July 20, 2017 RSS feed / 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 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...

DNR conservation officer recruits begin rigorous journey

Twenty-five candidates are try­ing to make the grade as Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers with the 8th Conservation Officer Recruit School underway in Lansing.  More...

The Moxie Strings performing at RADL Aug. 2

Roscommon Area District Li­brary will host The Moxie Strings in concert Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.  More...

Utecht’s Eagle Scout project in need of donations

Matthew Utecht, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 48, will be completing his Eagle Scout project this summer.  Utecht, the son of Dean and Dan­nette Utecht of Falmouth, will be building a fenced-in patio for the memory care wing at Autumnwood of More...

Richfield sets July 27 meeting for police chief negotiations

The Richfield Township Board of Trustees has set July 27 at 11 a.m. as the day when negotiations for a con­tract regarding the hiring of a police chief will be held.  More...

Kirtland Garden Tour July 29 showcases ‘lovely’ gardens

For the first time, the Kirtland Garden Club’s 23rd Annual Kirtland Garden Walk will take place on a Saturday. This self-guided tour of 10 lovely gardens will be held July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Changes aim to improve Second Chance Academy’s viability

With the number of students at­tending Second Chance Academy declining, Roscommon County Con­troller Jodi Valentino said the best option for the academy is to transi­tion from a reimbursement to a per diem-based fee structure.  More...

Bluegrass concert planned at Wellington Farm Saturday

Wellington Farm, U.S.A., will present the second in its summer se­ries of concerts July 22.   This concert will feature the Sun­shine String Band from mid-state Michigan. More...

ACTIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE

(Above) The Lighthouse at Roscommon had Elizabeth “Beth” Zuker, Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve education director, visit the fa­cility recently and share her knowledge of wolves. More...

Chuck Koval returns to ‘Third Thursday’ series tonight

Tonight (Thursday, July 20), Friends of Trestle Park will welcome back Chuck Koval for the Third Thursday concert series. More...

Missaukee Agricultural Youth Show July 28-Aug. 4

The Missaukee Agricultural Youth Show, open to all area chil­dren, will be held July 28 through Aug. 4.  The show will take place at the Missaukee Agricultural Youth Show Arena, 171 East Prosper Rd., Falmouth.  More...

‘I WRITE THE SONGS’

The Roscommon County Commission on Aging kicked off the 4th of July by hosting Frank Sternett, who performs as Barry Manilow, at the Houghton Lake Center July 3 for a lunchtime performance. 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...

Assault reported at hotel

A 19-year-old man was arrested for assault at a Roscommon Town­ship hotel the morning of July 13.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, wit­nesses reported the man had stabbed his father with a pen and attacked another More...

Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative announces action plan

The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative – a statewide partnership effort focused on restoring self- sustaining populations of this native fish – unveiled its official action plan at July 13’s Natural Resources Com­mission meeting in More...

MMCC offering Children’s Summer Theatre

Children will discover the mag­ic of the theater by attending Mid Michigan Community College’s (MMCC) Lifelong Learning Chil­dren’s Summer Theatre Camp.  More...

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

Matthew Utecht, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 48, will be building a fenced-in patio for the memory care wing at Autumnwood of McBain to complete his Eagle Scout project this summer. More...

Road board approves Higgins Township road work

In order to complete maintenance work on Pine Trail in Higgins Town­ship, the Roscommon County Road Commission approved $2,800 in road maintenance allocation funds from 2016 to be rolled over to this year.  More...

DONATED WORKS

Houghton Lake Public Library Director Kimberly Young (left) accepts two works of art by the late Ardis Jordan. The pieces were donated in honor of the artist by the Pen and Palette group of which she was a mem­ber. They will hang in the library. More...

MSP conducting ‘Summer of Semi Safe D’ commercial vehicle enforcement

In an effort to reduce commercial vehicle crashes and deaths, Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier of­ficers are participating in an enforce­ment operation dubbed “Summer of Semi Safe D.” Special attention will be paid to semi-tracto More...

Denton Ox Roast July 29

The Denton Township Fire De­partment will host its annual Ox Roast July 29 at the fire hall, M-18, Prudenville.  For $9, guests can enjoy a roast beef dinner, complete with corn on the cob, a potato, roll and beverage.  Food will be served More...

Pickleball players enjoy expanding area venues

Pickleball players can be found more often lately in Roscommon County, volleying a wiffle-type ball on area courts.  A group of players gathered the evening of July 11 at the tennis courts behind the Gerrish Township Hall, on Co. Road 100. More...

NEW LEADERSHIP

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake welcomed new President Denise Ste­fanko June 27 when 2016-17 President Jim VanSice passed her the gavel. More...

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