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Miss Houghton Lake takes stage Saturday

The 2010 Miss Houghton Lake Scholarship Program will feature 12 Houghton Lake High School seniors who have waited patiently for their turn to compete. More...

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News

Dispatchers trained to assist 911 callers until help arrives

glenn.schicker   @houghtonlakeresorter.com   An NBC News investigation, reported on the “Today Show” last week, found that many 911 dispatchers nationwide are not trained to advise callers on CPR or other measures they coul More...

GRANT FOR SOUTH BRANCH

Officials of South Branch Township Jan. 7 accepted a $17,000 check from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The money will help pay for two vehicles. More...

Petitioner asks Circuit Court to reinstate Campbell recall

The St. More...

Business

Assumed names

Sept. 2, 2009-Jan. 7, 2010   The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals):   Bradley P. Urbach, Roscommon: A Plus Carpet Cleaning, Roscommon. More...

OPEN ALL YEAR

Chad Hamina, new owner of County Car Wash, 451 South Fifth St., Roscommon, offers detailing and other services year-round. More...

NEW LOCATION

In its fifth year of business at Houghton Lake, The Tax Company has a new location at 4772 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55). More...

Letters to the Editor

Old-27 a hazard

In regard to the article about Old- 27 that was run in last week’s paper I want to say I agree. Old-27 from M-55 north is impassable by any standard. I have to drive that road at least four times a week and it bounces me all over the road. More...

Techniques to counter extremists

America used to have a habit of winning wars - The Revolutionary War, World War I, World War II, and the Iraqi War. We didn’t start them but we won. On Jan. 7, 2010, our president said, “We are at war against Al-Qaeda.”   More...

Religion & Family

Morrison says key to longevity is leading ‘good Christian life’

Sitting comfortably in a blue recliner in her tidy apartment at The Brook, Houghton Lake, Ardist (King) Morrison takes a phone call. It’s the daughter of her caregiver, Judy Swanson, wishing her a happy 100th birthday.   More...

Walsh, Hawkins marry at Good Shepherd Church

Lauren Elizabeth Walsh, daughter of Fred and Michele Walsh of Roscommon, and Jack Noel Francis Hawkins, son of Jack and Diana Hawkins of St. Helen, were marrried Oct. 10, 2009 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, Roscommon.   More...

Bishop, Porter plan October wedding

West Michael Bishop, son of Wade and Sandra Bishop, Houghton Lake, and Marguerite Elizabeth Porter, daughter of Richard and Robin Porter, Lilburn, GA, announce their engagement to be married.   The couple is planning an Oct. More...

Education

RHS HONORS CHOIR STUDENTS

These Roscommon High School students qualified for regional honors choir competition at Grant, MI, last month. More...

Gillman in race for High School Heisman

Houghton Lake High School senior Alicia Gillman was recently named school winner for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. More...

MMCC plans to expand in Mt. Pleasant

With enrollment at record levels, Mid Michigan Community College is preparing to expand its facilities to better handle the demand. More...

Poverty rate of county’s kids among highest

A third of Roscommon County’s children, ages 0-17, were considered living in poverty giving the county a ranking of 82nd out of 83 counties according to the annual Kids Count survey released Tuesday. More...

TUT leaders picked

Diamonds were flashing at the Tipup Town, U.S.A., 2010 official Kick-off event, held Saturday at Houghton Lake High School. Crowned Tip-up Town Queen was Kelly Taylor of Houghton Lake.   More...

TO TRAVEL OTHER TRAILS

Snow boots used by youths in the Nokomis Challenge Center’s experiential wilderness program line the wall of a hallway at the facility. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

’Cats end slide with 37-point win

Houghton Lake ended a five game losing streak Tuesday night with an 80- 43 shellacking of Harrison.   The win came on the heels of a 70- 43 Bobcat loss Jan. 7 against Meridian. More...

Flying G’s ground, Pioneers pound Buck cagers

Roscommon’s varsity boys basketball squad is still searching for its first win of the New Year after falling to Gladwin Jan. 7 and Clare Jan. 12. More...

JV Bobcats avenge loss to Meridian with win over Hornets

After losing to Meridian by 18 the Houghton Lake junior varsity boys basketball team came back to defeat Harrison’s juniors 54-30 on the Bobcats home court.   More...

Editorial

Our kids count too

Most of us have a vision of what poverty looks like, probably formed through perception from television shows, and those visions don’t look anything like where we live. More...

Dobson doesn’t plan to fade away

Perhaps Christian psychologist James Dobson is thinking of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s famous words, “...Old soldiers never die...”   More...

Congress should follow public’s lead

By Ed Feulner   In 2010, Americans should demand that our leaders be followers. They ought to do what the rest of us are already doing.   More...

Outdoors

DNR needs help to put Tisdale, Mason grooming back on track

The grooming program that has kept the popular Tisdale Triangle and Mason Tract cross country ski trails in shape for the past 20 years was a victim of recent state budget cuts, but Department of Natural Resources officials say grooming could resume More...

RECORD BOOK BULL

Michele Sinn-O’Rourke of Gaylord poses with the six by six bull elk she bagged on her first elk hunt north of Atlanta on Dec. 9. More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League Goodyear Lanes - 1/5 Bowling Beauties 56 Hot Flash Honeys 53 Sunshiners 51 Hi Ho’s 45 Mad Bluebirds 44 Young at Heart 44 High game: Jais Dexter 184. High series: Jais Dexter 512. More...

Happenings

WINTER TRAILS DAY

After giving a cross-country skiing lesson, instructor Tim McClure watches as Winter Trails Day participants try out the sport at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Higgins Lake, Saturday morning. More...

Dinner at Cedar Inn to benefit Osborn family

A pizza and salad dinner at the Cedar Inn, St. Helen, will be held Jan. 17 to benefit the Osborn family of St. Helen, whose son, Nicholas Osborn was killed in a car accident Dec. 23, 2009.   The event will begin at 2 p.m. More...

FRESH FUNDS

A $500 grant awarded from the Morley Foundation Fund, an endowment fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation, helped to cover the cost of Senior Project Fresh Coupons allowing older adults to More...

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Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?