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Sale of former village hall tabled in light of new info

The Village of Roscommon Council chose to table the adoption of an ordi­nance which would approve the pur­chase agreement for the former village hall (214 South Main St.).  More...

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News

Houghton Lake man arrested after rollover

A Houghton Lake man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he rolled a friend’s car in the ditch along Emery Road, Houghton Lake.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, the man had been drinking at his friend&rsq More...

‘Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over’

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for the country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. More...

Three-car accident result of ignored red light

Michigan State Police troopers did not have far to travel to respond to a three-vehicle crash that occurred Aug. 8. The crash occurred at about 1 p.m. More...

Editorial

Burn care, taking the safe approach

A bit late in the season to be talking about sunburn? Well, not really. Some cautions and reminders are as noteworthy now as in the start of the summer activities. More...

‘Freedom’ is best response to white supremacy hatemongers

Inside the First Amendment

Let them march in Charlottesville. Let them speak. Hatepropagating neo-Nazis and bottomdwelling white supremacists – the dregs of our open society – have and should have First Amendment rights to speak and march in public.  More...

Religion & Family

Rev. Aldridge to lead Roscommon Baptist Church

Roscommon Baptist Church has announced the appointment of the Rev. More...

St. James Women’s Club to host annual ‘high tea’

The St. James Women’s Club will host its annual High Tea Oct. 19.  This is the 15th year of hosting a hall full of ladies in tea attire for three hours.  The event begins at 2 p.m. and the cost is $18. Tickets went on sale Aug. More...

St. Joseph Catholic School to celebrate 100th anniversary

St. Joseph Catholic School, West Branch, will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary Sept. 15-17.  It will take place at the school and parish, 961 East Houghton Lake Ave., West Branch.  More...

Education

Getting a jump start

CLIMBING TO A NEW LEVEL Brodie Thompson, who will be in kindergarten soon, tackles the climb­ing wall during “re­cess” at Kinder Camp. More...

Open house planned Sept. 7 for HLCS

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ annual Community Open House is planned for Sept. 7.   The event is being held in con­junction with the Bobcats’ junior varsity football game against Clare. The open house will begin at 6 p.m. More...

$1.1 million child care budget to be submitted

Juvenile Director Dawn LaCasse told the Roscommon County Board of Com­missioners at an Aug. 9 work session that this year’s proposed child care budget in the amount of $1,124,504.80 is $350,000 less than last year’s.  More...

Hubs ‘N Pubs Car Show, Brewfest this weekend

The Hubs ‘N Pubs Pumpkin Run Car Show and Brewfest is set for this week­end.  The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual event and has changed things up a bit.  More...

STANDIN’ TALL MEGA TRUCK

Sitting on the hood of Chris Willhite’s “rat rod monster truck,” St. Helen’s Haley Jarosz had a great view of the events taking place at the St. Helen ORV Jam the afternoon of Aug. 12. More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 25:  Richard A. Flicker, 51, Roscommon, charged with impaired driving, third of­fense, is ready for trial, which will be scheduled for December.  More...

82nd District Court

Recently arraigned in 82nd District Court was:   Scott D. Cavanaugh, 32, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examina­tion within 21 days on charges of posses­sion of a controlled substance-analogues and felony firearms. More...

Sports

Limberlost pounds Budweiser to secure ninth straight title

Limberlost crushed Budweiser as it claimed its ninth straight Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League cham­pionship Monday night.  Beating Budweiser 42-7, Limberlost remained undefeated with one game to play and assured itself of ano More...

TO RUN AT HOME AUG. 21

Members of the Houghton Lake High School cross country team are put through their paces by strength and nutrition Coach Mike Peters (left) of Fortitude Athletic Development and Nutrition during a practice session at Bobcat Stadium Aug. 15. More...

G’s a game away from clinching women’s Division 2 softball title

Heading into tonight’s Hough­ton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League games, Division 2 leader G’s Pizzeria, now 11-1, can clinch with just one more win.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Make your voice heard’

Every township in Roscommon County is deciding for you if they want to have a marijuana business, factory, farm or storage area near your home. More...

Trump ‘torpedoing himself’

Mr.  More...

‘Old way of doing business needs to stop’

I recently submitted another Freedom of Information Act request (fourth request) with Gerrish Township asking for the billing statements the Gerrish Township attorney has submitted since the first of the year.  More...

Happenings

MiYLA graduates 19 ‘leaders’ from Houghton Lake Post area

At a ceremony July 13, 19 young men from the Houghton Lake State Police Post area graduated from the Michigan Youth Leadership Academy (MiYLA). More...

Photos

SERVING IT UP Markey Township Fire Chief Nick Sergeant (left) tosses a piece of fresh-cooked chicken to Firefighter Jeremi­ah McRath (right) as Capt. More...

Taking f light on National Model Aviation Day

BRINGING IT IN Al Ferguson of Roscommon R/C Aviators brings his model of an American Champion Super Decathlon in for a landing Saturday at the club’s flying field at the Balcom Farm in Markey T More...

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