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Snow to enhance 31st Christmas in the Village

There should be plenty of snow to provide a wintry atmosphere for Roscommon's 31st annual Christmas in the Village this weekend. A concert by area musical groups will kick off the celebration at 7 p.m. More...

Board compromises on Higgins Lake level

Roscommon County Commissioners Nov. 26 agreed on a compromise plan to lower the legal winter level of Higgins Lake. In a 4-0 vote, commissioners passed a resolution to ask 34th Circuit Judge Michael J. More...

Special Sections

News

GRANT TRAINING

Merritt Area firefighters train with newly purchased Jaws of Life equipment Nov. 1 at John's M-55 Auto and Towing, Lake City. More...

Be careful shoveling snow

Michigan's winter weather season is just around the corner. It is a beautiful time of year to enjoy. Cold weather, snow and ice all lead to a variety of activities, sports and adventure that you can't get outdoors during the other three seasons. More...

Board mulls free breakfast for all

Eating breakfast at Houghton Lake Community Schools will be encouraged on a wide-scale basis in January if students are allowed to eat breakfast for free, regardless of their free-and-reduced lunch status. More...

Sports

Winter sports in full swing

Following Houghton Lake girls basketball games Tuesday night and Roscommon girls basketball contests Wednesday night, prep sports in Roscommon will be in full swing. More...

Bobcat girls fall to Blazers in season opener

Despite a 15-point loss in their opening varsity basketball game to Kalkaska Tuesday night, Houghton Lake Coach Eric Drogt finds the biggest positive is his team of young women. The Bobcats, playing at home, were defeated 52-37. More...

KCC men end losing streak with Olivet's junior squad

The Kirtland Community College men's basketball team ended a five-game losing streak by topping the Olivet College JV squad, 64-62, in the consolation game of the Muskegon Community College Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Magical' event

As the chairperson for this year's Santa's Workshop, all I can do is say WOW! Thank you to everyone in our community who participated by donating time, creativity or resources. More...

Wake-up call

I would have expected a little more thought from the Heritage Foundation than I read in the guest opinion recently regarding "Bankruptcy, not bailout, for auto companies." First of all, ask yourself what fate the foreign auto companies would prefer More...

'Best crew'

I can no longer sit quietly by while your readers are told that our Roscommon County road workers are not worth their "salt." For the past year and a half, my job has required travel over much of our Lower Peninsula. More...

Happenings

St. Nick arrives in St. Helen

CAROLERS (Above) St. Helen Girl Scouts sing Christmas carols as a crowd waits for the arrival of Santa Claus during the community's Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Nov. 28. (Above, right) The grand finale of St. Helen's Nov. More...

Memories of Detroit's heyday brought back at new Book-Cadillac

For decades after it was built in 1924, the Book-Cadillac Hotel was the place to stay in downtown Detroit. After closing in 1984, it sat vacant for 22 years, during which the building was stripped of almost everything of value. More...

Sheriff's officers commended for solving armed robbery

Ten Roscommon County Sheriff's Department officers received awards for their roles in quickly solving a Sept. 22 armed robbery at a Houghton Lake residence. More...

Weekend break-ins reported along M-55

Denton Township Police are investigating a series of break-ins at Houghton Lake businesses along M-55 that occurred over the weekend. All five of the break-ins likely occurred sometime Saturday night, according to police reports. More...

Commissioners approve 3% pay raises

Roscommon County elected and appointed officials and non-union employees will receive 3% pay increases in 2009, county commissioners decided in a 3-1 vote Wednesday. Commissioner Marc Milburn of Dist. More...

SNOWY ROAD MISHAP

Emergency workers from the Roscommon Township Fire Department and Houghton Lake Ambulance work to extricate driver Catherine Henning, 51, of Houghton Lake after she lost control of her vehicle on a snowy Emery Road Tuesday morning, about .3 miles wes More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Suann 'Sue' Hoyt - 2014-04-24
Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-24
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-24
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-24
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-24
Florence Mae Pearce - 2014-04-17
Donna Jean Abel - 2014-04-17
Clarence E. Guilfoil - 2014-04-17
Joseph Anthony Pardo - 2014-04-17

Court News

Tinkling sound reveals intruder

An intruder was arrested after the occupant of a Denton Township home heard him urinating on the floor of a bedroom Nov. 30. The occupant of the house told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies he was awakened by the sound of someone urinating. More...

Customers cheat Big Boy

There may be no free lunch, but four people helped themselves to a free breakfast at the Big Boy restaurant at Houghton Lake Nov. 29. More...

CLEARING THE WAY

Roscommon Township firefighters pull away the door of a car involved in an accident at the intersection of M-55 and Knapp Road on the morning of Nov. 26 to clear the way for ambulance personnel to extricate Samantha Lupien, 29, of Prudenville. More...

Editorial

Mercy's value

Our Opinion

Recently the Michigan Health & Hospital Association released a study of the benefit hospitals have in the community, aside from the obvious care for ill and injured patients. More...

Thefts of building, contents least of church's worries

Make It Plain

"Will a man rob God?" the prophet Malachi asked (Malachi 3:8). More...

How is the switch to digital TV working for you?

I Was Thinking

Unless you don't watch any television, you are probably aware of the switch from analog TV to digital TV that is scheduled for February. Having grown up in the '70s, I know how to watch TV with the best of them. More...

Religion & Family

Thrift store, café part of St, Vincent's services

St. Vincent DePaul of Prudenville, often referred to as St. Vinnie's, offers a variety of services for area residents, including the thrift store. More...

Holidays can be hazardous to kids

Children are at an increased risk of injury this month as families celebrate the holidays. According to safety experts at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, increased parental attention can protect children during this time. More...

Birth Announcements

Collin Patrick Hamp born in Midland Collin Patrick Hamp, the second son of Eric and Kristen Hamp, Houghton Lake, was born on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 27, at Mid Michigan Medical Center, Midland. More...

Education

G-H Christmas concerts continue

The Christmas concert season continues at Gerrish-Higgins Schools. Roscommon Middle School fifth and sixth grade bands and choirs will present their "Fall into Winter" concert Dec. 8. More...

WARBLER WINNERS

Collins Elementary Kirtland's Warbler Festival Young Artists' Calendar winners for July was Keeley Woods. Honorable mentions were given to Brock Decker, Sarah Vick, Gloria Lambert, and Stephanie Eckstorm (not pictured). More...

HLMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Eight Houghton Lake Middle School students were recently recognized for being students of the month for November. More...

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