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Halloween events span weekend

Halloween activities abound in Roscommon County this year. Parties and “trunk or treat” events are planned at various locations. More...

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News

Bobcats, Bucks square off Friday in playoff rematch

Roscommon and Houghton Lake will meet for a second time on the gridiron this season – this time in the MHSAA playoffs.  The Bucks (8-1) drew a number one seed and will host the Bobcats (5-4) at 7 p.m. Friday. More...

‘Boots’ adding protection

The Friends for Safe Schools Com­mittee is one step closer to completing “The Boot Project,” a county-wide ini­tiative to install “The Boot,” a device that makes entering a classroom door more difficult, as installation of the More...

Former Richfield officer claims retaliation for whistleblowing

Former Richfield Township police lieutenant Cindy Finkbeiner has filed a lawsuit against the township for retalia­tion in violation of the Whistleblower’s Protection Act.  More...

Business

Sawmill to host online business workshop

On Nov. 14, Sawmill Rural Business Center of Roscommon will host a “Get Your Business Online with Google” workshop. The workshop will be held at the Roscommon Area District Library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Annual Returning Veterans Mental Health Conference planned, to be simulcast at KCC

Michigan Area Education Center Mid-Central Region will host its statewide Annual Returning Veterans Mental Health Conference Nov. 4. More...

FROM FAMILY FARE

Roscommon County Food Pantry/Project H.O.P.E. Director LaWanda North (center) accepts a $1,500 donation from Family Fare Store Direc­tor Barb Kellogg (left) and Customer Service Manager Deb Wallington Monday.  More...

Happenings

Household Hazardous Waste services over 350 residents

Over 350 residents brought items to the most recent Household Hazardous Waste collection, which took place Sept. 10 at the Roscommon County Road Commission.  Between the hours of 9 a.m. More...

RADL looks to improve services with five-year plan

Innovate and maintain but also grow are the predominant themes of Roscom­mon Area District Library’s five-year strategic plan.  More...

‘Paint & Take’ event Nov. 19 to benefit Relay

A Relay For Life Paint & Take event is planned Nov. 19 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, Roscommon.  Cathy Spencer of Art with a Heart Painting Parties will be the instruc­tor with two sessions planned: 9 a.m. More...

Courtney Ignat named Miss Houghton Lake 2017

Houghton Lake High School senior Courtney Ignat was named Miss Hough­ton Lake 2017 at the school’s scholar­ship program, held Oct. 22 at the high school.  More...

ROYAL PATRIOTS

Charlton Heston Academy’s first set of Homecoming royalty poses for photos during halftime of the Patriots’ game against the visiting Pellston Hornets at the Crawford County Athletic Complex in Grayling Oct. 21 – which CHA won 73-6. 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

Driver reports man pointed gun at her

A Grand Blanc woman called 911 Oct. 23 and reported to Roscommon County Central Dispatch that a man driving be­hind her on the freeway had pointed a gun at her.  More...

Sports

Bobcat XC rolls out 10 personal bests at Northern MI Invite

Houghton Lake’s varsity cross coun­try team placed 24th out of 27 teams posting scores at the Northern Michigan Cross Country Championships at Gay­lord Oct. More...

Bobcats come back on Hornets for JPC win

The Houghton Lake varsity volley­ball team was down one set when their match at Harrison Oct. 17 was suspended due to court conditions. On Oct. 25, the Bobcats went back and beat the Hornets in what turned out to be a five-set match.  More...

Free U of M, MSU football posters available

Barbara Costello Agency, a Roscom­mon Farm Bureau Insurance agency, is now offering community members free official University of Michigan and Michigan State University football post­ers.  Posters are available on a first come first serve basis More...

Editorial

Baese remembered for community commitment

The late Bill Baese was at his best when he was around people laughing and joking. For instance, several years ago some of the residents of The Brook at Houghton Lake were enjoying a warm spring afternoon sitting outside near the front doors. More...

Letters to the Editor

Quit buying buckets, fix the roof

Fix the roof! Fix the roof! Fix the roof!  Our country is losing the war against illegal drugs (users) because it is like rain on a leaky roof. More...

Elmore getting writer’s vote

I am writing in response to the letter regarding the Roscommon County District 1 Commissioner race. I have been a longtime friend and neighbor of one of the candidates, Ken Elmore. More...

Do not be misled

Mr. Bennett gives you the facts as he knows them (“Writer backs ‘new board’ in Richfield,” Resorter, Oct. 13). More...

Education

First graders solve Collins playground storage problems

In Mrs. Andrea Wallace’s first grade classroom (pictured above), one of the units for science is engineering by de- sign. As part of the unit, the students had to come up with a problem in/around the school and find a solution to fix it. More...

HLMS 200 Club encourages positive behavior

The 200 Club is a research-backed acknowledgement system Houghton Lake Middle School uses to encourage responsible, respectful, safe and engaged behavior in all settings. Students receive a ticket from teachers to acknowledge exemplary behavior. More...

HLHS ARTISTS

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE For this project Chandler Keller focused on the ba- sic elements of art. He used a variety of lines and shapes to create this abstract landscape. More...

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