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(Above, left to right) Kindergartners Nicklas Moore and Rena Wheeler glue 100 pennies to Wheeler's art project on the 100th day of school during the 100's Day celebration in Amy Koupal's class at Collins Elementary. More...

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News

Hospital has new CT scanner

West Branch Regional Medical Center has added the region's newest and lowest-dose radiation 64-slice CT scanner to its medical imaging arsenal. More...

Center lists 101 recommendations to revitalize state's economy

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy this morning released "101 Recommendations to Revitalize Michigan," a pamphlet summarizing work authored by Center analysts. More...

Kirtland honored for community service

The Corporation for National and Community Service announced Feb. More...

Sports

Bucks claim sixth straight JPC wrestling title

Roscommon captured its sixth consecutive Jack Pine Conference wrestling title Saturday with a win at the league meet at Houghton Lake. The Bucks had nine wrestlers in the finals and three took individual titles at the meet. More...

Hacker second at JPC wrestling meet

Houghton Lake finished seventh at the Jack Pine Conference meet Saturday at home, leaving them in a tie for sixth place in the final JPC standings. "We didn't place as high as I would have liked," Coach Lon Cook said. More...

JV Bobcats fall to Mustangs, beat Clare in boys basketball

Houghton Lake fell short in its bid to knock Meridian out of the Jack Pine Conference unbeaten ranks in junior varsity boys basketball play. The Bobcats fell to the Mustangs, the only JPC team to have beaten them, on Feb. 13, 61-49. More...

Editorial

Demographic flux

Our Opinion

The current economic crisis has had a profound impact on one of the area's leading industries, as a story this week by Cheryl Holladay echoes. More...

And the gander?

If what's good for the goose is also good for the gander we wonder when Congress will submit its survival plans to the taxpayers, who will eventually foot the mega-stimulus bill passed before its adjournment over the weekend? More...

Solar shingles

A news announcement by Dow Chemical caught our attention with a "we wish we'd have thought of that" exclamation. The company has developed solar shingles for homes, shingles that will generate electricity. More...

Outdoors

Michigan Fishermen reeled in more Master Angler catches in 2008

Anglers caught more trophy-caliber fish in 2008 in Michigan than they did in 2007, according to entries submitted to the Department of Natural Resources' Master Angler Program. More...

Record book whitetail hunter, HL resident to appear at Outdoorama

Deer and turkey hunters from around the state will be able to learn hunting tactics from two of the most successful hunters in Michigan when Fred Abbas of Houghton Lake and his son Greg take to the stage at the 2009 Outdoorama sport show, Feb. More...

38th annual Finger Nipper Shoot slated Saturday

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club will hold its 38th annual "Finger Nipper" Black Powder Rifle shoot Saturday. The shoot is open to the public and will be held at the black powder range, next to the clubhouse on Towerhill Road. More...

Happenings

Missaukee Farm Bureau honored at convention

honored Fifteen members represented the Missaukee County Farm Bureau at the Michigan Farm Bureau 89th annual meeting in Grand Rapids in late November. More...

Golden Agers to host spaghetti dinner

The Merritt Golden Agers will host a spaghetti dinner Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The $6 per-person meal includes cole slaw, dessert, garlic bread and beverage. Dancing will follow the dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Audience to choose talent show winners

The audience will determine the winners in a talent contest sponsored by Friends in St. Helen, Inc. (FISH, Inc.), scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the American Legion Hall, 10062 Ford Dr., St. Helen. Admission is $5. More...

New construction plummets

The approach of spring brings with it the sound of birds chirping and kids riding their bikes. More...

Road Commission issues written warning to manager

The Roscommon County Road Commission voted Feb. More...

Project priority pondered

Trying to reach a consensus on what bond projects should be a priority, the Houghton Lake Board of Education met with GMB Architects owner Gordron Buitendorp Monday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
Nina Russo - 2014-11-20
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-20
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-20

Court News

Stockman's request for new judge to be reviewed

A criminal defendant in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, will have his request for a new judge reviewed by the State Court Administrative Office. David W. Stockman, 24, St. More...

Student faces discipline for bomb threat at RHS

Roscommon High School officials have identified the student they believe was responsible for a bomb threat that prompted evacuation of the school Feb. 13. More...

Feline, fowl perish in Higgins fire

A cat and a bird perished in a grease fire at a Higgins Township home Feb. 15. The Higgins Township Fire Department, assisted by firefighters from South Branch Township and Gerrish Township, were dispatched at about 7:30 p.m. More...

Business

Grant helps MSHDA provide more foreclosure counseling

Michigan State Housing Development Authority Executive Director Keith Molin has announced that the authority has received contingent awards in the amount of $2,451,750 to support Michigan's foreclosure prevention counseling efforts and $617,646 in More...

Social Security: The numbers may surprise you

Social Security touches the lives of virtually every American. More...

Kirtland business student receives Tanger scholarship

Officials at Kirtland Community College and the Tanger Outlet Center in West Branch recently announced that Kelly Rosebrugh, 19, of West Branch was selected to receive the third annual Stanley K. More...

Letters to the Editor

Read fine print on vitamin bottles

I am a 74-year-old male who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. I did not let my doctor take the prostate out. More...

Pappas' actions show contempt

Roscommon County Road Commissioner George Pappas in his zealous cries of unethical behavior has extended beyond his fellow commissioners and is targeting the road commission manager. More...

EMS services worth every penny

In response to the article, "Salute to EMS," on Jan. 29: If you have never needed the services of the EMS, thank God. If you have ever needed them, thank God- and of course Houghton Lake for installing them. More...

Religion & Family

Former owner of Heights insurance agency turns 95

Dorothy Gage of Houghton Lake was born the same year Ford Motor Company instituted an eight-hour workday and paid $5 in minimum wage for a day's labor. Mrs. Gage, who turns 95 today (Thursday), was born in Vermontville Feb. 19, 1914. More...

Ledbetter, Johnston to wed in August

Melissa Lynn Johnston, daughter of Chuck and Kim Johnston of Houghton Lake, and Brian Michael Ledbetter, son of Bob and Sue Ledbetter of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married. An August wedding is planned. More...

Goschkes reach 50-year milestone

Carl and Donna Goschke, Houghton Lake, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 5. Married in St. Louis in 1959, the Goschkes have two children, Carl and his wife Katherine Goschke of St. Louis, and Mark Goschke of Riverdale. More...

Education

Principal's Week

HONORING PRINCIPAL Roscommon Elementary School Principal JoEllen McNitt accepts gifts and accolades from students during a surprise Principal's Week assembly Feb. 11. Representatives from each class read their assessment of Mrs. McNitt. More...

Youth Boosters to serve spaghetti

The Roscommon Area Youth Booster club will sponsor its second annual spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Hen House restaurant in St. Helen. Prices are $6.50 per adult and $3.50 per child. More...

Four on dean's list at Northern

Four Roscommon residents were among those honored for their academic work at Northern Michigan University. More...

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