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Lake residents reject raises

About 85 Lake Township residents attended the annual meeting March 16 at the township hall. More...

‘Great Egg Scramble’ March 23

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce would like to invite area children, ages one to 12, to the 2013 Great Egg Scramble. This year’s event will be held at the CRAF Center in the Village of Roscommon on March 23, at 11 a.m.  More...

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News

MSP make nine felony arrests sweep with DHS

Michigan State Police (MSP) made nine felony arrests in Roscommon County as the result of a statewide sweep conducted in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) during the months of January and February. More...

Gov. Snyder announces new Vets Affairs Agency

In his most recent State of the State message Governor Snyder introduced the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency housed within the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  More...

‘Welcome Home’ March 30 for Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam Veterans of America 1047 of Harrison will host the second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day March 30 at the Clare County Courthouse in Harrison.  More...

Editorial

Normal spring?

Our Opinion

Happy Spring!  The Resorter’s Spring Seasons magazine was published last week and features a cover photo taken on March 20, 2012 of bright yellow and purple crocuses. More...

Mixed forecast for Sunshine Week

The forecast from this year’s National “Sunshine Week,” which annually focuses on issues of freedom of information and transparency in government, is “partly cloudy, with some sun and some storms.”  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES  125 YEARS AGO-MARCH 16, 1888  LOCAL ITEMS.   More...

Outdoors

Tarnowski second in national championship

Roscommon’s Samantha Tarnowski finished her 2012-13 SnoX season by racing at the Nielsen-Grand Geneva Finale in Lake Geneva, WI, this past weekend in the last stop of the season of the International Series of Champions SnoX series.  More...

Maple Syrup Day on tap at Hartwick Pines this Saturday

Plan to spend the day at Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling on Saturday and learn about North America’s oldest agricultural product -- maple sugar!  More...

Nearly 1,200 receive Master Angler recognition in 2012

Over 20 anglers received Master Angler awards for 2012 for fish caught in three Roscommon County lakes.  More...

Happenings

Three Houghton Lake teams headed to ‘Battle of the Books’ finale

The Wise Fry’s, The Smarties and the Bobcat Readers will represent the Houghton Lake Public Library Saturday in the Battle of the Books Finale.  More...

‘WEARIN’ OF THE GREENS’

The Roscommon Senior Center had a “wearin’ of the green” party in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The goal was for those in attendance to wear as much green as possible. More...

Michigan wolf presentation March 27 at Rosco library

The Roscommon Area District Library is asking both children and adults to mark their calendars for naturalists/ educator Tom Dale’s presentation on Michigan wolves. Dale’s presentation will take place on March 27 at 4:30 p.m.  More...

Education

OLLRCS student use Lent as a time to give back

Students at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School will continue to work on a two part Lenten project as the season of Lent comes to a close.  The goal of the two part project which is slated to end for students on March 28 has been to he More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School for the month of January (above, left to right) are Kaylee Davis, young fives/kindergarten; Bobby Walter, second grade and Lucy More...

Roscommon Choirs receive top ratings at District Festival

All five choral groups from Roscommon Area Public Schools scored either Superior or Excellent ratings at the Michigan State Vocal Music Association District 9 Choral Festival at Standish Sterling Central High School March 15 and 16. More...

FATAL ON KENO ROAD

Richfield Township Public Safety Department Officer James Scroggin redirects traffic on Keno Road near Silsby Road in AuSable Township on the evening of March 19, deterring motorists from a fatal acc More...

Roscommon woman dies in Keno Road accident

An automobile accident Tuesday evening on Keno Road in AuSable Township claimed the life of a 19-year-old Roscommon woman. More...

RAPS board appoints Lewis

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education appointed Sandy Lewis of Roscommon to an empty seat on the board during a special meeting at the board office in Roscommon Tuesday evening. More...

Memories of State Final still fresh for 1988 Buck cagers

While next Tuesday will mark the 25th anniversary of the day that the Roscommon boys varsity basketball team took to the floor of Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor for the Class C State Championship game, the memories remain vivid for the players of the &ld 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 17:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Rieger to play volleyball at Alma

Houghton Lake High School’s Mary Rieger will get the chance to live her dream of playing volleyball at the collegiate level as the senior was recently informed she has a spot on the Alma College Scots’ volleyball squad next season.  More...

CHEERS TO THE CHEERLEADERS

Varsity cheerleaders at Houghton Lake High School were recognized for their efforts this competitive cheerleading season with All-District awards. More...

Christian softball league plans March 26 annual meeting

The Roscommon County Christian Softball League will hold its annual meeting and registration on March 26.  The 7 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Honored, humbled by essay

This article is written in response to something that appeared in last week’s Houghton Lake Resorter. More...

Put public trust above private interests

Higgins Lake has changed a lot in 60 years. Lake trout no longer spawn along the shore. Algae have replaced rare freshwater sponges which used to live on the sunken island. More...

Survey or invasion of privacy

It’s called “The American Community Survey.”  It is singly the most invasive, demanded compilation of personal activity and information that I have ever seen.  More...

Religion & Family

WILL IT MAKE IT?

(Above) Mini-golfer Eliot Boik (kneeling) looks for the trajectory of a ball hit by Edie Boik (background) through the lighthouse hole at Markey Church’s mini-golf event March 16 as his friends More...

Joint Good Friday service to be held at Markey Church

Five area churches will join together to hold a Good Friday service March 29 at Markey Church.  More...

Good Shepherd has full calendar for Holy Week

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church is planning several services and activities for Holy Week.  The church will hold Palm Sunday services on March 24 at 10 a.m. and Maundy Thursday services at 7 p.m. More...

Law Enforcement

ATF offers reward in Gladwin County gun store robbery

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the assault of the owner of Guns and Stuff, a federal firearms licensee l More...

Break-in reported at home for sale

The caretaker of a Roscommon Township residence reported a break-in March 14.  Having received a call from a realtor who had stopped by the home, which is for sale, the caretaker contacted the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office. More...

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