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Hazardous waste collection scheduled for Saturday

After a summer of cleaning out your garage, doing repairs and fixing up around the house, it will be time to put all of your hazardous waste together and bring it to Roscommon County’s semiannual household hazardous waste collection. More...

Special Sections


Houghton Lake woman dies in Mecosta County accident

A 33-year-old Houghton Lake woman was killed in a single car accident in Mecosta County Sept. 5. More...

County names interim veterans counselor

By Glenn Schicker Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday appointed Thomas A. Sheppard, St. Helen, interim veterans counselor for the county. More...

One burglar arrested; another still at large

A Gerrish Township resident awoke at 5:51 a.m. Sept. 5 to find a man rifling through drawers in her bedroom. More...


Teens can win in video contest

Teenagers can get a chance at winning up to $3,000 through a national contest area Chemical Banks are participating in. Chemical Bank is seeking entrants in the American Bankers Association’s Lights, Camera, Save! More...


Chris Aldrich, manager of Independent Bank, Houghton Lake, presents Emil Meissner of the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee with a check for $163 toward expenses for the 2010 Family More...


Complete Streets

Our Opinion

With a deadline looming for removal of the traffic signal light at the intersection of M-55 and Loxley Road in Roscommon Township, Roscommon County Road Commissioners are hoping enough support can be generated within the community, county and state More...

Mosque, Obama evoke schizophrenic attitiudes

Many American Christians are displaying schizophrenic attitudes toward that proposed mosque in Manhattan and toward President Barack Obama. More...

Bus safety is ‘of utmost importance’

From the Sheriff’s Desk

The beginning of school marks an important time in the lives of our children. It’s an exciting time for making More...

Religion & Family

‘Fields of Faith’ planned Sept. 22 at Bobcat Field

Students from across Northern Michigan will join together Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Houghton Lake High School’s Bobcat Field to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the seventh annual “Fields of Faith” event. More...

CROP Walk to be Sept. 19

The annual Roscommon County CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 19 from the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, 7059 West Houghton Lake Dr. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. More...

Biggar, Schalm exchange vows at Good Shepherd church

Tammy Biggar, daughter of Jack and Bonnie Biggar of Roscommon, and Bradley Schwalm, son of Dick and Nancy Schwalm of St. Helen, were united in marriage July 31, 2010, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, Roscommon. More...


Kirtland hosts free concert by HERD on Sept. 16

Student Activities at Kirtland Community College will host a free concert by the Houghton Lake-based band, HERD, from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 16, as part of Welcome Week festivities at the college. More...

RMS, RES plan open houses

Roscommon Middle and Elementary Schools will host open houses next week. At RMS, dates are Sept. 14 for fifth and seventh grades and Sept. 16 for sixth and eighth grades. Time is 6 to 7 p.m. both nights. At RES, dates are Sept. More...


Roscommon Friends of the Library volunteers, Joyce Ballard (right) and Caroline Larson water flowers they planted at the library’s new home at 241 East Federal Highway, Roscommon. More...

Knife wielding woman charged

A Prudenville woman faces assault and other charges in 83rd District Court following a Sept. 2 incident in which she allegedly forced her way into a home where three young girls were home alone. More...

State Police investigating fatal cycle accident

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating an early-morning motorcycle accident that took the life of a Lansing man Sept. 5. More...

Kirtland artists have eyes on Art Prize

By Thomas Reznich Kirtland Community College sculptors Sean Bell of Higgins Lake and Justin LaDoux of Alma, along with Bell’s wife Laura, are sharing their art as well as their hopes of winning big money, as they complete their pieces for e More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judith Ann Parker - 2015-03-26
Constance Jean Malette - 2015-03-26
Betty Jean Walworth - 2015-03-26
Carmen Oster Root - 2015-03-26
Judith Ann Parker - 2015-03-26
Norma J. Katt - 2015-03-26
William R. Parker - 2015-03-26
Ernest B. Wohlfeil - 2015-03-26
Helena Wolf - 2015-03-26
Beverly June Morris - 2015-03-26
Earl Thomas Garner - 2015-03-26
Beverly June Morris - 2015-03-19
Helena Wolf - 2015-03-19
Carmen Oster Root - 2015-03-19
Norma J. Katt - 2015-03-19
Judith Ann Parker - 2015-03-19
Ernest B. Wohlfeil - 2015-03-19
Betty Jean Walworth - 2015-03-19
Timothy Ray Gardner - 2015-03-19

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Steven R. Eddy, 35, Prudenville, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of possession of marijuana, second offense. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 30: Richard A. Sian, 34, St. More...


Bobcats best Bucks in shoot-out battle

This story contains a video

After 100 minutes of play -- including two overtimes -- the Houghton Lake Bobcat’s defeated rival Roscommon in a 3-2 varsity soccer shoot-out victory Tuesday night in Roscommon. More...

Jags open season this weekend

The Houghton Lake Jaguars Youth Football program will open the 2010 season Saturday. More...

’Cats fall to Vikings’ aerial attack, 33-20

By Mike Metzger For the second week in a row the Grayling Vikings used their dominating offense, which accumulated over 390 yards through the air and another 150 on the ground, to earn another victory over a Jack Pine Conference team. More...

Letters to the Editor

Candidates to address issues in forum

The COOR Intermediate School District and Kirtland Community College are hosting a Meet the Candidate’s Night, Sept. 27, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kirtland Community College Auditorium. More...



Fred Rosowski of Prudenville took this photograph of a white pelican on the sand bar off Iroquois Avenue in Prudenville at around 7 p.m. on Aug. 29. More...

Booster 200 Club tickets on sale

Tickets for the Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster Club’s annual 200 Club Raffle are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rockin Chair Gift Shop or at the Bobcat Field concession stand during home football games. More...


Roscommon Area Pilot’s Association members (left to right) David Pflum and Erich Jaroch man the grills during the organization’s annual picnic at the Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Air More...


Sunday tour to feature homes on Au Sable River

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will host its third home tour Sunday. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s tour will feature homes on the South Branch of the AuSable River. More...


Jim and Joan Scott of Walkerton, Ontario, Canada, stand in front of their 1949 Diamond T truck which transported them and their fifth wheel on the 12,000-mile “Coasters 2010” cross-Canada More...

Curves collecting school supplies

The Houghton Lake Curves is collecting school supplies for students at Houghton Lake Middle School and Collins Elementary. More...

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