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Tax fraud equals 18 months

A former Houghton Lake businessman was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Bay City, June 14 for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service. More...

INSIDE HIT

Roscommon County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Richardson and Phil Hendershott of Phil's Auto & Truck Repair clean up M-55 near Iroquois Drive after an accident Monday. The driver of a Ford Explorer (pictured) and his wife, Gerald G. Dudley Jr. More...

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ROTARY DONATES TO RELAY

American Cancer Society Relay For Life Directors Sherrill Wagenknecht and Bonnie Knapp accept a $1,500 donation for this year's Relay from Rotary Club of Houghton Lake President Debbie Banks. More...

County tax rate dips

The overall rate for taxes collected by Roscommon County will be about 6 cents per $1,000 taxable value lower this year than last. More...

Denton Township Board implements civil infractions

The Denton Township Board took the final steps to implement municipal civil infractions at a special meeting June 19. The board voted unanimously to designate all ordinances, besides zoning, as municipal civil infractions. More...

Business

ASSUMED NAMES

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Reginald and Lachynee Lee, Prudenville: Lee's Kitchen, Prudenville. William M. Patrick Jr., St. More...

Seymour named community banking president at Chemical

Randall Seymour of Houghton Lake was recently named community bank president of Chemical Bank's Grayling, Roscommon, Prudenville and Houghton Lake branches. Seymour joined Chemical Bank in 1978 as a branch manager. More...

Forest Dunes holding 'Jazzfest'

Forest Dunes Golf Club, ERA Houghton Higgins Real Estate, Costello Construction and The Centennial Group will welcome business owners in Roscommon and Crawford Counties at the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" eve More...

Editorial

Opportunity knocks

The popularity of ORV/ATV (Off-Road Vehicle, All-TerrainVehicle) recreation is readily evident with just a short excursion into the southern forested areas of the county and to the eastern forests near St. Helen. More...

Why ask?

In two different hearings in the past six years, the Michigan Department of Transportation was told no, we don't want a three-lane M-55 around Houghton Lake. In the first hearing, at least 13 of the 16 people said no; that is a definite majority. More...

Tax deal?

The old saying that the "devil's in the details" sure comes to mind when you hear that the legislature and governor have a "tax deal"! More...

Outdoors

Forests cleaner after WEEKEND EFFORT

The forests of Roscommon County are a little cleaner this week thanks to the efforts of the Northern Lower Chapter of the Michigan Geocachers Organization (MiGo). More...

Signs, flags encourage care

The Higgins Lake Foundation and Huron Pines Resource Conservation and Development Council have launched a campaign to encourage lake users and residents to do their part to keep the lake healthy. More...

Grandpa helps twin grandsons become 'Young Eagles'

Two Houghton Lake boys recently received their Young Eagles Certificates after taking their first airplane ride with their grandfather, who was also the pilot. More...

Happenings

Rich Eddy to kick off Markey series

The Markey Women's Association begins its seventh year of concerts at the Markey Township Park gazebo Sunday at 2 p.m. More...

Kitty Donohoe to perform at CRAF

Kitty Donohoe, a songwriter, storyteller and musician, will perform at the gazebo on the CRAF Center lawn in Roscommon June 27 at 7 p.m. She will be accompanied by David Mosher on guitar, mandolin and fiddle. More...

SINGIN' THE BLUES

(Top left) Mike Freer wails on the harmonica while Don Mick plays bass and Dan Scow plays drums during a performance by the Catch and Release blues band at the CRAF Center gazebo in Roscommon June 13. Not pictured is guitarist Kevin Tingstad. More...

Sports complex start would make Ryan 'proud'

Stewart "Stu" and Karla McDonald are one step closer to realizing their son's dream of top-notch little league fields. More...

Man charged with delivering drugs that caused death

A West Branch man last week became the first person charged in Roscommon County under a new law that provides for a sentence of up to life in prison for delivery of a controlled substance causing death. William E. More...

