June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tourism bureau’s ‘hits’ believed one of best, commission told

With approximately 5 million hits within the last year on its web site the Houghton Lake Travel Bureau’s promotion of Roscommon County could be one of “the most visited sites in the state.”  More...

Gun shots lead to arrest of Houston man

A Houston, TX, man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly shot a firearm into the air at the Long Branch Saloon, Houghton Lake.  More...

MATUZAK'S MOMENT

  Roscommon High School’s class of 2011 Valedictorian Elizabeth Matuzak addresses family, friends and staff at the graduation on May 26. More...

Special Sections

News

EAGLE RESCUE

State Police Trooper David Laskowski of the Houghton Lake Post poses with an injured bald eagle he and Sgt. Kraig Britvec rescued from the median of US-127 near the 284 mile marker May 28. More...

Flag missing from Richfield Township Hall

A flag that was given to Richfield Township from the St. Helen American Legion is now missing. More...

Living United in Roscommon County

...or, “Did you hear the one about the woman, a priest, two ministers, and a rabbi?”

Yes, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers, and a rabbi. Left alone, the start of this article might sound to the average Roscommon County resident like the beginnings of a bit of goodnatured garden variety joke-telling in the local pub.  More...

Business

CLIVE AND DOT’S ANCHOR INN

Clive and Dot Clymer of Houghton Lake are the owners of Clive and Dot’s Anchor Inn at 1781 Heightsview Drive at Houghton Lake Heights. More...

two join roscomon rotary

The Rotary Club of Roscommon recently added two new members. More...

All Shores offers duct cleaning

All Shores Heating & Air Conditioning, Houghton Lake, now provides Rotobrush International indoor air quality services for home and businesses.  More...

Editorial

Budget now law

Our Opinion

The first budget under the governorship of Rick Snyder is now a reality following its approval last Thursday in both houses of the legislature and his signature on the bills. More...

There is a time for mourning

Before the rush of summer events overwhelm our thoughts and calendars, it was fitting that we pause to consider our fellow Americans who are no longer with us.  More...

Religion & Family

CELEBRATING 106

Edith Stone of Tawas turned 106 on May 19. Sarah Smith and Stone’s sister Dorothy Mark drove to Tawas to celebrate Stone’s birthday. More...

Concert to benefit food bank

A Christian concert featuring Dennis Gwizdala will be held at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North on June 3.  The concert begins at at 7 p.m. More...

Harden, Murray plan fall nuptials

Jessi Harden, daughter of Kim Hensley and David Harden of Roscommon, and Adam Alexander Murray, son of Jeanette and Brad Murray of Clare, formerly of Roscommon, announce their engagement to be married Sept. More...

Law Enforcement

Man charged in connection with death of daughter

A Houghton Lake man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter homicide in connection with the May 5 death of his twoweek old daughter.  Brian A. More...

State Police looking for suspects in rape, larceny cases

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating a case of rape in Higgins Township which is alleged to have occurred on May 29. More...

MSP reports decrease in traffic fatalities during holiday

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Tueday announced the results of preliminary reports that indicate 10 people lost their lives in eight separate traffic crashes during the 2011 Memorial Day holiday weekend.  In comparison, 15 people died in traffi More...

Breaking News - 6/7/2011 8:27 PM

Murphy reinstated as HLCS superintendent - Free Access

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy, who had been placed on paid administrative leave March 28, was reinstated Tuesday night by the Board of Education. More...

HLCS Board schedules special meeting - Free Access

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting June 7 at Houghton Lake High School. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. More...

WAVING THE FLAG

  While riding on the St. Helen Bluegill Festival float at the St. Helen Memorial Day parade, two-year-old, Khloe-Jo Hawthorne waves an American flag as she looks over the crowd that formed on St. More...

Houghton Lake High School graduation June 5

Commencement ceremonies for Houghton Lake High School’s Class of 2011 are set for June 5 at 2 p.m. More...

SHARING A SPECIAL MOMENT

After the Roscommon High School graduation May 26, Zachary Hausler embraces his grandfather, Roger Hausler. Zachary was among 83 graduates in the class of 2011. (Photos by Krista Tacey) 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, May 17:  More...

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 10:  Dana L. More...

Sports

Soccer Bucks bow out of postseason

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad made an early exit from the postseason falling to the Grayling Vikings 6-0 in District action May 31 at Roscommon.  “It was not the best way to end our season, but I am proud of our girls,” Roscommo More...

Youth basketball camp planned at Houghton Lake

The Houghton Lake boys youth basketball camp will be held June 13-15 at the Houghton Lake Middle School.  For incoming 1st-3rd graders, the camp will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. each day. Those entering grades 4-7 will have camp from 10 a.m. More...

THREE HEADING TO STATE

  Three members of the Roscommon High School varsity track and field squads qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State Track and Field Meet June 4 at Comstock Park. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sites that rate services raise free-speech questions

Inside the First Amendment

Freedom of speech might logically seem to apply the same way whether the speech takes place on the street corner or on the Internet.  But that basic First Amendment premise is as yet unsettled in our new Web world.  More...

Solution offered for elders, pets

We know the Animal Shelter is overflowing with dogs and cats.  We also know some senior humans have lost their pets. They’re hesitant to get another pet as they might out-live their humans.  Perhaps I have a solution.  More...

Outdoors

Explore nature at state park

Come out to South Higgins Lake State Park and join Explorer Guide Brittany Hnevsa in discovering the nature around us. The following programs are scheduled: More...

Happenings

JAMMIN’

Marilyn Myers and some students from her Music Store, Houghton Lake, jam at Denton Township’s Old Stone Hall May 27. The informal group gets together the last Friday of every month at 7 p.m. More...

Three-mile walk to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Holding its first “Walk for the Cure” June 11 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the team, “AlexW1ns,” led by Alex Wallison of Houghton Lake. She hopes it will become an annual event.   More...

HAIR TODAY, HAIR FOR TOMORROW

  Amy Lawrence of All Stylin’ hair salon, Houghton Lake, displays the 14 inches of hair Jeremy Weinel of Roscommon donated for children with terminal illnesses.  More...

Education

CERTIFIED

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Vice-president Tom Dean was recognized May 23 for becoming a certified board member. More...

Good grades equals free videos at Family Video

Family Video is offering free movie and video game rentals for students who receive good grades on their final report cards in June.  More...

Achievements recognized at COOR Awards

  Educational occupations instructor Reva Fowler stands in front of her class at the Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon Area Career Tech Center awards on May 19. The ceremony was held at the G.I. More...

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