April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Smokers speak

“It’s gonna have a deadly effect on our economy,” Louise Lang of Houghton Lake said Monday of Michigan’s smoking ban. More...

Non-homestead renewal equals half of RAPS budget

About half of the Roscommon Area Public Schools budget is at stake as district voters next Tuesday act on a proposal to renew a tax of $18 per $1,000 taxable value on second homes and businesses. More...

Special Sections

News

RAPS votes to layoff five teachers

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to send layoff notices to five teachers on the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. More...

TAKING UP RESIDENCE, WAY UP

  A group of ospreys works out the pecking order at a new nest built atop a 174-foot cellular tower just west of Nellsville Road last week.  More...

RHS academic leaders plan missionary, research careers

Casmera Gendernalik and Jenna Kozumplik lead the Roscommon High School Class of 2010 in academic achievement.   Gendernalik is class valedictorian and Kozumplik salutatorian.   More...

Editorial

Library an asset

We doubt anyone has had a higher value for public libraries than industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who during his lifetime donated over $350 million to develop public libraries among other public causes. More...

Preserve education

Roscommon Area Public School voters have an opportunity next Tuesday to ensure that their district remains solvent in the coming years if voters approve the non-homestead property tax renewal. More...

Smoking lamp is out

In the old war movies featuring Naval action there was a line that we often heard and wondered the source - it was “The Smoking Lamp is Lit.” Which after watching a few scenes where this line was used we figured out that that meant it wa More...

Health

WBRMC to close OB unit July 1

Center’s Board of Trustees Monday approved the medical center’s fiscal year 2011 (FY ‘11) budget which includes a $1.2 million reduction in expenses and labor costs. More...

Religion & Family

Simons, Osborn plan September wedding

Emily Lauren Simons, daughter of Dr. James J. Simons of Leland and Joyana S. Sills of Traverse City, and Norman Joseph Osborn, son of Norman E. and Cynthia R. Osborn of St. Helen, announce their engagement to be married.   A Sept. More...

Briggses name daughter Sophia

Sara and Jamie Briggs of St. Helen announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Sophia Marie.   The baby was born April 13, 2010, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long.   More...

Daughter born to Butsons

Cory and Kristie (Parker) Butson of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Nevaeh Pauline, born April 12, 2010.   Born at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

Education

Houghton Lake school staff to ‘bike to work’ May 21

Staff members of Houghton Lake Community Schools plan to do their part for the environment by participating in National Bike-to-Work Day May 21. More...

Preschool openings at Skeels

Skeels Christian School has openings available in both of the three-year-old and four-year-old programs.   Offered is a Tiny Tots program for three- year-olds, as well as a traditional Preschool for four-year olds. More...

MEAP SWIM

Collins Elementary third graders enjoy their visit to the Comfort Suites Lakeside’s pool room April 23. More...

Voters say ‘Yes’ to library, non-homestead renewal; ‘No’ to incumbents - Free Access

Voters in Gerrish, Higgins and Lyon Township voted yes to creating a new public library district, returns from Tuesday’s election show. More...

St. Elizabeth’s teams up with Project H.O.P.E. May 1 - Free Access

Project Help Our People Eat has arranged for food to be brought from the Foodbank of Eastern Michigan to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church May 1 to be distributed to Roscommon County residents in need. Registration begins at 9 a.m. More...

Voters in three townships could create new library

In addition to voting on school-related issues, residents of Lyon, Gerrish and Higgins Townships will vote next Tuesday on a proposal to create a new public library district.   More...

Board of ed seats up for grabs

Residents of both Roscommon County school districts will have choices to make for board of education seats in next Tuesday’s election.   ROSCOMMON   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:   More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 20:   John C. More...

Sports

Bobcat softballers drop five

Houghton Lake’s varsity softball team had a rough week, recording five losses in five games. More...

Bobcats edged in doubleheader

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team ran into “the best team we’ve faced so far” at Manton April 22 according to Coach Scott Bates, and suffered two close losses 5-3 and 10-9 at the hands of the Rangers.   More...

Eagles score five on winless ’Cats

Houghton Lake’s varsity soccer team will try to notch its first win of the season tonight (Thursday) when Clare visits Bobcat Field.   On Tuesday, the Bobcats fell at Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian, 5-0. More...

Outdoors

Morel hunting requires safety savvy

As morel mushroom enthusiasts head to the woods this spring in search of their favorite fungi, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment asks that they keep conservation and safety in mind.   More...

SECOND BIRD

Chandler Meyers, 12, of Haslett bagged his second turkey last week while hunting with his grandfather Jerry Harding of Merritt. More...

TIPS ON WALLEYE

Professional walleye fisherman Mark Martin of Twin Lake expounds on the art of enticing the game fish to bite in front of an audience of avid fishermen at the Houghton Lake Public Library April 22. More...

Happenings

Curves food drive nets more than 2,000 pounds

Houghton Lake Curves’ 11th annual food drive netted 2,125 pounds of food for Project Help Our People Eat this year. More...

NEW ROTARIAN

Ann Shamel of Buccilli’s Pizza was recently inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake. More...

NON-MOTORIZED MONEY

Roscommon Rotary Club President Troy Fairbanks (left) and Higgins Lake/Roscommon Non- Motorized Trailway Committee Chair Barb Costello present Lyon Township Supervisor Fred Koenigbauer with $5,000 che More...

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