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At Markey, Jim Kent has witnessed the breaking down of ‘barriers’

The Rev. Dr. Jim Kent and his wife, Kathy, have been fixtures in Roscommon County for more than three decades. More...

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News

Baumann is Kiwanis Officer of Year

Trooper Doug Baumann of the Houghton Lake Post’s Kalkaska Detachment was recently named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Kalkaska Kiwanis International Club. He was selected by officers from all area law enforcement agencies.   More...

RCRC workshop for contractors focused on right of way use

The Roscommon County Road Commission will hold an informational workshop for contractors on “Use of the Public Road Right of Way” on April 23.  The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Missing youth located downstate

A Roscommon youth received mental health treatment downstate after he left his home in his parents’ vehicle March 17.  The youth had taken a revolver and some ammunition from the home and the Roscommon Area Public School District was temp More...

Editorial

Gay marriage, religious freedom and the need for civil dialogue

Inside the First Amendment

In recent months, legislators in more than a dozen states — from Hawaii to Georgia — have attempted to enact laws they describe as necessary to protect religious freedom.  More...

March madness

Combined, the words March and madness conjure up images of basketballs, brackets and Cinderellas.  However, this year’s March madness seems to have less to do with basketball than the weather we have been experiencing.  Cold temperatu More...

Letters to the Editor

Allow debate, reading of trade partnership

Many people are unaware that the Obama administration has been negotiating at least two new “trade” agreements for several years. People are unaware because these treaties are being negotiated in secret. More...

Ban on displays of religious origin not mandated

Is the Constitution being followed today faithfully? More...

Religion & Family

Open house for Kents planned April 6

An open house is planned April 6 to mark the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Jim Kent and his wife, Kathy, at Markey Church.  The event will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Archery, banana splits on tap at HLUMC March 26

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church is sponsoring “CBS Night” for youth and their families on March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.  More...

Rachel Peterson to perform ‘Great American Songbook’

Chicago area vocalist and musician Rachel Peterson, a 2008 graduate of Roscommon High School, will be in the Roscommon County area this weekend to present concerts in the area.  More...

Happenings

Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show, family fun fest slated

The Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts has slashed family prices and added a festival of fun to its last show of the season -- internationally-acclaimed illusionist Freddy Fusion.  More...

TO THE WINNERS GO THE PIZZAS

The Anchor Inn, winners of the 2014 Tip-up Town Ice and Snow Sculpture Contest’s Commercial division, had their promised pizza party March 20, with Tipup Town officials doing the serving.  More...

HLPL hosting events for adults

The Houghton Lake Public Library has scheduled the following adult programs that are free of charge and open to the public. More...

RCRC manager ‘tired of getting the leftovers’ in road funding

Logging routes, road monies topic of meeting

The message was clear from the Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O’Rourke and Ogemaw County Road Commission Engineer/ Manager Mike Schultz that when it comes to road projects in Northern Michigan, northern counties are not getting a More...

STING arrests seven on heroin, crack, meth charges

Over the past month, detectives from the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) have made five arrests of individuals involved in the sale of heroin and crack cocaine in Roscommon County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Mitchell L. Murringer, 19, Roscommon, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of aggravated stalking. More...

Tracks in snow lead deputies to two B&E suspects

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a breaking and entering that occurred during the overnight hours of March 25.  According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, deputies were on patrol in the Prudenville area, More...

Four cars damaged in one accident

Four cars were damaged, but no one was injured in a five-car accident March 20 at the Houghton Lake Senior Center.  According to a Denton Township Police report, a Houghton Lake man, wearing large winter boots, hit the cars in the parking lot th More...

Sports

Bobcats earn seven medals at Chip Relays

The Houghton Lake High School track team began its season with an indoor track meet at the Central Michigan University Chippewa Relays on March 20.  Seven Houghton Lake athletes won medals, given to first through sixth place. More...

ALL CONFERENCE BUCKS

Roscommon High School varsity basketball players, juniors Logan Hutek (left) and Hailey Eanes were both named to the Jack Pine Conference All Conference Team. More...

SHIFTING GEARS

Staff and students at Houghton Lake High School stand and face the flag as the school’s marching band plays the National Anthem at the beginning of an assembly celebrating the end of the winter sports season (wrestling, basketball, bowling and More...

Outdoors

Gray fox at Comfort Suites now at A.R.K.

A gray fox that was loitering at the Comfort Suites Lakeside for a couple of days last week, trying to stay warm under an outdoor dyer vent, is now in the hands of the Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.).  More...

Friends of Mason Tract receive volunteerism award

A small but dedicated group of northern Michigan volunteers were honored this month by the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) for its work to preserve, enhance and protect one of Michigan’s greatest outdoor treasures—the fab More...

LATE MARCH LAKER

Brad Kesky of Midland caught this 32-inch, 11-pound lake trout while fishing on Higgins Lake March 22. Kesky was fishing just north of Treasure Island when he landed the laker. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Education

RAPS choirs subject of Texas professor’s book

“I was blown away,” Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University said of the first time she heard the Roscommon Middle School Choir sing.  More...

MTA offers scholarship to future leaders

The Robert R. Robinson Scholarship, awarded annually by the Michigan Townships Association (MTA), seeks to offer financial assistance to students aspiring to leadership roles in their community.   More...

STORYTIME WITH REP. RENDON

Rep. Bruce Rendon took time to read the book “Priscilla McDoodleNut Doodle McMae Asks Why?” by Michigan author Janet Mary Sinke to pre-kindergartners of Mrs. Mary Ward’s class at Roscommon Elementary School on March 24. More...

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