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Help available for ‘struggling’ parents NMCAC’s Yuncker says

Northern Michigan Children’s As­sessment Center Executive Director Becky Yuncker noted that a case such as Donny Hancock’s is “unusual” for Roscommon County.  Being that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, she More...

‘NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS’

(Above) Roscommon Economic Development (RED) Group members Erine Adams (left) and Diane Lippert work on the outside of the now closed Movie Hut Movies & More on Lake Street in downtown Roscommon the morning of April 23. More...

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News

HIGH SCHOOL CONTRIBUTION

The proceeds of the various fundraising efforts at Houghton Lake High School to help with the costs of care for cancer patient and freshman Logan Land were presented to his father on April 18.  More...

‘Big Top’ event fundraiser for Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce May 13

A “Murder Under the Big Top” fun­draising event is being held May 13 to benefit the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and Tip-up Town, U.S.A.  Held at the Houghton Lake Histori­cal Playhouse, the fun-filled evening in­cludes interact More...

Boater’s safety class at Spicer’s

Spicer’s Boat City and the Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office will spon­sor a boater’s safety class May 15 at Spicer’s.  The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot dog lunch will be pro­vided.  More...

Editorial

Getting ‘SLAPP’d’ for getting involved

Inside the First Amendment

Have you ever been SLAPP’d? More...

Remebering Paul Barber

The news of Roscommon resident Paul Barber’s death April 18 brought back many memories of our encounters with Paul over the years he worked for our then competitor, the Roscommon County Herald-News (the Resorter purchased the RCHN in 2009). More...

Tips to ‘help build a great plate’ offered

Roscommon County MSU Extension Connection

Choosing healthy foods on a budget can be a challenge.  More...

Outdoors

DOING THEIR PART ON EARTH DAY

Members of the Houghton Lake High School Ecology Club including juniors Jasmine Collins (left) and Eric Swanigan (right) clean up along a two-mile section of M-18 between M-157 and Doyle Trail on Earth Day, April 22. More...

Education

Roscommon High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the honor roll at Roscommon High School for the third marking period (* denotes all As):  8th Grade Honor Roll  More...

WRITERS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary Writers of the Month for March are second graders (left to right) Tyler Cooper and Trin­ity Sullivan from Anjanette Rusmisel’s class, Andrew Partenio from Char Fitzgerald’s class, Gage Hayes and Kara Spear from Naomi Cl More...

MMCC to offer CNA training sessions

Two sessions of CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) training are planned this spring at Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC).  Sessions are planned for MMCC’s Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campus­es. More...

BELLE OF THE BALL

Roscommon Elementary School third grader Aubrianna Bradley showed off her moves during the “YMCA” at the Sweetheart Dance on April 22. More...

Father charged with murder of one-month-old son

A 21-year-old Roscommon County man has been charged with open murder in the death of his one- month-old son.  Donny A. Hancock, Houghton Lake, was arraigned April 21 in 82nd District Court before Judge Richard E. More...

Candidate filings equal primary contests

A plethora of candidates met the April 19 filing deadline for the upcom­ing August primary. Voters in Roscommon County take to the polls Aug. 2 to vote for candidates in township, county and state races. More...

Houghton Lake Kmart among 78 stores to close

The Houghton Lake Kmart store will close its doors in late July according to an April 21 press release from par­ent company Sears Holdings. 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

Judge Robert Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 5:  Rodney L. Walters, 37, St. More...

82nd District Court

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

Sports

Houghton Lake 5K attracts more than 200 participants

More than 200 runners and walkers attended the fifth annual Houghton Lake Trail 5K Run/Walk April 23. More...

Buck girls run away from field at Roscommon Invitational

Roscommon came one point away from doubling the total of their nearest competitor as the Bucks won the girls Blue Division of the Roscommon Invitational April 20.  More...

Bobcat golfers win Panther Invite, take fourth at Nightmare

The Houghton Lake varsity golf team won the 17- team Panther Invitational April 25 at Pine River Country Club, Alma.  The team scored a 322 in the 18-hole event. Portland came in second with a 342 and Mt. Pleasant was third with a 343.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos for vocational partnership

What an uplifting, long-awaited education program involving Roscommon High School, Kirtland Community College and COOR.  Kudos to the associated persons in this long-awaited, positive change for our young high schoolers. More...

Happenings

Mom’s to Mom’s sale Saturday

The Friends Helping Friends Founda­tion is making its final plans for its 14th annual Mom’s to Mom’s Sale scheduled for April 30. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles M. More...

SCRAPBOOKING FOR HABITAT

Tina Gibson (above) works on an adornment to a new three-dimensional card that opens into a box (below, left) at the Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity spring scrapbook event at the Roscommon Township Hall April 23. More...

SCRAPBOOKING MEMORIES

Joanne Dow works on a scrap­book page of hunting photos of her son, Mark Edwards, and his dog, Duke, “the duck dog.”   More...

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