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Conservation Expo Saturday at AuSable River Center

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District will host its eighth annual Conservation Expo on Sept. 28 at the AuSable River Center, Roscommon, from 10 a.m. More...

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‘FALLING INTO WELLNESS’ AT TRESTLE PARK

(Left to right) Lisa Dust, a Ferris State University nursing student working for the Central Michigan District Health Department, watches as Carol Mareci of Houghton Lake does a little one-arm hula-hooping during the CMDHD Fall into Wellness event at More...

‘Stuff the Bus’ a success, organizers report

According to organizers, the Stuff the Bus event held Aug. 29 and 30 was a success.  St. Vincent de Paul of Prudenville and members from the Houghton Lake Rotary Club collected schools supplies for the local school districts.  More...

OLLRCS collecting labels for educational merchandise

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School is having a Labels/ UPC/Caps race between the classrooms.  Last year, students were able to collect 55,790 points which turned into educational merchandise for the school. More...

Business

MEDC launches redesigned website

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, www.MichiganBusiness.org, which offers enhanced features to help Michigan businesses and out-of-state firms exploring growth opportunities to ex More...

Four celebrate 60 years of service at Springs Window Fashions, Grayling

Leaders at Springs Window Fashions, Grayling, presented service awards at a plant-wide meeting Sept. 18 to four associates – two of them from Roscommon – for a combined total of 60 years.  More...

UIA unavailable until Oct. 1

In an effort to increase the level of service provided to its customers, the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) will be implementing the second phase of its system-wide computer upgrade. More...

Outdoors

SUCCESSFUL YOUTH HUNTERS

(Left to right) Jennifer Tussey, 12, and Emma Tussey, 13, shot these two deer while hunting in Markey Township Sunday during the youth deer hunt.  More...

TWO DEER FOR TWO BROTHERS

Brothers Tyler, 9, (left) and Mitchell, 11, Chludil of Houghton Lake took two deer over the Youth Hunt weekend Sept. 21 and 22. More...

HER FOURTH BUCK

Jessie Tyo, 15, of Houghton Lake, bagged this spikehorn Sunday evening while hunting with her grandfather George Corlew during the special youth deer hunt. The buck was 85 yards out when she shot it in the heart using a .243. More...

Happenings

ALL STUFFIES WELCOME

Youth Services Librarian Laurie Chudzinski of the Houghton Lake Public Library, pictured at last year’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover reading a Berenstain Bears book, is encouraging children to drop off their stuffed animals for an overnight stay at More...

Does president to visit Houghton-Higgins Drove #149

The 93rd Supreme President of the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Does of the United States of America Esther Fister-Palmer will visit the Houghton- Higgins Drove #149 Oct. 1-4.  More...

UNITED WAY HELPS BRING BOOKS

Roscommon County United Way (RCUW) Director Nicolette Tapert (left) presented Deb Roszyk of Roscommon County Literacy Council with a $250 check recently. More...

Lake board mulling whole lake treatment

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board is considering a whole lake treatment to control the growth of Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) after receiving a report on the 2013 aquatic plant control program during its regular meeting at the Lake Township Hall Sep More...

Sutika new HLCS board president

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education is under new leadership.  At the board’s Sept. 23 meeting, President Dan McGregor announced he is stepping down as board leader.  More...

ENJOYING THE SUN

A collection of glistening metal shines during a brief period of sunshine at the Pumpkin Run Car Show in the Houghton Lake Walmart parking lot Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court

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

St. Helen man charged with sex crimes against a relative

A St. Helen man demanded preliminary examination in 82nd District Court Sept. 20 on criminal sexual conduct charges in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred with a relative.  More...

Blood drive surpasses goal

A Red Cross blood drive conducted at St. John Lutheran Church at Houghton Lake surpassed its goal of 51 units by producing 56 units of blood Sept. More...

Sports

BULLS AND BARRELS

Rodeo bull fighter John Bygden of Alpena stays about half a step ahead of about 1,200 pounds of ticked off beef during a recent rodeo show at the Triple D Ranch in Markey Township. The Triple D will hold a benefit rodeo on Sept. More...

Bobcats notch 13th win with 4-2 win over McBain NMC Comets

Houghton Lake picked up its second win in as many nights on Tuesday when they beat visiting McBain Northern Michigan Christian, 4-2, at Bobcat Stadium.  Coach Scott Bockelman said his ’Cats “started out sluggish and repeatedly kept g More...

Bucks return from Harbor Light with loss

A lone first-half goal by Harbor Light Christian led to a 1-0 defeat by the Swordsmen for the Roscommon High School varsity soccer squad Tuesday night in Harbor Springs.  Coach John Sinnaeve said the game “started out with both teams testi More...

Editorial

When God-talk by kids is protected speech

If you ask a class of 5th graders to write about someone they “look up to,” don’t be shocked when at least one of them decides to write about God.  That’s exactly what happened in Millington, Tennessee earlier this month More...

Requirement makes sense

The Michigan Senate last week approved legislation that would require a community service component to some citizens receiving public assistance.  Senate Bill 276 would enact into law the ability of the Department of Human Services (DHS) to requ More...

Veterans encouraged to review benefits

I had the privilege and honor of accompanying a World War II veteran on this week’s U.P. Honor Flight mission to Washington, D.C. Being a part of this flight was a tremendous experience I will never forget.  More...

Religion & Family

Gonzaleses to celebrate 30 years of marriage

Ralph and Violet Esther (Fowler) Gonzales of Prudenville will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Oct. 1.  Married in 1983 in Las Vegas, NV, the couple plans to travel to Grand Rapids to see the Art Prize competition.  More...

Boy Scout fundraiser Sept. 30

The Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will be hosting the annual Boy Scout breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 30. More...

PORTRAIT OF FAMILY FUN

The family of Pastor Bill Winter (left) poses for a pic- ture by Barb McIntyre (right) during St. John Lutheran Church’s first Family Fun Fest at the church garden on Reserve Road Saturday.  More...

Education

Multi-tasking…the way of education today

Second graders in Mrs. Anjanette Rusmisel’s class at<  More...

Fourth graders compare/contrast elementary and middle school

Fourth grade students all around Michigan are working More...

Argument, rebuttal and conclusion

The following essays were composed on Sept. 18 More...

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