December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LIGHTING UP ROSCOMMON

Wade Hartman drove a 1931 Ford Model A on behalf of S & J Excavating during the Christmas in the Village Electric Light Parade Dec. 2. The car was pulling a trailer that had Santa riding in a dump truck. More...

Special Sections

News

Drivers, passengers arrested by MSP

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post made several arrests in Roscommon County last week.  At 8:40 p.m. on Dec. 2, troopers made a traffic stop in Roscommon Township for defective equipment. More...

Tools stolen from Roscommon Township business

The Roscommon County Sher­iff’s Office is looking to the public for help with identifying any in­formation related to a Roscommon Township breaking and entering case.  More...

Three members of State Police 133rd Recruit School assigned to Houghton Lake

On Nov. 30 the Michigan State Police 133rd Recruit School gradu­ated 127 new troopers, and three of them have been assigned to the Houghton Lake Post according to Post Commander First Lt. Josh Lator.   More...

Editorial

Why is that song stuck in my head?

I Was Thinking…

Sometimes I wake up in the morning with “earworms.”  Not to be confused with earwigs, earworms are songs that get stuck in your head.  The phenomenon is also known as sticky music, stuck song syndrome or Involuntary Musical Imag More...

Be prepared

The damage – and inconvenience – severe weather like this area experienced Tuesday is a reminder of Mother Nature’s strength and how it is important to be prepared for anything she might throw at you.  More...

Avoiding the pitfalls – and falls – of winter

Markey Township Firefighter

Well, here we go folks! Looks like the freezing weather is about here to stay, so as we slide out of the season of fall, we slip into the season of falling.  More...

Happenings

Trestle Park Express

TRESTLE PARK TREK Santa and Mrs. More...

Miniature Christmas in the Village

The   Village of Roscommon was not the only place decked out in Christmas cheer for Christmas in the Village Dec. 2, as a tiny town had been constructed at Memory Lane Scrapbooking.  More...

Coloring contest winners

PRESCHOOL WINNER Izzy Fagerlie, a preschooler from Mrs. More...

Knotty pine, chainsaws, snowmobile among items targeted by thieves

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating several breaking and enterings in the St. Helen area that occurred at the end of November.  Reports by two neighbors on Lawndale Road in Richfield Town­ship Nov. More...

receives unique inquiry for TUT marshal

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce may just have its first candidate for Tip-up Town marshal.  In keeping with the tradition of Tomfoolery the winter carnival in­spires, a letter-writer – from Dodge City, KS, no less – has inquire More...

Superintendent search meeting reset for Monday

A stakeholder meeting on a su­perintendent search for Houghton Lake Community Schools has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  A meeting was to take place the evening of Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, Nov. 16:   More...

Sports

Bucks five behind Trojans in opener

Lake City’s second half proved the difference Tuesday night as Roscommon dropped their opener to the Trojans, 47- 42.  “The kids played their hearts out, but we missed too many opportunities late in the game (missed free throws and More...

Buck girls varsity basketball team facing tough JPC

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team is looking toward tough challenges in just about every Jack Pine Conference game this season according to Coach Scott Mires.  More...

Shooting woes continue as Bucks fall to visiting Braves

Despite the success of a stalling strat­egy, the Roscommon girls varsity bas­ketball team’s low shooting percentage from the floor played a key role in a loss to visiting Tawas Dec. 5. The Bucks lost the game 33-23.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer questions why deer check station was closed

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources requests that all successful deer hunters come to the local deer check station to have their deer checked for chronic wasting disease (CWD) or Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) by their whitetail biologists. More...

Make sure ‘your house is in order’

Billy Graham had a worldwide mission for Christ. More...

Outdoors

Trail permit dollars serve as backbone of Michigan snowmobiling program

It’s almost time to grab sleds, gather friends and discover the thrill and beauty of Michigan snowmobil­ing.  More...

Religion & Family

County Christian Choir to present ‘Little Lion, Little Lamb’ Dec. 10, 17

The Roscommon County Chris­tian Choir once again invites the public to attend its annual Christ­mas cantata titled “Little Lion, Little Lamb.”  More...

St. Hubert Cookie Walk set for Dec. 9, 10

St. Hubert Catholic Church will hold its annual Cookie Walk Dec. 9 and 10.  The event will be held at the church, 7590 West Higgins Lake Dr. It will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.   More...

St. Michael’s dinner will not be held this month

St. More...

Education

RMS fourth graders find a solution to recess problem

Instead of sitting back and do­ing nothing to solve their problem, Roscommon Middle School fourth graders took it upon themselves to obtain recess equipment.  More...

Interact collecting cans, bottles for service trip to El Salvador

Houghton Lake High School Ro­tary Interact students are collecting return­able beverage cans and bot­tles, of all types, to raise funds for their service trip to El Salvador in the spring.   More...

Applications for health care scholarships available

Applications to the Bernard F. More...

Click here for digital edition
2017-12-07 digital edition

Poll

What was Tuesday’s power outage like for you?