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Economic development tour highlights assets, including St. Helen ORV ride

Michigan Economic Development Corporation officials and other governmental representatives got a first-hand look at some of Roscommon County’s recreational and educational assets Tuesday during a tour that was part of an 11-county Region 3 Coll More...

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EXPERIENCED CHICKEN FLIPPERS

Markey Township firefighters (foreground, left to right) Nick Sergeant and Lt. Justin Devins flip chicken during the Markey Firefighters Association’s annual chicken barbecue in front of the fire hall Aug. 9. More...

Sheriff’s Auxiliary concert to feature Ronnie McDowell

The 2014 Summertime Music Concert in God’s Country will feature Ronnie McDowell Aug. 20. Sponsored by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary (formerly the Sheriff’s Posse), the concert is set for Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. More...

Three food distributions planned at Project H.O.P.E.

Food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will be distributed at Project Help Our People Eat Aug. 20 and Sept. 3 and 17. These food distributions will feature vegetables only. More...

Editorial

‘Cross at Ground Zero’

History lesson or state religion?

At a time when Americans are deeply divided over the meaning of “separation of church and state,” a ruling from the 2nd U.S. More...

Check the facts

With less than 12 weeks until November’s General Election, the brief hiatus in phone calls and attack ads some of us are experiencing will soon be over. More...

Letters to the Editor

Concerned for those walking dogs

On the morning of Aug. 3, my wife and I were walking our small dog on Ottawa Lane in Prudenville when our dog was attacked by a large black Rottweiler. Our dog suffered what turned out to be some major injuries. More...

Promote positives, squelch negatives

A week or so before the annual Bud Bash event at Houghton Lake, our soon to be 22-year old daughter informed us that she and a friend would like to attend this year. They would meet up with a group when they got there. More...

Writer against same sex marriage

Same sex marriage. I don’t think so. When our Constitution of the U.S.A. was formed, they declared religion, “Christianity,” with a holy book, the Bible, our guide. A marriage is between a man and a woman, not anything else. More...

Religion & Family

Good Shepherd women to host retreat Sept. 20

The United Methodist women of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, 149 West Robinson Lake Rd., Roscommon, will host a Women of Grace Retreat Sept. 20. More...

Tarrants new pastors at Prudenville’s New Hope

Marty Tarrant and his wife, Teena, of Perry are the new pastors at New Hope Chapel, Prudenville. They said they feel they have been truly blessed by God because He has chosen them to be pastors at the church. More...

THE HANDS AND FEET OF CHRIST

Our Lady of the Lake and St. Michael’s High School Youth Groups returned home June 29 from their week-long service trip to Detroit. More...

Education

Happy Landings clean up scheduled Aug. 20, 21

Volunteers are needed Aug. 20 and 21 to help clean up Happy Landings Playground at Collins Elementary, Houghton Lake. More...

Smith earns degree from Spring Arbor

Inetta Smith of Houghton Lake Heights recently earned her Bachelor of Science in organizational management from Spring Arbor University. Smith received her degree during commencement exercises on May 17. More...

ISLAND TRIP A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

On June 3, Mrs. Michelle Napolitano’s Roscommon Elementary School third grade class ventured to Mackinac Island. The class raised money and received many donations toward the trip. More...

Wood remembered as ‘family man’ committed to community

“He lived his life for his family,” Dave Fultz said of his friend, Richard Allen “Dick” Wood. “Dick doted on his wife and children.” More...

‘Music Box’ to make brief return Saturday

This Saturday, the Houghton Lake Public Library will bring back “The Box,” a tribute event to reminisce about the former Music Box. More...

Village, Higgins boards agree to research building collaboration

During an Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Roger Bunyak - 2014-08-14

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: Ricky L. Ballard II, 32, St. Helen, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded no contest to larceny in a building. More...

Quarantine designed to help protect the state’s millions of fir trees

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development established a quarantine to protect the state’s nearly 14 million fir trees from balsam woolly adelgid, an exotic pest which has caused the death of millions of fir trees in North Ame More...

KidSTYLE Fashion Cap at Tanger Aug. 23

Tanger Outlets in West Branch near I-75 Exit 212 will hold its first ever “KidSTYLE Fashion Camp” to kick off the back to school shopping season on Aug. 23. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Sports

HLMS 8th grade netters start Aug. 26 - Free Access

Houghton Lake Middle School eighth grade volleyball players will begin their season Aug. 26. Coach Emily Westman said players are to meet Aug. 26-28 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the middle school. More...

Lymans gets crack at undefeated Limberlost as season nears end

Heading into the final two weeks of play in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slopitch Softball League, it will be Lymans chance to knock Limberlost out of the ranks of the regular season unbeaten when they meet next week. More...

IMPROVING On LAST SEASON

1st game - Aug. 28 vs. Grayling

(Top) Roscommon High School quarterback Donald Jernigan (right) hands off the ball to senior Adrian Brooks during the Bucks’ first practice of the season on Aug. 11. More...

Outdoors

St. Helen ORV Jamboree

DETERMINATION Haylee Raymond, 8, the daughter of Daryl Raymond of Gladwin gives it her all during the kid’s bog on Aug. 9. More...

After 70 years, Smokey Bear still plays vital role in fire prevention

When the typical American thinks of wildfire prevention, the first image that comes to mind is surely that of the iconic Smokey Bear. More...

Furry forest friends, butterflies, rocks among explorer topics

The State Park Explorer Program at the North Higgins Lake State Park is offering plenty of activities Aug. 19 through 23. Aug. 19 More...

Happenings

RADL’s ‘Tour the Lakes’ set for Sept. 6

The Roscommon Area District Library will host the second annual “Tour the Lakes – Ride for RADL” 25K, 50K or 100K bike tour Sept. 6, rain or shine. More...

Fall activities forming at CRAF Center

It may be difficult to see the changes that have been taking place at the CRAF Center, however, the renovations have created programs to move inside the building. More...

BEST YOUTH FLOAT

Representatives of Area 572 Girl Scouts, Houghton Lake, accept the first place award for Best Youth Float in the 2014 Tip-up Town Grand Parade at the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Aug. 8. More...

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