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Sewer upgrades equal increase in billings

Houghton Lake area residents whose homes are connected to the sewer system will notice an increase in their sewer bills this spring. More...

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News

Sculpture contest winners named

Winning the top prize in the Tip-up Town Ice Sculpture Contest were the Hendershott and Markiewicz Families of Houghton Lake for their creation in front of Phil's Auto and Truck Service, Houghton Lake. More...

NOKOMIS THANKS CITIZENS

(Above) State Rep. Joel Sheltrown, D-West Branch, receives a Citizen Recognition Award from Nokomis Challenge Center Director Debra Jones Jan. 25. More...

DNR to air land consolidation plan

A public meeting to discuss the Department of Natural Resources' land consolidation strategy for Roscommon County is slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Gerrish Township Hall, 2997 East Higgins Lake Dr., Roscommon. More...

Sports

Junior 'Cats defense wins two contests

Houghton Lake's freshman basketball team dominated its last two opponents defensively and defeated Beaverton, 55-34, and Grayling, 39-33. "Defense set up the win in the second half," Coach Ken Warner said after the Bobcats defeated Beaverton. More...

Firebirds down Alpena

The Kirtland Community College men's basketball team rebounded from a tough loss earlier in the week by chopping down the host Alpena Community College Lumberjacks, 90-68, Jan. 26. More...

Free throws seal Beaver win; Falcons bomb 'Cats

After trailing by 19 points in the first half, the Houghton Lake Bobcats roared back to tie Beaverton Friday night with just over four minutes to go. More...

Editorial

Tip-up Town's value

We think it would be safe to say that over the 58 years Tip-up Town has existed at Houghton Lake, there were not too many of the winter festivals that did not stir at least one controversy either directly before or after the festival. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Even if observing Lent isn't part of your religious tradition, the days leading up to Ash Wednesday are something to look forward to. That's when bakeries produce that delectable Polish pastry, paczki. More...

THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

The wonderful, traditional family fun and community celebration that is Tip-up Town has come and gone for another winter, and it looks like the attendance and participation numbers are up from last year with weather and snow and ice conditions that More...

Outdoors

Seventeen-pound northern helps fill TUT fish board

A 17 pound, 2 ounce northern pike took up a lot of the Tip-up Town fishing board during the second weekend of the festival's fishing contest. More...

Club creation, donation helps archery program at HLHS

Members of the Houghton Lake Sportsman's Club recently lent their expertise to help the teaching of archery at Houghton Lake High School. More...

'Eco-region' plan topic of meeting

The Department of Natural Resources will host an informational meeting today (Thursday) to provide information and receive public comment on boundaries for proposed management areas in the Northern Lower Peninsula Eco-region. More...

Happenings

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Houghton Lake Lions Club members welcomed three new members at their Jan. 8 meeting at Coyles Restaurant. Initiated into the club were (left to right) Ed and Angie Rockett and Jo Seim. They were welcomed by club vicepresident Rick Radulski. More...

Artesia leader says TUT events were successful

Artesia Youth Park had a very successful Tip-up Town full of activities, according to Director JoJean Thompson. Nearly 40 kids attended Artesia's teen dance the first weekend. More...

Lyon club to meet

The Lyon Fellowship Club will host its monthly buffet dinner and euchre card game Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at Lyon Township Hall. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Guests are welcome. Call 821- 5342 for information. More...

St. Helen to host Winterfest, Snow Run this weekend

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce has a full weekend of activities planned during the community's first Winterfest Feb. 2 and 3. On Saturday, the St. Helen Snowpackers will also stage their annual Snow Run snowmobile ride. More...

SNOW BLOWN

Tom Schreiber collects snow even during a break in his snow blowing activities near the north shore of Houghton Lake Wednesday morning. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

GIFT OF LIFE

Roscommon County Sheriff's Deputy Norm LaBonte (left) and Undersheriff Randy Stevenson hold a portable defibrillator which was recently placed in the Roscommon County Courthouse for use in medical emergencies. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, where they waived preliminary examination, entered guilty pleas and were bound overt to 34th Circuit Court (they will be sentenced in Circuit Court): More...

Two TUT revelers arrested on drug, alcohol charges

Investigation of a report of people smoking marijuana at the Tip-up Town site led to the arrest of a father and son from Newaygo Jan. 26. More...

Business

NEW DESIGN TEAM

Interior designer Ashlee Agren (left) and sales associate Judy Tyo make up the new design team at Vandrie Home Furnishings at 6455 West Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake. More...

Individual investors topic of financial seminar

A "Financial Workshop for Individual Investors" will begin Feb. 5 at the Houghton Lake Community Education building. More...

Seymour opens dental practice

Benjamin J. Seymour, D.D.S., recently opened a dental practice at 504 Haynes in Cadillac. Northern Quality Dental opened in November of 2007. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Trickle down effect' of TUT helps community

This letter is in response of Bob Hallauer's letter to the editor; published in your paper Jan. 24, 2008. Tip-up-Town has been in existence for 58 years. More...

Townships weren't to blame

In response to the letter "You can't just sit there, do nothing" in the Jan. 24 edition of the Resorter: First, my heartfelt get well soon for your friend who is in ICU. More...

Tickets were not in spirit of Tip-up Town

Having never written a letter of complaint to any publication, I find myself compelled to write this one. More...

Religion & Family

FIVE GENERATIONS

Five generations of the Himebaugh family got together following the occasion of great-great-grandson Kylan Haydon's birth, Aug. 13, 2007. More...

Martin, Kuula to exchange vows in Mt. Pleasant

Johnathon James Martin and Cassandra Jean Kuula announce their engagement to be married. A Feb. 16, 2008, wedding is planned at the Starlight Chapel, Centennial Hall, in Mt. Pleasant, to be officiated by Linda Lambertson. More...

Benefit dinner to raise funds for Jig Jarvis

An Italian dinner will be held Feb. 9 at the Summerfield Township Hall (Clare County) to benefit Jig Jarvis of Leota, who is rehabilitating from cancer surgery and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. More...

Education

SPIRIT WALL

Sophomores Casey Tomak, Shelbie Sudzinski and Megan McKee (left to right) prepare some art for their class' Spirit Wall in the Roscommon High School cafeteria. It's all part of the school's Winter Carnival week. (RP) More...

RHS to crown Winter King, Queen

Roscommon High School's "Around the World" Winter Carnival is underway this week. Dress-up days, which began Monday, continue with Sock/Sandal/ Tourist of the World today (Thursday) and Hat/Sunglasses and School Spirit (Blue and Gold) More...

KCC announces president's, dean's lists

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2007 fall semester that earned them placement on the college's dean's and president's lists. More...

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