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St. Helen’s ‘Party at the Pier’ Saturday

After five year of planning, the Richfield Township Lake St. Helen Access Park will officially be dedicated this Saturday with the “Party at the Pier” event. More...

BEST IN SHOW AT SOUTH HIGGINS LAKE

Tom Moreau of Roscommon wipes raindrops from a very rare 1969 Camaro SS 350 he co-owns with his wife Patti during the South Higgins Lake State Park Classic Car and Motorcycle Show Sunday. More...

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News

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

Results from June 6  4 CAR DASH  Micro: Ritchie Montgomery, Gavin Hartwell, Cole Schmidt  JR Stock: Logan Montgomery, Brody Hose, Cole Severn, Kyle Vermilyea  Pro Stock: Kaleb Spencer, George Newman, Stan Sutton, Sean Meehan  More...

CHA’s Patterson forms service for ‘direct contact’ with board

Charlton Heston Academy Superintendent Dave Patterson is no longer an employee of Midwest Management, as he has started his own leadership/superintendent service called Champion Learning, LLC.  During the June 10 board of directors meeting, the More...

Denton Township approves parks, recreation plan

The Denton Township board June 4 approved its parks and recreation master plan.  At a public hearing April 24, the Denton Township Park Advisory Board had approved a resolution recommending its final draft plan to the full township board.  More...

Business

200 Mile Sale brings shoppers to county

People looking for a deal needed to look no further than Roscommon County over the weekend.  The chambers of commerce offices at Houghton Lake, Roscommon and St. More...

McDonald’s celebrates opening of new location on M-55

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and check presentation heralded the new McDonald’s in Prudenville Tuesday morning.  The new 4,000-square foot restaurant features McDonald’s contemporary design. More...

TASHA’S PET GROOMING NOW OPEN

Tasha McCullough, owner of Tasha’s Pet Grooming, located at 105 Fourth St., Prudenville, recently opened her shop for business. More...

Letters to the Editor

Defense bill highlights Michigan’s role

My top responsibility as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is guiding the committee’s consideration of the annual defense authorization act, a bill that sets policies and establishes programs for our military. More...

Second opinion

This spring, Restorative Lake Sciences, LLC (RLS) was contracted by the Houghton Lake Lake Association (HLLA) to conduct a second opinion survey of the location and spread of Eurasian watermilfoil and other invasive aquatic species in Houghton Lake.& More...

Religion & Family

Maders celebrating 50 years of marriage

Gerald and Carol Mader of Prudenville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and will renew their vows at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church June 15.  More...

Rosco K of C hosting Polish dinner June 27

In an ongoing effort to serve our community, the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace council will sponsor an “Authentic Polish Dinner” June 27.  The council will begin serving at 5 p.m. More...

BBBS Lunch Buddy Program ends for school year

As the school year ends, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes Lunch Buddy Program wraps up for the year too.  The Lunch Buddy Program matches a teen or adult with a child with the intention that they meet once a week during the school year More...

Education

Vanderhoof retiring from HLCE after 24 years

The familiar face of Houghton Lake Community Education Administrative Assistant Sherry Vanderhoof will no longer greet students as they go about their day.  Vanderhoof will be retiring June 20 after 24 years at HLCE. More...

Students honored at Grand Valley

Several area students have been honored by Grand Valley State University for their academic work during the Winter, 2014, semester.  Named to the dean’s list at GVSU were Deanna K. Orr, Houghton Lake; Christopher J. More...

Meadows graduates from Northwood

Rebecca Meadows, 2008 graduate of Roscommon High School, graduated from Northwood University, Midland, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in marketing.  She graduated Cum Laude and is currently working in marketing support f More...

INSTALLING A WELL

A group of researchers from Michigan State University’s Hydrogeology Lab install a well to test ground water near the north shore of Higgins Lake June 6. Dr. More...

Fifth annual Sunrise Run at Higgins Lake Saturday

The fifth annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run will be held at the North and South Higgins Lake State Parks on the morning of June 14.  More...

Proposed raise for Village manager fails, input sought

Roscommon Village Council members had opposing views on the topic of giving Manager Allen Lowe a raise during a June 9 meeting.  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

Four injured on school bus access drive

Denton Township Police arrested a 19-year-old Prudenville man for reckless driving after a one-car accident on the Houghton Lake Community Schools bus access drive that left four injured June 6.   More...

82nd District

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

Break-in reported in AuSable Township

An AuSable Township man reported a break-in the morning of June 6 to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office.  The victim reported that the suspect broke a window and then drove off. More...

Sports

BOBCAT AND FUTURE BOBCAT

Houghton Lake varsity basketball player Alee Winkler (left) helps Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School fifth grader Frances Bawek with her dribble during the first day of the Houghton Lake Girls Youth Basketball Camp at Houghton Lake High Sc More...

Limberlost turns away T&M Services

Limberlost turned away another challenger Monday night as they remain unbeaten after throttling T&M Services, 15-2, in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League action.  Team Señor suffered its second loss in as many weeks as 5 Sta More...

RHS grad Nagy to take links for Kirtland golf team next year

Recent Roscommon High School graduate Ryan Nagy is among three golfers recently signed by Kirtland Community College.  Kirtland golf Coach Jason Broge recruited Nagy and Michael and Mitchael Dunn from Kalkaska High School to join the 2014-15 gol More...

Editorial

The dead do speak, freely, not to be forgotten

The dead do speak.  They need no free speech protection — no government can forever silence their message. No dictator can prevent the living from taking notice. More...

‘Help move Michigan forward’

Imagine being unable to do something as simple as driving to the store or visiting with your physician.  More...

Outdoors

State Park Explorer activities abundant as summer begins

The State Park Explorer Program at the North Higgins Lake State Park has a calendar full of activities planned.  More...

RUNNING IN THE BIG RACE

Ed Zarzyski Jr., 45, of Earlysville, VA (formerly of Houghton Lake) runs in the 2014 Boston Marathon on April 21. More...

Getting a handle on EWM

Although the Houghton Lake Improvement Board (HLIB) decided at their March 18 meeting not to conduct a whole lake herbicide treatment to control Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) in Houghton Lake this year, the Houghton Lake Lake Association (HLLA) contrac More...

Happenings

Fifty years of HLPL celebrated with summer reading program

The Houghton Lake Public Library is celebrating 50 years of public library service with summer reading programming that invites both children and adults to gather, read, sing, paint and dance in celebration of the library’s milestone.  More...

Cruise raffle a fundraiser for HL fireworks

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a raffle to raise funds for the July fireworks, to be held July 5 at the Houghton Lake Airport.  A pontoon party package for eight people will be raffled off June 20 at 10 a.m. More...

Screenings help determine heart disease, stroke risk

According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, heart disease is the number one cause of death in Michigan and stroke is not far behind ranking fourth.  More...

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