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Houghton Lake schools shut down as police hunt for shooting suspects  Detroit Free Press

Some schools are closed as police hunt for suspects involved in a Roscommon Township shooting.



LINKfest brings peers together outside of the classroom  Houghton Lake resorter

Students participating in Houghton Lake High School's LINK program, spent some fun time together, away from school, at "LINKfest."LINKfest was a snow party ...



#Teamavaraye  Houghton Lake resorter

FEELING THE SUPPORT Ava Gasper (front), an eighth grader at Houghton Lake High School, joined her family at a National Honor Society spaghetti dinner ...



Houghton Lake Community Schools closed due to power outage  UpNorthLive.com

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich. , (WPBN/WGTU) -- Houghton Lake Community Schools is closed Thursday due to a power outage. According to the Consumers ...



29-year-old man murdered in Houghton Lake shooting  The Morning Sun

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Michigan State Police are assisting the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department investigating a Sunday night shooting ...



Houghton Lake Post Hosts Shop With a Hero Event  upnorthvoice.com

HOUGHTON LAKE, MI – Wednesday evening a convoy of emergency vehicles with lights flashing, escorted a motor coach from the Houghton Lake State Police ...



ABOVE AND BEYOND  Houghton Lake resorter

ABOVE AND BEYOND Houghton Lake High School senior Brittany Berry (center) told her story to the board of education Feb. 25 of helping to save a man's life ...



#teamavaraye Bobcat community turns out in support of 8th grader facing cancer  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl HolladayHundreds of lighted candles, some flashlights and even smartphone lights could be seen on Bobcat Field the evening of Nov. 12. About 250.



Jon Paul Dirette  Houghton Lake resorter

Jon Paul Dirette, 29, Houghton Lake, died Jan. 14, 2019, at Houghton Lake.A memorial *service* is planned for Feb. 2, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Roscommon.



'City Under the Stars' this week at HLHS  Houghton Lake resorter

It's Homecoming Week at Houghton Lake High School and students are celebrating a "City Under the Stars" theme, leading up to the varsity football game ...



Nepal week two = Double EPIC!  Houghton Lake resorter

Week two of the trip has been the most rewarding so far. Marc Milburn and I (Shane Chidester), have continued to push upward to Everest Base Camp (EBC) ...



Miss Houghton Lake Scholarship Program fields nine contestants  Houghton Lake resorter

While an Oscar may not be up for grabs at the 2019 Miss Houghton Lake Scholarship Program Oct. 27, one Houghton Lake senior will be crowned Miss ...



Houghton Lake remembers, honors on Memorial Day  Houghton Lake resorter

TIP-UP TOWN REPS Tip-up Town, U.S.A., Marshal Justin “Ice Hole” Akin (left) with “Murray”, Mayor “Ice Auger” Eric Hamp with “Ty” and 2019 Queen Sarah ...



'Leaders of Literature" win 2019 BOB  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl Holladay At the end of an afternoon of three rounds, multiple challenges and a tie-breaker, the "Leaders of Literature (LOL)," representing the.



Lions Club Halloween Party  Houghton Lake resorter

AM I RIGHT? Eleven-year-old Jayden Graham, dressed as a unicorn, makes another guess at how many pieces of candy are in the jar she selected, ...



Bosel appointed to HLCS board  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl Holladay The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education appointed Holly Bosel to fill the seat left vacated by the recent retirement of ...



BOBCAT BOOSTER  Houghton Lake resorter

BOBCAT BOOSTERS Kirk and Lorra Ordiway are again helping the Houghton Lake High School football and basketball programs with the donation of three ...



Shop With a Hero provides 50 children with a merrier Christmas  Houghton Lake resorter

POLICE ESCORT The children who participated in Shop With a Hero Dec. 12 got a ride along M-55 from the Michigan State Police Post Houghton Lake to ...



PREPARING FOR THE BEATLES  Houghton Lake resorter

PREPARING FOR THE BEATLES Houghton Lake High School Band Director Phil Baker keeps a beat as about 30 members of the HLHS Marching Band stride ...



Public tours HLHS ahead of bond vote  Houghton Lake resorter

In an effort to highlight needs in Houghton Lake Community Schools and show off some programs, the HLCS Proposed Bond Advocacy Group and school ...



AI AT STATE BAND FESTIVAL  Houghton Lake resorter

A I AT STATE BAND FESTIVAL The Houghton Lake High School Concert Band received a I rating at State Band Festival May 3 at Gaylord High School.



Fourth grade camp offers memorable experiences  Houghton Lake resorter

One of the memories Houghton Lake High School seniors are bound to remember is their experience at fourth grade camp. This year's fourth graders at ...



HLHS 'Beat Bugs' celebrates music of the Beatles to save Strawberry Fields  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl Holladay Five tiny friends try to fight the construction of a poisonous pollution plant Mean Mr. Mustard wants to build in Strawberry Fields – that's.



