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Bucks wrestling eliminated from postseason - Free Access

The Gladstone Braves varsity wrestling team downed Roscommon 46-28 in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Regional 117-3 semifinals to eliminate the Bucks from the MHSAA postseason team dual wrestling tournament Feb. More...

Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest begins Friday

held together with duct tape and gl ue Dan Decker and his daughter, Bailey, 13 of Roscommon work on their cardboard sled for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest Crazy Cardboard Classic Downhill Run More...

HL Alternative Ed making mid-year cuts

Houghton Lake Alternative Education lay-offs were at the forefront of Monday’s regular meeting of the board of education.  Social Studies teacher Heidi Van- Wagner, who works at the Alternative Ed, expressed her concern during public comme More...

Special Sections

News

ONE INJURED IN GARAGE FIRE

Roscommon Township firefighters battle a blaze in a garage at 4304 Tower Hill Rd. which injured a resident on Feb. 11. More...

Denton requests study for Clearwater Avenue

Denton Township officials Feb. More...

Rep. Camp plans constituent hours in county Feb. 26

United States Rep. More...

Business

Edward Jones named a 2013 National Top Workplace

Financial services firm Edward Jones was named one of America’s Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics, according to Financial Advisor Lori Middleton of the Prudenville office located at 888 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

The Landmark plans Customer Appreciation Day

The Landmark will celebrate 10 years in business Saturday with a Customer Appreciation Day.  Marsha Gwizdala said she will mark the 10 year anniversary with two types of chili: an award-winning chili and a new one she is introducing. More...

Assumed Names

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012:  James E. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘We have rights’

In response to the letter from Beverly A. Luther of Roscommon, please allow me to voice my opinion.  More...

Expand Medicaid, help business

As a supporter of the Affordable Care Act, I was very pleased with Gov. Snyder’s decision to support the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan.  More...

Leave those who believe in strong constitutional government alone

Why can’t those of us that believe in a strong constitutional government be left alone? We are inundated with “gun control” and “anti-gun” zealots. More...

Health

Mercy equipment combines cataract, Glaucoma Surgery

It’s a procedure that improves vision (by removal of the cataract) while reducing or eliminating the need for Glaucoma medications with one surgery, and due to the purchase of a new piece of state of the art equipment it’s now available a More...

‘Surviving After a Suicide Loss’ workship slated Feb. 26

The Crawford Roscommon Suicide Prevention Coalition will be offering a free workshop titled “Surviving After a Suicide Loss” at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Roscommon on Feb. More...

Transplant support group meets tonight

The Organ Transplant Support Group of Northern Michigan will meet tonight (Thursday, Feb. 14) in Gaylord.  The 6 p.m. More...

Happenings

CUT AND PASTE – OH MY!

Prepared with scissors, paste, vintage photos, and colorful prints, 16 handcrafters gathered recently at the Houghton Lake Public Library to make an Explosion Box, a combination album and greeting ca More...

RADL wine tasting social set for Sunday

The Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library will host its 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Social at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, located at 104 Conservation Dr., Roscommon on Feb. 17.  More...

CROSS AND FLAME

Lori Betts received the “Cross and Flame” Award on Boy Scout Sunday, Feb. 10, at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. More...

Law Enforcement

Warren man enters pleas on home invasion charges

A Warren man has entered pleas in Circuit Court in connection with a series of home invasions that took place in January.  More...

Gladwin man enters pleas in domestic dispute

A Gladwin man has entered pleas in 34th Circuit Court on charges filed in connection with a Jan. 6 incident in Nester Township.  More...

State Police investigating attempted fraud at gas stations

State Police from Post 72, Houghton Lake are investigating an attempted credit card fraud which occurred at the Clark gas station at Houghton Lake Feb. 11.  More...

