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Denton to promote ‘best place to retire’ during Tip-up Town

Denton Township will promote its status as the “best place to retire” during Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2016.  According to one website, the township is ranked the best place in Michigan to retire. More...

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News

Man accidentally shoots himself in the leg

A Houghton Lake man reported to Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office deputies he shot himself in the leg Dec. 6.  Officers responded to the urgent care clinic where Michael U. Overbaugh, 62, was being treated. More...

MISSED STOP SIGN

Emergency personnel from the Roscommon Township Fire Department, Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office tend to victims after a crash that occurred at the intersection of Tower Hill and Emery roads on the af More...

NEW GERRISH OFFICER

Officer James Scroggin was hired as a full-time road patrol officer in Gerrish Township in November and is currently in his 14-week field training program with the department. Scroggin grew up in the St. Helen area and has lived there for 21 years. More...

Business

Forward Energy opens new office, fill station

A grand opening celebration for Forward Energy’s new Roscommon office and propane fill station is planned for Dec. 14-16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The three-day event is open to the public.  More...

Project ‘Boost Your Business With Broadband’ given third

A Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation project that was a finalist for Connect Michigan’s 2015 Connected Project Awards placed third at this year’s Michigan Broadband Conference Oct. 20 at the Lansing Center in Lansing.  More...

MEN’S CUTS CLASS

Staci Rees (left) and Jenny Duryea of All Stylin’ Hair Studio, Prudenville, pictured with Greg Zorian of New York, attended an Andi’s Class at Industry Source Academy in Farmington Hills in mid-November. More...

Outdoors

GETTING READY FOR THE ICE

(Left to right) Markey Township Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Chairman Mike Tussey and maintenance workers Ken Pates and Jim Raymond install the boards of the township’s ice skating rink on Dec. 3. More...

DNR to enhance snowmobile noise enforcement this winter

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers will be enhancing statewide efforts to enforce snowmobile decibel level rules this winter. More...

FIRST DEER

Hailey Watson, 10, of Houghton Lake, shot her first deer – this 4-point buck – on Dec. 4 while hunting with her father, Chad Watson. More...

Happenings

H.L. Lake Association plans annual holiday potluck

The Houghton Lake Lake Association (HLLA) will host its 2015 Holiday Potluck Party on Dec. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Community/Senior Center located on Townline Road, behind Pines Theatre.  More...

Christmas Cookie Sale planned at Roscommon Center

The Roscommon Senior Center Advisory Board will hold its annual Christmas Cookie Sale on today (Thursday) and Friday.  The sale will be held form 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today (Thursday) and from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday. More...

HELPING TO ‘STUFF THE GOOSE’

Trooper Harold Terry (left) of the Houghton Lake State Police Post accepts toy donations from Barb Hancock and Marion Hancock (not pictured), both of Lake City, Dec. 5 during “Stuff the Goose” at the Houghton Lake Walmart. More...

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New Jersey man charged in TV thefts

A 28-year-old man suspected of stealing TVs from the Houghton Lake Walmart last month was arraigned in 82nd District Court last week.  James P. More...

Swimmer’s itch meetings planned in Gerrish, Lyon

Presenting the public information from Northpoint Fisheries Management, LLC, and SICon, LLC, Gerrish Township and Lyon Township will host informational meetings on the topic of swimmer’s itch.  Gerrish Township will hold an educational mee More...

TRUNK FILLED WITH GIFTS

With a Christmas tree on top and a trunk filled with gifts, S & J Excavating showed off a 1950 Buick at the Christmas in the Village Electric Light Parade on the evening of Dec. 5. 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

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 20:  Jordan M. Edsall, 18, St. Helen, stood mute to a probation violation and the court entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Joshua D. Lesinski, 26, St. Helen, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to third degree fleeing from a police officer. More...

Sports

Bobcats begin varsity season with 37-29 win over Vikings

Houghton Lake grinded out a 37-29 season opening victory over Grayling Dec. 2. More...

Coach expects Bobcat girls to compete for top spot in JPC

Winter Sports Preview

“The league has opened up,” said Houghton Lake girls varsity Coach Greg Kauffman of the outlook for the teams of the Jack Pine Conference this season, and he sees this year’s Bobcat team as being capable of “playing up a notch More...

Bucks unable to sustain early lead, fall in opener to Vikes

The first five minutes of the Roscommon varsity boys basketball season went exactly as scripted. The Bucks – thanks in part to three first-quarter 3-pointers by junior Michael Treml – jumped to a 12-5 lead over visiting Grayling. More...

Editorial

Fear and loathing in America

Inside the First Amendment

On December 7 – a day that already lives in infamy – Donald Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”  More...

Highs and lows

It has been a strange week in America. Nationally, statewide and locally we have seen highs and lows.  Last week’s act of terrorism in San Bernardino, CA, once again shook us as Americans. More...

Michigan must seize opportunities for criminal justice reform

Viewpoint on Public Issues

The state’s most effective and fearsome power is the ability to penalize a person for crimes committed. Thus, the manner in which the state administers that responsibility is a fundamental issue of liberty. More...

Religion & Family

Grundas, Smith wed at Dow Gardens

Matthew Grundas, the son of John and Amy Grundas of Saginaw and Prudenville, and Victoria Smith, the daughter of Byron and Katrina Smith of Prudenville, were united in marriage at Dow Gardens on Sept. More...

Shaws name son Alexander Thomas

Sabrina and Kurtis Shaw of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Alexander Thomas.  The baby was born Dec. 1, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Daughter born to Swiatkowski, Kaske

Kelsey Swiatkowski and Jordan Kaske of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Lettie Lee Kaske.  Born Nov. 20, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital, the baby weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. More...

Education

HLCS students learn code with worldwide ‘Hour of Code’

Houghton Lake Community Schools students were among the more than 100 million students worldwide who took part this week in an international computer programming event, the “Hour of Code.”  More...

Kirtland offering winter car maintenance course

Kirtland’s Community Education department is offering a winter car maintenance course on Dec. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Automotive Technology building on the main campus in Roscommon.  More...

Concerts presented by HLCS students next week

Students of Houghton Lake Community Schools will present holiday concerts next week.  Houghton Lake Middle School will present a “Winter Music Concert” Dec. More...

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