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HLCS budget $1.1 million smaller for 2013-14

In a brief special meeting June 27 following a budget hearing, the Houghton Lake Board of Education approved a $13.8 million budget for 2013-14. The budget is about $1.1 million smaller than last year’s budget.  More...

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News

Officials hope to tackle swimmer’s itch problem

Higgins Lake Property Owners Association President Pat Springstead said when State Rep. More...

Fire Marshal urges fireworks safety

With the summer season well underway, State Fire Marshal Richard Miller today urges consumers to use extreme caution when using any type of fireworks especially the more powerful fireworks such as firecrackers, and consumergrade devices such as bottl More...

Two accidents occur at nearly same location

An accident involving an ORV the evening of June 29 was followed by a bicycle-car accident in almost the same location a short time later.  More...

Editorial

The Freedom to celebrate

Our Opinion

Today marks 237 years since the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.  More...

July 11, 1957

Parade, Canoe Races, Fireworks In Roscommon

The GHHS Band, led by flag bearers and color guard from the American Legion, heads the procession in the parade in Roscommon on the 4th of July. More...

Great Lakes Restoration Bill aims to protect precious resource

Guest Opinion

We in Michigan know that the Great Lakes are a magnificent resource and unique in all the world. These water bodies, formed during the last ten thousand years, are the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. More...

Outdoors

Wild Ride for Virginia

“I love the bull riding, I’m for the bulls,” said Virginia Rabaut, 92, of Harper Woods as she prepared for the start of a bull riding show put on in her honor at the Triple D Ranch in Markey Township.  More...

An Afternoon in June

Logan Stogiera, 4, waits patiently as his grandfather Dick Pedersen baits his hook on the fishing pier at Lakeview Waterfront Park in Roscommon Township the afternoon of June 26. More...

A Gift to the Generations

There are gifts that can be said to “keep on giving,” but very few will have (pound for pound) as much benefit for both the environment and coming generations of residents and visitors as the gift of wetland property recently given to the More...

Law Enforcement

Two arrested for marijuana during MSP traffic stop

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested two West Branch residents after they were found to be in possession of illegal marijuana during a traffic stop on June 29.  More...

Education

SPECIAL EDUCATION IPADS

Students from Jan Morgenstern’s Resource Room at Houghton Lake Community Schools will have new iPads to use when they return to school this fall, thanks to a $900 grant from the Houghton Lake E More...

Houghton Lake Middle School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Houghton Lake Middle School honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2012-2013 school year.  4th Grade All A Honor Roll  Kaden Bailey, Macy Bisballe, Jacob Hamp, Blake Lambertson, Sean Patti, More...

Genealogical society hosting sales to benefit research center

The Roscommon County Genealogical Society will hold its annual rummage sale July 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Features

Coming back to the track

“When the race track is good, it brings in a lot more racers, and the more racers there are, the more fans are in the stands.”  More...

Plenty planned for Fourth

Over the course of four days, Roscommon County will host a variety of events from fireworks to parades to fly-ins celebrating America’s Independence.  July 4  More...

‘Widowed’ World War II bride made a ‘grateful’ life in the U.S.

Jelena “Helen” Popovich has a deep appreciation for the United States of America.  Having turned 90 June 28, she has lived through World War II, being informed – erroneously – that her husband was killed as well as a trea More...

County receives $175,000 MSHDA grant

Roscommon County Housing Commission Director Pat Marshall believes the backing of State Rep. Bruce Rendon and Sen. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 21:  Shauna L. Blackmun, 33, Prudenville, stood mute to three counts of probation violation and a hearing was scheduled.  More...

Sports

Daggett captures feature in Merritt Sprints on Dirt action

Despite heavy rain the night before, the weather cleared and the Sprints on Dirt (SOD) were able to take to the track at Merritt Speedway on June 29.  The night got underway with a short lap session for all of the support divisions followed by t More...

Limberlost keeps rolling; 5 Star one game back

The defending Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League champion, Limberlost Lounge, continued their hot streak as they improved to 9-0 on the season after defeating Budweiser 17-5 on July 1.  More...

LONG RIDE AHEAD

Peter Chmelar, 70, of Midland, pauses for a photo on the shoulder of Old 27 at Houghton Lake June 28 during the first day of a summer bike ride he is taking to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and back. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Park’ would have been in ‘best interest’

The recent sale of lakefront property known as Oak Avenue, Whittington Park, sold by Gerrish Township was essentially a sham sheltered in lawyer speak of “nonconforming” property. More...

‘Primary basic human instinct’

All human beings with beating heart and warm blood, usually have at least one eyeball. Upon making contact an immediate shared connection is apparent. More...

Religion & Family

Sabin, Hartman plan fall wedding

David and Sherry Sabin of Grayling, and Dale and Mary Jane Hartman of Higgins Lake, announce the engagement of their children, Samara Sabin and Jason Hartman, both of Higgins Lake.  More...

‘Kingdom Rock’ VBS planned July 8-11

Kingdom Rock will be hosted at St. Michael Catholic Church in Roscommon from July 8 to 11.  More...

Ziebell, Farner name daughter Breann

Nicole Ziebell and Virgil Farner of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Breann Annette.   Born June 21, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

Happenings

Mikenauk Chorale ‘Lets Freedom Sing!’

Students from the Charlton Heston Academy under the direction of CHA music teacher Candyce Peterson sang “God Bless America” with the Mikenauk Chorale during the June 30 “Let Freedo More...

HLPL Summer Reading Program continues through July 27

Summer reading continues at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

‘GOLD RUSH’ AT FIRST BAPTIST

First Baptist Church of Prudenville held its Vacation Bible School, “Gold Rush,” June 24 -28. More...

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