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Houghton Lake fishable in some places, dangerous in others

“With all that snow out there, I don’t recom­mend going out without testing the ice every step of the way.” That is how lifelong Houghton Lake resident and guide Cliff Winkler said he has ap­proached Houghton Lake since he began ice More...

Friendly Christmas light competition benefits passersby

When Sheri Alburtus went over to her new neighbors’ home last year to introduce herself and compliment them on their Christmas light dis­play, she was greeted by Jon Bolsby, who thanked her and said he was “trying to outdo the lady down t More...

Stop leads to drug arrest

A Roscommon woman was ar­rested on a marijuana charge Dec. 15 after being stopped by Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office depu­ties for a defective headlight.  More...

Business

GIVING BACK

Houghton Lake Arts and Crafts Association member Debbie Blanchard (second from left) presents a $5,365 donation to Houghton Lake Com­munity Schools Interim Superintendent Susan Tyer (right), Board of Education President Kelly Christian (second from r More...

Editorial

Rendon: It’s been a pleasure to serve you

I first decided to run for state representative because, as a small business owner, I wanted to see an economic environment in Michigan where businesses could thrive and jobs were abundant. More...

‘Overwhelmed by caring’

Merry Christmas. Our hope is the joy of Christmas reaches you and yours.  It is a useful exercise to pause from the hustle and bustle of the season to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. More...

Poinsett’s legacy lives on in Christmas flower

19th-Century American Diplomat is Namesake of Poinsettia

Some say it just isn’t Christmas without the poinsettia, a colorful addition to the holiday season. Outside of his native state, the flower’s namesake has been lost to history.  More...

Happenings

Rosco Rotary Auction theme, date announced

“The Black & White Masquerade Bash” will be the theme of the 30th annual Roscommon Rotary Spring Auction.  The club recently announced the theme for the auction, which is planned May 6 at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Hall.&n More...

Time to Shine decorating contest winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Time to Shine contest were recently released by the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce. There were winners in two categories including the business and home catego­ries.  More...

RADL upgrading teen program

The already successful Roscommon Area District Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will see changes in 2017. More...

Education

Cambridge honored by COOR

The 2016 Ralph Sperry Memorial Award was presented to Alfred E. Cambridge Jr. at the Dec. 14 COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education meeting.  More...

Glueheisen awarded LSSU scholarship

Roscommon High School senior Ri­ley Glueheisen was recently awarded the Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees Academic Recognition Schol­arship, commencing for the fall 2017 semester.  Glueheisen is the daughter of Ray and Leanne Ster More...

LEARNING FUN

(Left to right) Rylee and Hadlee Lytle along with Brinley Powell play the game, Cheese Dip, at the Collins Elementary Family Fun English Language Arts and Math Game Night Dec. 8. 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

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court Nov. 22:  Matthew W. Snow, 43, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to one count of domes­tic violence and another count was dis­missed. He was scheduled to be sen­tenced Jan. 10, 2017.  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned or entered pleas and were sentenced in 82nd District Court:  Chad M. Higgins, 45, Holly, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of writing a nonsufficient-funds check of $500 or more. More...

Sports

Grayling shooting, Bobcat turnovers doom varsity girls

“By far the most disappointing loss we have had to this point. More...

BATTLE OF THE BIG MEN

Charlton Heston Academy junior Michael Wells (54) is guarded by Houghton Lake freshman center Andrew Shepard (12) during a game at Houghton Lake Dec. 16. The Bobcat freshman team won the battle against the varsity Patriots 42-31. More...

Buck girls end 2016 with second win in a row

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team ended a four-game road odyssey with their second win in a row at Whittemore-Prescott Dec. 20. More...

Outdoors

Regenerating forests takes planning

You’re driving on your favorite stretch of Michigan road. The sun is shining, the win­dows are rolled down and you’re singing along to that catchy song drifting out of the speakers. More...

TAKEN WITH A CROSSBOW

Logan Roth, 13, Roscommon, shot an eight-point with his crossbow Dec. 15. Roth was hunting in Roscommon when he bagged the buck. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Religion & Family

HOME DEPOT TO SEND TOOLS WITH HLUMC TO MEXICO

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church members will be taking equipment and supplies donated by Houghton Lake Home Depot on their February, 2017, humanitarian mission to Rio Bravo, Mexico, thanks to a donation from the store. More...

BBBS CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes joined Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters at Brown Corners Church Dec. 6 for the an­nual Christmas Crafts Activity. More...

Son born to Czygan, Chandanais

Mercedes Czygan and Billy Joe Chandanais Jr. of Houghton Lake an­nounce the birth of their son, Daniel Scott Chandanais.  The baby was born Dec. 16, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

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