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Former assistant fire chief sentenced

A former assistant fire chief was sentenced June 5 on felony charges that he intentionally set multiple wildland fires in Roscommon County on three separate dates.  More...

Third annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run Saturday

The third annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run will take place June 16.  Run day registration begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday at the South Higgins Lake State Park.  More...

Good Works

Helping others and getting to know themselves and their fellow students through hard work was the mission of a group of 38 high school students from First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL last week. More...

Special Sections

News

JAROSZ NAMED ‘WOMAN OF THE YEAR’

St. Helen American Legion Auxiliary President Debbie Gage (right) presented Charlton Heston Academy Board of Directors President Jennifer Jarosz with the “Woman of the Year Award” for her dedication to the development of the academy.  More...

Roscommon Township Fire Hall receives new generator

As the Roscommon Township Fire Department finishes up the construction of the addition to its fire hall, located on McKinley Street, township officials recently celebrated the installation of a new gas-powered generator.  More...

Board receives budget recommendations

The Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday reviewed recommendations by the finance committee on budget cuts for the 2012-13 school year.  The district faces a $637,379 deficit. More...

Editorial

Flag Day

Our Opinion

Today (Thursday, June 14) is Flag Day.  It marks the day the flag of the United States was adopted, which occurred in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.  More...

Taxpayers foot bill for costly travel

I get jet lag just thinking about this. Fifty dollars per second!!! The 50 bucks is what it costs each and every second every time Air Force One takes off into “the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sun,” as the official U.S. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-JUNE 10, 1887  Local Items   More...

Outdoors

EXPANDED FACILITY

(Above) Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes, flanked by members of the DNR and individuals involved with the project, cuts the ribbon during the opening of the new addition to the More...

MMCC Sweat Shaker Mountain Bike Race to be held June 30

Mid Michigan Community College is hosting their third annual Sweat Shaker Mountain Bike Race on June 30 on the Harrison campus bike trails beginning at 10 a.m.  More...

Ignat bags bird in NWTF ‘hunt of a lifetime’

Courtney Ignat of Houghton Lake recently bagged a male turkey with a full fan, using a Mossberg .20 gauge.  Her turkey story would ordinarily make the outdoors pages of the newspaper, but her hunt was anything but ordinary.  It was part of More...

Education

A Family Approach to Education

Instead of individual desks the students sit at a large kitchen table with books, crayons, worksheets and computers strewn about, the teacher’s name is “mom,” classmates include siblings of all ages and at times dad is called in to More...

HLMS MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Houghton Lake Middle School May students of the month were announced June 6. More...

PERFECT ATTENDANCE ALL YEAR

Collins Elementary School faculty and students were recognized on June 6 for perfect attendance during the entire 2011-2012 academic year. More...

Breaking News - 6/19/2012 3:09 PM

Propane safety training this evening in South Branch Township - Free Access

All firefighters are welcome to attend a propane safety training and demonstration by the Michigan Propane Gas Association this evening at the South Branch Township Fire & EMS building. More...

Breaking News - 6/19/2012 1:23 PM

HLCS board has three on list for second interviews - Free Access

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates to three. More...

Breaking News - 6/18/2012 5:22 PM

Deadly fire Monday in Markey - Free Access

A fire Tuesday around noon has claimed a life of a home's occupant. The Markey Township Fire Department responded to the call and was aided by other departments. More...

Houghton Lake State Police Post to celebrate 75th

The Michigan State Police Post at Houghton Lake will celebrate 75 years with an open house June 20. More...

CTC reps say answers available if consolidation gets voter OK

“I don’t know” was a recurring theme at the informational meeting held by the Citizens for Township Consolidation (CTC) at the Houghton Lake Community Center June 12. 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court, Roscommon:  Robert L. Bailey II, 31, Grayling, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of possession of marijuana, second offense. More...

Sports

Markey Blue hands Gold first loss

It took nine innings for the Markey Blue team to give the Markey Gold team its first loss of the year, 15-13, in Roscommon County Christian Softball League action Tuesday night. More...

Headed to States

Bucks make State golf tourney despite trying Regional

For the first time since 2006, the Roscommon High School varsity golf team qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State Golf Tournament, by placing third in the Regional Tournament at Lakeside Links Golf Course, Scottv More...

Sign up for alumni football game deadline Friday

Sign up for the alumni football game between Houghton Lake and Roscommon will end this Friday (June 15).  Both teams will be having a helmet fitting and final sign up event tomorrow (Friday) night. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Urge you not to sign’ recall petitions

Petitions are currently being circulated to recall three Houghton Lake School Board members: President Tom Dean, Vice-president Dave Johnson and Treasurer Tim Scherer. More...

PA 56 needs to be amended

This summer will be an interesting test as to whether Public Act 56 will really allow additional access to our lakes throughout Michigan, including Higgins Lake, where the original road end controversy started. More...

Writer: PA 56 ‘correctly worded’

I hope my letter in the June 7, 2012 edition provided some help to [Resorter letter writer] Mr. Eric Ostergren with respect to what public entities regulate the roads, activities on them and the water. It does get confusing.  More...

Religion & Family

Father’s Day Pancake breakfast to benefit Relay

Relay For Life Team Faith is planning a Father’s Day All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Brunch this Sunday at Markey Community Baptist Church.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Flint Road, Roscommon. More...

Underwater theme featured at HLUMC Vacation Bible School

The theme of Houghton Lake United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School for this summer is “Operation Overboard: Dare to go Deep with God!”  “Explore and experience God’s underwater universe at VBS,” Amanda More...

Dog wash to benefit Relay

The Roscommon County Lifesavers Relay for Life Team is planning a dog wash fundraiser on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held at the Roscommon County Animal Shelter by donation. More...

Happenings

CONDUCTING CONSTRUCTION

Roscommon Historical Model Train Club President Bob Edwards (pictured) said the construction of the Roscommon Central 1.5 scale ridable model train site next to the AuSable River Center is about half More...

Classic cars rolling into town June 16 for ‘Back to Bricks’

The third annual Back to the Bricks Promotional Tour will be at Houghton Lake on Saturday.  More...

DOE Day golf outing planned

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring DOE Day Ladies Golf Outing June 21 at Ye Olde Country Club in Roscommon.  A donation of $50 includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, skills contest on the course, lunch and beverag More...

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