June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspects nabbed in Silver Dollar Express B&E

Two suspects were arrested by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office in connection with their involvement in the breaking and entering of the Silver Dollar Express, Higgins Lake, on June 15.  More...

Relay For Life has new activities planned

After months of planning, Relay For Life of Roscommon County 2014 is finally here.  The 24-hour event will take place at Houghton Lake High School’s Bobcat Stadium, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Relay For Life 2014 Schedule

Bobcat Stadium Houghton Lake High School More...

Special Sections

News

Lake Township’s new website up and running

Lake Township officials approved the township’s new website at its June 10 meeting.  Created by resident Tony Farhat, free of charge, the site may be viewed at www.lake-township.com.  More...

SPECIAL ABILITY

(Left to right) Michigan State Police Trooper Kyle Kelley and his police dog “Bach” demonstrate their ability to find hidden narcotics during an open house at Post 72, Houghton Lake, on June 12.  More...

Markey board approves purchases from sewer fund, seeking investment

The Markey Board began to dip into the township’s Sewer Fund during their regular meeting on June 9. More...

Business

Placemaking workshops to be held June 26, July 24

A two-part Placemaking Strategy Development Workshop will be held at the Roscommon Township Hall, located at 8555 Knapp Rd., Houghton Lake on June 26 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and July 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.  More...

QUALITY PET GROOMING

Renee Beaulieu (pictured with her dog Max) has moved her dog grooming business, Quality Pet Grooming, to the Needham Mall at 9091 West Lake City Drive (M-55) near the Houghton Lake State Police Post. More...

Harrison joins Farm Bureau Insurance office

Lori (Tedford) Harrison has joined Farm Bureau Insurance as a new agent. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support gypsy moth program

I would like to thank the people from the Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Suppression program for their dedication and expertise in fighting the gypsy moth in our county.  More...

Outdoors

Fishing, Summer Solstice, insects among explorer topics

The State Park Explorer Program at the North Higgins Lake State Park is in full swing with a variety of activities on the calendar.  More...

Coast Guard Auxiliary open house at Gerrish Sunday

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2603, Roscommon County, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary with an open house June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Marina.  More...

FILLING THE GAP

Spicer’s Boat City at Houghton Lake is helping the cause of boating safety in Roscommon County with the free loan of a Four Winns boat for use this summer by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol.  More...

Education

Our Lady of the Lake students learn anatomy through hands-on dissection

Before the school year ended at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School, students in third through fifth grade dissected leopard frogs and students in grades sixth through eighth dissected fetal pigs.  The opportunity allowed students to b More...

MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for May at Collins Elementary received medal, certificates and pizza with Principal Pam Akin (left).  More...

Wojey earns degree from MTU

Bethanie Wojey recently earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.  Wojey was one of nearly 1,000 gradutes at MTU’s May 3 commencement.  She is a 2009 graduate of Roscommon High Sch More...

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Mock ‘emergency’ going on during Relay For Life - Free Access

Relay For Life of Roscommon County starts June 21 at 10 a.m. More...

RCRC reverses Sheridan Drive decision, returns it to Gerrish

Reversing its April 10 decision to abandon Sheridan Drive, the Roscommon County Road Commission June 12 rescinded that resolution and approved a new one relinquishing its interest to Gerrish Township.  The abandonment of the road that was approv More...

SUSTAINABLE CRAFTS

Using a repurposed plastic water bottle, two-year old Jacob Romanowski made a fish with the help of Richfield Township Public Library Director Lynn Taylor at the St. More...

HLIB approves treatment plan, hybrid milfoil study

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board began their regular meeting at Denton Township Hall June 17 with a moment of silence in honor of HLIB Board Secretary and Treasurer Robert Gandolfi, who died in May.  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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 3:  Darrell Juratovac, 43, Prudenville, stood mute to a probation violation and subsequently pleaded guilty. The probation stemmed from an aggravated stalking charge. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Andre pulls out two-run win over Navigator to lead league

Andre Tree Service pulled out a 14- 12 win June 12 over Navigator Wireline to remain atop the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League standings after six weeks of play.  More...

CARROLL ALL REGION, ALL STATE

Houghton Lake varsity soccer player junior Gillian Carroll was awarded All State Honorable Mention last week, and was also named to the All Regional Team. Both honors were given by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. (TRP)   More...

HUTEK ALL REGION, ALL STATE

Junior midfielder Logan Hutek of the Roscommon varsity soccer team was awarded All State Honorable Mention last week, and was also named to the All Regional Team. Both honors were given by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. More...

Editorial

In Tennessee mosque fight, religious freedom trumps Islamophobia

Inside the First Amendment

After four years of protests, lawsuits, vandalism, arson, and a bomb threat, American Muslims in Murfreesboro, TN, can finally celebrate the power of religious freedom to triumph over hate and fear — at least in the courts.  More...

Go Green Reduce energy bills with smart technology

From “learning” thermostats to energy saving smartphone apps, it has never been easier to monitor and control your home’s energy use. More...

Keep up the fight

Several events in the past few weeks have highlighted the fight against invasive species in our area lakes.  In fact, June 7-15 was both Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week and Water Week in Michigan, as proclaimed by Gov. More...

Religion & Family

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass to perform July 27

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will be appearing in a special worship concert at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church on July 27 at 10 a.m. More...

Messiah Lutheran to host community dinner June 25

The public may attend a community dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, June 25, at 5 p.m.  The menu includes baked chicken, pasta salad, baked beans, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  Donations a More...

‘Weird Animals’ VBS planned at St. Michael’s

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School is planned July 7-10 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Roscommon.  More...

Happenings

Hoffman’s life filled with music

Roscommon resident Kat Hoffman will be appearing at the Riverwalk Place in Gladwin this weekend. Singing with one of her musical partners, Wil Engemann, she will help Riverwalk celebrate its 10th anniversary June 21. More...

Happy Landings Playground turns 20 this week

Twenty years ago this week hundreds of volunteers gathered for a week of construction of the Happy Landings Playground that still stands on the grounds of Collins Elementary.  Fundraising for the $77,000 playground began in September, 1993, and More...

4-H Adventure Quest camps begin next week

Roscommon County MSU Extension is offering 4-H Day Camps at both Roscommon and Houghton Lake this summer for children ages 5 through 12.  More...

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