August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Stauffer, Porath, Chidester to vie for two RCRC seats

Incumbent Roscommon County Road Commissioner Clint Stauffer will square off against James Porath and Fred Chidester for two seats on the board this November.  More...

Sandsucker holes still present hazard after almost 70 years

When Steven Schrauben, 16, of Fowler drowned in Houghton Lake while swimming off Long Point July 4, his loss became the latest in a long line of drownings spanning back to the 1940s. More...

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News

ROTARIANS OF THE YEAR

Rotary Club of Houghton Lake Rotarians Kim Akin and Koreen Pray were recently named “Rotarians of the Year” by 2011-12 Rotary President Anita Sheppard. More...

Denton discusses extension, recycling relationship with Waste Management

Denton Township board members (Trustee Gary Williams was absent) continued their discussion of a contract expansion including a recycling contract with Waste Management at their Aug. 1 meeting.  More...

RCRC approves road agreement for Townline Road

During the Roscommon County Road Commission meeting on July 26, the board approved a local road agreement for Denton Township.  According to RCRC board minutes, the agreement is for the improvement of Townline Rd. More...

Editorial

Awareness needed

Our Opinion

Unfortunately it took the drowning of a 16-year-old Fowler boy to bring about a renewed awareness of the sandsucker holes on Houghton Lake.  Years ago, sandsucker holes were a well-known hazard of the lake. More...

Consider your achievements, assistance

Are you a self-made person, or did the government place a silver spoon in your mouth? That is the question.  More...

CTC will not go away; will see issue on ballot

Guest Opinion

There should be a three strikes and you’re out rule for our county commissioners and their lawyers. For a second time they have found out that the information that they gave to the Citizens for Township Consolidation is not correct.  More...

Outdoors

Pedal to the Shore takes riders 100 miles

Greg Robinson of Houghton Lake and several of his bike riding friends participated in the 12th annual Pedal to the Shore 100-mile cycling event July 27-28 at Houghton Lake.  “We had 15 riders this year,” Robinson said.  More...

Conservation Expo, silent auction set for Aug. 18

The annual Conservation Expo and silent auction will take place Aug. 18 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

HLLA taking part in Conservation Expo

The Houghton Lake Lake Association, along with Oldsmobile Outdoor Club, the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club and the Roscommon/Crawford Conservation District, will again participate in the Conservation Expo and Silent Auction Aug. More...

Happenings

Construction begins

Officials break ground on Trestle Park

Denton Township officials and supporters of the future Trestle Park posed with antique tools – including picks and shovels – for a groundbreaking photograph Aug. 6 at the site. More...

Picnic completes library’s summer reading program

Readers gathered at the Houghton Lake Public Library for its summer reading Grand Finale Picnic for a final celebration of reading accomplishments Aug. 4.  More...

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY

Lions Club President Marc Milburn (right) and Lions Highway Clean-up Committee Chairman Terry Parker recently cleaned up litter on a two-mile stretch of I-75, starting from the M-55 exit ramp, Pruden More...

Education

Meyer receives Fulbright award

Alyssa Meyer, a 2011 alumna of Michigan State University and a 2007 Houghton Lake High School graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship, the United States Department of State and the J. More...

Sherwood completes ‘student trooper school’

Houghton Lake High School senior Amanda Sherwood recently spent one week doing push-ups and sit-ups, running up stairs and learning how to shoot a pistol at the Michigan State Police Law Enforcement Academy, commonly called “student trooper sch More...

Two earn degrees from Northern Michigan in May

Two area students recently received bachelor’s degrees from Northern Michigan University.  Earning Bachelor of Science degrees from NMU last May were Frank Kalinowski of Houghton Lake, who earned a degree in history with magna cum laude ho More...

Breaking News - 8/13/2012 7:24 AM

Update: Names released in two Saturday fatal accidents - Free Access

Sunday Update: Police have identified the victims in the two fatal accidents Saturday in Roscommon County. More...

Stevenson tops Bendily, to face Gouin

Republican Michelle Stevenson will face Democrat Deborah Gouin in November in the race for Roscommon County Clerk/Register of Deeds.  Stevenson beat challenger Phil Bendily in the primary, 2,195-976, while Gouin did not face opposition. More...

St. Helen ATV Jamboree starts Friday

ATV Jamboree Coordinator Jim Lyttle is hoping this weekend’s jamboree has good weather and lots of ATV enthusiasts ready to have fun at the event on Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

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

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of June 1 through 30:  Michigan State Police  Driving with a suspended/revoked license, first offense: Valerie L. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

RMS volleyball sets practice start

The first day of practice for 7th and 8th grade Roscommon Middle School volleyball will be Aug. 27 at Roscommon High School.  Both 7th and 8th graders will practice at RHS from 6 to 7:30 p.m. that day. More...

Aces recorded at Ye Olde

Two hole-in-ones were recently recorded at Ye Olde Country Club, Roscommon.  Laurie Granlund aced hole three on Aug. 4. She used a 5-wood to record the shot on the 135-yard hole. More...

Bowling workshop set for Aug. 16

The Houghton Lake USBC Women’s Bowling Association will hold its fall membership meeting and secretary’s workshop Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at Goodyear Lanes, Houghton Lake.   More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Take note’ of sand sucker holes, boy’s mother writes

My son was the 16 year old that drowned in Houghton Lake on July 4. First of all, his name was Stephen Schrauben. More...

DNR predisposed to eliminating Cut River Dam

Despite the Department of Natural Resource’s promise, on July 28 at Roscommon High School, to conduct an unbiased study regarding the removal of the Cut River Dam at Higgins Lake, it appears they have already made their determination. More...

Way to go, DNR

Kudos to the DNR. I recently (July 20) took a canoe trip on the AuSable River with my family. We passed through the Mason Tract area. While visiting the Mason Chapel itself, I noticed that a tree had fallen, destroying about one third of the dock. More...

Religion & Family

Calvarymen Quartet to sing Sunday at Markey Church

The music of the Calvarymen Quartet will be featured at Markey Community Baptist Church Sunday.  The quartet will be providing all of the music at the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. More...

Dinner, show to benefit Doug, Sue Lazell

A benefit dinner and variety show is planned for Aug. 14 to assist Doug and Sue Lazell. The event will take place at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, 7059 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55).  More...

Messiah Lutheran rummage sale Aug.11

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community rummage sale Aug. 11.  The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m, at the church. Call 275-8820.   More...

Law Enforcement

Sheriff’s department seeking assistance in identifying suspect

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a complaint in which a citizen’s financial accounts were compromised.  ATM cards connected to the account were subsequently used to withdraw money.  Thus far in the investig More...

Party complaint leads to MIP, other arrests

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Roscommon Township home early Monday morning on a complaint of a loud party.  Officers approached the home on Broken Arrow Trail at about 3 a.m. More...

Two charged with drag racing

Two Laingsburg men were charged with drag racing on the evening of Aug. 4 after being pulled over by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 8:50 p.m. in Denton Township.  More...

Features

HLAHS Village Days

Old Fashioned Fun

CLOSE ENOUGH? (Left) Village Days’ Barber Bill Steeby checks with Katlyn Long, 10, of Stow, OH to make sure she is satisfied with her “shave” during Village Days Saturday. More...

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