March 8, 2012 RSS feed / News

Fire contained to second floor of Merritt home

Merritt Area firefighters responded to a structure fire at a home on South 13 Mile Road in Butterfield Township (Missaukee County) March 1 at about 7:50 p.m. More...

Future of Denton Township mobile home park of concern to owners

About 50 mobile home owners from the Denton Township Mobile Home Park and other citizens attended a special meeting March 2, many of whom expressed support for the continuation of the park. More...

Homola: Assessing department moving in ‘positive direction’

At Gerrish Township’s 131st annual meeting, Supervisor Frank Homola presented a state of the township address, highlighting progress made over the past year. More...

Ice fishing tourney on Houghton Lake this weekend

The 2012 Sportsmen for Their Neighbors Ice Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Central Michigan District Health Department, will take place on Houghton Lake March 10. More...

Roscommon Township board cuts health insurance for trustees

During the Roscommon Township Board meeting on March 6, the board unanimously voted to remove health insurance benefits for the board’s trustee positions. More...

General Fund shrinks in Roscommon Township budget

Roscommon Township’s General Fund will decrease from $661,094 in 2011-12 to $642,445 in 2012-13. The General Fund budget expects to see $300,000 in revenue from the State Shared Revenue and $182,500 from current property taxes. More...

MEAP gains seen in some areas as Michigan increases cut scores

As planned, the State of Michigan raised cut scores on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) for the Fall 2011 test. A cut score is the score that separates test takers into various categories. More...

Denton budget includes raises

By Cheryl Holladay Expected to adopt the 2012-13 fiscal year budget at its March 7 meeting, the Denton Township board previously approved raises at a special meeting Feb. 7 for officials and employees. More...

Snowmobiler injured by companion

A snowmobiler was injured Saturday afternoon when his companion ran into him while they were traveling on North St. Helen Road. More...

St. Helen man sentenced for assault

Randall L. Franks, 27, St. More...

Fire destroys Houghton Lake home March 3

A fire Saturday destroyed a home at Houghton Lake. Roscommon Township Fire Chief Dick Martin reported that the residence at 6620 West Reilly Road burned to the ground. More...

SNOW DAY AT THE PLAYPLACE

Breanna and Savannah Pilgrim spend their second snow day of the week on March 1 in the Houghton Lake McDonald’s PlayPlace scaling tubes and sliding down slides. More...

Health and Fitness Week planned March 26-29 at Houghton Lake

The 16th annual Health and Fitness Week will take place March 26-29 at Houghton Lake Community Schools. During the week, health awareness activities are provided for all students in the district. More...

LARGEST FISH AT HOUGHTON LAKE

Across from Northern Flooring & Design Center on M-55 a large snow sculpture of a fish was constructed after the snow storm that began on March 2. More...

February sets record for snow

Despite the mild winter the area has seen for most of the winter, this past February was actually the second snowiest February in Houghton Lake history. More...

Senior Center to host corned beef, cabbage dinner

The Roscommon Senior Center Advisory Board will be holding a corned beef and cabbage dinner March 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. The suggested donation is $6 and the proceeds will go to the board’s scholarship fund for Roscommon High School seniors. More...

Five things parents need to know about MEAP results

Houghton Lake Community School Superintendent Kevin Murphy provided the following information for parents who have questions about the MEAP results for Fall 2011: 1. More...

1,550 POUNDS OF CLOTHES COLLECTED

Mike’s Movies & More owners Mike Wescoat and Erine Adams have a garage full of clothes after their February clothing drive. They said their original goal was to collect 1,000 pounds. More...

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