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Artesia Youth Park ‘burns the mortgage’ at annual pig roast

“God’s been good,” JoJean Thompson, president of Artesia Youth Park, said Saturday at the youth center’s annual pig roast.  At this pig roast, however, the volunteers at Artesia were celebrating a special event, the burni More...

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HLCS community open house planned during JV game

Students and parents in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district are invited to attend a community open house tonight (Thursday) at Bobcat Stadium.  The open house will be held at the JV football game.  Bobcat fans and Clare Pioneer fan More...

Roscommon Township denies reimbursement for towed car

A man who parked his vehicle in the Roscommon Township parking lot and was not able to immediately retrieve it was denied a refund by the Roscommon Township Board Tuesday for his towing bill.  More...

Merritt truck drivers collect donations to haul to Texas

Jacqui and Don Shaw of Merritt did what they could over the holiday weekend to help those they have never met.  The couple began collecting items Saturday in the Walmart parking lot to take to Texas in their semi truck they drive for a living.&n More...

Editorial

Ruling good for free speech, press

Inside the First Amendment

So Sarah Palin does not get to move forward with a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times for linking material on a Palin political website to shooting incidents targeting politicians.  More...

Well done, Artesia

Last Saturday marked a special moment in the history of Houghton Lake’s Artesia Youth Park – the burning of its mortgage.  More...

Happenings

COLORFUL CRAFTS

(Left) Chris Bear of Goodrich makes a purchase at the wind chimes booth operated by Kay Bailey of Higgins Lake Sunday. More...

Kirtland Garden Club to visit the ‘Dahlia Man’ Sept. 18

The Kirtland Garden Club will visit the “Dahlia Man” Sept. 18.  Those planning to attend should meet at the Grayling K-Mart parking lot at 10:30 a.m. More...

Fashion show, luncheon at St. Hubert Sept. 20

The St. Hubert Women’s Club will host a fashion show and luncheon Sept. 20.   The event will be held in the St. Hubert Catholic Church hall and begin at noon.   Tickets are $12. Call Bev Moore for reservations at 821-9548.   More...

Restoration millage seen as better path for ‘child care’ funding

Instead of proposing strictly a “child care fund” millage, discussion was held at subcommittee meetings Aug. 30 by county employees to consider a restoration millage for Roscommon County. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Day Saturday

This Saturday is the second of two Household Hazardous Waste Days the Craw­ford Roscommon Con­servation Dis­trict will host for Roscommon County residents in 2017.  Items may be brought to the Roscommon County Road Commission, 820 East West Bran More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  More...

Sports

Wallison top Bobcat runner at Clare Invite

Junior Henry Wallison had the top finish for Houghton Lake at the Clare Invitational, held at Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison Aug. 30. More...

Project Appleseed coming to Houghton Lake

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club is hosting a Project Appleseed event Sept. 23 and 24.  The event runs 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.  More...

WATER DRILL

The Houghton Lake varsity cross country team runs a relay at Sullivan Beach in Prudenville on the morning of Sept. 1, when the air temperature was around 52 degrees. More...

Letters to the Editor

Marijuana statement oxymoron

I was not able to attend the Richfield Township meeting Aug. 29 regarding an ordinance governing the establishment of businesses dealing with medical marijuana. More...

‘Wake up America!’

Anyone who has had their eyes and ears open knows that President Trump lies every time he opens his mouth. More...

Information ‘often not truth’

Those of us who were born in the black Model T Ford-era and served our country in World War II have seen great changes in communication capabilities.   More...

Education

Collins Climbing Wall Installed

CLIMBING THE WALLS (Right) Houghton Lake Community Schools maintenance employee George Rieger organizes pieces for assembly of a climbing wall at Collins Elementary. More...

KIWANIS DICTIONARIES

Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club member Dale Ernst recently delivered dictionaries to county school districts as part of the Kiwanis Dictionary Project. More...

SERVICE ABOVE SELF SCHOLARSHIP

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently awarded a $750 Service Above Self Interact Scholarship to Courtney Ignat, who is attending Central Michigan University this fall. More...

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