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Sharon A. Hacker nursing scholarship established

ROSCOMMON COUNTY – The Roscommon County Community Foundation has established a fund, alongside long-time Houghton Lake resident, Randy Hacker, that will appeal to Houghton Lake high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in nursing. Randy and Sharon Hacker were married in August of 1996. Randy operated his own...

Gladwin’s Journey to Making Flying G’s History

GLADWIN – When Gladwin head coach Marc Jarstfer took over in 2019, the football program ended the season 1-8. Four years later his Flying G’s took the state title for the first time in program history with an unbeaten, 14-0 record. “Tribute to these guys and the rest...

Gladwin, State champions after undefeated season

DETROIT The Gladwin Flying G’s took on the Frankenmuth Eagles Saturday in a close, defensive masterpiece. The game remained scoreless well into the third quarter before Gladwin emerged victorious, defeating the Eagles 10-7 to be crowned the 2022 Division 5 State Champions. The Eagles scored first, taking a 7-0 lead late in the third quarter. The lead would be short lived, however, as Gladwin answered right back on a touchdown...

15 Best Things to Do with Kids in Sterling Heights, MI

Measuring 36.80 miles, Sterling Heights is one of the hugest suburbs in Detroit. In Macomb County, Sterling Heights was a former agricultural area focused on various crops, particularly rhubarb. Incorporated as a city in 1968, it is located 19 miles from downtown Detroit, with the Clinton River flowing on the...

Gladwin able to put together a drive when it mattered

DETROIT -- Up until the final two minutes of the third quarter of Saturday’s Division 5 state championship game, the Gladwin offense had managed a total of 66 yards. The Flying G’s managed a couple of big plays late in the third quarter, then the offense bogged down again for much of the fourth until getting one final possession.
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Giving on Tuesday

REGION – On the heels of the upcoming popular shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes Giving Tuesday. This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 29. Locally, the North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF), in partnership with its lead foundation, Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, is helping to raise awareness and support for local nonprofits through the Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan event.

Frankenmuth Eagles lose game against Gladwin Flying G’s

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (WNEM) - The Frankenmuth Eagles lost their big game at Ford Field, Saturday afternoon. The Eagles lost against the Gladwin Flying G’s 10 to 7. Earlier in the day, the whole community turned out to send the team off in style. “We’ll give it everything we have....
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Ogemaw Hills Snowmobile Club purchases 2024 raffle sled

ROSE CITY – Dave and Connor Lytle found and purchased a 2004 Polaris Pro x 120 youth sled for the 2024 raffle. They also donated $100 toward it. A BIG THANKS to them. We cover seven counties including Crawford, Roscommon, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Iosco, Arenac and Montmorency counties in print and / or online.

Q&A with Gladwin Coach Marc Jarstfer

Head Coach Marc Jarstfer comes into his 4th season as the head man at Gladwin High School. Having some great mentors and being involved with a Clare program that is widely respected helped mold this head man. He knew he was ready to take the reins of his own program and help build in his vision.

Gladwin, Saginaw County Boards of Commission Friendly HS Football Wager

Two local high scool football teams will be competing against each in a state final match up on Saturday, and local elected officials have a friendly wager on the match. The Frankenmuth Eagles will face the Gladwin Flying G’s at Ford Field in Detroit at 4:30 p.m. for the Division 5 State Finals. Both teams are 13-0. The Boards of Commissioners of both counties have agreed to provide a gift basket filled with items representative of each county to the winning county’s board.

West Branch Students Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving approaching this week, Americans will focus on showing appreciation and giving thanks. But what are the students of the West Branch community really thankful for in their lives? The word thankful means expressing gratitude and relief. Although many of the students at West Branch think of similar things that they are grateful for, many also think of different ideas.