2023-04-27 E-Edition

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Better driving behaviors can help road problem

Our Opinion

The debate over any changes to M-55 is underway. A plan to move Houghton Lake’s main artery from four lanes to three has many up in arms and – believe it or not – others supporting the plan. The final decision is yet to be made and we encourage those with opinions on the matter to let the appropriate representatives […]

M-55 needs an overhaul

Letter to the Editor

What’s the answer [with M-55], I’m not sure. Accidents and speeding are out of control. Doing nothing doesn’t work. Few people drive the speed limit. There is tailgating, weaving in and out and not paying attention and the majority of people leave their manners at home. All of the above is much worse during the summer. Two lanes with a […]

HLLC chair opposes SAD

Letter to the Editor

I am the chairman of the Higgins Lake Land Conservancy and represent many property owners on Higgins Lake. The Higgins Lake Land Conservancy has established a dam committee and that committee is ready to meet with the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners at their earliest convenience to plan and find a better way forward for the management and maintenance of […]

Prosecutor reviewing charges in Easter afternoon fracas

Police were called to an Easter day melee at Lakeview Mobile Home Park, Prudenville. According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, multiple people were involved in the April 9 incident, which has been referred to the Roscommon County Prosecutor’s Office for possible charges. Deputies were dispatched on a reported assault at about 1 p.m. The caller said someone had […]



Houghton Lake Rotary Service Auction Saturday

Houghton Lake Rotary will host its 24th annual service auction April 29. This year’s theme is “Grease.”  Members and guests attending are encouraged to wear either 1950s clothing or Grease-inspired attire. President Heather Marra said the service auction is the largest fundraiser the club has every year. “[It] generates the funds we need to disburse to local grants, local scholarships […]

Potato Party

Blessing of the Bikes May 6

A “Blessing of the Bikes” is planned May 6 at the Houghton Lake Chamber Commerce office, 1625 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). Hosted by the chamber, the inaugural event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizer and Tip-up Town Mayor Ted Calabrese said he is expecting more than 70 people. “I’m excited,” he said, that something that […]