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Village voluntarily chlorinating water system, community meeting to be held

Village of Roscommon residents will receive a notice in the mail soon inform­ing them of an upcoming meeting con­cerning the village’s water system as the presence of coliform bacteria in the water system has been detected. More...

EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT

Robert Southworth, United States Army veteran who served from 1952-54, explains to Roscommon High School students (from left) Karlee Erickson, Hailey Flores and Jessica Oakes that education and learning is the key to life during a breakfast gathering More...

Despite slow start, firearm opener successful for many

Although morning fog on open­ing day may have played a part in the slow start at the buck pole at Fred’s of Roscommon Tuesday, as the fog burned off, the bucks began to roll in. By the end of the day, there had been 17 bucks hung.  More...

Special Sections

News

CHA approves amended budget, grants teacher raises

Accountant Frank Patterson told the Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors that an amended budget pre­sented Nov. More...

Lake makes ZBA changes

The Lake Township Board voted to change the township’s Zoning Board of Appeals from a five-member board to a three-member board during their regular meeting Nov. 9. More...

Curbside recycling coming to Markey with service change

Beginning in January, Markey Town­ship residents will have curbside recy­cling as part of the trash service.  The Markey Township Board voted to switch trash collection to Republic Service of Pinconning at its meeting Nov. 14.  More...

Editorial

Carbohydrates: The chief energy source

Connections

We have all heard about fad diets and those that are “carbohydrate free.” No matter what your condition is: whether you want to lose weight, or you have a chronic condition such as diabetes, everyone needs carbohydrates. More...

Freedom’s protectors

With the presidential election being held as late as it can be on the calendar, Veterans Day 2016 fell three days after our country elected a new president.  More...

Religious freedom in the age of Trump

Inside the First Amendment

In the end, this election wasn’t decided by Russian hacking, sexual assault charges, “blood coming out of her whatever,” the FBI or any of the other extraordinary moments that defied the norms of political behavior and discourse. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer won’t acknowledge Trump

To all the Trump supporters, congratulations, soon you will finally get to live your dream.  More...

Writer thanks voters for new board members

In response to Mr. Witzman’s letter of Oct. 20 (“Do not be misled”), the people he claims are doing a good job and were going to be reelected got voted out [in Richfield Township]. More...

Education

Kirtland retirees reminisce, look ahead to next 50 years

Former faculty members and em­ployees of Kirtland Community College gathered Nov. 10 to celebrate the col­lege’s 50th anniversary at a luncheon at the new Health Sciences Center, Gray­ling.  More...

BBBS PUMPKIN FUN

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes held its 5th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Painting/Carving Activity Oct. 24 at St. John Lutheran Church. Matches enjoyed quality time together while painting and carv­ing pumpkins. More...

HALLOWEEN VISIT

Children from Kristy Carrick-Myers’ three-year-old preschool class at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church visited Bart’s Fruit Market Oct. 18. More...

Bannon ousted

Richfield fires longtime police chief

The Richfield Township Board termi­nated Public Safety Director Brad Ban­non Tuesday night. More...

After Headlee fails, Ogemaw E911 looks here for help

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners approved a mo­tion Wednesday morning that allows Roscommon County E911 Director Vance Stringham to seek legal counsel for the consideration of a contract with Ogemaw County’s Central Dispatch for its More...

HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

(Above) Representing the women of Roscom­mon American Legion Post 96 and Roscom­mon VFW Post 4159 Ladies Auxiliary, Jane Pinkelman lays a wreath at the CRAF Center memorial site Nov. 11.   More...

Santa’s Workshop Sunday

Christmas is coming and so is the an­nual Santa’a Workshop.  The workshop will be open Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, 1701 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

27th ‘UPS Ed’ auction Saturday

The 27th annual UPS Ed & Caren Christmas for Kids Auction will be held at the Columbian Home Hall (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall) Saturday.  Doors open to the event at 6 p.m. and the fundraiser starts at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 20:  Lester M. Mossner, 71, Roscommon, charged with interfering with electronic communications and domestic violence, did not enter a plea and a jury trial was to proceed. More...

Jernigan takes oath as judge, Beebe now prosecutor

Surrounded by colleagues, friends and family, Mark Jernigan took the oath of office as Roscommon County Probate Court Judge the afternoon of Nov. 9.  More...

Business

Sisco joins CMDHD’s family planning team

Sara Sisco, MSN, FNP-BC, has joined the Central Michigan District Health Department’s traveling family planning team.  Sisco received her graduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University and has worked in multiple clinical set­tings, h More...

FANTASTICAL SHOP

The Fantastical Shop, LLC, owner Karla Kirkland (with scissors) cuts the ribbon to mark the opening of her store Nov. 8. More...

A SIGN OF IDENTIFICATION

Improvements at Roscommon’s CRAF Center continue as the building’s exterior now has a new sign identifying it from the outside. The new sign was installed Nov. 11 by Pro Image Design.  More...

Happenings

Honoring American Heroes

MUSICAL TRIBUTE Members of Houghton Lake Middle School’s sixth and seventh grade choir sing for veterans Nov. 11 at an afternoon program held in the high school auditorium. More...

Students Honor Veterans

THE EMPTY CHAIR “As you see this chair is empty,” Veteran Doug Nagle (left) told Roscommon High School students, explaining that the chair is meant to respresent those who did not return More...

HONORING AREA VETERANS

Both those on stage and in the audience rise for the National Anthem performed by the Houghton Lake High School band during the school’s 23rd annual Veterans Day Program Nov. 11.  More...

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