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Higgins Lake- Roscommon business expo set for May 15

Over 90 vendors will fill the CRAF Center gymnasium, hallways and even the lawn for the 5th Annual Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Business Expo to be held May 15 from 3 to 7 p.m.  More...

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News

All county radios upgraded to meet new FCC requirements

During a two-day radio upgrade, Richfield Township Public Safety vehicles lined up in the Roscommon County Courthouse parking lot Tuesday to have the department’s radios rebanded. More...

RESIDENTIAL WILDLAND FIRE

The Denton Township Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources responded to what the DNR calls a “wild land urban interface,” which forester Ben Wiese, who was on the scene o More...

CMU student selected as boat washer coordinator

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly (MRWA) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Forest Service to purchase a portable power washer to wash boats as they enter and exit Roscommon County lakes. More...

Business

Coldwell Banker agents recognized

Eight agents at the Houghton Lake office of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors have achieved Coldwell Banker International recognition for their continued successful real estate careers.  The following agents were recognized:  More...

Northwestern Bank’s ‘Free Lunch’ promotion to include loans

Northwestern Bank announced last week that their “It’s time for your free lunch!” promotion for opening a new checking account will be expanded to include new loans. The promotion began May 6 and continues through June 15.  More...

Jonsered brand chainsaws to be sold at Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has announced it will be the exclusive retailer of the Jonsered brand of professional grade chainsaws. More...

Outdoors

WADERS DON’T WORK

Tuesday afternoon was sunny and pleasant, with temperatures in the high 70s, but the water temperature in Houghton Lake itself, which was around 55 degrees, was a little on the chilly side for a grou More...

Hunters can apply for elk, bear licenses

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses are available now through June 1.  There will be 200 elk licenses and 7,906 bear hunting licenses available for the 2013 hunting sea More...

SNOWPACKERS SPRING CLEAN UP

The St. Helen Snowpackers held its annual Adopt-AHighway spring clean up on May 4. More...

Happenings

FUNDS FOR GAHAGAN

The Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve recently received a disbursement check of $974 from the Roscommon County Community Foundation. More...

Houghton Lake Public Library busy place in May

The Houghton Lake Public Library offers fun, free programs for people of all ages and interests. For information on any of the library’s programs planned for May, stop in at the library, 4431 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

CPS-3 cancer study part of this year’s Relay For Life

The 2013 Relay For Life June 22- 23 will be alive – alive with the sounds of Relay teams having fun and raising money, visitors stopping by to see what all the buzz is about at the Houghton Lake High School track and with the sounds of cancer s More...

Roscommon gains downtown real estate, loses landmark with Colonial demolition

When the wrecking crew from Huffman Excavating went to work on the demolition of the former Colonial Hotel on Fifth Street in downtown Roscommon Monday morning, the elimination of the building was viewed by villagers in a number of ways. More...

KCC student center turned down; roads, ambulance approved

Voters in Roscommon County turned down the Kirtland Community College millage request Tuesday, as did most of the voters in the COOR Intermediate School District.  The proposal failed, 3,156-2,131. More...

Stretch of Loxley to be dedicated to ‘R. Bill Ancel’

Former Roscommon County Road Commissioner and lifelong Houghton Lake resident R. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 23:  Carrie A. Weever, 28, Roscommon, was sentenced on a probation violation to 11 months in jail (credit for 202 days) and continued probation.  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Buck baseball 1-1 at Kalkaska; swept by Beavers Tuesday

The Roscommon High School varsity baseball squad split at a tournament held in Kalkaska on May 4 before being swept by Beaverton, 16-4 and 11-1, in a Jack Pine Conference game May 7 at RHS.  Split at Kalkaska  At Kalkaska, the Bucks defeat More...

Bobcat sluggers even in JPC

After suffering sweeps to both Clare and Gladwin, the Houghton Lake High School varsity baseball team stands at 4-4 in the Jack Pine Conference after starting the season 4-0.  The Bobcats lost both games to the Pioneers on May 2 at Clare and wer More...

Bobcat girls win Farwell JV invite

The Houghton Lake High School girls junior varsity track team defeated Chippewa Hills, Farwell and Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy to win a JV invitational held at Farwell on May 6.  More...

Editorial

Another step

Our Opinion

With the recent purchase of a portable boat washer to wash boats as they enter and exit Roscommon County lakes, another step has been taken in the fight against invasive species.  More...

When students protest abortion, can schools draw the line?

Guest Opinion

Students with deep religious convictions are fast turning public schools into the newest battleground over abortion – much to the dismay of beleaguered school officials.  More...

Words in a stream of consciousness

Tuesday I brought my lunch to Wallace Park, there next to the South Branch of the AuSable River in Roscommon.  On that particularly gorgeous day I wanted to be outside as much as possible while still getting enough work done to satisfy the boss. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer: Cut River Dam not being managed properly

With the recent flooding you would think the Roscommon County Commissioners would take a more serious look at controlling the water rushing down the Cut River from Higgins Lake to alleviate problems downstream. More...

‘Monument’ alright?

For crying out loud! Am I the only one in the U.S.A. who feels maybe it was alright for George Bush to have taxpayers pay (and forevermore upkeep) a literal monument for yourself and hope history will give you a good rap. More...

‘People losing sight of morality’

To answer “‘Let Stevenson do his job enforcing the law” author M. Tario (Resorter, May 2), the sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county. More...

Religion & Family

Masons celebrate 50th anniversary by renewing vows

Jerry and Naomi Mason of Higgins Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows April 28 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. Pastor William Winter officiated the ceremony.  Married April 27, 1963, at St. More...

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

(Above) Andrew Thompson, youth pastor at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church, leads a group of about two dozen people in a song as part of a National Day of Prayer gathering at Trestle Park, Prudenville, M More...

Education

Public comment on State Plan on Aging accepted until May 20

The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) is accepting public comment for the fiscal year 2014-2016 State Plan on Aging through May 20.  The State Plan on Aging - required for federal funding - proposes a policy and program framework fo More...

FIRST PLACE TALENT

Lauren Souder (pictured) took first place at the Houghton Lake Middle School talent show held May 1. Souder sang “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. More...

RES CHOIR ‘ROCKIN’ 60S’ PERFORMANCE

The Roscommon Children’s Choir dedicated its April 30 spring concert to the “Rockin’ 60s.” The choir sang a compilation of 60s song under the direction of Roscommon Elementary More...

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Poll

Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?