July 14, 2011 RSS feed / News

Alzheimer’s patient found in Newaygo County

A Higgins Lake Alzheimer’s patient reported missing the morning of July 8 was found in Newaygo County (west of Big Rapids) later that day. Sgt. More...

United Methodist to host ‘follies’

The Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will host “Family Follies,” a talent show and ice cream social, July 21 at 7 p.m. A special offering will be taken for the Community Caring Fund which helps local families with emergency needs. More...

CHICKEN OR TURKEY?

Chartwells Director Sue Williams of Houghton Lake Community Schools asks (left to right) Eden Vanacker, Brett Vanacker, Jolee Lytle and Austin Lytle what they would like for lunch as Autumn Vanacker More...

Fencing bid approved for Denton Cemetery

A bid from Nolan Fencing of $15,172 for 555 feet of fencing at the Denton Township Cemetery, on the Nestel Road side, was approved by a unanimous vote by the township’s board. More...

Four share Lower Division lead in men’s slo-pitch-softball league

After week 11 games in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League, there stands a four-way tie for the lead in the Lower Division. More...

Post records ace at Tamaracks Jack Pine Enduro Sunday

Al Post, Houghton Lake, recorded a hole-in-one on the 15th hole at The Tamaracks Golf Course, Harrison, June 27 during Monday morning mixed league action. He used a 9-iron to ace the 125- yard hole. More...

All-Star softball squad beats Tawas

The Houghton Lake All-Star Softball (9-11 year olds) team defeated Tawas 9-7 in their opening game at Tawas Monday evening. Through one inning, both squads scored a mirror image three runs. 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...

Denton Township resident warns others about scam

Denton Township resident Jim Newcomb almost got taken, if it had not been for his skepticism about a check he recently received in the mail. More...

Model Train Club looks to Village council for support with project

Bob Edwards of the Roscommon Historical Model Train Club approached the Village of Roscommon Council with a “dream” at the council meeting on July 11. More...

Gerrish Township seeking bids for assessment outsourcing

In a continuing effort to seek savings for the township, the Gerrish Township Board Tuesday approved a resolution to research the outsourcing of the assessing department. More...

RAPS board elects officers

Bryan Hill will continue as the president of the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education after being re-elected during the board’s organizational meeting on July 6. More...

RAPS puts St. Helen building up for bids

The Roscommon Area Public Schools is accepting bids for the sale of the former St. Helen Elementary School. Bids on the 30,217-square-foot school building will be accepted at the office of Business Manager Shay Anderson until 4 p.m. on Aug. 15. More...

Two aces recorded at Pineview

Two hole-in-ones were recorded at Pineview Highlands Golf Course, Houghton Lake, July 1. Houghton Lake resident and Pineview member Ron Russell recorded a hole-inone on hole #14, a par three, 130-yard hole. More...

Sergeant’s adds another win to remain atop softball standings

Sergeant’s Women’s softball squad is yet to be defeated in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League after their latest victim, G’s Pizzeria, fell to the squad 31-4 July 7. More...

Deadline Friday for applicants to lead Bobcat varsity gridders

With practice set to begin Aug. 8, the Houghton Lake High School varsity football team is still without a head coach. The position, which became vacant when Grant Risner resigned June 27 was posted July 7. More...

Houghton Lake KART Speedway

Results as of July 8

4 Car Dash Micro: Austin Williams, Phillip Peters III, Trevor Winarski. Jr. Sport: Tyler Barth, Kaleb Spencer. Jr. Sport II: Cameron Farley. Gold: Sage PetersonHavens, Cody Robinson. Pro Stock: Anthony Deming, Anthony Peters, Devon Rosebrugh. More...

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