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HONORING THE FALLEN

Members of the Charles M. Engel VFW Post 4159 and American Legion Post 96, both of Roscommon, gather around the grave of PFC. More...

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Safety and Career Day

Collins Elementary first grader Kaytlynn Cole gets buckled into The Convincer, on loan from the Ing­ham County Sheriff’s Office, by Roscommon County Sheriff’s Dep. Emilie Pelleran. More...

Resurfacing project on I-75 begins June 3

The Michigan Department of Trans­portation will be resurfacing a portion of I-75 near Roscommon the first week of June.  More...

‘Community Health Heroes’ sought

Do you know of a business, restau­rant, school or other type of business going above and beyond in supporting health and wellness in the community?  More...

Editorial

Danger areas

Our Opinion

Over 60 years ago developers along Houghton Lake’s shoreline used sand from the lake’s bottom to fill in low lying shoreline in order to make it marketable. More...

Tourism rebounding

Tourism in Michigan received a good boost this past Memorial Day weekend, which met travel predictions by tourism groups. Houghton Lake was very busy, reminiscent of tourism’s heyday in the 1960s. More...

Freedom to report needs freedom to gather

Freedom to report the news requires the freedom to gather it.  In the months ahead, that basic concept – so central to the First Amendment’s protection of a free press – will also be at the heart of the ongoing debate over how More...

Religion & Family

Gospel pianist Jim Hendricks in concert

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will host pianist Jim Hendricks in concert Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m.  The public may attend this inspira­tional hour of music from a nationally known pianist. More...

Bill, Ida Ford to visit Houghton Lake Church of God

Houghton Lake Church of God will present the prophetic, healing and teach­ing ministry of Bill and Ida Ford June 9-12.  More...

Fourth child born to Koch, Owens

Lisa Koch and Andre Owens of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Kaydence Michell Owens. She is sister to Cade, 7, Allison, 5 and Braylen, 3.  The baby was born May 21, 2013, at Otsego Memorial Birthing Center, Gay­lord. More...

Education

HLHS Drama performs ‘The Happy Ending Thief’

ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING Cinderella, played by Leonora Pappas (center) reacts to Zach Yuncker’s character showing up in her story. Also pictured is Holly Roberts, playing the Fairy God­mother. More...

MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students who were named Students of the Month for the month of May, pictured with Principal Susan Tyer, are (back row, left to right) seventh graders Corrie Stadler and Al More...

HLMS APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School Students of the Month for April (pictured with Principal Susan Tyer) are (back row, left to right) seveth graders Jackson Blanchard and Madelyn Yuncker and sixth graders N More...

Graduation ceremonies this weekend at HLHS

Houghton Lake High School’s Class of 2013 will take part in commencement ceremonies on Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m in the high school gym.  Ninety-four seniors are expected to graduate.  This year’s class motto is “Wisdom is More...

HILL’S LAST GRADUATION

Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education President Brian Hill presents senior Erin O’Rourke with her high school diploma at the Roscommon High School graduation ceremony on May 23. More...

Household Hazardous Waste to be collected at road commission

It’s time to clean out the garage.  The bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, sponsored by the Roscommon County Solid Waste Recycling Committee and the Crawford- Roscommon Conservation District, will be held June 1.  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

Houghton Lake’s Bailey signs to wrestle at Life University

Houghton Lake High School senior wrestler Dalton Bailey will wrestle this fall for Life University in Marietta, GA, after signing a let­ter of intent at Houghton Lake High School May 28. More...

Registration open for fourth annual Sunrise Run on June 15

The fourth annual Higgins Lake Sun­rise Run will be held June 15 at both the North and South Higgins Lake State Parks.  The half-marathon will be a point-to- point race that starts at the North State Park and ends at the South State Park.  More...

EXPLORERS IN TRAINING

A group of Michigan State Parks explorer guides listens to instructor Holly Vaughn (center) as she teaches a lesson in birding during an annual week- long training workshop at the Ralph A. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Brave, fearless dedication’ helps prevent fuel leak

On May 20, some type of wind came though the north shore line of Long Point Drive around 3:30 p.m. taking down trees and power lines as well as uprighting four pontoon boats. One of those pontoons was mine. More...

Study will ‘provide factual basis for future’

Having read the letters of Mr. Ostergren and Mr. Black regarding lake levels (Resorter, May 23), I think we are too quick to form judgments. The historical lake level data is within the statistical variation normally found in such data streams. More...

‘Obama-Biden should be relieved of positions’

The Obama-Biden team illegally and knowingly stole the election from Romney-Ryan. They used the IRS unlawfully to gain political advantage. More...

Happenings

RELAY FEET

Camping World of Houghton Lake has been raising money for Relay For Life Roscommon County, set for June 22-23 at Houghton Lake High School, and so far has sold about 400 paper “feet.” Pic More...

Quilt trail participants sought by committee

Efforts to complete the Roscommon County Quilt Trail (RCQT) project are underway. More...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author among visitors to Houghton Lake library in June

The Houghton Lake Public Library is gearing up to provide a great summer reading experience for all ages and interests.  Scheduled activities include author visits, a unique art project, story times, music, “A Soup Opera” for famili More...

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