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Longtime volunteer Stephan retiring from Project H.O.P.E.

For the past 15 years, Pam Stephan has been the face of Project H.O.P.E. More...

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Houserman gets first perfect score on tax audit review

Roscommon County Equalization Director Jamie Houserman made Michigan history recently as she is the first person to ever receive a perfect score on the Michigan State Tax Commission Audit of Minimum Assessing Requirements (AMAR) review.  More...

RADL quilt challenge planned

The Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library invites quilters to enter a quilt challenge, “Celebrate Children’s Books in Quilts.”  In celebration of the first anniversary of the new library building’s dedication, th More...

Richfield annual meeting planned for March 28

The Richfield Township annual meeting has been set for March 28 at 9 a.m. During the Feb. 17 regular meeting, Supervisor Jim VanWormer said that the meeting will take place at the village hall and raises will not be considered. More...

Editorial

You can’t make this up — and, well, you shouldn’t

Inside the First Amendment

You can’t make this kind of thing up.  On the very day America’s top real news anchor gets suspended for telling faking news, the nation’s leading anchor of a mock news program tells us he’s leaving his job — really More...

May sales tax proposal explained

Viewpoint of Public Issues

Voters on May 5 will be asked to decide whether to increase the state’s sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent. Two years worth of negotiations over road funding led to the ballot question and it does a lot more than hike the sales taxes. More...

Looking Back in Pictures

LOOKING EAST IN 1968   Led by 1968 Tip-up Town Mayor Dale LeGarie and Marshal Garth akeresorter. “Smoke” Meyer and the TUT Jail, the parade works its way past the  More...

Education

The Play’s the Thing

Education in both theater and government came to Collins Elementary last week as the four third grade classes at the school wrote, produced and acted in their own plays with the help of the Acting Up! Theatre Company of Grayling.  More...

Students teaching students through Moose Youth Awareness Program

To the students at Collins Elementary, many of the students at Houghton Lake High School carry the mantle of superheroes or rock stars, and two of those high schoolers are using that status to help guide their younger schoolmates to make wise and hea More...

HLMS Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Houghton Lake Middle School honor roll for the second marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  4th Grade All A Honor Roll  Scott Eckstorm, Ernest Greer, Shelby Jarski, Elizabeth Lollar, Olivia Qui More...

Reedsburg Dam flow targeted in effort to alleviate flooding

Reedsburg Dam will be the focus of a meeting that officials hope will lead to less springtime flooding at Houghton Lake.  Roscommon County Commissioner David Russo (District 1) will meet with Wildlife Biologist Erin Victory of the Department of More...

Three face charges following drug bust

One in U.S. District Court

In an ongoing investigation, two Houghton Lake residents were arraigned in 82nd District Court and a third defendant from Houghton Lake is being charged in U.S. 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...

State Police CVED joins fight against human trafficking

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) is partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat human trafficking More...

Driver arrested following hit and run

A Houghton Lake man was arrested for drunk driving Feb. More...

Sports

Braves buckle down in fourth to take game from Bucks

Tawas outscored Roscommon 17-5 in the fourth quarter to send the Bucks home with a 48-38 varsity girls basketball loss Tuesday night.  More...

Roscommon Youth Football League seeking coaches

The Roscommon Youth Football League (RYFL) is looking for coaching staff for the upcoming 2015 season.  The purpose of the program is to promote sportsmanship, teamwork, selfesteem and confidence, while teaching the fundamentals of football.&nbs More...

Mustangs catch Bobcats in regulation, win in overtime

After leading the entire contest, Houghton Lake lost a heartbreaker Friday night at home to Meridian, 56-50, in overtime.  More...

Happenings

WinterFest goers stay warm at indoor events

With a wind chill of -35 degrees on Saturday, the 25th Annual Higgins Lake- Roscommon Chamber of Commerce WinterFest, went on despite the brutal cold. More...

‘Cinema,’ other events offered at RADL

The Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) is the place to be to get in from the cold this winter.  The library will host a RADL Cinema presentation of “The Theory of Everything” (PG13) Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.  More...

Fish fries to begin Friday American Legion

The St. Helen American Legion Post 416 will host a fish fry every Friday during Lent, starting Feb. 20.  The $8 per person dinner is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. More...

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