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FIRE TURNS SHELL TO ‘HELL’

Denton Township Firefighter Russell Flicker (on top of canopy) gives Fire Chief Paul Tiepel, Firefighter Josh Sanford and Fire Captain Jim Hoover (on ground left to right) a description of an electri More...

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BIG MESS, MINOR INJURY

State Police from Post 72, Houghton Lake had to close the southbound lanes of US-127 Tuesday after this semi-tractor trailer, which was hauling lumber, rolled over about a mile south of mile marker 2 More...

Village adds fines to sewer ordinance

Village of Roscommon residents who are caught violating the village’s sewer ordinance by opening their clean out access points to release the build up of groundwater, rain water, snowmelt or “any other substance or liquid that would have More...

Markey OKs park improvements

The Markey Township Board voted to purchase and install a drinking fountain at the township’s Memorial Park during their regular meeting at the Township Hall June 10.  More...

Editorial

Stop the summer slide

Our Opinion

With Houghton Lake Community and Roscommon Area Public School students celebrating the end of the school year last week, many thoughts were on the upcoming summer break.  A break from early mornings, classrooms and, sadly, books.  The summe More...

Dads get a raw deal on Father’s Day

Last year, on average, Americans spent $715 for Christmas, $152 for Mother’s Day, $145 on Easter, and $126 on Valentine’s Day. Father’s Day, however, averaged only $106. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

Roscommon Summer Attractions.

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-JUNE 15, 1888   More...

Outdoors

FOREST PROGRAM BILL SIGNED

Legislation to encourage owners of the 11 million acres of private forestlands in Michigan to join the state’s Qualified Forest Program for timber harvesting and management was signed into law More...

As tick activity increases, protect against bites

As the weather gets warmer, the tick population activity in Michigan begins to increase. More...

Hunt for state Christmas tree underway

The search for the State of Michigan Christmas tree is under way. The state is now taking nominations for the 2013 Christmas tree that will ultimately sit on the front lawn of the Capitol this November. More...

Religion & Family

Vaughn children hosting birthday celebration

The children of Jesse L. Vaughn will host a celebration in honor of his 90th birthday June 15 at the Houghton Lake Eagles, 101 Crestview.  The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. for family and friends. More...

Kniebbes celebrated golden anniversary

Tom and Bonnie (Lutz) Kniebbe of Prudenville will celebrate 50 years of marriage June 15 at their grandson Kevin’s wedding in Birch Run with family and friends.  More...

Dishroon, Schomer name daughter Aria

Samantha Dishroon and Richard Schomer of Roscommon announce the birth of the daughter, Aria Jade.  The baby was born May 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 8 pounces, 9.6 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long.   More...

Education

School’s Out for Summer

Students at Houghton Lake and Roscommon mark the end of the school year

(Right) Fifth grader Zavior Kenney has a great time flying a kite during Field Day 2013 at Houghton Lake Middle School June 6. More...

Six graduate from COOR

On June 7, COOR Intermediate School District held its graduation at the CRAF Center in Roscommon.  Six graduates were joined by family and friends in a ceremony consisting of music, a memories Powerpoint show, speeches and the receiving of certi More...

‘Sky’s the limit’ for Marine grad Garrett

“The sky is the limit for Emilee,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dartagnan Deeds, “There’s nothing she can’t accomplish.”  More...

Fireworks ordinance fizzles in Denton

Regulating the use of fireworks in light of a relatively new Michigan law allowing consumer fireworks such as Roman candles, bottle rockets and other items that leave the ground drew some fire at a recent Denton Township meeting.  More...

RADL breaks ground at new M-18 site

Members of the Roscommon Area District Library Board broke ground at the future site of the new Roscommon Area District Library on June 5, signifying the start of construction.  More...

Higgins Lake Sunrise Run on Saturday

The Fourth Annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run will be held this Saturday at the North and South Higgins Lake State Parks.  The event will feature four different races including a half-marathon, a 10K, a 5K and a one-mile Family Fun Run.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Andre Tree Service takes lead of women’s league

After defeating Long Branch/T&M Services in extra innings, 19-18, on June 6, Andre Tree Service now stands atop the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-Pitch Softball League’s Upper Division standings with a 5-0 record.  More...

5 Star, Budweiser, Limberlost remain tied in men’s softball league

Through the sixth week of the season, three teams remain in a first place tie of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slopitch Softball League. 5 Star Detail, Limberlost Lounge and Budweiser stand atop the league with 6-0 records. More...

Buck golfers returning to State Finals

Despite having one of their higher scores of the season, the Roscommon High School varsity golf team squeaked into the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 State Golf Meet for the second straight season after shooting a 332 at the Reg More...

Letters to the Editor

Trappers ‘have a deep respect for animals’

I just finished reading Mr. Larry Kepler’s letter in last week’s Resorter (“Killing of wolves is ‘barbaric,’” June 6). Wow! Where in the world do guys like him come from?  More...

‘Back to oneness of humanity’

All religions primary purpose is love, compassion, respect, for all. Human kindness is not based on religion, but on warm heartedness, respect, and the well being of others. More...

‘We have a right to know’

In response to Avis Allmon’s assertion (Resorter, June 6, “Dems ‘fed up with continual attacks’ on Obama”) that Republicans are distorting the truth in regards to Benghazi (the September attack in Libya that left four Am More...

Health

‘PUMPED FOR THE CURE’

Prior to starting this year’s AlexW1ns diabetes walk to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alex Wallison, her family and friends pause for a photo at Lakeview Park, Houghton Lak More...

For Your Health: Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is June 10-16, 2013.  “The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys,” ac More...

Benefit dinner June 25 for Bob Adams

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North will be sponsoring a spaghetti and pizza buffet benefit dinner to help Bob Adams, a Roscommon resident, with medical expenses. More...

Happenings

OVER $1,000 COLLECTED FOR ST. HELEN FIREWORKS

St. Helen Fireworks volunteer Phil Lewis loads a bag of cans onto a trailer to be hauled to BS Liquor to be cashed in for their deposit. The St. More...

HANGING ON EVERY WORD

“Encore” the Afghan hound listens closely as Lucas Haggart, 7, reads from the chapter book “Vacation Under the Volcano” at the Houghton Lake Public Library June 10. More...

TURNING CANS INTO CASH

St. Helen Fireworks Committee Treasurer Sherrie Kempfer of St. Helen sorted through cans at the annual St. Helen Fireworks Committee can drive which was held in conjunction with the St. More...

Features

Gerrish’s new pumper ‘customized’ for firefighters

Firefighters of the Gerrish Township Fire Department will soon receive a shiny new fire truck.  Unlike toy fire trucks, a real fire truck takes a lot of intricate planning, construction and installation of components over the course of several m More...

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