Taking a Walk

While Michiganders have been asked by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” due to the coronavirus pandemic, being safe does not mean extending another type of illness, “cabin fever.” With a desire to get outside in the warmer weather, folks can be seen walking their dogs, riding bikes and cleaning up their yards. Roscommon County residents were out […]



Democratic Party to host virtual candidates’ meeting

The Roscommon County Democratic Party will host a virtual “meet the candidates” meeting April 15, via Zoom.Candidates running in the 4th Congressional District, Anthony Feig and Jerry Hilliard, will be participating.The meeting will be online. In order to get an invitation you need to request one. You can do this by emailing ringwaldjim@hotmail.com or calling (248) 719-2682 and submitting your […]

DTE Foundation grant doubles donations to RCUW

Donors can double their dollars through a current matching grant from the DTE Foundation benefiting Roscommon County United Way. Through April 13, each gift designated to RCUW will be matched up to $5,000 per person by the DTE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy. Corporations, businesses and individuals donating will have their donations matched. Text GIVEUNITED20 to 40403 or […]

Memorial Day craft show canceled

The Houghton Lake Arts Association Memorial Day Craft Show scheduled for May 23-24 has been canceled due to the state stay home, stay safe executive order. Information on the show scheduled for June will be announced at a later date.


Murdoch honoring medical personnel with Christmas tree

By Cheryl HolladayBetty Murdoch of Houghton Lake wanted to find a way to return the favor for a group of people who have helped her out on many an occasion.So, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, she put up a Christmas tree in her front window.“To honor all the medical personnel and first responders in Roscommon County,” she said.Murdoch, […]

Food distributions planned April 16, 25 in Roscommon

Upcoming food truck distributions have been announced for April 16 and 25 at the Roscommon Area Public Schools bus garage. Both distributions will begin at 10 a.m. and last until the food runs out. The food is provided by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan with sponsorship and partnership from Family Fare, Roscommon County United Way, Roscommon Area Public Schools, […]


NMCAC to hold ‘butterfly fundraiser’ online

In accordance with the Stay at Home Order, this year, Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center will be conducting a virtual butterfly fundraiser during April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month.Individual butterflies will not be offered at local sponsoring businesses but can be purchased online at NMCAC4kids.org.“We will be putting your names on our wall of butterflies and posting it on our […]