May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

RED, WHITE AND BLUE SALUTE

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In a patriotic salute aboard the Houghton Lake Eagles' float, both Uncle Sam and an American Bald Eagle wave to onlookers during Houghton Lake's Annual Memorial Day Parade Monday. More...

OFF TO A SOGGY START

National Bass Anglers Association Executive Director Jim Sprague sends boats off in the first of three NBAA championship tournaments at Houghton Lake on a rainy Wednesday morning as his son Danny looks on. More...

Special Sections

News

Motorcyclist airlifted after crash on M-55

A Brighton man suffered severe injury to his leg in a crash on M-55 at Houghton Lake May 23. More...

WATER RESCUE

The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department took possession last week of a rescue pontoon, donated by Box 21 Rescue Squad, Dayton, OH. More...

Holiday weekend brought some complaints about ORV's

The first holiday weekend for Roscommon County's amended offroad vehicle ordinance produced a total of 12 ORV-related complaints and three injury accidents. More...

Editorial

Gideons have distributed Bibles for 100 years

It was 1972, and President Nixon had made a reelection campaign promise to end the military draft. I was in the final draft lottery, and much to my chagrin, my number was drawn about 10 digits before the last one called. More...

They were right

The optimism that was expressed in last week's page one article, "Businesses optimistic as summer nears," by Cheryl Holladay appeared to be an accurate prediction from all of the activity around the county last weekend for Memorial Day. More...

Wash the boats

The ribbon cutting of the boat wash at the North Higgins Lake State Park recently should become a model for all of Michigan's lakes as well as tough legislation requiring boat owners to "spray before you play." It is in all probability from a boat More...

Religion & Family

Red Cross names Duwe 'Everyday Hero'

The American Red Cross Regional Service Delivery Area and "Premiere Event Sponsors" Griffin Beverage and Wal-Mart, all of West Branch, have announced the finalists to be honored at the first American Red Cross Salute to Everyday Heroes celebration More...

Sherwoods celebrating an 80th birthday

The family of Elizabeth "Betty" Sherwood will celebrate her 80th birthday May 30. The celebration will be at Mrs. Sherwood's home in Merritt from 2 to 6 p.m. No gifts are expected, but friends who cannot attend may send cards to Mrs. More...

Gianvecchio, Jones name son Remington

Tina Gianvecchio and Christopher Jones, Roscommon, announce the birth of their son, Remington Connor Jones. He was born on May 5, 2009, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth and was 18 inches long. More...

Happenings

UPGRADE TO PARK PLANS

The Houghton Lake Lake Association donated $1,000 to Roscommon Township's Lakeview Park project last week to make upgrades in the new park's fishing platform and provide for the installation of fish habitats nearby. More...

Garden tractor pull planned at Wellington

The Houghton Lake Garden tractor Club is having a garden tractor pull at Wellington Farm Park on Military Road, west of Higgins Lake, at 1 p.m. Saturday. The pull is stock class only and is free to all pullers. More...

Club to welcome 'snowbirds'

The Lyon Fellowship Club will hold its "Welcome Back Snowbirds" party June 3, starting with cocktails and appetizers at 5 p.m. at the Lyon Township Hall, 7851 West Higgins Lake Dr;, Higgins Lake. More...

Tournament Weigh-in

Anglers competing in the National Bass Angler Association's White Tournament at Houghton Lake weighed in their catches Thursday afternoon. More...

Resident tests positive for H1N1

The Central Michigan District Health Department has been informed by the Michigan Department of Community Health's Bureau of Laboratories that a one-year-old resident of Roscommon County has tested positive for H1N1 influenza. More...

Board says no to temporary library, favors separate facility

A temporary summer home for the Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library's main branch is unlikely, but the Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education May 20 indicated a public library separate from the school district is possible in the future. More...

Houghton Lake graduation Sunday

will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school gym. The Houghton Lake High School band will perform and Class President Molly Collins will present the senior address. 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

83rd District Court

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

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of April 1-30: Roscommon County Sheriff's Department Minor in possession of alcohol, second offense: Trinity L.McClain, $200. More...

Sports

Branch 4th at Districts, Buck golfers advance

Led by a fourth place finish by senior Garrett Branch, the Roscommon High School golf squad finished third in District action May 21 at Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix. More...

STATE MEET BOUND

Five Roscommon High School girls track athletes will compete in the State Division 3 Track Meet Saturday at Comstock Park High School. More...

Bobcat golfers headed to Regional action

The Houghton Lake varsity golf team will compete in their first team Regional golf tournament in over 10 years after earning a berth by placing sixth in the MHSAA District Tournament at Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix May 21. More...

Letters to the Editor

Takes issue with columnist's comparisons

I would like to address this response to Glenn Schicker regarding his column written for the Houghton Lake Resorter (05/21/09). More...

Health

PROMOTING HEALTH

Members of the Silver Sneakers exercise club walk outdoors at the CRAF Center, Roscommon, May 19, promoting physical activity for better health. More...

Mercy announces 'Hospitalist' partnership

Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc., a leading hospitalist company, is partnering with Mercy Hospital Grayling and Trinity Health, to create a new hospitalist program at Mercy Hospital Grayling. More...

MILESTONE

Tom Hamp of Prudenville reached the nine gallon mark on May 17 with his donation of blood at the Houghton Lake American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. John Lutheran Church. Six firsttime donors were among the 62 people attending the event. More...

Education

FINAL CURTAIN

(Above): Houghton Lake High School senior drummers Cody Frantz (left) and Travis Bromm tap out a drum cadence, along with the rest of the drumline (not pictured), during the band's spring concert May 21. More...

KCC holding the line on tuition

Students planning to attend Kirtland Community College or KCC's Michigan Technical Education Center in Gaylord this fall shouldn't have to worry about digging any deeper in their pockets to pay for tuition. More...

RECORDER REHEARSAL

Houghton Lake Middle School fifth grade students, under the direction of music teacher Cindy Laur, practice for a recorder concert later in the day May 22. The classes of Miss Barb Bobalek, Mr. Tony Quinlan, Mrs. More...

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