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Gaylor, Morris seek recounts

Two officials who lost their seats by a handful of votes in the Nov. 4 election have filed for recounts. They are: • Greg Gaylor, Gerrish Township's Republican supervisor, who lost to Democrat Frank M. Homola by eight votes, 970-962. More...

HIP, HIP HOORAY!

Houghton Lake Middle School fourth graders cheer for the "Red, White and Blue" Tuesday at the school's Veteran's Day assembly. More...

ONE MOMENT IN TIME

Houghton Lake High School senior Chelsea Williams greets the crowd Saturday as Miss Houghton Lake 2009. Miss Williams and nine of her classmates competed in the 63rd annual program. For more on the program, see page A7. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) More...

Special Sections

News

Judge permanently nixes recall language

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, in a hearing in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. More...

Craft show Saturday at middle school

The Houghton Lake Arts and Crafts Association will host a craft show Nov. 15. The Christmas show will be inside the Houghton Lake Middle School gym. Hours for the 32nd annual show will be from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. More...

Vietnam Veteran thanks township for flying POW/MIA flag

Former Roscommon Township resident Lou English, a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154, Mt. Clemens, served as an Aviation Fire Control Technician as part of the Navy's VF102 Diamondbacks fighter squadron. More...

Sports

Chiefs jolt Bucks in season-ending District loss

Roscommon's volleyball season came to an end Nov. 6 when Cheboygan shocked the Bucks in their District semifinal match-up in Petoskey. After the Bucks won the first game, 25-13, Cheboygan took the next three and the win, 25-19, 25-21 and 25-22. More...

Trailblazers hosting snowmobile safety

The Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club will host a snowmobile safety class Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roscommon Township Hall. The club will provide free lunch, snacks and drinks. More...

BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS

High Game/series: Tabitha Brandel 257/Lau rie Marra 596 Splits: Joanne Kortge 7-9, Ruth McCall 4-5, Becky Hose 3-10, Lynn Atkinson 3-10, Shell y Burns 5-7, Laurie Marra 2-7 and Kim Bar nes 5-7 High game/series: Roberty Hundly 261, More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

GM bailout?

The headline on Tuesday's front page of the Detroit Free Press blared "GM's outlook tumbles." Indeed, GM's outlook is precarious at best, but even with a government bailout there is no assurance the 100-year old company will survive. More...

Cormorants indicted

It's official now, the double crested cormorant eats fish, so many fish they almost wiped out the yellow perch fishery in the Les Cheneaux Islands. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

"Welcome to Holy Communion on the Web," the mellow voice of Dr. Tom Madron says through the speakers of your computer. "We hope through this service that you will be spiritually refreshed. Let us now continue in worship and in prayer. More...

Religion & Family

'Needy Not Greedy' accepting gifts for U.S. military personnel

Needy Not Greedy is again asking for support in helping to get more packages to U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Merry K. More...

MILITARY NEWS

Gossett finishes basic training

U.S. Army Pvt. Kyle F. Gossett recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK. More...

New arrivals

Girl Krystal A. Trecroci and Elton J. Beard of Cadillac announce the birth of their daughter, Bella Marie Beard. Born Nov. 3, 2008, at Munson Hospital, Traverse City, the baby weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...

Education

KCC becomes regional fire training center

Kirtland Community College has been named Michigan's 14th regional firefighter training center. The Michigan Firefighters Training Council Oct. More...

Richfield department approved as facility for EMT training

The Richfield Township Public Safety Department has fulfilled the requirements through the Michigan Department of Community Health to become an approved facility for emergency medical technician courses. More...

'The Sound of Music'

VON TRAPP CHILDREN The Von Trapp children, left to right, Marta (played by Shannon Scott) Gretl (Amanda DeWitt), Liesl (Kristin Freese), Louisa (Jenna Kozumplik (understudy for Rosalie Rucinski), Briggita (Krista Peterson) and Friedrich (Blake Rucins More...

Ready to ride

ORV ordinance takes effect Saturday

With the start of firearms deer season Saturday, some Roscommon County roads will be open to off-road vehicles under an ordinance adopted by county commissioners last month. More...

'Big bucks' can bring big bucks

Roscommon County has always offered some of the best whitetail deer hunting in Northern Lower Michigan, and with five buck pole contests sponsored by area businesses, opening weekend 2008 will be one of the most lucrative ever. More...

MINGLING

(Right) Roscommon High School Student Senate President Keith Osentoski confers with U.S. Marine Corps veteran Gary Neumann Tuesday morning during a coffee hour at which students mingled with veterans before the annual RHS Veterans Day program. More...

Commissioners ask court to delay hearing on lower Higgins Lake level

A court hearing scheduled for next week on a proposal to lower the legal winter level of Higgins Lake will be postponed after Roscommon County Commissioners expressed second thoughts about the issue. At a public hearing Nov. 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: Darron Z. More...

Truck fire closes freeway Monday

A truck fire temporarily closed the southbound lanes of US-127 Monday. More...

'TIS THE SEASON

The Cpl. Jack A. Davenport Marine Corps League 684, Roscommon County began their annual Toys for Tots toy collection campaign to help make this Christmas better for families in need. More...

Business

Northern Michigan initiative provides diabetes education

Duane Carmoney followed his physician's advice. He's eating less, staying active, and managing his blood-sugar levels. "I did like he told me," the Acme man said. "I lost 40 pounds. More...

POLISHED SMILES

The School Dentist made a visit to Collins Elementary School at Houghton Lake last week, providing basic check-ups and dental care to 60 students. Dr. Melanie Vergeldt D.D.S. More...

Medicare Part D open enrollment to begin

With Medicare Part D open enrollment starting Nov. 15, those covered are being encouraged to review their current coverage. Each year plans adjust what they cost and what they cover. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supervisor supports townships

This is in response to letter by Marge Maguire on Townships. Ms. Maguire is sadly misinformed. She compares the city of Mt. Pleasant to Roscommon County because both have about 25,000 residents. More...

Outdoors

Help CWD monitoring by checking deer

Unlike some states, which require hunters to bring their deer to a check station, Michigan has always made deer checks completely voluntary, with one exception this year. More...

CLEAR CUT BUCK

Ryan Mannisto, 16, Houghton Lake, shot this 95-pound buck - his first deer - Nov. 2. Bow hunting in a clear cut area in Denton Township, he saw the buck make its way toward him, and at 10 yards he shot it. More...

Happenings

Merchants to host first Christmas tree auction

The Houghton Lake Merchants Association is seeking Christmas tree donations for its first Christmas Tree Auction, planned for Dec. 4 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. The Merchants hope to make this an annual event. More...

YAC raising funds by selling Christmas ornaments

Members of the Roscommon County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee are involved in projects to raise funds which they can then distribute back into our Community. More...

HALLOWEEN BIKES

Winners of the Lions Halloween Party bikes were (above) Stacey Jane Naugler, 6, Prudenville (her older sister, Kaitlin, won the bike, but donated it to her); and (below): Colton Pascoe, 5, Houghton Lake, who will turn six in January. More...

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