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Atrium Plaza site of medical boards study conferences

The Atrium Plaza hotel, Houghton Lake, is now the home of 50 medical students from the Windsor University School of Medicine. More...

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News

Customer writes $750 in bad checks to salesman

A Houghton Lake real estate salesman was bilked out of $750 by a man who claimed he wanted to buy a house. The salesman Sept. More...

Grayling motorcyclists hurt in accidents here

Two Grayling motorcyclists were injured in collisions with cars in Roscommon County last week. Harold W. Vansickle, 64, was taken to Grayling Mercy Hospital after a collision at the corner of Fifth and Shelley Streets in Roscommon Sept. 23. More...

Fugitive arrested in Heights may face additional charges

A 33-year-old Houghton Lake Heights woman was arrested by State Police at a residence on Clare Avenue Sept. 28 on a felony fraud warrant filed in Minnesota. More...

Business

Firebirds host first XC event

Finally, the Kirtland Community College men's and women's cross country teams can say they ran on the "home turf" after hosting the first-ever Firebirds Invitational on Sept. 25. More...

Tanger discount cards aid breast cancer fight

The Tanger Outlet Center in West Branch is making a big commitment again this fall to help save lives. More...

Northwestern Bank offers free pie

Northwestern Bank will be giving away free slices of pie tomorrow (Friday). More...

Letters to the Editor

Help is appreciated

Once a month Project Help Our People Eat (H. O. P. E.) distributes packages of canned food including chicken and canned juices and bags full of good things. I thank the men who carry the bags of food outside. More...

Religion & Family

LeGarie, Olko wed outdoors

Kristen Marie LeGarie, daughter of Joe and Debbie LeGarie of Houghton Lake and Greg and Gwen Bush of Houghton Lake, and Aaron Ensign Olko, son of Robert and Doreen Olko of Lake Orion were united in marriage Aug. More...

Vogel graduates from boot camp

Pvt. Ryan Vogel graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp Sept. 11 and will return to Camp Pendleton near San Diego for marine combat training. More...

Joshua's House maternity homes hope to expand to site in Clare

Women facing unplanned pregnancies and choosing to have their babies will soon have a center in central Michigan that offers resources for expectant mothers. Joshua's House, a new maternity home with centers in Midland, Mt. More...

Education

NEW PRINCIPAL

Michalina Wargo, sixth, seventh and eighth grade teacher at Our Lady of the Lake School, is the school's new principal. Pictured with Wargo, second from left, are OLLS students (left to right) Brianna McGregor, Taylor Mace and Breanna Tribelhorn. More...

Lang's painting to hang in governor's office

Ashley Lang, 2006 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, has been honored by the Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids. More...

Rosco, St. Helen students to 'Walk & Roll' to school

Roscommon and St. Helen Walk & Roll to School Day at Roscommon Area Public Schools is scheduled for Oct. 7 at 7:45 a.m. More...

Bobcats take series lead with 35-6 win

Houghton Lake took a 32-31 lead in their all-time series with cross-county rival Roscommon with a 35-6 win Friday night at Bobcat Field. More...

Elementaries appraised; board to determine asking price

With a buyer interested in purchasing Prudenville and Merritt Elementaries, the Houghton Lake Board of Education is considering selling the closed buildings. More...

BOBCAT KING AND QUEEN

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Newly elected Houghton Lake Homecoming royals, (clockwise from upper left) 2009 Homecoming Queen Shauni Nielsen, King James Leedy, along with Prince Kyler Wilson and Princess Jade Kauffman, beam from the 50 yard line on Bobcat Field Friday night afte More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Nelson Fields - 2014-10-16
Edwin Oscar Doty - 2014-10-16
Michael Floyd Bentley - 2014-10-16

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Lawsuits filed No. 8177, FIA Card Services, N.A., vs. Sandra J. Bornholdt, Roscommon, complaint to enforce arbitration award; No. 8183, Apex Commercial Capital Corporation vs. Douglas D. More...

Sports

Cats earn first Jack Pine volleyball win

Houghton Lake won its first Jack Pine Conference victory of the season Tuesday night by taking three of five games against Clare. More...

FIRST BUCK

Skylar Davis of Merritt shot his first buck during the youth deer hunt Sept. 26 at 7:03 a.m., just as soon as it was light enough to see. He shot the 7-pointer from 100 yards while hunting in Blanchard. The buck has a 17-inch spread. More...

Quest edges Fox

The Quest Golf Club of Houghton Lake defeated Fox Run Country Club 18.5 to 16.5 in their annual "Ryder Cup" like matches, held at Fox Run this year Sept. 16 and 17. More...

Editorial

Christians should unite to reform health care

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution states that part of the rationale for its adoption was to promote the general welfare." So the outcry against a potential national health insurance program (which has yet even to be drafted) is puzzling. More...

Reflections on Chinglish and National Day

On Oct. 1, 1949, the People's Republic of China was established by the Communist Party. More...

Take a closer look at Canadian health care issues

By Janet Neilson By now, Americans are familiar with the stories of Canadians who would have died because of their government's health care rationing had they not been able to get care in the United States. More...

Happenings

Does to welcome supreme president

Patricia Kloberdanz, the 89th supreme president of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does, and her husband, Richard, will visit the Houghton-Higgins Lake Does Drove 149 Oct. 8-10. They will travel from their home in Akron, CO. More...

New grief support group starts Oct. 7

Hospice of Helping Hands will be starting a new grief support group at Horizon Senior Living, St. Helen. The group will meet for five consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Nov. 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. More...

JUST 4 FUN'

Couples dance to the music of Virgil Baker and the Just 4 Fun Polka Band during the first Roscommon Oktoberfest Sept. 26. The event at the Knights of Columbus Hall was sponsored by the Roscommon Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus. More...

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