March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Board nixes Lake St. Helen Public Marina Phase 2 grant

Two resolutions in support of seeking grants for the further de­velopments at Richfield Township’s Carter’s Cove property were struck down during a Richfield Township special meeting March 29. More...

Fundraiser set during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

As a way to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Northern Michigan Children’s As­sessment Center, Roscommon, will be hosting a donation drive over the month of April.  NMCAC Executive Direc­tor Becky Yuncker said that the N More...

Special Sections

News

HLHS 2012 graduate accepted as MSP recruit

Houghton Lake High School Class of 2012 graduate Kelly Julin was recently accepted to the Michigan State Police 129th Recruit School.  A student at Michigan State Univer­sity, Julin began the grueling 22-week training on March 27 along with 59 o More...

Terry promoted to sergeant at Houghton Lake MSP Post

State Police Trooper Harold Terry was promoted to sergeant at the Hough­ton Lake Post March 27.  An 18-year veteran of the MSP, Terry was a member of the State Police 116th Recruit School, and spent the first six and a half years of his career a More...

Runaway complaint could lead to possible marijuana charges

A 56-year-old South Branch Town­ship resident may face drug charges after State Police responded to an unrelated complaint at her home on March 28.  More...

Business

Michigan Works! to host four career fairs

This April Michigan Works! North­east Consortium will be hosting four career fairs across northeast Michigan. Michigan Works! More...

CLEMENS EARNS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Ruth Clemens, manager of the Houghton Lake Office of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, has earned the 2015 Office Manager’s Award for Excellence. More...

MidMichigan Health marketing campaigns earn awards

MidMichigan Health, which provides health care in 15 counties throughout the region, was recognized last December for excellence in marketing with four awards.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer attempted to misinform

In reading the letters of Art Randall and his political adversaries, I note a lot of ideological bias in the responses to Mr. Randall’s points about our Republic. More...

‘OCUIOLI! - Our Constitution, Use it or lose it’

Opinions aside, I try to source facts from the Constitution, dictionaries, records and encyclopedias. So a fourth writer wants to twist the Constitution in his obstinate way. More...

Religion & Family

Camp Warm Hearts offered as a family day camp

Over the last 10 years, Camp Warm Hearts has become well- known in rural communities across Northeast Michigan.  More...

Village clean up set for April 23

As a way to freshen up the streets, the Rotary Club of Roscommon and Boy Scout Troop 944 will host its annual Village of Roscommon clean up day on April 23.  More...

Grief seminars offered by Munson Hospice

Munson Hospice is offering a free 10-session program at Hough­ton Lake to help participants in their journey through grief.  Compassionate facilitators will help participants explore and under­stand 10 touchstones that are essen­tial physical, e More...

Education

Watson’s essay to advance to Elks’ district level

Houghton Lake Middle School fifth grader Hailey Watson earned first place recognition from the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge for her essay on What Can I Do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country?  More...

SPRING CLEANUP II

(Left to right) Denton township residents Lee Blodgett and Tom Weir clean up their section of County Road 100 for the second time this spring Tuesday afternoon. More...

Community feedback added to school configuration talks

HLCS board to review potential costs

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education continues to consider a grade level reconfigu­ration for the district. More...

Last week’s snow may not be last blast of winter

The snow, sleet and freezing rain storm that hit Roscommon County and much of the rest of the state last week may not be all winter has in store according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Keysor of the NWS Gaylord office. More...

Naloxone kits give law enforcement agencies tool to reverse overdoses

Roscommon County law enforcement agencies are now better able to handle heroin/opioid overdoses as the Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office, the Kirtland Community Col­lege Department of Public Safety, the Richfield Department of Public Safety, t 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

82nd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 16:  Linda S. Prelop, 53, St. More...

Sports

3-ON-3 CHAMPS

The Houghton Lake team of (left to right) Kyle Barnes, Jake Hamp, Mike Stockman and Broc Lindsey went 3-1 and captured the top spot at the McGregor’s 3-on-3 Basketball Tournment Saturday in Mio. More...

Location change for Kirtland physical fitness, nutrition series

The location for a Kirtland Commu­nity College six-week physical fitness and nutrition series beginning April 4 has been changed.  This series, sponsored by KCC’s Community Education Department, will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League March 22 Sunshiners 125 Young At Heart 118 Hot Flash Honeys 111 Just 4 Fun 104 Brotebeck Builders 103 Zone 18 90 Nutty Four 90 Sassy Strikers 66 Individual achievements: High Game More...

Editorial

Terror, disgust should not prompt quick limits on freedoms

Inside the First Amendment

Apple might become irrelevant, for the moment, in the FBI’s attempts to pry data from a terrorist’s iPhone, but not so the privacy issues raised by the legal collision involved.   More...

Getting a handle on opioid abuse

It is now a well-known fact: There is an opioid abuse epidemic in the United States.  More...

Outdoors

Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club to host annual gun show April 9

The Houghton Lake Sports­men’s Club will host its third an­nual Gun Show on April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Houghton Lake VFW Hall, 935 South Loxley Road, Houghton Lake.  More...

Free ORV Weekends open routes, trails this summer

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites off-road enthusiasts to enjoy two Free ORV Weekends this summer.  During these weekends, Michigan residents and nonresidents can legally ride DNR-designated routes and trails, including Silver More...

Upcoming events, birding trails offer ways to enjoy wildlife

Take advantage of great spring birding opportunities throughout Michigan

With the snow melting and days getting longer, Michigan’s spring birding season is almost here, and now is the time to start making plans.  More...

Happenings

Easter Bunny arrives by firetruck in St. Helen

SCRAMBLING FOR EGGS (Left to right) Joshua Bayn, 2, parents Casi Harrison and Scott Frazier, and Chloee Bayn, 4, of Harrison were among the many youngsters in the zero to four-year-old age group pick More...

BUILDING THEIR SKILLS AT HOME DEPOT

The preschoolers of the Roscommon Cooperative Great Start Readi­ness Program have been focusing their time recently on building. More...

TREASURE HUNT

Students in Sue Mires’ first grade class at Roscommon Elementary School were sent on a treasure hunt on St. More...

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