August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

‘GLADTONES’

The barbershop trio of The Gladtones (left to right) Bob Marshall, Sumner Maule and Dick Metz serenade the village doctor, played by Denny Kiroff, on Saturday during the Houghton Lake Area Historical More...

Drunk driver rear-ends patrol car

A 59-year-old West Branch man, who State Police said was “highly intoxicated,” rear-ended a patrol car at around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 2.  More...

Movie in the Park Saturday in Roscommon Township

Roscommon Township will host its fourth annual Movie in the Park Saturday at dusk. The event is open to the public and held free of charge. More...

Special Sections

News

LEARNING HOW AN AMBULANCE WORKS

(Left to right) Josie Ritchie and her children Adree, 5 and Braden, 7 of Gladwin are shown some of the equipment used on an ambulance by Paramedic Joe Rubino of Denton Township Ambulance during &ldqu More...

Roscommon man injured in car-bike accident

A Roscommon man riding his bike was injured the evening of July 27 when he collided with a car on M-18.   More...

GETTING TO MEET DAK

(Left to right) Dylan Smith, 6 and Peyton Smith, 2 of Houghton Lake and Becky Yuncker meet Dak the police dog and his handler Richfield Township Public Safety Officer Jason Hertzberg during “Am More...

Business

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

(Top) Frontier Communications representatives (left to right) Technical Supervisor Javier Barajas, Frank the Buffalo, General Manager of the Northern Region Lisa Mecheau, New Business Sales Represent More...

HOUGHTON LAKE FAMILY FARE GRAND OPENING AUG. 18

In preparation for the grand opening, a crew from Signs by Crannie of Flint installs the new Family Fare sign on the Glen’s Market of Houghton Lake on Aug. 5. More...

Physicians earn patient-centered medical home designation by Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated four Roscommon County practices as patient-centered medical homes – placing them among a select number of primary care practices in Michigan that are improving health care quality and lowering c More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep area from looking like dump

As I walk my dog I go by the dumpsters at the Markey Fire Station, which are very useful for our recyclable items and the area is well signed for what everyone should do and not do. More...

Writer thanks HLPOA members for making voices heard

As a member of the Higgins Lake Environmental & Economic Coalition (HLEEC), I want to thank the HLPOA members that attended the annual meeting and signed our Petition to Save Higgins Lake. More...

Suggests swimmer’s itch remedy

I swim daily in Higgins Lake. Early this season, when the water was beginning to warm, I experienced an episode with swimmer’s itch, so I am definitely susceptible to it. More...

Religion & Family

Hospice of Helping Hands receives help from United Way

Hospice of Helping Hands (HHH) recently received a $400 donation from Roscommon County United Way.  An affiliate of the John Tolfree Health System, HHH currently serves Arenac, Crawford, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon Counties.&nb More...

Tipton graduates from basic training

Emma M. Tipton, 18 of Roscommon graduated from U.S. Marine Corps basic training on Aug. 2 from the Fourth Battalion at Parris Island, SC.  Tipton is the daughter of Candy Weller of Roscommon and Jeffery (Tiffany) Tipton of Allendale. More...

SIX GENERATIONS

Arta Kelly (seated) of Houghton Lake recently traveled to Florida to meet Kaylee Michelle, a member of the sixth generation in her family. More...

Education

FOOD PANTRY assistance

  The Kirtland Community College Student Food Pantry was established in 2012 to provide healthy non-perishable food items to students who are having trouble making ends meet while pursuing their education at KCC. More...

Get an academic ‘jump start’ at HLMS

Students can get a “jump start” on the academic year during the second session of summer school at Houghton Lake Middle School.  It will be held for fourth through seventh graders from Aug. 12 to 23 and run from 9 a.m. More...

Roy Wehnes celebrates 70th class reunion

Nearly 200 classmates recently attended the annual All-School Gerrish-Higgins/Roscommon Alumni Reunion, including Roy Wehnes of the Class of 1943, who celebrated his 70th class reunion. More...

