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Skydiving at 89

Fran Love of Falmouth decided to jump out of an airplane at 13,000 feet for her 89th birthday. With the help of Skydive Oregon and her skydiving instructor Bret Barnum, Love, who celebrated her birthday on Sept. More...

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VEGGIE GIVEAWAY

Project Help Our People Eat volunteer Paul Dahlin (left) hauls a bag of carrots for a client at Project H.O.P.E.’s vegetable distribution from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan at the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday. More...

Judge Richard Noble appointed chief judge for circuit court

The Michigan Supreme Court Oct. 15 announced the appointment of chief judges for the circuit, probate and district courts in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, including Judge Richard E. More...

HLUMC food giveaway Oct. 28

Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will host a food giveaway Oct. More...

Editorial

Take off your shoes, open book of nature

From the Pastor’s Canoe

As a college freshman, I was introduced to Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetic gem:  Earth’s crammed with heaven, /and every common bush afire with God; /But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, /the rest sit round it and pluck bla More...

Handled properly

There is no stronger defender of the Open Meetings Act in Roscommon County than the Houghton Lake Resorter and its staff.  This newspaper has taken public bodies throughout the county to task regarding OMA issues and remains vigilant to any beha More...

Make the swap

Over the past three years, Outlot A in Prudenville has received more attention and energy than it deserves. The property in question has been the topic of several meetings and the source of much debate.  More...

Happenings

United Way helps support Project H.O.P.E.

The Roscommon County United Way recently awarded Project Help Our People Eat $1,500 to support the food bank.  Executive Director Kathleen Nutt and Board Member Diane Nielsen met with the Project H.O.P.E. volunteers to present the award.  More...

RCTA ‘community service’ day benefiting Project H.O.P.E.

The Roscommon County Transit Authority will highlight the Project Help Our People Eat food bank during a community service day, tomorrow (Friday).  Project H.O.P.E., located in Prudenville, announced earlier this month it would be closed from Oc More...

‘Men’s to Men’s’ sale slated for Oct. 24 at Roscommon VFW

Friends Helping Friends Foundation is making final plans for a “Men’s to Men’s” sale scheduled for Oct. 24.  The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles M. More...

Meeting access source of contention for firefighters

A pair of Lake Township firefighters claim they were kept out of a public meeting held Oct. 13 where Fire Chief David Russo was terminated.  More...

Lator new Post Commander at Houghton Lake

“We already have a good team working in one direction,” said First Lieutenant Joshua Lator, the new commander at Michigan State Police Post 72, Houghton Lake. 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

Court News

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 8:  Mark A. Schuett, 55, Houghton Lake, stood mute to a probation violation and was scheduled to appear Sept. More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  Jon F. Messer, 31, Milford, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny between $1,000 and $20,000. More...

Sports

Bobcats bow out in Districts at Ogemaw

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team’s season ended with a 4-1 loss in the first round of Districts at Ogemaw Heights Oct. 20.  More...

Bucks beat Blazers, move on in District soccer play

The Roscommon varsity soccer team started District play with a 2-1 win at Kalkaska Oct. 20.  More...

Bucks hold off G’s for 50 minutes before 4-0 loss

The Roscommon Bucks, champions of the Northern Michigan Soccer League’s Northern Division, lost 4-0 to the NMSL Southern Division Champion Gladwin Flying G’s in the NMSL Championship game at Clare Oct. 14.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer calls for public hearings on swimmer’s itch

I was at the Gerrish Township meeting last week and it is apparent that there is a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the best way to combat swimmer’s itch on Higgins Lake. More...

Fire chief ‘trampled upon’ by board

This witch hunt which occurred regarding Dave Russo as Lake Township Fire Chief is certainly without a doubt a preplanned observation that the board members colluded in even before the meeting began. Why was the police department there?  More...

Society ‘sliding down a slippery slope’

Most people today are not old enough to remember the days before our courts removed God, the Creator who helped found our nation, from our courts and schools in the 1960s. More...

Education

HLHS students learning about each other in new LINK class

An innovative class at Houghton Lake High School is bringing different types of students together in a new way.  The LINK class brings general education students and special education students together in a peer-to-peer format.  More...

CHA students R.O.A.R. about respect

A loud “R.O.A.R.” could be heard coming from the Charlton Heston Academy cafeteria the morning of Oct. 20 as students were learning about the ways to respect themselves, others and the environment.  More...

Bart’s Day 2015

HAYRIDE READY (Above) Third graders in Lauren Bachi’s class prepare for a hayride offered by Jim Bischoff of Houghton Lake. More...

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