September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘BEEN A LONG TIME’

Seventy-nine-year-old Richard “Dick” Nelson of Houghton Lake is retiring as a postal worker at the Prudenville Post Office this week. More...

Board to repost position in effort to follow policy

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Aug. 25 rescinded action it took earlier in the month on the district’s Restorative Practices-Student Engagement Professional position. Athletic Director Joe Holloway had been hired Aug. More...

Houghton Lake Community Open House Sept. 6

Houghton Lake Community Schools will host a Community Open House Sept. 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

NEW TO THE DTPD

New to the Denton Township Po­lice Department is Craig Stepa­niak. Chief Dallas McGeary said the Kirtland Community College graduate was hired July 17. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Stepan­iak previously worked in Arenac County. More...

Correction

In last week’s District Court report, information provided by the 82nd Dis­trict Court should have listed James D. More...

Roscommon woman arrested by MSP for OWI after rollover

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 45-year-old Roscommon woman for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after she was involved in a one-car rollover accident Aug. 25. More...

Business

Richter aims ‘Skye High’ and opens own gym

When her sister Amber kicked the ceiling of the CRAF Center during gym­nastics practice, Crystal Richter knew it was time to open her own gym. More...

Diebold’s Wangler participates in Advanced Farm School

Eric Wangler, a licensed agent with Diebold Insurance Agency, participated in an Advanced Farm School presented by Hastings Mutual Insurance Company. More...

Letters to the Editor

Think about cost before signing recall petition

Attention Houghton Lake Community Schools taxpayers. It is time to let the truth be known about the school board recall. First, despite what the signs may say, Mark Souder cannot be placed on the ballot as it now stands. More...

Candidate’s words ‘make sense’

I supported Dr. Ben Carson in his run for president, because of his integrity. Now he is one of Donald Trump’s advisors. More...

‘Getting out of hand’

Lawn signs have historically been used to put forward a candidate’s name or to announce a pro or con viewpoint on an issue. I don’t believe I have ever seen one with a negative statement toward an individual or in this case, individuals. More...

Religion & Family

Smiths name daughter Elainna

Jordan and Chelsea Smith of Fal­mouth announce the birth of their daugh­ter, Elainna Virginia Smith. Born Aug. 3, 2016, the baby weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

Harveys name daughter Charlotte

Courtney and Arthur Harvey of Lake City announce the birth of their third child, Charlotte Anne. Born Aug. 25, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. More...

Daughter born to Ward, Lively

Natalie Ward and Kyle Lively of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Adalina Rose. The baby was born Aug. 20, 2016, at Munon Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

Education

Experiencing their first day

NEW TO SCHOOL Members of the Young 5s/kindergarten class at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School pose for a picture on the first day of school Aug. 29. More...

Child care fund ‘out of control’

County expenses over $1.5 million

To help cover expenses related to the county’s child care fund, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners approved the allocation of an additional $200,000 from the general fund to the Department of Health and Human Services’ child care More...

Canamore enters plea on first degree CSC in Ogemaw County

Former Charlton Heston Academy teacher Vaughn Canamore, 31, West Branch, has entered pleas in Ogemaw County to two counts of criminal sexual conduct. More...

School bells ring next week

As the new school year gets underway, some things at schools in Roscommon County have changed. Some students will meet new principals, while others will have first-year teachers in their classrooms. Bobcats to see new administrators, teachers More...

M-55 ROLLOVER

This two-car accident resulted in a rollover Aug. 25 on M-55, at Burrill Drive (across from Body ‘N Soul Health Club). Aaron M. Adams, 27, Gladwin, was eastbound, attempting to make a left onto Burrill Drive when the accident occurred. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Halliday Jr. - 2016-09-01
Perc Manhire - 2016-09-01
Brenda Jean Fifield - 2016-09-01
Fred Harvey Hanson - 2016-09-01
Ruby Mae Jordan - 2016-09-01
Joanne Mitchell - 2016-09-01
Jodi Kay Magnuson - 2016-09-01
LaVern Edward Jeske - 2016-09-01
Mary H. Clover - 2016-09-01
Victoria Lee Near - 2016-09-01
Billy George Ellis - 2016-09-01
Ruby Mae Jordan - 2016-08-25
Brenda Jean Fifield - 2016-08-25
Charles Halliday Jr. - 2016-08-25
Perc Manhire - 2016-08-25
Billy George Ellis - 2016-08-25
Jodi Kay Magnuson - 2016-08-25

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks win Panther Invite at Standish, score home wins

The Roscommon varsity volleyball team won the championship at the Pan­ther Invitational Tournament at Standish- Sterling Aug. 27. More...

Bobcats still looking for first goal

Six games into the season, the Houghton Lake varsity soccer team is still looking for their first win, and after a 6-0 loss at Grayling Aug. 29, the team is still looking for its first goal. More...

Frye inducted into Michigan Ski Hall of Fame

Bob Frye, founder of Cross Country Ski Headquarters at Higgins Lake, was recently inducted by the board of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Associ­ation to the Michigan Ski Hall of Fame. More...

Editorial

4-H coordinator: Help us grow true leaders

Michigan State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program relies on volunteers to implement its programs. More than 17,000 caring adult volunteers give their time to the Michigan 4-H program each year. More...

Drive with caution

No matter how much we kick and scream, summer is ending. For many, that may mean back to school — either for them, their children or their grandchildren. Long weekends at the lake will give way to long days at the football or soccer field. More...

Outdoors

LAKE TROUT MASTER

Creedon Poindexter, 8, of Rockford had two great days of fishing for lake trout on Higgins Lake with his father, Nick Poindexter ,Aug. 27 and 28. More...

STOPPING FOR A BITE

A group of sandhill cranes forages for seeds and bugs in a farm field on Flint Road in Markey Township on the evening of Aug. 29. Ornithologist Jerry Weinrich said the cranes are probably going to be on their way south soon. More...

Happenings

Pickleball league to start Sept. 12 at CRAF Center

With pickleball’s popularity quick­ly growing at the CRAF Center, a 10- week league will run from Sept. 12 until the week of Nov. 14. More...

MAASS ROTARY’S CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Judy Maass (center) was chosen as the Houghton Lake Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year. More...

TOURING OLD 27

(Above) A long line of cars makes its way through Houghton Lake Aug. 26 – from Harrison to Gray­ling – on the Old 27 Auto Tour. While the week-long cruise be­gins in Indiana, the first stop is in Coldwater. More...

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