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HERE TO SEE DREDGED HOLES

Michigan House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rep. Andrea LaFontaine and Vice Chair Rep. More...

AMERICAN LEGION DONATES $500 TO COUNTY MEMORIAL

Harry Duwe (center) of the Prudenville American Legion Post 245 presented Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Schneider (District 3) (right) and Vice-Chair Marc Milburn (left) with a $5 More...

Konetchy to challenge Camp

Peter Konetchy, a Republican from Roscommon, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representative in Michigan’s 4th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by fellow Republican Dave Camp. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Was it you?’

Did you ignore a crying woman trying to stop traffic heading east on M-55 on July 17 around 4:15 p.m. by The Hairloft? Did you wonder as you passed what she was doing in the middle of the road with her hands up yelling “Stop!”? More...

‘Money’ comes from taxes on ‘lucky workers’

I read in the paper “Without work nothing prospers.” (Sophocles). Worried citizens in these times are scared about the future. Joblessness causes many to depend on government programs. More...

Library a positive asset for entire community

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of the Houghton Lake library. More...

Religion & Family

‘Mine for the Truth’ VBS planned

A Vacation Bible School entitled “Mine for the Truth” will be held July 29 through August 2 at the Houghton Lake Baptist Church. The VBS will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night and is open to youth ages four years through sixth grade. More...

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DONATES $500 TO COUNTY MEMORIAL

Members of the Houghton Lake Marine Corps League presented Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chair Marc Milburn (second from left), who is also the Marine Corps League Vice Commandant, wit More...

Veterans open house in St. Helen on July 31

The Roscommon County Veterans Affairs office will be hosting its second annual open house at the St. Helen American Legion Post 416 on July 31 from 6-8 p.m. More...

Happenings

Camp Grayling Centennial

The Michigan National Guard celebrated 100 years of military training at Camp Grayling Friday and Saturday, with thousands of military and civilian visitors from all over the State of Michigan taking part. More...

AND…THEY’RE OFF!

(Above) Worm handlers (left end of table, left to right) Paige Ford, 7, of Onstead, Noah Scott, 6, of Bentley, Myla Green, 5, of Houghton Lake, (right end of table, front to back) Amelia Dove, 6, of More...

‘Bibliowalk,’ Congo dancers, picnic highlight library finale

The final week of the Houghton Lake Public Library “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Program has arrived and will wrap up in a not-tobe missed big way. More...

Seven Roscommon residents to paddle in Canoe Marathon

A total of 75 teams will take to the AuSable River this Saturday for the 66th AuSable River International Canoe Marathon and seven of those teams are Roscommon area residents. More...

Three arrested after armed assault

Three men were arrested and lodged in the Roscommon County Jail, two for felonious assault and one for assault and battery, after a drunken fracas at a residence in Lake Township on the night of July 18. More...

Round two Saturday in HLHS, RHS alumni football clash

Following the successes of last year’s game, which raised over $8,000, the second annual Don Nester Auto Group Alumni Football Game between Houghton Lake and Roscommon is set for Saturday (July 27) night. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court. George T. Buckingham, 53, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on the charge of felonious assault. The date of the offense was July 20. More...

Sports

Andre continues dominance in women’s softball league

Through nine weeks of play, Andre Tree Service remain perfect in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League with their latest victims being Countryside Painting who they defeated, 29-1, July 18. More...

Over 100 cars pack Merritt for Wood Tic 100

A total of 111 cars in four divisions were in attendance on Saturday night at Merritt Speedway for the 25th annual running of the Wood Tic 100. More...

Limberlost starts division play with men’s softball victory

Limberlost Lounge started division play of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slopitch Softball League with a bang after defeating F&T Roofing, 20-6, during July 22 action of the league. More...

Editorial

Positives pour in for schools

Our Opinion

Some good news has been coming in during the off season for area schools. In recently released rankings, schools from both Houghton Lake and Roscommon received accolades for their student achievement. In rankings released in April by U.S. More...

Royal birth reprieve from negative news

Eight pounds, six ounces. That’s the weight of the son born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge July 22. This shot heard round the world was, in fact, good news indeed. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

Crops Around Here.

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-JULY 27, 1888 More...

Outdoors

PLACES FIRST AT VINTAGE SHOW

Houghton Lake’s Eddie Korbinski took home first place at the Fourth Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show held July 20 at Kaleva. More...

MRWA seeks volunteers for monitoring of streams

Did you know the bugs in a creek or stream can tell you how healthy it is? More...

Blanchard angler lands tagged rock bass in Houghton Lake

The second fish has been caught in the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s 2013-14 “Catch Us If You Can” contest. Randy Spayd of Blanchard landed a 10-inch tagged rock bass July 13 while fishing on Houghton Lake. More...

Law Enforcement

Schall newest officer at Gerrish Township Police

The Gerrish Township Police Department recently welcomed Matt Schall, who was hired earlier this month, to their department. Officer Schall grew up at Houghton Lake and is a 2005 graduate of Houghton More...

Beck promoted to sergeant by RCSO

Sheriff Randall Stevenson and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy Laurie Beck to Sergeant, effective July 17. Sgt. More...

Education

Wilcox part of American Legion Student Trooper Program

Houghton LakeHigh School junior Alex Wilcox was among 48 Michigan high school students who had an opportunity to find out what it takes to become Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers as part of the 37th annual American Legion Student Trooper Program. More...

Career tech program offers variety of opportunities

The COOR Area Career Tech Center, Roscommon, offers career and technical education opportunities to students in the six school districts of COOR Intermediate School District, Crawford AuSable, Fairview, Houghton Lake, Mio AuSable, Roscommon and West More...

Homes sought for foreign exchange students for 2013-14

The International Student Exchange is looking to place foreign exchange students with caring families in the Houghton Lake area for the 2013-14 school year. More...

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