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Warrant leads to drug charges

A Houghton Lake woman was ar­rested by Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies on narcotics charges Aug. 23.  Deanna M. More...

Texas man arrested on extradition warrant

Michigan State Police troopers from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 36-year-old Texas man on a traffic stop in Butterfield Township (Missaukee County) Aug. More...

Bicyclist asks for money after accident, driver says

A Flint man reported a car-bike acci­dent Aug. 23 to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office.  According to a sheriff’s office report, Richard L. More...

Business

Lighthouse at Roscommon names Mikulin nursing director

The Lighthouse at Roscommon Health and Rehabilitation Center re­cently welcomed a new director of nursing, Jessica Mikulin.  Mikulin graduated from Mid Mich­igan Community College with an asso­ciate degree in nursing and brings with her 10 years More...

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT BERKSHIRE

Berkshire Hathaway Home Ser­vices Michigan Real Estate, Houghton Lake, hosted an open house/business after hours Aug. 24 in conjunction with the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. More...

MINGLING AT THE LUAU

Stopping by the Business After Hours at Berkshire Hathaway were (left to right) Liz Menard, a mortgage officer at Genisys Mortgage, Lisa Driebel from Three Lakes Abstract and Title, Roxanne Pedersen and Nichole Witer.  More...

Outdoors

Conservation District tree sale orders due Sept. 4

As the general pace of life slows down in preparation for winter’s return, it can be a great time to plant trees. The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District is hosting its annual fall tree sale. More...

HOUGHTON LAKE CATCH

Norm Witkop of Shepherd landed this 39-inch pike Aug. 25. Witkop was fishing Houghton Lake when he landed the lunker. (Courtesy photo),   More...

Flats clean-up along Old 27 benefits dike monitoring, wildlife viewing

Story and photos by Thomas Reznich  The Department of Natural Resources Wild­life Division has been at work in the Hough­ton Lake Flats wetland for the last two weeks, removing trees and woody brush along three miles on the west side of Old 27.& More...

Happenings

Free American Sign Language classes offered by Grayson’s Gift

Adults and teens can learn Ameri­can Sign Language in a series of free classes, presented by Grayson’s Gift.  Grayson’s Gift is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization and promotes communication with the deaf and hard of hearing community More...

C.E.R.T. TRAILER

Gerrish Police Chief Brian Hill gave a presentation on the his­tory and activities of the Commu­nity Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) at the Aug. 8 Ger­rish Township meeting. He said C.E.R.T. More...

Gladwin theme at annual art show looks to appeal to many

As the Gladwin Area Artist Guild readies for its 17th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale at the City Park Building, its members hope members of the pub­lic will mark their calendars for a trip to downtown Gladwin to attend the event Sept. 15-16.  More...

RAPS eyeing capital improvement

In order to begin the process of pur­suing a capital improvements bond, Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education approved an agreement with Kingscott Associates Inc. More...

Missing girl found after bolting from mother

Michigan State Police troopers from the Houghton Lake Post investigated a situation in which a 15-year-old autistic child ran from her mother at the Hough­ton Lake Walmart.  More...

After 42 years, Pastor Winter to retire from St. John Lutheran Church

Pastor William “Bill” Winter will be retiring from St. John Lutheran Church, coincidentally, this winter. On Dec. 31, he is scheduled to give his last sermon.  Pastor Winter started at the church Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 8:  Charles A. Sylvester, 20, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to probation viola­tion and will be sentenced Sept. 5. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Quantrell L. Watkins, 28, Lansing, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of possession of marijuana/synthetic equivalents. More...

Sports

G’S TAKES DIVISION TITLE

With a 13-1 record, G’s Pizzeria won the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo- pitch Softball League Division 2 title Aug. 24.  More...

Bucks buried by Wisniewski on visit to Gladwin

The Roscommon varsity soccer team suffered a 7-3 loss on a visit to North­ern Michigan Soccer League opponent Gladwin Aug. 28, with most of the dam­age done by G’s midfielder Ryan Wis­niewski.  More...

Visiting Vikings mercy Bobcats

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team suffered an 8-0 mercy to visiting Grayling Aug. 28.  First-year Bobcat Coach Lauren Ar­senault said that defensive positioning was a critical factor in the loss.  More...

Editorial

Off and runnin’ into a new school year

Markey Township Firefighter

Well, with the customary end of summer at hand, the next sound you hear is like the explosion of the starter’s pistol as we all race headlong into the new school year.  More...

Be safe out there

As we – or at least some of us – go kicking and screaming into fall, we know there are several changes on the horizon in the next few weeks.  More...

Stress and its effect on diabetes

Everyone has some stress in their life. In many cases it can be good. An example of good stress is having company come for a weekend, which may be stressful, but on the other hand it may motivate you to clean your home. More...

Religion & Family

Quilt of the late Sara Murdoch being put to good use

A quilt that was dear to the late Sara Murdoch, Houghton Lake, has found a home at Signal Centers, Inc., where Murdoch spent time. More...

Free dinner Sept. 12 at St. Michael

A free community dinner is planned at St. Michael Catholic Church, Roscom­mon, Sept. 12.  The dinner, featuring shepherd’s pie, salad, rolls, dessert and bev­erages, will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  The public is invited. More...

Kasiks name daughter Kai Catherine

Ryan and Kristina Kasik of Har­bor Springs announce the birth of their daughter, Kai Catherine Kasik.  The baby was born July 29, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospi­tal, Petoskey. More...

Education

Northern Michigan University degrees earned by four

Four Roscommon residents were among those who earned degrees from Northern Michigan University in May.  Bradley Biggs earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sci­ence.  Collin Lake earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Manage­ More...

Blair Murphy named to dean’s lisd

Blair Murphy of Roscommon, a student in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Palmer College of Chi­ropractic in Davenport, IA, has been named to the spring 2017 trimester dean’s list. More...

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently awarded a $750 Service Above Self Interact Scholarship to Madison Flick who plans to attend Grand Valley State University this fall. Flick is a 2017 graduate of Houghton Lake High School.  More...

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