Breaking News - 2/16/2013 7:00 PM

Lewandowski, Bailey score Regional titles - Free Access

Roscommon’s Drake Lewandowski won the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 140 pound Regional championship after defeating Reed City’s Adam Kehr 7-5 in the Regional championship match today (Saturday) at Kingsley. More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2013 3:31 PM

COOR superintendent interviews Feb. 18-19 - Free Access

The COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education will conduct interviews for the anticipated superintendet vacancy that will be created when Robert “Bob” Jones retires Dec. 31 of this year. More...

Treasure Island fire fought from the ice

Special equipment came into play to help firefighters save adjoining houses when a home on Higgins Lake’s Treasure Island went up in flames Saturday afternoon. Gerrish Township Police Sgt. More...

Township consolidation petitions deemed valid

The Citizens for Township Consolidation’s petitions have been deemed legal to be used for the Feb. 25, 2014 election.  During the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting on Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently sentenced the following in 82nd District Court:  Carl J. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 4:  Andrew L. More...

Sports

Houghton Lake youth wrestlers third at Roscommon tourney

The Houghton Lake youth wrestling team placed third at a tournament held at Roscommon on Feb. 9.  The team took 21 wrestlers and had 15 of them earn medals. More...

Bobcats drop fifth straight

With their 68-42 loss against Kingsley on Tuesday night, the Houghton Lake High School boys varsity basketball team has lost five straight games.  More...

Owls inch past Bucks

The Oscoda High School girls varsity basketball team edged out a non-conference victory over Roscommon, 60-56, Feb. More...

Editorial

Nationwide humor

Our Opinion

A January 2012 article in the Resorter, “How not to ‘look good for the judge,’” received a little national attention this month in the pages of Reader’s Digest.  More...

Government ‘authorities’ run amok

Guest Opinion

The just concluded 96th Michigan Legislature was momentous, enacting a long list of beneficial reforms that will make this a more free and prosperous state. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-FEBRUARY 10, 1888  EDITORIAL   More...

Outdoors

Conservation District now taking plant sale orders

Now is the time to start ordering plants for the spring season. Each spring, the Crawford-Roscomon Conservation District provides landowners the opportunity to purchase tree seedlings, native wildflower bulbs and roots and wildflower seed.  More...

Wood qualifies for ‘distinguished expert status’ at Sportsmen’s Club

Thirteen-year-old Chase Wood has been shooting at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club in the Junior Rifle program for three years and qualified for the NRA Three Position (prone, kneeling and standing) Light Rifle, Distinguished Expert Status Fe More...

LAKE ST. HELEN NORTHERN

Tyler Tworek of St. Helen caught this 38-inch northern pike fishing with a tip-up on Lake St. Helen on Feb. 4. The big pike weighed in at 14 pounds. (Courtesy photo) More...

Religion & Family

Citizen of the Year

Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Exalted Ruler David Quimby honored Harriet Wendling with the 2012 Citizen of the Year certificate. More...

Hutchinsons celebrate 70 years of marriage

George and Dorotha (Husk) Hutchinson of Houghton Lake, formerly of Romulus, where they resided for 44 years, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16, 2013.  Mr. More...

Weilers to celebrate golden anniversary Feb. 15

Phil and Deanna (Parshall) Weiler of Roscommon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 15.  Married in 1963 in Coldwater, the Weilers have two children, Philip J. More...

Education

PERFECT SECOND MARKING PERIOD

Fifty-one students had perfect attendance at Collins Elementary during the second marking period, Nov. 5, 2012, through Jan. 18, 2013. More...

Kirtland, SVSU partnership to bring BSN program to area

A partnership between Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) will bring advanced career opportunities for nurses in northern Michigan.  SVSU announced this month they will offer the RN-BSN nursing degree as a hybri More...

Roscommon County Head Start recruiting for fall classes

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc., is announcing its recruitment for Head Start programs for the 2013-2014 school year.  Families with children 3 to 4 years old, who live in Roscommon County, are encouraged to apply for this free More...

Features

Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest to begin Friday

WinterFest 2013 Preview

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce 2013 WinterFest will begin this Friday and will continue to Saturday with a variety of activities for people of all ages.  More...

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