June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County transfers community centers to COA pending inspections

Pending an inspection of each building, Roscommon County will be transferring ownership of the three community senior centers to the Roscommon County Commission on Aging. The centers which include the Houghton Lake, Roscommon and St. More...

Pedestrian struck May 25 by vehicle dies

An 18-year-old Houghton Lake girl who was struck by a vehicle while walking on Federal Avenue May 25 died of her injuries at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw on May 29.  More...

CLASS OF 2014

The Houghton Lake High School Class of 2014 celebrates commencement June 1 with the traditional throwing of the mortarboards. The class consisted of 95 graduates, including six exchange students. More...

Special Sections

News

County supports demo of Camp Nokomis

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners extended its support of removing all Department of Natural Resources structures at the Camp Nokomis site to open up the land.  Vice-Chair Marc Milburn (District 4) said during a May 29 work session tha More...

Consumers Energy cutting ribbon on its new West Branch center

Consumers Energy will celebrate completion of its $10.3 million, 29,000 square-foot service center located at 4100 West M-76 in West Branch June 6.  A ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. and tours of the building from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health CEO to retire

Greg Paffhouse recently announced that he will retire early next spring from his post of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health CEO.  More...

Sports

Bobcats lose District battle to Vikings in shoot-out

The Houghton Lake and Grayling varsity soccer teams squared off May 29 for a District semifinal game at Roscommon High School, and after playing to a 1-1 tie in regulation, two overtime periods and a shootout, it was the Vikings that came out on top More...

Bobcats advance to District baseball finals, lose to W-P

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team played for a District title last Friday but fell to Whittemore-Prescott in the championship game, 7-0.  More...

Girls unable to medal at States; Meridian boys win Div. 3 title

None of the Roscommon County athletes competing in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State Track Meet at Comstock Park last Saturday were able to come home with a medal.  More...

Editorial

In higher education, Low tolerance for free speech

Daniel Harper, a student at Cameron University in Oklahoma, is the latest victim of the censorship pandemic currently infecting America’s colleges and universities.  More...

Perfect opportunity

This weekend is a perfect opportunity to get outdoors.  More...

Michigan’s tourism industry gives back to state parks

We face a barrage of news stories about government dysfunction and corporate greed. The sad fact is negative news sells and tends to push good news out of the spotlight. More...

Outdoors

State Park Explorer Program begins at North Higgins Saturday

The State Park Explorer Program will begin at the North Higgins Lake State Park this weekend.  More...

Kaniszewski, Seiferlein take first at tour’s Houghton Lake stop

“That lake was on fire!” That is how Ernie Plant, tournament director of the Saginaw Bay Walleye Club’s Michigan Walleye Tour characterized the fishing on Houghton Lake during the tour’s Houghton Lake Qualifying Tournament hel More...

Anglers encouraged to monitor bait to spot juvenile Asian carp

The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers to monitor their live bait purchases to look for juvenile Asian carp.  More...

Happenings

Cancer survivors asked to attend events prior to Relay

Cancer survivors who live in Roscommon County and the surrounding area will be the guests of honor at the 2014 Relay For Life of Roscommon County June 21-22 at Houghton Lake High School.   The 24-hour event will take place from 10 a.m. More...

BABY PANTRY GRANT

The Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation recently provided a grant to the Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church to assist with the purchase of supplies for the church’s Baby Pantry. More...

Missaukee Conservation District holding HHW collection

The Missaukee Conservation District is holding a Household Hazardous Waste collection for Missaukee County residents on June 7.   The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Fees waived this weekend for Summer Kickoff - Free Access

Free fishing, ORV riding, park entry

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is planning a 2014 Summer Kickoff this weekend with a variety of recreation activities across the state. More...

Family fishing contest planned Saturday at Marl Lake - Free Access

As part of this year’s Free Fishing Weekend, an event is planned Saturday at the South Higgins Lake State Park Marl Lake Access Site. More...

Wet winter, spring making it banner year for mosquitoes

If you made it through the heavy spring rains in May congratulations! Your reward is a bumper crop of spring mosquitoes!  More...

Gladwin man dies in rollover

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash in Nester Township May 28, just before 9 a.m.  According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the crash involved a single vehicle and resulted in the death of a More...

200 miles of sales happening this weekend - Free Access

This weekend shoppers can tour 200 miles of yard sales, sidewalk sales and special promotions when Roscommon County joins Crawford County and Oscoda County in the 200 Mile Sale Route June 6-8. 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

Postmaster warns customers about scam emails being sent

Are you receiving emails from the United States Postal Service about missing a package delivery?  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 20:  More...

New trooper brings life experience

A new trooper has been assigned to State Police Post 72, Houghton Lake, fresh from graduation on May 30 from the 126th Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School, but with an unusual wealth of life experience.  More...

Business

Unemployment insurance claimants issued new debit cards

UIA customers who receive their unemployment benefits by debit card will have their Chase-issued debit card replaced by a new card issued by Bank of America.  As a result of a new State of Michigan contract, Bank of America replaces Chase as the More...

DECK WIZARD

Jeff and Bobbie Palicki of Prudenville are the owners of Deck Wizard, a preferred contractor for Behr Paints at the Houghton Lake Home Depot store. More...

GETTING STARTED

Stoney Masse of K. Straub Builders tosses down material as the demolition of the second story of the Spikehorn Restaurant and Lounge in Markey Township began May 27.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Organizations need younger members to avoid collapse

I have been a member of the Roscommon-Higgins Lake community for over 20 years. More...

Thankful for RCTA

I wanted to take the time to give my respect to and gratitude to the Roscommon County Transit Authority. More...

Ad has false claims

Because Gary Peters has such a horrible pro-life voting record, their campaign committee has produced a TV ad which misrepresents Michigan’s U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land by deceitfully citing Right to Life of Michigan. More...

Religion & Family

Carricks to celebrate 50-year wedding milestone

Lyle and Sharon Carrick of Houghton Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 13.  Married in 1964 at the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Houghton Lake, the two were high school sweethearts. More...

Thompsons celebrating golden wedding anniversary

John and Roxanne Thompson of Houghton Lake are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month.  Married June 6, 1964, at Bellevue United Methodist Church, Bellevue, they celebrated their anniversary in March on Anna Maria Island, FL, with More...

Squiers celebrate 45th anniversary

Allan and Jeanette Squier of Prudenville will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary June 21.  Married in 1969 at her hometown of Ney, OH, at the Ney Methodist Church, they have a son and a daughter, four grandchildren and two great-grand More...

Education

HLF hosts ‘Lake Saver Day’ May 29

The Ralph A. More...

Preparing for an Emergency

COLLINS GET SAFETY KITS FROM RCSO   More...

Benander retiring after 27 years at Houghton Lake schools

After 27 year with the Houghton Lake Community Schools district, Houghton Lake High School counselor Sue Benander will be retiring at the end of this school year.  Benander, who lives in Gladwin, began teaching more than 30 years ago, but came t More...

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