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RHS Spirit Week culminates Friday with naming of Winter Carnival royalty

Roscommon High School students have been hitting the books hard this week as this year’s Winter Carnival Spirit Week theme is “Required School Reading.” In preparation for the varsity boys and girls basketball games against Houghton More...

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News

ESSAY CONTEST WINNER

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School eighth grader Tyler Haggart was recently named the “local winner” of the 46th annual America and Me Essay Contest sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. More...

SIGNING ON

Law enforcement officials from Roscommon, Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda counties gathered at the Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center (NMCAC) at the CRAF Center in Roscommon Feb. More...

Randall elected second vice-president of MTA

Roscommon Township Supervisor Diane Randall has been elected second vice-president of the Michigan Townships Association (MTA). More...

Editorial

Even fishing Galilee subject to regulations

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Turns out you can rent a canoe on Israel’s Jordan River and paddle its entire length from Galilee to the Dead Sea. This is a trip I can only hold in my imagination for another day. More...

‘Ridiculously’ cold weather

In Northern Michigan, we know cold. But, this winter’s relationship with Mother Nature is especially a frigid one. A recording of -34 degrees was recorded near Roscommon Monday morning. More...

Fifty years later, schools still struggle with religion

Inside the First Amendment

A lawsuit filed in Swainsboro, GA last week uncovers yet another rural school district living in a time warp — a 1950s world where teachers still lead children in daily prayer and send dissenters into the hallway. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lakes, riverbeds can only handle certain volumes

The “mean elevation” (average elevation) of Houghton Lake is 1,118 feet above sea level, and the “mean elevation” of the Reedsburg Backwaters is about 1,110 feet above sea level; a drop of about one foot per mile for about eig More...

Fishel should be commended

I support Dan Fishel. I’m 91 years old and was born in Roscommon where the Chase Bank is now located so I have witnessed several complete changes to the core of Roscommon Village. More...

Religion & Family

Weiler, O’Connor planning June wedding

Hannah Maghille O’Connor, daughter of Dan and Heidi O’Connor of Toledo, OH, and Kevin and Terri Dojcsak of Temperence, and Philip “Michael” Weiler, son of Philip and April Weiler of Roscommon, announce their wedding engagement More...

EAGLE SCOUT

(Above) Houghton Lake High School senior Cameron Dupon (right) is recognized at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Feb. 21 at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church by Casey Kriener (2011 Houghton Lake High School graduate), representing Rep. More...

RCCF GRANT ASSISTS CAMP

The Westminster Church of Detroit (WCD) recently received a grant of $600 from the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) from the Wade Family Donor Advisory Fund to help sponsor the Camp Westminster All Things New Program. More...

Education

SNOWSHOEING SENIORS

A group of fun-loving young seniors recently went snowshoeing at Cross Country Ski Headquarters in the Higgins Lake area. More...

Emergency preparedness taught to HLMS fifth graders

Students at Houghton Lake Middle School were among the nearly 6,000 Michigan fifth graders who have been enrolled in the Student Tools For Emergency Planning program through the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Divisi More...

Miller on dean’s list at Northern

Gerard Miller was among students honored for their academic work following the Fall, 2014, semester at Northern Michigan University. Miller, of Roscommon, was named to the school’s dean’s list for his work. More...

Option for new Happy Landings chosen at forum

A design option for a new playground to replace the Happy Landings Playground at Collins Elementary School was chosen by community members during a forum in the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education office Feb. 24. More...

Taxes not changing, but collection date moving to winter

For HLCS residents

Township treasurers from within Roscommon County got together Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robin E. Lowe - 2015-02-26
Thomas Henry Jean - 2015-02-26
Lou Ann Pacheco - 2015-02-26
Richard J. Keberle - 2015-02-26
Mariellen Bockelman - 2015-02-26
Marta Nyboer - 2015-02-26
Frank J. Krizan Jr. - 2015-02-26
Shirley Ann Carter - 2015-02-26
Lloyd Wayne Randall - 2015-02-26

Court News

82nd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 3: David R. Champine, 63, St. More...

Dugan detained pending trial

The United States Attorney’s Office recently provided more information on the arrest of John Dugan, 29, Houghton Lake, by Michigan State Police Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) officers Feb. 11. More...

Sports

Bobcat cheerleaders win Districts

The Houghton Lake Bobcats will advance to Regionals in competitive cheerleading following their first place District win at East Jordan Feb. 20. “District Champs!” Coach Celeste Kubiak said. More...

Major, Noreyko to compete at State Individual tourney, team out at Regionals

Roscommon’s Gage Major and Ethan Noreyko will compete at the State Individual Wrestling Tournament after placing in the top four in their weight class at the Individual Regional tournament in Grayling Feb. 21. More...

Bobcats win honors at JPBC bowling tourney

The Houghton Lake High School bowling teams took part in their last regular season competition during the Jack Pine Bowling Conference Individual Tournament at Gateway Lanes in Clare Feb. 21. More...

Outdoors

Wild game dinner March 9

“Our motto is: There is always room for God’s creatures right next to the carrots and potatoes!” said Dr. More...

BIGGEST PIKE SO FAR

Lindsey Kreifeldt, 18, of Bay City, holds her biggest pike ever, which she caught on Rollway Lake in late January. Kreifeldt caught the big northern, along with two others on tip-ups while fishing and snowmobiling with friends and family. More...

LOUISIANA YELLOWFIN

A group of Roscommon County fishermen landed four yellowfin tuna while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico recently. More...

Happenings

AMBER Alert Teams up with Facebook

In January, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and AMBER Alert announced a partnership with Facebook to push AMBER Alerts into the newsfeeds of Facebook’s nearly 185 million U.S. users. More...

House approves trust fund monies for county

Legislation approved by the Michigan House of Representatives this week allocates funds from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) and State Rep. More...

$10,000 SMILES

There were lots of smiles at the North Central Area Credit Union service center at Houghton Lake Feb. 10 when credit union member Elizabeth Christensen came to pick up a big check for $10,000, which she won in the NCACU Save to Win Contest. More...

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