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Attempt to bring Murphy back fails; superintendent search underway

In a last-ditch effort to keep Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy, two board members Monday tried to support the idea of offering Murphy a one-year contract. More...

Receivership granted for Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn

Two Houghton Lake hotels have been placed in receivership, following a court order in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 17.  More...

SAVED FROM SMOKE

Markey Township Firefighter Jeff McRath uses his oxygen mask to resuscitate a dog he rescued from a house fire at a home at 3940 Smiley Lane April 26. More...

Special Sections

News

HLCS board approves anti-bullying policy

The Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday adopted an anti-bullying policy that calls for a task force to be formed to combat bullying in the schools.  More...

READY TO TEST

Five people, (from left to right) Tammy Gordert of Mio, Edward Perkola of Houghton Lake, Brandy Cantner of Higgins Lake, Allen Sharrow of St. More...

County’s taxable value decreases -2.86% from 2011

Roscommon County Equalization Director John Clark provided the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners with a presentation on the 2012 county equalization report on April 25.  More...

Editorial

Vote ‘Yes’

Our Opinion

Voters in the Houghton Lake Community School District will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on the renewal of the district’s operating millage for five years.  More...

Give a friendly welcome to visitors

I just returned from a “sabbatical” visiting my daughter in Naples, FL, a place known as a tourism “mecca.” I use the term sabbatical loosely because it actually means “a rest from work.”  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-MAY 6, 1887  Local Items   More...

Outdoors

DNR to survey anglers, collect fishing data

As fishing season begins, the Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that department personnel will be out collecting data at lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports – seeking information about anglers’ fishing experiences this year. More...

OPENING DAY BROWN

Logan Zupko, 10, of Roscommon, caught this 22 inch brown trout on opening day, April 28, on the South Branch of the AuSable River. More...

COLORFUL MEMORIAL

Gary Daniels, owner of the Heights Marina and L&G Rentals shows off the flowers and mural gracing the side of his building April 19. More...

Happenings

Rotary raises about $20,000

After months of planning and procuring items, the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake held its 13th annual Community Service Silent Auction April 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Prudenville.  More than 200 people bid and won over 250 items donated More...

HLRCC billboard contest deadline May 8

The Higgins Lake/Roscommon Chamber of Commerce is looking to local photographers for an image that represents the area to help its marketing committee develop a billboard to be place south of West Branch on I-75.  The goal is to create a billboa More...

PROMOTING ‘STUFF THE BUS’

Volunteer Bill Oliver, representing Houghton Lake Rotary, talks on the air while being interviewed by Tammy Thompson of WUPS 98.5 FM April 28 in front of Walmart, while Project Help Our People Eat vo More...

Breaking News - 5/8/2012 8:18 PM

Voters say yes at HLCS - Free Access

According to unofficial results, the Houghton Lake Community Schools renewal passed, 1,360-746. More...

Houghton Lake School Board seeking input on new superintendent - Free Access

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education will meet tonight, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria. More...

See more photos. - Free Access

A photo gallery including pictures from the Collins Elementary Spring Concert, Roscommon High School baseball game and rally, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School Science Fair and the Houghton Lake Middle School Talent Show can be found in t More...

‘Unanswered questions’ surround consolidation

With the approval of the township consolidation ballot language behind them, the members of the Citizens for Township Consolidation are looking to the future with hopes that, if passed, the consolidation will be a positive for the citizens of Denton, More...

Operational millage up for renewal May 8

On May 8, the Houghton Lake Community Schools district will ask voters to approve a renewal of its operating millage for five years.  The millage is not levied on principal residences (homestead property).  More...

RCRC says one ‘non-exclusive dock’ allowed at road ends

By Krista Tacey-Cater  The Roscommon County Road Commission discussed Public Act 56 during the regular April 26 meeting and made a “blanket motion” to authorize one nonexclusive dock at each public road end.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Buck softballers drop to 0-4

The Roscommon varsity softball team took a 13-0 and 8-0 drubbing from visiting Farwell May 1, dropping their Jack Pine Conference record to 0-4.  More...

Bobcats drop two more JPC softball games

The Houghton Lake varsity softball team dropped two more Jack Pine Conference games, this time to visiting Clare, on May 1, 13-0 and 6-2.  Houghton Lake Coach Amber Sergeant said game one was much closer than the score indicates, with the Bobcat More...

Bucks shine as community rallies

Fans in the stand, a marching band, free hotdogs and music between innings seemed to have a positive effect on the Roscommon varsity baseball team Tuesday, as they thanked their fans for their support with a pair of Jack Pine Conference wins over vis More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Whole story’ of USPS financial trouble

The financial trouble of the United States Postal Service has been in the news a lot recently, but not many know the whole story. The USPS uses no taxpayer dollars to operate. All revenue comes from products and services. More...

‘Support the schools’

It is now one year and one month since the last letter I wrote. In that letter, I expressed my concern of the [Houghton Lake Community School] Board’s decision to place [Superintendent] Mr. More...

Consolidation: Good and sensible

Cheers to the people of the four townships seeking consolidation. It is a good and sensible thing to do and I encourage the citizens of those townships to vote for the consolidation. More...

Religion & Family

SPANISH NIGHT

Collins Elementary teacher Marsha Baumgarten (right) helps a family construct a sombrero during Spanish Family Night at the school April 17. More...

Summer camp scholarships available from HLUMC

With summer comes warm weather and fun outdoors. More...

Saturday race to benefit A.R.K.

The Tom Broughton 5k Fun Run and Murphy Mile are planned Saturday in West Branch. Proceeds from the event will be donated to St. More...

Education

‘HALLELUJAH’

Seventh grade Houghton Lake Middle School student, Merissa Zerod took second place in the middle school talent show on May 1. Zerod sang “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright a cappella. More...

Cryderman raising funds to attend Ivy League program

Houghton Lake High School junior Tessa Cryderman is seeking help in taking advantage of an opportunity to attend one of two academic sessions at Ivy League universities this summer.  More...

MSU Extension offering four classes on small business

The Roscommon County MSU Extension is hosting a four-part small and home business series called “Start it Up!”  Classes will be held May 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the MSU Extension Office located at 500 Lake St., Roscommon. More...

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