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Richfield recall petitions submitted

An election on proposals to recall all five members of the Richfield Township Board could be held in February if Roscommon County Clerk Ann Bonk verifies the signatures on petitions submitted to her office Nov. 5.   More...

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News

CLEAN SEARCH

Tpr. Harold Terry of the Houghton Lake State Police Post and K-9 officer Valor search lockers at Mancelona Middle School Nov. 4. Terry was assisting Tpr. More...

Alarm signals burglary at St. Vincent de Paul

Police are processing evidence as they continue their investigation of a burglary at the St. Vincent de Paul Store in Prudenville early Monday.   More...

Medical problem leads to wreck

A Temperance man was taken to Grayling Mercy Hospital after an accident on Deadstream Road at West Pine Drive in Lyon Township Nov. 5. More...

Business

Act now on expiring tax breaks

By Jason Alderman   In the depths of the recession the government passed the 2009 economic stimulus bill and tweaked the federal tax code to help boost consumer spending and assist people who were losing their jobs, homes and benefits. More...

Financial Advisor

The financial services firm Edward Jones has hired Thomas Ruden as the new financial advisor for Houghton Lake’s branch office. More...

WILSON AUTOMOTIVE

Chuck and Susan Wilson are the owners of Wilson Automotive at 5861 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) across from the new Lakeview Park in Roscommon Township. More...

Letters to the Editor

If bill passes, we all lose

James Madison in the Federalist Papers warned us about “....laws... More...

Outdoors

Deer baiting ban still plaguing local economy

The deer baiting and feeding ban implemented by the Department of Natural Resources just before the 2008 hunting season is still in force, and Mark Bartholomew of Bart’s Fruit Market in Prudenville said it is still having a devastating effect More...

Hunters can bag ‘big bucks’

Hunters lucky enough to bag this firearm deer season might be able to earn some prizes for their tropy.   Five buck poles will be sponsored by area businesses in Roscommon County beginning the opening day of deer season Nov. 15. More...

Tip-Up Town News

Volunteers for this year’s Tip-up Town, U.S.A. were scheduled to meet at the Historical Playhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6 pm. More...

Happenings

County’s oldest tavern turns 75

Having pushed through the wooden swinging doors to enter a dimly lit barroom, first-time customers to Green’s Tavern in Roscommon often stand still for a few moments, the swinging doors slowly swishing to a stop behind them. More...

High School Musical ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ set for RHS stage

The decades-long tradition of musical productions at Roscommon High School continues this weekend with three performances of “Once Upon a Mattress.”   Show times are 7 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) and 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Classical trio brings innovative style to KCPA

A family trio that features a fresh and innovative take on classical music, one that is dissolving barriers between art forms, will take center stage at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts for three performances Nov. 13-14.   More...

Features

Camp songs part of vivid past for Higgins Lake nonagenarian

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Summers spent at Higgins Lake were an important part of the childhood of Ned Wickes. More...

Resorter purchases Herald-News - Free Access

The beginning of a new era at the Houghton Lake Resorter accompanies this issue. With this edition, the Resorter and Roscommon County Herald-News have been combined under the umbrella of the Houghton Lake Resorter. More...

H1N1 vaccination planned at school-based clinics - Free Access

The Central Michigan District Health Department will be holding two school-based clinics in Roscommon County for the H1N1 vaccine. More...

Going Up!

New bell tower takes church back to 1922
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The Stittsville Church, which now resides at Wellington Farm Park in Crawford County, was remodeled in 1950, but with the addition of a new bell tower and church bell, the historic building is back in the same form it was in 1922. 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 Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 3:   John C. Moak, 46, Roscommon, stood mute to a charge of possession of a controlled substance, second offense, and a pretrial was set for Dec. 15.   More...

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Oct. 1 through 30:   Department of Natural Resources   Operating an ORV or motor vehicle where prohibited: Craig T. More...

Sports

Underclassmen lead Bucks at State Cross Country Meet

Led by four sophomores and a junior, Roscommon High School’s boys cross country team finished 24th at the Division 3 State Track Meet Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn.   More...

THIRD IN TOURNEY

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School’s 5th-8th grade girls basketball team placed third in the RPSL Catholic Schools basketball tournament Nov. 7, held in Pinconning. More...

Road games unkind to Firebirds

A trio of Firebirds scored in double figures Nov. 7, but that wasn’t enough for the Kirtland Community College mens basketball team to avoid its second consecutive loss at the Triton Tip-Off Classic at River Grove, IL.   More...

Editorial

Meeting Our Mission

The recent acquisition of the Roscommon County Herald-News by the Houghton Lake Resorter wasn’t something that anyone would have anticipated 10 years ago, or for that matter 48 years ago when Robert J. and Alice Hamp Jr. More...

Churches helped dismantle Berlin Wall

years ago this week, an astonished world watched as the Berlin Wall, harshest symbol of the Cold War, was dismantled. The barrier was not felled by military might, nor even by Ronald Reagan’s memorable words, “Mr. More...

Declaration, Constitution are touchstones of liberty

By Ed Feulner   These are the times that try conservatives’ souls.   A liberal president wants funding for defense slashed. Congress aims to increase taxes and regulate just about everything. More...

Religion & Family

Packing ‘Christmas Child’ wishes

Shoeboxes packed at Artesia Youth Park Saturday will soon brighten the day of a child somewhere else in the world.   More...

Annual memorial dinner slated Thanksgiving day

The seventh annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held Nov. 26 at the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Club. This is a free community dinner open to everyone. More...

Joshua’s House to host ‘shop-a-ganza’

Editor's note (11/20/09): According to organizers, this event has been canceled. Joshua’s House, a new maternity home for women 18 years and older who face unplanned pregnancies, is hosting a “Home Party Shop-a-ganza” Nov. More...

Education

RES STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month at Roscommon Elementary School are Emily Alexander, Stephanie Job, Brendon Gross, Tyler Brooks, Skylar Milne, Skyler Schlaff, Stephanie Tulgetske, Dylan Akin, Raynee Thorton, Ale More...

Charter school group to meet in St. Helen tonight

A meeting on the possibility of establishing a charter school in St. Helen is scheduled for 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Richfield Township Hall.   More...

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students of the month for October were recently announced. More...

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