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ON THE WALL

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Al D'Agostino of Pittfield Township makes a rubbing of an etching of Dave French's name from the Firemen's Memorial wall, before the start of the memorial ceremony Sept. 18. French was active duty with the township, he said, but died off-duty. More...

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News

County, Richfield to add drug officers

Three more police officers in Roscommon County will be focusing on keeping illegal drugs off the streets under a $437,624 Recovery Act grant awarded to two law enforcement agencies this week. More...

Hardware store stops brakeless pickup truck

Failing brakes were the reported cause of a pickup truck crashing into Village Hardware in Roscommon about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Gerald A. More...

Blaze destroys home in Lyon

Occupants of a home on Birch Road in Lyon Township were able to escape in time to avoid injury during a fire on Sept. 18, according to Lyon Towship Fire Chief Brian Minto. More...

Business

Unemployment Insurance Agency to hold free seminars for employers

The Unemployment Insurance Agency will be holding a series of 10 free half-day seminars for employers about the state's unemployment program at various locales around the state in October and November. More...

ABWA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The Houghton Lake Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association is holding its fall membership drive through Oct. 31. More...

MDOT asking residents to keep travel diaries

The Michigan Department of Transportation is updating the MI Travel Counts travel study last conducted in 2004-2005. More...

Editorial

School's out for good

It's unfortunate that economic circumstances are forcing St. Helen Elementary School to close at the end of this school year. It is a result of the reality that is affecting more and more communities and school districts. More...

Moving forward

Gerrish Township's development of a park at the former Higgins Lake Boat Yard is expected to begin moving forward rapidly now that the township and the former owner of the property have closed on the sale. More...

We all must adapt 'As the World Turns'

As a child, for lack of anything better to do, I would often join my mother in watching the noontime soap operas on television. More...

Religion & Family

Long, Millen united in marriage

Heather Marie Long and Joshua Shawn Millen were united in marriage May 16, 2009, at the Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Cindy Long of Merritt. She was given in marriage by her father. More...

Christensens name daughter Khloe

Todd and Marie Christensen of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Khloe Anna Christensen. Born Aug. 29, 2009, at Grayling Mercy Hospital, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. More...

Corson, Rapp name daughter Kiera

Amber Corson and Ryan Rapp of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Kiera Jeanine. The baby was born Sept. 8, 2009, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. More...

Happenings

Oktoberfest opens Friday in Roscommon

The Roscommon Rotary Club and Knights of Columbus are extending their community's fall festival season with a new event, the Roscommon Oktoberfest, tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. More...

Dogs, owners win prizes in 'Strut Your Mutt' contests

Dogs and their owners participated in a variety of events during the Roscommon County Animal Shelter's Strut Your Mutt Sept. 19. Michelle Dean, a volunteer for both the shelter and the Association to Rescue Kritters, organized the event. More...

ATHLETES IN ACTION

Many of the girls from the Roscommon Rockets travel soccer team wanted to show their support for community volunteer events. They raised nearly $600 for the Sept. 20 Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk at Houghton Lake. More...

Bobcats win homecoming game, Bucks fall to Meridian

Houghton Lake won its homecoming contest Friday night over Gladwin, 21-0. The game included a kick-off return for a touchdown by the Bobcats to open the second half - More...

St. Helen Elementary to close this June

glenn.schicker@houghtonlakeresorter.com Everything appeared normal at St. Helen Elementary School the morning of Sept. 17, except that staff members weren't smiling as much as usual, and a few occasionally shed some tears. More...

Two meetings scheduled

Two meetings next week will allow parents of St. Helen Elementary students to voice their concerns about the decision to close the school. The Roscommon Area Schools Board of Education has scheduled a questionand answer open forum for 7 p.m. More...

'Rock and Roll Fantasy' homecoming theme

are in the middle of spirit week - this year's theme is "Rock and Roll Fantasy" - leading up to the homecoming game Friday and the dance Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 17: Kurt R. Mason, 24, Prudenville, is ready for trial Dec. More...

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Aug. 1 through 31: Roscommon County Sheriff's Department Possession of open intoxicants in a motor vehicle (passenger, second offense): Jason R. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Chad A. Zeitz, 20, Midland, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to 34th Circuit Court, where he pleaded no contest to felonious assault. More...

Sports

Bobcats ground Eagles, face Gladwin for homecoming

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With over 350 total offensive yards, Houghton Lake overpowered the Farwell Eagles Friday night, 43-6, in Jack Pine Conference football action. More...

Streak Ends

Bucks beat Beavers to end 12-game slide

It might have taken nearly two years, but Roscommon High School's varsity football team is again in the W column. More...

Improving Buck kickers gain two wins; look to 2nd half

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad has gained in confidence after showing improvement in their last two outings Coach Mark Dalak said after the Bucks defeated Gladwin 4-0 Monday and McBain NMC 6-0 last Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let legislators know cuts are unacceptable

As a community leader and volunteer coordinator of Project Help Our People Eat (H.O.P.E.) I am asking for your help. More...

'Health care should be a right for all'

Over the past month we have been barraged by a coordinated campaign by those determined to defeat health care reform. More...

Township doesn't set tax rates

I stand in amazement how the truth can be distorted to help the opponents of progressive change. Roscommon County has more than its' share of felons and ex-felons with Richfield Township right in the running for over population. More...

Outdoors

BIG BOAR

Kevin Humble of St. Helen bagged this 350-pound black bear hunting over bait near Crooked Road Sept. 20. Humble said the big boar is his first Michigan bear, and is bigger than two bears he had bagged previously in Ontario. More...

Shooters have succesful summer

Several members of the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club found success in shooting matches this summer. Members of the club's black powder league participated in the annual Benzie Sportsmen's Black Power Rendezvous in Benzonia. More...

TAKE-HOME PROJECT

Maude Yanez of the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District helps Pat Dimmer of St. Helen pot a tree seedling to take home and plant. More...

Education

AUTHOR'S GIFT

Nokomis Challenge Center history and government teacher James Gibbs displays three of 36 books donated to the center by Clarion Books, New York, at the bequest of author Gary Schmidt. More...

ORV training Oct. 3 in Missaukee Co.

The Missaukee County Sheriff's Department will host an ORV training class Oct. 3 at the EMS building, 404 First St., Lake City. The class is limited to 20 students. Students must bring a sack lunch, but are asked not to bring their own O RV. More...

CLOSE TO NATURE

Gahagan Nature Preserve Education Director Tom Dale introduces two St. Helen Elementary School students to a snake during a visit by SHE third graders to the preserve Sept. 16. The third graders are taught by Ms. Ashley Frydrych and Mr. Tom Rodgers. More...

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