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Village Days highlights history

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will host its 42nd annual Historical Village Days Aug. 1-3. More...

World War II ‘treasures’ on display

Memories and keepsakes of a shortlived marriage are on display at the Houghton Lake Area Historical Village, starting this week during Village Days Aug. 1-3. More...

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News

CONCLUDING WITH ICE CREAM

The Roscommon Area District Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” concluded with an ice cream social on July 26 with the drawing for prizes from the program held. More...

National Night Out events to be held Sunday, Monday

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office will host two National Night Out 2014 events in Roscommon County. The first event will be held at the Houghton Lake Walmart on Aug. More...

Nature, environment, history topics of park explorer

The State Park Explorer Program at the North Higgins Lake State Park continues its activities next week with a full slate of opportunities to explore. Aug. 5 More...

Business

MOBIMAX

Ed and Lois Baulete of Mobimax Mobile Marketing help businesses in Roscommon County (and beyond) reach new customers and boost sales via mobile devices. More...

NEW OWNERS AT BEST CHOICE

“We plan to keep the business running as is,” said Ron Homan, who recently purchased Best Choice Marketplace with his wife Joanne. The Homans purchased the business from Jack and Becky Ridpath and Mike and Kathy Stacy, who are retiring. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gypsy moth committee warranted

This letter is to say thanks to our county commissioners. Our house is covered in gypsy moth caterpillars. Why? Because you decided to micromanage our gypsy moth department, a department that has run like a well-oiled machine for 15 years. More...

‘Board missed prime opportunity’

In the Houghton Lake Resorter article “McCauley appointed to HLIB” (July 24) what I stated was it is not my intent to take anything away from Mr. More...

Former board president against ‘Elective Abortion Coverage’

This is a letter to all Houghton Lake Education Association (HLEA) members as well as the entire taxpaying community. More...

Religion & Family

‘Disciple Bible Study’ starts at HLUMC in September

A new Bible study program, “Disciple Bible Study” is coming to Houghton Lake United Methodist Church this September. More...

‘Basketball Plus Cheerleading’ VBS planned for Aug. 4-8

The week of Aug. 4 through 8, the First Congregational Church of Roscommon will hold its unique Basketball Plus Cheerleading VBS. More...

FOR ANOTHER TRIP

The Home Depot, Houghton Lake, donated items for a humanitarian work team, sponsored in part by Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, July 25. More...

Police prep for busy Bud Bash weekend

With good weather predicted for the weekend at Houghton Lake, area law enforcement is gearing up for a large crowd at the annual Bud Bash event Saturday (Aug. 2). More...

RAPS contract with teachers includes 3% pay decrease

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve a three-year contract with the Roscommon Teacher’s Association (RTA), which includes a 3% pay cut for teachers, during a special meeting at Roscommon Middle School July 30. More...

County proposals among decisions for voters

Voters in Roscommon County will take to the polls Aug. 5 for the 2014 primary election. More...

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Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 22: William R. McNally, 29, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance, as amended, and will be sentenced Sept. 23. More...

Second safebreaking suspect arraigned in District Court

The second suspect arrested in connection with a June 27 safe-breaking at a Prudenville business was arraigned in 82nd District Court July 23. Konstantino J. More...

Sports

Artesia golf scramble helps ‘raise the roof’

Artesia Youth Park’s “Raise the Roof” Campaign moved ahead with the “Chip for Charity Golf Scramble” July 26. More...

Bucks Golf Outing planned Saturday at Redwood Golf Course

The 4th Annual Roscommon Bucks Golf Outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Redwood Golf Course. The entry fee is $200 per team and check-in will take place at 11 a.m. with tee off to take place at noon. More...

jAGUAR CAMP TEACHES FUNDAMENTALS

(Left) Houghton Lake varsity Head Coach Joe Holloway (center) instructs a group of fourth graders during drills at the Houghton Lake Jaguars Youth Football Camp July 23 at Roscommon Township’s More...

Editorial

‘Yes’ on county proposals

Voters will have a chance to voice their opinions in next Tuesday’s primary election. It is incumbent on voters to go to the polls and exercise their right to vote. We can not stress the importance of voting. More...

Outdoors

‘Up North Trails’ website provides one-stop-shop for maps, info

Hikers, bicyclists, off-road vehicle users, horseback riders, and other trail enthusiasts can now more easily locate and enjoy the vast network of trails and other points of interest in northern Michigan by using the interactive website upnorthtrails More...

Weather does not deter peddlers in Black Bear race

The annual Black Bear Bicycle Tour started as thick fog marched into uptown Grayling Sunday early morning. More...

Seven in a row at AuSable Canoe Marathon for Triebold, Lajoie

The team of Andrew Triebold and Steve Lajoie continued their dominance of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon with a near launchto launch victory in the 67th running of the historical event July 25-26 from Grayling to Oscoda. More...

Happenings

Houghton Lake Show Stopper

If the judging at the Houghton Lake Moose Car Show July 19 and at Jimmy’s Collision’s annual Customer Appreciation Car Show and Pig Roast July 26 are any indication, then the four years and two weeks of work that Jerry Page put into the f More...

Dede and the Dreamers headline Aug. 9 concert

Dede and the Dreamers will fill the Denton Township Stone Hall with music Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. The concert is presented by Friends of Trestle Park. Admission is $10 ($5 for children 10 and under). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Gerrish Township events coming up in August

Gerrish Township will host emergency service-related events in August. On Aug. 2, the Gerrish Township Fire/EMS Department’s annual Family Picnic starts at 4 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Outdoor Pavilion area. More...

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