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Refunds on way to some Gerrish Twp. residents

Public board of review forum Feb. 8

Gerrish Township will host a public forum Feb. More...

ANOTHER DOZEN

Devin Blanchard of Blanchard Contracting, Houghton Lake, uses a vacuum to draw cord through a conduit before stringing wire to connect one of 12 new decorative light poles Monday morning. More...

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News

How not to ‘look good for the judge’

A 49-year-old Prudenville woman was lodged in the Roscommon County Jail after trying to make a fashion statement in a decidedly illegal way.  According to a State Police report, Trooper Joshua May was dispatched to the Houghton Lake Walmart stor More...

Lance Cpl. Foster returns home

Lance Cpl. Steven D. Foster of Houghton Lake is back home by way of Camp Pendleton, CA.  He completed four years of active duty in the U.S. Marines and had served seven months in Delaram, Afghanistan.  More...

DEQ grant to reduce E. coli in Houghton Lake

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) was recently notified by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that they have been awarded a $211,369 grant to reduce E. coli bacteria in Houghton Lake.  More...

Business

PAUL HARRIS AWARD WINNER

Rotary Club of Roscommon member Jim Witt was recently named as the club’s 2011 Paul Harris award winner. The Paul Harris award is named after the founding father of Rotary. More...

‘Survival for the Up North Business’ topic of class

“Survival for the Up North Business” is the title of a free business class planned Jan. 31 at Baker College of Cadillac.  More...

Compo, Gandolfi to lead Mercy Hospital Grayling board

Paul Compo and Gary Gandolfi recently accepted new positions on Mercy Hospital Grayling’s 15-member board of trustees, as board chair and vice board chair, respectively, effective Jan. 1.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Results of Supreme Court decision to be seen

We soon, if not already will see results of the Supreme Court decision to call money free speech. This is a perfect example of an oxymoron. Indeed, free meaning without cost and money, the medium of cost in the same statement.  More...

Outdoors

NEW YEAR’S EVE CATCH

Fishing on New Year’s eve, Gary Childs of Mason caught this 31” northern pike on Houghton Lake. He was fishing near the middle grounds and used a minnow to land the lunker. More...

Happenings

REPUBLICAN ROUND-UP

Members of the Fourth District Republican Committee met at the annual Round-up at the Doherty Hotel Clare, Jan. 7. Several area state senators and representatives attended. More...

Huron Pines meeting features watershed restoration efforts

The past, present and future of conservation in Northeast Michigan will come together at the Huron Pines Annual Meeting on Feb. 4, at Treetops Resort in Gaylord.  More...

Houghton Lake Public Library winter activities start with BOB

Stop in at the Houghton Lake Public Library and get in from the cold this winter to check out these fun and free programs for every member of the family.  For information about any of these programs, call 366-9230. More...

Education

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students for the month of December were recently announced. More...

Kirtland announces president’s, dean’s lists honorees for fall

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2011-12 fall semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.  More...

RMS JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School January students of the month were announced on Jan. 5. More...

Breaking News - 1/17/2012 1:52 PM

Tuesday basketball games cancelled, rescheduled; Kirtland closing early - Free Access

Snowy weather forced the cancellation of a number of basketball games at both Roscommon and Houghton Lake High Schools. Roscommon’s girl’s varsity and junior varsity home games against Meridian scheduled for Jan. 17 has been rescheduled for Feb. More...

Kaptor named Tip-up Town queen; Cromwell, Parr in as mayor, marshal

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., has a new queen and a mayor and marshal for 2012.  At the Kick-off festivities Jan. 7 at Houghton Lake High School, Alyson Kaptor was selected as Tip-up Town Queen 2012 and her runner-up is Lindsay Kelly.  More...

Stevenson files for sheriff

In what is sure to be an active election year, Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson filed for reelection with the Roscommon County Clerk Jan. More...

Higgins Lake man tagged ‘Living Legend’

Harsh winters in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are legendary and those Yoopers have learned to adapt to those harsh, cold conditions. One of their comfort weapons is the legendary Stormy Kromer hat. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 20:  Darik E. More...

Sports

Mustangs deal Bucks home loss

Despite a close start, the Roscommon Bucks varsity boys basketball team was dealt a Jack Pine Conference loss by the visiting Meridian Mustangs (55-32) Tuesday night.  More...

Hot start fizzles for JV ’Cats in loss to Clare

The Houghton Lake junior varsity boys basketball team couldn’t rekindle their hot start in the third quarter as the Clare Pioneers outscored them 41-23 in the second half to down the ’Cats, 64- 46.  More...

A7 Senior Pioneer squad deals Bobcats third JPC cage loss

A lack of varsity experience on the part of the Houghton Lake varsity boys basketball team loomed large as they hosted a Clare team stacked with seniors, leaving the floor with their third Jack Pine Conference loss (76-37) Tuesday night.  More...

Editorial

New year rings with freedom of assembly

Inside the First Amendment

“Assembly” is a First Amendment freedom that typically doesn’t get much attention from the public, or from most constitutional experts, for that matter.  More...

Show must go on

Our Opinion

Maybe some thought Tip-up Town, U.S.A. More...

Get stoned!

Maybe the headline is a little too flamboyant for what we wish to encourage, but maybe it garnered a bit more attention.  More...

Religion & Family

FIVE GENERATIONS

Vivian Rodriguez, one month, is pictured in this five-generation photo taken Dec. More...

CELEBRATING FIVE GENERATIONS

The Kemp family recently celebrated five generations with the birth of Isabella Rose Carey who was born Dec. 7, 2011. More...

Daughter born to Hood, Soldan

Kara Hood and Benjamin Soldan of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Marie.  The baby was born Dec. 28, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long.   More...

Law Enforcement

Ask the Trooper

Question: Is it now illegal for a driver of a commercial vehicle to use or talk on a cell phone?  More...

Features

TUT 2012 Officially Kicks Off

TEA PARTY CANDIDATES Jenny “Mayor of Hearts” Cromwell and Patrick “Pappy the Mad Patter” Parr dance in an “Alice and Wonderland” skit during the Tip-up Town Kick-o More...

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