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LSSU recommends St. Helen’s REM for charter school contract

St. Helen’s Rural Education Matters received news on March 29 that the Lake Superior State University Charter Authorization Committee recommended a charter school contract for the Charlton Heston Academy.  More...

‘Finding Bigfoot’ to film in county

The national TV series “Finding Bigfoot” will film a “town hall meeting” at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse tonight (Thursday, April 5). More...

A TEAM EFFORT

Brother and sister team, Ethan and Abigail Brewer used strategy while collecting their eggs, they decided to collect their eggs together during the Higgins Lake/Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Great Eg More...

Special Sections

News

Money returned to rightful owners

An honest citizen recently returned a large sum of money found in the Houghton Lake Walmart.  Denton Township Police Chief Dallas McGeary said a Prudenville woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, found $500 on the floor near the self check-out r More...

Bicyclist injured at Higgins Lake

A 59-year-old Roscommon man was seriously injured March 15 when the bicycle he was riding collided with a car driven by a 92-yearold Roscommon woman.  More...

Fire destroys home in Prudenville

Denton Township firefighters responded to a residential fire at 310 Widdis, Prudenville, the evening of March 28.  Chief Paul Tiepel said his department was dispatched at 11:30 p.m. at the home of William Fuller, who was able to escape. More...

Business

Annual Employer Forum slated for April 25 in Gaylord

An Employer Forum will be held April 25 at Treetops Resort in Gaylord.  The forum is an annual program designed to support and encourage the regional small business community to grow and prosper. More...

THE CORNER FAMILY RESTAURANT

Barb Stockman and her son Mike (not pictured) are partners in The Corner Family Restaurant at 7467 East Houghton Lake Dr. in Merritt. The Corner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m. More...

Four celebrate combined 65 years at Grayling manufacturer

Leaders at Springs Window Fashions in Grayling recently presented service awards to four associates at an all-plant meeting.  Duane White of Grayling, James “Jesse” Reynolds of Roscommon, Vickie Odden of Frederic, and Marvin Wrubel o More...

Letters to the Editor

Join forces to protect health of lake

With respect to Mr. More...

Use ‘good judgement’ when considering consolidation

I see some great flaws in moving students from lower grade and age levels, especially 8th graders being moved into the senior arena. I say this because of the alertness of the abuse and bullying factor. More...

Townships must install docks at road ends

The passage of Senate Bill 778, regarding the installation of docks at road ends will restrict access to Higgins Lake unless townships react. More...

Religion & Family

St. Elizabeth’s plans Easter services

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake is planning several services around Easter.  Today, Maundy Thursday, a 7 p.m. service is planned. A Good Friday service is planned Friday (April 6) at 1 p.m. More...

Messiah to host meals, Easter services

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host two meal events and Easter holiday services this month. All are welcome.  Planned for April 7 is a breakfast, to be served by the men’s group from 8:30 to 11 a.m. More...

Easter parade April 8

Churches from around Roscommon County will gather Easter Sunday, April 8, for an Easter parade through Roscommon.  Line up will be at the Chemical Bank on Fifth Street in Roscommon and the parade will begin at 2 p.m. More...

Law Enforcement

TROOPERS MATTER

Michigan State Trooper Brad Stimac (left) was recognized by the Houghton Lake Board of Education on March 26 for his service to Houghton Lake Community Schools and being named Trooper of the Year. More...

State Police arrest two in metal thefts

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested two Houghton Lake men April 4 in connection with seven cases of larceny involving the theft of metal items which were sold for scrap.  More...

Thieves cut gas lines to houses for copper

State Police investigated the theft of copper tubing from two homes in Lyon Township after firefighters were called to the scene of a gas leak March 20.  More...

Features

Roscommon Betty

The Hangman of Roscommon

This article is the second of five in a series by local author and history buff W. E. Tudor of Roscommon. More...

Credit union members advised not to give out information - Free Access

Area credit unions are warning customers, as well as non-customers, that they may be the targets of a phishing scam. Both North Central Area Credit Union and Northland Area Federal Credit Union have notified members that they are being targeted. More...

HISTORICAL HOME

Since the late 1800’s the Terney House stood at the corner of Lake and Third Streets until it was demolished on March 28. More...

Easter events planned countywide

Easter festivities are taking place throughout Roscommon County this weekend.  More...

Superintendent search delayed as costs are investigated

The search for a new superintendent for Houghton Lake Community Schools will begin after the board of education gathers more information on search options and the cost involved.  On March 26, the board had voted to not renew Superintendent Kevin More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 6:  Richard J. Betts, 39, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to one count of larceny and one count of first degree retail fraud. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Bucks blanked at Oscoda

The Roscommon varsity girls soccer team was shut out 3-0 in their first game of the season at Oscoda March 28.  More...

Trail run/walk to benefit HLHS cross country program

Runners and walkers may participate in the Houghton Lake Trail Run 5K run/5K walk April 28 at Houghton Lake High School. The event will benefit the Houghton Lake Cross Country team and the school’s strength and conditioning program.  More...

Bobcats mercy Panthers in opener

The Houghton Lake varsity girls soccer team got the 2012 season off to a great start when they mercied the Standish-Sterling Panthers 8-0 at Bobcat Stadium March 28.  More...

Editorial

Time to come together

Our Opinion

A lot of time has been spent the last 10 days discussing the Houghton Lake Board of Education’s decision not to renew the contract of Superintendent Kevin Murphy.  More...

Winning and losing are relevant

It’s been a week of winners and losers.  At the office, we completed our second annual The Biggest Loser competition March 28.  The biggest loser – ergo the winner – was John Jaruzel, husband of former office manager Jo An More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-APRIL 8, 1887  Local Items   More...

Outdoors

Michigan suckers are popular with spring anglers

Michigan’s world-class fisheries are numerous and well-known. More...

DNR seeks public review of northern pike regulations

The Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division is asking for public input on the management of northern pike in Michigan by reviewing some proposed regulations.  More...

ORV training in Missaukee County

The Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office will provide ORV training April 14 at 404 First Street (the EMS building).  The class is open to 20 students and will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Happenings

‘Sad day’ for Roscommon

Two buildings that stood in Roscommon since the late 1800’s were demolished over the course of three days beginning March 28. More...

LYON TOWNSHIP RECEIVES FLAG DONATION

The Kihon Martial Arts Association of Roscommon recently presented Lyon Township Supervisor Fred Koenigbauer with a new American and POW flag to be displayed at the Lyon Township offices. More...

Healthcare Decisions Day to feature senior center events

Hospice of Helping Hands, Inc. More...

Education

2012 RES Talent Show

During the last few hours of school before spring break, Roscommon Elementary School students gathered in the gym for its annual Spring Break Talent Show.  On March 29, the two-part talent show took place and featured over 50 acts. More...

Jane Goodall sees reason for hope in today’s youth

A group of about 20 Houghton Lake High School students, teachers and other adults had a rare opportunity to see Dr. More...

Students inspired by Goodall’s message

“Lots of wisdom,” “inspiration” and “very fortunate” were some of the words used by Houghton Lake High School students to describe their experience of visiting the campus of Central Michigan University March 28 to More...

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