February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

READY FOR RESURFACING

Markey Township maintenance man Ken Pates blows snow off the township’s ice skating rink last Friday morning, as he prepared it for resurfacing. More...

Overall well-being of county’s children near bottom

Roscommon County ranked 81st out of 82 counties for overall child well-being – with No. 1 being the best ranking – in the 2012 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book for 2011. More...

Houghton Lake stop nets Wertz Warriors $7,000 for Special Olympics winter games

The Knights of Columbus, Prudenville, was packed with supporters of Special Olympics Michigan Monday night as they welcomed the annual visit by the Wertz Warriors snowmobile riders. More...

Special Sections

News

Winter Cancellations for Monday - Free Access

Monday Cancellations Houghton Lake, Roscommon and Charlton Heston Academy Schools are closed today (Monday) as is COOR and Kirtland Community College. More...

ONE INJURED IN AFTERNOON ACCIDENT

Emergency personnel from the Roscommon Township Fire Department and Houghton Lake Ambulance work to extricate driver Judith Chakerian, 70, of Houghton Lake from her vehicle after an accident on M-55 More...

Fire damages home on Loxley

An early morning fire caused serious damage to the home of a Roscommon Township woman Tuesday, according to Roscommon Township Fire Chief Richard Martin. More...

Editorial

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Our Opinion

Relay for Life of Roscommon County is over 130 days away but organizers are working diligently to raise money and awareness for the annual event. More...

Super Bowl advertisements amuse, disgust

Millions of dollars were spent for Sunday’s Super Bowl commercials to move us, motivate us and make us laugh. More...

Civil rights movement rode assembly, petition to greater freedoms in the U.S.

Guest Opinion

Assembly and petition are the “quiet freedoms” among the five rights set out in the First Amendment. Speech, press and religion are more often – or at least, more obviously – in the headlines. More...

Outdoors

‘HOOKED ON HIGGINS’

Dylan Stewart of Higgins Lake landed this 40 inch, 17 pound northern pike on Jan. 26 on Higgins Lake. More...

DUCK OF A DIFFERENT COLOR

Michael Ignat of Prudenville said he has been a duck hunter for a long time, but has never seen a mallard duck with similar coloration to this hen (bottom) he spotted standing on the ice in a canal o More...

Day off fishing

“When I have a day off, I go fishing.” That might not seem like a particularly unusual statement, except that it was made by Bill Ayres, 72, of St. Helen, whose business is to go fishing. More...

Happenings

Journalist Ron Dzwonkowski to visit RADL, Feb. 7

On Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m., award winning journalist Ron Dzwonkowski will give a presentation on “If You Seek a Strange Peninsula-Look Around You! (Strange Tales from a Longtime Michigan Journalist)” at the Roscommon Area District Library. More...

Roscommon Rotary to hold auction, May 4 at K of C Hall

The Roscommon Rotary will host its 26th Annual Spring Auction on May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Hall. This year’s theme is “Gilligan’s Island Party.” More...

UNITED WAY DONATES $500 TO BBBS

Roscommon County United Way Director Nicolette Tapert (left) presented Leslye Vest of Big Brothers Big Sisters with a $500 check. More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2013 3:45 PM

Trash pick-up delayed in Denton Township - Free Access

According to the Denton Township web site, Waste Management will not pick up trash today, Feb. 11. Mondays are normal pick-up days. More...

Breaking News - 2/7/2013 12:50 PM

Bucks win 14th straight wrestling District title - Free Access

The Roscommon High School varsity wrestling team won its 14th straight Michigan High School Athletic Association team District championship after defeating Oscoda 78-6 in the District final Feb. 6 at RHS. More...

STILL COMING DOWN - Free Access

Millie Drogt does her best to keep up with a steady snowfall in the driveway of her home on Huntington Road in Denton Township Thursday afternoon. More...

Chase begun in Wexford ends in county ditch

A car chase which began in Wexford County ended with the apprehension of the suspect by State Police in a ditch in Roscommon County Wednesday morning. State Police Sergeant Robert Green said the incident began at approximately 8:40 a.m. Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-11

Court News

82nd District Court

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

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Dec. 1 through 31, 2012: Department of Natural Resources Using too many fishing lines: Antonia Fusciardi, $265. More...

Sports

Bucks basketball postponed, Bobcats to play Friday - Free Access

The Roscommon boys basketball games scheduled for tonight (Friday) have been rescheduled for Feb. 19. More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League Jan. More...

Bucks blast Spartans

Pinconning had no answer for Roscommon as the Bucks blasted the Spartans 64-35 in front of a home crowd Feb. 5 at RHS. Roscommon had a hot start, leading 15-6 after eight minutes. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Straighten out story on gun control’

Let’s straighten out the story on gun control. Nowhere have I, nor the President, nor any of my friends ever stated we were against private ownership of guns. In fact I do not know who is calling for total disarmament of all citizens. More...

‘Educational success in St. Helen’

Putting political agendas aside, I would like to bring a success story to light. A story of an elementary school once closed that was stated to have some of the best educational teachers in Roscommon County. More...

Religion & Family

‘Letters From Dad’ kick-off Feb. 25 at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church

A national men’s ministry is expanding into the Houghton Lake area. It’s called “Letters from Dad.” More...

SVDP receives RCCF grant for ‘Propane Assistance Program’

St. More...

Ash Wednesday soup supper, service planned

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will host an Ash Wednesday soup and bread supper Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The supper will be followed by a worship service at 7 p.m. Every Wednesday during lent, from Feb. More...

Education

TERRIFIC

The Kiwanis “Terrific Kids” program at Houghton Lake Middle School and Collins Elementary for grades three through five is continuing for the 2012- 13 school year, with 13 teachers partic More...

FIRST MOCK BATTLE

(Above) The Roscommon Area District Library held its first Battle of the Books mock battle on Feb. 2. RADL has six teams competing in this year’s BOB. More...

READYING FOR BATTLE

Members of the 2013 Battle of the Books “Bobcat Readers” (including Sarah Jaroch, Christina Winkowski, Madison Tedford, Maygan Tasker and Krista Doehring along with Kayla Doehring) work o More...

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