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Bobcat, Buck sophomores earn medals at State

Boyle breaks 55 feet to finish third in State

Roscommon sophomore Jack Boyle saved his best for last as he recorded a 55’9.5” throw in the shot put to take third in the Michigan High School Ath­letic Association’s Division 3 State Track Meet June 4 at Comstock Park High School. More...

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News

Funds being raised for family of drowning victim

Friends of the family of five-year-old Natalie Wilds of Lake City, who died following an accident at a Houghton Lake resort pool, have been hosting fun­draisers for her family, including a ben­efit dinner June 8.  More...

Denton to pay half of LJPOA sewer study

Lake James will soon undergo a fea­sibility study for a waste water treatment system.  The Lake James Property Owners Association had requested financial as­sistance from Denton Township for the study and board members approved cov­ering half of More...

SPECIALIZED GEAR ON DISPLAY

(Left to right) Trooper Doug Baumann of the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team shows some of the specialized equipment used by the team to visitors Charles Cabay and EJ Phillips of Houghton Lake dur­ing an open house at the Houghton Lake St More...

Business

Spicer’s boosts customer service with upgrades

Spicer’s Boat City, Houghton Lake, recently completed two upgrades to their service business.  The newly renovated service office features four independent service advi­sor workstations to accommodate busi­ness growth and to provide more p More...

ROSCOMMON SUBWAY TO HOST GRAND OPENING TODAY

The Roscommon Subway, located at 110 North 5th Street will host its grand opening today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a buy one get one free promotion. On June 6, a ribbon cutting was held to com­memorate the store opening.  More...

30 YEARS OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED BUSINESS

Laura and Jim Witt, owners of Jim’s Collision of Roscommon, celebrat­ed 30 years of business on June 3 with an open house. More...

Outdoors

‘Steady’ crowd attends Blue Water Trail launch party

Friends of Trestle Park welcomed quiet water sports enthusiasts to the Houghton Lake Blue Water Trail Launch Party June 4 and celebrated Trestle Park as one of the stops along the trail.  More...

This weekend – Explore the trails during Free ORV Weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites off-road enthusiasts to enjoy the first Free ORV Weekend of the year, June 11-12.  During the weekend, Michigan resi­dents and nonresidents legally can ride DNR-designated routes and trails wi More...

FIRST CONTEST FISH

Seven-year-old Marisa Jackson of Bridgeport was the first to catch a tagged fish, a 12-inch rock bass, in the 2016-17 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s “Catch Us if You Can” fishing contest June 1. More...

Happenings

Project H.O.P.E. announces new board, program hours

Josh Paiva of Prudenville has been elected president of Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat), an emergency food source for residents of Roscommon County.  More...

INTRICATE DESIGNS CREATED

A total of 20 teens participated in the teen henna program at the Roscom­mon Area District Library on May 7. More...

State Park Explorer to highlight ‘Furry Forest Friends’

State Park Explorer Guide Michelle Schepke will offer several educational events this week and next.  All the events are free but a Recre­ation Passport is required for entry to all Michigan state parks and recreation ar­eas. More...

HLCS superintendent resigns

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education, at a special meeting Wednesday, accepted the resignation of Superintendent Brent Cryderman, effective June 30. More...

Fish for free this weekend at ‘Michigan’s Other Great Lakes’

As part of Michigan’s Free Fish­ing Weekend, groups at Lake St. More...

Townships looking into ‘dangerous building’ ordinance

Officials on the Denton Township and Roscommon Township boards recently learned how they may be able to tackle the issue of dangerous buildings in the community. More...

Blanchard, Young return from State Meet with medals

Bobcat, Buck sophomores earn medals at State

Houghton Lake sophomore Jackson Blanchard finished third in Division 3 in the 300m hurdles at the Michigan High School Athletic Association State Track Meet Saturday. 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, May 17:  Barbara A. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Trio of top teams move to 5-0 in men’s action

LakesideBar/Team Señor, Limberlost and Shenanigan’s kept up their winning ways in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo- pitch Softball League.  The trio posted wins to move to 5-0 in the league.  More...

Winners blow past losers in week four of women’s softball

With the closest contest being eight runs – Andre Tree Service 18-10 over Sergeant’s – the standings in the Hough­ton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League remained relatively unchanged after action June 2.  More...

Bucks upended by Spartans in District soccer final, 2-1

The Roscommon varsity soccer team’s season ended at Ogemaw Heights High School June 4, where they lost in their District Final game against Pincon­ning 2-1.  “This was a hard fought game by both teams,” said Roscommon Coach Joh More...

Editorial

Muhammad Ali remembered: ‘I am America’

Inside the First Amendment

“I am America,” Muhammad Ali famously declared. “I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me – black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me.”  More...

Free weekend highlights area

Years ago, the end of the school year meant money was needed to walk up to the bait shop to buy worms. Chief’s Sport Shop was a hub of activity then – and Dick Peterson sold candy bars as well.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Parade, memorial ceremony not same

During Houghton Lake’s Memorial Day Parade several fire trucks where stopped by a man who wanted to know why we were hitting our horns and sirens. I am one of the firefighters he stopped. More...

Congrats, grads

Congratulations to all Houghton Lake High School Seniors. Here is to your future, in school, in work and in life. And may His love guide you in what ever struggle or challenge you will have. Blessing to all the graduates. More...

Be aware of geese along Old 27

On Sunday, I made my way south on Old 27 traveling towards M-55. More...

Religion & Family

Mooney to be inducted into ‘In Memory Program’

The late William Edward “Ed” Mooney of Prudenville will be induct­ed into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program on June 18.   More...

RTL of Roscommon County changes meeting date

Right to Life of Roscommon County has had a change of meeting date of its regular meetings to the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.  The next meeting is scheduled for June 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Roscommon.  More...

Balyos name daughter Kennady Nicole

Justin and Kate Balyo of Brighton announce the birth of their daughter, Kennady Nicole Balyo.  The baby was born May 13, 2016, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She weighed 10 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 22 inches long. More...

Education

Safety Day offers look at law enforcement

EXPLORING THE BEARCAT Collins Elementary first grader Charles Smith peeks over the top of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office’s Bearcat’s turret on Safety Hero/ Career Education D More...

Bolzman returns to Lake Saver Day to share ‘passion’ for water sciences

For nine years the Higgins Lake Foundation (HLF) has been teaching fourth grade students from Roscommon Area Public Schools the importance of being a good steward to Higgins Lake and all bodies of water through its an­nual Lake Saver Day.  More...

LESSONS OF OLD

Collins Elementary second grader Felicity Senicor (left) reacts to “school marm” Agnes Feldman as she describes how and what children learned in a one-room schoolhouse back in “the old days” during a visit to the Hough­ton Lak More...

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