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ORV enforcement, education emphasized for Bright Angel

The noise and speed of ORV traffic on Bright Angel Drive in Denton Town­ship may soon be addressed through enforcement, education and signage, fol­lowing a special meeting of the township board May 26.  More...

HLHS graduation Sunday

Commencement exercises for the Houghton Lake High School Class of 2016 will take place Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m.  Eighty-one seniors will receive their diplomas in ceremonies taking place inside the high school gymnasium. More...

VETERANS AFLOAT

Korean War veteran and 2013 Roscommon County Person of the Year Bob Smith of Prudenville (right), member of the Cpl. Jack A. More...

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News

Woman without CPL charged with carrying a weapon with unlawful intention

The safety of the public promoted officers from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office to apprehend Amy Lootens, 44, of Roscommon, who ap­proached a clerk at Village Hardware in Roscommon stating that she “was going to start shooting peopl More...

Dinner time confusion leads to arrest

A 42-year-old Roscommon man was arrested on charges of domestic assault after his girlfriend confronted him about burning pork chops during the early morning of May 31. More...

MSP investigating possible drowning

Michigan State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating a possible drowning case that occurred at the Houghton Lake Lakeside Resort and Conference Center in Lake Township on May 30.  According to a May 31 MSP press re­lease, a five-y More...

Business

STUDENT PAINTER FOR HIRE

Karl Hahn, a 2014 graduate of Roscommon High School, who is now attending the University of Michigan, is completing a sum­mer internship through the Young Entrepreneurs Across America. More...

VIP OPENS IN PRUDENVILLE

VIP Marketing and Publishing, at 1665 Short Dr. in Prudenville, opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at­tended by members of the Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake-Roscommon chambers of commerce May 26. More...

Outdoors

Bass fishing tourney to benefit children’s assessment center

The Northern Michigan Chil­dren’s Assessment Center will host a Bass Fishing Tournament fundraiser June 4 on Houghton Lake.  More...

CAUGHT FROM THE PIER

Mary Barncard of Houghton Lake caught this stringer of sunfish while fishing from the pier at Roscommon Township’s Lakeview Park on May 20. She was using leaf worms for bait, under a bobber. More...

NICE BUCKET OF FISH

(Left to right) Max Bashore and his twin cousins, Lauryn and Addelyn Skriba, all of St. Johns, caught a nice walleye and a bucket full of perch, gills and rock bass in Houghton Lake May 30. More...

Happenings

A great way to end the school year

PADDLING ON PIPER LAKE Roscommon Middle School fourth graders got a break from the rigors of reading, writing and arithmetic with a three-day, two-night stay at YMCA Camp Timbers on Piper Lake in Oge More...

CRAF Gazebo Concerts to begin June 8 with Rosco Steel Drum Band, open house

The Roscommon Metropolitan Rec­reation Authority and the CRAF Center are gearing up for the 2016 Summer Ga­zebo Concert Season, which will begin June 8 with a CRAF Center open house and a concert by the Roscommon Steel Drum Band.  More...

Group sprucing up Lake Township roads a bag at a time

In an effort to beautify Lake Town­ship, a group of Lake Township residents adopted their township’s roads.   Trustee Dave Emmons put together the first team of volunteers to clean the 14 miles of paved and seven miles of dirt roads. More...

Stolen vehicles, B&Es property damage part of night of crime

A 32-year-old Grand Rapids man is in the Roscommon County Jail after going on a crime spree near Houghton Lake’s Long Point.  The man was arrested May 30 on multiple charges that followed a night of recklessness, that included stealing veh More...

Kirtland’s Warbler Fest to celebrate bird’s return

Bird watchers can celebrate the re­turn of the Kirtland’s warbler this week­end in the Village of Roscommon.  The little songbird makes its home in the jack pines of northern Michigan and has returned from wintering in the Bahamas.  A More...

Dawn Patrol an invitation to visit airport Sunday

Roscommon County Blodgett Me­morial Airport will be the place to be Sunday morning for the 69th annual Dawn Patrol Fly-in and Breakfast.  Hosted by the Roscommon Area Pi­lots Association/EAA Chapter 1580, the event begins at 7 a.m. More...

STAR SPANGLED

Angie Carpenter (left) and Arianna Carpen­ter of Houghton Lake attend the Memorial Day Parade at Hough­ton Lake dressed to the nines. They were among many children and their families who attended the annual parade on M-55. 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:  Brittany R. More...

Sports

Baseball Bucks fall to Blazers in home District opener

The Roscommon varsity base­ball team was defeated by visiting Kalkaska 7-3 in a first round District game May 31.   More...

Top three go to 4-0 in men’s league

The top three teams in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League remained unchanged following Monday night’s contests.  Lakeside Bar/Team Señor, Limber­lost and Shenanigan’s were all victorious and each is now 4-0 in pl More...

YOUTH ARCHERS COMPETE AT NATIONALS

Archers involved in the youth archery program at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club competed at the Cen­tershot National Archery Championships at Louisville, KY recently. More...

Editorial

Teaching failure can prepare youth

Roscommon County MSU Extension Connections

In 4-H we strive to prepare youth for their future which can often encompass the experience of failure.  More...

Without virtue, freedom fails

Inside the First Amendment

Civic virtue – or the loss of civic virtue – doesn’t make the top 10 list of issues pollsters ask voters to rank. More...

Michigan parents deserve a statewide report card for schools

Viewpoint on Public Issues

Informed parents make better educational choices. That’s why Michigan needs a clearer, more consistent and more meaningful system to report schools’ relative academic success.  More...

Religion & Family

Beef stroganoff on Messiah Lutheran dinner menu June 8

The public is invited to a com­munity dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, Roscommon, on June 8 at 5 p.m.  The menu includes beef stroga­noff, green beans, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemon­ade.  Donations are appreciated. More...

LEAR RAISES $452 FOR NMCAC

The month of April was Child Abuse Prevention Month and during that time the Northern Michigan Chil­dren’s Assessment Center asked local businesses to help promote awareness and raise money for the NMCAC by purchasing paper butterflies. More...

PREPARATIONS

(Left to right) Keith Thomas of Okemos, Bob Kerr of Oscoda, Hough­ton Lake United Methodist Church Pastor Tom Anderson and Marc Mil­burn of Houghton Lake attended a meeting of the Michigan Area Haiti Task Force of the United Methodist Church in Mount More...

Education

Koshorek graduates cum laude from Albion College

Zachary Koshorek recently gradu­ated cum laude from Albion College, receiving a degree in accounting (C.P.A. emphasis), with a concentration in the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. More...

Roscommon/G-H Alumni Association award scholarships

The Roscommon/Gerrish Higgins Alumni Association presented monetary awards to students graduating with the Roscommon High School Class of 2016 at a ceremony May 2.  The association awarded $1,000 to each of the following students:  Ashley P More...

MILBURN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Houghton Lake High School band students (front row, left to right) Katlynn Haser and Kember Kory re­ceived John and Nancy Milburn Memorial Scholarships for attending summer music camps, presented at the spring band concert May 24.  More...

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