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Police investigating 'phishing' scams

Denton Township Police and the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department are investigating a series of "phishing" scams aimed at customers of area credit unions. More...

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FIRST TICKET

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Pete Injasoulian is pictured with Lou Ann Pacheco of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters as he purchases ticket 001 for the Booster's 200 Club drawing. Tickets are $25. More...

State receives failing grade in effort to combat cancer

According to a new report, Michigan is falling short on its legislative efforts to combat cancer. More...

911 authority narrows picks to two candidates

The search for a new Roscommon County Central Dispatch Director has been narrowed to two finalists. First Lt. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

No joke!

We thought Houghton Lake businessman Dean Hull was joking at first. But, we found out he is quite correct. More...

Gas price positive

A decrease in highway fatalities has resulted from the steep increase in gasoline prices a study has recently determined. More...

Antiquated labor laws restrict workers' involvement

Unions: What Works -- and What Doesn't "We must hang together, gentlemen," Benjamin Franklin warned his fellow colonists during the American Revolution, "else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." In many ways, the same thing is true in bu More...

Letters to the Editor

Bud Bash is detriment to society

This is in response to the letter from Mr. Korbinski. More...

'Wonderful time...at Bud Bash'

I just wanted to let the residents of Houghton Lake know what a wonderful time we had at Bud Bash. We rented a cabin from some wonderful folks in the Heights. More...

Township, police should host meeting in regard to golf carts

I am a 74 year old, retired, handicapped, U.S. Veteran, and have owned a golf cart for 20 years, in St. Helen, Richfield Township. The main purpose for the golf cart is to transport myself and my children to my dock and my pontoon boat. More...

Health

Meierant takes helms at Mercy Home Care and Mercy Hospice

Mercy Home Care and Mercy Hospice recently welcomed a new executive director to its ranks. Donald L. More...

TRANSPLANT LUAU

Ninety-six members of the Organ Transplant Group of Northern Michigan attended the annual Hawaiian lawn party at the home of Bev and Dick Cherwinski, Vanderbilt, Aug. 9. More...

Munson group provides help for advance care directives

A stroke hits and you can no longer talk. Or you are driving to work and a car swerves into your lane sending you unconscious to the Intensive Care Unit on life support. Those are the kind of real-life scenarios that require answers. More...

Happenings

Crafts shows hosted by two groups this weekend

This weekend, the North Central Arts Council as well as the Houghton Lake Arts and Crafts Association, will host craft shows on the grounds of Houghton Lake schools. More...

AT THEIR PEAK

Rose Champagne shows off her welltended flower garden her neighbors have been raving about at Houghton Harbor Condominiums. She said this is her first year of planting flowers. More...

PEN & PALLETTE SHOW

Pen & Pallette Guild member Peggy Hughes works on a watercolor during the guild's fourth annual art show at the Gahagan Nature Preserve, Roscommon, Saturday. Five artists displayed their work. As it did last year, rain forced the show indoors. More...

Lightning strike sinks sailboat

Paul and Helen Reinhart of Okemos planned to spend last Sunday sailing on Higgins Lake, but when they went to the Higgins Lake Boat Yard where their boat was moored, they found that the previous afternoon's thunderstorms had ruined their plans. More...

G-H board's vote upholds denial of employee grievances

Grievances filed by union employees of Gerrish-Higgins School District will head for the Michigan Employment Relations Commission following a decision by the school board last week. The board of education Aug. More...

Back-to-school bells to ring next week

Labor Day means the end of summer and back-to-school time for area students. Gerrish-Higgins students begin classes Tuesday while Houghton Lake Community Schools students start the next day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

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

Campground brawl sends three to hospital in Clare

A fracas at an unofficial campground in Roscommon Township sent three people to MidMichigan Medical Center, Clare, Aug. 18. More...

Audit reveals declines in alcohol related crashes, deaths, arrests

The 2007 Michigan Drunk Driving Audit revealed declines across the state in alcohol or drug-related crashes and deaths, injury crashes and impaired driving arrests. More...

Sports

Houghton Lake Bobcats

HOUGHTON LAKE VARSITY FOOTBALL Front row, left to right: Zach Youngs, Wesley Williams, Trevor Bates, Anthony Kolo, Anthony Mieske, Jared Orban, Ryan Hacker, DJ Tharp, Kody Rase. More...

Roscommon Bucks

ROSCOMMON VARSITY FOOTBALL Front row, left to right: Manager Dillon Jazkowski, Kevin Viguilla, Nate Jernigan, Jimmy Frye, Robert Clement, Ryan Vogel, Sean Long, Dain Garber, Preston Geers, Joe Gretch. More...

HOUGHTON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL 2008 BOYS SOCCER SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME Aug. 19 Roscommon Home 5:00 Aug. 20 Ogemaw Hts. Away 5:00 Aug. More...

Outdoors

DNR Fisheries and Wildlife Divisions collaborate on Augusta Creek Project

To outside observers of the Department of Natural Resources, managing our state's fisheries and wildlife resources are two entirely different functions. More...

State's first Chronic Wasting Disease case found in Kent Co.

The Michigan departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the state's first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a three-year old white-tailed deer from a privately owned cervid (POC) facility in Kent County. More...

NORTHERN JAWS

Bob Pollard, 52, of Houghton Lake caught this 38-inch northern pike on the morning of Aug. 21. The 13.1-pounder struck a Rapala Pollard was trolling near the South Shore weedbed. Pollard said it is the largest pike he's ever caught. (TRP) More...

Religion & Family

FIVE GENERATIONS

The Thompson family recently gathered for a reunion and was able to take this five-generation photo. More...

JUST FOR LOCKS OF LOVE

Dalyana Miller, 9, Houghton Lake, grew her hair out for the purpose of donating it to Locks of Love. She recently had 11 inches cut off at the Hairloft by hairstylist Jamie Mecomber. (CHP) More...

River House names Kriss Goodroe new director

River House, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kriss Goodroe as its executive director. More...

Education

RMS teacher wins national innovative teaching award

ING, a global banking and investment firm, has recognized Roscommon Middle School teacher Chuck G. Schepke, Roscommon, with its national 2008 "Unsung Heroes" award. More...

AAA urges drivers to slow down, stay alert

As kids head back to school

Fifty-six million children across the country begin heading back to school this month, and AAA is urging motorists to slow down and stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones with its 75th annual "School's Open- Drive Carefully" campaign. More...

Collins, LaFevre graduate from police academy

Hayley Collins, 2004 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, and Joshua LaFevre, a graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School, graduated from the 108th Law Enforcement Academy at Madison Area Technical College's Human and Protective Services Center Aug. More...

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