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Reconfiguration topic of ‘community conversation’ Monday at HLMS

A community conversation is planned for March 28 by the Houghton Lake Community Schools’ Board of Education to gather input from stakeholders and to allow administrators more time to establish potential costs of a grade level reconfiguration.&n More...

FULL HOUSE

Members of the community fill the cafeteria at Houghton Lake High School Tuesday evening during a spaghetti dinner to benefit HLHS student Logan Land in his fight against cancer. More...

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News

Mackinac Center awards ‘A’ grades to four schools in county

Four Roscommon County schools were recently recognized by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy with its top grade.  Two buildings in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district and two buildings in the Roscommon Area Public Schools district re More...

PILING UP ON LONG POINT

Deteriorating ice from Houghton Lake built up along Long Point last week, in some cases threatening damage to lakefront properties. More...

Savings, costs mulled over by HLCS finance committee

The finance committee of the Houghton Lake Community Schools’ Board of Education recently reviewed possible savings to the district, as well as potential costs for a proposed grade level reconfiguration.  More...

Editorial

Two faces of Easter

The season of Easter wears two faces. One is the historical and spiritual visage of cross and redemption. The other is a light and colorful welcome to springtime, newness of life and Easter baskets.  Not all persons like this duality. More...

A Brook Trout speaks on the meaning of Easter

From the Pastor’s Canoe

Ten miles down a two-track west of Atlantic Mine in Houghton County you’ll come to a bridge crossing a small stream. There I parked and donned my rubber pants and strode into the bush, headed up river. More...

Outdoors

Forty elk successfully fitted with GPS tracking collars

DNR begins new elk tracking research project in the northern Lower Peninsula

An elk lies in the snow, covered by a net that just fell from the sky.  A “mugger” jumps out of a helicopter, while a ground team moves in.  This is net-gunning – a process the Michigan Department of Natural Resources used More...

New website provides insight, info on Michigan’s invasive species

Residents struggling with invasive species or seeking help on how to identify plants, insects and animals considered invasive are invited to explore the state’s new Michigan Invasive Species website – www.michigan.gov/invasives – fo More...

ORV safety education instructors sought by DNR

Academies offered April 29-May 1 and May 20-22

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is recruiting instructors for its off-road vehicle safety education program. More...

Education

Phys Ed Friday Frenzy!

Staff and students at Roscommon High School got moving – and stayed moving all day – during “Physical Education Friday Frenzy!” on March 18.  More...

Rendon challenges first graders with ‘idea’ book

State Rep. More...

YAC learns about suicide prevention

Michelle Kline of Blue Skies Counseling Network spoke with students from the Roscommon County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at its March meeting.  The topic of the presentation was suicide prevention and mental health More...

Ice Out 2016 - Free Access

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Video of the ice break up by Houghton Lake Heights resident Bob Rea. More...

Traffic stop prompts six arrests linked to meth bust

More arrests expected

Six people have been arrested so far in an investigation by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office into the production of methamphetamine in the Roscommon area. Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern said more arrests are likely. More...

Safety, traffic, budget among concerns at marina meeting

Several St. Helen residents voiced their reasons for opposing the proposed Carter’s Cove Marina during a March 19 Richfield Township Planning Commission public hearing.  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

The following cases were heard in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 16:  Kattie R. Leffingwell, 31, Kalkaska, charged with larceny in a building and absconding/forfeiting bond, is ready for trial, which was scheduled for July 7.  More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Fifth annual trail run to benefit Houghton Lake cross country

The fifth annual Houghton Lake Trail Run/Walk 5K is set for April 23. More...

ALL CONFERENCE BUCKS

Four members of the Roscommon girls varsity basketball team were honored by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference recently by being included on the All Conference team. More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League - March 15 Sunshiners 121 Young at Heart 115 Hot Flash Honeys 106 Just 4 Fun 102 Brotebeck Builders 101 Zone 18 85 Nutty Four 85 Sassy Strikers 64 High Game Scratch-Women: Diana Breier, 183 More...

Letters to the Editor

Argument ‘simply ridiculous’

In the March 17 Resorter, Art Randall continues his comedy of trying to resolve political differences by appeals to the dictionary.  More...

Difference in politician, statesperson

I have never been a member of any political party and never will be. They are not a part of our Constitution which is the “Supreme Law of the Land” (Article VI, Clause 2) nor sanctioned by it in any way. Now, Mr. More...

Restore cancer research

Everyone in this country is one degree from cancer – whether they know someone who has been diagnosed or have been diagnosed themselves. More...

Happenings

Akin’s piano students perform in 44th annual recital

Piano students of Sandra J. Akin, Prudenville, were presented in her studio’s 44th annual recital on March 13 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake.  More...

County Christian choir plans April 17, 24 performances

Members of the Roscommon County Christian Choir will present an Easter cantata April 17 and 24.  The choir will perform as part of the county’s celebration of the Easter season. The cantata this year is “Journey of Hope.”  More...

Veterans assistance packages distributed March 30

The American Legion Post 245, Prudenville, will distribute veterans assistance packages March 30 for area veterans.  Goodie bags containing personal care items will be distributed from 4:30 to 6 p.m., or until supplies run out.  The Americ More...

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