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Household hazardous waste collection on Saturday

The semi-annual household hazardous waste collection will be held Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roscommon County Road Commission. More...

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FATAL ROLL OVER ACCIDENT ON I-75

The Richfield Township Department of Public Safety responded to a fatal rollover accident on northbound I-75. The Aug. 28 accident occurred at 12:50 p.m. near mile marker 223. More...

Police believe missing teens still in Michigan

Two teens, one from Mt. Pleasant and one from Clare, were reported missing last week and may be in Roscommon County. More...

Seniors’ bike tour to be held Sept. 9

Seniors are encouraged to get their bikes ready for a bike tour of Lake James on Sept. 9. The five-mile route will begin at the dam on Silverwood St. at 10 a.m. More...

Business

Thanked for his service

Roscommon County Road Commission Foreman Dave Tuck was presented with a cake on Aug. 29 thanking him for his 40 years of service with the road commission. More...

Tuck celebrates 40 years of employment with the RCRC

Roscommon County Road Commission Foreman Dave Tuck has held nearly every position at the road commission since he began working there in 1973. More...

Worksite wellness after hours, Sept. 17

Mid Michigan Businesses are now taking registration for the Worksite Wellness After-Hours to be held Sept. 17. The after-hours will take place at the Doherty Hotel in Clare from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘There is no place like this’

As I turn on my blinker seeing the Houghton Lake exit a calming feeling has come over my body. Home! Our nightmare not over, but friends, family and community, just around the corner. More...

Outdoors

CANADIAN BEARS

Roger Dubay (left) 75, of Houghton Lake and his brother-in-law Ray Pivet, 73, of Cadillac, recently returned home from a week-long hunting trip to Canada where they both bagged 200-pound bears. More...

Turning pine cones into profit: helping to reforest state land

Want to play a part in the Department of Natural Resources’ mission of keeping state forests healthy and sustainable and maybe even make a few bucks in the process? Here’s your opportunity! More...

Veteran seeking landowners for special hunt

An area veteran is looking for private landowners willing to donate the use of their property for a special deer hunt for disabled veterans this October. More...

Religion & Family

McReynolds, Willett to wed in October

Debra K. McReynolds, daughter of Jerry and Mary McReynolds of Higgins Lake, and Jeffrey A. Willett, son of Brian and Gayle Willett of Roscommon, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Messiah Lutheran dinner Sept. 11

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. The menu includes beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, green beans, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. More...

FIFTH GENERATION

Former Prudenville resident Connie Harmon (left), 92, is now a greatgreat grandmother. More...

Law Enforcement

College student jailed for fleeing police, claims ignorance

A 22-year-old college student from China was lodged in the Roscommon County Jail after she failed to stop for police while driving on I-75 Aug. 31. More...

Education

Welcome Back!

A group of Collins Elementary students start their first day of school Wednesday morning with a free breakfast. More...

How do you feel about going back to school this morning?

“It seems like the summer just disappeared right away,” said Mackenzie Havlik, who was waiting to be transported to her first day of seventh grade at Roscommon Middle School with a group of students at a bus stop on Eighth Street in Rosco More...

Schools receive new color designations from department of education

Roscommon Area Public Schools and Houghton Lake Community Schools recently received their new accountability “colors” as fall approaches. The districts were also listed in a statewide “top to bottom” ranking. More...

County saves over $103K by paying off building note

Roscommon County Treasurer Rebecca Ragan presented the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners with an option that would save the county $103,241.35. More...

HLHS students’ weekly schedule to change

Houghton Lake Community School Superintendent Dunsmore recently introduced a schedule change for the district’s schools. More...

Campground Road crash claims two

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post responded to a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two people on Aug. 31 on Campground Road, Richfield Township. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walter Drogt - 2014-10-30
George Nelson Fields - 2014-10-30
John K. Sprunger - 2014-10-30
Walter Drogt - 2014-10-23

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 23: Duane S. Hall Jr., 24, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to domestic violence and a charge of interfering with electronic communications was dismissed. More...

Sports

Buck soccer posts first win, follow with losses, tie on pitch

Coming off their first win of the season -- a 9-4 win over Forest Area on Aug. 26 -- the Roscommon High School squad added two losses and a tie to their record. The Bucks (1-3-1 overall, 1-2-0 conference) tied Grayling on Aug. More...

Bobcat netters go two for three at home quad

The Houghton Lake High School varsity volleyball team scored victories over two of three teams that came to visit Aug. 27, all from outside the Jack Pine Conference. More...

Bobcat kickers bested by Big Rapids Crossroads

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team dropped its first game of the season, 4-2, against Big Rapids Crossroads on Aug. 28. More...

Editorial

School’s in session. Drive carefully

Our Opinion

With school bells ringing this week, marking the start of another school year, drivers are reminded to use caution on the roadway. More...

Michigan game sparks football fever

Processing the knowledge that summer is coming to an end got a little easier Monday when the temperatures dipped down and the wind kicked up. It’s just hard to believe a new school year is starting and with it a new football season. More...

Five freedoms fueled 1963 ‘March’

Guest Opinion

Labor Day weekend was recently celebrated, just a few days this year past the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed “I have a Dream” speech. More...

Health

Milner honored by MPCA for distinguished service

MidMichigan Community Health Services Executive Director Darrell Milner was recently recognized at the Michigan Primary Care Association’s 34th annual awards ceremony held Aug. 6. More...

MERCY MED PROGRAM BENEFITS FROM UNITED WAY DONATION

Roscommon County United Way (RCUW) Director Nicolette Tapert (right) earlier this year presented Teresa Money, director of the Mercy Med Program, with a $500 check. More...

Dr. James Gee joins Mercy Physician Network Prudenville

Internal medicine physician James Gee, MD has joined the Mercy Physician Network’s Prudenville team. Dr. Gee will begin caring for adult patients this month. More...

Happenings

Merritt fundraiser benefits Seven Project

The United Methodist Churches of Merritt and Moorestown hosted a blueberry pancake picnic Aug. 25 at the Merritt pavilion to raise money for the Seven Project, coming to Houghton Lake High School Jan. 27, 2014. More...

DOG DAYS WINNERS

(Above) Noah Bentley (center), recently won the illustrated book of poems, “Dog-Gone School,” by Amy Schmidt, from the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

‘Ride for RADL’ bike tour Saturday

The Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) will sponsor a “Tour of the Lakes Ride for RADL” Sept. 7. It is hoped the tour will become an annual fundraising event that will be held the first Saturday after Labor Day each year. More...

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