

MidMichigan Health Park- Houghton Lake laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists, based on the results of a recent inspection. More...

St. Helen church to be part of World Day of Prayer

People who gather at the St. Helen Community Baptist Church March 7 will join others in more than 170 countries and regions in celebrating World Day of Prayer . The St. Helen service will be held at 1 p.m. at 1494 North M-76, St. More...

Education

Head Start recruiting students

Houghton Lake Head Start will recruit for the 2008-09 school year Feb. 29, March 7 and March 10 at the Houghton Lake Head Start facility, 1015 Short Dr., Prudenville. More...

MID SUMMER NIGHT'S MIDTERM

Houghton Lake High School drama students (left to right) Andrew Kreiner as "Lysander," Brook Banks as "Demetrius," Stephanie Luck as "Hermia," Justin Bean as "Theseus" and Kyle Johnston as "Egeus" perform "A Midsummer Night's Midterm" Feb. More...

OLL STUDENTS AND TEACHER OF THE MONTH

(Left) Students and Teacher of the Month for January at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School are (front, left to right) Hannah Pagel, kindergarten; Jessie Tyo, fourth grade; Riley Pacella, fifth grade; Mrs. More...

Click here for digital edition
2008-02-28 digital edition

Poll

Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?