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Donation to Roscommon Boys Basketball Program

On February 4th, at half time of the Roscommon Varsity Boys Basketball game, ACT NOW Chair John Ellis along with Gerrish Police Officer James Scroggin and Sgt. Norm LaBonte presented a donation to the Roscommon Boys Basketball Program for $1,764.67. These funds were raised at a recent ACT NOW Bowling Tournament and represents half of the proceeds from that event. Accepting the check were Roscommon Basketball Coaches MJ Ewald, Brad Stauffer and Lindsay Mayball.

Donation to Roscommon Boys Basketball Program

On February 4th, at half time of the Roscommon Varsity Boys Basketball game, ACT NOW Chair John Ellis along with Gerrish Police Officer James Scroggin and Sgt. Norm LaBonte presented a donation to the Roscommon Boys Basketball Program for $1,764.67. These funds were raised at a recent ACT NOW Bowling Tournament and represents half of the proceeds from that event. Accepting the check were Roscommon Basketball Coaches MJ Ewald, Brad Stauffer and Lindsay Mayball.

County Plow Truck Safety

Did you know that Roscommon County Road Commission is responsible for 1043 miles of road and that when county trucks are working on the roads they are exempt from the Motor Vehicle Code?

With the recent snow accumulation, please be cautious when you see or approach a county snow plow. They often back up in the roads, plow intersections, drive on the shoulders and are usually going slower than the regular traffic flow.

Plow trucks are not capable of plowing at higher rates of speed, however it is important for them to go approximately 35-40 MPH in order to throw the snow back far enough so high snow banks do not form.

A loaded truck or plow truck cannot see smaller vehicles, so please try to stay clear of them as they do their jobs, they may not do what you expect!

Snow removal is done on a priority system. For a complete list of the Roscommon County snow routes you can go to their website under the Winter Protocol & Routes section: http://www.roscommoncrc.com/page21.html

School Bus Safety

Did you know that students getting on and off school buses are protected by the law making it illegal for drivers to pass a school bus while dropping off or picking up passengers.

State law requires drivers to stop for a school bus that has its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended and you must remain stopped as long as the red lights flash and the stop-arm is out. YOU MUST STOP AT LEAST 20 FEET AWAY FROM A BUS WITH ITS RED LIGHTS FLASHING.

  • SCHOOL BUSES ARE LIKE TRAFFIC SIGNALS:
  • When overhead lights are flashing YELLOW – Slow down and prepare to stop
  • When overhead lights are flashing RED – Stop
  • When hazard warning lights are flashing – Proceed with caution


You may not pass when red or amber warning overhead lights are flashing. The only exception to this is when you are APPROACHING a bus from the opposite direction of travel on a road with a least two lanes in each direction.

ACT NOW & Gerrish P.D. Bowling Tournament Winners

Brian Noeske, James Kittle, Pat Benardo, Pat Jardcki, Jim Jardcki
Jeff Jones, Chris Francisco, Ray Stern, Adam Wargo, Bob Wargo
Robert Mensinger, Crystal Mensinger, Ed Kuzma, Trevor Ozoga, Tom Snodgrass
Roscommon Area Public Schools “Coaches Team”

Thank you to all of the participants, donors, sponsors, volunteers and Fred’s of Roscommon for making our Bowling Tournament Fundraiser last Saturday a HUGE SUCCESS! We raised over $3400 and will be splitting the proceeds with the RHS Boys Basketball Program.

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