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High achieving HLHS seniors heading into diverse fields

The graduating class of 2011 at Houghton Lake High School produced 11 students who have achieved Summa Cum Laude status by maintaining grade point averages (GPA) of 3.9 or higher, the highest number by any class since the school adopted the system of More...

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CAUGHT BY NEIGHBOR

Markey Township Firefighter Wayne Gardner (left) hoses down a burning leaf pile as Lt. Justin Devins checks for hot spots at a home on Old Trail Drive during the afternoon of April 15. More...

Special HLCS board meeting canceled

A special meeting of the Houghton Lake Board of Education slated for April 20 was canceled Wednesday morning.  Because school was canceled due to a spring snow storm, the special meeting will be rolled into the regularly scheduled meeting April More...

Lake Township hires new auditor

Lake Township board members Tuesday agreed to hire a new auditing firm.  Supervisor Stan Christler said the 2011 audit will be performed by CPA Michael Cool of Baird, Cotter and Bishop of Cadillac.  The township’s former firm was Wein More...

Editorial

Loxley light

Our Opinion

It is expected that after the first of May, the traffic light at the Loxley Road and M-55 intersection will be removed and replaced with stop signs on Loxley Road. More...

What we do

Next Wednesday night Houghton Lake area businesses will host their “Swing into Spring” Business Expo at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. It is being sponsored by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. More...

Beating the odds

Houghton Lake Middle School Principal Susan Tyer has been notified that the middle school has earned the distinction of a Michigan School Beating the Odds. More...

Outdoors

Sheriff department trainees learn boating safety

More than 50 representatives from 29 different Michigan Sheriff Departments from around the state gathered at the Houghton Lake Comfort Suites for the Marine Training School for New Marine Officers last week.  More...

OUTDOOR EATERY

  An adult American bald eagle watches a pair of juvenile eagles eat the remains of a fish for breakfast on what is left of the ice on Houghton Lake April 14. More...

Happenings

Wellington holding auditions for music show

Wellington Farm near Grayling will hold open auditions for lead singers, instrumentalists and backup singers for its 2011 season.   Auditions will be held May 8 beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Kirtland’s Art Department to host art reception

Kirtland Community College’s Art Department will host its annual Winter Semester Reception/Exhibition on April 28.  The event will feature examples of student works in classes including animation, ceramics, CGI, drawing, design, illustrat More...

Camp’s rep slates hours in area

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, is inviting northern Michigan residents who are having difficulty dealing with a federal agency to meet with a representative from his office April 28.  More...

Oh No! Snow!

Like a bad band which won’t leave the stage despite a distinct lack of applause, winter weather hit Roscommon County once again on Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Loxley light to come down in May

Motorist are encouraged to take extra caution at the intersection of Loxley Road and M-55 as the Michigan Department of Transportation will be taking down the light that has been directing traffic there for almost 20 years.  More...

Houghton Lake business expo planned April 27

A total of 52 businesses will “Swing into Spring” by offering information to the public at the first Houghton Lake Business Expo on April 27 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-16
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-16
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-16
Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-16
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-16
Janet Lee Terry - 2017-11-16
Melvin C. Ward Jr. - 2017-11-16
Thomas Gene McCormack - 2017-11-16
Burton Edward Reed - 2017-11-16
Nancy A. Putnam - 2017-11-16
Daniel Ward Boynton - 2017-11-16
Albert W. Huff - 2017-11-16
Arteen Dick Stout - 2017-11-16
Harold Mosanko - 2017-11-16

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 22, 2011:  Aubry Haertel, 26, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to two counts of probation violation and will be sentenced later.  Terry K. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks blank G’s 1-0 to stay undefeated

Despite a brewing winter storm, the Roscommon varsity soccer squad outshot Gladwin 16-3 en route to a 1-0 shutout victory on the Bucks home field April 19.  “It was a nasty game with the conditions,” Roscommon coach Mark Dalak said. More...

Eight Bobcat thinclads place in season opening meet

The Houghton Lake varsity track squad had 12 medalists at the Gary Rathbun Invitational April 15 at Cadillac.  The squad had one second place finish, three third place finishes, two fourth place finishes, three fifth place finishes and three six More...

Bobcats fall to Panthers in overtime

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad battled Standish Sterling to a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation, but fell to the Panthers in overtime 3-1 on the road April 18.  Senior Katie Trahan was the lone Bobcat to score in the loss.  The Bobca More...

Letters to the Editor

Gerrish assessor erred in computing values

Gerrish Township Assessor Cheryl Gillman needs to be replaced.  More...

‘Wise’ to table vote on negotiator

On April 11th, Houghton Lake Community School’s Board of Education advised the public that a “special meeting” would take place on April 18th to decide if the district was going to spend up to $42,000 to hire a chief contract negoti More...

Class envy serves no purpose

Mr. Walenski (“Poor did give jobs,” Resorter, March 31) takes issue with my reply to Mr. Stahl of St. Helen. Mr. More...

Religion & Family

C6 Tomson graduates from One Station Unit Training

Army Pvt. Joshua C. Tomson graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, MO, which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).  More...

A BRIGHTER EASTER

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Easter dinner at Hope Lutheran Church

On Easter Sunday, April 24, the Hope Lutheran Church in St. Helen will host a free community dinner.  The dinner will begin at 1 p.m. and will last until the food is gone. More...

Education

Roscomon Midle Schol April Students of the Month

The April students of the month at Roscommon Middle School, from left, seventh graders, Steven Treml and Erica Luck; fifth graders, Trevor Ryan and Natasha Schieman; sixth graders, Michael Csurgo and More...

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP

Prospective kindergartners meet with Miss Caitlin Meyer during Kindergarten Round-up April 18 at Collins Elementary School. More...

Houghton Lake Middle School students are caught Acting Up!

Fifth graders at Houghton Lake Middle School weren’t in trouble for Acting Up! last week. Instead, they were encouraged to dress in costume and take to the stage during the time they spent with the Acting Up! Theater Company.  More...

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