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Loxley light removed

Despite the efforts of Roscommon Township, the Roscommon County Road Commission and the public at large, the stoplight at Loxley Road and M-55 came down Monday morning.  For several months signs near the intersection indicated that the light was More...

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News

EVERYONE NEEDS HELP SOMETIMES

The tables turned quickly for State Police Trooper Kevin Flick Tuesday morning, when another driver turned in front of him and suddenly, he was the one in need of help, rather than the one providing More...

Park plans under development in Gerrish Township

With summer approaching, Gerrish Township’s parks were a main point of the board’s focus Tuesday.  Supervisor Frank Homola was given additional job duties for the Community Park Marina. However, the time frame was in dispute.  More...

Gerrish assessor receives written reprimand

Gerrish Township’s assessor is still on the job.  At a special meeting May 6, the Gerrish Township board met with its assessor, Cheryl Gillman, for a disciplinary hearing.  Gillman chose, as is her right under Michigan’s Open Me More...

Business

TROPHY CLASS REAL ESTATE

Tom Emerick is the broker/owner of Trophy Class Real Estate at 485 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) in Prudenville. More...

Shop Spartan, help Special Olympics Michigan

Shoppers at Spartan Stores around Michigan have the opportunity May 1-21 to help more than 2,200 Special Olympics Michigan athletes from nearly every county in Michigan compete at the 2011 State Summer Games June 2-4.  More...

THEY’RE BACK!

Wild’s True Value hardware store of Houghton Lake re-opened May 5, after being closed for about two months. More...

Letters to the Editor

Slow down; ‘Leave no trace’

Houghton Lake Boy Scout Troop 955 completed their spring roadside clean up on Emery Road May 10th to help with their part of keeping Roscommon County beautiful.  More...

Budget early step toward stability

[Last] week the House passed out its versions of the state government operations and education budgets. I voted in support of both, but I’m not going to sugar-coat it - I didn’t enjoy it and it was quite difficult.   More...

Writer encourages checking campaign donors

Since Proposal A passed in 1994 it has only been used to pay for K-12 education. [Recently] a vote was taken in the Senate to use money from the K-12 school aid fund to help pay for colleges and universities. More...

Religion & Family

Mercy Hospice Remembrance Service scheduled May 24

The Mercy Hospice 2011 Remembrance Service will be held May 24 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Roscommon.  The event is open the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Nielsens celebrating 50 years of marriage

Robert and Sharon Nielsen of Houghton Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 12.  Married in 1961, the two met when Robert was in California while serving in the U.S. Navy. More...

Swiatkowski has son

Kelsey Swiatkowski announces the birth of her son, Paeton David. He was born April 10, 2011, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. More...

Education

Branch to Branch

Students get a chance to visit credit union

Students involved in the North Central Area Credit Union’s Bobcat Branch office at Houghton Lake Middle School had a taste of the big time when they visited the Houghton Lake Branch Office Friday. More...

SHOW OF TALENT

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  (Left) Piano man Alex Decker captures the judges’ attention with a piano medley at Houghton Lake High School’s 2011 Talent Show May 6. He placed first among the 14 acts presented. The show raised $500 for the student activity fund.  More...

SECOND PLACE

(Right) Lanette Roberts and Bill Trahan sing a duet, “Shark in the Water” by V.V. Brown at the Houghton Lake High School show. More...

‘Factually related’ allegations expand HLCS investigation

After six weeks of an investigation of Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy, the Houghton Lake Board of Education has expanded the scope of its attorney’s investigation to include new allegations that have surfaced about More...

Roscommon Business Expo set for May 18

The 3rd Annual Roscommon Business Expo will be held at the CRAF Center on May 18 from 2 to 7 p.m.  Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Coordinator Connie Allen said the public will have the opportunity to look over the businesses’ d More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
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Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 19:  Daniel J. Prough, 46, St. Helen, stood mute to two counts of domestic violence, third offense. A pretrial was scheduled.  Zachary W. More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of April 1 through 30:  Roscommon County  Sheriff’s Department  Minor in possession of alcohol, third offense: Hayden A. More...

Sports

Soccer Bucks squeak past Pioneers in shoot-out

For 100-minutes, the Roscommon and Clare varsity soccer squads could not score a goal sending their contest into a shoot-out in which Roscommon escaped the victors, 1-0 on the Bucks home turf May 10.  More...

Bobcat soccer squad suffers shoot-out loss to Owls

Through 80 minutes of play, the Houghton Lake and Oscoda varsity soccer squads each scored a goal sending the game into a shoot-out where the owls prevailed 2-1.  Being a non-conference contest the squads elected before the game to skip the over More...

Bucks shoot 348 at golf invite in Gaylord

The Roscommon varsity golf squad shot a 348 team total at the Gaylord Invitational held May 10 at The Classic Golf Course, Gaylord.  Pacing the Bucks was Alex Gojcaj who shot an 83.  “I am very pleased,” Roscommon coach Mike Glo More...

Editorial

Extended scope

Our Opinion

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ current investigation of allegations against Superintendent Kevin Murphy was expanded Monday night to include allegations made against another school employee, following a complaint by a “contracted” More...

Several large projects on tap for RCRC

Guest Opinion

Well, winter is finally behind us (we hope) and the Roscommon County Road Commission is busy gearing up for what should be a very productive 2011 construction season. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES  115 YEARS AGO-MAY 14, 1896  Local Items   More...

Outdoors

KWWF, author to present workshop on ‘Birdscaping’

Learn how to increase the number and variety of birds in your yard by growing native plants offering natural habitat and a year-long smorgasbord of berries, nuts, and seeds, as author Mariette Nowak presents a workshop, “Birdscaping,” at More...

PLENTY OF ACTION

(Top) Fred Mills of Roscommon, holds the box of numbers aloft as a racer picks his starting position before the pro race. More...

STEWARDS OF THE YEAR

Betty Tramel and her husband Ben (not pictured) were recently named Michigan Inland Lakes Stewards of the Year by the Michigan Lake and Stream Association. More...

Happenings

D4 4-H Summer Recreation program to begin June 27

The Roscommon County Summer Recreation Program is set to begin June 27.  The program will be full of fun activities for youth ages 4 to 12. Field trips will be made to Funland, CCC Museum and other local attractions. More...

FOOD DONATION

The staff and customers at Curves in Prudenville donated $80 and 208 pounds of food to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Prudenville last week. St. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Day scheduled for June 4

Roscommon County’s spring Household Hazardous Waste collection is around the corner.  The semi-annual collection is slated for June 4. More...

Features

Police Salute

DNR prepares for wildland fire season

One year ago on May 8, the Meridian Boundary Fire consumed thousands of acres of jack pine forest in Crawford County. In the event of another massive fire, the Roscommon County Michigan Department of Natural Resources will again be prepared.  More...

Roscommon County Central Dispatch

Staff members at Roscommon County Central Dispatch and Emergency Management departments include (front row, left to right) Carrie Perialas, deputy director, Patricia Wiley, director, Ashleigh Aubrey, senior dispatcher, Christina Southwell, dispatche More...

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department

  Members of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department are (left to right) Victim Services Unit/Marine Patrol Ed Pearen, Marine Patrol member Lance Beyerle, Victim Service Unit member Jan Pearen, Victim Services Unit member Rev. More...

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