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“READING ABOUT TOLERANCE”

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Pre-Civil War sword found in time capsule search at Roscommon Masonic Lodge

While cleaning out the former Masonic Lodge in Roscommon, Mason Worshipful Master Rick Richardson found more than he bargained for while preparing the building for a new owner to take over the Lake Street property.  More...

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News

Transit directors, legislators preview state funding bills

Transit authority directors from across northern Michigan came together Monday at the Roscommon County Transit Authority in a meeting with RCTA Director Maureen Daugherty and two Michigan legislators on Governor Rick Snyder’s new transportation More...

Pietchak to retire as Denton Township treasurer

Treasurer Carolyn Pietchak announced to the Resorter late last week that she will not be running for office in 2012.  Pietchak, 68, started working for Denton Township in 1983 as a general secretary for then-supervisor Bill Buckrop. More...

Pancake brunch benefit planned for Richfield resident

A pancake brunch will be held March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Backus Township Hall to raise money for Richfield Township resident, Kevin Humble who lost his home in a house fire on Feb. 12.   More...

Editorial

Let the sun shine

Our Opinion

In the spring, bright sunshine is especially appealing. After a long winter, sunshine stirs the soul and awakens much within us and our surroundings.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-MARCH 18, 1887  Local Items   More...

Funding inequities need to be addressed

Like many school districts throughout the state, Houghton Lake and Roscommon are on the short end when it comes to the amount of money they receive from the state.  A group of northern Michigan school superintendents convened in Gaylord recently More...

Outdoors

HIGGINS LAKE LUNKER

Craig Pope of Waterford landed this 38-inch northern pike in late February while fishing on Higgins Lake. The fish weighed 13 pounds. More...

Caution urged as wildfire season returns to state

Wildfire season has returned to areas of Michigan where winter snow has melted. A recent handful of warm, windy days has contributed to wildfires in southern and central portions of the state. More...

WARBLER HISTORY IN WARBLER COUNTRY

Author William Rapai tells the history of conservation efforts that led to the resurgence of the Kirtland’s warbler at the Houghton Lake Public Library Tuesday evening. More...

Happenings

BOB teams advance to ‘finals’ in respective match-ups

Four Battle of the Books Elimination Battles took place March 10, including two in Roscommon County.  BOB teams representing Houghton Lake Public Library and Roscommon Area District Library held their battles Saturday, as did teams from the Ardi More...

20 YEARS OF SERVICE

Village of Roscommon Trustee Mike Butler (right) and Department of Public Works Director Dave Hodges share lunch and conversation during Butler’s retirement party at the village hall on March 1 More...

Rendon announces March 31 office hours

Constituents can meet with state Rep. Bruce R. Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s area office hours scheduled for March 31.  More...

SHOWCASING KCC

Kirtland Community College President Thomas Quinn (left) and State Senator Darwin Booher share a high five after Booher spoke about KCC and its importance in the educational system during the Regiona More...

Village votes to reduce retirement compensation

After months of discussion on the Village of Roscommon’s elected official’s benefits for the clerk and treasurer positions a decision was made to reduce the amount of retirement compensation from 13% to 10%.  More...

No raises for Markey officials in new budget

The elected officials at Markey Township voted to adopt a budget for 2012-13 which included no raises in pay for themselves at their meeting at the township hall Monday evening.  More...

HLCS board mulls over procedures, terms of office

Members of the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education are expected to reach a consensus on the new Board of Education Operating Procedures at the March 26 board meeting.  At the March 12 meeting of the board, Secretary Merry Maiani h More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Former HL coach to be inducted into MHSFCA Hall of Fame

Former Houghton Lake High School Varsity Football Coach Matt Prisk will be inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March 24.  Prisk, who retired from coaching in 2007 as the head coach at Traverse City More...

TAKING THIRD

Lance Canfield of the Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling (pictured, on top) team took third place at a tournament held in Kalkaska last weekend. More...

ON THE BALL

Roscommon junior varsity baseball player Austin Good waits for a pitch by Coach Gary Coleman during batting practice Monday evening. More...

Letters to the Editor

Groomer hit, wife asks for rider ID

On March 2, my husband was grooming the Roscommon trails in that blinding snowstorm. The groomer pan became bogged down with snow, so my husband began digging it out. Along came a few snowmobilers, who stopped a distance from him. More...

Voice your opinion on term change proposal

On March 12, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education suggested a change of school board members’ terms in office from four years to six years. More...

Send message on ‘blatant giveaway of our money’

Apparently it was not enough for the Denton Township board to give their assessor a $2,100 raise last year which increased her salary to $41,400 per year even though she and her department failed the State of Michigan 14 point mini-review.  This More...

Religion & Family

Herman, Boals planning September wedding

Jessica Mae Herman, daughter of Mark and Donna Herman of Brighton, and Matthew Daniel Boals, son of Kurt and Tresa Boals of Prudenville and Mary Boals of Prudenville, announce their engagement to be married.  The bride-elect graduated from Brigh More...

Benefit for senior adult housing at Coyles, March 14

Markey Christian Ministries will be hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day benefit for senior adult housing from 4-7:30 p.m. More...

Roscommon County Animal Shelter receives $10,000

The Roscommon County Animal Control/Shelter received $10,000 of tax donations through the 2012 Companion Animal Welfare tax check-off funds.  A total of $134,253.06 was generated and dispersed to 15 state registered animal shelters/humane societ More...

Law Enforcement

Police looking for snowmobiler who injured groomer volunteer

State Police are asking that the operator of a snowmobile who struck a trail grooming volunteer come forward and accept responsibility for the accident, which occurred on a trail in Roscommon County March 2.  More...

Education

Jumping for fun and healthy hearts

Kindergarten through eighth grade students at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School used a vast amount of energy last Wednesday to raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA) while having fun during this year’s Jump for Heart fundraiser More...

Perryman named to All-State Honor Choir

Roscommon High School junior Roy Perryman will be performing at the 50th annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival with 120 other choral students in the All- State Honor Choir performance.  More...

Roscommon’s York among SVSU honor society inductees

Saginaw Valley State University’s chapter of the National College Honor Scholarship Society Alpha Chi inducted 49 new members Jan. 29.  More...

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