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County board’s request for Outlot A quit claim deed no longer voluntary

The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners is seeking a quit claim deed to clear the title on Outlot A in Denton Township or it will go after back rent on the property.  More...

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News

CITED FOR CARELESS DRIVING

Emergency personnel from Denton Township work to extricate driver Eric Moore, 42, of St. Helen from his vehicle after an accident on M-55 near the intersection of Grove Street on the afternoon of Jan. 29.  More...

Resorter earns four first place awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Houghton Lake Resorter- Roscommon County Herald-News earned several Better Newspaper Contest awards – including four first places – at a conference dinner Jan. 28 in Grand Rapids, hosted by the Michigan Press Association (MPA).  More...

Roscommon Township Board votes wage increases

The Roscommon Township Board voted to increase their pay by 3% during their regular monthly meeting Feb. 2. More...

Business

Building Trades Career Expo set for Feb. 17 at All Seasons

The Michigan Works!, Prudenville office, in partnership with the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, is hosting a Building Trades Career Expo.  More...

4 UR SCHOOL

Hart Ford Lincoln Owner Bill Hart presents $3,000 to Roscommon High School Athletic Director Ron Alden recently, following the Sept. 22, 2015, Drive 4 Ur School event. More...

Drive collects over 70,000 bottles of water for Flint

Over 70,000 bottles of water were collected for residents in Flint during a drive held by 9&10 News, Fox 32 and VanDrie Home Furnishings.  The drive was held Jan. More...

Outdoors

GREAT CATCH!

Great catches of walleye, northern pike and various panfish adorn the fish board just after the weigh-in at the Tip-up Town Fishing Contest on the second Sunday of TUT 2016.  More...

WALLEYE CATCH

(Left to right) Kurt Boals of Houghton Lake holds the winning stringer in the walleye catch category at Sunday’s weigh-in, which tipped the scales at 16.56 pounds. More...

TOTAL CATCH PIKE

(Left to right) Tom Blanchard of Houghton Lake brought in the first place stringer in the pike catch category, which weighed 13.93 pounds. More...

Education

Northland to award scholarships

Northland Area Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for the Jerry Erickson Educational Scholarship Fund.  Northland has earmarked $5,000 in funding and qualified member-applicants have the opportunity to earn awards from $1,000 to $2,5 More...

Roscommon’s Donley among MCTI graduates

A graduation ceremony was held Jan. More...

ROLLING WITH THE BIG RIG

Students in Amy Gardner’s ECDD (Early Childhood Developmental Delay) preschool class recently had a visit from Ian Johnston, a 2004 graduate of Houghton Lake High School. Johnston now drives for ALTL, Inc., out of Hudsonville. More...

Moving 3rd, 7th graders ‘up’ concerns some HLCS parents

Changing grade configurations at each of Houghton Lake Community Schools’ three main buildings drew about 40 concerned parents, teachers and community members to a community forum, held Tuesday evening at the high school.  More...

Wertz Warriors raise about $8,000 during stop at Houghton Lake

A stop by the Wertz Warriors at Houghton Lake Monday generated about $8,000 for Special Olympics Michigan.  About 50 Wertz Warriors snowmobile riders made their way to the Columbian Home Hall (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall) in Prudenvill More...

WINTER CARNIVAL CANDIDATES

Candidates for king and queen of this year’s Winter Carnival at Roscommon High School are (front row, left to right) seniors Livvia Tyler, Lexus Dankert, Mary Pratt, Sara O’Rourke, (back row, left to right) Grant Dodge, Devon Lovegrove, T 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, Jan. 4:  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Tyrrell, Johnson go 5-0 for Bobcats at Beaverton Invite

Despite going 0-5 as a team at the Beaverton Invitational Wrestling Tournament Jan. 30, the Houghton Lake varsity wrestling team had some bright spots in individual performances. More...

READY TO ROLL TO JACKSON HOLE

Sled dog trainer and musher Al Borak pulled out of Roscommon recently with a truck and trailer load of 40 dogs, headed for the Eukanuba Stage Stop Race, which took off from Jackson Hole, WY, on Jan. 29. More...

BELT AWARDS

Students who tested and passed the Champion Force Self-Defense and Safety Awareness program belt grade examinations Jan. 13 were presented with awards Jan. 20 at Collins Elementary, Houghton Lake. More...

Editorial

Trump, Fox, Kelly and the history, hype, hope of debates

Inside the First Amendment

What’s going on with presidential primary debates? And I don’t mean the latest issue many will think of first: The flap between Fox News and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Realtor association opposes ‘Time of Transfer’ ordinance

After 17 years, Gerrish Township is again proposing a “Time of Transfer” (TOT) ordinance.  More...

Lot of people to blame in Flint water crisis

Last week, a couple of readers’ letters were published which placed the blame for the water situation in Flint squarely on the state and Gov. Snyder. More...

Happenings

Community garden advisory meeting planned Feb. 10

An advisory committee meeting is planned for Feb. 10 on the topic of the Roscommon Community Garden.  The meeting will be held in Room 101 of the Roscommon County Building at 4:30 p.m.  More...

Back Door Boogie resumes March 6

The Roscommon Knights of Columbus, Prince of Peace Council, will resume its fundraising events March 6 at the hall, located at 165 West Federal Highway, Roscommon.  More...

BOOSTING ‘BRUSH WITH KINDNESS’

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Lori Roberts recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake regarding the Habitat “Brush With Kindness” project. More...

Features

Salute to EMS

Denton Township   More...

What’s the difference between a paramedic and an EMT?

In an emergency, medical personnel respond with their skills and knowledge to stabilize patients and prepare them for a trip to the hospital, if necessary. But just what are all those initials after their names?  More...

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