2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.



HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION  Houghton Lake resorter

HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Houghton Lake varsity offensive linemen (left to right) senior tackle Kolby Werra, senior guard Patrick Branson and senior ...



Spring Break is Here!  Houghton Lake resorter

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 ...



Bobcats stun Owls in OT  Houghton Lake resorter

By Eric Hamp The Houghton Lake varsity football team had a lot of questions going into their season opener against Oscoda Aug. 23. How would they replace a.



Haggart's cheer trip to Nationals with Aquinas Saints 'like a miracle'  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl Holladay Houghton Lake High School graduate Lauren Haggart, now in her second year at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, recently competed in a ...



Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...



Bobcat in a Bulldog World  Houghton Lake resorter

Story and photos by Erick Simons Ben is a Bobcat living in a Bulldog world. Ben is Ben Mackey, a 2001 Houghton Lake High School graduate and 2008 ...



Four new troopers from 134th recruit school assigned to Houghton Lake Post  Houghton Lake resorter

Four members of the Michigan State Police 134th Recruit School have been assigned to Post 72, Houghton Lake, where they began serving as probationary ...



Bobcats' season ends in Regional loss  Houghton Lake resorter

"A great season came to a disappointing end in the Regional semifinals," Houghton Lake volleyball coach Larry Kelley reported Wednesday morning. Tuesday ...



CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, SERVICE  Houghton Lake resorter

CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, *SERVICE* “Set your goals high and your vision on a bright, distant horizon,” guest speaker Anita Sheppard told ...



First weekend of TUT 2019 cold, but successful  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl HolladayDespite the cold weather, Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2019, so far, has been "Out of This World!" The first weekend "went well," according to.



Mieske takes cheerleading skills to FSU Stunt Team  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl Holladay She was a Bobcat. Now she's a Bulldog. Ferris State University first-year student Madalynn Mieske is using her high school cheerleading.



One of three races for county commissioners to be decided Tuesday  Houghton Lake resorter

There are three races for Roscommon County commissioner seats. One race will be determined Aug. 7 in the primary election. In District 2, Glenn Artz is vying.



Police on scene for suicidal subject  Houghton Lake resorter

SUICIDAL SUBJECT Officers from Michigan State Police Post 72, Houghton Lake, Denton Township Police and the Roscommon County Sheriff's Office ...



Bobcats could be leaving Jack Pine Conference  Houghton Lake resorter

Houghton Lake Community Schools sports teams may leave the Jack Pine Conference. The HLCS Board of Education is considering whether to join the ...



Houghton Lake observes Memorial Day with Parade  Houghton Lake resorter

HONOR GUARD (Above) Leading the Houghton Lake Memorial Day Parade were (left to right) Benny Navarro (Army), flag bearer Bruce Bentley (Marines and ...



JUST OUT OF REACH  Houghton Lake resorter

JUST OUT OF REACH (Right) Lauren Souder (34) of the Junior/Sophomore team slips past Lexi Blanchard (10) of the Senior/Freshmen team on her way to a ...



Tyos perform with Houghton Lake Community Band  Houghton Lake resorter

MULTI-GENERATIONAL MUSIC Jim Tyo of Prudenville and his granddaughter, Jessie Tyo of Houghton Lake, performed with the Houghton Lake Community ...



Firemen's Memorial Festival Schedule of Events  Houghton Lake resorter

SHOWING UP FOR THE FALLEN Four members of the Milford Fire Department, including (left to right) firefighter Kent Pennington, Assistant Chief Amy Goan, ...



39th Annual Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival to honor the fallen  Houghton Lake resorter

TWO PRESIDENTS Over the 39-year history of the Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival there have been only two committee presidents in (from left) Bruce ...



HOMECOMING ROYALTY  Houghton Lake resorter

HOMECOMING ROYALTY Newly named Houghton Lake High School Homecoming Queen Ellie Connett and King Joey Peterson pose for pictures with ...



'Pinky' Randall receives service medals from Rep. Moolenaar  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl HolladayLongtime Houghton Lake resident Murl "Pinky" Randall, 90, was honored July 9 for his *service* to his country at a ceremony led by ...



Firefighters remember, celebrate during 39th Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl Holladay The 39th annual Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival welcomed the firefighting community to three days of remembrance and celebration.



Let's Shake Houghton Lake Music Festival 'well received,' says chamber director Akin  Houghton Lake resorter

By Cheryl Holladay Talented musicians from across Michigan entertained hundreds of guests at the inaugural Let's Shake Houghton Lake Music Festival Aug.



HLHS Homecoming 2018  Houghton Lake resorter

THREE MEN IN A BOAT Trent Wormsbacher (24) and Gabe VanCoonis (33) battle to get into a “three men in a boat” formation during the game Ships and ...