Two airlifted after early morning crash

Two Houghton Lake men were seriously injured in a one-car accident on West Nestel Road, .8 mile east of Tower Hill Road in Roscommon Township June 15. Christopher T. Flint, 20, 3891 Dees Road, and his passenger, Cory A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton recently arraigned a St. Helen man in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, on a charge of delivery/manufacture of marijuana. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 5: Jody Rolland, 34, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated, third offense, and fleeing and eluding police, third offense. More...

I-75 accident injures Prudenville man, 84

An 84-year-old Prudenville man was seriously injured in an accident on southbound I- 75 near Standish Tuesday. Gurdon Dennis was taken to Standish Hospital, then airlifted to Saginaw St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of internal injuries. More...

Sports

'Funkys' rally secures win

Funky Turtle #2 scored nine runs in the sixth inning to pull away from Green's Tavern in Houghton Lake Men's Slo-pitch Softball League action Monday, defeating Green's 18-10. Randy Woodbury and Ryan Stark led the team with three hits each. More...

MAX ATHLETICS CHEERLEADING

Early runs equal 9-run Ramon Beaulieu, a 1985 graduate of Houghton Lake High School and former head cheerleading coach of Central Michigan University, brought his Max Athletics Cheerleading Camp to Houghton Lake for the second straight year. More...

DRIBBLING DRILLS

Oakland University Grizzlies Assistant Coach Mark Vick, a 1995 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, held his fourth annual basketball camp at Houghton Lake this year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police are just doing their job

I would like to respond to the Disgruntled property owner questioning decision to buy (June 14 letter to the editor)! I as a full-time resident of the Houghton Lake area take exception to your accusations of our great police departments! More...

Organizations help students

Recently two civic organizations invited me to attend their meetings in order to be recognized for the scholarships I was receiving. More...

Kirtland's Warbler Fest 'a celebration of nature'

It was my great pleasure to speak at the Kirtland's Warbler Festival recently. I enjoyed spending time with the wonderful folks who gathered there. Those in attendance were way beyond nice. More...

Health

YOUR HEALTH TODAY

Central Michigan District Health Department

Swimmer's itch continues to be a widespread problem every summer. It is caused by an allergic reaction to a very small parasite, which gets under a person's skin and causes a rash to occur. It is more of an annoyance than a dangerous health risk. More...

Foundation offers low loans for wells

Individuals and families with low- to moderate-incomes may be eligible for money to construct, repair or improve household water well systems through 1% interest loans from the Foundation for Affordable Drinking Water. More...

SEVENTH GRADE NATIONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS AWARDS

Houghton Lake Middle School seventh grade students who tested in the 50% range with all the students in the nation earned National Physical Fitness Awards recently. More...

Religion & Family

After 30 years, Feighner, Hendershott-Curry tie knot

Scott Feighner and Barb (Hendershott) Curry were supposed to get married in 1977. Turns out, "better late than never" is better. She was the class valedictorian. More...

Wesleyan church hosting Gwizdala for Sunday concert

Nationally-known saxophonist Dennis Gwizdala will headline a concert June 24 at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church. The concert will be held Sunday during the church's 6 p.m. service. More...

Adventists plan Bible School

The Houghton Lake Seventhday Adventist Church is inviting children ages 4-13 to attend Vacation Bible School, "God's Amazing Creations," June 25-29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The church is at 324 West West Branch Road (M-55), Prudenville. More...

Education

Soldiers for a day

The military strength at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island increased June 1 when 26 students in Gloria Owaski's fifth grade class at Houghton Lake Middle School "mustered" into service. More...

Roscommon Middle School names honor roll pupils

All A's Grade 5: Elizabeth Blasius, Taylor Bohl, Brittany Brotherton, Elijah Caverson, Janelle Gavin, Karl Hahn, Hope Schepke, Jessica Schultz, Lea Stites. More...

Pilots award scholarships

The Roscommon County Area Pilot's Association has presented $500 scholarships to two high school graduates enrolled in an aviation orientation program Association president Donald Burke presented a $500 scholarship to Travis Beaulieu at the Hought More...

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