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‘QUESTIONABLE BEHAVIOR’ CANDIDATES

Ken “Pressure Crack” Nebor (left) and “Split Shot” Doug Macon are running for 2017 Tip-up Town marshal and mayor, respectively as can­didates of the People’s Party of Questionable Behavior. More...

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News

Post 72 trooper OK after crash on M-72

State Police Trooper Dave Due­man of Post 72, Houghton Lake, suf­fered minor injuries during the early morning hours of Jan. 3, when his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle on M-72 near Lake Valley Road in Kalkaska County.  More...

Money reported stolen New Year’s Eve

A Roscommon Township man report­ed to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office that about $400 was stolen from him sometime during New Year’s Eve.  The man told deputies he had friends over at around 9 p.m. More...

DHHS appointments available Jan. 11 in Crawford County

Department of Health and Human Services assistance appointments are available at the Crawford County Com­mission on Aging and Senior Center Jan. 11. More...

Editorial

MSU Extension offers 4-H winter activities

Connections

Welcome to the New Year! We at Roscommon County Michigan State University Extension hope you had a chance to enjoy some quality time during the holiday season. More...

Michigan’s licensing laws prevent poor from accessing health care

Viewpoint on Public Issue

It seems like a no-brainer: If licensed medical professionals want to provide free treatment to low-income families, they should be able to. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be courteous while using transportation system

This letter concerns all of the people who ride Roscommon County Transit Authority buses.  People get on the bus and are annoyed with the driver because they say they should have been picked up 15 minutes ago.  More...

Immorality ‘nothing new’

The present president never said once that he was against Christianity but did say that Europeans (whites) are becoming the minority, me being one of those. More...

Education

Boodoian shares Armenian history with RHS students

The actions of an older sister saved the life of Lyon Township’s Sam Boo­doian Jr.’s father during the Armenian Genocide. More...

The Brook celebrates work of Kirtland nursing students

Folks at The Brook of Roscommon recently bid farewell to five Kirtland nursing students who worked side by side with many residents and staff for 12 weeks. More...

Auditions for ‘Odd Couple’ start Monday at Mid Michigan

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will be holding open auditions for a spring theater production of “The Odd Couple,” by Neil Simon.  Audition dates are Jan. 9, 10 and 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Harrison Campus Auditorium. More...

Police nab intoxicated snowmobilers; marijuana found in traffic stops

State Police from Post 72, Houghton Lake, arrested two snowmobilers who were found to be operating while intoxi­cated last weekend.  More...

Tip-up Town 2017 kicks off Saturday at Playhouse

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is right around the corner and folks are encouraged to “marvel” at the excitement of the “su­per” kick-off, set for Jan. 7 at the Hough­ton Lake Historical Playhouse. More...

In lawsuit, former employee says HLCS board violated OMA

A former employee of Houghton Lake Community Schools has filed a lawsuit against the school board, seek­ing injunctive and declaratory relief as it relates to a closed meeting it held Aug. 8, 2016.  More...

Community remembers Hoffman for generosity to others

In terms of length of residency, St. Helen’s Tony Hoffman didn’t live in the community as long as some, but the eight years he did call the area home has made an impact on many.  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:  Andrew M. Bruce, 22, Roscom­mon, demanded preliminary exami­nation within 21 days on a charge of manufacture of marijuana. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 6, 2016:  Zachary W. Willis, 24, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct and was scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 24. More...

Sports

Keipert’s scoring leads Bucks to Holiday Invitational title

Roscommon senior Kaleb Keipert averaged 26 points in back-to-back victories as the Bucks varsity boys basketball team won the Roscom­mon Holiday Invitational Dec. More...

Booster drawing winners announced

The November and December win­ners of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster 200 Club drawing were recently announced.  For November, winning $25 each were Midge Rutter, Ron Meiring (who donated back his winnings) and Brett Yardley. More...

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Senior Pool League - Jan. More...

Happenings

Fundraiser for Sebert Jan. 22

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Wendy Sebert will be held at Roscom­mon Baptist Church, 1201 West Sunset Dr., Roscommon, from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. More...

St. Helen Optimist Club looking for new members

St. Helen Optimist Club President Pat Foxx is seeking new members.  The club’s annual membership is $80. Currently, she said there are 21 members and more are needed, otherwise the St. More...

NCACU’s ‘Casual for a Cause’ benefits Grayson’s Gift Project

Every year the Roscommon branch staff of North Central Area Credit Union donates its “Friday Casual for a Cause” money to an community organi­zation and the credit union matches the funds. More...

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