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Consolidating not beneficial, Gerrish EMS chief tells Higgins

During a special meeting held Aug. 15, Gerrish Township was unable to produce proposals that would help Higgins Township in its quest to find a more feasible way to run its emergency medical services department. More...

STUCK IN THE MUD

After hours of keeping the times of the ATV riders, time keeper Paul Dunnuck of the Jackson Trail Riders said his boots were really heavy from drudging through the thick mud at the entry point of the More...

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News

Non-profits encouraged to participate in future Merit network

Merit Network, Inc., hosted an informational meeting at the Houghton Lake Public Library Aug. 10 about Houghton Lake’s role in Merit’s future fiber-optic network. More...

Pediatricians urge parents to get children immunized

The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, representing more than 3,000 family physicians across the state, is urging families and parents throughout Michigan to have their children vaccinated before sending them off to school. More...

MARKEY ROAD PROJECT DONE NEXT WEEK

Workers from Fahrner Asphalt and Sealers, LLC (left to right) Andy Wielinga of Irons, and Matt Braley and Eric Joslin of Mesick apply chip seal to Markey Road (County Road 100) last week. More...

Editorial

Ax or butter knife

Our Opinion

The appointment of Congressman Dave Camp (R-4th Dist. More...

In a flash

The televised news video of a mob of teenagers invading a 7-Eleven convenience store at 2 a.m. Sunday and looting the store in one fell swoop is quite disturbing. More...

The Mormon elephant in the presidential arena

Inside the First Amendment

For better or for worse, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain likes to say out loud what others only whisper. More...

Outdoors

Roscommon Forest Unit topic of open house Sept. 14

The Department of Natural Resources will host an open house for the Roscommon Forest Management Unit on Sept. More...

LARGE LAKER

Dominic Fata, 18, of Lansing, landed this 35 inch, 20 pound lake trout while fishing on the north end of Higgins Lake the night of Aug. 12. More...

LAKER like his brother

Two days after his brother landed a 35 inch lake trout (see above), Matthew Fata, 14, of Lansing, landed this 34 inch, 15 pound laker on Higgins Lake the night of Aug. 14. More...

Happenings

Playing in the Mud

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JUST A LITTLE RAIN Despite a small shower at the beginning of the St. Helen ATV Jamboree Mud Bog, hundreds of ATV enthusiasts gathered at the Richfield Township Park to watch ATV riders test their luck in the mud pit. More...

Whipplestock III celebration a hit despite soggy start

Rainy weather put a damper on the beginning of Whipplestock III, but once the music started in the afternoon, the weather broke and the dancing lasted until 10 p.m. according to organizer Lois Whipple. More...

St. Vincent dePaul leading two back-to-school programs

St. Vincent de Paul, Prudenville, is leading two back-to-school programs for Houghton Lake students. One program, a “fill-the-bus” initiative and the other involves the distribution of 125 backpacks filled with school supplies. More...

Education

Students experience being Michigan State Troopers

During the end of July, 41 high school students experienced what it takes to become Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers through the American Legion Student Trooper Program. More...

FILLING IN

Nick Sergeant (in back hoe) and Ryan Harding of Sergeant Septic and Excavating, Houghton Lake, work Aug. More...

PREPARING THE LOOP

Employees of Hodgins Asphalt, West Branch, grade and flatten the area in front of Collins Elementary where a paved parking area will be surrounded by a paved traffic loop. (CHP) More...

GETTING ‘GOD’S-EYE VIEW’ OF ACCIDENT SCENE

State Police accident reconstructionist Sgt. More...

State Police help nab camper running amok

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post helped to arrest a New Baltimore man who threatened other campers at the North Higgins Lake State Park then attempted to flee during the early morning hours of Aug. 14. More...

Conservation Expo Saturday

The Sixth Annual Conservation Expo sponsored by the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District will be held on Aug. 20 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is open to the public. More...

Safety initiative helped make ATV Jamboree a success

ATV Jamboree Coordinator Jim Lyttle told the Richfield Township Board at its Aug. 16 meeting that the St. Helen ATV Jamboree was a success partially due to the “Ride Them Right or Pay the Price” patrol initiative that was in operation. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nina Russo - 2014-11-27
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-27
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-27
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-27
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
Nina Russo - 2014-11-20
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-20

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 19 and Aug. 1: More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Grand Ledge swim team returns for sixth pre-season camp at Long Point

Eating bananas for breakfast in the living room of Bob and Clarita Fedewa’s Long Point home, Captains of the Grand Ledge High School Girls Swim Team Lindsay Brown and Alyssa Miller chat before taking their last cross-lake swim at Houghton Lake More...

INTENSE HUDDLE!

Members of the Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer team huddle up after practice Aug. 11 and participate in an intense cheer led by senior captain and Bobcat goalkeeper Adam Frey. More...

Budweiser, Spikehorn, Thestain’s still in running for Lower Division

With one week remaining in the regular season of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League, three teams are still in contention for the Lower Division championship. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Work together to make Michigan strong again’

Just like you, I pay taxes. I am also a state worker. Just like you, I want my state government to be efficient and accountable. My family and I also deserve to access and use the services the state provides. More...

Lyon, Gerrish need to consolidate services

When the economy suffers, everyone suffers, except our local government it appears. Gerrish Township is a point in case. More...

Become informed about COOR millage

As the 2011/2012 school year approaches, it’s time to once again put our children’s education first and do the right thing. A COOR Intermediate School District special education millage increase will be on the ballot Nov. 8th. More...

Religion & Family

Third year of Sara’s Bears to be celebrated Aug. 28

To commemorate the third anniversary of Sara’s Bears, a program initiated by the late Sara Murdoch, Houghton Lake, a celebration will be held Aug. 28 at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, where she was a member. More...

SURFIN’

Adrain Workman, 8, Prudenville, takes her turn on the slippery slide set up by organizers of Abundant Grace Assembly of God Aug. 12, the last day of Vacation Bible School. More...

Nielsen, Rosenbrock wed in Bay City

Amber Kay Rosenbrock, daughter of Charlene Morris of Seattle, WA, and Kurt and Ann Rosenbrock of Midland, and Corey Lee Nielsen, son of Stacy and Mike Kendziorski of Munger and Daniel Lee Nielsen of Houghton Lake, were united in marriage July 23, 201 More...

Law Enforcement

AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

Emergency personnel from Denton Township tend to victims of an accident which occurred on M-55 at Maplewood Street at 3:28 p.m. Aug. 15. More...

Ask the Trooper

Question: Can a person ride in the back of a pickup truck? Answer: It is unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to ride in the open bed of a pickup at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour on a public roadway. More...

Tire slashing reported in Roscommon

A Roscommon man reported his car’s tires were slashed during the early morning hours of Aug. 12. More...

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