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Roscommon graduation tonight

Over 80 Roscommon High School seniors will receive their high school diplomas tonight (Thursday, May 26). Commencement ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. More...

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News

Library challenges adults to 10 minute promise

The Houghton Lake Public Library Summer Reading Program is challenging adults in the area to grab their favorite young person and make a 10 minute promise. More...

NEW TROOPER

State Police Trp. Brandon Quist, a member of the 122nd State Police Recruit School, which graduated on May 13, has been assigned to Post 75, Houghton Lake. More...

Eagles active in community

Parade Monday-

Rod Sedgeman is happy to talk about the good things that the Houghton Lake Eagles Club does for the community. He has served as its secretary for the past eight years. Although he is a veteran of the U.S. More...

Business

roscomon busines expo draws large crowd

The 3rd Annual Roscommon Business Expo was a success according to Connie Allen, Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce coordinator, who said there were a total of 93 vendors who set up displays a More...

R2C2 annual meeting June 9

The Roscommon Regional Career Center will host its annual meeting of board members and steering committee members June 9 at Coyles Restaurant, Houghton Lake. The public may attend. The meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

THANKING CUSTOMERS

Houghton Lake Clark Customer Service Associates Paula Nowland and Lori Urbach pump gas for a customer Monday during a customer appreciation event at the station. More...

Outdoors

Interest in county recreation, events growing as summer approaches

With its central location in northern Michigan, Roscommon County is an ideal destination for Michigan tourists wishing to stay closer to home. More...

FOR THE BIRDS

Five-year-old Colby Raynolds of Roscommon puts the finishing touches on the birdhouse he made at the Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Festival on May 21. More...

A BUMPY RIDE

After taking a ride on “Gia” the camel, four-year-old Ellary, two-year-old Owen and their mother, Kristina Warner of Luzerne wait to tell the children’s father, John Warner about th More...

Happenings

Benefit Racing

FASTEST CAMEL “Sally the Camel” was awarded the “fastest camel” in the third annual Camel Races, sponsored by the Houghton Lake Rotary and Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club May 21 at More...

‘Beat the Pro’ at Forest Dunes

One golfer will walk away with a 2011 membership to Forest Dunes when the golf club hosts a 9&10 News “Beat the Pro” contest on May 31. The event raises money for the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. More...

AND THE WINNER IS…

Derek Smitz, Roscommon High School special education instructor; Mike Walker, horse owner; Gary Long, Roscommon Area Youth Boosters Club president; and Rodney Patterson, RHS health instructor checks More...

Assailant apprehended in Detroit

According to a press release from Crawford County Sheriff Kirk A. More...

Board expects report on Murphy soon

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education is expected to receive a report from its attorney on information gathered during an investigation of Superintendent Kevin Murphy within the next week or so, according to President Dave Harned. More...

MEMORIAL DAY RETROFIT

2011 Tip-up Town Queen Melissa Sullivan (left) and Kathy Pease, her runner-up, get the Tip-up Town Float ready for Memorial Day action Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan’s home at Houghton Lake. More...

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Sports

Houghton Lake KART Speedway

Results as of May 20 4 Car Dash Micro: Austin Williams, Sidney Somers, Jayna Emery Jr. Sport: Kaleb Spencer. Jr. Sport II: Cameron Farley, Riley Caswell. Pro Stock: Anthony Peters, Anthony Deming, Maggie Deming More...

Eagle kickers soar over ‘Cats

After both squads scored one goal in the first half, the Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian soccer squad went on a scoring spree in the second half defeating Houghton Lake 4-1 May 24 at Burt Lake. More...

RHS thinclads third, fifth at conference tournament

The Roscommon boys varsity track and field squad finished third and the girls fifth at the Jack Pine Conference meet held May 24 at Roscommon. The boys squad finished with 72 points behind Clare’s 206 and Harrison’s 110. More...

Editorial

Optimism abounds

Our Opinion

The Northern Michigan business climate is maintaining a good level of optimism looking forward to this summer tourism season, which might defy conventional wisdom considering gas prices and the Michigan economy in general. More...

Camp - No to debt

Putting a stop to deficit spending by the federal government is the intention of Rep. Dave Camp (R-Midland) who Tuesday introduced legislation that would allow the “U. S. More...

Change is tough, but needed to spur economy

I take seriously the faith and responsibility that the voters of the 35th District have entrusted in me. As their voice in the Senate, I always put the long-term interests of Michigan first. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s tone down rhetoric

As a local pastor and member of the Houghton Lake Community, I have been deeply concerned and saddened as I have listened to and read comments by members of our community reacting to the decisions being made by our school board. More...

Is nation reaping what it sowed?

In 1877 President James Garfield gave a warning to the American people: “Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their congress. More...

Religion & Family

Card shower in honor of Fillhard’s 80th

The family of Beverly Fillhard of Houghton Lake is hosting a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday, June 3. Friends may write to her at 2311 Long Point Dr., Houghton Lake, MI 48929. More...

TRAVELING TOILET

Steve Pittman of Houghton Lake holds the “Traveling Toilet” which is making its rounds through the Houghton Lake area. More...

Cregers name daughter Gabriella

Jason and Jamie Creger of Merritt announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Grace. Born May 10, 2011, in Alma, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, at birth. Maternal grandparents are Donna Nunn and John Lineberry. More...

Education

Springtime Music

SAX SECTION The saxophones are featured during the Jazz Band’s opening of Houghton Lake Community School’s Spring Concert May 19 at the high school. More...

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Seventh grader Nate Carrick is the Student of the Month at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Prudenville. More...

FUNDRAISING CHAMP

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School seventh grader Jesse Tyo was the top seller of Buccilli’s Pizza coupons during a recent school fundraiser. More...

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