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BLOWING SMOKE

Denton Township Firefighter Joe Rubino directs the blast from a gasoline powered fan through the doorway of the American Legion Post at Houghton Lake Wednesday morning after employees opening the building around 9:15 a.m. found it was full of smoke. More...

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BUNCH OF BUZZARDS

Roscommon's Tom Richardson snapped this photo of a group of turkey vultures roosting in a tree off M-18 just north of Roscommon. He commented that it made him think of the "Addams Family" Christmas tree. More...

Fire road finally a 'go' as Lake Twp. gets okay

The road stays. The Department of Environmental Quality was willing to finally approve the fire road that was installed several years ago, Lake Township Supervisor Barry Poindexter reported to the township board Tuesday. More...

Pen, Pallette Club plans show Sept. 20

On Sept. 20, the Roscommon Art Center will have an event showing of the water color paintings of the Pen and Pallette Club. The club, which meets Thursday mornings at St. More...

Business

NEEDY NOT GREEDY

Merry K. Felk is the owner/president of Needy Not Greedy, a new not-for-profit resale store at 6203 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) at Houghton Lake. More...

ASSUMED NAMES

May 2-Aug. 28

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Kenneth L. Arsenault, Prudenville: E-Clips Family Haircare Center, Prudenville. Sharon R. More...

DNR officials recommend sale of former RAM director's home

The former residence of the director of the MacMullan Conference Center, Higgins Lake, will be put up for sale if Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca A. Humphries concurs with a recommendation from DNR division chiefs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Library staff complimented

How lucky we are at Houghton Lake to have in our own backyard, free for the using, the best public library anyone could possibly have at their disposal. One would have to search far and wide to even come close. More...

Service improved with five member road commission

Recently in one of our local newspapers there was an article in the public opinion box from a gentleman about the cost of a five person road commission board. More...

Board needs to designate roads

The recent "Richfield Township ORV Questionnaire," requesting information on the proposed use of ORV's, has lumped golf carts with them. They are not the same. More...

Happenings

ROSIE'S PETUNIAS

Rosie Bloos of Houghton Lake was surprised to find petunias growing from a crack in the sidewalk outside her rental unit at the rear of e-Byte Computer. More...

Conservation Expo to be Saturday

Information on a variety of nature-related topics will be available during the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District's third Conservation Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. More...

Chamber begins search for TUT officials

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is preparing for Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2009, by seeking candidates for queen, mayor and marshal. Candidates must live in Roscommon County and be willing to participate in Tip-up Town, 2009. More...

Financing in final phase

Theme park's Crosson says

The developer of the proposed Main Street America theme park near Grayling said Monday he expects financing for the project to be in place "well before February." Patrick Crosson, managing partner of Axiom Entertainment, spoke at the Crawford Coun More...

HLCS officials begin planning for upgrades

School officials have begun the preliminary phase of making improvements to Houghton Lake Community Schools. They recently met with engineers to discuss areas that need upgrades. More...

Open Meetings violations probed

The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department recently concluded an investigation of alleged violations of the Open Meetings Act by three members of the Lyon Township Board. After reviewing a report by Det. Sgt. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Jesse L. Baker, 19, Prudenville, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court. More...

Marijuana found on state land leads to arrest of Macomb man

Following a six-week investigation by the Traverse Narcotics Team of a Holland Township (Missaukee County) residence, a Macomb man was arrested and charged Sept. 5 with delivery and manufacturing marijuana. More...

Sheriff's department probing possible embezzlement cases

The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department is invest igating two possible embezzlement cases. Officers of the Sons of the American Legion in St. Helen Sept. More...

Sports

Carey leads Bucks in shutout victory over visiting Cadillac

Grant Carey recorded his fourth shutout of the year in what Coach Mark Dalak called the "biggest" win of the season for his Roscommon High School varsity soccer squad Tuesday night. The Bucks topped visiting Cadillac, 2-0. More...

JAY SPURGEON MEMORIAL

Pineview Highlands Golf Course team member Norm Hanson (right) and White Deer Country Club team member Stan Blackshare (left) watch as Nancy Spurgeon takes a ceremonial swing during the Jay Spurgeon Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 3. More...

Reed records ace at White Deer

at White Deer Country Club Aug. 26 when he aced the 157- yard eighth hole. Reed used a driver and a Pinnacle golf ball to hit the shot. It was witnessed by Ron Reed, Pam Reed and Mike Kenley. Greg Reed has a cabin at Houghton Lake. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Not vindication

A recent decision by Roscommon County Prosecutor Marc Jernigan to not prosecute three Lyon Township officials for violating the Open Meetings Act should not be viewed as vindication for past or future violations of the Open Meetings Act. More...

Less Appreciated?

During a press conference Tuesday morning President George W. Bush outlined a planned withdrawal of approximately 8,000 soldiers from Iraq. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

The first African American presidential nominee. The oldest candidate to seek election as president. The surprise choice of the first female Republican vice-presidential candidate. This longest presidential campaign in U.S. More...

Religion & Family

Yortys to celebrate 60 years

Rollin and Ethel (née Yorty) Yorty of Higgins Lake will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 15, 2008, at their home. Wed in 1948, the Yortys were married on the shores of Higgins Lake. More...

Appetizers, blues to kick off Crawford United Way effort

Crawford County United Way will host business after hours in conjunction with the Grayling Chamber of Commerce Sept. 23 at the Canadian Steak and Fish Restaurant. The event is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Price, Herzberg name son Matthew

Nichole A. Price and Tyler Herzberg of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Matthew James Edward. Born Aug. 22, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, the boy weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Education

Kirtland to offer community classes

Area residents will have a chance to study or brush up on a variety of subjects this fall, with Kirtland Community College again set to offer onenight community education classes for just $10 per course. More...

NEW TEACHERS

Three new teachers have joined the instructional team at Houghton Lake Community Education. More...

Registration deadline looms for October ACT test

The next ACT test will be administered on Oct. 25. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by September 19 - the deadline for having the registration postmarked. More...

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