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COA approves expansion of Houghton Lake center

The Roscommon County Commission on Aging Board unanimously voted to approve the expansion of the Houghton Lake Community Senior Center at an Oct. More...

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News

Man found staying in home of part-time resident

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint Oct. 26 of a man found in the Lyon Township home a woman was watching for a neighbor who lives most of the year in Ukraine.  More...

Man arrested on weapons charges after altercation at McDonald’s

A Roscommon man was arrested Oct. 30 on charges of possession of weapons by a felon, probation violation and possession of marijuana after allegedly threatening a customer at the McDonald’s restaurant in the Village of Roscommon.  More...

Craighton turns 91 Monday

Longtime Houghton Lake resident Anna Craighton will celebrate her 91st birthday on Nov. 10.  More...

Editorial

Celebrate end of Driver Responsibility Fees

Michigan drivers can celebrate, now that state law – passed a decade ago with good intentions but ultimately unfair consequences – is finally hitting a red light.  More...

Thanks for the laughs

Half of the radio duo, Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, Tom Magliozzi died Monday at the age of 77.  For anyone who has an interest in cars and laughter, Tom and Ray Magliozzi’s weekly program, “Car Talk,” on National Publ More...

USS Detroit will honor a city, protect a nation

In mid-October, I joined hundreds of people in celebrating the christening and launch of the future USS Detroit, which will be the sixth ship in the history of the U.S. Navy to bear that name.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Two sides to each story’

There are always two sides to each story.  Recently there have been accusations made by a few members of our community against Lake Township Fire Chief Dave Russo that he had ordered his men to attend, in uniform, a township consolidation forum More...

Jaguar football coaches know ‘the secret, too’

Houghton Lake, like Roscommon, had a football team of 5th and 6th graders go undefeated. We didn’t compete with Roscommon this year. More...

Dam management should be handled by others

Last week’s Resorter article “Lake Level drawdown reverts to 1982 order” concerning statements made by Commissioner Ken Melvin were astounding. More...

Religion & Family

Marriage seminar Nov. 21 at Houghton Lake United Methodist

The “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” video seminar is coming to Houghton Lake United Methodist Church on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. More...

Authentic Mexican dinner serving as fundraiser

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and its Connect Student Ministries will hold an Authentic Mexican Dinner Fundraiser on Nov. 13.  The dinner will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Dinner Nov. 12 at Messiah Lutheran

The public is invited to a community dinner at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst, Roscommon, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m.  This will be the church’s last community dinner for the year. More...

Education

‘Shrek the Musical’ debuts at RHS this weekend

This year the Roscommon High School annual musical will have a much different feeling from past years. More...

Fairbanks, Thiel win Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee

Josie Fairbanks and Jackson Thiel correctly outspelled nine other Roscommon Area Public Schools students during the Nov. 3 Roscommon Knights of Columbus 2nd Annual Spelling Bee.  More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2014 1:41 PM

Missing two-year-old found today - Free Access

A two-year-old Tawas City girl who had been missing since Wednesday afternoon has been found. More...

Kirtland proposal approved

Voters in Roscommon County, as in other parts of the Kirtland Community College district, approved a $5.2 million bond proposal for a new Health Sciences Education Center and to make improvements to its Roscommon campus.  The measure was approve More...

Veterans Day programs set for Nov. 11 - Free Access

Students across Roscommon County will honor veterans Nov. 11 with various programs and receptions. Veterans are encouraged to attend one or more, hosted at area schools. Roscommon High School More...

CELEBRATING HER NEW HOME

Gloria Leonard celebrates receiving the keys to her new home from Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Lori Roberts (foreground) during the Nov. 3 dedication of Habitat’s 53rd home in Roscommon County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 23:  Alexander M. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Helping make ‘a crucial catch ’

The Houghton Lake Jaguars Youth Football and Cheerleading program raised over $350 for “A Crucial Catch,” a campaign that supports the American Cancer Society in its fight to end breast cancer. More...

SKEELS WINS STATE TITLE

The Skeels Christian School varsity volleyball team won the Michigan Association of Christian Schools (MACS) Division II State Volleyball Championship on Nov. More...

UNDEFEATED IN JACK PINE

Roscommon’s junior varsity volleyball team completed an undefeated season in Jack Pine Conference play with a sweep at the JPC quad at Gladwin Oct. 27. More...

Outdoors

10th annual MiCorps Conference includes training sessions

The 10th annual Michigan Clean Water Corps Conference, held Oct. 27 and 28 at the Ralph A. More...

Health

Counselors available to assist in ACA enrollment

MidMichigan Community Health Services provides insurance enrollment counselors to assist those who qualify to enroll for insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2014 in Roscommon, Gladwin and Clare counties.  The next phase of the Affo More...

Mercy Hospital Grayling educators publish guide to living with diabetes

With more than 29 million Americans affected by diabetes, two educators at Mercy Hospital Grayling are hard at work to combat the disease by teaching patients about the steps they can take to manage their symptoms. More...

Happenings

Mercy Hospital Grayling earns ‘A’ grade in latest Leapfrog study

Statistics suggest that thousands of people die each year in the United States from preventable hospital errors.  More...

Screenings help determine heart disease, stroke risk

According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, heart disease is the number one cause of death in Michigan and stroke is not far behind ranking fourth.  More...

LEADING HIGGINS LAKE-ROSCOMMON CHAMBER

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting Oct. 30 hosted by The Brook of Roscommon and introduced its board of directors for 2014-15.  More...

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