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Lions celebrating 50th anniversary

The Houghton Lake Lions Club will celebrate its half-century mark next Tuesday with a dinner meeting and installation of officers at the Riviera Resort, Prudenville. More...

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HOMOLA AUXILIARIST OF THE YEAR

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Commander David Hansen (left) presents Frank Homola with the Bruce Karnes Award as the Outstanding Auxiliarist for District 9 Central for the year for his More...

Bentley enters meth plea

A Houghton Lake man will face sentencing in Circuit Court after entering a plea in connection to a May 16 arrest by Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group officers in Roscommon Township.   More...

Coker to face trial for death of St. Helen man in accident

A Mt. Pleasant man is facing trial in connection with a Dec. 23, 2009, one-car accident that resulted in the death of a St. Helen man.   Andrew B. Coker, 25, charged with driving while intoxicated causing death, is set for a jury trial Aug. More...

Business

Collision shop goes ‘green’ with water-based paint

COMMU NITY “I’ve been do ing th is so long, it was hard to make the change,” said Bob Ratliff, owner of Northern Collision in Prudenville of changing from a solventbased to a water-based paint system, “but it’s better More...

Edward Jones earns top spot

Edward Jones has been named the top full-service broker by SmartMoney Magazine.   “Across-the-board strength vaults Edward Jones into first place,” according to the magazine. “The St. More...

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Assistants help schools’ learning environment

Who are the Houghton Lake Community School (HLCS) Assistants and what do they do?   First of all they are the only group of Houghton Lake Community Schools employees who all live at Houghton Lake. More...

Outdoors

Free fishing this Saturday, Sunday

The lakes and streams of Michigan are free this weekend. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 12-13. More...

Explore nature at state park programs

Campers, visitors and residents can explore nature through the South Higgins Lake State Park Explorer Program. The following are the events for June 11- June 21.   More...

Bait restrictions aimed at slowing disease spread

Now that most fishing seasons have opened, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment is reminding anglers that the use of salmon eggs or minnows for bait is restricted in some waters as part of a strategy to slow the spread of viral hemorr More...

Happenings

Imagination goes wild at South State Park

With a lack of cooperation from the weather, the Imagination Gone Wild program at the South Higgins Lake State Park drew a smaller turnout than Park Manager Joe Hall expected, but he said both visitors and performers had a good time. More...

Summer reading program to kick off

June is here and soon the school doors will close, prompting a long-standing tradition, the Houghton Lake Public Library Summer Reading Program.   More...

BAD WEATHER, GOOD TURNOUT

BAD WEATHER, GOOD TURNOUT The 63rd Dawn Patrol Fly-in at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport may have been plagued by bad flying conditions, but that didn’t stop the Roscommon County Area More...

Election board turns down recall language

The Roscommon County Election Commission June 2 turned down petition language seeking the recall of the entire Markey Township Board.   More...

HLHS mechanical bids awarded to TC firm

This summer’s bond projects at Houghton Lake High School will be completed by Grand Traverse Construction, Traverse City. More...

Record spring temperature result of El Nino conditions

While the Houghton Lake area has recorded the 5th driest January to May precipitation amount it has set a record for average spring temperatures with a 6.4-degree departure. More...

Wet roads, tires factors in police accident

Wet roads and worn tires were contributing factors in an accident involving a Denton Township Police car June 4, according to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s report. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court.   More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 18:   Darci M. Goddard, 22, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to probation violation and will be sentenced later.   More...

Sports

Torongo helps relay team win ‘Ski to Sea’ in Washington

Roscommon resident Bill Torongo recently participated in a 90- mile, seven-leg “Ski to Sea” race from Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay, WA, May 30.   More...

4-H gymnastics summer clinics scheduled in Roscommon

Registration is open for Roscommon 4-H gymnastics summer clinics.   Classes are scheduled to take place on June 25, July 23, August 12 and 20.   More...

Tourney fishermen findHL bass despite weather

Rain and wind made fishing challenging for competitors in the Michigan B.A.S.S. Federation tournament on Houghton Lake Sunday, but according to Tournament Director Larry Gargus, all of the 35 two-man teams came to the weigh-in carrying fish.   More...

Editorial

Serving for 50 years

Houghton Lake Lions Club members will celebrate their 50th anniversary next Tuesday with installation of officers for both the Lions Club and its female counterpart the Lioness Club. More...

‘No Child Left Inside’

A program to encourage children to get outside and play has been proclaimed by Gov. More...

Clergy get not so noble nominations

Regrettably, I have two more nominations to offer for the Jim Jones Clergyman of the Year award, the bronzed Kool- Aid pitcher that goes to the pastor whose behavior has done the most harm to the public image of the church. More...

Religion & Family

Porters celebrate 60 years

Eve and Jack Porter of Prudenville will celebrate 60 years of marriage June 17.   Married in 1950 in Muskegon, they have two children, Debra Demeester of South Lyon and Lt. Col. Jack Porter of Milan. More...

Retreat Speaker

  Deacon Sylvestre Obwaka presented a retreat at St. James Catholic Church May 18 to the parishioners of St. Hubert, Higgins Lake, and St. James, Houghton Lake. More...

Wagner, Lewis to wed Saturday

Jennifer Lynn Wagner, daughter of Diane Tompkins of Prudenville and Greg and Pam Wagner of Pickford, and Paul Edwin Lewis, son of Kathy Lewis of Prudenville, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Education

PAW PRIDE

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy (left) and former assistant principal at Houghton Lake Middle School Pat Austin, serve hot dogs June 3 to fifth graders who earned Paw Pride More...

Kemmer regional ‘teacher of the year’

Houghton Lake Middle School History Teacher Brent Kemmer is one of three regional “Teacher of the Year” award winners bestowed by the National Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars.   More...

KCC students receive honors

KCC students Several area college students had reasons to smile at the annual “Student Leadership Brunch” held recently at the Student Center at Kirtland Community College. More...

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