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‘Focus School’ designation rankles parents

As the beginning of the 2012-13 school year approaches, some parents in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district have questions about a new ranking among Michigan schools.  More...

Roscommon teachers may leave MEA, ‘local’ union proposed

Members of the Roscommon Education Association will soon be voting on whether or not to terminate their relationship with the Michigan Education Association.  More...

Roscommon AuSable Riverfest this weekend

This year’s Roscommon AuSable Riverfest will feature many of the events of the past and several new activities as the festival is under new direction.  This year the festival which is being held Aug. More...

Special Sections

News

AUTOMATIC CPR

Firefighter/EMT and president of the Markey Township Firefighters Association Larry Foster demonstrates his department’s new Lucas 2 automatic CPR machine at the annual chicken roast Aug. 11. More...

Trash pick-up, recycling bids being reviewed in Gerrish

Gerrish Township officials Aug. More...

Grant approval means St. Helen Fishing Pier closer to completion

Now that Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation authorizing nearly $38 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants, 99 recreation and land acquisition projects including the St. Helen Fishing Pier can move forward.  More...

Business

Roscommon’s Hilltop opens unique hospice unit

Hilltop Manor Health Care Center in Roscommon officially opened its new Serenity Place Hospice Unit during an open house Aug. 9. More...

Cabela’s plans Saginaw store

Cabela’s Inc. announced recently plans to bring the unique Cabela’s shopping experience to Saginaw.  More...

Swales Owner of Pifer and Morford

  Pifer and Morford Heating and Cooling has been serving the heating and cooling needs of Houghton Lake since 1946. Michelle and Tim Swales are the new owners and operators of Pifer and Morford Heating and Cooling. More...

Letters to the Editor

Officials should address dangerous intersection

I live at 4022 Towerhill Road. At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, I was awoken by yet another accident at the corner of Towerhill and Emery Roads. More...

County not responsible for proposal

In answer to the “Citizens for Township Consolidation” (CTC): It is not the responsibility of the county commissioners or the county attorneys to rewrite or reword any proposal submitted. More...

Obama quote deceiving

“I am a Christian” was the response from Barack Obama when journalist Kathleen Falsani asked Mr. More...

Health

MidMichigan Health receives ACS Five Star Awards

MidMichigan Health has once again earned the prestigious Five Star Investor and Community Investor awards from the American Cancer Society’s Great Lakes Division, Inc., Workplace Solutions program. More...

Michigan Blood named exclusive provider for WBRMC

Michigan Blood has been named as the exclusive provider of blood components for West Branch Regional Medical Center as of July 1.  More...

AIR AMBULANCE

LifeNet helicopter nurse Kevin Moffit of Weidman talks with Susan Sweeten of Houghton Lake at the “Know Your Numbers Wellness Fair” Aug. 7 at Mid- Michigan Health Park, Houghton Lake. More...

Happenings

Fun in the Mud

St. Helen ORV Jamboree

SO MUCH MUD Hundreds of people gathered across from the Richfield Township Park on Aug. 11 for the annual St. Helen ORV Jamboree mud bog. More...

‘Movie in the Park’ shown under clear skies

Saturday morning’s inclement weather cleared in time for Roscommon Township‘ s third annual “Movie in the Park.” This year the township presented “The Lorax” as its free movie offering.  More...

Forgotten Eagles ride through rain to Houghton Lake VFW ceremony

Members of VFW Post 4034, Houghton Lake, welcomed the Forgotten Eagles motorcycle riders Aug. 10 on their 9th annul Ride Around Michigan. More...

Breaking News - 8/20/2012 4:10 PM

RCRC Commissioner R. Bill Ancel dies - Free Access

Lifelong Houghton Lake resident and Roscommon County Road Commissioner Roger William “Bill” Ancel, 73, of Houghton Lake died Aug. 18, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. More...

JUST HAVING FUN

Although he didn’t make it through the entire length of the mud bog, Brandon Stinger, who participated in the modified class of the St. More...

‘Focus Schools’ a waiver to No Child Left Behind

According to an Aug. More...

Motorcyclist killed in Saturday accident

A Sault Ste. Marie man was killed Saturday morning at about 10 a.m. More...

Conservation Expo Saturday

The annual Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District Conservation Expo will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse.  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

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bobcat Boosters seeking members

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster Board met Monday and presented its new officers.  The new president is Heidi Sura, after long-time president Vicki Burnside stepped down.  Serving as vice-president is Rae Adair and serving as treasurer is L More...

PROTECTING SMILES

Houghton Lake High School football players and staff from Houghton Lake Dental Association pose with the mouthguards donated by Dr. Joseph Hood. More...

CUSTOM FIT

(Right) Dr. Hood takes an impression of Houghton Lake football player Todd DeLisle’s teeth for his custom mouthguard. More...

Editorial

Fix teacher pensions right way

Guest Opinion

The Michigan House and Senate each passed bills that make substantial reforms to Michigan’s school employee pension system, the largest government pension fund in the state, but could not come to an agreement in June before breaking for summer More...

More to Olympics than fantastic athletics

Watching the London 2012 Olympics, viewers saw many athletic highlights that will be remembered – the accomplishments of South African runner Oscar Pistorius, dubbed the “blade runner,” American swimmer Michael Phelps, now the most More...

Consolidation has history in Indiana

The burning question of consolidation has been around for a long time. It is a tough issue to deal with.  Four townships in Roscommon County -- Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon -- are part of this issue. More...

Outdoors

DNR invites input on forest plan for Roscommon County

The Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Sept. More...

Fishing derby, Hooked for Life draw 20 participants

The second annual Korbinski’s Fishing Derby was held Saturday and Sunday. More...

17 INCH BASS

Mira Mitchell, 6 of Belmont “used a worm” to catch this 17-inch, 2.5 pound bass on Houghton Lake on Aug. 5. More...

Religion & Family

Milburn gets Distinguished Service Award

Marc J. Milburn of Houghton Lake was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his service by Marine Corps League Northern Zone Vice-commander Raymond R. Rayl. More...

BEFORE AND AFTER

(Above) Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology student Carrie McCulloch (who graduated the day after this photo was taken) braids Krystal Chupp’s hair Aug. More...

Williams to celebrate 60 years of marriage

David and Helen Williams of Roscommon, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 30.  Married in 1952, in Detroit, the Williams were married at St. More...

Education

GETTING READY TO STUFF THE BUS

St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, Prudenville, and the Houghton Lake Rotary Club will be sponsoring a stuff-the-bus event Aug. 30 and 31 in the Houghton Lake Wal-Mart parking lot from 10 a.m. More...

CHA looks to students for suggestions at ‘kid’s forum’

Charlton Heston Academy Superintendent Dave Patterson opened the kid’s forum on Aug. More...

Immunizations part of backto school routine

Summer is starting to wind down and it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for the 2012-2013 school year.  Immunizations are just one of the many things to think about, especially if your child is entering kindergarten, 6th grade More...

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