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‘Lovely gardens’

“We love all of them,” Susan Hensler said of the homes on the 23rd Annual Kirtland Garden Tour. “Each one has something that makes it special.”  More...

Blankespoor: Swimmer’s itch reduced in Higgins Lake

Dr. More...

Special Sections

News

Roscommon Township Planning Commission to draft medical marijuana ordinance

The Roscommon Township Board Aug. 1 gave its Planning Commission the go-ahead to work on an ordinance that would regulate medical marijuana within the township.  More...

Roscommon County Celebrates National Night Out

A COMMUNITY EVENT WITH EMERGENCY PERSONNEL Members from the Roscommon County Sheriffs Office, Michigan State Police and units from local fire and EMS departments hosted National Night Out Aug.1 on th More...

Driver flashes high beams, goes to jail

The evening of July 31, Michigan State Police troopers from the Houghton Lake Post stopped a 25-year-old female driver from Grayling for flashing high beam lights at approaching vehicles.  According to State Police, the traf­fic stop occurred in More...

Editorial

More safety ‘B’s’: Dog Days and Bonfires

The dog days of summer have arrived as we are now into the month of August. More...

We reporters, look at board members with seat envy

“Please rise for the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.”  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…”  “You may be seated.”  That’s when it starts… the s More...

Religion & Family

HLUMC to hold Camp Out VBS

Houghton Lake United Method­ist Church will hold Vacation Bible School, “Camp Out VBS,” Aug. 4-5 in the church’s Disciple Park.  VBS is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.  More...

Catholic youths return from Detroit service trip

The youth groups at St. More...

Team Curves yard sale Aug. 12

Team Curves will hold a yard sale to benefit Relay For Life of Roscommon County Aug. 12.  The sale will take place in the Curves parking lot (just east of Walmart) from 9 a.m. More...

Happenings

Bloomquists bring ‘Americana’ sound to Playhouse

Folk singers Ruth and Max Bloomquist performed a lively concert at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse July 29.  The Bloomquists, who hail from Muskegon, have been married for 40 years and have performed together for 41. More...

Photos

FEELING THE MUSIC As part of the Drummunity! drum circle held at Roscommon Area District Library July 28, six-year- old Madison Spencer of Traverse City closed her eyes and hit her drum along with the beat. DRUMMUNITY! More...

ARCM celebrates 70th anniversary, Rabaskas makes a return

Paddle sports enthusiasts from as far away as Australia and the Central Ameri­can country of Belize celebrated the “Up All Night tradition with the 70th running of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon” over the weekend of July 29-30.  More...

County considers child care millage

In order to relieve some pressure from the Roscommon County general fund, a meeting to discuss the possibil­ity of proposing a child care adjudicated youth fund millage to county voters in 2018 was discussed at a July 26 county employee child care fu More...

Historical Village Days start Friday

Take a step back in time this weekend at the 2017 Houghton Lake Historical Village Days where old-fashioned activ­ities and entertainment take center stage.  The annual event is hosted by the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society.  More...

Area law enforcement prepared for annual ‘bash’

The annual Bud Bash held at the Limberlost Aug. 5 is a privately held event that draws many people from the public.  The large amount of people it typical­ly attracts has been, for the past several years, cause for increased police patrol.  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

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Travis H. Greer, 24, Gladwin, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on charges of carrying a con­cealed weapon and driving with a high blood alcohol content. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 25:  Anthony I. More...

Sports

Houghton Lake cross country practice starts next week

Practice for the Houghton Lake High School cross country team starts Aug. More...

Andre still leads Division 1 despite Thursday night loss

After week 11 in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League ac­tion, Andre Tree Service and G’s Piz­zeria remain leaders in Division 1 and Division 2, respectively.  More...

HOLE-IN-ONE

Michael Suty (right) of Lansing shot a hole-in one July 29 at White Deer Country Club. He made the ace on hole No. 4, 171 yards, using a Taylor­Made four iron. More...

Outdoors

Biking trails offer many options to get outside and explore

With warmer weather finally return­ing, a bicycle and a trail just might be the perfect prescription.  More...

Department of Natural Resources names Bill O’Neill deputy director

Michigan Department of Natural Re­sources Director Keith Creaghrecently announced that Bill O’Neill has been named natural resources deputy for the agency, effective Aug. 13. More...

COUNTY TO CELEBRATE COAST GUARD’S 226TH BIRTHDAY AUG. 4

In recognition of the United States Coast Guard’s 226th birthday, Roscommon County Board of Commission­er Marc Milburn (District 4) was authorized to host a ceremony Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. outside of the Roscommon County Building.  More...

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