October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

MAKING IT LOOK FUN

Megan Spurgeon, manager at Kiss Me Coffee at 829 West Houghton Lake Drive in Prudenville, makes sure her straw is in place as she decorated the front of the coffee shop for the fall season Oct. 4. More...

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News

‘Pay Yourself First’ seminar planned at KCC West Branch

Mercantile Bank and Kirtland Com­munity College Community Education will present a simple, free one-hour sem­inar Oct. More...

FOIA lawsuit settled between Ostergren, Gerrish

A lawsuit filed in June by Eric Os­tergren against Gerrish Township was settled last month without a judge’s deci­sion being necessary.  More...

Grayson’s Gift available through Gerrish fire

Gerrish Township firefighters gave a presentation at the Roscommon County Commission on Aging’s Roscommon Center Sept. More...

Editorial

Replenish the ranks

As we mark Fire Prevention Week again this year, we are reminded of the importance of taking steps to prevent fires as well as those that respond to fires.  More...

A giving community: Helping meet the needs of our children

Many families are struggling in our community. Unemployment ranks high. As a result, the children often become at risk for hunger. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer questions Denton board’s judgement

Is the Denton Township Board using our tax dollars wisely for the benefit of the community?   More...

CHIP funding: ‘Tell Congress to fix this’

Two weekends ago, while we were sleeping, nine million American children lost their health insurance.  While we were sleeping, our Congress quietly allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding to run out. More...

‘Forever GI Bill’ brings brighter future to our veterans

Today’s veterans not only deserve but need the expanded GI education benefits in the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017 that the president signed into law Aug. 16. More...

Happenings

Oh Brother Big Sister to perform at Playhouse Oct. 20

The Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse will welcome Oh Brother Big Sister Oct. 20.  More...

REAR-END ACCIDENT

Denton Township firefighters and Lake Transmission employees clean up a rear-end accident on M-55 that occurred Sept. 27 at about 1:40 p.m. According to a Denton Township Police report, this Ford Taurus, driven by Mariah Fyock, 23, St.  More...

Lost hunter found by RCSO

Deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate a 56-year-old Bay City man Oct. 5 after he had become lost while hunt­ing. He called Central Dispatch at 9 p.m. More...

Features

When the smoke alarm sounds, ‘Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out’

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 8-14

Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed Oct. More...

Roscommon County HazMat

Cody Parr serves as captain of the Roscommon County Spe­cial Response Team. He has been with the unit for five years and also has also served on the Roscommon Township Fire Depart­ment, where he is a 2nd lieutenant, for eight years. More...

DNR Firefighters

Department of Natural Resources firefighters (left to right), Jake Figley, Ray Delaney, Amy DeRuiter, Randy Hartman and David Utley II serve the DNR’s Roscom­mon Management Unit, out of the Roscommon, Hough­ton Lake and West Branch offices. More...

Area fire departments face growing need for new recruits

With many volunteer fire departments “aging,” the need to recruit younger fire­fighters, both men and women, is be­coming more urgent.  Several fire departments in Roscom­mon County have a core group of fire­fighters who have served More...

HLCS board to search for new school chief

Tyer submits retirement letter

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education will soon start the search for a new superintendent, following the acceptance of Superinten­dent Susan Tyer’s retirement letter Mon­day.  More...

Four Denton properties up for review under dangerous building ordinance

Four Denton Township properties have been identified as candidates for removal under a dangerous building ordinance approved by the townships of Roscommon, Denton, Lake, Markey and Backus.  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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 14:   More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  James P. Howlett III, 49, Milan, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of pos­session of weapons (firearms) by a felon. More...

Sports

HOUGHTON LAKE ROYALTY

Flanked by Princess Ayla Davis and Prince Matthew Smith, newly crowned Houghton Lake High School Homecoming Queen April Johnson and King Seth Brandel greet the crowd Friday night. More...

‘CATS CORNER

(Front, left to right) Kelli Ignat, Lauren Perry, (behind, left to right) Sarah Barnes, Joey Peterson, Evan Fagerlie, Logan Ordiway and Sam Ellis lead the ‘Cats Corner crowd at the Homecoming game against Har­rison. More...

MUSICAL BOBCATS

The HLHS band, led by Drum Major Stephanie Eckstorm, marches down M-55 during the Homecoming Parade Friday.   More...

Outdoors

8-POINTER

Mike Lesko of Roscommon shot this 8-point buck Oct. 7. He used a Mathews compound bow to take the buck while hunting near the Dead­stream Swamp. (Courtesy photo)   More...

ROSCOMMON COUNTY TEN

Carlos Jean-Francois of Higgins Lake bagged this 10-point buck in Roscommon County Oct. 2. Jean-Francois said the buck was tracked and found about 150 yards from where it was shot with the help of Markey Township resident Joe Devins. More...

Education

OLL religious education classes starting Oct. 17

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church will begin hosting religious edu­cation classes for children in grades kin­dergarten through fifth beginning Oct. 17.  More...

OLLRCS Celebrates the United States Constitution

Students at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School recently celebrated the U.S. Constitution. More...

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