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Thanksgiving home invasion lands Houghton Lake man in jail

A 24-year old Houghton Lake man was arrested by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office during the early morning of Thanksgiving Day (Nov. More...

TO HANDLE STORM WATER

Roscommon County Road Commission workers (left to right) DJ Sharrard (operating Grad-All), Dave Thompson and George Doebler widen and deepen the ditch on County Road 100 in front of Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport last week. More...

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News

Troopers handle vehicle fire, accidental shooting

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post and firefighters from Roscommon Township responded to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the former Snow Bowl Restaurant Monday morning.  More...

Well in Haiti Advent project for Markey Church

The season of Advent, which leads up to Christmas, began on Nov. 29, and this year Markey Church took on a project designed to reach out to those in need. The church announced during their Nov. More...

Fast food office window allegedly broken by agitated employee

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident at a Houghton Lake area fast food restaurant in which an employee allegedly punched an office window.  A deputy was approached while at a nearby gas station by one of the r More...

Editorial

During Advent: Expecting the unexpected

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Stars lit the morning as a three-quarter moon was setting. Each breath left a cloud of frosty vapor as I crunched through the oak leaves to my deer blind. Entering with only the sound of a zipper and the swish of nylon, I took my seat for the vigil. More...

‘Grateful mindset’ important for holidays

Superintentions

In the days following the Thanksgiving Day holiday, I found myself thinking more deeply about being grateful. More...

Leaders gave much

The Houghton Lake and Prudenville area lost three community and business leaders in the past few weeks with the deaths of Marie Pinch, 68, Lowell Souder, 80, and this week of Bill Oliver, 83. More...

Religion & Family

McGlincheys name third child Levi

Tim and Kersten McGlinchey of Royal Oak announce the birth of their son, Levi Allen.   Born Oct. 29, 2015, at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Son born to Holtzlander, Summers

April Holtzlander and Joshua Summers of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Dominic Adam, who was born Nov. 16, 2015.   The baby was born at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Son, Michael, born to Brunetti, Adams

Jessica Brunetti and Michael Adams of Roscommon announce the birth of their son, whom they named Michael Steven.   The baby was born Nov. 26, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

Friends of RADL busy in December

The Friends of Roscommon Area District Library invite readers to stop in the library and treat themselves to a “grab bag” surprise book for 50 cents. More...

Financial Capability holiday blitz Dec. 14

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Traverse City will host Financial Capability workshops all day on Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A different workshop will be held on the hour. More...

FORMAL BORDER

Preparing to install the new fence at Happy Landings Playground at Collins Elementary Nov. More...

Guess who’s coming to town?

Santa arrives Saturday at 38th Christmas in the Village

This Saturday, the Village of Roscommon will welcome the Christmas season by hosting the 38th Annual Christmas in the Village celebration on Dec. 5.  More...

Souder recalled for service to area

Former Roscommon County Commissioner Lowell Souder, who represented District 5 and the Houghton Lake community, is remembered as a man dedicated to the betterment of his community and those around him. Souder, who died on Nov. More...

St. Helen Christmas Parade Friday

The Bluegill Optimist Club of St. Helen and the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce will host its St. Helen Christmas Parade on Friday (Dec. 4).  More...

Lake Township appoints Nettle as fire chief

The Lake Township Board appointed Ed Nettle of Merritt as the new Lake Township Fire Chief during a special meeting at the township hall Nov. 24. 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

82nd District Court

The following were recently sentenced in 82nd District Court after pleading guilty to charges filed against them:  Jeane M. More...

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 20:  More...

Sports

ALL CONFERENCE GRIDDERS

Several Houghton Lake varsity football players were honored for their play by being named to the Jack Pine Conference’s All Conference Team recently.  More...

EQUESTRIAN AWARDS PRESENTED

Houghton Lake High School equestrian team members freshman Hailey DeBaeke (middle) and sophomore Sarah Williams present Principal John Winkler with awards they received during District 13 competition this season. More...

Poor performance at the line costs Bucks opener at Grayling

An especially difficult night at the free throw line led to the Roscommon girls varsity basketball team dropping their first game of the season, 40-35, at Grayling Nov. 30.  More...

Outdoors

Officers targeting illegal importation of deer into state

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers in southwest Michigan recently conducted enforcement operations targeting illegal importation of harvested deer into Michigan from states with chronic wasting disease (CWD) in their freer More...

FIRST BUCK

Nathan Sheridan, 14, shot his first buck – a seven-point – near the family cabin in southern Roscommon County. He used a .270 Winchester Magnum. Sheridan is the son of Ken and Denise Sheridan of Dublin, OH.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

Happenings

Ringing in Christmas at Trestle Park

TIME WITH DAD Brinley Powell, 2, gets help with her craft from her dad, Tim Powell. More...

Christmas cookies by the thousands

Cookies on the counter, cookies on the dining room table, cookies in the freezer and cookies in the refrigerator. More...

Memorial Thanksgiving dinner serves hundreds

The Russ Graham/Matt Grover Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner Nov. 26 at the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge went off without a hitch. More...

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