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Bobcats, Bucks meet Friday for 69th contest

The Houghton Lake High School varsity football squad will look to win its fifth straight game against rival Roscommon when the two meet tomorrow (Friday) night in Roscommon.  Houghton Lake has won the last four meetings and leads the all-time se More...

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News

Randall’s ‘Light Six’ continues his love of all things Chevy

In its first Houghton Lake appearance, a 1914 Chevrolet “Light Six” owned by Pinky Randall of Houghton Lake won “Best of Show” in the 2012 Pumpkin Run Sept. 23 that was interrupted from time to time with rain.  More...

Randall’s 1914 roadster wins ‘Best of Show’ at Pumpkin Run

The 15th annual Pumpkin Run attracted a hardy crowd the weekend of Sept. 21-23, as sporadic rain drenched the Walmart parking lot.  “It was terrible when we left the house,” Suzanne Wallace of Dearborn said Saturday.  More...

Lighting proposals under review at Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake Community Schools Operations Manager John Earley reported to the board of education Monday on the process of a district-wide lighting upgrade.  More...

Editorial

Chance to cheer

When Houghton Lake and Roscommon take to the football field for the 69th time Friday night, a rivalry that dates back to 1947 will be at front and center.  More...

Homecoming prank takes a positive turn

This Friday while you may be at a football game or watching TV, think of  Whitney Kropp.  The name may not be familiar, but her situation unfortunately is.  Earlier this month the16-year-old was unwittingly named to the homecoming cour More...

Achievement gap focus may penalize districts

Guest Opinion

Northville Public Schools boasts some of the highest-achieving schools in the state. More...

Outdoors

DOUBLING DOWN WITH DAD

Carter Eddy, 10, (above) and his sister Logan, 13, (above, right) both bagged bucks while hunting on private land near Marion with their father David Eddy on the morning of Sept. More...

YOUTH HUNT PIEBALD

Not only did Drew Kubiak, 13, harvest his first deer during the annual Michigan Youth Hunt, he also bagged a rare piebald buck. More...

PERFECT SHOT

Kollin Gosney, 10, of Houghton Lake bagged his first buck while hunting with his father Ken on private land near Harrison on Sept. 22 during the annual Michigan Youth Hunt. More...

Happenings

SENIOR FASHIONISTAS

The Houghton Lake Senior Center held its Fall-Winter Fashion Show Sept. 24. More...

NEW MEMBERS

The Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge 1982 initiated new members Aug. 23. Exalted Ruler David Quimby said they expect about six more members by the end of this month. More...

MODEL FOR FALL

(Right) Sue Weir models clothing provided by Sandbar Designs, Roscommon, during the Houghton Lake Senior Center Fall-Winter Fashion Show Monday. More...

No layoffs suggested at RAPS

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education recommended no further teacher layoffs for this school year during their regular meeting at the school board office in Roscommon Sept. 19.  More...

WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

Dave Watson of DJ Concrete, Midland, applies cultured stone to pillars of the walking bridge at Denton Township’s Trestle Park Sept. 21. More...

Richfield approves special assessment

The Richfield Township board approved a special assessment on Sept. 25 that will collect a little over $15,000 for the township’s public safety department. The increase in taxes will be seen on winter taxes collected in April.  More...

Wellington Farm Park features ‘Buck’ theme corn maze

Pilots flying near Military Road in Grayling may get excited about seeing a huge buck taking residence in a corn field at Wellington Farm Park.  This larger than life buck is part of Wellington Farm’s corn maze design that covers about fou 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bobcats upend Beavers in five sets

The Houghton Lake High School varsity volleyball team earned its first Jack Pine Conference victory after defeating Beaverton 3-2 Sept. More...

Eighth grade Bucks tie in battle of unbeatens

The undefeated Roscommon 8th grade football squad battled to a 14-14 tie with undefeated Meridian during youth football action at Meridian Sept. More...

Jaguars win two at home

In their first home games of the season Saturday, the Houghton Lake Jaguars picked up two wins and a tie against visting Gladwin. The 7th grade squad beat Gladwin, 24-6, while the 3rd/4th Team 1 beat Gladwin 1, 19-6. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rendon ‘right choice now’

Bruce Rendon and I are both former contractors from Missaukee county. We worked on numerous jobs together. I preceded Bruce as the president of the Northwest Michigan Home Builders Association.  More...

‘Accepted role as abused wife’

More killings of innocent people, because Islam has been insulted. Islam has convinced the world it is our fault that they kill innocent people. More...

Religion & Family

Krohn, Fullmer wed in June

Rachel Krohn, daughter of Michael and Roxanne Krohn, and Todd Fullmer, son of Luanne Benz and Norm Fullmer, were united in marriage June 23, 2012.  Officiated by the Rev. More...

SURPASSED GOAL

(Above) The team of (left to right) Chevelle Hendershott, Noah Dummer, Carrie Hendershott, Holley Hendershott and Jennifer Dummer walked 5.5 miles in the CROP Walk Sept. More...

Kelly celebrates 91st birthday

Arta Kelly of Houghton Lake was honored on the occasion of her 91st birthday Sept. 15 at her son, Larry’s home, where family and friends came to remember funny and sad times.  She and Ed Kelly were united in marriage Oct. 30, 1943. More...

Education

BAND BROTHERS

Houghton Lake High School Band Director Sandi Ahlers (left) and Drum Major Cassie Deamud were joined at the Bobcat football game Sept. More...

Kirtland to host ‘College Night’ Oct. 10

Kirtland Community College is hosting a college night on Oct. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be approximately 40 colleges and universities on hand to provide information to people interested in attending college next fall.  More...

PREPARING FOR BAND REVIEW

Houghton Lake High School senior Jessie Martens (far right) tosses her flag during the HLHS Marching Band’s halftime show Sept. 21 at the Houghton Lake varsity football game versus Meridian. More...

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