June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber plea seeks to save Tip-up Town

Houghton Lake's annual Tip-up Town, U.S.A. festival is facing an Aug. 1 go or no go deadline. More...

Second accident leads to hit-and-run suspect

An accident near Grayling June 5 led to a suspect in a hitand run accident which injured two people on I-75 near St. Helen a short time earlier. More...

Business owners 'positive' in light of economic profile

An economic perspective on Houghton Lake published in Crain's Detroit Business June 2 has caught the attention of several Houghton Lake business owners. More...

Special Sections

News

Higgins Lake sewer project construction half complete

The sewer system and waste water treatment plant to service the Camp Curnalia (American Legion) area of Lyon and Beaver Creek Townships is approximately 50% complete. More...

Senate committee passes ORV bill

More than a year after passing unanimously in the Michigan House of Representatives, a bill granting townships and counties more authority to open roads to off-road vehicles has finally made its way out of a state senate committee. More...

Denton officials offering prize for new lakeside park name

Denton Township is seeking a name for its new park, formerly the 123 Lake Street property. A $50 prize is being offered to the person whose park name is selected. The prize was donated by township board members. More...

Business

ASSUMED NAMES

Feb. 8-May 1

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Denise Fletcher, Roscommon: Java Bay Art.Com, Roscommon. More...

Martin joins Bauchan firm

Scott B. Martin, J.D., has joined Bauchan Law Offices, P.C., of Houghton Lake and Traverse City, where he is taking new clients in estate planning and general practice. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Welcome to Dogpatch

We'll have to be content with the statement that "even bad publicity is good," when it comes to an article in the June 2nd edition of Cain's Detroit Business about Houghton Lake, entitled "Climate Change." It basically discussed the dismal state of More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES

10 YEARS AGO-JUNE 18, 1998 Mercy's new Roscommon clinic nearly ready for doctors, patients "Construction of Mercy Hospital's new Roscommon Campus at 234 Lake St. is nearly complete. A grand opening is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Jesus has gone missing. His shocking disappearance from a sealed tomb in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago was short-lived. He soon reappeared to His followers, and His resurrection forever changed human history. More...

Outdoors

Children's Charters holding fishing event Saturday

Children's Charters is planning another fishing outing on Houghton Lake for children with disabilities this Saturday. Children as well as their caregivers are welcome at the event. More...

Team Ayres third at Lake Erie tourney

Lake Erie can give an angler many exciting hours on the water, especially when the wind speed creates some high waves. It seems they can go in a variety of directions, and it is hard to figure out a good fishing pattern, or boat control. More...

3-D archery shoot Sunday

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club will hold a 3-D woods walk archery competition Sunday. The competition is open to the public with divisions for adults, juniors and peewees. Entry fees are $6, $4 and $2, respectively. More...

Happenings

Riding Tall

While many motorcyclists and other motorists may have turned up their noses when a scooter went by in the past, the unassuming small-wheeled version of the motorcycle is getting much more respect these days as gas prices hit new heights. More...

WORKING TOGETHER

The St. Vincent DePaul Society of Prudenville and Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity have joined forces to construct a 550 square foot addition at the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store on M-55 which will house the Checkmate Cafe. More...

'Yodeling Sweetheart' to open Markey gazebo concert series

Joyce Leonard, "Michigan's Yodeling Sweetheart," will open the 2008 summer concert season at the gazebo on the grounds of the Markey Township Hall June 22. More...

MOST EVER

(Left) The parking lot at North Shore Hardware on East Houghton Lake Drive lies under water Friday morning after heavy rains hit the area. More...

'THOUSANDS OF HAIL BALLS'

Tony Olkowski snapped this photo of hail that fell near his home in Lyon Manor on the west side of Higgins Lake on June 15. "We heard what sounded like rocks hitting the house," Olkowski said. More...

In the record books

This month is just a little more than half over, but it already has gone down in the record books as the wettest June on record at Houghton Lake. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

Kauffman's family dealing with aftermath of assault

The family of former Houghton Lake resident Andy Kauffman is struggling to deal with the aftermath of the assault he suffered in Mount Clemens May 31. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 2 and 3: No. 08-72-7123, Chase Manhattan Bank, NA, vs. Gary D. Smith, plaintiff's motion for entry of default was granted; No. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Thom J. More...

Sports

FOURTH PLACE FINISHERS

The Diebold Insurance little league major team from Houghton Lake played to a fourth place finish in the Grayling Father's Day Tournament last weekend. More...

Scoresheet note tells story in men's softball league loss

"No reason to continue," was the note at the bottom of the score sheet for Booner's and F & T after Booner's bats boomed out 27 runs to two for F & T in Monday's Houghton Lake Men's Softball League action. More...

Two close games, two blowouts recorded

Two games in the Houghton Lake Women's Slo-Pitch Softball League were decided by three runs and two others were blowouts. Mikey's Girls - Beloved Dreamz edged Funky Turtle 21-18 and Navigator Wireless beat Mid- Michigan Health 10-7. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cat's rescue reflects candidate's character

When voting on a candidate for public office, many people cite integrity and honesty as the two most important characteristics a politician can possess. Unfortunately, these traits are often in short supply among potential public officials. More...

School board members appreciated

I was appalled to, once again, see that the MEA is relying on scare tactics and bullying in an effort to manipulate the Houghton Lake School Board. More...

Board members should attend functions of organization

After attending an event hosted by the Houghton Lake Senior Center on Monday and seeing attendees of this event, I was appalled as to the seniors that were there and those that were not. More...

Health

Red Cross to collect blood in Rosco

A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled June 23 at the First Congregational Church at George and Main Streets, Roscommon. Hours will be noon to 5:45 p.m. The Roscommon VFW is sponsoring the drive. Donors will be able to enter a "summer sweepstakes. More...

Grayling Nursing, Rehab earns award

Grayling Nursing and Rehabilitation recently received the My InnerView's Excellence in Action award, a national honor recognizing exemplary nursing home quality care and service. More...

Religion & Family

Rapsons name son Connor Lee

Bill and Courtney Rapson of Grand Rapids announce the birth of their son, Connor Lee, born May 31, 2008, at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth. More...

Nagels parents of son, Trevin

Megan A. and Kevin D. Nagel, Houghton Lake, are the new parents of a son, Trevin Jerard. The baby boy was born June 3, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, and weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. He was 20 inches long at birth. More...

Daughter born to Halletts

A daughter was born to Barbara and Ryan Hallett of Houghton Lake May 22, 2008. The Halletts named their daughter Kaitlin Maxine. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Education

COOR amends, adopts budgets

The COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education June 11 amended its 2007-08 budgets and adopted budgets for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Amended budgets include: General fund-From $1.41 million to $1.42 million. More...

WIGGINS HONORED FOR TECH USE

Helen Wiggins, a Houghton Lake Community Schools teacher, was awarded the 8th Annual Lyle Spalding Award for Leadership in Educational Technology. More...

Roberts, Collins graduate at MSU

Two Houghton Lake area residents were among the Class of 2008 at Michigan State University. More...

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