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Hazardous Waste Collection set for Saturday

The second of two Household Hazardous Waste Days this year will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Roscommon County Solid Waste Recycling Committee and the Crawford- Roscommon Conservation District hosts the biannual event. More...

Reception today for Sutton

The Friends of Roscommon Area District Library is hosting a reception in honor of Director Lisa Sutton to wish her the best as she begins a new chapter in her life.  Sutton is retiring from RADL, effective Sept. More...

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News

POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL SHORTAGE

The Roscommon Township Fire Department responded to a house fire on Nicolet Trail at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 9). Homeowner Kathy Fyan said she returned home from the store and noticed smoke coming from the back door. More...

Partridge hits truck, ends up as dinner

A St. Helen man reported a bird struck his truck while he was driving on Keno Road in AuSable Township.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s report, Dean M. More...

Soccer fields to receive new well

A new well at the Denton Township Houghton Lake Rotary Soccer Fields was approved by the township board Sept. 2.  More...

Editorial

God save the elm and the Commandments

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Halfway to Lake City is a tall and solitary American elm on the north side of the road. It is my landmark and comfort whenever I head to Traverse City. But alas this year the tree has sickened. More...

School’s back in session. Drive carefully.

The school bell began ringing this week for students throughout Roscommon County.  It is a worthwhile annual reminder to review safety tips for all drivers that travel near school buses. More...

Clerks, conscience and the case for common ground

Inside the First Amendment

On August 31, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal from Kim Davis, a county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky who objects on religious grounds to issuing samesex marriage licenses.  Undeterred, Davis turned away a gay couple the very next day. More...

Outdoors

SLOW BUT GOOD

Andy Jaracz of Shadow Lake holds a 16-inch smallmouth bass he took in Houghton Lake on the morning of Sept. 2. More...

FIRST BIG FISH

Karen Mitchell of Garden City caught this 32 1/2-inch, 6.8-pound northern pike Sept. 7, off the north shore of Houghton Lake, while staying with her in-laws, Shirley and Bob Mitchell. More...

FIRST TIME SUCCESS

Karen Kinville of Northville caught this 14 1/2-inch crappie Aug. 27, the first time she has ever gone fishing. She was fishing in the northeast corner of Houghton Lake, using butter worms. She also caught several bluegills. More...

Happenings

Civil War encampment to be held this weekend

The 3rd Battery, 1st Michigan Light Artillery group will set up camp at the third annual Roscommon County Civil War Encampment this Friday through Sunday.  More...

‘Stuff the Bus’ to help students

A Stuff the Bus with School Supplies for Students in Roscommon County” event is planned for Friday and Saturday at the Houghton Lake Walmart.  More...

Gateway to Writing Workshop set, features Michigan author

The 11th annual Gateway to Writing Workshop slated for Sept. 26 will feature Michigan writer Doug Allyn.  More...

Public safety agencies on same page

‘Active violent incident’ training held at RHS

Police officers and EMTs from about 20 law enforcement agencies, fire departments and ambulance services in the Roscommon County area converged on Roscommon High School Sept. More...

Lake to receive estimated $36K refund from Consumers

Lake Township will soon see a refund from Consumers Energy for its street light usage.  Trustee Dave Emmons reported to the township board Tuesday at its regular meeting that the township will receive a refund in the ballpark of $36,000.  More...

Sutton retiring for second time as library director

For the second time in her library career, Roscommon Area District Library Director Lisa Sutton will be retiring.  Sutton, with the help of her staff and board of directors, has accomplished a lot in Roscommon in the last five years, since retir 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

Prudenville B&E suspect arraigned

The Eaton Rapids man arrested in connection with the breaking and entering of two Prudenville businesses last week has been arraigned in 82nd District Court.  Ronald A. More...

82nd District Court

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

Car accident victim identified

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office released the name of a Houghton Lake man who died in a single-car accident Aug. 25.  Police investigated the fatal accident involving Christopher M. More...

Sports

Limberlost outlasts Andre to win women’s league

Limberlost and G’s Pizzeria earned Division titles Sept. 3 with playoff wins in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League action.  More...

BERKLEY HOCKEY TEAM TRAINS AT HOUGHTON LAKE

Hockey players from the Berkley-Ferndale United Hockey team gathered at the home of Jim Gibson for a team building camp Aug. 28-29. Gibson’s grandson, Kevin Jurvis, a junior, is on the team. More...

Heat, high humidity factors in Bobcats showing at invite

Senior Jason Graham helped pace the Houghton Lake cross country team at the Clare Invitational on Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Things might be better than we perceive’

The United States and Iran have reached an agreement for a treaty. Two countries, that clearly don’t trust or care much for each other, look to their leaders to weigh its merit. More...

Appreciates right to fly any flag

As the daughter, wife and mother of men who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, I appreciate the right we have to fly any flag we want on our own property. More...

Religion & Family

‘Picnic’ dinner Sept. 16 at Messiah Lutheran

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community “Picnic Dinner” on Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. More...

Gallimore Boarding House site of RAHS meeting

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will host its regular monthly meeting on Sept. More...

Mikenauk Chorale rehearsals underway, new members invited

The Mikenauk Chorale began rehearsals Sept. 8 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, Roscommon.  Members kicked off the season with a potluck supper Sept. 1. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

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