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Suchowesky pleads guilty to embezzlement

A Prudenville woman charged with embezzling from her former employer has made a plea agreement with Roscommon County Prosecutor Mark Jernigan. Terry D. Suchowesky, 51, pleaded guilty Aug. More...

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News

Fall injures would-be hunter

A 48-year-old Canton man was impaled in the groin area when he fell onto a branch in a tree he was climbing in Backus Township Sept. 15. More...

Body found in South Shore back yard

State Police are investigating the death of an individual whose body was found in the yard next to a home at 106-A Tin Pan Alley, Houghton Lake, Sept. 14. More...

MOVING IN

Denton Township Paramedic Troy Clark (left) and EMT Specialist Paul Tiepel install a set of blinds in one of the bedrooms of the new ambulance facility. "Right now we're in major disarray," Senior Supervisor Rick Dupon said. More...

Business

Consultant to explain procedures for establishing DDA in St. Helen

Formation of a downtown development authority in St. Helen will be the topic of a public meeting at the Richfield Township Hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 25. More...

'Serious shoppers' attend home show

More than 200 people attended the Tri-Lakes Home Builders Show last weekend at Houghton Lake High School, according to Wilma Barber, executive officer of the Tri-Lake Home Builers Association. More...

Editorial

IN OUR OPINION

Amazingly not dismal

For the past several years, the headlines following Houghton Lake Community Schools' audit presentations have not been ringing endorsements of the financial state of the schools. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

With Democrats controlling both houses of Congress and an unpopular Republican in the White House, you'd think everything would be hunkydory for Democratic legislators. More...

Economic picture brighter than reported by media

There seems to be an unwritten journalistic rule that all economic news must be bad news. The stories we read and hear tend to be negative. More...

Outdoors

Fall hunting preview - part one

If the weather cooperates, hunting seasons should be productive throughout Michigan this fall. Most game species are on an upward trend or stable on a statewide basis. More...

Religion & Family

St. Helen Community Baptist celebrates 50th anniversary

The St. Helen Community Baptist Church, which recently marked its 50th anniversary, has launched a fund-raising drive for expansion of its building. The congregation celebrated with a pig roast and musical program Sept. 8. Dr. More...

Ryder, Kadry wed at Dearborn Inn

Lacey L. Ryder and Nazieh Kadry were united in marriage Aug. 25, 2007, in the gardens of the Dearborn Inn, Dearborn. A reception was held at the Dearborn Inn. More...

St. James to serve lasagna dinner Sept. 28

St. James Catholic Church will host its annual lasagna dinner, sponsored by the Women's Club, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Dinner for adults is $8.50 and dinner for children is $4. More...

Happenings

Houghton Lake library observes 'Michigan Reads to Children Month'

Gov. Jennifer M. More...

CANOE WINNER

Jim Cherven of Ann Arbor is pictured with the hand-made wooden canoe he won in a raffle sponsored by the Au Sable River Center in Roscommon. The drawing was held during the Firemen's Memorial Festival last weekend. More...

'Apple Fest' to bring food, fun to Brook

The Brook Retirement Community - Roscommon will feature music, art and food Sept. 27 during an "Apple Fest" celebration. The program will run from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Deliberation ends with one acquittal

Jury hung on other count

After two days of deliberation in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, a jury remained undecided about whether a Michigan State Police trooper from the Houghton Lake post was guilty of larceny by false pretenses. More...

Preliminary audit reveals 'amazing' turn-around

Houghton Lake Community Schools' finances have made an "amazing" turn-around, Superintendent Pete Injasoulian reported to the board of education Monday. More...

Ready for the Run

(Above, left to right) Prudenville residents Terry Jenks, 53, with his souped up 1987 Monte Carlo SS and Ed Oswald, 68, with his 1957 Chevrolet Belair Sport Coupe had their cars ready for the 10th annual Pumpkin Run Car Show and Cruise which rumble 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 L. More...

State Police investigate larcenies of money

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating two cases of larceny involving large amounts of hidden money. On Sept. More...

Janssen sentenced to prison in 2006 child abuse case

A Prudenville man who pleaded no contest to first degree child abuse has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison. Matthew J. Janssen, 28, was sentenced Sept. More...

Sports

Overtime goal ends Bobcats' hopes for win over Fairview

After battling Fairview to a 1-1 tie in regulation, the Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad lost the contest 12 seconds into overtime when Fairview scored and took the 2-1 Northern Michigan Soccer League victory Sept 13. More...

Top spot solely Rosco's as kickers down Pioneers

The Roscommon Bucks varsity soccer sits alone atop the Northern Michigan Soccer League standings thanks to a 6-3 win over the Clare Pioneers Sept. 12. More...

Skills used to help Special Olympics

When members of the Roscommon High School varsity soccer team took the field Sunday, it was not to improve on their 10-1 record. It was to add their expertise to a Special Olympics Soccer Tournament at the Roscommon AYSO fields. More...

Letters to the Editor

Higher taxes aren't answer to state woes

The old rural adage, "You can't get blood from a turnip," aptly applies here in Michigan. More...

Legislators need to hear opinions about Nokomis

Nokomis Challenge Center and Camp Shawono need your support. Three state representatives and three state senators are going to decide the future of juvenile justice. More...

G-H library workers do 'tremendous' job of helping

The Gerrish-Higgins High School Public Library is not the same old library that it was when I moved to Roscommon. It is fun and very busy with all kinds of activities going on at most times. More...

Health

GREAT SMILES

Collins Elementary kindergartner Isabella Rae Samkowiak flashes some sparkling choppers at Dr. Melanie Vergeldt, also known as The School Dentist, after a cleaning and check-up in the school library Sept. 12. More...

ACS renews scholarship forWagner

Prudenville resident Jennifer Wagner has not let cancer stand in the way of her dream of pursuing a college degree. More...

Bacik, Brausa join Mercy

Tracy M. Bacik, D.P.M., and Brian M. Brausa, D.P.M., have joined the staff of Mercy Hospital Grayling as specialists in podiatric medicine. Bacik and Brausa both practice at Ankle and Foot Associates of Northern Michigan, 408 Lake St., Roscommon. More...

Education

Rivals, friends meet at band exchange

The outcome of Friday's matchup between the Roscommon Bucks and the Houghton Lake Bobcats is now recorded in the record books with Roscommon prevailing. More...

RECALLING 9/11

Every day, St. Helen Elementary School third graders raise the school flag and sing a patriotic song, but on Sept. 11 the activity took on added meaning. More...

Parent meeting set for Sept. 24

Parents of Houghton Lake High School students may attend the first monthly parent meeting Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. More...

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