December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Nokomis closing Jan.15th

For the 46 employees of Camp Nokomis of Houghton Lake, Scrooge came a day after Christmas in the form of lay off notices issued from the state notifying the employees that Jan. 15 Camp Nokomis will close. More...

2009 - An eventful end to a decade

The foundering U.S. economy dominated national headlines in 2009, and Roscommon County did not escape the recession’s effects.   More...

Special Sections

News

Traffic stop leads to arrest on home invasion charges

A day after Michigan State Police from the Houghton Lake Post investigated a home invasion in Roscommon Township, a routine traffic stop by a trooper led to the arrest of a Houghton Lake resident.   On Dec. More...

St. Helen man dies as car rolls

A St. Helen man died in a one-car accident on Old 76, just north of St. Helen, Dec. 23.   More...

Assault victim found in woods

A 19-year-old Roscommon man who was injured in an assault in St. Helen Christmas night was found in his disabled car on a snowmobile trail off Deckers Road in Higgins Township.   More...

Editorial

Closing Camp Nokomis

Our Opinion

Maybe the closing of Camp Nokomis was inevitable considering the reprieves the camp has received during the state’s budget process starting last summer and over the two previous year’s budgets. More...

The killing of the children – then and now

When Herod realized that the visitors from the east had tricked him, he was furious. More...

Here’s a glimpse of the ‘good stuff’ of 2009

Roscommon County is a busy place.   As Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz, said, “People come and go so quickly here.”   Whether it’s kids wrestling their hearts out or adults being   More...

Health

Test kits can detect radon in homes

For Your Health

January is Radon Awareness month, and the Central Michigan District Health Department invites you and your family to join others in taking the “test” for radon in your home.   More...

SURPRISE!

American Cancer Society Community Representative Joanne Perkola (front, second from left) was surprised with a party at Timbers, Higgins Lake, Dec. More...

Mercy Hospice to train volunteers

Are you a sensitive, caring individual who would like to make someone’s life a little better? Do you have a little extra time to assist a family who needs some special care? More...

Education

Kirtland honors students for academic success

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2009 fall semester that earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.   More...

MMCC inducts 38 into Phi Theta Kappa

The Alpha Omicron Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Mid Michigan Community College inducted 38 students in a recent ceremony.   More...

Students earn honors at Mid Michigan

Mid Michigan Community College recently released its list of high honors and honors students for the fall, 2009, semester. Honors students must complete at least 12 credit hours and earn a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.89. More...

HANGING ON

(Right) Winter weather has been perfect for the 30th edition of Parker Seiler’s annual ice slide at his home on Lake James as Josh Rahn, 8, of New Baltimore and his cousin Brendan Peck, 11, of H More...

In honor of Ryan

(Left) Hunter and Lee Smith, of Dryden, stand in front of their grandfather Parker Seiler’s 30th annual slide dedicated for the 3rd year to Ryan McDonald, 9, who was killed by a drunk driver. More...

Road board cuts funds for maintenance

After racking up an estimated $203,000 in red ink in 2009, the Roscommon County Road Commission plans to spend less on routine maintenance of county primary and local roads during the coming year.   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

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 Nov. 1 through 30:   Department of Natural Resources   Operating a personal watercraft after designated hours: James L. Williams, $200. More...

Business

EXPANDED

EXPANDED Chemical Bank’s Roscommon Office, at 505 North Fifth St. in Roscommon, recently was remodeled to improve operations and better serve the needs of Chemical Bank customers. More...

Filing deadline extended for federal jobless benefits

Federal action to extend the ending date for federally-funded unemployment benefits means that thousands of jobless Michigan workers will be able to stretch out their entitlement to unemployment benefits.   More...

Consumers customers can help PeopleCare

For many Michigan families struggling to make ends meet, an unexpected problem can wash away the joy of the holidays. More...

Outdoors

Landmark pine table back on exhibit at Hartwick Pines

What ever happened to the big log table?   Since 1995, that has been a common question at Hartwick Pines State Park. The log table in question was in the old Memorial Building for 60 years but had been placed in storage. More...

SHORELINE STEWARDSHIP

While the shores of Houghton Lake might be frozen, it is never the wrong time to think about shoreline stewardship, according to the Houghton Lake Lake Association. More...

2009 firearm deer season safest on record

As the 2009 hunting season winds down, the Department of Natural Resources reports that the Nov. 15-30 firearm season was the safest on record in Michigan with no fatalities. More...

Happenings

The Irish Comedy Tour returns to Houghton Lake Jan. 22-23

The Irish Comedy Tour will return to the Houghton Lake area during Tip-up Town, U.S.A., at Booners Food Plot and Watering Hole, Prudenville. More...

DEMOCRATIC YULETIDE

Democratic candidate for the 103rd District State House of Representatives seat Van Sheltrown received support in his efforts from brothers Joel (who currently holds the office but will leave in 2010 More...

MMCC holding auditions for spring play

Auditions will be held Jan. 12 for Mid Michigan Community College Community Theatre’s presentation of “But Why Bump Off Barnaby?” by Rick Abbot.   More...

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