June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Nine retiring from RAPS; Mellgren to follow in 2011

Four teachers and five other employees will retire from Roscommon Area Public Schools at the end of this month, and three others, including Superintendent Dr. Millie Mellgren, will follow next year.   More...

Eagles car show to benefit Make-A-Wish

The Houghton Lake Eagles will host a car show June 26. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. The show runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., when trophies will be awarded. More...

Special Sections

News

GRANT FOR AUXILIARY

The Higgins Lake Foundation recently awarded a grant of $1,000 to U.S. More...

Break-in cases solved

Denton Township Police, with the assistance of Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake, and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department, recently solved a series of breaking and enterings that occurred in the Prudenville area in September, 2009. More...

Ask the Trooper

Question: I saw a school bus dropping off students and the overhead lights were not flashing, just the emergency flashers. Is that legal?   More...

Business

BRIAN’S LAKESIDE MARINA

Members of the Tribelhorn family of Prudenville are the new owners of Brian’s Lakeside Marina at 8320 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) on Houghton Lake’s South Shore. More...

Vanderwal named ‘Volunteer of Month’ by Farm Bureau

Lake City farmer Ellen Vanderwal has been recognized as Michigan Farm Bureau’s Volunteer of the Month for June.   More...

CORSON JOINS RESORTER

Samantha Corson of Houghton Lake recently joined the Houghton Lake Resorter’s advertising sales department. Corson has two children, Madalynn Mieske and Landen Ditchie. More...

Editorial

No longer on bottom

We couldn’t believe our ears last week when a radio newscaster said that Michigan no longer led the nation in unemployment and that we had been displaced from this dubious distinction by Nevada! More...

Recipe for failure

When neighboring newspaper publisher Chris Huckle, of the Cadillac Evening News testified before the Postal Rate Commission in Chicago Monday he expressed a belief held by many small business owners. More...

Animated comedy about Jesus is no threat

Representatives of the Media Research Center, the Catholic League, the American Alliance of Jews and Christians and the Parents Television Council are waging a campaign to discourage advertisers from sponsoring a proposed animated comedy show about More...

Religion & Family

Nemeths to mark 50 years

Larry and Reah Nemeth of Prudenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by attending a family dinner. They also have a trip planned. More...

Organ to be dedicated Sunday

The Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, 7059 West Houghton Lake Dr., will formally dedicate its new organ at a service Sunday.   Only one service is scheduled for June 27 at 10 a.m. (with a prelude about 15 minutes prior to the service). More...

Quintanas name second son Trenton

Joe and Megan Quintana of Roscommon announce the birth of their second child, Trenton Joseph.   The baby was born June 9, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, Petoskey, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces. More...

Lions president to be arraigned on drunk driving charges - Free Access

The president of the Detroit Lions is scheduled for arraignment in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, July 12 after being arrested for driving while under the influence of liquor at Houghton Lake June 25. More...

27 Retire - Most plan to return to work

Houghton Lake Community Schools will be hiring new teachers for the fall, as the Board of Education Monday accepted the retirements of 27 employees. More...

Commission awards contract to study dams at county lakes

The dam at Lake St. Helen will be the first to be studied under a $71,000 contract awarded by Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday to the Spicer Group, Saginaw.   More...

THERE IS SUCH A THING

Houghton Lake Community Schools is offering free lunch every Monday through Thursday until Aug. 26 for children up to age 18. Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Collins Elementary cafeteria. 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:   Robert L. Bailey III, 29, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of possession of analogues, second offense. More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of May 1 through 31: Department of Natural Resources   and Environment   Taking/possessing fish illegally: Tomar D. Simpson, $165. More...

34th Circuit Court

Lawsuits filed   More...

Sports

Lead in men’s league unchanged

The three undefeated teams in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League remain that way after Monday night’s games, two winning by doubledigit margins. More...

MoNsTer CATCh

Higgins Lake resident Barb Costello recently caught this 150 pound yellow fin tuna while fishing in Cabo, Mexico with her son and daughter. More...

FUN AT CAMP

(Top) Coach Mark Vick (standing), along with Houghton Lake alumni and current Lake Superior State University Laker Alyssa Loney, demonstrate a drill Monday in which campers at the Mark Vick Championsh More...

Letters to the Editor

Meetings not forum for personal attacks

I am writing to call your attention to a situation that occurred at the June 21st meeting of the Houghton Lake Board of Education that has become an all too common occurrence. At each meeting there are two opportunities for public comment.  More...

Justice for Tori

I am writing this piece to express my deep sense of grief and outrage over the tragic loss of a member of my family. More...

Unkempt grass not impression to give

I am writing about the mess we have been looking at for the past three years, at least I would like to bring your attention to the strip of property along M-55 as you are coming into town from Skip’s Bar all the way to the Modular Home Sales o More...

Outdoors

CARVED COTTONWOOD

When an 80-foot tall cottonwood tree on Old Trail Drive had to come down this spring, the owner hired chainsaw wood carver Sean Bell to create this elaborate carving. More...

Happenings

Lions club helps

At its June 15 meeting, the Roscommon Higgins Lake Lions Club welcomed Kurt Sebaly, the executive director of the Penrickton Center for Blind Children. More...

Wellington Farms plans horse pull, ‘Dairy Days’ this weekend

Wellington Farm, USA, will host a horse pulling contest Friday night. In what might be the first time the event has been held in Crawford County, teams of pulling horses from all across Michigan will be on tap for the 7 p.m. event. More...

Pancakes help raise Relay funds

A pancake brunch Sunday at Markey Community Baptist Church will help raise funds for the upcoming Relay for Life of Roscommon County.   Sponsored by Team Faith, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Education

Mid Michigan signs transfer pact with SC chiropractic school

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) and Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, recently established a transfer agreement to allow student transfers into the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College.   More...

LAPTOP DONATION

  The Houghton Lake Eagles Auxiliary #3201 recently donated a laptop to Houghton Lake Community Schools for school psychologist Gary Maikrzek to use for specialized testing. More...

KEY CLUB SENIORS

(Above) One of the Kiwanis scholarship recipients, Key Club member Danielle Balbach, received her check at the club’s May 26 lunch meeting at Coyles. More...

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