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Past mayors recall Tip-up Towns of yore

The idea of Tip-up Town began with an observation 60 years ago. Two Houghton Lake men, Bob Carman and Bob Sweet, noticed how many fishing shanties were sitting on Houghton Lake.   The shanties looked like a little town. More...

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News

Post back to full strength, will share a trooper with team

State Police Post 75 at Houghton Lake will be back up to its full compliment of 15 troopers when trooper Josh May comes back on duty Feb. 10.   More...

DANGEROUS ICE

This pressure crack, which extends from Long Point to Houghton Lake’s West Shore, leads to several spots of open water. Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department Lt. More...

Car stolen in South Branch, recovered in Lansing

A car reported stolen in South Branch Township on the morning of Jan. 17 was recovered the same day in Lansing according to a report by State Police at Houghton Lake.   More...

Business

EXPERIENCED

Rodney Adams recently opened Competition Auto at the corner of M-18 and Deerheart Valley Road, Roscommon. More...

USDA offers home loans

Roscommon County residents who need loans to buy or repair homes may find help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   More...

Fred’s offers carriage, sleigh rides

Horse-drawn carriage rides can add to the ambience of dining at Fred’s Restaurant, Lounge and Bowling Center in Roscommon. More...

Letters to the Editor

School board members lauded

The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month - a time to salute the work of school board members and celebrate public education. More...

Every life is precious

Life is precious! Each and every person is precious! Each and every person has been created in the image and likeness of God with an intellect and free will. Each and every person deserves respect and loving care!   More...

Life begins at conception

On Jan. 22, 1973, abortion became legal in the United States because of Roe vs. Wade. The name “Jane Doe” was used to hide the identity of the woman who was at the center of the case. Her real name was Norma McCorvey.   More...

Happenings

Ski for Light

SECOND GENERATION GUIDES (Left) Adam Bierley of Plymouth and Dave McCall of Livonia guide Ski for Light “sit ski” participant Erin Bartolacci of Mason along a trail at the North Higgins La More...

Others supported Helping Hands project

In addition to major sponsors listed in the Dec. 24 Resorter for the St. More...

Elks plan breakfast, bake sale

The Houghton-Higgins Elks Lodge on M-55 at Houghton Lake will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 23.   The breakfast and sale are open to the public. More...

Outage affects mostly Prudenville customers

Just over 8,000 Consumers Energy customers lost power Sunday night. Consumers Spokesperson Debra Dodd of the Royal Oak Service Center said the outage occurred at 9:40 p.m. More...

O’Neil to serve 37 1/2 years for scalding death of baby

A Houghton Lake man was sentenced to 37 1/2 years to 60 years in prison for the scalding death of a 14-month-old boy. Bradley J. More...

Balbach Miss Houghton Lake 2010

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Houghton Lake senior Danielle Balbach was crowned Miss Houghton Lake 2010 Jan. 16 at Houghton Lake High School’s 64th annual program. “I was so shocked. 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 5:   Joanna L. More...

Sports

Carey’s 50 breaks mark, lifts Bucks to win

Grant Carey broke the Roscommon High School single-game scoring record Jan. 14 with 50 points in the Bucks’ 83- 57 win over Farwell.   The visiting Bucks jumped to a 26-0 lead and “never looked back,” Coach M.J. Ewald said. More...

Bobcat varsity cagers downed by Falcons, Beavers

After jumping to a 19-0 lead, Ogemaw Heights left little doubt Tuesday night that they were planning to make the drive home with a victory in hand. More...

Bobcats add two cage victorys

With wins over Beaverton and Harrison, Houghton Lake’s varsity girls basketball team improved to 3-4 in the Jack Pine Conference following recent action.   The Bobcats (5-6 overall) knocked out Beaverton, 46-27, on Jan. More...

Editorial

Happy anniversary

The photos from the past 59 Tip-up Towns tell the same story pretty much, Tip-up Town is all about fun and frolic while fishing. More...

‘Religion,’ ‘ligament’ are related words

If you’d like to expand your vocabulary and learn about the roots of words you already know, a great way to do it is through a free e-mail service called “A Word a Day.” If you sign up at wordsmith.org, you’ll receive a new w More...

Road board is doing its best on Old 27

While I try very hard not to get into the he said/she said arguments in the paper, I just really think I need to respond to the last couple of letters printed about Old 27. More...

Religion & Family

Davis, Herren plan May wedding

Amanda Jean-Marie Davis, daughter of Steve and Deb Davis, Merritt, and Preston Roy Herren, son of Roy and Brenda Herren, Riverdale, announced their engagement to be married. More...

Seniors Citizens of Year sought

The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging is seeking nominations to honor two older adults as Senior Citizens of the Year. More...

Offering to aid earthquake victims

The Houghton Lake United Methodist church is receiving special offerings for Haitian earthquake relief through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.   More...

Education

Bond issue projects continue inside Houghton Lake High School

Upgrades to Houghton Lake High School are continuing through the winter months. More...

CHIPPEWA TRIBE

Students in Ms. Ashley Frydrych’s class present a play, “The Life of a Chippewa Tribe in the 1550’s,” Jan. 15. Mr. More...

Leedy named DAR Good Citizen

James Leedy, senior at Houghton Lake High School, has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen by the faculty and senior class.   More...

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