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Lake Township makes raft of appointments In first meeting since recall

With four newly elected members and a new assistant clerk in place, the Lake Township Board made a number of appointments during its regular meeting May 12.  More...

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News

St. Helen’s Summer Kick-off this Saturday

St. Helen will celebrate the beginning of summer with the 5th Annual St. Helen Summer Kick-off this Saturday.  The day’s events will begin with an ORV parade at 10 a.m. Those who participate are encouraged to decorate their ORV. More...

Take action, report suspicious fires

To emphasize the costly consequences of arson and encourage citizens to work together to prevent arson in their neighborhoods and communities, Arson Awareness Week was observed in Michigan May 3 to 9. More...

ACES DAY

Mrs. Jill Trahan, an interventionist at Collins Elementary School, shows a student the right moves during ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) May 6 on Bobcat Field. More...

Editorial

Will the ‘Home of the Brave’ still protect free speech?

Inside the First Amendment

The thwarted attack May 3 on a Prophet Muhammad “cartoon” competition in Texas aimed to put freedom of expression in the crosshairs.  Let’s examine the latest incident — which seems now to be an unsuccessful attempt to ec More...

Not As Good As You Think: How wealthier schools escape scrutiny

The plight of failing schools is often seen as a struggle limited to Michigan’s urban centers: Indeed, many of Michigan’s lowest-ranked schools are located in Detroit, Flint or Pontiac. More...

Outdoors

‘Perfect’ conditions make 33rd Roscommon Canoe Challenge a double record setter

“Water conditions were perfect” is how Roscommon Canoe Racing Association President Bill Torongo described the state of the South Branch of the Au Sable River for the 33rd annual Roscommon Canoe Challenge races last weekend. More...

FLOWERING CRIMSON KING MAPLE

Sherry Osim, who lives on Onondagas Trail in the Cherokee Village subdivision in Prudenville, received a welcomed spring surprise this year as her Crimson King maple produced golden flowers. More...

Happenings

Blessing of the Boats May 23

The St. Helen American Legion will be hosting a Blessing of the Boats on May 23 at 11 a.m.  The event will take place at the Richfield Township Lake St. Helen Access site with Pastor Rod Morrison of Hope Lutheran Church officiating.   More...

‘Drive One 4 UR Community’ May 19 to benefit RMRA

Hart Ford Lincoln has partnered with the Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority to offer Ford’s Drive One 4 UR Community program in an effort to raise up to $6,000 to benefit RMRA.  More...

CLEAN-UP CREW

Houghton Lake Lions Club members (left to right) Jim Mueller, Pinky Randall, Marc Milburn and Sandy Egbers were on the road May 6, cleaning up a two-mile section of southbound I-75 with the Adopt-AHighway program. More...

Education

Sue Jock selected as KCC 2015 Outstanding Alumna

Kirtland Community College honored Sue Jock as the 2015 Outstanding Alumna at the college’s 46th commencement ceremony on May 1.  A Kirtland graduate, Jock worked as a nurse practitioner at West Branch Regional Medical Center and is commit More...

All Children Exercising Simultaneously

COSTELLO DONATES $250 TO RES ACES DAY Barb Costello (second from left) of Barb Costello Farm Bureau Insurance presented Roscommon Elementary School physical education instructor Linda Britton with a More...

Burger build fundraiser tonight

A “Build Your Own Burger” fundraiser to benefit the new Collins Elementary playground is planned tonight (Thursday, May 14) at the Spikehorn Restaurant.  The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Rosczyk hired as village manager

John Rosczyk was hired by the Village of Roscommon council on May 11 to be the village’s new manager. More...

Higgins Lake-Roscommon Business Expo May 20

This year’s Higgins Lake- Roscommon Business Expo will feature around 90 vendors and will fill the gymnasium and hallways of the CRAF Center as it has for the past four years.  More...

RELAY PIE TIME

(Above) Collins Elementary third grader Cam’ren Brown (foreground, left) inspects his work after giving interventionist Mrs. Sherrilee Salyers (foreground, right) a pie in the face. Kindergarten teacher Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Eugene Turkelson, sitting in for Judge Michael J. Baumgartner, presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 21:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Man resists warrant arrest

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Roscommon man May 8 on a felony warrant at a Lyon Township residence.   More...

Sports

Rosco splits at Mt. Morris Wooden Bat, Farwell

The Roscommon varsity baseball team went 2-2 last week.  The Bucks split at the Mt. Morris Wooden Bat Tournament May 9, where they beat the home team 2-1 and lost to Swartz Creek. 4-2. More...

Pioneers send Bobcats north with two defeats

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team found little success during a recent trip to Clare.  The Pioneers beat the ’Cats by a combined 26-4 score in doubleheader Jack Pine Conference action.  In the first game, the Pioneers blew out t More...

Pioneers tattoo Bobcat right- and left-handers

Houghton Lake varsity softball team right-hander Logan Ordiway and lefthander Morgan Brandel both took it on the chin at Jack Pine Conference opponent Clare May 7, with the Bobcats losing game one 15-0 in four innings and game two 12-0 in five inning More...

Letters to the Editor

Consolidation? ‘Forget it!’

Help ring the bell for sanity!  Here are a “couple of words” concerning any attempt to further consider consolidation of Houghton Lake’s four townships – “Forget it!”  Art Randall  Houghton Lake &nbs More...

Veterans office thanks voters

The Roscommon County Veteran Affairs Committee would like to take this time to thank all voters in Roscommon County who supported our recent veterans millage. More...

Rusty Nuts honored with award, thankful to community

The members of the Rusty Nuts Car Club would like to say what a terrific, caring, giving community we live in. More...

Religion & Family

Faith Alive Women’s Ministry seeking vendors for summer market

As a way to fund local community and service projects, the Faith Alive Women’s Ministry will be hosting a summer market each Saturday from May 23 through Oct. 10 next to the church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Kempfers celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Les and Sherrie Kempfer, St. Helen, recently cel- ebrated 50 years of marriage at a family gathering at the Springbrook Inn, Prudenville.  Married May 1, 1965, at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, Troy, they have lived in St. More...

Akin’s piano students earn high marks at auditions

Twelve piano students of Sandra J. Akin’s music studio, Prudenville, participated in the National Piano Playing Auditions May 4 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. More...

Law Enforcement

Roscommon County Office of the Sheriff

Personnel at the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office include (front row, from left kneeling) RCSO Marine Patrol members Kevin Howe and Nathan MacDonald and Victim Services Unit member Danny Bates More...

Michigan State Police Post 72

Michigan State Police Post 72 at Houghton Lake covers four counties, including Roscommon, Crawford, Missaukee and Kalkaska. More...

Michigan DNR Conservation Officers

Conservation officers assigned to the Department of Natural Resources Roscommon Field Office are (left to right) Lt. Glenn Gutierrez , C.O. Chuck McPherson, and (not pictured) Sgt. More...

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