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Canine reunions, storms, politics, add up to make 2017 memorable

At both the local and national level, news headlines varied from the good to the bad to the ugly in 2017.  More...

Meth, marijuana recovered in traffic stops

Deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office recovered 0.2 grams of methamphetamine and nearly one pound of marijuana in two separate vehicle stops, both of which occurred in Roscommon Township. More...

Special Sections

News

Troopers arrest speeder on multiple charges

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 26-year-old Roscommon man on charges of possession of mari­juana, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and having open alcohol in a motor vehicle after a traffic stop on Federal Highway in Ge More...

Markey Township ice rink busy over holidays

MIXED RESULTS First time ice skating sisters (left to right) Alicia, 6, and Kylee Colmus, 9, of Saginaw, get acquainted with the sport at the ice rink next to the Markey Township Hall Dec. 29. More...

Village residents: Let water run

Residents of the Village of Roscom­mon are being asked to leave their fau­cets open to keep village water lines from freezing.  The request was made Tuesday due to the cold temperatures being experi­enced in the area.  More...

Editorial

As the calendar turns, look for the good in 2018

I Was Thinking…

With all the talk of “fake news” at the national level, it’s time to highlight some real news at the local level – real good news. More...

Outdoors

‘Talk and Tea’ Friday with DNR regarding target shooting locations

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites the public to provide input and discuss local and statewide tar­get shooting activities, development and concerns at a series of meetings around the state.  More...

Religion & Family

Daughter born to Cross, Downey

Brittany Cross and John Downey of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Lena Louise.   The baby was born Dec. 18, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

McIntosh, Partridge have fourth child

Amber McIntosh and Josh Par­tridge of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Nayomi Marie.  The baby was born at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital Dec. 22, 2017. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. More...

Doyle names daughter Alaina Lynn

Lacie Doyle of Roscommon an­nounces the birth of her daughter, Alaina Lynn Doyle.  The baby was born Dec. 22, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

Kirtland announces Fall 2017 Honors lists

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2017-18 fall semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists.  More...

RMS students become ‘Media Smart’

Roscommon Middle School students are a bit more media savvy thanks to the five-week “Media Smart” program that taught them how the media influences their daily choices in regard to their health.  More...

HOUGHTON LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School’s November Students of the Month are (front row, from left) Elaine Gott­schalk, Tayler Angus, Jayden Graham, Koda Lietaert, (back row, from left) Allie Wormsbacher, Taylor Bak­er, Peyton Girardin and Dakoda Matulewsi More...

Miller to run against Fishel for Village president

Current Village of Roscommon Trustee Mike Miller filed Dec. 22 with the Roscommon County Clerk’s Office to run against Village President Dan Fishel on the May, 2018 ballot. More...

Saddle up for Tip-up Town Kick-off Saturday

From buckaroos to greenhorns, everyone is invited to attend the an­nual Tip-up Town Kick-off Saturday at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse.  The theme for the 68th annual winter carnival is “country western.”  The fun start More...

Garrett graduates as conservation officer

Jim Garrett, 21, a 2014 graduate of Houghton Lake High School and a 2016 graduate of the Kirtland Community College Police Academy, graduated as a member of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Recruit School number eight 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

Judge Richard E. Noble recently ar­raigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Kyle L. Amburgey, 27, Prudenville, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of third de­gree child abuse. More...

Sports

Bobcat JV knocks off Patriots

Buoyed by a 15-2 first-quarter advan­tage, the Houghton Lake junior varsity boys basketball team beat the Patriots of Charlton Heston Academy Tuesday night, 55-31.  More...

Bowling Highlights

Thursday Mixed Senior League - Dec. 28 Crazy 8s 5-2 Misfits 5-2 Lucky Four 5-2 The Hardy Four 4-3 Gamblers 3-4 Ten Pins 2-5 Dexter’s Group 2-5 Wanna’be Strikers 2-5  More...

Johnson first at TC tourney

Houghton Lake junior wrestler David Johnson scored another championship at 119 pounds at the Holiday Tournament at Traverse City West High School Dec. 27.  In his first match, Johnson defeated Mason Fry of Charlevoix by pin in 14 seconds. More...

Letters to the Editor

Natural beauty disappearing with tree removal

Consumers Energy is cutting a swath of trees along the south end of the South Higgins Lake State Park. A couple hundred trees will be taken down to move the power line 50 feet. More...

Encourage STEM exploration

Let me start by saying I love youth sports. I love high school football, little league baseball, soc­cer, volleyball, cross country and track. I love basketball, softball and rugby. More...

Re-examine lifestyles in new year

As we begin a new year, it would be wise to re-examine our lifestyles. Are our physical, mental and spiri­tual conditions healthy?  More...

Happenings

‘Snowkus Pocus’ at KCPA Jan. 31

Kirtland Center for the Perform­ing Arts will celebrate an enchanted winter world this winter.  The KCPA will bring a Cirque- tacular presentation of “Snowkus Pocus” to the stage Jan. 31. More...

Veterans Coffee Hour today

As a way to honor the service of military veterans, a Veterans Coffee Hour will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 4).  More...

NMCAA offering homeowner education, spending plan workshops

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) is of­fering homebuyer education work­shops, as well as a workshop on de­veloping a spending plan, at three of its locations.  Homebuyer Education work­shops will be held at the NMCAA offices in More...

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