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Man arrested in Village vandalism spree

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with several incidents of malicious destruction of windows to businesses located near the Village of Roscommon.  More...

Smith’s dedication to community equals Roscommon County Person of the Year award

“Robert W. More...

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News

Fire season off to slow start in Lower Peninsula

“It hasn’t been bad fire weather,” said Jim Fisher, Department of Natural Resources resource protection manager for the Lower Peninsula Wednesday. More...

Technology workshop May 16 at M-TEC

Several leading technology providers will join together to participate in the first-ever Gaylord Regional Technology Workshop in Otsego County on May 16.  This free educational event, produced in cooperation with Connect Michigan and the Univers More...

County sells two lots to MFMFC

With an agreement with the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners, the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee will be adding two lots to the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds.  During an April 23 meeting, the MFMFC bought two More...

Editorial

Thoughts on changing laws on free speech — from those who can do it

Inside the First Amendment

So, what part of the First Amendment, or the law around it, would you want to change?  For most of us, the answer is an academic exercise at best. More...

Support safe passage

We applaud the plan the Roscommon County Transportation Authority (RCTA) presented to the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners last week.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Mission statements clash in education

A simplified version of the Michigan Education Association Union (MEA, teachers’ union) mission statement would read “we exist to enrich our members and our union hierarchy.” They have done an excellent job over the years and have b More...

Take a stand for auto insurance reform

Many of us, and all seniors, are paying twice for the same medical insurance coverage.  More...

‘Will we awaken in time?’

Multiple millions of us have said the Lord’s Prayer. Do we really want God’s will to be done on earth? We say forgive as we forgive others. Does that mean we shouldn’t seek revenge? How do we know God’s will? More...

Religion & Family

Rendon introduces National Guard educational program

Active service Michigan National Guard members could receive up to $4,500 a year to help pay tuition fees at in-state educational institutions under legislation recently introduced by state Rep. More...

Sutliff, LaRoque plan September wedding

Patty Sue Sutliff, daughter of Karlann and Gary Sutliff of Owosso, and Devyn Daniel Albert LaRoque, son of Rhonda Cross of Higgins Lake and George La- Roque of Manton, announce their engagement to be married.   A Sept. More...

CATECHISM CHAMP

Sixth grader Morgan Carrick was the winner of the 2014 Catechism Bee, held April 10 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School. More...

Education

COLLINS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month at Collins Elementary School for April include (front row, left to right) Kadyn Lewinski, first grade, Isabelle Schall, preschool, (middle row, left to right) Jordin Pease, first grade, Kirsten McGuckin, kindergarten, John Dugan More...

HEADED FOR STATE FORENSICS TOURNAMENT

(Above) Houghton Lake High School juniors Emily Baumgardner (left) and Jake Adams will compete at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association State Individual Events Tournament at Western Michigan University May 2 and 3. More...

TEAM OF INDIVIDUALS

Fourteen members of the Roscommon High School Forensics team have earned the right to compete at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association Individual Event State Finals at Western Michigan University May 2 and 3. More...

RCTA service along M-55 aimed at safer winter travel

Roscommon County Transportation Authority Executive Director Maureen Daugherty told the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners at an April 23 work session that the RCTA has dedicated $44,987 toward the plan to provide busing along M-55 from Nov. More...

32nd Rosco Canoe Challenge this weekend

The 32nd annual Roscommon Canoe Challenge canoe races will be held on the South Branch of the AuSable River Saturday and Sunday. More...

RAPS millage election May 6

An election on the renewal of the 18-mill tax on non-homestead properties for school operating funds for the Roscommon Area Public Schools will be held on May 6.  Superintendent Catherine Erickson said RAPS must pass the threeyear renewal in ord More...

Roscommon Rotary auction set for Saturday

The Roscommon Rotary will hold its 27th Annual Spring Auction and Roaring Twenties Party on May 3.  The auction will begin at 6 p.m. at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Hall. 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

County gets presentation on sobriety court program

Now that the Northern Michigan Regional Sobriety Court has started taking on cases, Sobriety Court Project Coordinator Tom Haskel provided the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners with an overview of the program.  More...

Designation on new driver’s licenses to honor veterans

Beginning today (Thursday), Michigan veterans can display their proof of service right on their Michigan driver’s license.  Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff Barnes last week celebrated the More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Houghton Lake Trail 5K Run/Walk attendance up, despite weather

The third annual Houghton Lake Trail 5K Run/Walk attracted about 200 participants, despite a cold start to the event April 26. Held at Houghton Lake High School, the event benefited the Houghton Lake High School Cross Country team. More...

Bucks second, Bobcats sixth at first MMGC Jamboree

The Roscommon varsity golf team placed second and their Houghton Lake counterparts sixth at the first of two Mid Michigan Golf Conference Jamborees, the first held at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Farwell April 29.  Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart took More...

JV Bucks advance to title game at Beaverton Baseball Tourney

The Roscommon junior varsity baseball team picked up one win in four outings last week.  In a Jack Pine Conference matchup with Gladwin April 24 in Gladwin, the Bucks dropped two games to the Flying G’s.  In just their second outing o More...

Outdoors

‘Catch Us If You Can’ almost nets big prize for Mt. Pleasant angler

Four anglers. Four keys. And $100,000 on the line. On April 27 at Spicer’s Boat City, the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau (HLATB) hosted its “Catch Us If You Can Contest” drawing for the 2013-14 season. More...

SUCCESSFUL HUNT

Andrew Rieger of Roscommon bagged this 19 pound turkey in Roscommon County on April 24. Thebirdhada91/2inchbeard and 1-inch spurs.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

Anglers, bait dealers reminded of minnow use regulations

The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers and retail minnow dealers of the baitfish regulations that need to be followed in Michigan. More...

Happenings

Missaukee County committee celebrates Agricultural Week

The Promotion and Education Committee of the Missaukee County Farm Bureau had a busy week celebrating National Agriculture Week March 23-30.  More...

MARINE COPRS LEAGUE DONATEs $238 TO MEMORIAL

Members of the Jack A.  More...

‘Artist of the Month’ at Willow in Clare

The Clare County Arts Council will present Marilyn Kuebler’s works at the Willow in Clare through the month of May.  More...

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