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Sunrise Run Saturday

The seventh annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run takes off at the lake’s state parks on June 18. More...

Bobcat golfers finish fifth in State

The Houghton Lake varsity golf team took fifth place in the Division 3 Boys State Golf Finals at Michigan State University’s Forest Akers East Golf Course June 10-11.  The Bobcats were led by sopho­more Brock Decker, who finished ninth ove More...

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News

Area agencies talk down attempted suicidal subject

Officers from three Roscommon County law enforcement agencies came together to stop an attempted suicide the afternoon of June 12 on an I-75 overpass.  The initial call came through to Roscommon County Central Dispatch at 2:46 p.m. More...

ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED

Howard Hendrix of Hendrix Towing, Houghton Lake, loads a pair of vehicles which were involved in an ac­cident at the intersection of M-55 and Old 27 on the morning of June 11.  More...

Friends for Safe Schools Fund established for ‘boot project’

In support of the Roscommon Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners adopt­ed a resolution establishing the Friends for Safe Schools Fund to benefit the “boot project,” or the installation of in­terior d More...

Letters to the Editor

Glad to have made ‘caring community’ ‘our home’

I have had the honor of working this past week to raise funds via donations, the sale of raffle tickets and organizing a benefit dinner to help the bereaved family of Natalie Wilds (Houghton Lake and Lake City). More...

Graduate asks for ‘No Excuses, Just Results’

I was on my phone when I found out. I opened my Facebook after working all night and read a post that made my heart sink. I read the words Brent Cryderman and resignation, which is something I never thought I’d see. More...

‘We can speak up and speak out’

It is with sadness, and great frustration that I say goodbye to Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Brent Cryderman. More...

Religion & Family

Hendershotts celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Longtime Houghton Lake residents, Don and Jean Hendershott, celebrate 60 years of marriage today (Thursday), June 16, 2016.  Donald Gale Hendershott and Alice Jean Hubert, born and raised in Parma, were married at Parma United Methodist Church i More...

FOUR GENERATIONS OF HILLS

Brian Hill of Higgins Lake (left) and his father, William Hill of St. Helen, stand with Shane Hill (right, holding Anden Nicholas Hill) of Saginaw for a photo taken at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. More...

Good Shepherd team to offer dry manicures at Relay

The Good Shepherd Church of Roscommon Relay For Life team will raise funds at the June 25 Relay For Life event.  During Relay, Lynn Leix will have a booth to offer dry manicures – cuticles, buff, shape, lotion massage and polish with nail More...

Education

Boating safety class set for June 23

A boating safety class will be con­ducted by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 091-26-03 of Roscommon County on June 23.  The one-day class will be held at the Gerrish Township Commu­nity Park and Marina, 103 Mill Rd., Roscommon. More...

MAY PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Ninety-seven Collins Elementary students had perfect attendance for the month of May. More...

21 RMS STUDENTS EARN ALL A’S

In recognition of earning all A’s through the 2015-2016 academic year, 21 Roscommon Middle School sixth and seventh graders were honored with certificates and a luncheon June 13.  More...

RCSO office seeking information on missing person - Free Access

The Roscommon County Sheriff's Office is working with the Chesterfield Township Police in efforts to find Rachel Delida, a 40-year-old white female, who has been reported missing from Chesterfield Township. More...

Cryderman resigns

Board votes to release report to public, State Police

Scherer steps down after vote to make report public   The unexpected resignation of Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Brent Cryderman, along with the results of an investiga­tion involving him, had many citizens in the district clam More...

A DAY AT THE BEACH

Craig Kelly took a little time to relax on the beach of the Richfield Town­ship Lake St. Helen Access Park the afternoon of June 11 as he was bur­ied in sand by his family. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Sports

Two of three unbeaten men’s teams to square off Monday

It will be the final week of three un­beatens atop the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League as two of the perfect squads will square off Monday.  Limberlost, LakesideBar/Team Señor and Shenanigan’s all boast a 6-0 record. More...

Limberlost knocks Andre out of unbeaten ranks

There are no longer any unbeaten teams in Division 1 of the Hough­ton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League.  More...

BATTLE LINES DRAWN

(Left to right) Tom Hentschel and Alex Hentschel of Hentco Tennis Court Specialists, Traverse City, paint lines on the new tennis courts at Markey Township’s Truman Gardner Park June 10. More...

Editorial

Patience, not accusations

It is unfortunate that Houghton Lake Community Schools must search for a new superintendent. But, that is the situation the board of education is in following the resignation of Brent Cryderman June 8.  More...

#Orlando

Our thoughts are with Orlando and those affected by Sunday’s act of terrorism.  The senseless act of violence is unfathomable. We grieve with all those that grieve in Orlando and throughout the country. We pray for peace.   More...

Outdoors

Three now entered into ‘Catch Us’ contest

Three fish have been caught and entered in the 2016-17 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s “Catch Us If You Can” fishing contest by seven-year- old Marisa Jackson of Bridgeport, Bri­an Lackey of Prudenville and Kristi Sawatzki of Fr More...

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

June 10  4 CAR DASH  Micro: Trace Reay, Xavier Rizzi, Brea Lincoln, Erin Foster  JR Sport: Joe Walter, Austin Fox, Clay Wenzlick, Cole Schmidt  JR Stock: Kyle Vermilyea, Kaitlyn Vermilyea, Brandon Foster, Gavin Hart­well  More...

NORTH SHORE LUNKER

Tom Stark of Charlotte caught this six-pound, 27-inch walleye while fishing near Houghton Lake’s North Shore June 12. Stark was trolling with a Flicker Shad (#7, firetiger). (Courtesy photo)   More...

Happenings

‘Michigan’s Other Great Lakes Family Fishing Fest’

FAMILY FISHING Taking advantage of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, Karrie Kleinert (standing right) and her family (seated) Alexis and Austin Kleinert and Dominique Nagel (standing back) all f More...

Roscommon Area Historical Society holding annual meeting June 21

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will hold its Annual meeting on June 21 at The Gallimore Boarding House, Roscommon.  RAHS members are encouraged to attend as officers for 2016-17 will be elected and revisions to the constitution/ by-laws w More...

Lyon Township plans parade July 2

Lyon Township will be sponsoring a parade on July 2nd to usher in the Inde­pendence Day weekend.  The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Phoenix Park parking lot on West Higgins Lake Drive. More...

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