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Eight-hour standoff with police ends in arrest of Prudenville man

A standoff with police that began with a domestic violence complaint on Saturday night ended with the ar­rest of a Prudenville man on Sunday morning.  More...

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Roscommon, Ogemaw counties to discuss options for central dispatch consolidation

As a way to become prepared for a possible central dispatch consolidation with Ogemaw County, E911 Direc­tor Vance Stringham will be attending a meeting Friday to discuss the matter with Ogemaw County.  More...

Markey votes raise for maintenance worker, to pay for right-of-way marking on Mallard

The Markey Township Board voted to raise the pay of maintenance worker Jeremiah McRath from $10 to $12 per hour during their regular meeting on Aug. 8.  More...

Roscommon woman pleads guilty to embezzlement charge

A Roscommon woman was arraigned on an embezzlement charge after alleg­edly taking $63,000 over a six-year pe­riod while an employee of the Hart Ford Lincoln car dealership, Roscommon.   More...

Business

‘Direct Your Dollars’ at Family Fare can equal $1,000 donation

Family Fare Supermarkets, as a Spar­tanNash supermarket, launched Direct Your Dollars Aug. 1 as a way to support area charities, schools and other non­profit organizations.  More...

MICHIGAN WARM HUGS QUILTS OPEN IN ROSCOMMON

Opened on July 16, Michigan Warm Hugs Quilts offers fabric kits, pre­cut fabrics, bolt fabrics, local art, long arm sewing machine services and classes. More...

MAKING THE VILLAGE MORE WELCOMING

Pictured are some of the representatives of the 41 businesses honored by the Roscommon Beautification Committee at the Village Square Gazebo Aug. 3.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Staying committed to providing best service’

I want to express my great appreciation to all the citizens that came into the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety looking for me to handle their complaints or help them out because they knew I was dedicated and fair.  More...

A right to ask questions in public

At the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, Aug. More...

Concern for future of Richfield Township

I want to take this time to thank the citizens and the two Richfield Township board members that attempted to appoint Lt. Cindy Finkbeiner as the interim chief of the Richfield Township Police Department. Lt. More...

Religion & Family

Northland tops $16,000 for Relay For Life

For the 17th consecutive year, Northland Area Federal Credit Union employees have shown can­cer what they’re made of – partici­pating in cancer walks, candlelight vigils and actively fundraising for Relay For Life.  More...

New Hope Chapel’s ‘Family Fun Fest’ Saturday

New Hope Chapel, Prudenville, will host a Family Fun Fest Aug. 13 from noon to 7:30 p.m.  A pig roast and a free outdoor con­cert will be held. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair. More...

Messiah Lutheran and First Congregational hosting VBS

Messiah Lutheran Church and First Congregational Church will be holding a three-day Vacation Bible School at Messiah Lutheran, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Aug. 17-19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be served. More...

Education

‘World class instruction’ coming to new facility

Doors to Kirtland’s Health Sciences Education Center to open this fall

Kirtland Community College stu­dents will have a brand new facility to attend this fall, once the 57,000 square- foot Health Sciences Education Center in Grayling is completed.  More...

Kindermann returns to lead Our Lady of the Lake as principal

After 15 years away from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School, Elizabeth Kindermann has returned as the school’s principal.  Kindermann, who was the OLLRCS principal during the 2000-2001 academ­ic year, has plans to continue on wi More...

Anthony named interim Richfield police chief

Cpl. Frank Anthony was appointed as the interim police chief for the Richfield Township Police Department at an Aug. 9 special meeting. More...

St. Helen’s Summer ORV Jam this weekend

Exit 222 ORV Riders and Ride Mich­igan have come together to work with Richfield Township to ensure that ORV activities will take place over the course of this weekend with the inaugural Sum­mer ORV Jam.  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:  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 21:  Rodney L. Walters, 38, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to resisting and obstruct­ing a police officer. Dismissed was a charge of contributing to the delinquen­cy of a minor. More...

Sports

Limberlost avenges only defeat with 10-run win over Old Town

Limberlost took another step toward its eighth straight Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League title with a 25-14 win over Old Town Tavern Monday night. More...

Andre Tree Service wraps up Division 1 women’s title

Andre Tree Service cemented their hold on the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League title Aug. 4 with a 22-3 win over Old Town Tavern.  The Division 1-leading Andre is now 11-1 on the season with just two weeks remaining. More...

PREPPING FOR GRAYLING

Trey Lewandowski waits for a pitch from Jacob Sayad while reviewing running plays on Aug. 8. The Bucks’ season opener against Grayling will take place on Aug. 25. (Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater)   More...

Editorial

Get uninsured cars off the road

Viewpoint on Public Issues

Owning and operating a car in Michigan is expensive and it’s going to get more expensive soon. Fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees will increase next January. Another cost to driving is being insured, which is increasingly pricey.  More...

Outdoors

Lake City angler catches 10th tagged ‘Catch Us’ fish

Lake City resident Rick Wetzig was fishing Aug. 6 with a friend on Higgins Lake when he caught a tagged fish in the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s “Catch Us If You Can” fishing contest.  More...

‘Long day’ leads to three state records for powerlifter Batko

Houghton Lake powerlifter Robert Batko, 70, set three more state records during a USA Powerlifting meet at the Greater Midland Community Center Aug. More...

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

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Happenings

Partnerships, camaraderie goal of National Night Out

EARNING TICKETS Nine-year-old Zander Rubino tosses a ring at pop bottles to earn tickets for prizes at the National Night Out on Aug. 3. More...

Stepping back in time at Village Days

OPENING BOUT With the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society’s Village as a background, Strongman The Great Thaddeus battles John Henry during a vintage wrestling bout Saturday during the 44th A More...

Second annual Fry-in at airport Saturday

The second annual Fry-in fundraiser will be held at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport Aug. 13, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fried (or baked) cod, French fries, coleslaw and lemon­ade will be on the menu.  More...

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