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Houghton Lake a favorite ‘reflection’ of Free Press writer

Houghton Lake was recently highlighted in the Detroit Free Press by author Sharon Ann Ford of New Boston.  Her Oct. More...

Village sets public hearing on budget and millage rates

The Village of Roscommon Council held its Oct. 28 meeting with only four of its seven members and, as a result, two issues were tabled for discussion when more members are present.   More...

Roscommon County plat books now available for purchase

The newest edition of the Roscommon County plat book is now available at the county clerk’s office, located at 500 Lake St., Roscommon.  The 2013 book is available for purchase at the cost of $30. More...

Business

THIRD ‘OUTSTANDING FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

BC Pizza of Roscommon Owners Leslie and Marc McKee will be adding the year “2013” to their marquee sign signifying that they won an “Outstanding Franchise of the Year” award for the third year in a row.  More...

Sellen now a Tastefully Simple consultant

Linda Sellen of Prudenville has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.  More...

NEW ASSOCIATE

The Meiring Law Office recently welcomed a new attorney, Thomas B. Falkner III (left). More...

Letters to the Editor

Cost, saving estimates missing in consolidation discusssion

My wife (Kathi) and I would like to thank the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce for hosting the “pros & cons forum” Oct. More...

Writer responds to ‘unbelievable’ letters

I must respond to two letters in last week’s Resorter (“Study not a facade for hidden plan” by Michael Guy and “Expectations high, but not unrealistic for lake study” by Tony Barnard). More...

‘Economically beneficial’ to impeach

The Constitution of the United States Article II, Section 4-The Presidents, Vice President and all civil officers shall be removed from office on impeachment for conviction of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.  More...

Religion & Family

Parant, Kronemann wed at Whispering Pines

The former Rebecca Parant, daughter of Walter and Janet (Parant) Ray of Houghton Lake, and Roy Kronemann, son of Shawn Kronemann of Taylor were united in marriage Sept. More...

Dinner to benefit Terri MacKenzie

A spaghetti dinner is planned to benefit Terri MacKenzie of Houghton Lake, owner of Bunkers Restaurant, Nov. More...

Son born to Guldner, Bailey

Heather Guldner and Tyler Bailey of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Owen Charles.  The baby was born Oct. 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth.   More...

Law Enforcement

State Police investigating storage unit break-in

State Police are investigating a break-in at A&B Self Storage at 449 West Higgins Lake Dr. in Gerrish Township, where 37 storage units were broken into.   The crime was reported to police on Oct. More...

Two suspects in marijuana grow bust demand prelim

Two Roscommon residents have demanded preliminary examination within 14 days in 82nd District Court in connection with a Gerrish Police Department marijuana bust earlier this month.  Eric N. Jensen, 29, and Christine R. More...

Bane also injured in accident

The story of an accident reported on page A2 of last week’s Resorter, entitled “ORV hit on M-55” did not include a complete list of those injured. Also injured in the Oct. More...

After public input: Sign, road end policies to get review by RCRC

With suggestions from the public, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners have opted to take four RCRC policies back to the policy subcommittee for further review.  During a public hearing on Oct. More...

Gladwin man dies in one-car accident Oct. 25

A Gladwin man died in a one-car accident while driving on F-97 in Richfield Township the afternoon of Oct. 25.  More...

McGregor named Miss Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake High School senior Brianna McGregor was named Miss Houghton Lake for 2014 at the Miss Houghton Lake Scholarship Program Oct. 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:  Deziree K. Ebner, 26, Houghton Lake, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of resisting and obstructing police. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 7:  More...

Sports

Bobcats earn win in finale

With a 27-15 victory at Farwell Friday night, the Houghton Lake Bobcats avoided the distinction of going into the record book as Houghton Lake’s first winless varsity football team since 1975, who finished 0-8-1.  The Bobcats finished thei More...

Jobin authors new record at RHS

3,269 yards. 1.85 miles. 2.98 kilometers. 9,807 feet.  38 touchdowns. More...

FIRST BIG BUCK

Ron Rau of Sterling Heights bagged this 11-point buck Oct. 27 while hunting in southern Roscommon County. He shot the buck at 7 p.m. from about 50 to 60 yards using a crossbow he purchased this year. More...

Editorial

Save the deer, move those crossing signs

I recently heard about a radio caller in Fargo, ND, who wondered why there are deer crossing signs in high-traffic areas, even the interstate.  The caller, “Donna,” complained about having hit deer in three separate incidents just af More...

Plan to shop locally

It may seem premature, but forecasts for holiday sales came out last week and retailers are gearing up for their busiest season as the calendar flips to November.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-NOVEMBER 2, 1888  LOCAL ITEMS   More...

Health

Living Well shop to benefit Hospice of Helping Hands

The Tolfree Volunteers will host the grand opening of their new shop, Living Well, on Nov. 21.  Everything in the shop will connect to health of the body, mind or spirit. More...

Cargill lead enrollment specialist for Affordable Care Act

The next phase of the Affordable Care Act, effective Oct. 1, provides insurance enrollment counselors to assist those who qualify in Michigan in enrolling for insurance. More...

Happenings

Final Backdoor Boogie of 2013 planned for Nov. 10

The Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace Council 6593 of Roscommon will sponsor another fundraiser jam session on Nov. 10 between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. at the hall, 165 West Federal Highway, Roscommon.  More...

NOT SO SCARY LIBRARY

Houghton Lake Public Library Youth Services Librarian Laurie Chudzinski leads children on a parade through the library during the “Not So Scary Fun” event Oct. 26. More...

COMMUNITY COMPUTER CLASS

Clay Horton (standing), director of Kirtland Community College’s Community Education program, leads a group of 10 senior citizens through a computer class on cutting and pasting during a class Monday at the Houghton Lake Senior Center. More...

Education

Creative day at Kirtland

Oct. 11 was an especially creative day for students in the secondary special education class from the COOR Education Center, who made a trip to the Art Department at Kirtland Community College.  More...

RIGHT ELBOW

This 11-member square, including mom Tamara Duggar (with pony tails), mom Kim Morley (in hoodie), Amelia Duggar (in striped shirt) and Branden Morley (No. 36), practices the elbowing move during the Roscommon Elementary School Hoe-Down Oct. 22. More...

RMS OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The Roscommon Middle School students of the month were recently announced. More...

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