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FISH TAILS AND FISH TALES

A group of spectators and fishermen in the Tip-up Town 2017 Fishing Contest, overseen by the Houghton Lake Lake Association, are framed by some of the fish entered in the contest Jan. 29, the second Sunday of the fes­tival. More...

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News

Richfield apprehends domestic assault suspect

Richfield Township Police Depart­ment officers were able to track down a suspect after fleeing the scene of a do­mestic assault incident Jan. 29.  More...

Kewadin man arrested after ORV falls through Houghton Lake

A 59-year-old Kewadin man was arrested for operating an ORV while intoxicated Jan. 27 after his 2015 John Deere side-by-side fell through the ice on Houghton Lake near Long Point.  More...

Suspect in Prudenville B&E cases arraigned

One of two suspects that were ar­rested in relation to a string of 43 break­ing and entering cases in Prudenville last fall was arraigned in 82nd District Court, Roscommon, Jan. 26.  More...

Editorial

Moolenaar: A call for civil discussion

It is an honor to serve as your representative in the U.S. House. More...

Letters to the Editor

Citizens ‘have a right to know’

This message is not for the current board members of Richfield Township. They have nothing to do with what happened. More...

Appointment of ‘visionless’ DeVos concerning

The possible appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education concerns me greatly.  More...

Thankful TUT snow sculpture continues

I am happy that snow sculpture will continue at Tip-up Town. I brought the hobby to Houghton Lake in 1961, 56 years ago.  More...

Religion & Family

Beacon Assembly of God new name, new pastor

The new Beacon Assembly of God, formerly Soul’s Harbor Worship Cen­ter, has a new name and a new pastor.  Pastor Jason Shory took over as lead pastor in November, 2016. More...

Recovery program Thursdays at Abundant Grace

Abundant Grace Assembly of God is hosting Celebrate Recovery: A Christ- Centered Recovery Program on Thurs­day nights.  The program begins at 7 p.m. (it start­ed Jan. 5).  Call 366-9244 for information. More...

NEW NAME, NEW PASTOR

Pastor Jason Shory is the new lead pastor at Beacon Assembly of God, Roscommon (formerly Soul’s Harbor Worship Center). More...

Education

Skeels Christian School honor roll

Skeels Christian School recently announced its list of students hon­ored for their academic work during the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Elementary Honor Roll  All A’s   More...

RMS DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School December students of the month are (front row, from left) fourth graders Anthony Cole and Caleigh Shilts, (back row, from left) seventh graders Lauren Peterson and Jadyn Sylla and sixth graders Karma Badelt and Madelyn Hea More...

RMS JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School January students of the month were recently announced.  More...

Denton Police seek arrest of three in B&E

Denton Township Police have solved a September breaking and entering and are seeking arrest warrants on three in­dividuals.  More...

Approval sought for additional K-9

Thanks to a potential donation from a private source, Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern said his department has the option of bringing another dog onto the K-9 unit.  More...

All-American Bowl ‘amazing experience’

“It was a unique and amazing experi­ence.”  That is how Roscommon High School senior Trey Lewandowski de­scribed his takeaway after competing among the nation’s top prep prospects in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Christopher A. Beard, 34, Richmond, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on charges of larceny of firearms and possession of firearms by a felon. More...

Sports

Bobcats return home ends with 26-point win over Eagles

A 24 point third quarter – including 10 points coming from senior Bridget Ripke – helped the Houghton Lake var­sity girls basketball team to a 51-25 Jack Pine Conference victory over Farwell Tuesday night.  More...

Buck girls break losing streak against Hornets

The Roscommon girls varsity bas­ketball team broke a four-game los­ing streak with a Jack Pine Conference win over visiting Harrison Jan. 31. The Bucks won 44-39.  Roscommon led 8-7 after one quar­ter, and were up 22-18 at halftime. More...

Five earn medals at youth wrestling

Five wrestlers representing Hough­ton Lake Youth Wrestling earned med­als at a meet at Standish-Sterling High School last weekend.  In total, 14 Houghton Lake wrestlers competed.  More...

Outdoors

Ice Fishing Contest wraps up second TUT weekend

Ice fishing at Tip-up Town, U.S.A. wrapped up Sunday in the final weekend of the 67th annual event.  Prizes were awarded by the Hough­ton Lake Lake Association in the follow­ing categories:  Walleye single  More...

Thousands watch TUT snowmobile races

Between 5,000 and 6,000 spectators showed up to watch the Tip-up Town 2017 Snowmobile Drag Races on Houghton Lake’s East Bay Jan. 28, according to or­ganizer Eddy “Fast Eddy” Korbinski.  More...

Happenings

‘Detecting Fake News’ topic of upcoming HLPL event

A panel of news and information professionals will tackle the topic of fake news during a Feb. 21 event at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

Winter in St. Helen annual medallion hunt begins Feb. 8

Clues for this year’s St. Helen Cham­ber of Commerce’s Winter in St. Helen medallion hunt will be posted at the 10 a.m. beginning Feb. 8 and will continue until the medallion has been found.  More...

RSHLL shoe drive begins Feb. 6

The Roscommon St. Helen Little League will be hosting a shoe collection from Feb. 6 until April 1 to help raise funds for new equipment.  More...

Features

Tip-up Town attendance up despite warm first weekend

Despite a warm and wet first week­end, attendance at Tip-up Town 2017 turned out to be up from last year accord­ing to Houghton Lake Chamber of Com­merce Executive Director Kim Akin. More...

Jumpers brave icy waters

Eighty brave souls stepped up to the precipice and jumped into the icy waters of Houghton Lake during this year’s edition of the Polar Bear Dip on the second Saturday of Tip-up Town 2017.  Polar Bear Dip organizer Jennifer Cox said partici More...

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