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Lake board’s split vote okays late season milfoil treatment

In a split vote, the Houghton Lake Improvement Board decided on a late-season treatment of the lake for non-native milfoil (NNM) during their regular meeting at the Roscommon More...

HLCS deadlocked on appointment

Vote to go to COOR

Two applicants for the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education will have to be interviewed again to be appointed to the vacancy left by former Vicepresident Becky Purvis, this time by the COOR Intermediate School District Board. More...

Special Sections

News

Home on Emery a ‘total loss’ after Sunday evening fire

Roscommon Township Fire Department Lt. Frank “T-Bear” Thibert echoed what Chief Dick Martin, said about a fire at 8421 Co. Road 400 (West Emery) Aug. More...

Household Hazardous Waste collection planned for Sept. 12

This fall’s Household Hazardous Waste collection will be held on Sept. 12 at the Roscommon County Road Commission from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Fourth ‘Boost Your Business’ seminar set for Sept. 10

The fourth in a five-seminar Broadband-based series for Roscommon County, “Boost Your Business,” will be held Sept. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

Sports

Limberlost, Budweiser Division winners as men’s season ends

After wrapping up its seventh straight Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League regular season title last week, Limberlost finished the season with a 32- 19 win over Old Town Monday night. More...

2015 St. Helen ORV Jamboree Event Results

The following results are from the St. Helen ORV Jamboree, which was held on Aug. 8 and 9. More...

Andre win over Limberlost forces playoff contest for title

For the second time this season, Andre Tree Service knocked off league-leading Limberlost in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch softball league action. The first time handed Limberlost its first loss. More...

Letters to the Editor

Marina owner offers to sell to township

My husband and his family have owned and operated D&B Marina on Lake St. Helen for numerous decades. I watch my husband as he puts in 12 hour days and offers assistance to any individuals who ask on a countless basis. More...

Writer an admirer of patriot Carson

In 1926 I was the fifth child to be born into the family. My parents were struggling to pay the bills, but they never dreamed of killing me. They believed, as I do, that children are a gift from God, and are given to be loved, rather than murdered! More...

People ‘can help, not just complain’

Virginia Northey has an obsession with this president (“Use sanctuaries to protect young lives,” Resorter, Aug. 20). More...

Religion & Family

County ministerial association members meeting on Sept. 2

A meeting of the Roscommon County Ministerial Association will be Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. at BR Guest Restaurant, Prudenville. More...

St. Helen fireworks fundraiser Sept. 3-6

A hot dog and Polish sausage fundraiser will be held Sept. 3-6 to benefit the St. Helen fireworks. Chips and pop will also be available. The fundraiser will be held across from St. Helen Power Sports. More...

12,442 POUNDS OF FOOD

Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) distributed 12,442 pounds of food to approximately 200 people between noon-2 p.m. on Aug. 21. The food distribution took place at the former Hub Supermarket parking lot. Project H.O.P.E. More...

Education

RARSP offering grants to teachers

The Roscommon Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (RARSP) is offering grants to area teachers. More...

‘Preschool Meet and Greet’ planned at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Child Development Center will hold a “Preschool Meet and Greet” on Sept. 2. The event will run from 6 to 7 p.m. with students being able to meet their teachers and visit their classrooms. More...

THE WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED A FLY

Mrs. Anne Bawek reads the story “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” to students participating in the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School’s Summer Learning Camp, which ran from Aug. 17-20. More...

Markey fires fire chief

Asks remaining officers to continue

In a split vote, the Markey Township Board fired Fire Chief Mike Stearns during a special meeting held with Stearns and other fire department officers at the township hall Aug. 24. More...

Accident claims life of Prudenville man Tuesday

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident that resulted in the death of a Prudenville resident Aug. 25. More...

Inaugural ‘Hubs ‘n Pubs’ this Saturday

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the new Hubs ’n Pubs Pumpkin Run Car Show and Brewfest Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Columbian Home Hall (formerly Knights of Columbus), Prudenville. More...

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Court News

Tyson enters plea in hatchet assault

A St. Helen man entered a no contest plea in connection with an assault with a hatchet that occurred July 30. Herbert W. More...

CITED FOR FAILURE TO STOP

Emergency personnel from Denton and Roscommon townships and the Department of Natural Resources respond to an accident which occurred on M-55 near the intersection of Iroquois Avenue at around 1 p.m. on Aug. 20. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court: Dustin A. Bowman, 33, Prudenville, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to larceny in a building. More...

Editorial

Bone-collecting dog serves with gladness

From the Pastor’s Canoe

My dog is a bone collector. Last winter on a cross-country ski trip as I steamed down the trail, he disappeared. He often pursues various scents for several minutes and then returns to me. More...

Ice Bucket Challenge offers lesson

Our Opinion

Last summer’s social media darling, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, was accepted by millions of people across the globe. More...

Outdoors

Denton to survey potential trailhead property

Denton Township officials met with Department of Natural Resources representatives Tuesday about acquiring five acres of property adjacent to the township cemetery. More...

Seventh fish caught in HLATB ‘Catch Us’ fishing contest

Michael Walker of Montrose recently caught the seventh tagged fish in the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest. More...

HARD MORNING RIDE

One of the first five-rider groups takes off from the northwest corner of the field behind Whipple’s in Moorestown during the start of the 90th Jack Pine Enduro (A.K.A. Cowbell Classic) on the morning of Aug. 23. More...

Happenings

Roscommon K of C hosting custom car, motorcycle show

The Roscommon Knights of Columbus, Prince of Peace Council 6593, will host a Custom Car and Motorcycle Show on Sept. 6, at the hall. More...

‘Get Your Glow On! Glow Run’ planned Sept. 11 by CMDHD

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation have endorsed the Get Your Glow On! More...

Scrapbooking event to benefit Relay For Life

The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North Team is planning its annual Scrapping for Cancer event to benefit Relay For Life Roscommon County and the American Cancer Society. More...

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