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Peterson named 2014 Tip-up Town queen

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., officially kicked off Jan. More...

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News

NEW DENTON TOWNSHIP OFFICER

The Denton Township Police Department welcomed a new officer Dec. 10, 2013, Jamie Briggs. A 2002 Houghton Lake High School graduate, Briggs completed a 17-week training academy at Kirtland Community College, Class 37, Nov. More...

MSP handle rollover, thefts to start 2014

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post handled a rollover accident on M-55 which resulted in the injury of a Houghton Lake woman on Jan. 5.   More...

Ways to save on heating bills with propane cost increase

With the cost of heating increasing in Northern Michigan, Mike Lesko of Fick & Sons of Grayling, provided the public with suggestions for keeping residents’ heating bills lower this winter.  More...

Business

GIFTS OF GRACE TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE, JAN. 11

Tina York (right) and Marin Judge of Gifts of Grace, located at 1881 West Houghton Lake, Dr., Suite B, Houghton Lake, stand with artwork created by stained glass artist Julie Carnegie and photography by Barb Rolls. More...

Fred’s of Roscommon to celebrate fifth birthday, Jan. 30

Celebrate Fred’s of Roscommon’s fifth birthday on Jan. 30 from 5-8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Green and white roses

When Michigan State University linebacker Kyler Elsworth flew through the air, smacked Stanford fullback Ryan Hewitt and sealed a victory in the 100th Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, a collective cheer silent since 1988 filled the land.  More...

Consolidation – It’s all about leadership

Pick a township – any township. Do you shop or dine only in that township? Do you cross township lines when you drive? Do you travel to Cadillac or West Branch, Saginaw or Mt. Pleasant to shop or eat at places not available at Houghton Lake? More...

Consolidation: And your money

After reading the opposition’s article last month and a number of Letters to the Editor, I am alarmed at the overall lack of knowledge of how township government works and state law, and do we really need another history lesson, and not a very More...

Outdoors

DNR seeks volunteers for 2014 campground host program

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers to serve as hosts at Michigan state parks and state forest campgrounds for the 2014 camping season, giving people the opportunity to spend summer enjoying Michigan’s great More...

NEW YEAR NORTHERN

Mitchell Chludil, 12, of Houghton Lake landed this 31 inch northern pike while fishing with his grandfather, Oz Wotchko, on Houghton Lake Jan. 4. More...

N.Y.E. NORTHERN

Logan Rosneck, 15, of Grand Blanc, landed this 30-inch northern pike on New Year’s Eve. The young angler was fishing Dec. 31 in a shanty he rented from Lyman’s on the Lake when he landed the large northern.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

Happenings

New RADL shaping up to be a ‘welcoming’ addition

The new Roscommon Area District Library is in the making to become a place that would resemble a welcoming northern retreat as warm colors cover the walls and natural light falls over the fireplace that will soon be surrounded by comfortable seating. More...

Winter in St. Helen fishing contest now underway

The Winter in St. Helen ice fishing contest is now underway and will last until Feb. 2.  All fish must be caught from Lake St. More...

New RCCF fund established in honor of Doug Allen

The Roscommon County Community Foundation has announced the establishment of a new fund, the Doug Allen Fire and EMS Support Fund.  More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2014 6:32 AM

Kirtland land transfer approved for health sciences center - Free Access

Kirtland Community College learned today (Friday) that a land transfer was approved by the Department of Natural Resources for a health sciences center located on the I-75 corridor between Grayling and Roscommon. More...

Man arrested here ID’d as fugitive sex offender from California

Police seek info on CSC crimes

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Markey Township man in connection with an assault on a 20-year-old male victim Dec. 25, 2013. 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

Denton added to chamber lawsuit

A Prudenville resident has added Denton Township to his Circuit Court complaint against the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce.  Mark Williams, whose property is behind the chamber office, had attended the township’s July 3, 2013, meeting, More...

Sex offender verification period underway until 15th

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is reminding all registered sex offenders that the 15-day address verification period started on Jan. 1. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Visiting G’s blast Bobcat girls

“Gladwin is a well-coached team with lots of playing experience and they are very solid, we knew that coming into the game. More...

Pool standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League Dec. More...

Bowling Highlights

Early Risers Jan. 1 Little Boots 40.5 Zone 18 35 CJ’s 33.5 Hutson Inc. More...

Letters to the Editor

People should be responsible for their pets

Just before Christmas I got a present, and it wasn’t from Santa. Some lowdown polecat (apology to the skunk clans), kicked a pregnant house cat out in the snowstorm. She ended up in my garage, and sneaked into the house.  More...

Non-residents should not get say in APR proposal

I am writing in regard to “Antler Point Restrictions” the proposed change in deer hunting restrictions in Michigan. More...

‘Consolidation will save money’

Residents of Roscommon County, you have a very important issue coming up in the vote for township consolidation.  I was very active in local politics in Mecosta County before retiring to Roscommon County. More...

Health

Approach the long winter days with exercise

As the long dark days of winter enter, it is important to maintain a regular exercise routine. In addition to weight reduction, regular exercise can improve sleep, reduce stress and even improve symptoms of depression.  More...

Test kits offered by CMDHD for Radon Awareness Month

January is Radon Awareness Month and the Central Michigan District Health Department is encouraging the public to take the “test” for radon in their homes.  More...

Religion & Family

‘CHRISTMAS FOR CRITTERS’

Arnie’s Arts ‘N’ Crafts, Houghton Lake, collected donations for the Roscommon County Animal Shelter again this year with its “Christmas for Critters” program. More...

St. Helen Chamber announces ‘Time to Shine’ winners

Winners of the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce “Time to Shine” Christmas Decoration Contest were recently announced.  Winners of the home decorating division were Jenna Lorenz-Kitchen of Raspberry Court, who took first place. More...

Nielsen, Hitsman planning April wedding

Jessica Marie Hitsman, daughter of Thomas and Beverlie Hitsman of Bay City, and Keegan Daniel Nielsen, son of Daniel and Ann Nielsen of Houghton Lake and Michael and Stacey Kendziorski of Munger, announce their engagement to be married.  The co More...

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