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FIRST-YEAR HELPER

Ally Walters, 10, Roscommon and St. Helen, volunteers at the 14th annual Russ Graham/Matt Grover Memo­rial Thanksgiving Day Dinner Nov. 24. More...

Guidance given from U.P. central dispatch partnership

In order to gather information from entities that have already entered an in­tergovernmental agreement to provide central dispatch services to an area, rep­resentatives from Roscommon and Oge­maw counties came together at a Nov. More...

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News

RTDPS recover cigarettes/Visa cards related to fraud string

Richfield Township Department of Public Safety officers recovered ciga­rette cartons and dozens of credit cards that filled a trunk around 11 p.m. Nov. 26 after responding to a report of suspicious activity at St. More...

Troopers to “Stuff a Blue Goose” Dec. 3 and 10

Troopers from the Houghton Lake State Police Post will “Stuff a Blue Goose” with toys for children in need at area shopping centers Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 in support of the annual Toys for Tots toy drive.  More...

Roscommon County Food Pantry plans open house

New facility to be showcased

After 33 years of working out of a cramped basement, the Roscom­mon County Food Pantry has a new home that should be more accessible to those who need it as well as the volunteers who run it.  More...

Editorial

Individualized solutions for juvenile justice can help reduce mass incarceration

Viewpoint on Public Issues

A new court rule recently went into effect that forbids Michigan judges from putting criminal defendants in jail for failing to pay their fines and court costs due to financial hardship. More...

Maintaining a ‘Wish Book’

A “talking back to the radio” moment happened Tuesday morning when a story, “Online Purchases Give Consumers The Upper Hand In Holiday Shopping,” aired on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Free Press future: Back to ‘basics’ in a new way

Inside the First Amendment

There’s no one “key” to why so many believe that journalists missed the rise and election of Donald Trump as president — and that’s a good thing to keep in mind for the future.  More...

Agrees with previous writer

To Shirley Goff who wrote “Won’t acknowledge Trump” (Resorter, Nov. 17). I wrote the same letter but still did not mail it. Thank you for respect for women. We will be living in hell and the devil himself will be running it. More...

Happenings

Celebrating Community Thanksgiving for 14th year

FAMILY DINNER The family of Doris Mainprize (left) attended the annual dinner. “We come every year,” she said. More...

‘Christmas’ inside American Legion assistance packages

Veterans, active duty members and their spouses may pick up a veterans as­sistance package at American Legion Post 245, Prudenville, Dec. 15 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or until supplies run out.  This time, packages will include Christmas items.  More...

ROTARIANS HELP PROVIDE WARMTH

A donation of $500 by the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake for his 27th annual UPS Ed & Caren Christmas for Kids Auction will help Ed “UPS Ed” Piglowski provide warm clothing to area children. The auction, held Nov. More...

It’ll be Christmas in the Village Saturday

Christmas in the Village Co-Chair Lori Mattingly is hoping for fair weath­er, snow and “lots of people” to come to the Village of Roscommon for the 39th Annual Christmas in the Village celebra­tion, which will be held this Saturday.  More...

Santa coming to St. Helen Saturday evening

St. Helen will welcome Santa Claus this Saturday with the annual Santa Claus Parade. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. from the Veterans Memorial Park and make its way to the Richfield Town­ship Hall.  More...

‘UNBELIEVABLY BLESSED’

Founding president of Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity the Rev. Dr. Jim Kent blesses new homeowner April Holtzlander and her son, Dominic, 1, during the dedication of Habitat’s 54th home in Roscommon County Monday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 18:  Daniel R. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Jack T. Deines, 19, Livonia, demand­ed preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of possession of ana­logues. Hometown Security Team offi­cers made the arrest. More...

Sports

Buck girls open hoop season with 45-32 win at Grayling

The Roscommon girls varsity bas­ketball team opened their season with a win at Grayling Nov. 29. The Bucks out­scored the Vikings 45-32.  Roscommon led in all four quarters of the game, taking the first 10-7 and leading at halftime 19-12. More...

Bobcat offense sputters in second half in opening loss

A cold second half left the Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team on the wrong side of a 36-24 contest with Oge­maw Heights Tuesday night at home.  More...

Junior ‘Cats start season with win over Falcons

Seven Bobcats got in the scoring col­umn as the Houghton Lake junior varsity girls basketball team began their season with a 33-27 win over Ogemaw Heights Tuesday night at home.  After trailing 18-15 at the half, the Bobcats outscored the Falcon More...

Religion & Family

Roscommon County Christian Choir to celebrate Christmas

For the 20th year, the Roscommon County Christian Choir will present a Christmas program.  More...

NIGHT OF AWARENESS

Raising awareness about homelessness, youth from Our Lady of the Lake and St. Michael Catholic churches slept in 16 degree temperatures Nov. 11. The youth came together to pray and assemble hygiene kits for those less fortunate in our area.  More...

SPREADING THE WEALTH

The people of Markey Church were out sharing their wealth Nov. More...

Education

Youth Advisory Council trains, checks out grant recipient

Members of the Roscommon County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) spent the month of November focus­ing on best practices.  Two of those highlighted dur­ing the month included attending regional training and evaluating th More...

GOING BANANAS

(Above) Preschoolers in Kristy Carrick-Myers’ three-year-old class bake banana bread with retired teacher Jill Schoeppach (right) and classroom assistant Yvonne Daleo. More...

RMS NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School November students of the month were recently announced.  More...

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