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Community service group names KCC to honor roll

The federal Corporation for National and Community Service recently announced that Kirtland Community College was among the more than 700 institutions recognized by being honored by the CNCS on its 2009 President’s Higher Education Community S More...

Charge dismissed

A drug charge filed against a Roscommon man in 83rd District Court in December has been dismissed.   Donald W. Fontaine, 51, had demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of delivery/manufacture of marijiuana. More...

Two accidentally shoot themselves

A Roscommon man was taken to Grayling Mercy Hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the hand Feb. 25. More...

Business

DNRE hiring summer workers

People looking for a summer job working in the great outdoors, can apply to become state workers at one of Michigan’s state parks, visitor centers, harbors, or boating access sites.   More...

Spicer’s adds Sylvan pontoons, Starweld fishing boats

Spicer’s Boat City recently expanded its boat lines to include Sylvan pontoons and Starweld fishing boats.   Sylvan pontoons, made by Smokercraft, are one of the industries oldest and most respected brands. More...

HOUSE CALL

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Letters to the Editor

Sign should warn animal trainers

Regarding the trainer’s death at Sea World, I’m not sure that all the moping, all the fuss, all the handwringing is justified. Of course, it is sad when a good person dies, and we mourn for her. But she knew the risks. More...

Panic button not bad idea

Just hours before the Feb. More...

Outdoors

Hunting, fishing licenses are on sale

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is reminding outdoor enthusiasts that new hunting and fishing licenses went on sale March 1. The licenses are good from the date of purchase through March 31, 2011. More...

Happenings

Crawford Commission on Aging offers varied events

The Crawford County Commission on Aging is offering several services and activities for seniors at the Grayling Senior Center. The center is at 308 Lawndale St., Grayling. Call (989) 348-7123 for information.   More...

CUB SCOUTS MARK 100 YEARS

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  Current and former Cub Scouts, volunteers, leaders and families gathered Feb. 28 at Artesia Youth Park to mark the 100th year of scouting. More...

Hartwick Pines to present Legacy of CCC’ Sunday

“The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Grayling Area” will be the topic of a presentation at 2 p.m. March 7 at the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum in Grayling.  More...

Education

Lake City, Gaylord to join 2010 Battle of the Books

This year, Battle of the Books brings together the Missaukee District Library (Lake City) and the Otsego County Library (Gaylord) to battle against Houghton Lake.   More...

Preschool fair set for today

A preschool fair featuring information about Roscommon County preschools will be held at Collins Elementary School, M-55, Houghton Lake, today (Thursday) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.   More...

Head Start recruiting for 2010-11

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc., is recruiting for Head Start classes for the 2010-11 school year.   Families with children ages three to four years old who live in Roscommon County may apply for the free preschool program. More...

Petoskey knocks out Roscommon - Free Access

Petoskey ended Roscommon's girls varsity basketball season with a 68-33 District win Wednesday night in Roscommon. More...

Fire chief, EMS coordinator quit posts at Higgins Twp.

“I don’t think there’s been enough proven...”   “...She was afraid for her job; she was afraid she might be arrested.”   “This is the kind of thing you just can’t slide under the rug.&rdquo More...

Area surgeon responds to Haitian disaster

“Haiti was not on my radar screen,” said Dr. Jeffrey Link, D.D.S., who recently was part of a group of 25 medical personnel to make a trip to the earthquake ravaged island nation.   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, Feb. 23:   Brittany S. More...

Sports

Buck wrestlers end season in top eight

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The Roscommon varsity wrestling team ended their season as one of the top eight teams in Division 3 Friday, when they were defeated by eventual state champion Richmond (63-11) during the quarterfinal round of the State Team Wrestling Tournament at Ke More...

Bobcats competitive cheer season stops at Regionals

The Houghton Lake Bobcats placed seventh at the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Competitive Cheerleading Regional Saturday in Otsego, ending their 2009- 10 season.   More...

Bucks knock off JPC leading Pioneers with ‘phenomenal’ game

It was a banner night for Roscommon hoops Feb. 24 as the Bucks not only toppled league leading Clare, but senior Grant Carey surpassed the 1,000 point mark. More...

Editorial

Insult to injury

Last Sunday’s Detroit Free Press contained a story and poll of 600 Michigan residents regarding a sales tax on services and that the feeling was pretty much a wash between those who favor and those who oppose a tax on services. More...

Relief effort is far from finished in Haiti

Yet another major earthquake has shifted the world’s attention from Haiti to Chile. More...

‘Don’t worry, we can help you’

“We never had to ask for help before,” whispered the couple as the counselor ushered them into the office and in her sincere, cheerful voice asked: “How can we help you?”-- thus beginning a process that many senior citizens f More...

Religion & Family

Roscommon graduate serves Haitians in air force relief effort

By Staff Sgt. Christopher Holmes   When a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti, the son of a St. Helen couple stepped in to help rush medical supplies, food and water to the region.   More...

Helen Pastula turns 100 Feb. 25

Celebrating 100 years of life Feb. 25 was Houghton Lake resident Helen Pastula.   Her son, Richard “Dick” Pastula and his wife, Lenore, visited her at King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. More...

Adoptable Pets

Spring is right around the corner and I would like to take this opportunity to ask all pet owners living on or near any of our lakes to be careful letting pets out at this time of year. More...

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