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Russo, Paxton running for county commissioner

Two new candidates for the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners emerged this week. One candidate has filed nominating petitions and another is circulating petitions to be on the ballot for Dist. More...

Kids to scramble for eggs Saturday

Children ages 1-12 will collect more than 3,500 Easter eggs during the 2010 Great Egg Scramble at the CRAF Center in Roscommon Saturday. They will also have a chance to win one of several new bicycles. More...

Special Sections

News

Coker bound over in connection with death of St. Helen man

A Mt. Pleasant man has been bound over to 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon in connection with a Dec. 23, 2009, accident that resulted in the death of a St. Helen man. More...

CLOSE CALL

Denton Township firefighters carry victim Terry Tarket, 66, Harrison, to an ambulance after an accident on M-18 about two miles south of Emery Road Monday. More...

Park charged in deadly accident

A Roscommon man has been arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, on charges of negligent homicide and driving a motor vehicle with the presence of drugs. Roman M. Park, 21, is charged in connection with the Dec. More...

Editorial

Kritter Care

Now that Obama Care has made its journey through the U. S. House of Representatives toward universal health care for all U. S. citizens a push has begun for “Kritter Care” in Roscommon County. More...

Spring Fever antidote

As temperatures warm and the school year wanes it becomes increasingly harder for kids to concentrate in school, especially when it comes to after-school homework. We speak from experience, albeit many decades ago. More...

Talk shows are entertainment, not news

Talk show hosts know how to push the right buttons to make people cheer or jeer about controversial issues. That’s how they make their living. More...

Outdoors

Preparation can help keep spring boating safe

This article provided by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26-03, Roscommon County. More...

Roscommon man appointed to DNR advisory council

Frank Turnage of Roscommon is among seven new members Department of Natural Resources and Environment Director Rebecca Humphries recently appointed to the DNRE’s Accessibility Advisory Council. More...

Religion & Family

Soul’s Harbor to present ‘Alleluiah’ cantata Sunday

The congregation of Soul’s Harbor Worship Center of Roscommon will welcome the community to a moving musical presentation of “Alleluiah, a Praise Gathering for Believers.” The cantata was written by Bill and Gloria Gaither and Ro More...

Good Shepherd sponsoring Relay pancake breakfast

The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Relay for Life team, in conjunction with Timbers Restaurant, 1136 East Higgins Lake Dr. (Co. Rd. 100), will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast March 27. More...

Son born to Hose, Barnes

Jennifer Hose and Keith Barnes of Houghton Lake Heights announce the birth of their son, whom they named Blain David. The baby was born March 9, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. He was 19 1/2 inches long at birth. More...

Education

ADDING TEXTURE

Members of the Houghton Lake High School building trades class March 20 apply texture to the ceiling in the living room of the home the class is constructing in a joint project with Roscommon County H More...

HLCS ready for 13th annual Health and Fitness Week

Houghton Lake Community Schools are gearing up for the 13th annual Health and Fitness Week, March 29 through April 1. The program started in 1997 as a way to increase student awareness of health, fitness and wellness issues. More...

ROOC purchases Spencer Candy Co.

ROOC, Inc., of Roscommon has found a way to secure existing jobs for the workers with disabilities it serves, possibly create new jobs and allow the workers to rub shoulders more often with the public. More...

Man shot after pointing weapon at police - UPDATED MARCH 25 AT 3:30 p.m.

Investigation submitted to prosecutor

Michigan State Police from the Houghton Lake Post submitted their investigation of an “officer involved shooting” to the Roscommon County Prosecutor’s office Tuesday. More...

St. Helen group receives grant to plan charter school

A group seeking to establish a charter school in St. Helen, Rural Education Matters, has received a planning grant from the State of Michigan. More...

MAKING GOOD ON A BET

Roscommon High School band students dye Director Seth Kilbourn’s hair a lovely shade of green March 17. More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 9: Brian J. Spaulding, 23, Traverse City, pleaded guilty to probation violation and will be sentenced later. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: More...

Sports

Meet the Bobcats March 30

As spring sports gear up, Houghton Lake High School will hold its “Meet the Team Night” to kick off the spring 2010 athletic season March 30. More...

HONORED BY JACK PINE

Two Houghton Lake High School varsity boys basketball players were chosen by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference last week to be honored as members of this season’s All Conference Team. More...

JUMP START

Over a dozen Houghton Lake High School football players participated at a football clinic in Alma March 21. More...

Letters to the Editor

Government giving country away

This is no longer the United States of America, it is the united world of the rich. It is not a democracy. It is a hypocrisy. More...

Nokomis staff member says thanks

I know I am late in expressing the thanks that the staff at Nokomis felt for the wonderful support of our community each time we had to let Lansing know how important we were to the community. More...

Don’t fear global warming, fear God

A government that can give you all you want is also one that can take all you have. Even under the Bush Administration we were heading toward socialism. Today, it is full speed ahead! More...

Health

State observes month for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Every year since 2000, the nation has observed March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. More...

Mercy offers free cancer screenings

Free cancer screening will be available for uninsured or underinsured residents of Roscommon, Crawford and Oscoda Counties April 22 at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. Screenings are intended for men ages 50 to 64 and women ages 35 to 64. More...

Obesity causes other problems

Words like husky, full-figured or chubby are words used all over the United States to describe kids that are over the ideal weight or who are obese. More...

Happenings

SENIORS FOR SENIORS

The Roscommon Senior Advisory Board raised nearly $400 for its senior high school scholarship fund as members served more than 70 corned beef and cabbage dinners at the Roscommon Senior Center on St.P More...

Needy Not Greedy spring ‘give-away’ to be this weekend

Needy Not Greedy, 6415 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), next to Funland, will host a public “spring cleaning” give-away March 26-28. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., items such as clothing, toys, household items will be offered for free. More...

FOLLRATH NAMED ABWA WOMAN OF YEAR

The Houghton Lake Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association recently selected Prudenville merchant Roberta Follrath “Woman of the Year” for 2010. More...

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