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Wind plagues area with damage, power outages

Power has been restored and things are back to normal, but Roscommon County sustained enough wind damage Oct. 26 and 27 to knock out power to thousands of Consumers Energy customers, according to a company spokesperson.   More...

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News

St. Helen dam ‘worn out’ Spicer group tells board

By Mike Metzger   The Lake St. Helen dam is “worn out.”   That was the message Roscommon County Commissioners heard during their Oct. 27 work session from representatives from Spicer Group. More...

Beck named deputy of the year

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputy Laurie Beck was recently named the Secondary Road Patrol (416) Deputy of the Year by Mike Prince, Department of Officer Highway Safety during the Michigan Sheriff’s Association Conference Oct. More...

Log splitter stolen

A Harrison man reported the theft of a log splitter to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department.   More...

Business

Brown named Experience Works ‘champion of the year’

Kathryn Brown, business office administrator at Edward Jones, Prudenville, has been selected by Experience Works as the 2010 Michigan Participant Champion.   More...

NEW LOCATION

The Pet Parlor has a new location at 3537 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M- 55) next to the China Buffet restaurant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Higgins has problems too

This is in response to articles in the paper concerning issues with Markey Township. More...

Hopes Markey becomes ‘pleasant’

My condolences to the recalled board members of Markey Township.   On the other hand, I’m glad to see our democratic form of government is alive and well. More...

Elections about power, money

Well, it’s over. Election Day is finally over. I don’t know about you, but I am so sick of watching negative, exaggerated, untruthful campaign ads that are completely useless to making an intelligent decision in the voting booth.  More...

Religion & Family

WEIGHTY GIFT

Members of Houghton Lake Weight Watchers, who meet at the Houghton Lake Senior Center, donated 400 pounds of food to Project Help Our People Eat Oct. More...

Kirk of the Lakes ‘harvest’ dinner scheduled Nov. 7

The Presbyterian Kirk of the Lake Church will celebrate its annual Harvest Pot Luck Dinner Nov. 7 immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service.   Turkey, dressing and gravy will be provided. More...

‘HOMELESS’

Members of the St. Michael’s Youth Group assembled cardboard homes for the cool, wet evening of Oct. 23 to help raise awareness about the realities and causes of homelessness. More...

Education

Child safety project of RHS senior

Roscommon High School senior Dalton Holder hosted, for his senior project, a child safety day at the CRAF Center Oct. 26.   Assisted by his mentor, Dep. More...

FUN WITH WORDS

Third graders in Rosalyn Wolfsen’s class at Collins Elementary School are led in a search for the longest word in their new dictionaries by Gerald Dixson (standing, left) of the Houghton Lake Ki More...

TEACHERS REWARDED

Ten teachers at Collins Elementary School were the lucky recipients of $100 gift cards provided by the Wal-Mart Foundation’s Teachers Rewards program Tuesday. More...

Robert DenBoer Jr. sentenced to 51 months - Free Access

To pay over $1.1 Million restitution

Former Houghton Lake accountant Robert DenBoer Jr. was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison Nov. 3 in U.S. District Court, Bay City. More...

Pappas beaten in RCRC race

Democrat George Pappas, 24-year veteran of the Roscommon County Road Commission, lost his bid for another sixyear term in a four-person race for two road board seats.   More...

Stephan ousted, Melvin stays, Russo joins

The third round of a battle between rivals for the Dist. 5 (most of Denton Township) Roscommon County Commissioner seat went to Republican Lowell Souder. 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 presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 4 and 5:   Roy C. More...

Sports

Corrected Times

In the caption titled “Trio of Carters finish Detroit marathon,” (Resorter, Oct. 28), the times for the Carters were incorrect. The times printed were the clock times, not the correct chip times. More...

Stars second in home tournament

The Our Lady of the Lake Regional School girls basketball squad placed second in a home tournament Oct. 30.   The Stars began the day with a victory over the St. Elizabeth Eagles 30-16 to advance to play St. More...

Bowling Highlights

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Editorial

Intrusive political calls

Our Opinion

There is little room for argument that the invention of the telephone 124 years ago was the single most important discovery to communication since Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press. More...

Surveying health

Roscommon County residents are being asked to participate in a health survey until Nov. 12. The results of the study will be used to develop plans to improve the general health of county residents. More...

When all is said and done, only love matters

Karl Barth ws one of the most noted theologians of all time. With doctorates in theology, biblical literature and three ancient languages, he had been invited to an Ivy League university to expound upon the Book of Revelation. More...

Outdoors

Chinese mystery snail added to list of invasives in Houghton Lake

A new snail was recently added to the list of invasive species that inhabit Houghton Lake, but the invader may have been here for a while. More...

LARGE LEAF

Theresa Wagner of Prudenville, Denton Township deputy clerk, found this oak leaf in her yard while she was walking her dog the morning of Oct. 25. More...

Big Plow Performance for TOP TURKEY SHOOTER

With a score of 185, Rich Jobson (right) won the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club Turkey Shoot Oct. 30. More...

Happenings

Halloween

  HALLOWEEN HAPPINESS Erin Daniels, a first grader in Sue Fitrzyk’s class, shows her excitement in the form of a dance as she starts her march in the annual Collins Elementary Halloween Costume Parade Oct. 29.  More...

Winds wreak havoc on area

WAITed ’Til friday (Left) A Consumers Energy worker waits for back-up after taping off the area on North Shore Drive (Co. Rd. More...

CHRISTMAS PARTY DONATION

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently donated $1,000 to support a Christmas party for foster care children and families. More...

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