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‘BLOOD ROUND’ WIN

Roscommon wrestler Dustin Noreyko (119) jumps into the arms of Assistant coach Mark Jernigan after scoring a 5-3 win over Midland-Bullock Creek’s Chris March during the State Individual Wrestli More...

Civil War vet among those to be honored at memorial

A shipment of newly engraved tribute markers for the St. Helen Veteran’s Memorial have been delivered to St. Helen and as soon as the weather breaks, plans to lay the stones can be finalized.  More...

Special Sections

News

RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP STRUCTURE FIRE

The Richfield Township Fire Department responded to a fire in AuSable Township on March 3. More...

DNR hiring now for summer positions

More than 1,200 workers will be hired for summer jobs by the Department of Natural Resources in state parks, state recreation areas, boating facilities and visitor centers.  More...

Proposed zoning tweaked

The Gerrish Township Planning Commission reviewed its proposed zoning ordinance March 3, this time accompanied by Mark Eidelson of Landplan, Inc., Okemos, who assisted the commission on the proposed ordinance and map.  More...

Business

NEW SALON

Emily Cameron (right) is the owner of Emily’s Studio 55 Salon at 1400 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) in Prudenville. More...

Northland recognized for fundraising efforts

Northland Area Federal Credit Union recently received the 2011 Top Sales by a Financial Institution award for their participation in this year’s Hearts for Hospice fundraiser.  More...

Volunteers needed at Mercy Grayling

The Mercy Hospital Grayling Auxiliary is seeking volunteers to help in several areas at the hospital.  Help is needed in areas including volunteer event preparation, grounds keeping, gardening, fundraising assistance, gift shop and more.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘No more sitting on the fence’

I’m tired of America dancing around the issue. It’s time for America, and for that matter the world, to stop hiding behind politically correct labels. We are at war with radical Islamic fanaticism. Radical Islam must be stamped out. More...

Students deserve attentive audience

My husband and I would like to commend Mr. [Timothy] Greiner, Houghton Lake’s choir teacher, not only for the wonderful job he’s done with our youth, but for his courage to stand up and say what’s needed to be said for a long time. More...

Consolidation group moving forward

Citizens for Township Consolidation is still working behind the scenes while so many snowbirds are out of town. We plan to begin holding public meetings sometime in May.  More...

Religion & Family

Parr, Bonk to wed on March 25

Kourtnie Rose Parr, daughter of Patrick and Mary Parr of Houghton Lake, and Daniel Jerald Bonk, son of Jerald and Evelyn Bonk of Mt. More...

Gideons rep to speak at men’s prayer breakfast

Bill Charron of Gideons International will speak at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church men’s prayer breakfast March 12 at 9 a.m. More...

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner planned in Moorestown

The Moorestown-Stittsville United Methodist Church will host a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner from 5 to 7 pm on March 18.  More...

Education

WAITING FOR THE COMMAND

Trooper Harold Terry of the Houghton Lake State Police Post demonstrates how his K-9 partner, Valor, obeys commands March 4 at Collins Elementary. More...

Young Artist calendar contest deadline set for May 2

Area students might want to mark May 2 on their calendars. More...

Kirtland seeks nominations for ‘Outstanding Alumnus’

The Kirtland Community College Alumni Committee is seeking nominations for the “2011 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year,” with the deadline for the submissions set for early April.  More...

Bobcats best Bucks in District action - Free Access

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The Houghton Lake High School boys' varsity basketball squad defeated Roscommon 55-51 in District 63-B Semifinal action March 9 at HLHS. More...

Village of Roscommon lifts water running request

Village of Roscommon residents and businesses can now stop letting their water run. The original request was stated by the Village to prevent water pipes from freezing. More...

RAPS board taps Erickson for superintendent position

The Roscommon Area Public Schools unanimously decided to offer the job of superintendent of schools to current Roscommon High School Principal Catherine R. Erickson during a special meeting at the board office in Roscommon Wednesday morning. More...

PREPARING FOR PACZKI DAY

“You don’t want to eat too many, forever on the hips and they are right,” Laurie Lockert, Roscommon Glen’s Market Bakery said the day before Fat Tuesday (March 7). 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1:  More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court:  Douglas C. Bellamy, 57, St. Ignace, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of possession of marijuana. More...

Sports

TOP SHOOTERS IN THE STATE

(Above) Logan Hutek, a sixth grader at Roscommon Middle School took First Place in the State Elk’s Hoop Shoot Contest in Grand Rapids Feb. 26th. More...

Powerlifter Batko preparing for June world tournament

Houghton Lake’s Bob Batko competed at the National Single Lift Powerlifting Championships March 5 at Lansing Community College.  The event was a qualifier for the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation tournament which will be June 24, 25 More...

K OF C TOP SHOTS

(Left to right) Roscommon Area Public Schools athletes Peyton Church, 10, Grant Smitz, 11 and Dane Smitz. More...

Editorial

Keeping speech free

Our Opinion

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling giving Westboro Baptist Church members carte blanche to protest at military funerals for slain soldiers has added one more defense case to free speech and the First Amendment, despite how hateful and hurtful tha More...

Shared responsibility to address factors

January was a month of much public sadness and tragedy. More...

Acting Up!

Years ago when someone said the kids were “acting up” it had a whole different connotation than what we saw last week in the Houghton Lake High School auditorium. More...

Outdoors

Group to paddle entire length of Muskegon, seeks day guests

A group of paddlers plans to get to know the Muskegon River this summer.  The Muskegon is the second longest river in Michigan with a watershed larger than the state of Delaware. More...

LARGE LAKER

Tony Juncaj of Milford landed this 14 1/2 pound, 34-inch lake trout through the ice on Higgins Lake Feb. 27. Juncaj was fishing around 7:15 a.m. More...

Eastern cougar status change has no bearing on MI cougars

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) report issued last week has concluded that the eastern subspecies of the cougar is extinct. More...

Happenings

Health care open house

During the School Based Health Center’s open house at Houghton Lake High School on March 3, registered nurse Renee Britvec gives James Raschke, MidMichigan Community Health Services financial d More...

Houghton Lake Little League to hold sign up

Sign up for Houghton Lake League will begin March 16.  Prospective players can sign up March 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Collins Elementary and from 5-7 p.m. at the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria. A sign up is also planned March 19 from 9 a.m. More...

Houghton Lake reschedules ‘state of the district’ forum

A “state of the district” meeting, hosted by Houghton Lake Community Schools, has been rescheduled for April.  Following a series of public forums intended to gather ideas for the district’s future, the “state of the dist More...

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