March 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Saturday filled with Easter events

The Easter Bunny and even a real bunny will make multiple appearances in Roscommon County Saturday with three Easter events taking place at Houghton Lake and St. Helen.  Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport  More...

Sheriff Stern graduates from FBI National Academy

Tested physically, mentally and academically for 10 weeks, Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern is now an alum­nus of the highly-selective Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, which he graduated from March 16 at the FBI Training Academy in More...

Special Sections

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Feb. 6:  Edward J. Thelen, 40, Roscommon, did not appear for a final pretrial hear­ing/ final plea cutoff hearing and a bench warrant was authorized (bond was for­feited). More...

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble

Judge Richard E. Noble recently ar­raigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League March 26 This Week Total M-55 Pour House 9 262 Old Town 7 212 Kilkare1 8195 Spikehorn2 6191 North Shore 9 191 Zone 18 10 180 Spikehorn1 8179 Kilkare2 7156 Shenani More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League March 20 Sunshiners 124 Brotebeck Builders 119 Young at Heart 117 Just 4 Fun 109 Hot Flash Honeys 105 Sassy Strikers 96 Zone 18 94  More...

Batko comes back with World Record

Houghton Lake powerlifter Robert Batko has come back from injury before, but this time he did it by setting a new world record.  More...

Happenings

HLRCC Great Egg Scramble and Bike Giveaway

SCRAMBLING FOR EGGS The CRAF Center’s gym was filled with excitement the morning of March 24 for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Great Egg Scramble and Bike Giveaway with childre More...

Spring Break is Here!

SPRING BREAKING IN PRUDENVILLE (Left) A group of school children and their caregivers line up at the Dairy Queen in Prudenville on the first Monday of this year’s spring break. More...

Relay For Life bake sale April 6 at Roscommon NCACU

The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Relay For Life Team will host a bake sale April 6 at North Central Area Credit Union, Roscommon.  The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until sold out). More...

MSP locates bodies of missing couple

Canine officers find pair in Deadstream Swamp

Michigan State Police Canine Troop­ers from the Houghton Lake, Cadillac and Gaylord posts located the bodies of two subjects in the Deadstream Swamp in Missaukee County’s Norwich Town­ship March 26. More...

Houghton Lake grad among those celebrating Bulldog title

While most basketball fans had their focus on the NCAA Men’s Division I March Madness last weekend, many in Michigan were focused on another tour­nament – the Division II tournament.  The reason: Ferris State University.  More...

News

State Police arrest Denton man for domestic violence

A 51-year-old Denton Township man was lodged in the Roscommon County Jail after being arrested by State Po­lice from the Houghton Lake Post on a charge of domestic violence, third of­fense, March 25.  More...

READY FOR THE RAINS

Bill Nielsen (left) and John Hines Jr. (right) of Porath Contractors Inc. install silt fence near a culvert on a section of County Road 100 in Prudenville as Roscommon County Road Commission Engineer Neil Belanger looks over their work. More...

Houghton Lake Bike-a-thon PLUS pre-registration ends April 1

Bikers can now register for the Houghton Lake Bike-a-thon PLUS, a 30-mile bike ride on the west side of Houghton Lake.  More...

Editorial

Creature of habit? Consider your routine

My Thoughts

Every day my morning routine is exactly the same. More...

We’re all losers in attack on newsprint

There are two things you need to know about newspapers.  More...

Appreciative to CRAF Center for trip preparation

Recently, my wife, two friends and I took a challenging trip to Africa and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. More...

Education

Collins first graders win March Madness Tournament of Books

Although they were going up against second and third graders, the first grad­ers in Lindsay Howard’s class at Collins Elementary picked the winning book in the school’s Reading Month (March) contest, called the “March Madness Tourna More...

OLLRCS open house April 9-13, kindergarten round-up April 10

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Cath­olic School will host a week-long open house from April 9-13.  As part of the open house week, OLLRCS will hold kindergarten round- up April 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

STORY AND A SNACK

The kindergarten class of Amy Stimac at Collins Elementary had a special treat March 22 as several fifth graders from Houghton Lake Middle School came to read to them during snack time.  More...

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