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STRIKING A CHORD

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Houghton Lake High School students and visiting veterans get up from their seats in recognition of a speech given by VFW 4034 Auxiliary Past President Eva “Edie” Hose entitled “A Gift from the Veteran: Freedom.” The stirring speech struck a chord wit More...

Santa’s Workshop to welcome children Sunday

The Houghton Lake Merchant’s Association will host the annual Santa’s Workshop Sunday at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, Prudenville.   More...

FIRST ON THE POLE

Although this spike wasn’t the biggest deer on the Pop A Top Party Shop buck pole, it was the first, and was taken by Ken Bailey of Houghton Lake at around 7:30 a.m. near Federal Highway south of Houghton Lake. More...

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News

STATE FIRE TRAINING

Lake Township firefighter Ed Frederick (left) and Roscommon Township firefighter Josh Sinischo (right) talk with Michigan State Firemen’s Association instructor Dan Evans during fire training No More...

SOIL EXCHANGE

An equipment operator from Dore and Associates, Bay City, compacts soil at the bottom of a hole left after the removal of approximately 3,500 tons of contaminated soil at the Houghton Lake State Polic More...

Deer blinds stolen

A Livonia man reported the theft of two portable deer blinds Nov. 16. The man told State Police at Houghton Lake that the blinds had been on state land near Clarsaukee Road in Roscommon Township and were taken sometime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Business

Ignat Tri-Lakes’ Associate of Year

The Tri-Lakes Home Builders Association has selected Michael Ignat as the 2009 Associate of the Year.   Ignat joined Tri-Lakes in 2004. More...

NEW OWNERS

Ann and Don Grafton are the proprietors of Ann’s Water-N-Woods Motel at 114 Devonshire Dr. in Prudenville, across from Camping World on M-55. More...

SECOND LOCATION

Basic Communications has added a second location at Houghton Lake at 3541 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

Outdoors

First buck on opening day

Dustin Kinzer, 15, bagged his first buck on the afternoon of opening day Nov. 15. Kinzer shot the 8-point with an 18” spread in Roscommon County. More...

FIRST BUCK WITH A BOW

Kate Nickert of Roscommon shot this 9-point buck Oct. 24 in Gladwin County. Nickert used a Darton bow, Easton arrows and Rage broadheads to bag the buck, her first with a bow. More...

WEIGHING IN

(Left) Brian Kunnath, St. Helen, helps David Malcolm (in orange baseball cap) of Malcom’s Tackle Box in St. Helen weigh the spikehorn Kunnath shot on the opening day of firearms deer season. More...

Religion & Family

Mattinglys celebrate 50 years

Patrick “Pat” and Mary (Grant) Mattingly of Roscommon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 8.   More...

Mikenauk Chorale to perform Nov. 22 at Good Shepherd church

The Mikenauk Chorale, an area-wide choral group, will present a holiday concert Nov. 22 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North (149 West Robinson Lake Road, Roscommon). The concert, featuring Christmas classics, begins at 4 p.m. More...

St. Vincent de Paul seeking families for Christmas program

St. Vincent de Paul, Prudenville is again sponsoring a Christmas program for more than 120 families in the Houghton Lake area.   To sign up for the program, call SVDP’s client services office at 366- 5011. More...

Education

‘A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY’

Brittany DeSmith, a senior at Roscommon High School, presents Roscommon County Animal Shelter Supervisor Linda Schade with a check for $360 to help with the care of animals at the shelter. More...

Baker enrolling

Baker College of West Branch is enrolling students for winter 2010 quarter. Classes begin Jan. 11, with registration continuing through the first week. More...

SUPER SHY

Princess Winnifred (center right), played by Olivia Lopez, tells every knight and lady within earshot how painfully shy she is during the third scene of act one of the Roscommon High School production More...

RAPS approves creation of new district library - Free Access

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education Nov. 18 passed a resolution approving creation of a new district public library. More...

H1N1 clinic held at RHS, planned at HLHS

The Central Michigan District Health Department will hold its second school-based clinic in Roscommon County for the H1N1 vaccine next week.   Following a Nov. 17 clinic at Roscommon High School, a clinic will be held Nov. More...

Uncertain economics

HLCS likely to face cuts

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ financial picture has improved over the last several years, but it, like schools across Michigan, face more uncertainty next year, the district’s auditor warned Monday.   More...

UPS Ed and Caren to host 20th Christmas For Kids’ auction

The 2009 UPS Ed and Caren Christmas For Kids Auction marks the 20th year Ed Piglowski and his team have been helping children stay warm in winter. “To do it for 20 years, it’s pretty cool,” Piglowski said. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

All conference ’cats

The 2009 season produced plenty of wins for the Houghton Lake varsity football team, along with recognition from the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference, who named 13 Bobcats for All Conference honors More...

Meet the Bobcats Nov. 23

With the kick-off of the winter sports seasons less than two weeks away, Bobcat fans will get a chance to meet their teams Nov. 23 at Houghton Lake High School’s annual Meet the Team Night.   More...

Granlund named ‘Libero of Year’

Grandparents live in Roscommon

Jennifer Granlund of Piedmont College (Demorest, GA) was named the Libero of the Year for the Great South Athletic Conference recently. More...

Editorial

Stop appointment

Before Michigan United Conservation Clubs’ Executive Director Erin McDonough headed to the woods for the annual deer season opener Sunday she took the time to send an e-mail message to MUCC members asking them to contact three members of the M More...

20th year!

Ed and Caren Piglowski will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Christmas for Kids Auction Saturday, to raise funds for his charity of helping needy children have a memorable Christmas. More...

Still our neighborhood

Monday’s mid-20s temperature reminded even the most optimistic that harsher and colder weather lies ahead, and maybe not too far ahead either.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Veterans Day program lauded by marine

I want to compliment the many people responsible for putting on the annual Veterans Day program. The result was a resounding success as usual and was larger than usual. More...

Winter road work should be similar to past years

I would like to once again take just a few minutes to let the public know what they can and should expect this winter with regards to plowing. More...

Richfield should close airport, develop trail

I went to a meeting of the Richfield Township Board very early last Monday morning. More...

Health

Gift helps bring new CT suite to Mercy

As a child, Lammie Bell Williams grew up loving her summers spent canoeing and fishing and her winters skiing at the family’s Au Sable River Camp Wa Wa Sum. More...

WBRMC’s patient satisfaction rising

Ninety-four of 100 West Branch Regional Medical Center patients said they were “satisfied” with the care they received in the medical center’s most recent Arbor Associates, Inc. patient satisfaction survey. More...

Medicare offers prescription coverage open enrollment

Seniors receiving Social Security benefits will not receive a cost-of-livingadjustment in the coming year, so the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation says it is more important than ever to make sure your Medicare prescription plan More...

Happenings

Bar still serving after 62 years

Marlene Jagoda and Nancy Tocco had not been at the Nottingham Inn for a few months, but when they came through the door the other day, bar owner Virginia “Virgie” Kalas greeted them with a smile and a big hug.   More...

Marine Corps League kicks off 2009 Toys for Tots campaign

Members of the Cpl. Jack A. Davenport Marine Corps League #684 have begun placing Toys for Tots collection boxes throughout Roscommon County.   Detachment and auxiliary members kicked off the 2009 campaign Nov. 11.   More...

15 sets of twins enrolled at RES in Sept. 1963

A few weeks ago when the Roscommon County Herald-News published a photo of twins enrolled in Roscommon Elementary School it prompted Keno resident Marjorie Bigelow to dig out a photo that appeared in the Herald-News Sept. 12, 1963. More...

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