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Christian, Gilbert elected to lead HLCS Board of Education

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education has elected new leadership, as of Monday’s organizational meeting.  Nominations for president were made for both Tim Scherer, who had served as president for the past year, and former More...

SNOWY CENTERPIECE

Snow sculptors (left to right) Steve Stuck, Richard Kristof, Jeff Baker and John Fuller work on the central sculpture at the site of Tip-up Town 2016 Monday afternoon. More...

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News

Break-in reported in Markey; bad checks written

A Houghton Lake man was arrested for breaking and entering a Markey Township home. The man told Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies he had gone in to get a beer. More...

SNOWMOBILE FIRE

A snowmobile burns on Nestel Road near the intersection of Frisco Drive in Prudenville at 12:18 on Saturday. Denton Township fire and police officers responded to the blaze. (Photo by Jeff Wheeler)   More...

Grant applications being accepted by HBANCL

The Home Builders Association of North Central Lakes is accepting applications for its Community Grant until April 1.  The fund will benefit organizations in Roscommon County and Crawford County.  More...

Business

ALL SEASONS OFFERS ROOMS, DINING

The new All Seasons Hotel and Conference Center at 9285 West Lake City Rd. (M-55) at Houghton Lake, opened for business on Jan. 11 under new Owner Brian Hubbard (left) and Manager Rick DeVore. More...

GOP ROUNDUP

Roscommon County Commissioner Marc Milburn (left) had an opportunity to meet with and discuss issues with (left to right) State Representative Bruce Rendon, Rendon’s wife Daire, and U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer encourages reading of Constitution

Our U.S. More...

Board needs to ‘listen to our voices’

I’m confused. At the October Gerrish Township Board meeting, residents asked for a public meeting to discuss the proposal the board had for consideration to contract services again in 2016 with Northpoint Fisheries Management, LLC. More...

Voters should decide swimmer’s itch issue

I read Tom Kizer’s letter to the editor last week (”Programs had ‘winwin’ result on Higgins”) where he described how the competing swimmer’s itch programs on Higgins Lake have taken on a negative tone to the point More...

Religion & Family

Food distribution Jan. 29 in St. Helen

Messiah Lutheran Church of Roscommon will be sponsoring a food truck on Jan. 29 at noon for Roscommon County residents.  The food distribution will take place at Community Baptist Church of St. Helen, 1494 North St. Helen Rd., St. More...

Meat loaf on GSUMC dinner menu

Good Shepherd United Method­ist Church of the North will host a free community dinner Jan. More...

Messiah Lutheran community dinner planned Jan. 27

A community dinner will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Jan. More...

Happenings

Summer enrichment scholarships available for Roscommon students

The application deadline to apply for summer enrichment scholarships at the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is March 7. More...

Wertz Warriors dinner set for Feb. 1 in Prudenville

The 35th annual ride for Special Olympics of Michigan featuring Wertz Warriors will make a stop at Houghton Lake’s 12th annual community reception Feb. More...

Wertz Warriors to make stop at St. Helen’s Cedar Inn Feb. 1

During their 35th annual ride for Special Olympics of Michigan, the Wertz Warriors will be making a stop at the Cedar Inn in St. Helen on Feb. 1.   The riders will be making their way through St. More...

Gas prices drop, make national news

Gallon of gas as low as 47¢ during price war

The price war at four Houghton Lake gas stations not only created quite a bit of excitement here Sunday, it also made news nationally.  Houghton Lake’s low gas prices – as low as 47 cents per gallon – was the lead story in USA More...

66th annual Tip-up Town starts this weekend

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2016 gets underway this weekend, starting today (Thursday) with the clues to the Tip-up Town Medallion. Folks can use the clues posted at area businesses, including the Resorter, and broadcast on WUPS 98.5 FM every day at 4 p.m. More...

Trial date set for Arroyo

A Silverwood man charged in the death of a Nester Township woman has been scheduled for trial in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon.  Francisco C. More...

RHS teacher awaiting arraignment for assaulting a student

A Roscommon High School teacher was arrested Jan. 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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 1, 2015:  Tiffany E. McIntire, 31, Prescott, at a motion hearing for the prosecutor to review the delay of sentence, had her probation extended one year. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Buck girls dominate Bobcats as Patterson chips in 14

Led by senior Paige Patterson’s 14 points, the Roscommon varsity girls basketball team soundly defeated rival Houghton Lake Jan. 15 at Roscommon. “We needed this win,” said Roscommon Coach Scott Mires. More...

Bucks sweep Bobcats

Keipert, Sarna post career highs as Bucks blast Bobcats

Roscommon’s Kaleb Keipert picked a great game to have a career-night as the 6-foot-6-inch junior poured in 27 points as the Bucks whipped rival Houghton Lake, 75-53.  More...

Bucks blasted by Falcons at Ogemaw

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team took a 40-17 drubbing in a non-conference matchup at Ogemaw Heights Jan. 18.  “The ball was not going in the hole! More...

Editorial

Debate over ‘blue collar’ free speech, union dues

Inside the First Amendment

In the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment’s “blue collar” freedoms lead off all the rest. More...

Something for everyone

For the 66th time, Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is planned this weekend (and next) at Houghton Lake.  More...

We still need your vote

Wouldn’t it be cool to flip through the pages of the Jan. More...

Outdoors

SATURDAY CATCH

Kobe Scott, 7, Houghton Lake, caught this 27-inch pike on a tip-up Saturday near Little Round on Houghton Lake. The young angler was fishing with his dad, Brandon, when he landed the pike. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Make 2016 #MiShoeYear, join the ‘movement for movement’

Nearly a month into this new year, many people are working on – or perhaps already struggling to keep – resolutions to get in shape.  More...

Great catch marks first bass club ice fishing tourney

The Houghton Lake Area Bass Club held its first ice fishing tournament Sunday, with participants bringing in some impressive catches. The tournament was sponsored by Lyman’s on the Lake and Fish Bones Lures.  More...

Education

RMS students perform well at spelling bee, despite mix-up

Two Roscommon Middle School students fared well at the Knights of Columbus Regional Spelling Bee Jan. More...

PERFECT ATTENDANCE IN DECEMBER

Fourteen teachers and 121 students from preschool through third grade were recognized Jan. 19 for their perfect attendance during the month of December at Collins Elementary School. More...

Roscommon’s Allen spends winter break volunteering

Cassidy Allen, of Roscommon, this month participated in a service project through Saginaw Valley State University’s Alternative Breaks program, which is a studentled organization that sends its members to various states and countries to do volu More...

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Poll

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