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The end of Happy Landings

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EASY TO PUT OUT

Denton Township Fire Chief Paul Tiepel puts out a small fire with a chunk of snow after a decorative street lamp at the corner of M-55 and M-18 (near the Riviera Resort) was knocked over by a vehicle Monday evening. More...

CHA budget amendment shows increase in revenue, expenditures

The Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors passed its first amended budget and general appropriations resolution for 2014-15 at a Dec. 9 meeting.   More...

MAKING PLEASANT VIEW MORE PLEASANT

Workers from Porath Contractors of Houghton Lake demolish a group of cabins on Pleasant View Drive in Prudenville Dec. 4.  More...

Editorial

Report shows need to rein in Wall Street

Recently my Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held the final hearing I will hold as its chairman and one of the most important. More...

Our core freedoms are put to use — and put to the test

Inside the First Amendment

Our First Amendment freedoms have been put to use — and put to the test — in recent days.  More...

Bringing democracy back to the workplace

Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Editor’s note: This commentary originally appeared in The Detroit News on Nov. 14, 2014.  On Nov. 4, the residents of Michigan exercised their right to vote, choosing who will represent them in Lansing and in Washington, D.C.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Power concentration in D.C. ‘dangerous to our democracy’

What a difference a week makes! Even Fox News journalists joined in condemnation of another innocent policeman with their interpretation of eleven “I can’t breathe” repetitions on video tape.  More...

Happenings

‘The Little Town That Could’ featured at Richfield library

Author Joe Roush chronicles rise of Charlton Heston Academy

Local author Joe Roush will be discussing his most recent book “The Little Town That Could” on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Richfield Township Public Library.  More...

Kids can ‘make, take’ gingerbread houses at RADL

Children may visit the Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) to make gingerbread houses on Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m.  The library has all the supplies needed for each child to create a oneof a-kind gingerbread house to take home. More...

Utecht earns Eagle Scout rank

McBain High School freshman Alex Utecht, of Falmouth, recently passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review.  Utecht, the son of Dean and Dani Utecht, passed his Eagle Scout Board on Dec. More...

Education

Battle of the Books teams forming now for 10th event

Registration for 10th Battle of the Books (BOB), the heart-pounding book-based quiz competition for fourth through sixth graders, began Wednesday, Dec. 10.  More...

MULTIPLYING FAMILY FUN

Collins Elementary third grader Kyler Emerick (center) looks for an answer to a multiplication problem while playing “Multiplication fourin a-row” at the school’s Family Game Night Dec. 4.  More...

Linskey to spend holiday break volunteering in New York City

Evan Linskey, of Prudenville, will join a group of Saginaw Valley State University students participating in the Alternative Breaks program, which sends students to volunteer across the globe during traditional school break periods such as the upcomi More...

Village passes $1.1 million budget

In preparing for the 2015 fiscal year, the Village of Roscommon council passed a budget of $1,136,718 in estimated expenses at the Dec. 8 meeting.  More...

Grants awarded for two township projects

Two townships in Roscommon County recently learned they were awarded Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Development Project grants.  More...

Denton officials learn about creating an ‘experience’

Making Prudenville a destination that draws tourists was a main topic of discussion at the Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

Houghton Lake man arrested in Huron Street assault case

A Houghton Lake man was arraigned Dec. 8 in 82nd District Court in connection with an assault that allegedly took place on Huron Street, Houghton Lake.  Thomas R. More...

82nd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 21:  More...

Sports

Bucks drop boys season opener to Grayling, 57-47

Roscommon began its boys varsity basketball season with a strong first quarter but couldn’t maintain their offensive output, falling to Grayling 57-47 Tuesday night.  The Bucks led 15-10 after the first quarter but trailed at the half.&nbs More...

Bucks hang with Clare through three, fall in fourth

Roscommon will go for its first varsity girls basketball win tonight (Thursday) after dropping their Jack Pine Conference opener Dec. 5 against Clare, 52-35.  More...

Rosco girls playing catch-up after volleyball run to Finals

Winter Sports Preview

After two games which resulted in home losses to Grayling and Jack Pine Conference opponent Clare, Roscommon’s girls varsity basketball team is still in the process of getting up to speed, according to new head Coach Scott Mires.  More...

Religion & Family

Santrucek celebrated 100th birthday Dec. 7

Houghton Lake resident Rose (Kubinger) Santrucek celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 7 at a family gathering at the home of her daughter, Jane Johnson.  Mrs. Santrucek has lived with Jane and her husband, Don, for five years. More...

Burtises name son Sawyer

Elizabeth and Justin Burtis of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Jon Burtis.  The baby was born Nov. 14, 2014, in Traverse City. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 17 1/2 inches long. More...

‘FEET AND SEAT’ DONATION

Children from the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Child Development Center’s preschool class and day care received socks, gloves, hats, underwear and sweats (some of them hand-knitted) from the American Baptist Women from Markey Church De More...

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