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HLCS to register new students

Houghton Lake Community Schools will be registering new students for the 2010-11 school year on Aug. 23-25 and Aug. 30-31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

GETTING IN STEP

Members of Houghton Lake High School’s varsity soccer team run through a footwork drill backwards during practice Tuesday morning. More...

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News

Nature programs continue at park

Campers, visitors and residents can explore nature through the South Higgins Lake State Park Explorer Program. The following are the events for Aug. 21-23.   More...

‘Timberliner’ to offer color tour trip

The Crawford County Historical Society will welcome The Timberliner to Grayling for a Northern Michigan Fall Color Tour Oct. 2 and 3 during the Harvest Festival in Grayling.   More...

Gedeon graduates from Fairleigh Dickinson

Stacey Gedeon, Roscommon, recently graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan campus in Teaneck, NJ.   Gedeon graduated in May.   More...

Sports

SET OFF THE NET

Houghton Lake varsity setter Mary Rieger plays the ball off the net during a practice drill at Houghton Lake High School Tuesday morning. More...

Batko breaks own record …twice

Houghton Lake powerlifter Bob Batko broke two American deadlift records Aug. 14 at the Holland State Park.   The meet was sanctioned by the American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation.   More...

PUTTING ON THE HITS

Houghton Lake High School varsity football players (left to right) Kyle Akin and Jared Orban work on the fine art of blocking during the Bobcats’ first practice session with pads last Thursday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Donald Mainprize–My Teacher Remembered

By Scott Feighner More...

Greenbelt is an argument for lake

We moved to Houghton Lake over 20 years ago from Dearborn Heights, just outside of Detroit. We bought a mom-and-pop motel on Old 27 because we knew we would love living on the lake.   More...

Religion & Family

Uphoffs celebrate 50th anniversary

Ron and Lenore Uphoff of Houghton Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 8 at the Houghton-Higgins Elks Lodge with family and friends. Married in the Methodist Church in Paw Paw Aug. More...

Bakita promoted to colonel in Air Force Reserve

Todd S. Bakita, a 1980 graduate of St. Johns High School, has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve. More...

Houlihan earns Bronze Star

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Sean P. Houlihan was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal for serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.   More...

Education

Boggs earns medical degree

Lyndsy Boggs of Prudenville received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine May 30 at the Louis J. Tullio Arena in Erie, PA.   More...

Area students make SVSU lists

The following students have earned a spot on the president’s list at Saginaw Valley State University. More...

NURSERY SCHOOL LOFT

Roscommon Cooperative Nursery School teacher Michelle Schepke is pictured on the stairway of the school’s new loft, built by Roscommon High School teacher Glenn Haight. More...

Traveling exhibit depicts constitutional issues, Lincoln’s struggles as president

“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” explores the issues of tolerance and equality.   More...

Saturday expo focuses on conservation

Outdoor activities and information for all ages will be available at the fifth Conservation Expo Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, 1701 West Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake.   More...

Children’s center groundbreaking Aug. 25 at KCC

Groundbreaking ceremonies for a new 4,600-square-feet Children’s Learning Center at Kirtland Community College’s main campus near Roscommon are scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25.   The event is open to the public. More...

Deputies witness drag racing on M-55

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies caught two drivers drag racing on M-55 the evening of Aug. 15.   The deputies were clearing a scene at the condominium complex at M-55 and Bright Angel just after 11 p.m. More...

Little league seeks board members

The Houghton Lake Little League is seeking new board members.   The league is asking anyone interested in serving on the board or volunteering with the group to attend an Aug. 23 meeting at the Graham/McDonald Sports Complex at 7 p.m.   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 L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon:   More...

‘CONTAINED, KEPT COOL’

Lake Township firefighters stand by as the Roscommon County Haz Mat Special Response Team checks the condition of a truck hauling liquid styrene, which ran off northbound US-127 near Snow Bowl Road an More...

Thieves leave gas tank empty

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post handled a complaint of stolen gasoline in Markey Township last week.   More...

Editorial

Failing with a ‘B’?

Just how disconcerting is the fact that Houghton Lake Middle School didn’t meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as part of the federal government’s No Child Left Behind criteria? More...

Lincoln exhibition

Houghton Lake’s Public Library is only one of two libraries in the state which will host a special exhibit detailing the life and decisions of our 16th president in a traveling exhibition entitled “Lincoln, The Constitution And The Civil More...

Christians can’t give up on Afghanistan

After 10 of its personnel were murdered by the Taliban in a remote area of northern Afghanistan Aug. 5, you might think the International Assistance Mission would give up on its 44-year effort to better the lot of people there. But Dirk R. More...

Outdoors

Leftover turkey licenses to go on sale Aug. 30

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is reminding hunters that leftover fall turkey licenses go on sale online and at all license vendors at 10 a.m. Aug. 30. More...

DNRE suggests alternatives to memorials on public lands

The placement of private memorials on public lands is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in northern Michigan.  More...

JAMBOREE JAM

A competitor in the St. Helen ATV Jamboree’s mud bog slings some mud Saturday as he runs his Yamaha Rhino in the contest, finishing at 151 feet. More...

Happenings

Swim team returns for training at lake

In what’s become a tradition at the Long Point home of Bob and Clarita Fedewa, the Grand Ledge High School Girls Swim Team camped out and swam for three days last week.   “I just want to share what I’ve got. More...

Alaskan trip fulfills lifelong dream

Mid-Forest Lodge resident Jerry Tice returned home earlier this month, having fulfilled a 49-year-old dream.   Ever since he graduated from Yale High School in the thumb, he has wanted to travel to Alaska. More...

Whipplestock II takes over Moorestown

Moorestown’s celebration of music continued Aug. 15 as Whipplestock II got underway.   Last year’s Whipplestock was in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Whipple’s Store, a landmark in the area.   More...

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