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County celebrates ‘connected’ certification

Roscommon County officials and their partners in technology celebrated the county’s broadband certification under Connected Nation’s “Connected Community Engagement Program” at a ceremony Monday at the county building.   More...

Relayers encouraged to sign up for CPS-3 Saturday from 5-9 p.m.

This year’s Relay For Life Roscommon County June 22-23 at Houghton Lake High School will be a sign-up site for a cancer prevention study, the CPS-3.  The CPS-3 is a study that may help researchers understand how to prevent cancer, which wi More...

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News

Car/deer accident injures two

State Police from Post 72, Houghton Lake handled an accident which resulted in the injury of two Houghton Lake women on northbound US-127 during the evening of June 16.  More...

Richfield sets Oak Road Bridge public hearing for July 2

The Richfield Township Board set a public hearing for the special assessment of the Oak Road Bridge to be held July 2 at 10 a.m.  During the regular meeting on June 18, Supervisor Jim VanWormer said residents of the special assessment district h More...

RMS STUDENTS FEATURED IN NATURE CALENDAR

Three Roscommon Middle School students were selected to have their nature drawings featured in the United States Department of Forestry Services’ most recent calendar. More...

Business

TAMMY’S BOOKWORM NEW LOCATION

Tammy Jones has moved Tammy’s Bookworm Book Exchange to a new location at 4482 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) at Houghton Lake. More...

Webinar planned on Affordable Care Act’s impact

Small businesses can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for to them at a June 27 webinar sponsored by the small Business Administration.  Representatives from SBA and HHS will present the basics of the Act and answer More...

New barracks funded for Camp Grayling

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Letters to the Editor

Writer opposed to antler point restrictions

I am writing in regard to the proposed antler point restrictions requiring three points or better on one side to be legal to kill, as opposed to the 3-inch spike rule now. More...

Outdoors

FREE FISHING PIKE

Dylan Pringle, 14, holds a 30-inch northern pike he caught while fishing on Saturday at Lake St. Helen. More...

South Higgins State Park, ‘Markey Field’ in running for favorite park

Coca-Cola has launched its fourth annual promotion of parks nationwide through the “America’s Favorite Park” social networking contest, and six Roscommon County area parks are in the running for grants up to $100,000.  More...

Boating skills class offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary

A “Boating Skills and Seamanship Class” is planned to begin June 25.  Sponsored by the Roscommon County United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the 16-hour class will meet on Tuesdays from June 25 to Aug. 13. More...

Happenings

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

(Above) Boy Scouts from Troop 40 work on Zach Utecht’s Eagle Project, the construction of a new sign and flagpole for Ben Jeffs Park, M-55 between Merritt and Houghton Lake, over the weekend. More...

Kitty Donohoe performing at CRAF Center Gazebo, June 26

Kitty Donohoe will be performing at the Gazebo on the CRAF Center lawn in Roscommon on June 26, at 7 p.m.  Donohoe is a singer and songwriter with a “folky Irish and bluesy” sound. More...

RADL receives $10k grant from the Gerstacker Foundation

In addition to the long-awaited Roscommon Area District Library groundbreaking that was recently celebrated, the library is now celebrating the acceptance of a $10,000 grant from the Gerstacker Foundation. More...

Education

COOR students complete another year of volunteering

Since 1998 students from the COOR Adult Transition Center have been volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Prudenville.   More...

SPALDING AWARD

Lyle Spalding (left) presents Jessica Steffel of Crawford AuSable Schools with the 13th Annual Lyle Spalding Award for Leadership in Educational Technology for her leadership and innovation in encour More...

AMVETS SCHOLARSHIP

Karen Hatterer (center) of AmVets Post #13 Ladies Auxiliary, Higgins Lake, and Post Commander Ron Watson present Houghton Lake High School senior Heather Petcher with a $500 scholarship at the annual More...

Lake Board approves larger treatment area

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board approved the treatment of 1,839 acres of the lake for Eurasian watermilfoil during a meeting at Denton Township Hall Tuesday evening. More...

Lake levels hot topic of commission session

What began as discussion on how to answer questions regarding lake levels at Higgins Lake turned into conversation about inspecting the lake level control structures at all three of Roscommon County’s lakes as well as discussion on how to maint More...

Relay For Life packed with 24-hour action

42 teams. 24 hours.  The 2013 Relay For Life Roscommon County is set for this weekend, June 22-23 on the track at Houghton Lake High School. The opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 7: Ryan D. Smagacz, 29, St. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Nearly 500 participate

Connor wins 4th annual Sunrise Run half-marathon

In a half-marathon that came down to the wire, South Lyon’s Todd Connor edged Tawas’ Tyler Bischoff at the fourth annual Higgins Lake Sunrise Run on June 15.  When the final results came in, just eight seconds separated the two as Co More...

Bucks ninth at finals; Coach Glover to retire

On the heels of a back-to-back top 10 finish in Division 3, Roscommon High School varsity golf Coach Mike Glover is announcing his retirement after 34 years at the helm of the Bucks’ golf squad.  More...

Close medals in five events at the Michigan Senior Olympics

Edna Close of Higgins Lake added to her collection of 40 Michigan Senior Olympics swimming medals as she participated in her ninth games on June 3.  The 78-year old participated in five events and medaled in all of them. More...

Editorial

Get ready to Relay

Our Opinion

We hope readers have taken note of the purple on the Resorter’s flag this issue and the previous six.  More...

Review hazards

June 23 through June 29 is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week in Michigan.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-JUNE 22, 1888  LOCAL ITEMS.   More...

Religion & Family

NEW FATHER ON FATHER’S DAY

Higgins Lake’s Billy Ellixson became a father for the first time on Father’s Day, June 16. Avah Lea Ellixson was born to Ellixson and Jessie Lea Caro at Mercy Hospital Grayling. More...

Hayeses celebrate 65 years of marriage

Albert and Leona (Sheltrown) Hayes celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at Fred’s of Roscommon June 15 with family and friends.  More...

Carlsons celebrate 40th anniversary on Mackinac Island

Ken and JoAnn Carlson celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival June 15 through 17.  Married in Roscommon June 16, 1973, the couple honeymooned on the island.  More...

Law Enforcement

High-speed chase ends in arrest

A Houghton Lake man was arrested June 14 by Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies after a high-speed chase down South Gladwin Road (M-18).  More...

Lawsuit against Huron-Manistee National Forests dismissed

A lawsuit in which the plaintiff sought a ban on gun-hunting and snowmobiling within certain areas on the Huron Manistee National Forests has been dismissed by a federal district judge in Detroit.   More...

Law enforcement takes part in emergency training at HLHS

Law enforcement officers from area agencies came together June 11-12 at Houghton Lake High School to take part in emergency response and tactical training.  More...

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