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Home fires rise as temps fall

“All I can say is that I have to start over again.” That is the point where Penny Self, 63, of Houghton Lake said she finds herself after her home and belongings were destroyed by fire on Jan. 13. More...

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RENDON TAKES OATH, TO CHAIR TOURISM COMMITTEE

State Rep. Bruce Rendon (right) took the ceremonial oath of office Jan. 14 in the State Capitol to begin his third term in the Michigan House of Representatives. The oath was administered by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (left). More...

Richfield sets Carter’s Cove public hearing for Feb. 10

In order to get plans moving for the development of Carter’s Cove, the Richfield Township board set a public hearing for Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. More...

Veterans Affairs requests millage increase on ballot

With the veterans millage expiring in 2015, Roscommon County Veterans Affairs Service Officer Kevin Sherman requested that the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners consider ballot language for a millage increase. More...

Editorial

A tough question- Just how ‘JeSuisCharlie’ to be?

Inside the First Amendment

A week after the killings at Charlie Hebdo, a tough question was already being asked: Just how “JeSuisCharlie” (I am Charlie) should we be? More...

Milestone for life

More than 50% of Michigan adults are registered as organ, tissue and eye donors, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced last week. In numbers, that is more than 3,825,000 people on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. More...

It Happened - In Pictures

Tip-up Town from the sky, 1971. Resorter More...

Outdoors

Non-resident fishing license to be discounted for 2015

The Department of Natural Resources last week announced that a discount of just over 10% has been approved for non-resident annual fishing licenses for 2015. More...

NICE ROCKY

Robert Wilhelm, 17 of Prudenville holds a 91/4 inch rockbass he caught in Houghton Lake’s East Bay Jan. 17. He caught the big red eye with a perch minnow during the early morning. (Courtesy photo) More...

TUT anglers take home prizes in frist weekend contest

With an increase in sponsorships this year, the 2015 Tip-up Town Ice Fishing Contest awarded prizes for the largest fish and largest catches of fish, but also consolation prizes for all of those who participated. More...

Happenings

Battle of the Books teams formed, getting ready for ‘reading rumble’

The 10th annual Battle of the Books (BOB) kicked off Jan. 10 at the Houghton Lake Public Library and Roscommon Area District Library, as well as at other participating libraries. More...

‘Detroit: An American Autopsy’ set for discussion

Page-Turners, the Houghton Lake Public Library’s book discussion club for adult readers, invites and encourages everyone who lived or grew up in Detroit to participate in the next book discussion on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. More...

Friends of RADL celebrating anniversary with quilt challenge

The Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) are inviting quilters to enter a quilt challenge, “Celebrate Children’s Books in Quilts.” More...

Breaking News - 1/23/2015 3:17 PM

Conservation officers seeking information on ducks killed last weekend - Free Access

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information about an incident that killed seven mallards on Houghton Lake last weekend. More...

Roseville Police look here for leads in infant death case

Detectives from the Roseville Police Department are looking for leads in the Roscommon County area in the death of a newborn white infant boy whose frozen body was found Jan. 15 at a recycling center in Roseville. More...

Planning underway for Happy Landings 2.0

A group of about 20 Houghton Lake Community Schools teachers, community members, business owners and board members learned about the wide variety of design options for a new playground at Collins Elementary Tuesday. More...

Gerrish, Lyon boards explore how to fund swimmer’s itch mitigation

Lyon Township and Gerrish Township officials Tuesday began sorting through the issues surrounding the potential financing of a swimmer’s itch plan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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, Jan. 6: More...

Deputies investigating forgery case

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a forged check case, reported Jan. 15. More...

Sports

Pool standings

Houghton Lake Women’s Pool LeagueJan. 19Goodyear Lanes 143Zone 18 124Old Town 113Sandbar 112Eddies 101Anchor Inn #2 98Anchor Inn #1 89 More...

’Cats edge Bucks in double overtime

It took 40 minutes to decide a winner between Houghton Lake and Roscommon Friday night in boys varsity basketball action as the Bobcats and Bucks played a double overtime thriller at Houghton Lake with the ’Cats coming out on top, 65-59. More...

Bucks thwart ’Cats’ comeback, take rivalry game by six points

Led by senior Logan Hutek’s 25 points, the Roscommon Bucks held off the Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team Friday night at Houghton Lake, 50-44. More...

Letters to the Editor

Commemorating human life

When pro-choice President Obama addressed Notre Dame after the university’s invitation in 2009, there were incidents of civil disobedience by some who were protesting the President’s invitation. More...

Religion & Family

‘The Victors Scholarship Fund’ created to help area students

The Rev. Dr. James and Kathy Kent, together with the Markey Church family, recently established a new scholarship fund with the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF), The Victors Scholarship Fund. More...

A RIDE ON GRAMPA’S SLIDE

Parker and Darlene Seiler’s granddaughter Alicia Zambrano and her family traveled 1,531 miles from their home in Pembroke Pines, FL during their Christmas break to enjoy Parker’s annual ice slide at their home on Lake James. More...

Messiah Lutheran to host ham, potato dinner

The public may attend a community dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. The menu includes ham and scalloped potatoes, vegetable, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. More...

Education

Roscommon GSRP students experience winter activities

Preschoolers at the Roscommon Cooperative Great Start Readiness Program have been celebrating the winter season by experiencing winter activities. More...

Kirtland, UM-Flint sign partnership agreements

Kirtland Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint have signed two articulation agreements for the business and applied science programs, streamlining the process for Kirtland students to transfer to UM-Flint to complete their Bachelor o More...

Baker College of Cadillac to host College Goal Sunday

Baker College of Cadillac will host College Goal Sunday on Feb. 8 to help potential college-bound students and their parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form on time. More...

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