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IN MEMORY OF T-BEAR

There was no mistaking the fact that Frank “T-Bear” Thibert was dedicated to serving others through his pub­lic safety work as it was marked with the American flag being raised over those who attended his Celebration of Life on July 9. More...

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News

Troopers deal with road, lake, woods accidents last week - Free Access

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post handled accidents on the roadways, trails and lakes last week. On July 10, police responded to an accident involving a single ORV which resulted in severe burn injuries to the rider. More...

Denton to meet on Tall Grass and Weed Ordinance after rescinding it last week

The Denton Township Board, in a 4-1 vote July 6, rescinded the Tall Grass and Weed Ordinance it adopted June 13.  Clerk Carol Asher said the ordinance needs to be revamped so that the town­ship has an enforcement tool that can be upheld.  More...

One victim airlifted in two-PWC accident

On July 2, Conservation Officers Ben McAteer and Chuck McPherson re­ceived a report of a personal watercraft accident on Houghton Lake (Denton Township).  The accident occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Two personal watercrafts were in­volved.  More...

Editorial

Kindness, respect, compassion go long way

My thoughts

Be kind to one another.  I’m not the world’s authority for peace on earth. I’m not a leader of the world addressing violence. I am not a local leader, either.   What I am is a hu­man who is asking that we consider others. More...

Let’s keep the Fourth going all year long

Inside the First Amendment

The red, white and blue bun­ting is down, the flags are furled and the last of the fireworks have been sent aloft. More...

Outdoors

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

July 8 Results  4 CAR DASH  Micro: Trace Reay, Brea Lincoln, James Jordan, Xavier Rizzi  Jr Sport: Brayden Goddard, Joe Walter, Dylan Vermilyea, Cole Schmidt  Jr Stock: Brandon Foster, Kaitlyn Ver­milyea, Gavin Hartwell, Kyle Verm More...

CAUGHT ON A NIGHTCRAWLER

Weifeng Lin (left) of Rochester Hills caught this 18.5-inch smallmouth bass in Higgins Lake on the morning of July 11. The big bass took a night crawler. More...

A MESS ‘O FISH

(Left) Dennis Lemon of Holt (left) and Marv McKinnon of South Lyon show off a mess of bass and panfish taken on June 7 off the west shore of Houghton Lake. They were drifting with leeches, crawlers and minnows when they caught the fish. More...

Happenings

‘The way it was’

Looking back through postcards

Sitting at his sunroom table, Hough­ton Lake Heights resident Russ Post can give a unique history lesson on the area through a large postcard collection that he has amassed over the years.  What might be most interesting about the lesson is that More...

Sutter to go on We Care’s roof Friday as fundraiser

St. Helen We Care Shop President John Sutter will brave the sun as he will go on top of the We Care Shop roof at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 15 as a fundraiser for the organization.   More...

FIRST PLACE WINNER

For her intricate hand beaded jewelry, Betsy Meyer of Betsy’s Little Bits, was the first place winner of the Roscommon Arts and Crafts Festival held July 9. More...

Recall language approved

Recall petition language for three Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members was veri­fied for clarity during a hearing the morning of July 8 by the Roscommon County Election Commission.  Election commission members are Probate More...

Brookes Street water main break fixed in Village

After nearly 12 hours of repair work, the Village of Roscommon Department of Public Works repaired a water main break on Brookes Street in an alley be­hind Subway on July 10. More...

Vote Red, White and Bluegill

St. Helen’s 67th Bluegill Festival begins Thursday

As the summer and the political sea­son heat up, St. More...

Roscommon Riverfest, Lions mud bog this weekend

Roscommon Riverfest goers will no­tice in addition to the traditional events that more live music has been added to the day’s events.  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

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 7:  Adam S. Davison, 55, St. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Conservation officers remind boaters to follow safety tips

With the warmer weather, Michi­gan residents and visitors are gear­ing up for summer recreation in the out-of-doors, including the popular pastime of boating. More...

DNR launches bait shop locator application to assist public

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently launched a new tool on its website that assists individuals with locating retail bait shops across Michigan. More...

RIVER SMALLMOUTH

Rick Mandelka of Houghton Lake caught this 18.5-inch, smallmouth at the Muskegon River control structure on July 1. Mandelka said the three-pound fish hit a worm. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Letters to the Editor

‘So many came together’ to honor T-Bear

With so much negativity and bad things happening in the news I would like to reflect on something good that really touched my heart.  About two weeks ago I started a discussion with members of an organization and friends near and far. More...

Keep township ‘brightly lit’ by voting ‘Yes’

A very important millage ques­tion is on the primary election ballot for Aug. 2: the Denton Township Street Light Millage Proposal. Please vote “Yes.” We have not paid a millage for our street lights in Denton Township for several years. More...

Incumbents ‘voices of reason and cooperation’

Recently Linda Brick, wife of Chuck Brick (current Higgins Lake Property Owners Association board member), took exception to a mailing by the Concerned Citi­zens for Local Leadership, which supports incumbent Supervisor Frank Homola and Trustees Jim More...

Religion & Family

Markles to celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Jerry and Mary (Schneider) Mar­kle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 16.  Married in 1966 at Mayville Unit­ed Methodist Church, the Markles have two children, Tamara (Donald Jr.) Martin and Thomas (Tammy) Markle; grandchildren, More...

Gandolfis celebrating 30 years of marriage

Fred and Patricia Gandolfi of Houghton Lake will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Aug. More...

Volunteers needed to build Roscommon Community Garden fence

Volunteers are needed to help erect the fence that will go around the Roscommon Community Gar­den.  A group of volunteers will gather at the garden located on the corner of Main and George streets, in the Village of Roscommon at 7 a.m. More...

Education

Blasius, Schilbe earn degrees from Alma College

Two Roscommon residents re­cently graduate from Alma College.   Rebecca Blasius and Marlee Schilbe received degrees April 23 during commencement ceremonies held at the college’s Hogan Center.  More...

Four named to Alma dean’s list

Four area students earned aca­demic honors from Alma College for the winter, 2016, semester.  Named to the dean’s list for earn­ing a minimum 3.5 grade point aver­age were Elizabeth Blasius, Rebecca Blasius and Marlee Schilbe, all of Rosco More...

Nationally-known quilts on display at Wellington

On July 16 and 17 Wellington Farm, U.S.A., near Grayling will host its annual Quilt Show.  This year’s show will be especial­ly eventful because of the nationally- known quilts that will be on display there and the nationally-recognized qu More...

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