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Fishel’s recall language updated, hearing July 6

The recall petition language for Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel has been revised after Trustee Dan Scow resubmitted the language to Roscommon Coun­ty Clerk Michelle Stevenson.  Stevenson said Scow withdrew his previous recall petition More...

‘Seeds to Liberty’

“It’s very therapeutic to come out here and participate in the growing,” Roscommon County Jail inmate James Pitawanakwat said of the time he spends in the new Roscommon County Jail garden, which he calls the “Seeds to Liberty& More...

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News

Indiana man injured in ORV accident

A 19-year-old Indiana man suffered a closed head injury in an ORV rollover accident in Lake Township June 24.  More...

RCRC petitions for drain maintenance in Richfield

The Roscommon County Road Com­mission has authorized a petition which would allow maintenance at Richfield Township’s Drain #1 on Lakeview Bou­levard, near Artesia Beach. More...

Lyon Township approves three-year assessing contract

The Lyon Township board approved a three-year contract for the township’s assessing duties at its regular meeting June 21.  While the motion, made by Trea­surer Craig Williams, was approved to hire MVW Associates, Inc., Supervisor Ed Nelli More...

Business

Richfield DDA making progress with community projects

After years of fundraising, building up membership and volunteers, Rich­field Township Downtown Develop­ment Authority President Ed Bergeron said the community will begin see­ing forward movement and progress through several projects outlined in the More...

tour boat to ply waters of Houghton Lake this summer

The Riversong, a tour boat custom­built in 1959 for use on the Erie Canal, will be offering visitors a unique way to see Houghton Lake this summer.   More...

NEW OWNERS, NEW PATIO BAR

The Silver Dollar Saloon at 9925 West Higgins Lake Dr. in Lyon Town­ship recently re-opened under new ownership and management. More...

Outdoors

Iron Belle meeting July 12 at RADL

The community is invited to attend a meeting about the Iron Belle Trail July 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Roscom­mon Area District Library.  More...

Higgins Lake Foundation, MSUE Partner in education seminar

Thirty-two residents eager to learn about best management plans and the science of inland lakes attended “You and Your Lake - An overview of Life on the Lake” at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center June 24.  More...

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

Gary Barnhart’s neighbor, Sharon Villegas, took this picture of a bald eagle perched on the roof of his cottage, located on Houghton Lake’s west shore, in mid-May. More...

Happenings

Geocaching event ends on high note

The 10th “Are You Geocacher Enough? Road Rally,” based at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds at Roscommon June 22-25, was the biggest, best and last according to or­ganizer Monica Lytle of Higgins Lake. More...

NEW CRAF CENTER GYM FLOOR TO BE OPEN TODAY

“Now I’m just waiting for the paint to dry,” CRAF Center Manager Pat Riss said as the new modular tile floor system that was installed by Scott DeWitt of Snapsports Athletic Surfaces last weekend.  More...

Free activities planned through State Park Explorer program

Summer is here and so are programs through State Park Explorer Guide Mi­chelle Schepke. More...

HLCS adopts budget, rates Tyer ‘effective’

As the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education and the Houghton Lake Education Association work to reach an agreement on a teacher contract this week, the board Monday approved its 2017-18 budget.  More...

SOS office to close for remodeling

The Roscommon County PLUS Sec­retary of State office in Prudenville will be closed from July 10-14 for a remodel­ing project, but customers can hop on­line to ExpressSOS.com instead, Secre­tary of State Ruth Johnson said.  More...

July 4th celebrations include remembering family ‘Patriot’ for Wall

As a Son of the American Revo­lution (SAR), Gerald Wall thinks of the Fourth of July differently than others.  “We really celebrate the Fourth of July because our forefathers fought in the American Revolution,” Wall said of his famil 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, June 8:   More...

Sports

G’s leads women’s Division 2 with perfect record

G’s Pizzeria continued its winning ways as it improved to 6-0 in Hough­ton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League Division 2 action.  More...

Limberlost wins tourney, stays undefeated in men’s action

Coming off a win in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League Tournament Saturday, Limberlost re­mained undefeated with a 25-5 win over Lyman’s Monday night.  Spikehorn kept within a game of Limberlost with a 20-7 win over Bu More...

RMS RECORD BREAKERS

During the May 31 Mid Michigan Megastar Middle School track meet held at Shepherd Public Schools’ Track Complex, (from left) Allison Chmielewski, Ashley Chmielewski, Sydney Loll and Alayna Ostling beat the Roscommon Middle School girls 4x800m r More...

Editorial

Proudly celebrate our independence

I Was Thinking…

Independence Day is a great holiday.  There’s no pressure to buy presents for anyone. There’s usually hot dogs and potato salad involved.   And it’s the day after my birthday.  More...

Constant threat

We must protect ourselves from invaders!  No, not aliens or traditional foreign armies, but invasive species that threaten our area lakes and streams, not to mention the Great Lakes as a whole.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer questions swimmer’s itch email to Tawas

This past week, it was reported in the Iosco County News-Herald that Kris Tulgetske, who is the husband of Gerrish Township Treasurer Leasa Tulgetske, wrote the Tawas City Manager Annge Horning that swimmer’s itch-infected merganser ducklings w More...

Religion & Family

Morris inspired to write children’s story after husband’s death

Following the death of her hus­band, Pastor Wiley Morris, Joyce Morris of Prudenville was able to find comfort in an unlikely friend, a toad.  Her husband died on Christmas Eve of 2012. More...

ROMPHF HONORED FOR DEDICATION

For his dedication as a volunteer who transported veterans to their med­ical appointments, Arlington “Doc” Romphf (center) accepted a certifi­cate of appreciation during the June 14 Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting.  More...

St. Helen American Legion announces 2017-18 leadership

St. More...

Education

Three students, five alumnae lead at HOBY Leadership seminar

Three Houghton Lake High School students attended the Michigan Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar at Albion College from June 9-11.  Joey Peterson, Peyton Daugherty and Sarah Barnes were selected to join 150 other young high school lead More...

HLMS MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Houghton Lake Middle School May students of the month are (front row, from left) fourth grader Alexis Taylor, fifth grader Adam Glinke, fifth grader Rylee Lytle, fourth grader Breiona Collen, (back row, from left) seventh grader Desiree Smith, si More...

Gerrish-Higgins Class of 1977 reunion July 8

Gerrish-Higgins School District’s Class of 1977 will have its 40-year grad­uation reunion July 8 beginning at 2 p.m. More...

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