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Man flees, citizens’ help leads to arrest

As a result of citizens’ tips, deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect who fled from police in a white Ford pickup on Monday afternoon at Houghton Lake.  More...

Village OKs contract for Rosczyk

A 31-month contact for recently hired Manager John Rosczyk was approved by the Village of Roscommon council during a special meeting on May 28.  More...

68th Dawn Patrol lands at county airport Sunday

The 68th annual Dawn Patrol Fly-in and Breakfast, hosted by the Roscommon Area Pilots Association (RAPA), will be held at the Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport on Sunday. More...

Special Sections

News

Parr embarks on Mid-Michigan Honor Flight - Free Access

  HONOR FLIGHT SEND OFF (From left) Houghton Lake VFW Senior Vice Commander Doc Romphf and Officer Jerry Kilburn salute Merritt resident Larry Parr (formerly of Prudenville) on June 1 during a send off ceremony at his son Patrick’s Prudenv More...

Bids being sought for Roscommon Township hall upgrade

The Roscommon Township hall will soon receive a makeover.  Township board members Tuesday authorized Supervisor Diane Randall to seek bids for solar panels, exterior paint and the removal of the chain link fence from the Knapp Road side of the b More...

Sheriff authorized to hire seasonal deputy

Sheriff Randy Stevenson’s request to hire one seasonal deputy was granted by the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners at a May 27 meeting.  More...

Business

Village’s Bohn Bohn Beads gets interior transformation

Bohn Bohn Beads of Roscommon, located at the 407 Lake Street Artisans building, has undergone a transformation as the gallery has become a work of art in itself. More...

Job fair planned at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital will host a job fair on June 11.   The job fair will run from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Conference Room, located behind the main hospital building.  More...

Kirtland offering six-week training on Windows 8.1

Kirtland Community College’s Community Education Department is offering a six-week training course to familiarize computer users with Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8.1. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer in full support of marina project

I stand in full support of the marina project proposed to happen at the newest Richfield Township Park, the former Carter’s Cove property. This project will not increase taxes or boat traffic on the lake. More...

TPP seriously flawed, must be stopped

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a supposed trade agreement that is being negotiated behind closed doors by President Obama with 11 other Pacific rim countries. More...

Prepare for severe weather with radio

On April 16, citizens, businesses, schools and government agencies across the state conducted a voluntary statewide tornado drill during Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. More...

Happenings

Fishing, frogs, polliwogs part of State Park Explorer events

With schools letting out for the summer, students can find some enrichment through the State Park Explorer Program at North Higgins Lake State Park.   June 5  More...

Marine Corps League Helps Little League

The Cpl. Jack A. Davenport #684 Detachment of the Marine Corps League recently donated $200 for sponsorship to the Houghton Lake Little League. More...

Introduction to wine making returns to Kirtland June 13

Kirtland Community College’s Community Education department is bringing back the well-received Introduction to Wine Making on June 13.  The class will be held from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Kirtland’s Warbler Fest returns - Free Access

Just as the Kirtland’s Warbler returns to Michigan from the Bahamas, the Kirtland’s Warbler Festival will return to the Roscommon area this weekend. The festival was cancelled about four years ago, but will return to Roscommon June 5-6. More...

Sutton retires as judge

Judge Daniel L. Sutton, 82nd District Court judge for Roscommon County, retired May 29.  Sutton began serving as a district court judge in January, 2002. More...

Roscommon’s Murringer third in 400m at State Meet

Moffit also earns medal

Roscommon High School junior TJ Murringer and senior Reagan Moffit both returned home from the Division 3 State Track Meet with a medal last Saturday.  More...

WALKING THE WALK

(Right to left) Houghton Lake High School graduate Steven Johnson receives his diploma from Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Member Steve Thompson as Board Treasurer Mark Souder looks on during the school’s 2015 Commencement E 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

Oilfield worker found injured

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post reported an injury to an oilfield worker which was discovered on May 19. More...

MINOR INJURIES

Emergency personnel from the Roscommon Township Fire Department, Houghton Lake Ambulance and the State Police respond to an accident on Emery Road May 27.  More...

RCRC receives good financial report

The Roscommon County Road Commission received high marks from CPA James Anderson, PC when he presented their 2014 financial report during the commission’s regular meeting May 28.  More...

Sports

Bucks bow out to Braves in Districts

The Roscommon varsity baseball team was edged 5-4 by Tawas in a District Semifinal game at Whittemore- Prescott May 29.  More...

Bucks first District title since 2001, advance to Regionals

The Roscommon varsity soccer team won their first District Championship since 2001 by beating the Oscoda Owls 2-0 at Gladwin May 30.  More...

Batko sets bench record at Flint

Houghton Lake power lifter Robert Batko, 69, set a new State Bench Press record during the Flint Barbell Club Push Pull Championships May 30. More...

Editorial

The best story ever a wake-up reminder

From the Pastor’s Canoe

A professor in seminary once advised my class, “Don’t read the Bible so that it sounds so much like the Bible that you don’t pay any attention to it.” His word is a nod to how jaded we become to the wonder of things around us More...

Here’s to the Class of 2015

Over 200 area students took a step toward their future at commencement exercises held over the past two weeks.  More...

Gay marriage, gender identity and the future of religious dissent

Inside the First Amendment

Even LGBT activists were surprised by the margin of victory last week when 62% of Irish voters approved a referendum legalizing same-sex marriage – making Ireland the first country in the world to do so by popular vote.  More...

Outdoors

DNR reminds riders of safety tips during ATV Safety Week, June 6-14

As summer kicks off in Michigan, national ATV Safety Week (June 6-14) is a good opportunity for the Department of Natural Resources to remind riders of important safety tips that can help ensure a more enjoyable off-road experience.  More...

Instructing the Instructors

WINCHING AND RECOVERY Conservation Officer Chuck McPherson watches as student Dave Strantz of Mecosta County prepares to operate a winch. More...

Education

Kirtland Regional Police Academy recognizes 40th graduating class

The Kirtland Regional Policy Academy (KRPA) recently recognized its 40th graduating class at a ceremony earlier this month.  The 11 academy cadets were joined by family, friends and staff at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts to honor b More...

Lawlor graduates from Bob Jones University

Prudenville resident Sarah Lawlor was among the more than 700 students who graduated from Bob Jones University on May 8.  More...

County students among those on MSU dean’s list

Michigan State University recently released the names of students who were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester.  Students who earned a 3.5 or better grade point average for courses totaling 12 or more credit hours are nam More...

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