May 27, 2010 RSS feed / News

Merritt responds to two fires within five days

The Merritt Area Fire Department recently responded to two structure fires in Missaukee County in five days. More...

Missing Colorado girl found living in Falmouth, one charged

A 7-year old Colorado girl has been reunited with her custodial parents and an illegal alien has been arrested and is being held on a charge of possession of false identity according to a Missaukee County Sheriff’s report Monday. More...

Lyon firemen to host pancake breakfast Sunday

The Lyon Township Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast May 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the fire department. The all-you-can eat meal includes ham and sausage. More...

Baccalaureate June 2 at HLHS

Houghton Lake High School’s Baccalaureate will be held June 2 at 7 p.m. The service will be held in the Houghton Lake High School auditorium and begins with a procession of the graduates in caps and gowns. More...

Businesses looking forward to a profitable summer

The economic recession has taken a toll on businesses, especially in the tourist-dependent area of Roscommon County. But, looking ahead to summer, several area business owners are seeing signs of improvement. More...

DAWN PATROL: Or, the early bird gets the caterpillar

Story and photos by Thomas Reznich Although it was expected to take a minimum of four days, the aerial spraying program to control gypsy moths in Roscommon County which began May 21 was done by Monday afternoon, according to Gypsy Moth Program Co More...

Adoptable Pets

I know everybody wants to know what featured pets from last week got adopted and I can happily tell you that Huggie, the dog who had a face full of quills got adopted. Sadly, none of the featured cats got adopted but this might be their lucky week. More...

Resort’s cash box emptied

Thieves emptied a cash box at a Lake Township resort May 21. The owner told Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies $700 in cash and a check for $179.90 were taken from the box. More...

Camper pushed into Dunham Lake

A camper was destroyed when it was pushed over a ledge into a Nester Township lake May 21. The owner, a Gladwin resident, told Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies the camper, which had been on the shore of Dunham Lake, was worth $800. More...

Prescription drugs reported stolen

A Roscommon Township woman reported prescription drugs missing from her home to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Record high temp tied

The hot weather experienced at Houghton Lake early this week didn’t break any records but did tie a record. Monday’s high temperature of 87 tied the record set in 1972. In contrast the record low is 21, set in 1956. More...

Algebra II options available

High school students worried about completing Algebra II to fulfill graduation requirements now have some wiggle room. More...

Emergency center activated for first time for forest fire

“We came very close to evacuating Roscommon Village,” Roscommon County Commissioner Ken Melvin told his fellow commissioners Wednesday. More...

Comedy show cancelled

A night of comedy show planned Saturday night (page D4) at the Houghton Lake Playhouse has been canceled and will be rescheduled, according to Dave Hutko of the Roscommon Regional Career Center. More...

‘Race to Top’ memo proves controversial for RAPS Board

A memo of understanding to comply with new teacher evaluation procedures provoked a lengthy discussion by the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education May 19. More...

Middle schoolers busy heading into summer

Houghton Lake Middle School students will be busy heading toward the last day of school June 11. The Krispy Kreme Donut delivery will take place in the middle school gym May 28 at 7 a.m. More...

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