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Recall saga continues as petitions excluded

Sixteen recall petitions filed by the Committee to Recall the Houghton Lake School Board will not be counted. At a hearing in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Monday, Judge Robert W. More...

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News

RCSO to hold Citizens’ Police Academy Jan. 10

Sheriff Edward Stern and staff an­nounce the second annual Roscommon County Citizens’ Police Academy, which will begin Jan 10. More...

MSP respond to bullet strike

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post responded to a complaint of a vehi­cle being struck by a bullet while parked near the intersection of Boyce and South Reserve roads Nov. 28.  More...

RCSO PROTECTING SCHOOLS FROM HAIRY SITUATIONS

As a way to support the Friends of Safe Schools’ “Boot Project,” which will install a device that makes entering a classroom door more difficult for intruders at Roscommon County schools, members of the Roscom­mon County Sheriff&rsq More...

Editorial

Keeping extra weight off during the holidays

Connections

Many of us have heard that the holiday season stretching from November until January often causes a weight gain of around seven pounds. More...

Remember Pearl Harbor

Remember Pearl Harbor. Wednesday, Dec. 7, marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. The date, which Franklin D. Roosevelt famously told Americans, is one “which will live in infamy.” More...

Religion & Family

RTPL hosting Four Shillings Short Dec. 16

Richfield Township Public Library will host Four Shillings Short for a Dec. 16 concert at 6 p.m. at the Richfield Township Hall.  More...

Faith Alive Church to present Christmas play

Faith Alive Church, St. Helen, will present the return of the popular original Christmas play, “The Inn­keeper” Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sun­day, Dec. More...

TYLER NEW COORDINATOR OF CHILD PROTECTION COUNCIL

Tammy Tyler (right) of Roscommon was named the new coordinator of the Crawford/Roscommon Child Protection Council. Tyler started her new role as coordinator Dec. 1. More...

Education

Morgan Ludwig wins St. Helen Optimist Club Essay Contest

By Krista Tacey-Cater  Charlton Heston Academy student Morgan Ludwig was the winner of the St. More...

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary Principal Amy Peterson congratulated the Students of the Month for November and shared a pizza lunch with them Dec. 2.  More...

NOVEMBERS WRITERS OF THE MONTH

Writers of the Month for November at Collins Elementary are (left to right) Qiaden Lindsey and Bella Bea­ver from Char Fitzgerald’s class, Logan Ferrill and Taylin Brad­ley from Deb Markiewicz’s class, Rylee Russell and Owen Gibbons from More...

Breaking News - 12/9/2016 9:40 AM

Recount nixed - Free Access

Michigan's presidential recount will not take place, following a Dec. 7 ruling by Federal District Judge Mark Goldsmith. More...

­Presidential recount to start here Monday

As of noon Wednesday, Roscommon County was set to undergo a recount of the presidential election, starting Dec. 12 at 9 a.m., according to Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson. More...

‘Restorative’ approach to lake control suggested

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board is mulling over its options as it considers its next five-year plan for the management of Houghton Lake after hearing a presentation from consultant Restorative Lake Sciences (RLS) at a special meeting at Markey To More...

ALMOST FINISHED

Medical first responder Jim Young (left) and Asst. Chief Craig Williams of the Lyon Township Fire Department, placed the last stone on the front of the new fire hall Dec. 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Basil D. Ciaramitaro - 2016-12-08
Bart A. Ritchings - 2016-12-08
John Michael Pattullo - 2016-12-08
Arlene Murray - 2016-12-08
Basil D. Ciaramitaro - 2016-12-01

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League Dec. More...

Roscommon County Hoop Shooters advance to Regionals at Alma

Thirteen of the 18 participants in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot competition, held at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School Dec. 3, will compete in Regional Hoop Shoot competition in Alma this spring.  More...

Bucks dropped by Falcons

The Roscommon girls varsity bas­ketball team suffered a 43-25 loss at the hands of visiting non-conference oppo­nent Ogemaw Heights Dec. 6.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Consolidation/ contracting ‘must be done correctly’

As past director of Roscommon County Central Dispatch I read with interest, “Guidance given from U.P. central dispatch partnership” (Resorter, Dec. 1).  More...

Peer offers snow depth prediction

Winter starts officially on Dec. 21. Cold and snow can come before or after that date. We always wonder how much snow we will have on the ground and that is what this is about. More...

Methods, not objectives, differ

I am finding the sarcasm and spite of the published political letters tiresome.  More...

Happenings

39th Annual Christmas in the Village

BUSY SIDEWALKS Lake and Fifth streets in the Village of Roscommon were closed from 4 to 8 p.m. for Christmas in the Village Dec. 3. More...

Trestle Park Express & Tree Lighting

GETTING IN THE SPIRIT (Below) Chloe Britton, 6, Houghton Lake, waits patiently for Sandy Na­pierski of North Central Area Credit Union to paint a Christmas tree on her cheek at the annual Trestle Par More...

PANCAKES AND LIVE MUSIC

Visitors to the 39th Breakfast with Santa fundraiser at Roscommon High School enjoy a pancake breakfast as well as live music by Roscommon High School’s Jazz Collective in the school cafeteria Saturday morning. More...

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