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RAPS dismiss early Dec. 20 and Closed Dec. 21 - Free Access

Roscommon Area Public Schools will dismiss today, Dec. 20 early. RHS will dismiss at 12:40 p.m.RMS will dismiss at 12:50 p.m.RES will dismiss at 1 p.m. RAPS will also be closed Friday, Dec. 21EVENING ACTIVITIES CANCELLED More...

Schools review safety, offer comfort

In the wake of the Dec. More...

Clerk-elect seeks ‘statutory rights’ by amending motion

Roscommon County Clerk-elect Michelle Stevenson is seeking an amendment to a March 28, 2012 motion passed by the Roscommon County Commissioners to help her regain the “statutory rights” that she said were taken away from the clerk’s More...

New source of emergency info available to county residents

Roscommon County Emergency Management (RCEM) has begun using a new communications service that allows it to send important, valuable community information directly to residents, according to Director Eric Tiepel.  More...

Science fiction, writing focus of new groups at RADL

The newly formed Roscommon Area Writers and the Science Fiction/ Fantasy Book Share will start meeting at the Roscommon Area District Library starting January 2013.  More...

Good Shepherd plans free dinner

Beef tips with noodles will be among the items on the menu at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church’s free community dinner on Dec. 27.  The dinner will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

News

DAMAGED DUPLEX

Firefighters from Denton, Markey and Roscommon townships stand by as a hole is cut in an attic wall to vent smoke from a duplex apartment building at 110 15th St. Dec. 16. More...

Stevenson seeks help for funding

Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson is reaching out to the public for funding assistance through a new community “partnership” program.  In a letter to the public, Stevenson said although the one mill road patrol millage establi More...

Houghton Lake segment of ‘Finding Bigfoot’ airs

Michigan’s connection with the world-wide search for “Bigfoot” went national Sunday as the Animal Planet cable network aired episode six of the third season of the show “Finding Bigfoot” on Dec. 16.  More...

Editorial

Offer ‘love and support’

Our Opinion

“Spreading Good News” this holiday season is bittersweet across America and Roscommon County.  More...

Some good news

U.S. Congressman Dave Camp announced Tuesday that doctors have declared him cancer-free.  It is great news for Camp and his constituents. More...

Pray Christmas brings comfort, peace

The horrific murders of 20 innocent children and six adults in Newtown, CT, have focused the nation’s attention on many problems our society faces, problems for which we have no immediate answers nor answers with universal acceptance.  More...

Outdoors

DNR announces change to burn permit call system

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that starting Dec. More...

14-pointer

Charles Zorn, Houghton Lake, a member of the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club, shot this 14-point buck Nov. 30 in Olsburg, KS, using a 30.06 at 175 yards. More...

Improved boat basin at South Higgins Lake to include boat wash

A project that will give boaters smoother access to Higgins Lake next summer through the boat launch at the South Higgins Lake State Park will also help protect the lake from invasive species according to Park Manager Dale Shagena.  More...

Happenings

RCTA’s Daugherty given Sperry Award by COOR, ROOC

Roscommon County Transit Authority Executive Director Maureen Daugherty was recently honored with the Ralph Sperry Award by the COOR Board of Education and ROOC, Inc.  The award is presented yearly to an individual or group in recognition of the More...

Chemical Bank completes acquisition of 21 Independent Banks

Chemical Financial Corporation announced Dec. 10 that its subsidiary, Chemical Bank, has completed its previously announced purchase of 21 branches from Independent Bank, a subsidiary of Independent Bank Corporation, Ionia.  More...

OFIR releases new ‘Consumer Guide to Health Insurance’

The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) has created a new user-friendly Consumer Guide to Health Insurance that helps Michiganders understand what can often be a very confusing issue. More...

UPDATE Power restoration work continues amid prolonged winter storm - Free Access

Approximately 55,150 Consumers Energy electric customers – 2,128 of them in Roscommon County – are without service because of a powerful winter storm that continues to affect the state with high winds and snow. More...

