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Awwads winning ‘Not So Newlyweds’

In a game that went down to the last question, Patsy and Ralph Awwad of Prudenville pulled out a victory in the championship round of the “Newlywed and Not So Newlywed Game” at the Houghton Lake Center Feb. 12.  More...

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News

No spraying planned in county for gypsy moth this spring

This spring, no acreage will be targeted for gypsy moth spraying in Roscommon County, according to Gypsy Moth Program Coordinator Lucille Eisbrenner.  Reporting to the Roscommon County Commissioners Feb. More...

MSP MARKSMANSHIP PRACTICE

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club hosted the Michigan State Police 7th District “Fletcher Team” at the clubhouse Feb. 5 and 12. More...

Richfield votes to move ahead with marina project

The Richfield Township Board voted to go ahead with its marina project during their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 16. The first phase of the project includes the installation of dock to create 28 boat slips.  More...

Business

Program provides paid degree, apprenticeship, job at graduation

Baker College of Cadillac and the State of Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency (TIA) are partnering to offer the innovative Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) Program to a second cohort. It will begin Sept. More...

Snyder appoints Bawol to State 9-1-1 Committee

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Macon Marine expands showroom, boat show in March

“My hobby became my business,” said Doug Macon, owner of Macon Marine Center in Prudenville last week. More...

Outdoors

‘BEST DAY’ SO FAR

Michael Thompson of Houghton Lake landed this 31-inch northern pike while fishing in front of Fisherman’s Paradise (south shore boat launch) Feb. 7. More...

BIG ONE ON A TIP-UP

Troy Young of Houghton Lake caught this 34-inch, 10 pound 12 ounce pike on Houghton Lake Jan. 31. Young, who caught the big pike on a tip-up baited with a golden shiner, was fishing off the lake’s South Shore near Lyman’s on the Lake. More...

FISHING FAMILY

Cousins Brady Failing (above), 14, and Ryan McDonell (below), 10, both of Bay City, caught these nice trophies Jan. 30 on Rollway Lake in southern Roscommon County. They used golden shiners on tip-ups. More...

Happenings

Rescued dogs ready for adoption

After months of medical care, 50 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Mio last December are ready for adoption, according to the ASPCA.  The ASPCA rescued the dogs alongside the Oscoda County Sheriff’s Department following complaints of abuse More...

Food distribution Feb. 24 at HLUMC

A food giveaway is planned Feb. 24 at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church.  The event begins at 4 p.m. The church is located at 7059 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55).   More...

Corwin, Cambridge reappointed

Roscommon County Commissioners, at their Feb. 10 regular meeting, approved two reappointments.  Reappointed to the Roscommon County Commission on Aging for a two-year term was Charles Corwin II. His term began Jan. 1 and will end Dec. More...

CHA teacher arrested on multiple CSC charges

A teacher at Charlton Heston Academy, suspected of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, has been arraigned in 82nd District Court on several criminal sexual conduct charges.  More...

New meters to offer enhanced readings

About half of Consumers Energy customers in Roscommon County will receive new energy meters this summer.  Kathryn Burkholder, Consumers Energy’s outreach coordinator for the Smart Energy program, presented the program to Roscommon County C More...

HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW THAT?

Patsy Awwad chides her husband of 43 years, Ralph, after he missed the question “On your honey-do list, what would you want him to do the most?” during the championship round of the Newlywed and Not So Newlywed Game at the Houghton Lake C 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

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks drop low-scoring battle to visiting Braves

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team dropped a home game against non-conference opponent Tawas Tuesday night. The Braves scored a 33-25 win.  More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League - Feb. More...

Bobcats post 61-32 win over Meridian on Senior Night

Houghton Lake’s three seniors combined to score more than the entire Meridian squad as the Bobcats’ varsity girls basketball team beat the Mustangs 61-32 Friday during Senior Night.  More...

Editorial

The potential value of vulgarity!

Say it loud!

Editor’s note: This column is about vulgar speech and contains some words that may offend some readers. Inside the First Amendment By Gene Policinski More...

Letters to the Editor

Brick: ‘Those people’ are citizens

The Gerrish Township Board, particularly Supervisor Frank Homola, have serious behaviors to examine. Substituting an informational meeting for the public dialog the residents requested last October was an indefensible decision. More...

Charity abounds in troubled times

I wrote three different articles about the crushing blow that happened in Flint and it seems nothing has been resolved at the state level. More...

Ostergren: Letter should have been disclosed

Gerrish Township recently received a letter from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service which raised several questions about how Supervisor Homola is handling the merganser kill and harass program on Higgins. It was dated Jan. More...

Religion & Family

Angels celebrate golden anniversary

Vince and Sandy Angel of MidForest Lodge celebrated their golden anniversary Feb. 11.  Married in 1966 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Utica, the Angels made their home in Utica while raising their family.  More...

Bradleys celebrate 70 years of marriage on Valentine’s Day

Max and Beulah Bradley of Roscommon celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.  Married in 1946, the couple was honored at the Roscommon Senior Center Feb. 12 and again Feb. More...

Food giveaway Feb. 26 at Community Baptist

Messiah Lutheran Church of Roscommon is sponsoring a food giveaway Feb. 26 at noon.  Distribution will be at Community Baptist Church of St. Helen, 1494 North St. More...

Education

Houghton Lake Middle School Honor Roll

4th Grade All A Honor Roll  Hunter Bailey, Taylor Baker, Alison Bisballe, Cam’ren Brown, Jaime Cobb, Jordan Colvin, Emily Garcia, Alexis Juneac, Cael Lindsey, Kaiden McMartin, Cody McRath, Abigail Partenio, Bailey Plott, Katelyn Spindler, More...

HLHS Science Scene

Seniors Riley Connett and Austin Gandolfi are pictured doing oxidation/ reduction reactions and using Stoichiometry in Tara Mainville’s AP chemistry class. More...

HLCE Article of the Week

Alec Frey wrote this Article of the Week response in his English 10 class at Houghton Lake Community Education. Students learned about the recent teacher “sick outs” due to unsafe building conditions in Detroit Public Schools. More...

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