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DenBoer sentenced to 51 months

Former accountant ordered to repay over $1.1 million restitution

Former Houghton Lake accountant Robert Den- Boer Jr., 34, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison Nov. 3 in U.S. District Court, Bay City. More...

Markey appointees expected Nov. 15

As a result of the Nov. 2 election in which Markey Township voters ousted four members of the township board in a recall, the Roscommon County Election Commission is in the process of appointing two members in order to restore a quorum. More...

Vets compare Naval service

Veterans Jerry Kilburn of Houghton Lake and Billy Hoffman of Merritt have different memories from their days in the U.S. Navy, but both value their military experiences. More...

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News

Four arrested on multiple felony firearms charges

Deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office recently solved a recent string of home invasions that occurred in the Snowbowl Road area of Roscommon Township. More...

Ask the Trooper

Question: I do not have a concealed pistol license, may I transport my registered pistol in a motor vehicle? More...

Good Shepherd church to collect Christmas gifts

Christmas is arriving early in Roscommon as Good Shepherd United Methodist Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. More...

Business

TWISTED ATTITUDES

(Left to right) Kris Mead and Lori Kleven-Mead (a 1984 graduate of Houghton Lake High School) are the owners of Twisted Attitudes at 6780 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55). More...

4 FRIENDS GENERAL STORE

Mike and Sherry Stack of Houghton Lake are two of the owners of 4 Friends General Store at 5729 West Houghton Lake Drive (M- 55) at Houghton Lake. More...

Becker named ‘Realtor of the Year’

Dave Becker, broker-owner of Exit 222 Real Estate, St. Helen, was recently recognized as 2010 Realtor of the Year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shame on thief of hunting blind

To the person(s) responsible for stealing my husband’s portable hunting pop-up: Shame on you! More...

Thanks to recall supporters, voters

I thank the people who got the recall started and the voters who voted “yes”. Also a special thank you to the township board (all but one) for doing a very good job of campaigning for us on the recall. Thank you, Bob Riggs Roscommon More...

Outdoors

PLANTING NORTH BAY

(Left to right) Houghton Lake Lake Association officials including Vice-president Craig Cotterman, President Keith Stiles and Public Relations Director Lindy Peterson cast wild rice seed into Houghton More...

Three buck poles offer cash to successful hunters

Three businesses in Roscommon County will give successful deer hunters the chance for an extra measure of success in the form of cash prizes at buck poles in Roscommon, Houghton Lake and St. Helen. Roscommon More...

Happenings

‘Into the Woods’ brings fairy tales to life on RHS stage

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Fairy tale heroes met their fate Friday night when Roscommon High School students performed “Into the Woods.” The musical melded several fairy tales together, with a not-so-storybook ending as the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk conqu More...

Seven seniors vying for Miss Houghton Lake title

Seven Houghton Lake High School senior girls will vie for the title of Miss Houghton Lake Nov. 13. The program will take place at the high school and begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $11 each and are on sale at the school. More...

Lions prep for Christmas baskets

The Roscommon Higgins Lake Lions Club will be distributing Christmas baskets full of food, toys for children, mittens, hats and scarves Dec. 13 at the Lions Clubhouse, Roscommon. More...

Update: Bucks fall to Vikes in Regional championship - Free Access

In four games that were settled by a margin of six points, the Roscommon High School varsity volleyball season ended with a loss to Cadillac. This 3-1 loss ended the Bucks season with a final record of 45-5-5. More...

Bridge Card scam thwarted in Roscommon County - Free Access

A scam involving Michigan Bridge Cards, a debit card used for food assistance benefits, was thwarted this week by state and area law enforcement officers. More...

Cherven oldest veteran on Pride and Honor Flight

Retired Roscommon Postmaster and World War II veteran Al Cherven, 94, spent a day with his comrades in arms this Sept. 11 that he said was both educational and emotional. More...

Seven seeking Miss Houghton Lake title

The Miss Houghton Lake Scholarship Program will be held Saturday at Houghton Lake High School. Seven contestants will vie for the title of Miss Houghton Lake. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nina Russo - 2014-11-27
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-27
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-27
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-27
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-20
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
Nina Russo - 2014-11-20
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-20

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Eagles end season with loss to Norsemen

Jack Pine Conference Playoff Scoreboard Suttons Bay 41, Farwell 6 More...

Bucks postseason continues in Regionals

District Champs

It took five sets -- including a fifth and decisive set that saw the Bucks trailing by five points at one point -- but the Roscommon High School varsity volleyball squad earned the Michigan High School Athletic Association District 63-B title defeat More...

Bucks boys’ XC squad finishes 23rd at state

The Roscommon High School boys cross country squad finished in 23rd place in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 state meet held Nov. 6 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn. More...

Editorial

Post-election urgency

Our Opinion

The post-election briefing was just that, brief. There wasn’t too much to discuss as the Republicans swept nearly all of the races locally, most in the state, a majority of the nation’s governorships and recaptured the U.S. More...

Persecution of Christians is inevitable

One of the many loose ends the U.S. is leaving untied in Iraq is the fate of hundreds of thousands of Christians who remain in that country. An Iraqi branch of al-Qaeda recently invaded Our Lady of Salvation Syrian Catholic Church in More...

Inside the First Amendment

Is civility America’s lost cause?

From Democratic Rep. More...

Religion & Family

Houghton Lake Wesleyan celebrates 60 years

The Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church celebrated its 60th anniversary of serving the Houghton Lake Community on Nov. 7, 2010. The church’s 10 a.m. More...

Houghton Lake Baptist welcomes Dr. Rick Flanders

Dr. Rick Flanders will be the guest speaker for a series of meetings Nov. 14 through 17 at Houghton Lake Baptist Church. The public may attend these services, set for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. More...

Messiah Lutheran celebrates 75 years

Messiah Lutheran Church, Roscommon, celebrated 75 years of worship Oct. 31. Pastor E. Andrew Gookin has worked to help the church grow and on that date the church welcomed 16 new members, baptizing two of them. More...

Education

Roscommon falls to Big Rapids in OT in WCMU’s ‘Quiz Central’

The Roscommon Bucks fell to the Big Rapids Cardinals 160-150 in an overtime contest of Central Michigan University’s “Quiz Central.” With the victory the Cardinals move on to a second round game in the white division. More...

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students named Students of the Month for October are pictured with Principal Susan Tyer. More...

Winter registration open at MMCC

The leaves are gone and snow is on its way, but for those interested in attending Mid Michigan Community College this winter there is still time to register for classes. Winter semester classes start on Jan. More...

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