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Sale to support 'Sara's dream'

We all have dreams. Even when life limits us in some capacity. Sara Murdoch's dream is to go to Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN. More...

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GIFT TO RICHFIELD

Jack Barton, a trustee of Thetford Township in Genesee County, presents a four-wheel drive grass fire truck to Richfield Township Public Safety Officer Jason Hertzberg Aug. 21. Barton has a cottage at St. Helen and is president of the St. More...

Thieves take snowplow, damage pickup

A snow plow valued at $4,000 was reported stolen at a Roscommon auto dealership Aug. 20. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said the eight-foot plow had been on the bed of a pickup truck on the lot of Don Nester Chevrolet. More...

Woman dies of accident injuries

Shirley Sexton, 74, Houghton Lake, died at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor Aug. 23 of injuries she suffered in a rollover accident on US-127 Aug. 15. More...

Editorial

Most visible

With the opening of Bobcat Field for tonight's junior varsity football game spectators will be able to inspect some of the first phase of the $7.15 million bond issue approved by voters a year ago for facility upgrades, technology upgrades and athl More...

Let's practice, not debate, Bible laws

Debate still rages in some communities over whether the Ten Commandments should be posted in public places. The directives listed in Exodus 20 are indeed an excellent guide to moral, healthy, peaceful living. More...

His wish granted

When Libyan terrorist Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi was interviewed by English journalists after his release from a Scottish prison on humanitarian grounds last Thursday and returned to his homeland in Libya he said "this was my hope and wish - to be More...

Religion & Family

St. Elizabeth's celebrating 50th anniversary

Three separate events this month are marking the 50th anniversary of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake. The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, rededicated the church in a special service Aug. 16. More...

Cornell spending retirement working on 'to-do' list

Since retiring from Houghton Lake Community Schools in 1993, Jean Cornell, Houghton Lake, has been knocking things off her "to do" list. When she turned 70, her family's gift to her was a hot air balloon ride over Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan. More...

Pastor trades Houghton for Houghton Lake

Things may seem strangely familiar to Pastor Tom Anderson and his wife Karen, who are settling into their new church, Houghton Lake United Methodist. More...

Education

New district name, RHS facilities to greet students

A new name for the Gerrish-Higgins School District and improvements to several district facilities will be in place when classes begin Sept. 8, Superintendent Dr. Millie Mellgren told the board of education Aug. 19. More...

STORY TIME

(Above) Third grader Lucas Gronski responds to a question as parent David White reads a story about life at the beach during a summer literacy program session. White was not the only parent to volunteer to help with the program. More...

Houghton Lake registration, open houses planned

Students attending Houghton Lake Community Schools and their parents may attend open houses and orientations in preparation for the 2009-10 school year. More...

Allegations fly among Richfield elected officials

A 51-year-old St. Helen man was arrested last week for allegedly violating a personal protection order Richfield Township Supervisor Jerry Campbell had obtained against him. More...

Agreement for library district expected

An agreement leading to creation of a public library district for the Roscommon Higgins Lake area is expected to be presented to the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education and four municipalities next month. More...

Au Sable River Center addition to be dedicated

On Aug. 31 at 1 p.m., the public may attend the official grand opening of the Au Sable River Center Canopy/Meeting Room Addition in Roscommon. 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: John M. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 18: David L. Massey, 19, Prudenville, stood mute to a probation violation and a hearing was set. William F. Sikorski, 34, St. More...

Sports

Houghton Lake, Roscommon drop football openers

Both the Bobcats of Houghton Lake and Bucks of Roscommon dropped their opening games Friday night. More...

Bobcats end Bucks' 67-game NMSL winning streak

Houghton Lake ended the Roscommon Bucks' 66-game Northern Michigan Soccer League winning streak with a shocking 1-0 overtime win Wednesday night. More...

Silver Dollar, Old Town women's division champions

Silver Dollar Bar and Old Town Tavern were champions in their respective divisions in the Houghton Lake Women's Softball League with neither team's lead being challenged. More...

Letters to the Editor

You're welcome' for medical care

To respond to Bev Luther's letter in last weeks opinion page. I found it funny that she has the nerve to tell the "upper middle class" to "buzz off" when she just got done receiving the best medical care the "upper middle class" will pay for her. More...

Answering questions

I don't normally write letters to the editor. After reading the letter from Marilyn Jarvi in the August 13 edition of this paper I felt compelled to write my thoughts on the subject of their answers sought. More...

'Get involved' writer advises

Be an American GI - Get Involved! If you don't like the way your government is operating and wonder what you can do, here's a few approaches I've found helpful: 1. Write to Congress. More...

Happenings

Village officials to dedicate 'Potter's Field'

The public may attend the dedication of the Potter's Field at the Roscommon Cemetery Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. More...

BACK TO LIFE

Sarah Vineyard portrays her great-great-greatgrandmother, Helen Richardson, during a cemetery walk at South Branch Township's Pioneer Cemetery near Roscommon Aug. 23. More...

WELL BEHAVED

Ryan Williams, 7, Prudenville, received an award at the Missaukee County Agricultural Youth Fair, Aug. 3-7, for Blaze, "The Most Well Behaved Dog." The competition was held during family night. (Courtesy photo) More...

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