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Tip-up Town 2012 a ‘Fairy Tale’ event

Fairy tales do come true and the proof is that Houghton Lake received a gift of snow a week before Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2012.  The theme of the 62nd annual “carnival on ice” is “Fairy Tales.”  More...

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News

CLEARING FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE

Markey Township Fire Chief Mike Stearns clears the driveway at the fire hall Monday morning after the area received six inches of snow the night before. More...

Leroy ready to face trial on arson charges

A former assistant fire chief is ready to face trial on arson charges in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon.  A pretrial hearing was held Jan. 10 before Judge Michael J. Baumgartner for Howard J. More...

Roll-over injures one

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one-car rollover accident Jan. 16 on I-75 near St. More...

Business

Help create Michigan’s next big ice cream flavor!

Winter forecasts may call for plunging temperatures and lake-effect snow, but three Michigan companies are putting a summer spin on a favorite frozen treat – ice cream!  More...

HOMEWATERS RECREATIONAL REAL ESTATE

Realtor Midge McGinnis (left) and Marketing Director Bethanne Masse are part of a 10-member team working for Homewaters Recreational Real Estate, based in Traverse City and led by Broker/Owner Chad B More...

HOME AT HART

Certified Sales Accountant/Internet De Johnston returned to Hart Ford Lincoln of Roscommon on Jan. 9. Johnston said she worked at Hart Ford from 1998 to 2009 and decided it was time to return. More...

Letters to the Editor

Complainers should ‘start finding solutions’

The meeting scheduled for January 31 for a group I had been trying to put together to improve the occupancies of vacant commercial and industrial properties in the Village of Roscommon has been cancelled.  More...

Work together to stop abortion

Hundreds of thousands of Americans, men, women and children, will peacefully march in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco this coming weekend to protest the “legal” killing of over 50 million babies by abortion since 1973.  More...

Time to restore full promise, magnificence of Constitution

“We have”, Mark Twain once said, “the best congress that money can buy.” Indeed.  More...

Religion & Family

Hospice workers ‘angels’ to Prudenville’s Ken Crampton

Kenneth and the late Connie Jean Crampton of Prudenville were married 54 years.  Joined together March 6, 1957, in Midland, they had five children, four of whom survive. More...

CASUAL FOR A CAUSE

North Central Area Credit Union’s Administration Building recently donated $1,964.02 to St. Vincent de Paul, Prudenville, to be used for its heat bank. More...

County Christian Choir to start rehearsals for Easter Cantata

The Roscommon County Christian Choir will start rehearsals for the Easter cantata Jan. 21 at the Abundant Grace Assembly of God Church in Prudenville at 10 a.m.  The church is located on M-55, just east of the M-55/M-18 junction. More...

Education

MAKING PROGRESS

Students take part in a discussion of the differences in race relations in the United States during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Burger among Camp nominees for U.S. Service Academies

Congressman Dave Camp (R-Midland) announced last week the nominations of 14 local students, including one from Roscommon, for admission to the service academies they wish to enroll, including the United States Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and More...

DODGING FOR CANCER FUNDS

Houghton Lake High School choir and band students came together Dec. More...

Breaking News - 1/20/2012 11:22 AM

Radar run and fireworks cancelled - Free Access

 Due to poor ice conditions on Houghton Lake, the snowmobile radar run and fireworks events scheduled for the first weekend of Tip-up Town 2012 have been cancelled, according to Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Tuck.&nb More...

TIP-UP TOWN BEING PUT IN PLACE

(Left to right) Volunteers Bryan Hamp and Mike Jacobs (in tractor), Norm Thompson and Bill Songer lift one of the buildings that make up Tip-up Town U.S.A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 10:  Deann R. Smith, 45, Houghton Lake, pleaded innocent to a charge of domestic violence and a jury trial was set for April 5.  More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Storm goes two for three in four

The Mid Michigan Storm had a busy week playing three home games in four days “against two of the toughest teams they will see all year” according to Coach Troy Gary.  More...

Bowling Highlights

Thursday Senior Citizens League Jan.  More...

New ‘Destination Michigan’ to air

CMU Public Television’s newest installment of its original series highlighting the people and places that make Michigan a special place to live, “Destination Michigan,” will air Jan. More...

Editorial

62nd TUT all set to go

Our Opinion

The snow dance performed at the Tip-up Town, U.S.A. Kickoff must have worked wonders because we’ve got a bunch of snow in the last few days, including “a boat-load” Tuesday. More...

Ride the trails

While many ice fishing veterans might scoff at the warning that “no ice is safe” the warning is very appropriate this winter. More...

Today Show has nothing on Tip-up Town

NBC’s Matt, Ann and  Al made a big to-do last week about the Today  Show’s 60th anniversary.  More...

Outdoors

DNR seeks input to improve hunting, fishing digests

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking input from hunters and anglers on ways to improve its annual hunting digests and fishing guides. More...

EXPERT AWARD WINNERS

Houghton Lake Middle School students (left to right) Chase and Hunter Wood were awarded the National Rifle Association Distinguished Expert Award at the monthly meeting of the Houghton Lake Sportsman More...

DNR offers women opportunity to explore outdoors Jan. 28

The Department of Natural Resources is offering a Winter Discovery Day on Jan 28 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center. More...

Happenings

High school student leading trauma doll project

Spearheading a project to provide trauma dolls to area hospitals, Houghton Lake High School junior Megan Taylor was busy last week organizing a sewing project at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church.  More...

Silverfox to audition for America’s Got Talent

Native American flute player and performer Silverfox will be auditioning in Charlotte, NC, for NBC’s America’s Got Talent Feb 4.  More...

A NEW KIND OF 4-H CLUB

Left: Since Nov. 2011, Nancy Persing has been the new 4-H programming instructor for both Roscommon and Crawford Counties. More...

Features

Creative coffee hour

Through common interests and a love of the arts, a group of artists have immerged in the Village of Roscommon. More...

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