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St. Helen ORV Jamboree starts Friday

New safety measures added to events

Those who attend this weekend’s St. Helen ORV Jamboree will notice a few changes for some of the event venues. More...

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News

‘Movie in the Park’ Saturday

The sixth annual Movie in the Park – “Big Hero 6” – will be shown Aug. More...

‘SEEKING FAIR WAGES ’

Members of UAW Local 1819, who work at Lear Corporation, Roscommmon, picket Sunday on the bike path in front of the Pines Theatre parking lot. More...

Potential lake weed program proposed by road commission

Roscommon Township officials are considering a possible solution proposed by the Roscommon County Road Commission to control lake weeds at road ends.  More...

Editorial

‘Corky’ Gaylor remembered

It’s been over 50 years since the newly licensed driver stood before the judge, admitting to his error in judgment by driving 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. More...

Unexpected outage

Sunday’s storm left little doubt who is in charge around here: Mother Nature.  More...

State of First Amendment – as others see it

Inside the First Amendment By Gene Policinski

There’s no doubt that a huge number of Americans are unable to name the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment – national survey results each year since 1997 sadly leave little doubt about that circumstance.  More...

Outdoors

Sunday storms create widespread trail damage

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources warns trail and forest users that parts of some trails in the northern Lower Peninsula may be closed due to storm damage Sunday.  Hazardous conditions include downed trees, damaged bridges and trail o More...

IMPROVING RECREATION

Lyon Township has new benches and ball field bleachers at its Park 27 thanks to a grant from the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF). The RCCF recently awarded a $1,250 grant to Lyon Township to purchase the new equipment. More...

Master Gardening training offered in Gaylord, Tawas City

Gardeners may gain access to world class gardening knowledge Aug. 31 through Dec. More...

Happenings

Home Builders Association golf outing planned Aug. 14

The Home Builders Association of the North Central Lakes will host its Hammers ‘N’ Woods Golf Outing on Aug. 14.  Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. and there will be an 11 a.m. shotgun start. More...

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity softball game Aug. 11

The Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity will host its 24th annual benefit softball game on Aug. 11.   Hot dogs, chips and pop will be sold starting at 6:30 p.m. More...

Retired school personnel to hear from Kirtland’s Dr. Quinn

The Roscommon Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (RARSP) will hold its last meeting of the summer on Aug. 10, at the Roscommon Area District Library,  More...

Hatchet assault equals intent to murder charge

A 59-year old St. Helen man, Herb W. Tyson, was arrested on July 30 by the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety for assault with intent to murder, when he cut the neck of a 35-year old man with a hatchet.  More...

MSP: Bud Bash ‘pretty smooth’

Around 70 arrests made at annual event

“It went pretty smooth,” said State Police Sgt. 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, June 23:  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Two escape home explosion

Missaukee County emergency personnel responded to a report of a house explosion Aug. 4 just after midnight.  At the time of the explosion the house was occupied by the 49-yearold homeowner and his 15-year-old daughter. More...

Sports

Limberlost pays back Shenanigan’s for earlier loss

Limberlost avenged its only loss of the season by beating Shenanigan’s Monday night, 18-16, in Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League action.  More...

SUPPORTING THEIR ALL-STARS

Members of the 2014 Roscommon varsity volleyball team traveled to the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek to cheer on teammates Katie Tozer (4), Reagan Moffit (27) and Logan Hutek (22) who played in the 2015 All- State Senior All-Star Volleyball Classic To More...

BIG BOBCATS TEACHING LITTLE BOBCATS

Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer team members Kelli Ignat (left) and her sister Courtney Ignat (background right) teach campers Annie Barnes, 5, and Makena Bowman, 3, (respectively) how to change direction while dribbling the ball during the More...

Religion & Family

Barbecued chicken on menu at Messiah Lutheran dinner

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner on Aug. More...

Eva, Wight to wed next August

Mike and Barbara Eva of Roscommon announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Eva, to Nathan Wight, son of Richard and Lea Wight of Manasquan, NJ.  They are to be married Aug. 20, 2016, by Mr. More...

Hot dogs headline St. Michael community dinner Aug. 11

St. Michael Catholic Church in Roscommon will hold a free community dinner on Aug. 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.   The menu will include hot dogs, baked beans, corn on the cob, watermelon, ice cream sundaes and beverage and dessert. More...

Education

HLHS underclassmen recognized in year-end school ceremony

Houghton Lake High School underclassmen awards were presented May 22 in the high school auditorium.  Class officers for 2014-15  Eighth Grade Class – President Joseph Peterson, Vice-president Alexis Souder, Secretary Emily Johnson and More...

SECOND CHANCE ACADEMY DONATES TO RIVER HOUSE, INC.

Students from the Second Chance Academy recently presented River House, Inc., with the proceeds from a July 28 car wash fundraiser. Accepting the donation from student Ryan Sheffield is Chad Parrent of River House, Inc.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

Linskey graduates from SVSU, named to dean’s list

Evan Linskey of Prudenville was one of 934 graduates who earned degrees in May from Saginaw Valley State University.  He was also among the 2,078 students from SVSU named to the dean’s list for the winter 2015 semester. More...

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