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SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AND ARM IN ARM

Fourth grade friends (left to right) Christina Bell, Annie Biggs, Katie Matthews and Alyson Ambler make their way to the next activity shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm. More...

ALL SMILES

Houghton Lake High School graduates from the Class of 2011 (left to right) Brandon Hodges, Kelsey Warner and Jonathon Karoub are all smiles after graduating June 5. More...

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News

Markey treasurer resigns, Bell appointed

Markey Township Treasurer Brian Trupp has resigned his position with the township according to Township Supervisor Joanne Kortge. More...

Shelter seeks help feeding vet students

A team of Michigan State University veterinary students will be in Prudenville later this month to perform spay/neuter surgeries on Roscommon County animal shelter pets and pets from 10 other area shelters. More...

Garden club to go on the road June 13

The Kirtland Garden Club will be traveling to northwestern Michigan June 13 with stops at Gwen Frostic Prints in Benzonia, lunch at Lighthouse Café in Elberta and guided tours of Crystal Gardens Greenhouses & Garden Center in Frankfort. More...

Editorial

Responsibility, respect

Our Opinion

After 10 weeks on a paid leave of absence Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy was reinstated by the Board of Education Tuesday. More...

As gay rights advance, should religious groups get accommodation?

Guest Opinion Inside the First Amendment

When rights claims collide, what’s the collateral damage to society? That’s the painful question this week out of Illinois, site of the latest conflict between gay-rights laws and religious convictions. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTERAND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES125 YEARS AGO-JUNE 11, 1886LOCALMiss Stena Huffman, of St. More...

Health

Healthy Living With Style Health Fair planned June 15

Adults of all ages may take advantage of free health screenings, information and exhibits at the Healthy Living With Style Health Fair on June 15 at the Atrium Plaza Hotel, Houghton Lake. More...

SIZE MATTERS

Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator Cheryl Gunther (center) of Primary Care in Prudenville discusses the psychological importance of bowl and plate size with Valorie and Bruce S More...

‘Look Good... Feel Better’ on June 13

Stylists from All Stylin’ Hair Studio, Prudenville, will host the next American Cancer Society’s “Look Good...Feel Better” class June 13. More...

Happenings

STUDYING AVIATION

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Sky Page, a 2011 graduate of Roscommon High School, got a leg up on her studies in aviation from the Roscommon Area Pilot’s Association (RAPA) in the form of a $500 scholarship during Sunday’s Dawn Patrol event. Page, who recently joined the U.S. More...

Houghton Lake Library offering ‘One World, Many Stories’

Registration for the Houghton Lake Public Library’s summer reading program “One World, Many Stories” begins the week of June 13-18. More...

Retired school personnel to meet June 21

The Roscommon Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (RARSP) will meet June 21 at Fred’s of Roscommon. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Les Nixon, vice-president of MARSP, will speak . More...

Education

The Camp Experience

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This was the 60th year for Roscommon Elementary School’s fourth grade camp, and the students who participated in the 2011 edition had many of the same sort of outdoor experiences their forerunners did. More...

Learning about lake preservation at the RAM Center

A total of 108 Roscommon Elementary School fourth grade students gathered at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center for the Higgins Lake Lake Saver Program on May 31. More...

Booth graduates from Central

Jennifer Ryckman Booth graduated from Central Michigan University, Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor of science in education in May. She is the daughter of Doug and Martha Ryckman, Houghton Lake, and Marcia King Ryckman of Traverse City. More...

Report details complaints, findings

Eight main complaints against Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy surfaced from the investigation performed while he was on administrative leave. More...

Akin reinstated following administrative leave

During the investigation of Superintendent Kevin Murphy, Murphy raised allegations concerning Collins Principal Pam Akin. More...

Headstones discovered vandalized

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism at the Village of Roscommon cemetery over the Memorial Day weekend. More...

Thompson welcomed home by fellow firefighters, personnel

After completing a 10 month tour of duty in Kuwait, Cpl. Justin Thompson returned home Tuesday and was welcomed with an escort complete with fire trucks, ambulances and a police car. More...

Classic Car, Cycle Show June 11 at South Higgins Lake Park

South Higgins Lake State Park will host its fifth annual GO Get Outdoors Classic Car and Motorcycle Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Roger Bunyak - 2014-08-21
Roger Clark Haring - 2014-08-21
Douglas R. Fey - 2014-08-21
John Albert Schomer - 2014-08-21
David Roger Bunyak - 2014-08-14

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Bobcat sluggers end season at Districts, lose to Farwell

The Houghton Lake High School varsity baseball squad concluded its season following an 11-2 loss to Farwell June 4 at the District tournament in Clare. “We ended the season on a sour note,” Houghton Lake coach Scott Bates said. More...

Two Sportsmens Club shooters place in Ionia matches

Two members of the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club placed in the Michigan State NRA Outdoor Pistol Championship in Ionia last weekend. Art Gonzalez took first in the Expert Class and Karl Ryckeghem was third. Gonzalez shot a score of 2532. More...

Buck sluggers conclude season with loss to Cards

The Roscommon varsity baseball team finished their season with a 2-1 loss to Whittemore-Prescott during the Michigan High School Athletic Association District tournament June 3 at Whittemore Prescott. More...

Outdoors

Free fishing this weekend; event on tap at Lakeview Park

The summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled this Saturday and Sunday statewide. On Saturday and Sunday, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can enjoy fishing in Michigan without a fishing license. More...

Celebrate ‘No Child Left Inside Week’

The Department of Natural Resources is working with the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition to promote “No Child Left Inside Week” June 19-26. More...

PUTTING WASTE IN ITS PLACE

Around 400 vehicles showed up carting all manner of hazardous waste to the county’s semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste collection at the Roscommon County Health Department Saturday, accordin More...

Religion & Family

Laur, Brown wed in Mt. Pleasant

Benjamin Douglas Laur and Lauren Alyssa Brown exchanged wedding vows Aug. 14, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. More...

Cruzes name son Parker James

Tracy and Richard Cruz of St. Helen announce the birth of their son, Parker James. The boy was born May 23, 2011, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 22 1/2 inches long. More...

Laytons name daughter Alaina Eric and Corie Layton of Traverse City announce the birth of their daughter, Alaina Maye. Born May 21, 2011, she weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. She joins twoyear old sister, Ella, at home. Grandparents are Judy and Floyd Layton o

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Law Enforcement

County, RCSD in ‘pre-trial negotiation’ with Weber suit

A routine traffic stop almost three years ago has resulted in a lawsuit being filed against Roscommon County and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department. More...

St. Helen man charged in July, 2010, assault

A St. Helen man has been arraigned on assault charges in connection with a July 30, 2010, incident on an ORV trail in St. Helen. More...

EARLY MORNING ACCIDENT

A 56-year old Roscommon woman was airlifted to Saginaw St. Mary Hospital after a head-on accident with another vehicle Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. More...

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