2011-05-12 / Editorial

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES

115 YEARS AGO-MAY 14, 1896

Local Items

Meredith had a $10,000 fire on Tuesday of last week which swept away a goodly portion of the town. Supposed to be incendiary in origin.

100 YEARS AGO - May 11, 1911 General News The Herald acknowledges receipt of an invitation to attend the dedication and opening of the Mercy Hospital at Grayling on Tuesday, May 16th. The dedication of the new hospital at Grayling will take place on Tuesday, May 16, at 10 a.m. The Sisters of Mercy extend a most cordial invitation to all to attend this ceremony. Everyone is invited and all should bring their friends. Anyone wishing to donate to the hospital on this day may leave their donation with the good Sisters.

75 YEARS AGO - May 14, 1936 News of Local Interest When you can buy lake frontage in best location on Higgins lake with a furnished cottage for $30.00 per front foot, you are getting a bargain. Write the Herald-News, Roscommon.

55 YEARS AGO - May 10, 1956 Photo cutlines Houghton-Higgins Elks Prepare For Smelt Feast Members of the Houghton-Higgins Elks Lodge of Houghton Lake and Roscommon are shown cleaning 150 pounds of smelt in preparation for a big feast on May 11. The dinner, for members and guests, will be held at the Lodge Hall at Pioneer Hills Sports Park. Pictured are, from left to right: Guy Phillips, Jack Asay, Bill Gilbert, Al Schumacher, Al Sohn and Jack Moore, the latter, not a member of the lodge , but giving a helping hand in the long task.

35 YEARS AGO - May 13, 1976 Radar Approved For Houghton Lake An earlier decision not to locate a weather radar station at the Houghton Lake National Weather Service Office has been rescinded according to an announcement from Congressman Elford (Al) Cederberg’s office.

25 YEARS AGO - May 8, 1986 Judge rules Schools not required to make up snow days By Glenn Schicker The Michigan Department of Education’s request for a court order requiring Houghton Lake Community Schools to make up six snow days was denied by Circuit Judge Carl L. Horn, Monday.

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