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Positivity gaining momentum at HLCS with PBIS program

The schools in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district are becoming more positive places to be, now that the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) program is being initiated. More...

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News

Jury finds Sourander guilty in murder of West Branch man

In a five-day jury murder trial in 34th Circuit Court, West Branch, a Prudenville man was found guilty on all counts. Patrick A. More...

GRANT FOR BASIC EQUIPMENT

Denton Township Police Chief Dallas McGeary (left) accepts a check for $500 from the Walmart Foundation from Houghton Lake Walmart Store Manager Jim VanSice on Feb. 3. More...

Village changes payroll, grants special use for former cinema

The Village of Roscommon Council voted to change the village payroll from bi-weekly to weekly during their regular meeting on Feb. 8. The motion was approved unanimously with all council members present. More...

Business

Quilt kits idea ‘Sew Special’

Five area women are hoping to make a difference with their new business venture that offers quilters some help with their projects and, hopefully, adults with disabilities some help at the same time. More...

Arnie’s becomes Hallmark Gold Crown store, plans open house

Arnie’s Arts ‘N Crafts, Houghton Lake, is celebrating the addition of Hallmark Gold Crown to its store with a storewide sale and open house Feb. 12-14. More...

Small business lending topic of event

Anyone starting or expanding a business and in need of financing is invited to attend the Team SBA Financing Roundtable on Small Business Lending. The event will be held Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

Consider Kasich, Fiorina in primary

The election fervor moves right along. Personalities become well defined and there are a variety – all good candidates. More...

Outdoors

Free fishing, state park entrance this weekend

Everone in Michigan – including residents and non-residents – can fish without a license Saturday and Sunday, though all other fishing regulations still apply. More...

BOGIE WHEEL BOYS

A group of snowmobilers with a great affection for older sleds came to Houghton Lake for the second weekend of Tip-up Town 2016. More...

Happenings

Readers preparing for battle

Battle of the Books Championship Battle March 12 Houghton Lake High School More...

Biggest Loser Community Challenge seeking participants

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce is hoping to get people moving beginning Feb. 29. More...

PICKING THE WINNERS

Tip-up Town 2016 Queen Starla Shull (left) and Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Akin pick the winners in the Tip-up Town 2016 Grand Prize Drawing at the chamber office Feb. 2. More...

Gerrish supervisor asked to respond to USFWS

Seeks ‘clarification from commissioners’

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking a response from Gerrish Township regarding the permit the township obtained to address swimmer’s itch in Higgins Lake. More...

Student Success Program seeing results at RAPS

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education heard a presentation on the Focus School Program at Roscommon Elementary and Roscommon Middle schools during their regular meeting Feb. 9. More...

WINTER ROYALTY

Roscommon High School seniors TJ Murringer and Mary Pratt reigned over the 2016 Roscommon High School Winter Carnival after being named king and queen during halftime of the Bucks’ basketball contest with Harrison Friday night. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shannon Lynn Hopkins - 2016-02-11
Mary Lou Hook - 2016-02-11
Sara Lou Kozumplik - 2016-02-11
Margie Goloweyco - 2016-02-11
Gwen Ann Smith - 2016-02-11
Sharon Ann Williams - 2016-02-11
Kenneth K. Roberts - 2016-02-11
Linda Helga Geddis - 2016-02-11
Rosa M. Sergent - 2016-02-11
Linda Helga Geddis - 2016-02-04
Mary Lou Hook - 2016-02-04
Sara Lou Kozumplik - 2016-02-04
Sharon Ann Williams - 2016-02-04
Margie Goloweyco - 2016-02-04
Shannon Lynn Hopkins - 2016-02-04

Court News

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 5: Mitchell S. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court: More...

Arroyo trial rescheduled

In 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, a Silverwood man charged with murder will face trial later this spring. Francisco C. Arroyo, 43, was going to be scheduled for a jury trial in April, but the date was rescheduled for the week of May 23-27. More...

Sports

Special Olympics tournament’s 40th edition remains a labor of love

The 40th annual Northland Special Olympics Basketball Tournament was played at Houghton Lake High School Feb. 6, and both the tournament and the couple who have directed it are still going strong. More...

Bucks take JPC crown after perfect wrestling season

The Roscommon Bucks are back at the top of the Jack Pine Conference after taking the conference championship at Sanford-Meridian Feb. 6. More...

Roscommon/St. Helen Little League registration Feb. 20

The Roscommon/St. Helen Little League will be registering players for the upcoming season on Feb. 20. Registration will be held at the CRAF Center, Roscommon, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Editorial

How to make coincidences happen more

From the Pastor’s Canoe

The Tip-up Town moon rose in copper, so much like a brand new penny that I found myself searching its face for the familiar likeness of old Abe. Climbing into the sky, copper gave way to silver. On this night a magnificent halo surrounded the moon. More...

Wonderful winter weekend in store

This weekend Roscommon County will offer many opportunities to cure cabin fever. And, as an added bonus this weekend, fishing and entrance into state parks is free Saturday and Sunday. A bill sponsored by State Rep. More...

At Morocco summit, Muslim leaders stand up for religious freedom

Inside the First Amendment

At a historic gathering in Marrakesh, Morocco on January 27, more than 300 Muslim leaders – including many of the world’s most eminent Islamic scholars and clerics – declared that the religious freedom of minority faiths must be pro More...

Education

RCCF Youth Advisory Council experiencing real-life education

The Roscommon County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has taken a new approach to their meetings during the 2015-16 school year. More...

Dunaj, Wolf on NMU dean’s list

Two area students were recently honored for their academic work at Northern Michigan University during the fall, 2015, semester. Katie Dunaj of Houghton Lake and Katelynn Wolf of Roscommon were both named to the NMU dean’s list. More...

RES water drive through Feb. 18 to help Flint foster families

Roscommon Elementary School is hosting a water drive to help Flint area foster families. The school is collecting bottled water packs, jugs of waters and donations through Feb. 18. The school’s goal is to collect 5,000 bottles of water. More...

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