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$250K top prize in ‘Catch Us’ drawing Sunday

One lucky angler could be a quarter- million dollars richer Sunday.  The drawing for the 10th annual “Catch Us If You Can Fishing Contest” will take place Sunday and ten people will have a chance to win $250,000 and a boat package fo More...

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MORNING COMMUTE MISHAP

This car “took the brunt of the impact,” Denton Township Police Chief Dallas McGeary said, about a rear- end accident the morning of April 5, on M-55 in front of South Shore Animal Hospital. The driver, Brooke M. More...

Counterfeit $10 bill recovered in Village

A $10 counterfeit bill was recovered from the Sunny Spot Gas Station in the Village of Roscommon by the Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office on April 2.  More...

State Police investigating forgery, theft of lottery tickets, ammunition

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 60-year-old Hough­ton Lake man last week on a charge of forgery involving the license plate of a vehicle. More...

Editorial

The world is a dangerous place

From the Pastor’s Canoe

It was a fine February night. The air was still and crisp. The streets were polished snow. After a busy day, I took the dog for a walk. Loose dogs roamed a block ahead of me in the streetlights. The three began running towards us. More...

Safe space for free speech

Inside the First Amendment

When chalked graffiti promoting Donald Trump and his controversial wall appeared overnight on buildings, steps and other surfaces at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, last week, student reaction ranged from amusement to outrage.  A small band of More...

Letters to the Editor

HLMS concert performances enjoyable

I want to express my gratitude to Ms. Donna Pettyjohn for the Houghton Lake Middle School spring concerts held last Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (March 29 and 30). More...

‘Serious problems need serious problem solvers’

On April 1, I found in my email inbox a missive entitled “Breaking News” from Thomas Kizer, a member of the Gerrish Township Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Kizer also posted this piece to a social media site. Mr. More...

Safe haven for refugees needed

About the news and there is plenty of it!  Obama’s penchant for immigration from Syria (in spite of our inability in vetting large groups) is double damaging. More...

Happenings

RADL to celebrate National Library Week

The Roscommon Area District Li­brary wants its patrons to transform their ideas about the library by celebrating National Library Week from April 10- 16.  More...

Red Cross seeks blood donors this spring

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to donate blood this spring to ensure a sufficient supply for patients at approximately 2,600 hos­pitals across the country.  More...

SOMETHING OLD FOR THE NEW VILLAGE HALL

The Village of Roscommon office staff wanted to hang an American flag in the lobby of the new building, however, they wanted something both economical and unique. More...

Roscommon County ranks 77th from top in ‘child well-being’

Child poverty increased in 80 of 83 Michigan counties since 2006, includ­ing Roscommon County, as reported in the latest Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2016. More...

Scammers claim to be IRS as Tax Day nears

As Tax Day – April 18 this year – gets closer, the number of telephone calls from scammers posing as personnel from the Internal Revenue Service has gone up, according to Michigan State Police Sgt. Robert Green.  More...

RCSO seeking suspects in Markey B&E

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of three male subjects related to a Markey Town­ship breaking and entering case.  More...

HIGH AND COLD

Ice formations decorate the shoreline at the Department of Natural Resources West Shore boat launch on Houghton Lake as fisherman Troy Schwartz of Houghton Lake fishes for crappie April 5. 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:  Roger L. Bordeau, 42, Sterling, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of possession of marijuana. Hometown Security Team officers made the arrest. More...

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 1:  More...

Houghton Lake MSP’s Most Wanted

Michigan State Police Post 72, Houghton Lake, is soliciting the public’s help in determining the current where­abouts of several individuals wanted for felony and misdemeanor charges.  Among the wanted felony fugitives are:  Wanted f More...

Sports

New Bobcat varsity coach brings solid baseball cred

With over 30 years of baseball coaching experience, new Houghton Lake varsity baseball Coach Charlie Hockey also brings solid credentials as both a college player and a mem­ber of a state championship team.  More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League April 4  Week YTD M-55 Pour House 14 150 Spikehorn1 9109 Kilkare1 6106 Zone 18 11 100 North Shore 12 98 Old Town 5 94 Spikehorn 2 10 88 Eddie’s 3 80 Kilkare More...

Oscar new head pro at Forest Dunes

Forest Dunes, and its new neighbor­ing course, The Loop, have a new head golf professional. According to an April 4 press release, Elliot Oscar takes over the position this spring.  More...

Outdoors

Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund marks 40th year

Sometimes silence is louder than words.  That’s Bob Garner’s observation as the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund prepares to celebrate its 40th an­niversary this summer.  More...

Forest Service prepares for prescribed burns

The Huron Shores and Mio Ranger Districts of the Huron-Manistee Nation­al Forests are planning for prescribed fire projects in Iosco, Alcona, Crawford and Oscoda counties.  More...

New 2016-17 fishing licenses required as of April 1

A new fishing license season be­gan last Friday requiring anglers to purchase a 2016 license.  The new period, which coin­cides with the new regulation cycle, means licenses will be valid through March 31, 2017.  Anglers have five options t More...

Education

The Many Talents of RES

For over 21 years Roscom­mon Elementary School stu­dents have been showing off their many talents as part of the annual Spring Talent Show. This year’s show took place on March 31, the last day of school before spring break.   More...

Sixth Great Start Early Childhood Conference to be held at RHS

The COOR/Iosco Great Start Collaborative will host its sixth an­nual Early Childhood Conference on April 23 at Roscommon High School (the conference was formerly held at Kirtland Community College).  More...

King receives scholarship from WGU

Tara King of Houghton Lake has received the Financial Support Fund Scholarship from Western Governors University (WGU).  More...

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