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HOLIDAY HIGH FIVE

Santa Claus gives a high five to a youngster shortly after disembarking a Markey Township fire truck for the fire department’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Nov. 28. More...

Christmas in the Village to be held for 32nd year

will usher in the holiday season with Christmas in the Village this weekend. More...

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News

Food or drugs? Deputies nab two for making wrong choice

Two people who were on their way to ask holiday shoppers at Houghton Lake for money for food were arrested on drug possession charges Nov. 24. More...

MINOR INJURIES

Denton Township firefighters look over wreckage after a two-car crash on M-55 about 150 feet east of Detroit Avenue Nov. 28. More...

Miller pleads in drug death

A Houghton Lake Heights man pleaded no contest in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 1 to an amended charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Oct. 5, 2008, death of a Markey Township woman. More...

Business

Myers named county development coordinator

Rosalie M. Myers is Roscommon County’s new economic development coordinator. County commissioners made the appointment Nov. 23 on the recommendation of the Roscommon County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More...

Village council OK’s tax credit for Lear Corp.

The Roscommon Village Council Monday night approved a 10- year Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption for improvements with a total value of more than $9 million for Lear Corporation. More...

CINDLE’S DOGGY DAY CARE

Cindle Nelson, 209 Elm St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Brining road helped harden surface

This economy may be down but in Gerrish Township this summer (2009) our road was brined. We found this to help with more than just keeping the dust down, it seemed to “harden” the surface making it better than just driving on gravel. More...

Saturday night votes raise suspicion

Midnight, two weeks ago on a Saturday night, the House of Representative of the United States Congress voted on and passed the fiasco that is referred to as “The Health Care Bill”. At 9 p.m. More...

‘Other good uses’ for airport

In response to Pam Peake’s letter of Nov. 26th in the Resorter: More...

Religion & Family

Advent series underway at Messiah Lutheran

Mid-week Advent services were scheduled to begin at Messiah Lutheran Church, Roscommon, Dec. 2. The 6:30 p.m. services, which will continue on Wednesdays through Dec. 23, are followed by a soup and bread supper. More...

Van Drie staging Christmas drive for River House Shelter

Employees of Van Drie Home Furnishings of Houghton Lake are collecting items for women and children who stay at River House Shelter, Grayling. More...

Dinner to benefit Carl Smith

A fund-raiser is planned for 34-year resident of Houghton Lake Carl Smith, 53, who is suffering from a respiratory condition and is on life support at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. More...

Education

HLCS Winter Music Concerts and Art Show Dec. 9, 16

The high school and middle school bands, students from Collins Elementary, as well as high school art students, of Houghton Lake Community Schools will present “Winter Music Concerts and Art Show” during December. More...

Legislation would allow four-year degrees at Kirtland

Is a bachelor’s degree in nursing in Kirtland Community College’s future? More...

HEAD START MITTENS

Roscommon High School seniors Samantha Workman (left) and Caitlyn Smith present more than 100 hats, mittens and coats to Roscommon Head Start. More...

Stand-off ends peacefully

A 19-year-old man surrendered peacefully after a six-hour stand-off at a residence on M-18 between Roscommon and Prudenville Monday morning. Det. Sgt. More...

Filtration system sparks fire at Lear

Higgins Township firefighters responded to a fire at Lear Corporation, Roscommon, Friday afternoon. More...

O’Neil enters plea

A Houghton Lake man charged with murder and child abuse in connection with the death of a one-year-old boy has entered a plea to second degree murder. More...

County freezes wages

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday approved a wage freeze for non-union employees, laid off a part-time register of deeds worker and reduced the working hours of an equalization department employee, but rejected proposals to cut the working ho More...

COURTEOUS SERVICE

Webelo Scout Colin Dupon, 10, of Houghton Lake sees to the needs of Dan Brata of Prudenville during the seventh annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner at the Elks Lodge at Houghton Lake Thurs More...

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Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 30: More...

Sports

Celebration short lived for KCC men’s cage coach

The head coach of the Kirtland Community College men’s basketball team nearly had another reason to celebrate Monday, Nov. More...

Firebird’s early season woes continue at home, on road

The winless Kirtland Community College women’s basketball team might have missed its best chance so far this season to secure its first victory, letting the visiting Lansing Community College Stars leave the McGregor Athletic Complex in Mio wi More...

Blazers burn Bobcats by 33

Houghton Lake had no answer for Kalkaska’s varsity girls basketball team Tuesday night in the 2009-10 opener. The Bobcats fell 58-25. More...

Editorial

Learning, working

According to recently released statistics for October it appears the unemployment rate actually came down two-tenths of a percent during the month to 15.1% and total employment increased by 22,000 jobs. More...

Life begins at 40 for the Internet

When the first message was sent over the Internet 40 years ago this fall, hardly anyone noticed. At the time, computers within an office could be networked, but could not communicate with other locations. Then on Oct. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 20 YEARS AG0-DEC. 11, 1989

MX missile plan could make railroad tracks in county target

“The Detroit & Mackinac Railroad, which runs through Roscommon and St. Helen, would likely be part of a 400-mile circuitous route rail-based nuclear missiles would take during a military alert.” 120 YEARS AGO-DEC. 6, 1889 More...

Outdoors

Grouse season reopens

The Department of Natural Resources reminds small-game hunters that the season on ruffed grouse and pheasant reopened Dec. 1 and runs through Jan. 1. More...

RIGHT DATE, RIGHT SPOT

On the same date and at the same spot where he shot a 10-point buck last year, John Sharrard of Kawkawlin bagged this 8-point buck in Backus Township Nov. 24. More...

FIRST BUCK ON LAST DAY

The final day of rifle season proved the best for Stacy McIsaac of Roscommon as she shot her first deer Nov. 30 around 11:20 a.m. McIsaac was hunting in Crawford County when she took the 4-point. (Photo by Deb Clark) More...

Happenings

Russ Graham Dinner gives hundreds a better holiday

The seventh annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner held at the Elks Lodge at Houghton Lake provided good food and good company for hundreds of Roscommon County residents this year according to organizer Matt Grover. More...

‘Fight Against Breast Cancer’ lecture Dec. 12

Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition President Becky Cwiek will present “Making a Difference in the Fight Against Breast Cancer” at the Grayling Ramada Inn Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. More...

DOES to host bazaar and bake sale

Houghton-Higgins Lake DOES will host a Christmas bazaar and bake sale Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be at the Elk’s Lodge, M-55. Proceeds will benefit area charities. Call Diane for information at 366-0690. More...

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HELPING FRIENDS

Roscommon High School senior Alyssa Ashton (left) presents a check for $765 to Friends Helping Friends Foundation Secretary Ann Stanley. Asthon raised the money through a Nov. More...

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