October 23, 2008 RSS feed / News

PLUMPER PUMPKINS

Kevin Humble of Maple Valley, who had great success growing Dill's Atlantic Giant pumpkins last year, grew even bigger pumpkins this year using seeds he saved from his 2007 crop. More...

Richfield to build satellite fire hall

Response times for fire and ambulance calls in the south half of Richfield Township are expected to improve when a new satellite fire station goes into service at the Maple Valley Cemetery. More...

Township consolidation group seeks citizens to 'jump on board'

The Citizens for Township Consolidation will hold its next meeting Nov. 3 at the Houghton Lake Community Center. The group previously met Oct. 13 at the center. More...

Fall on the Farm

Apple cider, farm animals and hay rides were all part of a visit to Mystical Meadows Farm in Roscommon Township for pre-school through second grade students from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School last Thursday. More...

Injasoulian reflects on 'interesting challenge'

Pete Injasoulian had left his education career and his military career to retire with his wife, Wilma, in Florida, when he learned from former Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Jim Pavelka that Pavelka would be leaving his position soo More...

Saline Fiddlers to perform

The Grayling Promotional Association will sponsor a presentation by the Saline Fiddlers Oct. 25 at Grayling High School. More...

New laws expected to improve safety

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm recently signed two new laws into effect that will provide stiffer penalties for injuring or killing another person in a Michigan road construction work zone. More...

Optometrists honor Sen. McManus

State Sen. Michelle McManus, R-Lake Leelanau, has been named a 2008 Legislator of the Year by Grassroots Optometry and the Michigan Optometric Association. More...

BIRD DOGS AT REST

Some of the hundreds of bird dogs and their owners and handlers pose for a portrait at the East Bay Lodge in Prudenville after the first day of the Lakes States Field Trial Championships Tuesday evening. The event, which runs from Oct. More...

Fair board dinner Oct. 29

A dinner to raise funds for the Roscommon County Fair Board will be held Oct. 29 at the Roscommon VFW Hall. The dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. with carryouts available. More...

Lyon sewer system progress ahead of schedule

Lyon Township Supervisor Paul Tatro, during the township board's Oct. 15 regular meeting, reported that the sewer project on the American Legion property in the township is ahead of schedule. More...

Board names emergency management director

Grayling resident Jason Dasho was named Roscommon County Emergency Management Coordinator by county commissioners Wednesday. More...

Angel Food lists November choices

Angel Food Ministries provides families a way to stretch their food dollars. There are two order dates in November for that month's menu, Nov. 5, from noon to 6 p.m., and Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food pick-up day is Nov. More...

FROSTED FEN

Morning frost adorns foliage in a marsh next to County Road 100 in Denton Township Wednesday morning. Temperatures dipped into the 20's the previous night, and are expected to do so again over the next few days. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) More...

HALLOWEEN DONATION

HALLOWEEN DONATION Members of the Houghton Lake Lions last week received a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart ($500 of which was in toys and bikes) for its 39th Halloween Party at Bobcat Field Oct. 31. More...

Michigan awarded over $249 million in energy assistance

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced that Michigan will receive $249,416,480 from the federal government's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) under the Fiscal Year 2009 Continuing Resolution. More...

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