July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Agreement may lead to St. Helen fishing pier

By Glenn Schicker   Public access to Lake St. Helen should be improved starting this fall under a draft agreement between officials of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Richfield Township.   More...

RARE CAR

(Above) Corey Lewis (left) of Lewis Brothers Collision at Houghton Lake tells visitor Tom Peters of Higgins Lake the story of the 2009 Devon GTX automobile which was on display at the Rusty Nuts Car C More...

Special Sections

News

Sheriff seeks volunteers for victim services unit

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department is starting a volunteer “victim services unit.” The program, sponsored in part by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, will provide immediate support and assistance to victims of crime More...

HALL MAKEOVER

The Denton Township Fire Hall underwent a color makeover this week. The main eight-bay portion of the building and the old EMS portion and garage were painted and cleaned. More...

Man nabbed for arson attempt

A 56-year-old Roscommon man was arrested July 8 after he allegedly attempted to burn down the home of an acquaintance.   More...

Business

Most of village covered by wireless Internet

Installation of five wireless Internet hot spots by the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority means most of downtown Roscommon is covered by Wi-Fi. More...

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(Left) Linda Tuck, former president of the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce, is the chamber’s new executive director. More...

WELCOME BACK

(Right) Away from the Comfort Center, Prudenville, for about eight years working in other professions, salesman Frank Krajenka returned to the store this spring. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on gypsy moth renewal

I’m writing to remind everyone to vote on the upcoming millage renewal for gypsy moth control in August.   More...

Evaluate ethics, abilities of candidates

Have the elected officials of Roscommon County forgotten about service to the citizens of our community? More...

Vote will be to oppose well tax

Some environmental groups in Lansing have been pushing legislation that could lead to a tax on water withdrawals from residential and small business wells. More...

Health

Red Cross seeking volunteers

The American Red Cross is in need of volunteer help. More...

Mercy Hospice in need of blankets

Area service groups in need of a project may assist Mercy Hospice by donating blankets and throws for home bound and wheelchair bound patients both at home and in nursing homes. More...

KICK BUTTS

The Houghton Lake Community School District Support Fund, an endowment fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation, recently awarded a grant to the school district. More...

Happenings

SERVING IT UP

SERVING IT UP Lake Township Firefighter Bobby Zwierzelewski (center), Assistant Fire Chief Dave Russo and Firefighter John Loiacano prepare a to-go order during the fire department’s annual ox r More...

Co-op nursery school to host canoe fundraiser

Roscommon Co-op Nursery School and Hiawatha Canoe Livery have teamed up to host a family canoe outing to raise funds for the nursery.   The canoe outing will take place July 25 at Hiawatha Canoe Livery, 1113 Lake Street, Roscommon, at 2 p.m. More...

Poker run to benefit food pantries

The third annual Tri-Region Poker Run will be held July 31 and start at Green’s Tavern, Roscommon.   Sponsored by American Bikers Aiming Toward Education of Michigan, Inc., the ride is a benefit for food pantries. More...

Phone service being restored at KCC campus

Phone service at Kirtland Community College’s main campus near Roscommon is currently being restored, college officials said July 22. The college’s phone system was knocked out of service by a possible lightening strike late Tuesday night, July 20. More...

HLCS hires a dozen new teachers

By Cheryl Holladay cheryl.holladay@ houghtonlakeresorter.com After years of making cuts and periodically laying off teachers, Houghton Lake Board of Education members did something relatively unusual Monday. They hired teachers. More...

Power outage affects 1,000s

Monday afternoon’s power outage in the Houghton Lake area was the latest of several during the month of July. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 6.   Joseph R. Baker, 56, Houghton Lake, stood mute to charges of driving while intoxicated, third offense, and driving with a suspended license. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

CAT CAMP

Houghton Lake High School varsity football Coach Floyd Carter (right) talks football fundamentals with some of the 45 ninth through 12 grade players who attended Cat Camp at Houghton Lake High School More...

Marcoullier wins Late Model Wood Tic title at Merritt

Houghton Lake’s Dona Marcoullier was the Thirlby Automotive Late Model winner of the 22nd Annual Wood Tic 100 held at Merritt Speedway last weekend. More...

NICE STRINGER

Wes Morris, Houghton Lake, and Jim Hafdahl, Springfield, OH, show off a nice stringer of Walleye caught the morning of July 13. More...

Editorial

It’s just July

Paul Harvey used to read stories during his noon news broadcast that often featured humorous criminal acts. The legendary newscaster could interject humor just with his voice inflections as he read about dumb criminals. More...

Enough BP

News that the Gulf of Mexico oil well leak has been successfully plugged is definitely good news, especially for the residents of the Gulf states impacted. The estimated almost 200 million gallons of spilled oil still needs to be cleaned up. More...

God sometimes speaks in ‘still, small voice’

(concluded from last week)   More...

Outdoors

Sergej and the Osprey

In 1959, ornithologist Sergej Postupalsky, then 24 years old, visited the Conservation School (now the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center) at Higgins Lake as part of a group from the National Audubon Society.  More...

Religion & Family

Korbinski, Libby to wed July 24

Kelly Sue Libby and Edward Allen Korbinski III plan to be married on July 24 at Korbinski’s Lakeview Motel and Resort. Officiating will be Kathy Pease.   More...

Laur, Brown plan August wedding

Lauren Alyssa Brown, daughter of Alan and Sheryl Brown of Portage, and Benjamin Douglas Laur, son of Douglas and Cindy Laur of Prudenville, announce their engagement to be married.   More...

Layton, Gerstner wed in France

Scott Layton and Terra Gerstner were married June 26, 2010, at the Chateau Challain in France.   Twenty-seven family members and friends celebrated for a week at the castle near Paris. More...

Education

‘Chaos’ bringing upgrades to Houghton Lake schools

Story and photos by Cheryl Holladay   About halfway through the summer construction schedule, renovation of Houghton Lake Community Schools buildings is in full swing.   More...

Nearly 275 gather for G-H reunion

Nearly 275 classmates recently attended the annual All-School Gerrish- Higgins/Roscommon Alumni Reunion. Former students from the classes of 1932 (Al Cherven) and 1938 (Keith Carrick) to 1989 (Tammy Jones) attended this year.   More...

Tech grant to enhance math skills at Houghton Lake Middle School

Houghton Lake Middle School is among more than 300 Michigan schools and districts that will receive more than $2.3 million in multimedia software through the TechSmith Michigan K-12 Software Grant Program.   More...

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