March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Plea entered in A.R.K. embezzlement

A Prudenville woman charged with embezzlement from the Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) entered a plea in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 8.  More...

Superior efort

The Roscommon High School Women’s Choir received a superior score at the District 9 Choir Festival on March 12 at Standish Sterling High School. More...

Special Sections

News

WORKING LATE FOR EARLY UNVEILING

Working into the night, Whitie Jones, owner of Whitie’s Tile & Stone, Hudsonville, measures one of the approximately1,200 bricks to be placed at the St. More...

Garrett earns first, advances

Houghton Lake High School junior Emilee Garrett recently learned she earned first place among students in Michigan participating in the Moose Youth Awareness Program. More...

Sheriff Stevenson warns of scam compromising telephone accounts

Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson has issued a warning that residents should be aware of a phone scam that could leave them with extremely high phone bills.  More...

Business

Kirtland hosting presentation on economic revitalization

Kirtland Community College is hosting a special presentation at 7 p.m. on March 22 at the Ramada Inn in Grayling to discuss models for economic revitalization based on local artists and recreational opportunities in northern Michigan.  More...

Green promoted to mortgage lender

Baiba Green has been promoted to mortgage lender for Northwestern Bank’s Houghton Lake office.  More...

BACK HOME

Hart Ford Lincoln Mercury of Roscommon is welcoming back a familiar face. More...

Editorial

Sunshine Week

Our Opinion

Wouldn’t it have been great if the United State’s founding fathers had tape recorded their debates over the Constitution and its Amendments so that 200 years later we could listen to those debates. More...

Protecting Great Lakes

Michigan officials were somewhat pleased with a settlement agreement with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency for regulating ballast water from commercial shipping vessels entering the Great Lakes.  More...

Relief effort is far from finished in Haiti

Editor’s note: This “Make It Plain” originally appeared in the Resorter on March 4, 2010. Its theme, unfortunately, rings true again a year later. More...

Happenings

Guitar Man

Some people are born artists and some work a lifetime to find the medium that suits their creativity, but for budding guitarist Marty Roberts of Houghton Lake, it took a few years of searching for the right instrument to appear.  More...

RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE TO RCCF

Randy Seymour (top) and PJ Steeby (bottom) were each presented with a plaque by the Roscommon County Community Foundation in appreciation for their service and dedication. More...

Weather spotter class planned at Gerrish hall

A Severe Weather Spotter Safety Course will be held March 24 at Gerrish Township.  The National Weather Service in Gaylord will present the class, which is planned for 6:30 p.m. at the township offices, 2997 East Higgins Lake Dr., Roscommon. More...

HLCS taps Rudyard business manager for financial helm

A new business manager will step in March 28 at Houghton Lake Community Schools. More...

Lake St. Helen fishing pier project moves forward

The Lake St. More...

New RAPS head to focus on ‘best education possible’

Working as an administrator at Roscommon High School since 1999 has presented Principal Catherine Erickson with a number of challenges, and when she decided it was time to explore the next challenge in her career, she thought the Roscommon Area Publi 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 15:  Joseph G. Dippre, 21, Roscommon, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering with intent and was set for sentencing. More...

83rd District Court

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

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Feb. 1 through 28:  Department of Natural Resources  More...

Sports

Fourth quarter drought ends Bobcats’ season against Vikes

Grayling broke a 37-37 third quarter tie with a 17-3 run in the fourth quarter to earn the District 63-B title over Houghton Lake at Grayling March 11, 54-40.  In their third meeting of the year -- Grayling won both of the earlier contests -- th More...

Bobcats hold off Bucks in 55-51 District victory

The Houghton Lake High School boys’ varsity basketball team played “great defense” in the first half according to Bobcat coach David Bunn and denied a late comeback defeating Roscommon 55-51 in a District semifinal March 9 at HLHS.& More...

THROUGH THE DRILL

Houghton Lake varsity baseball coach Scott Bates (right) demonstrates proper throwing to a group of prospective and returning ball players during the first day of practice March 14. More...

Letters to the Editor

Going to miss Hub

We came to Prudenville in 1955 and one of the first things I remember is going to a grocery store with a name on it called “Hub.” I don’t know if it had grocery store written on it.  More...

Seeks opposition to bill for finance emergencies

I am writing to ask the residents of Roscommon County to review State House Bill 4214 which is now being considered in the State Senate and which is supported by Governor Snyder.  More...

Pet license fee increase after deadline unfair

I have recently learned of two very interesting pieces of information which I will share with pet lovers in Roscommon County. My hope is that this information will be both helpful and empowering.  More...

Outdoors

Hartwick Pines’ Maple Syrup Day planned for March 26

Hartwick Pines State Park will host its annual Maple Syrup Day on March 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

TYING THE FLIES

Roscommon Area District Library is hosting fly-tying classes every Tuesday through April 5 at 7 p.m. Pictured at the first session March 8 are (left to right) Dylan Weiss and his dad, Adam Weiss. More...

Adoptable Pets

Shelter Dog Makes the Big Time!   More...

Education

Collins Elementary students become published authors

While the first thought of a published author might bring to mind a professor, scholar or famous writer, there are published authors at Houghton Lake who can be found singing their ABC’s, swapping snacks at lunch and deciding who they will sit More...

Promote healthy eating, win KitchenAid mixer

“Eat your vegetables.” How many mothers say that on a daily basis, probably too many to count. More...

ON THE MARCH AGAINST CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Members of the four and five-year-old preschool class at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Prudenville enjoy a short hokey-pokey session as they took part in the Mini March for Cystic Fibrosis More...

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