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Buck wrestlers ready for title shot

Years of work that started well before high school has culminated in a chance for three Roscommon County athletes to prove themselves the best in the State of Michigan this weekend, during the State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Palace of More...

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Internet safety to be parent coffee topic

A presentation on Internet safety by State Police Tpr. Scott Bates will be given during a parent coffee to be held at the Houghton Lake Middle School library at 9 a.m. on March 7. More...

Candidates file petitions for township officies

Candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in two Roscommon County townships. In Richfield Township, Jeremy Hickmott has filed petitions seeking nomination for supervisor. Incumbent Richard Wood has indicated he will not seek another term. More...

Richfield fire chief resigns

Richfield Township Fire Chief Dean Speer has resigned. Township Clerk Pam Scott said Speer cited personal reasons in his resignation, which was effective Feb. 29. More...

Sports

Youth wrestlers compete in state championships

Several Houghton Lake wrestlers competed in the State Youth Wrestling Championships March 1 in Saginaw with Houghton Lake's Dalton Bailey placing second in the state. More...

Boxing instruction offered

Instruction in boxing from former boxer and trainer Mike Cooley will begin March 10 at Body and Soul Health Club, Houghton Lake. More...

Boosters to meet Sunday, new members sought

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters will hold its monthly meeting Sunday at the Houghton Lake High School library. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. The Boosters are looking for new members, especially parents of underclassmen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter writer missed the point

The letter of Feb. 28, 2008 "School system is community asset" was true but seemed to miss the point made by the "second home owner," which was that he had no vote on anything affecting his property. More...

'Some of the time responsibility is saying no'

In response to Margaret Ficaj's response to Bruce Balcom's response to Pete Injasoulian: It is correct to say that our schools are a reflection of us. A problem arises, is that the only mirror we look in? More...

Pet license fee increase 'ridiculous'

I would like to put my first letter in the paper. I have lived in this area now for the last 22 years, and have seen very few articles that upset me as this did. More...

Religion & Family

Varneys name second child Kayla

Crystal and Travis Varney of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Kaye. Born Feb. 2, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long at birth. More...

Bunns name daughter Aubrey

David and Rebecca Bunn of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Aleise. Born Feb. 13, 2008, at Grayling Mercy Hospital, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. She was 20 inches long at birth. More...

Daughter born to McNeills

Justin and Laura McNeill of Gladwin announce the birth of their daughter, Faith Madalynn, Feb. 14, 2008. Mrs. McNeill gave birth at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. More...

Education

HLMS STANDOUTS

Students of the Month for February at Houghton Lake Middle School were (front, left to right) fourth graders Terry Hilliard and Callee Akin, fifth graders Jacob Linkhart and Julia Hallauer, (second row, left to right) sixth graders Kevin Roll and Reb More...

RMS HONOREES

Roscommon Middle School's March Students of the Month are, left to right, seated: fifth graders Allison Tyson and Dylan Jaskowski and sixth graders Elizabeth Blasius and Brett Jobiin and standing: seventh graders Zachery Hulet and Megan Milnes and ei More...

Meyer among Northwood Fall Term Challenge finalists

Courtney Meyer, 2006 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, was among five Northwood University students recently recognized as Charles M. Bauervic Fall Term Challenge finalists. The Charles M. More...

Stipend decision expected by commission next week

Two of five Roscommon County Commissioners, at a special meeting Monday, indicated they are in favor of extending to 31 non-union employees a stipend granted last year to 19 unionized workers in lieu of increased work hours. More...

'Cats to cheer in State finals Saturday

SECOND PLACE IN REGIONAL COMPETITION The 2007-08 Houghton Lake High School varsity cheerleaders pose for a group shot following their second place finish at Regional competition March 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Court News

Workers lose grille in hit-and-run

Employees of Wolgast Corporation, Freeland, reported a hit-and-run March 2 at the McDonald's in Roscommon Township. More...

BB's damage home

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident in which BB's damaged siding and a window at a Roscommon Township home. The owner reported the incident Feb. 29. He estimated damage at $1,500. More...

LUCKY LANDING

Houghton Lake Ambulance EMT Paul Tatro removes personal belongings from an overturned car at the Meads Landing Road underpass on northbound US-127 just after noon Monday, after an accident caused by slushy road conditions. More...

Editorial

Give 'em an earful!

This whole business of giving stipends in lieu of longer work weeks sounds like a heck of an idea. We like the economic stimulus idea that the president and Congress are working on, too. More...

Past time

The unfortunate death of Nora Wills Thursday night again brought attention to the fact that M-55 is a dangerous highway and that it is past time for a change to make it safer. More...

Go Bobcats!

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Competitive Cheer squad will represent Houghton Lake schools and the community this weekend in state cheerleading competition in Grand Rapids. A season of hard work and dedication has paid off for the team and the coach. More...

Outdoors

Boating safety, seamanship classes beginning April 10th

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a Boating Safety and Seamanship Class, Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. starting April 10 at the Houghton Lake Community Center. More...

Third log cabin to be raffled by conservation district

For the third time, the Missaukee Conservation District will raffle off a log cabin, this time on 5.5 acres near Lake City. More...

Team Ayres fishing seminar part of boat show in Grayling

When some people turn 60 years old their big choice is whether to purchase a wide screen television or take a cruise. Team Ayres has never had to make that choice! More...

Happenings

PINEWOOD DERBY

The First Baptist Church of Prudenville held its first Pinewood Derby March 1. Winning first place in both in the speed and design categories were Kayla (left) and Krista Doehring. More...

Genealogical group to introduce newcomers to research software

The Roscommon County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting March 13 at 1 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Public Library, where discussion will focus on "Family Tree Maker" software. More...

Study club to welcome Commission on Aging

The Higgins Lake Study Club will meet March 12 at the Lyon Township Hall at noon. Dessert and coffee will be served. Karen Slade of the Roscommon County Commission on Aging will speak about some of the programs the commission offers. More...

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