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Summer starts Saturday in St. Helen

St. Helen is celebrating the return of warmer weather with the 7th Annual St. Helen Summer Kick-off Saturday.  More...

Summer Games shine

REWARD Second place finisher Trenton Brindley (right) congratulates event winner Devon Miller (left) on his victory in the Turbo-Jav. More...

Special Sections

News

Yuncker tells commissioners NMCAC has ‘come a long way’

With a goal to prevent abuse and neglect and to keep children safe, Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center Executive Director Becky Yuncker told the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners at a May 10 work session that the NMCAC has &ld More...

COMMISSIONERS TOUR LAKE LEVEL CONTROL STRUCTURES

Following a May 10 regular meeting, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners, along with several other county employees, boarded a Roscommon County Transit Authority bus to tour the Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake St. More...

CHECKING THE LEVELS

Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Vice Chair Ken Melvin (District 2), who oversees the Higgins Lake lake level control structure, checks the gauge at the Cut River Bridge on East Higgins Lake Drive near Streamside Restaurant.  More...

Business

Vicks, guests ‘break ground’ on Northern Michigan Banquet and Event Center

Community leaders and business representatives supported the Vick family of Houghton Lake by attending a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new banquet and sports facility called the Northern Michigan Banquet and Event Center (NMBEC).  More...

Letters to the Editor

HLUA offers clarifications on sewer connection

Because some individuals have provided inaccurate and misleading information regarding the Higgins Lake Utility Authority’s (HLUA) consideration of the North Higgins Lake State Park connecting to our system, the authority would like to provide More...

Start putting American people first

I read with interest, but much more with disgust, Rep. John Moolenaar’s recent article that appeared in the Houghton Lake Resorter (“First step in reform,” May 11), about his vote for the American Health Care Act. More...

Land of the free, thanks to those who served

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, I believe it would be good to remember a fact of history with the U.S. military.  More...

Religion & Family

Daughter born to Peckat, Brownfield

Kaitlin Peckat and Shelby Brownfield of St. Helen announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Elizabeth.   The baby was born May 10, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Fifth child born to Edwards family

Heather and Jacob Edwards of Cadillac announce the birth of their daughter, Gianna Marie.  The baby was born May 8, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. More...

Hurren names son Jaxon

Tonya Hurren announces the birth of her son, Jaxon Russell.  The baby was born May 12, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth.   More...

Law Enforcement

Roscommon County Office of the Sheriff

Personnel of the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office include (front row, from left to right) Marine Patrol Deputy Lachlan Lang, K-9 Deputy Andrew O’Neil with K-9 Kato, Administrative Assistant Abby Roth, Sherrif’s Office Auxilliary Lt More...

Michigan State Police Post 72

Michigan State Police Post 72, part of the MSP’s 7th District, has a basic coverage area that includes Roscommon, Crawford, Missaukee and Kalkaska counties. More...

DNR Conservation Officers

Conservation Officers assigned to the Department of Natural Resources Roscommon Field Office are (left to right) Sgt. Bobbi Lively, Sgt. Brian Olsen, Lt. Brandon Kieft and Sgt. Jon Wood. Not pictured is Conservation Officer Chuck McPherson.   More...

Richfield residents voice concerns over ORV dust/speed

Airport Road resident Ken Becker began public comment at a May 16 Richfield Township Board of Trustees meeting by asking the board what is being done about the dust created by ORV traffic around his road and the township.  More...

Weapons charges levied against Houghton Lake pair

Two Houghton Lake residents, both convicted felons, were arraigned in 82nd District Court Roscommon on weapons charges May 11.  Justin T. More...

‘Heartbeat on the Lake’ helps heart transplant recipient

A fundraiser, “Heartbeat on the Lake,” is planned for May 20 to ben­efit Jennifer DenBoer, who recently received a heart transplant May 3.  The 28-year-old is the daughter of Dave DenBoer and Jeannine and Dave Shreve, all of Houghton More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 11:  Natalie K. More...

Sports

Bobcats win third straight MMGC Championship

Decker first, Blanchard second indvidually

The Houghton Lake varsity golf team won their third straight Mid Michigan Golf Conference Championship at Emerald Vale Golf Course in Manton May 15.  More...

Boyle launches Bucks to third overall at Falcon Invite

Roscommon’s Jack Boyle won both the shot put and discus as he helped Roscommon to a third place overall finish at the Falcon Invitational May 12 at Ogemaw Heights.  More...

Bobcats beat Burt Lake twice, go 1-2 at Alpena tourney

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team scored two Northern Michigan Soccer League wins over Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy last week and went 1-2 at the Sunrise Tournament in Alpena.  Houghton Lake won at Burt Lake NMCA 6-0 May 11, More...

Editorial

Positive glimpes

In a world focused so much on the negative, it is easy to take such a view. Sometimes it is nice to be reminded of the positives.  More...

Why social media keeps failing us

Inside the First Amendment

Was there a time when people regarded social media in a wholly positive light? It’s hard to remember. The honeymoon’s been over for a while.  More...

Outdoors

NOT MUCH BIGGER THAN THE BIRD

Five-year-old bow hunter Jackson Burtis of Houghton Lake bagged his first turkey on the morning of May 10. The young hunter, who was accompanied by his father, Justin Burtis, used a Barnett crossbow with a scope to harvest the bird. More...

IN HONOR OF JUSTIN FLESHER

Volunteers install new directional signs in the St. Helen Motorsports Area in honor of the late Justin Flesher May 10. Pam Colby of St.  More...

HOUGHTON LAKE LUNKER

Christine Kuzimski (right) caught this lunker walleye using a crawler harness on Houghton Lake’s North Bay May 12. More...

Happenings

RTPL hosting author Peg Herring May 23

Michigan author Peg Herring, who writes under the name “Maggie Pill,” will visit the Richfield Township Public Library May 23 at 6 p.m., to talk about her latest book “Kidnap.org.”  More...

Golf outing planned June 16 for VSU, NMCAC

Roscommon County Sheriff’s Victims Services Unit and the Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center will hold a 4-person scramble golf outing June 16 at Pineview Highlands, Houghton Lake.  More...

Skill swap, music coming to Earthwork Farm

Crosshatch and Earthwork Music will offer a full day of hands-on mini-classes followed by live music and camping at Missaukee County’s Earthwork Farm June 3.  More...

Education

RHS Egg Drop

Roscommon High School Physics students participated in the<  More...

RMS Vernal Pool Patrol

Roscommon Middle School sixth and seventh graders had More...

ROSCOMMON ELEMENTARY APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

The April Roscommon Elementary School Students of the Month were recently announced. RES Assistant Principal Michelle Patterson (far left) and those who received the honored are pictured with their achievement certificates.  More...

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