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HAPPY AND SAFE

Brody Fancisco, 9 months, waits patiently as his mother, Meghan Herbst of Lake City, is assisted by State Police Trooper Brad Stimac in installing a child safety seat in her vehicle. More...

Council seeks new manager

The Roscommon Village Council is accepting applications to fill the soon-to-be vacant village manager position.   More...

Special Sections

News

LAST BIG WEEKEND

Roscommon County Sheriff Marine Patrol Officer Sandy Knox, 70, of Merritt, will hang up his uniform after the Labor Day weekend, when he will make his last patrols on Houghton Lake. More...

Markey seeks recovery of payments

Markey Township has filed a lawsuit against two former volunteer firefighters.   In separate lawsuits the township is seeking a $7,051.67 judgment against Nathan Stearns and an $8,512.17 judgment against Michael T. More...

Whittemore man arraigned on child abuse charge

A Whittemore man was charged in 83rd District Court on a child abuse charge stemming from an incident involving his three-month-old daughter.   Arvil P. More...

Business

Tattoo artist to attempt world record

Paul McBride, owner of Body Shoppe Tattoo at Houghton Lake, will try to make his way into the Guinness Book of World Records by breaking the record for most tattoos done in 24 hours on Sept. 18.   More...

EXIT 222 REAL ESTATE

Craig Witt, regional president of EXIT Realty Michigan, recently announced the opening of David Becker’s real estate brokerage, EXIT 222 Real Estate, at 900 North St. Helen Road, St. Helen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents made Relay a success

On July 10 and 11, Roscommon County residents, family and friends gathered for the 14th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. We celebrated 120 “Heroes of Hope,” our survivors. More...

Encourage mosques in Saudi Arabia

How long will we have the right to free speech in America? The goal of Islam is to make America an Islamic nation. The current controversy concerns building a mosque adjacent to the 9/11 site in New York City. More...

Opposes light removal

I am writing to express my deep concern and adamantly oppose the removal of the Loxley Road light on M-55. More...

Outdoors

Hartwick Pines park offers holiday weekend programs

Hartwick Pines State Park is hosting   variety of programs this Labor Day weekend, where campers and visitors are invited to learn about stars, trees, bogs, birds and lumber.   More...

Ski, strength, roller ski clinic planned Sept. 5

The president and inventor of the Classic All Terrain Skis, Dale Niggeman, will be at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Higgins Lake, Sept 5 for a combined C.A.T. Ski Clinic, Core Strength Clinic and Roller Ski Clinic.   More...

big catch

Ben Rinas, 8, of Sanford caught this 12 3/4” perch during Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2010. The fish was the biggest recorded during the event and Rinas recently had it mounted. (Courtesy photo) More...

Happenings

FROM RCCF TO KCC

A grant fund disbursement of $640 was recently made to Kirtland Community College from the KCC Education Fund (an endowment fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation). More...

Volunteers needed to brush trails

The Houghton Lake Trail Blazers and the Houghton Lake Snow Groomers are looking for volunteers to help brush the area’s snowmobile trails.   The brushing will take place every Saturday beginning Sept. 11 and run through Nov. 13. More...

Matter of Balance training session to be held Sept. 8

The Matter of Balance is a program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity.   Sept. 8 and 9, a training session for Matter of Balance Coaches will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

School bells start ringing next week

Changes and improvements will greet students in both Houghton Lake and Roscommon Area Schools next week when they return to the classroom.   RAPS students will begin classes Tuesday while Houghton Lake students start Wednesday.   More...

Superintendents look forward to new school year

As the 2010-11 school year gets started, one area public school superintendent has completed his first year on the job, while the other will be leaving the position next June.   More...

German exchange students settle in

Roscommon High School will welcome nine exchange students from across the globe this year.   Two of those students are Youth For Understanding U.S.A. exchange students from Germany and will be staying with the Scott and Anderson families. 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...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of July 1 through 31:   Michigan State Police   Driving with a suspended license, first offense: Tony L. Rase, $410. More...

Sports

Reese outpaces Bobcats by eight

By Eric Hamp   Big plays by Reese coupled with a tough night offensively for Houghton Lake led to a 22-14 opening week loss by the Bobcats Aug. 27 to Reese.   More...

Vikings trump Bucks in season opener

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By Mike Metzger The Grayling Vikings’ offensive attack was too much for the Roscommon Bucks as the Vikes took the varsity season opener at Roscommon, 54-12, on Aug. 26. More...

BOOSTING TRAILWAY FUND

Thomas O’Brien, president of the Rotary Club of Roscommon, presents a check for $4,200 to Mary Fry, president/CEO of the Roscommon County Community Foundation, to benefit the Higgins Lake Trailw More...

Editorial

Best interest

Funny how sometimes “progress” is reviewed after a length of time and what was thought was progress was not really progress at all, but actually a bad idea.  More...

The best may come near the end of our days

When you travel around northern Michigan, you sometimes happen upon an old apple tree–or maybe even several rows of them with an empty space here and there–surrounded by no other signs of civilization.   More...

Changes realized

After all of the trials and tribulations Houghton Lake Community Schools have faced the past several years there must be a real sense of gratification by those who shared in the response, recovery and responsibility for keeping the school district a More...

Health

For a stroke, think F.A.S.T.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disabilities. More than 795,000 people experience a stroke each year, and two times more women die from stroke each year than breast cancer. More...

Pediatrician on staff at Mercy Grayling center

As part of an ongoing initiative to expand services throughout the Mercy Hospital Grayling health care system, pediatrician Dr. Kristie Koehler has joined the Mercy Community Health Center in Grayling. More...

State ranks high in pain awareness

September is National Pain Awareness Month, and Michigan’s efforts to better understand and educate about pain relief have earned it some recognition.   More...

Religion & Family

Cook, Coscino wed in Chicago

Peter Lee Cook, son of Robert and Martha Cook, Houghton Lake, and Angela Maria Coscino were married at St. Beatrice Catholic Church in Schiller Park, IL, June 26, 2010.   More...

Son born to Millers

Michael and Carrie Miller of Roscommon announce the birth of their son, Kayden Charles Miller.   Born Aug. 6, at Grayling Mercy Hos- pital, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 9.6 ounces and was 20 and 1/2 inches long.   More...

Daughter born to Kiebs

Lisa and Eric Kieb of Roscommon announce the birth of their baby, Isabella Anne. The baby was born Aug. 6, 2010, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.   More...

Education

Finishing touches being put on HLCS building projects

The first day of school is just a week away, but Houghton Lake Community Schools have been beehives of activity, abuzz with the sounds of projects being completed and teachers moving in. More...

Opening day preceded by orientation, open houses

The 2010-11 school year at Houghton Lake Community Schools will get under way next week.   All students go back to school Sept. at 8 a.m., while teachers return to the classroom Sept. 7.   Collins Elementary   More...

Plenty of changes await RAPS students

Students at Roscommon Area Public Schools will find plenty of changes when they return to their classrooms Sept. 7.   More...

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