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Lake approves fire truck purchase

The Lake Township Board voted unanimously to purchase a new fire en­gine during a special meeting Oct. 20. The new pumper, from CSI Emergency Apparatus, LLC of Grayling, will be fully equipped and cost $370,000.  More...

Special Sections

News

K-9 Yeff serves as family guardian before his death

“His new role once retired was the guardian of the house and family,” Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern said of his canine partner, Yeff. More...

Owosso motorcyclist injured at Camp Grayling

Michigan State Police (MSP) troop­ers from the Houghton Lake Post recent­ly investigated a motorcycle personal in­jury crash that occurred on M-93 in front of Camp Grayling in Crawford County.  Troopers arrived on the scene to find a 35-year-old More...

Traffic stop leads to marijuana charges

Roscommon County Sheriff’s depu­ties arrested two Houghton Lake area teens on marijuana charges Oct. 19, following a traffic stop for a defective headlight on M-55 near Kelly Street in Prudenville.  More...

Business

Work Comp premium rate declines; Saving employers $446 million since 2011

Michigan’s Workers’ Compen­sation system continues to benefit workers and job providers as the state’s pure premium advisory rate for work comp insurance will de­crease by 9.3% for 2018.  More...

FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR

Roscommon BC Pizza was recognized as “Franchise of the Year” and also received a 2017 Badge of Recognition.  More...

SBDC to host series for startup businesses

Michigan’s Small Business De­velopment Center (SBDC) will be providing no cost business education seminars for emerging businesses. Classes began Oct. 23.   More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Vital to our civilization’

We are so blessed to still have a free press at Houghton Lake. More...

Religion & Family

United Way partners with HLUMC to help meet needs

Once again Roscommon County United Way has partnered with Hough­ton Lake United Methodist Church to distribute food to families in need.  A food distribution took place Oct. 19 and 248 families were served. More...

Hope Lutheran craft fair Nov. 4

Hope Lutheran Church will host a craft fair Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The fair will feature all hand­crafted items, as well as a bake sale, silent auction and prizes.  Hope Lutheran is located at 635 South St. Helen Rd., St. Helen. More...

Annual ‘Bells of Hope’ memorial event helps in healing

Hospice of Helping Hands, Inc., will hold a free “Bells of Hope” memorial service Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. More...

Education

HLMS writers and poets

A collection of fourth grade personal narratives and  More...

Second grade ‘OWLS’ ‘Organized, Working, Learning’A

Upon entering Mrs. Charlotte Fitzgerald’s second grade More...

HLCE 2017 YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMEBERS

Houghton Lake Community Education’s 2017 Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members include (from left) Trevor Schenburn, Brandon Hartsuff, Emily Sandera (third year as a YAC member) and Victoria Wilson. Not pictured is Dakota Goddard. More...

Johnson is Miss Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake High School se­nior April Johnson could barely hold all of the flowers she was given at the an­nual Miss Houghton Lake Scholarship Program Oct. More...

Multiple larcenies from motor vehicles reported

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a string of larcenies in the Village of Roscommon.  Sunday night deputies received mul­tiple reports about stolen contents from vehicles.  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, Roscommon, Oct. 10:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Buck soccer season ends at Regional against Leland

The Roscommon varsity soccer team faced two torrents at once dur­ing their first round Regional game against Leland in Cadillac Tuesday night. More...

Bucks win District soccer championship over Owls after Lincoln-Alcona upset

The Roscommon varsity soccer team took the District 63 Champion­ship against Oscoda at Lincoln-Alcona High School Oct. 21. More...

playoff bound after win over Gladwin

To face Harrison Hornets Friday Blanchard, Press have record-setting nightcats

Houghton Lake punched its ticket to a second-straight playoff appearance with a 36-13 win over Gladwin Friday night at Bobcat Stadium.  The Bobcats (6-3) will travel to Har­rison Friday to face the Hornets (6-3) in a week-seven rematch. More...

Editorial

In the driver’s seat for safety this fall

Markey Township Firefighter

Nothing like fall in Michigan. You just can’t beat a cool, crisp, sunny day to go for a drive and view the magnificent color vistas around here. More...

Climate agreements and corporate responsibility

Viewpoint on Public Issues

President Trump’s famous refusal to sign the Paris Climate Agreement has been met with criticism, as some say it will cause irreparable damage to the environment. More...

Michigan-Illinois rematch in 1925 was different than ‘Red Grange’ game

Illinois football fans still revel in the memory of the 1924 Michigan game, when the immortal Red Grange ran for five touchdowns – four in the first quarter-- in a 39-14 rout. The rematch in 1925, however, was a far different story.  More...

Happenings

Relay Recess Friday at RES

Relay For Life of Roscommon County will hold a Relay Recess at Roscommon Elementary School Fri­day, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.  There will be games, Halloween music and a parade of costumes. More...

Deer Widow’s Crop to benefit Habitat for Humanity

A Deer Widow’s Crop will be held at Gerrish Township Hall Nov. 11 to benefit Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity.  Planned for 9 a.m. More...

Playhouse Quilt Show

QUILTED HISTORY Sue Duford displays an embroidered quilt she bought at a church silent auction, a 1940s doll whose feet her husband, Dennis, restored, as well as a 1930s carriage she found in her mot More...

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