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Closed session not disciplinary, but may have violated OMA

While the Feb. More...

Presidential primary Tuesday

Voters in Michigan – and Roscommon County – will be asked March 8 to choose nominees for president in the November general election.  The following candidate choices are listed on the ballot to be presented to voters on March 8:  More...

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News

Canamore faces additional charges in Ogemaw County

A teacher at Charlton Heston Academy recently charged in Roscommon County on criminal sexual conduct charges, now faces four counts of first degree CSC in Ogemaw County.  More...

Sheriff Stern completes 109th session of National Sheriffs’ Institute

Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern completed participation in the 109th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) held in Aurora, CO, from Feb. 22-26. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. More...

Rental agreement nixed by RCRC

The Roscommon County Road Commission has agreed to cancel a rental agreement with a potential tenant of one of its properties.  The building had been sought by Deb Rosczyk for business storage, but zoning issues in the Village of Roscommon compl More...

Editorial

Where are privacy, national security limits

Inside the First Amendment

The legal tug of war between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over access to a single iPhone is shaping up to be one of the first great national disputes of the Digital Age.  More...

Pick up a book

March is Reading Month.  Students across the nation celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss Wednesday during National Read Across America Day.  More...

Outdoors

Angelo’s Ice Fishing Tourney on Houghton Lake Saturday

The second annual Angelo’s Ice Fishing Tournament will be held on Houghton Lake March 5, offering prizes including ice shanties, a power auger and an underwater camera.  More...

BIRDER TO SPEAK AT HLPL

(Above) Birder and photographer Greg Bodker of Houghton Lake will give a talk on birding at the Houghton Lake Public Library at 6 p.m. on March 8.  More...

EAST BAY LUNKER

Gary Childs of Houghton Lake holds a 36-inch northern pike he caught while jigging on Houghton Lake’s East Bay on the afternoon of Feb. 28. Childs’ jig was baited with a minnow according to fishing partner Mark Lewis of Houghton Lake. More...

Happenings

Turning Webelos in to Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 944, Roscommon, became five scouts stronger during its annual Blue and Gold Ceremony, at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Hall Monday evening. More...

Oak wilt workshops scheduled in March

Oak wilt is a disease that kills members of the red oak family in Northern Michigan and the public can learn more about it during upcoming workshops.  More...

Comedy ‘Wage Warfare’ to be presented by GAFT

The Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre will present its winter comedy, “Wage Warfare” beginning March 10.  More...

Education

NEW WAY TO LEARN AT HLPL

Warren Milburn, 3, of Houghton Lake, reacts to a game on a Playaway Launchpad at the Houghton Lake Public Library as Library Director Kimberly Young introduces him to the new resource. More...

COMMUNITY READ WRAPS UP

Roscommon County Community Read 2016 ended another successful year recently. The Community Read ended the five-week long event with a live Skype chat with the author at the Roscommon High School (RHS) library on Feb. 22.  More...

MATH NIGHT

(Above) Fifth grader Ireland Selfridge (left) reacts to a new puzzle fourth grade teacher Jennifer Williams (not pictured) gave her, as she was supposed to be racing against sixth grader Jevyn Emerick (center) and her dad, Jamison Selfridge.  More...

Breaking News - 3/8/2016 10:34 PM

Trump, Sanders take Roscommon County - Free Access

All precincts now in

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the choices of voters in Tuesday’s Presidential Primary. More...

Breaking News - 3/3/2016 9:45 AM

Impact on Roscommon County less than expected, Frontier says - Free Access

Roscommon County 911 Director Vance Stringham announced that Frontier updated his office about details of the work the company plans to do March 7. More...

Frontier line work likely to impact 911 service Sunday

Calls to 911 may be delayed this Monday, as Frontier does work on a fiber line.  In a press release Feb. More...

Richfield clerk charged with open meetings violation

Richfield Township Clerk Pamela Scott, 55, was charged Feb. 23, on a single count of violating the Open Meetings Act, first offense. More...

‘PINK OUT’ ROYALTY

Houghton Lake High School “Pink Out” King and Queen seniors Riley Connett and Taylor Perry (fourth and fifth from left) are flanked by representatives of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes after they were announced as royalty Frid More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

’Cats miss Regional title by 0.4 points, return to States for third straight year

The Houghton Lake Bobcats competitive cheerleading team qualified for States for the third year in a row Saturday. More...

Four Bucks, one Bobcat headed to State Individual tournament

Five Roscommon County high school wrestlers will take part in the State Individual Wrestling Championship Tournament, to be held at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 3-5.  More...

Defense helps Bobcats avenge earlier loss to Bucks

Houghton Lake, Roscommon to face each other again March 9 in Districts

Leading by two points with just over two minutes to play, Houghton Lake went on an 11-0 run to finish off Roscommon Friday night, 52-39. The varsity boys basketball team from Houghton Lake avenged a 75-53 shellacking by the Bucks on Jan. 15. More...

Letters to the Editor

Profiling: ‘Intent is malacious’

I am a resident of Gerrish Township. After the February Gerrish Township Board meeting, I expressed my disappointment to More...

Get out and support the Bobcats

In the fall we go to the Bobcat football home games and find the stands are full. Why, when we go to the basketball games at home are the stands empty? The players need our support as much now as in the fall. More...

Supreme Court not meant to be even

I somewhat disagree with Art Randall (“Obey oath in Supreme Court nominations,” Resorter, Feb. 25) on how he believes the Constitution reads. More...

Religion & Family

HLUMC sends two to work on Mexican schools, clinic

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church sent two members to Rio Bravo, Mexico, for a week of missions in February.  Seasoned volunteers Chuck Corwin and Marc Milburn have traveled for a combined total of 12 mission trips in recent years. More...

HONORING A VETERAN

In recognition of his service in the United States Army during World War II and observance of his 91st birthday, Lynn Chidester of Houghton Lake was honored by Hospice of Michigan Feb. 14. Chidester, who turned 91 on Feb. More...

Dillons name daughter Joei

Dana and Jon Dillon, Prudenville, announce the birth of their daughter, Joei Lorenzie.  The baby was born Feb. 14, 2016, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

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