April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Temperatures ‘challenge’ for RCRC

The amount of snow and rain Roscommon County received was not the challenge for the Roscom­mon County Road Commission this winter, it was actually the fluctuating temperatures. More...

RHS HIGH HONORS

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News

St. Helen man arrested on multiple charges

A 53-year-old St. Helen man was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol in a vehicle and operating a vehicle while intoxicated after being pulled over by Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office officers.  More...

Canamore scheduled for pretrial hearing on CSC charges

A teacher at Charlton Heston Academy, facing multiple counts of first and third degree criminal sexual conduct, has been scheduled for a pretrial hearing in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon.  More...

POPPY SALES RESULT IN CARE PACKAGES FOR VETERANS

Prudenville American Legion Post 245 Commander Bill Jammer and Judge Advocate Harry Duwe passed out 17 care packages to veterans on April 19. More...

Editorial

When it’s better to cut the line

From the Pastor’s Canoe

“Why is that turtle swimming right at me?” queried my friend in the back of the boat. The answer was soon apparent. He’d snagged his hook in the front paw of a hub-cap sized snapper. More...

Fire prevention, work zones deserve common sense

Now that spring is finally here, northern Michigan will welcome many things: flowers, green grass, spring peeper, wildfires and construction cones.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Downton wake’ offers chance to reminisce

The Roscommon Area Friends of the Library had an afternoon tea “wake” on April 13 for the muchwatched PBS series Downton Abbey which “died” in March after a six-year run.  Lots of “articles” from the mansion w More...

Wanting to itch no more when swimming in Higgins Lake

When talking to a friend who resides locally, he asked, “How does a small group of self-appointed private citizens make decisions for a lake owned by the State of Michigan?” He was referring to Higgins Lake.  More...

Outdoor gas grill tip

Here is a little tip for people with outdoor gas grills.  When cleaning a porcelain cooking grate on outdoor grills, use only a brass wire brush. More...

Religion & Family

‘Choose Life Walk’ at St. Michael’s Catholic Church

There will be a “Choose Life Walk” starting at St. Michael’s Catholic Church April 30, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m., at the “gathering space” of the church at 104 North Sixth St. More...

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner on April 27 at 5 p.m. The menu includes pork roast, seasoned oven roasted potatoes, cab­bage apple salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemon­ade. Dona

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‘TERRIFIC’ READING

The Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club recognized a total of 193 “Terrific Kids” in grades third through fifth for reaching their reading improve­ment goals during the third marking period.  More...

Education

Six to graduate Summa Cum Laude from HLHS

The   Houghton Lake High  School Class of 2016 will have three valedictorians graduating in June.  Makayla Bowler, Austin Gandol­fi and Chad Peterson all achieved a grade point average of 4.0588.  They are three of six who will gr More...

RHS HONORS STUDENTS

Roscommon High School seniors to achieve “honors” status for the Class of 2016 include, (front row, from left) Ellen Sanderson, Lauren Shores, Kaitlyn Sarsfield, Paige Patterson, Payton Geers, (middle row, from left) Trevor Letson, Vaness More...

RHS Quiz Bowl finishes seventh place state ranking

The Roscommon High School Quiz Bowl team finished seventh in Michigan High School Quiz Bowl State Champi­onships April 15-16 at Michigan State University.  More...

Five-year program at RHS will lead to vocational certification

Students at Roscommon High School will be able to begin a pro­gram to graduate with a full voca­tional college certification in law enforcement, automotive technol­ogy or welding next fall after the Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education vo More...

‘Beatles invasion’ overtaking Houghton Lake Rotary auction

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake will welcome a Beatles “inva­sion” April 23 when it hosts its 17th annual Community Service Auction.  Rotarians and guests are encour­aged to dress up as their favorite Beatle (or wear 60s attire). More...

Fifth annual trail run for HLHS cross country Saturday

The Fifth Annual Houghton Lake Trail 5K (run and walk) will be held on the Houghton Lake High School cross country course April 23, begin­ning at 9 a.m.  More...

HLHS SUMMA CUM LAUDE

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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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 15:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks mercied by visiting Kalkaska in home opener

The Roscommon varsity softball team started their season at home against Kalkaska April 19 and were mercied in both halves of the doubleheader, 21-0 and 21-1. More...

Bobcats come close at Pinconning doubleheader

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team lost both halves of a doubleheader at Pinconning April 19, coming up one run short in both games, 10-9 and 6-5.  Houghton Lake Coach Charlie Hock­ey said the Bobcats were up 8-3 in the first game, but gave More...

Bobcats start soccer season with tourney, NMSL wins

The Houghton Lake girls varsity soccer team started their season with a Northern Michigan Soccer League win at Big Rapids Crossroads Acad­emy April 15, followed the next day by a win over Suttons Bay during the Bobcat Soccer Tournament April 16 and a More...

Outdoors

OPENING DAY TOM

Mitchell Chludil of Prudenville bagged this tom on opening day while hunting in Roscommon County. Chludil, 14, was hunting with his dad, Jeff, when he took the turkey with a 10-inch beard.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

Fire season builds during Wildfire Prevention Week

Be safe when burning yard debris. Most of Michigan’s wildfires occur in April, May and June. More...

Happenings

HENDRIX TO COMPETE IN PAGEANT

Houghton Lake School sophomore Shayla Hendrix recently secured a spot in the National American Miss Michigan Pageant, which will take place at the Causeway Bay Lansing Hotel & Conven­tion Center on July 2-4. More...

Mad Hatter Tea Party’ May 7 at Good Shepherd

A “Mad Hatter Tea Party” planned May 7 will benefit Relay For Life of Roscommon County.  The event, which will take place at Good Shepherd United Method­ist Church, Roscommon, will feature a Christopher & Banks Fashion Show. More...

‘Boost Your Business’ tonight to focus on website searches

A “Boost Your Business” seminar is planned for today (Thursday), from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Houghton Lake Public Library, 4431 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

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