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Bannon receives $60k in settlement - Free Access

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Former Richfield Township Depart­ment of Public Safety Chief Brad Ban­non will receive $60,000 as part of a severance agreement with the township. More...

Gerrish to enter third year of swimmer’s itch control

Gerrish Township will continue to support the lethal taking of common mergansers through the use of its permit it obtained from the U.S Fish and Wild­life Service.  More...

HOORAY FOR SPRING

Collins Elementary kindergart­ner Hunter Carpenter (top row, center) and classmates give a “hip hip hooray” while singing the Spring Song March 15. More...

Special Sections

News

Gypsy Moth open house 3 to 6 p.m. March 28

The Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Department will host an open house March 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Richfield Township Hall, located at 1410 North St. Helen Rd.  More...

Lake Township residents vote to raise board members’ payhe

The electors (residents) that showed up at the Lake Township annual meeting Saturday were in a generous mood, not only voting to approve requests for rais­es for trustees David Emmons and Roger Kohn made in proposed resolutions be­fore the meeting, b More...

Udy reviews year at Gerrish’s 136th annual meeting

In his first state of the township ad­dress, Gerrish Township Supervisor Da­vid Udy March 14 reviewed the year for township residents, focusing on town­ship services during the townhip’s 136th annual meeting.  More...

Editorial

Working to protect the Great Lakes

I have always been a strong supporter of funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. More...

Always time to read

There is no question, reading is essential to the success of a child.  Reading opens up new horizons to both children and adults. More...

‘Spring’ into health as weather warms

Connections

As winter comes to a close, it’s time to start looking for new ways to improve your health and be more active. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the snow is melting! More...

Outdoors

‘Conversations & Coffee’ with DNR Fisheries Division scheduled

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced public forums again will be held throughout the state this year, invit­ing the public to discuss local and statewide fisheries management ac­tivities and concerns.  More...

Happenings

RHS Festival Preview

BACK STAGE TAKE Roscommon High School Band Director Seth Kilbourn (left) listens intently from behind a curtain on the stage of the school’s auditorium as the RHS Steel Syndicate performs the f More...

Education

Bringing the Holocaust Memorial Center to the students

The ninth grade United States history class students  More...

HLCE Artists

Houghton Lake Community Edu- cation students created pastel  More...

ANGLE RELATIONSHIP MAP

Houghton Lake Community Education student Sarah Collins created this angle relationship word map in Stephen Besson’s geometry class. (Courtesy photo) More...

Houghton Lake man dies following snowmobile accident

Troy Foster, 52, of Houghton Lake, died March 18 following injuries related to a snowmobile accident that occurred just after 11 a.m. More...

PILING UP

Blocks of ice were piled up high in a few areas along the South Shore of Houghton Lake Wednesday morning after stiff winds pushed them ashore Tuesday. More...

RAPS board approves raises for administrators

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education approved two-year contracts that included raises for three of the district’s administrators during their regular meeting March 21.  More...

Chili cook-off kicks off Relay For Life 2017

The aroma of 24 different types of chili wafted through the room at the Houghton Lake Eagles Monday as Relay For Life of Roscommon County kicked-off the 2017 fundrais­ing campaign with a chili cook-off.  People filled the hall, pre­paring to tas More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rebecca R. Greger - 2017-03-23
Thomas Gene Lepper - 2017-03-16
Ellen Marie Waggoner - 2017-03-23
Norma Jean Dickinson - 2017-03-23
Donald J. Gaedert - 2017-03-23
Robert J. Buzynski - 2017-03-23
Barbara Jane DeWitt - 2017-03-23
Frank John Klassen - 2017-03-23
Clarence Edward Dupuis - 2017-03-23
Thomas Gene Lepper - 2017-03-23
Delores A. Smith - 2017-03-23
Troy W. Foster - 2017-03-23
Joseph Floyd Haight - 2017-03-23
Frank Wilson Spencer - 2017-03-23
Gregory William Pappas - 2017-03-23

Court News

Parents arrested for issuing false report of missing child

The parents of a former Charlton Heston Academy student were arrest­ed March 15 on a charge of issuing a false report of a medical or other emer­gency by deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Man charged with possessing child sexually abusive material

A Houghton Lake man was arrested by Roscommon County Sheriff’s depu­ties on charges of possessing child sexu­ally abusive material.  David J. More...

Pet adoption event planned March 25

Houghton Lake’s Tractor Supply Company will host a pet adoption event March 25 from 10 a.m. More...

Business

ROWE named Firm of Year by engineering council

The American Council of En­gineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) named ROWE Profes­sional Services Company its Mem­ber Firm of the Year during a cer­emony March 18 at The Fillmore in Detroit.  Judging for the award is done by professionals ou More...

Redevelopment Ready Communities meeting April 5

Elected officials and members of planning and zoning boards are en­couraged to attend a Redevelopment Ready Communities Program pre­sentation at 10:30 a.m. April 5 at the Roscommon County Building, lo­cated at 500 Lake St., Roscommon.  More...

Leadercast coming to MMCC in May

Leadercast – the world’s largest one-day leadership conference – will be broadcast live from Atlanta May 5 and simulcast at Mid Michigan Community College.  The event, in its 17th year, will run from 8:30 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Encyclopedia donation brings ‘new learning and words’

Thank you to [Houghton Lake Public Library Youth Services Librarian] Ms. Stephanie Reinhardt on behalf of the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School students and staff for donating a collection of encyclopedias to the OLLRCS library. More...

Religion & Family

Food distribution today

Houghton Lake United Method­ist Church will host a food distribu­tion today (Thursday) beginning at 4 p.m.   This will be the last food distribu­tion at the church until October.  The church is located at 7059 West Houghton Lake Dr.   More...

Military officers association to meet in Traverse City

The Northwest Michigan Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), a national asso­ciation of active, retired and reserve officers from all U.S. armed forces, is having their quarterly dinner meeting March 30 in Traverse City. More...

Michael graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter L. More...

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