Best in State  Houghton Lake resorter

Houghton Lake senior Jackson Blanchard is a State Champion again. Not only did Blanchard defend his title in the 110m high hurdles and 300m hurdles, ...



Sidelko to golf at Madonna University  Houghton Lake resorter

Houghton Lake High School senior golfer Cameron Sidelko signed to play collegiate golf at Madonna University June 8. Madonna Crusaders head Coach ...



Korean War POW Nielsen remained 'Hometown Hero'  Houghton Lake resorter

Mr. Nielsen was a Prisoner of War in Korea who survived almost three years as a POW and returned home to a hero's welcome. He became a businessman at ...



Four HLHS students attending Rotary's Life Leadership Conference  Houghton Lake resorter

Houghton Lake High school students Brittany Berry, Kelli Ignat, David Johnson and James Loughray attended the Rotary District 6290 70th Annual Life ...



Chmielewski, Ostling, Civinskas earn First Team JPC honors  Houghton Lake resorter

The Roscommon boys and girls varsity cross country teams placed, third and fourth, respectively, at the third Jack Pine Conference Jamboree Oct. 17. The 5k ...



Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...



Santa makes stop at Trestle Park Express  Houghton Lake resorter

HMMMMMM Four-year-old Eli Lesosky appears to be checking out Santa's beard during his visit. His mom said he was most likely asking Santa for Legos.



Spring Cat Camp attracts Bobcats off all ages  Houghton Lake resorter

SERIOUS WORK Ethan Born, 6, takes a handoff from Coach Greg Misner and blasts ahead during a running back drill at the Houghton Lake Youth Football ...



Cheerleaders earn accolades  Houghton Lake resorter

Houghton Lake High School varsity competitive cheerleading awards were presented at the annual cheer banquet April 19. Coach Celeste Kubiak presented ...



Spring Play at Houghton Lake High School  Houghton Lake resorter

CAST OF CHARACTERS (Above) “Colonel Muckle,” played by Dylan Smith (left), looks over “Bernard,” – described by other characters as a really bad mime ...



Beaten by the three | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

HOUGHTON LAKE—Three point shooting can make or break a team, especially in the postseason. On Thursday, the hot three point shooting of the No. 7 ranked ...



Take a book • Share a book  Houghton Lake resorter

TAKE A BOOK, LEAVE A BOOK Pastor Doug Stockwell of Prudenville First Baptist Church has created a “Little Free Library” outside of his home located at 108 ...



Sandsucker holes still present hazard after almost 70 years  Houghton Lake resorter

When Steven Schrauben, 16, of Fowler drowned in Houghton Lake while swimming off Long Point July 4, his loss became the latest in a long line of drownings.



Anti-bullying/teen violence seminar receives positive feedback  Houghton Lake resorter

ALL WALKS OF LIFE As part of his outreach seminar on teen and school violence, Phil Chalmers told Houghton Lake High School students April 25 that teen ...



Houghton Lake Trail Run/Walk 5K  Houghton Lake resorter

CHANGE OF VENUE As it has with many things this spring, the weather altered the seventh annual Houghton Lake Trail Run/Walk 5K, forcing it to move from ...



Special Report: Jeff Goodwin's Journey Through Silence: Part 1  9&10 News

For the past 11 years, a Houghton Lake Community Schools teacher and coach has been living without something that most of us take for granted. Through all of ...



Rainy weather does not diminish Relay hope  Houghton Lake resorter

A soggy Saturday did not deter the fight against cancer during the annual Relay For Life of Roscommon County. By the end of the 13-hour event, thousands ...



Presentation on El Salvador trip planned May 21 at HLHS  Houghton Lake resorter

The public is invited to attend a presentation at Houghton Lake High School May 21 at 7 p.m. by Houghton Lake Interact students, on their recent trip to El.



Interactors 'appreciative' after El Salvador trip  Houghton Lake resorter

*SERVICE* ABOVE SELF Houghton Lake Interact members traveled to San Salvador, El Salvador in late-March to build simple block homes for people in need.



Therapy dogs benefitting people of all ages  Houghton Lake resorter

When life gets too stressful or a situation gets out of hand, some therapy is in order – dog therapy, that is. Two therapy dogs, one a fixture at Collins.



Selected Oscoda students play in regional all-star band  Iosco County News Herald

OSCODA – Thirteen Oscoda Area Schools (OAS) students qualified for participation in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 9 ...



The new man in charge of Gladwin Football  Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion

GLADWIN – Flying G football has entered a rebuilding phase and new head coach Shad Fish will be the first piece of the puzzle. Coach Fish carries with him ...



The most famous athlete from each of Michigan's 83 counties  MLive.com

By Scott DeCamp | sdecamp1@mlive.com. One of the best aspects of sports is reminiscing about legendary games and all-time athletes. Who doesn't enjoy a ...



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