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High speed chase ends with driver Tasered, arrested

A 32-year old St. Clair Shores resident led Houghton Lake State Police on a high speed chase Tuesday that ended with the suspect being Tasered and arrested. More...

Richfield Twp. ALS goes into service yesterday

The Richfield Township Public Safety Department's Advanced Life Support ambulance was scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday. More...

Richfield board says school is vital to St. Helen community

The Richfield Township Board Tuesday night passed a resolution asking Roscommon Area Public Schools to keep St. Helen Elementary School open. More...

Special Sections

News

County board favors more trails for bicyclists, hikers

Roscommon County Commissioners Sept. 9 indicated they will do what they can to promote development of trails for bicycling and hiking in the county. More...

ORV training Oct. 3 in Missaukee Co.

The Missaukee County Sheriff's Department will host an ORV training class Oct. 3 at the EMS building, 404 First St., Lake City. The class is limited to 20 students. Students must bring a sack lunch, but are asked not to bring their own ORV. More...

Potential buyer considering Prudenville, Merritt Elementaries

Houghton Lake Community Schools may have an opportunity to sell the district's two closed elementary buildings in the near future. More...

Sports

Bucks spike Bobcat netters

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Coming off a tough weekend at the Subway Slam in Birch Run where they went 1-3-1, the Roscommon Bucks volleyball team redeemed themselves with a win over Houghton Lake Monday night. More...

Passing helps Bucks past Eagles in volleyball game

Good passing helped the Roscommon varsity volleyball team defeat Farwell 25-18 and 17-11 Sept. 9th at Roscommon. "We were really happy with the way we passed the volleyball," Coach Heather Compton said. More...

'Cats suffer JPC, tourney losses

Houghton Lake started its Jack Pine Conference campaign Sept. 9 with a loss to Meridian. The Bobcats fell 25-20, 25-15 and 25-19. More...

Editorial

Working, learning

The days of a kid walking down the street pushing a lawn mower to earn a few bucks, or helping a neighbor wash windows or whatever, have gone the way of the soda fountain. More...

Con Con on ballot

With the 2010 elections a little over a year away, political agendas are being framed for what will no doubt be a contentious election season. More...

Make It Plain

In Arizona, Australia, message is compelling

Jesus told a story about a man who decided to throw a big party, but the guests he invited RSVP'd their regrets, saying that business and family affairs kept them too busy to come. More...

Outdoors

Keeping Count

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One of the tools used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Mississippi Flyway Council to help set yearly bag limits and hunting season length is an annual duck banding program. More...

Religion & Family

HL Baptist begins new children's program

Houghton Lake Baptist Church will present Bible Explorers, a program for children from four years old through sixth grade. The group will meet during the 2009-10 school year on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a start date of Sept. 16. More...

FIFTH GENERATION

Fifth-generation Keira Thompson, born May 23, 2009, in Indiana, joins her family in a photo taken at Houghton Lake Labor Day weekend. More...

Ordained Jesuit Priest

The sacrament of Holy Orders was conferred upon Matthew S. Walsh by Bishop Richard J. Skiba, June 12 at Gesu Church, Milwaukee, WI. Fr. Walsh is the son of Judge and Mrs. Francis W. Walsh, Prudenville. More...

Education

VISTA member, KCC seek to build new bonds

In the upcoming weeks and months, a 22-yearold woman from a small town in Texas is hoping to build new and lasting bonds here in northern Michigan between Kirtland Community College and community agencies, such as River House Inc., a non-profit a More...

HOUGHTON LAKE CLAS OF 1969

The Houghton Lake High School Class of 1969 met Aug. 28, 29 and 30 for its 40th class reunion. More...

MDOT issues back-to-school warning about bicycle traffic

Students are heading back to school, and that means more bicyclists out sharing the road with motorists. More...

Bobcats ground Eagles, Bucks smack Beavers

Houghton Lake picked up its third win of the season - a 43-6 win over Farwell - while Roscommon won its first game since October 2007 with a 26-6 win over Beaverton. More...

Update: Board votes to close St. Helen Elementary

St. Helen Elementary School will close at the end of the 2009-10 school year, the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education decided in a 6-1 vote Sept. 16. More...

