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Former Lake firefighter alleges defamation, deprivation

A former Lake Township firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the township, as well as Supervisor Stan Christler and Trustees David Emmons and Roger Kohn.  Robert Zwierzelewski, Houghton Lake, filed the 11-page lawsuit Dec. More...

Prudenville couple parents of first 2016 baby at Munson

Sydney Kopischka and Wyatt Navarro of Prudenville thought they might have a New Year’s baby – their due date had changed from Jan. 2 to Jan. 1. More...

Swimmer’s itch informational meeting Saturday at Lyon Township

Lyon Township will host an informational meeting on the topic of swimmer’s itch at Higgins Lake Saturday at 10 a.m. More...

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News

Snowmobile accident sends one to hospital

A Sterling Heights man was injured in a snowmobile accident Saturday at Five Corners, near Emery and Owens roads in Denton Township.  More...

Prudenville man arrested for possession of narcotics

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 20-year-old Prudenville man for possession of narcotics after a traffic stop on M-55 near Clearwater Avenue in Prudenville Dec. More...

Property damage reported by boxed in driver

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a malicious destruction of property damage case that occurred Jan. 2 at Houghton Lake.  More...

Business

Mercantile Bank receives ‘outsanding’ CRA rating

In December, Mercantile Bank of Michigan announced it was once again assigned an “outstanding” rating in its recently completed Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) examination by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  More...

MIDGE AND CO. AT HOUGHTON LAKE

Longtime Roscommon County realtor Midge Rutter is the broker at a new independent real estate company at Houghton Lake called Midge and Co., located at 3540 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) next to Hutson Insurance Agency, offers commercial, residenti More...

First commercial drone registered in Roscommon County

Technology took a leap forward in Roscommon County recently with the registration of the first drone to be used for commercial purposes, and the granting of an exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its owner to fly it.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Use some surplus funds to clear roads

First of all, this is not the fault of any of the Roscommon County Road Commission drivers. I think they do a great job clearing the snow off the roads.  More...

The slide is ready!’

To the young and young at heart. You are invited to enjoy Ryan’s slide at 103 Reflection Ct. on Lake James, just three miles from Walgreens in Prudenville. Sleds are available at the site.   More...

Encourages attendance at swimmer’s itch meeting

It’s time for some common sense and logic [in the issue of swimmer’s itch]. This coming Saturday, Jan. More...

Religion & Family

Peterson, Saxton wed at Caberfae Peaks

Ashlei Elizabeth Peterson, daughter of Bob and Sherry Peterson, Prudenville, and Colter Mathew Saxton, son of Mat Saxton and Sheri Lewis, were united in marriage Nov. 14 at Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac. More...

FOUR GENERATIONS OF RAPSONS

Mal and Barb Rapson of Houghton Lake and their son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Genia, also of Houghton Lake, celebrated the holidays with the rest of the family in the Plymouth-Canton area with the newest great-grandchild, Rosalie Rae, daughter of A More...

FOR RIVER HOUSE THRIFT STORE

River House Inc. Director of Development Marey Jurkovich (right) accepts a $2,000 donation from Lorelei King on behalf of MidMichigan Community Health Services. More...

Education

RES/RMS movie night to feature ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

As part of its Night at the Movies series, the Roscommon Parent Teacher Organization will be showing “Hotel Transylvania 2” on Jan. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Roscommon Elementary School gym.  More...

Denlinger named to dean’s list at Belmont Univeristy

Samantha Denlinger of Roscommon qualified for the fall 2015 dean’s list at Belmont University, Nashville.  In order to receive the honor, a student must earn at least a 3.5 GPA.  Approximately 30% of Belmont’s 7,400 students qua More...

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Named Students of the Month for December at Houghton Lake Middle School, pictured with Principal Susan Tyer (back row, left) are (back row, left to right) seventh graders Macy Bisballe and Alex Tiepel, sixth graders Jevyn Emerick and Dakota Cook, (fr More...

