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Bucks lose to Tawas in District final - Free Access

Roscommon's varsity soccer season came to an end Saturday with a loss to Tawas, 3-2, at Oscoda. It was the second straight season the Braves ended Roscommon's season, beating them last year 3-2 in the District final. More...

Board of Ed proposes counter-offer on schools

Negotiations on the sale of the former Prudenville Elementary and Merritt Elementary continue, as the Houghton Lake Board of Education reduced its asking price for both buildings in a counter-offer to Royal Medical and Technical Consultants.   More...

Faith on the field

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Despite a cold and blustery night, Bobcat Field was filled with song and testimony Oct. 14 as the Houghton Lake and Roscommon High School chapters of Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored a Fields of Faith event at Bobcat Field. More...

Special Sections

News

Three men arraigned on drug charges following STING raid

Three men have been arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, on drug charges following a Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group raid on a Nester Township property Oct. 13.   More...

Parents urged to discuss safe driving with teens

Despite the fact teen driving fatalities have declined over the past five years in Michigan, traffic crashes remain the number one killer of young adults ages 16-20.   More...

Tree stand stolen

A Roscommon resident reported theft of a tree stand Oct. 14.   The resident told Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies the stand was stolen from a tree in a field across the street from his house.   More...

Editorial

Falling numbers

Last week we reported the enrollment figures for the county’s two school districts and both reflected the continuing decline in student numbers. More...

Commemorative badge

Some lucky person will be the winner of a most unique and different Tip-up Town badge this year, the 60th year’s No. 60 badge, replete with a half-carat diamond commemorating the Diamond Jubilee. More...

Bishop says individual salvation is a heresy

Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, recently declared the idea “that we can be saved as individuals” to be a “great Western heresy.” She said the claim that “salvation depends on recitin More...

Religion & Family

‘JUST SAY NO’ GRANT

“Just Say No” is one part of a health and safety program called Basic Aid Training or “B.A.T.” which was developed by the American Red Cross to introduce children ages eight to More...

St. James to serve lasagna meal

St. James Catholic Church will host its annual lasagna dinner.   Sponsored by the Women’s Club, the dinner is set for Nov. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the parish hall on the North Shore of Houghton Lake. More...

Chili dinner scheduled at Messiah Lutheran

A chili dinner is scheduled for Oct. 28 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst Dr., Roscommon.   Chili, corn bread, salad, ice cream, coffee and milk will be served, beginning at 5 p.m. Carry-outs will be available. More...

Education

RMS staffers, students attend Health Summit

Five staff members and two students from Roscommon Middle School last month spent a day at Detroit’s Ford Field during the Michigan Kick Off To School Health Summit. More...

Save Our School schedules meeting

St. Helen’s Save Our School group will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Richfield Township Hall.   More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for September at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Prudenville are (front left to right) Lauren Hood, kindergarten; Elaina Britvec, first grade; Allie Smith, second grade; More...

Wednesday afternoon update: HLCS to close - Free Access

A high percentage of absences due to illness prompted Roscommon Area Public Schools to close for the rest of this week, starting Tuesday. Now, several other area schools are also closing their doors for the remainder of the week. More...

Bobcats to play Pinconning Friday night in football playoffs - Free Access

Houghton Lake will play Pinconning in post-season action, the MHSAA announced Sunday night. A 7 p.m. kick off Friday night in Pinconning has been scheduled. More...

Bobcats headed to playoffs; Bucks end with loss to Clare - Free Access

With a 22-0 shut-out of Harrison, the Houghton Lake Bobcats punched their ticket for post-season play Friday night at Bobcat Field. More...

Gov. says ‘Shake Your Mailbox’ Oct. 24

By Glenn Schicker More...

One Bowl At A Time

An opportunity to fight poverty will be combined with a chance to buy a piece of original art with dinner thrown in at the Kirtland House Art Gallery at Kirtland Community College during the Empty Bowls Art Show and Silent Auction Oct. 28.   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:   More...

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Sept. 1 through 30:   Department of Natural Resources   Failure to register motorboat: Mark T. Hayden, $150. More...

34th Circuit Court

Lawsuits filed   More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

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Houghton Lake Pool Standings

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Bucks bash Bobcats in Districts

In the second game of the varsity soccer season, Houghton Lake beat their neighbors to the north 1-0 in double overtime, the first Northern Michigan Soccer League loss Roscommon had dropped in 67 games. More...

Letters to the Editor

Handicap spaces are for drivers with permits

Earlier this week I went to our local Super Kmart and parked in the handicap space near the front door. I don’t know why, but I looked at the car in front of me, also in a handicap space. More...

Young Americans should wake up to health care changes

Americans 18-30 years old: Wakeup!   More...

House fire victims appreciate response, help

Last week my family experienced a devastating house fire that partially destroyed our home. Our kitchen and part of the dining room were totally destroyed. The rest of the entire house suffered smoke and water damage.   More...

Happenings

Curves promoting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Curves of Prudenville is participating in the national Curves’ campaign to encourage women to get annual mammograms and perform monthly breast selfexams during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.   More...

CANOE WINNER

Dick Wilson of Lake City (right) was the winner Oct. 17 of this 17-foot cedar canoe, handmade by Bill Randall (left). More...

Make a Difference’ Saturday at library

The Houghton Lake Public Library will gather food items for Project Help Our People Eat, a nonprofit organization which maintains a food bank and distributes food to needy residents of Roscommon County, in observance of Make a Difference Day on Satu More...

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