November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Employees air concerns to commission

A rumor of a wage freeze for Roscommon County employees resulted in a meeting of the minds late Tuesday afternoon. More...

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News

season on its way

Kim Lowell had quite a bit of sweeping to do Monday morning at Valley Sales at Houghton Lake to clear snow off used snowmobiles displayed for sale. More...

State Police honor son of Prudenville couple

The son of a Prudenville couple was recently honored as 2008 Professional Emergency Manager of the Year by the Michigan State Police. Timothy McKee, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Road board aids Artesia

JR Artes ia You th Pa rk of Hought on Lake received a financial reprieve that hopefully will keep the heat on this winter. More...

Editorial

Saving Big Three

Our Opinion

TheBig Three auto industry leaders appeared before Congress Tuesday in hopes of securing loans to keep the American auto industry alive and viable, but unfortunately a holiday recess seems to be taking precedent. More...

Mickey's 80th

Mickey Mouse celebrated his birthday Tuesday, we assume with a quiet celebration with Minnie and the others in the Disney gang. What is mind boggling about Mickey's birthday is the number, his 80th! More...

Technology transforms how Bible is distributed

This week, many churches will observe Bible Sunday to celebrate the Scriptures and support the American Bible Society's work of distributing God's Word to people around the globe. More...

Outdoors

Area buck poles see mixed opening day

A cold, wet beginning to the firearms deer season in Roscommon County appeared to produce mixed results as hunters brought their bucks to area buck poles on opening day. More...

DNR urges hunters to shoot wild pigs

The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources are urging hunters to shoot feral swine and reminded them to report any sightings. Feral swine are free-ranging wild pigs, not owned by any person. More...

UP BUCK

Pete Injasoulian, Houghton Lake, shot this 7-point buck the evening of opening day at his hunting camp in the Upper Peninsula. Hunting with his buddies, he used a .270 Ruger to bag the approximately 140-pound deer. (CHP) More...

Happenings

Seats still available for Wellington lantern tour

Wellington Farm, USA, is still accepting reservations for the Dec. 12 and Dec. More...

DOES DONATE TO SHOP WITH A COP

Houghton-Higgins Lake Does President LaDonna Kramm (right) presents a $200 check to Kris Paulus, representing the Gerrish Township Police and ACT-NOW, for the seventh annual Shop With a Cop program. More...

Cage contest to benefit Toys for Tots in Harrison

A basketball game to bene t the Toys for Tots program in Harrison will be held Dec. 6 at Harrison High School. Representatives from the U.S. Marines will take on faculty from Harrison schools in the 7 p.m. contest. More...

Auditor tells board to brace for future

Be prepared for when things get tougher. This was the message the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education received from its auditor Monday. More...

Here comes Santa Claus

Santa's coming to town Sunday during the annual Houghton Lake Merchants Association's Santa's Workshop at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, Prudenville. Santa is expected to arrive at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. More...

No contest plea entered in stabbing

A Houghton Lake man entered a plea in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in connection with the June 5 stabbing incident at the Sand Bar, Prudenville. More...

Jump in lake weed growth spurs more aggressive control plan for '09

With a jump in the growth of Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) in Houghton Lake, the Houghton Lake Improvement Board is planning to intensify e orts to pinpoint areas where the invasive plant is growing and nip it in the bud. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 3: No. 07-72-6570, David E. Blanchard, et al, vs. Terry D. More...

Mistrial declared in Stockman case

A week-long trial of a St. Helen man on murder charges was declared a mistrial a er the jury could not reach a verdict Nov. 14. David Stockman, 24, was on trial for a May 28 stabbing incident at a Madison Street home involving a 29-year-old St. More...

Accident injures St. Helen driver

A St. Helen woman was injured in an accident on the M-55/I-75 interchange in Backus Township Nov. 15. More...

Sports

Always a good game

After spending the first two weeks of their seven-week season practicing, the third and fourth grade girls 4H basketball teams started playing their five game schedule at Roscommon High School on Saturday mornings. More...

Bowling association to hold tourney

The Houghton Lake USBC Women's Bowling Association will host a Ladies 130 Average or Less Bowling Tournament Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. at Fred's Alleys, Roscommon. Entry forms are available at Fred's Alleys or Northway Lanes, Houghton Lake. More...

Knights to host Texas Hold 'em

The Knights of Columbus Hall, 165 West Federal Highway, Roscommon, will host Texas Hold 'em Nov. 22. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for registration, with play beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

DNR plans destruction

After years of mismanagement of our state forests, we're now at the brink of major fires throughout our state. The DNR planned destruction goes on. More...

Ceremony was touching

Yesterday, we went to the Houghton Lake High School, where the students honor the veterans in this community on Veterans Day. It's the first time we've attended, although this was the 15th year they have done it. More...

Students honored veterans

On Veterans Day I was privileged to attend the Veterans Day Assembly at Roscommon High School with VFW Post 4159's women's auxiliary. More...

Religion & Family

Allumis celebrate 60 years of marriage

Rita and Sam Allumi celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family and friends at the home of their son and daughter in-law, Mike and Cheryl Allumi. The Allumis were married in Detroit at St. Elizabeth's Church Nov. 20, 1948. More...

NEWEST HABITAT HOMEOWNERS

Nov. 13 was a special day for two Roscommon County families as Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity dedicated two homes to its newest homeowners. More...

Baker, Gass name daughter Chloe

Aurelia Baker and Justin Gass of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Rae. Born Oct. 28, 2008, at Grayling Mercy Hospital, she weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...

Education

KCC grad gets free ride

To NASCAR race-

KCC Simply put, Justin Green likes cars, especially fast cars. More...

SVSU student vocalists to be in concert Nov. 21

TheCardinal Singers, a group of Saginaw Valley State University music students, will perform in concert Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall. Participating in the vocal ensemble is alto Shana Hiser, Prudenville. More...

KCC Trustees to meet in Mio

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees will travel to Mio for its monthly meeting today (Thursday). Usually, the seven-member board meets at 7 p.m. More...

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