Valerie Jean Miller

Died September 18, 2021

Valerie Jean Miller, age 69, of Prescott, Michigan passed away Saturday evening, September 18, 2021, under the loving care of her family at home. Valerie was born September 3, 1952, in Flint, Michigan to the late Walter and Virginia (Malafant) Wajtyna. Valerie worked many years in Rose City at American Plastics. She was a member of St. Stephen of Hungary […]

Falcons 2021 Homecoming court announced

Back Row.. Trace Collins , Mason Dunn, Konnor Lauria , Devyn Sauve , Mason Tousigna, Lucas Courtemache , Joshua Guoan, Caden Reetz Front Row Hannah Beehler , Rebecca Weston , Zjonna Locklear, Savannah Wright , Paige Liddel , Lillian White, Sandy Olse Not Pictured Lucy Luptowski Oops! An active online subscription is required to access this content. Please login below […]

Rose City to host homecoming parade

Rose City is hosting the 2021 Ogemaw Heights High School homecoming parade Friday, Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. M-33 will be closed less than one hour, beginning at 4 p.m. Traffic will be diverted west to Campbell Road using Houghton Creek Road and Heath Road. The parade follows Spirit Week and precedes the homecoming game. The Falcons will host Gladwin […]

Aktion club hosts carnival

The West Branch Aktion club hosted a carnival Saturday, Sept 11 to raise funds for the club. The club set up games inside and around the pavilion in Irons Park including bowling, dime toss, and a ping pong toss. Kids were invited to purchase tickets and play games to earn prizes. The prizes came from the Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club. […]

Commissioners getting things done

The Ogemaw County Board of Commissioners had a lot on the September 9 meeting agenda. With a presentation, multiple resolutions on the table, and department head reports as well, commissioners were quite busy but managed to keep the meeting under and hour and a half long. Diane Pelts, Chief Executive Officer of the AuSable Valley Community Mental Health Authority gave […]

Welcome to West Branch Koney and officer Bicoll

West Branch native Brandon Bicoll has been a police officer for roughly three and half years. He worked in Traverse City as a police officer and recently joined the City of West Branch Police department. While in Traverse City, Bicoll was selected as the caretaker of K9 unit Koney. Bicoll’s former police department received a grant that allowed them to […]

Keeping Rose City safe

The Rose City council approved a quote of $550 to eliminate a tripping hazard at the meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7. D & C Landscaping will grind and lift the cracked  concrete walkway outside council chambers. The city installed a speed-alerting sign on M-33. The sign alerts driver of their speed and also tracks data. According to one report, a car […]

Streets given names

The removal of the flagpole at the old Michigan State Police Post was discussed at the West Branch City Council September 7 meeting. Michigan State Police officer Craig Johnson requested the West Branch City Council allow him to remove the flagpole at the old post. The flagpole was installed sometime between 1940 and 1950. Johnson would remove the pole and […]

WPAS board had a busy agenda

There was much discussed at the Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools Board meeting on September 13. While the agenda had the Reinstatement of Thaddeus Rule on the table, Superintendent Joseph Perrera told the board he received an email from Rule requesting the reinstatement be removed from the agenda. Before the board took a roll call vote, Board President Janet Smith addressed board […]

To Minnesota I go

At the end of this week, I will be on a plane heading for Minnesota for a long weekend to visit one of my best friends. We met at Central. She was my roommate my second year, and even though she moved back to Minnesota we have remained close. So close that I am her maid of honor when she […]