March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

AN ‘EGG’SESSIVE AMOUNT OF EGGS

Over the past two weeks, the staff at North Central Area Credit Union in Roscommon has volunteered their time stuffing thousands of plastic Easter eggs with candy for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce’s Great Egg Scramble. More...

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News

Student arrested for drug possession

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 16-year old female stu­dent at Houghton Lake Community Edu­cation March 11 for possession of drugs, including a narcotic pill, marijuana and marijuana wax.  More...

East Jordan man stopped on way to visit grandma

Following a traffic stop on north­bound I-75, an East Jordan man was cited for going 92 mph in a 70 mph zone, transporting open intoxicants and driv­ing with no proof of insurance.  More...

Drunk driving crackdown underway

During the upcoming Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, motorists in all of Michigan’s 83 counties will be re­minded to do the right thing when they get behind the wheel because even one wrong choice can ruin many lives, ac­cording to a pr More...

Editorial

Hey fans – The Madness has begun

Last Friday night, in the friendly confines of Houghton Lake High School’s gymnasium, the Houghton Lake varsity boys basketball team executed a near perfect performance for the ages in the MHSAA boys basketball District finals. More...

Shine the rays on government

We all love sun­shine. This time of year it is espe­cially nice to be hit by its rays after a long winter that did not provide as much sunshine as we like.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Outdoors

Conservation district offers forestry assistance programs

Forestry Assistance Program For­ester Brittany Mauricette, a forester for the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District, noted in a press release that a common theme forest landowners share with her is their interest in saving money while also protect More...

LAST ICE WALLEYE

Jason Broyles of Grand Ledge caught this 26-inch, six pound, three ounce walleye on Houghton Lake at 8 a.m. on March 13. Broyles was jigging in 12 feet of water using a gold and orange Do Jigger tipped with an emerald shiner head. More...

Happenings

HLPL offering more than books this month

The Houghton Lake Public Library is a great place for books, e-books, maga­zines, CDs and DVDs, but it is also a great place for learning about new things this month from a variety of sources.  Karri’s Coloring Club  Come see what eve More...

A.R.K. in need of donations for spring animal season

Due to the warmer weather that is soon to come, the A.R.K. (Association to Rescue Kritters) will see an increase in the number of babies brought to the center. More...

Backdoor Boogie returns April 10

The Roscommon Knights of Co­lumbus Prince of Peace Council 6593 will sponsor a fundraising event April 10 at the hall, 165 West Federal Hwy., Roscommon.  More...

Education

RHS senior making ‘impact on cancer’

Roscommon High School senior Kendyl Ziegler wanted to make an impact on cancer.  Ziegler teamed up with Relay For Life Community Manager Tri­sha Jackson to raise money for the American Cancer Society and held a greeting card sale to benefit kids More...

COMPETITION PREPARATION

In preparation for Disctrict Band Festival competition, the Houghton Lake High School Concert Band per­formed at a Pre-Festival Winter Band and Choir Concert March 8.  More...

SOLOISTS SHINE

Houghton Lake High School Choir soloists Anna VanCoonis and William Robinson II take center stage as they sing “Beauty and the Beast” during the concert. More...

HLIB to explore consultant options after rejecting Progressive contract

The Houghton Lake Improve­ment Board voted to seek a proposal on an invasive aquatic plant con­trol program from consulting firm Restorative Lake Sciences during their regular meeting at the Markey Township Fire Hall March 15.  More...

Village DPW to treat wastewater for phosphorus

To remain within the guidelines of its phosphorus loading permit, the Village of Roscommon Department of Public Works will be adding fer­ric chloride to its sewer wastewater ponds.  More...

Roberts takes over as manager at South Higgins Lake State Park

Rachel Roberts is the new manager at the South Higgins Lake State Park. More...

Great Egg Scramble Saturday Hilltop hunt Sunday

A pair of egg hunts are scheduled this weekend in Roscommon.  The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will hold its an­nual Great Egg Scramble and Bike Give- Away this Saturday.  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, Feb. 2:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Men’s Senior Pool March 14 M-55 Pour House 9 113 Kilkare 1 10 90 Spikehorn1 784 Zone 18 6 75 North Shore 5 74 Old Town 8 72 Spikehorn2 869 Kilkare2 661 Eddies 9 60 Shenanigans More...

Powerlifter Batko sets state, national, American records at 70

Powerlifter Robert Batko, 70, of Houghton Lake, competed in the 70 to 74-year old age class for the first time last Saturday, and met the challenge by setting state, national and American re­cords in two of the three events he com­peted in.  More...

SUCCESSFUL FREE THROWS

The Houghton Lake girls basketball program raised over $3,500 during its second annual Free Throw fundraiser. The event, held Feb. 19 and 24, included girls in fourth through 12th grades. More...

Letters to the Editor

Constitution is authority on government

The lowest (smallest) and least complex form of life on Earth, as far as I am aware, is Protozoan, and the highest, as humans seem to think, are humans. More...

Sanders eligible for presidency

I may not be a Bernie Sand­ers supporter but after looking at what’s happening and offered on the Republican side, he is a welcome sight.  More...

‘Know all the facts before criticizing others’

Regarding Mr. Walenski’s unexplained facts, his knowledge is impressive (”Two debates in one,” Resorter, March 10). However, his assessment of President Obama’s seven-plus years is questionable. More...

Religion & Family

O’Dwyer, Ryckman plan June wedding

Doug and Martha Ryckman of Houghton Lake announce the en­gagement of their daughter, Ashley Ryckman, to Shawn O’Dwyer, son of Michelle O’Dwyer and the late James O’Dwyer of Pinckney. They are planning a June, 2017, wedding. More...

HELPING THE CHILDREN OF HAITI

The six members who make up the Ladies Ministry for the First Baptist Church of Prudenville have been busy since last September making 150 sets of shirts and shorts for the Threads of Love project, which delivers cloth­ing to children in Haiti. More...

FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Collins Elementary February Students of the Month, pictured with Principal Amy Peterson are (back row, left to right) Braelynn Barnes and Aidan Hornsby from Heather Smith’s first grade class, Koda Lietaert and Elizabeth Myers from Char Fitz More...

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