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Sullivan ‘Sully’ L. Ballou

Sullivan “Sully” L. Ballou, 93, Roscommon, died on May 7, 2010, at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. More...

Man in police shooting arraigned

resisting and obstructing police in a March 21 incident has been arraigned in 83rd District Court.   Brian C. More...

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Workers from Strause Masonry and Block Electric of Beal City and J & D Plumbing of Sanford work on the new gymnasium addition at Roscommon Elementary School May 3. More...

Special Sections

News

HONORED FOR SERVICE

Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Chairman Ed Nellist reads a resolution honoring Nancy Walsh for her 17 years of service on the county housing commission. Walsh is retiring from her position. More...

Verbeke to spend at least eight years in prison

A St. Helen man who had pleaded no contest to two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct after having sex with his daughter was sentenced to eight to 15 years in prison.   More...

New trial denied for Case

The attorney for a Prudenville man sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison on criminal sexual conduct charges was denied a motion for a new trial in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Tuesday. More...

Business

Employees mark 50 combined years of service

On April 22, Springs Window Fashions of Grayling celebrated service anniversaries of three associates with a combined 50 years of service. More...

Roscommon Vet Clinic accredited

Roscommon Veterinary Clinic, 116 Lake St,, Roscommon, has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. More...

Brown joins Edward Jones as branch office administrator

Kathryn Brown recently joined the Houghton Lake area office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator trainee. More...

Letters to the Editor

Students leading canned food drive

We are middle school students who attend the Students Leading Students Mentoring Program (SLS/ SADD) at Artesia Youth Park on Fridays. More...

Maneuver saved sister’s life

I wish to share an experience that happened to my two granddaughters, in Canton, MI.   My 14-year-old Sarah was choking and couldn’t talk. My 18-year-old Sherri, who just completed training for lifeguard duty knew the Heimlich maneuver. More...

Religion & Family

Ancels to celebrate 50 years

Glen Rayment of Lake City, Tammy and Bob Steele of Houghton Lake and Rick and Sally Ancel of Mancelona; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. More...

Son, Asher, born to Hardings in Kenya

Jeffery and Van Harding, formerly of Houghton Lake, announce the birth of their son, Asher James. The baby was born April 18, 2010, in Kenya, Africa, where the Hardings are serving as missionaries, weighing 6 pounds, 9.5 ounces.   More...

Son born to McGlincheys

Kersten and Timothy McGlinchey of Royal Oak announce the birth of their son, Myles James. This is the couple’s first child.   Born Nov. 18, 2009, at Royal Oak Beaumont, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. More...

Education

LITTLE STAR

Pre-schooler Kylee Wintersheimer waits for third grade Teacher Tom Rodgers to adjust her microphone before launching into her rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” during Talent Show More...

Houghton Lake Band to march in Tulip parade

The Houghton Lake Marching Band will leave for Holland Friday morning to participate in the Holland Tulip Festival.   Accompanying 63 band members are seven adults. The group will visit the Grand Rapids Zoo Friday and stay at Camp Geneva. More...

APRIL HONOREES

Roscommon Elementary School’s Students of the Month for April are, left to right, in front: Lauren Petersen, Joshua Jacobs, Isabel Valdez and Ryan Holtman; second row: Marissa Janisse, Zoe Tomes More...

UPDATE: Fire, EMS service in Markey once again - Free Access

Markey Township fire and EMS departments returned to active duty Monday night after the township board rescinded Ordinance 24. But, the board did not move to reinstate three firefighters who were suspended without pay a week earlier. More...

UPDATE: No resolution after hearing in Markey - Free Access

Three Markey Township firefighters, who were suspended without pay for charges relating to compensation, remain suspended following hearings at a special meeting Friday afternoon. More...

Markey without fire, EMS services

By Tom Hamp   More...

Two join race for road commissioner

Next Tuesday is the deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions for this year’s elections. 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, Roscommmon:   More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard the following cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 20:   Roy C. O’Neil, 43, Grand Ledge, pleaded guilty to four counts of writing a no-account check (a fifth count was dismissed). More...

Sports

Bucks win by 20 strokes, card best round against Gladwin

Roscommon improved to 3-0 in the Jack Pine Conference with a 20-stroke win over Gladwin May 4 at Burning Oak Country Club.   Coach Mike Glover reported that his Bucks shot their lowest combined round of the season, a 160. More...

GETTING FIELDS READY

Houghton Lake Little League President Jim Garrett puts the pins on home plate before installing the new plate Sunday. More...

Bucks drop third straight match

Roscommon suffered its third straight varsity girls soccer loss Tuesday as Forest Area beat the Bucks, 2-1.   The visiting Bucks scored first, on a direct kick from Nanna Rasmusson. More...

Editorial

Students find ‘In year of our Lord’ offensive

Some at Trinity University in Houston are hoping that when they graduate, their diplomas will lack six words which traditionally have been on Trinity diplomas.   More...

Play Ball!

Those famous words “Play Ball” will soon be bellowed out on the diamonds at the Graham/McDonald Sports Complex and the ping of aluminum bats will reaffirm that America’s pastime is once again in season.   More...

Saving Great Lakes a bipartisan effort

The effort to save the Great Lakes from an invasion of Asian Carp through the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal hit a snag last week when the U. S. Supreme Court ruled against an immediate and temporary closure of the Chicago Canal Locks. More...

Outdoors

FIRST TURKEY

Greg Mason, Saline, shot his first turkey on April 28th while hunting in Roscommon County. The bird had a 9 1/2 inch beard and 1 3/8 inch spurs. It tipped the scales at 22 lbs. (Courtesy photo) More...

OUT FOR A SWIM

Anne Leszczynski and her husband, Dennis, Laurel Lane, Houghton Lake, heard there were two deer swimming in Houghton Lake near the Cut River April 23 and walked down to the North Shore to get a peek. More...

Happenings

Queen, teen pageant contestants sought

The Miss Roscommon County Pageant is looking for the next Teen and Queen to represent the county at the Roscommon County Fair and at several parades throughout the year.   More...

BUTTON DESIGNERS

Members of the 61st annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival Committee presented Mrs. Kacey Lacey’s St. Helen Elementary fourth grade class with a pizza party April 30. More...

May 15 fund-raiser to benefit Jeannie (Bartholomew) Good

A benefit dinner is planned for Jeannie (Bartholomew) Good, co-owner of Bart’s Fruit Market of Prudenville and Houghton Lake, May 15. Good is suffering from a terminal illness. More...

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