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Camp Grayling to mark 100th anniversary Saturday

Camp Grayling, one of the premier military installations in the nation, is celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 20.  More...

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TENT FULL OF STORIES

(Above) Retirees and current Michigan State Police officers have breakfast and swap stories under a tent on the lawn of the Houghton Lake Post the morning of July 11. Organizer Sgt. More...

PALEO JOE VISITS RADL

Joseph J. Kehodl also known as “Paleo Joe” entertained 95 people with his T-Rex tooth and velociraptor skull on July 12 during the Roscommon Area District Library’s dinosaur week. More...

Markey project deemed necessary by board of determination

A board of determination appointed by Roscommon County Drain Commissioner Sheridan Cole determined that a drain project is needed in the Channel Court/Dale Road area in Markey Township. More...

Editorial

Camp Grayling’s 100th

Our Opinion

Michigan’s Army National Guard training center, Camp Grayling, will observe its 100th anniversary with activities and ceremonies Saturday. More...

Preserving the ‘Box’

Although there is no trace remaining today of what was the Music Box at the corner of M-55 and M-18 in Prudenville, its story is alive and well thanks to former Houghton Lake resident Clark Harder.  More...

Democracy minus freedom equals tyranny

Violent protests and a rising death toll across Egypt this week are tragic reminders that free and fair elections are no guarantee of a free and fair society.  Only one year ago, Mohammad Morsi won Egypt’s first free presidential election More...

Outdoors

SUCCESSFUL OUTING

Jim Hafdahl, Mebane, NC, (left) and Wes Morris, Houghton Lake, show off a mess of panfish and a walleye caught on the west side of Houghton Lake on July 15. More...

Lake St. Helen stocked with over 200,000 walleyes

Lake St. Helen was recently stocked with over 200,000 walleye fingerlings this year, according to a Department of Natural Resources press release issued last week.  More...

DOCK DOGFISH

Wyatt Hankamp, 5, landed this 20-inch dogfish while fishing off his grandfather’s pontoon in a canal off Houghton Lake’s South Shore on July 5. More...

Happenings

THE REVEAL

With help of her father, Kurt Meibeyer (left) and her uncle, Chuck Meibeyer Jr., Samantha Meibeyer unveils the sign dedicating the former Markey west diamond as Meibeyer Field in memory of her grandm More...

MEIBEYER FIELD

Members of the Chuck and the late Shirley Meibeyer family gathered for the dedication of the former Markey west diamond on July 16 as the field was rededicated to Shirley Meibeyer as Meibeyer Field. More...

A BLESSING FOR THE FAMILY

Pastor Jim Kent (left) of the Markey Baptist Church said a blessing during the baseball diamond dedication ceremony in memory of the late Shirley Meibeyer. More...

Suspect sought in sexual assault

12-year-old accosted in store

Law enforcement officials are hoping the public can help identify a suspect who they say sexually assaulted a 12-year-old female at a convenience store in the Village of Roscommon on July 11.  “We’re reaching out to the community for More...

GREAT DAY FOR A PARADE

Children scurry for treats thrown to the street by members of VFW Post 5680, St. Helen as they ride by on a float in the 64th annual Bluegill Festival Grand Parade in St. 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:  Scott L. Barnhart, 37, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of fleeing and eluding, third degree. More...

Sports

Merritt hosts final races before Wood Tic

Saturday’s races at Merritt Speedway were the final races before the 25th annual Wood Tic 100 which will take place this weekend at Merritt Speedway.  Wood Tic 100 festivities will begin today (Thursday) at 10 a.m. More...

Long Branch amasses 45 runs in women’s league victory

Long Branch/T&M Services surpassed the 40 run mark for the first time this season when they defeated Anchor Inn, 45-6, in Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League action on July 11.  Andre Tree Service remained perfect on the s More...

Limberlost suffers two losses in 48 hours in men’s action

36-game win streak snapped

For the first time in 36 games, Limberlost Lounge suffered a loss when they fell to 5 Star Detail, 15-14, during the 2013 Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League tournament July 14.  Limberlost rebounded with a 14-10 victory over 5 S More...

Letters to the Editor

Pull over for emergency vehicles

I was driving home from church on July 7, and I encountered three emergency vehicles all with lights and sirens on.  I pulled over and stopped each time and one time was nearly rear-ended by a car that was not stopping. More...

Writer unhappy with township’s ‘poor planning’

This is in response to Denton Township resident Mark Williams being unhappy with the removal of trees (“Denton Township resident unhappy with removal of trees,” Resorter, July 11). More...

Swimmer’s itch ‘getting worse’

Swimmer’s itch at Higgins Lake is getting worse! I’ve even had the unfortunate experience of mentioning at a downstate event that I live on Higgins Lake, to hear back “Ha, you mean the Swimmer’s Itch Lake.”  More...

Religion & Family

F.I.X. completes two projects, two more planned this summer

Friends in Xrist (F.I.X.), a coalition of Roscommon and Crawford County churches, completed two major volunteer mission projects this past June.  The tasks involved nearly 25 volunteers from five different churches. More...

Orientation meeting for CROP Walk planned Aug. 7

An orientation meeting for Roscommon County’s 19th annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk is planned Aug. 7 at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church.  More...

First Congregational plans basketball, cheerleading VBS

The First Congregational Church of Roscommon will hold its Basketball Plus Cheerleading Vacation Bible School July 22-26.  More...

Law Enforcement

MSP reports increase in traffic fatalities over July 4th weekend

The Michigan State Police (MSP) last week announced the results of preliminary reports that indicate 11 people lost their lives in 10 separate traffic crashes during the 2013 Fourth of July holiday weekend. More...

Education

Houghton Lake Rotary awards over $7,000 in scholarships

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently awarded $7,275 in scholarships and academic incentives to recent Houghton Lake High School graduates.  More...

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