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Village seeking realtor bids to sell former village hall

The Village of Roscommon council authorized Manager John Rosczyk during an April 11 meeting to accept proposals from area realtors, including a market analysis from each realtor, in order to sell the former village hall located at 214 South Main St.& More...

Gerrish to again contract with Northpoint for swimmer’s itch mitigation

Gerrish Township officials Tuesday approved a swimmer’s itch control contract with Northpoint Fisheries Management, LLC, for the 2016 summer season. More...

10th ‘Catch Us’ anniversary produces $1,000 winner, but no grand prize

Pete DeMarc of St. More...

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News

Dispatcher Smith regional Smart 911 award winner

Dispatcher Valerie Smith of Roscommon County Central Dispatch has been named a regional winner of a Smart Telecommunicator Award. More...

Village’s RED Team suggests business incubator be located at village hall

Roscommon Economic Development (RED) Team representative Greg Gaylor III provided the Village of Roscommon council with the RED Team’s idea to create a co-working incubator space for potential entrepreneurs and business owners. More...

Suspected arson may have occurred in February

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected arson and home invasion case in Lyon Township that may have taken place two months ago.  The Marvin Road residence belongs to a Florida couple, but a Carleton woman had bee More...

Business

What to do if you find a gas pump skimmer

Buying gas is a routine necessity for Michigan drivers with more and more consumers paying for their gas directly at the pump using a credit or debit card. More...

‘Boost Your Business’ aimed at area organizations

“Boost Your Business” seminars are returning to Roscommon County. These broadband-based seminars are intended for Roscommon County businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurs.   More...

GROWING UP ROSCOMMON

Chris and Shawnna Smith, the owners of Growing Up Roscommon, located at 212 North Main St., Roscommon, are looking forward to warmer weather as they recently opened their garden center/greenhouse on April 4. More...

Letters to the Editor

Competition ‘will benefit all’ in battle against swimmer’s itch

April 1 is a day historically in which people often play tricks on one another and in good fun follow up with “April Fool.” Thanks to those who have enough humor (no matter where one stands on the swimmer’s itch and related issues) More...

Block off parking lot to prevent cutting through

Today I was sitting at the traffic light at the intersection of M-55 and M-18 south. I watched three cars coming from Main Street cut through the parking lot of the old Hub Supermarket. More...

‘Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy’

In today’s troubled times there is a need for hope. There is a need for safety in times of trouble.  There is bad news everywhere we look, on TV, in the newspapers, on the radio, and even amongst the conversations with our friends. More...

Happenings

Fifth annual Mom Prom planned April 30

Team Faith will raise money for Relay For Life of Roscommon County with its fifth annual Relay For Life Mom Prom April 30.  Guests do not have to be a mom, but they do have to be ready to have a fun “ladies night out.” The event is a More...

Adopt-a-pet, supply drive April 23

An adopt-a-pet and supply drive event supporting the Roscommon County Animal Shelter will take place April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, 1244 W. Houghton Lake Drive, Prudenville.  More...

Blood drive April 18 in Roscommon

An American Red Cross Blood Drive is planned April 18 in Roscommon.  The drive will be held at the Roscommon VFW Post 4159, 219 Terrace Dr., Roscommon (across from the Roscommon Post Office). More...

FREE PERFORMANCE AT THE LIBRARY

Grammy Award winning musician Peter Madcat Ruth plays the blues for a crowd at the Houghton Lake Public Library April 7. More...

HLCS school shift to wait for fall, 2017

A grade level reconfiguration at Houghton Lake Community Schools will be put off until the fall of 2017.  Superintendent Brent Cryderman reported to the board of education Monday that administrators, after taking in different points of view, rec More...

Lake Board hears, rejects lake management proposal

Special meeting set for May 10

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board heard and rejected a lake management proposal for the control of non-native milfoil (NNM) and other invasive species of aquatic plant in Houghton Lake during a special meeting at Roscommon Township Hall April 12. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Civil cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 14:  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Michael J. Lorentz, 35, Roscommon, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of domestic violence. The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. More...

Sports

ALL CONFERENCE BUCKS

Three members of the Roscommon High School varsity basketball team were honored by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference recently by being included on the JPC All Conference team. More...

Thursday Night Men’s League to meet April 28

The Thursday Night Men’s Golf League at Pineview Highlands Golf Course will meet April 28.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the league may attend the gathering or call Mark at 422-3758. More...

Bass tourney to benefit NMCAC

A Bass Fishing Tournament is being planned for June 4 to benefit the Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center.  The tournament will take place on Houghton Lake at the Department of Natural Resources boat launch (across from Pines The More...

Editorial

‘Rebooting’ journalism and a free press 2.6 terabytes at a time

Inside the First Amendment

The rising global furor over the trove of financial records and other documents contained in the Panama Papers also speaks to any number of Digital Age canards about journalism and a free press. More...

Volunteers add to community wealth

If hours volunteered could be translated into real dollars, Roscommon County would be wealthier than we can imagine.  But, we all know volunteers don’t give of themselves for financial reward. They volunteer for countless reasons. More...

Religion & Family

Roscommon County Christian Choir to present two performances of Easter contata

According to a web search, Easter does not fall on an exact date as most holidays do. Easter may be observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25, all based on the position of the moon. More...

Messiah Lutheran to host ‘picnic dinner’ April 20

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community “picnic dinner” on April 20 at 5 p.m.  Served by the men’s group, the dinner is open to the public. More...

Early Childhood Program Round-up April 20 at Collins

An Early Childhood Program Round-up is planned April 20 at Collins Elementary.  Information on preschool programs and resources that serve children in the Houghton Lake area will be featured. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.  More...

Education

MMCC hosts free storyteller event April 18

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will host the Mid-Michigan Area Storytellers for a free, public event on April 18.  Beginning at 6 p.m. More...

BROOKS RECEIVES ART SCHOLARSHIP

Roscommon High School sophomore Ryan Brooks recently received a scholarship to attend Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp this summer, where he will focus on drawing and painting. More...

DISCIPLES OF THE MONTH

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School’s March Disciples of the Month were recently announced. More...

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