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Tree lighting added to Santa’s Workshop

The Houghton Lake Merchants Association will present the 2011 Santa’s Workshop Nov. 20 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. The doors open at 10 a.m. when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive. The event will last until 4 p.m. Admission is free. More...

22nd UPS Ed and Caren auction Saturday

The UPS Ed and Caren Christmas for Kids Auction is set for Nov. 19 at the Knights of Columbus, Prudenville. This is the 22nd annual auction for Ed “UPS Ed” Piglowski. Doors open at 6 p.m. The auction begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. More...

Special Sections

News

Sara’s Bears need homes

Sara’s Bears are in need of some help. Sara Murdock, a quadriplegic who was able to communicate only with a computer device prior to her death in 2010, turned a tragedy into a community opportunity to serve, with the help of her mother, Betty. More...

KCC board to hear comment on future of athletic program

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees will hear comments from students and others on the future of the college’s athletics program during the board’s Nov. 17 meeting, to be held at Kirtland House beginning at 7 p.m. More...

RCSD responds to accidental death in Gladwin

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accidental death that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 in Nester Township. More...

Editorial

On their game

Our Opinion

We cringe every time we watch Jay Leno’s quiz segments, where people off of the street are asked questions and are then later brought into the studio for a Jeopardy style competition with two other people. More...

Charitable giving

Recently a news program reported that charitable giving was predicted to be down 6% this year and that many charities that are dependent upon donations were going to be severely impacted. In Michigan Gov. More...

Changes will hurt Health Centers, patients

Guest Opinion

Patients waiting to see a doctor at MidMichigan Health Park in Houghton Lake and Mid- Michigan Medical Offices in Roscommon may be hundreds of miles from the halls of the U.S. More...

Outdoors

Snowshoe lacing workshops planned

Hartwick Pines State Park will host three snowshoe lacing workshops this winter. Three two-day workshops, where participants get to lace their own pair of snowshoes, will be held Dec. 10-11, Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 25-26. More...

THE ONE THAT WAS LET GO

Patrick McCaskey of Alabama and Houghton Lake caught this 15 1/2-pound northern pike Oct. 15 in Houghton Lake. The monster measured 37 1/2 inches. More...

BIG BUCK

Ken Boudrie of Prudenville shot this 8-point buck the evening of Nov. 12 in the Denton Creek area. Boudrie used a crossbow to bag the big buck. (Courtesy photo) More...

Happenings

HOME ON LEAVE

(Above) United States Marine Sgt. Joe Russell, 26, daughters Rylee, 3 and Mackenzie, 1, and wife Kayla, 24, attend the Veteran’s Day Program at Houghton Lake High School Friday morning. More...

‘IT IS the SOLDIER’

American Legion 416 member Lucille Otis (right) stands as she recited the poem “It Is the Soldier” during the Legion’s Veteran’s Day presentation on Nov. 11. More...

TAPS

Houghton Lake eighth graders Callie Akin (left) and Madison Stimac play taps near the end of the Houghton Lake Middle School assembly Friday. More...

Village still without sidewalk snow removal contract

The Roscommon Village Council is still without a contractor to remove snow after a motion to accept a bid from Higgins Lake Landscaping failed for lack of support at its Nov. 14 meeting. More...

Markey puts system in place to return sewer fund money

The Markey Township Board passed a resolution putting in place a system to return surplus money in the township’s sewer fund to residents during their regular board meeting Nov. 14 at the township hall. More...

RACK OF RACKS

Fred’s of Roscommon was a popular attraction Tuesday as hunters and the curious stopped by to check out the buck pole. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Raymond Cortese - 2014-08-21
Dr. Debra J. Hamburg - 2014-08-21
W. H. 'Scotty' Scott - 2014-08-21
Lauretta Wrobel - 2014-08-21
Nancy J. Fields - 2014-08-21

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 8: James G. Valleau, 64, St. Helen, pleaded no contest to fourth degree criminal sexual conduct. He was scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 6. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Bradley A. Desmit, 21, St. Helen, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on two counts of resisting and obstructing police. More...

Sports

ALL JPC BUCKS

A total of ten Roscommon High School varsity football players were recognized for their efforts on the football field by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference with inclusion on the All Conference T More...

TUT hockey sign-up on; volunteer refs needed

With the addition of hockey tournaments to Tip-up Town, U.S.A. this January, organizers are seeking teams and referees for the event. More...

ALL NMSL BUCKS

Five Roscommon High School varsity soccer players were honored by the coaches of the Northern Michigan Soccer League with inclusion on the All Conference Team. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for honoring those who served

Thank you [Houghton Lake High School] seniors, and the many other students and faculty that made up the program for the veterans, past and present. More...

Preserve business by freezing ORV permit prices

A couple of weeks ago I penned a letter attempting to sound a cautionary alarm in regard to the price of Off Road Vehicle permits (ORV Stickers). More...

What is real reason for gas price differences?

This morning, Nov. 14th, traveling from Houghton Lake to Alma and then to Saginaw, we took note of the varying gas prices. First, Houghton Lake gas prices were $3.469 per gallon. More...

Religion & Family

Mikenauk Chorale holiday concert Nov. 20

The Mikenauk Chorale will present a holiday concert featuring Christmas classics Nov. 20 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per adult and $1 per student. More...

TO HAITI

Woodland Family Dental, Higgins Lake, donated more than 100 toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to Pastor Tom Anderson (left) and Marc Milburn of Houghton Lake United Methodist Church for an upcoming More...

OH, SAY CAN YOU SEE

Boys Scouts from Troop 955, Houghton Lake, raise an American flag on its new flag pole at the North Central Area Credit Union Administration Center, Houghton Lake, in a formal ceremony Nov. 11. More...

Education

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary School students of the month for October received medals, certificates and a pizza lunch with Principal Pam Akin. More...

Three earn degrees from Central

Three Roscommon County residents recently received degrees from Central Michigan University. Earning degrees in August were Aaron Jackson of Prudenville and Kyle Karczewski and Katherine Rogowski, both of Roscommon. More...

Watkins earns Northwood degree

Jennifer Watkins of Houghton Lake recently graduated from Northwood University, Midland. Watkins a received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. More...

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