September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

100 ON THE DAY

Mary Louise Hughes, Roscommon, celebrated her 100th birthday at the Gallimore Boarding House Tuesday during the 12th annual birthday party for those who are at least 89 years old. More...

WIGGLING IN

Artist Joe Donna and a crew of helpers back his “V-8 Powered Motorcycle” as far into Grand Rapids’ Purple East gallery as they can before having to remove the safety booms from the More...

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News

SUPPORTING C.E.R.T.

Houghton Lake Walmart Manager Jim Vansice (left) shakes hands with one of the coordinators of Denton Township’s C.E.R.T. More...

Texas wildfire destroys former resident’s home

Former Houghton Lake resident Craig Nixon, son of Bob and Sandy Nixon, Houghton Lake, lost his home and all of its content in a wildfire that swept through the community of Magnolia, TX.  More...

Fundraiser planned for Quinlan Oct. 8

A fundraiser for Patrick Quinlan, an employee at Second Chance Academy and a member of the Gerrish Township Fire Department, will be held Oct. More...

Business

GRAND OPENING

The owners of Beachfront Hotel, Houghton Lake, and their families celebrate the grand opening of the hotel Sept. 14 with a ribbon-cutting. More...

Volunteers prepare for final cleanup

Adopt-A-Highway volunteers are preparing for the final clean sweep of state highways from Sept. 24 through Oct. 2. More...

Letters to the Editor

What can be done about lake level?

I bought a home on Houghton Lake for retirement and fishing, being an active fisherman, I was able to walk out of my home to my shore station, lower my boat and go fishing. I can no longer do this because [Roscommon County Commissioner] Mr. More...

Don’t vote for ‘corporate-owned’ candidates

After watching the GOP presidential hopefuls on TV [last] Wednesday evening, I found it so scary that I didn’t sleep that night.  More...

Reforms focus funding on priorities

As your senator, I put the long-term economic interests of Michigan first. More...

Outdoors

Angler’s Dream results in cash awards, possible ‘Wally’ prize

The Tournament of Champions, a two-day bass tournament presented by Angler’s Dream of Hammond, IN, made its way to Houghton Lake over the weekend, awarding cash prizes as well as a bonus to one lucky fisherman who caught a tagged “Betty t More...

SWEET TOOTH

Dave DeRuiter, Houghton Lake, shot this estimated 285-pound bear that had a 19 1/2” diameter head Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. while hunting the Deadstream Swamp. More...

TWO BEARS ON THE SAME DAY

Father and son team, Chris Rudy (left) and Justin Rudy of Saginaw checked in the first two bears of the year at the Roscommon Department of Natural Resources office on Sept. 18. More...

Law Enforcement

Houghton Lake man arrested for drugs, probation violation

A 26-year-old Houghton Lake man was arrested for possession of analogues and probation violation on Sept. More...

Ask the Trooper

Q. What exactly are the state laws for people riding bicycles on state roads--M roads, county roads, etc.?  More...

Education

Hughes receives neuroscience degree at CMU

Charles “Chuck” Hughes recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience with minors in psychology and substance abuse education, prevention, intervention and treatment.  More...

Breaking News - 9/26/2011 7:12 PM

HLMS 8th grader dies following car accident - Free Access

A 13-year-old Houghton Lake Middle School student died following an automobile accident Friday night. More...

‘Cooperative effort’ equals leads in breaking and entering cases

A series of breaking and entering cases that occurred over a two day span after Memorial Day are nearly solved with the cooperation of three area police departments. Roscommon County Sheriff D/Sgt. More...

Mother, son arrested for arson

Two suspects were arraigned Sept. More...

14th annual Pumpkin Run this weekend

Custom and classic vehicles will roll into town this weekend when the 14th annual Pumpkin Run Car and Motorcycle Show Cruise gets underway at Houghton Lake.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 29 and 30:  Randall L. Franks, 26, St. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks fall hard to tough teams from Burt Lake, Big Rapids

“We were impressed with how good they were,” said Roscommon varsity soccer Coach Roy Gurk of the visiting Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy team that dealt his Bucks a 7-1 loss Tuesday. More...

Booster winners drawn, tickets on sale

The September winners of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster 200 Club drawing were Peggy Vaughn, Pat Bigford and Kelly Tharp, $25 each and Jennifer Flick, $125.  More...

Bowling Highlights

Thursday Senior Citizens League Sept.  More...

Editorial

Winds of fortune

Our Opinion

So many times the headlines coming out of Detroit are not so good. Very few times is there a positive word written or read when it comes to the present Detroit. More...

‘New’ words everywhere...woot! woot!

Retweet, woot, schmick, mani-pedi,  ZOMG!, fist bump.  Do you understand what I’m expressing to you? If not, you better get with the program of the 21st century and go out and buy a new dictionary. The hemisphere? Forget about it! More...

Constitution Day: education for life

Inside the First Amendment

First Amendment Center  The national observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was emotional, overwhelming and likely to overshadow most other observances for a long time.  But just a few days later, on 9/17, comes another opportunity to c More...

Religion & Family

Brigham, Gilbert to wed in March

Byron and Nona Brigham of Roscommon announce the wedding engagement of their daughter, Sara Brigham, to Anthony Gilbert, son of Joann Gilbert of Bronson and Dan and Patty Gilbert of Coldwater.  More...

Flag tourney raises money for military families

The Patriot Day Flag Tournament at Forest Dunes Golf Club will help children and spouses of fallen soldiers to go to college after raising $3,150 for the Folds of Honor Foundation on Sept. 11.   More...

The Thurstons to perform at Houghton Lake Wesleyan

Pastor Bryan Thompson of the Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church is inviting the public to join the congregation Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. during their morning worship service for a special concert performed by The Thurstons.  More...

Happenings

Getting the Art to ArtPrize

After 10 years of working on it, artist and Kirtland Community College art instructor Joe Donna finally finished a project he calls “V-8 Powered Motorcycle.” The next challenge came Sunday, when he enlisted the help of several friends and More...

Grayling artists featured in ‘Art and the Animal’

Artists from around the world entered their artwork into the Society of Animal Artists Art and the Animal show with aspirations of being selected to show their work. Not all made it, but two area artists did.  More...

Conservation District photo winners named

A record number of entries were submitted in the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District amateur photo contest with a total of 109. The contest was held during the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District Expo on Aug. 20.  More...

Features

WARNING: Experimental Aircraft

The sign inside warns passengers the aircraft they are about to take off in “does not comply with the federal safety regulations for standard aircraft.” However, both Chris Ambrose and Roy Spangler feel their “experimental aircrafts More...

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