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Firemen’s Memorial Fest begins today with Family Night

The Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival will kick-off today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. with the annual Family Night and continues over the course of the next three days. More...

HAPPY 89TH AND BEYOND

The Roscommon Area Historical Society celebrated the birthdays of several area citizens who are least 89 years old Sept. 16. More...

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TRUCK LAUNCH

A White Cloud man, assisted by Adam Mesler and Ken Bailey of K & M Dock Installation, hooks up his Ford F-150 Sunday afternoon at the “Fisherman’s Paradise” DNR Boat Launch. More...

Weekend ‘Backpack’ program starting in October at schools

For the third consecutive year, Roscommon County schools are preparing to start a weekend Backpack Program. More...

Writing workshop planned Sept. 27

The 10th annual Gateway to Writing Workshop will be held Sept. 27 in Standish and will feature Michigan author Elizabeth Meyette. The workshop will be held at the Northeast Michigan Arts Council Building, 3233 Grove St., Standish and begin at 9 a.m. More...

Editorial

Why branding ISIS matters to us

Inside the First Amendment

“ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State — or whatever you want to call it.” That’s how one NPR reporter referred to the new face of terror this week as the United States prepares for another long, hard struggle against a brutal enemy of hu More...

Another reason for concern

The recent discovery that former Houghton Lake Board of Education President Jim Sutika submitted his resignation on Sept. 10, 2013, but never left the school board, further erodes the board’s credibility. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Irresponsible dog owners have potentially dangerous dogs’

I don’t want to get in a big debate in the paper about dogs running loose but I feel like I should respond to some of the statements that Ms. Fletcher (“Enough ‘government invasion,’” Sept. More...

‘Keep your dog under control’

To all the people who stated that dogs should be allowed to run wherever they want and destroy other people’s property, or attack people or other dogs: Michigan has the strictest leash law in the United States. More...

Next attack ‘may be a child’

Regarding Denise Reda’s letter while Markey Township may not have a “leash law,” it is a Michigan township and Michigan does have a leash law: Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 287.262, which law enforcement, including Roscommon County An More...

Happenings

North Higgins Lake State Park Fall Festival Sept. 26-27

The North Higgins Lake State Park will host its Fall Festival from Sept. 26- 27. This family-friendly weekend will highlight the recreation, fitness and nature opportunities the park has to offer. On Sept. 26, an archery event is planned at 7 p.m. More...

Wellington Fall Fest Sept. 20

Wellington Farm Park will host its annual Fall Folk Arts Festival on Sept. 20. The one-day event provides an opportunity for area residents and visitors to get out and enjoy the fall weather at the historic park. More...

Loney’s Alpaca Junction farm day Sept. 20

Loney’s Alpaca Junction will hold its annual farm day on Sept. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. Those who attend will be able to shop in the gift shop, pet alpacas, view spinning demonstrations, play games and enter in prize drawings. More...

Former HLCS board president’s resignation now questioned

A former president of the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education may not have had authority to deliberate on board decisions over the last year because he apparently resigned prior to his being named president in September, 2013. More...

Recall language denied

Recall petition language filed against three Lake Township officials was denied at a hearing by the Roscommon County Election Commission Sept. 12. More...

Pumpkin Run to showcase all types of classics

More than 150 classic and custom cars and motorcycles are expected to arrive at Houghton Lake for the 17th annual Pumpkin Run Car Show and Cruise Sept. 19-21. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

Walled Lake man injured in ORV accident

A 49-year-old Walled Lake man was injured when he lost control of an ORV he was riding on the Houghton Lake Community Schools’ bus access road Sept. 6. More...

Final pretrial set for man charged in motorcycle accident

The man arraigned in 82nd District Court on a misdemeanor charge of a moving violation causing death, in connection with a May 24 motorcycle accident, is set for a final pretrial Oct. 6. More...

Fishing equipment reported stolen

A PawPaw man reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office his fishing equipment was stolen from a motel parking lot over the weekend. More...

Sports

Special Olympics athletes treated to racing weekend

Five Area 4 Special Olympics athletes were treated to a three-night stay Labor Day weekend at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) U.S. Nationals in Brownsburg, IN. More...

State-ranked Bellaire downs Bucks by one goal Tuesday

A goal by Bellaire’s Nic Underwood was the only score of the night as Roscommon fell to the Eagles, 1-0, Tuesday night at home. More...

Lone goal equals win for ’Cats

Houghton Lake was only able to score on one of 29 shots against Big Rapids Crossroads but one goal was all the ’Cats needed as they picked up a 1-0 home win. More...

Outdoors

Gahagan Nature Preserve open house set for Sept. 21

The public may attend the Maguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve’s annual Open House and Membership Meeting Sept. 21. Always open to the public, the preserve will host the open house from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Camp Westminster Fall Colors Canoe trip planned Oct. 17-19

Camp Westminster will hold its Fall Colors Canoe trip on Oct. 17-19. The three day event will begin on Oct. 17 when canoers arrive at the camp at 7 p.m. More...

CAUGHT BY LONG POINT

Ron Davidson of Houghton Lake caught a 19.5 inch small mouth bass on Aug. 8. The fish was caught near nightfall, east of Long Point with a night crawler harness. More...

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