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Christmas in the Village celebrates 37 years Saturday

This Saturday, the Village of Roscommon will welcome the Christmas season by hosting the 37th Annual Christmas in the Village celebration on Dec. More...

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GOOSE STUFFER

A young donor helps stuff a State Police “Blue Goose” patrol vehicle parked at the Houghton Lake Walmart store during the Stuff-A-Goose toy drive on Nov. 29. More...

No one injured in two-car accident

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-car accident on M-55 just east of Loxley Road, near the Little Caesars, Dec. 1.  More...

Appointments approved in Roscommon Township

Roscommon Township officials Tuesday made several appointments to its township boards.   Reappointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals were John Gleason and Robert Priebe (as alternate). Their terms are from Dec. 4, 2014, to Dec. 4, 2016.   More...

Editorial

Weather brings back snow-storm memories

From the Pastor’s canoe

“I have always enjoyed the hearty society of a snowstorm,” so wrote a great mountaineer. Buffalo was recently flattened by an overabundance of white. I imagined their school children giddy with an unexpected week off from class. More...

Free Speech can be shield or a sword

By Gene Policinski

Bill Cosby’s career has been deeply rooted in the possibilities and protections provided by freedom of speech.  The legendary comedian and actor’s career began with landmark comedy routines in which he tackled sensitive racial subjec More...

Letters to the Editor

Medical marijuana should be judged case-by-case

I feel the need to publicly address the recent arrest and overnight incarceration of my son, who was stopped for a burned out headlight.   More...

Thanks gas stations for not raising prices

Just wanted to say thank you to all the local gas stations for not raising gas prices this holiday weekend. Catering to travelers and shoppers helps everyone in the community.  Nancy Plumb  Houghton Lake   More...

Tax for swimmer’s itch program ‘not a good idea’

When we were kids we knew if we went swimming in certain lakes, we would have an itch when we came out of the water. We didn’t know it had a name. We didn’t get ill from it or catch a disease because of it. More...

Religion & Family

More than 1,000 ‘Operation Christmas Child’ boxes to be shipped from area churches

Volunteers packed more than 1,000 shoe boxes full of gifts Nov. 28 at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church for the Operation Christmas Child ministry.  More...

Roscommon County Christian Choir to present one performance

The Roscommon County Christian Choir will perform its Christmas program, “Night of the Father’s Love: The Awe and Mystery of God with Us,” by Pepper Choplin Dec. More...

RCCF SUPPORTS GSUMC COMMUNITY DINNERS

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North recently received a boost in their effort to provide free monthly dinners to the Roscommon County community. More...

Education

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students of the month for November, pictured with Principal Susan Tyer (back, left) are (back row, left to right) seventh grader Ryan Williams, sixth graders Madison Roll and Sean Patti, fifth graders Cassie Kowalski and Z More...

NOVEMBER PATRIOTS OF THE MONTH

Several students were honored as Patriots of the Month for November at Charlton Heston Academy.  More...

Roscommon High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Roscommon High School for the first marking period (* donates all “A”s):  9th Grade  More...

Mother of teen killed coping with sentencing

The mother of the late Katie Rochel Gould, 18, Houghton Lake, who died May 29 after being hit by a car while walking along Federal Avenue near Joliet Avenue (Roscommon Township), is questioning the criminal justice system, following a sentence recent More...

St. Helen Santa Claus Parade set for Friday

The St. Helen Lighted Santa Claus Parade will be held Friday (Dec. 5) at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the St. Helen Veterans Memorial Park and continue on St. Helen Road to the Richfield Township Hall.  More...

Baese honored for service, dedication to community

A “lifelong commitment” to community service and dedication to the Houghton Lake area are qualities that Houghton Lake resident Bill Baese was honored for as the Roscommon County 2014 Person of the Year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

82nd District Court

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

$100 counterfeit bill passed

A Houghton Lake gas station reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office that someone had recently passed a counterfeit $100 bill.  When the managers were exchanging   $100s for smaller bills on the morning of Nov. More...

Prudenville business sign taken down

A business sign in Prudenville was apparently cut down sometime between Nov. More...

Sports

Bobcats cold offensively as they drop cage opener

Houghton Lake struggled offensively in their opener Tuesday night at Kalkaska while the Blazers had a hot second half to beat the Bobcats, 68-32.  More...

Buck cagers playing catch-up after long volleyball season

The fact that the Roscommon girls varsity basketball team had only three practices including the whole team (due to the volleyball team’s State Semifinal run) before their home opener against Grayling Monday night, came to the fore during the f More...

Lacrosse sign up planned Dec. 8

Sign ups are planned Dec. 8 for anyone in grades eighth through 12 at Houghton Lake High School interested in playing lacrosse this spring.  The sign up, which is the only one planned, will be held right after school in the front lobby. More...

Outdoors

DNR adds to list of unwanted aquatic invasive species

The Department of Natural Resources in November announced the addition of seven species to Michigan’s prohibited species list of aquatic invasive species. More...

SUCCESSFUL HUNT

Nick Peer, 12, of Roscommon, shot this 8-point buck Nov. 22. He was hunting with his older brother, Danny, when he bagged the buck on their property in Crawford County. (Courtesy photo)   More...

NICE 8-POINTER

Victor Schoenherr, 14, of Auburn, bagged this 8-point buck in southern Roscommon County on Nov. 16. The buck had a nearly 19-inch spread. More...

Happenings

Amanda Kari to perform Christmas concert

Amanda Kari will perform a Christmas concert at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center Dec. More...

Campground hosts being sought for state parks

Each year during the warmer months, hundreds of volunteers spend their summers camping for free at Michigan state parks and state forest campgrounds in exchange for their service as campground hosts.  More...

Cyber shoppers reminded to keep receipts, report use tax

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding shoppers that purchases made online are not tax-free during holiday season, or at any other time of year.  More...

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