December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Power restored Monday night

Power outages that affected more than 8,000 Roscommon County residents Sunday have been rectified, according to Consumers Power Spokesperson Mary Gust.   Over the course of the two-day outage 8,650 customers were without power. More...

Mini-review spurs corrective action in Gerrish

Gerrish Township officials are seeking direction from the Michigan Department of Treasury regarding results of a recent assessing report by the Michigan State Tax Commission. More...

Special Sections

News

Valko demands prelim on embezzlement, fraud charges

A Roscommon woman, Teresa A. Valko, 53, was arraigned in 83rd District Court on charges of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000 and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.   At her arraignment Dec. More...

Ask the Trooper

Question: What are the laws concerning an overhead flashing light for my private plow vehicle?   More...

Life-saving, department awards presented

Several members of the Richfield Township Public Safety Department were recognized at a dinner Dec. 1 at the Firehouse Restaurant, St. Helen.   More...

Editorial

Camp appointment

Our Opinion

The chairmanship of one of the most powerful committees in the U. S. House of Representatives has been conferred upon 20-year Congressional veteran Republican Dave Camp, of Midland, who represents Roscommon County in Congress. More...

Intolerant, uptight may mean missed connection

On March 4, 1966, John Lennon, in an interview with the London Evening Standard, talked about the study of religion, which was occupying much of his time.   More...

Gives thanks for Bill of Rights

Guest Opinion

Under the First Amendment, I get to say most anything out loud without fear of government interference or retaliation. More...

Outdoors

Volunteers thanked for ‘trailblazing’ work by club

The Houghton Lake Trailblazers continue to work on the area’s snowmobile trails as the snowmobile season gets underway. More...

CCW course set

A Michigan Concealed Pistol License class will be held Jan. 8 at Houghton Lake. More...

Happenings

Project Blue Light honors fallen heroes

Recognizing the fact that police, fire and EMT officers face the unknown when they go to work every day and honoring those who have paid the ultimate price in service to their communities, the fifth annual Project Blue Light program presented by the More...

WINTERFEST DESIGNS

(Above) Emily Ekdom, a sophomore at Michigan State University, displays her artwork that was chosen for the 2011 Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest T-shirts. More...

Chemical Bank, Lions Club collecting mittens for Michigan

Chemical Bank is encouraging area residents to lend a hand and help provide warmth for those who are experiencing difficult times with its “Mittens for Michigan” campaign.   More...

Markey reverts to previous fire ordinance, stops sewer refunds

In keeping with the successful recall effort which removed four Markey Township Board members in November, the interim board voted to undo some of the previous board’s work during the township’s regular meeting Monday night.   More...

Newly hired Village manager on the job

After signing on the dotted line Thursday evening, Dec. 9, new Roscommon Village Manager Tim Sadowski is already a village resident and on the job. More...

COLD AND QUIET

A bend in the Cut River downstream from the CCC Bridge lies still and covered in white Monday afternoon. 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...

Sports

Pool Standings

Men’s Senior Pool League     Dec. More...

RIDES TO 3RD PLACE FINISH

  Samantha Tarnowski, a Roscommon High School Senior, hoists the 3rd place trophy she won at the Fargo ND International Series of Champions, Inc., sanctioned Sno-X snowmobile races last weekend. Carly Davis took 1st and Jennifer Pare 2nd. More...

Bobcats drop two, compete in tournaments

The Houghton Lake High School wrestling squad had a busy week, competing in three events. The Bobcats were at Bay City Central Dec. 8, at the Falcon JV Tournament at Ogemaw Heights Dec. 10 and at the Manton individual tournament Dec. 11. More...

Letters to the Editor

An honor to represent 35th

It has been an honor to represent the residents of Michigan’s 35th Senate District over the past eight years.   As you know all too well, our state has faced serious challenges, including unprecedented fiscal shortfalls. More...

Became ‘instant fans’ of Schicker

Glenn Schicker’s ability to write about the spiritual reality all around us will be missed. Several years ago, he wrote a column centering around the spirituality surrounding John Lennon. More...

Religion & Family

Shieldses to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Michael and Delores Shields of Prudenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 17. More...

Celtic Eucharist planned at St. Elizabeth’s Sunday

A worship program featuring bagpipes and kilts is scheduled Sunday at Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake.   Celtic music and worship will blend in a Celtic Eucharist celebrated by the Rev. More...

Christmas cookies gift for brother

Wanting to do something for her brother, David Arreola, who is serving in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Lenore Ambrozaitis of Houghton Lake collected hundreds of cookies and recently shipped them overseas.   More...

Education

North Central Area Credit Union opens ‘Bobcat Branch’ at HLMS

North Central Area Credit Union has teamed up with Houghton Lake Schools to create the “Elementary Bobcat Branch.”   The branch opened for business last week for middle school fourth and fifth graders and staff. More...

Superintendent forums rescheduled

Two community superintendent search forums scheduled Monday by Roscommon Area Public Schools were rescheduled because of bad weather. More...

STAR SCRIBS

Several second graders at Collins Elementary were recently named “Writers of the Week.” Pictured are the accomplished wordsmiths (not in order): Jarrett Wagner, Zada Leline and Alysa Fasse More...

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