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THANKS FOR TIP-UP TOWN

Tip-up Town 2015 volunteers Kent Straub and Chris Aldrich sling 50/50 tickets during the Tip-up Town 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Chi-Town bar and restaurant in Prudenville Tuesday evening. More...

Youth wrestlers earn medals

Eight Houghton Lake Youth Wrestlers came home from Roscommon with medals last Saturday during the club’s last regular-season tournament.  The team will wrestle at Regionals this Saturday at Standish-Sterling.  Second place medals went More...

RADL Winter Wine Tasting Social Feb. 15

The Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library will host the annual Winter Wine Tasting Social Feb. 15 at the Ralph A. More...

Village to negotiate lease for former RAPS building

The Village of Roscommon Council directed its building committee to begin negotiating terms for leasing the former Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education building, located on Lake Street.  More...

Village, Lear to negotiate ways to address phosphorus loading

Under the recommendation of Gosling Czubak Sciences, Inc., Manger of Civil Engineering Doug Coates, the Village of Roscommon and Lear Corporation will begin negotiations to address the amount of phosphorus that Lear discharges into the village’ More...

‘Chili for Charity’ to be held Feb. 21 at Hope Lutheran

Hope Lutheran Church, St. Helen, will host a “Chili Night for Charity” on Feb. 21.  The dinner, which will benefit St. Helen Helping Hands and the Hope Lutheran Community Assistance Fund, will begin at 4 p.m. More...

Gerrish Township approves amended master parks and recreation plan

The Gerrish Township Board Tuesday approved its amended 2011-2015 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  Prior to Tuesday’s meeting, the board held a public hearing on the plan.  New to the plan is the development of 25 acres at Gerrish M More...

WUPS, WTWS have new owners

Radio formats expected to remain

WUPS 98.5 FM and WTWS 92.1 FM, serving central and northern Michigan, has been acquired by Black Diamond Broadcast Group (BDBG).  More...

Markey Board approves parks plan, to seek DNR grants

In their first two resolutions of 2015, the Markey Township Board approved a five-year parks and recreation plan and also resolved to seek funding to help implement it from the Department of Natural Resources during their regular meeting Feb. More...

Heroes of the Night

Logan Dunsmore was the hero of the night Tuesday at Houghton Lake High School.  Dunsmore was named Mr. Houghton Lake 2015 following a “Heroes of the Night” themed program where seven seniors vied for the illustrious title.  More...

Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest this weekend

The 2015 Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Winter- Fest will feature two days filled with winter events suited for family fun on Feb. 13 and 14. More...

WinterFest 2015 Preview

Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest 2015 Friday, Feb. 13 More...

HLCS board work session topics, calendar approved

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday established a work session calendar for the next year to focus on district planning.  President Tim Scherer suggested several topics, such as student achievement, dual enrollment and More...

Running program possibility at HLMS

Girls in grades three through eight may have an opportunity to take part in an empowering running program, if the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education approves it.  More...

Curns, Greiser preparing to adopt twin boys, Seeking ‘GoFundMe’ help

A Roscommon couple is seeking help with bringing their future adopted sons home from Florida.   More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Women’s Pool Feb. 9 Good Year 162 Zone 18 157 Sand Bar 137 Old Town 137 Eddies 119 Anchor #1 115 Anchor #2 113   More...

Lash retires from Veterans Affairs

Earl Lash retired last week from the Roscommon County Office of Veterans Affairs. As a member of the County Veterans Service Office Committee, Lash said he loved “everything” about his job. More...

Lake Township approves salary resolutions, amends budget

The Lake Township Board adopted salary resolutions for board members and amended the township budget during their regular meeting at the township hall on Feb. 10.  More...

Richfield seeking grant to improve Carter’s Cove

The Richfield Township Planning Commission held its first public hearing on the development of Carter’s Cove on Feb. 10.  More...

CATCHING UP ON SKYPE

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Houghton Lake Middle School participate in a video conference over the Internet with Author Lisle Shurtliff of Chicago who discussed her book “Rump: The True Story about Rumplestiltskin” during More...

Mobile home rent increase approved in Denton Township

Denton Township officials Feb. 4 approved a rent increase for residents of the township’s mobile home park.  On a vote of 4-1 (Supervisor Craig Cotterman voted no), the annual rent went from $1,500 to $1,600.  More...

Rotary Club Mixer planned March 5

For the first time, the Rotary Clubs of Grayling, Houghton Lake and Roscommon will host a Rotary Club Mixer on March 5.  The mixer will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fred’s of Roscommon, located at 422 North 5th St., Roscommon.  More...

VIRGIE HITS 90

Virginia Kalis (center), owner of the Nottingham Bar at Houghton Lake, sits at the bar with friends Judy Lince (left) and Edie Hose as she celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and patrons Tuesday evening. Kalis, born Feb. More...

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