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Kieb chosen to complete RAPS term

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education chose former employee Lisa Kieb to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Board Member Brenda Milner during a special meeting at the board office in Roscommon on Sept. 27. More...

Haunted happenings lead up to RHS Homecoming

Ghostly spirits and ghoulish goblins will haunt the halls of Roscommon High School this week as the student body conjures up a spell for a guaranteed Homecoming victory over Clare.  The 2012 Homecoming theme is a “Haunted Homecoming” More...

Special Sections

News

PRE-CONSTRUCTION PLANNING

Porath Contractors Inc. More...

Compost ‘assistant’ receives raise; manager description on hold

At its Oct. 2 meeting, Roscommon Township officials approved a pay raise for the compost center assistant who has been filling in following the death of R. Bill Ancel Aug. More...

Firefighter still answering the fire bell at age 70

By the time most firefighters reach the age of 70, they have usually hung up their boots. More...

Business

NEW OWNERS

(Left) My Sister’s Closet Consignment Shop has been under new ownership for the past four weeks when Dawn and Jeff Goodwin took over the business. More...

Letters to the Editor

Teach how to diffuse without anger

It seems every day, we have to make decisions that will affect the lives of our children in ways that even we will never fully understand. More...

Report missing political signs

Wow, how low will some people go! I am running for Lake Township Treasurer, I purchased political signs with my hard-earned money, and had put several signs out on public property starting Sept. 9. By Sept. More...

Ask permission before placing political signs

We would like to suggest to the candidates running for office, to please ask permission of the property owners before placing a campaign yard sign in front of their place of business. More...

Health

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For Your Health-

This October, the Central Michigan District Health Department is proud to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a time to promote regular breast cancer screening and early detection of breast cancer.  More...

RCCF provides grant to MDA

The Roscommon County Community Foundation recently provided a grant from the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund in the amount of $848 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  More...

Palmer takes over as new administrator at Hilltop Manor

Hilltop Manor of Roscommon has been under the leadership of new administrator John Palmer for the past three weeks.  Currently he has been getting acquainted with the residents, staff and the community. More...

Happenings

Wellington keeps broom making alive

Howard Taylor, owner of Wellington Farm Park works in a one-room wooden workshop that one might think came from the late 1800s, it’s heated with a small wood stove and is lit by a single light bulb. More...

Lions Club gearing up for 43rd Halloween Party

Plans are underway for the Houghton Lake Lions Club’s 43rd Annual Halloween Party.  The event will take place Oct. 31 at Bobcat Stadium, and the club is busy preparing for an estimated 2,000 attendees.  More...

Couple’s book gives dog owners, pets peace of mind

“Even family doesn’t know everything about taking care of your dog.”  That’s how Joe Connolly of Roscommon described the purpose of a book he and his wife Cathy recently wrote titled “If I Should Die Before My Dog,& More...

Features

Recovery possible with help of ‘community,’ ‘family,’ ‘faith’

Fire Salute

Last year, on the 10th anniversary of September 11, the Gerrish Township Fire Department experienced a tragedy of a different sort than that of the nation.  One of its own firefighters, Patrick Quinlan, was seriously injured in a motorcycle-deer More...

Roscommon County HazMat

Tim Mepham has served with the Roscommon County Special Response (HazMat) Team since its inception. He has also been the assistant chief for the Higgins Township Fire Department for 13 years. He is certified in Firefighter I and II and as an EMT. More...

DNR Firefighters

Firefighters for the DNR’s Roscommon Management Unit serve out of the West Branch and Houghton Lake offices. More...

Breaking News - 10/8/2012 9:32 AM

Armed robbery reported at Admiral gas station - Free Access

Denton Township Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Admiral Gas Station the evening of Oct. 6. More...

NMSL releases final standings and cross-over schedule - Free Access

The Northern Michigan Soccer League has released its final regular season conference standings and the schedule for the league’s cross-over games.  More...

Encounter with homeowner, gun leads to new gypsy moth policy

krista.tacey@houghtonlakeresorter.com  The Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Suppression Department’s policy on entering residential property has been revamped following an incident where a gypsy moth employee reported she had a gun pointed in h More...

Seven honored at RAHS 89-plus birthday gala

A total of 678 years were shared between the seven people honored at the eighth annual 89-plus birthday celebration at the Gallimore Boarding House in Roscommon on Sept. 26.  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:  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 6:  Bradley A. Desmit, 22, St. Helen, stood mute to a charge of probation violation and a status conference was set for Oct. 9.  Ellen M. More...

Sports

VICTORIOUS

Roscommon High School senior girls were fired up going into Tuesday’s dodgeball games against the junior girls. More...

8th graders fall, 7th grade win in RYFL action

Clare beat Roscommon by a touchdown, 30-24, in 8th grade youth football action at Roscommon Saturday.  More...

Bobcats take 10th soccer win at Gladwin with 6-3 win

Houghton Lake’s varsity soccer team scored its 10th win of the season at Gladwin Oct. 2, defeating the G’s 6-3.  More...

Editorial

Much of world wants freedom from speech

Guest Opinion

I can say what I want, even if it offends you. More...

‘Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe’

Principal’s Perspective

At Houghton Lake High School we are placing monthly focus on character traits that we believe equip our students for success in the school setting and the world outside of school. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-SEPTEMBER 30, 1887  EDITORIAL.   More...

Outdoors

Groups spark restoration for beloved Michigan lights

Although the golden age of Michigan’s lighthouses has passed – and most of the towering beacons that once guided many a mariner safely around the Great Lakes have gone dark – the remnants of these “guardians of the lakes&rdquo More...

Lighthouse Festival Planned

The St. Helena light will be the featured lighthouse at the 18th annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival, Oct. 11-14. This year’s event includes lighthouse tours, speakers, maritime vendors and authors.  More...

Houghton Lake pike spearing rule may be in place this winter

Spearing of northern pike may be legal on Houghton Lake this winter if efforts by the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division to implement the rule change are successful.  More...

Religion & Family

Messiah Lutheran hosting breakfast, dinner

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a breakfast and a dinner during the month of October.  A community breakfast is planned for Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Roscommon County Commission on Aging to present free concert

The Roscommon County Commission on Aging and the Michigan Opera Theatre will be presenting “The American Songbook” a free music concert on Oct. 10. More...

Lake George study group forming

A study group, which will study the science of mind, will be forming at Lake George.  The group will be known as the “Lake George Theoscience Study Group” and will study the relationship between science and religion.  The group More...

Law Enforcement

Standoff results in arrest

Denton Township police, with the assistance of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police, arrested a Prudenville man the morning of Sept. 15 after a stand-off that began at about 7:45 p.m. the previous night.  More...

Education

Sura named DAR ‘Good Citizen’

Houghton Lake High School senior Chris Sura has been selected as the school’s Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen by the faculty and the senior class.  More...

PARADE PREP

Sixth graders (front row, from left) Chase Jobson, Aaron Hadstate, Gordon Wallace and Aaron Spencer; (back row, from left) Austin Trudeau and Thomas Pastell show off the T-shirts they made in prepara More...

CLASS UNITY

Roscommon Middle School sixth grader, Ben Devalt colors the Buck on the front of his t-shirt. In addition to being worn at the Roscommon High School Homecoming Parade on Oct. More...

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Poll

Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?