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RHS teacher receives delay of sentence for assault

A Roscommon High School teacher was sentenced Monday in 82nd District Court for assaulting a female student in January. Eric J. More...

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News

Four from RCSO earn Distinguished Service Medal

For their assistance in capturing Patrick Sourander, who was wanted for the Nov. More...

Houghton Lake MSP Post to hold open house

The Houghton Lake State Police Post will hold an open house on June 2 from noon to 2:30 pm. More...

ONE CAR, NO INJURIES

Denton Township Police Officer Kelly Pratt (left), assisted by Denton Township EMS, handles a one-car accident that occurred the morning of May 12 on M-55 near the former Oliver’s House of Carpets and Furniture. More...

Editorial

Don’t restrict, educate and enforce

Our Opinion

Roscommon County has come a long way in the past 10 years as a destination for Off Road Vehicle (ORV) riders during non-snowmobiling months. More...

The end of the trail at Houghton Lake

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Oklahoma City is home to the National Cowboy Museum. It houses a renowned sculpture made in 1915 by internationally celebrated sculptor James Earle Fraser. His masterpiece went on to become the single most well known icon of American culture. More...

Make America safe again: Reject Islamophobia

Inside the First Amendment

Two weeks ago, three men assaulted a 19-year-old American Muslim in Astoria, Queens. One suspect shouted “Arab” and punched the victim twice in the face. A second screamed “ISIS” and approached with a metal pipe. More...

Religion & Family

‘Meet the real Mary Magdalen’ May 31

What was St. Mary Magdalen really like? That is the question being tackled during a study group beginning May 31 at St. Helen Catholic Church. More...

Meatloaf dinner May 25 at Messiah Lutheran

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner on May 25 at 5 p.m. The menu includes meatloaf, rice pilaf, carrots, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. Donations are appreciated. More...

RENEWING THEIR VOWS

King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community former resident George Johnson Jr. (seated), 89, and his wife, Jearl Johnson, 90, of Houghton Lake, renew their wedding vows May 10. More...

Law Enforcement

ROSCOMMON COUNTY OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

Roscommon County Office of the Sheriff Personnel of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office include (front row, from left to right) Correctional Officer Dylan Palacios, Marine Patrol Deputy Ron Bradley, Marine Patrol Supervisor Ed Pearen, Lt. More...

Michigan State Police Post 72

(Front row, left to right) Sgt. William Tyrrell, Administrative Assistant Allison Tyrrell, Motor Carrier Officer Joshua McGeathy, Trooper Jason Northrop, Trooper Matthew Strauss, Sgt. More...

Michigan DNR Conservation Officers

Conservation officers assigned to the Department of Natural Resources Roscommon Field Office are (left to right) Sgt. Jeremy Payne, Lt. Glenn Gutierrez, C.O. Chuck McPherson and (not pictured) C.O. Chris Bowen. More...

Richfield residents address ORV speeding concerns

With the Memorial Weekend nearing, several residents in attendance at the May 17 Richfield Township meeting expressed their concern with the ORV traffic that would be coming to the area. More...

Wisconsin man arrested for possession of cocaine

A 43-year-old man from Menomonee Falls, WI, was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana and cited for speeding by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office. More...

St. Helen’s Summer Kick-off Saturday

The 6th Annual St. Helen Summer Kick-off will be held Saturday (May 21) at the Richfield Township Park. The day will begin with an ORV Parade at 10 a.m. More...

PERFECT SPOT TO WATCH

(Left to right) Canoe race fans Danielle Meersman of Southbend, IN and Jennifer and Meelah Hatfield, 6, of Grayling, watch from Steckert Bridge as canoe racers make their way down the South Branch of the AuSable River during the 34th annual Roscommon More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 3: Michael P. Nester, 28, Davisburg, is ready for trial on a charge of larceny between $1,000 and $20,000 and hearing dates were scheduled. Jon F. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks split baseball doubleheader with Farwell

The Roscommon varsity baseball team split a Jack Pine Conference doubleheader with visiting Farwell May 17. The Bucks lost game one 8-6 and won game two 2-1. More...

Bucks hold off ’Cats for 1-0 win

Roscommon’s Maleah Wooten scored a breakaway goal six minutes into play at Bobcat Stadium May 17, and 84 minutes later, that goal remained to even this year’s series between the crosscounty rivals. More...

Grayling paddlers win 34th Rosco Pro-Am Canoe Challenge

Rain, cold and occasional snow and sleet did not do much to slow the 74 paddlers in the 34th annual Roscommon Pro-Am Canoe Challenge race on the South Branch of the AuSable River May 14. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Need a change of mindset’

I am writing to let everyone that reads “Your Opinion” know that I agree 100% with recent “opinions” by Marilyn Jarvi and Mark Williams. It is time for change in our community. More...

Outdoors

FIRST TURKEY

Jake Jobin, 14, of Roscommon, shot his first turkey on Mother’s Day, May 8. Jobin was hunting in Roscommon with Dr. Tim Thornton when he bagged the bird. (Courtesy photo) More...

Happenings

Trestle Park clean-up planned to prep for Blue Water Trail Launch

In preparation for the upcoming Houghton Lake Blue Water Trail Launch Party, the Friends of Trestle Park is seeking volunteers for a clean-up day May 21. Volunteers are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. More...

Merritt school alumni to gather Saturday

It is that time again when the former students of Merritt Consolidated High School get together to reminisce about their alma mater. A lot can happen in a year and it is a great time to gather together to share stories and get reacquainted. More...

Artesia hopes to ‘raise the roof’ at Sunday music event

Artesia Youth Park invites the public to attend a “Raise the Roof” music event May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. Join local talent for a great afternoon of fun and entertainment for everyone. Carrie Westbay and Logan Moore will perform. More...

Education

Houghton Lake High School Artists

By Keeley Woods, Advanced Art More...

Narratives about Thomas Edison

Houghton Lake Middle School fourth graders from Mrs. More...

Collins Kindergartners Construct Arguments

One of our science standards being taught in More...

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