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Houghton Lake mourns loss of bright’ teacher

“Fun, accepting, caring, courageous, ‘we can do it,’ encouraging, inclusive, sincere, real, no airs, not afraid to try something new.” More...

Family escapes trailer fire

By Cheryl Holladay cheryl.holladay @houghtonlakeresorter.com Running in the snow in their bare feet, a Houghton Lake family escaped a trailer fire the morning of Jan. 28. More...

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News

Accidents result in minor injuries for two

Each of two accidents reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Depaertment Jan. 29 resulted in one injury. Cody R. More...

State Police seek warrant for Kmart embezzlement

State Police at Houghton Lake are seeking a warrant for the arrest of a 49-year-old Houghton Lake woman on charges of embezzlement, after a report made by security personnel at the Kmart store at Houghton Lake on Jan. 26. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 20 YEARS AGO-FEB. 1, 1990

Ames ribbon cutting Friday “Over six months of construction will come to completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow (Friday) as officials from Ames Department Stores, politicians and members of DBL & Associates of Chattanooga, TN, p More...

Editorial

60th edition of fun

The 60th edition of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is in the books. From our view, it was a successful one. More...

Mentor will be missed terribly, constantly

Stephanie Pendrys In Greek mythology, Mentor was Odysseus’s trusted counselor. Rob Kunik was not just part of my family. He was, and always will be, my mentor. More...

Christianity, militarism shouldn’t mix

Two companies with Michigan links recently have made headlines by mixing religion with militarism. More...

Outdoors

Entries fill all but one Tip-up Town ice fishing category

Although participation was down, probably due to weather conditions, fishermen filled all but one of the 16 prize spots in the fishing contest on the final weekend of Tip-up Town 2010. More...

Welcome to the new DNRE

As of Jan. 17, the Department of Natural Resources no longer exists. More...

Introduction to firearms class for women scheduled

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will hold a free clinic for women to introduce them to firearms on Feb. 13. More...

Happenings

ROTARY TO WERTZ

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently donated $500 to the Wertz Warriors fund-raising effort for Michigan Special Olympics. P.J. More...

Conservation district taking orders for trees

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District is taking orders for conifers, hardwoods and a variety of wildlife shrubs for spring planting. More...

NASCAR party to benefit festival

A NASCAR party scheduled for Valentine’s Day will raise funds for the St. Helen Bluegill Festival. The event is scheduled for noon Feb. 14 at the Cedar Inn in downtown St. Helen. More...

Features

Skeels grads make whirlwind New Year’s ride in Mexico

As they get farther from their high school days at Skeels Christian School, former schoolmates Luke Swab, Timmer Saglimbene, Grant Plaxton and Nick Rader have found it harder and harder to get their schedules to line up. More...

Bid process for Houghton Lake Ambulance to start soon

A new crew quarters for Houghton Lake Ambulance is in the works. The Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority signed an agreement with Mid Michigan Health Park Dec. More...

What’s the difference between a paramedic and an EMT?

In an emergency, medical personnel respond with their skills and knowledge to stabilize patients and prepare them for a trip to the hospital, if necessary. But just what are all those initials after their names? More...

Girls win goes to Bobcats, boys win goes to Bucks - Free Access

It was a sweep this year for both the Houghton Lake girls and the Roscommon boys varsity basketball teams. The Bobcats girls beat Roscommon 54-48 on Thursday night and the Buck boys beat Houghton Lake 50-38 Friday night. More...

Teachers, HLCS agree to ‘fair, affordable’ contract

After 11 months of negotiating, the Houghton Lake Education Association and the Houghton Lake Board of Education have reached an agreement on a new teachers’ contract. More...

St. Helen hosts Winterfest, Snow Run this weekend

The fourth annual St. Helen Winterfest and the eighth annual St. Helen Snowpackers Snow Run will provide plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages this weekend. WINTERFEST More...

Feb. 9 is filing deadline for school board hopefuls

With the filing deadline for school board candidates just a few days away, only one candidate in each Roscommon County district had filed a nominating petition as of early this week. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathleen M. Cherven - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 19: Brandy L. Lopez, 33, St. Helen, pleaded guilty to probation violation and will be sentenced later. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Shaun M. Barnett, 30, Coldwater, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of delivery/manufacture of marijuana. More...

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following for the period of Dec.1 through 31: Michigan State Police Minor in possession (misdemeanor): Trina M. Crandall, $160. More...

Sports

Bobcats topple G’s from unbeaten ranks

Coming into Friday’s match-up, Houghton Lake and Gladwin seemed to be at two different points in the varsity girls basketball season. The G’s were undefeated (8-0) in Jack Pine Conference play while the Bobcats were 3-5. More...

Bobcat boys pull out 47-45 win in Gladwin

After building a 36-18 lead at Gladwin Jan. 29, Houghton Lake had to hang on against a strong Gladwin comeback to come away with a 47- 45 Jack Pine Conference win. More...

JV ’Cats hold on for victory

A 31-16 halftime lead was almost not enough for the Houghton Lake junior varsity as they had to fight off a second half surge by Gladwin to pull out a 46-40 road win Jan. 29. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fuel tax hike would hit twice

Times are tough; we all know that. It’s a shame that tax dollars for fixing our Michigan roads are not enough now. It’s not our fault. More...

Working man pays the price

Well, it looks like the poor working man gets it again. They want to up the tax on the gasoline. More...

Destroying signs has consequences

(Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Jake Barton, president of the St. Helen Snowpackers. More...

Health

Curves here joins company-wide Stronger Together’ campaign

The Houghton Lake Curves is joining other Curves facilities throughout the world in a company-wide campaign called “Stronger + Together,” an international movement to make one million women healthier in 2010. More...

Mercy class designed to help you breathe easier

The Mercy Hospital Grayling Respiratory Care Department is offering an eight-week class about helping those with chronic lung conditions learn how to breath and live better. More...

Blood drive planned in Rosco

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive in Roscommon Feb. 15. Hours at the First Congregational Church on George Street will be noon to 5:45 p.m. Roscommon VFW Post 4159 in ssponsoring the drive. More...

Education

RES welcomes future students

(Above) St. Helen Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jean Christiansen leads her students into Roscommon Elementary School for a get-aquainted visit Jan. 29. More...

Kirtland’s M-TEC to be site of ‘College Goal Sunday’

College students and parents looking for help in applying for financial aid may wish to attend “College Goal Sunday” at Kirtland Community College’s Michigan Technical Education Center in Gaylord Feb. 14 from 1-4 p.m. More...

MMCC to host financial aid workshop Feb. 13

Mid Michigan Community College is offering a financial aid workshop Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Harrison Campus. More...

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