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SANDCASTLE COMPLEX

Members of the DuFresne and Hacker families, of Houghton Lake and San Angelo, TX, respectively, create a sandcastle complex, including a channel to the lake for toy boats, at the Houghton Lake Heights Beach on the afternoon of Aug. 16. More...

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SUMMER ORV JAM GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Summer ORV Jam volunteer Melissa Sullivan is pictured giving St. Helen We Care Shop President John Sut­ter a check in the amount of $1,339.58. In addition to the check, six boxes of food were also donated to the We Feed food pantry. More...

RTDPS to start motorist assist program

Richfield Township Interim Police Chief Frank Anthony announced the launch of a new motorist assist program for the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety.  Police officers will be trained and equipped to assist motorists within Rich­fie More...

Stepped up drunk driving patrols beginning

This election year, selecting a des­ignated driver is a vote to get home safe as police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Po­lice (MSP) in northern Michigan will be conducting extra drunk driv­ing patrols across the state.&n More...

Business

Job fair at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital set for Aug. 23

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital invites the public to a Job Fair on Aug. More...

GREAT TURNOUT

Visitors to the Roscommon Area Historical Society enjoy a Business After Hours Aug. 9, behind the Gallimore Boarding House. More...

NEW DONATION

RAHS Carol Garlo (left) shows Village of Roscommon Council Mem­ber Linda Mesler a recent donation, a book donated by Vicky Luck, on behalf of the Estate of Elwyn Legg, showing every parcel of land in Roscommon County in 1929.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Appreciation for recognizing law enforcement officers

On Aug. 11 at Randy’s Family Restaurant on M-18 in Prudenville, a group of current and retired law enforcement officers were meeting and having breakfast. More...

In God We Trust?

In the twenty-first century our churches and their pilgrims continue to reaffirm that no other religions exist. More...

Religion & Family

Hawaiian chicken on the menu at free dinner

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will host a free community dinner on Aug. 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  The menu will include Hawai­ian chicken, glazed carrots, buttered noodles, tossed salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. More...

Swiss steak dinner Sept. 1 at HLUMC

A swiss steak dinner is planned Sept. 1 at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church.  The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Riegers name son Andrew Jordan Jr.

of their son, Andrew Jordan Rieger Jr.  He is brother to Jasmine Rieger, 8, and Sierra Rieger, 5.  The baby was born Aug. 9, 2016 at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

Summer Enrichment

‘K’ CAMPERS (Left) Houghton Lake Community Schools’ Kindergarten Camp attendees in Darlene Roberts’ room (left to right) Ayla Davis, Gabriella Creger and Tra­vis Haygood pract More...

Hearing, vision screening offered

Good vision and having the ability to hear are two important elements in help­ing a child succeed. More...

Lake board sticks with PLM, gives go-ahead for treatment

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board voted to accept a bid for herbi­cide application from Professional Lake Management (PLM) during a special meeting at Denton Township Hall Aug. 10.  More...

Counties exploring feasibility of Central Dispatch consolidation

Ogemaw’s Headlee millage outcome to be deciding factor

The Ogemaw County Board of Com­missioners gave the go-ahead during an Aug. 12 special meeting to begin ex­ploring the feasibility and costs associ­ated with a potential Central Dispatch consolidation between Roscommon and Ogemaw counties.  More...

RAPS approves contracts with Teamsters, Steelworkers

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education unani­mously approved labor agreements with employees in Teamsters and United Steelworkers unions during their regular monthly meeting at Roscommon Middle School Aug. 16.  More...

Richfield looking for county to modify ORV ordinance terms

The Richfield Township Board of Trustees will be sending a request to the Roscommon County Board of Commis­sioners asking it to modify the current ORV ordinance. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 21:  Douglas W. More...

Fraud reported by Roscommon Township man to RCSO

A Roscommon Township man filed a fraud complaint with the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Aug. More...

Trying to collect on a debt lands Prudenville woman in jail

Susan Tyson, 52, of Prudenville, was arrested and jailed for break­ing and entering after stealing items from a Houghton Lake man who owed her money.  More...

Sports

Limberlost’s eighth straight league title a game away

With an 18-12 win over Lakeside/ Team Señor, Limberlost assured itself of at least a piece of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League title Monday night.  More...

Shutterbugs have until Aug. 31 to submit photos to Conservation District contest

The Crawford-Roscommon Conser­vation District’s annual Conservation Expo will again include an amateur pho­to contest, and entries are being accepted until Aug. 31. The expo will be held at the AuSable River Center on Sept. 24.  More...

READY TO START STRONG

New Houghton Lake High School varsity volleyball Coach Larry Kelley – the former Bobcat junior varsity coach – leads his team in a practice session in the school gym on Aug. 16. More...

Editorial

Be energy efficient in the kitchen this summer

Summer is officially here and temperatures are rising. How can you prepare home cooked meals in relative comfort while being energy efficient? Energy.gov suggests the following:  More...

You have my permission to speak … unless

Viewpoint on Public Issues

I remember a time – not that long ago – when Americans had an undisputed right to support causes in which they believed. More...

Republicans, Democrats and the stakes for Religious Freedom this election

Inside the First Amendment

As this strange, unorthodox and downright scary presidential campaign heads into the final stretch, let’s pause to consider what’s at stake for religious freedom in this election.  More...

Outdoors

Lecanium scale causes sticky yards for Houghton Lake residents

Houghton Lake resident Dave Tuck has found himself in a sticky situation this summer, as his yard has been cov­ered in honeydew caused by lecanium scale since mid-June.  Roscommon County Michigan State University Extension Forester Julie Crick s More...

Camp Kitigin offers screen- free summer camp for adults

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and neglect basic needs for connecting with na­ture and with others. More...

NICE CATCH

Wes Morris, owner of Morris’s Northernaire Resort, caught this catch of walleye, smallmouth and panfish on July 27 off of the west shore of Houghton Lake. He was draft fishing using leeches and crawlers. (Courtesy photo)   More...

Happenings

Third Thursday concert tonight

Friends of Trestle Park will pres­ent the last Third Thursday Concert Series of the summer tonight (Thurs­day) at Trestle Park.  The Medicine Bell will perform at 7 p.m. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs.  More...

BBBS ENJOY A TRIP ON THE CHIPPEWA RIVER

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ matches from Clare, Gladwin, Roscommon, Mecosta and Osceola counties came together on Aug. 7 for a canoe and kayak trip on the Chippewa River. More...

RADL hosting community conversation today

Roscommon Area Ditrict Library will host a Community Conversation on the topic of Restoring Trust in State Government today (Thursday) at 5:30 p.m. More...

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