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Suspect charged after body found

State Police from Houghton Lake found the body of a 50-yearold Wixom woman in a shallow grave in southern Crawford County June 5, and arrested a Howell man for her murder on June 6. More...

Roscommon woman, attorney deceived by Canadian scam

A Roscommon resident and her attorney were both duped by a Canadian scam artist who ended up with nearly $3,000 of the woman's money. More...

County 'recreates' planning commission

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday adopted a new ordinance to "recreate" the county planning commission to comply with a new state law. More...

Special Sections

News

Gun stolen in Bay City recovered in Roscommon

A gun stolen in Bay City was recovered at a Roscommon residence June 4. More...

Flowers stolen from village graves

Thieves made off with flowers from approximately 50 graves in the Roscommon Village Cemetery last week. A village resident told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies he discovered flowers, valued at $50, missing from his wife's grave June 4. More...

FOR LAKE PATROLS

Roscommon County Sheriff's Department took possession of a new Yamaha VX DeLuxe PWC June 3, donated by Hacker's Yamaha, Houghton Lake, which will be used this summer for patrolling Roscommon County's lakes. More...

Business

Glen's 'yes' program offers savings, rewards

Glen's Markets is encouraging customer to say "yes" to its new "yes Rewards Program." The "yes" program (you earn & save) allows customers to earn points that can be exchanged for free products or to receive additional price reductions on select i More...

WITNESS TREE WORK

The Mid-Michigan Chapter of Professional Surveyors held a work session at Wallace Park in Roscommon on May 20 to improve the appearance of the landscaping around the "living witness tree," which was blazed by William A. More...

RCCF HELPS H.O.P.E.

Two grant checks from the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) were presented to Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat) on May 27. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer says tax rate education in order

This letter is in response to the letter recently written by Lynn Yackley ("Dissatisfied with millage passage," Resorter, May 21, 2009)regarding nonhomestead taxes being "unfair." First of all, thank you for the fact that you are wealthy enough to More...

Outdoors

Rosco team wins awards in archery tourney

The Roscommon Baptist King's Archers archery team took part in the second of three tournaments held by Centershot Ministries and team members brought home several awards. More...

Rain halts 'TS' Merritt race festivities

"Tackling TS", a Tuberous Sclerosis fundraiser was one of the focal points of fans entering Merritt Speedway Saturday night. More...

Straits of Mackinac cruises on tap

CMU Public Broadcasting has announced the dates of its annual series of Summer Music Cruises on the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Happenings

PIANO-VOCAL RECITAL

Piano students of Gayla Muntz recently hosted a piano vocal recital May 17 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Prudenville. Pictured with Mrs. More...

A.R.K. open house Saturday

The Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) is holding its annual open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year the group sets aside a day to allow people to visit A.R.K. More...

ACT NOW meeting to be held June 15

The ACT NOW Community Advisory/ Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Hall. This months meeting will feature Jennifer Patchin from the Grayling Michigan State Police Crime Lab. More...

Features

Carved in Stone

Granite is canvas for Grayling man
This story contains a video

From his photo realistic oil paintings to his pen and ink pointillism pieces, Dan Feldhauser's work is remarkable. But it's his work in granite that leaves a lasting impression. More...

Butterfly importation clips wings of Higgins Lake dentist

Higgins Lake dentist Kevin Rucinski, 49, was sentenced by US. District Judge Thomas Ludington in Bay City June 11 after pleading guilty to a violation of the Endangered Species Act, U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg announced. More...

County man dies of H1N1 virus

As the World Health Organization raised the worldwide H1N1 flu pandemic alert level to Phase 6 June 11, the Michigan Department of Community Health confirmed a Roscommon County resident became the second person in Michigan to die of the disease. More...

Residents seek to recall Richfield board

Proposed petition language seeking the recall of all five members of the Richfield Township Board was filed with the Roscommon County Clerk in the past week. The Roscommon County Election Commission will conduct a hearing at 1 p.m. More...

ONE-LANE BRIDGE ACCIDENT

A Falmouth man was arrested June 5 following an 8:45 a.m. accident on this one-lane bridge on Kelly Road, over the Muskegon River, when his vehicle struck the south side of the bridge, bounced off the north side and rolled onto its side. More...

Fishing to be free June 13-14

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for June 13-14. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 1: No. 07-72-6570, David E. Blanchard, Houghton Lake, and David E. Blanchard Contracting, Inc., vs. Terry D. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Linde A. More...

Sports

Walks nearly doom Limberlost in women's softball league

With 20 runs scored in the 3rd inning Navigator Wireless allowed Limberlost Lounge to score five runs in their half of the inning to win 26-25 in Houghton Lake Women's Softball League play Thursday night. More...

HLUMC remains perfect with 20-1 win

Houghton Lake United Methodist remained undefeated in Roscommon County Christian Softball League play with a win June 2. The league's other undefeated team, Markey Blue, had a bye week. More...

ROCKETS' SUCCESS

The Roscommon Rockets girls U-12 travel soccer team finished their spring season May 30th with a record of 7-4-1. The Rockets are part of the Roscommon North Youth Soccer Association and play in the Northern Michigan Soccer Alliance. More...

Editorial

Added benefits

Aside from the obvious positive economic impact from an influx of 800 fishermen for several days recently in the National Bass Angler Association's National Championships, two young Houghton Lake fishermen are especially pleased those fishermen wer More...

Pastor shortage has changed to job shortage

Just over three years ago, I wrote about a looming shortage of pastors in America due to an aging clergy population and fewer seminary graduates going into pastoral ministry. All that has quickly changed. More...

GM bankruptcy's impact on Michigan

In 2002, GM was the world's largest automaker in terms of vehicles sold and total revenue, despite devastating effects on auto sales from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist strikes. More...

Religion & Family

Children's Bereavement Network plans camp in Oscoda Aug. 7-9

The Children's Bereavement Network is accepting applications for children ages 8-13 to attend Camp Live, Laugh, Love in Oscoda at the YMCA Camp Nissokone Aug. 7-9. More...

Squiers celebrating 40 years of marriage

Allan and Jeanette Squier of Houghton Lake will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 21. More...

First Baptist hosting Vacation Bible School

The First Baptist Church of Prudenville will hold its annual Vacation Bible School June 15-19 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children in kindergarten through sixth grade may attend. More...

Education

KINDERGARTEN COUNTERS

Collins Elementary kindergartners from the classes of Darlene Roberts and Amy Koupal participated in a project to write out their numbers up to 1,000 in scroll form during the past semester. More...

RMS releases final honor roll

All A's Brittany Baker, Cole Barnhart, Destiney Bidoul, Robert Bolzman, John Bowen, Emily Burgess, Blake Erickson, Payton Geers, Jonah Goodreau, Sadie Hesse, Donald Jernigan, Collin O'Brien, Mary Pratt, Hannah Ryder, James Schwartz, Steven Treml More...

PARTY FOR PETE

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Pete Injasoulian (standing, left) talks with two central office staff members, Lynn Pope and Jan Pendrys, at a get-together held at Houghton Lake High School June 4 in honor of his retirement. More...

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