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HOMECOMING ROYALTY

The 2012 Houghton Lake High School Homecoming King and Queen were announced during halftime of the Bobcats’ varsity football game versus Farwell on Oct. 12 at Bobcat Stadium. More...

Student count down at both RAPS, HLCS

Student numbers at both the Roscommon Area Public Schools and Houghton Lake Community Schools dropped considerably according to official counts taken earlier this month. The lower numbers will force cuts in state funding to both districts.  More...

Special Sections

News

PRESENTING THE FLAGS

VFW Post members Doug Nagel (left) and Rich Waczak (right) displayed the flags to 1st Sgt. Theodore Savercool’s mother, Shirley Savercool (seated left) and his mother-in-law, Michele Caruso. More...

GIFT FROM AFGHANISTAN

(Right) Houghton Lake High School Principal Brent Cryderman (seated) accepted a flag flown in Afghanistan from VFW Post 4159 member Doug Nagel on Oct. 10. More...

Food giveaway at OLL Oct. 20

The Roscommon County United Way and Project H.O.P.E. will be hosting a food giveaway on Oct. 20.  The giveaway will take place at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School from 9 to 11 a.m. The school is located at 1039 W. More...

Business

UNITY HOME CARE SERVICES OPEN

Unity Home Care Services (from right) owner Chris Fratine, registered nurse Tia Currie, marketer Timothy Floria, office manager and LPN DeDe Carpenter and marketer Charles Ransford opened their new b More...

Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber plans annual meeting

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. on Oct. More...

Michigan National Guard to host Veteran’s Job Fair event

In collaboration with over 60 companies the Michigan National Guard is hosting a Veteran’s Job Fair, Nov. 7 through 9.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Lower water levels make swimmer’s itch worse

Over the past months, I have read with interest the opposing viewpoints regarding the removal of the Higgins Lake dam as expressed by Michael Guy and Eric Ostergren. More...

Is bad behavior fair in politics?

Every day we are bombarded by bad behavior in state and national politics, but should we expect bad behavior in local politics, too? What ever happened to fair play and good natured competition? More...

Spend time being thankful

Yes, we can find much, about which to complain. However, one of the keys to a happier life, is to spend more time being thankful for our blessings. If we have housing and food, we are richer than a majority of people in most other countries. More...

Religion & Family

Local hospice opens registration for children’s winter grief camp

Hospice of Helping Hands and Mid- Michigan Homecare will collaborate once again in conducting a weekend winter camp for grieving children this winter.  More...

BABY BLANKETS

Eric Rogers of Caring Pregnancy Center of West Branch stands with Deb Norton, president of the United Methodist Women of Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, as they display a few of the many baby More...

Combined service planned Sunday at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will host a “40 Days In The Word Celebration Sunday Service” on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.  The service will be a combination of Good Shepherd’s regular 9 and 11 a.m. More...

Law Enforcement

Demand for debt repayment leads to arrest

A Prudenville couple was recently arrested by Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies for home invasion in connection with the theft of a home safe.  The two are accused of taking a home safe from a Roscommon Township couple Sept. 21.  More...

MSP collects nearly 700 pounds of prescription drugs

The Michigan State Police (MSP) recently announced that 698.75 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at MSP posts across the state on the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held Sept. 29.  More...

Coins, cash, lumber reported stolen

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint in Roscommon Township Oct. More...

Election

Candidates in six townships shoo-ins in general election - Free Access

There are six townships in Roscommon County in which there is no opposition on the general election ballot. Races were decided during the primary election in August. More...

Features

CUB SCOUTS HAVE BOBCAT SPIRIT

HLHS Spirit Week

Members of the Houghton Lake Cub Scouts #3981 ride along during the 2012 Houghton Lake High School Homecoming parade Oct. 12 prior to the Bobcats football game against Farwell. More...

LEADING

Houghton Lake High School Color Guard Captain Jessie Martens leads the 2012 HLHS Marching Band Color Guard during the 2012 HLHS homecoming parade on Oct. 12. More...

