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Baby’s mother tells court father killed infant son

A preliminary examination was held July 20, for Donny Hancock, 21, Hough­ton Lake, who was charged with open murder for the death of his one-month- old son in March.  Det. Sgt. More...

Monday power outage affects more than 5,000

More than 5,000 Consumers Energy customers were without power Monday morning at about 8 a.m.  Consumers Spokesman Terry De­Does said a main transformer had tripped at the Houghton Heights sub­station, affecting two different circuits, Prudenvill More...

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News

Lyon withdraws from Higgins Lake Swimmer’s Itch Task Force

The Lyon Township Board July 20 withdrew from the Higgins Lake Swim­mer’s Itch Task Force.  Lyon Township Supervisor Ed Nellist said the task force has not had a meeting in more than a year.  More...

Richfield increases trash assessment by 3%

In order to cover a 3% annual con­tract increase for trash services, the Richfield Township board approved a 3% trash assessment increase.  The increase was made during a July 19 meeting. More...

Roscommon Township approves dangerous building ordinance

Removing unsafe buildings in Roscommon Township will be easier now that the township has joined others around Houghton Lake and approved a new dangerous building ordinance.  More...

Editorial

What is ‘free speech’ on the web

– In theory and in practice?

Who can say what, on the Web? More...

Support senior services

The Roscommon County Commission on Aging is seeking a senior services millage Tuesday.  County-wide, voters are being asked to approve a millage for the Commission on Aging. More...

‘All politics is local’

Last week’s Republican National Convention and this week’s Democratic National Convention have certainly provided enough fodder for anyone the least bit interested in politics on a national scale.  From Cruz boos to hacked emails to More...

Outdoors

Wooden boat float shoves off Aug. 4

The third annual Wooden Boat Float, sponsored by the AuSable River Center will shove off from Meads Landing on the South Branch of the AuSable River on Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. More...

‘Invasive Species Education Week’ planned by park explorer

Following events this weekend, the State Park Explorer program will fo­cus on “stopping the invasives” Aug. More...

Kart Speedway

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway  July 22  4 CAR DASH  Mirco: Brea Lincoln, James Jordan, Trace Reay, Xavier Rizzi  JR Sport: Joe Walter, Brayden Goddard, Cole Schmidt, Joe Walter  JR Stock: Gavin Hartwell, Kaitlyn Vermi­lyea, Kyl More...

Happenings

CRAF Center stretches grant money to update fitness center

CRAF Center Manager Pat Riss said the extent to which a $12,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Roscommon was stretched is impressive.  “We made it work,” Riss said of the grant money.  More...

Summertime Music Scene

ROCKING THE GAZEBO Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band rock the gazebo at the CRAF Center during a concert July 20. More...

National Night Out Aug. 3 at Walmart

The Roscommon County Sher­iff’s Office will participate in the 2016 Na­tional Night Out on Aug. 3 at the Hough­ton Lake Walmart.  The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Walmart located at 2129 West Houghton Lake Dr.  More...

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Election Results - Free Access

Updates on Contested Races

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Voters to take to polls Tuesday

Voters in Roscommon County will join others across the state in the Aug. 2 primary election.  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at voters’ respective township offices. More...

Treatment of additional invasive species considered

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board will soon decide on a treatment plan for two invasive species of aquatic plant instead of one after hearing about a new threat to the lake during a special meeting at Denton Township Hall July 26.  More...

Park improvements to begin next week

The Village of Roscommon’s Wal­lace Park will close temporarily soon. However, when it reopens several im­provements will be evident thanks to a Department of Natural Resources Recre­ation Passport Grant.  More...

Swimmer’s itch at Higgins Lake being reduced, Northpoint, SICON say

As season two of a three-year pro­gram by two swimmer’s itch groups reaches completion, there appears to be a reduction in the number of swimmer’s itch cases at Higgins Lake.  Two swimmer’s itch control pro­grams have been oper 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:  Kyl S. Gill, 29, Houghton Lake, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance. More...

Sports

Batko breaks own record at Muskegon event

Houghton Lake powerlifter Rob­ert Batko, 70, broke one of his own American records in an American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation event during the Rebel Road Motor­cycle Festival in Muskegon July 16.  Lifting in the 181-pound class, Batko made More...

DEVELOPING SKILLS

More than 80 youth football players and cheerleaders spent last week at the Houghton Lake Youth Football and Cheerleading Camps July 19-21 at Roscommon Town­ship’s Skinner Park.  More...

Old Town, Limberlost holding at top of men’s softball league

The Old Town Tavern and Limberlost teams remain tied for first place in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League after 12 weeks of play after both teams won their games on July 25. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Animals count too’

I’m writing on the issues of pet abuse.  More...

Writer asks clerk to ‘be more gracious’

To the clerk who helped me check out today: I don’t know your life circumstances or your family’s so I’m going to tell you mine: I’m every day of nine months pregnant and I am in the middle of a move and I am flat broke. More...

Returned wallet renews ‘thanks in human nature’

On July 15, I withdrew money from the bank and then went to the store to get some groceries.  When I went to pay for them, I couldn’t find my wallet. I retraced where I went and couldn’t find it.  I was in a panic. More...

Religion & Family

Higgins Lake Baptist Church to host ‘Jungle Safari’ VBS

Higgins Lake Baptist Church will host its annual Action Time Vacation Bible School from Aug. 1-5.  This year’s theme is “Jungle Safari,” and is for children four years old to sixth grade.  More...

YOUTH GROUP MEMBERS RETURN FROM DETROIT SERVICE TRIP

High School Youth Group members from St. Michael Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church recently returned home from their week-long service trip in Detroit. More...

Sessions, Swiler joined in marriage July 9

Karen Virginia Sessions, daughter of Jerry and Laurie Sessions of Prudenville, and David Scott Swiler, son of Denny and Cindy Swiler of Marion, were unit­ed in marriage July 9, 2016, at Hough­ton Lake United Methodist Church in a single ring ceremony More...

Election

Six vying for Rendon’s seat in 103rd District

Seeking the seat of State Rep. More...

Richfield voters to make choices for all seats

Richfield Township residents will be asked to select from several candidates in the August primary.  Republican James VanWormer, incumbent supervisor, is seeking re- election, while Democrats John Bawol, Brenda Jo Milner and Roberta Kary filed a More...

Moolenaar to face write-in this fall

A write-in candidate has filed for rep­resentative of Michigan’s Fourth Con­gressional District to challenge incum­bent John Moolenaar in November.  Moolenaar, a Republican, is seek­ing re-election as representative to the Fourth District. More...

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