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HLHS HOMECOMING COURT

(Above) Bobcat boys selected for Houghton Lake High School’s Homecoming Court line up to tackle a week of festivities (Sept. 21-25) prior to the Homecoming game against Gladwin Friday. More...

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Regional STEMI program earns AHA ‘gold’ award

Houghton Lake Ambulance, Denton Township EMS and Gerrish Township EMS were recently recognized by the American Heart Association with a “Gold” award for its STEMI Alert program.  More...

Conservation Expo Saturday

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District’s Conservation Expo & Silent Auction is slated for Saturday at the AuSable River Center, downtown Roscommon.  This annual environmental event is open to the public and admission is free. More...

BBQ WITH A TROOPER

Members of the public had a chance to have lunch with the State Police during the Houghton Lake State Police Post’s “BBQ with a Trooper” event, held on the lawn of the post on Sept. 18. Sgt.  More...

Editorial

Summer memory: Why the big one got away

From the Pastor’s Canoe

A perfect cast: The deer hair frog landed with a plop right over a sunken log in an aisle-way of lily pads. The ring it set in motion went no further than 2 feet out before an 18-inch largemouth rose from hiding to suck it in. More...

‘Road diet’ feedback

Residents will get another chance next Monday to hear from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) about its plan to convert M-55 between US-127 and Old US-27 from four lanes to three.  A meeting is scheduled at the Roscommon Township H More...

School begins, now we know our A,B,C’s

Superintentions

Do you remember hearing the song, perhaps recurring endlessly at different points of your child’s early years? Helping students memorize the letters of the alphabet is a well recognized activity for learning. More...

Religion & Family

Free Family Fun Fest this Saturday

A Family Fun Fest is planned Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church’s Reserve Road property.  The free event will include food, games, face painting, pumpkin painting, cookie walk, archery, hay rides and a puppet show. It begins at 11 a.m. More...

Fitzpatricks name son Adley Michael

Brianne Eva and Tristan Fitzpatrick of Denver, CO, announce the birth of their son, Adley Michael Fitzpatrick.  The couple’s first child, Adley was born Aug. 24, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. More...

Miller names son Denzior

Buronika Miller of Houghton Lake announces the birth of her son, Denzior William.  The baby was born Sept. 11, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long.   More...

Education

College Fair Sept. 30 at Kirtland

Kirtland Community College will host College Fair 2015 on Sept. 30.  Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities will be on hand from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

FOR THE KIDS

Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Exalted Ruler Vicky Faino (left) presents Houghton Lake Middle School Principal Susan Tyer with a check for $350 on Sept. 9. The money will be used for students who need things such as winter coats or backpacks.  More...

KIWANIS DICTIONARIES

Collins Elementary third grade students (left to right) Jacob Lesosky, Abby Fransee and Madison Rankin show off their dictionaries recently to Principal Amy Peterson and Superintendent Brent Cryderman (not pictured) by the school’s Lending Libr More...

Lake board lowers assessment rate

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board voted to lower the per unit rate of the special assessment to control invasive aquatic plants in the lake during their regular meeting at the Lake Township Hall Tuesday evening. More...

Prudenville man charged with child porn crimes

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a Prudenville man Sept. 17 for multiple counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, and committing a crime with a computer. More...

Ward’s memory to live on through RES playground

Former Roscommon Elementary School preschool teacher Mary Ward will forever be remembered as a “caring mother, loving wife and dedicated teacher and friend,” with a bench bearing that inscription as well as with a natural playground at RE 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

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  More...

Sports

Bucks beat visiting Bobcats, Beavers, take title at Charlevoix

Bobcats fall at Gladwin

The Roscommon Bucks scored two Jack Pine Conference home wins over Houghton Lake and Beaverton and notched another tournament championship at Charlevoix last week.  Senior Lauren Shores dominated at the net against the visiting Bobcats on Sept. More...

Patriots earn first football victory

The Charlton Heston Academy varsity 8-man football team earned the first win in school history Sept. 18 with a 56- 16 win over the Pellston Hornets.  More...

Bobcat offense explodes in win

Houghton Lake had a near perfect performance at Farwell Friday night, clobbering the host Eagles, 56-6.  Scoring eight touchdowns – four in the first quarter – the Bobcats put up more points in the victory than they did in eight game More...

Outdoors

Suspected black bear attack in Clare County injures man

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced Saturday that a 46-year-old man was injured Sept. 17 evening in a suspected attack by a black bear in Greenwood Township, Clare County. More...

STARTING OUT WITH AN EIGHT POINT

Henry Tussey, 11, of Higgins Lake, shot his first buck ever during the youth hunt Sept. 19. The 170-pound eight point was bagged in Roscommon County on Sept. 19. Tussey was hunting with his father Mike Tussey, and made the 100-yard shot with a .243. More...

HER FIRST BUCK

Brook’Lynn Kohler, 10, of Houghton Lake, poses with her first buck, which she bagged during the youth hunting season on Sept. 19 near Tustin. Kohler shot the six-point at 8:50 a.m. while hunting with her stepfather Steve Eddy. More...

Happenings

Halloween events this weekend at North Higgins Lake State Park

North Higgins Lake State Park has scheduled special Halloween-related events for this weekend, Sept. 25-26.  On Friday, kayak rentals are half-off from 4 to 6 p.m.  Archery will be offered at 6 p.m. More...

RCCF applications due Oct. 30

The deadline for the Fall Grant Cycle of the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is Oct. 30.  More...

TICKLING THE PALATE AT THE LIBRARY

Soup samplers Jean Schneider (foreground) and Gail Haenlien delicately sample six soups during the “September Soup Sampling” at the Houghton Lake Public Library Sept. 15. More...

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