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Merchandise missing in Kmart break-in

During the early morning hours of June 23, deputies from the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at the Houghton Lake Kmart.  More...

PURPLE PALS

Laurice Tanner of the Good Shepherd United Methodist team (left) celebrates the “purple lap” at Relay For Life of Roscommon County June 21 with her friend, Linda Udy of Higgins Lake. More...

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News

‘Honor Flight’ movie July 10 at the Pines

Hospice of Helping Hands, West Branch Regional Medical Center and the Tolfree Foundation will sponsor the presentation of the movie, “Honor Flight: One Last Mission,” July 10 at the Pines Theater, Houghton Lake.  The movie will be pr More...

Write-in candidates filing for August primary have until July 25 to file

Proposals on August ballot

As the August primary approaches, Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson advises candidates to be aware of filing deadlines and requirements. More...

ROBOT BUILDERS

A group of young story time attendees design and build their own robots after listening to and looking at the book “Boy and Bot” by Amy Dyckman and illustrated by Dan Massarino during the “Storytime with Miss Sarah” program at More...

Business

Placemaking workshop offered here June 26, July 24

A two-part Placemaking Strategy Development Workshop will be held at the Roscommon Township Hall June 26 and July 24. The purpose of the free training is to assist with the development of a placemaking strategy.  More...

Salvation Army to host job fair for family thrift store

The Salvation Army will host a job fair to staff all positions for a new family thrift store it is opening at Houghton Lake.   The hiring event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

NEW VET AT SOUTH SHORE

Veterinary Dr. Charlotte Lucas has joined Doctors Brian Dawson and David Hock at the South Shore Animal Hospital at 4258 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), Houghton Lake. Dr. More...

Outdoors

ORV helmet law signed

Off-road vehicle operators and passengers riding on their own private property will no longer be required to wear a helmet under legislation recently signed by Governor Rick Snyder, announced state Rep. Bruce Rendon.  More...

SAFETY CHECKLIST

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2603 members Ernie Stuart and Gary Jurkovich conduct an informational safety check of a pontoon belonging to the Force family during an open house in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the U.S. More...

SUPER SMALLMOUTH

Marianne Morris landed this 19 1/2 inch smallmouth bass fishing on Houghton Lake the evening of June 21. Morris, who is from the Mason area and has a cottage on the North Shore of Houghton Lake, caught him around Long Point in North Bay. More...

Happenings

American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall preparations still underway

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) wall is coming to Roscommon Township July 9-13.  There is still work to be done, according to coordinator Roscommon Township Clerk Barb Stevenson, and the public is encouraged to participate in the More...

Bestselling thriller writer at workshop

New York Times bestselling author P.J. Parrish will lead a special fictionwriting workshop July 11-12 at Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord.  More...

QUILT WINNER

JoAnn Jaruzel of Houghton Lake (left) won the raffle for the North Central Area Credit Union Relay For Life quilt, presented by Head Teller Margo Coppernoll.   More...

Breaking News - 7/1/2014 8:11 AM

Update - 911 system back up - Free Access

Update: Roscommon County's 911 system service has been restored. Those with an emergency should again dial 911. ===== Roscommon County's 911 system is currently down. More...

RAPS projects $1.3 million budget deficit

“We’re looking at a $1.3 million loss. More...

HLCS expenditures $400,000 lower than last year’s budget

The Houghton Lake Community Schools’ budget for the upcoming school year – $13.8 million – is expected to be about $400,000 smaller than last year. More...

Special Olympics Car Show starts Friday

The 10th annual Special Olympics Car Show, will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Prudenville June 27 and 28, hosted by the Knights and the Rusty Nuts Car Club.  More...

SEND OFF FOR HONOR FLIGHT

(Above) Family, friends, veterans and soldiers gathered at World War II veteran Basil Ciaramitaro’s Prudenville home on the afternoon of June 23 to see him off for his Mid-Michigan Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., the next day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

One-car accident sends Kentucky woman to hospital

A Richmond, KY, woman was injured in a one-car accident June 21 while traveling on I-75.  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 17:  William R. McNally, 29, Roscommon, charged with delivery of a controlled substance, is ready for trial.  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Clements selected to coach Bucks’ football, girls track

The Roscommon High School varsity football team will have a new head coach for the fall 2014 season with the in-house promotion of junior varsity coach Steve Clements into the varsity role.  More...

Bobcats, Bucks getting ready for third Alumni Game in July

Teams of former Bucks and Bobcats are forming now to compete in the third annual Taco Bell Alumni Football Game, which will be played at Roscommon on July 19. More...

JPC All Conference baseball, softball honors announced

Several area baseball and softball players received All Conference honors from the Jack Pine Conference following their recently concluded season.  Houghton Lake Softball  Junior Morgan Brandel was named to the JPC Second Team as an outfiel More...

Editorial

Examining the new importance of “where” we speak

When we say something that might be threatening, how much does where we say it matter?  The U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gypsy moth infestation damaging trees

Al Simon, Higgins Lake, (Resorter, “Support gypsy moth program, June 19”) is very fortunate that he lives in a township that was sprayed for the gypsy moth caterpillars. More...

Encourages Higgins residents to attend meetings

I encourage Higgins Township residents to attend regular township meetings. They are the first Monday of every month. More...

Officials trying to ‘look good to a minority’?

Sheridan Drive was established when the Woodlawn Subdivision was originally platted. This two track trail was shared and enjoyed by residents of the Woodlawn Subdivision and the general public for decades. More...

Religion & Family

Hamels name daughter Piper Lee

Randy and Lerita Hamel of Falmouth announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Lee Hamel.  Born June 16, 2014, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, she weighed 7.36 pounds at birth and was 20 1/2 inches long. More...

Valentines name son Karsen

Randalynn and Matthew Valentine of Roscommon announce the birth of their son, whom they named Karsen James.  The baby was born June 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Grayling.   He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long at birth. More...

ACT NOW annual picnic July 21

Gerrish Township’s ACT NOW (Advisory Community Team-Neighbors On Watch) will host its annual meeting and picnic July 21.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Education

Tetzloff selected to fill Kirtland dean position

Jason Tetzloff, Ph.D., will serve as Kirtland Community College’s Dean of General Education and Transfer Programs.  More...

TONS OF TERRIFIC-NESS

These students from Mrs. More...

AQUINAS GRADUATE

(Above) Sydne Harris of Higgins Lake graduated Cum Laude from Aquinas College of Grand Rapids in May. She received bachelor’s degrees in Community Leadership (Public Administration) and Spanish.  More...

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