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Village passes $1.1 million budget a month early

The Village of Roscommon Council attributed its November budget passing to the diligence of Village Manager Allen Lowe through his budgeting schedule as the 2014 budget was passed at the Nov. More...

EARLY ICE ON HIGGINS

One of the last boats on Higgins Lake sits partially entombed in ice near the southwest corner of the lake, after three days and nights of freezing temperatures Sunday afternoon. More...

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News

WINTER ROAD CONDITIONS TAKE TOLL

Gerrish Township Police Officer Matt Schall photographs a vehicle which ended up in the ditch on County Road 104 near Autumn Lane on Nov. 24. Schall reported that driver, Spencer Perez, 20 of St. More...

Candidates for 2014 posts advised of procedures

As 2014 – an election year – approaches, Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson advises potential candidates to become familiar with the nomination procedure.  More...

KCC to host ‘Empty Bowls’ auction, Dec. 13

Hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls will be on display in the art department on Kirtland Community College’s main campus in December for the annual ‘Empty Bowls’ silent auction. More...

Editorial

Reporting JFK’s death — Fifty years of facts, conspiracy theories

The commemoration on Nov. 22 of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. More...

Time to give thanks

As we sit down for Thanksgiving, 2013, it is important to take time to give thanks for the many blessings we have.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-NOVEMBER 30, 1888  Houghton Lake Items   L. W. Knapp commenced lumbering last Monday and will put in  60,000.  More...

Outdoors

Baja riding ‘epic experience’ for Houghton Lake man

Kevin Rose of Houghton Lake took his first dirt bike ride to the Baja Peninsula in Mexico in 2011.  “It was one of those ‘bucket list’ things,” he said.  He has since traveled to Mexico eight times in the last three More...

Michigan conservation officers offer tips for safe hunting

With Michigan’s rich tradition of fall hunting getting under way, conservation officers at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have offered their top 10 tips for a safe outdoor experience.  More...

Grayling buck pole sees 31 bucks in two days

The 55th Annual Grayling Buck Pole Orange Coat Round-Up is now in the record books.  Missy Millikin of Skip’s Sport Shop, stated “prior to firearm deer season bow hunters were seeing a lot of bucks although the weather during bow sea More...

Happenings

Richfield board tables addition of two street lights

With opposing opinions of whether or not the installation of street lights in the south end of St. Helen had ever been discussed during a work session, the Richfield Township Board of Trustees voted to table discussion on lighting.  More...

‘A Contemporary Christmas’ given by Mikenauk Chorale

By Krista Tacey-Cater  The voices of the Mikenauk Chorale rang through the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church as the 39 members were accompanied not only with June Karjalainen’s piano but an array of other instruments during the chorale More...

Team Curves’ Christmas tea to benefit Relay

Team Curves will present “Sounds of the Season” Christmas Tea Dec. More...

RAPS receives good audit report

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education received a good report on the district’s finances in their 2012-13 audit, presented to them at their regular monthly meeting by Duane Reyhl of Andrews, Hoopers and Pavlik, PLLC on Nov. More...

Biking trail plan develops as township boards meet

Board members from Lake Township and Roscommon Township and their planning commissions met with Gosling Czubak Project Manager Klaus Heinert Nov. 21 to review plans for a bikingwalking trail connecting the two townships.  More...

Russ Graham dinner to be served for 11th Thanksgiving

The 11th annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner will take place at the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Club Nov. 28.  The public may attend this free dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Donations are accepted.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Forest Dunes one of ‘best residential courses’

Forest Dunes Golf Club, the nationally acclaimed Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, is one of Golfweek’s Best Residential Courses in America.  This latest accolade for the Northern Michigan golf course appears in the 2014 edition of Golfwe More...

STORMING TOWARD THE NET

Mid-Michigan Storm’s Ricky Stanislawski (7) of Houghton Lake skates in with the puck and takes a shot on net during the team’s home opener in Gladwin against Fenton and Linden Nov. 23. The Storm won the game 5-3, after tying at Mt. More...

ALL CONFERENCE BOBCATS

Three Houghton Lake varsity volleyball players were recently honored by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference by their inclusion on the All Conference Team.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Wake up, America!’

You may also have received an ad from the United States Postal Service promoting three new stamps for the holiday season. One honors the last week in December, when African Americans enjoy a cultural festival. More...

Trooper went ‘above and beyond’

I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to Trooper [Jacob]  Sanders [of the Houghton Lake  State Police Post]. More...

Houghton Lake prohibits savings in consolidation

I have been very interested in the discussion about possibly consolidating the four townships surrounding Houghton Lake. More...

Religion & Family

MacArthur, Railling to wed

Kristin Marie MacArthur and Jeremy Brett Railling announce their engagement to be married.  A Jan. 4, 2013, wedding is planned in Frankenmuth.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Kevin and Michelle MacArthur of Houghton Lake. More...

Daughter born to Peters, Barkway

Stephanie Peters and Matthew Barkway of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Hailie Jo.  The baby was born Nov. 18, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

Szosteks name daughter Chloe

Jamie and Keith Szostek of Essexville announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Allyson.   Born Nov. 22, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Grayling, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.   More...

Education

A Day of Music & Fun

MEN IN THE HALLWAY Lowell Area Schools Choir Director Nathan Masterson (left) directs and records the sixth through 12th grade men of the Roscommon Area Public Schools choir program during Saturday&r More...

‘In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity’

Nestled among tall oaks, pines and evergreens, our community cradles the largest inland lake in Michigan. We watch its glorious sunsets, the geese migrate above our heads; we see the leaves change in the fall, and the ice form in the winter. More...

ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON PLOW SAFETY

First graders from the classes of Heather Smith and Lindsay Randazzo at Collins Elementary raise their hands to answer questions on plow safety asked by Roscommon County Road Commission plow driver Barry Brown (foreground) during a plow safety presen More...

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