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  • Eva Jean Leedy, age 91, of Houghton Lake passed away on Sunday August 19, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Eva was born on July 2, 1927 in Houghton Lake Heights, Michigan to Sandy and Pearl (Nelson) Sanderson. Eva graduated from Houghton Lake Schools in 1945. After graduation she received her business degree from Bay City Business School. Eva worked as a Secretary for the Houghton Lake Community Schools. She was married on December 31, 1948 in Houghton Lake Heights to Robert N. Leedy. E
  • The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) recently awarded a $2,500.00 grant to the Northern Michigan Children' Assessment Center (NMCAC). Funding for this project was provided by the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund ($1,500.00), the Roscommon County Health Improvement Fund ($710.00) the Cornerstone Fund ($175.00), and the Roscommon County General Fund ($115.00). With the funds granted, NMCAC purchased body safety books targeted for children under the age of seven, coloring books
  • GLADWIN 'Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company' GÇ£Follow Us to the Fair' Tour made its way to the Gladwin County Fair. Now in its fourth year, the GÇ£Follow Us to the Fair' Tour is embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months. In addition to family-friendly activities and opportunities to win prizes, the GÇ£Follow Us to the Fair' Tour will celebrate more than 100 4-H and FFA youth through Tractor Su
  • SUGAR SPRINGS - The Sugar Springs Artists 9th Annual Art Show and Sale was held at Sugar Springs Activity Building, 1930 Sugar River Road, Gladwin the weekend of Aug. 18 and 19. The show ran 10 a.m. GÇô 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 GÇô 4 p.m. Sunday. This year' show included watercolors, acrylics, batiks, colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink as well as holiday and occasional cards, small prints and miniatures. Those showing and selling their work were Linda Chard, Linda Clark, Sue Clark, Jim Fa
  • Zonta of Roscommon recently honored their scholarship winners for 2018. (l-r) Emily Ekdom, Return to Learn Scholarship; Denise Sylvester, Zonta of Roscommon President; Aly Stachurski, Graduating High School Senior Scholarship - Roscommon; April Johnson, Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship; and Grace Sura, Graduating High School Senior Scholarship - Houghton Lake. Zonta is an international service organization for the advocacy of women and girls. They meet the first Monday of the mont
  • HARRISVILLE - Huron Pines, is helping the City of Harrisville remove an invasive plant that can wreak havoc on building foundations and underground utilities like sewer and water lines. Japanese knotweed is a legally prohibited invasive species in Michigan, that grows aggressively and gets even bigger when mowed, plowed or cut. The only way to treat it is with herbicide application, which is precisely what the Huron Pines field crew has been contracted by the City of Harrisville to do this summe
  • ROSCOMMON - Skylar Skede was seen on his hoverboard the other day in the village of Roscommon, rolling down the sidewalk eating a cupcake.
  • COMINS - Local author Richard Rensberry and illustrator Mary Rensberry are pleased to announce their latest children's book GÇÿButterfly Stomach' has been published and is now available from Amazon and at a variety of book outlets including our local Wild Frontier Fun Park. Butterfly Stomach is part of the QuickTurtle Books-« Rhyme for Young Readers Series. It is about and dedicated to our local Northern Michigan amusement park (Wild Frontier Fun Park) located on Weaver Road in Comins.
  • GRAYLING GÇô The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve a Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grant for the City of Grayling Northern Market project in Grayling, Michigan. The grant funding will accelerate the development of this unique project, which will create a new economic engine in Grayling and provide a farmer' market space and food hub that will link Northern and Southern Michigan. GÇ£What makes these kinds of projects so special is that not only
  • CLICK HERE to watch the Aug. 24th, 2018 Up North Voice Newscast.

