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New therapy method an effort to reduce child care fund

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners and Chief Judge of the 34th Circuit Richard E. More...

RAPS voters okay millage

Voters in the Roscommon Area Pub­lic Schools district voted in favor of renewing the district’s non-home­stead millage Tuesday, 967-359.  Voters were asked to renew the exist­ing 18 mills which were set to expire at the end of 2017. More...

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News

Finkbeiner arraigned on three felony charges

Former Richfield Township Depart­ment of Public Safety Lt. More...

Entry door simulator donated by Viking Energy

Viking Energy of McBain donated the material and labor to construct a forcible entry door simulator for the McBain Fire Department and the Missaukee County Fire Training Council that is made of up of seven county departments.  More...

FIRE CONTAINED TO BEDROOM

Firefighters from Markey and Denton townships respond to a fire call at 2830 East Houghton Lake Dr. on the morning of May 1. Lieutenant Sandy Maples of the Markey Township Fire Department said that her de­partment received the call at 10:09 a.m. More...

Business

Tack, craft, vendor sale to benefit Missaukee County 4H May 20

A tack, craft and vendor sale to benefit the Missaukee County 4H will be held May 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Merritt General Store. In addition to the vendors selling their wares, a bake sale will also be held. More...

Spicer’s named to Boating Industry Top 100 list for fifth straight year

Spicer’s Boat City has again been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the leading trade publication for the marine industry.  More...

NEW SKIN SPECIALIST

Tina Borchers (standing) is the new licensed skin care specialist at The Hairloft Salon and Day Spa at 5073 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). More...

Religion & Family

Landings program invites another look at Catholic Church

The Catholic parishes of St. Hubert, Higgins Lake, and St. More...

Messiah Lutheran dinner May 10

Messiah Lutheran Church will host a community dinner May 10 at 5 p.m.  The menu includes baked chicken, baked beans, homemade macaroni salad, bread, homemade desserts, coffee, iced tea and lemonade.  Donations are appreciated. More...

Free dinner May 9 at St. Michael

A free community dinner is planned at St. More...

Education

OLLRCS volunteer Karen Philo retires after 10 years of service

“I want them to value their education. More...

RHS Steel Syndicate live concert May 19

Roscommon High School’s Steel Syndicate and Q100.3 of Blarney Stone Broadcasting will be teaming up for a live broadcast of the band’s May 19 per­formance.  The concert will be held in the RHS auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. More...

CONCERT AT THE COUNTY BUILDING

Houghton Lake Middle School sixth and seventh grade chior students, under the direction of Donna Petty­john, performed at the April 26 Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting. More...

Combs elected to HLCS board in recall election

After a months-long recall effort, Nan Combs of Houghton Lake was elected to the Houghton Lake Com­munity Schools’ Board of Education in Tuesday’s recall election.  Combs, part of the Committee to Re­call the Houghton Lake School Boa More...

CLEANING UP THE SHARDS

Roscommon County Road Commission workers (left to right) Wade Roberts and Dan Price pick up shards of a red oak tree at the corner of Arrowhead and Widdis drives in Denton Township on the morning of May 1. More...

Rotary’s 30th Spring Auction Saturday

The Rotary Club of Roscommon will be celebrating 30 years of its annual Spring Auction this Saturday.  The Spring Auction, with a theme of “Black and White Masquerade Bash,” will be held at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Hall and More...

Gambler 500 draws hundreds to area

Austin Hodge, 20, of Napoleon, OH, spent some time getting warm at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Prudenville after finding him­self far away from home on a cold and stormy night at Houghton Lake April 29.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 6:  More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Gary W. More...

Sports

Boyle wins Cardinal Invite

Roscommon junior Jack Boyle won the shot put at the Cardinal Invitational Friday at Whittemore-Prescott High School.  Boyle took first with a distance of 53’9.75” to top the 39-entrant field. More...

Caster takes three events, Ripke two as girls take second

Four first places equaled a second- place finish for the Houghton Lake girls track team in the Small School Division at the Falcon Invitational April 28.  More...

Blanchard takes two firsts to lead ‘Cats at Falcon Invite

Led by two first place finishes by Jackson Blanchard, the Houghton Lake varsity boys track team finished fourth out of five teams in the Small School Division at the Falcon Invitational April 28.  Blanchard won the 200m dash in 23.52 seconds an More...

Editorial

Forward focus

It has not been a year yet since Brent Cryderman resigned from his position as superintendent at Houghton Lake Community Schools but there are times it feels like an eternity ago.  More...

Involvement, accountability sought

I typically do not write letters to the editor. As many know I have opinions and utilize local meetings, groups and forums to voice my opinions. More...

Letters to the Editor

What is wrong with people?

My wife had major back surgery on April 21. On Saturday April 29, I took her to Walmart to get her out of the house to pick up a few things. More...

Ostergren questions transparency

Earlier this month I filed a Freedom of Information Request with Gerrish Township. On April 25, I finally received several documents which are quite disturbing in consideration of the board’s actions regarding the Merganser nest boxes. More...

Former clerk offended by insinuation

Eric Ostergren – again where are your facts? Yes, Supervisor [Dave] Udy had the right to contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). No, he did not have the right to appoint himself principal officer. More...

Happenings

PATRIOTS CHOIR PERFORMS AT COA

The Patriots Choir of Cadillac, a 15-member, non-profit group choir of special needs adults per­formed at the Roscommon County Commission on Aging’s Hough­ton Lake Center April 20. More...

Spring pasty sale on at HLUMC

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church is taking orders for its spring pasty sale May 16-17.  Preorders are due May 11 for pickup May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. or May 17 from 10 a.m. More...

American Legion breakfast May 7

The St. Helen American Legion Aux­iliary will host a breakfast May 7 from 9 a.m. More...

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