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Gains seen in MEAP achievement among county’s students

Student achievement is looking good in Roscommon County area schools. More...

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News

State traffic deaths fall in ’09; five fatals recorded in county

Michigan’s traffic deaths reached a milestone of 871 in 2009, the lowest number the state has recorded since 1924, when there were 863 traffic fatalities. Today, there are nearly 10 times more vehicles on the road than in the 1920s. More...

SCRAMBLING FOR EGGS

Youngsters grab their share of Easter eggs during the Great Egg Scramble at the CRAF Center in Roscommon March 27. Dozens of bicycles and other prizes were awarded during the event. More...

Denton seeks to increase number of firefighters

Because more voluntary firefighters are needed in Denton Township, there has been a change in the fire department’s policy. No longer is membership limited to those who live in the township. More...

Business

Statewide program aims to help families claim refunds, credits

With many Michigan residents struggling to make ends meet, a little extra cash can make a big difference. More...

EPA grant can pay for environmental studies

Businesses which want to locate or expand in Roscommon County could be spared the cost of environmental assessments under a $200,000 federal hazardous substances grant the county received last May. More...

Tractor Supply stores seek donations for 4-H programs

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has announced it will offer shoppers the opportunity to support 4-H youth programs through $1 donations at the register. More...

Letters to the Editor

God is the only true authority

I am dismayed at the accelerating slide of our nation into socialism/ communism. George W. was no help with his “compassionate conservative” brand. More...

Board should not manage fire department

After reading the new Markey Township ordinance putting the township board in charge of the fire department I am compelled to comment. I am a career firefighter downstate but live in Markey Township. More...

Bible reveals nature of God

Talk to people on the street about what the God of the Bible is like, His nature, His character, and you will receive all kinds of answers: He is love, He is bad, He isn’t real, He is a sop for weak people, He is our creator and a multitude of More...

Religion & Family

Cook, Coscino plan June wedding

Peter Lee Cook, son of Robert and Martha Cook, Houghton Lake, and Angela M. Coscino, daughter of Vincenzo and Maria Rosa Coscino, Schiller Park, IL, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Good Friday service planned at HLUMC

A Community Good Friday service will be held at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church April 2 at 1 p.m. More...

Bible prophecy seminar starts tonight

The Houghton Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a four-week Bible Prophecy Seminar starting tonight (Thursday). More...

Education

A book a Month

Council’s goal for each child age birth to five

By Glenn Schicker Every child in Roscommon County will receive a new book in the mail every month if the Roscommon County Literacy Council has its way. More...

TALENTED TEACHERS

Teachers Sue Mires, Darlene Tillman and Tammy Chmeilewski perform a little “Wipe-Out” surfing during the Roscommon Elementary School talent show. More...

2010 Battle of the Books in full swing, finals May 22

Battle of the Books readers have been preparing for the 2010 final battle later this spring. This year the BOB readers in fourth, fifth and sixth grade are reading 11 books. More...

Fire danger high

As the dry spring weather continues, fire danger in Roscommon County and the rest of the state is building, according to Department of Natural Resources and Environment Resource Protection Manager Jim Fisher of the Roscommon Operations Service Cente More...

In shooting: Police still unable to interview man

State Police have not been able to interview the 47-year-old Houghton Lake man who was shot by a Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputy March 21, putting the investigation and possible charges in the case on hold. More...

A WAY TO GIVE BACK

Houghton Lake Community Schools Improvement Team volunteers distribute food to members of the Houghton Lake community March 29 in the parking lot at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Egg hunts Saturday

Over a thousand plastic eggs will be hidden on the grounds of the Houghton Lake Historical Society’s Village for their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-11

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Eugene Turkelson (sitting in for Judge Michael Baumgartner) heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 23: Christopher R. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

ALL-CONFERENCE PICKS

Here are Roscommon High School’s Jack Pine All-Conference girls’ basketball players. More...

Owls open with 9-2 win over varsity Bobcats

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team had the honor of kicking off the spring sports season, but the Bobcats were unable to notch a win, falling Monday at Oscoda, 9-1. More...

Firebird hoopsters earn honors

A pair of Kirtland Community College basketball players earned individual postseason honors for their efforts during the recent 2009-10 season. More...

Editorial

Fire a real threat

No doubt the high temperatures Thursday (today) through Saturday will more than afflict everyone with a horrible case of Spring Fever but they will also pose a real danger from forest fires. More...

MEAP leap

The excitement shared by Houghton Lake Community Schools teachers and students expressed after their MEAP (MichiganEducational Assessment Program) results were announced is well understood and deserves special recognition. More...

Evidence supports resurrection story

The town of Turin, Italy, will get an economic boost when an estimated 2 million people come for the first public display in 10 years of a piece of cloth believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. More...

Outdoors

Strutting their stuff: Spring turkey season about to begin

A few years back, my wife Laurie was getting up way too early for my liking. “Where are you going so early?” I asked as I pulled up the covers one spring morning. More...

Big Houghton Lake Pike

Rick Tyo landed this 38 inch northern pike fishing March 6th on Houghton Lake. Tyo, of Houghton Lake, said it took him 10 minutes to land the fish, who took line three times. More...

New fishing license season begins

A new Michigan fishing license season began April 1. Licenses are available at all vendors or on-line at www.michigan. gov/dnre. More...

Happenings

Pack 3944’s Pinewood cars burn up the track at K of C

After weeks of building and fine-tuning, Cub Scout Pack 3944, Roscommon put their Pinewood Derby cars to the test at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Roscommon on March 26. More...

Camp Live, Laugh Love seeks campers, volunteers

The Children’s Bereavement Network’s annual Camp Live, Laugh, Love is seeking campers and volunteers. The camp, set for Aug. 6-8 in Oscoda, is for children 8 to 13 years old who are grieving the death of someone close to them. More...

Merchants to host third annual flower show May 1-2

The Houghton Lake Merchants Association will host the third annual “Come Grow With Us” flower and garden show May 1-2 at the Atrium Plaza, Houghton Lake. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. More...

Features

Houghton Lake middle schooler award-winning chinchilla breeder

Twelve-year-old Josh Jagielo of Houghton Lake is a typical pre-teen. He likes to play video games and he runs track at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

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