Welcome to Rose City, Michigan

Rose City, Michigan is located on M-33 in northern Ogemaw County. The county is named after the Indian title “chief” which in Chippewa is pronounced: “Ogema.” The land was originally platted in 1840. The county was organized in 1875, when the first settlers arrived near Ogemaw Springs and set up a lumber mill.

Rose City began in 1875 when Allen S. Rose moved here from New York and built a general store. The town was originally named Churchill, until 1892 when the railroad came through and it was renamed Rose City. It was incorporated into a city in 1905. This city has survived over the years as a result of tourism and its location to so many lakes and streams in the scenic surrounding area, including Houghton Creek, which runs through town. Other prominent cities in Ogemaw County: Prescott and West Branch.

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Douglas, Duels and Dancing

Roscommon Area District Library presents “Douglas, Duels and Dancing” an afternoon with President and Mrs. Lincoln on Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30 pm. In costume and in character, Fred and Bonnie Priebe portray the exciting story of the courtship and marriage of the Lincolns. The program is free and open to all. It is sponsored […]

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Jason Benjamin – Wedding

Jason Benjamin married Lisa Anderson and moved to allentown pa with his sister and brother in law Jeff & Melissa Holderman. and is Currently working at Walmart. Jason

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Ogemaw District Library Fundraiser

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1st Annual 5k Run / Walk & Pumpkin Bash

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Tornado Hits Hale

About 11:30 am today a Tornado was spotted in Ogemaw County.  The storm touched down again in Hale Below are a few pictures from the storm. Images enlarge when clicked. Images Courticy of Keven Rainey

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