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Woman arrested on marijuana, heroin charges

A 25-year-old Waterford woman was arrested Feb. 11 for possession with in­tent to deliver marijuana and heroin by deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

WINTER ROYALTY

Roscommon High School seniors Logan Strickler and Caroline Schultz were named king and queen of the Bucks’ Winter Carnival Friday night. The royalty was revealed during halftime of Roscommon’s varsity boys basketball game with Harrison. More...

Special Sections

News

MSP send road rage case to prosecutor

State Police from the Hough­ton Lake Post sent a case involving road rage to the Roscommon County Prosecutor for review after an inci­dent occurred in Nester Township the night of Feb. 8.  More...

County 911 remembers 50th anniversary of first 911 call

Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite made the first 911 call from the Haleyville City Hall Feb. 16, 1968, and in recognition of that first call Roscommon County Cen­tral Dispatch has taken the time to remember that call made 50 years ago.  More...

Houghton Lake woman killed in one-car accident

An 89-year-old Houghton Lake woman was killed in a car crash that oc­curred Feb. 7 on West Emery Road in Roscommon Township.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, Mildred M. More...

Business

Kerns joins sales team at Pioneer Hills Marine

Bill Kerns is the newest sales repre­sentative at Pioneer Hills Marine, join­ing the company Dec. 1, 2017.  More...

Northland Area designated a ‘Best of the Best’ credit union

MemberXP, a credit union mem­ber experience measurement plat­form, has designated Northland Area Federal Credit Union as one of 2018’s “best of the best” credit unions.  More...

Editorial

Policinski: Protect journalists with same laws that protect all of us

Inside the First Amendment

I understand the motivation behind the justproposed Journalist Protection Act, which would make it a federal crime to attack those involved in reporting the news. More...

A beautiful time to get outside

With over a month of winter left and bitter temperatures frequent, “winter” is an easy target of grumbling.  The cold temperatures that await us every morning can sometimes get old and you know it has been cold when 18 degrees feels More...

Olympic spirit

It was hard not to get goosebumps Tuesday night when the United States’ Shaun White won Olympic gold.  The venerable snowboarder needed – and delivered – the “run of a lifetime” to win PyeongChang gold in his final More...

Religion & Family

Smiths name second child Ludell

Jordan and Chelsea Smith of Fal­mouth announce the birth of their son, Ludell Douglas Smith.  The baby was born Jan. 16, 2018, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. More...

Subletts name fourth child Audrey

Jessica and Waylon Sublett of Mer­ritt announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Renae Lynn.  The baby was born Feb. 5, 2018, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Education

MMCC offering three certified nurse aide training sessions

Mid Michigan Community College will offer several sessions of CNA (certi­fied nurse aide) training. Trainings start March 12, May 7 and June 11 and last six weeks. More...

OLLRCS Catechism Bee

CATECHISM BEE Olivia Thomas, a third grader at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School, listens to a question posed by Father Rolando Silva in the school’s Catechism Bee Feb. 1. More...

MidMichigan celebrates 100th heart valve procedure milestone

In July, 2016, members of Mid­Michigan’s comprehensive Structural Heart Program began performing a new minimally invasive heart valve proce­dure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). More...

New school building decision to go to HLCS voters in May

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday ap­proved bond language for the May 8 spe­cial election.  Last month the board directed Super­intendent Susan Tyer to move forward with a bond campaign for the purpose of building a n More...

HLCS reviews superintendent candidates, contract

Interviews begin Monday

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday narrowed down a pool of superintendent candidates to be interviewed, starting next week.  Superintendent Susan Tyer is retir­ing at the end of this school year and the board hired Mic More...

Rosczyk to resign April 10, treasurer position open

Village of Roscommon Manager John Rosczyk will stay in his position until April 10.  That was what the village council decided Monday after a move to have Rosczyk resign Feb. 28 failed.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, Jan. 9:  Scott D. Martin, 55, Holly, was sentenced to a one-year delay of sentence, 12 months probation and a total of $458 in court assessments. More...

82d District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble

Judge Richard E. Noble recently ar­raigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Frankie E. More...

Sports

Bobcats force overtime but unable to get past Comets

Houghton Lake erased an early deficit to force overtime Tuesday night against McBain Northern Michigan Christian but fell in extra minutes, 56- 50.  More...

Bobcat JV downs Comets

Houghton Lake overpowered McBain Northern Michigan Chris­tian’s junior varsity girls basketball team Tuesday night, 45-26.  The Bobcats dominated the first half, leading 12-2 after the first quar­ter and 25-6 at the half.  More...

Harvey leads Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling at Gladwin

Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling had six wrestlers place in the top four of their weight division at a tournament in Gladwin Feb. 10.  Dakota Harvey led the squad with a first place finish in the 7/8, 64-pound division.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Who is representing the taxpayers?

I see a group of local politicians assembled to discuss raising county taxes 28% (“Restoration millage proposal progresses,” Resorter, Feb. 8). More...

Outdoors

Fish, enter parks for free this weekend

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to of­fer during the 2018 Winter Free Fish­ing Weekend Saturday and Sunday. More...

Ice fishing tournament Saturday to benefit Bobcat athletics

A fundraiser to benefit Houghton Lake sports teams is planned Saturday.  The Houghton Lake Bobcat Ice Fish­ing Tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with check-in and registration beginning at 6 a.m. More...

Ice Fishing Tournament to benefit Relay For Life

An Ice Fishing Tournament to benefit Relay For Life of Roscommon County and the American Cancer Society will be held March 3 on Houghton Lake.  Two-person teams may sign up for $20. More...

Happenings

NEW COMMUNITY BASED MATCH

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes welcomes the newest Community Based Match of Vera and Connie Lockwood. The two were matched Feb. 7 and they are looking forward to ice skating, fishing and exploring new activities together.  More...

Gardening questions to be answered at club meeting

The February meeting of the Kirtland Garden Club will be held at the Hough­ton Lake Public Library Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m.  More...

‘Sweetheart Dinner’ at St. Helen American Legion

The St. Helen American Legion Auxiliary is holding a “Sweetheart Din­ner” Saturday.   The dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $12 and includes a New York strip steak, baked potato, salad and dessert. The public is invited. More...

Features

Elder carver continuing his art at 87

“I’ve always wanted to be an artist,” said Bob Macinally, 87, as he sat among the carvings, paint­ings and furniture he had created at he and his wife Ann’s home in Higgins Lake Forest Estates recently.  Macinally, who cr More...

Two days of WinterFest fun begins Friday

WinterFest 2018 Preview

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon area is the place to be this week­end for the annual Higgins Lake- Roscommon Chamber of Commerce WinterFest. More...

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