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Arts Festival and Craft Show this Saturday

This year will mark the 42nd year the Arts Festival and Craft Show will be held in the Village of Roscommon. The festival will be held on the CRAF Center lawn and along Lake Street on July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

A husband’s love helps wife through cancer, stem cell transplant

A family man and farmer who also ran a construction company, Bruce Rendon of Lake City, current State Representative of Michigan’s 103rd District (Missaukee, Roscommon, Ogemaw and Iosco Counties) was used to taking care of things. More...

Special Sections

News

Timmins reisued service awards

A reissue of United States Navy service awards were presented to retired Michigan National Guard 1st Sgt. Gerald F. Timmins (right) at the Roscommon County Courthouse on June 29 by Brandon Darin, representative for U.S. Rep. Dave Camp. More...

Roscommon Township board raises cemetery rates

The cost of a plot in the Roscommon Township Cemetery went up when the township board voted to increase the rates during their regular meeting at the township hall Tuesday evening. More...

School offers free summer meal program to students

Even though school is out, summer food service will be available for students this summer from July 11 through Aug. 31 at Houghton Lake High School. Breakfast and lunch will be served and are free for those 18 years old and younger. More...

Business

Costello joins Farm Bureau Insurance

Barbara Costello of Roscommon has joined Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent. More...

MidMichigan Health identified as a top health system

MidMichigan Health was named in June in the top 20% of health systems in the nation by Thomson Reuters, which announced the 57 best-performing systems. The study was based on the analysis of 285 organizations. More...

NEW LOCATION

Steve Balyo of Steve Balyo Electric, who has served the Houghton Lake area for 15 years, has relocated to Higgins Lake and expanded his service area. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer to council: ‘Wake up’

At its June 27 meeting the Village of Roscommon Council decided that from now on the council and village shall be run according to the laws (ordinances) set out by previous council decisions. More...

Thanks for ‘finest fireworks display’ ever seen

From drifting white crystal chandeliers, sparkling silver glitter hanging in the dark sky, bursts of brilliant rainbow colored confetti, to waterfalls of pure white light, I would like to thank the Saint Helen Fireworks Committee and all else involve More...

Does clear-cutting ‘sound like a good plan?’

Five or six years ago I wrote to this newspaper regarding clear-cutting of hardwoods in the Campground Road area [Richfield Township]. More...

Religion & Family

Neilsen, Rosenbrock to wed July 23

Amber Kay Rosenbrock, daughter of Charlene Morris of Seattle, WA and Kurt and Ann Rosenbrock of Midland, and Corey Lee Nielsen, son of Daniel Lee Nielsen of Houghton Lake and Mike and Stacy Kendziorski of Munger, plan to wed July 23. More...

CELEBRATION

An 80th birthday party will be held July 16 at the Roscommon Community Center for Tresa Spencer. The party will run from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

The 50th anniversary of Father Bernie Tyler’s ordination was marked June 26 with a gathering at St. James Catholic Church. Father Tyler is currently the administrator of St. More...

Features

Keeping a logging area’s traditions alive

Mel Legg is a third generation sawyer. He was raised on a sawmill and knew one day he wanted to operate his own. More...

LIGHTING UP THE SKIES

The skies above the St. Helen Airport were lit up by this firework during the 16th St. Helen Fireworks show held July 3. More...

Concessions help soften impact of RAPS cuts

Last minute concessions led to fewer layoffs than originally planned as the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education adopted a budget that included over $1.3 million in cuts to its proposed budget June 29 at the Board Office in Roscommon. More...

62nd Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival underway

“Take me back to Lake St. Helen” is the theme of the 62nd Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival which will officially begin today (July 7) and end on July 10. More...

Relay for Life this weekend

The 2011 Relay for Life Roscommon County will be held at Houghton Lake High School July 9-10 in the school’s front parking lot. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Roger Bunyak - 2014-08-21
Roger Clark Haring - 2014-08-21
Douglas R. Fey - 2014-08-21
John Albert Schomer - 2014-08-21
David Roger Bunyak - 2014-08-14

Court News

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of May 1 through 31: Roscommon County Sheriff’sDepartment Driving with a suspended license, first offense: Charles C. Stratton, $285. More...

Sports

Sergeant’s still perfect in women’s softball league with narrow win

Sergeant’s narrowly escaped their game with Old Town Tavern with a win, picking up a 17-14 victory to preserve a perfect record in June 30 action of the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League. More...

COLLEGE BOUND BUCKS

Recent Roscommon High School graduates and standout athletes (left to right) Olivia Lopez, Ashley Seames and Laura Walker will all be playing college sports this fall. More...

Field of 60 ladies compete at Fox Run invite

A field of 60 golfers competed at the fifth annual Ladies Invitational June 27 at Fox Run Country Club. The event placed the golfers into a four person scramble flighted by handicap. More...

Editorial

Relay for Life

This weekend several hundred people will gather on the grounds of Houghton Lake High School with one goal in mind, to fight cancer in every way possible by raising money for research. More...

A personal note

Sitting around the dining room table with friends discussing recent activities of Relay for Life two years ago one of the conversationalists asked “What would it take for you to shave your beard off?” The beard had adorned the mug for 34 More...

No tax dollars for new bridge. Period.

Legislation was recently introduced in the Michigan Senate to authorize the New International Trade Crossing project between Detroit and Canada. More...

Outdoors

HOUGHTON LAKE’S ‘BEST FRIEND’

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board’s original secretary and representative from Roscommon Township, Dick Pastula, was honored with the presentation of two plaques at the board’s regular meeting June 28 at Roscommon Township Hall. More...

BIG CATCH

Alyssa Gross, 13 of Greenfield, IN, caught this 2 and 1/2 pound, 14” crappie while fishing with her grandfather, Randy Miller of Higgins Lake. More...

Walters out-shoots wife for Governor’s Trophy - Free Access

“I finally won one,” said competitive rifleman Ron Walters of Houghton Lake, who took the Governor’s Trophy during 1,000-yard black powder competition at Camp Grayling June 25 and 26. More...

Happenings

Fourth of July Fun

COWABUNGA! (Above) This boat competed in the Houghton Lake Boat Parade held July 3, part of Houghton Lake’s Independence Day celebrations. More...

DOCK LONGER AT LAKEVIEW PARK

A 30 foot dock extension was recently added at Roscommon Township’s Lakeview Park to allow fishing in deeper water and more observation space. More...

‘Good News Clues’ theme of United Methodist VBS

The “Good News Clues” Vacation Bible School will be held July 11-15 at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. The VBS, which is free of charge, will run from 9 to 11:45 a.m. More...

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