June 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lake board rejects milfoil treatment plan

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board rejected a treatment plan for the control of non-native milfoil (NNM) in the lake during their regular meeting at Denton Township Hall June 16. More...

Relay For Life of Roscommon County celebrating 20-year anniversary

The 2015 Relay For Life of Roscommon County will be held on the track at Houghton Lake High School’s Bobcat Stadium June 20. This year’s theme is “The 80s,” in honor of Dr. More...

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News

BLANCHARD RECOGNIZED FOR 21 YEARS WITH COUNTY

Second Chance Academy Director Jodi Blanchard (center) was recognized at the June 10 Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting for 21 years of service to the county. More...

NMCAC requests commissioners consider building expansion

Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center Executive Director Becky Yuncker requested that the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners consider allowing the center to expands its building space, which would allow the center to offer more se More...

NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR RTPL

The Chalton Heston Academy Parent Teacher Organization recently donated $700 in new books from its Scholastic Book Fair. The books were donated to enhance the children’s section of the Richfield Township Public Library.  More...

Business

Businesses sought for discount program for county veterans

The Roscommon County Veteran Affairs committee is trying to determine if there is any interest by Roscommon County businesses in offering a veteran discount for Roscommon County veterans.  Veterans would be vetted by the Roscommon County Depart More...

Houghton Lake Insurance adds Safeco to product line

Houghton Lake Insurance Agency has been appointed to sell Safeco Insurance.  The agency will now offer Safeco’s comprehensive personal insurance product line, which includes flexible coverage choices and competitive prices for auto, home, More...

Gaylor Insurance earns Five Star Agency Award

Fremont Insurance, a Michiganexclusive property and casualty insurance carrier, recently announced that the Gaylor Insurance Agency of Roscommon and Prudenville has been named as one of the company’s Five Star Agency award winners.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Shame’ on DNR for playground equipment removal

Really DNR?  Four thousand square feet out of thousands of acres across the state for children to run, jump, play and exercise on and you want that to “cease and desist.” (“DNR seeks removal of play equipment at Denton park,&rd More...

Marina will cost taxpayers

My wife and I moved to St. Helen from Oakland County after I retired from the automotive industry. Although we both love St. Helen, we can see the changes rapidly occuring under the present township administration. More...

Religion & Family

Sara’s Bears to be made by St. Michael CCW

For more than six years, the Sara’s Bears Ministry has provided comfort to frightened children after some sort of trauma, such as a traffic accident or injury.  Organizer Betty Murdoch, mother of the late Sara Murdoch, who initiated the pr More...

Treats available at bake sale set for Saturday

Anyone looking for a fresh-baked treat for Father’s Day can find one at the Presbyterian Kirk of the Lakes on Saturday.  More...

DAV Mobile Service Office to make stop in Harrison

The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Mobile Service Office will be in Harrison on June 25 to offer assistance to veterans about benefits and services offered to them.  The nonprofit DAV will provide counseling and claim filing assistance through More...

Education

Alumni scholarships available to attend KCC

The Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon Alumni Association continues to offer $1,000 scholarships to attend Kirtland Community College.  First and second year KCC students pursuing a vocational/occupational career will receive priority. More...

Input sought on state’s special education system

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is seeking statewide input from parents on their experiences within Michigan’s special education system.  More...

HLCS receives ‘brag tag’ grant from RCCF

The Roscommon County Community Foundation recently granted Houghton Lake Community Schools $300 for purchasing “Brag Tags” for the 2015-16 school year.  More...

Breaking News - 6/25/2015 8:40 AM

Suspect sought in Nester Township homicide - Free Access

Law enforcement is seeking Francisco Arroyo in the shooting death of a Nester Township woman this afternoon. More...

Retirement first step in journey to Chinese immersion for Rees

As one chapter ends with her retirement, a new chapter will begin halfway around the world for Roscommon Elementary School Principal Kathy Rees. More...

Sunrise Run this Saturday

The sixth annual Higgins Lake Sunrise run will again offer a series of events for all members of the family as well as competitive runners of all abilities. More...

RAPS budget includes $900k deficit

Roscommon Area Public Schools will have to dip $977,070 into its fund balance to balance its 2015-16 budget. It will mark the second straight year RAPS will have to use over $900,000 of its fund balance to balance its books.  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

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 19:  Rachel M. More...

Roscommon man charged with assault in alleged knife attack

A Roscommon man was arrested by Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies June 8 after an alleged altercation with a Prudenville man.  The victim called police, claiming the offender had attacked him with a knife at a residence in Prudenville.&n More...

Sports

Old Town alone in second behind undefeated Limberlost

Old Town Tavern beat Lymans 7-6 in a battle for second place in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League Monday night.  More...

Bucks smash records, earn honors

Not only did the Roscommon High School girls soccer team set a school record for the most wins in a season with 18, they also set a school record in goals scored and shutouts recorded.  The Bucks, coach by John Sinnaeve, posted an 18-5 record, t More...

Limberlost expands lead in women’s softball league

An eleven-run sixth inning lifted Limberlost to a 21-10 win over Old Town Tavern in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League action June 11. More...

Editorial

Making choices on the River of Life

From the Pastors Canoe

The North Fork of the Flathead River forms the western boundary of Glacier National Park in Montana.  More...

Relay’s impact marked at 20th anniversary

What does Marty McFly from “Back to the Future” have in common with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life?  It has been 30 years since both debuted.  More...

At the High Court, rare win for workplace religious freedom

Inside the First Amendment

“This is really easy.” So said Justice Antonin Scalia when he announced last week’s Supreme Court 8-1 ruling in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch. More...

Outdoors

MARKSMANSHIP AWARD

At the monthly membership meeting June 1, Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club members met senior Andrew Jacob Komperda (center), a 2015 graduate of Houghton Lake High School. More...

Fishing Party at New Beginnings

A CHANCE TO ENJOY THE LAKE (At right, front to back) Shirley Gurly of Houghton Lake watches as her daughter Shyanne Breeding, 6, tries to attract fish by splashing water with her feet and Haylee Buss More...

Boating safety class set for June 26

A boating safety class will be conducted by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary on June 26.  The one-day class will be held at the Gerrish Community Park and Marina, 103 Mill Rd., Roscommon. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Happenings

Working to help others

The high school aged members of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest Senior Youth Group started their summer vacations by traveling over 350 miles to swing hammers, haul lumber, push brooms, paint walls and reshingle homes in Roscommon County More...

Oh Brother Big Sister featured at June 25 Gazebo concert

Oh Brother Big Sister will take the stage for the June 25 Roscommon Metropolitan Recreation Authority 2015 Summer Gazebo Concert Series.  The concert will take place at the gazebo, located on the CRAF Center lawn, at 606 Lake St., Roscommon at 7 More...

Camp Grayling planning four open house events

The Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center is planning several open house events this summer where community members can tour the facility.  Post tours are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 11 a.m. More...

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