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HLCS amends revenues, expenses

A mid-year budget amendment approved by the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday was itself amended, to reflect an item some board members voiced concerns about and tabled for later consideration. More...

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News

Break-in reported at Lyon Township residence

A Clarkston couple filed a complaint with the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office that someone had broken into their Lyon Township residence.  More...

REAR ENDED

Emergency personnel from the Michigan State Police and Denton Township Ambulance tend to victims of a car accident on the afternoon of Dec. 11. More...

Village votes to pay Linderman for added duties

The Village of Roscommon council voted to pay Department of Public Works Director David Linderman a total of $4,650 in supplemental pay during their regular meeting Dec. 14.  More...

Business

Spicer’s Boat City named a Top 100 dealer

Spicer’s Boat City of Houghton Lake has been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the leading trade publication for the marine industry.  More...

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Forward Energy, a subsidiary of Forward Corporation, Standish, celebrated the opening of its new office, 10040 North Roscommon Rd. (M-18), Roscommon, Monday. More...

JOINS ROTARY

Denise Stefanko (center), owner/ operator of Morning Glory Mercantile, was recently inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake. More...

Letters to the Editor

Change in winter taxes ‘smart business’

The big question why are my winter taxes higher this year?  Let me start from the beginning:  More...

Contentiousness a ‘disservice’ in swimmer’s itch issue

I remain amazed at the contentiousness of many in dealing with the swimmer’s itch problem at Higgins Lake. Their constant mission has been to discredit Northpoint Fisheries Management, LLC, as lacking in the expertise necessary to do the work. More...

Happenings

BOBCAT LAIR OFFERS HOLIDAY SEASON DISCOUNTS

On Dec. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Houghton Lake High School’s Bobcat Lair will offer holiday season discounted rates on all merchandise. This is the final sale of the school year and there will be giveaways throughout the day. More...

Kirtland Garden Club meeting Dec. 21

The Kirtland Garden Club will meet at Fred’s of Roscommon for its Christmas luncheon on Dec. More...

ROTARY ASSISTS TWO ORGANIZATIONS

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently donated $700 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and $1,000 to the Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center, located in Roscommon. More...

Porath requests county’s support in opposing M-55 ‘road diet’

Roscommon County Road Commission Member Jim Porath said in order to prevent the proposed Michigan Department of Transportation M-55 “road diet,” which would reduce the number of lanes from four to three between Old 27 and US-127, it would More...

RAPS votes to move tax collection to winter

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously not to collect summer taxes during their regular meeting at Roscommon Middle School Dec. 15. Instead, RAPS will collect taxes during the winter, beginning next year.  More...

‘T-Bear’ known for ‘good-hearted’ nature

Frank ‘T-Bear’ Thibert - 2015 Roscommon County Person of the Year

“Mr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

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

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Houghton Lake first at CCCAM Invitational to start the season

Both the varsity and JV Bobcats earned first place wins at the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Invitational at Houghton Lake Dec. More...

Bobcat shots fail to fall in 11-point loss to Vikings

A week after beating Grayling to open their season, the Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team found themselves on the other end of the score Dec. More...

Missed free throws doom Bobcats in loss at Beaverton

Thirteen missed free throws – including six in the fourth quarter – proved too much for Houghton Lake to overcome in a 51-41 varsity girls basketball loss at Beaverton Dec. 10. More...

Editorial

Recalling my journey to Bethlehem

From the Pastor’s Canoe

It was a cave – not a wooden stable – where Mary gave birth to Jesus. The hill country around Bethlehem is replete with rock overhangs and shallow caves. Herdsmen took advantage of them to shelter their livestock and supplies. More...

Dreams of a white Christmas

With Christmas a week away, Roscommon County is lacking in the snow and cold department.  The area has recorded 2.5 inches of snowfall so far this year. Last year, 13.8 inches had already fallen. More...

500-plus days of injustice – Free Jason Rezaian

Inside the First Amendment

Iran has now unjustly imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian for more than 500 days – a travesty piled atop an absurdity that compounds a tragedy.  More...

Religion & Family

Over 100 area women receive free mammograms in October

During the month of October, 113 area women received free mammograms with the support of MidMichigan Health. More...

Conservation district offers free landowner assistance program

The Crawford-Roscommon and Otsego conservation districts currently employ a forester to provide free technical assistance to private landowners as part of the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP).  More...

Prudenvile woman honors vets at ‘Wreaths Across America’

Nancy Rider of Prudenville was among the over 4,000 people who helped honor veterans last Saturday at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.  Rider, a member of the Michigan Patriot Guard and Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans, traveled to Great La More...

Education

Getting a close look

For the first time in five years, students at Collins Elementary had the chance to get up close and personal with animals they don’t often come across in Roscommon County. More...

Student design contest underway for State of State

Michigan high school, junior high and elementary school students are encouraged to submit designs for the cover of the 2016 Michigan State of the State program contest, Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced.  More...

COLLINS NOVEMBER WRITERS OF THE MONTH

Writers of the Month for Novemeber at Collins Elementary are (from left) second graders Joseph Julien and Jayla Dean of Naomi Clouse’s class, Landan Sturges and Cassandra Sanders of Anjanette Rusmisel’s class, Elizabeth Myers and Andrew P More...

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