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Police seek CSC victims

Following an investigation by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department, a St. Helen man was arraigned in 82nd District Court on multiple charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct last month.  Levin B. More...

Houghton Lake business expo April 10

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual Business Expo April 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. More...

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News

HIT A BAD SPOT

An overturned vehicle waits for the wrecker in a ditch next to M-18 as emergency personnel from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office and the Higgins Township Fire Department stand by. More...

Roscommon Township now has two assistant fire chiefs

In the search for a new assistant fire chief in Roscommon Township, the township board approved a creative plan suggested by Supervisor Diane Randall.  Randall said there were four “very good” applicants, Joe Williams, Phil Lumsden, More...

Livestock addressed in proposed Higgins Township ordinance amendment

The Higgins Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing April 10 at the Higgins Township Hall, beginning at 1:45 p.m. to hear comments and suggestions to amending Section 16.36 of the Higgins Township Zoning Ordinance.  More...

Business

Childs honored for 15 years at Springs Window Fashions

At an all-associate meeting last week, plant leaders of Springs Win­dow Fashions in Grayling presented a service award to Darrel Childs of Roscommon for reaching 15 years of service at the Grayling window treatment manufacturer.  More...

SANDERS PHOTOGRAFX

Terry and Dianne Sanders offer 35 years of experience in photography and graphic design at Sanders PhotoGraFX, which opened recently at Higgins Lake. More...

Info session on ‘Senior ER’ planned at COA, April 16

An information session focusing on Mercy Hospital Grayling’s Se­nior ER and advance care planning by Tracy Bellnor, RN and Lorelei King, RN, MS will be held April 16 at 9 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter sent with good intent

I am writing this to tell the volunteers of Artesia Youth Park that my letter (“Come together to help youth,” Resorter, March 21) was sent with good intent. I did not mean to offend anyone; please accept my apology. More...

‘I value my Second Amendment rights’

I just have to respond and apply my First Amendment right in regards to Mr. More...

Health

Preventing childhood obesity can improve health as adults

According to data collected from a national study by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Preven­tion (CDC), obesity and extreme obesity rates have declined among America’s low-income preschool More...

Religion & Family

Spina, Rees wed in February ceremony

Megan Alyssa Spina, the daughter of Susan and Michael Spina of Vermon, NJ, and Sgt. Alexander William Rees, the son of Martha and Paul Rees of Cadillac, formerly of Houghton Lake, were united in marriage on Feb. 17, 2013 in Vernon, NJ. More...

Messiah Lutheran dinner April 10

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner April 10 at 5 p.m.  The menu includes Swiss steak, po­tatoes, vegetable, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  Donations are accepted. More...

King, Kren plan 2014 wedding

Moriah A. King, daughter of Steve (Christie) King of Indianapolis, IN, and mother, Carla Duncan of Fishers, IN, and Patrick J. More...

Education

Haggart to advance to regional Catechism Bee

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Cath­olic School sixth graders Tyler Haggart and Janessa Fuller were recognized as “all star” students in the March 27 Cat­echism Bee.  More...

KCC announces Nursing Honor Society Inductees

Kirtland Community College recog­nized 12 registered nursing students as inductees into the new KCC Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. The group was chartered by the National Organiza­tion for Associate Degree Nursing.  More...

Ott-Gray April Artist of the Month in Clare

The Clare County Arts Council will present Kim Ott-Gray as Artist of the Month for April.  Ott-Gray will be displaying her art in the Chemical Bank of Clare. More...

ROBERTSON CLAN MAKES APPEARANCE AT RES TALENT SHOW

The bushy beards of the popular reality show Duck Dynasty made an appearance at the Roscommon Elementary School Spring Talent Show on March 28. More...

Historic Houghton Lake lodge to close after 88 years

“It’s the end of an era.”  That’s how Bob Shea described the closing of East Bay Lodge in Prudenville, which is set to occur on April 15. More...

Academy’s open for students

Open enrollment for new students in grades pre-K through ninth grade is currently taking place at the Charlton Heston Academy and will continue until April 25.  CHA Superintendent Dave Patterson said the current student enrollment is at 230 with 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

FOURTH ANNUAL COACHES VS CANCER

The fourth annual Coaches Versus Cancer fund­raiser was held during the varsity basketball games at Roscommon High School on Feb. 22. More...

Alumni hoops game among fundraisers to assist Compos

Two fundraisers are planned to help support Roscommon High School senior Nathan Compo, who was recently diag­nosed with cancer.  A spaghetti dinner/alumni basketball game between Roscommon and Gray­ling is planned for April 13 at RHS while a hai More...

Bucks, Bobcats meet in spring openers

The spring 2013 sports season is set to begin this week with rivals Roscommon and Houghton Lake meeting in two different sports.  The spring sports season gets un­derway April 9 when the Houghton Lake baseball and softball teams will host Oscoda More...

Editorial

Roscommon amongst unhealthiest counties

Our Opinion

Normally, a person wouldn’t think that Roscommon County and Wayne County (Detroit metro area) have very much, if anything, in common. Come to find out, however, we do have something in common - and it isn’t good.  More...

There are many signs of spring

The first sighting of a robin is typically how people gauge the beginning of spring, regardless of what the calender says.  My gauge is a little different.  The first day of spring was last Thursday when I saw my first Camaro, shining in a More...

Can public business be ‘private’ conversation?

Inside the First Amendment

The First Amendment protects our free speech from government control, punishment or interference – but when public officials speak freely through private e-mail accounts or mobile phones, are they free to ignore freedom of information laws?&nbs More...

Outdoors

LINING UP TO LEARN ARCHERY

Students in the Centershot Archery program draw along the firing line at Roscommon Elementary School recently. More...

DNR: Now is the time to take a boating safety course

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anyone who plans on operating a watercraft this year to take a boating safety course. Classroom and online options are available, and boat­ing safety is required for anyone born after Dec. More...

Equine Trailways Subcommittee to meet

The Equine Trailways Subcommittee (ETS) will hold its regular meeting April 10 at the Doherty Hotel, 604 North Mc­Ewan St., Clare.  The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m.  More...

Happenings

CONTEST WINNER

Family Video of Houghton Lake was the winner of the Tip-up Town Snow Sculpture and Ice Carving Con­test in the business division. More...

Durbin raises $2,780 for Compo, Jaynes

Roscommon High School English instructor Kathy Durbin (seated) lost her long brown locks during a March 28 head shaving assembly in the RHS audito­rium as the high school student body looked on. More...

ROCKIN’ FOR RELAY

Heartland Hospice and Homecare’s Relay for Life team raised nearly $500 during its “Rockin for Re­lay” fundraiser at Garvin’s Spikehorn Restaurant and Lounge on March 16. More...

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