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Independence Day events begin Saturday

Although the Fourth of July is a week away, holiday celebrations in Roscommon County begin this weekend in St. Helen. Kicking off the Independence Day festivities will be a fireworks display at the Richfield Township Airport in St. More...

G-H cuts $240,000, nearly $500k deficit remains

More than $240,000 in cuts, affecting students and employees at all four Gerrish-Higgins Schools, were approved by the district's board of education as part of its 2008-09 budget June 18. More...

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News

IS IT DONE YET?

Kelsey McIntosh, 8, of Flint plays at Truman Gardner Park in Markey Township recently as volunteers and township employees install new play equipment. More...

County fair titles to be accompanied by scholarships

The Roscommon County Fair Pageant will offer scholarship awards for 2008. Both a Miss Roscommon County and Miss Roscommon County Teen will be recognized. More...

Conservation coalition honors Rep. Dave Camp

On June 10, a national coalition of conservation groups presented an award to U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, for his leadership in renewing a tax incentive for landowners who protect their land to preserve important natural resources. More...

Business

Lawson becomes certified photographer

Angela (Plackowski) Lawson of AGL Photography, Boyne City, has earned the Certified Professional Photographer designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. More...

ROSCOMMON RESTAURATEUR

Matt Nugent, who grew up in a family that operated restaurants at Houghton Lake, opened Matt's Lake Street Grill & Pizzeria at 312 Lake St. in Roscommon June 24. More...

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): James C. and Julie L. Lewis, Houghton Lake: Lewis Brothers Customs, Houghton Lake. Timothy M. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Bottle petition

A petition drive started in Michigan Monday by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) to ask the legislature to expand the state's bottle bill to include plastic beverage containers for water and other non-carbonated beverages. More...

Luxury hospital spa vs. health insurance

A world of contrasts came to light last week with the announcement of the Henry Ford Health System's newest hospital, which will become a luxury resort, spa and wellness center, and a report in the Detroit Free Press saying Blue Cross wants a 25 to More...

Going up

On July 1st many Michigan workers will get a raise, others may get pink slips. The minimum wage will increase to $7.40 an hour, a 25¢ increase. More...

Religion & Family

Marshes to celebrate 50 years

Jim and Shirley Marsh of Prudenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 28. More...

Flums to honor parents at Relay

A new Relay for Life team will participate at the 2008 fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society: "The Flum Kids." Ken Flum of Houghton Lake and three of his siblings, Sarah Flum of Hazel Park, Amy Streets of Warren and Donna Brewer of Owosso, p More...

Proceeds from HLHS grad's CD to benefit mission in Africa

Proceeds from sales of a new CD by Josh Schicker will help provide clean water and assistance to AIDS patients in Africa. More...

Education

FOR TERRIFIC KIDS

Packing "Terrific Kids" goodie bags for 115 Collins Elementary and Houghton Lake Middle School students after a meeting at Coyles are Kiwanis members (left to right): Chairperson Betty Anderson, Chris Muscot, Lee Forman, Karyn Mitchelson, Sharon Sn More...

AMVETS award three scholarships

AMVETS Post 13 Ladies Auxiliary of Higgins Lake recently awarded three $500 scholarships to seniors graduating from Roscommon County high schools. More...

RAFFLE FUND-RAISER

Students and their parents from Our Lady of the Lake will be selling raffle tickets until Dec. 1 for a Dec. 2 drawing at 5:25 p.m. One winner will have a chance at drawing for $25,000 (minimum prize $2,500) from among 100 envelopes. More...

Three youths nabbed in rash of car thefts

Three teenage boys, apprehended after a vehicle and foot chase through the woods Tuesday night, were being interviewed at the Houghton Lake State Police post at mid-day Wednesday in connection with a rash of car thefts. More...

Boy, 6, hit after riding scooter onto road

Gerrish Township Police are investigating a personal injury accident that occurred June 24 near Higgins Lake that resulted in a six-year-old boy being airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital. More...

Residents question need for Cut dam

After years of calling for- and sometimes helping to pay for- modifications to the Cut River dam, some members of the Higgins Lake Property Owners Association are wondering aloud if the dam should be there at all. More...

G-H to save $1 million on interest

Not all the financial news was bad for the Gerrish-Higgins School District last week. Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 17: Todd M. Baden, 42, St. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Mary Ann Anoshka, 46, St. Helen, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of maintaining a drug house. More...

Resident says candidate tried to 'intimidate' him over signs

A Houghton Lake man told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies June 18 a candidate for sheriff attempted to intimidate him into allowing the candidate to place campaign signs on the condominium property where the man lives. More...

Sports

Nearly 30 from county vie in Special Olympics

Roscommon County was well represented at the 2008 Michigan Special Olympics Summer Games. Twenty-nine county athletes joined 3,000 from around the state for the event at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant. More...

Bud team loses 18-6 to Kilkare, returns to beat Bud Light 15-0

The adage "what goes around comes around," worked for the Budweiser Houghton Lake Men's Softball League team Monday night. Budweiser took a whipping from LJ's Kilkare 18-6 but came back in their second game to defeat Bud Light 15-0. More...

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Sixth grader Cameron Dupon of Houghton Lake double dribbles on purpose during a ball handling exercise at the Mark Vick Basketball Camp last week. Dupon was among 33 day campers from third through eighth grades participating in this year's camp. More...

Letters to the Editor

Board makes cuts without consideration

During the most recent Gerrish Higgins School Board meeting on 6/18/2008, the Board of Education proposed budget cuts in the amount of $247,000.00 for the 2008/2009 school year which included cuts to student programs and school employee hours. More...

Outdoors

Higgins boat wash designed to curb invasive species

A boat wash designed to help keep invasive species from spreading is under construction on the north side of Higgins Lake. More...

UNCOUTH VISITOR

Although Jerry and Mary Rashid knew their bird feeders were an invitation to wildlife, they never said they were running a carry-out service. More...

DNR to announce bear drawing results

Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials have announced that 2008 bear drawing results will be posted on the DNR web site, www.michigan.gov/dnrdrawings, June 30. More...

Happenings

Guitar teacher has played with the best

You're never too old to learn how to play the guitar. Or too young. Just ask Marilyn Myers. More...

A Musical Journey

Marilyn Myers started playing guitar at the age of 12 with the Wolverine Buddies on WATT radio, Cadillac, WHGR, Houghton Lake, and WPBN-TV, Traverse City. Later, her niece, Jaxie Hartman, joined her and they formed the Chapelaires gospel group. More...

HISTORY DOCUMENTED

Vickie Kalmbach, manager of Houghton Lake Title and Escrow (center), recently presented the Houghton Lake Historical Society with two historical profiles of properties on which the Historical Village and the Playhouse rest. More...

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