    NORTHEAST MICHIGAN GÇô Take a moment and watch today' newscast, courtesy of Up North Voice and Up North Voice.com. Featured this week:
    • Rider's of Superkicker Rodeo in West Branch
    • Lydia's Gate in Mio
    • Hale 4-H Horse Show
    • Roscommon Brunch & Browse
    • Much more<
  • ROSCOMMON - The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) recently award a $2,500.00 grant to the County of Roscommon. Funding for this project came from the Roscommon County General Fund ($2,423.00) and the Morley Foundation Fund ($77.00). The funding assisted with the purchase of Corrections Ballistic Vests for the Roscommon County Sheriff' Department. The dual purpose ballistic/stab vests will be worn while transporting inmates and mental health patients. The vests will also be worn
  • By Kody Barton FAIRVIEW - Many families grow fast, but none as fast as that of Theo and Arisa Handrich. The young couple in their twenties went from living in a home with just the two of them, to having a daughter and twin infants almost instantly. What started out as a family of two grew into an open home and a great zeal for all children in the foster care system. Theo and Arisa are familiar faces in their hometown of Fairview. Theo can be seen most days working at the Mercantile bank in Fa
  • By Theresa Ekdom ROSCOMMON GÇô The Roscommon County Sheriff department held their annual Youth Police Academy at the end of June. 14 cadets, age 10 to 16 met to learn the different aspects of law enforcement. GÇ£It' a way to reach out to the youth in the community,' Undersheriff Ben Lowe said. The youth, both boys and girls, reside throughout Roscommon County. Officer Jonah Schutte and Trooper Kyle McInerney led the two week program. In addition to classroom instructi
  • CHEBOYGAN COUNTY - Starting in July, construction will begin on a project to reconnect 14 miles of upstream habitat on Milligan Creek. Milligan Creek flows north from Duby Lake until it feeds into the Upper Black River a few miles north of M-68. A cool- to coldwater trout stream that serves as a large tributary of the Upper Black, the health of Milligan Creek is important for supporting quality habitat and stream health in the region. Some species of fish that live in the Black River and Black L
  • ROSCOMMON - On July 22, 2018 Messiah Lutheran Church of Roscommon has passed yet another milestone. We have been blessed to pay off our mortgage and the celebration is in commemoration of the generosity of our members, guests and bequests of members passed. The Messiah Lutheran Church Building was originally a one-room country school house known locally as the Wayne School. Early Scandinavian immigrants began holding worship services and Sunday School in this building about 1910. In 1930,
  • HOUGHTON LAKE - Roscommon County Relay for Life was held June 23 in the rain. Regardless of the weather, community members still came out to walk the track and participate in the events. Photos by Cynthia Ekdom [caption id="attachment_14588" align="alignnone" width="640"](l-r) Jewel Zavitz, Lexis Towery, and Laci Towery. All of Houghton Lake, make  </span>
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  • Are you retired from the military, or a family member with a valid military ID? If you answered YES, you are in luck. Please join us for a one-day informational workshop with subject matter experts on Friday, August 24th from 11am - 3pm. More information is noted in the flyer below retiree appreciation day
  • RANGE FIRING SCHEDULE FOR THE PERIOD OF August 19th GÇô 25th, 2018 GRAYLING, Mich. GÇô During this time period there are units scheduled to train here at Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center. -áNorthern Strike 2018 training event will be winding down and Michigan Consolidated AT is starting. Residents near the Camp Grayling campus may hear noise from our small arms ranges and may continue to experience mi
  •   By Warren Stutesman MIO - Andrew J. Welser of the Oscoda County Department of Veterans Affairs is truly a man that wears several hats. A veteran himself, he understands the needs each veteran has. Andrew served his time in the Air Force from 1973 through 1977, serving in Korea three times during that period. For the last three and a half years AJ, as he likes to be called, has headed the Oscoda County Department of Veterans Affairs office. In an average month AJ is helping around 45
  • LEWISTON - On July 8, 2018 The Northern Lights District, President Ford Council of Boy Scouts of America pinned their first Eagle Scout of the year, Arthur Henry Cady of Lewiston from Troop 18. Arthur started in Cub Scouts as a Tiger 12 years ago with Janis Adams as his Den leader. Janis's two sons have also become Eagle Scouts, along with Nate Facsko, who received his Eagle Rank last spring. Which proves what an amazing program we have here in our small town. We have dedicated leaders and su
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