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Agreement increases HLCS career tech options

Seeking to provide more vocational opportunities for Houghton Lake Com­munity Schools students, the board of education Monday approved a one-year contract with Wexford-Missaukee Ca­reer and Technical Education (CTE) for the 2017-18 school year. More...

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News

Arroyo enters plea before trial

Set to stand trial starting Monday for the murder of Anita Bright of Nester Township, Francisco C. More...

State police arrest motorist for marijuana possession

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested two motorists during the past week for possession of marijuana.  More...

Commission approves addition of K-9 to RCSO

Sheriff Ed Stern’s request for the Roscommon County Board of Com­missioners to consider the addition of a new K-9 to the department has been granted. As part of the Feb. More...

Business

Krista’s Kanvas to hold painting class at Solace Salon

Prudenville’s Solace Salon and Studio will host a monthly painting class by Krista’s Kanvas on Feb. 21. Two canvas sizes will be offered at the event. A 10x10-inch for $25 per person or a 16x20-inch for $35 per person. More...

BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL CLEANERS

Scrub N Bubbles, a new business and residential cleaning service based in Prudenville, offers cleaning services on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or one-time basis. More...

Religion & Family

FULCO JOINS MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD

Houghton Lake High School junior Cameron Fulco, 17, joined the Michigan National Guard Jan. 12 in Lansing. He will attend boot camp this June and then return to HLHS to complete his senior year. More...

Sleamons celebrate 50th

David and Theresa (Straty) Sleamon marked their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 4, 2017. They were married at Our Lady Catholic Church in Chesaning Feb. 4, 1967.  More...

Laytons celebrate 55 years of marriage Feb. 3

Judy and Floyd Layton recently cel­ebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Feb. 3.  Married in 1962 at Bethany Presby­terian Church in Detroit, they have three children and five grandchildren. They live at Higgins Lake.   More...

Education

RADL to offer kids activity/ Irish folk concert Feb. 22

Roscommon Area District Li­brary has a day filled with events Feb. 22 for both children and adults as a Spirograph event and Irish folk concert have been planned for that day.  More...

GETTING THE BALL ROLLING

Collins Elementary Great Start Readiness Program preschool student Ava Shiattone (front left) practices her bounce pass with Houghton Lake High School varsity basketball player John Steckler in the gym at Collins the afternoon of Feb. 13.  More...

Trio honored for academic work at GVSU

Three Roscommon residents have been honored for their academ­ic work at Grand Valley State Uni­versity for the fall, 2016, semester  Students honored were Ronald J. Friedriechsen, Ashley M. Turner and Caitlyn A. More...

Over 200 plants, 50 pounds of marijuana found in bust

Two sisters from the Merritt area were arrested Feb. 5 for manufacturing marijuana, following an investigation by the Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Distributing reflective vests plan for M-55 safety

It was the consensus among those who attended a Feb. 13 meeting focused on pedestrian safety along M-55 that re­flective vests should be purchased and distributed to walkers.  More...

Disney characters take over RHS for Winter Carnival festivities

Roscommon High School students will have a chance to remember child­hood memories of characters like the Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Simba, Pin­occhio and the Seven Dwarfs as this year’s Winter Carnival will have a theme of “The Wonderful Wo More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rebecca R. Greger - 2017-03-30
Thelma J. Steepe - 2017-03-30
Joyce Marie Miles - 2017-03-30
Eric Joseph Stone - 2017-03-30
Robert J. Buzynski - 2017-03-30

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court Feb. 2:  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Patrick B. Chamberlain, 17, Sagi­naw, demanded preliminary exami­nation within 21 days on a charge of aiding and abetting second degree home invasion. More...

Sports

Mustangs run away from Bucks, 68-41

Jack Pine Conference-leading Me­ridian flexed its offensive muscles in a 68-41 win over visiting Roscommon Tuesday night.  The Mustangs, 10-1 in the JPC, handed the Bucks, 7-3, just their third varsity boys basketball league loss of the season. More...

Bobcat offense unable to keep up with Gladwin

Houghton Lake’s offense couldn’t keep up with its defensive performance in a 47-24 varsity girls basketball loss to Jack Pine-leading Gladwin Tuesday night.  More...

Bucks battle back in fourth for win over Braves, 42-39Clay

The Roscommon girls varsity bas­ketball team won a tight battle at Tawas Feb. 14, beating the Braves 42-39.  More...

Editorial

Where did money from higher transportation taxes go?

A bigger budget means more money for programs beyond road repair

What if the Legis­lature and governor hike gas and vehicle registration taxes to fix the roads, but then hardly any extra money actually goes to fix the roads?  More...

Enjoying winter in Roscommon County

By all accounts, last Saturday was a beautiful day on Houghton Lake.  The fifth annual Fast Eddie’s Vintage Snowmobile Show and Race (which was also held Sunday) was taking place on Prudenville’s East Bay with a backdrop of what like More...

Science matters, MSUE offers resources

Connections

Science is not confined to a textbook, with pictures of scholarly men in lab coats on every other page. Science is magic, it’s messy and can be a lot of fun. More...

Happenings

Fifth Fast Eddie’s biggest yet

The fifth Fast Eddie’s Vintage Snowmobile Show and Race, held Feb. 11 and 12 on Houghton Lake’s East Bay, was the biggest so far, according to organizer Eddie Korbinski.  More...

‘You Say it How in Michigan?’ offers correct pronunciations

Whether you’ve lived in Michi­gan all your life, just moved here or happen to be visiting or planning a vacation to this great state, there’s now an online directory to help with the correct pronunciation of Michi­gan’s many unique More...

LOOKING OVER THE THEME BASKETS

Participants in this year’s Wine Tasting Winter Social to benefit the Roscommon Area District Library (RADL) look over a table full of theme baskets as they decide which ones to place their drawing tickets on at the Ralph A. More...

Features

Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest kicks off Friday

This year’s Higgins Lake- Roscommon Chamber of Commerce WinterFest will not only feature many of its classic events, but sev­eral changes such as fresh activities and new locations.  More...

THRILLING RIDE

A WinterFest 2016 sledding hill at North Higgins Lake State Park provided a thrilling downhill ride for those daring enough to take the ride. Kid’s Karnival games and prizes are also on tap for those attending this year’s WinterFest. More...

HITTING 86 MPH

Rachel Walsh of Roscommon rides a 1000cc Arctic Cat Thun­dercat in the 2016 WinterFest snowmobile time trials near North Higgins Lake State Park. This year’s radar run will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Higgins Lake State Park.   More...

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