September 18, 2008 RSS feed / News

Camp's rep to meet with residents

A representative of U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, will be available Sept. 24 to speak with residents having difficulty dealing with a federal agency. More...

Ostomy group to meet

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in the medical library of War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie. Call (906) 635-5142 for information. More...

Lake levels dropping for winter

Roscommon County Commissioners were scheduled to begin lowering Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen to their winter levels this week. Commission Chairman Larry Mead Sept. More...

Seaman resigns from council

For the second time in three months, a trustee has resigned from the Roscommon Village Council. Trustee Patricia Seaman submitted her resignation at the council's Sept. 8 meeting. Seaman is moving from the community. More...

Chamber office open five days

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, effective this week, has changed its business hours. Formerly closed on Wednesdays, the office will now be open five days a week, Monday through Friday. The hours are 10 a.m. More...

Consolidating townships agenda of newly formed group

More than 40 citizens who want to change township government in Roscommon County decided Monday night to call themselves Citizens for Township Consolidation. More...

Senior services tax ups county total

The overall rate for property taxes paid by Roscommon County residents for county services will increase by about 24 cents per $1,000 taxable value due to a hike approved by voters last month in the tax for senior citizen services. More...

CUTTING THE RIBBON

Roscommon County officials cut the ribbon officially opening the new county animal shelter on M-18 in Denton Township Sept. 12. More...

SOMETHING TO BUILD ON

Chemical Bank donated $1,000 to Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity recently to help with the construction of the Ratza home on Tower Hill. More...

Page-Turners to read 'The Poisonwood Bible'

Page-Turners, a book discussion club for adult readers at the Houghton Lake Public Library, will meet Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. The book selected for discussion is "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver. More...

Correction

In the Feb. 14, 2008, issue of the Houghton Lake Resorter, a column on page C5 by Mildred Jordan contained a copyrighted poem that was used without permission or proper attribution. The poem appeared in an "Early Walks with Millicent" column. More...

Commission abandons Ionia Street

By a 3-2 margin, the Roscommon County Road Commission Sept. 11 voted to abandon a non-certified portion of Ionia Street that passes through a private lakefront park in Prudenville owned by the Deer Run Property Owners Association. More...

Search is on for historic trees in state

The Michigan Forest Association, in conjunction with the Michigan Forestry and Parks Association and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is searching for famous and historic trees in Michigan. More...

Mobile food pantry coming to Higgins

The Project Help Our People Eat Mobile Food Pantry will be at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church Sept. 20. Food will be available to anyone in need from 9:30 a.m. until food runs out. There are no income guidelines. More...

ON THE WAY TO HELL

Houghton Lake residents Peggy Noyce (left) and Mike Cooley (right) flank 89- year-old distance walker Clayton Klein of Fowlerville, as he passes through Roscommon County on Old 27 Tuesday. More...

MDOT wants to privatize maintenance of rest areas

Privatization of freeway rest area maintenance could cost jobs at the Roscommon County Road Commission. More...

Firemen's Memorial blood drive set

A Michigan Fireman's Memorial Blood Drive will be held in "memory of those lost and in honor of those saved" at the Higgins Township Fire Department Friday. The drive will run from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the hall, 606 S. Fifth St., Roscommon. More...

TOURING NEW SHELTER

Roscommon County Animal Control Officer Dee Dee Mendyk leads a tour of the new county animal shelter near Prudenville after a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 12. The shelter has 24 individual dog kennels and a capacity of about 50 cats. More...

Open house to feature reptiles, amphibians

The Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve will host an open house Sept. 21. Open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m., the event is free of charge. A program, "Seldom-Seen Michigan Herps," will begin at 2 p.m. More...

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