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CARTER’S COVE SITE OF MEDALLION

St. Helen’s Evelynn Smith, 80, found the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Winter in St. Helen medallion on Feb. 6 at Carter’s Cove after three days of clues had been released. The first clue given on Feb. More...

CHA to consider $2,200 land swap at March meeting

It was announced at the Feb. 10 Charlton Heston Board of Directors meeting that Richfield Township residents Pam Scott and Jerry Mynarick will be assisting CHA in a land acquisition that would increase the academy’s land by nine acres.  More...

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THANKS FOR TIP-UP TOWN

Tip-up Town 2015 volunteers Kent Straub and Chris Aldrich sling 50/50 tickets during the Tip-up Town 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Chi-Town bar and restaurant in Prudenville Tuesday evening.  More...

HLCS board work session topics, calendar approved

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday established a work session calendar for the next year to focus on district planning.  President Tim Scherer suggested several topics, such as student achievement, dual enrollment and More...

Running program possibility at HLMS

Girls in grades three through eight may have an opportunity to take part in an empowering running program, if the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education approves it.  More...

Editorial

Management issue

The Village of Roscommon made the correct move Monday night in expanding the powers of its village manager.  The council, by a 4-3 vote, passed a resolution that, among other things, will allow the village manager to fill vacancies of non-electe More...

Being neighborly can make an impact

I Was Thinking…

As the familiar insurance company jingle goes, “Like a good neighbor…” (you fill in the blank). More...

Rock hyrax: A thing small but wise

From the Pastor’s Canoe

What is the size of a ground hog, sleeps 95% of the time and is related to the elephant?  More...

Outdoors

Annual RAM Center event a big hit with visually impaired skiers

Hope Springstead said she was excited to get back on cross-country skis again.  “I tried it when I was nine,” the 27- year-old Wyandotte resident said. “I hated it. More...

Forest management ski, snowshoe tour Feb. 28

Foresters Boots Martell of Weyerhaeuser Company and Conservation District Forester Brittany Mauricette of Otsego, Crawford and Roscommon counties will be guiding participants through the trail systems at the XC Ski Headquarters during a XC Ski and Sn More...

Children to receive free wax worms Feb. 14

On Feb. 14, from 7 a.m. More...

Happenings

DENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSION

Marking National Children’s Dental Health Month, Dr. Allison Docherty of Houghton Lake Dental Associates recently spoke with students at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School.  More...

Financial workshop Feb. 19 at Michigan Works!

Northern Homes Community Development Corporation is offering a free financial planning workshop Feb. 19 at the Roscommon County Michigan Works! office, 1015 Short Dr., Suite 2, Prudenville.  The session will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Spaghetti dinner Feb. 18 at Big Boy to benefit Relay

A spaghetti buffet to benefit Relay For Life is planned at the Houghton Lake Big Boy on Feb. 18.  The event is being hosted by Team North Central and will run from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Council votes to shift some powers to manager

The Village of Roscommon manager will have the power to carry out more duties following a village council meeting this week.  More...

Proposed ‘water trail’ forecasted as boost to economy

Capitalizing on Houghton Lake as a fresh water resource for the purpose of quiet recreation, Landscape Architect Klaus Heinert of Gosling Czubak presented a water trails plan to the Denton Township board Tuesday.  “The focus of this projec More...

WinterFest is here!

WINTERFEST CRAZY CARDBOARD CLASSIC DOWNHILL RUN SATURDAY Staff members of the Roscommon Chemical Bank are ready to participate in the Higgins-Lake Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Winter- Fest Crazy Car More...

Snowpackers’ Snow Run set for Saturday

With snow covering the ground, the St. Helen Snowpackers’ 13th Annual Snow Run is looking like it will provide a fun winter weekend.  This year’s ride, which will take place on Feb. 14, will have five pit stops. 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, Feb. 2:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Houghton Lake varsity first in two cheer competitions

Cheer on the Lake here Saturday

Houghton Lake’s varsity cheerleaders placed first in Division 4 Feb. 5 at Midland Dow and Feb. 4 at Gaylord.  “We did a great job at both Gaylord and Midland Dow last week,” Coach Celeste Kubiak said. More...

Buck senior cagers step up to step on Hornets, 61-43

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team scored a 61-43 victory over visiting Jack Pine Conference opponent Harrison Feb. 5, despite having their top scorer on the bench due to first half foul trouble, according to Buck Coach Scott Mires. More...

’Cats survive ‘overly physical’ contest to post win over Eagles

The officiating crew had a busy night Feb. 5 at Houghton Lake High School as the referees called a combined 45 fouls during a varsity girls basketball game between Houghton Lake and Farwell. More...

Letters to the Editor

Coaching contract ‘absolutely asinine’

I’m so blown away by a man being paid $5 million a year to teach kids how to play a game. Thirty-five million dollars plus for his seven year contract is asinine! Where are our priorities? Look at what all that money would do Michigan.  More...

‘I will not judge’

My point is to debate Barbara Sussex (“Horrified by ‘terrible’ happening around the world,” Resorter, Feb. More...

Religion & Family

Williams family celebrates parents’ 60th anniversary

The children and grandchildren of Alfred J. and Arlene Williams of Roscommon honored and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 25 at a family gathering.  Married on Jan. More...

St. Helen Civic Association Valentine’s Dinner Feb. 14

The St. Helen Civic Association will host a Valentine’s Dinner on Feb. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. Helen American Legion.  The menu will include baked chicken, baked potatoes, vegetables, dinner rolls and cake. More...

OVER $1,850 DONATED TO ‘FRIENDS’

Selling baked goods at Christmas in the Village in Roscommon and the Grayling Chamber of Commerce Holiday Event, both in December, allowed Robert Rousselo (center) to donate $350 to Friends Helping Friends recently. More...

Education

Saturday Superhero Fun

Over 150 people attended the Collins Elementary Parent Advisory Committee’s Mother/Son Superhero Fun Saturday at the school.  More...

FOURTH GRADE PLAYERS TEACH

Fourth grade actors teach a lesson on the value of publicly held property and organizations during an Acting Up Theatre Company production at Roscommon Elementary School Feb. 6.  More...

JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students (pictured with Principal Susan Tyer, back row, left) were named Students of the Month for January. Pictured are (back row, left right) seventh graders Cayla Frey and Briant St.  More...

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