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Higgins Township residents grant 4% salary hikes

By varying margins, Higgins Township residents, at their annual meeting Monday night, granted 4% salary increases to township board members. Supervisor June Karjalainen, who did not receive a raise last year, will have a new salary of $15,080. More...

PLOW BACK ON

Despite the official beginning of spring on March 20, snow plows and salt were the order of the day Tuesday as Roscommon County along with much of the rest of the state dealt with winter weather. More...

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News

EASTER CANTATA

EASTER CANTATA Bonnie Saglimbene directs the Roscommon County Christian Choir in its performance of "You Are the Christ" at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church March 16. More...

KCC honor society chapter inducts new members

The Kirtland Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, inducted 34 new members into its ranks during a candlelight ceremony in the Student Center on the college's main campus on March 14. More...

Outdoor club plans to return to Houghton Lake forWinterfest

The Oldsmobile Outdoor Club, which held its 2008 Winterfest at Houghton Lake Feb. 15-17, plans to return to the lake next year, based on the warm welcome members received. More...

Business

COFFEE COMPANY

A new cafe, the Bearclaw Coffee Company, has opened inside of Arnie's Arts and Crafts at 3741 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M- 55). More...

DIVERSIFIED

Ernie "Chip" Wright stands by the sign for the Li'l Dumpy Company, the latest addition to his family of St. Helen businesses. More...

MASTER SEAMSTRESS

the Village Green, L.L.C., 420 North Fourth St., Roscommon. Shantz's varied work includes making reenactment costumes, repairing wool and fleece and alterations. More...

Letters to the Editor

School facility tour impressive

I was impressed with the cleanliness of the school during the tour on the 19th. I also see you value a dollar by the way you plan on cutting expenses from the projected improvement costs. More...

Record might embarrass police

The school bus going through the parking lot at the Hub Market story reminded me of two incidents that I observed in the past couple of weeks. The school bus may have been following by example as well as avoiding the snow bank. More...

Clarifies 'no response' claim at Lyon annual meeting

I am a part of the newly forming group called the Lyon Township Community Safety Committee, which we have just recently formed in the interest of community safety issues. More...

Education

GIFT OF READING

Mrs. Ann Shavalia's third graders at Collins Elementary were the beneficiaries of a gift from the late Liz MacKenzie of Houghton Lake. The school purchased 30 books, many of them Newberry Honor books with the gift. Mrs. More...

Meyer to be recognized for community service

The Michigan Campus Compact recently announced that Courtney Meyer of Prudenville, freshman at Northwood University, will be awarded for her dedication and commitment to community service during the 12th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards, A More...

RMS lists honor roll

All A's Grade: 5 Matthew Brotherton, Katie Burmester, Kalen Church, Christopher Colby, Hanna Dewitt, Jacob Dibbet, Hailey Eanes, Morgan Fluegel, Joseph Grech, Chad Hartman, Joshua Howard, Dylan Jaskowski, Leah Lewis, Sarah Lewis, Tashiana Little, More...

Talk of 'General Lee' leads to man's arrest

A conversation about the television show "Dukes of Hazard" between an undercover officer from the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department and a Garden City man ultimately led to the downstate man's arrest after he allegedly sent the officer sexually More...

Altered school funding bill to go before full Senate

A K-12 funding proposal that piqued the interest of school officials from around the COOR Intermediate School District has been altered in a State Senate subcommittee so that it more quickly narrows the gap between rich and poorer school districts More...

Grant could lead to 911 merger

The Roscommon County 911 Authority Board Tuesday voted to support a study of the feasibility of merging the county's central dispatch center with up to two others. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Keith A. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 18: Teresa L. Bartholomew, 38, Boyne Falls, stood mute to a charge of delivery/manufacture of marijuana, and a pretrial was set for April 22. Deshaun R. More...

Youth says attackers broke his jaw

A 16-year-old Prudenville boy suffered a broken jaw in a fight on Federal Avenue in Roscommon Township March 20. More...

Sports

'Cats have strong showing at Midland lifting, combine

Twenty-three Houghton Lake Bobcats were among 139 student athletes that participated in the Eighth Annual Midland High Lifting and Combine March 4. While none of the Bobcats finished first in their division, several 'Cats placed in the top 10. More...

Mother Nature keeps spring sports indoors, delays start

While the first day of spring came March 20, spring sports at Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools remain on hold. More...

Men's fastpitch meeting April 9

The Roscommon County Men's Fastpitch Softball League will hold its annual league meeting April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse bar and grill in St. Helen. Teams, players and sponsors may sign up. More...

Editorial

Funding inequity

It is doubtful that 14 years ago voters in the Northern Michigan school districts would have been so eager to approve the funding changes offered in Proposal A had they understood that a few wealthy southeastern Michigan school districts would be f More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

How could Barack Obama remain a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago when its pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., preached hellfire and damnation against the nation Obama hopes to lead? It's really easy to understand. More...

Happenings

HISTORICAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Brandi Jordan, 6, Grand Rapids (left), and Haley Allgeyer, 8, Canton, collect Easter eggs at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse March 22. Houghton Lake Boy Scout Troop 955 assisted Houghton Lake Area Historical Society members with the hunt. More...

Mercy Hospice seeks volunteers

Mercy Hospice is searching for sensitive and caring individuals who would like to make someone's life a little better. Hospice volunteers are needed for Mercy's growing program. More...

Art gallery to open in Roscommon May 1

Studios, workshops and showrooms where area artists and artisans may have their own "home away from home" studio space, share inspiration from other artists and display their art work to the public are being set up in a renovated building at 407 La More...

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