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Better targeting aimed at milfoil

Although Houghton Lake's infestation with the invasive aquatic plant Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) is largely under control, increases in the amount of area requiring treatment with herbicides has prompted the board to try to more precisely target th More...

'Bucket List' leads PA man to Prudenville

Twenty-year-old Thaddeus Goodman was born with cerebral palsy. While confined to a wheelchair he has been doing more than just getting around, he has been fulfilling a goal. More...

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News

Richfield department has new pumper, Explorer program

The Richfield Township Fire Department has a new rescue pumper truck. Brad Bannon, township public safety director, said the vehicle has a 1,000-gallon per-minute pump and will carry the department's Jaws of Life. More...

EMT GRADS

Twelve EMT Basic students recently completed all the requirements of their six-month EMT class (196 hours of classroom training, 36 hours of ambulance training and 24 hours of emergency room training). More...

Lyon to expand fire hall

Expansion of the Lyon Township Fire Hall and repaving a portion of West Higgins Lake Drive are among the projects planned by the township board under 2009-10 budgets approved after a public hearing March 21. More...

Business

State increases unemployment $25

Unemployed Michigan workers will begin collecting an extra $25 a week in unemployment benefits starting with payments issued this week. More...

NEW GAME IN TOWN

Gaming Manager Terry Green (left) and owner Bob Hallauer stand in the new Charity Gaming Room upstairs at the Limberlost at Houghton Lake last week. More...

Roscommon plans Business Expo

The Village of Roscommon and the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will host the first Roscommon Business Expo April 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Editorial

Our Opinion

Overlooked workers

The number of news releases that cross the desks of newspapers around the country are staggering and as with just about everything else they are all vying for attention, for a share of the available space so that their message can be spread. More...

We'll all have to get our hands dirty

If you've wondered how America can spend its way out of a financial crisis caused by excessive debt, you're not alone. I think we'll discover that government cannot permanently bail us out. More...

Health care crisis

The observance of "Cover the Uninsured Week," which runs from March 22-28, has accomplished a limited goal in just bringing attention to the plight of those who have either lost their medical insurance through job layoffs, or who are underinsured d More...

Health

Drugs, alcohol put you at risk for sexual assault

at risk Your Health Today Central Michigan District Health Department risk for Sexual assault and abuse is defined as any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to, including inappropriate touching, vaginal, anal or oral penetratio More...

SIX GALLONS

Organizers said the March 23 Red Cross blood drive at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, was "very successful." Fifty-five donors came in throughout the afternoon, including Paul Iverson (above), who reached his six-gallon mark. More...

Roscommon couple represents focus of Cover Uninsured Week

Before 51-year-old Wendy Myas came back home to Roscommon from Wisconsin to care for her blind mother, health coverage was something neither she nor her husband Les thought much about. More...

Happenings

'Passport Day' set for March 28

The Houghton Lake Heights and Prudenville Post Offices will host a Passport Fair March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The purpose of the event is to provide information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. More...

Akin students perform in 37th annual recital

Piano students of Sandra J. Akin, Prudenville, were presented in the 37th annual recital March 15 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. More...

Higgins Study Club to host auction

The Higgins Lake Study Club will meet April 8 at the Lyon Township Hall. Dessert and coffee will be served at noon. During the meeting there will be a silent auction. Members are being asked to bring usable items for selling. More...

Higgins plans ALS service

Higgins Township plans to upgrade its ambulance service to Advanced Life Support, Supervisor June Karjalainen announced at the township's annual meeting Monday night. More...

G-H library to close during renovation

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library's main branch at Roscommon High School will be closed from April 4 through the summer during a renovation project. Dr. More...

JAZZING IT UP

Saxophonist Sarah Herriman and the rest of the Houghton Lake High School Jazz Band perform March 19 at the March Madness Concert. Also featured were the seventh grade and eighth grade bands, several small groups and the high school concert band. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

Fracas leads to arrest of underage drinkers

A report of people fighting at a home at Houghton Lake during the early morning hours of March 19 led to the arrest of seven Roscommon County residents on underage drinking and other charges. State Police were dispatched to 120 Nottingham Dr. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Ashley M. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 17: Amanda J. Brown, 21, St. Helen, did not appear for a probation violation hearing, and a bench warrant was to be issued. Rusty L. More...

Sports

Rosco 'Herd' to play in youth football league

"The Herd" will be the name of seventh and eighth grade football teams to be fielded this fall by the Roscommon Youth Football League. More...

PUTTING IN THE PITCHES

Houghton Lake varsity baseball player junior Ricky Ancel (right) sends a pitch to senior Derek Turner during batting practice on the balcony of the high school gym Tuesday afternoon. More...

CONFERENCE STAND-OUTS

The coaches of the Jack Pine Conference voted these Roscommon boys to the All Conference basketball roster They are (left to right) Jimmy Frye, Honorable Mention; Grant Carey, First Team; and Cody Barnes, Second Team. More...

Letters to the Editor

Will census become more political?

As mandated by the Constitution, a census has been taken by the government every 10 years since 1790 in an effort to count every person living in the U.S., both citizens and noncitizens. More...

Cut the pork, patch potholes

As if it isn't bad enough that the federal government just set the taxpayer back by approximately $7,000 per person now we have a rogue road commissioner threatening to sue us. Us being the taxpayer, the people who pay his wages. More...

Catch criminals honorably

While I applaud the recent drug busts of Roscommon police of the evil marijuana weed, I question their traffic stops of vehicles. I hope they aren't harassing. More...

Outdoors

DNR fisheries biologist investigates secret lives of mussels

When you think about Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists doing research, what comes immediately to mind? Salmon? Trout? Sturgeon? More...

DNR notes three changes in 2009 fishing regulations

Anglers have three major regulations changes to note as the 2009 fishing season opens April 1, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing licenses are on sale at all license retailers and on-line at www.michigan. gov/dnr. More...

Religion & Family

Birth Announcements

Quadruplets born to Romanckys Six-year-old Elijah Romancky, grandson of Michael and Pamela Dilts of Prudenville, suddenly has four siblings. More...

Wesleyans to host choir

The Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church will host a youth choir March 29 at its 6 p.m. service. More...

BAPTIST DERBY

The First Baptist Church of Prudenville has announced the winners of its March 14 Pinewood Derby. More...

Education

'Book Bombers' bring Battle trophy back

After two years of Gerrish- Higgins victories, a Houghton Lake team brought back the Battle of the Books traveling trophy Saturday. More...

Health and Fitness Week starts March 30 at Houghton Lake High

Houghton Lake Community Schools are a gearing up for their 12th Annual Health and Fitness Week March 30 through April 3. More...

Strength in positive message

There's Muscle in the Message. The Stand Strength Team, a national and international non-profit organization promoting health choices among youths, is coming to Roscommon County to hold several assemblies. More...

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