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Report of knife-wielding man prompts RAPS lockdown

Roscommon Area Public Schools were on lock down the morning of May 6 after the district received a call from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office informing admin­istrators that a potentially danger­ous person was armed with a knife and was tra More...

St. Helen We Care Shop adds food pantry with building donation

Thanks to a donation by Tony and Lois Hoffman, the St. Helen We Care Shop has been able to expand its reach to the community with its recently opened food pantry. More...

Special Sections

News

Clerk Scott’s OMA violation charges dismissed

Charges related to an alleged Open­ing Meeting Act Violation by Richfield Township Clerk Pam Scott have been dismissed.  More...

Markey gets Bike Safety Grant

The Markey Township Board an­nounced that the township has received a $500 grant in support of its Bike Safety Day planned for July 15 at Markey Me­morial Park. More...

WATCH OUT FOR TREE TRIMMERS

A crew from Davey Tree Expert trims trees on County Road 100 last week as flagmen control morning traf­fic.  More...

Business

MidMichigan wins seven ADDY Awards for marketing efforts

MidMichigan Health recently re­ceived seven ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation – Great Lakes Bay Region. More...

OFFERING CRANIOSACRAL THERAPHY

Kathi Schrock of The Hairloft Salon & Day Spa is now offering cra­niosacral therapy. Her pamphlet notes that craniosacral therapy is a light touch full-body service that helps to reduce pain and body dysfunc­tion.  More...

Denis Prior taking over WUPS morning show

Nearly nine months ago, 98.5 WUPS morning host Michael J was involved in a devastating motorcycle accident, from which he continues to recover. More...

Letters to the Editor

Entries sought for Memorial Day Parade

Just a reminder that the Houghton Lake Memorial Day Parade will be taking place on Monday, May 30 at 10 am.  More...

Denton meeting draws writer’s attention

At a Denton Township meeting May 4, it was brought to the attention of the board the unbecoming conduct of Jim Deamud, their appointee, on the Houghton Lake Improvement Board. More...

‘Time for change’

What occurred May 4 at the Denton Township monthly meeting, with many taxpayers in attendance, will forever be etched in a lot of people’s minds and opinions.  More...

Religion & Family

Grunas honored for ‘unparalleled devotion’ to SVDP

Since 1986, Ruth Grunas of Houghton Lake has been volunteering at the Prudenville St. Vincent de Paul and on May 9 she was recognized for her many years of service.  More...

THREE DECADES OF VOLUNTEERING

Ruth Grunas, 90, of Houghton Lake, received flowers and a pin com­memorating 30 years of volunteer work at Prudenville St. Vincent de Paul May 9. More...

Heritage Singers plan May 19 performance at Higgins Lake Baptist

The Heritage Singers from Maranatha Baptist University will present a concert at Higgins Lake Baptist Church on May 19.  More...

Education

Hill earns LSSU honors degree, speaks at commencement

Roscommon native Trace Hill graduated summa cum laude with an honors degree in computer engi­neering and a math minor from Lake Superior State University on April 30. He was the student respondent (valedictorian/speaker) for the class.  More...

Wojtylko earns degree from Hope

Jason Wojtylko of Roscommon grad­uated May 8 from Hope College.  Wojtylko, son of Roger and Lin­da   Wojtylko, earned his Bachelor of Arts in sociology. He is a 2012 graduate of Houghton Lake High School.   More...

PERFECT MSTEP ATTENDANCE

As a reward for having perfect attendance during the five days of testing for the Michigan Student Test for Educational Progress, a total of 80 Houghton Lake Middle School fifth graders received a free ice cream cone from the Prudenville Dairy Queen. More...

HLIB votes to seek pact with new lake manager

Special meeting slated May 24

Based on the proposal that it gave to the Houghton Lake Improvement Board in April, Restorative Lake Sciences (RLS) will be asked by the HLIB to provide it with a lake man­agement contract for the control of non-native milfoil (NNM) and other invasiv More...

TALKING AND ENJOYING

(Left to right) Jack McCauley and Jim Johnson of the Crawford- Roscommon Conservation Dis­trict chat with Allen Lockwood of Prudenville during the Houghton Lake Business Expo at Houghton Lake High School May 4. More...

Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo May 18

Over 90 vendors will be featured at this year’s Higgins Lake-Roscom­mon Chamber of Commerce Busi­ness Expo, which will be held May 18 beginning at 3 p.m.  “We continue to attract the inter­est of businesses who have attended in the p More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert Bennett heard the fol­lowing cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 2:   More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Brittany A. Frantz, 27, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary exami­nation within 21 days on a charge of absconding or forfeiting bond. More...

Sports

Limberlost picks up winning ways with 37-2 opening win

The first pitches of the 2016 Hough­ton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League flew Monday night with 12 teams vying for a title.  More...

Bobcats bat down Eagles in baseball doubleheader

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team scored two Jack Pine Conference victories over visiting Farwell May 10. The Bobcats won 6-3 and 5-2.  More...

READY ON THE GUN

Houghton Lake third baseman Trace Cohee gets ready to gun down a Farwell runner after scooping up a softly hit grounder on the base line during the first half of the Bobcats’ home doubleheader against the Ea­gles May 10. More...

Editorial

Workgroup formed to review controversial proposed changes to mental health system

A short while ago Gov. Rick Snyder issued his 2017 budget, with controversial language that would shift funding for the state’s 46 community mental health programs to private Medicaid health plans. More...

Let’s celebrate ‘our’ World Press Freedom Day

Inside the First Amendment

“World Press Freedom Day” was May 3 – and let’s be blunt: Most of you didn’t know, and it’s likely a substantial number of you don’t care, even now that you do know.  More...

Outdoors

Open house to feature Gypsy Moth Program, other resources

The Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program is hosting an open house June 2 at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

Avoid pruning oaks until July 15

For most people, April 15 is the an­nual tax-filing deadline. More...

ANOTHER RAINBOW FROM HOUGHTON

Howard Alburtus of Lake James caught this 20.5-inch, four-pound rain­bow trout while fishing for crappies in the Cherokee Village canals at Houghton Lake on the morning of April 21. More...

Happenings

Underage drinking, prescription drug abuse topic of Friday radio program

Blarney Stone Broadcasting is joining forces with local leaders and law enforcement officials in hosting a town hall meeting to address the perils of underage drinking and sub­stance abuse.  Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s Q 100.3 is committi More...

HARP to sunset, information available through NMCAA

HARP, the Home Affordable Refi­nance Program, was created by the Fed­eral Housing Finance Agency specifi­cally to help homeowners who owe as much or more than their homes are cur­rently worth refinance their mortgage.  More...

‘Ride On’ to raise funds for ‘We Honor Veterans’

The Tolfree Foundation is hold­ing a “Ride On” motorcycle ride July 9 as “A Tribute to Fallen Rid­ers.”  Funds raised from the event will go to Hospice of Helping Hands’ “We Honor Veterans” program.&nbs More...

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