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Recall supporters come up short against Christian; plan to appeal clerk’s count

Supporters of the recall of two Houghton Lake Community Schools board members appear to have come up shy on the number of signatures required to recall one of them. More...

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News

Trial date for Arroyo postponed

A trial date for Francisco C. Arroyo, 43, Sil­verwood, has been postponed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, to Nov. 28.  Arroyo faces murder charges in con­nection with the death of Anita Bright, 48, Nester Township, June 24, 2015. More...

Idea of ‘trail town’ as economic development tool introduced

Building a stronger economy by building a support system for area trails – whether it be for bikes, snowmobiles or kayakers – was the focus of a din­ner meeting Sept. More...

Traffic stop leads to police search at drug house

A traffic stop on M-55 at Houghton Lake, which turned up drugs, led to the search of a home on Capital Avenue in Roscommon Township by State Police during the late evening of Sept. 27.  More...

Business

RANDY’S RESTAURANT WELCOMES FORMER, NEW CUSTOMERS

After eight years of retirement, Randy and Terri Nugent are back in the restaurant business at Randy’s Restaurant, located at 677 East Hough­ton Lake Dr., Prudenville. The Nugents remodeled the former B.R.  More...

Habitat for Humanity to host Financial Fitness Workshop

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity will host a Financial Fitness Workshop on Oct. 11 and 12.  The workshop is geared toward those who are interested in taking the first steps to becoming a homeowner.  Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. More...

NEW ALL STYLIN’ STYLIST

Stylist Kayla Benstead joined All Stylin’ Hair Studio, Prudenville, about a month ago. A graduate of Kirtland Community College’s cosmetol­ogy program, she specializes in cuts, colors and facials. More...

Letters to the Editor

Appreciation to township, RCRC for resolving safety issue

Thanks to Paula Fuller, the board of Denton Township and the Roscommon County Road Com­mission, the intersection of Bright Angel Drive and West Nestel Road now is safer with improvements that have been made.  Paula Fuller, Denton Township truste More...

Caregivers ‘all have something to share’

In Roscommon County there are caregivers taking care of family members and friends, many who have no one to talk and share their feelings to. Did you know that many caregivers die before the loved one they are taking care of? More...

Gerrish board should make ‘informed’ not ‘emotional’ decision

I contacted Chemical Bank today and talked to Kyle Fahrner who wrote the original marina bond for Gerrish Township to learn more about how the marina bond was written and the interest savings we would realize if we didn’t hire a marina manager More...

Religion & Family

Blood drive Oct. 10 at Roscommon VFW

An American Red Cross Blood Drive is planned Oct. 10 in Roscommon.  The drive will be held at VFW Post 4159, 219 Terrace Dr., Roscommon (across from the Roscom­mon Post Of­fice). It will run from noon until 5:45 p.m.  More...

Caregiver support group starts Oct. 17

A caregiver support group will be­gin meeting at the Roscommon County Commission on Aging’s Houghton Lake Center, Oct. More...

Messiah dinner to feature hunter’s stew

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner Oct. More...

Education

Baker, Kirtland partnership opens door to police academy

Baker College is partnering with Kirtland Community College to offer a new associate degree – law enforcement academy (police) – at Baker’s Cadillac campus. More...

Congressional App Challenge open to area students

Congressman John Moolenaar is en­couraging high school students in Mich­igan’s Fourth Congressional District to enter the 2016 Congressional App Chal­lenge.  The winner from the Fourth District will have their app displayed in the U.S. More...

‘Dixie Swim Club’ on stage in Gladwin

“The Dixie Swim Club” is being per­formed by the Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre.  Performances are planned tonight (Thursday) through Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. More...

Kirtland cuts ribbon on new Health Sciences Center in Grayling

“Many will start their careers here. Many will start their lives here. More...

New recall language against Souder given the go-ahead

New recall petition language was unanimously approved Sept. 29 by the Roscommon County Election Commis­sion against Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education member Mark Souder.  More...

‘Superheroes’ Homecoming to culminate with new king, queen

The Bobcats of Houghton Lake High School may just be joined by Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman this week as students celebrate Homecoming festivities.  This year’s theme for the Homecoming Parade and Dance is “Superheroe 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:  Kade W. Botsford, 22, Rapid River, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on charges of possession of marijuana and improper transport of marijuana in a vehicle. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 16:  More...

Sports

Unbeaten Bucks blast Gladwin, 52-6, set sights on Pioneers, playoffs

Bucks 6-0 for first time since 1982

The undefeated Roscommon High School varsity football team punched their ticket to the 2016 Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs with a 52-6 thrashing of the Gladwin High School Flying G’s Sept. 30 in Gladwin.  More...

Bobcats come up short at Harrison, 20-18

For the second week in a row, Hough­ton Lake came within a 2-point conver­sion of a shot at a varsity football win. This week, Houghton Lake scored with 15 seconds left to pull to within two points of host Harrison, 20-18.  More...

Buck soccer team shoots down Eagles, Owls to remain perfect

The Roscommon varsity soccer team pushed their overall season re­cord to 14-0-1 with home wins over Northern Michigan Soccer League opponent Bellaire and non-league Oscoda last week. The Bucks beat the Eagles 6-0 on Sept. More...

Editorial

‘Way to Know!’

“Way to Know!” is the theme of this year’s National Newspaper Week, being marked through Saturday.  More...

Somtimes, it would seem, artificial intelligence…isn’t

Inside the First Amendment

As we hurtle through the in­novative and endlessly updated second decade of the 21st cen­tury, the prospects seem brighter and better than ever that our new web and social media tools will help us better communicate and more effectively confront seri More...

Outdoors

Legislation expanding ORV use in Lower Peninsula signed

Michiganders will be able to operate off-road vehicles (ORVs) on more forest roads in the Lower Peninsula, and use pack and saddle animals for removing hunted game under legislation signed Sept. 28 by Gov. Rick Snyder.  More...

BASS MASTER

Mary Luch of Higgins Lake holds a 20-inch, five-pound smallmouth bass she landed while fishing on Higgins Lake Sept. 22. More...

SIBLING HUNTERS

The brother and sister team of Victor Schoenherr, 15, and Anna Schoen­herr, 14, of Auburn shot these bucks in the Michigan Youth Hunt Sept. 17. They harvested them near Prudenville using .270 rifles. More...

Happenings

‘Prime Time Family Reading’ program to begin at HLPL

“Prime Time Family Reading” is set to begin Oct. 11 at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  On Oct. More...

Gerrish Township, ACT NOW preparing for ‘Trunk or Treat’

There will not be an ACT NOW com­munity meeting this month. Instead the group is encouraging participation in the eighth annual “Trunk or Treat” spon­sored by the Gerrish Township Police Department and ACT NOW.  More...

Lead singer of the Temptations to perform at Kirtland Center

Former lead singer of the Tempta­tions and Grammy Award winner Bar­rington “Bo” Henderson (1998-2003) takes the stage at the Kirtland Center to bring the unforgettable songs of Motown back to life Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.  More...

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