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Village accepts $25k offer for former hall

After considering countering the offer, the Village of Roscommon Council accepted a $25,000 cash of­fer for the sale of the former village hall located at 214 and 216 South Main Street.  More...

‘Mini’ Relay For Life Saturday at Trestle Park

A “mini” Relay For Life of Roscom­mon County will be held Saturday at Tres­tle Park.  The June 24 Relay For Life event at Bobcat Stadium was cut short due to weather concerns.  Set-up is at 6:30 p.m., with the event to run from More...

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News

New RCSO K-9 meets commissioners

New police dog K-9 Kato greeted the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners the morning of July 12 ready to play fetch, as Deputy Andrew O’Neil brought him to the meeting to introduce him to the board members.  More...

PAINTING WITH FRIENDS

A total of 17 people came together the morning of July 18 for a Painting With Friends by Jennifer Austin class at Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

Painting together at HLPL

PICTURE PERFECT SUNSET Situated before the class was a fin­ished example of the painting the students at the Houghton Lake Public Library’s Painting With Friends class were drawing inspi­ration More...

Business

Houghton Lake greets Peppers by buying everything they have

By Thomas Reznich  When the Garcia family came to Houghton Lake, from Guadalajara, Mexico via Springfield, IL, they put their all into turning the old Burger King restaurant in Prudenville into Peppers Mexican Restaurant.  More...

Editorial

More safety ‘B’s’: Bonfires ’n barbeques

Holy cow! Half of July is gone already. Can you believe it? That’s okay though, still plenty of time to enjoy the pleasures of Northern Michigan. The cool nights and warm days make this the absolute best spot to be this time of year.  More...

The facts are black and white

Traditional media has been getting a bad rap lately. Icons in the newspaper industry like the New York Times and Washington Post are accused of providing “fake news” to their readers all too often. More...

Outdoors

DASH Boat working to remove EWM at Higgins Lake

The Higgins Lake Foundation is the first owner and operator of a Diver As­sisted Suction Harvester (DASH) Boat on a Michigan inland lake.  Higgins Lake was infested with Eur­asian watermilfoil in the 1990s. More...

Fishing tourney benefits Relay

About 40 people entered the Relay For Life Fishing Tournament July 8 on Houghton Lake.  Taking out 13 boats were 32 adults and seven children under the age of 12.  Winners in the pike division were the team of Chip McCullough and Larry King More...

HL Sportsmen’s Club to host ‘Project Appleseed’ program

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting the annual Project Appleseed Program at the club’s outdoor range facilities this year on the weekends of Aug. 5-6 and Sept. 23-24. Each week­end date of the program begins at 8:30 a.m. More...

Happenings

RADL hosting Michigan author of international bestsellers

The Roscommon Area District Li­brary will be hosting notable Michigan author Wade Rouse for an author visit event July 26 at 3 p.m. More...

GRANT HAS IMMEDIATE IMPACT

The Gerrish Township Fire and EMS Department will have another tool to help residents thanks to a grant from the Roscommon County Com­munity Foundation (RCCF).  More...

State Park Explorer program to hold free activities

Through the State Park Explorer pro­gram, both North Higgins Lake State Park and South Higgins Lake State Park have fun and interesting events planned.  Events are free but a Recreational Passport is required for entry to state parks. More...

LET THE HOUSE GAMES BEGIN!

“There’s nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can’t see, so try me on and I will tell you where you ought to be.”  More...

Troopers find unusual discovery during traffic stop

Michigan State Police troop­ers from the Houghton Lake Post made an arrest July 12 following a traffic stop for an improper license plate and found an unusual discov­ery .  More...

Fishel to appeal election commision decision

Village of Roscommon President Dan Fishel has filed an appeal in 34th Circuit Court regarding recall language approved by the Roscom­mon County Election Commission against him.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gerald Frank King Jr. - 2017-07-20
Kathryn Ann Czajka - 2017-07-20
Mary Joyce Burke - 2017-07-20

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, July 11:  Brenda L. Carlton, 43, Harri­son, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. She was sched­uled to be sentenced Aug. 8. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Jared J. More...

Sports

Eagles knock G’s from ranks of undefeated

After nine weeks of play in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League, Eagles Club clawed G’s Pizzeria 10-8 to hand the Division 2 leader their first loss of the season July 13.  Despite the loss, G’s remains atop th More...

Spikehorn doubles Old Town as league splits into divisions

Spikehorn defeated Old Town, 16-8, to create a two-way tie for second place in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League standings.  With the victory, Spikehorn stays tied with Sand Bar at 8-2 while Old Town falls to 7-3 after acti More...

PERFECT SHOT

Katie Lynch Bauer of Reese sank her first hole-in-one while golfing at Pineview Highlands Golf Course July 11. Bauer, who is pictured with her daughter, Harper, 2, used a sand wedge on the 17th hole to card the ace. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘What has happened to us’

I would urge you to read Revelation 3:14-22. I believe this is a picture of the American Christian church, in general, today. Many churches are not preaching that sin has consequences and are including worldly standards. More...

Wants meetings video recorded

Gerrish Township should start video recording township meetings. In the most recent work session on July 6, Gerrish Township inaccurately filed and reported in the minutes that I (Eric Ostergren) apologized for suing the board. More...

Religion & Family

Waltzes celebrating 60 years of marriage

Glenn and Jan Waltz of St. Hel­en will celebrate 60 years of mar­riage July 27. They were married in Clarkston in 1957.  They are planning a siblings weekend at their home and guest house in St. More...

VETERAN HELPING VETERANS

Dan McClain (center), U.S. Marine Corps veteran and owner of Jack Pine Honey Farms, last week donated $413 to Roscommon County Veterans Affairs. More...

Shumways name daughter Serenity

Brandy and Wayne Shumway, Roscommon, announce the birth of their daughter, Serenity Sue Shumway.  The baby was born July 11, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

NATIONAL MOOSE SCHOLARSHIP

April Johnson, who will be a senior at Houghton Lake High School in the fall, received a $3,000 scholarship at the Moose International Youth Awareness Congress, held in Kenosha, WI, April 27 through May 1. More...

Johnson returns from Moose congress with scholarship

Houghton Lake High School student April Johnson earned a $3,000 scholar­ship at the Moose International Youth Awareness Congress.  Held in Kenosha, WI, April 27 through May 1, the congress consisted of more than 50 participants from across the c More...

Roscommon residents honored for academics

Roscommon residents Ronald J. Friedriechsen and Ashley M. More...

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