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‘Tornado’ was funnel over Houghton Lake

The National Weather Service at the Gaylord Weather Station confirmed a funnel appeared over Houghton Lake the evening of June 22.  Jim Keysor, warning coordination meteorologist, said calls were made to Roscommon County Central Dispatch at abou More...

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News

Tatrai named American Legion’s 2011 Law Officer of the Year

Sgt. William Tatrai of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department was named the American Legion’s 2011 Law Officer of the Year by the American Legion, Department of Michigan. Sgt. More...

HLCS board considering discontinuing NCA affiliation

The Houghton Lake Board of Education is considering moving away from NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation and is expected to vote on the matter at its next regular meeting in July.  More...

Woman arrested after kicking trooper

A 44-year-old Houghton Lake woman was arrested on Reilly Road in Roscommon Township June 26 after she kicked a State Police trooper responding to a domestic complaint.  More...

Business

Newly renovated Beachfront Hotel now open at lake

After being closed for 18 months, the Beachfront Hotel is open. Partners George Jappaya, Eddie Foumia and his two nephews, Patrick and Brandon Foumia, officially opened the newly renovated hotel for business last week.  More...

Rieth-Riley awarded ESOP award

Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., has been named a Silver ESOP Award winner by the ESOP Association (the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans). More...

Letters to the Editor

Other deer control methods failed, culling for safety

I’m writing this in response to the letters from Mr. Paraski and Mr. Blasky (Resorter, June 23, 2011) about the killing of deer on airport property. I believe some information was left out of their letters of opposition. More...

Police doing job

This is in reply to the letter from Nate Thompson of Grand Haven (Resorter, June 23, 2011). On behalf of myself and others from Houghton Lake, I would like to thank you for not coming to the bash this year.  More...

Attendance urged for sewer fund decision

The Houghton Lake Resorter reported that the Markey Township Board “got the message” after hearing comments from residents at their public hearing June 20. More...

Outdoors

Showtime in Merritt

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The third of four shows in the 2011 Freedom Riders Speed Series hit the Merritt Area Arena June 20 with riders from two years old to in their 50’s taking part. More...

DNR plants 500,000 trees thanks to Arbor Day Foundation Grant

The Department of Natural Resources has planted 500,000 trees in the Roscommon Forest Management Unit this spring with funds provided by the Arbor Day Foundation.   More...

Trap netting shows good growth, vitality in Houghton Lake fishery

“I’d come fish it,” said Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Technician Bob Kerry last Thursday, his fourth day of checking trap nets on Houghton Lake for a survey of numbers and growth rates for a variety of species of fish i More...

Happenings

His Way Trio to perform at CRAF Center July 6

His Way Trio will perform at the gazebo on the lawn of the CRAF Center, Roscommon, July 6 at 7 p.m.  The group was formed nine years ago “with the belief that God works His master plan through them with the message of faith, hope, mercy an More...

Summer events planned at Roscommon library

The Roscommon Area District Library has a wide array of programming planned during the 2011 Summer Reading Program.  On July 1 at 10:30 a.m. More...

Interest in research, history develops into authoring a book

Author W. E. Tudor has penned two books during his writing career and did not mind spending hours of his time in historical libraries pouring over documents as reference for his new book “The Early History of Roscommon County.”  More...

Features

Cleansing body, mind, spirit the traditional way - Free Access

As she prepared to share the experience of a traditional sweat lodge, Cree First Nation elder Florence Sparvier reflected on her life and recalled a time in her life when she realized she needed to change the way she was living. More...

Michigan main focus of Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake survival plan

Michigan is not often thought of as a haven for rattlesnakes. More...

It’s time to celebrate Independence Day

With the National Weather Service calling for highs in the 80’s this weekend, it will be perfect weather to get out and enjoy Roscommon County. More...

Houghton Lake school budget $1.5 million less than last year

The Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday approved a budget $1.5 million less than last year’s budget.  Business Manager Camille Hansen said the $1.5 million reduction is a combination of remedies. More...

PICTURE OF THE FISHERY

(Left to right) Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist Mark Tonello and Technicians Bob Kerry and Steve Macioszek pull up a trap net off Houghton Lake’s South Shore Thursday mornin More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 21:  Michael J. Guay Jr., 46, Grayling, stood mute to a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense, and a pretrial was scheduled for Aug. 16.  Holly M. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

FALLEN HEROES TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

The Limberlost men’s softball team went 4-0 at the Fallen Heroes Wooden Bat Tournament played June 25 at the Harrison City Park. More...

Mid-season championship at raceway

Merritt Raceway hosted the “Topless 100” June 25 and opened its new “Tailgate Bar and Grill.”  For the first time in 2011 the Mid Michigan Mini Sprints were at Merritt. More...

TAKING A SHOT

Roscommon High School’s Todd Martin puts up a shot during the Bucks game against Morley Stanwood during the AuSable River Team Camp June 24 at RHS. More...

Editorial

Preserving independence

Our Opinion

In searching the archives of the Roscommon Herald and the Houghton Lake Resorter for our weekly “It Happened” feature for this July 4th issue it struck us how much the Independence Day celebration has changed, and how much it is the same More...

Sparky’s final honor

The Detroit Tigers #11 painted on the brick wall at Comerica Park is the final honor for loved and famed Detroit Tiger Manager George Lee “Sparky” Anderson, who died last November at the age of 76. More...

Need guidelines: Make ‘MyPlate’ your plate

By Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack  For Americans to lead happy, productive, lives it helps to stay healthy, active and fit. It’s really pretty simple. Choose a healthier plate, and balance it with exercise. More...

Religion & Family

McDonald, Sherrod exchange nuptials in Smoky Mountains

Keelie Sherrod, daughter of the late Mark Sherrod and the late Veneica Sherrod of Amarillo, TX, and Eric McDonald, son of Dale and Libbie McDonald of Higgins Lake, were united in marriage Oct. 30, 2010, in Asheville, NC.  More...

Eberts reach 60-year milestone

Richard H. and Beverly A. More...

‘Love & Respect’ marriage conference planned for August

Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church will host a marriage conference Aug. 19- 20, entitled, “Love & Respect,” presented by Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs.  More...

Education

Houghton Lake High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the Houghton Lake High School honor roll for the final trimester of the 2010- 2011 school year.  8th GRADE HONOR ROLL  More...

Muckenthaler awarded accountancy scholarship

Terra Muckenthaler of Houghton Lake was one of 37 Michigan college students to receive a Fifth Year/Graduate Year Scholarship from the Michigan Accountancy Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes excellence in accounting education.  More...

Edson graduates from MSP Kiwanis Student Trooper School

Houghton Lake High School senior Michael Edson graduated from the 36th annual Michigan District of Kiwanis Student Trooper Program June 24 in Lansing.  More...

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