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Proposed changes to add ‘a day’ to mail delivery

First class mail will likely take a bit longer to reach its destination from Roscommon County even if the zip code on the envelope is local, if proposed changes to the nation’s postal service are approved.  More...

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News

TOOTSIE ROLL GIFT

Grand Knight Larry Tallman (left) of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Apostles Council 6548, Prudenville, recently presented Sarah Billman of the ROOC Workshop and Michael Eva of Area 4 Special Olymp More...

Visit Bethlehem at Markey Church Dec. 10

The public is invited to visit the village of Bethlehem which will be recreated in the Markey Church Gym Saturday Dec.10 from 4-6:00 p.m. during the “One Starry Night Family Christmas Event.”  More...

Book’s author former Houghton Lake resident

Former Houghton Lake resident Gary Lee Guernsey Sr. has had his first book published and it is now available through popular book sellers nationally. More...

Business

Tops Donuts’ customers surprise owners as closing day approaches

Knowing that Suzanne and Robert Elwell, owners of Tops Donuts, Houghton Lake, will be leaving soon for California, their employee Cara Agney, with the help of a faithful customer, Paula Bonzo, staged a surprise party for them Nov. More...

Seymour promoted by Chemical Bank

Chemical Bank Regional President Karl W. Linebaugh recently announced the promotion of Randall A. Seymour to community president, senior lender.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Thanks’ for taxing pension

I received a letter today from my pension fund notifying me that I had to have 4.5% taken out of the pension that I worked for and paid tax on for 42 years. I would just like to thank State Senator Booher because he voted for this tax increase. More...

Mayor, Marshal ‘amazing representation’ of community

As we are coming closer to January I am writing to say “job well done” to the 2011 Mayor and Marshal of Tip-Up Town, Mayor “Jamaica George” Davis and Marshal “Caribbean Chris” Tribelhorn. More...

‘Ultra rich’ can pay more taxes

I am writing in response to an article which quoted Congressman David Camp. More...

Happenings

RTFD Addition

TOWERING MASONRY (Left to right) Jake Blanchard, Kurt Boals and Dan Blanchard of Boals Masonry and Blanchard Construction work on the Roscommon Township Fire Department’s new hose tower, a thre More...

‘Blue Light’ ceremony Dec. 14

The sixth annual “Project Blue Light” will be held Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Roscommon High School auditorium. More...

CANINE SURPRISE

A former dog of Dawn Fay, owner of Fay’s Plaza, Houghton Lake, is featured in the 2012 edition of the “Bad Dog” page-a-day calendar, published by Workman Publishing Company, New Yor More...

Education

A POWERFUL FINISH

The 92 member Roscommon High School Band performs the “Ukrainian Bell Carol” as its last piece at the Roscommon Band Concert on Dec. 3 under the direction of Seth Kilbourn. More...

HLHS Christmas Food Drive from Dec. 7-21

Houghton Lake High School is hosting a Christmas Food Drive for families in need from Dec. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for November at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School were (front row, left to right) sisters, kindergartner Lexie and second grader Lauren Hood and (back row, left to right) bro More...

St. Helen charter school group sees new hope with legislation

A vote to increase the number of charter schools in the State of Michigan by the state House Education Committee has given Rural Education Matters new hope in its journey toward opening the Charlton Heston Academy.  More...

Downtown Dollar General plan approved in Village

A Dollar Store to be constructed in the downtown area has been approved by the Roscommon Village Planning Commission following a review of site plans, Dec. 5. More...

IN PREPARATION

  Father Joe Muszkiewicz of Our Lady of the Lady Catholic Church stands next to the Advent wreath he constructed for Advent which began this year on Sunday, Nov 27. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 22:  More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Beavers too strong for Bobcats in JPC girls basketball action

The Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team traveled to Beaverton Dec. 6, and recorded their third loss of the season, 61-36.  The two teams started out slowly with Beaverton ahead 8-4 at the end of the first quarter. More...

Sophomores, junior come up big for Bucks despite loss in opener

Despite a final score of 76-43 in favor of visiting Grayling, the Roscommon Bucks saw some good signs for this season and the future from three of their underclassmen.  More...

Bowling Highlights

Sunday Night Mixers Dec. 4 The Old Farts 33.5 Shurshine 33 Who Cares? 33 Pop-A-Top 30.5 Abundant Emb. More...

Editorial

Staving off bankruptcy

Our Opinion

The United States Postal Service is in dire straights financially and plans drastic cuts to service as well as workers as early as next March in an effort to stave off bankruptcy. More...

Faith sustains the spirit in hardships

It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by already.  The Resorter’s Glenn Schicker died Dec. 6, 2010, after fighting mesothelioma for eight months.  More...

Putting workers to a cruel choice: your God or your job

Guest Opinion

In hard economic times, American workers may be willing to forego pay raises and pensions to keep their jobs. Just don’t ask them to abandon their faith.  More...

Outdoors

DNR busily testing deer heads for tuberculosis, CWD

One of Department of Natural Resources’ biggest, yet least publicized, operations is cranking at high gear right now as deer season heads into the home stretch.  The DNR’s Wildlife Disease Laboratory is processing deer heads, examini More...

Religion & Family

CEREMONY OF CANDLES

Soloists Tim Consani and Judy Legg (right) perform with the Roscommon County Christian Choir during its performance of “Ceremony of Candles” by Joseph M. More...

‘One Starry Night Family Christmas Event’ Saturday

Markey Community Baptist Church will present “One Starry Night Family Christmas Event” Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.  More...

‘Noel, Jesus is Born’ to be performed at Soul’s Harbor

The Soul’s Harbor Worship Center Congregation invites the community to a single performance of “Noel, Jesus is Born” on Dec. 18 at 11 a.m.  More...

Law Enforcement

State Police apprehend nine-year-old in bomb threat

State Police at Houghton Lake apprehended a nine-yearold male Houghton Lake Middle School student Dec. 1 after he left a bomb threat on the school’s answering machine on Nov. 30. More...

Caldwell promoted to inspector MSP of Seventh District

The Michigan State Police is pleased to announce the promotion of F/Lt. Michael Caldwell to inspector and assistant commander of the Seventh District in Traverse City. More...

MSP canines receive GPS Collars

All 29 Michigan State Police canines now have Global Positioning System collars to help with the search and retrieval of not only the canines themselves if they are lost, but also the potential tracking of an injured canine handler.  More...

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