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CTC submits consolidation petitions

The Citizens for Township Consolidation submitted its petition to consolidate Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon Townships to the Roscommon County Clerk’s office on April 9. More...

CALLED TO EDUCATE

Science Teacher Tom Weir, 62, who taught for 40 years in the Durand Area Public Schools before retiring to Houghton Lake in 2010, illustrates how “God said ‘you’re not done yet’” and brought him to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School in Pr More...

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News

Richfield Township responds to two weekend fires

The Richfield Township Public Safety Department responded to two fires on April 7 and 8. Richfield Township Fire Captain Mike Zrebski said the April 7 fire on Eve Road was caused by a residential brush fire that got out of control. More...

Credit union members urged not to give out information

North Central Area Credit Union issued a warning April 5 that members are being targeted in a phishing scam. More...

Gorbachow stands mute

A Higgins Lake man has been scheduled for pretrial on multiple charges filed in connection with an Aug. 20, 2011, shooting of a 60-year-old Houghton Lake man in Lake Township. More...

Sports

Final Pool Standings

Final Scores for Houghton Lake Men’s& Women’s Pool LeagueMen’s League1st Half 2nd Half Total1st Back Door #2 149 153 3022nd Kilkare #2 144 131 2753rd Kilkare #1 130 132 262Women’s Leagu More...

Pool Standings

Senior Pool League April 9 More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time LeagueMarch 27Hot Flash Honeys 136Sassy Strikers 131Sunshiners 125Brotebeck Builders 118Nutty Four 108Young At Heart 100Hi Ho’s 95Ghost Team 0Congratulations to Season Champions: Hot FlashHoneys Thursday Senior C More...

Letters to the Editor

Community bonded over ‘unstoppable’ demolition

I enjoyed the article by Krista Tacey- Cater on the Terney House and Masonic Hall (“Sad day’ for Roscommon,” April 5 Resorter). However, I felt compelled to add to it. More...

‘Young people deserve better’

I grew up during the great depressions of the 1930’s. Upon entering the Navy I was exposed to immoral language and behavior that shocked me. Did this make me regret that I had “missed out” growing up? More...

What is reason for difference in gas prices

Last Friday (April 6), I drove through Lake City twice before 5 o’clock and their gas was $3.95. Houghton Lake’s gas was $4.06 and still was Monday night. More...

Religion & Family

Akin presents 40th annual piano recital

Piano students of Sandra J. Akin, Prudenville, were presented in the studio’s 40th annual recital March 4 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. More...

Daughter born to Jenkins and Johnson

Stephaine Jenkins and Harry Johnson Jr. of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Zoey Margaret Johnson. Born March 24, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, the baby weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 22 inches long. More...

Swiders name son Rowen

Sean and Audrey Swider of Rochester Hills announce the birth of their first son, Rowen McGuire. Born March 2, 2012, at Troy Beaumont Hospital, Rowen McGuire weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. More...

Law Enforcement

Second woman charged in Walmart retail fraud case

A second Alma woman has been arraigned in 82nd District Court on retail fraud charges stemming from alleged thefts from the Houghton Lake Walmart. Jennifer D. More...

State Police celebrating 95th anniversary this month

To honor the 95th anniversary of the Michigan State Police, Gov. Rick Snyder has declared April 2012 as Michigan State Police History Month. More...

Houghton Lake men arraigned on felony larceny charges

Two Houghton Lake men who were arrested by State Police from the Houghton Lake Post on April 3 were arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon on felony larceny charges April 5. The men, Steven R. Davis, 40, and Paul W. More...

Features

The Pirate Queen of Connaught

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

Juveniles caught after vandalism spree

Deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office responded to numerous complaints of vandalism in the Village of Roscommon on April 9. More...

Carlson appointed to open village council position

The Roscommon Village Council filled its open trustee seat with former village president Jesse Carlson during its April 9 meeting. More...

American Legion historian salutes last pilot from Doolittle’s Raid

Bill Papendick of Houghton Lake recently had the privilege of meeting a living legend, so to speak, from World War II. Attending the TICO Warbird 2012 Airshow March 10 in Titusville, FL, Papendick met Lt. Col. Richard E. More...

Dock permit process approved in Gerrish Twp.

Gerrish Township officials April 10 adopted a policy that provides procedures for issuing dock permits in accordance with Michigan PA 56 of 2012. More...

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Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court, Roscommon: More...

District Court consolidation leads to name change

Court employees and defendants appearing in District Court, Roscommon County, are adjusting to a name change in the court system. Effective April 1, the numeral designation of 83rd District Court in Roscommon County changed. More...

34th Circuit Court

Michelle L. More...

Business

More than 50 groups, businesses promoted at Business Expo

More than 50 Houghton Lake area businesses and organizations were represented at the 2012 Business Expo, hosted by the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce April 4. More...

Editorial

Let’s make it bright

Our Opinion

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. More...

Reforms will limit school bond debt, ensure long-term viability

I have consistently vowed to put the long-term economic interests of Michigan first. Since I took office, we have faced Michigan’s serious challenges with a bold vision and an eye on the future. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-APRIL 15, 1887 Local Items More...

Outdoors

DNR advises earlier caution against oak wilt disease

Experts say to avoid unnecessary tree pruning, cutting

Due to the unseasonably warmer temperatures this spring, the window for the transmission of oak wilt from diseased to healthy red oak trees has already started, the Department of Natural Resources announced last week. More...

Baby shower, training on tap at A.R.K.

An early “baby season” is anticipated at the Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) and preparations are under way to be ready as babies of all sizes, shapes and species are expected to be born or hatched earlier than usual due to the un More...

’Cats tie on two by Carroll; tournament Saturday

Bobcat freshman midfielder Gillian Carroll had another two-goal game when Houghton Lake traveled to Pinconning April 10, but the Spartans scored two of their own for a 2-2 tie in the second contest of the season. More...

Happenings

Happy Easter Hunting

HUNTING FOR EASTER TREATS Toddlers and children up to four years old ran to gather as many eggs as they could during the St. Helen Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 at the Richfield Township Park. More...

Aerial Easter Egg Delivery

DIRECT HIT Airport Manager Eric Jaroch, vice president of the Roscommon Area Pilots Association (RAPA), pilots his Cessna 172 over the grass runway at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport as RAPA member and bombardier Louis Boggs drops hundre More...

Comedian Rob Little scheduled to perform at The Limberlost

Maxim Magazine’s “Comedian of the Year” Rob Little will be performing at The Limberlost on April 22. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. More...

Education

Called to Educate

While both of Roscommon County’s public school districts battle with financial problems spawned by declining enrollment and shrinking state funding, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School is getting by with just 41 students. More...

Agriculture Week celebrated March 4-10

The Missaukee County Promotion and Education Committee was busy promoting National Agriculture Week March 4 through 10. More...

CELEBRATING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Kim Frazho (left) and Jan Manley show off some of the creations they made on April 9 during the “Extra! Extra! More...

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