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Dam repair pricetags estimated at $1.5 million

Replacement is the verdict for the Lake St. Helen dam and repairs to the Houghton Lake dam combined could cost taxpayers over $1.5 million according to the Spicer Group, who made their final report to Roscommon County Commissioners on Dec. 15th. More...

BOBCATS HIT THE BIG FLOOR

Houghton Lake senior guard Katie Trahan (right) and Lake City defender Tetje Crossen are dwarfed by a Detroit Pistons logo on the basketball floor at the Palace of Auburn Hills during a varsity game S More...

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News

Horse fence reported damaged

A Houghton Lake woman reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department Dec. 17 that her horse fence was damaged along the property line. More...

Adoptable Pets

Are you doing your last minute Christmas shopping and don’t know what to get for that hard to buy for relative? Do you have an animal lover on your Christmas list? More...

Honoring Wallace wright

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners honored Wallace Wright (above) and Roger Haring (below) during their Nov. 24 meeting. More...

Editorial

Christmas remembered

Our Opinion

For over 40 years this space was filled with the editorial writings of Robert J. More...

CALM Act!

We have to give credit where it is due, and right now we’re thinking Congress is doing some good things - for a change.   One of the good things recently was the extension of the Bush tax rates. More...

Among the losers

The 2010 Census results have confirmed officially what most of us already knew - people are leaving Michigan in droves.   More...

Happenings

BOOSTER CLUB DONATES TO SCOUTS

The Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club (RAYBC) donated $500 to Boy Scout Troop 944, Roscommon, at Roscommon High School Dec. 11. More...

TUT help needed; Ice Tea Party announces slate

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is still in need of volunteers for the upcoming Tip-up Town, U.S.A. festival. More...

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

Key donors to this year’s Shop with a Hero included Coca Cola, Frito Lay, Pepsi, Subway and Walmart. The event was coordinated by the State Police and Roscommon County Sheriff Department. More...

Alumni give feedback on college preparation

Note taking, study habits among concerns

In an effort to assess how Houghton Lake schools are preparing students for college, the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday heard from several students from the Class of 2009 and Class of 2010. More...

BOY IN BLUE

BOY IN BLUE Collins Elementary kindergartner Corey Kryk, 5, of Merritt describes what he is looking for to Sgt. More...

RAPS to back COOR millage bid

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to support a millage proposal for the COOR Intermediate School District during the board’s regular meeting Dec. 15. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 28 and Nov. 1:   Nicholas G. Wilcox, 21, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was to be sentenced later.   Daniel R. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

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Venue Victory

’Cats earn first win

The Houghton Lake High School varsity girls basketball squad picked a great basketball setting to record their first win of the year. The Bobcats beat Lake City Sunday 46-39 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. More...

Bobcat’s offense sputters in loss at ‘Palace’ to Trojans

The opportunity for chalking up a varsity boys basketball victory on the Detroit Pistons’ home court at the Palace of Auburn Hills eluded Houghton Lake Sunday as the Bobcats lost to neighboring Lake City 49-32.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Pleased man ‘in our home was the same man you all knew’

With heavy hearts, we wish to express the deepest gratitude for the incredible tribute paid to Glenn Schicker in the 12/9/10 issue of the Houghton Lake Resorter. More...

Abusing prescription drugs deadly

Every day, 2,500 teenagers nationwide use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. They’re accessing these drugs in the comfort of home; it can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer, or medicine cabinet. More...

Education

GOT BREAKFAST?

Sue Williams, director of Dining Services for Chartwells at Houghton Lake Community Schools (left), receives a 2010 “Honor Roll for Increasing School Breakfast Participation” plaque from S More...

VOICE OF A GENERATION

Charles M. More...

MelCat is now at the Rosco Area District Library

MelCat, Michigan’s virtual library catalog, is now up and running at the Roscommon Area District Library with reciprocal borrowing enabled. MelCat gives RADL patrons access to millions of titles not available in its library. More...

Features

Spreading Good News

As we prepare for another Christmas and New Year, reflecting on the past 12 months brings about thoughts of good people, places and things.   More...

DELICATE PROCESS

Collins Elementary second grader Bradon Huffman, licks some excess building materials (namely frosting) from his fingers as he watches his grandfather, David Spencer of Houghton Lake, place a candy in More...

Heroes step up for better Christmas

Story and photos by Thomas Reznich   In an effort to give 50 Roscommon County children a Christmas they will long remember and a better idea of who the men and women in uniform in their community are, 55 police officers, firefighters and ambu More...

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