February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters head to polls Tuesday for primary

Michigan voters will get a chance to impact the 2012 presidential election when they head to the polls Tuesday in the state’s presidential primary election.  The presidential primary is the only item on the ballot in Roscommon County, whe More...

Marijuana growing suspects to be tried in federal court

The four suspects linked to the manufacturing of $3 million of marijuana in Backus Township in mid-August are waiting to be tried in federal court.  More...

ONE FAST GUITAR

Logan Hasting (right) and Katie Ludwig went head-to-head in the Crazy Cardboard Classic Downhill Run Homemade Sled Race in the youth division Feb. More...

Preschool fair to provide information, activities March 1

Parents can “nourish their child’s brain” at the Roscommon County Preschool & Early Childhood Fair March 1 at Collins Elementary School, Houghton Lake.  The fair will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

‘Snowman Trek’ subject of talk at Mid Michigan tonight

Visiting adventurer Susan Sharp will present at Mid Michigan Community College tonight (Thursday, Feb. 23). She will speak about her experiences on the Snowman Trek as well as other explorations of some of the most remote places on earth. More...

Donkey basketball game planned March 2 at Skeels

Skeels Christian School will host a Donkey Basketball game March 2 in the school’s gymnasium.  Area pastors will try to ride their way to victory over the Skeels school staff at the game, which begins at 6:30 p.m. More...

New “Destination Michigan” to air Feb. 27

CMU Public Television will air a new installment of its original series “Destination Michigan” on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. with an encore presentation March 3 at 11 a.m.  More...

Special Sections

News

Houghton Lake Ambulance practicing advanced skills with new mannequin

Anyone who has taken a CPR class may recall using a mannequin called Resusci Anne. Trainees could practice breathing into the mannequin and doing chest compressions, but that was about all Anne was capable of doing. More...

Township consolidation group to circulate petition by Feb. 28

Dave Emmons of the Citizens for Township Consolidation addressed the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners at its Feb. 22 meeting in regards to the progress the group has made in its efforts to consolidate four Roscommon County townships.  More...

Snowmobiler injured in Lyon Township

A Roscommon man was injured Feb. 18 when the snowmobile he was riding hit a tree.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s report, Dylan M. More...

Editorial

Enriching indeed

Our Opinion

Word traveled quickly. By cellphone, text message and word of mouth.  The Houghton Lake Middle School students visiting Washington, D.C. got to meet First Lady Michelle Obama during a tour of the White House.  Enriching. Indeed.  More...

Paper, coin debate ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Once again, allow me to “coin” a William Shakespeare phrase, this one from his tragic comedy Merchant of Venice: “All that glitters is not gold.”  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-FEB.25, 1887  Local Items   More...

Outdoors

FROM THIRD TO FIRST

Ron Kuripla of Houghton Lake placed first in the 4th Annual Marion Snowfest HR Stock Single snowmobile race on Feb. 18. Last year, Kuripla placed third in the 440 open class race. More...

DNR celebrates 125 years of conservation law enforcement

The Department of Natural Resources is celebrating 125 years of law enforcement in 2012, marking the anniversary of the appointment of William Alden Smith as Michigan’s first game warden.  More...

LEADING THE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club installed new officers last November with Danny Renberg assuming the role of president from Bob Balsley. More...

Religion & Family

Locally produced film on tap at Roscommon Senior Center

A showing of “The Interlopers,” one of the three movies in Roscommon director Paul Wheeler’s “On the Devil’s Watch” series, is set for Feb. 24 at the Roscommon Senior Center, 510 South Street, Roscommon.  More...

Camp CoBeAc hosts annual Youth Workers Impact Conference

Camp CoBeAc hosted its second annual Youth Workers Impact Conference Feb. More...

Chili cook-off, pie contest planned in Manton March 3

The Manton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Pie Contest will be held March 3 at Manton High School.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and voting ends at 5:30 p.m.  More...

Law Enforcement

Ask the Trooper

Question: At some intersections I have noticed lane lines that allow you to pass left turning vehicles. The one in question is Steele Road and Federal  Highway in Roscommon. More...

Education

KCC, River House honored with partnership award

The collaboration between Kirtland Community College and River House Shelter has earned the partnership Michigan Campus Compact’s 2012 Campus- Community Partnership Award.  Their work was recognized Jan. More...

GIRLS’ DAY OUT

Sixth grader Stephanie Eckstorm has her nails painted by Heather Riley at Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology Feb. 16 as part of Houghton Lake Middle School’s annual Enrichment Days. More...

Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks host of scholarship reviews

The weekend of Feb. 11-12, Houghton Higgins Lake Elks Lodge No. 1982 hosted judging for the Most Valuable Student Scholarship and Gold Key Scholarship applications received from high school students from around Michigan.  More...

Breaking News - 2/28/2012 9:36 PM

Romney takes county - Free Access

Results from Roscommon County in Tuesday's Presidential Primary show Mitt Romney as the voters' choice. Romney garnered 1,587 votes to Rick Santorum's 1,106 votes. The Resorter will have full results in this week's paper. More...

Bobcat cheerleaders fall at Regionals - Free Access

The Houghton Lake High School varsity cheerleading squads’ season came a close Feb. 25 at the MHSAA Division 3 regional competition at Otsego. More...

Bucks fall to Blue Devils in quarterfinals - Free Access

The Roscommon High School varsity wrestling team saw its season come to a close falling to Richmond 60-16 in the MHSAA Division 3 state wrestling quarterfinals Feb. 24 at Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek. More...

Prudenville woman found dead near Hub - Free Access

Denton Township Police are investigating the cause of death of a Prudenville woman whose body was discovered near the former Hub Supermarket. Police Chief Dallas McGeary said the body of Patricia E. More...

RAPS lauds Erickson in evaluation

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education gave kudos to Superintendent Catherine Erickson in the form of a resolution accepting a first year evaluation that showed a job well done.  More...

HLMS students meet First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C.

Houghton Lake Middle School students were met with a surprise when they visited the White House while on their Washington, D.C., trip last week. More...

HELPING FUND NEW UNIFORMS

The Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club recently contributed $500 toward new varsity uniforms for the Roscommon High School baseball team. More...

CRAZY HATS

The Deer Run Scooter Brigade sponsored a “crazy hat” day Feb. 15 at Houghton Lake Middle School and Houghton Lake High School. More...

Akin to present 40th annual recital

The 40th annual recital of Sandra J. Akin’s music studio will be presented March 4 at 3:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, M-55, Houghton Lake.  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:  Brandon R. Ferguson, 20, Central Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of delivery/ manufacture of marijuana. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 6 and 7: No. 11-72-9379, Maple Valley Services, Inc., vs. Everett J. More...

Sports

KCC student making mark in Sno-X racing

After beginning a career in snowmobile racing while a student at Roscommon High School, Samantha Tarnowski, 19, of Higgins Lake, now a freshman at Kirtland Community College, is continuing her winning ways on the International Series of Champions Sno More...

Bobcat seniors give Mustangs a game on senior night

Although they came up short on the scoreboard (57-41), the Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball team gave visiting Meridian a spirited game, led by the Bobcat seniors.  “Tonight was senior night and all five seniors played up for it,&rdq More...

BIGGEST TO DATE

Mitchell Chludil, 10, of Houghton Lake landed this 35-inch northern pike fishing the afternoon of Feb. 19 on an undisclosed Roscommon County lake using a tip-up. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Election is so important’

It’s a complicated populous world we live in today. We can’t all grow our own food, milk cows, sew clothes, cut firewood or barter with our neighbors to do so.  More...

Demand no increase in ORV fee

I was just notified by State Senator Darwin Booher’s office that Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal includes an increase in ORV fees!  More...

‘Let’s do this right’

What is going on? The Higgins Lake Foundation wants a sewer.  More...

Health

‘Go To ’Cats’ promoting SBHC

Houghton Lake High School’s School Based Health Center has among its assets a group of high school students, recently dubbed Go To ’Cats, who are promoting the center. More...

SBHC’s celebrate February as National School Based Health Center Awareness Month

In keeping with a national awareness effort, the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) met for a press conference Feb. More...

CMU medical program nears accreditation, WBRMC readying

Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine, currently under development, has been granted preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.  West Branch Regional Medical Center is eagerly awaiting the college& More...

Happenings

2012 Higgins Lake/Roscommon WinterFest Results

Cash Raffle Winners $1,000, Paul Parker of Roscommon $500, Dennis Bronner Jr. of Birch Run Crazy Cardboard Classic Downhill Run Homemade Sled Race Open Class Originality 1. Kristina Bell 2. More...

Regional business after-hours event to be held at KCC March 8

The first Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After-hour event will take place at Kirtland Community College on March 8 from 5:30-8 p.m. More...

RENDON STOPS BY WINTERFEST

During the Higgins Lake/Roscommon WinterFest pancake breakfast at the Timbers Restaurant on Feb. 18. State Rep. More...

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