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Free Hugs

  Cassaundra Alexander and Andrew Kolka get their free hugs from two members of the Northland Area Federal Credit Union Clown Troop during the 2010 Relay for Life of Roscommon County. More...

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News

GETTING CLOSER

The new Houghton Lake Ambulance building is nearing completion. More...

‘Community Conversation on Poverty’ scheduled for July 30

A “Community Conversation on Poverty” meeting will take place July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Helen VFW Post #5680, 1914 Lake St, St. Helen.   More...

Potential noxious weeds ordinance cut down for now

Denton Township officials July 7 considered whether to institute a noxious weeds ordinance. More...

Sports

Prep sports participation down, but statewide number still tops 300,000

A good sign of the value schools place in their extracurricular athletic programs was revealed during the 2009-10 school year as participation numbers for sports in which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Asso More...

MAJOR ALL STARS

The Houghton Lake Little League Majors All Star 11-12 Team knocked off Gaylord in its opening game at Lewiston on July 2. More...

ASPHALT RACERS

Race driver Nicole Korbinski, 19, of Prudenville has moved up to prostock/ sportsman class racing on asphalt. More...

Editorial

Indomitable

If ever there was a word to describe last weekend’s Relay for Life spirit it is “indomitable.” Rain Saturday led to improvisation for the sound system and luminaries that escaped destruction during the storm but later burned with t More...

The river’s life

The settling and later building of our country over 500 years ago was mainly accomplished because of the land’s navigable rivers which formed the basis for our transportation system for hundreds of years.  More...

Prophet Elijah defies 450-to-1 odds

(continued from last week)   More...

Outdoors

Explore nature at state park

Campers, visitors and residents can explore nature through the South Higgins Lake State Park Explorer Program. The following are the events for July 17- 20.   More...

FIRST WALLEYE

Brenden Borowy, 7, of Jackson, caught his first walleye while fishing on Houghton Lake’s East Bay July 6. More...

Wood Shaving Days this weekend at Hartwick Pines

Hartwick Pines State Park will present its annual Wood Shaving Days Saturday and Sunday.   More...

Happenings

Bluegill Festival is year-long project

By David A. Crawford   With four years under their belts and already working on next year’s 62nd annual Bluegill Festival, four St. Helen residents said this year’s event “went off without a hitch.”   More...

Bluegill Festival lists winners

Organizers of the St. Helen Bluegill Festival have announced the winners of several festival contests   More...

‘Meet the Candidates’ at July 19 forum

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event July 19 at 6 p.m. More...

Features

Rain doesn’t dampen Relay

Even though rain interrupted Roscommon County’s 2010 Relay for Life Saturday afternoon, the 24-hour event raised more than $87,000. More...

Lions exec enters plea

Detroit Lions President Thomas Lewand July 16 pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in connection with a June 25 incident at Houghton Lake in which he was arrested for operating while under the influence of liquor.   More...

Dogs, ducks to liven fourth River Festival

An amateur dock dog competition and the 23rd annual Great Au Sable Duck Race will be part of the fourth annual Au Sable River Festival at Wallace Park and along the streets of Roscommon this weekend.   More...

CAR SHOW AND CRUISE

The Rusty Nuts Car Club will be at Funland Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The professionally judged show will also feature a swap meet and vendors. More...

County hopes more money will attract emergency head

By Glenn Schicker   As Roscommon County Commissioners begin the search for a new emergency management director for the third time in as many years, they voted 4-1 Wednesday to advertise a starting salary of $16,000 to $20,000 for the position More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

State Police investigating payroll check scam in area

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating a scam involving the cashing of bogus payroll checks at a number of area businesses recently. More...

Traffic stop nets 10 pounds of marijuana, pills, cash

A traffic stop on I-75 near St. Helen July 7 resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. The suspects, one male and one female, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of analogues. More...

83rd District Court

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

Business

HAMBELL JOINS ERA

(Right) Bruce Hambell has joined ERA Houghton Higgins.com after a long career with a Fortune 500 company that specializes in computer services, self-service products and information technology. More...

CERTIFIED INSTALLERS

(Left to right) Owner Joe Wagner and Foreman Dave Frisbie of Better Yards Landscaping were recently certified as retaining wall installers by the National Concrete Masonry Association. More...

NEW LOCATION

(Right) The Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau has moved to 828 West Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville. Still in Lakeside Plaza, the office is now next to Gold Rush Jewelers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Firefighters brought problems up front

In reading the letter to the editor from Markey Township board members I think I should plug some holes in their story because it’s full of them. More...

‘Ask one question’

I am not sure what is going on in Markey Township, or if anything wrong or illegal was done, but I am sure of one thing: In November 2008 at a township meeting, three board members in a blatant display of arrogance, voted against the clear wishes of More...

Win or lose in court, you cannot erase the news

Sometimes the meaning of the 45 words of the First Amendment seems to escape even those trained in the law. More...

Religion & Family

Stead, Albright to marry

Sandy Stead, daughter of Donna Stead and the late Lloyd “Rick” Hall, Scott plan Stead of Roscommon, and Lawrence Albright, son of JoEllen Mayhew and the late Larry Albright of Grayling, plan to wed July 24, 2010.   More...

Bradshaw, Rodgers to marry in August

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rodgers of Roscommon and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bradshaw of New Bremen, OH, announce the engagement of their children, Jordan Rodgers and Kara Bradshaw.   More...

Hall, Scott plan Sept. 4 nuptials

Jessica Hall, daughter of Roger and Lisa VanBuskirk of Falmouth, and Brandon Scott, son of David and Jennie Scott, Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married. The couple plans a Sept. More...

Education

RAPS Board names Hill president

After nearly seven years as treasurer of the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education, Brian Hill has moved up to the president’s chair.   More...

‘Finding Nemo’ to be shown at Roscommon District Library

The summer program for kids continues at the Roscommon Area District Library.   Story time for ages 2-6, with a craft and snack, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday). Games are planned for 1 p.m. More...

Meyer on dean’s list

Houghton Lake High School graduate Courtney Meyer has been named to the Albion College dean’s list for the spring, 2010, semester. More...

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