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LAST TIME LEADING ‘ACES’

With her retirement at the end of the school year, Roscommon Elementary School physical education instructor Linda Britton led her last ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaniously) Day – complete with the “Macarena” Wednesday morni More...

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News

Sgt. Robert Green retires after 29 years with MSP

Sgt. Robert Green, who served the last 12 1/2 years of his 29-year career with the Michigan State Police as the administrative sergeant at Post 72, Houghton Lake, retired last week. More...

Trial date set in teacher CSC case

A trial date has been set in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, for Vaughn J. Canamore, 31, West Branch. Canamore faces six counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct involving a student. More...

Breaking and entering reported at an HLSA building

A Houghton Lake Sewer Authority building was broken into in late April. An employee reported the incident to Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies, who were dispatched to the building, located in Markey Township. More...

Editorial

Quitting is an easy thing: Don’t be a quitter

From the Pastor’s Canoe

I sat in the front of the canoe with my trusty box of dry flies. As I fingered through them we floated by a cottage filled with city slickers up for a spring weekend. They were out on the deck enjoying the sunshine. More...

CPR requirement would bring benefits

Legislation was introduced last December that would require all Michigan high school students be provided instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) before receiving a high school diploma. More...

What have you failed at today?

Superintentions

Henry Ford said, “Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Reflecting on the challenges we all experience in our daily lives, I wonder about finding the balance between expecting success and working throug More...

Outdoors

Closer campsite still provided challenge for trapper

Trapper Fred Underwood, 65, of St. Helen, was looking for a challenge last late fall and winter, and although he camped closer to home than he wanted to, he got it. More...

THE OLD FASHIONED WAY

Trapper Fred Underwood of St. Helen stands in front of the tent he used to trap near the Houghton Lake State Forest Campground in Lake Township during the late fall and winter last year. More...

Happenings

HELPING OUT THE VETERANS

Debra Tate of Houghton Lake and her dad, Charles Lowery of Prudenville, collect kitchen items April 27 at American Legion Post 245, Prudenville. More...

RCGS plans next three monthly meetings

The Roscommon County Genealogical Society meets the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Denton Township Stone Hall, located at 2597 South Gladwin Road, Prudenville. More...

St. Helen Senior Center to host tea party

The St. Helen Senior Center will host a spring tea party on May 26 at 11 a.m. Those who wish to attend must RSVP by calling 389-7551. The center is located at 10493 East Airport Rd., St. Helen. More...

Domestic assault call leads to arrest on cocaine charge

A domestic assault complaint on April 28 led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Denton Township man by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office for possession of cocaine. More...

Roscommon Rotary Spring Auction is ‘staying alive’ in 29th year

The Roscommon Rotary Club’s Spring Auction is “staying alive” after almost three decades of raising funds for youth projects and other community programs. More...

Roscommon Township approves improvements

Road and capital improvements are being made in Roscommon Township. More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Eugene I. Turkelson, sitting in for Judge Robert W. Bennett, presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 19 and heard the following cases: Robert J. McCaleb, 55, St. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks split doubleheader

The Roscommon varsity baseball team split a Jack Pine Conference doubleheader with visiting Harrison May 3. The Hornets took the first game 4-3 in eight innings and the Bucks came back big to win the second game 13-2 in five. More...

Roscommon softball drops two to visiting Hornets

The Roscommon varsity softball team dropped both halves of its doubleheader with visiting Harrison May 3. The Hornets took the first game 14-1 and the second 3-1. More...

Softball umpire clinic planned May 7 in Tawas

The Michigan Amateur Softball Association (Michigan ASA) District 20 Umpire Training Clinic will be held on May 7 at the Clara Bolen Elementary School in Tawas. The clinic is free and open to all skill levels. More...

Letters to the Editor

Forward thinking Roscommon

Thankfully, because of forward thinking individuals in the Village of Roscommon, the downtown has improved greatly. Renovating a building downtown to be used as the village hall has been a great asset. More...

Graduate thankful for teachers’ impact

As many of you may know, I am a graduate of Houghton Lake High School Class of 2007. I went on to graduate from Central Michigan University, and am currently teaching second grade in Arizona, and pursuing a Master of Education in Special Education. More...

Our area needs help

How many businesses do we need to lose before the powers that be in the surrounding townships around Houghton Lake decide to pull together? Take a count of the number of vacant buildings between M-18 and Old 27. More...

Religion & Family

VFW Aux. has new meeting time

The auxiliary of VFW Post 4034, Houghton Lake, now has a new meeting time. Auxiliary members will still meet at the post the second Tuesday of the month, but the time has been changed to noon (no longer in the evening). More...

Messiah Lutheran offering ham dinner

A community dinner will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, May 11 at 5 p.m. The menu includes ham and scalloped potatoes, Caesar salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. More...

ACS ADVOCATES MEET WITH LAWMAKERS

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers Della Goble (left) of Houghton Lake and Sandra Westover (right) of Frederic share their personal cancer stories with State Rep. More...

Education

Habitat homeowner receives help from Youth Advisory Council

Selected for the next Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity home, April Holtzlander received help Saturday at her Habitat-built home, located at 8615 West Emery Rd., Houghton Lake. More...

HLMS MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Eight Houghton Lake Middle School students were named Students of the Month for April. More...

Trivia Night set for May 14 to benefit NMCAC

A Trivia Night to benefit the Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center is planned May 14 in Grayling. The event will be held at the Grayling Eagles Club, 602 Huron St., beginning at 7 p.m. More...

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