IN THE BAG

Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Doug Pavlovich examines one of seven wood ducks caught in a trap on the Backus flooding recently to determine its sex and age before banding. More...

Kane ordered to pay AYSO restitution

A former Houghton Lake resident has pleaded guilty in 83rd District Court on an embezzlement charge associated with the Houghton Lake American Youth Soccer Organization. Ann M. More...

Welcome Firefighters

30 and counting

For the 30th fall in a row, Roscommon will host the Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival this weekend. Events start with Family Night today (Thursday). Read about the history of the festival More...

HLHS welcomes 'international' Bobcats

Three new faces are being seen in the classrooms and hallways of Houghton Lake High School this fall. The Bobcats are being joined by three exchange students, one from Thailand, one from Germany and one from Brazil. More...

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Court News

HEART ATTACK RESULTS IN FATAL CRASH

Sgt. Cindy Finkbeiner of the Richfield Township Police Department inspects the vehicle in which a 50-year-old St. Helen man died Sept. 11. The single car accident occurred on Old 76, just south of Geels Road, Sept. 11. More...

RICHFIELD PD SEIZES SUSPECTED 'POT'

Richfield Township Police seized 12 suspected marijuana plants at a St. Helen residence Sept. 10. A neighbor reported seeing suspected marijuana growing among flower plants in the back yard of the residence. More...

Woman charged with altering checks signed by employer

A 41-year-old St. Helen woman who allegedly altered amounts on checks signed by her employer has been arrested on five counts of forgery and five counts of uttering and publishing. The employer, a 57-year-old St. More...

Business

Former Roscommon resident helps South Africa businesses

Scott Layton, a 1997 graduate of Roscommon High School, recently returned from South Africa, where he spent four weeks as part of a corporate version of the Peace Corps. More...

NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Houghton Lake Marina at 13710 West Shore Dr. (at the mouth of the Muskegon River) is under new management. More...

Whipple's celebrating 90 years in business in Moorestown

Doing business in Moorestown (Missaukee County) since 1919, Whipple's store is planning a celebration Sept. 20. Beginning at 2 p.m., a parade featuring about 60 area businesses will kick off the anniversary party in downtown Moorestown. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don't disrespect any President

As a person who has lived through eight presidencies and is working on her ninth, the events of last week reveal to me an ugly side of America I never dreamed I would experience. More...

Continue voicing opinions to Lansing

Michigan legislators are working to balance the state's 2009-2010 budget that will take effect on Oct. 1. Legislators have been cutting the funding to important early childhood programs. More...

'Wake up, America'

Most nations have a national language. Unfortunately, we do not. Since your ancestors and mine had to learn English to assimilate, we assumed that English was our national language. More...

Health

Health department spreading word about preventing H1N1 influenza

As Michigan - and the nation - braces for an increase in seasonal flu and H1N1 flu cases, the Central Michigan District Health Department is spreading the word about prevention before flu itself can be spread. At a press conference Aug. More...

H1N1 questions & answers

What is 2009 H1N1(also known as swine flu)? According to the Centers for Disease Control's web site, www.cdc.gov, the 2009 H1N1 virus (referred to as "swine flu" early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. More...

'Elmo' joins fight against flu

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Education and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, have teamed up to launch a new, More...

Happenings

Conservation Expo to offer outdoor, environmental info

Outdoor activities, nature and the environment will be the focus of the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District's fourth Conservation Expo Saturday at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse in Prudenville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Animal shelter plans 'Strut Your Mutt'

If you're proud of your dog, you can "Strut Your Mutt" at a fund-raiser at the Roscommon County Animal Shelter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. More...

Homecoming parade entries sought

Houghton Lake High School is planning a homecoming parade Sept. 25 and is looking for community groups to march or enter a float. More...

Features

Firemen's Fest

30th annual Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival Sept. 17-20, 2009 Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds Ballanger Road Roscommon More...

Family Night to kick off festival

Many new activities have been added to this year's Family Night, opening event of the 30th annual Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival in Roscommon. The fun begins today (Thursday) at 4:30 p.m. at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds. More...

Of Interest

800 Number of people who attended a dance and barbecue after dedication of the Michigan Firemen's Memorial Sept. 20, 1980. See D2. 0-24 Ages which are prime targets for the H1N1 flu virus. See D4. More...

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