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Economic development seminar focuses on filling empty buildings

While looking around the communities within Roscommon County one will find some empty storefronts and weedy parking lots sprinkled among thriving businesses. More...

Bucks spirited Homecoming Week leads up to Friday game

Roscommon High School students have been gearing up this week for the annual Homecoming dance and football game by participating in Spirit Week activities. More...

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News

RCRC FALL RIDE AROUND STOPS AT OLD 27

The Roscommon County Road Commission held its fall Ride Around on Sept. 22.  More...

Akin sees ‘road diet’ as a ‘big hindrance’

Roscommon County Road Commission Member Kim Akin noted that it was “imperative” for the RCRC members to attend the Sept. More...

25th Harvest Gathering drive underway

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging people across the state to participate in the 25th Annual Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive.  Johnson and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette joined the Food Bank Council of Michiga More...

Business

Lodging industry works to eliminate child exploitation

Michigan’s lodging and tourism industry took a bold step forward to combat the commercial exploitation of children in partnership with the national Safeguarding Adolescents From Exploitation (SAFE) Action Project.  More...

MACON MARINE CENTER

Macon Marine Center has moved into the former Consumers Energy Service Center in Prudenville at 1551 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). More...

COUNTRY SWEETS

The new Country Sweets Bakery and Coffee House at 9015 N. Cut Rd. More...

Outdoors

AuGres angler eighth to catch a ‘Catch Us’ fish

Wayne Jakubiak of AuGres visited Houghton Lake Sept. 22 for a threeday fishing trip with friends. When he returned home he had a $50 gas card in his possession and now has the chance to win $250,000 and a new Lund boat.  More...

Partners help DNR stock more than 4 million walleye

The Department of Natural Resources in August announced the totals from its annual walleye rearing pond harvest and stocking of walleye fingerlings. More...

SUNDAY CATCH

Rob Maier of New Palestine, IN, caught this 4-pound smallmouth while fishing off Long Point Sept. 27. Maier was fishing with his uncle, Butch Cornett, of Roscommon, when he landed the smallmouth using a leech under a slip bobber. More...

Happenings

DAR Forest memorial to be rededicated Oct. 4

An 85th Anniversary Rededication of the Daughters of the American Revolution Forest monument, located on Old 27 approximately 1.5 miles south of Snowbowl Road, will be held on Sunday, Oct. More...

Gahagan annual open house, membership meeting Oct. 11

The Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve (MGNP) will host its annual open house and membership meeting Oct. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.  The public is invited to attend to honor Tom Dale, former education director at the preserve.  More...

‘Cider in the Park’ 2015 to feature anchor dedication

The Friends of Trestle Park is hosting its third annual Cider in the Park event on Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Denton Township’s Trestle Park.  More...

Put on a diet

MDOT says section of M-55 to slim down to three lanes

With motorists’ safety being the number one concern, Jay Gailitis and Jason Bodell of the Michigan Department of Transportation gave an update on MDOT’s plan to reduce the number of lanes on M-55 between US-127 to Old 27 from four to thre More...

Project H.O.P.E. closing for month of October

Low donations cause closure

The Project H.O.P.E. food bank in Prudenville will be closed from Oct. 3 through Nov. 1 due to a steep downturn in monetary donations according to Director LaWanda North. More...

Patriot pride on display during Homecoming Week

Although there will not be senior royalty to be crowned at the Charlton Heston Academy’s Homecoming game this Friday against the Brimley Bays, that is not stopping the current underclassmen from showing their Patriot pride during Spirit Week.&n More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon Aug. 3:  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  George R. Findlay, 42, Walled Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of larceny between $1,000 and $ 20,000. Richfield Township Police made the arrest. More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Monday Senior Pool League Sept. More...

Bucks mercy Warriors at Forest Area

The Roscommon varsity soccer team scored a 9-1 win at Forest Area Sept. 29, bringing their overall season record to 9-3 overall and 7-1 in Northern Michigan Soccer League action.  More...

Youth Bobcats take two gridiron wins in Gladwin

Houghton Lake returned from youth football action in Gladwin last Saturday with two wins.  The Houghton Lake Bobcats Youth Football program won two of six contests against their Gladwin counterparts.  The Bobcat 3rd/4th Team 1 lost to Gladw More...

Editorial

From dream to reality, facing a tough path

Inside the First Amendment

Freedom.  Stop for a moment and savor that word – and what it means.  Roll that word over in your head. Say it aloud. Whisper it to yourself, shout it from the rooftops. And then think about how free you are right now.  More...

Trio of thanks

It is worth noting that the leaders of three important Roscommon County organizations have either recently retired or will soon.  Roscommon Area District Library Director Lisa Sutton retired Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Hope from the Pope’

This is a letter I had to rewrite. I guess I got some hope from the Pope.  I read my letter and I, too, realized there were things missing! Me!  More...

Not all changes are good things

Well, I have heard it all now. I went to the bank to deposit some cash into my son’s account and was told I could not do that. If you want to deposit cash one must be on the account and show your identification. More...

UN involvement answer for refugee crisis

On Fox News Rick Grenell championed the quickest achievable human solution to the severe refugee problem. It will mean so much to these tortured souls. More...

Religion & Family

Munson Hospice holding Memorial Ceremony Saturday

Munson Hospice is sponsoring its annual Memorial Ceremony on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Roscommon  More...

Spaghetti on menu at St. Michael

A free community dinner at St. Michael Catholic Church in Roscommon Oct. 13 will feature spaghetti.  The dinner will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  The menu will also include salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. The public is invited. More...

GOD’S WORK OUR HANDS

Messiah Lutheran Church of Roscommon participated in the National ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) “God’s Work. Our Hands Day” Sept. 13, by cleaning up the playground prior to the children starting school. More...

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