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Houghton Lake High School graduation June 3

Houghton Lake High School’s Class of 2012 will take part in commencement ceremonies June 3 at 2 p m. More...

Murphy named superintendent at Carson City-Crystal

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy has been hired by the Carson City-Crystal Area Schools district (southwest of Alma). On March 26, his contract was not renewed by the Houghton Lake Board of Education by a 5-2 vote.  More...

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News

SNAPPED IN HALF

Officers from the Denton Township Police Department responded to a one-car accident on M-55 near HawleyRoadatHoughtonLakeatabout6pm.May 24. More...

Fire danger remains high, burning ban in effect

A continuing lack of moisture this spring has resulted in exceptional action by Gov. Rick Snyder. On May 25, the governor ordered a ban on outdoor burning in 49 counties in the northern part of Michigan, including Roscommon County. More...

Free tax service thankful for Denton Twp. space

Denton Township received a thank you earlier this month from a group that offers free tax preparation.  Ronald Gribb, president of Northern Michigan Free Tax Service, and Betty VanHove, a volunteer, presented Denton Township officials with IRS c More...

Editorial

‘Huge relief’

Our Opinion

The news that escaped inmate Everett Robinson was apprehended Monday morning came as a relief to area residents and visitors.  More...

Smartphones making addicts of users

To tell the truth and nothing but the truth…  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-JUNE 3, 1887  Local Items   More...

Religion & Family

Daughter born to Calderon, Angus

Elizabeth Calderon and James Angus of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Jasmin Elizabeth.  The baby was born May 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.   More...

Paxton Thaddaeus born to Toneys

Paxton Thaddaeus, son of Lisa and Carl Toney of Claremont, CA, was born May 5, 2012 in Pomona, CA.  He weighed seven pounds, 12 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. He has two siblings, Zoe, 3 1/2, and Gus, 2 1/2. More...

PRETTY IN PINK

The Houghton Lake Senior Center was “pretty in pink” for its second annual Spring/Summer Fashion Show. More...

Law Enforcement

Police waiting on warrants in breaking and entering cases

State Police from Post 72, Houghton Lake are waiting for warrants to arrest a 21-year-old Merritt man in relation to two breaking and entering cases which occurred at Houghton Lake this week.  More...

Medicare fraud top in list of ten top senior scams

The National Council on Aging lists Medicare Fraud as the number one scam targeting seniors, calling health care fraud “the crime of the 21st Century.”  Medicare and other health insurance fraud is common because victims are easily f More...

Week-long manhunt ends in Nester Township woods

Krista Tacey-Cater, Mike Metzger, Thomas Reznich and Eric Hamp The week-long manhunt for Everett Robinson, who had escaped police custody May 21, ended early Monday morning. More...

Man, 3-year-old girl die in Monday boating accident

Roscommon County Dive Team members located the body of 39-yearold Greg Rochon in the water of Houghton Lake Wednesday morning, concluding a search effort which began Monday evening. More...

RHS COMMENCEMENT

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  Roscommon High School graduates Blake Rucinski (left) and Salutatorian Trace Hill entered the RHS gym during the commencement exercises held May 24. 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, Roscommon:  More...

Sports

State track and field meet this Saturday

Six athletes from Roscommon County will be competing at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 state track and field meet this Saturday (June 2) at Comstock Park.  More...

Bobcat soccer in District semi after beating Pioneers

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team will play in a District Semi-final match against Pinconning after defeating Clare 1-0 in overtime at Bobcat Stadium May 29.  More...

Markey Gold remains undefeated

Markey Gold scored a one run win over Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church 1 to keep atop the Roscommon County Christian Softball League Tuesday night.  Markey Gold won 10-9 and remains undefeated and in first place of the Proverbs Division. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Fact checking’ needed

This letter is in response of Michael Guy’s letter to the editor in the May 24, 2012 publication of this newspaper. I would suggest Mr. More...

CTC president invites public to June 12 meeting

The Citizens for Township Consolidation has become aware over the last few weeks of a group of citizens spreading inaccurate information. More...

Practice proper flag etiquette

As a Vietnam Veteran, life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a life member and Past Post Commander of VFW Post #4034 Houghton Lake Heights, in regards to the Memorial Day Holiday out of respect for all of our fallen veterans, and all who a More...

Happenings

Putting the pieces together

A fine dust blankets the walls, floor, tables and tools, scraps of leopard and blood wood and small pieces of oak are scattered in boxes around the shop and drawings of animals lay on the counters.  More...

Remembering veterans around the county

RAISING THE FLAG Roscommon American Legion Post 96 trustee Kyle Cruse and other members of the American Legion and VFW Post 4159 hold flags at the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the CRAF Center in Ros More...

Fun Run/Walk planned Saturday in Roscommon

Hilltop Manor, in partnership with local hospice organizations, is holding a 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk June 2 in Roscommon.  Registrationbeginsat8am.andthe run/walkwillbeginat9am.Costis$25 per adult and $12 per children. Family rates are available. More...

Education

Meadows, Jackson recipients of ‘Mr. J’s’ scholarships

The Roscommon County Community Foundation has announced Olivia Meadows and Heather M. Jackson as the recipients of the first scholarships provided by Mr. More...

TUT BADGE DESIGNER

(Right) The winner of the 2013 Tip-up Town badge design contest is Katie Harrison, 15, Ishpeming. More...

‘Tale of Despereaux’ first choice for Kids and Companions

Registration is now taking place for the first meeting of the Kids and Companions Book Club.  Intended for kids ages eight to 12 and an adult companion, the club provides an opportunity to share a book with your favorite young person. More...

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