August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Family adds details to WWII ‘treasures’

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society’s newest display was highlighted last weekend during the 42nd Annual Village Days. It was also the highlight for a family who was able to view a piece of their mother’s past.  More...

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News

National Night Out

ON TARGET Abby Brewer of Roscommon plays a dart toss game on the lawn of the CRAF Center during National Night Out, while Victim Services Unit volunteer Sandy Egbers supervises. More...

Rain factor in I-75 roll-over

A Macomb woman was involved in a rollover accident Aug. 3 while driving on I-75.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, Karen A. More...

Trot, scramble help improve health in county, area

A 5K and golf outing held by Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) hosted two events in June, raising funds for community health improvement.  The Together We Can Trot 5K was held June 7 during the Mt. Pleasant Summer Festival. More...

Editorial

‘Shocked’ to read about copper sulfate use

I was shocked to read in the July 25 newsletter from the Higgins Lake Land Conservancy (HLLC) that “…a group of contiguous Higgins Lake lakefront owners are applying copper sulfate to treat swimmers itch.  More...

Hunting needed to help reduce swimmer’s itch

We are currently having a very serious outbreak of swimmer’s itch in Higgins Lake. The life cycle of the parasite is between snails and ducks, especially the duck identified as the common merganser. More...

Writer flip-flopped in Resorter letters

I second the idea that Virginia Northey should quit watching FoxNews as commented by Jerry Johnston last week.   More...

Outdoors

Outdoor Lessons

Archery, woodscraft and the important lessons of life were all part of the Kicking Bear/Centershot Retreat at Bambi Lake Baptist Retreat and Conference Center, Roscommon, Aug. 1 and 2. More...

Happenings

Tractor birthday celebrated at Wellington tractor show

Wellington Farm’s annual Tractor and Engine Show is Aug. 8-10. The event is hosted by the Wellington Antique Tractor and Engine Club.  More...

Mud bog only ‘Fun Day’ event

While most of the Roscommon County Fun Day events did not take place Aug. More...

Help for teens, adults who stutter available at HLHP

For the three million Americans who stutter, not being able to say their own name is just one of the many challenges which confront them as they start their work day.  Help is available for adults and teenagers who stutter in the form of a DVD. More...

Two Lake Township officials arrested

Two Lake Township officials, Treasurer Tom Rose and Clerk Cindy Russo, were arrested Aug. 1 following a Michigan State Police investigation of embezzlement involving public funds.  More...

Sheriff’s millage OK’d by voters

Voters in Roscommon County Aug. 5 approved all of the county-wide millage proposals and voters in the three-township district representing the Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) voted in favor of that millage.  More...

Mud, sand, fun headline St. Helen ORV Jamboree

The 6th Annual St. Helen ORV Jamboree will offer a chance for participants to get covered in sand and mud as well as show off their ORVs over the course of the three day event at the Richfield Township Park from Aug. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 22:  Raymond M. Millard, 61, Roscommon, charged with malicious destruction of a building between $1,000 and $20,000, is ready for trial, which was set for Oct. 9.  More...

82nd District Court

Judge Monte J. Burmeister of Crawford County, filling in for Judge Daniel L. Sutton, recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Four enter pleas on heroin charges

Four suspects arrested by Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group officers last month have entered pleas in 34th Circuit Court. More...

Sports

Pop-A-Top topples Long Branch after teams split into Divisions

After 11 weeks of play, the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League split into two divisions last week and had its first upset when Pop-A-Top beat Long Branch/T&M Services, 23-7, on July 31.  Prior to the split, Long Branch/T&a More...

SUPPORTED BY FANS

The Roscommon Bucks football program competed at the Eye of the Tiger 7 on 7 Football Tournament at Gobles High School July 29-30. Competition was among seven-man teams at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman levels.  More...

FROM JAGUARS TO BOBCATS

The Houghton Lake Jaguars Youth Football and Cheerleading program recently made a donation to the Houghton Lake High School football program. More...

Religion & Family

Conflict transformation focus of Peace Festival

Conflict transformation was the main theme of the day at the Peace Festival Aug. More...

GSUMC rummage sale Aug. 21-23

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold its Market for Missions Rummage & Bake Sale from Aug. 21 to 23.  Aug. 21 is “pre-sale Thursday” and all prices are double. The sale will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.  More...

Messiah Lutheran dinner Aug. 13

The public may attend a community dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m.  The menu includes tacos, refried beans, Mexican rice, dessert, coffee, iced tea and lemonade. More...

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