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35th Roscommon Canoe Challenge Saturday, Sunday

The 35th annual Roscommon Canoe Challenge will be held May 13 and 14 on the South Branch of the AuSable River.  This year’s races will take advantage of a new seawall constructed last sum­mer at Wallace Park in the Village of Roscommon, wh More...

HLHS CLASS OF 2017 SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Houghton Lake High School students graduating Summa Cum Laude (GPA of 3.90 or above) were treated to a luncheon April 26. More...

Special Sections

News

Gerrish Township C.E.R.T. trailer stocked for emergencies

“I’m just excited to see this come to fruition,” Gerrish Township Police Chief Brian Hill said of the C.E.R.T. (Com­munity Emergency Response Team) en­closed emergency response trailer. More...

LABONTE, QUINTANA RECEIVE SAR LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD

For the recognition of exceptional service, Gerrish Township Police Officer Norm LaBonte and Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joe Quintana were awarded the Northern Michigan Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Law Enforcement More...

Background checks policy addressed by HLCS VP Brown

Addressing a concern about back­ground checks for school board mem­bers, Houghton Lake Community Schools Vice President Julie Brown spoke at the board’s May 8 meeting.  Reading a prepared statement, Brown spoke about what the board can and More...

Editorial

First step in reform

Guest Opinion

Health care reform has been a top priority for Congress in 2017. The current health care system that was created in 2010 is collapsing. That is why, on May 4, I voted for the American Health Care Act. More...

Tips on avoiding kitchen disasters

One of the more com­mon causes for home fires are those that start right in the kitchen. Most homes have quite a few different kitchen appli­ances, however today we’re simply going to look at the usual type of stove with a range and oven. More...

Outdoors

HL Sportsmen’s Club hosting monthly shooting matches

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club will be hosting monthly matches at its outdoor ranges for the USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Asso­ciation) competition again this year.  More...

ROSCOMMON COUNTY TOM

Greg Mason of Saline shot this turkey in Roscommon County April 26. The big tom had a 10-inch beard, one-inch spurs and weighed in at 19 pounds. (Courtesy photo)   More...

OPENING DAY LIMIT

Houghton Lake’s Clare Gee had a successful opening day April 30, catching his limit of walleye on Houghton Lake. He was using leeches on a jig under a slip bobber. (Photo courtesy of Lyman’s on the Lake)   More...

Education

Site Restoration at Camp Nokomis

2,000 RED PINES “What we are doing is restoring the site,” Department of Natural Resources Forester Steve Anderson said of the Houghton Lake High School students planting 2,000 red pines More...

Baumgarten receives MEA OPIE Award

Houghton Lake Community Schools music teacher Marsha Baumgarten was recently recognized by the Michigan Ed­ucation Association (MEA) with an Out­standing Persons in Education (OPIE) Award.  More...

HLHS Grand March

ROYAL CANDIDATES As is tradition, the prom king and queen are selected at random. More...

Fishel: No response on DDA comments

Trustee Dan Scow again urged Vil­lage of Roscommon President Dan Fishel at a May 8 meeting to respond to his attendance of a March 22 Roscom­mon County Board of Commission­ers meeting, when he suggested during public comment that the commissioners co More...

Business, recreation in spotlight at expo

Those who attend this year’s Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Com­merce Business Expo can expect chang­es in the form of new vendors and new business-related breakout groups.  More...

Roscommon County urges teens to ‘Get-The-Facts’

An educational campaign about the dangers of drug and alcohol use by teens is underway in Roscommon County.  This month, Roscommon County launched the Get-The-Facts campaign – an educational program aiming to dispel myths and set the recor More...

RHS HIGH HONORS

The Roscommon High School senior Class of 2017 had a total of 13 students achieve “high honors” status. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 11:  Mark A. Billings, 60, Grayling, failed to appear for a status conference and a bench warrant was authorized (and sub­sequently issued). More...

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Minette G. Baerwald, 38, Brighton, demanded preliminary examination within 21 days on charges of possession of analogues and possession of marijua­na. More...

Sports

Men’s softball league begins play with 11 teams

Softball season got underway Mon­day night with the opening games of the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League.  The 11-team league will play 16 reg­ular season games with a league tourna­ment in late June.  Among the winners More...

BIGGEST HL BIKE-A-THON EVER

(Above) Participants in the third annual Houghton Lake Bike-A- Thon Plus pose for a group photo in the parking lot of Zone 18 Bar & Grill in Prudenville Saturday morning. More...

Bobcats earn first diamond win with victory over Farwell

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday night at Farwell.  After dropping the first game of a doubleheader 5-3, the Bobcats broke a 9-9 tie in the bottom of the seventh to take a 10-9 Jack Pine Confe More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Get-The-Facts’ to keep families safe

May is the National Substance Abuse Awareness Month and I would like to encourage every­one to download the free family friendly app, “Talk Sooner” or visit our county’s new website, get-the- facts.org, because we all need to stay f More...

Recall ‘truly a community effort’

I would like to respectfully comment on Mr. Hamp’s editorial (“Forward Focus,” Resorter, May 4) and share other comments about these last 10 months.  More...

Writer not agreement with increased speed limits

When I read about the law our Republican legislature passed in­creasing highway speeds, I thought they must have gone wacko. More...

Happenings

‘Road to Recovery’ race new at Relay For Life

Relay For Life of Roscom­mon County is “racing” to promote the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program by hosting a car show and boxcar race at this year’s Relay event.  More...

St. Michael’s Spring Tea May 22

Tickets are available for the St. Michael’s Council of Catholic Wom­en’s Spring Tea planned for May 22.  Only 100 tickets will be sold for the event (no tickets will be sold at the door). More...

TOP SELLER HONORED BY HABITAT

Anne Machleit was recently honored by Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity as the top seller of fundraising scans during the Spartan­Nash fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity at Family Fare. More...

Features

Seeking adventure

Houghton Lake men summit Mt. Kilimanjaro

Editor’s note: Houghton Lake resi­dents Marc Milburn, 61, and Shane Chidester, 36, recently returned from Tanzania where they climbed Mt. Kili­manjaro. More...

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