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Roscommon man arrested for OWI after hitting utility pole

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 40-year-old Roscom­mon man on a charge of operating a ve­hicle while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content at 1:20 a.m. the morning of March 13. More...

State Police make arrests in Moorestown

Trooper Evan Alkema of the Hough­ton Lake Post was busy in Moorestown during the night of March 14 and the ear­ly morning of March 15, arresting two individuals, one on outstanding warrants and the other on drug charges.  More...

Gypsy Moth open house March 28 in St. Helen

The Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Department will host an open house March 28 beginning at from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Richfield Township Hall, located at 1410 North St. Helen Rd. More...

Markey board gives itself a raise, adopts budget

The Markey Township Board voted to raise board members’ pay during its regular meeting March 13.  The vote for the 3% raise for each of the board members was 4-1, with Trust­ee Mike Peters voting no, except in the case of the supervisor&rs More...

Scow appointed Village trustee

Working to make Roscommon a ‘rising tide’ community

Dan Scow was appointed to fill the Village of Roscommon council’s open trustee seat at a March 13 meeting. More...

THANK YOU

Members of the Denton Township Park Advisory Board were recognized for their contributions at the town­ship’s March 1 board meeting. More...

Shenanigan’s Pub hosting trivia fundriaser for ACS

Shenanigan’s Pub will host a trivia night fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society beginning at 7 p.m. April 8.  More...

Tree removal bid, loader agreement approved at Denton

Denton Township officials, at a March 9 special meeting, approved a bid for tree removal for future pickleball courts and financing of a John Deere loader.  The township received seven bids for the tree removal and the bid was award­ed to Sergea More...

Roscommon Township approves some increases for 17-18 budget

The Roscommon Township board Tuesday approved a slightly smaller general budget for fiscal year 2017-18, compared to last year, but some of its special funds will see an increase.  More...

Parent meeting Monday to showcase new HLHS offerings

An informational meeting for parents on academic and technical programs Houghton Lake High School students will soon be offered is planned Monday.  The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the high school library.  More...

ON ITS WAY OUT

An aerial view of Houghton Lake taken March 9 shows a patchwork of open water in an area near the lake’s South Shore. More...

Sheriff’s deputies make drunk driving arrests over the weekend

A Falmouth woman was arrested March 11 for driving while intoxicated and for speeding in Backus Township.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were on patrol at about 2:15 a.m. More...

Multi-department training event focuses on electric, gas hazards

Seven area fire departments attended a multi-department training event hosted by the Lake Missaukee Fire Department Feb. 20.  The meeting was standing room only, as 60 firefighters attended the two-hour training. More...

Bannon’s severance agreement approved

The Richfield Township Board of Trustees approved a severance agree­ment for former Richfield Township Department of Public Safety Chief Brad Bannon at a March 10 special meeting.  More...

Interact provides opportunity to servea

Formed in the 1960s, Interact is one of the largest world-wide student service clubs.  The Houghton Lake Rotary Interact Club was chartered in 1995. More...

Denton budget at $4 million

Denton Township officials March 1 adopted the 2017-18 fiscal year budget for about $4 million, following a brief public hearing.  The general fund budget of $1,059,041 is about 7.5% less than last year, Supervisor Bob Spaulding said.  More...

Richfield Township annual meeting Saturday

Richfield Township will hold its an­nual meeting Saturday.  The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Richfield Township Hall, located at 1410 North St. Helen Rd.   More...

Shenanigan’s Pub holding ‘Pot ‘O Gold’ raffle for Relay

Shenanigan’s Pub is hosting a “Pot ‘O Gold” raffle of $50 worth of lottery tickets to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life.  Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or six tickets for $5. More...

COA looking into feasibility of adult daycare facility

Roscommon County Commission on Aging Director Tom Pettit told the Roscommon County Board of Commis­sioners at a March 8 work session that looking toward the future of services the COA provides may include the creation of an adult daycare facility.&nb More...

HLHS softball program hosting corn hole tournament April 8

Houghton Lake High School’s soft­ball program will host a corn hole tour­nament April 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at the HLHS gym.  Pre-registration is $30 per team and the at the door cost is $40 per team. More...

CHA approves $1.3 million loan

The Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors March 7 approved a resolution to borrow $1.3 million.  Superintendent Dave Patterson noted that the five-year loan will have an interest rate of 4.25%. More...

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