January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Road diet’ nixed by MDOT

Plan to change portion of M-55 to three lanes removed from calendar

M-55 between Old 27 and US-127 is not going on a “road diet.”  More...

Schedules, goals ironed out by HLCS

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday reviewed the calendar to map out its goals for Superintendent Brent Cryderman and to set a meeting schedule, including quarterly retreats.  More...

DISASTER AVERTED

Denton Township firefighters (left to right) Josh Sanford, Capt. Jim Hoover and Russ Flicker look for an effective way to get fire extinguishing foam to a fire under a motor home at Camping World in Prudenville on the morning of Jan. 25. More...

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News

MSP warns of scam

State Police at the Houghton Lake Post are warning of a scam using social media which has been targeting young men in the Houghton Lake area recently.  More...

HOME LOST TO FIRE

A firefighter begins to fight the fire that destroyed the home of Cathy Revior on the afternoon of Jan. 21. Merritt Area Fire Chief Ed Nettle said his department was dispatched to the fire at 3:15 p.m. and found the home at 6321 South Dorr Rd. More...

HUMAN ZAMBONI

Like a human Zamboni, (right to left) Jim Raymond, Markey Township maintenance worker, Mike Tussey, chairman of the Markey Township Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Ken Pates, Markey Township maintenance worker, use an ice rink conditioner to More...

Editorial

Finding Nebo offers pure silence

Snow squalls met us on the road west of Mackinaw. Gusting, bitter winds pass over the open waters of Lake Michigan and dump the accumulated moisture in frozen form as a blanket of feathers upon the forests of Wilderness State Park. More...

Road diet derailed

After over two years of pushback from residents and officials from Roscommon County, the Michigan Department of Transportation has nixed the M-55 road diet from Old 27 to US-127.  More...

Outdoors

Lots of keepers in TUT contest

There were lots of fish on the board during the first weekend of the 2016 Tip-up Town Ice Fishing Contest. More...

FIRST FISH THROUGH THE ICE

Ashley Irvine, 12, of Houghton Lake holds up a northern pike she caught during her first ice fishing trip on Houghton Lake Jan. 23. Irvine caught her first fish on a tip-up baited with a shiner while fishing with William Schultz. More...

Fourth, fifth graders ski free in Michigan

Ski areas and resorts across Michigan want to give kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. That is why they have created the “Cold is Cool” Ski and Ride Passport.   More...

Happenings

Winter in St. Helen Snowman contest begins Feb. 1

For those who enjoy building snowmen, the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce’s Winter in St. Helen snowman building contest will give them ample time to create a masterpiece as this year’s contest will begin on Feb. More...

‘Stuff the Bus’ with water Saturday at Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston Academy teacher Heather Bozzo and members of the National Honor Society, working in cooperation with the Parent Teacher Organization, are encouraging students and the public to help Flint area residents by providing safe water.  More...

‘Bowl for Kids Sake’ date change announced

The date for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake has been changed to April 16 from March 5 at Houghton Lake and Roscommon.  The event, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes, will be held at Fred’s of Roscomm More...

Features

Chamber director says– First Tip-up Town weekend ‘great’

The first Saturday of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., brought sunny skies and lots of visitors to Houghton Lake.  “I think it was a great first weekend,” Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Akin said.  Aaron Robinson o More...

Breaking News - 2/2/2016 8:41 AM

Community forum tonight at HLHS to discuss building reconfiguration - Free Access

A community forum regarding grade level/ building reconfiguration for Houghton Lake Community Schools is scheduled tonight (Tuesday). The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the Houghton Lake High School Library. More...

SHANTY TOWN ROLLS INTO HOUGHTON LAKE

Featuring what was labeled an “Original 1952 shanty,” the Home Depot float earned the “Best Use of Theme” award in the parade. More...

Gerrish police make arrest in wide-ranging theft case

Gerrish Township Police last month made a 12-count felony arrest against a Rose City man for a series of breaking and enterings.  The arrest was the first in an investigation that began last June and so far includes 11 counties in Northern Michi More...

HLAHS awarded ‘Save Michigan History’ grant

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society (HLAHS) was one of five recipients of the first round of federally funded “Save Michigan History” grants, the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board announced last week.  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, Dec. 15, 2015:  Damon P. Bawek, 51, Houghton Lake, charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, is ready for trial.  Brian A. More...

Sports

Beavers nearly double up Bucks

The visiting Beaverton Beavers scored a 43-22 varsity girls basketball victory at Roscommon Jan. 21. The Jack Pine Conference win put the Bucks’ conference record at 4-4 while Beaverton moved to 7-1.  More...

Swarming ‘D’ equals big win for Kalkaska

Kalkaska’s defense overwhelmed the Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team Friday night as the Blazers picked up a 72-28 non-conference win over the host Bobcats.  More...

Bobcat girl bowlers top Pioneers

The Houghton Lake bowling team split with the Clare Pioneers during a meet at the Beaverton Bowl in Beaverton Jan. 25, with the Bobcat girls scoring a 17-13 come-from-behind victory and the boys taking a 23-7 loss.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Consumer the winner in gas war

Wow, we made national headlines. What’s going on with the crazy gas prices at the US-127 interchange? I have been listening to conversations all over town with people speculating as to the reason for the price war. More...

Avoid being a murderer, don’t drink and drive

If you have not lost a child to illness or tragedy, it is impossible to feel the pain a family endures. My parents lost three of their five children to illness and gunshot. When drunk drivers kill, it is impossible to justify DUIs. More...

‘Get a tank full and drive down to Florida’

I see from bringing up the Resorter’s front page online today that the gas war at the lake made nationwide headlines. I just wanted to let you know that the story appeared on the front page of the Palm Beach Post this morning. More...

Religion & Family

Wesleyan Baby Pantry is now Kid’s Closet

Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church has changed the name of its Baby Pantry.  The ministry will now be called Kid’s Closet.  Clothing is available for infants, toddlers and kids ages four to 10.  The closet will be open the second Tues More...

Davises celebrate 65 years of marriage

Thomas and Donna Davis of Prudenville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 22.  Mr. Davis retired from Ford Motor Company in 1989 and Mrs. More...

Gow, Jackson engaged Saturday during stop on snowmobile trail

Stephanie Rose Gow, daughter of Robert and Rosemary Gow of Almont, and Travis Joseph Jackson, son of Tom and Lorrie Jackson of Richmond, announce their engagement to be married.   The couple is tentatively planning a May, 2017, wedding.   More...

Education

Creative Backdrop

The fourth and fifth grade students in Ms. Rebecca Sova’s art class at Roscommon Middle School created the snowflakes for the backdrop for the Christmas Show at RMS on Dec. 16. More...

Setting – and reaching – goals

With a new year comes comes new and continued growth at Roscommon Elementary School!   More...

Winning Designs

Doug Nagel of the Rosco-Higgins Trail Cruisers presents Josh Gee with a check for his winning logo design. More...

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