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Interactors return from El Salvador ‘humbled’ by volunteer experience

While many Houghton Lake students may have spent spring break at the beach, 14 of them spent the break building homes in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America.  More...

Special Sections

News

Trooper saves Houghton Lake woman from serpent

In an act of heroism reminiscent of days gone by, Trooper Mike Harger sprung into action on April 4, rescuing a Houghton Lake woman who was confronted suddenly by a snake in her home.  More...

Law enforcement stepping up anti-texting patrols

During the month of April, law enforcement officers will be stepping up patrols for motorists who text while driving.  More...

Gerrish Township establishes ‘Internet Safety Exchange Zone’

In a continued effort to promote internet safety to the community, the Gerrish Township Police Department now has an “Internet Safety Exchange Zone” in the police department parking lot.  More...

Business

Blarney Stone Broadcasting wins ‘Best Small Business Award’

Blarney Stone Broadcasting is one of 12 companies from around the state selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award.  More...

Grayling’s 4 Mile Road to be upgraded with transportation funds

State Rep. Daire Rendon and Senator Darwin Booher recently announced 4 Mile Road in Grayling will undergo construction as part of a project by a new Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF).  More...

TAKING THE FIRST STEP

Students Kurt and Marianne Kuzimski of Houghton Lake learn about the weather as it relates to aviation from instructor Pat Howe during a ground school class, the first step toward a private pilot’s license, in the terminal building at Roscommon More...

Editorial

Get rid of the distractions

Spending more than 25 hours behind the wheel means a person gets to witness quite a few sights.  More...

Stevenson offers recall ballot explanation

Clerk and Register of Deeds Roscommon County

Editor’s note: With ballots available for the May 2 Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education recall election, some questions have arisen about the ballot and the recall process. More...

Exercise safely during cold weather

Connections

According to the National Institute on Aging, you can be safe while exercising outdoors in cold weather. More...

Religion & Family

Gulledge, Tallman planning March, 2018, wedding

Catarina Gulledge of Pittsburgh, PA, and Tyler Tallman of West Lafayette, IN, announce their engagement to be married.  The ceremony will take place on March 17, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor. More...

Akin presents 45th annual recital

Piano students of Sandra J. Akin, Prudenville, were presented in her studio’s 45th annual recital March 19 at St. More...

Foxx seeking members for St. Helen community committee

St. Helen Optimist Club President Pat Foxx is seeking St. More...

Easter egg events start Saturday

The celebration of Easter will kick off a week early in Roscommon County as two egg hunts will take place this Saturday. More...

Houghton Lake man charged with multiple counts of CSC

Adam Janvrin, 37, Houghton Lake, has been charged with multiple crimes including four counts of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) second degree and one count of CSC first degree.  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

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Roger D. Brown, 61, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on two counts of illegal use of a financial transaction device. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 7:  Donny A. More...

Sports

ALL CONFERENCE BOBCATS

Houghton Lake High School boys varsity basketball players (from left) Cameron Sidelko, John Steckler, Jackson Blanchard and Shawn McKinley (not pictured) were honored by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference recently by being included on the JPC Al More...

VISITING CHAMP

Booker T. Word, former United States Boxing Association (USBA) light heavyweight world champion boxer, will visit Body and Soul Health Club, Houghton Lake, April 9. More...

Thompson takes third at Elks Hoop Shoot Regional

Houghton Lake’s Mariah Thompson, 10, placed third at the Elks Hoop Shoot Great Lakes Region #4 Regional Semifinals in Angola, IN, March 18.  More...

Outdoors

Boater’s safety class May 7

A Boater’s Safety Class will be of­fered at Spicer’s Boat City May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Spicer’s is sponsoring the class along with the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office.  There is no cost to attend. More...

DNR releases update on health of Michigan’s forest land

Michigan’s approximately 20 million acres of forest land play a key role in the state’s recreation, forest products and other important industries, and the health of those forests is essential to sustaining this vital resource for many ge More...

Up North Trails website wins award at governor’s conference

The Up North Trails website recently won an award for innovative regional marketing at this year’s Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Detroit.  More...

Happenings

New trail sign guides ORV riders in St. Helen

A new ORV trail guide sign has been installed in St. Helen.  On March 30, representatives from the St. Helen DirtPackers, St. More...

St. Helen Bluegill Festival moves to June 15-18

Instead of taking place in July, as it has in past summers, this year’s 68th Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival will be held from June 15-18 at the Richfield Township Park.  More...

Sixth annual Mom Prom planned April 8

Team Faith will raise money for Re­lay For Life of Roscommon County with its sixth annual Relay For Life Mom Prom April 8.  Guests do not have to be a mom, but they do need to be ready to have a fun “ladies night out.” Organizers are More...

Education

Early childhood program ‘Round-up’ April 19 at Collins

Collins Elementary School will host an Early Childhood Program Round-up for the 2017-18 school year.  The round-up will take place April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Parents are asked to bring their child and complete the preschool intake form. More...

Congressional Art Competition open to Fourth District students

Congressman John Moolenaar invites all high school students from Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  More...

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