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Vandals cut down F-97 ‘shoe tree’

The “shoe tree” which has stood sentinel beside F-97 between St. Helen and Kirtland Community College for years was felled by vandals last week.   More...

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News

Higgins names interim EMS coordinator

Paramedic Kathy Pardo-Carlson will be interim EMS coordinator for the Higgins Township Fire/EMS Department, the township board decided in special session March 4. More...

Gerrish citizens surprise two officials with raises

Although the Gerrish Township Board proposed no salary increases for elected officials, citizens at the township’s annual meeting Tuesday night gave raises to two of the five board members.   More...

Lake Township Board establishes building fund

Lake Township officials Tuesday approved the creation of a capitol improvement fund as an initial step toward a township office building. More...

Sports

Compo, Meyer both 3rd in state

Fantastic!” That was Roscommon wrestling Coach Rich Meyer’s summation of the performance of seniors Matt Compo and Eric Meyer, who both earned third place medals at the State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills More...

Petoskey powers past Bucks in girls District

Fifth-ranked Petoskey proved why they are 22-1 and District champions with a 68-33 win over the Roscommon varsity girls basketball team March 3 in Roscommon.   More...

’Cats out of Districts

After ending their Jack Pine Conference campaign with a win over Farwell, Houghton Lake’s varsity boys basketball squad was beaten the next day by Grayling and then knocked out of District play Monday night by Cheboygan. More...

Outdoors

DNRE recognizes Boy Scouts’ 100th anniversary

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment works closely with its constituents – whether they are citizens, businesses or organizations – on cooperative projects to improve habitat and air and water quality, and to support recre More...

‘Pure Michigan’ hunt applications available

Pure Michigan Hunt applications are on sale for the 2011 hunting season. Visit www.michigan.gov/puremichiganhunt or a license agent to purchase a Pure Michigan Hunt application. Applications for the 2011 Pure Michigan Hunt are on sale through Dec. More...

Leftover turkey licenses on sale

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds hunters that leftover spring turkey licenses went on sale to unsuccessful license applicants on March 8. More...

Happenings

Volunteers needed

March is Red Cross Month

The month of March is Red Cross Month, and the Roscommon County Red Cross is recognizing and thanking supporters and volunteers whose efforts enable the Red Cross to respond to disasters – in your neighborhood and across the globe.   More...

UNITED FOR HEALTH

Tracy Wilson, program director of School Health Services, a program of MidMichigan Health Services (right) receives an allocation check from the Roscommon County United Way Executive Coordinator Rosal More...

LIFE MEMBER

Aldiene Fuller, worthy matron of Grayling Chapter 83, Order of the Eastern Star, presents a life membership certificate to Grace Carter at The Brook in Roscommon, where Mrs. Carter lives. Born Oct. More...

Petoskey advances with win over Roscommon - Free Access

Despite a “phenomenal” start Wednesday night against Petoskey, Roscommon was not able to get past the Northmen in District play at Petoskey, losing 64-49. More...

Counterfeit case sent to Feds

A Prudenville couple suspected of printing counterfeit money have been referred to the United States Secret Service.   More...

All senior centers to remain open

The Roscommon County Commission on Aging has reached a consensus not to close any senior centers for now.   County Commissioners Pam Stephan and Marc Milburn said Wednesday that the COA, at a Feb. More...

Prudenville businessman celebrates 99th

Archie Moore, who began doing business in Prudenville when he bought the Hub Supermarket in 1951, will celebrate his 99th birthday today (Thursday), after being actively involved in the community for more than 58 years.   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

The following recently entered guilty pleas to charges filed against them before Judge Daniel L. Sutton in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, and were sentenced:   Gregory J. More...

34th Circuit Court

Lawsuits filed   More...

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Feb. 1 through 28:   Roscommon County Animal Control   Dog or cat without tag or license: Dawn R. Lockard, $130; Bryan C. More...

Editorial

Not so good

In researching information regarding the state law banning smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars, we discovered the County Health Rankings on the State of Michigan web site, and again at the Central Michigan District Health Department web site More...

Lemonade?

The adage that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade may be overused but in the case of a Flint business it really fits the adage. More...

What do we have? What do we need?

Your income drops by 10%, 15%, 20% or more as the recession’s vicious circle widens. At first, you wonder how your family will survive. But after a while you discover you can handle it with less sacrifice than you anticipated.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Benefits outweigh costs in supporting Roscommon Area Distict Library

There’s a bit of a buzz about a new public library, people talking of moving from the present location in the high school and the need for a special millage to pay for it. More...

Religion & Family

A True St. Patrick’s Tale

By Robert Pray   On a St. Patrick’s day back in 1983, Pat Pray was in the Houghton Lake Moose Club celebrating his birthday. Another Moose member named Pat MacMillan, having overheard the festivities, said it was his birthday as well. More...

Schmidt aboard award-winning navy carrier

U.S. Navy Seaman Brett A. Schmidt, son of Joanna L. Van Eck of Pataskala, OH, and Rick A. More...

St. Patrick’s meal to aid missions

A St. Patrick’s Mission Dinner is scheduled March 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Norwich Township Hall, 4551 East Moorestown Road, Moorestown.   More...

Education

Facebook fans choosing name for KCC Firebird

And then there were just 10. More...

NEW GYM FOR RES

Roscommon Area Public Schools officials ceremonially break ground Monday morning for a new gymnasium at Roscommon Elementary School. More...

Gulledge graduates from Albion College

Roscommon’s Catarina Gulledge recently graduated summa cum laude from Albion College, receiving a degree in physical education-exercise science with a minor in chemistry.   More...

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