November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Wildlife biologist predicts more, better bucks from area this rifle season

Welcome Hunters   A good acorn crop and a slowly increasing deer population with more quality bucks will be the makings of a good firearms deer season in the Roscommon County area according to Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist M More...

School Based Health Center expansion gets go-ahead

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ Student Based Heath Center (SBHC) will soon be expanding.  The board of education approved the expansion project at its Nov. More...

Special Sections

News

Stefankos present petition to county

Denton Township residents Gary and June Stefanko presented the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners with a petition at a Nov. More...

Denton may reconsider swap after hearing presentation

The Denton Township Board will revisit a decision to endorse a proposed land swap after hearing a presentation against the idea from a township resident during the board’s regular monthly meeting at Denton Township Hall Nov. 6.  More...

Silver Sneaker duo raise $2,900 for cancer research

Donna Pflum and Linda Verdui, two members of the Roscommon Silver Sneakers exercise group, have made a personal decision to help combat cancer in their community.  More...

Editorial

Thanks for the music, Mrs. Ahlers

I Was Thinking…

One of the first things I did upon moving to Houghton Lake was volunteer with the Houghton Lake Marching Band.  I called up the band director, Sandi Ahlers (Slesinski, as she was known back then) out of the blue to help out the flag corps. More...

An end and a beginning

For 35 years the Houghton Lake Merchants Association has been a voice and an influence within the Houghton Lake community for its business members. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-NOVEMBER 16, 1888  Here They Are.   Complete Returns from this County.  More...

Health

When it comes to diabetes, family support is critical

November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans and an estimated 79 million people are at risk for developing the disease.  More...

Eating fruits, veggies to manage, prevent diabetes

While eating healthy foods is important for everyone, it’s essential for people with diabetes, and for those who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  More...

Religion & Family

HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS

Members of the St. Michael’s Youth Group assembled their cardboard homes Nov. 1 on a cool, wet evening to help raise awareness about the realities and the causes of homelessness.  More...

Mikenauk Chorale to present ‘A Contemporay Christmas’

The Mikenauk Chorale will present “A Contemporary Christmas” on Nov. 22 at St. James Catholic Church and on Nov. 24 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.  More...

Eveleth, Zapinski to wed in January

Kyle Eveleth and Alexandra Zapinski  Kyle Eveleth, son of Jeff and Roberta Eveleth of Roscommon and grandson of Marlene and the late Wesley Frank of Higgins Lake, and Alexandra Zapinski, daughter of Mark and Cindy Zapinski of Sterling Heights, a More...

Education

Fifteen graduate from Kirtland Regional Police Academy

Fifteen academy cadets comprising Class 37 graduated from the Kirtland Regional Policy Academy (KRPA) at a commencement ceremony Nov. 1. More...

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Houghton Lake Middle School students named Students of the Month for October, pictured with Principal Susan Tyer (right), are (back row, left to right) seventh graders Sara Nagy and Alex Smith, sixth graders Ivy Ingleson and Ryan Williams, (front row More...

BLADE ART

Members of the 2-D Design class at Houghton Lake High School pose for a picture with a snowplow blade they painted for the Roscommon County Road Commission during the last two weeks. More...

FIVE DEPARTMENTS RESPOND TO FIRE

Firefighters from Gerrish, Lyon, Higgins, Markey and Denton townships battle a blaze at the Cornerstone Construction building at 9451 North Cut Rd., Gerrish Township, Friday afternoon. More...

County employees get 3% wage bump

With the 2014 budget deadline approaching, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners focused most of its efforts on department budgets and salary increases over the course of three meetings last week.  The first motion approved during a Nov. More...

A WREATH OF REMEMBRANCE

Representing the women of the Roscommon American Legion Post 96 and the Roscommon VFW Post 4159 Ladies Auxiliary, Jane Pinkelman lays at wreath at the CRAF Center memorial site on Nov. 11. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court Oct. 22:  Gerald A. Laur, 57, Roscommon, charged with possession of a controlled substance (non-narcotic), is ready for trial.  More...

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, Nov. 4:  More...

Sports

Pool Standings

Houghton Lake Men’s League  Nov. 5 Kilkare #1 12/59 Sand Bar 6/42 Eddies 11/63 Old Town 12/31 Zone 18 7/54 Limberlost 11/67 Back Door 11/75 Anchor Inn #1 7/56 Anchor Inn #2 7/57  Houghton Lake Women’s League  More...

HLHS HARRIERS HELPED

The Houghton Lake Cross Country team recently received several grants through the Roscommon County Community Foundation to help upgrade their uniforms and equipment. More...

HL Youth Wrestling sign-up to be held Nov. 19

Sign up for Houghton Lake Youth Wrestling will be held Nov. 19 at the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria.  Boys and girls ages five to 14 can sign up at the event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wrestlers must be five years old by Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘We have been very blessed’

As some of you may have heard, our high school and middle school band instructor at Houghton Lake, Mrs. Sandi Slesinski Ahlers, has stepped down from her job. More...

Savings, costs projection necessary

This letter is in response to Mike Moloney’s letter (“Consolidation means ‘saving in the long run’”) in the Nov. 7 edition of the Resorter.  More...

‘OK to disagree with policies of president’

In response to last week’s contributor to this column (“Embarrassed, ashamed over disrespect shown to president”), I too, am embarrassed with many governmental policies, the way Congress functions, and news reporting. More...

Happenings

TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Members of the Jack A. Davenport Detachment of the Marine Corps League and the Michigan State Police kicked off the 2013 Toys for Tots toy drive Monday. More...

Kirtland launching veteran’s blog

Lavender shares her story

Students, former students and employees of Kirtland Community College who are veterans are being encouraged to share their stories as the college launches its newest blog, “A Kirtland Vet’s Journey.”  Kirtland Vice-president of More...

UNITED WAY ASSISTS RED CROSS

Roscommon County United Way Director Nicolette Tapert (left) recently presented a $500 check to Christina Curtis, the emergency services program manager for the American Red Cross Disaster Services. More...

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