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Rosco Business Expo May 16

The fourth annual Higgins Lake/ Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Business Expo has grown yet again. This year’s expo scheduled May 16 from 3-7 p.m. More...

New recall language filed

A Houghton Lake man filed new recall petition language last week in Roscommon County against three Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education members.  Mark Souder filed new language against three board members, President Tom Dean, Vice- More...

Patterson named interim superintendent

At Charlton Heston Academy

The Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors held its first regular meeting under the leadership of new board President Jennifer Jarosz on May 8. More...

Special Sections

News

Assessment roll returned to Gerrish Township

Gerrish Township officials learned last month that the township’s tax assessment roll was returned to the township by the State Tax Commission.  In a letter to Supervisor Frank Homola dated April 18, STC Executive Secretary Kelly Sobel sai More...

AMVETS Higgins Lake Lodge plans Memorial weekend poker run

During the Ride Across Michigan for Hospitalized Veterans on May 26, 27 and 28, the AMVETS Higgins Lake Lodge will be hosting a poker run on May 27.  Registration will begin May 27 at 10 a.m. More...

Jones let go from fire department

At a special meeting of the Denton Township Board May 1, Assistant Fire Chief Earl Jones, a 29-year volunteer, was removed from the fire department in a split decision.  Supervisor Craig Cotterman said Jones and two other township employees had More...

Business

NEW LOCATION

Farm Bureau Insurance Multi-Line Agent Barbara Costello and her Custumer Service Agent Lori Eisen relocated from their Houghton Lake office to a new Roscommon location in early April. More...

Northwestern begins ‘Hungry for a better bank?’ promotion

Northwestern Bank’s “Hungry for a better bank?” checking account promotion began May 7 and will continue until June 16.  More...

Shop, save, send athletes to Special Olympics games

Shoppers at Spartan Stores throughout Michigan have the opportunity to help 2,600 Special Olympics Michigan athletes from nearly every county in Michigan compete at the 2012 State Summer Games.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Dignity, respect, honor richly due heroes

We are gathered here at the burial site in a cemetery honoring one of our own.  It’s a cold morning in April. You can see your breath, the wind rips through you like sharp razors, but it doesn’t phase these honor guard veterans. More...

Disagrees with tourism column

I hate to tell you Jim but I side with your daughter at least by 75% [in regards Grisso’s “Give a friendly welcome to visitors” in last week’s Resorter]. More...

Outdoors

STORM-TOSSED TURTLE

Bonnie Boughner of Houghton Lake said this big snapper, which she estimated to weigh around 15 pounds, had enough of the rough weather last Tuesday after being thrown up onto her sea wall at 11165 Ea More...

Happenings

PURPLE CAMPAIGN

Stacey Barnes, promotions co-chair for the Relay for Life Roscommon County (left), collects money from Alexandria Doebler (center) for the 2012 event, set for June 23-24 at Bobcat Field. More...

Mother-daughter banquet cancelled

According to organizers, the American Legion Post 416 Ladies Auxiliary’s mother-daughter banquet planned for May 12 has been cancelled.  Low ticket sales led to the cancellation but a dinner is planned for a later day for the Community Wom More...

HLAHS meeting includes sprucing up Village

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will hold its general membership meeting May 16.  Starting at 7 p.m., members will spruce up the buildings and grounds of the Village.  All HLAHS members and anyone interested in preserving the hist More...

Red Flag Warning - Free Access

Red Flag Warning Today Across All of Northern Lower Michigan Roscommon County -- and all of Northern Lower Michigan -- is under a Red Flag Warning today (Tuesday). More...

HLCS board meeting in cafeteria tonight - Free Access

The location for the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education meeting tonight (Monday, May 14) has been changed to the high school cafeteria. More...

Voters approve HLCS millage renewal

According to unofficial results, Houghton Lake Community Schools’ renewal of its operating millage for five years was approved by voters Tuesday, 1,360-746.  “It’s a great day for the district,” Superintendent Kevin Murph More...

Smaller budget equals KCC changes

Kirtland Community College President Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Houghton Lake youth wins NWTF ‘Hunt of a Lifetime’

A Houghton Lake Middle School seventh grader will experience a “Hunt of a Lifetime” May 17-21 in Wyoming.  Courtney Ignat, 13, of Houghton Lake, was one of only two youth drawn from a pool of 65,000 National Wild Turkey Federation JA More...

Buck bats sing as ’Cats run out of pitchers

On their first visit to the Bobcats’ new ball field, the Roscommon Bucks took advantage of the stretched Houghton Lake pitching staff to post two Jack Pine Conference victories Tuesday, 6-3 and 18-5.  More...

Bobcats play through adversity for win over Comets

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team faced some tough defense as well as weather conditions on a trip to McBain Northern Michigan Christian May 8, but pulled out a 3-1 win over the Comets.  More...

Editorial

‘Let ‘Em Play’

Our Opinion

It was welcome news Monday when the Michigan High School Athlete Association released a statement that member schools would get to vote on a change to the organization’s Constitution. More...

Focus on students bullying students

I read a story last week in the Resorter which really made me think: “am I missing something?”  The story headline stated: “HLCS board approves anti-bullying policy.” Based on that, I thought the story would be focused on More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-MAY 13, 1887  Local Items   More...

Religion & Family

FIFTH GENERATION THOMPSON

Five generations of the Thompson family came together following the Feb. 14, 2012, birth of Brodie Thompson, shown being held by his greatgreat grandmother, Mildred Thompson, 96 (seated). More...

SVDP collecting food pantry, hygiene items

The St. Vincent de Paul Store in Prudenville will be hosting a food pantry collection on May 18.  The collection will run from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Dining with Diabetes planned at Mercy Grayling

Do you or a loved one have diabetes and want to learn about healthy food preparation and cooking methods for people with diabetes?  More...

Education

PROM QUEEN AND KING

Houghton Lake High School seniors Erica Gillman and Tyler Lentz were named 2012 Prom King and Queen at the Grand March May 5. More...

STEPPING OUT

HLHS seniors Bobby Luizzo and Victoria Doebler make their appearance at the Grand March May 5, before the prom. More...

Earthquake Education

The technicality of the current research Roscommon Middle School science instructor Chuck Schepke is teaching his seventh graders is something that he hopes will not only challenge his students but excite them.  More...

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Poll

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