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RAPS awarded Safe Routes to School monies for sidewalks

The Michigan Department of Transportation announced this week that Roscommon Area Public Schools will receive a federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant worth more than $280,000. More...

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News

FIRE TOWER

Gerrish Township Asst. Chief Jim Lippert (left) watches with Lt. Jake Figley as they lower the ladder carrying firefighter Chris Carmany (in basket) July 12. More...

One teacher laid off, one hired at HLCS

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education handled several personnel issues Monday at its first regular meeting since new members Betsy Mead and Dan McGregor began their terms. Lay-offs for two teachers were on the agenda. More...

Volunteers distribute food to more than 300 families

With the help of more than 60 volunteers, almost 17,000 pounds of food was unloaded at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Prudenville, July 12 and distributed to 326 families. The food was received from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. More...

Editorial

Safe route grant

Our Opinion

Last fall a path connecting all three of the Roscommon Area Public Schools buildings was opened and dubbed the “Millie Mile” in honor of recently retired Superintendent Millie Mellgren. More...

ROOC rocks!

A Detroit entrepreneur with an “I wish I had thought of that” idea is providing work for some Roscommon County area residents who are employed at ROOC, Inc. More...

Surprising support for separating church, state

Inside the First Amendment

It’s been a good month for the much-maligned, often misunderstood principle of church-state separation. More...

Outdoors

TOPPED HIS DAD

Cody Roberts, 11, Houghton Lake (by way of Howell) out fished his dad on Father’s Day, catching this 18 1/2 inch, 3 pound bass. (Courtesy photo) More...

Antlerless deer licenses on sale, none to be sold in county

Applications for antlerless deer licenses went on sale July 15 at all license agents or online at www.michigan.gov/ huntdrawings. More...

LAKE JAMES PIKE

Kristopher Yakes, 11, from Omaha NE, landed this 24 inch northern pike July 8 on Lake James. More...

Happenings

Celebrating the AuSable River

MAKING A SPLASH Missy Sundholm (in river) of the Great Lakes Timber Show, Escanaba, is splashed by the wave created by the 1,500 pound Western Cedar that was brought from Washington State to the Rosc More...

Car show nets $6,500 for Area 4 Special Olympics

The Rusty Nuts Car Club’s seventh annual car show attracted 111 entries over the weekend. The event, held at Funland, Houghton Lake, raised $6,500 for Area 4 Special Olympics (Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw and Roscommon Counties). More...

Marine Corps League hoping to recruit new members

Members of the Cpl. Jack A. Davenport Detachment of the Marine Corps League are looking for “a few good men,” as well as women, to join them. More...

Features

Cadets learning life lessons through ‘best kept secret’

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A call to fall in formation is given and orderly rows of people dressed in freshly pressed blue uniforms and gleaming black shoes assemble in front of the American flag. More...

Capsized boat’s crew has Higgins sailing roots

Members of the crew of a boat that capsized in Lake Michigan early Monday morning have ties to Higgins Lake. More...

Federal grant to pay for new School Based Health Center

With a new federal grant worth more than $300,000, MidMichigan Health Services, Houghton Lake, will soon be able to expand its service at the School Based Health Center located on the campus of Houghton Lake Community Schools. More...

JACK AND JILL TAKE ROLL ON THE RIVER

As canoeists leisurely made their way down the AuSable River, Brue Belanger and Missy Sundholm of the Great Lakes Timber Show from Escanaba battled to see who could stay on this Western Cedar the lon More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walter Drogt - 2014-10-30
George Nelson Fields - 2014-10-30
John K. Sprunger - 2014-10-30
Walter Drogt - 2014-10-23

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 over civil cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 21 and 30 and July 14: More...

Sports

NEW BOARD, NEW NAME

(Above) Houghton Lake’s new soccer board consists of (left to right) President Mark Souder, Vice-president Joe Wagner, Treasurer Zach Aldridge, Secretary Stacey Barnes, Coach Administrator Gail More...

Fox Run league leaders at half season listed

The Fox Run Country Club, Grayling, golf league season is halfway finished and leaders of each league have been named. More...

Section of ORV Trail closed in Denton

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that a section between Townline and Reserve Roads of the Denton ORV Trail in Roscommon County will be temporarily closed due to extremely wet conditions. More...

Letters to the Editor

Prayers should not need governmental approval

Almost 400 years ago pilgrims established this country for religious freedom. Read the quotations from some of our great leaders, the Bible, and a French historian and political scientist. More...

Weed growth affecting enjoyment of lake

It appears that weed growth on Houghton Lake’s South shore is occurring at a much more rapid and aggressive pace this year and is affecting boating and fishing. More...

Walkers issue challenge for 2012

We would like to send a special message to our fellow Weight Watchers. We made a commitment to do a 5K at Relay for Life and we did it! More...

Religion & Family

Saglimbene, Haller exchange vows at Abundant Grace

Sarah Elisabeth Saglimbene, daughter of Dennis and Bonnie Saglimbene, Prudenville, and Jacob John Haller, son of John and Linda Haller, Anoka, MN, were united in marriage June 18, 2011, at Abundant Grace Assembly of God, Prudenville. More...

Firlik, Schroder wed at Lakeview Park

Sarah Firlik and Brandon Schroder, were united in marriage July 11, 2011, at Lakeview Park, Houghton Lake. A reception is planned for next summer. More...

Hacker graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Ryan F. Hacker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. More...

Law Enforcement

Wayne man bound over on CSC charges

A Wayne man was bound over to Circuit Court after a preliminary examination was held in 83rd District Court on several criminal sexual conduct charges. Scott D. More...

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