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Following Mom's advice best way to fight swine flu

"We're going to beat this swine flu by doing the things Mom told us when we were growing up," Dr. Robert Graham, medical director of the Central Michigan District Health Department said Wednesday. More...

HLHS academic elite led by Warner, Burnside

Houghton Lake High School's top six scholars are planning careers in computer sciences, chemistry, biology and nursing. They were treated to a lunch at the Blue Bayou Restaurant April 23 for achieving the designation of Summa Cum Laude. More...

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News

Houghton Lake woman found dead in apartment

A 49-year-old Houghton Lake woman was found dead in her apartment April 22. Denton Township Police Chief Dallas McGeary said he is still awaiting autopsy results for Loreen Ann Gancitano. The cause of death is unknown. More...

State Police investigating thefts, parked helicopter

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post have arrested two suspects thought to be responsible for a number of thefts from parked vehicles at Houghton Lake. More...

CONTOUR CONTROLLED

A Global Positioning System-guided bulldozer of Porath Contracting, Houghton Lake, was sculpting the grade of Roscommon Township's Lakeview Park April 17. More...

Editorial

Photo folly

Monday's photo-op of Air Force One circling the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor sent hundreds of New York City workers into panic as the Boeing 747 flew circles for nearly a half hour. More...

Not slowing

Michigan's unemployment rate continues to spiral out of control toward record highs, and this last March reversed a former trend of a falling unemployment rate as more people returned to seasonal jobs. More...

Cover-up ignores church's role in higher education

Before President Obama made a speech in Georgetown University's Gaston Hall last week, Georgetown complied with a White House request to cover up religious symbols behind the stage. More...

Religion & Family

Angel Food menu ready to order

The Angel Food Ministries menu for May was recently announced. Orders may be placed at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church May 13 from noon to 6 p.m., with final orders due May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Distribution day is May 30. More...

Parr, Bonk name son Elijah Bonk

Kourtnie Parr and Daniel Bonk of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Elijah Lawrence Bonk. The baby was born March 20, 2009, at Grayling Mercy Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long. More...

Son born to Smith, Vargas-Gonzalez

Tiffany Smith and Jorge Vargas- Gonzalez Sr. of Lake City announce the birth of their son, Jorge Vargas-Gonzalez Jr. The baby was born April 20, 2009, at Grayling Mercy Hospital, weighing 9 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches. More...

Education

EARTH DAY at hlms

Houghton Lake Middle School fourth graders participated in a variety of events to celebrate Earth Day, April 22. (Above, left): Mrs. More...

Houghton Lake artists win awards

Works of art by students at Houghton Lake High School gained recognition and won awards at two Northern Michigan art shows this spring. More...

SHE TALENT SHOW

Above) Muisc teacher Tammy Chmielewski leads Miss Marci Howey's preschool class in singing "Five Little Monkeys" during St. Helen Elementary School's talent show April 24. More...

Graham/McDonald named semifinalist in 'Plant A Seed' promotion

The Graham/McDonald Sports Complex has been named a semifinalist in Kellogg More...

Denboer indicted

Robert Denboer Jr., who owned and operated Denboer Accountants, Inc., at Houghton Lake, was indicted April 23 on charges including money laundering and filing false forms with the Internal Revenue Service, according to a press release issued by the More...

Kirtland has only competition for educational board seats

for educational Voters in next Tuesday's election will elect members to four Roscommon County-based educational boards. But only at Kirtland Community College will there be competition. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-11

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Michael J. More...

Sports

Shot putters Phelps, Pruitt lead Bobcats

Houghton Lake won five medals in the small school division at the Falcon Invitational at Ogemaw Heights April 24. More...

OVER EASY

Houghton Lake sophomore pole vaulter John Karoub clears the bar with plenty to spare during a meet at Bobcat Field April 22. Teammate Wayne Hyduk placed third in the event with an eight-foot vault. (TRP) More...

Buck kickers shut out Owls

The Roscommon High School varsity Bucks turned a 1-0 halftime lead against the Oscoda Owls on April 21 into a 2-1 win at Oscoda. More...

Outdoors

'Double-match' grant benefits Au Sable River

Anglers of the Au Sable, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the Au Sable River system, recently announced a double-match grant from the Orvis Company together with the National Fish and Wildlife Federation. More...

JUMPING RIGHT INTO IT

(Front left to right) Roscommon County Sheriff Marine Patrol Officers Heather Richardson and Lance Beyerle jump into the pool at the Comfort Suites Lakeside, Houghton Lake, Friday during a 40-hour marine patrol training school presented by the Michig More...

33RD BIRD

Prudenville resident Charlie Wykoff brought the first turkey of the 2009 spring season in to the Resorter after shooting it at about 7:45 a.m. on opening day in Markey Township (April 20). More...

Happenings

Magic show to raise money at Relay

Twelve-year-old Jacob Betts of Houghton Lake will be raising funds at the 2009 Roscommon County Relay for Life. More...

Aisthorpes hosting second annual garage sale for Cystic Fibrosis walk

The family of Faith Aisthorpe will host a garage sale May 7-9 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Great Strides" event. More...

Artesia open for walking, exercising

Artesia Youth Park will be open to people who enjoy walking, despite the weather. Friends may gather from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Starting May 5, walkers may arrive on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

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