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PILING UP

A crew from Environmental Wood Resources of Orion Township was at work at the Denton Township com­post and recycling site at 2447 Level Park Rd. Jan. 19. More...

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News

Duncan part of 134th State Police recruit school

David Duncan, a 2013 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, recently started his education to become a Michi­gan State Police trooper as a member of the MSP’s 134th Recruit School.  More...

Grayling woman arraigned on meth charge

A Grayling woman has been ar­raigned in 82nd District Court on a charge of possession of methamphet­amine in connection with a Jan. 2 traf­fic stop that resulted in two Roscommon men being arrested as well.  Nadeen N. More...

Prudenville woman arrested for OWI

A 55-year-old Prudenville woman was arrested Jan. 19 for operating a mo­tor vehicle while under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .17% or more, as well as transporting an open in­toxicant.  More...

Editorial

Explanation follows fireball sighting

My Thoughts

The proof that I watch, listen to and read too much news became evident around 8:10 p.m. the evening of Jan. 16.  More...

Plan your visit to Tip-up Town

A second weekend of fun will greet festival goers at Tip-up Town, U.S.A., this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  More...

New laws benefit Michigan families

As your representative in 2017, I supported new laws that held government accountable and allowed hardworking Michigan residents to keep more of their own money.  More...

Happenings

Pardue Smith takes over HLRCC as executive director

With a background in advertising sales and most recently as an event supervisor with the Tolfree Founda­tion, new Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tracy Pardue Smith said she is looking forward to all the ac­tivities the More...

PUMPING UP DONATIONS

Judy Maxson, a volunteer from Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, pumps gas at the Next Door Food Store Marathon gas station in Prudenville the morning of Jan. 18 to raise funds for the church’s food distri­bution program.  More...

DEMO ON THE SUPERSTRUCTURE

U.S. Navy Electronics Techni­cian 3rd Class Jason Keklak, of Houghton Lake, demonstrates how to properly tie off during aloft qualification training on the superstructure of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).  More...

Features

Families enjoy fun at first Tip-up Town weekend

Tip-up Town’s first weekend was full of fun and families, as well as mild temperatures, even if the Tip- up Town cowboy ice sculpture did melt a bit!  Folks lined up along M-55 to watch the Grand Parade Saturday.  More...

Second Chance Academy closing likely

Roscommon County Controller Jodi Valentino shared her two-part recommendation for the future of Second Chance Academy (SCA) during a Jan. 23 Second Chance Academy-Roscommon County Ju­venile Treatment Center Advisory Board meeting.  More...

RAPS approves language for May bond proposals

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education in a special meeting Jan. 19 approved language for two separate bond pro­posals to be voted on by taxpayers in May.  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

Judge Robert W. Bennett

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, Dec. 19, 2017:  Matthew T. More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Men’s Pool League - Jan. More...

Bowling Highlights

Sunday Night Mixers - Jan. 21 Airway Painting 19-2 V&M Trucking 17-4 Lucky 7’s 12-9 Split Happens 11-10 S&D Services 9-12 Lost Cause 6-15 Executive Transportation 5-16   More...

Bobcats third at ‘Cheer at the Hive’

The Houghton Lake Bobcats placed third out of 10 teams in Division 4 at Harrison’s “Cheer at the Hive 2018” Jan. More...

Outdoors

LUNKER ON A TIP-UP

David Mogg of Wayland holds a 26-inch walleye he bagged on Houghton Lake Jan. 16. The five-pounder hit a tip-up baited with a gray minnow.  (Photo courtesy of Lyman’s on the Lake)   More...

SAME DAY SIX YEARS LATER

Debra Rousselo of Roscommon bagged her first buck 37 minutes into her first-ever deer hunt Oct. 28. Her son, Robert, acted as her guide and mentor. He had shot his first buck the same day six years earlier with the same bow in the same blind.  More...

Anglers catch fish, prizes in opening TUT Ice Fishing Contest

The 2018 Ice Fishing Contest, hosted by the Houghton Lake Lake Association (HLLA), attracted a nice mess of fish the first weekend of Tip-up Town.   Walleye Single  More...

Education

CNA training sessions to start at MMCC

Mid Michigan Community Col­lege (MMCC) will offer several ses­sions of CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) training – two sessions each at the college’s Mt. Pleasant and Harrison campuses.  More...

Northland now accepting scholarship applications

Northland Area Federal Credit Union’s application period for the 2018 Jerry Erickson Educational Scholarship is now open.  Northland has allocated $5,000 in funding, and qualified member applicants have the opportunity to earn awards up to More...

Erickson named to LSSU dean’s list

Blake Erickson of Roscommon has been included on the dean’s list for the fall, 2017, semester at Lake Superior State University.  To make the dean’s list, students must achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.&n More...

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