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Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing for free this weekend

With plenty of snow on the ground, there's never been a better time to give cross-country skiing or snowshoeing a try, and you can do that for free during 2009 Winter Trails this Saturday. More...

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News

Relay for Life captains to meet

Team captains for the Relay for Life of Roscommon County will meet Jan. 12 at the American Legion Hall, Houghton Lake. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. More...

BUCKS FOR BOOKS

Clifford the Big Red Dog, a.k.a. Kaden Weirauch, holds a $100 check from the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. More...

County offers help with housing

At a time when the nationwide credit crisis is making it harder for many people to obtain the money they need to improve their homes, the Roscommon County Housing Commission is busier than ever. More...

Business

Making financial resolutions in difficult times

Many folks are happy to see 2008 fade into the distance. Between the rollercoaster stock market, tightening credit availability and falling home Social Security's values, most of us have taken a financial beating. More...

Social Security's resolutions to you

The new year is a time for many people, companies and organizations to make resolutions for the year ahead. More...

Editorial

Everyone is valuable in God's eyes

Make It Plain

There was way too much sickness, death and misfortune in 2008. But one bright spot for me was making a new acquaintance I hope to cultivate in 2009. More...

United Way's goal

Our Opinion

The impact of both the state and nation's anemic economic health is having an impact locally which is evidenced by the goal thermometer sign of the United Way campaign in Roscommon County. More...

Heritage for sale

General Motors announced this week that it is going to auction off some of its most unique automobiles starting next week to help improve its cash flow. The expected proceeds from the auction of these rare autos is less than $5 million. More...

Religion & Family

Bishop, Zubeck speak vows in outdoor rites

Heidi Marie Bishop and Brett Alan Zubeck were married June 21, 2008, at the home of the groom's parents. Pastor Bud Mann officiated the double ring outdoor ceremony. More...

Houghton Lake couple's son first baby of year at Saginaw hospital

Qiaden Riley Lindsey, son of Jenevieve Valenzuela and Jonathon Lindsey, Houghton Lake, was the first baby born in the new year at Covenant Medical Center, Saginaw. The boy was born Jan. 1, 2009. More...

Mahalaks name daughter Lucy Jane

Drs. Brian and Mandy Mahalak of Birmingham, AL, announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Jane Mahalak. The baby was born Dec. 15, 2008 in Birmingham, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dr. More...

Education

KCC to offer two more courses on-line

For the first time, Kirtland Community College will offer two on-line business classes during the 2009 winter semester that starts Jan. 10. According to Dr. More...

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School Students of the Month were recently announced for December. More...

McBain to join Battle of Books

The Battle of the Books is back and bigger than ever. This year, the Houghton Lake Public Library and the Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library will welcome the McBain Community Library to the battle. More...

Assault suspect nabbed in Macomb

A Macomb man was arrested in Macomb County after fleeing Richfield Township Police officers who were investigating his alleged involvement in a domestic assault case Jan. 2. Ronald E. More...

Nellist, Schneider to chair board

Ed Nellist of Dist. 1 and Bob Schneider of Dist. 3 were elected chairman and vice-chairman in 3-2 votes at the 2009 organizational meeting of the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Wednesday. Nellist was elected chairman over freshman Dist. More...

ORV rider charged with fleeing deputies

An incident in which an offroad vehicle driver ended up being arrested for fleeing and eluding police should serve as a lesson to ORV'ers, according to Det. Sgt. John Wybraniec of the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

State Police report snowmobile mishaps

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post handled three snowmobile mishaps last week, two resulting in injuries. On Jan. More...

Two arrested for stealing snowmobiles, fleeing police

Two St. Helen men riding stolen snowmobiles were arrested after fleeing police early Sunday. Patrick L. McCarn, 18, and Joseph A. More...

Court proceedings

83rd District Court Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Daryl T.R. Holmes, 18, St. More...

Sports

Visiting wrestlers from Japan to hold exhibition at HLHS

The varsity wrestling team at Houghton Lake High School will get a chance to both compete and socialize with some of the best high school wrestlers in Japan next week when they will participate in the Michigan-Japan Wrestling Cultural Exchange prog More...

Bobcats win consolation game at Kalkaska Christmas tourney

Houghton Lake senior Andy Holmes scored 32 as he led the Bobcats to a 67- 56 win over Lake Leelanau St. Mary in the Kalkaska Christmas Tournament Dec. 30. More...

Victory slips away from Firebirds

The Kirtland Community College men's basketball team let a potential win slip away Monday as host Delta College Pioneers rallied for an 82-74 conference victory in Saginaw. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters Policy

Letters Policy letters be signed and contain addresses and telephone numbers for verification. E-mailed letters must contain telephone numbers. Unsigned letters will not be printed. More...

Outdoors

IRS offers taxpayers advice

The Five Filing Status Possibilities Everyone who files a federal tax return must determine which filing status applies to them. More...

Research takes closer look at bass spawning habits

In 2006, Michigan's bass anglers finally got what they'd sought for years - an opportunity to fish for their favorite quarry across the state before the official opening day (the Saturday before Memorial Day). More...

WHOPPER WALLEYE

Mark Phelps of Houghton Lake caught this 6 1/2 pound walleye ice fishing on Houghton Lake Dec. 30. The whopper measured 26 1/2 inches. Phelps is a senior at Houghton Lake High School. (Courtesy photo) More...

Happenings

'Magical Funnyman' to perform in Grayling

to perform Chris Linn, billed as America's Magical Funnyman, will perform in the Joseph Stripe Auditorium at Grayling High School Jan. 15. More...

St. Helen Winterfest '09 fishing contest underway

The St. Helen Winterfest fishing contest is underway and continues until Feb. 7. Fish caught in Lake St. More...

Herd signed as headliner in Detroit

The Houghton Lake-based band, Herd, recently announced it has been signed as the headliner band at The Shelter, Detroit, Jan. 17. Doors open at 4 p.m. Several bands will perform prior to Herd. More...

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