June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

HAPPY GRADUATES

Houghton Lake High School seniors (left to right) Deanna Holmes, Jordan Chrispell, Nicole Outman, Megan Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson and Hannah Leedy were among the 97 graduates to take part in commencem More...

South Higgins Lake State Park Car Show Sunday

The seventh annual South Higgins Lake State Park Classic Car and Motorcycle Show will be held on June 9 in the parking lot east of the park’s boat launch area.  More...

Special Sections

News

Lawsuit against RAPS, Erickson dismissed

A civil lawsuit filed earlier this year in 34th Circuit Court by former Roscommon Elementary School teacher Karen LaFramboise against the Roscommon Area Public Schools district and others has been dismissed.  More...

SIGN DAMAGE

Denton Township Police Officer Kelly Pratt (left) photographs the scene of a two-car accident that occurred at about 2 p.m. May 31 on M-55. A car driven by Teresa J. More...

St. Helen man charged following domestic assault

A St. Helen man is facing charges in 82nd District Court in connection with a domestic assault incident that occurred May 27.  Jody W. More...

Business

Houghton Lake woman ‘Alumni of the Year’

Today’s challenging world of work demands strategic thinking and adaptability. It is a world where people need to change careers based on the marketplace. More...

MICHIGAN’S OTHER GREAT LAKES

Linda Tuck, executive director of the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, displays the inaugural edition of the Roscommon County tourism guide. More...

Editorial

Common water

Our Opinion

What’s the impact of 200 years of development on the water quality of Higgins Lake?  More...

Go fishing

This weekend is “Free Fishing Weekend” in Michigan, two days when people can cast a fishing line without possessing a valid fishing license.  More...

The Supreme Court’s self-created quagmire

When the U.S. Supreme Court declared legislative prayers constitutional 30 years ago, the justices sent a convoluted message to legislatures, city councils and other government bodies:  More...

Outdoors

Data collection by canoe

A group of researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan were on the Cut River May 23 and 24 to gather data on both the hydrology and ecology of the stream. More...

JUNIOR ARCHERS END SEASON WITH TOURNAMENT

The Houghton Lake Sportsman’s Club after-school Junior Archery League had their final tournament of the year (and pizza party) on May 13. More...

DNR makes it easier to find family friendly fishing locations

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced a new section of its web site that will help inexperienced anglers find great spots to go fishing in Michigan. More...

Happenings

POST-IT POP-UP PALOOZA

(Left) Valerie (left) and Grace Labonte of Roscommon work on a Post-it note owl reading a book, known as “Freddy the Library Owl,” on a front window of the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

Mercy Hospital starting Stroke Support Group

Mercy Hospital Grayling is kicking off a Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors and their support persons with their first meeting this month on June 17.  More...

Veterans association to host second annual fundraiser

The Roscommon County Veterans Association will host its second annual fundraiser on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Elderly Markey couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide pact

In an apparent suicide pact, an elderly Markey Township couple was found dead the morning of June 4.  More...

RAPS moving administrative offices to RMS

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to move the school district’s administrative offices from the current site in the village of Roscommon to Roscommon Middle School during a special meeting on the morning of June 5.  More...

RADL to break ground on new building Friday

The Roscommon Area District Library Board of Trustees will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new library building tomorrow (Friday, June 7) at 1 p.m.  The ceremony will be held at 106 Lake Street, the site of the future Roscommon Area Distr 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...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 6:   More...

82nd District Court Magistrate

Magistrate Sherry Blaisus of the 82nd District Court assessed fines to the following during the period of April 1 through 30:  Department of Natural Resources  Keeping and undersized fish: Phillip B. More...

Sports

Hallett, Connett advance to golf Regionals

Despite the Houghton Lake High School varsity golf team not advancing as a team to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Regional competition, two Bobcats will represent HLHS at the Regional.  Bobcat junior Trevor Hallett and freshman Ri More...

Weather forces tie in women’s league

Severe weather caused one game of the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League’s May 30 games to end in a tie.  The game between Long Branch/ T&M Services and Navigator Wireline was tied at 10-all heading into the bottom o More...

Three-way logjam in men’s league

Through five weeks of play there is a three-way logjam in the standings of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League.  Atop the standings with 5-0 records are 5 Star Detail, Budweiser and Limberlost Lounge.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Denton ordinances should be enforced

Does Denton Township know how to enforce their ordinances? The Michigan State legislature gives townships in Michigan the right under MCLA 41.181 to establish ordinances and also the power to enforce them. More...

Dems ‘fed up with continual attacks’ on Obama

Distort the truth, tell a lie enough times and people will begin to believe you, is the method of operation by a group of right wing radical Republicans.  More...

Departments coordinated ‘flawless precision escort’ for club

On May 25, the Houghton Lake Loyal Riders M/C conducted a memorial ride to St. Helen. The following law enforcement departments coordinated a flawless precision escort the entire way without incident for the 97 participants.  More...

Religion & Family

Bettses celebrate 50th anniversary

Joseph and Beverly Betts of Houghton Lake will celebrate 50 years of marriage on June 8.  More...

‘RELAY REGGIE’

Carolyn Holland (right) receives $20 from her sister-inlaw, Joyce Holland May, 31 to rid her lawn of “Relay Reggie,” the handsome windsock dude in the striped purple shorts standing on a More...

‘Tell it on the Mountain’ during St. John VBS June 24-28

“Tell it on the Mountain” will be the theme of a Vacation Bible School planned at St. John Lutheran Church from June 24-28.  The VBS is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. More...

Education

National Ag Week marked by Farm Bureau

The Promotion and Education Committee of Missaukee County Farm Bureau reports it had an exciting National Agriculture Week this past March.  More...

FIRST CLASS HLUMC PRESCHOOL

The inaugural class at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church Preschool graduated in a May 31 ceremony at the church. More...

SAFETY DAY AT RES

Gerrish Township Police Sgt. Greg Patchin chooses another student with a question about safety in the water or in the woods during Safety Day June 4. This class consisted of second graders from Mrs. More...

Features

Bulls and Barrels

The second event in the Triple D Ranch Spring Jackpot Series was held at the ranch in Markey Township Saturday, with spectators enjoying a free rodeo show and the top riders walking away with prize money.  More...

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