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“It’s packing, I couldn’t help myself.” That’s how snow sculptor and retired Houghton Lake Teacher Parker Seiler explained his presence on the front lawn of the Houghton More...

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News

‘HAKUNA MATATA’

Under the direction of Jennifer Oaks (right) the Roscommon Elementary School Children’s Choir performed five songs during a Nov. 27 concert. More...

School board hears special education presentation

During its Nov. 26 meeting, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education heard a special education presentation from Rugg Dozzi of the COOR Intermediate School District. More...

Twelve Days of Christmas at RADL

The Roscommon Area District Library is asking its patrons to show their holiday spirit by reaching way back into their closets, digging in the bottom of their dressers and looking under their beds for old Christmas or holiday sweaters. More...

Business

BBB Scam Stopper hopes to help consumers avoid scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Detroit and Eastern Michigan last week announced that the BBB and Western Union have launched BBB Scam Stopper, an education campaign to help consumers in the United States and Canada avoid common scams that c More...

ROTARY HELPS WITH DINNER

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently donated $500 to help with the Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner. More...

Chamber now open six days a week

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is now open six days a week. The Chamber, located at 1625 West Houghton Lake Dr., is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Extremely fortunate for road commission

It won’t be long for the travelers of Roscommon County to once again rely on the workers and plow trucks to plow and salt our many miles of road and walkways. More...

Better off than four years ago

I don’t describe God to others or what he stands for, accepts or rejects. But please do not attempt to dictate my relationship to God. More...

Will continue to vote ‘for what’s best for county’

As a result of our recent Presidential elections, and after reading several editorial comments from the readers, I too, find it necessary to make my views known. I am especially addressing my comments to Mr. More...

Health

For Your Health: National Influenza Vaccination Week

Everyone, ages 6 months and above, should get a flu shot this year. This is the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control as they set to observe National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. More...

American Red Cross offers health, safety classes

Each year, nearly 5 million people learn how to prepare themselves, their households and their businesses for emergencies. The American Red Cross is offering the courses where people can join the ranks of those ready and prepared to save a life. More...

Blood donors receive pins

Two donors were recognized at an American Red Cross blood drive held Nov. 19 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. A nine gallon pin went to Chester Schneider of Houghton Lake while a 17 gallon pin was awarded to Bev Johnson of Houghton Lake. More...

Happenings

10th Russ Graham dinner serves over 400

Over 400 area residents had a better Thanksgiving this year through their participation in the 10th Annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner. More...

HOME OF ALL THINGS BOBCAT

The Bobcat Lair, a school store run by seniors in the 23-member marketing class at Houghton Lake High School, is gearing up for Christmas with its “15 Days of Christmas Sale.” Each day, b More...

Post 416 to hold events in December

American Legion Post 416, St. Helen will hold two events this December, including a breakfast on Dec. 1, which is open to the public, and a free Leadership College for Legion members on Dec. 2. More...

Education

RMS takes a stand against bullying

The Roscommon Middle School eighth grade students, supported by the Student Council, put on a surprise antibullying performance for the seventh graders recently. The theme of the skits was anti-bullying. More...

RHS art students study Surrealism

Casey Perialas More...

RES students are thankful for ...

Alyssa Smith Christina Wintersheimer’s third grade More...

RAPS teacher contract saves district over $200k

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve a one-year contract with the Roscommon Teacher’s Association during its regular meeting at the board office in Roscommon Nov. 20. More...

Santa coming to town for 35th Roscommon Christmas in Village

The Village of Roscommon will be welcoming the Christmas season this weekend with the annual Christmas in the Village celebration. The weekend’s events will begin Friday evening at 7 p.m. More...

Village residents ‘disappointed’ in sidewalk snow removal quality

Village of Roscommon residents Kathy Pardo-Carlson and Tim Legg both addressed the village council with their disappointment regarding sidewalk snow removal over the past weekend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-20
Bobby Earl Alexander - 2014-11-20
M. Juanita Thrift - 2014-11-20
Marie Jean Booth - 2014-11-20
Albert August Fraelich - 2014-11-20
Carol Jeanne Savaglio - 2014-11-20
Amber M. Keyes - 2014-11-20
Marie Jean Booth - 2014-11-13

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: More...

Sports

Youthful Bucks to take to the court

Winter Sports Preview

The Roscommon High School girls varsity basketball team will be youthful this season according to Coach Phil Weiler as half of the team is composed of underclassmen. More...

RHS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS RECOGNIZED

Roscommon High School varsity volleyball players were recently recognized for their efforts on the court for the 2012 season by both the Jack Pine Conference and their coaches. More...

Tawas Braves prove too much in Bobcats’ season opener

The Houghton Lake High School varsity basketball team had no answer for Tawas in the Bobcats’ 71-26 season opener loss Nov. 26 at Tawas. More...

Editorial

Winning end

Our Opinion

The Michigan High School Athletic Association State Football Champions were decided in games last Friday and Saturday at Ford Field. More...

Petraeus affair reminds us how little is private

National attention to the Petraeus affair is driven by everything from morbid curiosity to concern for national security. But for most of us, issues of privacy and the First Amendment also should take center stage. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-NOVEMBER 25, 1887 Additional Local. More...

Outdoors

WOLF CREEK BUCK

Rick Foutch of Houghton Lake bagged this eight-point buck on Nov. 25 in an area near Wolf Creek he said he’s been hunting for over 30 years. More...

Snowshoe workshop at Hartwick Pines

Winter is fast approaching and it is time once again to think about winter recreation such as snowshoeing. Hartwick Pines State Park (located near Grayling) will be hosting three snowshoe lacing workshops Dec. 8-9, Jan. 26-27, 2013, and Feb. More...

SASKATCHEWAN BUCK

Ray Seaman of Houghton Lake bagged this big buck near the Carrot River in Saskatchewan, Canada on Nov. 20. More...

Religion & Family

Hats created at St. Elizabeth’s to help ‘Superstorm’ victims

Some 120 crochet and knitted winter hats have been sent from St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake to New York for disaster relief following Superstorm Sandy last month, according to Church Secretary Barbara Orser. More...

Swales celebrate 50th anniversary

Family and friends from Michigan, Virginia and Canada gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Prudenville to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sandra S. and Philip S. Swales on Sept. 15. More...

Wallington, Hamel married Sept. 8

Lerita Marie Wallington, daughter of Stan and Deb Wallington of Houghton Lake, and Randall James Hamel, son of Bob and Linda Hamel of Falmouth, were united in marriage on Sept. 8, 2012. More...

Law Enforcement

Meth suspects demand prelims

Two Cadillac men were arraigned in 82nd District Court Nov. 21 on charges of possession and manufacture of methamphetamine. More...

Sheriff warns of CSC parolees in the county

Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson wants to notify the public that there are four criminal sexual conduct parolees living at the Houghton Lake Adult Foster Care House located at 216 South Harrison Rd., Houghton Lake. More...

Man arrested for murder in Lake City

The Missaukee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday in that county’s Lake Township on Lachance Road near the intersection of M-55. More...

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Were you able to finish your fall yard work before the first snowfall?