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Motion to terminate Rosczyk’s contract not supported, fails

“Absolutely not,” was Village of Roscommon Manager John Rosczyk’s response to Trustee Mark Larsen’s re­quest for him to resign from his position during his performance review Monday night.  After asking him to resign, Lar More...

Troopers arrest gunman after standoff

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested an armed Roscom­mon man after a one-hour standoff at a home in Roscommon Township’s South Houghton Lake Forest Estates Sept. 10.  More...

Special Sections

News

Revised tall grass, weeds ordinance up for public review

Denton Township residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on a re­vised Tall Grass and Weed Ordinance. A public hearing on the proposed ordi­nance has been set for Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the township hall.  The township board, at its Sept. More...

State Police school zone enforcement to prevent potential accidents

Recent stepped up traffic enforce­ment in school zones by State Police from the Houghton Lake Post paid off Sept. 9, when troopers were able to avert a potentially serious accident involving a student on her way to school in the morning.  More...

Former Denton treasurer charged with embezzlement

Former Denton Township treasurer Trudy Roberts was arraigned in 82nd District Court Sept. 8.  Roberts, 53, Prudenville, was charged with embezzlement by a public official over $50. She demanded preliminary ex­amination within 21 days.  More...

Editorial

Do Michigan criminal penalties make sense? No one knows

Viewpoint on Public Issues

Public policy and physical fitness have something in common: If you want to see gains, you should measure your performance. More...

Genocide in Syria: Who lives, who dies, who cares?

Inside the First Amendment

A controversial milestone was reached on Aug. 29 when the U.S. government announced that 10,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in our country so far this year, reaching the target set by the Obama administration for 2016.  More...

Outdoors

HONORED FOR SAVING LIFE

Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Kyle Bader was presented with a special tribute from State Representative Bruce Rendon (chair of the Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation and vice chair of the Committee on Natural Resources More...

Religion & Family

New Merritt area pastor seeks ‘the lost’

The Merritt-Butterfield United Methodist Church and Moorestown- Stittsville United Methodist Church, in Missaukee County, recently wel­comed a new pastor.  Josh Henderson started serv­ing the churches about three weeks ago. More...

New pastor of one parish, two churches

Pastor Josh Henderson now serves the North East Missaukee Parish, which consists of Moore­stown Stittsville United Methodist Church and Merritt-Butterfield Unit­ed Methodist Church.  Moorestown-Stittsville United Methodist Church, 48509 East Moo More...

Jones, Urbach exchange vows in Oakland Township

Erica Lynne Jones, daughter of Darrel and Kim Porter of Houghton Lake, and Dustin Allen Urbach, son of Jon and Deanna Mendyk and Brad and Donna Urbach, all of Houghton Lake, were united in marriage Aug. More...

Features

Hen House serves community that gives back to them

Hen House Restaurant owner Marge Williams said that she wouldn’t be sur­prised if the Hen House has employed at least one person from every St. Helen family at some point over the years. More...

37th annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival starts tonight

Firefighters and their fami­lies and friends from throughout Michigan, and beyond, are ex­pected in Roscommon this week­end for the 37th annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival. More...

Recall petition signatures turned in, being verified

New language filed against Souder

A group supportive of the recall of three Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members submitted signed petitions Sept. 12 for President Kelly Christian and mem­ber Kevin Nagel.  More...

Firemen’s Memorial Fest marks 37 years of honoring

For the 37th year, the Michigan Fire­men’s Memorial Festival is planned this weekend in Roscommon.  The event will kick off today (Thurs­day) at 4 p.m. More...

Former teacher learns fate in Ogemaw County

Receiving his sentence on criminal sexual conduct charges for crimes com­mitted in Ogemaw County, 31-year-old Vaughn Canamore, West Branch, faced Judge Robert W. Bennett for the second time in as many days Sept. 7.  More...

Fatal shooting accidental in Butterfield

A fatal shooting at a cabin in Mis­saukee County’s Butterfield Town­ship the evening of Sept. 12 has been deemed accidental by the Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Roscommon’s Sawmill Business Incubator to hold info session Sept. 26 - Free Access

Goal of Sawmill to help businesss owners, start ups become successful

A $5,000 grant was recently awarded to the Roscommon Sawmill Business Incubator and Workspace Collaborative by the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments. 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 W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 1:  More...

Sports

Second half Viking rally pancakes Pats at Posen, 76-30

After a close first half, it was all Posen in the second half in a 76-30 loss by the Charlton Heston Academy Patriots’ 8-man varsity football team Sept. More...

Buck JV tops Mustangs, 30-6

The Roscommon High School ju­nior varsity football team (3-0 overall, 1-0 JPC) claimed their third victory of the young 2016 season with a 30-6, Jack Pine Conference road win over the host­ing Sanford-Meridian JV Sept. 8 in San­ford.  More...

ORV safety class Oct. 1

The Missaukee County Sheriff’s Of­fice will hold an ORV safety class Oct. 1 at the EMS Building, 404 1st St., Lake City.  The class will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support appreciated: Houghton Lake Ambulance ‘will be here, day and night’

The Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority would like to thank the residents of Lake and Roscommon townships for supporting our mill­age renewal.  More...

Music Fest ‘a labor of love’

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Friends of Trestle Park and everyone in the communi­ty who worked so hard to bring the inaugural East Bay Music Fest to life on Saturday. More...

Finally there is a reason to vote

When I voted in the primary I was in awe of the time wasted in doing so. Why bother when there is no one running against anyone! More...

Happenings

Conservation Expo Sept. 24

The annual Conservation Expo and a fundraiser raffle will be held Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AuSable River Center, Roscommon.  More...

TEFAP food distribution planned Sept. 26

The Emergency Food Assistance Pro­gram (TEFAP) Free Food Commodities Distribution will be held at the Roscom­mon Center on Sept. 26.  The distribution will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is for low income families of all ages. More...

Historical society to hear American flag presentation

The “History of the American Flag” will be the topic of a Sept. 20 Houghton Lake Area Historical Society meeting.  More...

Education

Remember school bus safety this fall

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning offers these school bus safety tips for motorists during the back- to-school season:  • Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing.  • Stop at least 20 More...

New youth services librarian joins Houghton Lake library

Stephanie Reinhardt was recently hired as the new youth services librar­ian at the Houghton Lake Public Library. Her first day on the job was Sept. 7.  More...

Party for those 89 and older Sept. 20 at RAHS’ Gallimore

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will welcome anyone who is 89 years old or older to its annual Birthday Party Sept. 20 at the Gallimore Boarding House.  Guests may arrive at 2 p.m. and the event wraps up at 3:30 p.m. More...

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