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Prudenville man killed in Manistee County crash

Allen Buckenhizer, 76, of Prudenville, was killed in a car accident in Manistee County Sept. 30.  More...

GAME WINNER

Houghton Lake senior forward and team co-captain Jimmy Garrett (2) strokes in the winning goal against Harbor Light Christian during a Northern Michigan Soccer League Semi-final game at Bobcat Stadium Oct. 8. More...

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News

Lake, Roscommon developing biking/walking trail plan

A half-dozen residents of Lake Township and Roscommon Township met with Project Manager Klaus Heinert of Gosling Czubak, Traverse City, and Lake Township Supervisor Stan Christler Oct. More...

‘Buffer’ solution on hold in Denton

Plans for a large pole barn behind the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce were tabled Tuesday by the Denton Township Planning Commission. More...

MAKING PROGRESS

JBS employees (left to right) Ron Santos, Chuck Lund and Jonathan Hauri work on the trim, facia and soffit of the new Roscommon Area District Library building Sept. 24. Construction is expected to be completed in February, 2014.  (CHP)   More...

Editorial

‘Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life.’

Our Opinion

“Your Community, Your Newspaper, Your Life.”  Randy Bish, a cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Tribune- Review, captured his interpretation of this slogan in the cartoon found on this page.  It depicts “Fred” and how a ne More...

Political Cartoon

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Outdoors

Volunteer water monitoring conference returns to Higgins

Volunteer water quality monitors from across the state will gather Oct. 28-29 in Roscommon for the ninth annual MiCorps conference.  More...

Crawford County plat books for available for purchase

Those looking for information on property ownership in Crawford County can do so by referencing the new plat book published by the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District with Mapping Solution.  New this year are aerial view maps opposite the l More...

54TH DEER

Rick Foutch of Houghton Lake holds the 54th deer he’s bagged in his hunting career after shooting the three-point buck on the morning of Oct. 7. More...

Happenings

Art Prize ‘thoroughly enjoyed’ by OLL students

For the second year in a row, students at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School had a chance to see art from all over the world and actually meet some of the artists during a two-day trip to Art Prize in Grand Rapids Sept. 24 and 25.  More...

HLPL hosts second annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Youth Services Librarian Laurie Chudzinski recently invited children to bring their favorite “stuffies” for the second annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

Rep. Rendon to meet with voters Oct. 18

Constituents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s Roscommon and Missaukee County office hours on Oct. More...

Features

Firefighters gain experience in HazMat chemical spill training

Members of Roscommon County’s Special Response (HazMat) Team and area fire departments, as well as some visiting fire departments, trained Sept. 17 for a chemical emergency at the Roscommon Township Hall. More...

Specialized K-9 Uses His Nose To Spot Contamination

The adage “the nose knows” was never so true as when applied to dogs, whose olfactory powers are said to be between 10,000 and 100,000 times as acute as that of humans. More...

Township consolidation forum Oct. 16

Voters in the townships of Roscommon, Denton, Lake and Markey will have a change to gather information on the proposed consolidation of the four townships in an Oct. More...

Medical marijuana inquiry gets no response at Denton

Denton Township officials Oct. 2 were asked to consider establishing an ordinance governing medical marijuana and forming a committee to look into the issue.  More...

Roscommon Royalty

Malory Gokee and Brett Jobin pose for a picture after being named 2013 Homecoming Queen and King, respectively, at Roscommon High School during the Bucks’ homecoming game with Gladwin Oct. 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...

Plea entered in CSC case

A St. Helen man has entered a guilty plea in connection with criminal sexual conduct charges filed following a complaint in Richfield Township.  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 24:  Tony L. Harvey, 50, St. Helen, charged with embezzlement between $1,000 and $20,000, was ready for trial.  More...

Sports

Bucks take first crossover game at McBain, to host Big Rapids

The Roscommon varsity soccer team took the first of two Northern Michigan Soccer League crossover games this week with a 2-0 win at McBain Tuesday.  More...

Third annual Halloween Hoops Mixer on Oct. 26

The third annual “Halloween Hoops” 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held Oct. More...

Youth basketball camps slated, registration deadline nearing

The registration deadline is approaching for youth basketball camps planned at Houghton Lake High School.  Two youth boys basketball camps will be held in the HLHS gymnasium on Nov. 9, 16 and 30. More...

Letters to the Editor

Water levels ‘only one item of a complex picture’

Regarding David Scarlett’s letter (Sept. More...

‘Something is wrong with our system’

If it has web feet, flies south for the winter and says “Quack, Quack,” it’s probably a duck. More...

Writer: Medical marijuana revenue leaving county

There are over 250 medical marijuana (MM) safe transfer stations (STS) matching patients and caregivers in the state and not one in Roscommon County. More...

Religion & Family

Lorenz baby receives new heart

The condition of 11-month old Connor Lorenz’s life significantly increased on Aug. More...

GRANT HELPS BABY PANTRY

The Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund of thRoscommon County Community Foundation recently provided a grant to the Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church to assist with the purchase of supplies for the church’s baby pantry. More...

Faith Community Church planning free fall carnival, Oct. 19

Faith Community Church, Houghton Lake, will host a “Falling for Jesus!” Fall Carnival on Oct. 19.  The free event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited.  The church is located at 502 Federal Ave., Houghton Lake.   More...

Education

RHS Celebrates Spirit Week

Go Online to view more from the event!   More...

Houghton Lake graduate Barkway ‘takes care of business’

Brent Barkway, 1987 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, has been busy in the world of business since he left Houghton Lake.  After he graduated from Ferris State University with a degree in advertising he moved to Chicago and then to Ann Arbo More...

Homeschooler’s Event Oct. 25 at Kirtland

Homeschooled students and their families are encouraged to attend Kirtland Community College’s annual Homeschooler’s Event Oct. 25.   Held at Kirtland’s main campus near Roscommon from 9:30 a.m. More...

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