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Organizers: St. Helen ATV Jamboree to be safe, fun

The Third Annual St. Helen ATV Jamboree has been predicted to be a fun and safe weekend for all those who attend by Jamboree Coordinator Jim Lyttle. He anticipates there to be about 500 people who come to the Richfield Township Park from Aug. More...

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‘Mom 2 Mom’ sale planned

The Houghton Lake High School Athletic Department will be hosting a “Mom 2 Mom” sale Sept. 10 to help aide its athletic programs.  Those who attend the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

HLCS supporting effort to re-try COOR millage

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy presented information Monday to the Houghton Lake Rotary Club about the possibility of seeking a COOR Intermediate School District special education millage increase.  More...

Propane, fuel oil, firewood help available

The Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) has money available to assist low-income families with the delivery of fuels such as propane, fuel oil and firewood.  Crawford County residents who think they may qualify are asked to call More...

Editorial

Learning respect

Our Opinion

Vandalism of cemeteries has always raised the question “why”? Are the vandals really just kids that are bored or that have nothing better to do? More...

Deflecting blame

Watching the reaction of the stock market to the recent approval of the debt ceiling increase and degradation of the country’s credit rating is like watching an incredibly alert squirrel digging for an acorn. More...

Era of shared sacrifice must begin now

The Senate passed legislation on Aug. 2 to increase the debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default on our national debt while reducing the deficit. To say that this legislation was not ideal is truly an understatement.  More...

Health

National Health Center Week celebrated by MidMichigan

Recognizing the important work of community health centers, and declaring them a vital component of the health care system, Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed Aug. 7th-13th as National Health Center Week in Michigan.  More...

Religion & Family

GIVING OF THEMSELVES

St. Michael’s High School Youth Group recently returned home from a week-long service trip in Grand Rapids. More...

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY MUSIC

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will host Nashville recording artists, the Colmus Family, Sept. 4 at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. More...

Bostwick, Walker to wed in October

Jessica Marie Bostwick, daughter of David and Giuseppa (Jo) Bostwick of Owosso, and Nicholas Wayne Walker, son of Kimberly and Butch Betts of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married.  An Oct. More...

Law Enforcement

Roscommon man charged with July 27 assault

A Roscommon man was bound over to Circuit Court after waiving preliminary examination on assault charges.  Romelie B. More...

FIREFIGHTER I AND II

Lake Township Fire Department has two new volunteer Firefighter I and II-certified firefighters, Cameron Vasher (left) and John Wenzel. More...

Officers killed in Wyoming, South Dakota have local ties

Two officers recently killed in the line of duty, Deputy Bryan Gross of the Converse County Sheriff Department and Police Officer J. Ryan McCandless of Rapids City, SD have ties to Roscommon County.  More...

Clio man suffers spinal injury in crash

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating a two-car accident that occurred on M-55 in front of the Limberlost Saturday night which caused severe injury to a 22-year-old Clio man Aug. 6.  More...

Sheridan Drive ruling raises ire of some Woodlawn residents

A July 27 ruling on the fate of Sheridan Drive in Woodlawn Subdivision by Judge Michael J. Baumgartner in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, has some Gerrish Township residents seeking the help of the township board to appeal the decision.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Basil D. Ciaramitaro - 2016-12-08
Bart A. Ritchings - 2016-12-08
John Michael Pattullo - 2016-12-08
Arlene Murray - 2016-12-08
Basil D. Ciaramitaro - 2016-12-01

Sports

Four youths earn Distinguished Expert awards from NRA

Four students of the National Rifle Association Junior Rifle Program at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club recently were acknowledged for reaching the highest level in the program.  More...

LENDING A HAND

The Michigan Gumball Rally team of Mike Sobieski of Mt. More...

HLMS gym to be open for middle school cagers

Houghton Lake High School basketball coach L.J. Mead will hold open gym for Houghton Lake Middle School boys on four upcoming dates.  The middle school gym will be open for students in 4th to 8th grades on Aug. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Deficit didn’t get this way overnight’

I enjoyed reading your opinion on the federal government and its spending. More...

Outdoors

South Higgins Lake boat wash, entrance in early stages

While preliminary plans for a new boat wash at the South Higgins Lake State Park are in the beginning stages, the Higgins Lake Foundation has already backed the project by pledging $30,000.  More...

Big Buck Open slated for Aug. 28

The Big Buck Open, an 18 hole fourperson scramble, will be held Aug. 28 at Burning Oak Country Club, Roscommon.   More...

SUPER SMALLMOUTH

Kate Wescott, 7, caught this 18-inch smallmouth bass using a nightcrawler while fishing with her grandfather, Gary, Wescott, off Houghton Lake’s Long Point on Aug. 7. More...

Happenings

Village Days showcases area history

History was alive and well last weekend at the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society’s 39th annual Historical Village Days.  Livonia resident Joseph Girolamo, 90, a World War II Veteran, was given the honor of raising the American flag Sat More...

‘Movie in the park’ attracts nearly 400

Almost 400 people gathered for Roscommon Township’s second annual Movie in the Park Aug. More...

Blood drive to be held at Rosco VFW

An American Red Cross Community Blood Drive is planned Aug. 22 at the Roscommon VFW Post.  More...

Education

Houghton Lake to register students, hold open houses

Houghton Lake Community Schools will be registering new students for the 2011-2012 year beginning Aug. 22  More...

Mid Michigan upgrades welding, computer facilities

Renovations are nearly complete on Mid Michigan Community College’s welding and computer labs on the Harrison Campus. The college is modernizing and upgrading its facilities by replacing antiquated ventilation and electrical systems.  More...

Ferris announces honors students, May graduates

Ferris State University recently announced its honors list for the semester that ended in May, 2011.  To be eligible for academic honors, undergraduate students must have accumulated at least a 3.5 grade point average in no fewer than 12 credit More...

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