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Roscommon Rocks!

A new form of hide and seek, called the Roscommon Rocks! proj­ect has started catching on in the Roscommon area this summer with people finding and rehiding painted rocks in public places.  More...

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News

SMOKE ‘BIGGEST OBSTACLE’ IN CHAMBERS AVENUE FIRE

Roscommon Township Assistant Fire Chief Rob Christian (far right) calls for assistance at a Chambers Av­enue fire Monday afternoon. He said he “wasn’t taking any chances” with the Aug. More...

MSP Fire Truck Pull to benefit Special Olympics planned Oct. 14

Michigan State Police troopers at the Houghton Lake Post will host a Fire Truck Pull fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Oct. 14.   Teams of up to 10 people will compete for the fastest time pulling a fire truck 15 feet. More...

Woman arrested on child endangerment, home invasion

Roscommon County Sheriff’s depu­ties arrested a Roscommon woman Aug. More...

Business

Nearly $30 million in training dollars available to businesses

The 2018 Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF), now in its fourth year, will offer nearly $30 million to be dis­tributed statewide towards workforce training.  More...

‘Tee Off for Tolfree’ Sept. 11 at The Nightmare

The 42nd Annual Tee Off for Tolfree and 4th Annual “Spirit of Scotty” are planned Sept. 11 at The Nightmare Golf Course in West Branch.  The outing benefits West Branch Re­gional Medical Center.  More...

Merchandise Outlet named to Inc. 5000 list

“Inc.” magazine last week ranked Mt. Pleasant-based Merchandise Outlet number 4,258 on its 36th annual “Inc. 5000,” an exclusive ranking of the na­tion’s fastest-growing private compa­nies.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Faith in people ‘greatly reinforced’

I wish to publicly thank everyone who helped me when I embarrassingly fainted at the counter of the Roscommon Post Office Monday afternoon. More...

‘Choose life’

I believe that God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the father of Jesus (Yeshua is his real Jewish name) has given me more time, following a few months of inertia and health concerns.  More...

Happenings

CHA Celebrates Last Day of School

FUN PROVIDED BY THE PTO (From left) Brennan Harrington and Randy Franks race through a bounce house obstacle course that was set up in the Charlton Heston Academy elementary school cafeteria Aug. More...

Every Flavour Bean Challenge

ROTTEN EGGS With teacher Austin Weiler looking on, Charlton Heston Academy junior Brianna Vega reacts to eating a rot­ten egg flavored Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Bean during the final Harry Po More...

26-acre nature preserve created near Higgins Lake

The Higgins Lake Land Conservancy used 26 acres of land, some of it adja­cent to the Cut River near the bridge of County Road 100, to create the Almeda Beach Wilderness Preserve recently.  More...

Fishel’s recall appeal denied

The effort to recall Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel can proceed.  Fishel’s appeal to the 34th Circuit Court regarding the recall language ap­proved by the Roscommon County Elec­tion Commission was denied Aug. More...

ORV fatal results in charges

A Cedar man has been arraigned in 82nd District Court on charges of driv­ing an ORV while intoxicated causing death and driving an ORV while intoxi­cated causing serious injury.  Kyle J. 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

Eddie W. Fraley, 45, Beaverton, had been on a one-year delay of sentence on an arson charge. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Hanna G. Liley, 19, Ortonville, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on charges of resisting and ob­structing police and minor in posses­sion. More...

Sports

Bobcats open volleyball season with sweep at home quad

The Houghton Lake varsity volley­ball team scored their first three wins of the season at a home quad against Chippewa Hills, Coleman and McBain Northern Michigan Christian Aug. More...

Bucks hit pitch with 3-1 victory

Roscommon began its soccer season with a 3-1 victory over Kingsley Tues­day night.  Logan Strickler scored the Bucks’ first goal of the season 11 minutes into the game off a header on a corner kick by Connor Kozumplik.  From there, it More...

Blooperball tourney to boost TUT

The fourth annual Tip-up Town, U.S.A., blooper­ball softball tournament will be held Sept. More...

Editorial

Get ready to cheer

Student-athletes from schools all across Michigan have kicked off the fall sports season.  Volleyball teams were eligible to begin contests last Friday – as Roscommon High School did with its annual tournament. More...

Putting food first is greatest need

Food first … not second and certainly not third. It is the highest need in Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need and on the same level as water and air.  More...

Outdoors

August is Tree Check Month

Check trees for signs of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle

The U.S Department of Agriculture has declared August as national Tree Check Month – time to be on the lookout for invasive, destructive pests threaten­ing Michigan’s urban and forest land­scapes.  More...

Wild game processors now need free permit from DNR

At its June meeting, the Michi­gan Natural Resources Commission signed an order requiring anyone who receives compensation for processing wild game to be registered with the Michigan Department of Natural Re­sources.  More...

ALL BY HERSELF

Sierra Rieger, 6, was fishing with her family in Houghton Lake Aug. 13 when she caught this 22-inch walleye all by herself. The young angler baited her own hook and reeled the fish in by herself. She is pictured with her dad, Andrew Rieger. More...

Education

Frederick awarded chamber trades scholarship

Zach Frederick, a 2017 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, was re­cently awarded a $750 trades scholar­ship from the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Artistic Welding offered as Lifelong Learning class

Artistic Welding is one of the lat­est Lifelong Learning classes to be offered by Mid Michigan Community College.  More...

MARCHING INTO FALL

(Above) Houghton Lake High School sophomore clarinet players Madison Tedford (front, right) and her bandmates practice march­ing Aug. 21, the first day of band camp at the high school.  More...

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