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Planning commission tables medical marijuana ordinance

The Roscommon Township Plan­ning Commission has tabled work on an ordinance regulating medical marijuana under the Medical Mari­juana Act (MMA).  The planning commission sub­mitted a letter to the Roscommon Township Board that was read at its Ja More...

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News

Reducing speed in winter critical for safe driving

With 319,534 crashes occurring in the year 2016, of which 1,569 were fatal, the Michigan State Po­lice is aiming to reduce this number by traffic enforcement and educa­tion. More...

TRYING TO MAKE A LEFT

Denton Township Fire Chief Paul Tiepel (center) and firefighters Jim Hoover and Russ Flicker tend to the scene of this two-car crash that occurred in front of Munson Healthcare Prudenville Community Health Cen­ter just after noon Jan. 16. More...

January human trafficking awareness month

With January being Human Traf­ficking Awareness Month, Michigan State Police Community Service Trooper Kyle McInerney of the Houghton Lake Post has offered his services as a speaker on the subject to community groups in Roscom­mon, Crawford, Missauke More...

Business

Sawmill Springboard Summit gives businesses tools to progress

Area businesses are now better equipped to serve their customers thanks to the Sawmill Rural Business Center’s Springboard Summit, which gave out $5,000 in prize money to one Grayling and two Roscommon businesses.  More...

Construction of event center continues despite cold weather

“We need to get it enclosed so we can heat it and continue to pour the floors,” said Mark Eugene Vick, 40, of the prog­ress being made last week in the con­struction of the Northern Michigan Ban­quet and Event Center on Stone School Road More...

FENDER BENDERS

Josh Hendershott, owner of Fender Benders, Houghton Lake, opened his new shop Jan. 9. For­merly Grayling Auto Recyclers, he relocated and expanded to a 30- acre site at 9330 West Knapp Rd., just west of Old 27. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents have ‘right to know’

I would like more information about Richfield Township’s hiring practices. A full-time position for an officer became available in the police department. More...

Writer congratulates new board president

Congrats to Julie Brown for being elected to lead the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education! We know that you will do a great job and we are proud of you!!  Bill Curtis  Prudenville   More...

Religion & Family

Maciha to represent county on Selective Service Board

Evelyn Maciha of Prudenville has been appointed to the Selective Service Board.  Notified Dec. 12, 2017, she will represent Roscommon County. More...

FOR THE PANTRY

Representatives from Chemical Bank drop off donated items to Roscommon County Food Pan­try/ Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) Jan. 11. More...

Graces name second child Eleanor

Nicole and Aaron Grace of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Harland.  The baby was born Jan. 9, 2018, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

RADL Tween Photography Club shoots to get members into the community

“Rules are made to be broken,” Jen Green told students of Roscommon Area District Library’s Tween Photography Club at its first official meeting Jan. 16.  Green, owner of Jen E. More...

DISCUSSING MAJOR SPEECHES ON MLK DAY

Students in Kim Smith’s sixth through eighth grade class at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School write reactions to Dr. More...

LEARNING OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Students in Anjanette Ingersoll’s second grade class at Collins Elementary listen Monday during Martin Lu­ther King Day as she reads a book on the 1963 March on Washington. More...

Five arrested on meth charges

Following a three-month long methamphetamine investigation that originated from the Richfield Town­ship Department of Public Safety, six suspects were identified and five were arrested. More...

Change sought for Second Chance Academy

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners will be looking for a recommendation on the future of Second Chance Academy at an upcoming meeting, as Controller Jodi Valentino said the academy’s board will be meeting Jan. 23.  More...

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Court News

82nd District Court Judge Richard E. Noble

Judge Richard E. Noble recently arraigned the following in 82nd Dis­trict Court:  Sarah E.N. Carter, 31, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary exami­nation on a charge of driving with a suspended license. More...

34th Circuit Court Judge Robert W. Bennett

Judge Robert W. Bennett was scheduled to hear the following cases Dec. 5, 2017, in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, but because of a power outage that day, many cases were heard at later dates:  More...

Sports

Youth wrestlers earn medals as grappling season begins

Houghton Lake Youth Wrestlers have had a busy start to the year, wrestling Jan. 6 in Roscommon and Jan. 13 in Bay City.  In Roscommon Jan. 6, 21 Houghton Lake wrestlers competed with seven medals earned.  More...

Bucks bash Bobcats

night’s thumping of Houghton Lake by Roscommon just goes to show – throw out the records when it is a rivalry.  More...

Houghton Lake’s depth too much for Bucks in 17-point Bobcat win

Houghton Lake proved too deep for the Roscommon varsity girls basketball team to contend with as the Bobcats came away with a 56- 39 win Friday night.  More...

Editorial

Yee-haw, it’s Tip-up Town

Ready for some winter fun?  Tip-up Town, U.S.A., rides into town this weekend and the 68th edition of the winter festival will no doubt include plenty of merriment.  More...

Hey parents!

High school graduation will soon be upon us and for many graduates it will mean taking the next step educationally.  And, as we all know, paying for the next step of an education can be costly. More...

‘Weakening’ libel laws not the right tactic

Inside the First Amendment

Making it easier to sue people for libel is not a good idea – for our democracy in general, and even for President Trump and a few of his personal lawyers, in particular.  More...

Outdoors

ON A TIP-UP

Brodi Sovia holds a 32.5-inch northern pike he caught on Houghton Lake’s South Shore weedbed Dec. 28. The lunker was caught on a tip-up baited with a golden shiner. (Photo courtesy of Lyman’s on the Lake)   More...

SOUTH SHORE WALLEYE

Jake Wood, 12, of Wellington, OH, holds a 23.5-inch walleye caught on Houghton Lake Dec. 28. Wood caught the fish on a tip-up off the lake’s South Shore. (Photo courtesy of Lyman’s on the Lake)   More...

BIG CATCH ON FOUR POUND

Clint Mock of South Bend, IN, was using a rattle spoon on four-pound- test fishing line when he hooked this huge northern pike in Houghton Lake’s East Bay Dec. 26. The big pike was 40 inches long and weighed in at 16.5 pounds. More...

Happenings

OLLRCS to host TUT ‘Cabin Fever’ rummage sale

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School’s Student Council will host a Tip-up Town “Cabin Fe­ver Rummage Sale” both weekends of Tip-up Town, U.S.A.  Those who would like a break from the blues, the blahs and cabin fever an More...

‘Super Sunday breakfast’ Feb. 4 in Lyon Township

Friends of Lyon Township will host a “Super Sunday Breakfast” Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon.   The breakfast will take place at the Lyon Township Hall. More...

RADL hosting ‘Women in the Auto Industry’ program

Zonta of Roscommon and Roscommon Area District Library will host the free “Women in the Auto Industry” program Jan. More...

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