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CAPES AND CROWNS

Roscommon High School’s 2011 Homecoming King and Queen Josh Smock and Ashley Becker pose after their halftime coronation during Friday night’s Homecoming football game. More...

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RCRC TEACHES SNOWPLOW SAFETY TO COLLINS STUDENTS

Roscommon County Road Commission Supervisor Bob Bedell spoke with Collins Elementary students on Oct. 25 about snowplow safety. More...

Lead Poisoning Prevention Week began Sunday

Nearly a quarter of a million children living in the United States have blood lead levels high enough to cause damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on data from a 2003–2004 national surve More...

New United Way web site on its way

Roscommon County United Way received a grant in the amount of $2,500 for new technology and web design.  Weyerhaeuser has given Roscommon County United Way an opportunity to interact with the community. More...

Business

‘MEMBER OF THE YEAR’

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Houghton Lake Resorter with its “Member of the Year Award.” Chamber Executive Director Linda Tuck presented the award at the C More...

Prudenville DQ earns PRIDE award

The Dairy Queen in Prudenville recently received a PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence) Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.  More...

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Al “Hoppy” Harper was recently named the 2011 Employee of the Year at the Roscommon County Transit Authority “for exceptional service and dedication.” Harper, who has worked a More...

Letters to the Editor

How should we vote Nov. 8th?

Just thinking out loud - On Nov. 8, all of us who are registered voters in the COOR Intermediate School District are being asked to vote “Yes” or “No” to the special education millage request. More...

A ‘Yes’ vote for the future

I would like to urge you to pass the upcoming COOR Special Education ballot question by voting “Yes” on Nov. 8th.  More...

Should be tax rebate not tax increase

I recently called and asked the Houghton Lake Community Schools for the number of students and full time teachers in our school system at this time and was given the following numbers of 1,598 students and 84 full time teachers. More...

Religion & Family

Good, Wooten wed Oct. 1

Kori Amber Good, daughter of Karol and Bob Rase, and Matthew Lee Wooten, son of Mary and David Wooten, were united in marriage Oct. 15, 2011, at the groom’s home at Higgins Lake.  More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

The Alton-LaBay family has a new addition, Peyton Elizabeth LaBay, born May 13, 2011, in Grand Rapids. More...

Grenlunds celebrate 50 years of marriage on Oct. 21

Bradley and Bonnie Grenlund, Roscommon, formerly of Lansing and Indianapolis, IN, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 21, 2011.  Mr. and Mrs. Grenlund were united in marriage in 1961 in Elsie and currently live at Higgins Lake. More...

Law Enforcement

Man arrested for ‘knowingly killing’ dog

A 28-year-old Roscommon man was arrested for “knowingly killing an animal” on Oct. 17 in Markey Township.  Alexander M. Schloop was arraigned Oct. 19 on a charge of kill/ torture animals in 83rd District Court, Roscommon. More...

Crawford’s Sheriff Wakefield elected to MSA board

Crawford County Sheriff Kirk Wakefield was recently unanimously elected to serve on the board of directors of the Michigan Sheriff’s Association.  Wakefield’s oath of office for the board was administered by Michigan Supreme Court Ch More...

Education

‘SPIRIT JUG’ WINNERS

The Roscommon High School senior class of 2012 won the title of Spirit Jug winners during the Homecoming pep assembly on Oct. 21. More...

SENIOR PRIDE

Roscommon High School senior Robert Bartz showed off his school spirit by painting his face and allowing his fellow classmates to sign his arms. More...

SMART LOOKING LINE

The drum line of the Roscommon High School marching band marches down Lake Street in their black tuxes during Friday’s Homecoming parade through the village. More...

Capitol Christmas tree to come from Lake Twp.

A touch of Roscommon County will be on display in Lansing this winter.  The state of Michigan has selected a tree from Lake Township to be used as the Christmas tree for the Capitol Building this year.  More...

Halloween hauntings planned

Ghosts and goblins and other scary creatures will be out and about throughout Roscommon County this weekend. 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

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Sept. 1 through 30:  Department of Natural Resources  Minor in possession of alcohol, second offense: Keighlee N. More...

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 17:  More...

Sports

Two more JPC wins notched by league leading Bucks

The Roscommon varsity volleyball team kept the rest of the Jack Pine Conference at bay Monday by scoring two more conference wins at Farwell Oct. 24. The Bucks defeated Farwell in two games and Beaverton in three.  More...

Bobcat netters split during home JPC three-way

The Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team scored a comeback win against Gladwin and a loss against Meridian during a visit by the two Jack Pine Conference opponents Oct. 24.  More...

RHS football team sends seniors off with win

The Roscommon High School varsity football squad concluded its season with a 21-15 homecoming victory over Harrison Oct. More...

Editorial

If only...

Our Opinion

Voters of the Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon Counties Intermediate District will be asked Nov. 8th to approve a millage to help fund special education for students in the four-county intermediate district. More...

Halloween memories of ‘spooky’ past

For people around Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake who have kids, there’s no excuse to stay home this weekend. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-OCTOBER 29, 1886 Local News More...

Outdoors

DNR reports cormorant control efforts working

The number of double crested cormorants is down in Michigan, much to the delight of fishermen and sportsmen’s organizations, which have pushed for the Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. More...

WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM GRANDMA

The grandchildren of John and the late Carlyn Sheridan of Bay City and Mid Forest Lodge all bagged bucks during September’s youth deer hunt, and John said he believes they had some help. More...

FIRST ARCHERY BUCK

Mark Tessier, 39, of Madison Heights, bagged this 10 point buck on Oct. 22 in Missaukee County. Using a Barnett C5 Wildcat Crossbow, he shot the approximately 180 pound buck around 8 a.m. More...

Happenings

Pumpkin Madness! with the Resorter Kids

In an effort to get the creative juices flowing amongst area pumpkin carvers, the current crop of Resorter kids held a pumpkin carving session last week under the direction of token adult, Reporter/Photographer Krista Tacey. More...

RCRC ROAD-E-O A DAY OF SAFETY AND FUN

During the Roscommon County Road Commission Road-E-O Safety Day on Oct. More...

Blood donors needed, upcoming drives planned

The need for blood is constant. However, the supply of blood sometimes isn’t. More...

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