Weather, law enforcement cool Bud Bash down

“The weather wasn’t cooperative for bikinis and bathing suits,” said Sgt. Bill Tyrrell of the Houghton Lake Post, describing Saturday’s weather during Bud Bash 2013 at Houghton Lake. More...

Supervisors ‘concerned’ with eliminating lane on M-55

The Michigan Department of Transportation has proposed a project to local governmental entities that would turn M-55 in the area between Old 27 and US-127 from its current four lane setup to a three lane road.  More...

St. Helen ATV Jamboree begins Friday at township park

The forecast is calling for ideal weather conditions, which St. Helen ATV Jamboree Coordinator Jim Lyttle said could attract about 15,000 people to this year’s jamboree.  From Aug. More...

Meeting on Higgins Lake evaluation project Aug. 10

A second public meeting on the Higgins Lake evaluation project will be held in the Roscommon High School Auditorium on Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon.  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...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 18:  William O. Thomas, 27, Houghton Lake, was to be discharged from probation and the order for discharge was subsequently signed.  More...

Sports

HERE THEY COME!

(Above) A group of U8 soccer players charge across the field during the first of three sessions in this year’s Bobcat Soccer Camp July 30. More...

Bucks cheer registration Aug. 7

Registration for Roscommon High School cheerleading was scheduled for Aug. 7 at the high school from 6 to 7 p.m.  Math teacher Tina Collins is the new coach of the club team, which will consist of ninth through 12th graders. More...

Forest Dunes to host second annual Rivalry Cup benefit

Football rivals Roscommon High School and Grayling High School will battle it out on the football field in the season opener this year and golfers will have a chance to be a part of the rivalry ahead of time.  Forest Dunes Golf Club will host th More...

Editorial

On today’s card: National security needs vs. public’s right to know

Guest Opinion

News is swirling these days around a complex mix of national security issues, leaks of classified information, and First Amendment protections for a free press amid the new world of digital journalism.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-AUGUST 10, 1888

LOCAL ITEMS  The fire is still burning on the Robinson marsh. … High Elliott killed a 200 pound bear near Houghton Lake a week ago last Sunday. He’s “got a heye like a heagle,” sure.   More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week’s results  Will the Tiger’s latest player moves result in a World Series win?  Yes-52% No-48%  This week’s question   More...

Outdoors

FIRST FISH

Mason Wescott, 6, of Frisco, CO, caught his first fish while fishing on Houghton Lake July 29. More...

Kids fishing derby Aug. 17, 18

Korbinski’s Fourth Annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held Aug. 17 and 18 at Korbinski’s Marine in Prudenville.  Saturday will include a fishing contest from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Farm tour, information session planned Aug. 27 in West Branch

The Ogemaw Conservation District will be hosting a “How Green is Your Grass?” farm field day on Aug. 27 at Jim and Sherrie Bristol’s farm, located at 589 East Ogemaw Center Rd., West Branch.  More...

Happenings

41st annual Village Days

Moose Club Car Show Benefits Special Olympics

In a battle to see who can finish first in a pie eating contest on Sunday at Village Days, Qiaden Lindsey, 4, (left) takes a smile break while his brothers Garion, 9, (center) and Cael, 7, continue t More...

Cat spay, neuter clinic offered at animal shelter

A cat spay and neuter clinic is held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Roscommon County Animal Shelter.  The clinic, however, only runs when there are enough cats to fill the schedule. More...

Spectacular views sought at ‘Meteors and S’mores’

Michigan state parks invite residents and visitors to a night of spectacular views at “Meteors and S’mores” astronomy programs during the Perseid Meteor Shower from Aug. 9-13.  More...

Features

The ‘feel good’ bus

Since she was a little girl Suzanne Elwell of Houghton Lake has always had a “passion” for cars with large steering wheels and a boxy shape. More...

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Poll

Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?