December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Stand-off snarls traffic

Motorists who intended to travel M-18 between Roscommon and Prudenville Monday morning had to take alternate routes as police dealt with a standoff at a duplex housing unit near the Kingdom Hall.   More...

Offer accepted on Merritt, Prudenville Schools

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ former Merritt and Prudenville Elementaries will be sold under land contract, the board of eduction decided Monday.   More...

NOSE-TO-NOSE

A youngster’s delight is evident as she meets a real live reindeer in the BC Pizza parking lot in Roscommon during Christmas in the Village. More...

Special Sections

News

FILTRATION SYSTEM CATCHES FIRE

Higgins Township Fire Chief Mike Umphrey tosses a piece of debris into a puddle of water as firefighters clear smouldering components from a welder filtration system that caught fire at Lear Corporati More...

Deputies follow footprints, use GPS to solve Roscommon thefts

A combination of old-fashioned footwork and modern technology helped Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies to the arrest of a suspect in several thefts in Roscommon Dec. 5.   More...

Escapee to appear for pretrial

A South Haven youth is set to appear in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, for a pretrial hearing.   Michael S. More...

Business

State home builders elect Barber president

Tom Barber of Barber Construction in Roscommon has been installed as president of the Michigan Association of Home Builders.   More...

GENERAL STORE

Sharon Roach is the owner of Merritt Discount, LLC at 310 South Merritt Road across from the Merritt Post Office. More...

SAM’S IS BACK

Owner Savo “Sam” Stajic (left), pictured with his aunt Ljba Stajic (home cooking consultant), has reopened Sam’s Lounge at 1781 Heightsview Dr. in Houghton Lake Heights. More...

Letters to the Editor

Obama spending our grandkids’ money

America is going through its change as candidate Obama promised. In less than 200 days our free market, laissez faire economy has metastasized into a planned, centrally controlled socialistic economy. More...

Airport may help bring St. Helen supermarket

While he certainly is entitled to his opinion, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that Mr. Oatman is a supporter of our supervisor. More...

Organ donors urged to sign register

Currently more than 104,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for organ transplants, while nearly 3,000 wait in Michigan alone. More...

Religion & Family

Rach, Pete plan May wedding

Mary Christine Rach, daughter of Jim and Katherine Rach of Higgins Lake, and Kyle Robert Pete, son of Faith and Dave Williams of Holland and Ken and Kelly Pete of Holland, plan to wed May 17, 2010, in a Key West, FL, ceremony. More...

Daughter, Brittany, born to Appses

Salve and Earl Apps of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Brittany Padernilla Apps.   Born Nov. 30, 2009, at Grayling Mercy Hospital, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.   More...

‘Tots’ campaign still needs toys

Cpl. Jack A. Davenport Marine Corps League Chapter 684, Houghton Lake, reports that donations for its annual Toys for Tots campaign are down so far this year.   There is still a great demand for new, unwrapped toys, members said.   More...

Education

‘NeXt Connect ‘ aims to help students prepare for college

Roscommon High School students in grades 10 through 12 who want to prepare for college will begin meeting Dec.15 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 109 at the high school. The group, called NeXt Connect, led by the Rev. Dr. Jim Kent.   More...

TAKING A LOOK

Dental hygeinist Marie Terokowskie examines preschooler Laila Lane’s teeth Monday during a visit to Collins Elementary. More...

Skeels Class of ’11 hosting ‘pizza tip night’

Skeels Christian School’s Class of 2011 will host a pizza tip night at Pizza Hut, Gladwin, Dec.14, from 5 to 8 p.m.   Students will wait the tables, and patrons may donate their tips to the hosting ‘pizza tip night’ class. More...

Roscommon woman dies in Friday accident - Free Access

Michelle L. Spegel, 19, Roscommon, was killed in a collision at the intersection of M-18 and Willows Road in Higgins Township Dec. 11. The driver of the vehicle in which the woman was riding, Roman M. More...

Bucks take boys contest; Bobcats win girls match-up - Free Access

Behind 30 points by senior Grant Carey, the Roscommon Bucks topped the Houghton Lake Bobcats in varsity boys basketball action Thursday night 54-45 at Houghton Lake. More...

READYING TO RUMBLE

(At right, left to right) Brooke Tracy, 8, and her sister Callie, 4, make snowballs in preparation for a sisterly snow fight in front of their home on Ontario Street at Houghton Lake Wednesday morning More...

Richfield recall off

There will be no recall election in Richfield Township next February.   More...

HELPING OUT

Two Roscommon Township firefighters make their way toward the burning second story of a farm house at 1659 South Nelson Road in Missaukee County’s Butterfield Township Dec. 3. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 1:   William E. Fritch, 39, Oxford, was granted a motion to modify the terms of his probation.   More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, where they demanded preliminary examination within 14 days:   Martin D. Lozon, 43, Roscommon, two counts of felonious assault. More...

Sports

Bobcat cage opener goes to Falcons

A cold third quarter combined with a case of the “jitters” was too much for Houghton Lake to overcome in a 65-54 season opening loss to Ogemaw Heights Tuesday night. More...

Six Bucks go undefeated in home opening tournament

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team started their season by sweeping the competition at the Roscommon Invitational Saturday, with six Buck wrestlers going undefeated on the day.   More...

ALL-STATE ACCOLADES

Houghton Lake High School senior linebacker Mason Boals was named Sunday to the Detroit Free Press’ Division 5 All-State First Team. More...

Editorial

Threats to resources

The threat of Asian carp entering the waters of Lake Michigan in Chicago through the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal is not something that should be taken lightly, nor dismissed. More...

Do e-mails show climate change is humbug?

As world leaders gather in Copenhagen this Christmas season to discuss ways to curb global warming, some people are saying it’s all humbug; Al Gore and scientists who fret about climate change are Scrooges. More...

May all your Christmas jingles be merry

The Christmas season is finally upon us.   The real Christmas season. The one that comes after Thanksgiving. More...

Outdoors

Preliminary estimates show firearm harvest declines 10-20%

Initial estimates indicate Michigan firearm deer hunters killed 10- to 20% fewer deer this year than in 2008, according to the Department of Natural Resources. More...

LATE SEASON SUCCESS

These five bucks were all taken in the Maple Valley area by members of the Sperry hunting camp during the firearm deer season. More...

Happenings

‘Average guy’ Tippin could have been pilot

Country star Aaron Tippin will bring his honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals to the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.   More...

Tippin to present ‘Country Christmas’

Aaron Tippin will present “Aaron Tippin’s Country Christmas” Dec. 12 as part of Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts’ Performing Artists Series. More...

Rabies clinics planned at three locations in county

The Roscommon County Animal Shelter’s annual rabies shot clinics will be held at three locations in the next few weeks.   More...

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