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Special Olympics Car Show at Houghton Lake Friday, Saturday

Car buffs who want to show off their vehicles while raising money for a good cause can do so at the annual Special Olympics Car Show, which will be held at Houghton Lake this weekend, June 23 and 24.  More...

DOUBLE BEAUTY

While this past week saw plenty of rain, it also brought with it several rainbows, including this double rainbow captured on County Rd. 100 Monday. More...

GRAND PARADE

The 68th Annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival Grand Parade held June 18 included service groups, area businesses and organizations. More...

Special Sections

News

DRIVER TO BE CHARGED

A wrecker from W&W Auto Parts of Roscommon tows away one of two vehicles involved in a head-on collision on County Road 104 west of Hillcrest Road the afternoon of June 16.  More...

Family escapes fire on Bright Angel

The Denton Township Fire Department responded to a fire at 113 Bright Angel, Prudenville, the evening of June 18 at about 11:30 p.m.  Chief Paul Tiepel said the fire started in the living room and that the homeowner, Joshua Martray, and his wife More...

B&E reported in Markey Township

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a breaking and entering incident reported June 15 in Markey Township.  A neighbor of the victim noticed the victim’s side door to her residence was open, but was uncertain if it had bl More...

Business

SBAM offers simple approach to energy solutions for small business owners

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is working with Consumers Energy and DTE Energy to provide enhanced energy services to small businesses across Michigan through a new “SBAM Energy Solutions” program, unveiled last week at More...

PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM

Those who attended the first Heart of Michigan Beer and Wine Fest at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at Higgins Lake found a wide variety of libations, good food, good music and a good time in general June 17. More...

NEW SALES PROFESSIONALS

(Left to right) Tom Bolick and Blake Vining are new sales professionals at Don Nester Auto Group at Houghton Lake.  More...

Religion & Family

Dennis Gwizdala to perform at Houghton Lake Wesleyan

Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church will host a concert by Dennis Gwizdala Sunday, June 25.  Pastor Bryan Thompson invites the public to attend this special concert at 10 a.m.  Mr. Gwizdala is an accomplished saxophonist, singer and songwriter. More...

Longs celebrate 40th wedding anniversary June 18

On June 18, 1977, Gary and Cindy (Wagner) Long were married at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church.   “That was five kids and seven – soon-to-be eight – grandkids ago!” Gary Long said. More...

Education

Area students earn health care scholarships

MidMichigan Health has awarded $199,100 to 130 students for the 2017- 2018 school year from The Bernard F. More...

HELP FROM THE VETS.

(Above) Roscommon High School graduate Hannah Kirby (center) accepts a $500 scholarship from AMVETS Post 13 and VFW Post 4034. Pictured with Kirby are Commander Ron Watson and President Karen Haderer. More...

Roscommon’s Blasius receives Alma Venture funding

Alma College students have the opportunity to participate and receive funds to offset the cost of an Alma Venture – a hands-on experience that takes the theory of the classroom into a practical setting. More...

Charges against Finkbeiner dismissed

Charges against former Richfield Township Department of Public Safety Lt. More...

Scow files recall petition against Fishel

Recall efforts against Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel have been started by Trustee Dan Scow, who filed recall petition language with Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson.  More...

Charges dropped against Kumar

Fraud charges against Dr. More...

‘Heroes’ at Relay For Life Saturday at Bobcat Stadium

Cancer survivors, friends and visitors will gather with fundraising teams from around the county for the American Cancer Society’s 2017 Relay For Life of Roscommon County Saturday.  More...

‘Scary’ budget adopted by RAPS to halve fund balance

“There’s things already changing,” said Josie Hill, Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District business servic­es coordinator, during a Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education budget hearing held at Roscommon Middle Sch More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathy M. Pease - 2017-06-22
Brian E. Rasmusson - 2017-06-22
Kathy M. Pease - 2017-06-22
Betty Jean Barker - 2017-06-22
Chris Dawson - 2017-06-22
Gary F. Johnson - 2017-06-22
Jack Robert Stevens - 2017-06-22
Patricia M. Miglio - 2017-06-22

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 6:  Michael J. Kuzma, 40, Roscommon, pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement between $1,000 and $20,000. Sentencing was scheduled for July 11.  Michael A. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Anthony I. Cream, 43, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of driving with a high blood alcohol content. More...

Sports

Limberlost stops Spikehorn’s quest for first place, 10-7

Limberlost finds itself in a familiar spot heading into the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League Tournament: Undefeated and in first place.  With a 10-7 win over Spikehorn Monday night, Limberlost is now the only undefeated team i More...

Andre Tree knocks Navigator from undefeated ranks

With Andre Tree Service’s 12-11 win over Navigator June 15, there are no more undefeated teams in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League’s Upper Division.  Andre Tree Service and Navigator now sit at 4-1 apiece. More...

HLHS, RHS soccer players earn All State honors

Following successful seasons by both Houghton Lake and Roscommon on the girls high school soccer pitch, several area players have been honored by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association.  More...

Editorial

D-Day still touches nerve with Americans

By Tom Emery  Sitting in the choppy waters of the English Channel the day before D-Day, twenty-year-old Private James R. Lambeth wondered what would happen on the beaches of Normandy.  More...

Time to dial down rhetoric

Last week’s shooting at a Republican practice for the Congressional Baseball Game stemmed from political hate.  The gunman’s motive, it appears, came from what has been described as him being “politically angry.”  More...

Remember to Relay

Months of hard work will culminate – but not end – Saturday at Bobcat Stadium during the annual Relay For Life of Roscommon County.  More...

Happenings

Final ‘Are You Geocacher Enough?’ Road Rally Saturday

Since 2008 one weekend in June hundreds of geocaching enthusiasts have taken to to the wooded area in and around Roscommon County for the annual “Are You Geocacher Enough? More...

CHA approves $5.8 million budget

In preparation for the 2017-18 academic year, the Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors passed the upcoming year’s budget at a June 13 meeting.  The budget includes $5,411,950 in expenses and $5,802,383 in revenues, with excess revenu More...

Mini Houghton Lake Open

BRINGING IT HOME Sandy Egbers of the Chemical Bank team sinks her putt on 18 during the second annual Mini Houghton Lake Open at Big Lake Creamery & Mini Golf in Prudenville June 14. More...

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