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RADL announces future library site as former Busby Cabins

The plans of the Roscommon Area District Library Board are beginning to become a reality as the board decided to choose the former Busby Cabin property on M-18 across from Hart Ford Lincoln Mercury as a building site.  More...

Westland man charged in snowmobile accident

A Westland man has been bound over to 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in connection with the Jan. 22 death of a Houghton Lake man.  More...

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News

RCRC approves three township road improvement plans, denies two

The Roscommon County Road Commission has approved road improvement projects for Denton, Gerrish and Lyon Townships which will all be partially funded through the commission’s road improvement allocation fund. More...

Soul’s Harbor plans ‘End Time’ series

Pastor Lawrence Cook of Soul’s Harbor Worship Center will offer a teaching series focusing on the book of Revelations beginning May 4.  “Our heavenly Father has always given His people a heads up on what to expect, and what to do, in More...

A LOT OF VARIETY

(Foreground, left to right) Darlene Shutter of Houghton Lake samples baked goods from Sweet Slice of Life of Prudenville, a baked goods business owned and operated by Jen Lewis and Diane Tompkins dur More...

Business

Walmart renovation underway

Houghton Lake’s Walmart store has been undergoing some changes and Manager Jim Vansice is asking customers for their patience.  “We apologize for any inconvenience,” he said. “Excuse the mess.”  More...

PHIL’S TOWING CERTIFIED

Drivers Greg Klosky and Dean Walton of Phil’s Towing of Houghton Lake and Grayling earned certification in light and medium duty towing and recovery from the North American Towing Academy durin More...

Hobby turns to business for Calkins

When Bruce Calkins, 64, retired in April 2010 he wasn’t looking to get another job, but pursuing his hobby of photography has taken him back into “business” as BB Calkins Photography.   More...

Outdoors

On water boater safety can depend on proper equipment

May is the month boaters think about launching their boat. So now is the perfect time to make sure you have all of the necessary equipment and it is in good condition. More...

Lake Association, Roscommon Baptist to develop pond for youth fishing

A project to turn a former walleye rearing pond managed by the Houghton   Lake Lake Association into a fishing pond for youth was begun last week when the HLLA voted to donate $500 to plant fish in the pond. More...

Outdoor survival course slated May 20-22

There will be a three-day, hands-on survival course for all fitness levels in St. Helen from May 20 through 22.  The weekend will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and end 1 p.m. Sunday.  More...

Happenings

In the presence of royalty

Although they couldn’t make it to London for the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. More...

CLEANING TOGETHER

There were a total of about 40 people who attended the 2nd Annual Village Clean Up Day in the Village of Roscommon on May 1. More...

St. Helen Veterans Memorial to be dedicated May 30

The hard work and dedication of the community of St. Helen will be recognized with the dedication of the St. Helen Veterans Memorial on May 30 at 1:30 p.m.  More...

Education

Bobcat Pride

Losing His God  By Dominique Csapo   More...

Project leads Roberts to survey rural internet usage

Set to graduate from Central Michigan University May 8, Theresa Roberts of Houghton Lake wanted to know how many people in Roscommon County have access to the Internet.  More...

Masters Earned

Melissa Lane, a 1986 graduate of Roscommon High School, received her masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in criminal justice May 1, 2011, from the University of Michigan Flin More...

COOR proposal fails; Mead, McGregor in

Unofficial results in the May 3 school election show that voters in the COOR Intermediate School District defeated a special education millage Tuesday, while voters in the Roscommon Area Public Schools district approved a Headlee override proposal. More...

TIDYING UP THE RAILROAD

  Boy Scout Troop 944 Scout Noah Carter picked up many items along the railroad tracks in the Village of Roscommon including several pop cans during the 2nd Annual Village Clean Up Day on May 1. More...

Matuzak, May RHS academic leaders for 2011

Leading the Roscommon High School Class of 2011 in academic achievement are Elizabeth Matuzak and Ian May.  Matuzak is class valedictorian and May salutatorian.  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 Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court:  More...

Sports

BLEACHER BASE

Concrete pads for bleachers were poured April 30 at the Graham/McDonald Sports Complex’s back fields. More...

Buck thinclads fall to Eagles

Both Roscommon varsity track squads fell to host Farwell May 3.  In the boys’ competition the Bucks fell 98-65 and the girls’ fell 98.5-64.5.  Boys’ Results  More...

Bobcat sluggers suffer two losses to G’s

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball squad is still looking for a conference victory after falling to Gladwin, 10-2 and 12-2, at the Bobcats’ home ballpark May 3.  More...

Editorial

Listened

Our Opinion

State Representative Bruce Rendon (R-103rd, Lake City) reported this week that he kept a running log of constituent opinions in regard to tax issues that have formed the basis of House Bills 4361-2 since February. More...

Balancing Act

Recently the Roscommon County Lake Level Committee held a meeting to discuss high water as well as low water of Higgins Lake. More...

Mercy’s 100th

In researching topics for the “Looking Back” feature for May we were interested to see two milestones of Mercy Hospital Grayling mentioned in the back issues of both the Roscommon Herald and Roscommon Herald-News, both now a part of the H More...

Letters to the Editor

Township ‘won’, couple moving to avoid court fight

It appears that Lake Township is not through with the Tramels.  In February we received a summons and complaint that we are being sued again.  In our opinion, it seems that they enjoy harassing a senior couple to the extent that we are givi More...

Keep focus on what is best for students

I would like to thank all the people that supported me in this election. I want to congratulate the two newly elected board members Dan (McGregor) and Betsy (Mead). More...

Health

Senior ER open at Mercy Grayling

In an effort to address the health needs of an aging population, Mercy Hospital Grayling launched an emergency room specifically tailored to serve the area’s growing senior population May 4.  More...

Todoroff elected ACP Fellow

Dr. Charles Todoroff, MD, FACP, an internist practicing with the Mercy Physician Network in Grayling and Prudenville, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. More...

Diabetes education program slated at Good Shepherd

Mercy Hospital Grayling is offering a free diabetes education program entitled “The Diabetes Epidemic-Small Changes Equal Big Rewards” on May 12 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North in Roscommon.  The program will ru More...

Law Enforcement

NO TIME TO STOP

(Foreground, left) Denton Township Paramedic Bill Tarrant checks the condition of an accident victim as township firefighters work to extricate another after a collision on M-55 just east of Chippewa More...

Police find missing Roscommon man dead

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post found a 54-year-old Roscommon man dead in a logging area near Third Lake Road in Richfield Township May 3.  More...

Ask the Trooper

Question: Can a person be ticketed for driving with a pet (usually a dog) on their lap? Seems like this could hinder their driving ability seriously at times especially in an emergency situation.  More...

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