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Campbell reports threats by resident

Amid ongoing efforts to recall Richfield Township officials from office, Supervisor Jerry Campbell reported he was threatened in his office by a constituent July 22. More...

Recovery Act grant to allow sheriff to replace deputy

A $234,288 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant announced by Vice-president Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday will allow the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department to replace an officer who left the department last year. More...

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News

Dog helps officers find fleeing motorist

A motorist who left his vehicle and ran into the woods while being pursued by police claimed he was just in a hurry to defecate. He was arrested after being tracked down by a Richfield Township Police Department K-9 unit. More...

ACT-NOW Citizen of the Year

Gerrish Township resident and Advisory Community Team-Neighbors on Watch board member Stanley Baysdell (left) was the recipient of the 2008-09 Citizen of the Year Award from ACT-NOW during the group's annual meeting and picnic July 20. More...

High school student arraigned on two bomb threat charges

A Roscommon High School student has been charged in connection with two bomb threats at the high school that occurred at the end of the school year. More...

Business

Unemployment agency expands automated phone system hours

Jobless workers who are applying for unemployment benefits can now file their claims 24 hours a day Monday through Saturday by using an automated telephone system at the state's Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). More...

NEWEST ROTARIAN

Koreen Hobbs of Kabinetree Koncepts was recently inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake. The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake has been actively supporting local and international service projects since 1987. More...

SHARING LOCATION

Four Houghton Lake businesses have recently relocated to 3100 West Houghton Lake Dr., the building which formerly housed the Stained Glass Studio. More...

Letters to the Editor

Board members won't be puppets

editor's note posted with Dorothy Sunman's letter to the editor last week. I have many times called the Attorney General's office to gain better insight of the interpretation of a specific Michigan law. More...

Outdoors

Pure Michigan Hunt: Exciting new multi-hunt opportunity

Imagine, if you can, that you were fortunate enough to be selected for every limited-access hunting opportunity in Michigan in the same year - elk, bear, spring and fall wild turkey, antlerless deer and even opening day at a managed waterfowl area. More...

large smalmouth

Casey Strong, Pinconning, landed this 19 1/2 inch smallmouth bass July 25 fishing on Houghton Lake's south shore. Casey, the son of Bryan and Jennifer Strong, was using crawlers when he caught the 3 1/2 pound fish. More...

FRIDAY EVENING FISH

Linda Dear of Prudenville caught this 39 inch, 13 pound Northern Pike fishing on Houghton Lake the evening of July 24. She was using a white spinnerbait while fishing on East Bay when she landed it. (Courtesy photo) More...

Religion & Family

HLHS grad pursues ministry through arts

Stephanie Foster, who graduated from Houghton Lake High School in 2008, was all set to become a dental hygienist "and live a normal life" when, through her faith, she received a higher calling. More...

Calvarymen Quartet to perform at Markey

The Calvarymen Quartet will return to the Markey Community Baptist Church Aug. 2. The quartet will perform at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. The public may attend. More...

Birth Announcements

Toppens name son Eli Michael Michael and Arica (Drogt) Toppen of Coopersville announce the birth of their son, Eli Michael. More...

Education

RCCF HELPS G-H

Dr. Millie Mellgren (left), superintendent of the Gerrish-Higgins School District, and Mary Fry, executive director of Roscommon County Community Foundation, hold a check in the amount of $2,786 awarded to the school district by the RCCF recently. More...

COOR opens door for 'seat-time waivers'

COOR Intermediate School District recently presented its six constituent school districts with an opportunity for students to use on-line learning to gain credits for graduation. More...

RHS students boost scores on Michigan Merit Exam

Roscommon High School students improved in every category of the Michigan Merit Exam this year, scoring above the state average across the board. In reading, the RHS average score was 77, up from 63 last year. The state average was 60. More...

Commission OK's Richfield recall language

Petitions seeking the recall of all five members of the Richfield Township Board may circulate, the Roscommon County Election Commission ruled Tuesday. It was the fourth attempt to gain approval for petition language against Supervisor Jerry Campb More...

Boaters rescued after two hour in Houghton Lake

Boaters and residents of Houghton Lake More...

Cool summer not bad for business

Despite a trend of lower than normal temperatures at Houghton Lake this summer, many of the area's businesses are having a good year as visitors spend more time in town. More...

History comes alive at Village Days

Residents and visitors alike will get a glimpse of life in the 19th century this weekend during the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society's 37th annual Historical Village Days Friday through Sunday. 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

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 21: Ronald D. More...

Sports

Sports Long Branch carries 1st inning lead to 8-7 victory

Long Branch Saloon took a four run 1st inning lead through the next six innings adding more runs along the way to an 8-7 victory over challenging Budweiser in Houghton Lake Men's Slo-Pitch Softball League play Monday night. More...

G's battles back to beat Shenanigan's by one

Only two games were reported in the Houghton Lake Women's Softball League Thursday night. G's defeated Shenanigan's 9-8 and Limberlost drove over Team Hodges 19-5. More...

Firebirds reload for upcoming hoops season

The Kirtland Community College mens basketball team is quickly reloading for what would be a historic run at a third consecutive bid in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association's basketball tournament. More...

Editorial

What it used to be

With the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society's 36th annual festival beginning this Friday, the definition of "antique" comes to mind; because of its longevity, the festival itself has become "antique" in a sense. More...

Positive reporting

Geez, positive recognition from a respected national daily newspaper about Michigan, and Roscommon County in particular, appeared in the July 23 edition of The Wall Street Journal, and in the first section on page six! More...

Archaeology supports Bible account

Former Vice-president Al Gore's phrase, "An Inconvenient Truth," can apply to history, as well as to environmental projections. In our country, textbooks these days sometimes virtually ignore the role religion played in the founding of our nation. More...

Health

On-line tool helps people avoid doughnut hole'

By the end of this summer, more than a million older Americans will have fallen into the "doughnut hole"— a coverage gap in Medicare's prescription drug program that leaves individuals on the hook for all of their own drug costs while still p More...

Mercy adds digital mammography system

Mercy Hospital Grayling has expanded its health and wellness services available to women with the addition of a new Selenia digital mammography system from Hologic. More...

Chronic lung disease help a click, call away

What causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Are COPD and emphysema the same thing? How is COPD diagnosed and treated? Can it be cured? Is there anything you can do to help yourself breathe better if you have COPD? More...

Happenings

YOUNG EAGLES TAKE FLIGHT AT HTL

(Left to right) Airport Manager Eric Jaroch gives Tanner Glueheisen, 7, and his sister Riley, 10, of Roscommon a chance to look over the controls of a light plane as Leanne Stern looks on. More...

Churches organize Summer Fun Festival

The Roscommon Summer Fun Festival, latest addition to the area's summer calendar, gets underway today (Thursday) in Roscommon and continues through Sunday. There is no admission charge. More...

Coulier, Holmes 'stand up' at KCPA

This year's performing artist series at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts kicks off Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. with "Saturday Night Stand Up" with Dave Coulier and Peter Holmes. More...

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