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Fishel ‘censured’ for violating ethics ordinance

The resignation of Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel was called for several times by both council members and the public at an April 10 meeting. More...

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News

Three confess to Artesia break-in

Two Houghton Lake teens and a Prudenville teen confessed to Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) deputies that they took part in the Febru­ary break-in at Artesia Youth Park.  During the February break-in, $100 in cash, a cash registe More...

ORV MISHAP

Emergency personnel from the Roscommon Township Fire Department, Houghton Lake Ambulance and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office respond to an accident involving an ORV at 10308 Snow Bowl Rd. the evening of April 7.  More...

Drug arrests made after M-55 traffic stop

A Houghton Lake woman was ar­rested for driving under the influence of drugs and her passenger was arrested for possession of marijuana April 4.  More...

Business

DNR Career Expo at South Higgins, positions available

A Department of Natural Re­sources Career Expo is planned April 26 at South Higgins Lake State Park.  The event will feature informa­tion on seasonal positions, student internship programs, State Park Explorer team positions, MCCA/ AmeriCorps st More...

DIFS announces online complaint form for consumers

The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) stands ready to assist Michigan consumers with their insurance and financial services questions.  More...

Mechanic inspections now required for rebuilt salvage vehicles to ensure safety

Under a new state law now in ef­fect, damaged vehicles deemed sal­vage must be inspected by a certified mechanic before being allowed back on the road, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced last week.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Perceptions

Too many Americans anguish over unfounded perceptions. Man has always done that … “the world is currently the worst it has ever been” (circa 2017, 1917, 1817, 1217, etc.). More...

‘Musings to think about’

As the world and our culture collapse into violence; as our language becomes completely “politically correct,” little truth passes in our interactions with each other, individually and cooperatively. More...

‘More constructive dialogue’ needed

The swimmer’s itch controversy continues.  More...

Happenings

Veterans seek resources at first Veterans Benefits Fair

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agen­cy Northeast Michigan Regional Coordinator Steven Rollins said the April 7 Veterans Benefits Fair was a way for veterans to “connect the dots” between their needs and the resources that can help.  More...

Pinewood Derby

WINNING LOOK Webelo Skyler Pease (center) reacts to his Pinewood Derby car holding the lead in the final stretch of a cham­pionship round race Saturday at the Houghton Lake Cub Scout Pack 3981 annual More...

Unique team sport brings new angle on archery

The cardinal rule of archery: Never shoot an arrow in the direction of an­other person … except when playing archery tag. More...

Finkbeiner faces arraignment on felony charges

Wexford County Prosecutor Jason Elmore has authorized a felony com­plaint against former Richfield Township Department of Public Safety (RTDPS) Lt. Cindy Finkbeiner.  More...

Gerrish Township Board replaces Udy on special permit - Free Access

The Gerrish Township Board, at a special meeting last week, countered the action of Supervisor Dave Udy, naming Trustee Jim Lippert as principal officer on the township’s special purpose permit it uses as a tool to control swimmer’s itch More...

Kodi found after 19-day search

Bernese Mountain Dog takes ‘the long way home’

When Nancy Bell of Roscommon opened her back­yard gate to feed the deer the evening of March 7, she had no idea it would lead to a 19-day search for Kodi.  Kodi is a Bernese Mountain Dog she and her husband, Bert, have had since he was an eight- 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:  Paul G. More...

Sports

Play Ball!

TIGERS FANS OF ALL AGES (Left to right) Kurt Miller, 22, Trevor Hudson, 23, Latasha Mar­shall, 30, and Charles Hudson, 58, all of Adrian, were hanging out at the Houghton Lake Moose Lodge to watch th More...

Bobcats drop home soccer opener to Chiefs

The Houghton Lake girls varsity soccer team lost their home opener against visiting Northern Michigan Soccer League opponent Cheboygan on April 11. The Chiefs won 3-1. More...

Bowling Highlights

Thursday Mixed Senior Citizens League April 6 4 & A Spare 69-36 Alley Cats 66-39 Gamblers 60-45 Wanna’be Strikers 59-46 Young Guns 56-49 Ten Pins 54-51 Lucky Four 51-54 The Hardy Four 50-55  More...

Editorial

With spring, wildfire season is upon us

Well, as we say goodbye to the snow and all of its challenges, seems like we barely get a breather and it’s into another set of circumstances to be aware of.  More...

Worth of love

The tax collector, Matthew, records: “Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and said to them: ‘We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of More...

Outdoors

NICE PIKE

Brooke Baranek, 11, Bay City, caught these pike on Rollway Lake in southern Roscommon County Jan. 28. The biggest is 23 inches long. She caught them on tip-ups using golden shiners (minnows). More...

Religion & Family

Campbells name son Zavier

Kaitlin and Zachary Campbell of St. Helen announce the birth of their son, whom they named Zavier Samuel.  The baby was born April 6, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Daughter born to Carter, Stefani

Pamela Carter and Brian Stefani of Merritt announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Stefani.  The baby was born April 6, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Daughter born to Lee, Andersen

Makayla Lee and Scott Andersen II, St. Helen, announced the birth of their daughter, Mavis Rae.  The baby was born April 5, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

Houghton Lake Middle School Honor Roll

Houghton Lake Middle School re­cently announced its honor roll for the third marking period of the 2016-17 school year. The following students were honored for their academic work:  4th Grade All A Honor Roll  More...

COLLINS MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for March at Collins Elementary, pictured with Principal Amy Peterson are (from row, from left) Clara Seaman and Destiny VanDuinen (February Student of the Month) of Mrs. More...

Early Childhood Program Round-up April 19 at Collins

An Early Childhood Program Round- up is planned April 19 at Collins El­ementary.  Information on preschool programs and resources that serve children in the Houghton Lake area will be featured. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.  More...

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