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Roscommon Homecoming festivities in full swing

Groovy attire from the 60s and neon colors and big hair from the 80s can be seen at Roscommon High School this week as the student body celebrates its Homecoming Spirit Week with hopes of a victory over Gladwin on Friday.  The 2013 Homecoming th More...

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News

Muckenthaler resigns as trustee, expected to be tapped as deputy clerk

Roscommon Township will soon be accepting applications for a new trustee. At the board’s Oct. 1 meeting, Trustee Tammy Muckenthaler submitted her resignation.  More...

RES students learn county history

The second grade students from Roscommon Elementary School got a glimpse into what life was like for those who stayed at the Gallimore Boarding House and those who attended school at the Richardson School House recently.  More...

COA sets director’s wage, gives staff cost of living pay increase

Roscommon County Commission on Aging Director Tom Pettit’s salary was officially set at the Commission on Aging’s Sept 18 meeting.  More...

Editorial

Tough decision ahead for all on ‘shield law’ definition

We’re all facing a tough decision by Congress later this year – and it’s not about the federal budget or national health care policy.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-OCTOBER 5, 1888  TALLY ONE FOR US   A Specimen Here Took the First Prize at the State Fair  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer questions ‘blatant conflict of interest’ at KCC

I read with interest “Kirtland board member upset over lack of athletic schedule” in the Sept. 26 edition of the Resorter about the Kirtland Community College athletic program. More...

Writer: What are citizens getting for compensation

I am both curious and confused. For the past two months the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education has entertained the idea of hiring a human resources director for the school district. More...

‘Democrats chose politics over policy’

Choosing their own self interests and their party over the good of their state, Democrat Senators Levin and Stabenow chose to shut down the U.S. government Monday night rather than compromise and do what’s fair. More...

Religion & Family

Willoughbys name third child Daphaney

Bryan and Dorothy Willoughby of Cedar Springs announce the birth of their third daughter, Daphaney Paige, born Sept. More...

Niswander, Curns name daughter Emma

Shelly Niswander and Ricky Curns of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Emma Paige.   Born Sept. 22, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, the baby weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.   More...

Allens name second child Lexi Harper

Cody and LeAnne Allen of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Lexi Harper Allen.  The baby was born Sept. 27, 2013, at Otsego Memorial Birthing Center, Gaylord, weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and measuring 21 1/4 inches. More...

Happenings

United Way Trail Run/Walk set for Oct. 12

The third annual United Way Charities Trail Run/Walk is set for Oct. 12 and runners are being sought for this timed event.  The top three finishers in each age group will receive an award. More...

Legislators discuss hunting, fishing issues at town hall event

A new licensing scheme and additional money to educate the public on hunting and fishing in Michigan were among the topics discussed by State Representatives Bruce Rendon, House Natural Resources Committee vice chairman, and Jon Bumstead, chairman of More...

RTPL Toddler Time begins Oct. 10

The Richfield Township Public Library will resume its Toddler Time Story Hour on Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m.  The program is open to any preschool aged child. More...

Residents, government reps voice opposition to M-55 lane reduction

Residents and governmental representatives entered the Roscommon Township Hall on Sept. More...

RCRC seeks adjustments to emergency routes pact

During a Sept. 26 meeting, the Roscommon County Road Commission tabled the matter of approving the Michigan Department of Transportation’s emergency routes agreement.  More...

Commissioners postpone decision on Denton Township land exchange

For over a year, Denton Township property owner Bill Oliver has been working on a land exchange between himself and Roscommon County that has yet to be resolved. During the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners work session on 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

Zrebski charged with embezzlement

Former Richfield Township Public Safety Department Fire Captain and Police Cpl. Mike Zrebski, 43, St. More...

82nd District Court

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

Bobcat kickers add another win, to play at Gladwin for title

Houghton Lake’s varsity soccer team will play tonight (Thursday) for first place in the Northern Michigan Soccer League’s South Division.  The 16-1 Bobcats will travel to Gladwin to face the G’s, who stand in their way for a NM More...

Sports

Rodeo show benefits firefighters

The Triple D Ranch Arena on Everett Road in Markey Township was the venue Saturday evening for a rodeo benefitting the Markey Township Firemen’s Association. More...

Coaches laud both Bucks, Bobcats in soccer duel Bobcats take 2-0 win

“As cross county rivalries go, you can toss out the records as both teams showed up to play in one of the best games of the year,” said Roscommon varsity soccer Coach John Sinnaeve of his team’s home stand against the visiting Hough More...

Last minute score keeps ’Cats winless

Beaverton’s Ian Hasenfratz was in the right place at the right time Friday night at C.W. Metzger Field in Beaverton.  More...

Outdoors

SUCCESSFUL CANADIAN HUNT

Dr. Michael Ritchie of Higgins Lake (above) poses with a 275-pound bear he bagged while hunting in northwest Ontario the last week of August. Pictured below is David Porter of Roscommon, who bagged a 340- pounder on the same trip. More...

USING GRANDPA’S RIFLE

Ayden Pratt, 8, Prudenville, shot this spike, his first deer, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. while hunting with his dad, Kelly Pratt. They were in a two-person tree stand, hunting in Kalkaska County. More...

FIRST DEER

Nick Peer, 10, Roscommon, shot his first deer during the youth hunt on Sept. 21. Peer was hunting with his older brother, Danny, and his family, when he took the buck on private property in Crawford County.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

Education

Gerrish-Higgins Class of 1963 offering KCC scholarships for RAPS alum

During their 50th class reunion this summer, Nancy Albosta Perry of Gerrish-Higgins High School’s Class of 1963 challenged her former classmates to raise enough funds to award a $1,000 scholarship to a Roscommon High School graduate to attend K More...

Fire Prevention and Safety Day Oct. 5 at Kmart

Area fire departments, EMS personnel and police agencies will gather for National Fire Prevention and Safety Day in the Kmart parking lot Oct. 5.  More...

‘It’s Your Business’ seminar through October at Kirtland

Kirtland Community College will be the site of a community education program, “It’s Your Business” Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30.  More...

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