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Trestle Park ribbon to be cut Saturday

Denton Township officials and members of Friends of Trestle Park will host the Grand Opening celebration or Trestle Park this weekend, May 18-19.  Last minute details and clean-up after the recent rains are continuing as plans are finalized and More...

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News

Sgt. Gagne retires after 39 years with Sheriff’s Office

Sgt. Patrick Gagne of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office will be retiring on May 18 after serving the citizens of Roscommon County for over 39 years.  More...

CHA facility expansion postponed until 2014

Plans to construct another facility on the campus of the Charlton Heston Academy have been put on hold. More...

Transportation director hired

Bus drivers at Houghton Lake Community Schools now have a new transportation director, Bob Bryant.  Bryant is currently supervisor for DM Burr custodial employees and will start his new duties at the end of this month. More...

Business

DRIVING FOR CASH

Roscommon High School teacher Mark Dalak test drove a Ford F-150 on May 8 at as part of the Drive Smart for Your School program Hart Ford-Lincoln held. More...

Rutter earns broker’s license

Midge Rutter (formerly McGinnis) recently attained her Real Estate Associate Broker’s License.  The Associate Broker’s license requires an additional 90 hours of education, at least three years of real estate experience and passing t More...

GRAND OPENING AT FOREST DUNES

The ribbon was cut on the new 8,500-square-foot AuSable Lodge at Forest Dunes Golf Club during Grand Opening ceremonies May 9. More...

Health

DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Kyle DeVrieze, DPT, (left, pictured with his Mid Michigan Health Park co-workers) completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Regis University, Denver, CO, April 28. More...

Hope Bracelet supports Relay

Dressbarn, the women’s specialty apparel retailer, is celebrating its 10th year as an American Cancer Society Relay For Life National Corporate Team Program member.  More...

Mercy Physician Network holding book drive for ‘Reach Out’ program

Donate new or gently used children’s books and they will be used for the “Reach Out and Read” program at Mercy Physician Network Prudenville to encourage children to read.  More...

Happenings

SILVER SNEAKERS IN PURPLE

Decked out in purple shirts, the Roscommon Silver Sneakers class show their support for Relay For Life Roscommon County. They are also wearing colorful leis representing various forms of cancer. More...

St. Helen Steppers Relay For Life team plans events

The St. Helen Steppers Relay For Life team is planning a couple of upcoming events.  More...

NEW COMMUNITY BASED MATCH

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes announced that Anne Breyer (left) and Ivy were matched for the Community Based Program on May 11. More...

Features

Roscommon County Office of the Sheriff

  Personnel at the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office include (front row, left to right) Marine Officer Bob Balsley, Dep. Joe Quintana, Corrections Officer R.J. Frydrych, Undersheriff Ed Stern, Sgt. More...

Michigan State Police Post 72

Michigan State Police Post 72 at Houghton Lake covers four counties, including Roscommon, Crawford, Missaukee and Kalkaska. Manning the Post and its Kalkaska Detachment are Post Commander Lt. More...

Roscommon County Central Dispatch

  Those who serve as dispatchers in Roscommon County include (front row) Ashlee Frydrych, (back row, left to right) Jeri Jagielo, Eric Eddington, Kelly Bee, Valerie Smith. More...

High winds, high water equal flooding at Houghton Lake

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Loxley Road dedicated to R. Bill Ancel

R. Bill Ancel, lifelong Houghton Lake resident and former Roscommon County Road Commissioner, will forever be memorialized on Loxley Road as family, friends and community members gathered on May 11 to officially open the road as the “R. More...

St. Helen’s Summer Kick-off Saturday

St. Helen is calling for the summer season to start with its Summer Kickoff, slated to take place this Saturday with several events to get the community ready for the warm weather.  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

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bobcat runners up at home tourney; swept in JPC play by Mustangs

After taking second place to rival Roscommon at their second annual home tournament on May 11, the Houghton Lake High School varsity baseball squad was swept by Meridian in Jack Pine Conference action May 14 at HLHS.  Runners up at home tourname More...

Bucks overcome slow start to defeat Burt Lake NMCA

According to Roscommon High School varsity soccer Coach John Sinnaeve, the Bucks struggled in the first half against Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy, but rebounded to defeat the Eagles 4-2 May 14 at Burt Lake.  Sinnaeve said that t More...

Bobcat softball offense slim in losses to Meridian

The Houghton Lake High School varsity softball team struggled offensively as they scored just one run in two games as they were swept by Meridian, 11-0 and 11-1, May 14 at HLHS.  Taking the loss in the opening game was Billie Jo DeLisle who had More...

Editorial

Watergate Era: ‘A’ peak in journalism

Forty years ago this week, The Washington Post – and its self-described “young and harddigging reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein” – took home a Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the Watergate scandal.& More...

Feeling purple?

Our Opinion

We hope anyone in Roscommon County last Friday noticed a little more purple than usual.  More...

Bad for business: Internet sales tax legislation

Guest Opinion

Rep. Eileen Kowall, R-White Lake, introduced her Main Street Fairness bill in the Michigan Legislature in February. Also that month, U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi, R-WY, introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer: County commission doing fine with dam

I read Mr. More...

‘An act of horror’

During closing arguments in the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell Monday, Assistant District Attorney Ed Cameron turned to Gosnell and asked, “Are you human?” In response to Cameron’s question, Gosnell stared back at More...

Religion & Family

SCOUTING FOR FOOD

Cub Scouts of Pack 3944 of Roscommon collected 727 food items for the First Congregational Church Food Pantry April 27. More...

‘Choose Life Walk’ this Saturday

A “Choose Life Walk” is planned Saturday at the Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church.  The Caring Pregnancy Center from West Branch is organizing the walk, which begins at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m.  More...

RELAY CROP

A Scrapbook Crop, organized by Tina Gibson of the Deer Run Scooter Brigade Relay For Life team, was held April 27 at the Denton Township Hall. More...

Education

Collins students learn about the life cycle of a butterfly

Spring has been an exciting time for our Collins’s Elementary first graders. The first grade life science curriculum builds on the students’ prior knowledge of living and nonliving things and the basic needs of all living things. More...

HLMS students get inspired

Fourth and fifth grade students have been studying the elements of art. Each week students use the elements of line, shape, space, texture and color. As artists, the students have been working to develop their skills. More...

HLCE STUDENTS DISCUSS SOCIAL NETWORKING

Houghton Lake Community Education student Mairra Reynoso created a poster depicting her ideal social networking platform. More...

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