Breaking News - 1/11/2016 1:55 PM

Schools closed - Free Access

Bobcats' cancel events, Rosco to play at Grayling

With school being closed at Houghton Lake, both the wrestling and boys basketball contests have been cancelled. More...

TUT Kick-off moves to Playhouse this year

Queen, M&M to be chosen Saturday

Tip-up Town, U.S.A. is only two weeks away and festivities will begin Saturday during the annual TUT Kick-off.  The 2016 Tip-up Town Kick-off will see a change in venue. More...

Snow’s arrival boon to businesses

With snow cover beginning last week and lake ice forming in many areas, cash registers at businesses in Roscommon County have begun to ring. More...

RAPS adopts adjusted budget, elects new board officers

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education adopted an adjusted budget which included a much lighter dip into the district’s fund balance than had originally been projected during their organizational meeting at Roscommon Middle School More...

NEW YEAR, NEW BABY

Wyatt Navarro and Sydney Kopischka of Prudenville celebrated the birth of their daughter, Brynlee Dawn, along with the new year. The baby’s due date was Jan. 1, but she arrived at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 2, after more than a day of labor. 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

Stringham emphasizes ‘value’ of Smart911 to central dispatch

From facilitating discreet communications with assault victims still in danger, to assisting in medical emergencies and guiding fire crews to rescue people from burning houses, Smart911 has been helping Michigan 911 centers create better outcomes sin More...

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 3: Mitchell S. Tyler, 24, Houghton Lake, failed to appear for a pretrial hearing and a bench warrant was authorized. More...

Sports

Bucks open 2016 with JPC win over Hornets, 40-36

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team started the new year with a 40-36 Jack Pine Conference win over the visiting Harrison Hornets Jan. More...

Buck wrestlers score 5-0 win at home tourney

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team went 5-0 to win the championship at the Roscommon Invitational Wrestling Tournament Jan. 2.  Falling to the Bucks in order were Manistique, Lake City, Sault Ste. Marie, Ogemaw Heights and Charlevoix.  More...

Bobcat defense shuts down Farwell in 25-point victory

Houghton Lake’s varsity girls basketball team allowed just five first-half points by Farwell as they cruised to a 47-22 home win over the Eagles Tuesday night.  The Bobcats jumped to a 9-2 lead after the first quarter and held a 25-5 advan More...

Editorial

Strange year for First Amendment freedoms

Inside the First Amendment

What a strange, challenging and dangerous year it’s been for First Amendment freedoms, at home and abroad.  2015 was but seven days old when terrorists, claiming to be angry over the publishing of satirical drawings of the Muslim prophet M More...

Do-over needed

Local government leaders from across Michigan are riled up about SB571, which was sent to Governor Rick Snyder on Dec. 28.  More...

Outdoors

DNR marks progress on invasive species, trails and other fronts

Whether teaching a new angler to bait a hook, improving habitat for wildlife, leading a nature hike, expanding an off-road vehicle trail or spearheading dozens of other efforts, for the staff at the Michigan Department Natural Resources, 2015 was one More...

Snyder taps Creagh to guide DEQ through leadership transition

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh will serve as interim director for the Department of Environmental Quality effective Jan. 4, Gov. More...

FIRST ICE ON HOUGHTON LAKE

Cliff Winkler of Houghton Lake ice fishes for the first time this winter on Houghton Lake’s East Bay Monday evening. More...

Happenings

‘Escanaba in Da Moonlight’ auditions Jan. 12 at MMCC

Mid Michigan Community College will be holding open auditions for their upcoming winter semester comedy “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” by Jeff Daniels.  More...

Homebuyer, budget workshops slated for January, February

Free Homebuyer Education Workshops are offered at Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA),1640 Marty Paul St., Cadillac, for people who are considering purchasing a home.  NMCAA is a certified HUD housing counseling and Michigan State More...

FOR PROJECT H.O.P.E.

The staff at the Houghton Lake branch of North Central Area Credit Union (left to right) Head Teller Margot Coppernoll, teller Beverly Forbes, teller Amanda Dragshutz, teller Clara Krathwohl, Manager Stephanie Harris and Member Service Specialist Deb More...

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