2011-06-09 / Editorial

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER
AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES
125 YEARS AGO-JUNE 11, 1886
LOCALMiss Stena Huffman, of St. Helen, hadITEMSTheodore Dalski, of the same place
arrested for slander Monday. The case was tried before Justice Mason of
this village, who found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to a fine of
$40.00 or 60 days in Jail. He paid the fine. The citizens of St. Helen should
make sure that town is too hot a place for a thing like him to remain in.
A light rain fell here on Wednesday but not enough to do much good.
The Harris School house came near being burned by forest fires last week.
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100 YEARS AGO - June 8, 1911
ONLY ONE TO GRADUATE
Miss Blanche Miller only Student to Graduate from High School this year.
The commencement exercises of the Roscommon High School will be
held at the opera house next Tuesday evening when an appropriate program
will be rendered. The address will be made by John R. Brumm, A.M. of the
University of Michigan, while the music for the occasion will be rendered by
the West Branch orchestra.
General admission will be free; however, if you desire a reserved seat the
same may be had at the Herald office Monday and Tuesday for 10¢.
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75 YEARS AGO - June 11, 1936
FISHERMEN ALARMED AT SCARCITY OF PIKE, WILL ASK BANNING
OF SPEAR AND A CLOSED SEASON.
At a meeting of the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, Monday
night a resolution was unanimously adopted and petitions are now being
prepared and put in circulation asking the Conservation Commission to
issue an order prohibiting the spearing of Great Northern Pike at all times
in Houghton Lake and closing the season to all kinds of fishing in the lake
during the months of March and April.
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June 14, 1956
Children From One Year To 1st Grade To Get Polio Shots
Pre-school children of from one year through five years of age in the
Houghton Lake area will receive their first treatment with polio vaccine on
Monday, June 19, according to District Health Nurse Kathleen Webb.
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35 YEARS AGO - JUNE 10, 1976
Adair Meticulous In Fire Assault Plan
By Robert J. Hamp Jr.,
Resorter Editor
Someone asked Red Adair if he prayed and was he a Christian?
The famed Houston battler of wild wells was a little taken back, but he
recovered quickly.
“Sure, I’m a Christian. Pray just like anybody else, also
“But we don’t think about the danger,” Adair continued, sensing the curiosity that prompted the question. “We just think about the job we have to do.
That’s what we think about...”
Adair quipped: “Sort of like a Texas fire now. Fiercest one I’ve seen in
Michigan.”
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25 YEARS AGO - June 12, 1986
Town’s support revives festival
By Glenn Schicker
When Drew Romancky, 6, and his bother, Lane, 3, St. Helen, heard there
wouldn’t be be a Bluegill Festival this summer, they cried.
They asked their parents, John and Jeri Romancky, what they could do to
help revive the event. The family decided to collect pop bottles and the boys
presented the $21 proceeds from their effort to the festival board Monday
night to help with the cost of liability insurance.


























































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