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Tip-up Town, U.S.A., to be a ‘circus’

Step right up, folks, and be a part of all the fantastic acts of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., 2013!  The theme of the 63rd annual festival is “Circus...Under the Big Top” and you may have to do some juggling to see all that Tip-up Town has t More...

Non-county parolees to be relocated

Progress has been made since Roscommon County Sheriff Randy Stevenson questioned the Michigan Department of Corrections as to why non-county criminal sexual conduct parolees were being housed in Roscommon County.  More...

Good ice, good fishing reported on Houghton Lake - Free Access

“We have good ice, and snow is on the way,” said Rodney Korbinski of the Korbinski Marine bait shop as he spooled line for a customer on the Wednesday morning before the first weekend of Tip-up Town 2013. More...

Special Sections

News

GERKIN RETIRES AFTER 40 YEARS

Roscommon County Chief Civil Clerk Pat Gerkin (front row, second from right) was recognized for her 40 years of service to the county at the Jan. More...

Markey board makes budget adjustments, approves contracts with AccuMed

The Markey Township Board made quarterly adjustments to the township’s budget during its regular meeting at the township hall Jan. 14.  More...

Fourth hundred-mile challenge beginning at RHS

The fourth “To the Bridge and Across, 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge” will begin at Roscommon High School Jan. 21.  More...

Business

STARTING A NEW CHAPTER

(Above) Bettie Guldner (right) branch manager of North Central Area Credit Union’s Houghton Lake branch and new manager, Mary McLean, display a scrapbook presented to Guldner created by Tracy W More...

Call letters switched, flips format for Grayling stations

On Monday, Jan. 14, Blarney Stone Broadcasting of Grayling switched its call letters and format of its two radio stations.  More...

RETAIL OUTLET

Step Up Auctions has opened a new retail outlet at 700 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55), two doors down from Burger King in Prudenville. More...

Letters to the Editor

Work on improving Houghton Lake continues

Phase One: Informing the public about the holes.  More...

Dam advisory committee needed

Gerrish Township Supervisor Frank Homola’s motion to restore a dam advisory committee is certainly needed.  As Mr. Homola stated, such a committee would not be harmful. [Roscommon County] Commissioner [Ken] Melvin is opposed to this, why? More...

‘Life saved might be yours’

Thank you Mr. Hoitenga (“Greatest evil in history,” Jan. 10). More...

Happenings

Jamie Jambore

Houghton Lake Public Library Youth Services Librarian Laurie Chudzinski (dressed in her pink plaid jammies) reads by lamplight to (back row, left to right) Avery Hendershott, Bella Havlik, Maddison L More...

KCC, Chemical Bank partner to offer free financial classes

Kirtland Community College and Chemical Bank North are partnering to offer a series of financial education courses between Jan. 23 and March 13 through the college’s Community Education department.  More...

MAKING ‘SOMETHING’

Snow sculptor Parker Seiler, 86, of Prudenville, was in the beginning stages of “making something” Monday morning, after he spotted a promising pile of snow near the Glen’s Market p More...

Education

BOB begins at Houghton Lake, Roscommon libraries

The Roscommon Area District Library’s Battle of the Books kick-off began Jan. 12. This year six teams will be representing RADL.  More...

CHA ‘Post Christmas Concert’

The students of the Charlton Heston Academy extended the Christmas season this year by hosting its Christmas concert on Jan. More...

RMS JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School January students of the month were announced on Jan. 9. More...

TUT KICKS OFF WITH HIGH SPEED - Free Access

The Tip-Up Town 2013 kicked off with Yankee Zephyr snow drags which began at 12 p.m. today Friday, the sleds will hit the ice once again tomorrow. Start time for tomorrow’s (Saturday) drags will be at 10 a.m. More...

IMPORTED SNOW

Snow sculptor Richard Kristof (left) uses the finest imported snow (mined from nearby snowbanks) to create a clown sculpture at the center of the site of Tip-up Town 2013 Tuesday afternoon. More...

Strategic planning groups review data, brainstorm possibilities for HLCS

Looking into Houghton Lake Community Schools’ future for the next three to five years was a group of concerned parents, staff, students and clergymen who gathered Jan. More...

CTC seeks answer on petitions

Citizens for Township Consolidation President Dave Emmons asked the Roscommon County Commissioners at the Jan. 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...

Sports

Buck grapplers go 2-3 at Michigan duals, thump G’s

The Roscommon High School varsity wrestling team compiled a 2-3 team record at the Michigan Duals held Jan. 12 at Bay City Central and defeated both Gladwin (64-13) and the Gaylord “B” team (48-30) Jan. 15 at RHS. More...

Hornets six better than Bobcats

In what Coach Angie Dalak called their “worst game to date,” the Houghton Lake High School girls varsity basketball team lost to Harrison 33-27 Jan. More...

Slow start plagues Bucks

The Farwell High School girls varsity basketball team started its game against Roscommon on a 15-0 run en route to a 41-27 victory over the Bucks Jan. More...

Editorial

Winter circus ready to roll

Our Opinion

With the theme of “Circus…Under the Big Top,” Tipup Town, U.S.A. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-JANUARY 13, 1888  EDITORIAL   More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results  Will you follow NHL hockey this season? Yes-37% No-63%  This week’s question   More...

Outdoors

SPECIAL CATCH

Steve Miles (right) caught this 17-inch walleye from the east bay of Houghton Lake at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14. More...

Spearing holes could be new hazard on Houghton Lake

With the resumption of pike spearing on Houghton Lake after a 75-year hiatus, fishermen and others may encounter a new hazard while traveling the lake’s ice this winter: spearing holes.  More...

Religion & Family

Boucks celebrate 60 years of marriage

Jack and Joanne Bouck of Higgins Lake celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today (Jan. 17). A June open house has been planned.   More...

Messiah Lutheran dinner features BBQ chicken

Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, will host a community dinner Jan. More...

Long, Wiltjer plan March wedding

Bethany Ann Long, the daughter of Gary and Cindy Long of Merritt, and Timothy Alan Wiltjer, the son of John and Diane Wiltjer of Byron Center, announce their engagement to be married.  A March 9, 2013, wedding is planned at the Pinnacle Center i More...

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