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Scam alert

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

St. Helen Snow, Radar Run this weekend

With the winter weather providing perfect conditions for snowmobiling, the 12th Annual St. Helen Snow Run and Radar Run is a go.  More...

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News

HOME LOST

Firefighters from the Merritt Area Fire Department, aided by members of the Norwich Township, Lake Missaukee and Clam Union Township fire departments, hose down the remains of a mobile home on North Seven Mile Road Friday afternoon. In a Jan.  More...

Rendon office hours at Gerrish Feb. 21

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s office hours scheduled for Feb. 21 in Roscommon County.  More...

Houghton Lake BOB teams meet in ‘mock’ battle

The first “mock battles” in the march toward becoming the next Battle of the Books (BOB) Champions were held Feb. 1 at the Houghton Lake Public and the Roscommon Area District Libraries.  More...

Business

Fred’s, Smith honored by Michigan Works!

Fred’s of Roscommon and Arnie’s Arts & Crafts employee Sara Smith were recently recognized by Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium for their achievements and affiliation with Michigan Works!  More...

Heard rejoins King’s

King Nursing and Rehabilitation announced this week that Marilyn Heard has rejoined the staff as nursing home administrator.  Heard comes to the facility with 19 years of experience as a nursing home administrator.  More...

‘Business and Breakfast’ planned today at BR Guest

A “Houghton Lake Business and Breakfast” is planned today (Thursday) at BR Guest Restaurant, Prudenville.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Library seeks input on technology use

I want to draw our community’s attention to an important opportunity. From Feb. More...

Third survey on antler point restrictions sent

I just got a call from my cousin, retired United States Air Force Master Sgt. Gary D. Moore in Washington State tonight. More...

Change way trucks are weighed to fund repairs

In the article “O’Rourke looks to Rendon for forest fund increase” (Resorter, Jan. More...

Happenings

VanDuinen Downton Drawing winner

Jenny VanDuinen was the lucky winner of the Downton Drawing held recently at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

Irish Rovers to make stop at KCPA

Northern Michiganders will have a final opportunity to see the Celtic music superstars that inspired generations of fans to a love of traditional and contemporary Irish music when The Irish Rovers bring their “Farewell to Rovin’” To More...

Gifts of Grace to hold finance classes, Feb. 12, 19

Gifts of Grace, located at 1881 W. Houghton Lake Dr., will be hosting the finance class, “Taking Control of Your Financial Health,” on two dates this month.  The first class will be held Feb. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Prudenville men killed in I-75 crash - Free Access

Prudenville men killed in I-75 crash  More...

Wertz Warriors’ stop raises over $8K

When the Wertz Warriors rode into town for their Special Olympics dinner event Monday night at the Prudenville Knights of Columbus, they raised “just a tad over $8,000, after expenses,” according to volunteer Bruno Bucci of the Rusty Nuts More...

Teen dead following snowmobile accident

A 17-year old male from Macomb died as a result of a snowmobile accident that occurred on West Birch Road west of Hillcrest Road in Lyon Township.  According to a report from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office, on Feb. 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

Deputies return to scene of assault, arrest woman

A Village of Roscommon woman was arrested during the early morning hours of Feb. 4 for assault and battery, disorderly person and probation violation following two altercations at a Village apartment building.  More...

STING busts meth cook in Crawford County

The Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) arrested a 38-yearold Crawford County man for manufacture of methamphetamine at a home on Stephan Bridge Road near Down River Road on Jan. 28.  More...

Higgins Lake Polar Plunge to take place, Feb. 15

Adventurers are needed to plunge into the icy water at the Gerrish Township Marina on Feb. More...

Sports

Foul trouble costs Bobcats in JPC loss to Mustangs

The Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball team played a solid game against the visiting Sanford-Meridian Mustangs Feb. 4, but lost it in the fourth quarter due to foul trouble, according to Houghton Lake Coach Angie Dalak. More...

Bucks strong start slows as G’s capture 64-36 victory

Roscommon could not sustain its early efforts against Gladwin Tuesday night as the G’s won the girls varsity basketball contest, 64-36.  More...

Houghton Lake cross country to raise funds at Taco Bell

The Houghton Lake High School and Middle School cross country teams will hold a “Fiesta Funds Night” fundraiser at the Houghton Lake Taco Bell Restaurant on Feb. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Consolidation: Move forward

Citizens for Township Consolidation

“Show me the money!” – right out of the movies! More...

Consolidation: It’s up to you

Citizens Against Consolidation

At the end of this month, Tuesday the 25th to be exact, we the voting citizens of the townships of Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon will decide what form of local government our community will take.  More...

Free money - Free Access

Got your attention? The Roscommon County Community Foundation hopes so. More...

Outdoors

Second vintage snowmobile show this weekend

The second annual Houghton Lake Vintage and Race Snowmobile Show, Go and Swapmeet will be held at Eddie’s Bar and Grill in Prudenville Feb. 8 and 9.  Show and swapmeet registration will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Windbreaks can serve as protection from wind/elements

The Crawford/Roscommon Conservation District reminds community members that planting trees can be an effective solution for protecting homes and yards from wind. Windbreaks are rows of trees or shrubs that can serve to lessen the effects of wind. More...

Bird watchers around the world needed to gather crucial data

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, bird watchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb. 14–17.  More...

Education

RAPS summer enrichment scholarship due, March 7

The application deadline to apply for summer enrichment scholarships at the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is March 7. More...

JANUARY WRITERS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary Writers of the Month were named for the month of January. More...

RMS DECEMBER/JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School students of the month for December 2013/January 2014 were recently announced. More...

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