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Village/DDA review past success, look toward future developments

As a way to plan for the future and look at the success the Village of Roscommon has had over the past year, the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority and the Village of Roscommon council held a “collaborative visioning session” on Oct More...

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News

National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14- to 18-year olds in the United States, however, a recent survey showed that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their teens about the key components of driving.  More...

Driver reports accident on US-127

A Brimley woman reported an accident to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 11.  According to a sherriff’s report, Cassandra L. More...

Scholarship Expo tonight

The Roscommon County Community Foundation will hold its annual Financial Aid/Scholarship Workshop tonight (Thursday) at Roscommon High School.  The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the RHS auditorium. More...

Business

‘Boost Your Business with Broadband’ finalist for Connect Michigan’s award

Connect Michigan recently announced the four finalists for the 2015 Connected Project Awards presented by ACD, Lansing, an independent phone and internet provider. More...

CHEMICAL CARES DAY

The Chemical Bank staff spent Columbus Day (Oct. 12), which has been traditionally a day off from work, volunteering at the Prudenville St. Vincent de Paul.  More...

VOLUNTEERING ON THEIR DAY OFF

Chemical Bank tellers (from left) Cristie Brown and Cindy Hamilton spent Columbus Day (Oct.12) and their day off volunteering at the Prudenville St. Vincent de Paul. “It’s been fun,” Brown said of the day. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gerrish resident urges support for SICon plan

I thank Gerrish Township Supervisor Frank Homola for expressing his opinion in the Houghton Lake Resorter (“Homola: Gerrish Township has done much to reduce swimmer’s itch,” Aug. More...

Happenings

New flag flying over HLMS

BRINGING IT DOWN Boy Scouts from Troop 955 (from left to right) Mason Urbain, James Loughray (hidden), Scout Nebor and Gavin Hartwell lower Houghton Lake Middle School’s American flag Oct. More...

Four Shillings Short concert Nov. 5 at RADL

The Celtic/folk/world music duo Four Shillings Short is coming to the Roscommon Area District Library on Nov. More...

‘Men’s to Men’s’ sale slated for Oct. 24 at Roscommon VFW

Friends Helping Friends Foundation is making final plans for a “Men’s to Men’s” sale scheduled for Oct. 24.  The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles M. More...

Lake’s Russo out as fire chief

Lake Township Fire Chief David Russo was terminated in a 4-1 vote during the township’s Oct. More...

After assessment reversal, HLCS, others owe over $400K

Houghton Lake Community Schools is among several educational and governmental entities that were asked to pay back a portion of taxes collected in Richfield Township in 2013.  More...

Village to consider 5% water rate increase

The Village of Roscommon council will be considering a resolution to increase the water rate by 5% at its next meeting. Trustee Mark Larsen said during an Oct. 12 meeting that the reason for the increase is a proactive measure.  More...

Prudenville WWII veteran shared Air Force experience with twin brother

Diebel takes ‘Honor Flight’ to Washington, D.C.

“When we went into the service, my parents asked if it was at all possible to stay together,” 89-year old Prudenville Air Force veteran Elmer Diebel remembers of being drafted.  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

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 1:  Henry A. Carter, 51, Houghton Lake, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, had his bond amended (increased to $25,000) per the people’s request.  More...

Sports

Bobcats, Bucks battle to 1-1 tie

Six weeks after they met in the season opener at Bobcat Stadium, Roscommon and Houghton Lake were at it again on the soccer pitch Oct. 8 at RHS.  Avenging an opening 4-1 loss Aug. More...

Bucks to play for NMSL title

With a 3-2 shoot-out win over McBain Northern Michigan Christian Monday, Roscommon played Gladwin in the Northern Michigan Soccer League Championship game Wednesday night.  The Bucks faced the G’s at Clare’s Brookwood Athletic Comple More...

Beavers one touchdown better in shoot-out with Bobcats

Houghton Lake had its chances at a victory Friday night at Beaverton but the Bobcat defense simply could not stop Beaverton’s offense in a 41-34 Beaverton win.  Other than three turnovers, the Bobcats were unable to stop Beaverton’s More...

Editorial

Help Project H.O.P.E.

Since the 1980s, thousands of people have benefitted from Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat).  More...

In words and gestures, Pope Francis reawakens the American ideal

Inside the First Amendment

At a cultural moment when celebrity trumps character in America, it took a humble priest from Argentina to remind us of the better angels of our nature – and of the kind of nation we must aspire to build in the 21st century.  More...

Religion & Family

Whelpley, Kietzman parents of twins

Chelsie Whelpley and Zachary Kietzman of St. Helen announce the birth of their daughters, Lillian Ann and Brooklyn May.  The girls were born at 12:43 p.m. and 12:46 p.m., respectively, Oct. 4, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.  More...

Picnic dinner Oct. 21 at Messiah Lutheran

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community “picnic dinner” on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Whittington, MacKenzie planning 2017 wedding

Michael Whittington and Amie MacKenzie of Houghton Lake announce their engagement to be married.  The bride-to-be is the daughter to Jerry and Wendy MacKenzie of Prudenville. More...

Education

SEPTEMBER PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Collins Elementary School celebrated perfect attendance for the month of September Monday. More...

Collins third graders explore ‘The Best Part of Me’

“The Best Part of Me” is a lesson inspired by the book by Wendy Ewald. Students in Mrs. More...

Birgy makes vocabulary fun for HLMS seventh graders

Recently, I signed my seventh grade language arts More...

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