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State's presidential primary set for Tuesday

Although the national Democratic Party plans to ignore its results and two of the Republican candidates on the ballot have ended their bids for nomination, Michigan's presidential primary is scheduled for next Tuesday. More...

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News

Record highs and rain might be good for remaining winter

Yes, we've lost our snow, but with forecasts of cold and snow this week and just over a week left until Tip-up Town 2008, many Roscommon County residents and business people are confident that the early January thaw will turn out to be a plus for t More...

Instead of a 'throw-away' poinsettia's beauty can continue

Many people receive poinsettias at Christmas-time, but often think of them as a "throw-away" plant after their blooms fade. Yet there are a few very easy tricks to keeping your poinsettia alive and healthy for many Christmases to come. More...

County has 11 students listed as scholar-athlete nominees

Eleven Roscommon County high school seniors are among Michigan students nominated for a Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award. Houghton Lake students Kristin Bockelman, Rodney Collier Jr. More...

Business

Long-time cashier at Hub Supermarket retiring

Tallying up grocery bills, greeting and assisting customers- the Hub Supermarket's Ellie (Black) Engle has witnessed a lot in her 27 years as cashier and front-end manager. More...

Roscommon builder named officer of state association

Roscommon builder Thomas S. Barber, CAPS, was elected as 2008 Secretary of the Michigan Association of Home Builders at the association's recent fall board of directors meeting. More...

MOVING IN MAY

(Left) Dr. David Hanson and his Three Lakes Dental staff unveil a sign at 1090 West Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, where they plan to move to in May. More...

Letters to the Editor

ORV riders warned

Due to information that I have received over the past week and at a meeting with Lt. Boyd and Sgt. Green of the State Police, I feel it is necessary to issue a warning to operators of ORVs in Denton Township. More...

Democrats urged to vote in Primary next Tuesday

This letter provides some guidance to voters on the upcoming Jan. 15, Michigan Democratic Presidential Primary in which we encourage voters to participate. In many ways, this election will be like any other public election. More...

'Mitt is no George Romney'

Michigan primaries are Jan. 15 and there has been very little information in the local media about the candidates' views. Perhaps that is because another Romney will appear on the ballot. Born and raised in Michigan, I know the name Romney well. More...

Health

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Central Michigan District Health Dept.

Women in their lifespan have a one in 130 chance of developing cervical cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 11,150 new cases of cervical cancer in 2007, and an estimated 33% will die from it. More...

New fire rating may save money

Home owners in Roscommon Township may be glad to know that the township's Insurance Services Office rating was recently lowered from a 7 to a 6. Roscommon Township Supervisor Diane Randall and Fire Chief Dick Martin announced the new rating Jan. More...

HONORING GRANDMAS

Katie Burmester, 10, shows off her new short haircut after Angie Janisse from Fifth Street Salon in Roscommon cut it Dec. 29. Miss Burmester's 10 inches of hair was donated to Locks of Love in honor of her Grandma Rose and Grandma Shirley. More...

Happenings

Richfield library invites kids to earn money by reading

The Richfield Township Public Library in St. Helen has expanded its children's reading program. Normally focusing on March, Reading Month, the "Banking with Books" program for 2008 will start this month and continue through November. More...

Lake Twp. women to meet at fire hall

The Lake Township Women's Club will meet Jan. 16 at noon at the township fire hall. Nancy, Jeri and Janet will be hostesses. For information, call Marge at 422-2216. More...

Friends Helping Friends to meet

The Friends Helping Friends Foundation will hold its annual meeting Jan. 21 at Timbers Restaurant, Higgins Lake. Dinner at 6 p.m. will be followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The public may attend. More...

Denton warns ORV riders

It's OK, but it's really not. That's the message off-road vehicle riders are getting in the fall-out of Denton Township's passage of an ORV ordinance in December. More...

Driver dies in mini-van crash Friday

Roscommon County's first traffic fatality of 2008 occurred just four days into the new year. William T. More...

Dankert, Debo, Tiepel to lead Tip-up Town '08

In front of a crowd of about 300 people, 18- year-old Jacci Dankert was named Tip-up Town Queen 2008 Saturday at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, where they waived preliminary examination and entered guilty pleas to charges filed against them (sentencing will take place in Circuit Court): More...

Former teacher charged with CSC

Former Skeels Christian School teacher Kenneth Case of Prudenville was arraigned on four counts of criminal sexual conduct, first through fourth degrees, in 83rd District Court, Roscommon Dec. More...

Day care operator accused of 'inappropriate touching'

A former Roscommon resident is awaiting preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, on a charge that he engaged in criminal sexual conduct at a day care center he and his wife operated in Roscommon. Shane M. More...

Sports

Mustangs' second half strength downs Bobcats

Meridian kept its perfect Jack Pine Conference record intact Tuesday night with a 69-48 home win over Houghton Lake. The Mustangs are 6-0 in JPC play while Houghton Lake is 3-3. More...

Buck shooters hot behind the arc in 21-point win

Three-pointers equaled 30 points for the Roscommon Bucks as they beat Jack Pine Conference foe Harrison Tuesday night, 67-46. More...

Jack Pine Standings

Boys Varsity Basketball *as of 1/9 More...

Editorial

MAKE IT PLAIN

You've got to sympathize with these families. "Casey was raised in the church," the 19-year-old's grandfather, James Aldrige, told The Sun. That's where Casey met Jamie-Lynne, his 16-year-old girlfriend. More...

Differing views

The issue of allowing off road vehicles (ORVs) to use portions of county roads for access to trails and to frozen Houghton Lake may require the wisdom of Solomon to sort out the issues and bring consensus. It's a perplexing issue. More...

Moving on and out

Michigan may be noted for several important distinctions, but one it now suffers from may just be the tip of the state's melting economic iceberg. More...

Outdoors

Lisa D. Muma

Lisa D. Muma, 29, Gladwin, died Jan. 3, 2008, at home. A service was held at the Hall- Kokotovich Funeral Home (www.hall-kokotovichfuneralhome. com), Gladwin, Jan. 7 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Timothy Lambert officiating. More...

Religion & Family

Right to Life's Smyczynski to speak at OLL

Right to Life of Michigan Field Representative Elly Smyczynski will visit Our Lady of the Lake Church, Prudenville, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. She will speak in the church cafeteria. More...

KLETT GRADUATES

Robert John Klett, 18, Houghton Lake, graduated from U. S. Marine Corps Basic Training Dec. 9 at Camp Pendelton, San Diego, CA. Klett is the son of Charles and Jan Klett of Houghton Lake, and the brother of Ashley Klett. More...

Twins born to Gerik, Jill Granlund

Gerik and Jill Granlund of Oxford announce the birth of twin sons, Gavin Graham and Tanner James, Oct. 29, 2007. Gavin weighted 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. Tanner weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. More...

Education

Board confirms hiring of business manager, principal

Houghton Lake Community Schools now has a permanent financial rudder to guide the district. The board of education unanimously voted to approve the hiring of Matthew Lewis at a special meeting Monday, effective Tuesday. More...

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF MONTH

Our Lady of the Lake School named the following as students of the month for December (left to right): Kindergarten, Morgan Carrick; second grade, Evan Fagerlie; third grade, Molly McGinnis; fifth grade, Madison Stevens; and seventh grade, Megan Spur More...

ART WINNERS

Several St. Helen Elementary students were rewarded for their excellent drawing skills by Ish's Country Corner. Pictured with Xmucane "Ish" Wiebeck of Ish's Country Store are (left to right) Rebecca Gibson, Alexis Dye Gugle and Kaylee Bryzalek. More...

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