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District-wide open house Sept. 3 at Bobcat Field

Houghton Lake Community Schools will host a district-wide open house Sept. 3.  Held at Bobcat Field, the event will be open to the public at 5 p.m. and start at 5:30 p.m. More...

‘Badge man’ stays in TUT badge line all weekend

Starting last Thursday, Mike Barbier of Belleview, FL, – and soon Prudenville – staked out a spot at the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce for the privilege of being the first to buy special 2014 Tip-up Town badges, one of which will be w More...

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News

Village won’t pay for snow clearing on ‘safe route’

The Roscommon Village Council opted not to pay one-third of the cost of removing snow from the “Safe Route to School” on County Rd. 100 during an Aug. More...

HLIB stays within treatment budget, keeps assessment

Herbicide treatments to control Eurasian watermilfoil on Houghton Lake this summer were completed within the budget set by the Houghton Lake Improvement Board, which voted to keep the assessment level for the project the same during a meeting at Rosc More...

Grosbeak Blvd. to be mowed

After years of discussion and court cases, the road end at Grosbeak Boulevard has been deemed a public space. With the determination, the Grosbeak Boulevard Association has requested that the area be mowed to allow for easier access.  More...

Business

CAREER ASSISTANCE

Roscommon County Community Foundation President/CEO Mary T. More...

Christopher & Banks opens at Tanger Outlets

Christopher & Banks recently opened a new 4,000 square foot store at Tanger Outlets – West Branch.   More...

Interpretation to allow smoking on outdoor non-food service areas

On Aug. 19, the Michigan Department of Agriculture made an interpretation to the Michigan smoke-free law to allow smoking on outdoor areas where there is no employee preparation or service of food in that space. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer ‘sick’ over senseless attacks

What is happening! Old people (and I’m one of those) look back at the “good old days,” but this is different! More...

Denton Township does not enforce its ordinances

I am not saying anybody is unethical in Denton Township as far as breaking any laws, what I am saying is it is next to impossible to get them to do their jobs. More...

Writer upset over building condition

I am writing to express my disgust following a recent visit to the Houghton Lake Post Office. More...

Religion & Family

END OF THE SUMMER CELEBRATION

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes held its end of the summer picnic at South Higgins Lake State Park recently. The group had fun by soaking up the sun and swimming. More...

Open house, worship service Sept. 8 at Messiah Lutheran

For 25 years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been a church deeply rooted in faith and in sharing its passion for making positive changes in the world. More...

‘Scotty’ organizers report success

Twenty-five teams competed in “The Scotty” Memorial Golf Tournament at The West Branch Country Club on Aug. 2.  More...

Happenings

Roscommon DDA plans for future projects

The Village of Roscommon’s Downtown Development Authority is using the present to be proactive about the future of Roscommon as the DDA held a tour and workshop looking to the public for input on projects.  Tour of past DDA projects  More...

Old 27 Tour rolls through Houghton Lake

More than 75 cars made their way up Old 27 from Harrison Aug. 23, traveling in the Old 27 Auto Tour.  While the Aug. 20-25 tour started in Indiana, the Michigan leg runs from Coldwater to Cheboygan. More...

Celebrating five years of Sara’s Bears

Ambulance personnel from Denton Township EMS and Houghton Lake Ambulance (left to right) Paramedic Joe Rubino (who performed on the bagpipes), Chris Sproul, Rick Dupon, Frank “T-Bear” Thi More...

Lightning strike fires give area firefighters a workout

“It was hectic there for the first 15 or 20 minutes,” said Denton Township Fire Chief Paul Tiepel of three structure fires that started almost simultaneously by a series of lightning strikes in Denton and Roscommon Townships on Tuesday af More...

Students to return to school next week

While some parents -- and most students -- may find it hard to believe, the 2013-14 school year is about to start for students in Roscommon County. Depending on which district students are in, they will begin Sept. 3 or 4. 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...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 9:  Larry G. More...

Sports

Andre, Old Town claim division titles

Andre Tree Service and Old Town Tavern both wrapped up their division titles with wins Aug. 22.  With one game left on their schedules, both squads have big enough advantages in their divisions to earn the crown. More...

Limberlost adds fifth straight title with 18-11 win

The Limberlost Lounge is the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League champion -- for the fifth straight season.  With an 18-11 win over 5 Star Detail Monday night, Limberlost claimed the title with a 15-2 record. More...

SMILE PROTECTORS

Dental Technician Allie Gariepy (left) of Houghton Lake Dental Associates takes an impression for a custom made mouthguard for Houghton Lake High School varsity football player Devon Scott last week. More...

Editorial

See you at Bobcat Stadium

Our Opinion

We hope a district-wide open house for Houghton Lake Community Schools planned Sept. 3 at Bobcat Stadium will attract members from throughout the community.  More...

Reminder: School begins next week!

Full Story

Kansas school surrenders to ignorance

Back to school means back to culture wars for Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School in Wichita, KS.  On the very first day of school, someone snapped a photo of a bulletin board display in the hallway featuring the Five Pillars of Islam and t More...

Outdoors

DNR’s fishing report moving to toll-free number Sept. 5

Starting Sept. 5 the Department of Natural Resources’ Weekly Fishing Report will be available via a toll-free telephone number. More...

CENTERSHOT INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

Winners of the Aug. More...

CENTERSHOT TEAM WINNERS

The winners of the Centershot Archery Tournament held Aug. 2 was the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club Junior Archery Team with the combined top five scores. More...

Law Enforcement

Assault suspect arrested at park

A man was arrested on assault charges at the South Higgins Lake State Park Aug. 23.  More...

Features

Roscommon Artists and Writers provide platform for feedback

Gathered around a large conference table at the Roscommon Area District Library, a collection of wordsmiths recently shared their writing samples with one another in hopes of receiving feedback on their work.  More...

Telling your Bridge Walk story could equal tour to the top

What’s your story? More...

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