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Lake Township amends budget; supervisor says he found ‘anomalies’

The Lake Township Board voted to make $61,251 worth of amendments to the township’s budget during its regular meeting March 10. Included was $40,000 moved from the General Fund to pay for streetlights, which was approved unanimously.  More...

BACK-TO-BACK STATE APPEARANCES

The Houghton Lake varsity cheer team took fifth place at the Michigan State High School Athletic Association State Finals on March 7 at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids. This is the second year in a row that the team has made it to the State Finals. More...

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News

Gerrish approves budget for $4.3 million

The Gerrish Township board Tuesday approved its 2015-16 budget for $4.3 million.  The general fund budget of $689,267.19 (down from $742,433 last year) includes officials’ salaries. More...

Schuette releases state’s top 10 complaints

Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday marked National Consumer Protection week by releasing his annual list of the Top Ten Consumer Complaints in Michigan and highlighting his department’s free educational resources.  More...

MSP warns: ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

The Michigan State Police recently announced a new traffic enforcement initiative, dubbed “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” intended to cut down on accidents and fatalities related to drunk driving and lack of seatbelt use. More...

Editorial

Reflecting on forty days in the wilderness

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Israel’s Judean wilderness is exactly that. Ten minutes out of Jerusalem’s sprawl and traffic and you are into pasture land—green and rolling hills like I once saw in eastern Kansas. More...

Support Artesia

In a couple of weeks, Artesia Youth Park will celebrate its 10th anniversary.  More...

Don’t let government control what you know

Local government officials say removing notices from newspapers saves money that can be spent on police and fire services. But they fail to say that these notices are a miniscule amount of their operating budgets. More...

Outdoors

A REALLY BIG ONE

Gary Johnston of Houghton Lake landed this 39.5-inch northern pike on Houghton Lake March 8. More...

Happenings

PISTONS TICKETS FOR PLAYGROUND

Roscommon County United Way President Pam Kincaid (right) presents four Pistons tickets to Happy Landings Playground Fundraising Chairman Kristen Allen in support of the new playground venture. More...

A.R.K. hosting pancake dinner fundraiser March 26

The Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) will host a pancake dinner fundraiser March 26. Funds raised will benefit the A.R.K. More...

St. Helen Backyard BBQ Cook-off planned for May 16

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce will kick off summer with its annual Backyard BBQ Cook-off on May 16.  The cook-off will be held at the Richfield Township Park with judging beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Snowmobile accident claims life of Flint man

A Flint man died in a single snowmobile crash on Houghton Lake March 7.  According to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Iroquois Avenue in Denton Township at about 11:15 p.m. More...

Village enters ‘letter of intent’ with RAPS for board office

The Village of Roscommon is moving forward with its pursuit of the former Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education office. More...

Superintendent search goal of HLCS board member

Before delving into the agenda for the business portion of the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, member Mark Souder asked that a superintendent search be added to the agenda.  He said he would like to put an offi More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 26:  Dannille J. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Tawas’ 4th quarter shooting ends season for Bucks

“The score does not indicate how close that game was,” Roscommon Coach Scott Mires said of the Bucks’ 61-47 loss to Tawas in the opening round of Regional play Tuesday night at McBain.  The Bucks were tied with Tawas with 3 1/2 More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Women’s Pool League Final Standings 1st Good Year 208 2nd Zone 18 181 3rd Old Town 178 4th Sand Bar 165 5th Anchor 2 145 6th Anchor 1 143 7th Eddies 141 Houghton Lake Men’s Pool L More...

Bobcat cheerleaders end season fifth in the State

Cheering against the best teams in the state in Division 4, the Houghton Lake Bobcats ended their season in fifth place March 7 in Grand Rapids.  The team scored 712.76 points in their second appearance at the State Finals in as many years. More...

Letters to the Editor

Encourages reading engineering study

Houghton Lake levels one more time. In my letter Feb. 24, I admit to errors in water levels I stated, which were taken from maps and other sources of information I had garnered over the years. More...

Brandt seeks vote in Lake election

Lake Township voters will have the opportunity to make changes in the township when voting in the May 5 recall election. I, Richard W. More...

Writers suggests reading articles

Are you wondering whether continuing to use chemicals to control the Eurasian watermilfoil on Houghton Lake is a good idea or a bad idea?  If so, two articles on the Internet, which describe a Wisconsin lake with milfoil, might interest you:&nbs More...

Education

Michigan Youth Challenge Academy’s 32nd class began Jan. 18

The Michigan Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) began its 32nd Class on Jan. 18 with 153 candidates who had passed a rigorous initial screening process.  More...

‘Girls’ program seeking female volunteers

The Girls on the Run program at Roscommon Middle School is up and running, but coordinator Peggy Scott said she is in need of female volunteers who can serve as role models for the girls.  The program is similar to the Girls on Track program, wh More...

GoFundMe, 5k, pizza night among Project Graduation plans

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Roscommon High School Project Graduation 2015.  Organizers of the event, whose mission is to keep the graduating class of 2015 safe the night of graduation by providing an all night, no drug, no alcohol More...

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