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Scientists report, disagree

Battling Swimmer’s Itch

During a joint meeting at Lyon Township Hall, which occasionally lapsed into bickering, members of the Lyon and Gerrish township boards received updates from the two groups of scientists working on the swimmer’s itch problem in Higgins Lake Jun More...

PLENTY OF HELP

Volunteers work on the construction of a new playscape at Sullivan Beach on the cold and windy morning of June 23. The playscape, purchased from Gametime Corp. More...

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News

Missaukee fire departments train for farm-related accidents

Members of six Missaukee County area fire departments attended a 20-hour farm rescue certification course from June 13-15.  More...

Rumble strips saving lives

A recently completed study shows that rumble strips are proving to be an effective and low-cost way to reduce crashes on Michigan’s state highways.  More...

Take ‘safety’ along for the ride this summer

A new, summer-long campaign called Michigan Summer of Safety was launched last week by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) to support increased federally funded seat belt and impaired driving enforcement by police departments, sheri More...

Business

St. Helen’s Cedar Inn celebrates 40 years

“When you fall in love with the people it’s hard to leave them,” Cedar Inn Owner Luke Sanak said of the St. Helen Community.  It’s the people that have made Sanak stay in St. More...

Kabinetree Koncepts launches new website

Houghton Lake’s Kabinetree Koncepts recently launched www.kabinetreekoncepts.com as an informational portal that features educational resources on subjects such as property value benefits from kitchen cabinets and remodeling as well as other ti More...

HART RECEIVES DDA FACADE GRANT

Bill Hart (center) of Hart Ford Lincoln recently received a $5,000 facade grant from the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority for exterior building improvements at his dealership. More...

Letters to the Editor

Building owner responds to claim

This is in response to misspoken information about properties in the downtown area of St. Helen last week (“Marina will cost taxpayers,” Resorter, June 18).  More...

‘Control’ now or ‘mayhem’ in future

To those that say “let them fight it out,” good people, devout Muslims and Christians, are being slaughtered, beheaded, driven from their homes and anxiously helping their aged, little ones, pregnant mothers to survive.  More...

Asks for vote on marina

I am against the building of a new marina [on Lake St. Helen], however what really concerns us is the apparent fact that our elected officials don’t care what we or others in the township think or want. More...

Religion & Family

Moore, Sliwa to wed in July

Amanda Moore, daughter of Mike Moore of North Adams and Sandy Moore of Napoleon, and Ryan Sliwa, son of Mickey and Teri Sliwa of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married.  The couple plans to wed July 11, 2015, at Hidden Lake Garde More...

Kosalskis name son Dawson John

Lisa and Neal Kosalski of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Dawson John.  The baby was born June 11, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches at birth.   More...

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK

Brooke Stratman (fourth from right), 12 of Flushing, the granddaughter of Diane Ocenasek of Re/Max of Higgins Lake, was the honored guest at the Children’s Miracle Network Golf Outing at Forest Dunes on June 16.  More...

Education

Building brick engineers

KCC offers Summer Building Block Camp

Zooming fire trucks and high flying space shuttles took over the Kirtland Community College Student Center this week as part of the KCC Summer Building Block Camp.  More...

Bill requires school attendance to receive cash assistance benefits

Parents who do not require their children to attend school could see a drop in their cash assistance benefits if interventions from the state and school authorities fail, under legislation signed June 11 by Gov. Rick Snyder.  More...

LIGHTING THE LANDINGS

Bill Vokes of Lake City (left) of Electricians Local #58 of Detroit and his dad, Jerry Vokes of Moorestown (retired from Local #58), work on the lighting at the recently installed Happy Landings Playground at Collins Elementary June 19.  More...

Breaking News - 6/25/2015 2:45 PM

Suspect in Nester Township shooting apprehended in Warren - Free Access

The search for Francisco Arroyo has ended as the Warren Police Department arrested him in Warren. More...

MATERIAL GIRLS

Dressed for an 80s lap around the track at Bobcat Stadium during Relay For Life of Roscommon County June 20 are (left to right) Heather Dowland, Tina Kinzer and Judy Boudrie. More...

Special Olympic Car Show roars into town Friday

A variety of classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will roll through Houghton Lake this weekend during the 11th annual Special Olympics Car Show.  More...

HLCS budget deemed ‘very conservative’

Under a budget approved by the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday for the 2015-16 fiscal year, the district is planning to dip into its fund balance by only $43,601.  More...

Markey ‘Picnic in the Park’ set for Sunday

Markey Township will hold its fourth annual “Picnic in the Park” at Truman Gardner Park on June 28, beginning at noon. 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, Roscommon, May 19:  Jerid L. Call, 24, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to one count of probation violation and his Holmes Youthful Training Act status was revoked. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

Clothing returned to Gerrish resident

A Gerrish Township resident filed a larceny report June 20 with the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office after articles of clothing were taken from her home.  More...

Sports

2015 Higgins Lake Sunrise Run Results

Male 5K 1. Nathan Denman, 16, Ashley, 21:18 2. James Hinske, 24, Marshall, 21:46 3. David Bowen, 39, New Baltimore, 24:47 4. Dave Beracy, 72, Fountain Hills, AZ, 24:47 5. More...

BOBCAT TEAM CAMP

Members of the Houghton Lake High School varsity and junior varsity football teams go through an offensive drill on the practice field behind the school on the second day of Bobcat Team Camp Tuesday morning. More...

Rain, lightning wash out men’s softball Monday

Poor weather Monday night forced the postponement of a majority of games in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League.  Games not played Monday were scheduled to be made up on Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Make a deal to keep park intact

The Department of Natural Resources manages over 3.8 million acres of land north of the Mason-Arenac County line. More...

Taking a minute to speak out to the world

Inside the First Amendment

What would you say if you got 60 seconds to speak to the world?  At noon recently, on a hot and muggy day in the heart of Washington, D.C., the world heard everything from birthday wishes to a call to national action in education and housing to More...

Outdoors

Equipment for rapid testing at beaches, grants awarded

Not in use yet in Roscommon County

Michigan is the first state to begin monitoring beaches statewide with rapid testing equipment that can produce sameday results. More...

What is QPCR testing?

Real-time beach monitoring is accomplished using a method called Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (QPCR), which measures concentrations of bacterial DNA present in water samples. More...

Census monitors recovery of rare Kirtland’s warbler

The Kirtland’s warbler is one of the rarest members of the wood warbler family. More...

Happenings

Fishing among State Park Explorer opportunities

Fishing, furry forest friends and incredible insects are all upcoming topics for State Park Explorer Guide Michelle Schepke, who has plenty of events planned at the North Higgins Lake State Park.  June 26  More...

HL Rotary honors MacKenzie, Graham, Gandolfi with fund

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently established a new scholarship endowment fund with the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF).  More...

Indoor garage, bake sale planned at St. Elizabeth’s

St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Higgins Lake, is holding an indoor garage and bake sale on July 2 and 3.  The sale will be held at the church, 2936 East Higgins Lake Dr. (Co. Rd. 100), across from Gerrish Township offices. More...

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