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Group seeking recall of three HLCS board members

A recall effort by some members of the Houghton Lake Community Schools district is underway.  More...

Swimmer’s itch reports ‘way down’ at Higgins Lake

Now that summer is in full swing, area lakes like Higgins Lake are busy with not only boaters and fishermen, but swim­mer’s as well. More...

Special Sections

News

Threats with a blow torch land St. Helen man in jail

A Prudenville man was chased out of a Denton Township residence by a 26-year-old St. Helen man with a blow torch during the early morning hours of June 25.  More...

MSP arrest Houghton Lake woman on drunk driving charges

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 55-year-old Houghton Lake woman for driving drunk while transporting a four-year-old passenger on the afternoon of June 25.  More...

CAUSE UNDER INVESTIGATION

Firefighters work to extricate driver Danny Bates, 74, of Gerrish Township, from his vehicle after a crash at 959 West Sunset Dr. (County Rd. 100) across from Ye Olde Country Club on the evening of June 27. Sgt.  More...

Business

MidMichigan Health to receive part of $5.5 million HHS oral health award

MidMichigan Health Services, Inc., is one of 15 health centers in Michigan to receive Health and Human Services (HHS) awards for the purpose of increasing access to in­tegrated oral health care services and improve oral health outcomes for Health Cen More...

20 YEARS AT WOODED ACRES

Above) Wooded Acres Family Campground owners Dave and Angie Dietzel (standing, left), who recently cel­ebrated 20 years of ownership of the campground, gave guests a rare weekday ride on the trolley (it typically operates every Saturday at 8 p.m.). More...

Dietzels celebrate 20 years at Wooded Acres Family Campground

The owners of Wooded Acres Family Campground, Houghton Lake, celebrated their 20th anniversary June 11.  The celebration, hosted by owners Dave and Angie Dietzel, was attended by 150 people, which included previous and current campers, as well a More...

Outdoors

HOUGHTON LAKE YELLOW BELLY

Joe Hojnowski of Baton Rouge, LA, holds a master angler-size perch he caught on Houghton Lake June 24. Hojnowski was trolling with a night crawler harness when the 15-inch, one-pound, seven-ounce yellow belly hit. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Rotary grant to aid EWM removal on Higgins Lake

An $8,500 grant from the Rotary Club of Roscommon will help the Hig­gins Lake Foundation (HLF) remove Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) from Higgins Lake this summer.  The grant, along with funding from the Roscommon County Community Foundation, EnTru More...

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

June 24 results  4 CAR DASH  Micro: James Jordan, Xavier Rizzi, Brea Lincoln,  Trace Reay JR Sport: Brayden Goddard, Cole Schmidt, Austin  Fox, Joe Walter JR Stock: Kyle Vermilyea, Brandon Foster, Kaitlyn  Vermilyea  Pro More...

Happenings

Over 100 cars shine at car show

Cars of all makes and models gleamed in the sun­light Saturday at the 12th an­nual Special Olympics Car Show and Cruise sponsored by the Rusty Nuts Car Club.  Held at the Columbian Home Hall in Prudenville, the event served as a fun­draiser for More...

Relay For Life expected to reach 2016 goal

Relay teams, volunteers and visitors to Relay For Life of Roscommon County came through for the 2016 event by rais­ing almost $90,000, making it a “pace­setter” event, according to Community Manager Trisha Jackson of the American Cancer S More...

Project Appleseed is coming to the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will host two Project Appleseed events in 2016 at its outdoor ranges on July 9 and 10 and on Aug. 6 and 7.  More...

Features

Looking for history

as effort to restore hangar at Houghton Lake State Airport gets underway

Dave Tuck of Houghton Lake has spent a lot of time at the Houghton Lake State Airport (5Y2) over the years. More...

Navy WAVE Waggoner takes Honor Flight

95-year-old one of three female veterans honored

By Krista Tacey-Cater  America’s greatest generation is comprised of the thousands who dedicat­ed their lives to the World War II effort.  Houghton Lake is home to one woman who gave a portion of her life to serving the United States More...

