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Roscommon man dies in roll-over accident

Roscommon resident Dennis D. Pearce, 61, died in a rollover accident the afternoon of Dec. 8, while traveling northbound on US-127.  More...

B&E suspect tells troopers he was looking for gas

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 41-year-old Roscommon man on charges of illegal entry, as well as two outstanding warrants after he al­legedly entered an outbuilding at a resi­dence in Backus Township on the after­noon of Dec. More...

Denton Township to take lead in future of parks

Navigating the waters of Denton Township’s plans for its parks, the town­ship board Dec. 7 made it clear the park advisory board is advisory in nature only.  More...

Sports

Trailing early, Bobcats rebound for win over Eagles

Houghton Lake erased an early 13 point deficit as they beat host Far­well 49-41 to pick up their second varsity girls basketball win of the season.  More...

ALL CONFERENCE BOBCATS

Five members of the Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team were hon­ored by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference by being named to the All Conference Team recently. More...

ALL CONFERENCE GRIDDERS

Eleven members of this year’s Houghton Lake varsity football team were honored by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference by being named to the All Conference Team recently.  More...

Outdoors

EAST BAY LUNKER

Kevin Gore of Prudenville holds a northern pike he caught in Houghton Lake’s East Bay the evening of Dec. 6. The big pike, which measured 35.5 inches long and weighed in at 9.5 pounds, hit a Rapala at around 5:30 p.m. More...

Fuelwood permits still available from the DNR

With winter weather here, the Michi­gan Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents that state forest fu­elwood permits are still available for the 2016 season, which runs through Dec. 31.  More...

FIRST NICE DEER

Wade Whittington, Houghton Lake, shot this nine-point buck Nov. 17 while hunting from a ground blind on state land in Roscommon County near Duck Lake, using a .30-30 rifle at 65 yards. More...

Happenings

Kirtland Regional Police Academy recognizes 43rd graduating class

The Kirtland Regional Policy Acade­my (KRPA) recently recognized its 43rd graduating class.  The 18 academy cadets were joined Dec. More...

KCC paramedic program graduates five

Members of the Kirtland Paramedic Program completed their 16-month pro­gram Dec. More...

Coloring Contest Winners

CHA CONTEST WINNERS Charlton Heston Acad­emy first grader Emma Lacey and third grader Andrew Perkola were winners of the Houghton Lake Resorter’s color­ing contest. More...

‘Turkeys Instead of Tickets’

Law enforcement teams up with Rotary Clubs to spread ‘Christmas cheer’

A flurry of motorists being pulled over for obstructed plate violations was the cause for plenty of joy Monday morning. The reason? More...

RMS student shares stage with Broadway ‘Phantom’

Roscommon Middle School student Lauren Petersen was selected last week for a “Broadway” moment on stage at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts Dec. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 31 and heard these civil cases:  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Aaron J. Johnson, 27, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examina­tion on a charge of operating/maintain­ing a lab and possession of marijuana. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Donny W. Rajaniemi, 28, St. Helen, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of aggravated stalking. The sheriff’s office made the arrest. More...

Editorial

Serving you in Michigan and Washington

One of the joys of serving as your congressman is honoring our current soldiers and veterans for their service to our country.  This month, I voted to give our troops their largest pay increase in six years. More...

Food Bank chief: Can we talk?

The Food Bank Council of Michigan is tasked with creating food security for all of our residents. More...

‘Make something of snow’

The arrival of significant snow and cold weather also means that Prudenville’s Parker Seiler, 90, is hard at work creating a winter playland for area children.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Wish to reverse nation’s ugly immorality

I thank God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, for giving us a breath of fresh air. In spite of what was said by the current president, we are still a Christian nation. Of course that doesn’t mean we are all Christian. More...

Religion & Family

Christmas Eve Baby to Turn 100

CHRISTMAS EVE BABY TO TURN 100 (Above) This Christmas Eve, Higgins Lake resident Nina Love will celebrate her 100th birthday. Love, who was born Dec. More...

READY TO HELP THOSE IN NEED

The Roscommon County Food Pantry/Project H.O.P.E. held an open house at their new location at 715 1/2 Loxley Road at Houghton Lake in the Save-A-Lot plaza Dec. 7. Anyone in need of food assistance can contact the food bank at 366-5120.  More...

Ferrellgas collecting items for coat drive

For nearly 80 years, Ferrellgas has provided propane service to homes, farms and businesses. With the help of residents, Ferrellgas plans to deliver more than just pro­pane this holiday season.  More...

Education

PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Of the 388 students at Collins Elementary School at Houghton Lake, 91 had perfect attendance during No­vember.  More...

RHS Artists

Elephant Radial Design by Grace LaBonte, 9th gradeFor LaBonte’s radial design project she wanted to use an image that was recognizable on its own but enhanced in an abstract way when radiating More...

QUIZ BOWL JV AND VARSITY TEAMS TAKE FIRST PLACE IN JPC TOURNAMENT

The Roscommon High Schol Quiz Bowl Team competed at a Jack Pine Conference tournament in Clare Dec. 10, where both the varsity and junior varsity teams took place in their divisions. Each division had ten teams competing. More...

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