March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

TEMPERATURE VARIATION

The fluctuation in this week’s temperatures have caused both flooding and freezing in parts of Roscommon County. More...

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News

Denton Police investigating fatal snowmobile crash

Police in Denton Township are investigating a snowmobile accident that claimed the life of a 49-year-old Cass City man Feb. 22. More...

MORNING EMERGENCY

(Background, left to right) Adam Gushen, 21, and his father Mark watch as Denton Township firefighters attempt to open the hood of Adam’s 1994 Chevrolet Carprice Classic after it caught fire Tu More...

Markey votes 5% raise

In a 3-2 vote, the Markey Township Board approved 5% pay raises for board members during their regular meeting March 11. More...

Business

SARAH’S FAMILY HAIR CARE NOW OPEN

Sarah and Erik Autio officially opened Sarah’s Family Hair Care on March 11 in St. Helen after several weeks of remodeling. More...

Peebles plans grand opening at Houghton Lake store April 18

Houghton Lake shoppers will have another place to shop on April 18 when popular retail store Peebles celebrates its grand opening at 3451 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

Mercy Hospital Grayling named one of nation’s 100 top hospitals

Mercy Hospital Grayling was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘We need somewhere to go’

As a young teen I am always bored. When I was younger, I used to go roller skating, which, unfortunately, isn’t available to us kids here anymore. Now that I’m older, I attend Houghton Lake football games during the season. More...

‘Don’t force your issues upon me’

I am writing to commend Dan Sinischo for his reply to Beverly Luther (“‘A right we better fight for’” Resorter, March 7). What he stated could not be said any better! Somebody finally gets it. More...

People should vote on right-to-work

The state of Michigan has been a state where the people have the right to work and negotiate their wages and working conditions. More...

Health

Scooter Brigade, Sandy’s Fight for Life selling ‘feet’ at HLHS

The Deer Run Scooter Brigade and Sandy’s Fight for Life Relay for Life teams are camped out in the hallway just outside the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria this week to raise money for Relay for Life Roscommon County and the American Cancer More...

Blood drives planned at Houghton Lake, Merritt

An American Red Cross blood drive is planned at St. John Lutheran Church on March 18. The blood drive will run from noon to 5:45 p.m. The church is located at 2888 West Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake. More...

American Red Cross offers first aid, health, safety classes in March

Each year, nearly 5 million people learn how to prepare themselves, their households and their businesses for emergencies. More...

Happenings

WORK-OUT WEIGHTS

Seniors at the Roscommon Senior Center are thrilled with the exercise equipment purchased with a grant award from the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) to the Commission on Aging. More...

Hospice of Helping Hands to host regional meeting

Hospice of Helping Hands is hosting a regional meeting for the Hospice & Palliative Care Association of Michigan (HPCAM) on March 15. More...

‘Rockin for Relay’ this Saturday

“Rockin for Relay,” a fundraiser for Heartland Hospice’s Relay for Life team, will take place this Saturday night at Garvin’s Spikehorn Restaurant and Lounge. More...

Annual meetings held in majority of townships

Residents to vote on raises

In Roscommon County, more than half of the 11 townships hold annual meetings in preparation for the new fiscal year, which begins April 1. More...

Houghton Lake Post gets experienced new commander

“This post is filled with top notch troopers and sergeants, and I look forward to getting them what they need to continue to do their jobs at a high level.” That is how 1st Lt. John Card described his job as the new post commander at More...

CHA to add high school grades, construct new building

Charlton Heston Academy Superintendent Dave Patterson called the March 12 board of directors meeting “one of the most exciting” board meetings to date as the agenda had two motions that will have a great impact on the future of the academ More...

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Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

VASA1, Snot Rockets take firsts at Michigan Cup Relays Sunday

Despite rainy weather, racers in the Michigan Cup Relays cross country ski races, held on the trail system at Cross Country Ski Headquarters March 10, found relatively good skiing conditions, with the home team taking the Michigan Cup as well as the More...

NOTHING EASY

Clare’s Lindsay Winter (3) heads for the rack while Bullock Creek’s Halee Nieman (22) heads for Winter during a State Quarterfinal game at Houghton Lake High School March 12. More...

A RUN FOR THE BORDER

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education President Dan McGregor (right) places his order with Houghton Lake High School senior Lance LeTourneau at Taco Bell March 11 during Taco Bell’ More...

Editorial

Open is better

Our Opinion

An open government is a better government. This is true from the township level to the highest level. More...

Much to offer

Collaboration was a theme last Thursday at two gatherings of area officials, business leaders and the public. More...

Political Cartoon

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Outdoors

Wolf management topic of DNR public info meetings

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a series of public meetings in Gaylord to provide information to the public and answer questions regarding wolf management and the possibility of a future wolf hunting season. More...

Spring best time to take hunter ed classes

Michigan residents considering hunting in 2013 and who need to complete a hunter education course should enroll in a class this spring, when offerings are plentiful. More...

RMRA to discuss Metro Park playground renovation

The Roscommon Metropolitan Recreational Authority will meet March 20 at 7 p.m. at the CRAF Center. The authority will be discussing plans to renovate the Metro Park playground, located on George Street. More...

Religion & Family

Markey Church hosting indoor mini-golf Saturday

Mini-golf is returning to Markey Church March 16. An 18-hole indoor miniature golf course will be set up throughout the church. Golfing will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $5 each or $20 per family. More...

Bonacci, Apps name son Ethan Richard

Angela Bonacci and Fredrick Apps of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, Ethan Richard Apps. Born March 3, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, the baby weighed 7 pounds, 0.7 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Roscommon County Christian Choir to present Easter cantata

For its annual Easter presentation, the Roscommon County Christian Choir will present “Canticle of the Cross,” written by Joseph M. Martin. This will be the 16th consecutive year the choir has sung. More...

Education

Lear’s ‘America & Me’ essay to advance to state competition

Three students from Houghton Lake High School have been named local winners in the 44th annual America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. More...

ON TO STATE FESTIVAL

The Houghton Lake High School Concert Band (pictured here at its Feb. More...

Workshops offer educators natural resources teaching tools

Ferris State University’s School of Education is partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to offer educators a workshop in conservation education. More...

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Poll

With the recent spate of cold weather, have you turned on the heat in your home yet?