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RHS CLASS OF 2015

(Above) Roscommon High School senior Jacob Dibbet was one of ninety five students to receive their high school diploma on May 21 at RHS. More...

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News

Lethal merganser effort considered successful

The initial effort toward mitigating swimmer’s itch on Higgins Lake this summer has been fruitful, according to Steve Sendek of Northpoint Fisheries Management, LLC. More...

A MEMORIAL DAY ‘THANK YOU’

Ben Pratt, 3, Houghton Lake, hands out a thank you note to Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Darsow prior to the start of the Houghton Lake Memorial Parade May 25. More...

ONE INJURED

Emergency workers from Roscommon Township work to extricate driver Randi Lynn Vernier, 40, of Prudenville from her vehicle after an accident on M-55 at the intersection of Towerhill Road on the afternoon of May 20. More...

Editorial

Revisiting, reexamining the news – with a free press purpose

The public furor and the televised flames that reached from Ferguson to Baltimore over the last 10 months have faded — for now — from the headlines. More...

The 1951 Houghton Lake High School Marching Band

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Religion & Family

‘Camp Discovery’ coming to St. John Lutheran VBS

“Camp Discovery” is the theme of this year’s annual St. John Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School planned June 15-19. It will run from 8:45 a.m. until noon each day. More...

Golf outing fundraiser planned to benefit women’s health

A golf scramble in June will serve as a fundraiser for women’s health issues. More...

Daughter, Braelynn, born to Brewer

Michaela Brewer announces the birth of her daughter, Braelynn Lianne. The baby was born May 22, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 1/4 inches long. More...

Education

Kirtland issues academic honors to many area students

Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic work during the winter 2014-15 semester. Among those honored were many from the Roscommon County area. More...

DISCIPLES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School recently named its Disciples of the Month for May. Pictured are (left to right) second grader Owen Barnes, kindergartner Katie Janisse, third grader Leah Grover and fifth grader Trevor Davis. More...

Students honored for academics at Mid Michigan

Mid Michigan Community College’s honors list for the winter, 2015, semester included some area students. Named to high honors list was Thomas Seames of Roscommon. Seames earned a grade point average between 3.9 and 4.0 to achieve the honor. More...

RAPS OKs building sale to village

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education gave Superintendent Catherine Erickson the authority to negotiate and sign a purchase agreement with the Village of Roscommon for the purchase of the former board office on Lake Street during their More...

Brown known for going ‘above and beyond’

“He’s been like a father figure to me,” Roscommon County Road Commission Truck Driver Jason Creger said of recently retired RCRC night patrolman Barry Brown. More...

Hazardous Waste collection Saturday

The Roscommon County Household Hazardous Waste Collection will take place on May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roscommon County Road Commission, 820 East West Branch Rd., Prudenville. There is no cost for this biannual event. More...

Graduations this weekend at HLHS

Commencement Exercises for Houghton Lake High School’s Class of 2015 will take place May 31 at 2 p.m. in the Houghton Lake High School gym. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Lee Uhan - 2015-05-28
Beatrice E. Swanson - 2015-05-21
Alvin Ernest Buss - 2015-05-28
Beatrice E. Swanson - 2015-05-28
Orissa Dawn Forman - 2015-05-28
Daniel Lee Silk - 2015-05-28
Cindy Rae Alexander - 2015-05-28
Mary Lou Nye - 2015-05-28
Rosemarie G. Holder - 2015-05-28
Rosemarie G. Holder - 2015-05-21

Sports

Buck baseball advances in District

The Roscommon varsity baseball team scored a 5-3 win over the Cardinals in the District Tournament opener at Whittemore-Prescott May 26, featuring an outstanding performance by sophomore pitcher Kaleb Keipert. More...

Roscommon rolls over Standish in soccer District opener

The Roscommon varsity soccer team scored an 8-0 mercy win over visiting Standish Sterling in the opening game of the District Tournament May 26. The game ended 27 minutes early according to Roscommon Coach John Sinnaeve. More...

Limberlost, Team Señor stay unbeaten in men’s softball play

Unbeaten Limberlost and Team Señor both picked up victories Monday night in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League action. Limberlost beat T&M Services 27-9 while Team Señor snuck past Shenanigan’s, 8-6. More...

Business

Baker College adds master’s in nursing to fall roster

Baker College of Cadillac will offer a master of science in nursing (MSN) online beginning in the fall, 2015, quarter. More...

NEW OWNERS AT THE PARK STORE

(Left to right) Tyler and Heather Sharpe, pictured with employee Tagan Valley, are the new owners of the Park Store in the South Higgins Lake State Park. More...

ConnectCare recertified

ConnectCare, a joint venture between MidMichigan Health and Physician Associates of MidMichigan, P.C., was recently awarded recertification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in Utilization Management for its medical management More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents ask for public meeting on marina

We have lived in Richfield Township for approximately 25 years and as of late have real concerns in reference to how we are being represented by our local government. Both my husband and I are retired. More...

‘I love the power of free speech’

Virginia Northey (“Shame on those trying to remove Speaker Boehner,” Resorter, May 21) needs to check and verify when it comes to vetoes. A veto is not considered full power by any president. More...

Happenings

Genealogy classes, other programs offered at RADL

The Genealogy Interest Group (GIG) meets today (Thursday) from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Roscommon Area District Library’s Community Room. More...

HLPL offering computer class, Beatles event

The Houghton Lake Public Library is offering a computer class tomorrow (Friday), featuring the differences and similarities between Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. More...

‘Boost Your Business’ seminar June 11

The third broadband-based seminar in a series of five “Boost Your Business” seminars offered for Roscommon County business, non-profits and entrepreneurs will take place June 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Michigan Works! More...

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