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Unique headlines filled pages in 2011

The headlines of 2011 included many that have become common and others the area has never seen: a Higgins Lake woman found fame in a lint art creation, the county lost over 1,000 residents the U.S. More...

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News

RCRC approves $6.4 million budget for 2012

The Roscommon County Road Commission voted to approve its $6 million plus 2012 budget during a public hearing on the budget Dec. 22.  More...

Richfield Township changes health insurance providers

The Richfield Township board voted to provide township employees with Employee Benefits Services health insurance at a special meeting held Dec. 6.  Richfield Township Clerk Pam Scott said in a Dec. More...

I-500 Main Event set for Feb. 4

The I-500 snowmobile main event is set for Feb. 4 in Sault Ste. More...

Business

Lynn named senior project manager at ROWE

ROWE Professional Services Company recently announced the promotion of Jeremy M. Lynn, PE, from project manager to senior project manager.  More...

I-75 BILLBOARD PROMOTES HOUGHTON LAKE

Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Board Member Doug Miller and Executive Director Linda Tuck pose with the billboard design promoting Houghton Lake. More...

Carlson appointed to Realtor PAC

Ken Carlson, associate broker of Ken Carlson Realty PC, has been appointed to serve on the Michigan Association of Realtors Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC).  More...

Letters to the Editor

Closing of Tops a disappointment

I am writing to express my disappointment about Tops Donuts Houghton Lake, closing at the end of this month.  There is nothing that shakes the spirit and gets the day going like a good cup of coffee. More...

Now’s the time for lights!

Oh hum bug!  Is Houghton Lake going to sleep until Tip-up town? More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results  Are you dreaming of a white Christmas -- or is the current lack of snow OK with you?  White Christmas!-48% The longer without snow the better-52%   More...

Happenings

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Students in Jack Machtel’s class danced around the Christmas tree as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” played during the COOR Intermediate School District’s Christmas More...

EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS AN ANGEL GETS HIS WINGS

Students from Mary Kleinert’s class sang a song about angels receiving a set of wings each time a bell rings at the COOR Christmas party Dec. 22. More...

A CHRISTMAS PARTY POTLUCK

The COOR Intermediate School District held its annual Christmas Party at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus on Dec. 22. More...

Features

Glass, Gas and Electricity

Although officially retired, neon sign artist Rick Jacobs, 53, of Prudenville is still active in his art, using gas, glass and electricity to create glowing works of his own design.  More...

Two charged in attempted pharmacy robbery

Two Roscommon residents were arraigned by Judge Daniel L. Sutton in 83rd District Court this week in connection with an attempted armed robbery at Pioneer Pharmacy in the Village of Roscommon Dec. 20.  Crystal L. More...

GETTING HOT

Neon sign artist Rick Jacobs, 53, of Prudenville, gets a glass tube hot using a ribbon burner before blowing a bubble to serve as the body of a flamingo he was creating. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court:  Donald J. Holland, 36, Roscommon demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance. More...

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Nov. 1 through 30:  Department of Natural Resources  No helmet while on snowmobile: Matthew J. More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League Dec. More...

Working It Through

Bob Batko, 65, of Houghton Lake has been winning powerlifting championships for almost as long as the sport has existed, and the road he’s taken has not been an easy one. More...

Buck grapplers score win over visiting Petoskey, TC

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team logged two wins in a row over visiting squads from Traverse City Central (77-0) and Petoskey (43-36) during their first home meet of the season Dec. 21.  More...

Editorial

Patience a virtue

Our Opinion

Christmas 2011 will join several others on the list of Brown Christmases, although there was a dusting of snow for a while Sunday it was all long gone Monday when the temperatures rose to almost 40. Most of the Northeast U.S. More...

It’s fun to look back at the ‘good stuff’

Much of what makes the news throughout the year can be serious, shocking and sad. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-DEC.31, 1886  Annual Review   Good-By 1886 -- Welcome 1887  More...

Religion & Family

CHRISTMAS FROM KIRTLAND

Kirtland Community College Admissions Coordinator Michelle Devine (left) and Student Recruiter Marianne Kuzimski hold some of the Christmas gifts collected by the college’s student services emp More...

NMCAA seeking volunteers for tax preparation assistance

The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s (NMCAA) Tax Progam is seeking volunteers to help low-income residents prepare and file their tax returns.  More...

‘Tabs for Tots’ donation made by American Legion

Richfield Township Public Safety and EMS recently received a $500 donation through the Tabs for Tots program of the American Legion.  The check was presented by the American Legion 10th District at the St. Helen American Legion Post #416.  More...

Education

MERRY CHRISTMAS DINNER

Houghton Lake Alternative Education students celebrated Christmas Dec. 21 with a dinner, followed by a visit from Santa Claus. More...

Kunik Memorial Scholarship established with RCCF

The Robert J. Kunik Memorial Scholarship was recently established by the Roscommon County Community Foundation.  More...

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY

The proceeds from the “Drive One for Your School” event sponsored by Hart Ford Lincoln of Roscommon and Ford Motor Company, totaling $3,970, were delivered to Houghton Lake High School De More...

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