April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Houghton Lake High School seniors achieving Summa Cum Laude status gathered for a luncheon at the high school on April 16. More...

Village clean up scheduled for April 26

Roscommon Boy Scout Troop 944 and the Rotary Club of Roscommon are seeking members of the public to help with the spring Village of Roscommon Clean Up. The clean up will take place on April 26 at 9 a.m. More...

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News

Houghton Lake Business Expo receives ‘good feedback’

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth annual Houghton Lake Business Expo April 16 in the Houghton Lake High School gym. Executive Director Linda Tuck said 210 people attended the event, about the same as last year. More...

Richfield devotes $14,000 to Central Road improvements

During an April 17 special meeting, the Richfield Township Board allotted $14,000 to be matched by the Roscommon County Road Commission for the improvement of North Central Road as part of its 2014 road allocation fund. More...

Old 27, Russell Lake Road opened after flooding

The Roscommon County Road Commission has reopened Old 27 and Russell Lake Road after closing the roads due to flooding last week. More...

Business

MidMichigan Community Health names new executive director

MidMichigan Community Health Services, including MidMichigan Health Park-Houghton Lake, Mid- Michigan Medical Offices-Roscommon and MidMichigan Medical Offices Beaverton, is now being led by Executive Director James Raschke, the organization’s More...

Direct Sales Business Expo planned May 1

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce (HLRCC) and the Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority (RMRA) will host the Roscommon Direct Sales Business Expo on May 1. More...

RAHS to host after hours today

The Roscommon Area Historical Society in conjunction with the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will host a business after hours and open house today (Thursday) from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Outdoors

Forest Fire Experiment Station staff builds on firefighting history

What do you do when you need a tool or piece of equipment to complete a task but can’t find an appropriate model on the market? If you’re the Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Resources Division, you make it yourself. More...

DNR advises caution to prevent oak wilt spread

For most people, April 15 is the annual tax-filing deadline. More...

Michigan fire season builds during Wildfire Prevention Week

Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in the spring – April, May and June. More...

Education

Collins Elementary Spring Concerts

COLLINS SPRING CONCERT, PART II (Above) Collins Elementary second graders sing “Mississippi River Chant,” at their 1:30 p.m. concert April 17. More...

Affordable Care Act focus of KCC nursing conference

The Kirtland Community College Nursing Department will sponsor the eighth annual Nursing Conference May 8 on the Roscommon campus. More...

DISCIPLES OF THE MONTH

Disciples of the Month for March at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School are (left to right) Lola Barker, kindergarten; Lucas Haggart, second grade; Evan Hall, fourth grade and Morgan Carrick, sixth grade. More...

RAMPING UP FOR THE EGG DROP

The Easter Bunny gets a warm welcome from some fans on the ramp at Blodgett Memorial Roscommon County Airport on a cool but sunny Saturday morning. More...

Houghton Lake Rotary auction Saturday night at K of C Hall

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake is planning for its 15th annual auction fundraiser, to be held Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Prudenville. A live and silent auction will be held. The event begins at 7 p.m. More...

County’s taxable value falls for 2014

Roscommon County’s 2014 taxable value saw a 0.5% decrease in 2014. That decrease can be attributed to three main factors, Roscommon County Equalization Department Deputy Director Jamie Houserman said. More...

Deputy pleas to impaired driving charge

A Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputy is awaiting sentencing on an impaired driving charge. Michael E. Max, 39, Roscommon, was arrested on the misdemeanor by fellow Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies Feb. 22 at about 11 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-24
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-24
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-24
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-24
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-17
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-17
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-17
Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-17

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 7: More...

Three Republicans, one Dem file for 4th Congressional seat

Three Republicans and one Democrat have filed to fill the 4th Congressional District seat being vacated as longtime Representative Dave Camp retires after this term. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: More...

Sports

Bucks score second NMSL win with shutout at Gladwin

The Roscommon varsity soccer team scored their second straight Northern Michigan Soccer League win with a 6-0 shutout at Gladwin April 22. More...

Bucks baseballers boot ball on rain-shortened trip to Boyne City

The Roscommon varsity baseball team tacked on a loss during a rainshortened trip to Boyne City April 21, losing one five-inning game 3-0. More...

Bobcats slip to 0-3 in NMSL

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team suffered their third straight Northern Michigan Soccer League loss April 22, falling to the McBain Northern Michigan Christian Comets, 3-2. More...

Editorial

When ‘money talks’ in campaigns, how loudly should it speak?

There’s little question that “money talks” as long as you can pay a bit more for a better service at a top restaurant or to get a first-class seat while traveling — but there’s an ongoing First Amendment battle over how More...

Worth noting

There are two observances that should be taken note of this week. The first was Earth Day on April 22. The second, Wildfire Prevention Week in Michigan from April 20-26. More...

Read Bible for ‘real truth’

Abortion, as a single issue, is the most important issue facing America. More...

Happenings

Houghton Lake library names ‘Reading Raffle’ winners

The Houghton Lake Public Library awarded the winners of the Great Big Reading Raffle with their respective prizes during National Library Week. Winners are asked to stop by the library to pick up their prizes: More...

AMVETS ‘Spring Fling’ Saturday

The public may attend a “Spring Fling” spaghetti dinner April 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at AMVETS Post 13, 8009 West AuSable Rd., Higgins Lake. The cost is $6 per person and includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert. More...

Register for ‘Best Practices’ conference at KCC

The 16th Annual Best Practices of Northern Michigan Conference is planned for May 9 at Kirtland Community College. More...

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