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Educators tell Lansing proposed increases unfair

A contingent from Houghton Lake Community Schools joined others from Northern Michigan Tuesday in opposition to the inequity in proposed foundation allowance increases by state legislators. More...

Road board, teamsters OK pact

A three-year contract that includes health insurance concessions has been ratified by Teamsters Local 214 and the Roscommon County Road Commission. More...

Special Sections

News

Police looking for owner of bike

Michigan State Police are looking for the owner of bicycle found in Prudenville last September. A red and black Mongoose 21- speed bicycle, model MGX-D XR, was found near Sandhill Manor. More...

Hunt recognized for 50 years of service to Merritt department

The Merritt Area Fire Department recently recognized Walter Hunt Jr., known to many as "Junior" Hunt, as he marked 50 years as an active fire fighter for the department. More...

Camp begins campaign here

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, began his campaign for reelection to a ninth two-year term in Congress at Houghton Lake Wednesday morning. More...

Sports

HELPING BUILD COMMUNITY

The Houghton Lake Home Depot Store weighed in on the Graham-McDonald Sports Complex project Monday with a $10,000 donation to the Ryan McDonald Memorial Fund. More...

AYSO 'mini season' sign-up deadline slated for March 25

Sign-up for a spring "mini season" of AYSO soccer is currently taking place, and the registration deadline of March 25 is quickly approaching. More...

BOOST FOR BOBCAT BASEBALL

The Houghton Lake Super Wal-Mart Store made a donation of $500 Monday to the baseball program at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Editorial

Conflicted interest

Last fall when the legislature was hammering out a budget for the state, one of the bills that resulted from negotiations was a law that allowed public school districts to seek competitive bids for medical insurance. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Sometime between the late fourth and early sixth century, a devout woman known as Egerea wrote an account of her three-year journey through the Middle East. More...

THE GREEN BLACKBOARD

Three people I thought would never die were my father, my brother-in-law, and my father-inlaw. My father is on the list because he was my father. More...

Outdoors

Roscommon facilities host training for forest firefighting personnel

With a thick layer of snow on the ground last week, there was virtually no chance of a forest fire breaking out, but that will change rapidly over the next few weeks. More...

Eight of Higgins Lake ski shop's 22 teams earn Michigan Cup medals

Forty-seven teams competed in 12 categories in the Michigan Cup Relays at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Higgins Lake, March 15. More...

Lone angler has chance at $25,000

One man will have a chance to win $25,000 April 1 in the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau's "Wally the Walleye and Friends" contest. The contest closed March 15 with just one angler to catch a specially tagged Wally fish. More...

Happenings

Dinner to aid county fair

A fund-raising dinner for the Roscommon County Fair Board is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. March 26 at the Gerrish Township Hall, 2997 East Higgins Lake Dr. More...

Meditation, relaxation classes scheduled

"How to Become Your Higher Self" will be the topic of classes on how to mediate and relax at Spiritual Journeys, 6636 West Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Follies returns with 'Grease'

Musical theater is returning to Houghton Lake. The Houghton Lake High School Spring Follies will present "Grease" April 18, 19 and 20 in the high school auditorium. The Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

TAKING TIME TO VISIT

St. Vincent DePaul Society volunteers Denis Rom (left) and Donna Bischoff talk with a young client in Prudenville Monday morning. More...

Merits of county-wide ORV system debated

Representatives from several governmental and law enforcement agencies exchanged ideas March 13 on how a proposed county-wide ORV map might affect communities and whether parts of it should be changed. More...

MARCH MADNESS

Eighth graders Kelly Julin (left) and Stephanie Smith play a saxophone duet during the Houghton Lake Bands' March Madness concert Tuesday. Several ensembles were featured throughout the evening. 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

Burglar caught napping

A man who allegedly had stolen a car in Gladwin, then broke into a Nester Township home, was literally caught napping in the house March 14. More...

Assault report leads to burglary arrest

A domestic violence complaint led to the arrest of a St. Helen man on breaking and entering charges. Richfield Township Police March 4 investigated a complaint in which Bradley B. More...

DISASTER AVERTED

Roscommon County Sheriff Francis "Fran" Staley presents commendations to Cpl. Daniel Pinch and Corrections Officer R.J. Frydrych for their role in containing a flood which resulted from a broken water line in the Roscommon County Courthouse Jan. 30. More...

Business

Nicholson named service manager at Spicer's Boat City

Bob Nicholson was recently named service manager at Spicer's Boat City. "I have never had the opportunity to work with people that have so much pride in what they do" said Nicholson. More...

BACK IN TOWN

Nail technician-artist Becky Christensen is back in the Houghton Lake area and taking walk-ins and appointments at the Vanity Flair Salon at 105 4th Street in Prudenville. More...

CMU Public Radio celebrates anniversaries

In 1973, the United States and Vietnam signed a ceasefire, the Roe vs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Artesia Youth Park volunteers appreciated for 'making a difference' in kids' lives

On behalf of Artesia Youth Park in Houghton Lake, I want to thank the people who have supported us during the last three years of setting up the youth center, as well as the people this year that have caught the vision of helping our young people h More...

Ambulance service, hospital care appreciated

We have had need of the services of the Denton Township Ambulance service on several occasions in the past few months. We have found them to be most caring, professional and capable. We are fortunate to have this service available. More...

School bus cuts through parking lot

While waiting in my car in the parking lot at the Hub Market the other day, I was surprised to see a Houghton Lake school bus driving through the parking lot. More...

Religion & Family

Park, Dosson marry in West Branch

Penny Leora Violet Park of Roscommon exchanged matrimonial vows with Roscommon County Probate and Family Court Judge Douglas C. Dosson at a public ceremony in West Branch March 1, 2008. Hon. Clifford W. More...

Baby Seaman beats dad home

Due to come home from overseas the first of January, Sgt. James Dean Seaman did not make it in time for the early delivery of his son. Seaman's wife, Jamie Renee Goodwin) Seaman delivered Brayden Robert Seaman Dec. 27, 2007, at 5:45 p.m. More...

HELPING YOUNG MOTHERS

St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church of Higgins Lake is accepting baby items to be donated to the Kenquest House in Grayling. More...

Education

MINI MARCHERS

Students in the four-year-old preschool class at Our Lady of the Lake School "hokey-pokey" during their annual Mini March for Cystic Fibrosis March 14. More...

Bucks face Farwell in finals of WCMU's 'Quiz Central'

The Roscommon Bucks will face Farwell March 26 in the White Division finals of "Quiz Central" on CMU Public Broadcasting. The match will air at 7:30 p.m., with the winner being named the top squad in the eight-team division. More...

Health and Fitness Week rescheduled for May 5-9

Due to scheduling conflicts, Houghton Lake High School's annual Health and Fitness Week has been postponed to May 5 through 9. More...

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