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O'Neil set for trial in child abuse case

A Houghton Lake man charged with first degree murder and child abuse is scheduled for trial in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 3. Bradley J. More...

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News

Arrest, expulsion likely for late-year bomb threat

The Roscommon County Sheriff's Department announced Tuesday it has obtained a confession from an 18-yearold Roscommon High School student who made a bomb threat during the last week of the 2008-09 school year. More...

Thief buys two, takes one

Employees of Sharp's IGA, Higgins Lake, reported a theft of firewood July 18 to the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department. More...

Two men flip in go-cart

Two downstate men were injured when the go-cart they were riding flipped over, throwing them from the vehicle. More...

Business

DDA program has brought upgrades worth $200,000 to Rosco businesses

The Roscommon Downtown Development Authority's "5-5-5-5" grant program has resulted in over $200,000 worth of improvements to businesses since it began last year. Roscommon Village Manager Tom Gromek said grants to businesses have totaled $64,454. More...

NEW OWNER

David Sandera is the new owner at Yardbird Outdoor Power Equipment at 4518 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) at Houghton Lake. More...

Safety expo slated at Mid Michigan

The Mid Michigan Safety Council will sponsor its 8th annual Mid Michigan Safety Expo on Aug. 12 on the Harrison Campus of Mid Michigan Community College. More...

Letters to the Editor

Free physicals offered at clinics

The stores in the area are already gearing up for back-to-school season. Parents and student athletes should be gearing up as well. More...

Dem chair suggests arbitrator

I have been watching and attending meetings in Richfield Township, both as a concerned citizen and the Democratic [Party] chair for Roscommon County. I agree fully that these public servants need help resolving their conflicts. More...

Reject sprinkler proposal

Michigan's homebuyers do not need others to make their decisions for them. More...

Religion & Family

Praise band to perform free concerts

"Amplify," a student praise band from Trinity of Fairview Church in North Carolina, will perform concerts and offer missions and outreach in Roscommon County next week, starting July 26. More...

Olivia Parker born to Thomases

Scott and Desiree Thomas of Lupton announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Parker. Olivia was born July 7, 2009, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 5 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. More...

FIFTH GENERATION

This five-generation picture was taken on the occasion of Bonnie LaLone's great-granddaughter, Trista's first birthday party, July 11, in Northville. More...

Education

Dandy graduates from victim assistance academy

Becky Dandy of River House, Inc., Grayling, recently graduated from the 2009 Michigan Victim Assistance Academy (MVAA), an intensive 45-hour academically based course co-sponsored by the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice that emp More...

Search for 'right person' as high school principal continues

The search for a new principal at Houghton Lake High School continues. More...

Sheltrown pushes plan to alter high school requirements

State Representative Joel Sheltrown (D-West Branch) has announced a plan that will add a vocational option to the current curriculum for high school students. More...

Summer reading finale tonight

The Houghton Lake Public Library enters the final week of its summer reading program, Be Creative @ Your Library, with 131 children and 58 adult readers participating. Tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m., all readers are invited for a free family eve More...

Case found guilty on 10 of 13 CSC counts

A jury concluded July 16 that a former Christian school teacher was guilty of 10 out of 13 criminal sexual conduct charges filed against him. The trial against Kenneth Case, 57, began July 9 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. More...

Clarity hearings set for recalls

Two sets of clarity hearings for recall petitions against Richfield Township officials are scheduled for Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. to be heard by the Roscommon County Election Commission. More...

Coming Out To See The Cars

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More than 100 cars were entered in the Rusty Nuts Car Club's Car show at Funland, Houghton Lake, Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

Court proceedings

83rd District Court The following demanded preliminary examination before Judge Daniel L. Sutton in 83rd District Court: Robert A. Farrell, 31, Lincoln Park, six counts of resisting and obstructing police. More...

Sports

Limberlost remains perfect with 10-run men's league win

Houghton Lake Men's Slo-Pitch Softball Leauge play with a 15-5 win over Shenanigan's I Monday night. More...

Jaguar football sign-up July 28

Youth interested in Houghton Lake Youth Football will have their final chance to sign up for the youth football program July 28. More...

Sadowski aces Pineview 17th

Robert Sadowski of Rochester Hills shot a hole-in-one with his 9 iron on the 17th hole of Pineview Golf Course July 15. Lori McCarthy witnessed the ace. More...

Editorial

Prayer booth disclaimer is reasonable

A Warren church, knowing that people are most inclined to seek God's help when times are tough, has set up a public booth where people can come for prayer. More...

Distance learning

The excitement, memories and education a group of Michigan wrestlers - including three from Houghton Lake and one from Grayling - brought home from Japan following an 18-day cultural exchange is a story worth sharing. More...

'Obama-Care's' unintended consequences

Under the leadership of President Barack Obama, the debate about the future of America's health care system is off and running. More...

Outdoors

AuSable canoe marathon starts Saturday in Grayling, area paddlers entered

With the 2009 field continuing to grow, the 2008 Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon Champions have entered this year's race and are looking to go back-to-back. More...

Cyclists chase canoes at Black Bear Bicycle Tour

Eleven hours after the start of the AuSable Canoe Marathon in Grayling, riders in the Avita Water Black Bear Bicycle Tour wind along a 100 mile route through the AuSable River Valley chasing canoes to Oscoda. More...

HEAVY STRINGER

CSMx25xBIGxEXISTxW 2 x Jim Hafdahl of Springfield, OH, shows off a nice stringer of walleye and bass he caught off the west shore of Houghton Lake recently. More...

Happenings

Exchange Equals Close Encounter

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The four Northern Michigan high school athletes who traveled to Tokyo, Japan with the Michigan-Japan Wrestling Cultural Exchange recently came back from their 18-day trip with a set of memories that will last for the rest of their lives. More...

RIDING FOR A CAUSE

Despite dreary weather Saturday, this hardy group of bikers - some from as far as Grand Rapids - showed up at Hacker's Yamaha and Honda for the Hacker's "Thunder at the Lake" poker run. More...

Roscommon Summer Fun Festival starts July 30

The first Roscommon Summer Fun Festival will take place July 30-31, and August 1-2, sponsored by Roscommon area churches at the Roscommon Fire Training Grounds. Admission is free. On July 30 the grounds will open at 3 p.m. More...

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