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Village, Higgins entertain idea of sharing office space

The Village of Roscommon council has been mulling over the best options for housing the village hall in the past month and may now have another option as Higgins Township has pitched the idea of both entities sharing an office.  More...

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Lee Brice coming to CMU March 29

Lee Brice and Keith Anderson will be performing at the Events Center on Central Michigan University’s Mt. Pleasant campus on, March 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.   More...

Storm bows out at Bay City, ending best season

Although they ended their season by suffering an 8-0 mercy to the Bay City Wolves in a Division 1 regional tourament game Feb. More...

Commissioners ‘drop’ Oliver property swap

Like Denton Township, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners opted to “drop” the land swap of Outlot A in Denton Township between the county and Denton Township resident Bill Oliver.  During a Feb. More...

Editorial

Do corporations have religious freedom?

Inside the First Amendment

If you thought Citizens United — the 2010 Supreme Court decision upholding free speech rights for corporations — was controversial, you haven’t seen anything yet.  More...

A springboard

Voters answered the question of consolidating Denton, Lake, Markey and Roscommon townships with a resounding “no” on Tuesday.  There are some takeaways from the election and its results.  More...

Testing season on the horizon at HLHS

Principal’s Perspective

Houghton Lake High School  “Testing, Testing, Testing…”  More...

Letters to the Editor

Post-consolidation should not be business as usual

Now that consolidation is history, if you haven’t already, I feel it is time to get involved with your local township government. More...

Society needs to know, practice 10 Commandments

[I have read that many] high school students didn’t know we fought Hitler during WWII. Something is very wrong with this picture. Sadly, however, since that time our wars have not been victorious. More...

Focus should be on affects to fishery

As an avid angler who has enjoyed Houghton Lake for over 40 years, I am concerned that weed control efforts are having a negative effect on the quality fishing the lake has to offer. More...

Religion & Family

Make-A-Wish to host skating fundraisers

Two skating fundraisers have been planned to benefit Make-AWish.  On Saturday, Feb. 28, in West Branch, a “Family Skate Benefit” to “Help Make Wishes Come True!” is planned from 2 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Knights of Columbus holding pirogue sale

The Roscommon Knight of Columbus Annual Lenten Pirogue sale will begin March 5 and continue throughout Lent to include March 12 and 19.  Pirogues can be ordered by the dozen, by calling Pat Tundo at 821- 8089 or by leaving a message at the K of More...

Care Net changes name to Life Resources

Care Net of Cadillac has changed its name to Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc.   Life Resources of Northern Michigan is an organization that works to meet the needs of those unprepared for pregnancy and parenting.   More...

Education

HLMS Enrichment Days to pick up March 7

Houghton Lake Middle School’s annual two-day Enrichment Days program began on Feb. 20, with students participating in special activities that ranged from a downhill skiing trip to a class in making wallets out of duct tape. Unfortunately, Feb. More...

BUDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Members of the Houghton Lake Middle School Enrichment Days Photography Class are (left to right) Morgan Carrick, Jillian Eberhard, Harlie Eggleston, Kaden Bailey, Krista Doehring, Lucy Haggert, Hannah Peel, Garrett Johnston, Alexis Kappen, Lexi Hodge More...

All day ‘Read-in’ planned at HLMS

Houghton Lake Middle School is taking part in a nationwide reading challenge, “Read the Most Coast to Coast,” set for Friday (tomorrow).  The fourth and fifth grade classrooms will have a “read-in” from 8:15 a.m. More...

PLENTY OF PINK

(Above) The Houghton Lake High School gymnasium is awash in pink as the Houghton Lake and Roscommon boys varsity basketball team warm up after the two girls varsity teams finished the first game of the evening Friday. More...

RAPS to contract business services from Wexford-Missaukee ISD

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to authorize Superintendent Catherine Erickson to work out a contract for the provision of business services to the district from the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District during the 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:  More...

Public Sex Offender Registry gets new look, MSP announces

The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced last week the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry, accessible at www.mipsor.state.mi.us, has a new as of Monday, Feb. 24. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 4:  More...

Sports

Bucks up three quarters before bowing out at Districts

The Roscommon girls varsity basketball team led their first round District Tournament game through three quarters at Cheboygan Feb. 24, but fell in the fourth to the home team 51-37. More...

State Bound

Third place Regional finish equals trip to finals for Bobcat cheerleaders

Go online at www.houghtonlakeresorter.com to view more from the event.  For the first time in six years, the Houghton Lake Bobcats have advanced to the State level of Competitive Cheerleading.  The varsity ’Cats scored 703.08 points i More...

Show your Bobcat pride

On Saturday, a spectator bus will take Bobcat fans to Grand Rapids where State Competitive Cheerleading for Division 4 will take place at the DeltaPlex.  Students may ride for free and parents and other adults will be asked to pay $5. More...

Outdoors

New fishing, hunting, ORV license system starts Saturday

Michigan’s fishing, hunting and ORV licenses will change beginning March 1. The new license structure – authorized by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov.  More...

Fish kills may be common after winter’s extreme conditions

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds everyone that after the heavy ice and snow cover melts on Michigan’s lakes this winter, it may be common to discover dead fish or other aquatic creatures. More...

Ice shanties here must be removed by March 15

The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching and, regardless of date, shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely hold them.  More...

Happenings

RADL ‘grows’ into new building

With less than one week before the new Roscommon Area District Library is to open on March 4, volunteers have been feverishly unpacking boxes, setting up computers, hauling furniture and placing books on their new shelves.  This may seem like a More...

Looking Back

RADL GOES GEOTHERMAL A crew from Midwest Geothermal of Grand Rapids installed 16 wells that were each 270 feet deep in preparation for the geothermal heating and cooling system for the new Roscommon More...

Giving Back to RADL

OVER 40 VOLUNTEERS Over 40 volunteers gave their time packing up the old Roscommon Area District Library and moving items and materials to the new library. More...

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