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Smith wins $1,000 ‘Catch Us’ prize

There may not have been a $100,000 winner at the Catch Us If You Can drawing at Spicer’s Boat City April 27, but finalist Mark Smith of St. More...

Roscommon, Lake voters to decide on ambulance renewal

Two townships in Roscommon County have additional millage requests that will appear on their ballots Tuesday, May 7. More...

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News

MOCK EMERGENCY SITUATION

Roscommon County Emergency Management personnel held a pandemic flu/civil unrest/mass fatality training session on April 24 as part of its ongoing emergency preparedness training. More...

St. Helen man stands mute on mulitple CSC charges

A St. Helen man facing 21 counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct involving several possible victims stood mute in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 9.  Levin B. Wingate Jr., 18, was scheduled for a pretrial May 21.  More...

Merritt man crashes into shed

A Merritt man crashed his vehicle into a shed April 26 while traveling on West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) in Lake Township.  More...

Business

YOGA BACK AT STONE TURTLE

Stone Turtle Yoga is back in the Stone Turtle Lodge at Cross Country Ski Headquarters at Higgins Lake after operating all winter at Gerrish Township Hall. More...

King Nursing, Rehabilitation undergoing renovation

King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community, 2280 Towerhill Rd., Houghton Lake, has begun a major renovation project at the skilled nursing community. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-May.  More...

Northern Michigan Community Bank board formed by Chemical Bank

Chemical Bank has formed the Northern Michigan Community Bank Board of Directors, announced Randy Seymour, community president and senior lender.  More...

Editorial

Tragedies, technology reshape freedoms

Two national tragedies separated by six years and a day – the April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon and the April 16, 2007, mass shooting at Virginia Tech University – also are notable in marking how technology is reshaping some uses of More...

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Our Opinion

The upcoming May 7 election has probably snuck up on most voters.  There have been no splashy television ads and the millages being proposed have primarily been discussed at meetings, in meeting minutes and newspaper articles. More...

Teachers fill many roles, deserve ‘thank you’

May 6-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and May 7 is National Teacher Day. Teachers fill many roles as listeners, explorers, role models, motivators and mentors. More...

Religion & Family

Liberian missionary to visit HLUMC May 10

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will host a luncheon for Princess Jusu, a missionary from the Liberian Methodist Church, on May 10 at noon. The public may attend.  Princess M. More...

CAPITOL INVOCATION

The Rev. Douglas Stockwell, pastor at First Baptist Church of Prudenville, delivered the invocation before the Senate session April 25 at the State Capitol. State Sen. More...

Prince to speak about God’s ‘special design’

Author Cindy Lou Prince will speak at the First Baptist Church of Prudenville on May 11 at 7 p.m.  Prince “shares how God has miraculously sustained her and made ‘miracles from messes.’” Born with arthrogryposis and refer More...

Education

NEW NJHS MEMBERS

Thirty-five Houghton Lake Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society April 24 at a ceremony in the Houghton Lake High School auditorium. More...

PILLARS OF NJHS

(Left) NJHS Treasurer Brook Pepper (left) lights the last of the ceremonial candles. More...

COLLINS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary School Students of the Month for March were announced recently. More...

Breaking News - 5/8/2013 7:12 AM

Tuesday, May 7 election results - Free Access

Results here as of 9:30 p.m. More...

Athlete, coach from Grayling golf team, woman die in Monday crash

Two members of the Grayling High School golf team and a Kalkaska woman were killed Monday in an accident in Kalkaska County.  In all, 10 people were involved in the accident.  More...

31st Roscommon Canoe Classic offering prize money and points - Free Access

When canoe racers hit the water of the South Branch of the Au Sable River Saturday morning at Wallace Park in Roscommon, they’ll be vying for both cash and points in the Michigan Canoe Racing Association’s (MCRA) 2013 race series. More...

KCC seeks support for new student center

In election Tuesday

Voters in Roscommon County’s 11 townships will be asked to approve a capital improvements millage for Kirtland Community College May 7.  Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters are asked to vote in their respective townships.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court Magistrate

Magistrate Sherry Palm, 82nd District Court, assessed fines to the following during the period of March 1 through 31:  Department of Natural Resources   No snowmobile trail permit: Anthony L. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 9:  Brian L. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Lipovsky strikes out 25 as Hornets sweep ’Cats

Harrison High School varsity softball pitcher Allison Lipovsky struck out 25 hitters as the Hornets swept Houghton Lake, 12-1 and 12-2, April 30 at HLHS.  More...

Bailey, Dietrich combine for 12 strikeouts in Bobcat wins

Houghton Lake High School varsity baseball pitchers Dalton Bailey and Scott Dietrich combined for 12 strikeouts as the Bobcats defeated Harrison, 8-6 and 8-4, April 30 at HLHS giving Coach Adam Goodwin his first home victory at HLHS.  Bailey was More...

Bobcats dominate at Standish

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team brought their season record to an even 4-4 with a dominant performance at Standish April 30. The Bobcats beat the host Panthers 6-1.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Music ‘real bridge’ between school, community

If you were in the audience during the Collins Elementary Spring Concert April 24, you were treated to some very special performances.  From six-year-olds signing and singing about justice and freedom, to second and third graders singing patriot More...

House flooding should serve as heads up

After reading of the home in Roscommon which used such a tremendous amount of water due to a plumbing failure, it should be a heads up to each of us who leave our homes for extended periods of time. More...

‘Let Stevenson do his job enforcing the law’

The woman from Prudenville criticizing Sheriff Stevenson regarding his views on mental health issues is off the mark (“Protect vulnerable against everyone,” Resorter, April 25). More...

Happenings

Village Clean-up

The Village of Roscommon’s annual clean-up was a community effort as 31 people came together on April 27 to spruce up the village streets. More...

RADL has ‘chilling’ author experience

By Krista Tacey-Cater   “Mwahahaha, mwahahaha.” The sound of creepy laughter filled the children’s section of the Roscommon Area District Library as a tall man with long black hair and scary monster glasses loomed over the audi More...

EAGLE PROJECT

Sixteen-year-old Cameron Dupon, member of Boy Scout Troop 955, Houghton Lake, is building a shelter for Artesia Youth Park’s new BMX track in order to obtain his Eagle award. More...

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