Saturday afternoon update: From Roscommon County Emergency Management: Please be advised Roscommon County Phone/911 telecommunications have been restored. - Free Access

Saturday afternoon update: From Roscommon County Emergency Management: Please be advised Roscommon County Phone/911 telecommunications have been restored. More...

HLCS dismiss early Dec. 20 and closed Dec. 21 - Free Access

All Houghton Lake Community School buildings will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 20. School has also been cancelled for Friday, Dec. 21. All evening activities have been cancelled.  More...

SWEET HOLIDAY PROJECT

(Left to right) Nicholas Trader, 4, tests the building materials as his mother Becky tries to gently steer him back to the task at hand and his sister Jenna, 2, plows forward during a gingerbread hou More...

RETIRING THIS WEEK

Houghton Lake High School Secretary Cindy Bedell will retire on Dec. 21 after serving the Houghton Lake Community Schools for 36 and a half years. More...

ROSCOMMON COUNTY PERSON OF THE YEAR

For his many contributions to Roscommon County throughout his life, Murl “Pinky” Randall was awarded with the first ever Roscommon County Person of the Year Award for 2012. More...

CMDHD to be closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1

Central Michigan District Health Department branch offices in Standish, Harrison, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant, Reed City, Marion and Prudenville will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Sports

Falcons 18 better than ’Cats in non-conference tussle

The Houghton Lake High School girls varsity basketball team fell to Ogemaw Heights 46-28 in a non-conference bout Dec. More...

Bowling Highlights

Sunday Night Mixers Dec. More...

Pool Standings

Senior Pool League Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislation gives workers freedom to choose, Rendon writes

The state of Michigan is in the midst of a great comeback. Our economy has gone through many changes over the last decade and has faced unprecedented challenges. More...

‘When you think of Coyles, I hope you smile’

Fifteen years ago I started working for Coyles Restaurant. Little did I know how much my life would change from this simple beginning. The owners, employees and customers all became an extended family to me. More...

‘No one seems to want to work’

I have recently moved up here permanently and was told this is the poorest county in Michigan. If this fact is correct maybe you can tell me why no one seems to want to work. More...

Religion & Family

HLUMC to host Christmas Cantata

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will present a Christmas Cantata Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.  The Chancel Choir, directed by Lorna West, will perform “Celebrate His name! Proclaim His birth!” by Mary McDonald and Larry Shackley. More...

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS MATCHES

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes is proud to announce the Dec. 12 Community Based match of Emily and Deborah Donaldson. The pair will be meeting and sharing activities they both enjoy once a week. More...

Free Christmas dinner in St. Helen

A free Christmas day dinner will be held Dec. 25 from 1-5 p.m. at the St. Helen VFW Post 5680.  All community members are welcome to attend the dinner free of charge.  Those who are in the St. More...

Law Enforcement

Flick named Trooper of the Year

State Police Trooper Kevin Flick of Post 72 Houghton Lake was recently chosen as Trooper of the Year for the 7th District.  More...

Missaukee Sheriff’s Office investigating death of infant

The death of a Missaukee County infant is being investigated by the Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office.  According to a press release from Sheriff James Bosscher, the sheriff’s office was notified by Cadillac Mercy hospital Dec. More...

Education

NCACU SCHOLARSHIPS

North Central Area Credit Union recently announced winners of the 2012 NCACU College Scholarships. More...

Holidays

Spreading Good News

Throughout the year we have the privilege of telling the stories of the wonderful people that make up Roscommon County.  More...

Making Christmas special

On Dec. 13, for the sixth year in a row, the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee threw a Christmas Party for students from the COOR Intermediate School District’s Primary Moderate Cognitively Impaired program.   More...

AN APPEARANCE BY SANTA CLAUS

Second grader Griffin Loll of Mr. Scott Mayes’ class played the part of Santa Claus during the Roscommon Elementary School second grade Christmas concert on Dec. More...

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