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Winter Carnival brings ‘Spirit’ to RHS

Roscommon High School students are kicking the winter blues away this week as they participate in Winter Car­nival Spirit Week with a Mardi Gras theme. More...

Special Sections

News

State Police arrest Heights woman for assault

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 61-year-old Houghton Lake Heights woman after she allegedly assaulted her 51-year-old boyfriend dur­ing an argument Jan. 27.  Sgt. More...

Prudenville woman arraigned on meth charges

After being arrested on a probation violation warrant, 32-year old Sheena Pawlowski of Prudenville, was arraigned by Judge Richard E. More...

Deputies respond to assault in Roscommon Township

Roscommon County deputies re­sponded to a complaint of a domestic as­sault in Roscommon Township at about 2 a.m. Jan. More...

Sports

Houghton Lake cheer takes third at JPC meet

The Houghton Lake Bobcats cheered at the Jack Pine Conference Champion­ship competition Tuesday in Farwell, placing third among four Jack Pine Con­ference teams.  The ‘Cats earned a score of 702.32 after three rounds. More...

’Cats overcome poor shooting to take win

Houghton Lake moved to 6-5 in the Jack Pine Conference Tuesday night, but their 41-34 victory over Meridian wasn’t necessarily without its challenges.  More...

Bobcat JV steamrolls Mustangs

All eight Bobcats scored as the Houghton Lake junior varsity girls bas­ketball team slammed the Meridian Mustangs Tuesday night, 53-22.  The Bobcats controlled the ballgame from the opening tip, putting up a 14-2 first quarter and an 11-6 second More...

Letters to the Editor

Tip-up Town alive and doing well

Tip-up Town 2018 – from the mayor and marshal’s point of view.  The kick-off, what a start to TUT, 2018. If you missed it, you missed the best part of Tip-up Town! More...

Kepler: Severe sentences for ‘pot’

The “drug war” has become the most expensive, costly, senseless and stupid war in American history. More...

Happenings

K of C Roscommon ladies taking pierogi orders

The Ladies of the Knights of Co­lumbus Roscommon will be making pierogies for Lent this year. They are $7 per dozen.  The ladies will be making po­tato with cheese or kraut pierogies. They started making them Feb. More...

Moolenaar representative to be at county building

A constituent relations rep­resentative from Congressman John Moolenaar’s office will be in Roscommon Feb. 14.  Office hours will be held at the Roscommon County Building, 500 Lake St., from 10 to 11 a.m.  More...

Donors needed, blood drive Feb. 19 in Roscommon

Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood donation appointments. More...

Features

Houghton Lake Ambulance’s cardiac monitors help save lives en route to hospital

Houghton Lake Ambu­lance personnel have access to monitors that can transmit vital information while en route to the hospital.  More...

Denton Township

Michael Bertucci has been an EMT with Denton Township EMS for six months, the same amount of time he has lived in the township. His family includes his dad, Tony Bertucci, his daughter, Charis Kelly and his sister, Michelle Berttucci. More...

Higgins Township

The Higgins Township Fire and EMS Department’s EMT of the year is Bradley Jackson. He has been with Higgins just over six months and he has been an EMT-A for five years. Overall, he has been in EMS and fire service for about 20 years.  More...

Flu in Roscommon County

Epidemiologist Norm Keon of the Central Michigan District Health Department said he sees the number of flu cases go up every year in late January-early February.  “I’ve been tracking this for years,” he said, and there is &ldqu More...

Trails groomed for St. Helen Snow Run

St. Helen Snowpackers President Scott Nestle said a crew of trail groom­ers have been keeping a close eye on trail conditions in anticipation for Saturday’s 16th Annual Snow Run.  More...

Restoration millage proposal progesses

A group of 15 Roscommon County officials came together Feb. 5 to con­tinue discussions on a proposed August, 2018, restoration millage. 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

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 9:  Scott D. Martin, 55, Holly, was sen­tenced to a one-year delay of sentence, 12 months probation and a total of $458 in court assessments. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble

In 82nd District Court, Judge Richard E. Noble recently arraigned Michaela N. Casemore, 20, Gladwin.  She demanded preliminary examina­tion within 21 days on a charge of lar­ceny in a building. Denton Township Police made the arrest. More...

82nd District Court Judge

Richard E. Noble

The following pleaded guilty to charges filed against them and were sentenced by Judge Richard E. Noble in 82nd District Court recently:  David M. More...

Editorial

Townships can be proactivce

Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon townships should fund a camera truck for the Houghton Lake Sewer Authority.  The HLSA is appealing to the four townships that it services for $50,000 from each township to purchase the equipment. More...

Some safety reminders at halfway point

Markey Township Firefighter

We’re halfway home. That is to say, halfway through the winter I hope. I choose to be an optimist at this point, while I sit here and watch the snow drift down and chuck another log into the wood stove. More...

State of union closely linked to the state of climate

Your Opinion

President Trump opened his State of the Union address by acknowledging the heroic first responders who came to the aid of victims in the floods that devastated Houston and the wildfires that engulfed California. More...

Outdoors

Application deadline for DNR Conservation Officer Recruit School is March 1

The Michigan Department of Nat­ural Resources is seeking candidates for its Conservation Officer Recruit School, a 23-week training academy which is the first step in becoming a conservation officer. More...

PIKE OF THE WEEK

Dan Kubicki of Houghton Lake holds a 32-inch, 7.5-lb. northern pike he caught on Higgins Lake on a tip-up baited with a golden shiner Jan. 30. More...

PERFECT PLACE TO PLAY

These four-legged “besties” took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather Jan. 26 to frolic on Houghton Lake. Keno (in back), who be­longs to Pat Riss, and Aura, who belongs to Renee Babcock, took the chance to play on Houghton Lake. More...

Education

Roscommon High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Roscom­mon High School for the second mark­ing period (* donates all “A”s):  8th Grade  More...

RADL Feb. 22 presentation to focus on opioid epidemic

With the opioid epidemic presenting itself as a serious problem in America and Roscommon County, Roscommon Area District Library will host James and Brittany DeArmond of The Lion’s Den Mission Bible Training Center (MBTC).  More...

High school artists sought for exhibition

AuSable Media and the Kirtland Foundation have partnered to create the Premier Youth Artists Exhibit.  This event is a youth art competition open to any high school student in Craw­ford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon or Otsego counties, including ho More...

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