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Honoring Our Heroes

Programs planned Friday

Veterans will be honored Fri­day at several events planned throughout Roscommon County. Roscommon High School Roscommon High School will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday. The public is welcome to at­tend the 8:30 a.m. More...

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News

NOT AS BAD AS IT LOOKS

Denton Township firefighters and Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Quintana (not pictured) re­spond to the scene of this single-car accident Nov. 3. The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. More...

JULIN STATE TROOPER

Kelly Julin, a 2012 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, re­cently became a Michigan State Police Trooper as a graduate of the 129th MSP Recruit School. Julin, the daughter of MSP Lt. More...

Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling sign up Nov. 17

Registration for Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling will be held Nov. 17 at the Houghton Lake Public Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  Boys and girls who are ages five to 14 as of Dec. More...

Business

ADVANCED TRAINING CERTIFIED

All wrecker drivers from Phil’s Towing of Houghton Lake and Grayling received advanced training certifica­tion through the American Towing and Recovery Institute and the Michigan Towing Association in October.  More...

Sawmill to host online business workshop

On Nov. 14, Sawmill Rural Busi­ness Center of Roscommon will host a “Get Your Business Online with Google” workshop.  The workshop will be held at the Roscommon Area District Library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

PROCEEDS TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

The Prudenville and Houghton Lake McDonald’s restaurants are among 300 McDonald’s restaurants across the state who are participating in the “Give A Hand” campaign to support the Ronald McDonald Houses of Western and Mid-Michig More...

Letters to the Editor

Parks in Denton Township go back over 120 years

In 1893, Thomas Harcourt and his wife, Bridget Sullivan, bought 38 acres of lakeshore land in Denton Township, in the East Bay of Houghton Lake, from the lumber barons. More...

Outdoors

‘Sight-In Days’ this weekend at Sportsmen’s Club

During the weekend of Nov. 12-13 the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club (HLSC) will hold its annual Sight-In Days event. The two-day event is open to the public.  More...

FIRST DEER A 5-POINT

Jace Stimac, 11, bagged his first deer when he took this 5-point while hunting with his dad, Brad, on Oct. 13. The young hunter took the buck in Roscommon County. He is the son of Brad and Amy Stimac.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

SIX-POINT

While hunting in the Higgins Lake area, Jordan Foutch of Houghton Lake shot a six-point buck on Nov. 4. The shot was taken with a com­pound bow. (Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater)   More...

Happenings

Denton Township thanked for food pantry service

Denton Township officials were rec­ognized Nov. 2 for the township’s sup­port of Project Help Our People Eat (H.O.P.E.), now known as Roscommon County Food Pantry/Project H.O.P.E.  More...

Last ‘boogie’ of the season Nov. 13

The Roscommon Knights of Colum­bus Prince of Peace Council 6593, will host the last Backdoor Boogie of the sea­son Nov. 13 at the hall, 165 West Federal Highway, Roscom­mon. More...

Auditions open for performance with Broadway’s ‘phantom’

Kirtland Youth Theatre is offering area students an opportunity to per­form with Broadway performer Franc D’Ambrosio of New York, best known for his impressive portrayal of the “phan­tom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-wi More...

Trump triumphs

In what many are calling a historic election, Roscommon County voters made it clear who their choice for Presi­dent was Tuesday: Republican Donald Trump. More...

Roscommon County voters weigh in on national election

There was heavy action at the polls throughout Roscommon County on Election Day, and voters expressed both relief at the end of a long election season and hope for the future as they exited their polling places Tuesday.  More...

Triple Threat: Female Army Reserve soldier is a true American badass

More than 80 pounds of gear and a fire hose enveloped her 5-foot- 5-inch frame as she made her way through the burned-down building. A gas mask clung tightly to her face, cutting her oxygen supply in half. 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

Jernigan appointed as Probate Court judge

Gov. Rick Snyder last Friday an­nounced the appointment of Roscom­mon County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Jernigan to the Roscommon County Probate Court. Jernigan will be filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Douglas Dosson.  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided over the following cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 20: Jennifer L. Smalley, 45, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to possession of a con­trolled substance (marijuana) and was scheduled to be sentenced. More...

Charges dismissed against Frankowski

A trespass charge against Robert A. Frankowski, 56, Roscommon, was dis­missed in 82nd District Court.   More...

Sports

Bobcats bow out in District semi

The Houghton Lake varsity vol­leyball team’s season ended at McBain Nov. 2 when the Bobcats were defeated by the host Ramblers in a District semifinal match in three sets. The ‘Cats lost 25-12, 25-11 and 25-12.  More...

Ramblers end Roscommon’s run in volleyball District final

Roscommon’s quest for a District ti­tle fell short at McBain Nov. More...

Lakers sink Bucks in District final, 36-12

Lewandowski sets season rushing record in loss

The Roscommon High School var­sity football team (9-2 overall) dropped out of contention in the Michigan High School Athletic Association tourna­ment with a 36-12 loss to the Maple City-Glen Lake Lakers (9-2) in the Di­vision 6 District 2 Final playe More...

Editorial

Wallace Park pavilion project memories

The Oct. 21 rededication of Wallace Park got Roscommon- Higgins Lake Lions Club Member   Gary Boushelle thinking back to 1983 when volunteers came together for the construction of the park’s pavilion, which is still standing today.  More...

Greatness in the making?

Where is America headed?  That’s the question that many are asking themselves after Tuesday’s presidential election. More...

Religion & Family

Experienced HLUMC mission team returns from Haiti

A mission team from Houghton Lake United Methodist Church re­cently returned from a trip to Cap- Haitian, Haiti.  More...

Messiah Lutheran Church calendars to benefit community

Messiah Lutheran Church has calen­dars for sale to benefit the community.  The 2017 Life and Living in Roscom­mon” calendars contain beautiful images by photographers from Roscommon and across the state, as well as special dates and events More...

FOOD BY, FOR THE COMMUNITY

In a joint community effort, Messiah Lutheran Church, First Congrega­tional Church and Roscommon Baptist Church sponsored a food truck Oct. 29 to benefit residents of Roscommon County. More...

Education

Second grade mock election comes down to single vote

The story area carpet of Mrs. Mi­chelle White’s second grade classroom looked like rallies for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had collided. More...

‘MASQUERADE’ GALA

Guests at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School’s sixth annual Stargazer Gala Nov. 5 included (left to right) Elissa and Jeremiah Stewart, Heidi O’Malley, Eric Spencer and Chad and Jeanne Weible. More...

DESSERT AUCTION

Anne Bawek and Sharon Carna­han display a “masquerade” cake, baked by the fifth through eighth grade classes, during the dessert auction. More...

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