August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Happenings

MiYLA graduates 19 ‘leaders’ from Houghton Lake Post area

At a ceremony July 13, 19 young men from the Houghton Lake State Police Post area graduated from the Michigan Youth Leadership Academy (MiYLA). More...

St. Helen 2017 ORV Jam

HIGH FLYING MUD During the St. Helen ORV Jam mud bog Aug. 12 at Richfield Township Park, Scott LaForest powers his way through the mud at the St. Helen ORV Jam. More...

Rotary Interact car wash Friday

The Houghton Lake Rotary Interact Club will be hosting a car wash Aug. 18.  The car wash will be held at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 2197 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

Third annual euchre tourney benefits ACS

The third annual Relay For Life Eu­chre Tournament to benefit the Ameri­can Cancer Society will be held Aug. 25 at Roscommon Township Hall, 8555 Knapp Rd., Houghton Lake.  The tournament will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. More...

Pair of blood drives planned next week

Two American Red Cross Blood Drives are planned next week in Roscommon.  An Aug. 21 drive will be held at VFW Post 4159, 219 Terrace Dr. (across from the Roscom­mon Post Of­fice). It will run from noon until 5:45 p.m.  The Ralph A. More...

OAK EAGLE

Gail and Richard Kukuk, 221 Hillside Ave., Prudenville, salvaged an approximately 150-to 180-year-old oak tree lost to oak wilt. Gail Kukuk said she wanted to leave part of it up and that they waited about two years before it was carved. More...

RADL to host archaeologist James Renn Aug. 30

Do you like to dig in the dirt? Do you consider other’s trash a potential trea­sure?   Roscommon Area District Library will be hosting archaeologist James Renn of the United States Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources Aug. More...

A.R.K. golf outing Sept. 16

The A.R.K. (Association to Rescue Kritters) will host a golf outing Sept. 16 at West Branch Country Club, 1905 Fairview, West Branch.  Teams are encouraged to sign up for the 18-hole scramble by Sept. 9. More...

Registration open for Elks Charity Golf Scramble Sept. 9

The annual Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge No. 1982 Charity Golf Scramble will focus on helping River House, Inc., this year.  The outing is planned Sept. 9 at White Deer Country Club, Prudenville. More...

American Legion to host ‘end of summer’ picnic

American Legion Post 245, Hough­ton Lake, will host the third annul End of Summer Picnic Aug. 20.  The event starts at 1 p.m. More...

Randall’s 50-year license plate collection includes a Houghton Lake bus plate.

Some people collect salt and pepper shakers or buttons. More...

Photos

SERVING IT UP Markey Township Fire Chief Nick Sergeant (left) tosses a piece of fresh-cooked chicken to Firefighter Jeremi­ah McRath (right) as Capt. More...

Taking f light on National Model Aviation Day

BRINGING IT IN Al Ferguson of Roscommon R/C Aviators brings his model of an American Champion Super Decathlon in for a landing Saturday at the club’s flying field at the Balcom Farm in Markey T More...

First ‘Meals-on-Wheels’ car show raises money, awareness

The Roscommon County Com­mission on Aging turned to classic “wheels” to help raise awareness of its “Meals-on-Wheels” program Sat­urday.   More...

Alano Club plans annual Sobriety Walk, dinner Aug. 19

The Houghton Lake Area Alano Club will host the third annual Sobriety Walk fundraiser and dinner Aug. 19 at the club, 2410 North Markey Rd., Houghton Lake.  Walk sober with community friends and family and enjoy some fun and fel­lowship. More...

NMCAA offering special down payment assistance

Northwest Michigan Community Ac­tion Agency (NMCAA) is offering spe­cial down payment assistance (DPA) for households who are 100% or below of their area medium income and purchas­ing by Sept. More...

Roscommon Township’s Movie in the Park

ON THE BIG SCREEN Roscommon Township’s Movie in the Park Aug. 12 featured Disney’s “Moana” on a large outdoor screen pro­vided by Great Outdoor Movies, Roch­ester. More...

Friends With the Weather at Trestle

The final Third Thursday concert hosted by Friends of Trestle Park will feature Friends With the Weather tonight (Thursday).   The concert starts at 6:45 p.m. (not 7 p.m., as previously published).   More...

Limited Individual Development accounts still available

The Northwest Michigan Commu­nity Action Agency (NMCAA) offers an Individual Development Account (IDA) Program, which is a matched sav­ings program that gives individuals and families the opportunity to save towards the purchase of a first home, the More...

County Celebrates Coast Guard’s 227th Birthday with Flag Raising Ceremony

227TH COAST GUARD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION In celebration of the 227th birthday of the United States Coast Guard and Auxiliary, Roscommon County held a commemorative ceremony Aug. More...

Grand Ledge Swim Team returns for 12th swim across Houghton Lake

“Brrr!” was the initial reaction for many of the members of the Grand Ledge Swim Team, as the jumped into the mid-60-degree waters of Houghton Lake at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 10.  More...

Health, wellness fair today at MidMichigan Health

In honor of National Health Cen­ter Week, MidMichigan Community Health Services, in conjunction with the Roscommon County Human Services Collaborative, is putting together a com­munity event, the Health & Wellness Community Connection Fair, sched More...

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