July 8, 2010 RSS feed / News

Adoptable Pets

We are desperately seeking animal lovers to give a loving home to a shelter animal. We have some really special dogs and cats needing a second chance. More...

Power outage affects thousands

More than 7,500 Consumer Energy customers were without power Monday evening. Consumers Spokesperson Mary Gust said the outage occurred at 6:30 p.m., affecting 7,600 customers in the Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Roscommon and Prudenville areas. More...

Relay blood drive July 9

Relay for Life Roscommon County has teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive July 9 in the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria. More...

‘SonQuest’ theme of St. Helen VBS

St. Helen Community Baptist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School July 12-16. Under the theme of “SonQuest,” the camp will run from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day. It is open to children from kindergarten through 8th grades. More...

Free kids fun day to take place July 31

The eighth annual “Free Kids Fun Day” event will be held at the Sugar Springs Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve located 1491 Sargent Road, Gladwin, on July 31. More...

DNR steps up Au Sable River patrols

The Department of Natural Resources has announced there will be increased patrols on the Au Sable River for the remainder of the summer season because of an increase in incidents and complaints to law enforcement officials. More...

Gap rebate provides new opportunity for scams

Many seniors have been confused about recent changes in healthcare law, making them targets for unscrupulous scammers looking to make a quick buck. More...

New cell site improves service at Kirtland, Verizon says

A new cell site in Roscommon will improve voice and data coverage at Kirtland Community College and the area east of Roscommon, according to a press release from Verizon Wireless. More...

Village offers information by text, e-mail, Internet

The Village of Roscommon Tuesday began using a new communications service which allows officials to send important information directly to residents using the latest technology. More...

A PIECE OF HISTORY

A painting of Pineview Highlands Golf Course done in the 1930’s by an artist at Houghton Lake was recently presented to current course owner Gordon LaFontaine (right) by Sheila Dobie (center) of More...

Lake Township appoints two

Lake Township officials approved two appointments June 29 at a special meeting. Jim Thiel was appointed as land use and enforcement officer and Bruce Olson was appointed recording secretary of the township’s planning commission. More...

MDOT sealing M-18, US-127 in county

The Michigan Department of Transportation started work on more than 25 miles of state-owned roads July 6 in Roscommon and Ogemaw counties. More...

COAST GUARD IN THE LEAD

A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary pontoon boat leads the Houghton Lake Merchants Association Boat Parade along the lake’s South Shore Saturday afternoon. More...

Rosco Township fire hall drive to be re-bid

A driveway project for the Roscommon Township Fire Department will be re-bid, following approval by the township board July 6. Fire Chief Dick Martin said there are new bid specifications that include a wrap-around approach to a side door. More...

Summer ‘pests’ reported

While the spring of 2010 saw less Eastern Tent Caterpillar “nests” around, a few other pests are starting to show up in their place, according to Russell Kidd from the Roscommon County MSU Extension office. More...

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