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Melvin, Campeau join commission candidates

There will be competition for three of five Roscommon County Board of Commissioners seats in this year’s elections.   More...

SCHOOL PROJECT NOW A HOME

(Above) The cooperative effort involving Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity, Houghton Lake High School and Kirtland Community College resulted in the dedication of a new three-bedroom ranch style h More...

Special Sections

News

Park enters plea

The 21-year-old man charged in connection with the Dec. 11, 2009, death of Michelle L. Spegel, 19, pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.   Roman M. More...

FUEL SPILL

Merritt Area firefighters (left to right) Billy Elsholz, Capt. More...

Ask the Trooper

By Trooper Bradley Stimac   A new law concerning the moving of vehicles off of the roadway after a traffic crash took effect March 8, 2010.   More...

Business

NEW FORD DEALER

Bill Hart is preparing for a grand opening celebration May 13-14 at Hart Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Roscommon. Hart and his brother, Tim, have owned Hart GMC Buick in West Branch for 13 1/2 years. More...

Health care reform to be topic of session

Small businesses and health care reform legislation will be the topic of a June 21 meeting at the Houghton Lake Public Library.   More...

Apps receives certification

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification recently announced that Benjamin B. Apps of Emergency Restoration, Roscommon, has qualified by education and examination as a Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician.   More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Non-voters’ can rejuvenate country

Starting in the last half of the 20th century, Americans have become ever more cynical and apathetic in their attitude toward election politics. Half of us don’t vote. More...

Outdoors

Part of Denton trail to close

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has announced that beginning May 17, until July 30, approximately three miles of the Denton Creek ORV Trail and Route East will be temporarily closed. More...

LEARN TO FLY DAY

Louis Champeau, president of EA Chapter 1259, based at the Houghton Lake State Airport, pulls out a couple of the airplanes (left to right, a 1941 Taylorcraft and a 1992 Kitfox II) that will be on dis More...

Nature’s roadside clean-up crews back at work

Red Green’s favorite quote is, “If women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!”   More...

Happenings

Northland, bereavement group team up for camp benefit

The Children’s Bereavement Network has teamed up with all 13 branches of Northland Area Federal Credit Union on an “Adopt a Bear” donation promotion to benefit local children who are grieving the loss of a loved one.   More...

‘BOB’ finalists readying for showdown

The Houghton Lake Public Library hosted its Battle of the Books competition May 8 in the Houghton Lake High School auditorium.   The top three teams to qualify were: Book Hunters, FBI (Federal Book Inspectors) and Book Warriors.   More...

Flower sale May 22 in Roscommon

A one day flower sale sponsored by the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be held May 22 in Roscommon.   The sale will start at 9 a.m. and run until the flowers are sold. The sale will be held in the parking lot next to the Sunny Spot, Roscommon. More...

Features

County Sheriff’s department named one of best dressed

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department was recently named one of the best dressed departments in the nation. More...

ROSCOMMON COUNTY CENTrAL DISPATCH

Staff members at Roscommon County Central Dispatch and Emergency Management departments include (front row, left to right) Carrie Perialas, deputy director, Patricia Wiley, director, Ashleigh Aubrey, More...

MICHIGAN STATE POLICE POST 75

State Police from Post 75, Houghton Lake include (front row, left to right) Sgt. More...

Markey fire, EMS back on job

By Tom Hamp   More...

Businesses coping with smoking ban

Roscommon County area businesses, with some exceptions, appear to be coping well with Michigan’s new smoking ban that went into effect May 1.   Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed legislation, known as the Ron M. Davis Law, Dec. More...

Lake Township to seek road millage

Voters in Lake Township will be asked to approve a road millage in August.   The township board Tuesday approved seeking 1 mill ($1 per $1,000 taxable value) for three years for roads. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 3 and 4:   More...

Sports

Bucks score second win over ’Cats

Despite cold, wet, windy weather at Roscommon Tuesday evening, both the Roscommon and Houghton Lake varsity soccer teams put in solid performances, with the Bucks coming out on top 4-1.   More...

Bucks beat Beavers, stung by Hornets

The Roscommon High School boys track and field squad fell to the Harrison Hornets, but were able to beat the Beaverton Beavers in a double dual track meet on May 5.   The host Hornets were able to sting the Bucks with an 87-74 victory. More...

Bucks out shoot rival Bobcats in JPC golf play

Led by four freshmen, a sophomore and a junior, Roscommon’s varsity golf squad beat host Houghton Lake May 6 at White Deer Country Club.   Coach Mike Glover’s Bucks came out on top of the Jack Pine Conference match, 184-187.   More...

Editorial

Quieting

As much as one would like to believe that the controversy involving Markey Township’s fire and EMS departments has quieted, as students of human nature, we understand that healing takes time and maybe for some “healing” may never t More...

Election relief

Roscommon residents no doubt breathed a sigh of relief following voter approval of the non-homestead tax renewal and approval of a millage to establish a public library for residents of Lyon, Gerrish and Higgins Townships and the village.   More...

Economy is about more than just money

I’m doing my part to boost the economy. Judging by the get well wishes perched on shelves and windowsills and filling a basket in my home, the greeting card industry must be experiencing quite a spurt in business. Same for the U.S. More...

Religion & Family

County veterans received more than $10 million

During the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009, veterans and their families in Roscommon County received more than $10 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a press release issued by the agency. More...

Smith finishes basic, headed to Germany

David Smith recently graduated from basic training and is being assigned to Vilseck, Germany to serve in the U.S. Army Infantry’s Second Armored Calvary Unit. More...

Sergeants name daughter Julia Dawn

Nick and Amber Sergeant of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Dawn. This is the couple’s first child.   Born April 21, 2010, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, the baby weighed 8 pounds, five ounces. More...

Education

PERFECT

(Above) There were 72 students and five staff members from Collins Elementary who achieved perfect attendance for the third marking period. Staff members include Mrs. More...

Katalenich receives national award for scientific research

Jeff Katalenich, a resident of Roscommon, received a national award for a scientific research paper delivered at the American Nuclear Society Student Section conference held last month in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   More...

MOVING MAGNETS

Collins Elementary second grader Owen Holliday, with some help from his mom, Amy, performs a demonstration using magnets in water during the school’s Science Fair May 5. More...

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