IT’S A SUNSHINE DAY

Taylar Akin (left) and Avery Manifold show off their school spirit during Spirit Week Oct. 9. They dressed as a shovel and a bucket for “Sun, Snow and Sand Day.” More...

Breaking News - 10/19/2012 11:17 AM

Bobcats, Braves to meet for District title - Free Access

After defeating Roscommon 3-1 in District semifinal action, the Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer team advanced to the District championship where the Bobcats will play Tawas. More...

Nature Preserve’s namesake celebrated in Gahagan biography

Tucked into the woods of Roscommon, just beyond the Higgins Township compost and recycling site on Southline Road, is a 60-acre gem of northern Michigan.  More...

Armed robbery suspects apprehended

Two men who were arrested Oct. 10 in connection with an armed robbery at the Houghton Lake Admiral gas station earlier this month have been arraigned in 82nd District Court.  Jeremy D. Shepard, 26, Lake City, and William R. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 13:  More...

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Martin E. Bielicki, 31, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of second degree home invasion. More...

82nd District Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Sept. 1 through 30:  Department of Natural Resources  Fishing without a license (resident): John F. Zeitler, $210; and Tarah E. More...

Sports

Bucks blast Standish in District soccer opener

The Roscommon Bucks scored a 6-3 win over Standish-Sterling in a first round District Tournament game at Clare Oct. 16.  More...

’Cats defeat Clare in District opener, face Bucks in semi

Despite a rocky start, the Houghton Lake Bobcats rallied to a 3-1 first round District soccer win over the hosting Clare Pioneers Oct. 16. More...

Jaguars final games Saturday, 7th graders to play at Ferris

The Houghton Lake Jaguars will conclude their regular season of play Saturday at Bobcat Stadium.  More...

Editorial

A step in the right direction

Our Opinion

An effort spearheaded by Houghton Lake resident Jack McCauley to identify sandsucker holes on Houghton Lake and create a document to educate residents and visitors of their location and danger, has achieved its first goal.  More...

Proceedings must walk fine free-speech line

Guest Opinion

There’s nothing in the First Amendment that says we have to like Mark Basseley Youssef. Or Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Or Sam Bacile. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-OCTOBER 14, 1887  EDITORIAL.   More...

Outdoors

ZEROING IN ON THE PROBLEM

Mark Heilman, senior aquatic researcher at SePRO Corp., bags samples of Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) collected on a recent trip to Houghton Lake with Paul Hausler, senior water resources specialist wi More...

A LITTLE FALL FUN

Roscommon High School varsity volleyball player Kalen Church (left) paints a ghost on the cheek of Tommy Sherrill of Roscommon during the annual pumpkin giveaway sponsored by ReMax of Higgins Lake in More...

Natural shoreline workshop Nov. 8 at RAM Center

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership is offering professional training for people interested in becoming a part of the MNSP Shoreline Educator Network.  Workshops on the benefits of natural shoreline landscaping, bioengineering and erosio More...

Happenings

Second United Way run/walk brings in $5,500

The Roscommon United Way Run/ Walk held Saturday at Camping World of Houghton Lake attracted about 75 runners and walkers, despite the rain and cold that settled in over Houghton Lake that morning.  More...

Rep. Camp plans constituent hours in county Oct. 26

United States Rep. More...

Snow Seekers plan ‘Frost on the Pumpkin Meet and Greet’

North Country Snow Seekers will host a “Frost on the Pumpkin Meet and Greet” on Saturday at Fred’s of Roscommon.  The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Education

Collins ‘bumps up’ its writing skills

Students in Ms. Lamoureux’s 3rd grade class at Collins Elementary School have been “bumping up” their writing using strategies from writing professionals across the country. More...

GAINING FARM KNOWLEDGE

Houghton Lake Middle School fifth graders attended the 16th Annual Farm and Field Day at the Geers Farm in McBain on Sept. 27. More...

HLHS ‘BRICK AND CLICK’ CLASSES

The Houghton Lake High School science department is piloting a new method for instruction and interacting with students. More...

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