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Signatures verified in Fishel recall, election in May

With 54 petition signatures veri­fied for authenticity in the recall ef­fort against Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel, Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson released a call of election Dec. 18.  More...

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News

Hancock gets prison time for death of infant son

A Roscommon man who had entered a guilty plea in connection to the March, 2016, death of his one-month-old son could spend up to 50 years in prison.  Donny Hancock, 22, was sentenced Dec. More...

Janvrin enters plea on four of 74 CSC-related charges

A Houghton Lake man has entered pleas in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, on four of 74 counts of criminal sexual conduct-related charges.  More...

PARKING LOT MISHAP

Matt’s Lake Street Grill & Pizzeria, Roscommon, sustained damage Dec. 16 when a driver ran into the north side of the building.  More...

Editorial

Find meaning in Christmas

Christmas holds many meanings. Unfortunately, in our hustle-and-bustle world, Christmas has increasingly become a time of “have to” instead of “want to.” More...

‘A Christmas Story’ brings holiday joy

My Thoughts

Some families gather at church on Christmas Eve and others around the tree for an evening of opening gifts. More...

Yuletide tips and Christmas wishes

Markey Township Firefighter

Wow! Christmas already, and another year gone! Seems like it always culminates in a fit of frenzy no matter how you try and prepare ahead of time. More...

Happenings

Free Christmas Day dinner in St. Helen Monday

A Christmas Day dinner will be held Monday (Dec. 25) from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Helen VFW Post 5680, located at 1419 Lake St.  Everyone is invited to attend the dinner, which will include plenty of food, gifts for children and fellow­ship. More...

‘Drive-Thru Coffee Hour’ a thanks to community

As a way of saying thank you for the community’s ongoing support, The Brook of Roscommon hosted a “Drive-Thru Coffee Hour” Tuesday morning between 7:45 and 8:45 a.m. More...

CMDHD to be closed over holidays

The Central Michigan District Health Department’s branch offices will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2018.  According to a press release, the branch offices in Prudenville, Standish, Harrison, Gladwin, Mt. More...

Features

Filling the air with Christmas Music

KINDERGARTENERS KICK OFF RES CONCERT SERIES (Above) Kicking off three nights of Christmas concerts were Roscom­mon Elementary School kinder­gartners the evening of Dec. 5. More...

Sounds of the Season

FOR POSTERITY Audience members at this year’s fourth grade Christmas Concert at Roscommon High School preserve the moment by recording the proceedings with their phones the evening of Dec. 7. More...

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit COOR during MFMFC Christmas Party

The jingling of Santa’s bells and the call of “Ho, Ho, Ho” caused a stir at COOR Intermediate School District the afternoon of Dec. 8 when he and Mrs. More...

Christmases past recalled in ornament artistry

From the front window of Chip and Kathy McCullough’s Hough­ton Lake home, a warm glow ema­nates onto the snow. More...

‘The Grinch Who Gave Christmas’

A green man described “as cud­dly as a cactus” and “as charming as an eel” with a heart as dead as a “tomato splotched with moldy pur­ple spots” was spotted throughout Roscommon County last week by several motorist More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Cody C. Rodriguez, 20, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examina­tion within 21 days on a charge of pos­session of methamphetamine/ecstasy. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Men’s Pool League Dec. More...

Bobcats set up showdown with Mustangs with win

Houghton Lake will get a chance to head into the Christmas break unde­feated after beating Gaylord St. Mary in a home varsity boys basketball contest Tuesday night.  More...

Bucks edged by visiting Clare

“I was really pleased with our defen­sive effort,” said Roscommon girls var­sity basketball Coach Scott Mires after a defensive battle against visiting Jack Pine Conference opponent Clare Dec. 19. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rendon working to make cancer treatment a little easier

I am a cancer survivor, an advocate and a caregiver and I know how very important it is to have fair access to treatment. More...

Outdoors

Most state forest roads in LP will open to ORV use

Approximately 6,300 miles of roads in Michigan’s 4-million-acre state for­est system will open to off-road vehicles Jan. 1, while about 1,200 miles will re­main closed.  More...

Education

BOBCAT LAIR HOLIDAY SALE FRIDAY

Houghton Lake High School marketing students will host a one-day Holiday Sale Friday, Dec. 22, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bobcat Lair. More...

WON A RIDE IN A PLOW TRUCK

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School second grader Adam Wahl (left) holds his win­ning art work as he poses for a picture with Roscommon County Road Commission truck driver Bill Bryant Dec. 14. More...

GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE

Houghton Lake High School junior Autumn Grahl donates blood Dec. 15. By her side are seniors (left to right) April Johnson and Cheyenne Koeneke. More...

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