August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

OLD 27 TOUR

A long line of participants in the sixth annual Michigan Old 27 Motor Tour passes by the Houghton Lake State Airport Friday afternoon. More...

NEW STORM SEWERS

Roscommon County Road Commission workers (left to right) George Doebler, DJ Sharrard and Lance Cherven work on a project to install new storm sewer on South Gladwin Road next to the Trestle Park cons More...

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News

Village changes water and sewer shutoff reminder policy procedure

The Village of Roscommon council gave Village Manager Allen Lowe the go ahead to change the village’s water and sewer shutoff policy procedure to no longer give residents red tag reminders at their homes.  More...

Rendon updates commissioners; Lt. Gov. Calley to be here

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners carried a light agenda during its Aug. 22 meeting, allowing time for State Rep. More...

Roscommon, Ogemaw transit authorities reach administrative agreement

An administrative agreement was recently reached between the Roscommon County Transit Authority and Ogemaw County Transit and approved by the board of commissioners in both counties.  More...

Editorial

It’s that time

Our Opinion

School bells will ring next week, marking another backto school for students, teachers and parents.  After over 10 weeks of freedom that only a summer break from school can bring, students will enter the hallways of area schools as seniors, fift More...

Speeding isn’t always the driver’s fault

When shopping for a car, I refuse to buy one if it’s silver.  Everyone remembers their first car. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-AUGUST 26, 1887  EDITORIAL.   More...

Outdoors

Gypsy moth field staff to start county-wide surveying

Starting in September and running through November and possibly into December, field staff of the Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program will again be out checking private property in Roscommon County for egg masses laid by the female moth.& More...

TUESDAY MORNING CATCH

Keegan Eddy, 9, of Brighton, landed this smallmouth bass fishing the morning of Aug. 21 on Houghton Lake. More...

MIDDLE GROUND SMALLMOUTH

Carter Wise, 8, of Dexter, caught this 16-inch smallmouth bass while fishing Aug. 14 in Houghton Lake’s middle grounds. More...

Happenings

POPULAR CAMEL

Susan Lybrink (left) and Muriel Laverty show off Walgreen’s camel, “Wally Greens,” as it won the most $1 votes, making it the most popular camel at the fourth annual Camel Races hel More...

SPEEDY CAMEL

Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson (left) and Gerald Dixson represent the sheriff’s department and the winning camel, “Deputy Humphrey,” Aug. More...

HLPL welcomes students back

The Houghton Lake Public Library will be a great place for students heading back to school to visit this month, with several activities planned and a wide range of resources to help them with their school work.  More...

Breaking News - 8/31/2012 10:03 AM

Elevated fire danger today (Friday) - Free Access

Fire danger level throughout northern Michigan will be elevated this afternoon (Friday) and early evening. More...

‘Walking school bus’ an addition to RAPS

Students and parents in the Roscommon Area Public Schools will have the opportunity to get a better start to the school day this fall with the addition of the “Walking School Bus” program. More...

New administrators, staff greet HLCS pupils

The 2012-2013 school year at Houghton Lake Community Schools will begin Wednesday, Sept. 5. More...

RADL applies for $1.8 million loan

Members of the Roscommon Area District Library Board held a public hearing Aug. 24 on the library’s application to the USDA for an $1.8 million loan for its proposed building.  More...

School board recall will not be on ballot

An effort to recall three Houghton Lake Community Schools board members fell short, as supporters of the recall did not obtain the required number of signatures on petitions that were approved by the Roscommon County Election Commission in May.  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:  More...

Sports

THREE-PEAT

Limberlost Lounge won its third straight Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League tournament championship after going undefeated in the tournament Aug. 25. More...

Bobcats beat at Crossroads

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team had its hands full at Crossroads Charter Academy in Big Rapids Aug. 28, falling to the Cougars 5-2.  More...

Panthers use conversions to beat Bobcats

Three fourth down conversions were costly in Houghton Lake’s varsity football season opener according to Coach John Fuller. The Bobcats lost to the Frankfort Panthers 34-20 Aug. 24 at Bobcat Field.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kilburn, Ancel will be missed

This week I for one, and I know there are many others in town to be shocked by the passing of two longtime friends and classmates who go back to the “Old Stone Schoolhouse on the hill,” and have also done a lot for our area.  More...

‘Can’t debate the unknown’

Eric Ostergren’s letter in the Aug. 23 edition of the Resorter references mine of the prior week, but is incorrect. More...

‘Take care of your body’ for longer life

If you wish for a healthier, long life, take care of your body. If obituaries gave weight as well as age, I think you would find that the saying, “a lean dog for a long race” would, indeed, be true. More...

Religion & Family

Millers to join family, friends for 60th anniversary

Lee and Marjorie Miller are planning to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary over the Labor Day weekend.  More...

Eauclaire names fourth child Ella

Jessica Eauclaire, along with her mother Ann Legg and grandmother Fran Diss of Roscommon, announce the birth of Eauclaire’s daughter, Ella Marie.   The baby was born Aug. 2, 2012, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. More...

Daughter born to DeWolf, Wright

Heather DeWolf and Andrew Wright of St. Helen announce the brith of their daughter, Makenna Joi.  The baby was born Aug. 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Grayling.  She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19 inches long.   More...

Education

A SUPERINTENDENT WELCOME

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Scott Dunsmore (left) and his sons (left to right) Weston, a seventh grader, Austin, a freshman, and Logan, a sophomore, and his wife, Jacki, were welco More...

Combating bullying at Houghton Lake schools

As the new school year gets under way, one Houghton Lake Community School parent is determined to solve what she sees as a bullying problem in the district.  More...

Watson accepts assistant principal post

When Houghton Lake High School students start the 2012-13 school year they will be greeted by a new assistant principal, Chad Watson.  More...

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