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Souder, Christian appointed to HLCS board

The COOR Intermediate School Board Monday appointed Kelly Christian and Mark Souder to the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education.  More...

KCC’s Quinn tells commission:

Health sciences facility must be easily accessible

To meet the changing needs of Kirtland Community College students, KCC President Dr. Thomas Quinn told the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners that I-75 would be an ideal location for a new health sciences facility.  More...

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News

RCRC revises motion due to road name errors

Due to errors in a June 12 resolution, the Roscommon County Road Commission revised a motion to accept a resolution abandoning several roads in Lyon Township’s Park 27.  More...

CHA awaiting approval of Cruz to conduct board business

The Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors had to put business on hold Monday as they wait for Lake Superior State University to approve the appointment of school parent Tracy Cruz as a board member.  More...

Write-in candidates sought for COOR board

The C.O.O.R. Intermediate School District Board of Education announces that there will be two C.O.O.R. Board vacancies in the Nov. More...

Business

EXIT 222 WELCOMES NEW REALTORS

Exit 222 Real Estate of St. Helen welcomed three new agents, Bill Maples, Rob Romps and Roberta Snyder to its team on Aug. 14 with an open house cookout. More...

NEW DANCE STUDIO

Alyson Kaptor is the owner of Alyson’s Random Acts Dance Studio at 9091 West Lake City Rd. (M-55) in the Needham Plaza (Suite G). More...

ROBERT’S FURNITURE NOW OPEN

Four weeks ago, Robert Elwell opened Robert’s Furniture, located at 3570 West Houghton Lake Dr. Elwell said he has taken his hobby of woodworking and turned it into a business. More...

Outdoors

Park Explorer ends summer with plenty planned

The State Park Explorer Program at the North Higgins Lake State Park will wrap up summer programming Aug. 27-31 with several activities.  Aug. 27  More...

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway - Aug. More...

ONE HUNGRY WALLEYE

Billy Chandanais Jr., 29, of Houghton Lake caught this 27-inch walleye in the lake’s East Bay on the evening of Aug. 18…twice. More...

Happenings

Gigantic Lesson

‘Giants’ take over RES Summer Learning Lab

The Roscommon Elementary School gym was turned into a giant’s closet on Aug. 14 as part of the Summer Learning Lab. More...

HLHS Class of 1969 celebrates reunion with tour, gathering

The Class of 1969 of Houghton Lake High School celebrated its 45th reunion Aug. 8-10.  More...

Fourth annual AlexW1ns walk proceeds to benefit JDRF

Alex Wallison of Houghton Lake will lead the fourth annual AlexW1ns diabetes walk Aug. 23 to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  More...

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Hamel Family

The Missaukee County Farm Bureau Young Farmers are hosting a benefit dinner Friday for the family of Lerita and Randy Hamel of Falmouth, whose two-month-old daughter, Piper, has tuberous sclerosis complex. The spaghetti dinner will be held at th More...

Hey, you, in the left lane. Move over!

State Police, RCSO, Denton to enforce M-55 lane usage

Proper lane usage on M-55 at Houghton Lake will be the focus of several “enforcement periods” to be conducted by the State Police, Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office and the Denton Township Police Department over the next few months. More...

Lake’s Rose, Russo demand prelim on money charges

Two Lake Township officials demanded preliminary examinations within 14 days at their arraignments in 82nd District Court Monday on charges filed following a Michigan State Police investigation of embezzlement involving public funds.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 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 Eugene Turkelson, sitting in for Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 5:  More...

Sports

Limberlost lays claim to sixth straight men’s league title

Limberlost is once again the top team in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slopitch Softball League, taking home a sixth straight league title.  With a 18-6 mercy win over Lymans Monday night, the squad is assured of another title with only one cont More...

INTO POSITION

Houghton Lake varsity quarterback Peyton Dull (30) enjoys good protection from his linemen as he gets into position to pass during a seven on seven practice with the Gobles varsity football team at H More...

BREAKING THROUGH

Houghton Lake senior nose tackle Scotty Dietrich (left) pursues the Gobles quarterback after breaking through the line during Aug. 14’s seven on seven. More...

Editorial

Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on?

Inside the First Amendment

What in the heck is going on with the police in Ferguson, Missouri, and journalists?  The St. Louis suburb has been the scene of peaceful protests and charged emotions, and nightly chaos and rampant looting, following the Aug. More...

‘Back to the Box’ great example of people coming together

More than 200 folks went Back to the Box on Saturday night! In spite of heavy rain most of the day, the skies cleared, and Music Box fans arrived at Bobcat Stadium on the campus of Houghton Lake Community Schools.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Collaboration, building purchase by village, township should be voted on

Thank you for giving the citizens of Higgins Township and the Village of Roscommon the opportunity through your “Reader Poll” to vote our disapproval of our officials’ desire to buy the Roscommon Area Public School administrative of More...

Urge HLIB to open bidding process for 2015 lake management services

I am writing about the recent Houghton Lake Lake Association (HLLA) meeting. More...

Pets should be under control

I sympathize with Mr. Bently (“Concerned for those walking dogs,” Resorter, Aug. 14) concerning walking dogs in our Prudenville neighborhood. We have two small dogs and will not walk them in our neighborhood. More...

Religion & Family

Ricci family celebrates Anthony Ricci’s 100th birthday

Anthony “Tony” Ricci of Houghton Lake celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. More...

Updykes name son Jayce Joshua

Jay and Kristie (DeCarlo) Updyke of Westland announce the birth of their son, Jayce Joshua Updyke.   Born on Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, he weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and was 18.5 inches long. More...

Daughter, Everlee Marie, born to Ecks

Marie and Tony Eck of Newaygo announce the birth of their daughter, Everlee Marie Eck.  She was born Aug. 14, 2014, at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, Fremont.   The baby has grandparents who live in the Houghton Lake area.   More...

Education

Registration, open houses planned for Houghton Lake

Collins to hold backpack exchange

New student registration is underway at Houghton Lake Community Schools. Also on the horizon is a district-wide Community Open House on Sept. 2.  More...

Kindergarten class graduates at Charlton Heston Academy

GRADUATION GIFTS After receiving her kindergarten graduation diploma, Charlton Heston Academy kindergartner Makayla McDaniel posed for pictures with a bouquet of flowers she received from her family. More...

LEARNING THE CHARTS

The Houghton Lake High School Marching Band learns a drill at band camp Monday to “Malagueña,” one of the songs they plan to perform at halftime of the Bobcats’ home games this fall. More...

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