March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Warthogs bid for former animal shelter accepted

After opening three sealed bids for the sale of the former animal shelter building in Roscommon, the Roscom­mon County Board of Commissioners awarded the bid to the Warthogs Motor­cycle Club for $1,500 at a Feb. 22 meet­ing.  More...

Student athlete getting little Bucks started early

Roscommon Middle School sev­enth grade basketball player Aydan Dalak is doing her part to get the Roscommon girls basketball pro­gram started early.  More...

Special Sections

News

Weekend break-in reported at Artesia Youth Park

Roscommon County Sheriff’sOffice deputies responded to a report of a break-in at Artesia Youth Park, Houghton Lake, last week.  According to a sheriff’s report, a youth park worker called Feb. More...

Rep. Rendon plans March office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon, R-Lake City, has announced her March of­fice hours.  “Our district spans five counties and I pride myself on hosting office hours in each one every month,” said Rep. Rendon.  More...

NEW TO THE CREW

The Denton Township Police De­partment has a new officer, Kurt Kierpaul. Originally from Marine City, Kierpaul graduated in De­cember, 2016, as part of the Kirt­land Regional Police Academy’s 43rd class. More...

Editorial

Championship weekend

This weekend is a weekend of champions for Michigan high school athletes.  State championships are on the line in individual wrestling, bowling and competitive cheerleading. And, Roscommon County will be represented at each of the Finals.  More...

Early screening essential to colorectal cancer cure rate

Central Michigan District Health Department wants to make consumers aware that colorectal cancer, although a potentially life-threatening disease, is preventable with early detection.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Pleased about DHHS move

As a volunteer and board member of the Roscommon County Food Pantry, I am very pleased about the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) moving into the Save-A-Lot Plaza next to us in the Houghton Lake Heights.  More...

Rider would like improvements

I am writing because the Roscommon County Transit Authority public bus system doesn’t take this seriously. I have called and reported the poor service before but nothing has changed. Their service is still slow and rude. More...

Appreciates ‘exceptional worker’

The Township of Denton employs an exceptional worker.  At about 4 a.m. on Feb. 7, I was suddenly awaken by two loud noises in succession.  More...

Happenings

‘The Real Inspector Hound’ auditions underway at KCT

Kirtland Community Theatre (KCT) is holding open auditions for a May pro­duction of “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard.  Auditions were scheduled for March 1, March 2 and March 8 at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts More...

Home Builders Association accepting grant applications

The Home Builders Association of North Central Lakes is accepting grant applications until April 1.  More...

Grayling Recreation Authority hosting youth swim lessons

Beginning March 2, the Grayling Recreation Authority will host level two youth swim lessons recommended for children ages six and up.  The American Red Cross certified classes will take place for three weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 5 More...

CHA acquires land in plan to expand athletic fields

Township sells 1.25 acres for $1

Charlton Heston Academy's cam­pus will gain 1.25 acres of land for new soccer fields as the Richfield Township Board of Trustees moved to sell the academy the land it needs at a price of $1. More...

HLCS eyes curriculum director in effort to become ‘destination’

Houghton Lake Community Schools is in need of a curriculum director, ac­cording to Interim Superintendent Susan Tyer.  Tyer told the Board of Education Monday there is an “urgent” need for such a director, based on MiSchool Data info More...

UNIDENTIFIED VEHICLE RUNS DRIVER OFF RESERVE ROAD

Community Police Officer Deputy Jonah Schutte (center) of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office looks over the roll over accident that occurred Feb. 23 at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Reserve Road near Reilly Road in Denton Township. 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:  James K. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, Feb. 7:  Brenda L. More...

Sports

Boyle places at Michigan Indoor Track Series State Finals

CRAF Center offers facilities for off-season training

Roscommon’s Jack Boyle recently placed fourth in men’s shot put and fifth in men’s weight throw at the Feb. 25 Michigan Indoor Track Series State Fi­nals held at Aquinas College.  More...

Bucks unable to fight off Vikings in fourth, lose by six

Roscommon was unable to hold off a Grayling comeback in a 56-50 non- conference varsity boys basketball loss Tuesday night.  The host Bucks jumped to a 13-4 lead and were up 24-18 at the half. More...

Bobcats celebrate seniors in 55-50 win over Coleman

Houghton Lake moved to 9-10 over­all on the season with a 55-50 non-con­ference win at Coleman Tuesday night.  “I am really pleased with how my guys came out tonight. More...

Outdoors

FREE FISHING WEEKEND BRAGGING RIGHTS

Deb Williamson (left) of Winfield, IL, won bragging rights over her husband, Tim (right), during Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 18. More...

Religion & Family

St. John Lutheran dinner March 8

St. John Lutheran Church, 2882 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), will host a community dinner March 8.  The bi-monthly dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.   More...

Community dinner at Messiah Lutheran

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner March 8 at 5 p.m.  The menu includes beef stroganoff, green beans, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  Carry-outs are available aft More...

HLUMC St. Patrick’s Dinner March 15

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church’s Methodist Women will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner March 15.  The all-you-can-eat corned beef and fixings dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. More...

Education

MMCC, MSU Extension partner to expand learning opportunities

Mid Michigan Community Col­lege (MMCC) and Michigan State University (MSU) Extension have announced a new partnership fo­cused on community engagement and expanded lifelong learning op­portunities.  More...

Collins Science Night

AIR POWER Assisted by Brian Ledbetter (with air compressor), Collins Elementary students (left to right) Carson Marsh, Spencer Ledbetter and Chaysin Ledbetter react to air rockets as they race to the More...

Former Frederic resident establishes KCC scholarship

Peter Horton, a former resident of Frederic and a graduate of Grayling High School, has established a Kirt­land Community College scholar­ship with the Kirtland Foundation in order to “pay it forward.”  “I lived and went to sch More...

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