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‘Grow with Us!’ campaign seeks to raise funds for new library building

The Roscommon Area District Library Board of Directors is seeking funding for the new library building.  The board plans to generate funds through several avenues including the “Grow with Us!” capital campaign, existing funds, grants More...

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GIVING OF THEMSELVES

Members of the Roscommon County Deputies Association of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office adopted a Roscommon County family with four children and provided gifts for them. More...

Help for homeless veterans available

Homelessness should not be one of the problems facing veterans returning from deployment or older veterans later in their life. However, statistics show approximately 1 in 10 of the nation’s homeless population are veterans.  More...

RCRC changes retirees medical insurance

During the regular Roscommon County Road Commission meeting on Dec. 15, the board voted to change the RCRC retirees medical insurance from Senior’s Choice to Benistar.  More...

Editorial

A bright Christmas

Our Opinion

What do you consider a “bright Christmas”? Aside from the millions of glittering colored lights strung around Christmas trees, yards, and landscaping a bright Christmas may mean many things. More...

Building a library

Establishing a “Grow with Us” capital campaign to raise funds for a new library building for the Roscommon Area District Library has been announced by its Board of Directors. More...

The next step

Richfield Township residents have received some encouraging news that a community fishing pier has been recommended to the state legislature for funding. More...

Health

MDCH partners with Text4baby in new health service for moms

In an effort to further address the rising infant mortality rate in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has partnered with text4baby - the first free texting service that provides health information to pregnant women and new More...

The truth about ‘SCD’ in athletes

There has been a recent crusade by parents whom have lost a child due to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) that competed in athletic endeavors. Unfortunately, we cannot have public opinion guide the science of medicine. More...

Religion & Family

Manuel new Christian education director at HLUMC

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church welcomes a new Christian Education Director, Amanda Manuel starting Jan. 1, 2012.  Manuel will provide leadership for children, youth and adult education programs at the church.  More...

Christian comedian, Hanson Hills part of ‘Snow Kidding’ Feb. 11

Houghton Lake United Methodist will host Christian comedian Matt Perry Feb. 11, 2012.  The youth event – from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Three Christmas Eve services to be held at Markey Church

Rev. Dr. James N. Kent will lead three Christmas Eve services at Markey Church on Dec. 24.  More...

Law Enforcement

Larcenies from vehicles reported in Roscommon, Prudenville

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies investigated larcenies from two vehicles Dec. More...

Missing handgun reported to MSP

On Dec. 20, a 52-year-old Higgins Lake man reported that his .44 cal. handgun had been taken “from its hiding place” at his home in a Lyon Township trailer park. More...

Victim Services Unit recruiting members

Organized one year ago, the Victim Services Unit of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department currently has 16 members and is recruiting more.  More...

Features

Knowing Your Instrument

Although Dennis Duford, 67, of Houghton Lake just began playing violin again after a 40-year hiatus, he has an intimate knowledge of his instrument…because he built it.  More...

Spreading Good News

The Christmas holiday brings a lot of good news to Roscommon County. It confirms the belief that we live in a community bound by people, not geography. Where we live, neighbors help neighbors. People care for others.  More...

A GIFT TO SANTA FROM THE CHILDREN

After giving gifts to the students from COOR, Santa Claus was given a little help unwrapping his gift from 10-year-old Brianna during the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee’s More...

‘Toys for Tots’ toy drive makes big difference to county families

With collection boxes at 55 area businesses and organizations and the generosity of hundreds of donors, the Roscommon County Toys for Tots toy drive collected enough toys for almost 700 youngsters this Christmas, but more important than the toy count More...

Pharmacist fends off would-be thief Tuesday

A masked woman brandishing a knife attempted to rob Pioneer Pharmacy in the Village of Roscommon Tuesday at about 5:30 p.m.  According to a press release from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s deputies, assisted by Ger More...

HLCS choir director resigns

Houghton Lake Community Schools will soon be looking for a new choir director.  Choir Director Tim Greiner, who taught fourth through 12th grade choir in the district, offered his resignation Monday.  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

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Lawsuits filed  More...

Sports

Bucks drop Owls by 17 for home win

The Roscommon varsity girls basketball team gave their fans a win during the first home game Tuesday night, defeating the Oscoda Owls 57- 40.  More...

Bobcats blast Eagles; get blasted by Vikes

The winds of change blew toward victory Dec. 15 for the Houghton Lake Bobcat freshman girls basketball team as they defeated Farwell 50-10 but reversed Dec. 19 at Cadillac when they were defeated 55-15.  More...

Bobcats one better than Eagles in 2OTs

The Houghton Lake High School boys varsity basketball squad escaped with a 72-71 double overtime victory over Farwell Dec. 16 at HLHS.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Communicate vision for future of Village

The citizens assembled at the Roscommon Village Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission meetings held Dec. 5th learned that the time to make their voices heard had long since passed.  More...

Outdoors

GROUP EFFORT

Volunteers from Roscommon Township Saturday worked on the Community Ice Rink, located next to the Roscommon Township Fire Hall, McKinley Street, Houghton Lake, which will be open soon, weather permit More...

Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants available through DEQ

The DEQ recently announced applications are available for the 2012 Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants program.  Property owners with abandoned scrap tires and scrap tire collection sites are eligible for funding assistance under this program.  More...

DNR: Have safe winter riding season

Winter is a beautiful time to experience Michigan’s outdoors. More...

Happenings

CHANGE OF WATCH

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary recently held its Change of Watch ceremony for Division 26, which covers the Northern Lower Peninsula and eastern portion of the Upper Peninsula. More...

‘TEAM DEPOT’ HELPS COA

The Roscommon County Commission on Aging recently received a grant from The Home Depot Foundation for new carpet, ceramic tile, paint and landscape mulch at the Houghton Lake Senior Center. More...

Fallen officers remembered in ‘Project Blue Light’ ceremony

Six families representing police officers who died in 2011 were welcomed at the sixth annual Project Blue Light Program, held at Roscommon High School Dec. 14. More...

Education

REM waits for authorization as Senate Bill 618 passes

Senate Bill 618, the bill that eliminates the 150 cap on the number of charter schools that can be chartered in the state of Michigan passed on Dec. 14 giving St. Helen’s Rural Education Matters a reason to look to the future.  More...

Roscommon High School honor roll Ten RES teachers receive Walmart ‘Teachers Rewards’ cards

Roscommon High School recently released its honor roll for the first trimester of the 2011-12 school year.  12th Grade  *Denotes All A’s  More...

Roscommon Middle School honor roll

Roscommon Middle School recently released its honor roll for the first trimester of the 2011-12 school year.  Grade 8  *All A’s  More...

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