October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Business owner arrested on obstruction charges

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a 43-year-old Houghton Lake businessman on felony charges of obstruction of justice and witness bribing/ intimidating/interfering, along with a misdemeanor charge of interfering with a police investig More...

RAKING THEIR WAY TO WASHINGTON DC

Mitchell Chludil, 13, of Prudenville (left) and his brother Tyler, 11, rake a yard on Iroquois Avenue as the leaves kept falling Tuesday afternoon. More...

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News

Police team up to make arrests in series of home invasions

The Denton Township Police Department and the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office have solved a series of home invasions that occurred within the last month.  More...

RCSO offering property checks to residents

In an effort to help offer Roscommon County residents a sense of security when they are on vacation or out of town for an extended time, the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office is offering free property checks.  More...

Hatchet assault results in prison term

A St. Helen man charged in connection with an assault with a hatchet that occurred July 30 was sentenced in 34th Circuit Court.  Herbert W. Tyson, 59, St. Helen, was sentenced on Sept. More...

Editorial

Celebrate ‘Free Speech Week’: Speak up

Inside the First Amendment

Last week was Free Speech Week 2015 – and a major debate over free speech has just broken out. Thanks to the First Amendment, we are free to compliment, cajole, deny or decry. More...

Constituent’s idea becomes a bill for tax relief

As a lifelong Michigan resident and your representative in Congress, I believe the best solutions to our nation’s problems come not from Washington, but from individuals and groups right here in the Fourth Congressional District and around the More...

Letters to the Editor

Resorter opinion ‘inaccurate’

This is in response to the “Make the Swap” Resorter editorial (Oct. 22) which contained a number of inaccurate statements and misrepresentation of simple facts. More...

Join together to combat swimmer’s itch

We who live here and see beautiful Higgins Lake every day truly appreciate its pristine beauty. More...

U.S. has ‘niced’ itself to death

Concerning constitutional amendments: We have serious problems, a president who does not work with Congress (the people) and blind support from political groups that ignore flaws in supporting their candidates.  More...

Religion & Family

Haiti mission trip filled with activity

Marc J. Milburn has made eight mission trips, four to Haiti, in conjunction with Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. Here he relates his latest trip, taken Oct. 9-16.   More...

Beef stew on GSUMC dinner menu

Good Shepherd United Method­ist Church of the North will host a free community dinner Oct. More...

Burketts name child Margret Ann

Brian and Samantha Burkett of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Margret Ann Burkett.   The baby was born Oct. 2, 2015, weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 20 inches. She was born in Mt. More...

Education

OLLRCS Stargazer Gala Nov. 7

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School will host its Stargazer Gala fundraiser on Nov. More...

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary Students of the Month for September were announced last week.  More...

HLCE RECEIVES AED MACHINE

Thanks to the charitable actions of the Denton Township EMS, Houghton Lake Ambulance Authority and the Roscommon County Community Foundation, Houghton Lake Community Education was recently presented with an automated external defibrillator.  More...

Ghosts, goblins have their choice of Halloween haunts this weekend

Trick-or-treaters will have multiple opportunities to collect candy this Halloween as events will take place on Oct. 29 through 31.  On Oct. 30, the Lyon Township Fire Department will hold its annual Halloween Party. Then on Oct. More...

Technology to get boost under HLCS proposal

Committee eyes $1.8 million in three areas

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday combed through data at its work session, including preparing for budget amendments next month and hearing building reports. More...

RCRC drafts resolution against ‘road diet’

In an effort to show the Roscommon County Road Commission’s disapproval of the “road diet” proposed by the Michigan Department of Transportation, the RCRC board approved a resolution against the plan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently arraigned in 82nd District Court:  More...

34th Circuit Court

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 22:  Cynthia M. More...

Sports

Last-second touchdown equals HL win

Brandel’s first score wins rivalry game

Houghton Lake sophomore Seth Brandel will never forget his first varsity football touchdown. More...

NEW BOBCAT SCOREBOARD

A new scoreboard is put in place by a crew from Signtec Signs and Graphics of Saginaw at Bobcat Stadium Oct. 21. More...

DEFENSIVE WORK

Houghton Lake girls varsity basketball Coach Greg Kauffman sets up a defensive drill during a youth camp last Saturday. The three-week camp ended last Saturday and sessions were held for players in fourth through ninth grade.  More...

Outdoors

DNR reminding deer hunters of license structure changes

With Michigan’s archery deer season in full swing and firearm season set to begin Nov. 15, the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters of changes to the state’s hunting license structure that took effect in 2014. More...

SATURDAY SPIKEHORN

Mitchell Chludil, 13, of Prudenville, bagged this spikehorn while bow hunting the evening of Oct. 18. A seventh grader at Houghton Lake Middle School, Chludil was hunting in Roscommon County.  (Courtesy photo)   More...

BIGGEST FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

Cheryl Parker of Roscommon holds a 28-inch-long walleye she caught during she and her husband Don’s annual trip to a lake in Northern Ontario this August. More...

Happenings

Halloween in St. Helen

St. Helen Trunk or Treat  Richfield Township Park  Oct. 31 at 6 p.m.   More...

FREE HUNT FOR VETERANS

A group of hunters and veterans gather next to a boat near Houghton Lake’s South Shore Saturday morning to admire a green winged teal duck bagged during a special hunt conducted by the Flight Control Guide Service on the lake earlier in the day More...

LUNCH INCLUDED

The hunters sit down to a lunch which included food and drinks provided by the hunt’s sponsors. There was also a crockpot of barbequed rabbit and some duck and goose sausage on the menu, provided by hunters.   More...

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