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Bond resolution paves way for school improvements

With the recent passage of a $7.1 million bond proposal, Houghton Lake Community Schools can now move forward with the upgrading of its facilities. More...

WELL DONE

Water spouts from a new well at the Pines Theatre Tuesday as well driller Will Fairbotham looks on. More...

Special Sections

News

Nineteen percent of registered voters voted in primary

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land recently announced that 1.36 million voters cast ballots in the Aug. 5 primary election, based on unofficial returns. More...

Outdoors enthusiasts can help police find illegal marijuana

While enjoying the outdoors this summer, the Michigan Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program is asking residents and travelers to be on the lookout for indicators of illegal marijuana planting. More...

Construction of sledding hill underway, donations sought

Work has begun on a permanent sledding hill for the children of St. Helen. The Richfield Township board approved a request by the St. More...

Sports

Bucks beat 'Cats in season opener

With senior forward Cody Barnes putting six points on the board, the Roscommon Bucks scored a convincing 7-1 win over the Bobcats at Houghton Lake Monday, but the 'Cats played a better game against their crosscounty rivals than they have in a few y More...

Cousins score big nights at Kart Speedway

Kart racing cousins Nicole Korbinski, 17, of East Bay Racing, Prudenville and Teddy Lezotte, 9, of Lezotte Racing, West Branch, both did very well at the Houghton Lake Kart Speedway Aug. 15. More...

KART SPEEDWAY

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway Results for Aug. 15

4 Car Dash Micro: Luke Lezotte, Emily Lezotte, Teddy Lezotte, Ty Lezotte. Jr. Sport: Teddy Lezotte, Jacob Eschenburg, Codi Robinson. Jr. Sport II: Sarah Herriman, Kyle Reilly, Anthony Peters. Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Does community share responsibility for injured Bud Bash participant?

What is happening to Houghton Lake and to its reputation? We used to be known as the "blue collar" vacation destination, and now if Houghton Lake is mentioned at all it's "Oh yes...that's where they have the Bud Bash". More...

Tired of people showing no respect for private property

This letter is in response to Mr. More...

Should explore combining townships to save money

On my way out of town on Aug. 5, I began constructing a letter to the editor of your paper, regarding combining Townships in the best interest of the citizens of this area. I came home to find a letter by Anthony J. More...

Religion & Family

Miller graduate of basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob L. Miller has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. More...

THIRD TIME DONOR

Samantha Drobot recently donated her hair to Locks of Love for the third time. Drobot, who had her hair cut at the Hairloft, knows her donation will benefit another child. This fall she will be a fourth grader at Houghton Lake Middle School. More...

Munson, MSU partner in new medical education campus

Munson Medical Center and Michigan State University have agreed to establish a new medical education campus in northern Michigan. More...

Kristoff pleads to two counts in hit and run

A Houghton Lake Heights man entered pleas in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Tuesday, in connection with the Feb. 28 accident that killed Nora Wills, 53, Houghton Lake, and her two dogs. More...

Developers given February deadline

DNR Director's decision

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries Aug. More...

MARKING THE DALMAC

(Left to right) Dave Miller, Kori Sperling and Julie Miller of Lansing, members of the Tri-County Bike Association, mark M- 55 and the bike path near Bobcat Field in preparation for the annual DALMAC bicycle ride from Lansing to Mackinaw that will ta More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathleen M. Cherven - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: George L. More...

ORV motorcyclist injured on trail

State Police at Houghton Lake reported an off-road motorcycle accident involving a 17-year-old St. Helen youth Aug. 16. More...

ROSCOMMON COUNTY MAGISTRATE

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines the following July 1 through July 31: Department of Natural Resources Operating a personal watercraft after designated hours: Constance L. Ewer, $200. More...

Business

Dellinger rejoins Spicer's

It was the 80s. The birth of video games, big hair and parachute pants. And for seven years, Gary Dellinger was helping customers with their new boats and snowmobiles at Spicer's Boat City. It is now 2008. More...

State warns of scam artists using relationships to defraud consumers

The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) recently warned Michigan investors to be on guard against a rise in investment scams that prey upon members of groups or affiliations, such as religious or ethnic communities, the elderly or p More...

Social Security Administration relocates West Branch office

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will be relocating to a new office in West Branch at the beginning of September. The new office will be located at 2938 Hansen Road, West Branch and open Sept. 2. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Lake levels

After watching the fluctuations of lake levels and listening to the comments about high and low water the past 30 some years we've reached a conclusion. It's all in God's hands. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

LOS AMIGOS, CA-Amid the hoopla over the Summer Olympics in China, philanthropist Jabez Roxbury has announced the International Christian Olympics, which he has sponsored every four years since 1992, will open in Whatley Stadium here next week. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 10 YEARS AGO-AUG. 20, 1998

Higgins Lake dam to have another gate "The latest in a series of modifications to the Cut River dam at Higgins Lake was approved by Roscommon County Commissioners in a special session Aug. More...

Outdoors

A wildlife management success

When hunters take to the northern Lower Peninsula fields and forests on Aug. 26 for the opening day of the 2008 elk season, they'll be participating in a wildlife management milestone: the 25th consecutive year of elk hunting in Michigan. More...

Public may comment on DNR plans for area forest management

The Department of Natural Resources will host an open house Sept. 10, to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2010 in the Roscommon Management Unit. More...

NRC eases crossbow rules for handicapped hunters

Hunters with permanent disabilities will find it simpler to attain a crossbow permit as the Natural Resources Commission streamlined the application process and redefined eligibility requirements at its August meeting in Lansing. More...

Happenings

Wellington Park to host tractor, farm equipment show

Wellington Farm, USA, will host is annual Tractor and Farm Equipment Show this weekend at its park near Higgins Lake. Activities start tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 4 p.m. More...

Waiting for a taste

(Above, left to right) Chef Jake Smith and Food and Beverage Director Rick Coates of Forest Dunes serve Bob and Rita Fay of Higgins Lake during the Roscommon County Community Foundation's "Taste of Roscommon County" at the East Bay Lakeside Lodge in More...

Black Iron Days coming to Hartwick Pines

The Michigan Forest Visitor Center and Hartwick Pines Logging Museum has announced its annual Black Iron Days will be held Aug. 23- 24 at Hartwick Pines State Park, northeast of Grayling. More...

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