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BROTHERLY JUMP

Co-workers and friends Chris Trombley (left) and Branden Berns, both 21 and from Trenton, come together in a unique aerial formation as they jump into the icy waters of Houghton Lake during the Tip-up Town 2014 Polar Dip Saturday afternoon. More...

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Smith named ‘Roscommon County 2013 Person of the Year’

With three nominations provided to the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners for the Roscommon County 2013 Person of the Year, the board selected Prudenville resident and former Roscommon County Clerk Robert Smith as this year’s recipient.&nb More...

County prepares for staffing changes

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners finalized its plans for staffing the county controller’s office during a special meeting on Jan. More...

SECOND HOME LOST IN FOUR DAYS

Firefighters from Markey and Denton Townships work to get to the remains of a fire that destroyed a home at 120 Breckenridge Dr. in Markey Township early Wednesday morning. More...

Business

Dr. Jackson appointed to Mercy Hospital Grayling board

Mercy Hospital Grayling, a leader in the region’s healthcare, has announced the appointment of Thad Jackson, DO to the organization’s board of trustees.  More...

NU PELLA MED SPA

Nu Pella Med Spa & Laser Center, 2333 Progress St., West Branch, is a medically supervised skin care center. The staff is available to treat imperfect complexions, aging skin, acne, unwanted hair or unsightly veins.  More...

NEW OWNER AT SAND BAR

Former Sand Bar Owner Alice Wetherell (left) stands next to Louis Paris, who became the new owner of the landmark Prudenville tavern last week.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Protect kids from making destructive decisions

I want to encourage our parents and schools to work hard to prevent alcohol and substance abuse in our homes and community. More...

Supervisors committed to continue working together

The supervisors of Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon urge the voters of these townships to make an informed choice on the consolidation issue on the ballot for the Feb. 25 election.  1) Look at your tax bills. More...

‘Save a few bucks,’ vote yes

Common sense says you will eventually save money on your property taxes. With only one township hall, paying heating, electricity, phones, maintenance and maybe their property taxes. More...

Health

Fox among first certified in functional medicine

Family Medicine Physician Assistant Sheri Fox, PA-C, of MidMichigan Health Park–Houghton Lake, has been certified in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine. More...

Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice names business development manager

Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice recently announced the appointment of Joe Bell, RRT, to the position of Manager of Business Development for the West Branch office.   More...

Happenings

7 Project postponed

The 7 Project assemblies planned for Houghton Lake Community Schools Jan. More...

Trivia Night to help raise funds for Jaguars

The Houghton Lake Jaguars are hosting a Trivia Night Fundraiser on March 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Prudenville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the youth football and cheerleading program.  More...

Father-Daughter dinner, dance planned Feb. 9 at Markey Church

The second annual “Me & My Guy” Father-Daughter Dinner Dance is planned Feb. 9 at Markey Church.   More...

Breaking News - 2/3/2014 4:26 PM

Undersheriff Stern Warns of IRS Scams in Roscommon County - Free Access

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam involving people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. More...

HLCS named ‘academic state champ’

Houghton Lake schools have been recognized for doing well despite challenges, Superintendent Scott Dunsmore announced Monday.  Scott Dunsmore announced to the board that the district received “academic state champion” recognition by More...

Winter in St. Helen kicks off Friday with medallion hunt

With more than enough snow and some of the coldest temperatures in recent years, St. Helen will be embracing the winter season with two events during Winter in St. Helen.  The Winter in St. Helen Medallion Hunt will have hunters searching St. More...

Tip-up Town medallion found Jan. 24 on Old 27

The 2014 Tip-up Town medallion was found Jan. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 7:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Souder sisters sharp shooting earns Hoop Shoot awards

Sisters Alexis and Lauren Souder both came home from the Elks National “Hoop Shoot” Northeast District Finals Jan. More...

Vikings victorious on trip to Roscommon

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team suffered a non-conference home loss to the visiting Grayling Vikings Jan. More...

Kirtland scores first win for Vick

The Kirtland mens basketball team scored its first win since Mark Vick took over as the Firebirds’ head coach, succeeding Ty McGregor, beating visiting Schoolcraft College, 91-86, on Saturday in Mio.  More...

Editorial

To be bold or not to be bold is the question

Cold enough for ya?  Hey, did you order this weather?  Yeah, yeah, we’re all tired of talking about the cold. More...

Sharing opinions

One of the cornerstones of a community newspaper is its Letters to the Editor section.  Letters come in from readers from all types of backgrounds on a myriad of issues. Some criticize. Some praise. More...

Outdoors

Intrepid anglers brave the cold for Tip-up Town fishing fame

Despite wind chills down to 17 below zero and sustained winds between 15 and 20 mph, a group of real ice fishers showed up with their catches for the Tip-up Town 2014 Ice Fishing Contest on the festival’s second Sunday. More...

Missaukee Conservation District plans annual meeting

The Missaukee Conservation District will hold its annual dinner on Feb. 10.  The group will be hosting Max Yancho, Missaukee and Wexford Conservation District Forester, at the 64th Annual Dinner. More...

Snowmobile Blessing Feb. 9 in Moorestown

A “Snowmobile Blessing” is planned Feb. 9 at the Norwich Township Hall in Moorestown.  The Sunday event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Religion & Family

Muzyka! to perform Feb. 8

A concert featuring the Christian group Muzyka! will be held Feb. 8 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.   Muzyka!, from Saginaw, will perform at 4:30 p.m.   The concert is free and refreshments will be available. More...

Roscommon County Christian Choir rehearsals start Feb. 1

Members of the Roscommon County Christian Choir and anyone who would like to join are asked to meet Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Abundant Grace Church, 903 West West Branch Rd. More...

Walsh, Adams wed in New York

On Oct. 26, 2013, at West Point, NY, Elizabeth Ann Adams, daughter of Retired Lt. Colonel and Mrs. Bruce Adams, and John B. Walsh, son of Judge and Mrs. Francis Walsh were united in marriage with Mr. More...

Education

Lentner honored on dean’s list

Houghton Lake’s Jennifer Lentner was among those honored at Michigan Technological University for her academic work during the fall semester 2013. More...

RES REFLECTS ON HEALTHY CHOICES

Roscommon Elementary fourth graders have been thinking about healthy habits as they enter into a new year. More...

INTERPRETING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Students from Mrs. Jean Evans history class at Roscommon Middle School were given various excerpts from the Declaration of Independence recently. More...

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