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Park supporters plan trip to address NRC

Although a land deal that could pave the way for a proposed theme park near Grayling is not on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission's agenda next week, project supporters from Roscommon and Crawford Counties still plan to attend the NRC meetin More...

PUMP REPLACED

Houghton Lake Community Schools Director of Operations John Earley and Tom Jordan of Jordan Well Drilling wait for the arrival of a new water pump at Houghton Lake Middle School March 26. More...

Special Sections

News

School funding bill passes Senate, heads to House

State senators settled budget negotiations over per-pupil funding for Michigan schools March 27, and an increase for school districts has been forwarded to the House of Representatives. Under S.B. More...

County's population drops to near 2000 headcount

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Roscommon County's population declined for the fourth straight year between 2006 and 2007, bringing it to within 50 of the official count taken in 2000. More...

Roscommon Township approves ban on phosphorus fertilizers

Roscommon Township officials approved a ban on phosphorus fertilizers (with some exceptions) Tuesday, as Denton Township did last month. More...

Sports

DONE AND INSPECTED

Electrical service in the new concession/bathroom/press box building at the Graham-McDonald Sports Complex was installed and inspected this week, with labor donated by Terry Woods Electric of Houghton Lake. More...

BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS

Early Risers 3/26/08 Northway Lanes 36.5 CJ's 31.5 Kronners 29.5 Shur Shine 29 Lost Lambs 28 Needfull Items 27.5 Little Caesars 20 High Scr Game/Series: Dee Kellow 236/579 Monday Night Men's 3/24/08 Tim's Lawn & Snow 212. More...

POOL LEAGUE STANDINGS

Men's Senior Pool 3/31/08 Long Branch #1 11/134 Family Bar #1 12/132 Back Door #2 11/128 Kilkare 8/94 Spikehorn 3/93 Back Door #1 4/88 Family Bar #2 7/84 Pressure Crack #1 9/83 Northshore #1 11/76 Northshore #2 4/74 More...

Outdoors

Grand prize eludes 'Wally' winner as drawn envelope holds minimum

The lone "Wally the Walleye" contestant drew a winning envelope Tuesday in a formal ceremony at Maple Valley Restaurant, but it was not the big prize the crowd was hoping he would win. Robert Woodbury of Flint and St. More...

Health

Donations to comfort children still undergoing treatment

Friends of Rylee Lynn Lytle, 18 months, Houghton Lake, are celebrating the end of a year of chemotherapy and radiation by collecting toys, blankets and stuffed animals to donate to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids. More...

Blood drives scheduled in county

Blood drives will be held at two Roscommon County locations in the upcoming weeks. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held April 9 at Kirtland Community College from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. while another drive will be held April 14 at St. More...

Happenings

LIONS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

The Roscommon-Higgins Lake Lions recently inducted two new members. Kurt Stocker and Alan Schaeffer, were officially installed by District Governor Florence Kelpinski from the Hale Lions Club. More...

Tommy Vale, Torpedos to perform

Tommy Vale and the Torpedos, a four-piece band featuring music of the '50's, '60's and '70's, will perform at Mr. Johns, 1750 West Houghton Lake Road, Lake City, Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

'Barrel Full of Pennies' opens April 8

Mid Michigan Community College Community Theatre will present "A Barrel Full of Pennies" by John Patrick in matinee performances April 8, 10 and 15, with an optional luncheon at 12:30 p.m. and the show at 2 p.m. More...

Fiery crash kills driver

Denton Township Police are investigating a one-car accident on Emery Road which claimed the life of the driver Tuesday evening. More...

Info session to open G-H bond issue campaign

Gerrish-Higgins School District residents who have questions about the bond issue proposal that will be on the May 6 election ballot will have a chance to ask them next week. More...

For third straight year, HL entry earns academic honor

For the third year in a row, a Houghton Lake area Junior Miss representative brought home the scholastic award from the state competition. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

Change of venue approved-

Holton to be retried in credit card case

As a result of motions filed by Assistant Attorney General Laura Moody March 18 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Neil Holton, 50, Prudenville, will be tried on a new charge of attempted larceny by false pretenses. More...

Transmission stolen from shop

A transmission valued at $475 was reported stolen at Bill's Auto Repair, 6954 West Houghton Lake Dr., Roscommon Township, March 26. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the incident. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 18 and 19: Carol A. More...

Editorial

Suits us just fine

Even though the Census Bureau says Roscommon County is lighter by 189 residents, we still count 50 people more than in the 2000 census figures. To some that's improvement; it is veiled progress. To others it is the sad reality of Michigan in 2008. More...

Showing support

Two road trips to demonstrate support for two issues are planned in the next two weeks, and both issues have direct consequences to residents of Roscommon County. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

The watershed events of 1968 still cast a harsh shadow on this year's presidential campaign, which is proving to be the most divisive in four decades. More...

Letters to the Editor

Call could have answered questions

I would like to respond to an article published on 3/27/08, "Record might embarrass police," in the Letters to the Editor section by a person who withheld his/her identity. It appears that, let's call him or her, "Mr. More...

Instead of complaining, volunteer as bus monitor

This is in response to "Name Withheld By Request" who is very upset that a bus is cutting through the parking lot at the Hub Super Market. More...

Agent Orange used to 'protect' troops defense against lawsuits

Congratulations to Dow Chemical Company and the other chemical makers who manufactured Agent Orange. You have not beaten us by proving Agent Orange does not cause cancer, liver injury, birth defects in our children and other life taking conditions. More...

Religion & Family

MILITARY NEWS

Bainbridge graduates from basic training

Dustin W. Bainbridge graduated from United States Marine Corps basic training March 14, 2008, in San Diego, CA. Upon graduation, Pvt. More...

Pennywitt graduates from basic

U.S. Army Pvt. Robert T. Pennywitt recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC. More...

National Guard mobilizes Fisher

Army National Guard Sgt. Lee E. Fisher has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. More...

Education

Roscommon earns 'Quiz Central' title

The Roscommon Bucks outquizzed the Farwell Eagles to win the White Division Championship 250-110 March 26 on WCMU's academic quiz-show "Quiz Central." The Bucks, Larry Cavanagh, Farah Al' Khersan, Hasenin Al' Khersan, Garrett Branch, River McInto More...

TEACHING CYBER SAFETY

Carolyn Bennett (left) of the Michigan Attorney General's office talks with students at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School last week about safe ways of using the Internet. More...

Markey women offer scholarships

The Markey Women's Association is again offering two scholarships to Roscommon County high school seniors. More...

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