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ELECTRICAL MISHAP

Firefighters from Markey and Lake Township fire departments work to extinguish a fire in a log cabin at 475 Long Point Drive during the early morning hours of Aug. 16. More...

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Missing man’s dog located

A dog belonging to Kyle Mosher, 27, of Cadillac, who is listed by State Police as an endangered missing person, turned up in a live trap placed by Kalkaska County Animal Control Aug. 16, according to Det. More...

Two-car accident injury-free

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-car accident Aug. 16 in the Village of Roscommon at the corner of 5th Street and Lake Street.  More...

Bike trail plans going forward despite low attendance at recent meeting

The development of a biking and pedestrian trails master plan in Markey Township and Denton Township is taking shape, despite low turnout at a recent public hearing on the plan.  More...

Business

Houghton Lake Family Fare features $400K upgrade

More has changed at the Family Fare Supermarket located at 3561 W. Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) at Houghton Lake than the name and the sign. According to an Aug. More...

LaPrade retires after working 32 year for RCTA

As the second original employee hired by Roscommon County to serve the Roscommon County Transit Authority, RCTA Executive Director Maureen Daugherty said the retirement of Dispatch Supervisor Carolyn LaPrade is well deserved.  More...

Rosco DDA workshop tonight

The Roscommon Downtown Development Authority is hosting a community wide engagement workshop tonight (Thursday, Aug. 22).  The workshop is open to the public and will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the CRAF Center in downtown Roscommon.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘We have our lake back’

Maybe you can’t remember, or did not experience, the milfoil invasion. Over half of the surface of Houghton Lake, more than 10,000 acres of water, was so covered with Eurasian watermilfoil that boats could not operate. More...

Signal lights ‘a better investment’

In reference to MDOT and elimination of a lane on M-55 between Old 27 and US-127 and also possible elimination of US-127 ramps, my question is “Are you trying to eliminate our businesses?” We are trying to promote our area, not tune more More...

Take time to read signs

I’ve been waiting for someone to respond to the problems we have with handicap parking where spaces are available to those in need and Charles Hurd (“Handicap parking scofflaws should be ticketed,” Resorter, Aug. More...

Health

Health information, screenings, dogs, helicopter all part of open house

Information about a variety of services and technology and health screenings were available to the public Aug. More...

University of Michigan Health System, MidMichigan Health announce affiliation

MidMichigan Health and the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) solidified a partnership on June 21 when both health care organizations signed an agreement to affiliate.  More...

Happenings

Summer school wraps up at RES

About 90 students in grades kindergarten through eight celebrated the end of a two-week summer school session held at Roscommon Elementary School Aug. 16.  More...

4-H Adventure Quest

The children of the St. Helen 4-H Adventure Quest showed off the two-liter bottle rockets they made at the Aug. 19 camp. More...

Giving back to SVDP

(Above) Youth volunteers, mostly from Ypsilanti Living Water Community Church, worked at St. Vincent de Paul, Prudenville, Aug. More...

Education

Our Lady of the Lake promoting enrollment with billboard

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School recently obtained a billboard ad promoting enrollment.  Located on M-55 in front of the Houghton Lake Walmart store’s east entrance, the billboard may be seen by drivers headed east.   More...

Financial aid, scholarships available for Kirtland students

Unless a college student has a money tree, figuring out how to pay for college can be a little tricky. Basically, students can get assistance paying for college one of two ways – or a combo of both: Financial aid and scholarships.  More...

Ragan graduates with doctorate in optometry

Donald K. Ragan Jr. recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL with a Doctorate of Optometry degree.  His studies included pediatrics, primary care, low vision, geriatrics, contact lenses and surgery.  More...

Three nabbed in drug, prostitution bust

The Richfield Township Department of Public Safety arrested three people and recovered several drugs, cash and a stolen handgun Aug. 13, following a traffic stop.  At 4:10 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop that led to the arrest. More...

RAPS board appoints Coulter, accepts Lewis’ resignation

The Roscommon Area Public Schools gained a member and lost a member during a special meeting at the Roscommon Middle School Library Aug. 14.  More...

Jaroch outlines five years of planning at airport

Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport Manager Eric Jaroch said, with the completion of the recent taxi way expansion, the airport can now look to the future for additional upgrades.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  Harold L. Boylan, 74, Owosso, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th circuit Court, Roscommon, July 8:  More...

Sports

HLMS volleyball practice begins Monday morning

Practice will begin Monday, Aug. 26, for seventh and eighth graders interested in playing volleyball at Houghton Lake Middle School.  On Monday, practice will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. More...

HLMS cross county to begin practice Aug. 26

The Houghton Lake Middle School cross county squad will begin practice on Aug. 26.  The team is open to all HLMS eighth graders, male and female.  Practice will begin Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. More...

Coppens, Cristino score aces at Fox

Two golfers, one with five years experience and the other with 30, scored a hole-in-ones at the Fox Golf Course over the weekend.  On Sunday, Scott Coppens, 51, of Lansing, who has been golfing for five years, canned his 103-yard shot off the ei More...

Editorial

Who holds the news media accountable? We all do

Our Opinion

Given that the First Amendment precludes the government from being an actual “watchdog on news media,” who else steps in to call the news media to account?  More...

Literally is virtually the same thing now

Say it isn’t so.  According to a CNN post Aug. 15, “The definition of literally is no longer the literal definition of literally.”  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

LOCAL ITEMS

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-AUGUST 24, 1888  School in Markey township commenced last week. Miss Agnes Sargeant, of Jackson, is teacher.   More...

Outdoors

MASTER ANGLER SUNFISH

Wes Morris, owner of Morris’s Northernaire Resort, Houghton Lake, shows off his Master Angler sunfish, which weighed one pound, two ounces, as well as a 13-inch perch. More...

Conservation taking orders for fall tree sale

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District is now taking orders for the fall tree sale.  Conifers to be sold include seedling, transplant and plug sizes.  •Seedlings have been grown in a seedbed for two years.  •Transplants More...

St. Helen ORV Jamboree results

Results have been released from the St. Helen ORV Jamboree, which was held Aug. 9-11. Among the top finishers were:   More...

Religion & Family

COLORFUL CREW

Youth Group members from Living Water Community Church in Ypsilanti made the Habitat ReStore in Prudenville a much more colorful place with an interior and exterior painting project last week. More...

Wilson, Kraenzlein to wed in October

Brandy C. Wilson, daughter of William Wilson of Prudenville and Nancy Garrett of Houghton Lake, and Timothy E. Kraenzlein, son of Floyd and Melody Kraenzlein of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married.  The couple plans an Oct. More...

Women’s retreat Sept. 7 at Good Shepherd UMC

Good Shepherd United Methodist Women will host “GROWing Up in God,” a women’s retreat, Sept. 7.  The retreat will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 149 West Robinson Lake Rd., Roscommon. More...

Law Enforcement

NEW PATROL CAR

Denton Township Police Chief Dallas McGeary, pictured with USDA Area Technician Kristy Aikens (left) and Area Specialist Jackie Morgan, shows off the department’s new 2013 Dodge Charger. More...

Trooper Short presented Lifesavers Award by MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Michigan presented Lifesavers Awards to 20 officers on Aug. More...

West Branch man demands prelim in patrol car crash case

A West Branch man charged with failure to use due care passing an emergency vehicle, causing injury, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days in 82 District Court.  John B. More...

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