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Tuck proud of chamber progress after turn at helm

Retiring Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Tuck spent her last day on the job Dec. 23, just in time for the holiday season.  More...

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RCSO PROMOTES, HIRES EMPLOYEES

The retirement of three from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office has promoted the propmotion and hiring of new staff members. Pictured (from left) are Deputy Dakota Darsow, Undersheriff Ed Stern, Sgt. Bill Tatrai, Lt. More...

No one seriously injured in roll-over

An Ann Arbor woman and her two passengers were not seriously injured in a rollover accident Dec. 17 on US-127.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, Madeline R. More...

Good Shepherd to hold Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.  The church is located at 149 West Robinson Lake Rd., Roscommon. Call 275-5577 for information.   More...

Editorial

Faith, not politics, keeps Christ in Christmas

Inside the First Amendment

If you ask me, America’s perennial turf battles over “Christ in Christmas” are about politics and power — and have little or nothing to do with authentic faith.  More...

‘Help move forward the nation we all love’

Editor’s note: Sen. Carl Levin on  Dec. 12 delivered this farewell address on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  By Senator Carl Levin  More...

Merry Christmas

The joy that is Christmas is upon us.  Merry Christmas.  Wherever and with whomever you are celebrating, we hope you can find peace and love on the day that marks the birth of Jesus. More...

Education

Roscommon junior has opportunity of a ‘lifetime’

The first step of paying $604 has been reached, now Destiney Bidoul must raise the remainder of a nearly $3,000 medical program tuition by May 21, 2015.  Bidoul, a 16-year old junior at Roscommon High School has an opportunity that she said she More...

RETIRING AFTER 31 YEARS AT HLCS

The last day of school for Houghton Lake Middle School teacher assistant Rhonda Tiepel (left) was Dec. 19, at the start of Christmas break. Pictured with Principal Susan Tyer, Tiepel retired after 31 years with Houghton Lake Community Schools.  More...

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School Students of the Month for December, pictured with Principal Susan Tyer (second from left) are (back row, left to right) seventh graders Luke Rieger and Ariana Nagel, sixth graders   More...

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High speed chase on M-18 ends in rollover, arrest

A Prudenville man was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding and transporting open intoxicants the evening of Dec. More...

Lyon supports giving voters say on swimmer’s itch funding

Lyon Township officials approved a resolution Dec. 17 in support of placing a special assessment on the ballot in May, 2015, for a three-year study to reduce swimmer’s itch.  More...

GETTING BUSY

Workers from André Tree Service and Porath Contracting were busy doing site preparation work to make way for a 5,500 square foot expansion of the Houghton Lake Community Senior Center Dec. 22. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 18:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bobcat matmen pick up wins at Ogemaw Heights tourney

The Houghton Lake varsity wrestling team scored two wins and three losses at a team tournament at Ogemaw Heights Dec. 20. More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League Dec. 22 Eddie’s 29/8 Old Town 26/9 Shenanigans 23/8 Long Branch 20/9 Spikehorns 2 19/7 Kilkare 2 17/7 Zone 18 16/6 Kilkare 1 16/6 Spikehorns 1 14/x   More...

SIXTH GRADE CHAMPIONS

The Houghton Lake girls sixth grade youth basketball team won their division at the Northern Michigan Sports’ Santa’s Jingle Bell Slam Saturday at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Happenings

Paulus installed as first worshipful master

David Glen Paulus was installed as the new worshipful master of Houghton Lake/Roscommon Lodge 579 in an Installation of Officers Ceremony Dec. 16.  More...

RMRA/MSUE offering Winter Workshop Series

The Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority in collaboration with the Michigan State University Extension is offering a second Winter Workshop Series.  More...

Friends Helping Friends receives grant recognizing Rousselo’s work

The Consumers Energy Foundation announced in early December that it had awarded 52 volunteer grants worth $26,625 to non-profit organizations in 20 Michigan counties to recognize outstanding volunteerism by Consumers Energy employees and retirees.&nb More...

Holidays

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas

Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Prudenville Conference held their annual Christmas Program giveaway on Dec. 11 and 12. More...

Toys for Tots

SANTA’S HELPERS Volunteers helping to distribute Toys for Tots toys as families arrived Dec. More...

GATHERING TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON

Staff, students and guests including Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members Tom Dean and Kelly Christian and Interim Superintendent Brent Cryderman are pictured during the annual Christmas Party at Houghton Lake Adult and Alternat More...

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