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Serving as sheriff Stevenson’s ‘greatest accomplishment’

Recently retired Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson started his law enforcement career “by chance” when in September, 1974, Dale Smith, the then-Roscommon Township Chief of Police, approached Stevenson one night in his yard and aske More...

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THAT WILL KEEP THE DUST DOWN

With the paving project on Roscommon Township’s Towerhill Road now complete, Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O’Rourke said he is “really happy” with the finished project for several reasons. More...

County earns ‘unmodified’ 2014 audit

Public Accountant Jim Anderson gave Roscommon County an “unmodified” year end 2014 audit opinion. More...

Townships eye cooperative weed pick up program

The four townships surrounding Houghton Lake are working in conjunction with the Roscommon County Road Commission to possibly create a pilot program to pick up weeds at Houghton Lake road ends. More...

Business

Consumers warned to beware of scams by unlicensed builders

Submitted by the Home Builders Association of North Central Lakes More...

KEEPING THE VILLAGE CLEAN

The Roscommon Downtown Development Authority recently purchased six commercial waste receptacles for the downtown area with some contributions from Family Fare Supermarkets (a division of Spartan- Nash) and the locally owned McDonald’s franchis More...

‘SHOWPIECE’

Roscommon’s Hart Ford Lincoln Sales Manager Scott McCarthy said the “showpiece” of the recently remodeled dealership is the exterior of the building. More...

Letters to the Editor

Alleviating swimmer’s itch one, only goal of SICon

With over 80 years of professional and academic experience working on swimmer’s itch, we bring a level of knowledge and experience to Higgins Lake that cannot be found anywhere in the world. More...

‘Follow the science’

I am not a tree hugger because every time I hug a tree I get a splinter, but I do care about the lake. I realize that there would be no Houghton Lake community without the lake called Houghton Lake. More...

Former volunteers keep clients in prayers

It is with heavy hearts we are no longer volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul. For many years we were there to assist you with your needs, whether it be food, utilities, rent, gas cards, bus tokens, diapers, clothing and household items. More...

Religion & Family

Pastor Noggle to deliver first sermon at GSUMC this weekend

The congregation at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will have a new face behind the pulpit for this Sunday’s service as Pastor Jim Noggle took over as the church’s leader on July 1. More...

The King’s Brass scheduled Sunday at HL United Methodist

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass will fill the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church with music July 5. The church will host the group for a 10 a.m. worship concert. The public is invited and there is no charge. More...

Mordues celebrate 25th anniversary

Richard and Randi Mordue, longtime Houghton Lake area residents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 23. The couple renewed their vows in a ceremony on the beach in Gulf Shores, AL, where they spend their winters. More...

Education

Moolenaar accepting internship applications

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) is currently accepting applications for full and part-time congressional internships in his Michigan and Washington, D.C. offices for fall, 2015. More...

G.E.D. testing available at KCC

Kirtland Community College is offering General Education Development (GED) testing at the testing center, located in the administration center on Kirtland’s main campus in Roscommon. More...

Burmester receives $1,000 medical scholarship

Recent Roscommon High School graduate Katie Burmester was presented with a $1,000 Valeria M. More...

Suspect in custody in Nester murder

Francisco Charles Arroyo, 42, Silverwood, is lodged in the Roscommon County Jail on a charge of open murder in the slaying of Anita Bright, 48, at her home in Nester Township June 24. More...

STERN NAMED SHERIFF

Newly appointed Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern is administered his oath of office by County Clerk Michelle Stevenson at noon Wednesday at the Roscommon County Building. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rettia Waack - 2015-07-02
Anna Mae Rowe - 2015-07-02
Donald A. Magdowski - 2015-07-02
Mary E. Dowdy - 2015-07-02
Carol Ann Austin - 2015-07-02
Douglas Drury - 2015-07-02
Laura Dunstan - 2015-07-02
Eugene C. Gagnon - 2015-07-02
Charles Antol - 2015-07-02

Court News

State continues work to contain CWD, avian influenza and West Nile virus

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources June 25 provided an update on three serious wildlife diseases that are affecting several species. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 19: Scott P. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: More...

Sports

Express Rental beats Old Town, creates crowded second place

With a 16-15 upset loss to Express Rental, Old Town Tavern has some company in second place of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League. Old Town is now 5-2 and joined by Lymans and Shenanigan’s in second place. More...

Houghton Lake, Roscommon alumni sought for football game

Teams of former Bucks and Bobcats are forming now to compete in the fourth annual Alumni Football Game, which will be played at Houghton Lake on July 25. The sign-up deadline is July 10. More...

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

Results of June 26 4 CAR DASH Micro: Brayden Goddard, Owen Dessinger, Joe Walter, Xavier Rizzi Jr. Sport: Austin Fox, Dylan Vermilyea, Gavin Hartwell Jr. Stock: Caleb LaFond, Sawyer Ulman, Kyle Vermilyea, Brandon Foster More...

Editorial

A lesson learned from the wilderness

“If we are willing to be still and open enough to listen, wilderness itself will teach us,” so wrote Steven Harper. More...

Michigan: Best of the Best

With sunshine and warm temperatures forecasted for this Independence Day, it has the makings of a spectacular Up North weekend. More...

Outdoors

Michigan DNR graduates 37 conservation officers

Thirty-seven recruits successfully completed the Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer training academy and graduated June 5. More...

Bear license results posted

The Department of Natural Resources announced this week that the results of the 2015 bear hunting license drawing have been posted at www.michigan. gov/huntdrawings. More...

AIS Awareness Week spotlights fight against non-native species

In an effort to raise awareness about the need for citizens to take action to stop new introductions and to control the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed June 28-July 4 as Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Wee More...

Happenings

Village Days badge designed by Prudenville teenager

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society recently unveiled its 2015 Historical Village Days badge, drawn by Alannis Bussa, 14, of Prudenville. More...

Car show raises $7,400 for Special Olympics

The 11th annual Special Olympics Car Show, held at the Columbian Home Association in Prudenville Friday and Saturday, raised $7,400 for Area 4 Special Olympics according to Rusty Nuts Car Club Chairman Lloyd Bonzo. More...

Fire truck to visit RADL Friday

The Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) will salute “Community Heroes” this week. Children ages two to five are invited to show their spirit at story time today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. More...

Features

Camp Nokomis alive in employees’ memories

A fter being closed for over five years, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Human Services will work in a collaborative effort to raze Roscommon Township’s Nokomis Challenge Center on July 13. More...

First Har vest

The Markey Food Project, a ministry of Markey Church, undertook its first official harvest June 27, bringing in a mixed bag with a number of varieties of lettuce, kale, radishes and herbs. More...

Retired school personnel to meet July 13

The Roscommon Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (RARSP) will hold its monthly meeting July 13 at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

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