Houghton Lake State Airport (5Y2) the place to land Saturday

Aircraft from all over the Great Lakes region will have Houghton Lake as a destination as they make their way to the EAA Chapter 1259 Fly-in at the Houghton Lake State Airport (5Y2) on July 2. More...

Breaking News - 6/30/2016 2:15 PM

Kumar faces health care fraud charges in Ogemaw County - Free Access

Vijay Kumar, of West Branch, a Republican candidate for State Representative in Michigan’s 103rd District, was arraigned today in 82nd District Court, West Branch, on three counts of health care fraud, one count of Medicaid fraud and four counts of i More...

St. Helen teen arrested for attempted murder

Father stabbed in June 24 altercation

Nathan Willet, a 17-year-old St. Helen teenager, was arrested for at­tempted murder after he stabbed his father with a steak knife on June 24.  More...

‘FLY MY FLAG FOR ME’ - Free Access

Jan and Dave Linderman fold the Navy war flag of Dave Linderman’s father, Kenneth Linderman, as they decorated their home at the corner of Iroquois and Edgewood drives for the upcoming Independence Day holiday Tuesday afternoon. 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:  Kattie R. Leffingwell, 31, Kalkaska, charged with larceny in a building and absconding/forfeiting bond, is ready for trial and hearing dates were scheduled.  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Richard T. Carrier, 51, Roscommon, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court on a charge of larceny in a building. Denton Township Police made the arrest. More...

Sports

The Loop reversible golf course opens at Forest Dunes

The Loop, an 18-hole reversible design golf course, the first of its kind in the U.S., opened at Forest Dunes in Roscommon on June 27.  More...

Andre alone in Division 1, Division 2 Old 27 a 41-1 victor

Andre Tree Service is all alone atop Division 1 in the Houghton Lake Wom­en’s Slo-pitch Softball League after Lim­berlost was beaten by Old Town Tavern June 23.  More...

Vick offering several camps, drop-in skills clinics

After a several year layoff, Ogemaw County resident and 1995 Houghton Lake High School graduate Coach Mark Vick is relaunching his programs and services this summer with the return of several basketball programs for area children.  More...

Editorial

After Orlando, reclaiming our common humanity

Inside the First Amendment

Horrific events like the heartbreaking tragedy in Orlando – the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – bring out the best and the worst in the American character.  More...

Steps to protect

Roscommon County will be busy this Fourth of July weekend. The long weekend will provide a respite for many Up North as they enjoy the lakes, trails, forests and peace our area offers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer will do everything to ensure best education possible

I have several questions and concerns about the situation with Houghton Lake Community Schools. I have read the investigator’s report. I have listened to parents, board of education members, students and staff, both past and present. More...

Ostergren: Change direction

This past week, there was a swimmer’s itch conference held at Roscommon High School with experts from as far away as New Mexico and Alberta, Canada.  More...

‘We need Brent Cryderman’

Save the super! Boot the board! More...

Religion & Family

Maass family celebrates parents’ 50th anniversary

Richard “Rick” Maass and Judy Willer exchanged vows at First Baptist Church, McBain, on June 18, 1966. More...

FOR THE VETS

American Legion Post 245 Commander Bill Jammer (center, standing), assisted by Judge Advocate Harry Duwe (right) distribute fruit baskets to veteran residents at King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community June 13. More...

Blood drive July 11 at St. John

An American Red Cross Blood Drive is planned at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, on July 11.  The blood drive will run from noon to 5:45 p.m. St. More...

Education

Making and Learning at the Library

“Making and Learning,” a three-day free workshop on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for educators, librarians and other community leaders was hosted by the University of Michigan’s School of Information at More...

Nearly $200K awarded in health care scholarships

MidMichigan Health has awarded $195,225 to 147 area students for the 2016-2017 school year from The Ber­nard F. More...

Brewer graduates from CNA program at MCTI

Maria Brewer of St. Helen was among 160 students who graduated from the Michigan Career and Technical Insti­tute June 25.  Brewer was honored at a graduation ceremony at the MCTI campus, Plain­well. More...

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