February 22, 2018 RSS feed / News

Weight restrictions on roads now in effect

The Michigan Department of Trans­portation (MDOT) and local agencies are enacting spring weight restrictions, an annual move to protect roads.  Roscommon County Road Com­mission Manager Tim O’Rourke said restrictions in Roscommon County wi More...

TO THE JAIL

Lt. Laurie Beck (right) leads of­ficials Feb. 14 down the “Green Mile” which is the hall inmates are taken through that connects the courts to the jail.   More...

REC ROOM

(From left) Commissioners Gary Stefanko (District 5), Vice Chair Ken Melvin (District 2), David Russo (District 1), Chair Bob Schneider (Dis­trict 3), Controller Jodi Valentino, Lt. More...

Grayling man found guilty on CSC charge

A Grayling man charged with crimi­nal sexual conduct was sentenced to pris­on following a jury trial in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 6.  Tyler M. More...

CHA approves enrollment dates for 2018-19 academic year

Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors approved the re-enroll­ment/ enrollment schedule for the 2018-19 academic year at a Feb. 13 meeting.  Re-enrollment for current CHA students will be held Feb. 26 to March 9. More...

RAPS board considering sports conference change

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education heard a presentation on changing conferences for high school and middle school sports from the Jack Pine Conference to the Highland Confer­ence during the board’s regular meeting Feb. More...

Sutter honored for service to St. Helen Bluegill Festival

Longtime St. Helen Bluegill Festival Committee president and volunteer John Sutter was presented with a recognition plaque honoring him for his many years of dedicated service to the festival.  The presentation was made by St. More...

Richfield hires parks and rec assistant

Richfield Township Board of Trust­ees hired Charles Brace as the township’s new parks and recreation assistant. The hire was made at a Feb. More...

Beck leads officials on jail tour

Roscommon County Commissioners had an opportunity to get a firsthand look inside the Roscommon County Jail Feb. 14 as Jail Administrator Lt. Laurie Beck gave them a tour of the facility.  More...

CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

There were several questions about the chair (foreground) located in the section of the jail that contains the observation cells. More...

‘Junior Hunt’ honored for 60 years of service

Merritt Area Fire Department Fire­fighter Walter Hunt Jr., more commonly known as “Junior Hunt,” received a cer­tificate of appreciation for 60 years of service during the department’s regular training meeting Feb. 19.  More...

Houghton Lake woman hosptalized after one-car crash

A Houghton Lake woman suffered an incapacitating injury Feb. 17 following a traffic crash in Markey Township.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, Sarah J.A. More...

Fundraiser for Connor Lorenz March 3

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser is planned for March 3 at the Cadillac Moose Lodge, to benefit the Connor Lorenz Medical Fund.  The “Eating for Connor Fund­raiser” will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Gerrish Township Hall being examined for ‘remediation’

Gerrish Township will be getting help in analyzing its municipal building.  The board Feb. 13 approved a $9,000 proposal from Sidock Group, Inc., for an assessment of the township hall and fire station building.  More...

Outlot A transfered to DNR, Lowe to be new RCAC director

Five years of discussion about Outlot A by the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners has ended with the adop­tion of a resolution to transfer Roscom­mon County public trust of Outlot A to Michigan Department of Natural Re­sources, Parks and Recreat More...

FIRST PLACE TASTE

After taking third place in 2015, Don Walker (center) took the top spot in the Houghton Lake Moose Lodge’s Annual Chili Cook-Off held Satur­day. More...

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