December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners approve health care changes

Salaries, positions discussed as budget decisions loom

During a special Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting on Dec. 5, several budget related topics were discussed in preparation for setting the 2013 budget, which they did Dec. 12.  More...

County residents react to ‘Right to Work’ laws

When the Michigan Legislature passed “Right to Work” bills which were then signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder on Dec. More...

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News

GARAGE DESTROYED, HOME SAVED

Denton Township firefighters douse the burning remains of a garage at the home of Gerald Whaley at 3330 Old Oak Trail Tuesday afternoon. More...

ORV bill headed to committee

After passing in the State Senate by a vote of 38-0 on Dec. 4, SB 1020 has been moved on to the House Committee of Natural Resources, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.  More...

Snowy road sends Houghton Lake woman to hospital

A Houghton Lake woman was injured Dec. 8 when she lost control of her vehicle on a snowy road in Denton Township.  More...

Editorial

What Congress should do about the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Guest Opinion

By Patrick Louis Knudsen  After two years of fiscal dysfunction, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are, finally, discussing the major budgetary matters they should have resolved months ago: How to avoid driving the economy over th More...

Houghton Lake schools need more prevention

According to Mi- PHY reports, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon County high school students reported using marijuana (38.9%), alcohol (68.8%) and cigarettes (46%).  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES  125 YEARS AGO-DECEMBER 9, 1887  Toys! Toys! Toys!  Got here at last and the Opera House Store is completely blocked with them. More...

Outdoors

DNR finds firearm deer season successful

The 2012 firearm deer season wrapped up recently, and the Department of Natural Resources announced Dec. 6 that hunter reports from around the state have been mostly positive.  More...

ONE BIG BEAVER

First year trapper John Hines Jr., 18, of Houghton Lake picked up two beavers and four muskrats from the trap line he and his father, John Hines Sr. tend in Denton Township Dec. 9. More...

MICHIGAN ELK

Michelle Hoffman of Roscommon shot this elk on opening day, Dec. 8, of the season. Only 200 elk permits were awarded out of 168,000 entries this year. More...

Happenings

Teams forming for 2013 Battle of the Books

The Houghton Lake Public Library and the Roscommon Area District Library battlers will join with the returning Ardis Missaukee District Library of Lake City, the McBain Community Library and the Otsego County Public Library of Gaylord in the eighth a More...

LION OF THE YEAR

Roscommon Lions Club President Tim Legg (left) hands a $100 check to Dana Shunk after she was named Lion of the Year on Dec. 4 in Roscommon. More...

Roscommon County Animal Shelter adoption open house Dec. 18

The Roscommon County Animal Shelter will host a Holiday Adoption Open House Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be available. More...

Coyles Restaurant closes after 28 years

A combination of a “bad economy” and “legal complications” led to the closing of Coyles Restaurant at Houghton Lake Dec. More...

ICED OVER

The sun rises over an ice-covered East Bay on Tuesday morning. The photo was taken at around 8:30 a.m. from 100 Canal Dr., while the thermometer stood at 15 degrees. More...

GETTING A CLOSER LOOK

Riley Roberts gets an up-close look at Mr. Bobcat during the Houghton Lake High School Boys Basketball Youth Basketball Camp on Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court Oct. 9:  Regina L. Ledington, 47, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was set for sentencing Nov. 1.  More...

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Zachary J. Bennett, 20, Roscommon, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on three counts of illegal use of a financial transaction device. More...

Sports

’Cats earn first win of season

In a game that came down to the final seconds, the Houghton Lake High School girls varsity basketball team earned its first victory of the season defeating Meridian 38-37 in Jack Pine Conference action Dec. 11 at HLHS.  More...

Moffit drains buzzer-beater for Buck win

With seconds remaining and a tied ball game, Roscommon sophomore Reagan Moffit received a pass from sophomore Logan Hutek and was able to beat the buzzer in the Bucks 36-34 Jack Pine Conference victory over Gladwin Dec. More...

Bowling Highlights

Thursday Senior Citizens League Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

Would like snow along M-55 removed

I would just like to say to Kathy Pardo-Carlson (Resorter, Nov. 29, “Village residents ‘disappointed’ in sidewalk snow removal quality,”) well at least you all have a snow removal for your sidewalks. More...

Disappointed with Rendon’s vote

Our current Representative in the Michigan House, Bruce Rendon, has me totally appalled by his “yes” vote on the so called Right to Work Bill that passed by the Michigan legislature.  More...

Where are tough questions

I’ve never seen a president so well shielded by the media. Where are the reporters that ask the tough questions? To many he can do no wrong. More...

Religion & Family

Thomas, Crete united in marriage at Castle Farms

Angela Kay Thomas, daughter of James and Sharon Thomas of Mt. Pleasant, and Ryan Michael Crete, son of Michael and Mary Ann Crete of Grand Rapids, were united in marriage July 28, 2012, at Castle Farms, Charlevoix. More...

Tookers name daughter Brooklyn

Melissa and Robert Tooker of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Ann.  The baby was born Dec. 8, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Grayling weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measuring 19 1/2 inches long.   More...

Wisterman, Whelpley name baby Ariana

Haley Wisterman and George Whelpley of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Ariana Ann Sheree.   The baby was born at Mercy Hospital Grayling Nov. 29, 2012, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches.   More...

Education

WELCOMING TUNE

The Houghton Lake Jazz Band starts off the Houghton Lake Community Schools Band Christmas Concert Dec. 6 with “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.” Guests performing with the band were Mr. More...

FOCUSED ON THE MUSIC

Saxophone players in the sixth grade band Autumn Grahl (right) along with the rest of her section (not all pictured) Tyler Haggart, Bryce Mansfield, Dana Maske, Raya McCorry, Kaylee McIntyre, Demetri More...

SOLO ARTIST

High school alto saxophone player Calvin Fancher, conducted by Mrs. Sandi Ahlers, was among the soloists featured during the high school band’s portion of the program. More...

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