March 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Bobcats Sixth in State

Round 2, the 'Cats dropped to sixth place, where they stayed through the end of competition. For complete coverage, see C1-2. (Photo by Cheryl Holladay) More...

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News

Gerrish fire department achieves improved insurance rating

Gerrish Township residents can look forward to reduced home insurance premiums as a result of a lower Insurance Services Organization rating achieved by the township fire department. More...

Prom, MME topics of meeting

Houghton Lake High School will hold its monthly parent meeting March 17 in the high school library. The focus of this month's meeting will be the planning of this year's prom and after-prom allnight party. More...

GLOWING PROM FASHION

"Our prom is like our Superbowl," said Houghton Lake High School marketing Teacher Liz Thompson. More...

Business

Camping World opens

The state's third Camping World location, Camping World of Northern Michigan, opened March 7 at Houghton Lake. Formerly Burnside RV at 2735 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

Myers Land Survey shares in awards

Myers Land Survey Company, Grayling, recently shared the spotlight as its affiliate Rowe Incorporated won four professional awards. More...

Editorial

Proud Bobcats

Not many Houghton Lake Bobcat varsity sports teams have bragging rights to the state playoffs, but the Bobcat Competitive Cheer team can join those few that do! More...

Big Business!

Without a doubt local government is now "Big Business" and growing. Denton Township has approved a budget of $5 million for the 08-09 fiscal year and that is with Headlee rollbacks. More...

Petition drive okay

Citing expense and inefficiencies of a full time legislature, two groups are seeking petitions calling for an end to Michigan's full time legislature. They hope to collect enough signatures to have the measure put on the November ballot. More...

Outdoors

Getting ready for spring

With spring just around the corner, Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technicians Doug Pavlovich and Keith Fisher were busy with a little housekeeping on the Houghton Lake Flats Monday afternoon. More...

DNR-approved logging underway in Mason Tract

The Mason Tract, a 4,700- acre special management area in southeast Crawford County near Roscommon, is undergoing some timber cutting as a part of the area's management plan, Department of Natural Resources officials said. More...

Hartwick Pines plans spring events

The Michigan Forest Visitor Center at Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling has scheduled programs this spring aimed at maple syrup making, trout fly-tying and Earth Day. At 7 p.m. More...

Happenings

ARROW OF LIGHT

A ceremony honoring the second-year Webelos from Houghton Lake Cub Scouts Troop 3981 was held Feb. 16 at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. More...

AWARDED 'PARVULI DEI'

Six Cub Scouts from Pack 3944 of Roscommon received their "Parvuli Dei" or "Children of God" emblem March 9 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Roscommon. More...

Bake sale to benefit Relay for Life

The Houghton Lake Eagles Relay for Life Team will hold a bake sale March 17 as part of the Eagles' St. Patrick's Day Dinner. Along with the bake sale, traditional Irish favorites, corned beef and cabbage, will be served. More...

Charge added in hit-and-run

An additional charge has been filed in 83rd District Court against a Houghton Lake man accused of fleeing the scene of a Feb. 28 accident that killed Nora Wills, 53, Houghton Lake, and her two dogs. More...

Stipend supported by commissioners

Without comment, Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday voted 3-2 to grant to non-union employees a stipend they approved last year for unionized workers- minus the equivalent of a year of union dues. Commissioners Robert Schneider of Dist. More...

GRACE AND THE T-REX

Collins Elementary second grader Grace Sura slides through an imposing T-rex snow sculpture created by Parker Seiler, 82, last week. Sura and nine of her classmates helped the sculptor create a tableau using the T-rex on March 6. More...

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Court News

HLHS students bring guns, drugs to school

Four unloaded pistols were confiscated from a Houghton Lake High School student's locker March 3. Assistant Principal Sue Milner alerted Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies after she received a tip from a student. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Dosson recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Kevin L. More...

Drug suspect arrested after traffic stop

State Police at Houghton Lake arrested a 24-year-old Houghton Lake man after he was stopped for speeding on Tower Hill Road near Nestle Road on the afternoon of March 5. More...

Sports

Mr. Basketball's debut spoiled by Maroons in quarterfinal

In his first appearance after being named Michigan's Mr. More...

Competitive cheer finishes best season

After 12 years of wondering where they might rank at the state level, the Houghton Lake Bobcats can now boast they are sixth in Division 3 Competitive Cheer. More...

Fans in the stands support Bobcats at cheer finals

More than 200 Houghton Lake fans attended the Division 3 Competitive Cheerleading Finals Saturday afternoon at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids. More...

Letters to the Editor

'If one suffers, all suffer united'

Remember this BUSH; Bankrupt United States Households (you saw it here first). We need to start a few more wars, HA, HA. The United States will not fall from pressure without, but from rot within. More...

All suffer from irresponsible decisions

In reference to the article in (last week's edition of) the Houghton Lake Resorter (in regard to the pedestrian death), I would like to add it's not the issue of having high snow banks or not wearing reflective gear? More...

Need to keep sanding, salting icy roads

I find it hard to believe that the priorities of jobs by the Road Commission are being poorly assigned. Twice in the last week I have seen parts of or all of Lake Street in Roscommon shut down while road crews clean the shoulders of the road. More...

Religion & Family

LeGarie, DuBoe to wed in fall

Brooke Elizabeth LeGarie and Shawn Howard Duboe announce their engagement. A September, 2008, wedding is planned. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Greg an Gwen Bush and Joe and Debbie LeGarie, all of Houghton Lake. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS

With Millicent

Wise, Ageless Mother Nature Winter has grown hoary with age...Shhhhhhh--not so loudly; she may hear and retaliate by dumping even more of the white stuff and whipping it about even more frenziedly than she did during her last season... More...

Taylors name second son Austin

Nathan and Courtney Taylor of Madison, MS, announce the birth of their son, Austin Michael Taylor. The baby was born March 4, 2008, at River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, MS, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches. More...

Education

HLHS art students to show work at Northwestern

Ten Houghton Lake High School art students have art pieces on display in Northwestern Michigan College's 2008 High School Art Show, which runs through March 21. The students entered 35 pieces, and 13 were accepted. More...

Collini, Gulledge elected to Albion leadership posts

Two area students have been elected to leadership positions for 2008 within their Greek organizations at Albion College. Stevie Collini was recently named house manager of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Collini is a sophomore majoring in psychology. More...

RES plans spring carnival

Roscommon Elementary School's annual spring carnival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include bingo, a cake walk, a duck pond, tattoos, a book sale, a sucker pull and a giant inflatable slide. More...

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