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Roscommon graduate detained due to Trump executive order

A Roscommon graduate who went on to become an attorney, and her hus­band, found themselves stuck at the bor­der when they tried to come home from a visit to Canada Jan. 27. More...

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News

Troopers arrest friendless drunk driver

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 30-year-old Grayling man for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after he lost control of his ve­hicle and went into a ditch on M-76 near Geels Road the evening of Feb. 1.  More...

Suspect arraigned in tobacco store break-in

A Saginaw man has been arraigned in 82nd District Court in connection with a breaking and entering at a Houghton Lake area business last September.  Rodney C. More...

Roscommon Township approves 3% raises for officials

The Roscommon Township board Tuesday approved cost of living raises for board members.  In townships that do not hold annual meetings, the board may approve salary increases.  Approved were 3% raises for the su­pervisor, treasurer, clerk an More...

Editorial

VP succession plan just 50 years old

It is often said that the vice president is “a heartbeat away” from the presidency. For long periods in American history, no vice president was in line.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer suggests taxpayers vote on police functions

Bill Bennett’s letter to the editor last week (“Citizens ‘have a right to know’”) was incorrect as to the current Richfield Township board members not having anything to do with the problems with the police force in past More...

‘America’s public schools are letting America down’

I am writing in response to Crystal Weber’s letter to the editor in opposition to Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of Education (”Appointment of ‘visionless’ DeVos concerning,” Resorter, Feb. 2). More...

Library directors highlight availability of eBooks

Free downloadable eBooks and audio books are available to residents of Roscommon County.  More...

Religion & Family

Craft beer added to RADL Wine Tasting Winter Social Sunday

This year, the Friends of the Roscom­mon Area District Library have included craft beer in the annual Wine Tasting Winter Social, which will be held Sun­day, Feb. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Ralph A. More...

Gallas celebrate 60 years of marriage

Carl and Carole Galla of Hough­ton Lake celebrated their 60th wed­ding anniversary Feb. 2 with their family.  They were married in Garden City Feb. More...

Annual Hearts for Hospice drive underway

The annual Hearts for Hospice campaign is underway through Feb. 15. More...

Education

OLLRCS PRIDE

OLLRCS Celebrates Catholic Schools WeekBanner

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School is joining in the an- nual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Catholic Schools Week for 2017 began Jan. More...

Roscommon High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Roscommon High School for the second marking period (* donates all “A”s):  8th Grade  More...

Musical Bobcats

BOBCATS AT SOLO & ENSEMBLE Eleven Houghton Lake High School band students participated in the annual Michigan State Band and Or­chestra Association District 9 Solo & Ensemble event, this year More...

St. Helen Snow Run set for Saturday

As of Monday, St. Helen Snowpack­ers Treasurer Bev VanMeter is predicting the trails will be in “good condition” for the 15th Annual Snow Run, which will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Fast Eddie’s snowmobile show, race this weekend

The fifth annual Fast Eddie’s Vintage Snowmobile Show and Race will hit Houghton Lake’s East Bay this weekend.  This year’s event includes a wide range of unique events planned for each day of what organizer Eddie Korbinski cal More...

Judge OKs disputed signatures in HLCS recall

Christian to be on May ballot

The recall of Houghton Lake Com­munity Schools Board of Education member Kelly Christian will go forward, following a ruling by Judge Robert W. Bennett in a status conference Feb. 2. More...

‘Basketball Buddies’

Program spans ages to create community

“I wanted them (her fourth graders and basketball team) to see outside of them­selves,” Roscommon Middle School fourth grade teacher Kelley Halverson said. 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, Jan. 24:  Tami K. VanDyke, 47, Farwell, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance. She was scheduled to be sen­tenced Feb. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Daniel E. Lambrix, 27, Flat Rock, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on charges of assault/resisting/ obstructing a police officer and driving while intoxicated. More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Men’s Pool League Feb. More...

41st Special Olympics basketball tourney draws 14 teams

The 41st annual Northland Spe­cial Olympics Invitational Basketball Tournament drew participation from 14 teams from all over Central and North­ern Michigan according to organizer Mike Eva.  More...

Bobcats run out of gas at Fulton Friday

Coming off a physical contest the night before, the Houghton Lake var­sity girls basketball team did not have enough gas in their tanks to pull past Fulton Feb. 3. The Bobcats lost the non- conference contest, 47-31. More...

Outdoors

HIGGINS LAKE LUNKER

Benden Kanouse, 8, of McBain landed this 38-inch northern pike through the ice of Higgins Lake Jan. 14. Kanouse caught the pike, which tipped the scale at 18 pounds, seven ounces, on a tip-up baited with a sucker minnow. More...

The Loop honored as best course by golf magazines

The Loop, the new reversible 18- hole sister course to Forest Dunes, was recently honored by the golf industry’s two leading publications, Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, as the Best New Public Course and the Best New U.S. More...

Happenings

Roscommon County United Way needs volunteers

Roscommon County United Way is seeking volunteers to serve on the allo­cations committee.  More...

Roscommon VFW hosting fundraiser breakfast Sunday

A country breakfast will be held Feb. 12 at Roscommon VFW Post #4159 from 8 a.m. More...

COA Sweetheart Dance Feb. 11

The Roscommon County Commis­sion on Aging will host a Sweetheart Dance at the St. Helen Center, located at 10493 East Airport Rd., St. Helen Feb. 11. The dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by DJ Patrick Stark. More...

Features

New Lyon fire hall almost ready for action

Lyon Township’s new fire hall, 10555 North Harrison Rd. More...

Denton Township

Amber Nebor is a full-time para­medic with Denton Township EMS. She has been on the department for 12 years and has lived in Den­ton Township for 41 years. She has three children, Cord, Shaelyn and Scout. More...

Gerrish Township

Having served the Gerrish Town­ship EMS Department for eight years, 2nd Lt. Brandon Rodgers is a full-time EMT. He helps oversee hu­man resources, records and mainte­nance within the department. He and his wife, Suzy, have four children. More...

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