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HLCS resolves board secretary, counseling secretary issues

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education, at a special meeting Feb. 20, resolved the issue of the status of Lynn Pope, who had been serving as board secretary and high school counseling secretary.  More...

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MAPES AWARD WINNERS

Seven troopers from the Michigan State Police 7th District, which includes the Houghton Lake Post and its Kalkaska Detachment, were chosen to receive the MSP’s annual Corporal Samuel A. Mapes Criminal Patrol and Investigation Award.  More...

TNT busts meth lab in car in Missaukee County

A Lake City man was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of making methamphetamine in a vehicle.  The Traverse Narcotics Team (TNT) was asked to investigate a residence in Norwich Township (Missaukee County), following an initial investigati More...

CMDHD: What you need to know about lead poisoning

Central Michigan District Health Department encourages residents to get the facts about lead and learn how to keep your family safe. More...

Business

Cardiothoracic surgeon expands office hours to HL

Cardiothoracic surgeon Michelle Ellis, M.D., a member of MidMichigan Health’s comprehensive heart and vascular team, is now providing patient care during monthly satellite office hours at MidMichigan Health Park - Houghton Lake, located at 9249 More...

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT HOUGHTON LAKE EXPO

(Clockwise, from left) Anthony Ramos and Mike Christensen of Iron Workers Local 25, Novi, talk with job seekers Evan Cutcher, 26 and Jason Dixon, 22, of Port Huron during a Building Trades Career Expo at the Lakeside Resort & Conference Center at More...

WINNER OF A BRAND NEW TRAVEL TRAILER

Nicholas Barber of Roscommon recently became the first instant winner of a new 2016 Coleman 262BH travel trailer valued at $18,000 in the national Camping World and Good Sam Golden Giveaway. More...

Outdoors

DNR Outdoor Skills Academy offers opportunities for hunters, anglers

Imagine you’re interested in taking up golf and have the chance to get out on the links for some pointers from Tiger Woods.  In a similar fashion, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering an opportunity that comes close. More...

RICKENBACH TO SPEAK AT BAMBI LAKE WILD GAME DINNER

Roscommon Baptist Church will hold its 22nd annual Wild Game Dinner at Bambi Lake Conference Center Saturday March 12, beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner will include elk, deer, fish, bison and pulled pork, plus homemade desserts. More...

Top WinterFest anglers announced following festival

Several anglers – both adults and children – took top honors in the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce’s WinterFest Fishing Contest Feb. 13.  More...

Education

Enrichment Days 2016 at HLMS

BEYOND THE REGULAR CLASSROOM A group of Houghton Lake Middle School students watches as Association to Rescue Kritters (ARK) volunteers (left to right) Brian Schorn and Randy Fierke feed a barred owl More...

Congressional Art Competition entries sought by Moolenaar

Students from Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District are being invited by Rep. John Moolenaar to enter their art in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.  More...

Moolenaar seeks summer internship applications

Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) is currently accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C. office for summer, 2016.  More...

Processed marijuana, plants seized in St. Helen

More than 100 marijuana plants, along with over a pound of processed marijuana, was seized by Richfield Township Police Feb. 19, following an initial investigation of a minor who was consuming alcohol and in possession of marijuana.  More...

Lyon says it opposes Gerrish’s permit for swimmer’s itch mitigation

Lyon Township officials will notify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the township board is opposed to Gerrish Township’s approach to swimmer’s itch control efforts.  More...

HONORING THE UNKNOWNS

Houghton Lake Middle School students (left to right) Jevyn Emerick, Rachel Sajdak, Zander Methner and Jake Hamp, accompany a United States Army Sergeant and Relief Commander away from the Tomb of the Unknowns after the group placed a wreath at the me 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

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 19:  Kyle W. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bobcats’ second half rhythm equals win over Comets

After trailing early, Houghton Lake came alive offensively in the second half to score a 70-56 non-conference win over visiting McBain Northern Michigan Christian Tuesday night.  More...

SCOREBOARD SPONSOR

Houghton Lake Dental Associates last fall donated $5,000 to help fund the new scoreboard at Houghton Lake High School’s Bobcat Stadium. Dr. Joe Hood (right) is pictured presenting a check to HLHS Athletic Director Joe Holloway. More...

Games postponed

The Houghton Lake girls basketball games scheduled for Wednesday night in Clare were postponed.  The games will be played Saturday with the junior varsity game beginning at 2 p.m. followed by the varsity at 3:30 p.m.   More...

Editorial

A glad heart makes for a cheerful face

From the Pastor’s Canoe

On the shores of Dickson Lake, deep into Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park stands a 340-year-old red pine, the largest and tallest known in Canada. More...

Thousands of enriching experiences

From ice fishing to visiting the Capitol in Lansing to visiting our nation’s Capitol, Houghton Lake Middle School students were enriched last week.  More...

O’Rourke: Public should see vast improvements in road conditions

I would like to take some time to update the residents of Roscommon County on several issues that have arisen in the last few months. More...

Letters to the Editor

Obey oath in Supreme Court nominations

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and others, in both parties, have publicly claimed, and boasted, that they are either one of, of some combination of: “politically correct,” liberal, progressive, socialist, democrat, republic More...

‘America is at a crossroads’

We agree with Franklin Graham when he says, “America is at a crossroads, and I believe we should take every opportunity to stand up for the things of God and His Word.”  More...

Happenings

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Land, set for March 22

A spaghetti dinner is planned for March 22 in the cafeteria at Houghton Lake High School to benefit the family of Logan Land.  Sponsored by the National Honor Society, the dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

‘Walk in Their Shoes’ March 1 at Children’s Assessment Center

The Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center will host a “Walk in Their Shoes” tour March 1 of the center, located at 112 Fourth St., Roscommon.  More...

BACK-TO-BACK

George Lantz (left) defended his title in the Houghton Lake Moose Lodges’ Annual Chili Cook-Off held Saturday. Lantz, who also won last year and in 2012, beat out second place winner Dave Morley and third place winner Cindy Walkup. More...

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