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CLEARING AWAY DEBRIS

Markey Township firefighters (left to right) Sandy Maples, Fire Chief Mike Stearns and firefighter Wayne Gardner hose away debris from the site of a fire that consumed the clubhouse at Burning Oak Co More...

State Tax Commission in charge of Gerrish tax roll

Gerrish Township residents had questions for the township board Tuesday following the receipt of a report from the State Tax Commission on the status of the township’s assessing department.  More...

Special Sections

News

Commission plans special meeting for Lake St. Helen dam work decision

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners will hold a special board meeting on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. to discuss the approval of construction projects for the Lake St. Helen dam.  More...

Whidden offers sports sponsorship idea to help Houghton Lake athletes

Houghton Lake High School athletes could receive help in the future with paying to participate in sports.  Athletic Director Maureen Whidden proposed to the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday a new sponsorship program intended to provide al More...

Final Wellington Country Music Show of season this Saturday

Wellington Farm, USA, will present its last country music show of the 2011 season on Sept. 17.  Weather permitting, the old-time country music show will be held on the outdoor stage at the 60-acre living history museum. More...

Editorial

Opportunity to honor

Our Opinion

The observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was a time for many to reflect on the last 10 years and how the landscape of our nation has changed. It was a time to remember heroes from that day and each day since.  More...

Educational control shouldn’t be from Feds

What “level of quality education” is your child receiving among schools in Roscommon and Crawford County? Just how is your local public school performing compared to others?  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-SEPTEMBER 10, 1886  District School Meet   More...

Religion & Family

Joseph, Lipka wed Aug. 12

Lisa Joseph, daughter of Tom and Sandy Joseph of Houghton Lake, and Michael Lipka, son of Mike and Robin Lipka of Clinton Township, were united in marriage Aug. 12, 2011.  More...

Reders to celebrate 60th anniversary

Wally and Dorothy Reder, Houghton Lake, formerly of Auburn, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 15.  More...

‘Back to church’ service Sept. 18

Lake St. Helen Baptist Church will host a “back to church” service Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.  The service will be led by Pastor Roger Green.  From I-75, take Exit 222 through St. Helen to the corner of M-76 and Madison. More...

Law Enforcement

Gerrish fireman injured in motorcycle-deer accident Sunday

A Roscommon man was seriously injured early Sunday morning when he hit a deer while riding on his motorcycle.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department report, Pat Quinlan, 45, was traveling northwest on East Houghton Lake Driv More...

COLLISION AFTERMATH

Emergency workers from Denton Township and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department tend to vehicles and accident victims after a collision on M-55 which occurred near the intersection of Beve More...

Songalewski pleads ‘no contest’ in snowmobile death

A Westland man entered a plea in connection with the Jan. 22 snowmobile accident on Houghton Lake that resulted in the death of a Houghton Lake man.  More...

Features

32nd Firemen’s Memorial Festival

Firemen and members of the public from near and far will gather for the 32nd annual Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival at the Roscommon Fire Training Grounds from Sept. 15-18. More...

Meissners grand marshals of 2011 parade

Emil and Jan Meissner of Roscommon will serve as the 2011 grand marshals of the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Parade Sept. 17. More...

Thursday Family night kicks off festival

Family Night at the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival will be hosting a plethora of fun family activities. Family Night will be held at the Fire Training Grounds tonight (Thursday, Sept. 15) at 4 p.m.  More...

Two arrested for arson in Gerrish Township - Free Access

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a structure fire that occurred on the night of July 9 in Gerrish Township. More...

HLCS board, teachers reach two-year contract agreement

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education approved a two-year contract with the Houghton Lake Education Association Monday, one that Superintendent Kevin Murphy said involved “compromise.”  “We’re excited [ab More...

Former assistant chief arrested on arson charges

Roscommon Township’s former assistant fire chief is expected to be arraigned in 83rd District Court Sept. 26 on charges of intentionally setting wildland fires in Roscommon County.  More...

Gunshot victim survives heart wound

“We have a miracle here tonight.”  That is what one of the doctors involved in removing a bullet fragment from the heart of Adrian McAfee, 21, said after surgery according to McAffee’s mother Loretta Gulbrandsen of Higgins Lake 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 Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 29 and 30:  More...

Sports

Meridian, HL game of the week

All of the games were rather “boring” last week with the exception of one… Roscommon varsity football may be back on the rebound after taking down the Eagles!  More...

Buck girls fifth at Lancer XC Invite

The Roscommon girl’s varsity cross country team finished fifth in the Gold Division at the Lancer Cross Country Invitational Sept. More...

Clare’s OT goals put away ’Cats

Clare scored three goals in overtime as they beat Houghton Lake 4-1 in double overtime Tuesday night.  The host Pioneers scored three goals in the last five minutes of the first overtime to beat the ’Cats in a Northern Michigan Soccer Leag More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter ‘offensive’ to volunteer

This letter is in response to the letter written last week by Ms. Stiles regarding Superintendent Murphy’s salary (“Superintendent’s salary ‘excessive’”).  More...

Turning on M-55 ‘dangerous’

Don’t wait until someone dies!  More...

‘We the People’ can take back country

Walter A. Crowe (Resorter, Sept. 8 “America ‘not the mother of the world’”), we agree with you 100 %! The politicians and big money don’t give a hoot about the average person! More...

Happenings

TIRE PILE

(Above) Jim Johnson, representing the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District (center), and Clint Stauffer, a Roscommon County Road Commissioner, carry tires during Household Hazardous Waste Day Sep More...

Experience logging camp life Saturday at Hartwick Pines

Hartwick Pines State Park visitors can journey back to 1896 and meet members of the Salling, Hanson and Company’s “Section 9 Camp” as they prepare for the coming winter logging season during an event planned from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Burg to speak at RAHS meeting

The Roscommon Area Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Sept. 20 at the Gallimore Boarding House.   The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Education

Teachers learn Common Core Standards provide ‘real world’ focus

Dr. Kate Wiles of Massillon, OH, spoke to teachers in the COOR Intermediate School District Sept. 6 at Houghton Lake High School on the subject of Common Core State Standards.  More...

MARSP HONORED

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RES keeps ART ALIVE through volunteer program

With the “Chicken Dance” and “Who Let the Dogs Out” playing in the background Michelle Milne’s second grade class created collage birds at Roscommon Elementary School on Sept. More...

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