March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire season early, manpower an issue

With the loss of the winter’s light snow cover across the state, the annual spring wildfire season has already begun, and low staffing of firefighters by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment may be a problem if dry weather condi More...

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News

Ice damages vehicles at Higgins launch site

Three vehicles suffered minor damage when wind-driven ice came ashore in the parking lot of the Higgins Lake Public Access Site in Lyon Township March 13.   More...

March 23 is American Diabetes Alert Day

On March 23, the American Diabetes Association is issuing the 22nd annual call to action for individuals to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes.   More...

Campers burglarized

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating burglaries at campers on leased hunting land in Richfield Township. More...

Business

Re/Max staff, office win awards at confab

Jeri Ann Janisse of Re/Max of Higgins Lake, as well as several sales associates and the office recently earned top Re/Max honors for accomplishments in 2009. More...

DTE offers energy efficiency webinars

DTE Energy will conduct a series of free energy efficiency webinars throughout 2010 to help small businesses learn how to save money on their utility bills. More...

MITTENS FOR MICHIGAN

(Left) Debra Alexander (left) and her daughters, Stephanie and Emily, present Roscommon Elementary School Principal Martin “Mort” Meier with Chemical Bank’s “Mittens for Michig More...

Letters to the Editor

The seven poisons being fed to Americans

The America I know is being fed laced Kool-aid designed to slowly poison her. The first glass is labeled: Bankruptcy. Osama ben Laden promised--in about ‘03 on Al Jazeera--that he would bankrupt the United States. More...

Early retirement packages offered too late

In January, 2010, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment told several employees in the DNR and environmental departments that their positions had been eliminated and that they had no right to bump into another position, even if that pos More...

Religion & Family

Former truck-driving pastor focusing on one vocation

“God loves the people of this area and wants to do great things here,” said Jeffrey Tuttle, the new pastor at Pathway Southern Baptist Church in Prudenville. More...

Christian Choir to perform cantata

The Roscommon County Christian Choir will present the Easter cantata, “Above All Kings,” the next two Sundays.   More...

Church to welcome spring with dinner

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst Dr., Roscommon, will serve a “welcome spring dinner” beginning at 5 p.m. March 24. More...

Education

EVERY DAY

One preschool student in the morning Great Start Readiness Program at Collins Elementary was recognized for perfect attendance. More...

FUN WITH LEARNING

Collins Elementary kindergarten teacher Jill Trahan plays a word game with students (left to right) Tabitha Tasker, Sarah Jaroch and Shelbi Evans during the school’s Family Language Arts Game Ni More...

PESG to help COOR train teachers

COOR Intermediate School District will enlist the help of a private company to help keep area teachers up-to-date on the ever-changing requirements of their profession.   More...

Man shot after pointing weapon at police - Free Access

Michigan State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating an "officer involved shooting" that occurred in Roscommon County early Sunday morning. More...

Charter school group receives $160,000 grant - Free Access

The State of Michigan has awarded a $160,000 Federal Charter School Planning Grant Award to the group which hopes to establish a charter school in St. Helen. More...

Annual meetings underway

Five Roscommon County townships will hold annual meetings or budget hearings in the next 10 days.   Lake Township’s annual meeting and budget hearing are scheduled for 10 a.m. March 20. More...

Stephan seeks second term

Commissioner Pam Stephan of Dist. 5 (most of Denton Township) this week became the first person to file for Roscommon County office for the 2010 election cycle. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

83rd District Court

the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Thomas J. Ash, 50, Prudenville, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on charges of third degree child abuse and interfering with electronic communications. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 8 and 9:   More...

Sports

Women’s bowling group to meet

The Houghton Lake USBC Women’s Bowling Association will hold its annual membership and awards meeting March 25 at Goodyear Lanes, Houghton Lake.   The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Christian softball league plans organizational meeting

The Roscommon County Christian Softball league will hold its annual organizational meeting March 30 at 7 p.m. at Markey Community Baptist Church.   Any church or organization interested in fielding a team is encouraged to attend. More...

‘Get Your Fish On!’ seminar April 12

Michign Out-of-Doors University will present a “Get Your Fish On!” seminar April 12 at the Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center. More...

Editorial

Sunshine Week

The national health care debate may not be any closer to a conclusion than before the arguments began, but because of all of the attention the debate has generated we’ve learned that our elected leaders don’t always read the legislation More...

A kind word

Most of us know our neighbors if we have lived in an area for a while. We see them in their yards and wave passing by, or sometimes chat over a back fence or take a break from raking or lawn mowing to be neighborly.  More...

The last wolverine

Last Sunday’s Bay City Times had a front page feature story about a Deckerville teacher who has been keeping tabs on a female wolverine for several years after it was discovered by coyote hunters near Bad Axe. More...

Outdoors

LAST ICE WALLEYE

Scott Miles of Houghton Lake landed this “whopper walleye” fishing March 11 on Houghton Lake. Miles told his wife he caught the fish on the last ice of the season. More...

Snowmobiles to race up Snow Snake at weekend event

Snow Snake Ski and Golf in Harrison is hosting its Second Annual Snowmobile Hill Climb Races this Saturday and Sunday.   More...

Happenings

On the Track

PINEWOOD CHEER (Left) Members of Pack 3981 (left to right) Matthew Bennett, Zachary White, Luke Rieger, Christopher Dupon and Brandon Chrispell cheer as cars race toward the finish line Saturday in th More...

Titles on line Saturday at Artesia event

Alcatraz 187 will defend his World Heavyweight title against Big Chuck Wagon and tag teams Absolute Idols, Vintage, Dixie Muscle and Team Reckless will compete for the first ever Absolute Tag Team Championship during a wrestling show at Artesia Yout More...

Hazardous waste day scheduled for June 5

Spring has arrived early, and as Roscommon County residents start cleaning out their basements, garages or sheds, they can set aside unused items that could be a safety hazard for the county’s spring household hazardous waste collection. More...

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