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DNR firefighters called on to help during ‘unprecedented’ fire season in Texas

Four Department of Natural Resources fire officers assigned to the Roscommon Field Office were among 40 DNR personnel who helped fight fires in Texas this past summer and fall, as the Lone Star State experienced an unprecedented year-long fire season More...

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News

PICKING UP THE TOYS

Members of the Cpl. Jack A. Davenport Marines Corps League traveled to Toys “R” Us, Traverse City last week to purchase toys for the Roscommon County Toys for Tots program. More...

Retirees may now work directly for HLCS as subs

Retired teachers of Houghton Lake Community Schools will be able to serve as substitute teachers, Superintendent Kevin Murphy announced Monday.  Murphy reported to the board of education that the district is willing to hire the subs directly (pr More...

Kirtland board votes pay hike for Quinn

The Kirtland Community College Board of Trustees voted to increase the pay of College President Thomas Quinn during their regular meeting at Kirtland House Dec. 8.  More...

Business

Woskobojnik promoting county at Tourism Bureau

As the winter season takes hold, visitors to the Houghton Lake area and Roscommon County as a whole will see a new face at the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau.  More...

ROSCOMMON SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED

Representatives from Roscommon service organizations gathered for a photo in front of the newly constructed community service organization sign on Dec. More...

Group seeks members to ‘market’ properties in Rosco

Roscommon resident Bev Luther is organizing a marketing group to “market the vacant business, industrial and retail properties in Roscommon.”  More...

Letters to the Editor

Struck by the ‘Christmas Spirit’

This year I have been struck with what can only be described as the “Christmas Spirit.”  More...

TUT centered on community spirit

First, we must thank Amy Lince for her kind words in last week’s paper (“Mayor, Marshal ‘amazing representation’ of community”). More...

Continuing to learn from father

There are several things that have recently caused me to think about my dad. One year ago, on Dec. 6, Glenn Schicker passed away and took with him a few precious things. One of these things was his weekly column, Make It Plain. More...

Happenings

HLPL and RADL to host ‘Battle of the Books’ from Dec. 14- Jan. 13

The Houghton Lake Public Library and the Roscommon Area District Library battlers will join with the returning Ardis Missaukee District Library (Lake City) and the Otsego County Public Library (Gaylord) in the 7th annual Battle of the Books competiti More...

HIGGINS LAKE/ROSCOMMON 2012 WINTERFEST BADGE WINNER

Jessica Hollister, 10, a fifth grader at Roscommon Middle School was announced as the winning designer of the 2012 Higgins Lake/Roscommon WinterFest badge design contest. More...

PATH workshop to offer help to those suffering from chronic diseases

People with chronic illnesses may never know life without their health condition.  However, with the help of a new workshop they can experience a better quality of life by successfully managing their symptoms.  More...

Ostling approaches Village council regarding contract concerns

Higgins Lake Landscaping co-owner Jim Ostling has been on the Roscommon Village Council agenda since Nov. 28 waiting to address Trustee Joan Murphy regarding comments she had made during the Nov. 14 meeting.  More...

Houghton Lake man crushed while working on his truck

A Markey Township man was killed last week when the pickup truck he was working on in his garage fell on him.  George L. Major, 41, Houghton Lake, was working under his truck the afternoon of Dec. 7 when the accident occurred.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-23
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-23
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-23
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-23
Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-23
Janet Lee Terry - 2017-11-23
Keith Allen Dusenbery - 2017-11-23
Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-16
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-16
Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-16
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-16
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-16

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 5 and 6:  More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court:  Nicholas F.D. Grady, 28, Dearborn, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon. More...

Sports

Beaver cagers crush Bobcats JV Bobcats avoid Hornets sting; fall to Beavers in cage action

The Houghton Lake High School boys varsity basketball squad suffered a 63-38 loss to the Beaverton Beavers Dec. 13 in Beaverton.  “We got down early,” Bobcat Coach L.J. More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Men’s Pool Scores Dec.  More...

Bobcats cheer to fourth at CCCAM Invite

The Houghton Lake High School varsity cheerleading squad cheered to a fourth place overall finish with 621.3562 points at the 2011 Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Scholarship Invitational at Harrison High School Dec. More...

Editorial

That time of year again

Our Opinion

It’s that time of year, again. No, not Christmas, but the time of year when the call is heard for Tip-up Town mayor and marshal candidates. More...

Mutual aid

Michigan has gained quite a positive reputation for fighting wildfires from its decades of experience and this past summer four area Department of Natural Resources firefighters helped fight unprecedented wildfires in drought stricken Texas, where ne More...

Postal reprieve

The United States Postal Service Tuesday announced it was delaying implementation of closures of processing facilities and Post Offices until May 15, 2012, in response to requests made by “multiple U.S. More...

Outdoors

Firearm deer season started slow, picked up speed

The Department of Natural Resources has indicated the 2011 firearm deer season harvest appears to have increased slightly compared to the 2010 season. More...

WAIT PAYS OFF BIG

(Left to right) Elk hunter Ron Haymand of the Detroit area and hunting partners Ed Balcom and Leonard Larson of Houghton Lake pose with Haymand’s six by six bull elk he bagged Dec, 6 near Atlan More...

FIRST MICHIGAN ELK

Kinney Greer, 72, of Houghton Lake poses with a five by five elk he harvested near Atlanta on Dec. 6. Greer said he was guided on his first Michigan elk hunt by Vern Bishop of Onaway. More...

Education

Four HLHS students seeking sponsors for HOBY conference

Hoping to further develop their leadership skills, four Houghton Lake High School students are seeking funds to attend a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference in the spring of 2012.  More...

HLMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School Students of the Month for November, pictured with Principal Susan Tyer (back row, right) are (front row, left to right) fifth grader Jackson Carothers-Stepaniak, fourth gr More...

Two HLHS band members part of U of M Marching Band Sunday

Houghton Lake High School band members Cassie Deamud and Caleb Patterson performed with the University of Michigan Marching Band Sunday at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor.  The students arrived in Ann Arbor Saturday afternoon and began their practice More...

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