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Merritt man dies in Antrim County crash

Slippery conditions contributed to the crash which claimed the life of Brandon Wilson, 21, of Merritt in Antrim County on Dec. 21.  More...

‘Pinky’ Randall honored for ‘a lifelong commitment and dedication to service’

“Wake up each morning and look forward to all of the good things that will happen today. More...

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News

EQUIPMENT GRANT

The Nester Township Fire Department recently received a grant from the Michigan Township Participating Plan to purchase a Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan. Pictured Dec. More...

Village approves insurance carrier

The Roscommon Village Council approved the Michigan Municipal League Property and Liability Pool for its property and liability insurance for 2013.  All five members except for Trustee Jesse Carlson, who was absent, voted in favor of the approva More...

MDOT seeks public comment on draft transportation plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public comment on its draft 2013- 2017 Five-Year Transportation Program. More...

Editorial

Good advice

Our Opinion

Being more attentive and responsible are two bits of advice offered by Roscommon County’s first “Person of the Year” Murl (Pinky) Randall of Houghton Lake. More...

First Amendment predictions for 2013 include disputes over leaks

Inside the First Amendment

Courts have determined that fortunetelling is protected as free speech, so let’s freely indulge in some First Amendment-related predictions for 2013:  Given that there is no major lineup of First Amendment cases this term in the U.S. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-DECEMBER 23, 1887  LOCAL ITEMS   More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to the people of Houghton Lake, entire county

As the recipient of the Roscommon County “Person of the Year” award, I am humbled and appreciative of the honor bestowed on me by the great people of my community and greater Roscommon County. More...

‘Stop needless spending’

I am a small business owner in our county. I have recently received a request from [Roscommon County] Sheriff Randy Stevenson to “partner” with the sheriff’s office. More...

‘Be wary’

Before we accede to the hysteria being promoted by our government and give up our Second Amendment right to protect ourselves, our families and our country against megalomaniacs, be wary! More...

Religion & Family

St. Elizabeth’s welcomes new pastor

The Rev. Charles Curtis is to be Priest-in-Charge at Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake, according to Senior Warden Marilyn Ferguson.  More...

DOES donates to area groups

The Houghton-Higgins Lake Drove #149 of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of DOES has donated a total of $4,500 to Roscommon County area groups in 2012.  More...

Vanackers name son Brantley Albert

Autumn and Jason Vanacker of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, Brantley Albert.  The baby was born Dec. 14, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Grayling.  He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long at birth.   More...

Law Enforcement

‘Man in woods’ reported at OLLRCS

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers investigated a report of a man seen in the woods behind Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School Dec. 19.  More...

DHS mass fatalities planning, response training planned

Catastrophic disasters often impact rural areas and the human cost can be very high. In these times of crisis, small, rural communities are often ill-equipped with facilities to manage large numbers of casualties. More...

Holidays

HLCS Choirs Perform

MERRILY ON HIGH The Houghton Lake High School Chamber Choir performs at the Winter Choir Concert Dec. 18 at the high school. More...

KIDS AND ANIMALS

(Above) Students from Deb Markiewicz’s second grade class at Collins Elementary hold some of the 111 items they collected for donation to the Roscommon County Animal Shelter Dec. 20. More...

CHRISTMAS ADOPTIONS

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office “adopted” 20 senior citizens who live in Roscommon County to provide them with a merry Christmas. More...

COMBINED EFFORT

Eddie Helton, 63, of Prudenville (right) pauses from snow blowing his driveway at 206 Ashwood Dr. to let a Roscommon County Road Commission plow truck piloted by D.J. More...

Snow, rain storm knocks out power, starts break sooner for schools

A powerful winter storm that made its way across northern Michigan and dumped more than seven inches of snow -- as well as rain -- in Roscommon County Dec. More...

MAKING CHRISTMAS WISHES COME TRUE

Toys for Tots bagging volunteers, Kelly Bowman (left) and her granddaughter, Brianna Rice look through the thousands of toys donated by the community to Toys for Tots. 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, Roscommon, Nov. 1:  Kevin W. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Jesse L. Stoner, 20, St. Helen, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on four counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct. More...

82nd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Blaisus, 82nd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Nov. 1 through 30:  Department of Natural Resources  Operating an ORV or motor vehicle where prohibited: Devin S. Pierce, $135; James E. More...

Sports

GIRL POWER

(Above) The Houghton Lake Bobcat cheers with the Houghton Lake Middle School girls basketball team Dec. 20 during a break in action in the annual Staff vs. Students contest. More...

Bailey defeats No. 1 ranked Fouchey

In a match that went to triple overtime, Houghton Lake High School senior Dalton Bailey defeated Oscoda’s Donovan Fouchey in a battle of two top-three ranked wrestlers Dec. More...

Garrett and Carroll combine for 34 points in ’Cats 66-49 cage loss to Vikings

Despite junior Sarah Garrett scoring 18 points and sophomore Gill Carroll chipping in with 16 points, the Houghton Lake High School girls varsity basketball team dropped a non-conference game to Grayling 66-49, Dec. More...

Outdoors

DNR reminds snowmobilers of changes to trail signs

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources in mid-December reminded snowmobilers of changes to the snowmobile trail signage system on state trails, including the addition of five new sign types and the elimination of 10 sign types used in past year More...

SECOND BIG BUCK

CJ Fiedler, 15, of Farwell, shot his second big buck of the year in Roscommon County when he took this 10-point buck on Dec. 23. On opening deer of rifle season, Fiedler bagged an 8-point buck. More...

Ask the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Question: I am planning to buy my children kayaks for their birthdays. Is there any equipment that they will need?  More...

Happenings

‘Helping Hands’ a true community effort

What do you get when you combine 2,000 pounds of turkey, 2,500 pounds of potatoes, carrots and apples, 165 families and about 30 smiling volunteers on the Saturday before Christmas in St. Helen? More...

RADL announces sweater contest winners

Sandy Figley is the winner of the Roscommon Area District Library Twelve Days of Christmas Sweater Contest. More...

SENIOR TRIP

Christmas came early to seniors at the Roscommon Senior Center. More...

Education

Sura, Murphy DAR ‘Good Citizens’

The Marie Therese Cadillac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual Good Citizens program Dec. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for November at Collins Elementary (pictured from left with Principal Pam Akin) are Zoey Kauffman, preschool; Abbie Partenio and Cael Lindsey, first grade; Hannah Patnode and Co More...

A CAKE 36 1/2 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Cindy Bedell (second from left) and friends associated with Houghton Lake High School react to her retirement cake featuring her picture and a crown at a surprise party held in her honor at Buccilli& More...

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