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RHS student’s medical program tuition covered by Houghton Lake donor

“She’s got her head on straight,” Houghton Lake resident Pat Riss said of 16-year old Destiney Bidoul of Roscommon.  More...

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News

Assault at Heights home follows assault at bar

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault that allegedly took place in Houghton Lake Heights the morning of Jan. 10.  A Heights couple called police when they heard fighting outside their garage at about 3:30 a.m.  More...

ALREADY GONE

Roscommon Township firefighters wait for a hose to charge as a deluge gun mounted on a fire truck sprays water over them to douse a fire at the home of Penny Self at 115 Terrace Dr., Houghton Lake, on Tuesday evening.  More...

Coffee with a Cop Jan. 21

The Michigan State Police and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office will host a “Coffee with a Cop” session at B. R. Guest/Ritchings Family Restaurant in Prudenville from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Jan. 21.  More...

Editorial

‘To travel the moonlit silences…’

From the Pastor’s canoe

“To travel in the moonlit silences, with tingling air and grotesque snowcovered pines and spruces looking like gargantuan specters, is really to live,” so wrote the great woodsman of an earlier generation, Ellsworth Jaeger.  More...

#JeSuisCharlie

Another way to say ‘Freedom’

Cowards!  There’s no other word for the armed gunmen who killed 12 people in the attack last Wednesday (Jan. More...

Enjoy TUT 2015 safely

Have fun. Be safe.  Those are the two themes organizers and officials are communicating to the public as the 65th annual Tip-up Town, U.S.A. begins Friday.  More...

Outdoors

Collection helps tell story of how forests were shaped

The Michigan Historical Museum has accepted a valuable collection of objects belonging to Marcus Schaaf (1879- 1959), a leading figure in the development and management of the state’s reforestation program.  More...

TESTING THE ICE

Jeff Fassett of Beaverton checks one of his tip-ups as he and his son James (in the shanty) fished on Higgins Lake near the Department of Natural Resources West Shore access site Jan. 9.  More...

Trees can provide living windbreaks

Every year, Conservation Districts host spring tree sales in which landowners are able to purchase trees to plant. Often times, landowners are purchasing trees to create barriers such as windbreaks. More...

Education

Lentner, Dennis honored by MTU

Jennifer Lentner and Ashley Dennis were both named to the dean’s list at Michigan Technological University for the fall, 2014, semester.  To be honored, a student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5. More...

Honor students named at Mid Michigan

Several area students were honored for their academic work during the fall, 2014, semester at Mid Michigan Community College, Harrison. More...

CCW class Jan. 31

A CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) class will be taught by National Rifle Association instructors Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Training will be held in Roscommon and Ogemaw counties.   More...

Tip-up Town turns 65, fun starts Friday

The 65th annual Tip-up Town, U.S.A., gets underway this weekend, as visitors are expected to arrive under mild conditions and temperatures in the 30s.  For two weekends, Jan. 16-18 and 23-25, fun and games prevail.  More...

Village residents: Let water run for now

As of Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. More...

Sports

Bucks run into stiff competition at Duals

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team competed in the Michigan Duals at Bay City Western Jan. 10, and came away with one win and four losses after facing some tough competition.  More...

Bobcat wrestlers score a win at Grayling tourney

Although injury plagued the Houghton Lake wrestling team had only six wrestlers participating in the dual meet tournament at Grayling Saturday, they came away with a win in one of their four duals.  More...

Youth wrestlers bring home hardware from Ogemaw

Four Houghton Lake youth wrestlers brought home first place medals from a tournament at Ogemaw Heights High School on Jan. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Fish tale’ leads to TUT site

My cousin and I have been fishing Houghton Lake for many years. It is the best fishing lake in the whole state of Michigan. Last summer we heard rumors there was some monster fish in the lake. Yeah right! More...

‘Wake up America’

If you expect to catch fish, you use good bait. The socialist/communist bait is attractive! But before we bite we had better ask who is holding the pole, who is waiting to reel us in. Take Carl Levin for instance. More...

‘Prepared Michigan is a resilient Michigan’

Michigan winters can bring extremely cold temperatures, large amounts of snow and bursts of freezing rain. With a severe winter weather event likely to occur sometime in the next few months, now is the time to prepare for the unexpected.  More...

Religion & Family

Sargent graduate of Army basic training

Army Pvt. Nicolas A. Sargent recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.  More...

Fancher graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Calvin A. More...

Messiah Lutheran hosting ‘breakfast’ dinner Jan. 21

The public is invited to attend a community dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Jan. More...

Happenings

‘Back Door Boogie’ resumes Feb. 8 at Roscommon K of C

The Roscommon Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Council 6593 will sponsor a fundraising event Sunday, Feb. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m.  More...

‘Unexpected Edibles’ topic of Kirtland Garden Club meeting

“Unexpected Edibles in Your Garden” will be the topic of discussion at the Kirtland Garden Club’s Jan. More...

Garage sale this weekend at OLL

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School, Prudenville, will host a garage sale on Jan. 17 and 18. More...

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