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Stevenson to appeal recall petition ruling

Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson will seek an appeal on Judge Robert W. Bennett’s Feb. More...

RAPS approves bond sale, adopts amended budget

a unanimous vote, the Roscom­mon Area Public Schools Board of Edu­cation approved the sale of $4,995,000 in refunding bonds during their regular meeting Feb. More...

Lyon OKs sewer resolution, awaits word from others

Lyon Township moved one step clos­er to allowing the North Higgins Lake State Park to connect to the Higgins Lake Utility Authority.  More...

Special Sections

News

TWO CAR ACCIDENT ON M-55

This two-car accident occurred Monday just before 12:30 p.m. on M-55 near Tudor. According to a Denton Township Police report, Clifton G. More...

Chase leads to two arrests

Deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office were taken on a high speed chase Feb. 16 that resulted in the arrest of a Houghton Lake man and an Imlay City man.  More...

A CHANGE IN PLANS

A Chevrolet Suburban sits with its front wheels in the water after trying to drive onto Houghton Lake via the boat channel at the Department of Natural Resources West Shore access site Feb. 17.  More...

Editorial

Good step for students

The recent approval creating more vocational opportunities for students at Houghton Lake Community Schools is one we applaud.  More...

At long last, the stuff of journalism

Inside the First Amendment

The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. White House internal disputes that stall policy decisions. Even a mini-crisis involving   North Korea.  At long last: the stuff of journalism.  More...

Outdoors

FISHING FUN

It was a successful day of fishing for several young anglers Sunday on Houghton Lake’s East Bay. Seven of the young anglers spent the day fishing with Brandon Scott and each came away catching a fish. More...

Registration open for spring break ‘Adventure Camp’

Without leaving the area during spring break, youth can go on an “ad­venture” March 27 to 29.  An all-day Adventure Camp is planned at Houghton Lake during spring break co-sponsored by Mark Vick Championship Basketball, Houghton Lake More...

Happenings

McAlister to speak at 23rd Wild Game Dinner

Chuck McAlister, creator and host of the Outdoor Channel’s “Adventure Bound Outdoors” program, will be the featured speaker at Roscommon Baptist Church’s 23rd annual Wild Game Dinner at Bambi Lake Baptist Conference Cen­ter Ma More...

Treasury works to protect taxpayers from tax-related identity theft

In an effort to protect Michigan taxpayers, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) continues to implement security measures to stop tax-related identity theft.  More...

Friends of Trestle Park seeking sponsors for summer events

To get the summer of 2017 under­way, Friends of Trestle Park (FOTP) is now working to bring musical and cultural events to Trestle Park for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.  FOTP needs the community’s help to offset the cost of bri More...

Education

RHS Winter Carnival

WINTER CARNIVAL KING AND QUEEN Roscommon High School seniors Michael Treml and Kaeley Hahn were named 2017 Winter Carnival royalty at halftime of the girls varsity basketball game Feb. 16. More...

100th Day of School at Collins

FIVE-GROUP POSTERS The first graders in Mrs. More...

HLMS Enrichment Days

SPARK! LABStudents visited the Michigan Science Center in Detroit as part of Enrichment Days. While at the center, the students explored the Spark! Lab. (Courtesy photos) More...

Proposed DHHS office relocation rankles officials

After receiving information that the Roscommon County Department of Health and Human Services office could be relocated from its current Roscom­mon location to Houghton Lake, several area agencies have drafted letters in op­position to the proposed m More...

Passenger suffers burns in head-on collision

Three men were sent to the hos­pital and one suffered from burns Feb. 16 in a fiery head-on collision in Ogemaw County.  According to Ogemaw County Sheriff Howie Hanft, the accident occurred on M-76 at about 12:30 p.m. in Ogemaw Township.  More...

SOAKING UP THE SUN

Penelope Patterson took in the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Radar Run through a pair of heart-shaped shades Saturday afternoon at North Higgins Lake State Park as pat of WinterFest 2017. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Ann Mahaffy - 2017-02-16
Mary Ann Mahaffy - 2017-02-23
Deborah J. Beltz - 2017-02-23
Tonya Sue Kreuzer - 2017-02-23
Diane N. Berger - 2017-02-23
Linda Sue Cohee - 2017-02-23
Steven A. Miller - 2017-02-23

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Kevin M. Dine, 46, Prudenville, de­manded preliminary examination within 21 days on a charge of third degree child abuse. Denton Township Police made the arrest. More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Women’s Pool League Feb. 20 Backdoor 12/53 Old Town 4/41 Anchor Inn #1 11/37 Anchor Inn #2 10/35 Eddie’s 3/32 Houghton Lake Men’s Pool League Feb. 21  More...

Frye Colie to take on top competition at Birkebeiner

Mariah Frye Colie’s cross coun­try ski racing career has progressed quickly, and after a span of just six years racing as an adult, she has reached the top level of the sport. More...

Bucks blast Hornets by 18

Roscommon had three players in double digits as they beat Harrison 69- 51 in boys varsity basketball action Tuesday night.  The Bucks improved to 8-4 in Jack Pine Conference play with the win while Harrison remained winless (0-12) with two leagu More...

Letters to the Editor

Attack leaves writer grieving

I used to enjoy walking a small white Westie, on a leash, in a neighborhood in Prudenville, but not anymore.  Two Rottweiler-type, and one pit bull-type dogs, in that neighborhood, have put a stop to that.  More...

‘Find healthy secrets to life’

I think that many people know that those in their 80s are octogenarians. However, when I turned 90, I had to do some research. I discovered that those in the 90s are nonagenarians! More...

‘There are priorities’

President Obama (if I remember correctly) did very little when Putin took over Crimea, invaded Ukraine. More...

Religion & Family

Broeker named transitional pastor at Roscommon Baptist, dinner planned

Roscommon Baptist Church an­nounced the appointment of Donn Broeker as transitional pastor last week.  More...

Schuberts celebrate 50th anniversary with cruise

Ronald and Nancy Schubert, Hough­ton Lake, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniverary.  United in marriage at Ft. MacArthur Post Chapel, San Pedro, CA, Feb. More...

FROM HLUMC TO MEXICO

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church members Chuck Corwin, Cara Corwin, Helen Wright and Marc Milburn, along with former HLUMC Pastor Tom Anderson, traveled to Mexico Feb. More...

Features

WinterFest 2017

RELAXING AT WINTERFEST Brian Royce of Roscommon takes a minute to himself while relaxing on a picnic table Saturday afternoon, while his children played at the WinterFest Kid’s Karnival. More...

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Poll

Would you be in support or opposition to the proposed relocation of the Roscommon County Department of Health and Human Services office from Roscommon to Houghton Lake?