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GOING PINK

Houghton Lake High School Students Leading Students member Kaitlin Speers (left) hands ninth grader Ashley Gillman a piece of bubble gum for wearing pink to school Wednesday in support of more accepta More...

A-MAZING

A small opening in a wall of corn stalks was big enough to catch a glimpse of Bryce Ripke, 6, of Houghton Lake as he ran around a corner in a maze at Bart’s Fruit Market in Prudenville during Ba More...

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News

VETERANS COUNSELOR HONORED

Roscommon County Commissioner Ken Melvin (right) presents a plaque Oct. 13 to Charlie Sullivan in recognition of Sullivan’s six years as veterans counselor for the county. More...

Scouts welcome home veteran

Members of Boy Scout Troop 955 and Cub Scout Pack 3981 Saturday helped to welcome home Marine Lance Corporal Rick Eldred after he completed his tour of duty in Afghanistan.   More...

Artesia seeking payment relief from road commission

Artesia Youth Park Director JoJean Thompson will have to wait for an answer from the Roscommon County Road Commission on whether it will deduct the cost of building repairs on a future purchase agreement between the two groups.   At an Oct. More...

Business

Barber named Remodeler of Year

The Michigan Association of Home Builders has named Tom Barber, owner of Barber Construction, Inc., Roscommon, 2010 MAHB Remodeler of the Year.   Barber is a 37-year veteran in the home building industry with a notable career of service. More...

ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

(Right) Koreen Hobbs was recently named Tri-Lakes Home Builders Association 2010 Associate of the Year. More...

Foreclosure counseling available at River House

River House, Grayling, recently announced it is providing additional housing services to the community. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supervisor doing his job

In response to Mr. Bendily’s letter (“‘Fire’ board members Nov. 2,” Resorter, Oct. 14), you state that the pay for the two firefighters was approved by the previous board. You further quote the State Police report. More...

Trustee says recall ‘retaliatory’

Too much personal time and effort has been spent by Markey Township Board members to refute the bogus claims of this recall. More...

Hopes lesson has been learned

I have been a resident of Markey Township for over 35 years. I have attended township, budget and special meetings for over 15 years and have missed very few. More...

Religion & Family

Corson, Napierski to wed on New Year’s

Sandy (Foust) Corson of Houghton Lake and Edward Napierski of Wixom announce their engagement to be married Jan. 1, 2011. The wedding will take place at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Gregg Haskell officiating.   More...

Son supports mom in Race for Cure

In support of his mom, Carolyn Bartholomew of Prudenville – diagnosed in July with breast cancer – Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeff Schuett ran in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Oct. 16 in Virginia Beach. More...

Lake St. Helen Baptist to host Christian rock band

Ammunition Youth Ministry, along with the Christian rock band, “The Cast and Crew,” will present “Highways, a Youth Experience,” at Lake St. Helen Baptist Church Oct. 23.   The free event is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. More...

Education

Students start book review site

The Houghton Lake Middle School is offering a new opportunity for grades four through seven to work together to complete a goal. All they need is the desire to read. Mrs. Ann Shavalia (6th/7th grade teacher) and Mrs. More...

Stand Up Day at HLHS

Houghton Lake High School participated in Pink Shirt Day on Oct. 20. Thestory of the pink shirts started with a couple of students who responded to younger students who were getting picked on for wearing pink. More...

Kayla Pruitt drew this

Kayla Pruitt drew this piece of her English II (junior English) class at Houghton Lake Community Education.   More...

Early numbers show enrollment down at RAPS, up at HLCS

Preliminary counts show a decrease in enrollment in Roscommon Area Public Schools since last September and an increase in Houghton Lake Community Schools since then.   Student Count Day in Michigan was Sept. 29. More...

Houghton Lake Ambulance open house Oct. 23

The public may attend an open house Oct. 23 to celebrate the completion of the new Houghton Lake Ambulance building. The open house will be from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Denton Police nab heroin suspect

A Houghton Lake man was arraigned in 83rd District Court last week for possession of heroin.   Denton Township Police arrested Michael P. Pitera, 27, after he drove down the center of the road and pulled into someone’s yard.   More...

Fireworks in jeopardy

Meeting set for Nov. 23

In order to host the 2011 Fourth of July fireworks display, the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce needs to raise more funds.   “It’s a matter of money,” Executive Director Linda Tuck said. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 21:   Mark R. Gregor, 20, Livonia, was sentenced to a one-year delay of sentence, $250 in costs and $128 in other court assessments. More...

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Aug. 1 through 31:   Department of Natural Resources and Environment   Operating an ORV in a prohibited area: Michael P. Nester, $160. More...

Sports

Soccer ’Cats post best record since ’99

The Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer squad finished their season falling to the Standish Sterling Panthers 2-1 in the MHSAA District 46-3 Semifinal game Oct. 19.   More...

Jack Pine Central

The seventh and final week of Jack Pine Conference play is upon us, and you know what? The conference race for the championship is still up in the air. More...

Bobcat netters drop three straight JPC matches

The Houghton Lake High School varsity volleyball squad dropped three more Jack Pine Conference matches this past week.   The ’Cats fell to the Harrison Hornets at home 3-0 on Oct. 13. Then, on Oct. More...

Editorial

Get to the polls

Our Opinion

With just under two weeks remaining before the Nov. 2 general election candidates are pulling out all of the stops, vying for broadcast face time, quotable quote sound bites and cyberspace bytes all pleading their cases before potential voters. More...

Mr. Rogers returns

It’s hard to believe that fall has indeed arrived despite the magnificent color and mild weather we’ve enjoyed these past couple of weeks. More...

Mothers-in-law are God’s gift to mankind

There’s a foot bridge in a park in the little town of Croswell in Michigan’s Thumb. It’s a suspension span that sways wildly as you walk high above a river. More...

Outdoors

LARGEST TO DATE

Steve Yager of Houghton Lake landed his largest northern pike to date while fishing on the north end of Houghton Lake’s north bay Oct. 17. More...

St. Helen Scramble Area to include new rock course

Off-road vehicle enthusiasts looking for a challenge will have one soon as the Department of Natural Resources and Environment completes construction of a “rock course” in the St. Helen Scramble Area.   More...

Hartwick Pines to offer snowshoe lacing classes

Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling is hosting three two-day snowshoelacing workshops this winter.   The dates are Dec. 11 and 12, Jan. 15 and 16 and Feb. 26 and 27. More...

Happenings

A COUPLE OF CHARACTERS

(Left to right) Bart’s Co-owner Janice Kasik, dressed as the Witch of the West and employee Travis Schwartz (with especially toothy grin) man the cash register and scale as a customer purchases More...

SELLING THE BIG ONE

(Foreground, left to right) Fynn Zahn, 2, listens as Brooklynn Gregor, 2, gently directs him toward a bigger pumpkin in Miss Jeanne’s Pumpkin Patch at Bart’s Fruit Market Sunday. More...

FALL STYLING

Jayla Hathorn, 8, of East Pointe waits patiently as volunteer Julie Markiewicz paints a cat on her cheek at Bart’s Fall Fest Sunday. More...

Features

Readers share their favorite fall trees

Nancy Plumb, Lapeer -- The picture above was taken behind the American Legion parking lot at Houghton Lake. More...

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