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HLCS, HLEA agree to 1-year deal

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday approved a one-year contract with the Houghton Lake Education Association, the teachers’ union. More...

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WATER SALES BENEFIT RIVER HOUSE

Warm days this summer helped Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Prudenville raise over $260 through the sale of water, all of which was donated to River House Inc. on Sept. 9. More...

‘Letters’ author brings father’s World War II story to library

Author Teresa Irish, who lives in Northville, presented “A Thousand Letters Home,” Monday at the Houghton Lake Public Library.  More...

Markey approves three-year commitment for firefighters, EMTs

The Markey Township Board amended the township’s new hire cost reimbursement agreement to include EMTs during its regular meeting at the township hall Sept. 9.  More...

Editorial

Support appreciated; goals for academic year outlined

Guest Opinion

I write this article to thank everyone who participated in our inaugural Bobcat Stadium open house. More...

To stop the madness, put a face to faith

No quick fix – diplomatic or military – will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict in Syria, where Alawites and Shiites are pitted against Sunnis with Christians caught in the crossfire.  The More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

Local Items.

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-SEPTEMBER 14, 1888   More...

Outdoors

LARGE SMALLMOUTH

Zach Turner of Tennessee, who was visiting his mom, Kimberly King of Houghton Lake, in June caught this smallmouth bass at Reedsburg Dam. The fish measured 19 3/4 inches long. (Courtesy photo) More...

OVER FIVE

Jeff Jacobs of Brighton caught this smallmouth bass while fishing on the west shore of Houghton Lake’s North Bay Sept. 3. The 20-inch fish was estimated to weigh more than 5 pounds. More...

Happenings

‘GROWing Up in God’ women’s retreat

Line dance instructor Dean English (right) leads a group of women during one of the break-out sessions. More...

Memorial honors seniors from Roscommon area centers

Honoring seniors who have died between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31 of this year, the Roscommon County Commission on Aging held its second annual Memorial Program Monday.  More...

Richfield Township Public Safety golf tourney, Sept. 21

The Committee for the Richfield Township Public Safety Department will host its 3rd annual golf tournament on Sept. 21. The tournament will be held at the Birch Pointe Golf Club in St. Helen at 10 a.m. More...

Law Enforcement

Man in park suspected of taking pictures of girls

The Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred at Wallace Park in Roscommon on Aug. 22 involving a man allegedly taking pictures of young girls.   More...

Man enters plea in connection with MSP accident

A West Branch man entered a guilty plea in connection with a car accident involving a Michigan State Police trooper Aug. 2  John B. More...

Grow operation investigated

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a marijuana growing operation in the Village of Roscommon.  Deputies responding to a complaint Aug. More...

Village council opts to share cost of clearing ‘Safe Route’

The Roscommon Village Council opted to reverse a motion made at its last meeting to not take part of the cost sharing of snow removal on County Rd. 100 or the “Safe Route to School” for Roscommon Area Public Schools.  More...

CHA to solicit bids for building expansion

The Charlton Heston Academy is one step closer to providing its increasing student population more space as the board of directors approved Superintendent Dave Patterson the ability to publicly solicit bids for the labor and construction of an expans More...

Jansen named to RAPS board

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education is back up to full strength after the appointment of Todd Jansen of Roscommon during a special meeting Sept. 4.  More...

OFFICIALS CUT RIBBON ON NEW TAXIWAY

The new 2,000-foot taxiway extension, servicing Runway 27 at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport, was officially opened Sept. 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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 5: More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

‘Best overall game’ ends with 5-0 Bobcat soccer win

In what Coach Scott Bockelman said was “probably our best overall game of the year,” Houghton Lake “dominated” Grayling 5-0 in varsity soccer action Tuesday night.  More...

Bucks blast Braves 36-12 behind Jobin’s four TDs

The Roscommon High School Bucks varsity football team (1-1 overall) rolled over the visiting Gladstone High School Braves (0-2 overall) 36-12 in non-conference gridiron action played on Saturday, September 7 in Roscommon.  More...

Grayling offense rolls over Bobcats

For the second straight week, the Houghton Lake Bobcats were beaten by strong quarterback play from their opponent.  In week one, the Bobcats were topped by Frankfort and its quarterback, David Loney, who ran for four touchdowns and threw for a More...

Letters to the Editor

Donations free writer from guilt

I used to cringe and guiltily change the television channel when the ASPCA ads with the pitiful critters appeared. I didn’t want to give because I suspected the bulk of donations go to fund promotion and administration costs. More...

Writer thankful for poignant presentation

Monday evening, Norm Pike and I, along with perhaps about 60 others, many of whom were also veterans, were treated to a delightful evening at the Houghton Lake Public Library. Teresa K. More...

Commends ‘wonderful’ public library

I want to commend Houghton Lake for having such a wonderful public library at your disposal. It’s a wonderful community resource with a great staff. More...

Religion & Family

Elzinga, Bowman plan November nuptials

Tyler Elzinga and Joanne Bowman announce their engagement to be married.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Jim Bowman of Merritt and Tammy Baudoux of Petoskey and recently graduated with a business degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community Colle More...

Financial Peace University to start Sept. 19

Abundant Grace Assembly of God will be hosting a Financial Peace University course starting Sept. More...

MEDALS REPLACED

Congressman for Michigan’s 4th District Dave Camp (left) presents United States Army medals to retired Specialist Charles Zorn of Houghton Lake Sept. 6. More...

Features

Experimental gardening

For over 40 years, Village of Roscommon resident Jim Garlo has been tending to his summer vegetable garden, however, this year he decided to try a new method to get a larger yield of tomatoes.  “I was on the Internet and I was on YouTube a More...

4-H horse, pony club emphasizes knowledge

Since May the members of the Roscommon County Horse and Pony 4-H Club have been meeting at the farm of Leader Trisha Jackson as a way to get children interested in horses and provide an avenue to learn about them.  “We really wanted to for More...

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