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ROSCOMMON ROYALTY

Named Roscommon High School Homecoming royalty Oct. 14 were King Seth Sebert and Queen Gwyneth Murray. More...

Village approves insurance increase, okays two pay raises

The Village of Roscommon will now be paying $6,361.56 more in insurance costs after approving a 7.86% increase with Blue Cross.  “Frankly, it’s (the increase) because we are all a year older,” Administrative Assistant Nicole Cr More...

CHA to name school’s first Homecoming king, queen

History will be made at the football game this Friday for the Patriots of Charlton Heston Academy as the school’s first Home­coming king and queen will be crowned.  More...

Special Sections

News

MSP looking for help in hunting gear thefts

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are looking for help in the case of hunting equipment being stolen from a deer hunting area in southwest Roscom­mon County.   More...

DECORATIVE BEARS SHOT

Deer Run Estates homeowner Fran Huyghe said that the evening of Oct. 10, while watching televi­sion, she heard what she believed to be a gun shot outside of her home. More...

Recall on Nagel to proceed

Souder appealing new recall language; Christian to face election commission

Efforts to recall three Houghton Lake Community Schools (HLCS) Board of Education members are in three different stages of the recall process.  More...

Editorial

Threats of murder, injury not ‘politics’ – nor patriotism

Inside the First Amendment

Let’s put this as simply as possible.  Patriotism does not involve threatening others with injury or death, no matter how dire you believe the results of voting on Nov. 8 will be for you or your fellow citizens.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Yes’ vote would allow more improvements

When the residents of Denton Township go to the polls on Nov. 8, please remember all the improvements that have been done. More...

Urges vote for Rendon

Daire Rendon is compassionate, dedicated and possesses a very sharp intellect. More...

Stancil the ‘better choice’

Election day is closing in and the voters of the 103rd State House District have an important decision to make. One candidate, Daire Rendon, is the wife of the current representative and is seeking to replace him. More...

Religion & Family

‘Bull in a China Shop’ to be performed this weekend

Kirtland Community Theatre will host a dinner theatre production of “Bull in a China Shop” by C. B. Gilford on Oct. 22 and 23.  The dinner theatre events will take place on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the St. More...

Uninsured women eligible for free mammograms

To celebrate Breast Cancer Aware­ness month, MidMichigan Health is of­fering free mammograms for women 40 and older who do not have insurance and have not had a screening mammogram in the past year.  Women who meet the eligibility re­quirements More...

Roscommon Girls Night Out Nov. 8

Grab a scarf and attend the Roscom­mon Girls Night Out event which will take place on Nov. 8 - Election Day, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event is always the second Tuesday in November, which happens to fall on Election Day this year.  More...

Happenings

BIRTHDAY GIFT

Members of the Jack A. Davenport Detachment 684 of the Marine Corps League present Boy Scout Troop 955, Houghton Lake, with a check for $241 at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church Oct. 13. More...

Auditions for radio ‘A Christmas Story’ set for Nov. 9, 10

Auditions are planned Nov. 9 and 10 for the December production of the radio play “A Christmas Story.”  The play, which will be broadcast live on WQON 100.3 on Dec. More...

Oct. 16-22 is National Friends of the Library Week

The Friends of Roscommon Area District Library is one of thousands of such groups across the country.  This week, Oct. 16-22, is National Friends of the Library Week. More...

Breaking News - 10/21/2016 2:08 PM

State Police release names of victims in fatal crash - Free Access

Michigan State Police have release the names of the victims in a one-car crash which occurred on Reilly Road near Tower Hill Road in R More...

HLCS recall on Nagel OK’d - Free Access

Roscommon County Clerk/Register of Deeds Michelle Stevenson has issued a call of election for the Houghton Lake Community Schools district. More...

RAPS ratifies contract, pay bump partially tied to student testing

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education ratified a two-year contract with the Roscommon Teacher’s Association during their regu­lar monthly meeting Oct. 18. More...

TAKING AIM

Senior Grant Smitz takes aim at a target in the game Odyssey Hoop Shoot at the Roscommon High School Homecoming Spirit Week pep assembly on Oct. 14. The contest was one of many held during the pep assembly. More...

Placing wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns a ‘thrill’ for Higgins Lake veteran, 94

Donald Kirkpatrick flew B-17s over Eu­rope and dropped drones from C-130s over Vietnam. 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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 6:  More...

82nd District Court

Recently arraigned in 82nd District Court was:  Tyler J. Carver, 27, Livonia, demand­ed preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Hometown Security Team offi­cers made the arrest. More...

Sports

Bucks advance in Districts

The Roscommon varsity soccer team made their way to the District semifinal round with a home win over the Fairview Eagles in the Dis­trict opener on Oct. 17. More...

Bucks edged by G’s for NMSL title

The Roscommon varsity soccer team lost their bid for the Northern Michi­gan Soccer League Championship on a windy and wet night in Clare Oct. 12, when they lost 1-0 to the Gladwin Fly­ing G’s.  More...

Bucks flatten Farwell

Roscommon sets records in 84-20 win

Gearing up for a playoff run, the Roscommon High School varsity foot­ball team slammed the visiting Farwell High School Eagle 84-20 in Jack Pine Conference gridiron play Oct. More...

Outdoors

Girl Scout project to help Higgins Lake shoreline

Amelia Buckmaster, 16, of Rochester Hills, recently completed a Girl Scout Award Project at the South Higgins Lake State Park. The project, to install a ripar­ian buffer using native plants, was un­dertaken and completed on Oct. 1.  More...

CANOE WINNER

Lori Wiese was the winner of the cedar strip canoe that was raffled off to benefit the AuSable River Center during a drawing held at the Roscom­mon Fire Training Grounds Sept. 17.  More...

DONATION TO KICKING BEAR

Michael Ritchie of Centershot Michigan receives a $300 check to pur­chase a tug of war rope for the “Kicking Bear Camp” in Roscommon from National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Board Member Brian Brown recently.  More...

Education

Electoral College Presidential Election ProjectBLUE

Jim Perialas’ American Govern- ment classes are learning about the up- coming elections. More...

RMS WALKS TO SCHOOL

with the rest of Roscommon Middle School and Roscommon Elementary School, the fourth grade stu- dents of Kelley Halverson’s class participated in Walk to School Day on Oct. 5. More...

RHS HAS SEVEN AUDITION FOR STATE CHOIR SPOTS

(Above) Roscommon High School is proud to have three singers auditioning for a spot in the Michigan School Vocal Music Association SATB High School Regional and State Honors Choirs. More...

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