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Vietnam changed direction of veteran’s life

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on Pat Webster of Roscommon. More...

RHS Class of 2015 graduates tonight

Ninety-five seniors will participate in commencement exercises at Roscommon High School tonight (Thursday) as the RHS Class of 2015 receives its diplomas. More...

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News

DRIVING FOR THEIR COMMUNITY

Drive 4 Ur Community participants Patti and Tom Moreau of Roscommon try out a 2015 Ford Edge May 19 at Hart Ford Lincoln during the Drive 4 Ur Community campaign. More...

‘GOING TO THE DOGS’

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Iron Belle Trail may include part of Roscommon County

A portion of Roscommon County may be included in the proposed Iron Belle Trail, which extends from Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula to Belle Isle in Detroit. More...

Business

Regional Hiring Events planned

Employers need employees of different skill levels from basic to much more experienced. An easy way to match job seekers with local openings is through Regional Hiring Events sponsored by Michigan Works! More...

MARDEEN’S NOW OPEN

Co-owners Ted Trzemzalski and Tricia Dean opened MarDeen’s Discount Store, Houghton Lake, on May 15. The store specializes in quality discounted items and shelf pulls from major department stores. More...

LUNCH ON THE CHAMBER

“We just wanted to invite our members and their friends to have lunch with us,” Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Connie Allen said. The chamber hosted a hot dog lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Would like voice in proposed marina development

Many residents of Richfield Township have signed petitions and would like to provide input into the development of the proposed Carter’s Cove marina. More...

‘Watch pocketbook’

Any time you give the politicians in Lansing the power to change the constitution, i.e. Proposal 1, you had better watch your pocketbook. Ken Poirier Roscommon More...

Shame on those trying to remove Speaker Boehner

Regarding the movement by some Republicans to remove Speaker John Boehner: shame on them, dividing the congress at such a critical time. More...

Happenings

NEW PLAYGROUND AT METRO PARK OFFICIALLY OPEN

Cal Royce, 5, (front row, center) of Roscommon uses the big scissors to snip a ribbon, officially opening the new playground at Metro Park in the Village of Roscommon Saturday morning, as a group of his contemporaries looks on. More...

Map of burned areas gives folks a hand in hunt for morels

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has produced an interactive map that highlights the state’s 2014 wildfires and prescribed burns – each more than 10 acres in size – to help mushroom hunters in their quest for morels. More...

STOPPING BY THE SALE

Debbie Check of Allen Park (left) and Kathy Dumont of Lincoln Park stopped by the Houghton Lake Public Library’s book sale May 16. They were at Houghton Lake visiting Check’s mother, who lives at Houghton Lake. More...

Memorial Day services planned

Communities throughout Roscommon County will be marking Memorial Day with parades and services Monday, May 25. Houghton Lake The Houghton Lake Memorial Day Parade will take place on M-55 at 10 a.m. More...

Winkler tapped as next HLHS principal

Houghton Lake High School has a new principal. More...

RHS HIGH HONORS

A total of 18 Roscommon High School seniors achieved “high honors” status for the Class of 2015. 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 Eugene Turkelson, sitting in for Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 21: Daniel W. More...

Click It Or Ticket effort seeks to boost seat belt use in state

For the first time, federally funded seat belt enforcement efforts will take place in all 83 Michigan counties to help jump start an increase in seat belt use and reduce traffic deaths and injuries. More...

Sports

Bucks take two from ’Cats

The Roscommon varsity baseball team won both halves of a home doubleheader against visiting Houghton Lake (2-0 and 11-1) May 14 after a tie and a loss against visiting Beaverton May 12 (6-1, 8-8). More...

Bobcat golfers win MMGC title

The Houghton Lake varsity golf team became the champions of the Mid Michigan Golf Conference with a first place finish in the 18-hole MMGC Championship Tournament at the Mt. Pleasant Country Club May 18. More...

Bucks, Bobcats split softball rematch doubleheader

In a rematch from their first meeting of the season at the recent Houghton Lake Invitational Softball Tournament (a game won by Houghton Lake), the Buck and Bobcat varsity softball teams split a Jack Pine Conference doubleheader at Roscommon May 14. More...

Editorial

Memories of opening day of bass season

From the Pastor’s Canoe

My canoe slid over the mirror surface of the lake. The sun was completing his course across the blue. The rustle of wind in the trees faded. The voices of the night began to sing. More...

Smorgasbord of summer fun

Last Memorial Day we challenged our readers to share their favorite place or event in Roscommon County with someone outside of our area. Why did we do this? To help spread the word of all that our area has to offer. More...

Tattooed Jesus, yoga and the debate over school endorsement of religion

Inside the First Amendment By Charles C. Haynes Legal battles over when and where to draw the church-state line on school endorsement of religion can be a nightmare for administrators, a headache for judges and a payday for lawyers. More...

Religion & Family

Booths celebrate 60 years of marriage

Bob and Barb Booth of Houghton Lake celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15. The couple was married Jan. 15, 1955 in Pontiac at St. Vincent dePaul with Father Imol officiating. More...

Smith, Grundas plan Sept. wedding

Byron Smith and Katrina Smith of Prudenville, together with John and Amy Grundas of Saginaw, announce the engagement of their children, Victoria Elaine Smith and Matthew Charles Grundas. More...

Son born to Dowland, Savage

Danielle Dowland and Kyle Savage of Houghton Lake, announce the birth of their son, Easton Reed. The baby was born at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital May 8, 2015. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21 1/4 inches long. More...

Education

RAPS choirs find success at MSVMA State Choral Festival

Roscommon Area Public Schools choirs attended the Michigan School Vocal Music Association State Choral Festival on May 12 at Central Michigan University. More...

APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the month for April at Collins Elementary earned medals, certificates and a pizza lunch with Principal Amy Peterson (back row left). Pictured with Mrs. More...

ROSCOMMON HIGH SCHOOL CAREER KIDS

Roscommon High School students who completed their requirements through a COOR Area Career Tech Center program were recognized during the ceremony, including (front row, left to right) Hannah Richmond, Carole Bidoul, Katelyn Tomaszewski, Karmin Leos, More...

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