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Taxiway project at county airport to get underway in September

A project to lengthen the taxiway on Runway 27 at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport got underway with a ground breaking ceremony on Sept. 6.  More...

Lt. Gov. Calley here Saturday

Residents in Roscommon County can meet with State Rep. Bruce Rendon and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley at a town hall meeting at Houghton Lake Saturday Sept. 15.  More...

Special Sections

News

IN THANKS

The Denton Township Fire Department recognized Gary Williams for his almost 20 years of service to the department Sept. 5 at the regular meeting of the Denton Township board. More...

Cash theft being investigated

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating the theft of $296 from the Houghton Lake Eagles Aerie 3201.  Sergeant Robert Green said the money was reported stolen on Sept. 5 and that the case is still under investigation.   More...

Numbers steady at Household Hazardous Waste Day

About 350 people dropped off a variety of items during the Household Hazardous Waste Day Saturday in the parking lot of the Central Michigan District Health Department, according to Roscommon County Recycling Coordinator Barb Stauffer.  More...

Editorial

Worth a visit

Our Opinion

For the 33rd year, everyday heroes will be honored at the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival this weekend in Roscommon.  From Family Night tonight (Thursday) until the last visitor leaves Sunday, the focus will be on honoring and celebra More...

What is wrong with this picture?

The newspaper business -- both small and large papers -- has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. More...

God goes back to public school

Guest Opinion

Millions of kids return to school this week – and, contrary to culture-war rhetoric, most of them won’t leave their faith at the schoolhouse door.  More...

Outdoors

Book by Houghton Lake’s Gouin offers historical look at Les Cheneaux Islands area

Captivated by the historical beauty of the Upper Peninsula’s southeastern shores, Houghton Lake resident Deborah Gouin has written a book for the Les Cheneaux Historical Association that highlights the Les Cheneaux Islands area.  More...

TOP BASS ANGLER

Jeff Plutt, 43, of Prudenville took Angler of the Year 2012 honors in the Top Bass Tournament Trail, an eight-event amateur fishing series, with a season total of 123.96 pounds. More...

39-INCH NORTHERN PIKE CAUGHT

Frank Nicodemus of Roscommon (left) and his cousin, Lee Nicodemus show off the fish he caught in Houghton Lake recently. The 39-inch, 8-pound northern pike was caught in the early afternoon on Aug. More...

Happenings

WORKING BEAUTY

Larry Parr, 47, of Houghton Lake and his son Ryan, 19, did all the work on the elder Parr’s 2003 Kenworth W-900L truck to make it into not only a hard worker but a show stopper. More...

CUSTOM INTERIOR

Like most of the rest of Parr’s truck, the interior of the cab is all custom, including steering wheel, shifter, pedals, dash, gauges and upholstery. More...

NOT SHOWING ITS AGE

Parr’s truck does not look like a rig with 1,141,000 miles on it as it backs into the barn at Chris Helms Transportation last week. More...

RAPS teachers leave MEA

Teachers in the Roscommon Area Public Schools will no longer be represented by the Michigan Education Association after they voted to leave the statewide union this week. More...

Recount changes ballot for Gerrish Twp. trustee

As a result of a recount of Gerrish Township ballots cast in the August primary, the name of James Lippert, candidate for trustee, will be on the November ballot.  More...

OFFICIALLY OPEN

Roscommon Boy Scout Bailey Perialas of Troop 944 cuts the ribbon to officially open the “Terney House Bridge” located outside the Village of Roscommon Hall on Sept. 10. More...

Firemen’s Memorial Festival this weekend

Roscommon will be bustling this weekend as it hosts the 33rd annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Sept. 13 through 16.  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

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Paul F. Vogel Sr., 64, Lansing, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 24:  More...

Sports

LOWER DIVISION CHAMPIONS

Clive & Dot’s Anchor Inn won the 2012 Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League Lower Division championship after finishing the season with an 8-7-1 record. More...

Lopsided week in JPC opener

After looking at the scores from the first week of Jack Pine Conference action, I am surprised at the amount of landslides that occurred.  The closest game of the week was still decided by double-digits, something that I did not expect to happen More...

’Cats blast Pioneers 5-1 in NMSL action

The Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer squad scored three first half goals en route to a 5-1 Northern Michigan Soccer League victory over Clare Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Who’s paying?’

On reading about the Roscommon Area Public School, I could not believe what each child gets. An iPad for each student and breakfast and lunch for every student at all three schools!  More...

Firefighters go ‘above and beyond’ call of duty

I would like to thank the firefighters of Denton Township Fire Department for allowing me to serve with them for the past 19 plus years.  At this time of year it is very easy to get caught up in all the negatives you see and hear in our politica More...

Accept outcome of actions

Regarding the Sept. 6 column, “Inside the First Amendment: Technology takes freedoms forward, law catches up,” I don’t profess to have all the answers for what was written about our freedoms.  More...

Religion & Family

‘We Honor Military’ Expo planned Sept. 22 in Gaylord

The Northern Michigan Partnership for Veterans and Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center will hold its second annual “We Honor Military and VA Stand Down” on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Seibert graduates from Air Force basic training in San Antonio

Air Force Airman Nicholas A. More...

GROWN FOR DONATION

Jim Paulus, 51, of Houghton Lake said he grew his hair specifically to donate to Locks of Love, and on Sept. 4 he went through with his promise. More...

Education

Fewer Great Start scholarships available for three- and four-year-olds

The Great Start Scholarship Program will be offering a limited number of scholarships for the new school year starting in September, 2012.  More...

COLLINS FAVORITE TEACHERS

Collins Elementary School teachers Emily Kalso and Megan Kersh were recently awarded with lunch bags from North Central Area Credit Union. More...

And the survey says...

At the end of the school year, a survey was circulated amongst families who received scholarships and 25% of the surveys were returned.  More...

Features

Firemen’s Memorial Festival begins Thursday with Family Night, continues through Sunday

The 33rd annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival is scheduled for Sept. More...

Family Night kicks off 33rd Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival

The annual Family Night is planned for tonight (Thursday) in the “Big Red Barn” at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds.  More...

Wall 2012 Grand Marshal of Firemen’s Festival

The 2012 Grand Marshal of the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival is Gerald Wall.  Wall has served on the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee since he and his late wife, Sonja (“Smokie”), joined the MFMFC abou More...

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