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Habitat home ‘changes life’ of single mom and her son

“I always wanted my own place,” said new Habitat for Humanity home owner Lindsey Huff, 23, now of Houghton Lake. “Now I don’t have to worry, I have my own space and my son has his own space... More...

Village to clear trees in effort to attract business to Roscommon

Trying to make a 33 acre portion of land more desirable to a large employer, the Roscommon Village Council voted Feb. 28 to accept a bid from Porath Contractors, Houghton Lake, to clear the trees from the acreage located on M-18. More...

Special Sections

News

Thousands of dollars in liquor snatched from Back Door

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department is seeking warrants for four suspects in connection with a break-in that occurred at the Back Door Saloon, Houghton Lake, sometime during the early morning hours of Feb. 20. More...

Ask the Trooper

Question: Can I have tinted windows on my vehicle? More...

State Police nab burglar

State Police arrested a 24-year-old Houghton Lake man during the early morning hours of March 1, after they caught him coming out of a business on M-55 with items he had taken from vending machines there. More...

Sports

’Cats fall apart in second half falling to Vikings 71-57

The Houghton Lake varsity basketball squad had a strong start, but fell apart in their home contest against Grayling March 1, falling to the Vikings 71- 57. More...

RISNER TO GUIDE ’CATS

Houghton Lake High School’s varsity football program will be under the guidance of coach Grant Risner, who was recently named to the position. More...

Glen Lake wallops Bucks

Roscommon’s boys varsity basketball team was soundly defeated by Glen Lake Tuesday night at Glen Lake, 60-31 in a non-conference game. “Too much Glen Lake tonight and not a strong enough effort on our part,” Roscommon coach M. J. More...

Editorial

Bullets over bulbs

Our Opinion

Ever since kindergarten we’ve been issued rules and regulations, they are what keep our society orderly - like the universe. More...

‘High-stakes testing in a most rigorous form’

Guest Opinion

March 1, 2011 - With blue skies, sunshine and a high of 40 degrees, March may have indeed entered 2011 as a lamb, but not so for the graduating class of 2012. More...

Outdoors

Training for an ice emergency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment conservation officers from all over the state had their first ice rescue training since 2006 during a one-day program in Roscommon County Feb. 24. More...

Happenings

Irish Rovers to take KCPA stage

The Irish Rovers will take the stage at the Kirtland Center for the Performing ArtsonMarch12thfora7p.m.show. More...

Battle of the Books teams preparing for March 12 elimination round

2011 BOB is March 19

The sixth annual Battle of the Books Championship could be the biggest and most exciting competition to date. More...

TOP CHILI

Prudenville’s Don Grafton (right) improved on his second place finish last year in the Houghton Lake Moose 1616 Annual Chili Cook-Off by winning this year’s competition held Feb. 26. More...

Unofficial count shows decrease in enrollment

Preliminary figures from Student Count Day Feb. 9 show decreases in enrollment at Houghton Lake Community Schools and Roscommon Area Public Schools since the last count day in September, 2010. More...

Houghton Lake prepares for budget amendment

A proposed budget amendment for Houghton Lake Community Schools was tabled Monday night while the Board of Education awaits further word from the state legislature and looks for a new business manager. More...

HOMEMADE MESSAGE

Showing his support to stop bullying at Collins Elementary School, Amy Peterson’s second grade student, Dylan Aldridge wore a homemade anti bullying t-shirt on International Stand Up to Bullying Day on Feb. 25. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathleen M. Cherven - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-11

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 27: Joseph R. More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Jan. 1 through 31: Michigan State Police Driving with a suspended license, first offense: Gerald W. Schulze, $460. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Glenn E. Downs Jr. 43, Houghton Lake, was bound over to Circuit Court after a preliminary examination was held on a charge of aggravated stalking. More...

Business

NEW LOCATION FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

The Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate and ReStore staff, (from left) Mary Flett, Dustin Folcher, Misty Klatt, Dale Folcher, and Debbie Sandera stand outside of the new Habitat for Human More...

Chambers competing in food drive

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and the West Branch Chamber of Commerce have decided to compete in a friendly food drive competition. More...

NEW MASSAGE THERAPIST

Certified Massage Therapist Cynthia Rivera will team up with Heidi Vogel to provide massage services at the Hairloft Salon & Day Spa at 5073 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) at Houghton Lake. More...

Letters to the Editor

Saddens writer to see loss of generation

As always on Thursday, I collect your paper, lay back and begin to read column after column to find something interesting in sports, county activities and at the very end, I look in your Obituaries to see if we may have missed the passing of a friend More...

‘Reform by giving us less’

Governor Snyder’s State of the State speech and budget proposals scared me. Snyder should reform by giving us less. More...

Social Security does not add to federal deficit

Alright, I can stay silent no longer. Our federal representatives are having a field day misrepresenting the facts and we Americans are supposed to lay down and take it. More...

Religion & Family

ASSOCIATE LED GIVING

(Left to right) Kay Lash of Project Help Our People Eat (H.O.P.E.), Glen’s Market bakery clerk Sue Cooper, Project H.O.P.E. More...

Knights of Columbus plan ‘Friday Fish Fry’

The Knights of Columbus, Prudenville, will begin its annual Friday Fish Fry March 11. For the 13th year, fish will be served on Fridays from March 11 through April 22. The all you can eat dinner runs from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Ash eve dinner, carnival at OLL

Our Lady of the Lake School will host an Ash Eve Dinner and Carnival on March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. The dinner is $7 for adults and includes stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and sauerkraut, a pierogi, applesauce, paczki and a drink. More...

Education

HLHS junior Garrett in the running for national Moose scholarship

Houghton Lake High School junior Emilee Garrett is helping her younger peers learn about concepts like self-esteem and manners and at the same helping her chances of receiving a national scholarship. More...

Alumni scholarships available for KCC

The Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon Alumni Association continues to offer $1,000 scholarships to attend Kirtland Community College. First and second year KCC students pursuing a vocational or occupational career will receive priority. More...

Eleven receive diplomas from Central Michigan

Central Michigan University recently announced that 11 area students are among its December, 2010, graduates. More...

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