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LaBonte, Quintana honored with Life Saving Medals

Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern describes most summer Sunday after­noons as “pretty quiet.”  However, Sunday, June 12, 2016, did not fit that description and ended in a life being saved after Stern said quick think­ing, excellent p More...

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Roscommon man arrested for OWI after hitting utility pole

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 40-year-old Roscom­mon man on a charge of operating a ve­hicle while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content at 1:20 a.m. the morning of March 13. More...

Sheriff’s deputies make drunk driving arrests over the weekend

A Falmouth woman was arrested March 11 for driving while intoxicated and for speeding in Backus Township.  According to a Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were on patrol at about 2:15 a.m. More...

State Police make arrests in Moorestown

Trooper Evan Alkema of the Hough­ton Lake Post was busy in Moorestown during the night of March 14 and the ear­ly morning of March 15, arresting two individuals, one on outstanding warrants and the other on drug charges.  More...

Editorial

Sunshine Week an important observation

Things have been interesting both locally and nationally since last year’s observance of Sunshine Week – a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer advocates for boat wash

This letter is in answer to Mr. Jack McCauley’s question, “How should we pay for this project?” (“Representative asks for boat wash feedback,” Resorter, March 2).  More...

All property owners should be taxed for lake

On March 9, I received a letter concerning improvement to Houghton Lake at the mere price of $164 for five years. However, the fee is only applied to lakefront property. More...

‘Everyone loses’ if HLUA agreement cannot be reached

The Higgins Lake Foundation is submitting this letter in furtherance of its mission statement: “Promoting ecological sound projects and programs for the protection of Higgins Lake and its surrounding watershed!” As chair of the Higgins La More...

Happenings

Chemical Bank Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Tuesday, March 14, marked Chemical Bank’s 100th Anniversary.  Chemical Financial Corpora­tion’s Executive Management team and its corporate board of directors began the celebration by ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq in New York Ci More...

COA hosting Matter of Balance class beginning April 4

Roscommon County Commis­sion on Aging will host a Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls class April 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Center, located at 2625 South Townline Rd., Hough­ton Lake.   More...

Free foreclosure prevention counseling now being offered

Residents who may have fallen on hard times and are worried about losing their homes may seek foreclo­sure prevention assistance in north­west lower Michigan by contacting the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA), a Neigh­borWorks chart More...

Education

RHS World History Students Research ‘Gunpowder Empires’

students in Mr. George LaFramboise’s world history cl  More...

March is Reading and Music Month at RES

Roscommon Elementary School is celebrating “March is<  More...

RMS FAMILY INVOLVEMENT NIGHT

(Above) During the Roscommon Middle School February Family Involvement Night a literacy scavenger hunt was held at the school. The evening’s events were hosted by English language arts instructors Fran Jacobs and Kathee Lamberies. More...

Appellate court backs Stevenson’s appeal

Christian not on May ballot

Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education member Kelly Christian’s name will not appear on the May ballot for recall, as a result of an ap­peal made by Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson.  More...

HLCS hires full-time curriculum director

In an effort to address an “urgent” educational need, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education hired a full-time curriculum director at its regular meeting Monday. More...

Arroyo sentenced in 2015 murder case

The Silverwood man convicted of murdering Anita Bright of Nester Town­ship, was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison March 8 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon.  More...

HLHS Rotary Interact students to build homes in El Salvador

Rotary Interact Club was designed to help students in grades nine through 12 grow in qualities of leadership. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-16
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-16
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-16
Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-16
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-16
Janet Lee Terry - 2017-11-16
Melvin C. Ward Jr. - 2017-11-16
Thomas Gene McCormack - 2017-11-16
Burton Edward Reed - 2017-11-16
Nancy A. Putnam - 2017-11-16
Daniel Ward Boynton - 2017-11-16
Albert W. Huff - 2017-11-16
Arteen Dick Stout - 2017-11-16
Harold Mosanko - 2017-11-16

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 21:  Brian K. More...

82nd District Court

The following were arraigned in 82nd District Court or were sentenced after pleading guilty to charges filed against them:  Kevin W. More...

Sports

ROSCOMMON HUSKIES TAKE THIRD

The Roscommon Huskies Area Four Special Olympics basketball team took third place at the Feb. 25 Special Olympics Michigan State Unified Basketball Finals held at Western Michigan University’s Student Rec­reation Center. More...

CHA YOUTH WRESTLERS HONORED AT BOARD MEETING

Charlton Heston Academy youth wrestlers (from left) Owen Romanky, Mason Hodnett, Fiona Kimball and Mikey Kimball were all recognized for placing at the Northeast Michigan Wres­tling Association (NEMWA) State Finals which were held at Petoskey High Sc More...

ALL CONFERENCE BOBCATS

Five Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball players were recognized by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference by being named to the All Con­ference team March 5. More...

Outdoors

BIG SURPRISE

Brian Thomas of Houghton Lake holds a 24.5-inch northern pike he caught while fishing for panfish on the lake Feb. 26. More...

DNR seeks public comment on inland trout management plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its draft inland trout management plan and is seeking public comment on it. The plan, available online at michi­gan. More...

Artists sought for residence program at Porcupine Mountains

Applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Resi­dence Program for the 2017 spring, sum­mer and fall and 2018 winter residencies.  The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influe More...

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