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Murphy reviews progress during evaluation process

In a work session following the Houghton Lake Community School Board of Education meeting Monday, Superintendent Kevin Murphy discussed with board members results of a recent superintendent survey and went over his self-evaluation leading up to his m More...

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TOO MUCH CORN IN THE CORN BURNER

Roscommon Township firefighters shovel burning corn off the front porch of the home of Laura Smith at 100 Venus Lane in the South Houghton Lake Forest Estates subdivision after rolling a burning corn More...

Roll-over accident sends three to hospital

A Phenix City, AL, man and his two passengers were hospitalized Feb. 10 following a roll-over accident on I-75.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, John H. More...

Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council to meet Feb. 21 at RAM

The Department of Natural Resources Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council will be holding a meeting Feb. 21 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A full meeting agenda can be accessed by visiting www.michigan. More...

Editorial

It’s our investment

Our Opinion

The message read simply: “Michigan has a surplus?!?”  Texts from this out-ofstate friend usually center on sports, kids or plans to visit one another. More...

Whitney’s music was a soundtrack to life

News of the death of Whitney Houston Saturday took me by surprise and saddened me as I recalled memories of her early work in the mid- 1980’s.  More...

Obesity concerns a weighty topic, ‘y’ all’

Gov. Rick Snyder emphasized the problem in his first State of the State address when he told his constituents he was setting his personal dinner table by recently starting a weight-loss program. He wants to send a message.  More...

Health

Mercy surgeon earns fellowship designation

Dr. Garrick Cvitkovich was among 1,591 initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the college’s recent 97th annual clinical congress in San Francisco.  More...

Deferral period for blood donors with tattoos eliminated

In order to eliminate the risk of virus transmission from donor to recipient, the American Red Cross uses the American Association of Blood Banking (AABB) standards for deferring persons who received a tattoo within the previous 12 months.  More...

Dr. Habib co-author of expert article recently published

Dr. Syed Habib, orthopaedic surgeon at the Mercy Physician Network, recently became a published author in a prestigious medical journal, according to a press release.  More...

Law Enforcement

Sheriff warns public of income tax scam

With the crunch time of tax season growing nearer, Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson is warning residents to be careful of the potential for fraud during this time. More...

Miller sentenced for fraud

A Roscommon woman was sentenced in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, on fraud charges.  More...

Education

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School for the months of December and January are (front, left to right) Lexi Hood, kindergarten; Lucas Haggart, kindergarten; Lauren Hood, seco More...

Houghton Lake students among MCTI graduates

The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) in Barry County graduated 155 students from throughout the state on Feb. 11, including two Houghton Lake students.   More...

COLLINS ELEMENTARY FAMILY INVOLVEMENT NIGHT

During the Collins Elementary Family Involvement Night on Feb. More...

Breaking News - 2/16/2012 11:18 AM

Buck wrestlers headed for State Team Tournament - Free Access

 For the second year in a row, the Roscommon varsity wrestling team is headed to the State Team Wrestling Tournament, after winning the Regional Team Tournament in Manistique Feb. 15. More...

WinterFest activities set for Higgins Lake/Rosco

This weekend marks the Roscommon area’s turn for its own celebration of winter. Friday evening is the kick-off of the Higgins Lake/Roscommon WinterFest.  More...

Consolidation of village posts fails to gain support

In an effort to help the Village of Roscommon save money, Trustee Jon Suvada Monday evening made a motion for Village Manager Allen Lowe to conduct a feasibility study on combining the village clerk and treasurer positions.  Suvada said his moti More...

Gerrish Township to seek sewer project grant

The Gerrish Township board Tuesday agreed to act as an applicant on behalf of the Higgins Lake Foundation for a Department of Environmental Quality grant for a future sewer collection system at Higgins Lake.  Larry Fox, director of operations fo More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Meridian pounds ’Cats by 30

Houghton Lake fell victim to the Jake Pine Conference’s leading scorer Nathan Luptowski as he scored 22 points and led his Meridian Mustangs to a 86-56 win over the ’Cats Tuesday night.  More...

Bucks down G’s in ‘best game of the season’

“This may have been our best game of the season,” said Roscommon boys varsity basketball Coach M.J. Ewald after his Bucks scored a 60-53 win over visiting Gladwin Feb. 14.  More...

Bucks dealt loss by Meridian, score Winter Carnival win

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team suffered a 41-28 home loss to Meridian Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

Plight of a destroyed mailbox

Although this winter has not seen its usual share of snowfall, our faithful Roscommon County Road Commission has had a few occasions on which it has had to clear our roads. More...

Outdoors

Fishing is free this weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. More...

Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday, ends Monday

Warmer temperatures and lack of snow in parts of North America are setting the stage for what could be a most intriguing 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, slated for Feb. 17-20.  Bird watchers across the U.S. More...

NRC approves mentored youth hunting program for 2012

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has approved a new program aimed at introducing children under the age of 10 to hunting and fishing. More...

Happenings

Adding Some Pep to Winter Carnival

‘ANGRY BIRDS’ Senior Jordyn Perialas is pulled by classmate Ryan Savage during the “Angry Birds” challenge at the Winter Carnival pep assembly on Feb. 10. More...

Kids Against Hunger event planned at Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake High School’s Key Club, a student led organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, is hosting a Kids Against Hunger event on April 14th at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church.  More...

SNOWPACKER’S RAFFLE SNOWMOIBLE

The winner of the St. Helen Snowpackers 2011 Arctic Cat F5 LXR snowmobile raffle was announced on Feb. 4 and the winner was Herb Fox (middle) of Clear Lake. More...

Features

WinterFest to begin Feb. 17

A weekend of winter fun will kick off this Friday for the 2012 Higgins Lake/Roscommon WinterFest. More...

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