December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Downtown Dollar General awaits approval

While the Roscommon Village Council approved the style of sign for a proposed Dollar General store in the Village, the construction of the store is still waiting approval from the zoning board of appeals and the planning commission.  More...

DINNER TIME

About 489 people ate a turkey dinner at the Elks Thanksgiving Day, courtesy of the annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner. More...

Special Sections

News

NEW FIRE TRUCK

Nester Township Fire Department recently acquired a new fire pumper/tanker to replace its 1979 Mack tanker. More...

MSP offers safety tips for winter driving

As winter approaches, the Michigan State Police is encouraging motorists to prepare their vehicles for inclement weather and to brush up on their winter driving skills.  More...

RADL gets in the holiday spirit; Mr. and Mrs. Claus to arrive Dec. 15

The Roscommon Area District Library is gearing up for the holiday season and wants the public to know it will be participating in the Christmas in the Village Electric Light Parade on Dec. More...

Editorial

A myth?

Our Opinion

Last Sunday a televised news-feature program had a segment debunking the power of positive thinking when it comes to people diagnosed with cancer or other potentially fatal disease. More...

Homelessness not always visible

In this season of thankfulness, one of the things most of us can be thankful for is a home.  CBS’s Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes featured a piece Sunday on homeless families in Central Florida.  Families – the new homeless – More...

Why we shouldn’t revile success

Guest Opinions

I’ve been shopping at Meijer most of my life — in Flint, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and now Midland. More...

Outdoors

YOUNGEST HUNTER

  Dallas Johnson, 14, poses with his buck which hung on the 53rd annual Grayling Buck Pole at Skip’s Sport Shop in Grayling on Nov. 15. Johnson took honors for being the youngest hunter with a buck on the pole.  More...

DNR confirms cougar sighting in Houghton, Keweenaw counties

The Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of a radio-collared cougar just north of the city of Hancock in northern Houghton County in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The animal was captured on a trail camera on Nov. More...

OPENING DAY 12 POINT

Jeremiah Roberts, 20, bagged this 12 point buck on opening day of rifle season, Nov. 15. Shot on public land near Houghton Lake, the buck had double drop tines and split brow tines. More...

Law Enforcement

Plea entered in food stamp fraud case

One of the two Roscommon residents facing food stamp fraud charges in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 22 entered pleas on some of the charges, while charges against the other were dropped.  Lisa A. More...

Schloop to stand trial on animal torture charge

A Roscommon man charged with killing/torturing animals is scheduled for a jury trial early next year.  Alexander M. Schloop, 30, Roscommon, stood mute to the charge in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 22. A pretrial was set for Dec. More...

Former assistant fire chief arraigned on arson charges

The former assistant fire chief for Roscommon Township was arraigned in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 22 on seven counts of willfully setting fires.  Howard Leroy, 71, Houghton Lake, stood mute to the charges. A pretrial was set for Jan. More...

‘Christmas’ coming to Village

The Village of Roscommon will get in the Christmas spirit with the 34th Annual Christmas in the Village on Dec. 2 and 3. To mark the holiday season, there will be a number of activities and events happening in the village over the weekend.   More...

Prayers, family see little Emma Renee through brain surgeries

Something was wrong with two and a half-month-old Emma Renee.  Her mom, Tracy Limmer of Houghton Lake, had taken her daughter to the family doctor in early November for her two-month check-up and was told everything was fine.  However, thin More...

SERVING IT UP

Volunteers at the Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Community Dinner (left to right) Skip Christian, Diem Bommarito, Cianna Bommarito, Marie Younkman, Craig Younkman, Bobbi McLain and Ruth Fruehauf s 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 22:  Brandon J. Walker, 23, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted use of a computer to commit a crime and will be sentenced Dec. 20. More...

83rd District Court

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

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Oct. 1 through Oct. 31:  Department of Natural Resources  Fishing without a license (resident): Nicholas P. More...

Sports

Bobcats keep chins up despite opening drubbing at Kalkaska

“Kalkaska is the real deal,” said Houghton Lake varsity basketball Coach Angie Dalak after she and her Bobcats opened their season on the road with an 83-48 loss Nov. 29. More...

ALL CONFERENCE BUCKS

Five Roscommon High School varsity volleyball players earned All Conference honors from the Jack Pine Conference for the 2011 season. More...

Boys basketball, wrestling, cheerleading begins next week

Following the start of the girls basketball season this week, boys basketball, cheerleading and wrestling will begin play next week.  Houghton Lake boys varsity basketball will get underway Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

Markey EMT’s expertise saluted

During the early morning hours of Nov. 7, a relative experienced chest pains at her newly purchased residence at the Mounds Trailer Park. A 911 call was placed and the response was almost immediate. More...

Porn addiction America’s crisis

One of the worst sins of our society is pornography.  Hugh Hefner is idolized by millions of American men who wish they were in his shoes. He has slept with scores of beautiful women and boasts of it. More...

Happenings

From red baby doll heels to powder blue bowling shoes

Houghton Lake woman has been bowling for 70 years

When asked how old she is, Houghton Lake resident Pauline McClain responds “sweet 16 and never been kissed,” however, McClain will actually be turning 89 years old on Dec. 7 and has been an active bowler for 70 years.  More...

Women on the frontlines featured in film event at HLPL

Join WCMU at the Houghton Lake Public Library in Houghton Lake for a Community Cinema event featuring the film “LIONESS” on Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.  More...

‘Ceremony of Candles’ planned by County Christian Choir

The Roscommon County Christian Choir will perform “Ceremony of Candles” by Joseph M. Martin Dec. 4 and 11.  Celebrate the Light of the World with this cantata, filled with the wonder and light of Christmas. More...

Education

Former Kirtland Community College student shares poetry collection

Kirtland Community College graduate Patric Nuttal shared portions of his poetry collection in a special reading at KCC’s Roscommon campus on Nov. 21.  More...

Registration open at Mid Michigan

Registration for the winter semester is underway at Mid Michigan Community College.  The Winter semester begins Jan. 7th, students should register early to get the best selection of classes. More...

MEDIA-SMART YOUTH VISIT RADIO STATION

The Media-Smart Youth Group from Roscommon Middle School visited 98.5 WUPS FM at Houghton Lake Nov. 21, where they recorded public service announcements and took a tour of the radio station. More...

Click here for digital edition
2011-12-01 digital edition

Poll

Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?