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Veteran’s Day programs planned at area schools

Houghton Lake High School seniors will present the 16th annual Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 11 at the high school.   More...

RHS students to honor veterans

The Roscommon High School Student Council will hold a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11 in the high school gymnasium.   More...

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DIVE TEAM ASSISTANCE

A $1,500 grant, awarded through the Robert R. More...

Nebor faces hearings in embezzlement case

A Prudenville resident accused of financially exploiting a senior citi­zen has waived arraignment in 87-C District Court, Crawford County, and is scheduled for a felony pretrial Nov. 10 and preliminary examina­tion Nov. 17. More...

Judge OK’s continuing lower level for Higgins; nature not cooperating

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Monday signed an order extending last year’s lower winter legal level for Hig­gins Lake for four more years. More...

Editorial

Biting the bullet

With a deft hand and a troubled heart, Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed six budget bills last week which represented a veto of $127 million for next year and balanced the state’s budget ahead of the Nov. 1 deadline. More...

Closer to home

While the governor and legislature have a budget in place, Roscommon County Commissioners have begun their budget wrangling toward adopting a balanced budget by the first of January, less than two months away. More...

Did the Creator use recycled materials?

Debates over how the world came to be usually center on whether an intentional act of God or some sort of cosmic accident was responsible, with the Bible on one side and scientific data on the other.  More...

Outdoors

DNR director may ban vehicles from Russell Lake property

Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries as early as today (Thursday) could sign a land use order banning wheeled, motorized vehicles from 816 acres of state-owned land bordering Russell Lake in Higgins Township. More...

Free program gives basic training in archery

Archery is a sport that is accessible to all ages, and the Houghton Lake Sportsman Club’s Youth Archery Program offers a chance for anyone to learn the basics for free. More...

Strike Out Cancer’ fund-raiser set

Goodyear Lanes (formerly Northway Lanes) of Houghton Lake will be the site of a Relay for Life of Roscommon County fund-raiser Nov. 21. The “Strike Out Cancer Holiday Bowl” is a two-part fund-raiser. More...

Happenings

Spooky Sights

PUMPKIN PAINTING Roscommon High School seniors Sophie Donley (left) and Shelbie Sudz­inski pose with Colby Reynolds, 3 1/2, at the pumpkin painting station at Trunk-or-Treat at the Gerrish Township Po More...

SINGLE PINE LOG

Jerry Hoover of Lake James made this totem-style carving of an owl from a single white pine log he cut from a tree that fell near his home. More...

Artesia is ‘shoe box’ station

Artesia Youth Park, with the help of Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church and the Houghton Lake community, has agreed to become a Samaritan’s Purse Relay Station for “Operation Christ­mas Child Shoe Boxes” for needy chil­dren around the wo More...

Meier to head Roscommon Elementary as interim principal

A former St. Helen Elementary School teacher and principal will become interim principal of Roscommon Elementary in January. Roscommon Area Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Millie Mellgren announced Nov. More...

Nokomis stays open for now

State cuts deep

On the chopping block during budget negotiations in Lansing, Nokomis Challenge Center, Prudenville, has received a reprieve. More...

County mulls balancing 2010 budget

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners’ budget and finance committee has come up with recommendations to trim nearly $300,000 from the county’s preliminary 2010 budget, but the document still has over $500,000 in red ink.   More...

Free flights take veterans of World War II to see memorials

Veterans Day reminiscences tend to focus on long-ago decades, but two Roscommon veterans of World War II have a recent memory to talk about. More...

HLMS recognizes vets

Houghton Lake Middle School students will honor veterans during an assembly Nov. 11th at 1:30 p.m. Parents of students are welcome, and if they are veterans they will be recognized.   U. S. Navy veteran Lonnie Cook, will be the speaker. 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

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 2: No. 09-72-8070, Nora L. Wills, per Tasha Brian, vs. Richard Kristof, parties have worked on issues, and a settlement conference is set for Feb. 8, 2010; No. More...

Sports

Buck netters advance in Districts

Although the powerhouse Roscom­mon varsity volleyball team won their first round District Tournament match against the visiting Houghton Lake Bob­cats   in three straight games (25-9, 25-15, 25-13) Tuesday night, volleyball fans who made the t More...

Third and fourth grade Jaguars go undefeatedEnter

The third and fourth grade Houghton Lake Jaguars football team racked up a perfect 6-0 record during their 2009 sea­son, which wound up with a 47-20 win at Farwell Oct. 17. More...

Tripped Up!

scoring opportunities end Bobcats’ playoff run

Houghton Lake had its chances to beat Pinconning Friday night but failed to score in four chances inside the red zone in a 12-0 Division 5, Region 2 Pre-District football loss. More...

Letters to the Editor

Why are drunk drivers still on the road?

I’m MADD! It has been three years since two young bicyclists were hit by a drunk driver in my neighborhood. One was killed, the other critically injured. Since that time, over 35,000 Americans have been killed by alcohol-related accidents. More...

Religion & Family

Camp lets kids share grief stories

By Roberta Friday Every year we are amazed at the impact that Children’s Bereavement Network’s Camp Live, Laugh, Love for grieving children has on all who attend, and this year was no different. This was our biggest camp ever! More...

Larsons celebrate 60 years

A reception in honor of Larry and Shirley (Chapp) Larson of Roscommon for their 60th wedding anniversary was given by their children Oct. 24, 2009. More...

Church plans beef stew dinner

A beef stew dinner will be served at Messiah Lutheran Church, Roscommon, at 5 p.m. Nov. 11. The menu will consist of beef stew, biscuits, cole slaw, ice cream and coffee, tea or milk. There is no charge, but dona­tions will be accepted. More...

Education

Roscommon seniors organize concert to aid Project HOPE

Two Roscommon High School seniors are combining their love for music and desire for helping needy people by organizing a concert to benefit Project Help Our People Eat to­morrow (Friday) night. The concert is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. More...

DAY OF RAKING

Houghton Lake High School seniors (left to right) Elise Brotebeck, Danielle Balbach and Ricky Urbach, members of the National Honor Society, rake leaves in the back yard of Lou Ann Pacheco, former Bob More...

Hoe-down set for St. Helen families

Nov. 10 will be Hoedown Fam­ily Night at St. Helen Elementary School.The event is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m.   Children will learn square danc­ing and line dancing from Mrs. More...

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