April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Three on HLCS board targeted for recall

Recall language has been filed with the Roscommon County Clerk for three of Houghton Lake Community Schools’ seven board of education members. More...

YAC distributes 25,000 pounds of food to county residents

A total of 527 people received food at the Free Food Giveaway that was sponsored by the Youth Advisory Council, a committee of the Roscommon County Community Foundation on April 21.  RCCF President/CFO Mary Fry said in an April 23 telephone inte More...

LETTING IT FLY

Houghton Lake Lake Association volunteers (left to right) Craig Cotterman and Keith Stiles of Houghton Lake and Dan Hudnut of Alpena cast wild rice seed in Houghton Lake’s North Bay April 19. More...

Special Sections

News

‘Stuff the bus’ this week

The Houghton Lake Walmart, in conjunction with other Roscommon County grocery stores, is collecting non-perishable food items to benefit Project Help Our People Eat this week.  More...

RAPS to allow county to connect to fiber optic network

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education gave Superintendent Catherine Erickson authorization to work out a contract with Roscommon County Central Dispatch to lease connectivity to Merit Network.  More...

HLCS renewal on ballot

On May 8, Houghton Lake Community Schools will be asking voters to pass a renewal of the non-homestead operating millage for five years.  More...

Editorial

Stuff it

Our Opinion

“Stuff the Bus”  That’s what the Houghton Lake Middle School sign says to passersby on M-55. While some might think some sneaky seventh graders were in charge of changing the sign and pulled a prank, it is not a joke.  More...

It takes little effort to be ‘earth friendly’

As Sunday was Earth  Day, I “celebrated” by digging in the yard.  Making a new flower bed, planning for summer and what my yard could look like has been fun. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-APRIL 29, 1887  Houghton Lake Notes   More...

Outdoors

Wild turkey cooperator patches available from Michigan NWTF

As spring turkey season opens in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that commemorative patches are available from the Michigan Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  More...

Recently signed open burning bill encourages cleaner state

Lt. Gov. More...

KEEPING NATURE IN MIND

(Foreground, right to left) Jim Maiani of Houghton Lake and Patricia Inman of Prudenville busily sketch out a drawing of their respective lake front properties during a “Natural Shorescaping Wo More...

Happenings

Roscommon site of small business classes in May

“Start It Up!”, a series of four small and home-based business classes, will be held during May in Roscommon.  The classes, which will be conducted by Michigan State University Extension, will be held at the Roscommon County Courthou More...

Golf outing planned May 18 to benefit Our Lady of the Lake

A golf outing is planned May 18 to benefit Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School.  The event will be held at Pineview Highlands beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $60 per golfer and includes 18 holes with a cart. More...

Sussex edges Gushen in third chess showdown

Pat Sussex of Prudenville came out on top during the third annual Spring Classic Chess Tournament, held by the Roscommon Chess Club at Bunkers Restaurant, Houghton Lake, on Saturday.  Sussex marched through the field, including checkmating defen More...

Education

KCC’s 43rd commencement ceremony Friday evening

Kirtland Community College will honor 140 graduates at its 43rd commencement ceremony on April 27 at 7 p.m.  Ferris State University President Dr. David L. More...

TO PERFORM AT STATE FESTIVAL

The Houghton Lake High School Concert Band (above) will perform in Manistee at the State Band Festival tomorrow (Friday). More...

Hollingshead receives SVSU ‘community’ award

A Roscommon High School graduate was among several Saginaw Valley State University students recently honored for their community service.  Awards were announced at the 16th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards Celebration, held April 14 at More...

Breaking News - 5/2/2012 3:37 PM

Election commission deems proposed recall language too "vague" - Free Access

At a clarity hearing this afternoon in the Roscommon County Probate Courtroom, the Board of County Election Commissioners voted unanimously against petition language filed by Mark Souder of Houghton Lake that sought to recall three Houghton Lake Boar More...

Receivership granted for two Houghton Lake hotels - Free Access

Two Houghton Lake hotels have been placed in receivership, following a court order in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 17. More...

Good Shepherd team hosting Relay breakfast Sunday - Free Access

The Good Shepherd Relay team, in conjunction with Fred’s of Roscommon, will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet April 29 to benefit the 2012 Relay for Life, set for June 23-24 at Bobcat Stadium, M-55, Houghton Lake. More...

Murphy resigns from council

After 23 years of serving the Village of Roscommon as either a trustee or as the treasurer, Trustee Joan Murphy resigned from her position at the April 23 council meeting.  Trustee Mark McKee made the motion to accept Murphy’s resignation. More...

Task Force to urge RAPS to stay course for next year

The task force charged with brainstorming to help the Roscommon Area Public Schools deal with a looming deficit will recommend the school board make no changes in configuration of its schools for next year.  More...

Commissioners approve consolidation ballot language

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized the ballot language for the consolidation of Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon townships at the April 25 meeting. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court, Roscommon:  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 2:  More...

Sports

Rivalry redux

The 34-31 series lead by Houghton Lake in their football rivalry with Roscommon will now be 0-0 for alumni of both schools. More...

Alumni football game planned between Bobcats, Bucks - Free Access

Houghton Lake and Roscommon will meet on the gridiron this July, but it won’t be for a varsity football contest. Instead, graduates of the schools will get a chance to play for bragging rights in the inaugural Houghton Lake vs. More...

Trail run/walk to benefit HLHS XC program

Runners and walkers may participate in the Houghton Lake Trail Run 5K run/5K walk Saturday at Houghton Lake High School. The event will benefit the Houghton Lake Cross Country team and the school’s strength and conditioning program.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Village positions ‘joy, privilege’

This is a notice of my resignation from the Village of Roscommon Council, effective April 23, 2012. I have been with the village for 22 years, the first 12 years as the elected village treasurer. More...

Students deserve ‘high standards’

I am writing in response to an article entitled, “Evaluation Scores Questioned” in the April 19 edition of the Houghton Lake Resorter in which I was accused of “sabotage,” in reference to Superintendent [Kevin Murphy’s] More...

‘Put education of our children first’

Is it just me or does the majority of the community feel that we are being deceived by the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education?  More...

Religion & Family

Kindness is key

Kindness is key to a long life according to 99-year old St. Helen resident Marta Nyboer.  Nyboer was born on April 26, 1913 in Germany and moved to America at the age of 13. More...

A HELPING HOBBY

Marta Nyboer has made more afghans than she can count. She said a majority of her afghans are donated to the Saginaw VA, St. Helen Helping Hands and to the St. Helen VFW. More...

Webber graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Tyler A. Webber has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.  More...

Law Enforcement

DRUG TAKE BACK SITES IN COUNTY

Anyone with unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs may turn them in at the State Police Post at Houghton Lake this Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

MSP investigating money order thefts

State Police are also investigating the theft of two money orders from a vendor at the Busy Bee Flea Mall at Houghton Lake that was reported on April 20. More...

Trial date set for Gorbachow

Thomas H. Gorbachow, 55, Higgins Lake, is ready to face trial on multiple charges filed in connection with an Aug. 20, 2011, shooting of a 60-year-old Houghton Lake man in Lake Township.  More...

Features

The Story of Charlie O’Malley

This article is the fourth of five in a series by local author and history buff W.E. Tudor of Roscommon. More...

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