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Missing man found, arrested following afternoon hunt

Gerrish Township Police, assisted by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police, found and arrested a Higgins Lake man Tuesday after he had gone missing in the woods off of West Sunset Drive.  More...

Lincoln assassination brought to life by Mudd descendant

When members and guests of the Roscommon Area Historical Society sat down to listen to Thomas Mudd speak about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at the AuSable River Center in Roscommon Tuesday evening, they were listening to over 140 years of fam More...

Special Sections

News

Fire destroys home on Towerhill Road

A fire destroyed a home at 4346 Towerhill Rd., south of Emery Road in Roscommon Township, Aug. 17.  Lt. More...

TWO CAR CRUNCH NEAR TACO BELL

A two vehicle accident that occurred around 12:20 p.m. on M-55 in front of the Houghton Lake Taco Bell parking lot left a 22-year-old Houghton Lake woman with a broken collar bone on Aug. 16. More...

Neighbor complains of noise

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home of a Houghton Lake resident Sunday when the resident complained of loud noise coming from a neighbor’s home.  After a complaint made the previous day, the Roscommon Township More...

Business

Weyerhaeuser’s Grayling mill marks 30th year

For the past 30 years, Weyerhaeuser’s oriented strand board (OSB) mill in Grayling has been producing Weyerhaeuser flooring panels and sheathing products to help builders and remodelers construct high performance homes. More...

DOLLAR GENERAL NOW OPEN

Roscommon Dollar General Manager Jenn Kummer said the store opened its doors for the first time on Aug. 1. More...

SPICER’S BOAT CITY RECEIVES AWARD

Spicer’s Boat City recently took first place in customer satisfaction of 26 Bombardier Recreational Products dealers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Trash carts pose problem for weekenders

We now have wonderful trash carts in Lake Township! I wonder if township officials reviewed homestead tax records before inking the deal. More...

Unsubstantiated assertion not Christian-like

Regarding the Letter to the Editor, “Obama quote deceiving” in the Aug. 16th edition of the Resorter; the writer cites no source or gives any specifics to validate his malevolent attacks on our President.  More...

Allow petitions; put issue on ballot

The Aug. 16 edition of the Resorter had a column and a letter which both referred to the Citizens for Township Consolidation issue. I feel I must respond to both. More...

Religion & Family

FOR KIDS

Kathy Saldana of Houghton Lake donated her hair to Wigs 4 Kids at the Hairloft Salon & Day Spa. Hair designer Lea Demel cut Saldana’s hair. More...

‘One-man quartet’ to be featured at First Baptist

Billed as a “one-man quartet,” Ben Everson will be at First Baptist Church of Prudenville.  Everson will bring his music to First Baptist on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Aug. More...

Volunteers needed to help guide neighbors in need

The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) in Cadillac is seeking people to fill Triage Volunteer positions.  More...

Law Enforcement

Mother sentenced in arson case

A Roscommon woman was sentenced Aug. 7 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, on an arson charge.  Bethany A. Crawford, 53, had pleaded no contest July 10 to arson of a dwelling. More...

RCRC board member R. Bill Ancel remembered

To most he was simply known as “Bill” however, he was husband to his wife, Kay of 52 years, he was the father of three sons and three daughters and was the grandfather to several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  More...

Firefighters honor LTFD Chief

Firefighters from at least nine departments in Roscommon County gathered Monday at the visitation for the late Ron Martin, who had served as chief of the Lake Township Fire Department since 1988.  The visitation was held at Christler Funeral Hom 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 10:  More...

Sports

Bobcats blast Bucks 5-1 in season soccer opener

The Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer team started its season with a bang, defeating rival Roscommon 5-1 Aug. 17 at Bobcat Stadium.  More...

Bobcat gridders seek success; debut single-wing

Fall Sports Preview

The Houghton Lake High School varsity football team will look to improve on a 4-5 record last season and will do so with a tough early season schedule.  The Bobcats open the season playing three teams that qualified for the playoffs last year.&n More...

Bobcat volleyball battles to win home tournament

Despite finishing the pool play with a 5-5 record, the Houghton Lake High School varsity volleyball team defeated Johannesburg-Lewiston and Lake City in the championship bracket to win its home tournament Aug. 17.  More...

Editorial

Bill Ancel

Our Opinion

Houghton Lake lost one of its stalwart politicians with the death of R. Bill Ancel on Aug. 18, 2012 at his Houghton Lake home.  More...

Teachers’ cost-cutting measures impressive

Three cheers for the  Roscommon Education Association (REA)!!!  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-AUGUST 19, 1887  HURRAH!   More...

Outdoors

Foresters harvesting ash, beech to prevent timber loss

Foresters from the Department of Natural Resources and Michigan Technological University are examining more than 30,000 acres of state forest land for signs of emerald ash borer (EAB) and beech bark disease (BBD). More...

NRC approves waterfowl season dates for 2012-13

Michigan goose hunters will enjoy a longer season and duck hunters will be able to take up to four scaup daily this year according to regulations that were approved by the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing recently.  More...

2012 Conservation Expo

SPREADING THE WORD Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program Coordinator Lucille Eisbrenner speaks with Bill Braham of Flint during the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District Conservation Exp More...

Happenings

Hospice of Helping Hands plans yard sale, seeks items

Hospice of Helping Hands will hold its annual yard sale Sept. 7-9 in West Branch.  The sale will open at 9 a.m. on Sept. 7 at the old West Branch Industries Building, a half-mile east of West Branch on M-55.  More...

SEND ME TO GLORY IN A GLAD BAG

During the “No Talent Talent Show” at the Houghton Lake Senior Center, Jerry Friedman played songs about aging with his guitar. More...

DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER

U.S. Sen. More...

Education

Hearing, vision screening offered year-round by CMDHD

As parents, it’s important to make sure your child can succeed in school. One of the most important steps in this process is to have your child screened for possible hearing and vision problems.   More...

AGRICULTURAL FUN

(Above) Chelsea Jones of Merritt and Sandy Jenema of McBain volunteer for the kids games at the Missaukee Agricultural Youth Show in Falmouth July 27 through Aug. 3. More...

COOR sets 2012-13 meeting dates

The COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education set its meeting schedule for 2012-13 recently. The board meets on the second Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. More...

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