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Father, son linked through military careers

A father is forever linked to his son through their father/son relationship, however, Rob MacGregor of Prudenville and his son, Cpl. Christopher MacGregor are united by something much larger than themselves. More...

Special Olympics Car Show set to roll at Funland

All manner of show cars, trucks and motorcycles will rumble into town this weekend for the seventh annual Special Olympics Car Show at Funland July 16 and 17. More...

Special Sections

News

MINOR INJURIES REPORTED IN M-55 ACCIDENT

Denton Township Police and EMS responded to a two-car accident July 8 at the corner of Clearwater Avenue and M-55 by the Prudenville Dairy Queen. The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. when Edgar M. More...

Houghton Lake treated for milfoil

Houghton Lake Improvement Board Secretary/Treasurer Bob Gandolfi said 1,729 acres of Houghton Lake received treatment with herbicide this week to control Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM). More...

Fire destroys rental home

A Roscommon rental home was destroyed July 9 in Gerrish Township. Gerrish Township Fire Chief John Patchin said the fire occurred about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. More...

Editorial

Washington Ponzi Scheme

Our Opinion

An interesting bit of humor making its rounds via the Internet compares Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme to the federal government’s current financial woes. More...

River’s importance

Most of us realize the importance of daily transportation but we take it for granted. Few people spend too much time wondering how people got around 125 years ago or what modes of transportation they used in those days. More...

Just the ticket

When we heard that Traverse City was planning to end its “Spirit of Traverse City” train service at the former Clinch Park we were saddened, another tradition gone in the name of progress. More...

Outdoors

50th year in the field

Ornithologist Sergej Postupalsky, 76, of Prairie du Sac, WI came back to Michigan this year for his 50th year of field work studying ospreys. More...

On Target

Archers from four to 80 years old had a chance to compete in an Olympic-style event at the same time as they grew in their faith as Centershot Ministries held its Northern State Archery Tournament at Bambi Lake Baptist Camp Friday and Saturday. More...

Happenings

Bluegill Festival Fun

Approximately 40 children participated in the kid’s parade at the St. Helen Bluegill Festival before the opening ceremony on July 7. More...

Upcoming ‘One World, Many Stories’ events include Merry Music Maker

Houghton Lake Public Library’s summer reading program, One World, Many Stories, is in full swing with 339 readers working their way around the world of great reading. More...

PROGRAM CONTINUES WITH COMEDY SHOW

Michigan’s Family Funnyman Joel Tacey performed his hour long “One-derful World” comedy show at the Roscommon Area District Library on July 8. More...

Features

Relay for Life

Relay for Life closes in on goal

By Cheryl Holladay and Mike Metzger The 2011 Relay for Life Roscommon County raised more than $81,000 toward its $95,000 goal. Teams have until Aug. 29 to turn in money, so it is possible the goal can be met. More...

Cake being submitted for record

The team from Houghton Lake United Methodist Church was busy documenting its attempt at building the world’s largest cancer ribbon cake. Cake organizer Jacob Betts said the 8 by 4-foot cake was made from 26 cake mixes prepared by five bakers. More...

Breaking News - 7/19/2011 9:44 AM

Updated at 2 p.m. Capsized boat's crew has Higgins Lake ties - Free Access

Update 2 p.m. A statement from the Chicago Yacht Club confirmed that WingNuts skipper Mark Morley, 51, and Suzanne Bickel, 41, both of Saginaw, died after the sailboat capsized early Monday morning. More...

Sewer refund OK’d — again

The Markey Township Board voted to go ahead with the refund of money to residents from the township’s sewer fund during their regular meeting July 11. More...

Arson being investigated in St. Helen

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating a case of arson of an occupied building that occurred during the early morning hours of July 9. More...

AuSable River Fest this weekend in Roscommon

Those who are interested in cabin lore, hunting, fishing, water sports, arts and crafts and history should make their way to the Village of Roscommon for the AuSable River Festival, held on July 16 and 17 at Wallace Park on the south branch of the Au More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Roger Bunyak - 2014-08-21
Roger Clark Haring - 2014-08-21
Douglas R. Fey - 2014-08-21
John Albert Schomer - 2014-08-21
David Roger Bunyak - 2014-08-14

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 21 and 30: Lisa A. More...

83rd District Court

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

Business

GRAND OPENING

Russ Stewart, manager of Russell Cellular, a premium retailer of Verizon Wireless services, cuts a ribbon on the company’s Prudenville store, 818 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

Victims Service Unit golf deadline Aug. 26

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Victims Service Unit will host a four-man scramble golf outing at Pineview Highlands Golf Course, Houghton Lake, Sept. 9. The deadline for sign-up is Aug. 26. More...

LIONS CLUB WELCOMES LEEDY

The Houghton Lake Lions Club welcomed James Leedy to their membership during their yearly new officer’s installation at the Springbrook Inn June 28. More...

Letters to the Editor

Better ways to control deer at airport

I have been following the letters and comments concerning the deer problem on the airport, there have been a few who have asked me, “what did you folks do about it?” We Blodgetts dealt with it for over 40 years as managers of the airport. More...

Offers five non-violent deer repellants

I want to put in my two cents on the issue about the deer at the airport, after research and talking with people I have a few recommendations that are relatively inexpensive. 1. Scattering human hair on the area you do not want deer. More...

Roadway should remain public

Sheridan Drive must be saved! This scenic public roadway and trail are the jewel of Woodlawn Subdivision. It meanders along 4,000 feet of Higgins Lake shoreline and is sprinkled with gorgeous red pines, birches and other precious trees. More...

Religion & Family

Wagner, Diaz wed in Mexico

Andrea Wagner, daughter of Michael and Theresa Wagner of Prudenville, and Romel Diaz, son of Elena Hoyle and the late Romel Diaz of San Luis Obispo, CA, were united in marriage May 16, 2011, at Gran Porto Real Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. More...

Woodworths to gather with family for 50th wedding anniversary

Richard and Kathleen Woodworth of Houghton Lake will mark their 50th wedding anniversary by attending a dinner with family members. More...

Workshop Sunday at Unity of the Lakes

A workshop titled “Using the Law of Attraction Wisely” will be held July 17 at Unity of the Lakes, West Branch. More...

Education

Exchange student host families sought

A representative from the Council for Education Travel USA (CETUSA) will meet with prospective host families July 16 at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

HEART HELP

Students at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School raised over $400 for the Jump Rope for Heart campaign May 27. More...

Kirtland earns national award

Kirtland Community College’s Office of Service Learning was awarded a national collaboration award last month from the Community College National Center for Community Engagement. More...

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