March 31, 2011 RSS feed / News

Markey board adopts budget at special meeting

The Markey Township Board adopted a budget totaling $1,918,692 for fiscal year 2011-12 during a special meeting at the township hall Monday. More...

Photo credit omitted

Photo credit for the picture of Joanne Weber and her dog, Mitchell, one of the Red Cross “heroes,” was omitted from the story on page C4. The photo was taken by Fay Reid and was used with permission. More...

Contracts not extended for sake of consistency

In an effort to make contracts for non-bargaining employees of Houghton Lake Community Schools more “consistent,” they have not been extended. More...

Village tables property improvements for M-18 site

After several Village of Roscommon council members expressed concerns about constructing a commercial entrance to the recently cleared 33-acre portion of the village-owned M-18 development site, the board decided to table construction plans. More...

Richfield board receives raise

Each member of the Richfield Township board will receive a $1,000 pay raise after Richfield Township Director of Public Safety Brad Bannon made a motion for a salary increase at the township annual meeting on March 26. More...

Bowling fundraiser this Saturday

The Special Olympics Area 4 will be holding a bowling fundraiser April 2 at Goodyear Lanes, Houghton Lake. Bowling will begin at 2 p.m. and costs $15 for three games of 9 pin no-tap. More...

RCRC to rent crack sealing equipment

Instead of contracting an outside company to crack seal four portions of roads in Roscommon County, the Roscommon County Road Commission has decided to rent the necessary equipment to finish the work with road commission employees. More...

PHOTO FUN WITH A MILK MUSTACHE

(Left to right) Houghton Lake High School Teacher Lynn Gellerman, Nicole Ellens of the Crawford-Roscommon Suicide Prevention Coalition and Tracy Wilson, school health support services coordinator of More...

Lake Township raises not sought, approved

Although the supervisor, clerk and treasurer of Lake Township did not seek raises for fiscal year 2011-12, 3% raises were approved March 26 at the township’s annual meeting. More...

County replaces Ancel on mental health board

Former Roscommon County Commissioner and most recently Community Mental Health Board citizen-at-large member Bill Ancel has been denied reappointment to the mental health board of directors by a 3-2 vote by county commissioners. More...

TOP TOWNSHIP BUSINESS

Lake Township Supervisor Stan Christler presented Best Choice Meat Market with a “Feta Cheese Spread Capitol of Northern Michigan” certificate at its annual meeting March 26. More...

Confab to highlight M-55 upgrades

An open house showcasing improvements to M-55 at Houghton Lake is scheduled for April 7 in Lake Township. More...

MMCC hosts ‘Rust Shaker’ race April 9

Mountain bikers can compete April 9 in Michigan Community College’s Rust Shaker on April 9th. The race will be held on the newly developed bike trail on the Harrison Campus beginning at 10:30 am. More...

Welfare fraud suspects stand mute

Two Roscommon residents arraigned in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, on welfare fraud charges stood mute March 8. Lisa A. Miller, 42, stood mute to charges of stamp fraud, fraud, welfare fraud, conspiracy and conducting a criminal enterprise. More...

Johnson mute on drug charges

William K. Johnson, 44, Detroit, stood mute in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, to drug charges. Johnson was charged with one count of delivery/manufacture of marijuana and two counts of delivery of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance. More...

Butler current member

The story about the Roscommon Area District Library board awarding the late Glenn Schicker with its Citizen of the Year Award on page B6 attributed Mike Butler as “formerly on the Village of Roscommon Council.” Butler is a current council More...

Higgins Township budget tight but in ‘good shape’

A proposed 2011-12 budget that closely mirrored the 2010-11 budget was reviewed by the public at the March 29 budget hearing. More...

Fish fry to benefit scholarship fund

The Sons of the American Legion, St. Helen Post 416, Ford Drive, St. Helen, will sponsor a fish fry April 8 and 15 to benefit their scholarship fund. Serving is from 4 to 7 p.m. and cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and under. More...

Village manager plans action following review by council

Village of Roscommon Manager Tim Sadowski received both positive and negative comments during his quarterly review at the council’s March 28 meeting. More...

UW accepting funding applications

The Roscommon County United Way is accepting applications for funding through April 12. Contact United Way at 275-2067 for an application. Currently Roscommon County United Way services 26 area agencies in Roscommon County. More...

TOP RATED AT STATE

Seventeen musicians from the Houghton Lake High School band program earned top marks at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival at Central Michigan University March 26. More...

Nester budget nearly the same

The Nester Township budget was set March 26 at the township’s annual meeting and according to Nester Township Clerk Carolyn Corlew, “there is not a lot of difference from the revenues [from last year].” More...

Lyon Township budgets for fire hall addition

At its March 23 budget hearing, Lyon Township approved funding for the construction of an addition to the township’s fire hall. The township budgeted $225,000 for the addition, which will be taken from the fire equipment fund. More...

Winter weather fails to deter fundraiser

Despite less than spring-like weather March 23, a Special Olympics fundraiser at Buccilli’s Pizza still had 110 people in attendance. “I thought that was just unbelievable,” organizer Bruno Bucci said. More...

AmeriCorps intern focused on helping county’s environment

For the first time, the Roscommon County Road Commission and the Crawford/Roscommon Conservation District will be host to an AmeriCorps intern. More...

Adoptable Pets

There are still a few days left to take advantage of the best deal in town! We are trying to draw some attention to all of the black dogs and cats that are often overlooked and many have been at the shelter for months all because they are black. More...

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