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Trump, Sanders win county, state

Roscommon County voters, echoing sentiments of those statewide, gave Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders a majority of their votes Tuesday in the presidential primary. More...

Permit amendment denied; merganser take to remain 25

An expansion of the Gerrish Township program that called for the lethal taking of merganser ducks was denied last month. The previously granted permit that allows 25 mergansers to be taken is still in effect. More...

Special Sections

News

Couple seeks return of late son’s army memorabilia

An East Tawas couple, grieving at the recent loss of their 33-year-old son, is now dealing with the loss of his service memorabilia, which was taken from his home at 306 Green Rd., East Tawas.  More...

SAVING THE STRUCTURE

A Gerrish Township firefighter trains his hose to the area where an attached garage once met a home at 390 Spruce Ave. in Gerrish Township on the afternoon of March 2. More...

Striving for more, Collini lands job in prosecutor’s office

Before landing his current job, as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Roscommon County Prosecutor’s office, Jacob Collini, spent time working as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Detroit after graduating from Albion College .  More...

Editorial

There is a first time for everything

From the Pastor’s canoe

“Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing,” so quipped Henry David Thoreau. I remember the first canoe trip I ever took. It was in May of 1969. I sat in the front of a rented aluminum canoe. More...

What we know so far

With nine precincts reporting Tuesday night, the number of ballots cast in the 2016 primary had already eclipsed those of the last two elections.  In 2008, 4,110 voters cast ballots in the primary while 2012 saw 3,465 votes in Roscommon County.& More...

Trump and the future of the First Amendment

Inside the First Amendment

After Super Tuesday, what was once unthinkable may now be inevitable: Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president of the United States. More...

Outdoors

HOUGHTON LAKE RAINBOW

Anne Leszczynski of Houghton Lake caught this rainbow trout while fishing on Houghton Lake March 5. More...

CAUGHT ON GOLDEN SHINER

Gary Freeman from Monroe caught this 32-inch pike on Houghton Lake March 4. Freeman was fishing in about 10 feet of water near the lake’s South Shore. More...

Happenings

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Land

A spaghetti dinner is planned for March 22 in the cafeteria at Houghton Lake High School to benefit the family of Logan Land.  Sponsored by the National Honor Society, the dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

Representing Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, Barb Costello (right) of the Costello Agency of Roscommon, presents a $250 Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award to Roscommon High School senior Paige Patterson (left) at halft More...

LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

The Michigan Association of Counties Legislative Conference was held Feb. 29 through March 2 in Lansing. The guest speaker was Lt. Governor Brian Calley, who delivered opening remarks that covered state and local topics.  More...

Breaking News - 3/11/2016 10:56 AM

Vote for Houghton Lake! - Free Access

The Lansing State Journal is asking the public to determine Michigan’s best small town. A poll is open through Tuesday at 11 p.m. and Houghton Lake is one of the towns in the running. More...

SPENCER AMONG TOP IN DIVISION 3

The top eight 103-pound wrestlers in Division 3, including fourth place finisher Brenden Spencer of Roscommon, take the podium at The Palace on Saturday night. More...

‘Conversation’ planned with stakeholders on issue of HLCS reconfiguration

March 28 forum set

A March 28 meeting has been scheduled by the Houghton Lake Community Schools’ Board of Education to gather stakeholder input and to allow administrators more time to establish potential costs of a reconfiguration of grades in the district&rsquo More...

Giving veterans the ‘green light’

With around 2,700 veterans in Roscommon County, Veterans Affairs Director Kevin Sherman said the county is the perfect place for the Green Light a Vet program, which promotes the support of veterans through the display of green lights. 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

Merritt youth arrested after taking grandparents’ car

A 15-year old Merritt boy was apprehended by State Police from the Houghton Lake Post after he took his grandparents’ car without permission, and drove to see his girlfriend at Houghton Lake.  More...

St. Helen woman arrested after asking officers for a ride

A 27-year old St. Helen woman was arrested for open intox on a highway and possession of marijuana after making contact with officers from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Christopher R. Pearson, 17, Allegan, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to breaking and entering a building with intent. More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League March 1 Sunshiners 109 Young at Heart 101 Just 4 Fun 98 Hot Flash Honeys 96 Brotebeck Builders 94 Zone 18 83 Nutty Four 78 Sassy Strikers 64 Individual achievements: High Game Scr More...

Bowling Highlights

Sunday Night Mixers March 6 Abundant Embroidery 35 V-M Trucking 22 MCJT 22 G’s Pizza 20 Lost Cause 17 Executive Transportation 16 R. Chrispell +33; F. Wiggins +30; S. More...

Beavers finish JPC season perfect with win over Bucks

Beaverton completed its undefeated Jack Pine Conference boys varsity basketball season March 3 with a 61-37 win over Roscommon.  The Beavers won the JPC title at 14-0 and improved to 17-1 overall with the win.  “We played hard tonight More...

Letters to the Editor

Won’t let ‘one party steal the Constitution’

Well enough is enough. In my opinion, Mr. Art Randall’s letters on Feb. 25 and March 3 seem to suggest that the Constitution was written by the Republicans and no other party has standing in the United States, as we are all socialists. More...

‘Republic no more than people who govern themselves’

Unfortunately Art Randall fails to understand the constructs of the English language and therefore misinterprets the Constitution. Article four Section four of the Constitution guarantees a Republican form of government. More...

Two debates in one

Art Randall calls liberals and progressives communist. He shows his character and shows he has no idea what is in his Republican party. More...

Religion & Family

Jock, Weideman plan October wedding

Steven Edward Jock, son of Edward and Kelly Jock of Houghton Lake, and Amanda Kristine Weideman, daughter of Thomas and Ann Weideman of Grand Rapids, were engaged to be married Jan. More...

Teens for Christ at Artesia Youth Park Sunday

Teens for Christ will appear at Artesia Youth Park this Sunday.  The event begins at 6 p.m. on “Time Change Sunday” at AYP, 1800 Loxley Rd., Houghton Lake.  More...

Education

Lent at OLLRCS

Lent is a season to deepen our relationship More...

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

DOOR DESIGNED BY STUDENTS Brody Billings, a first grader in Sue Mires’ class at Roscommon Elementary School, stands in front of his classroom’s Dr. Seussthemed door. More...

Collins Students Learn about Wonderful Weasels

THE WONDERS OF WEASELS “If you see a badger, you turn around and run away,” Naturalist Jalen Williams of the Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve told the kindergarten students of Shawna Ha More...

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