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UPDATED Election board turns down language in Markey recall effort

The Roscommon County Election Commission was scheduled to pass judgment Wednesday afternoon on proposed petition language seeking the recall of all five members of the Markey Township Board. More...

HLHS graduation Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Houghton Lake High School Class of 2010 will receive their diplomas Sunday at 2 p.m.   More...

Loxley light to flash while more study is completed

The stoplight at M-55 and Loxley will likely be in flashing mode for the next year, Roscommon Township Supervisor Diane Randall told her board Tuesday.   More...

PARADE ROYALTY

2010 Tip-up Town Queen Kelly Taylor and First Runner up Sarah Gentry, accompanied by Mayor Darrell “Double D” LaPaugh” and guests, wave to on-lookers. More...

Special Sections

News

Cyclist nabbed in woods after fleeing police on highway

A 20-year-old Lansing man was arrested May 31 after he fled from the Michigan State Police on a motorcycle while southbound on US- 127 near County Road 300. More...

Denton Police busy over holiday weekend

Denton Township Police handled several accidents over the Memorial Day weekend.   There was a two-car accident at M-55 and Iroquois May 28, one of three the department responded to that day.   More...

Scam letter circulating seeks ‘tax’ from victims

A Houghton Lake resident received a notice that she was one of the winners of DE-Lotto North American and London Sweepstakes Lottery, held April 17, 2010 “in the 2nd category.” The letter was on the letterhead of Kleinburgh Securities In More...

Sports

Bucks, Bobcats advance to Regional golf competition

Roscommon and Houghton Lake High Schools will compete today (Thursday) in Regional golf play at Katke Golf Course, Big Rapids.   More...

Sunrise Meet of Champions results in tough competition

Three area athletes took top spots at the Sunrise Meet of Champions Tuesday at Roscommon High School. Olivia Lopez and Eric Rowland of Roscommon and Tim Malcomson of Houghton Lake all had first place finishes.   More...

Rosco soccer ends soccer season with loss to Chiefs

“It was definitely not the way we wanted to go out,” was how Coach Mark Dalak responded to the June 1 first round 8-0 District loss by his Roscommon varsity soccer squad to the Cheboygan Chiefs.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Firefighters, responders appreciated

Hoorah and hats off to the combined fire fighting agencies who have been battling and continue to battle the Meridian Boundary Fire.  More...

Bullying begins with loss of fear, respect

Thanks to the child welfare laws you can’t correct children. You have to say “don’t do that.” The children don’t have any fear or respect like we had because of that. So, it’s pretty hard to correct them.   More...

President needs to clean up his own house

Let’s profile the President.   It’s time we highlighted three things we’ve all observed in the past few months on the president’s action or inaction.   More...

Religion & Family

Chaysin Ledbetter born in Grayling

Melissa and Brian Ledbetter of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Chaysin Robert. Born May 17, 2010, in Grayling, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.   Maternal grandparents are Chuck and Kim Johnston. More...

Daughter born to Adair, Juratovac

April Adair and Darrell Juratovac Jr. of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Ann, born May 18, 2010. Delivery was at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. The baby weighed 9 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long at birth.   More...

Son, Mason, born to Hugs May 15

Megan and Brian Hug of Eagle River, WI, announce the birth of their son, Mason Mathew. Born May 15, 2010, in Eagle River, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. More...

TOURING NEW RES GYM

Adam Seng of Granger Construction, Lansing, answers a question as Roscommon and St. Helen Elementary School students tour the new gymnasium at RES May 26. More...

Meridian fire 100% contained

The wildfire that began May 18th and consumed over 8,500 acres in South Branch Township, Crawford County was 100% contained Tuesday as of 10 a.m. according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE).   More...

state bound

Eric Rowland (left) and Olivia Lopez have qualified for the MHSAA Division 3 State Track and Field Meet to be held on Saturday at Comstock Park. Lopez qualified in both the 100m and 200m dashes. More...

IN SEARCH OF

Michael and Emma Elias of Okemos look for candy thrown in the annual Memorial Day Parade May 31. Rain had threatened the parade, keeping many people in their cars. 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:   Michael S. Adams, 24, Roscommon, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of third degree fleeing and eluding police. More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of April 1 through 30:   Department of Natural Resources   and Environment   Hunting deer without a license (resident): Candelario G. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 3 and 4:   No. 09-72-8201, Laura Baragwanath Trust, Rick Baragwanath and Laura Baragwanath vs. More...

Editorial

Protecting the environment

There have been many efforts to clean up our woods and forests of illegally dumped household trash and building materials. Probably the most frequent items dumped are roofing shingles and household furniture.  More...

Thoughts about the service of our veterans

By Peter Injasoulian   As I returned to Houghton Lake from East Jordan yesterday after the privilege of presenting the Memorial Day address at Memorial Park, I had more thoughts running through my head than usual on this trip.   More...

Humor, brevity are keys to good sermons

Among my best friends when I was in high school were the four teenage children of our minister. More...

Outdoors

DOGGONE FUN

A group of regular dog walkers takes to the trail adjacent to the Roscommon County Animal Shelter on M-18 last week during a free weekly program that provides exercise and socialization time for both More...

I-75 marker to celebrate rebirth of Kirtland’s warbler

Visitors heading north this summer have a new reason to stop at the Michigan Department of Transportation Rest Area just north of the I-75/US- 127 junction -- a Michigan Historical Marker celebrating the decades-long work of conservationists to save More...

Happenings

HELPING HANDS

“Helping Hands” founder Hannah Tedford (left), assisted by Madison Waters (not pictured) and Students Leading Students Mentor Callie McLeod, organized a food collection at various Houghton More...

Steel drums, blues group to kick off gazebo series

The Roscommon Steel Drum Band and the Catch and Release Blues Band will kick off the summer concerts at the Gazebo on the lawn of the CRAF Center, Roscommon, June 9 at 7 p.m.   More...

LANSING VISIT

Skye Nielsen, 2010 Miss Michigan Junior Teen Queen, as well as other queens in different age groups from the same pageant, visited the State Capitol May 19. More...

Education

ANNUAL COOK-OUT

(Above) Houghton Lake High School Principal Brent Cryderman takes his first turn at grilling hot dogs during the annual cook-out in honor of the seniors’ last day, initiated by Jack Kramer, form More...

Frederick experiences government first-hand

Houghton Lake High School sophomore Mary Frederick got a taste of what being a public servant is like last month in Albion. More...

Safety day planned June 9

A safety day is planned for June 9 behind Collins Elementary School.   More...

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