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Man nabbed for OWI following home fire

Chase leads to crash, arrest

The same day his home burned, a Roscommon Township man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  Following a morning fire that left his home a “complete loss” Jan. More...

‘Superheroes’ launch TUT ’17

The 2017 Kick-off started Tip-up Town, U.S.A., off with a “kapow!” at the Houghton Lake Historical Play­house Jan. 7.  This year’s event was hosted by Chris Sura and Tracy Smith. More...

Special Sections

News

One-car accident cause of power outage

A Prescott woman headed for Kirt­land Community College Tuesday morn­ing hit a power pole when she lost con­trol of her vehicle.  According to the Roscommon Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office, Alexis Farley, 18, was northbound on M-18 between Deer­h More...

New trash service discussed at Markey

After week one, Markey Township residents and their new trash service, provided by Republic Services of Pin­conning, are still getting used to each other, judging from remarks made by Markey Township Board members at the board’s regular meeting More...

US-127 Houghton Lake rest area closed

Due to the high cost to maintain or remodel, and the availability of nearby rest areas, the Houghton Lake Rest Area on northbound US-127 south of Hough­ton Lake was closed permanently Dec. 5.  More...

Editorial

To uphold religious freedom in 2017– Do small things with great love

Inside the First Amendment

Farewell to 2016, arguably the worst year for religious freedom in living memory.  From genocide in Syria and Iraq to ethnic cleansing in Burma, religious oppression and persecution destroyed countless lives, exiled millions and fueled the great More...

An opportunity to be an ambassador

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is only a week away. More...

Inconvenient for all

Since it seems to be in vogue to rant about seemingly unimportant items, here is our rant of the week: Why do culminating sporting events have to be held on inconvenient days and times?  We all think it: Why is the Super Bowl on a Sunday? More...

Outdoors

Lyman’s Weekly Big Pike Contest open to all anglers

Anglers ice fishing in Roscommon County who catch a big pike can en­ter their fish in Lyman’s on the Lake’s Weekly Big Pike Contest, open now to the end of pike season March 15.  More...

TAGGED TROUT

Jeff Reed of Rochester holds the 12th tagged fish from the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest, a 19.75-inch lake trout. Reed caught the fish in Higgins Lake Jan. More...

HOUGHTON LAKE LUNKER

Tom Edwards of Roscommon holds a 26.25-inch walleye he caught while jigging off the North Shore of Houghton Lake Jan. 5. More...

Education

DECEMBER PERFECT ATTENDANCE

There were 95 students who were recognized for perfect attendance for the month of December at Collins Elementary through the Pathways to Potential program.  More...

THANKS FOR THE HELP

The Vick family of Houghton Lake presented the Houghton Lake Public Library with a dona­tion of $500 Jan. 5 in recognition of help the library provided in the family’s effort to put together a new business venture.  More...

COLLINS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary Principal Amy Peterson recently congratulated the students of the month for December.  More...

Village, RCRC partnership ‘tremendous benefit’

The Village of Roscommon and the Roscommon County Road Commission have entered into a partnership both are deeming beneficial.  At a Jan. More...

GRAND INITIATION TO ICE FISHING

(Above) Professional fisherman Mark Martin (left) fishes in a well-appointed portable ice shanty with Gary Charnitsky, 67, of Hig­gins Lake, during this year’s Mark Martin’s Ice Fishing Vacation School on Houghton Lake Jan. 9. More...

Dean to lead HLCS board

Leading into its regular board meet­ing Monday, the Houghton Lake Com­munity Schools Board of Education elected Tom Dean president.  At their annual organizational meet­ing, opened by Interim Superintendent Susan Tyer, board members voted 4-3 in More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joan C. VanNest - 2017-01-12
Patricia Helen Sutton - 2017-01-19
Jerry H. Ripke - 2017-01-19
Jerry E. Stroik - 2017-01-19
Cynthia D. Walkup - 2017-01-19
Danny Charles Bates - 2017-01-19
Ronald G. Yatich - 2017-01-19
Michael E. Spenny - 2017-01-19
Joan C. VanNest - 2017-01-19
Danny Charles Bates - 2017-01-12
Irene E. 'Sis' Ensing - 2017-01-12
Patricia Helen Sutton - 2017-01-12
Cynthia D. Walkup - 2017-01-12
Jerry H. Ripke - 2017-01-12
Jerry E. Stroik - 2017-01-12

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Robert L. Bailey III, 36, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examina­tion within 21 days on a charge of do­mestic violence. Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake, made the arrest. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 15, 2016:  Chad J. More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

Friday Night Mixed - Jan. 6 Hose Drywall 9 Left of Center 9 That’s How We Roll 9 No ‘F’ in Strikes 8 Shooters 8 Boobs-N-Ballers 7 Lefties & Righties 4 Plexus 2  More...

Bobcats cheer to first place at Frankenmuth invitational

The Houghton Lake Bobcats earned more than 700 points at the Frankenmuth Eagle Invitational to place first in com­petitive cheerleading action Jan. 7.  The Bobcats competed against Brown City, placing first in Division 4. More...

Buck grapplers split JPC contests at Meridian

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team split a pair of Jack Pine Conference matches at Meridian Jan. 4. The Bucks beat Clare 39-30 and lost to the Mus­tangs 48-30.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Doing good by monitoring, protecting watershed

The next AuSable River watershed monitoring date is scheduled for May 20. This will be the 10th year of the Upper AuSable River Watershed Monitoring Project and our 15th monitoring event. More...

Abortion ‘greatest evil’ in history

The Wexford/Missaukee Right to Life will again this year be holding a memorial service in honor of the 59 million babies who died from abortion since Roe v. Wade in 1973, and particularly the 56 babies lost in Wexford/Missaukee in 2015. More...

Religion & Family

Son born to Prieskorn, Shilts

Crystal Prieskorn and Timothy Shilts of St. Helen announce the birth of their son, Zayden Dominic James.  The baby was born Jan. 1, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Hesselmeyer, Baughman have girl

Jennie Hesselmeyer and Skip Baugh­man of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Jennie Louise.  The baby was born Dec. 22, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Pawlowski, Black name son Michael

Jessica Pawlowski and Jacob W. Black of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Michael Brian.   The baby was born Jan. 1, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Happenings

St. Helen’s Family Winter Fun Festival planned Feb. 18

Faith Alive Church of St. Helen is inviting the public to enjoy a free Fam­ily Winter Fun Festival Feb. 18 at the church.  The fun will begin at 2 p.m., with a bonfire where participants can roast hot dogs and S’mores. More...

Senior Singles to meet Jan. 18

The Roscommon Seniors will hold its monthly meeting Jan. 18 at China Buffet, Houghton Lake.  The gathering will begin at 5 p.m. For information, call Angie at 366-9865.   More...

SUCCESSFUL DRIVE

Blood donor Katherine Snell-Robinson of Higgins Lake gets comfortable as she gives blood during the Ameri­can Red Cross blood drive at St. John Lutheran Church at Houghton Lake Jan. 9. More...

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