November 5, 2009 RSS feed / News

First snow causes accident

Areas of Roscommon and Crawford counties experienced snowfall on Nov. 3, and not all drivers were ready for it. State Police at Houghton Lake report­ed that at 8:30 in the morning, a vehicle driven by Tiffiny Kenyon, 29, of Hough­ton More...

Technology to be next on bond list

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ next bond project – a technology hub and board room – was awarded to a Traverse City company. More...

Absences drop after days off

The decision to close school build­ings in Roscommon County seems to have been a wise one. More...

NEW SEATING ARRANGEMENT

Houghton Lake Middle School seventh graders (back row, left to right) Patrick Burtis and Larry Saver­cool; wooden bl eachers put i n pl ace when th e buildi ng was c onstructed in 19 50. More...

Road manager’s contract hits bumps

The approval of Roscommon Coun­ty Road Commission Manager Tim O’Rourke’s new contract hit some road bumps at the commission’s special meet­ing Oct. 29. More...

Trunk, Treat winners announced

Winners of the decorated display contest at the St. Helen Trunk-or-Treat have been announced. First place went to Lisa and Jeff Nickolas and Morrigan Fifieldof Lapeer. More...

Development coordinator proposes transition

Roscommon County Economic De­velopment Coordinator Lois Byrd plans to leave her position soon. Byrd told the Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation Board Oct. More...

Mercy Hospital’s Haske named Diabetes Educator of Year’

It was no surprise to those who know her that Mercy Grayling Program Co­ordinator/ Educator Rhonda Haske was named Michigan’s Diabetes Educator of the Year. More...

Dictionar y distribution

Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club members Jeannie Ludwig and Gerald Dixson hand a dictionary to Andrew Cochran, of Charles Blackney’s 3rd Grade Collins Elementary Class Oct. 22. More...

Questveiw questions tax ruling

Not satisfied with a judgment re­ceived at a tax tribunal held in August, representatives of the Questview Estates Condominiums Association Tuesday questioned why their taxes on a piece of lakefront property have not been re­duced. More...

LITERACY GRANT

Wal-Mart Community Grant Coordinator Tammy Bennett (left) and Wal-Mart Manager Jim Vansice present a grant to Roscommon County Literacy Council representatives, Deb Rosczyk, president, and Joyce Balla More...

ABWA meets Nov. 10

The American Business Women’s Association Houghton Lake Charter Chapter will hold its general member­ship meeting on Nov. 10. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at BR Guest Restaurant, Prudenville. More...

Nebor faces hearings in embezzlement case

A Prudenville resident accused of financially exploiting a senior citi­zen has waived arraignment in 87-C District Court, Crawford County, and is scheduled for a felony pretrial Nov. 10 and preliminary examina­tion Nov. 17. More...

Judge OK’s continuing lower level for Higgins; nature not cooperating

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Monday signed an order extending last year’s lower winter legal level for Hig­gins Lake for four more years. More...

Unloaded rifle subdues burglar

A Roscommon resident used an un­loaded rifle to hold a burglar at bay Oct. 30. More...

Outages here among many in state

More than 2,300 Consumers Energy customers in the Roscommon County area were without power sometime over the weekend. More...

DNR confirms cougar tracks, photo in eastern U.P.

The Department of Natural Resourc­es Wednesday announced it has verified two sets of cougar tracks and confirmedthe location of a cougar photo in the east­ern More...

Winter road maintenance plan calls for fewer overtime hours

Roscommon County roads will still be cleared this winter, but the win­ter maintenance plan approved by the Roscommon County Road Commission at its Oct. 29 special meeting calls for clearing those roads with fewer overtime hours. More...

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AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers for 2010

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Michigan taxpay­ers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2010 tax returns. More...

Higgins Study Club plans salad lunch

The Higgins Lake Study Club will meet for its autumn salad buffet lun­cheon at noon Nov. 11 at the Lyon Town­ship Hall. Members are being asked to bring the items they signed up for. Guests may at­tend. More...

MOST IMAGINATIVE

Judges in the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce’s first scarecrow con­test chose this entry from BS Liquor as the most imaginative. More...

Senior project to benefit Friends Helping Friends

Roscommon High School senior Alyssa Ashton, in an effort to complete her senior project re­quirement for gradu­ation, has selected the Roscommon-based Friends Helping Friends organization to assist financially. More...

Benefit dinner, silent auction Nov. 7

The Houghton Lake Community of Christ Church will sponsor a benefit dinner and silent auction for Kaydance Faulman on Nov. 7th. Kaydance, 2, has undergone heart and lung surgeries and has been at the University of Michigan Hospital since August. More...

Experience Works helps seniors

Seniors who would like to work or need to work, but who do not have the necessary skills to compete in today’s job market have at hand a non-profit or­ganization ready to assist. More...

FLAG FROM AFGHANISTAN

Houghton Lake’s Mike Draper recently received a surprise in the mail when his daughter sent a United States flag to him that had flown in a combat mission in Afghanistan. More...

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