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Mead, Pappas file suit against road board for breach of contract

Current Roscommon County Road Commission member George Pappas and former board member Larry Mead have filed a lawsuit against the road commission for health insurance they say they were promised. More...

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News

Michigan leads nation in seat belt compliance

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially confirmed that Michigan's 97.2% seat belt use rate was highest in the nation for 2008. The figure is also a record high for the state. More...

Page-Turners features 'A Version of the Truth'

Page-Turners, a book discussion club for adult readers at the Houghton Lake Public Library, will meet again April 22 at 7 p.m. The book selected for discussion is "A Version of the Truth" by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack. More...

Murdered in the morning' on tap in Gladwin theatre

"I'm Getting Murdered in the Morning," an interactive murder mystery comedy, will be perfomed this weekend in Gladwin. More...

Sports

Bobcat JV drops final game

Houghton Lake's junior varsity squad finished its season with a 56-47 loss at Gladwin March 5. After hanging with Gladwin in the first quarter, the Bobcats fell behind 31- 23 at the half. More...

Bucks stopped in State Quarterfinals

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The Roscommon varsity wrestling team ended their trip to the State Wrestling Team Tournament with a loss to Allegan in the quarterfinal round at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek Friday, but Coach George Laframboise said he is extremely proud of the w More...

The Score

77 Number of 3-pointers Roscommon senior Mike Alden has made this season. He broke his own single season record of 75 last week. He has hit 194 3-pointers during his career at RHS. More...

Letters to the Editor

Detectors save, writer says

Recently, at about 11 p.m. our carbon monoxide detector sounded. We were about to go to bed. I called 911 and very soon the Denton Township and fire department arrived at our house. More...

Community's generosity recognized

The Roscommon County community has left me in awe once again. Recently, the Wertz Warriors rode through your area on their 28th Annual 750-mile endurance ride to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. More...

Winter Fest fun draws appreciation

A big thank you goes out to any and all that participated, volunteered, donated, contributed and sponsored events for the 2009 Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest. More...

Religion & Family

MILITARY NEWS

Jenkins to deploy overseas U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher D. Jenkins has been mobilized and activated at Fort McCoy, Sparta, WI, for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. More...

Economy sends more pets to county shelter

Our cup runneth over. We are moving dogs and cats either through adoption or to rescues, but we just can't keep up. More...

Recession boosts library use

American Library Association President Jim Rettig said, "Every time the economy goes down, library use goes up" and that is certainly true at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

Education

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TWO MONTHS' WORTH Pictured are Roscommon Elementary School's January and February Students of the Month. More...

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COLORING CHAMPS Left to right) Collins Elementary first grader Greyson Tyrrell and third grader Keeley Woods hold gift certificates presented to them as prizes for being the top artists in the recent Children's Dental Health Month Coloring Contest. More...

Muckenthaler to be inducted into honor society at GVSU

Terra Muckenthaler, 2007 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, has been selected for membership in Grand Valley State University's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for students enrolled in accredited business programs of the Associat More...

Bucks fall in District title game

Roscommon's boys basketball season came to an end Friday night as the Cheboygan Chiefs beat the Bucks, 61-58, in a District finals contest in Cheboygan. More...

Bobcats fall in Districts

Houghton Lake's varsity boys basketball season ended Wednesday night in Beaverton as the Bobcats fell to Ogemaw Height's 46-40 in District semifinal action. More...

Gerrish says park will help economy

Gerrish Township's new community park will not be a financial burden to taxpayers, but a way for the community to take advantage of an eventual economic rebound. More...

Memories of service to country still strong for Roscommon veteran

Having served her country more than 60 years ago, the memories of being in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) remain vivid in Ellen Waggoner's mind. 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

Illegal alien nabbed in Prudenville

An illegal alien was arrested by Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies after a traffic stop in Prudenville March 7. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton, in 83rd District Court, recently arraigned the following, who demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on charges filed against them: Evan M. Baker, 17, Prudenville, resisting and obstructing police. More...

Two injured as car, pickup collide

A car full of teenagers collided with a pick-up truck March 7 at about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Townline and Emery Roads. According to a Denton Township police report, the driver of a four-door car, Danielle J. More...

Editorial

Today's heroes live as Jesus taught

We have always been a nation of hero worshipers. Early Americans like Daniel Boone and John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman piqued the public interest to the extent that their true histories became inseparable from legend. More...

Lazy Bear's gone

Rain, thundersnow and 40 degree temperatures brought Parker Seiler's big "Lazy Bear" snow sculpture down to a pile of melting snow Monday, ending his largest and he says his last effort. More...

Something to crow about

With the abundance of bad news regarding the state of Michigan when a glimmer of good news is discovered it becomes almost obligatory that it be spread loud and long over the land. More...

Outdoors

Michigan's state forests are healthy and sustainable

Michigan has more than 19 million acres of forest land that provide recreation, products such as paper and lumber and beautiful vistas. More...

State parks to celebrate 90 years

Michigan's state park system will be celebrating 90 years of service at all Michigan state parks and recreation areas throughout 2009. More...

Leftover turkey licenses on sale for spring season

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that leftover spring turkey licenses went on sale to unsuccessful license applicants March 9. More...

Happenings

Pak Mail program equals over 1 million minutes for soldiers

Pak Mail centers around the country, including Houghton Lake, collected more than 17,700 unused cell phones that have been donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, an organization that recycles the phones and uses the proceeds to buy prepaid calling ca More...

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THIRD DONATION Houghton Lake's Emily Johnson, 8, recently donated her hair to Locks of Love for the third time. Johnson, pictured with Debbie Krentz of Pat's Cut and Curl, has donated 10 or more inches of hair each time. (Courtesy photo) More...

Friends Foundation making plans for April 25 sale

The Friends Helping Friends Foundation is finalizing plans for its seventh annual "Moms to Moms" sale, scheduled for April 25. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Charles M. Engel VFW Post 4159, across from the Roscommon post office. More...

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