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Tip leads police to suspects, property in Gerrish break-ins

A "community tip" led Gerrish Township Police to interview suspects and recover about 80% of property stolen in a rash of burglaries on the west side of Higgins Lake. More...

Alleged dealer arraigned in case involving pregnant smuggler

Three Lincoln Park residents appeared in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Monday on charges stemming from an incident in which a pregnant woman allegedly concealed 44 grams of cocaine in her body. Taurus L. More...

Motorcyclist charged with fleeing police bound to Circuit Court

A motorcyclist who led Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase into Gladwin County last month has been bound over to 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, on a charge of third degree fleeing and eluding police. Troy E. More...

Sports

Bobcats end season with District loss

The Reed City Coyotes ended the Houghton Lake varsity soccer team's 2007 season with a 3-2 District defeat of the 'Cats Tuesday at Benzie Central High School. More...

HELPING FOOTBALL PROGRAM

Houghton Lake Wal-Mart Manager Jim VanSice (right) passes a check for $500 to Floyd Carter, coach of the Houghton Lake High School football team. The money will be used for the football program's year-end banquet Nov. 7. More...

FRESHMEN VICTORY

In between rounds of dodgeball Tuesday afternoon, the Roscommon High School freshmen and sophomore classes squared off in a fierce battle of tug-o-war. Pictured are (left to right): Freshmen Olivia Meadows, Ashley Seams and Laura Walker. More...

Outdoors

Ruffed Grouse Society to hold dinner

The North Central Michigan Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will hold its Inaugural Sportsmen's Fundraiser Banquet on Nov. 3 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. More...

MONSTER BUCK

Chip Wright, St. Helen, shot this nine-point buck in Roscommon County Oct. 7. The buck weighed 180 pounds dressed and had an unofficial Boone & Crockett gross score of 145 with a 20-inch spread and 24-inch main beams. More...

'Ask the DNR' tonight on WCMU

In central and northern Michigan, hunting, fishing and wildlife are always of interest and concern. CMU Public Television will help answer your questions on "Ask the DNR," tonight (Thursday) at 8 p.m. More...

Religion & Family

River House celebrates 20 years

River House Shelter, Inc., for years known as River House Shelter and Domestic Crisis Services, is celebrating its 20th year of service to victims of domestic violence. More...

HAPPY HUNDREDTH

Mary Benko of Burcham Hill, East Lansing, formerly of Croswell and Mid-Forest Lodge of Houghton Lake, celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 15 with a luncheon at Presbyterian Church of Okemos. More...

Beal Family to lead services at Resurrection Life Center

The public may join Resurrection Life Center in Grayling Oct. 21, when the 10:30 a.m. More...

Education

SQUARING OFF

First grader Alexis Blanchard and third grader Chase Woods practice their square dancing technique at Collins Elementary's fifth annual hoe-down Oct. 11. Gregg Milne, a teacher from Roscommon Elementary School, called squares. More...

OLLS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the month for September at Our Lady of the Lake School are (front row, left to right): Allie Smith, kindergarten; Adrianna Salyers, first grade; and Jack Wybraniec, second grade; and (back row): Jackson Peterson, third grade; Trace Cohe More...

HOMECOMING KICK-OFF

A pep band and cheerleaders greet Roscommon High School students as they enter the school Monday morning to usher in Spirit Week. More...

Missing man found after two days in woods

Michigan State Police at Houghton Lake, assisted by K-9 units from the Traverse City and Gaylord Posts and a State Police helicopter, located a missing 52-year-old Bloomfield Hills man in Backus Township Oct. 13. More...

School chief's contract delayed

After more than a year of working at Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Pete Injasoulian has an updated job description, but he is still waiting for a new contract. More...

RHS students showing spirit during homecoming week

Spirit Week festivities at Roscommon High School will climax with a parade and the crowning of the homecoming king and queen tomorrow (Friday) and a dance Saturday. "Amusement Parks and Carnival Rides" is the theme for the week. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
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Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

The following defendants demanded preliminary examination when they were arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Monday: Steven G. Bessette, 28, Houghton Lake, two counts of stealing a financial transaction device. More...

Two more sentenced for break-ins

Two Houghton Lake men were sentenced Oct. 9 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in connection with the break-ins at Houghton Lake Middle and High Schools in June. Judge James E. Carr sentenced George D. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge James E. Carr heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 9 for Judge Michael Baumgartner: Joseph L. Doyle, 39, St. Helen, stood mute to a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. A pretrial date was to be set. More...

Business

ASSUMED NAMES

Aug. 3-Oct. 5

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Joyce Branch, Roscommon: J L Gifts, Roscommon. James Brown, Roscommon: You Say It, We Spray It, Roscommon. More...

MMCC to host builder's license class

The Michigan Technical Educa- tion Center on the Harrison campus of Mid Michigan Community College will hold a builder's license Class Oct. 26 from 4 to 11 p.m. More...

NEW LOCATION, ADDED DIMENSION

Run Rite Classics, formerly Run Rite Auto, recently opened shop at 1409 Heightsview Dr. at Hougton Lake. More...

Editorial

Hog hunters

An article in the November issue of Michigan Out-of-Doors written by Tracy Breen highlights some of the concerns over the population of feral hogs in the state. More...

Political meddling

Michigan's legislative decision to usurp New Hampshire's traditional first primary election state status will in all likelihood have just the opposite affect that supporters of the date change intended. The thought that having a Jan. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Jimmy Carter is one of those people who appear mild-mannered, but have a steely glare that occasionally betrays a simmering temper. More...

Health

Red Cross needs volunteers in county

The Red Cross is recruiting volunteers in Roscommon County to assist families with disaster relief. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, the most common being a member of the Disaster Action Team. More...

EVENTS HELP AUSABLE FREE CLINIC

Days Inn of Grayling hosted a golf outing and silent auction last month, and proceeds from the events were recently presented to the AuSable Free Clinic. More...

Ostomy group to meet Oct. 21

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria of Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, Cheboygan. For information call 821-5721. More...

Happenings

Beaver Creek Twp. to host 'haunted forest'

Beaver Creek Township will host a "haunted forest" on the corner of South Grayling and Fletcher Roads, about five miles west of Roscommon. The hours are from dark until 10:30 p.m. the nights of Oct. More...

Merchants seek vendors, crafters forWorkshop

Vendors and crafters interested in the Houghton Lake Merchants Association's Santa's Workshop on Nov. 18 are being asked to contact the group. The event will be held at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Cindy Buss, a program services manager at Northern Michigan Human Services Agency, Traverse City, speaks with Agnes Harmon of Prudenville during the Roscommon County Resource Fair Saturday. More...

Features

NIGHT SHOOT

Being able to handle a firearm effectively at any time of day or night is a key skill for law enforcement officers, but to fire a handgun in low light situations, a special set of skills and techniques must be learned. More...

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