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CHA’s ‘Patriot Pioneers’ to graduate Saturday

Charlton Heston Academy Class of 2017’s “Patriot Pioneers” will receive their high school diplomas Saturday at 1 p.m. as part of the academy’s first commencement ex­ercises.  More...

‘Pretty exciting’ online mapping system provides county data

Roscommon County now offers the public an online mapping pro­gram, which GIS Mapping Coordina­tor Phil Bendily said is “pretty excit­ing” because the program is capable of providing multiple “layers” of use­ful data including More...

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News

Michigan National Guard to conduct residential soil testing near Camp Grayling

In a May 19 press release, State Representative Daire Rendon said the Michigan National Guard will finance the cost of soil testing in neighborhoods near Camp Grayling due to a potential public safety issue that could affect up to 120 families.  More...

BIKING FOR THE AUXILIARY

Houghton Lake Bike-A-Thon Plus representatives Jim Ringwald and Meg Rourke recently presented the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Auxiliary with $270. This is the third year bikers from around the state have toured around Houghton Lake. More...

WAITING OUT THE WEATHER

A Chinook helicopter from the Selfridge Air National Guard base in Mt. Clemens had to land at Roscom­mon County Blodgett Memorial Airport May 24 as rough weather closed in.  More...

Business

Gallery home to works by area artists

Tucked between The Mermaid  Shop and The Fantastical  Shop in the Art Gallery build­ing at 407 Lake St., Roscommon, are a series of studios shared by Roscommon area artists.  Colorful beads, copper wire trees and clocks made with slabs More...

HBANCL GRANTS HELP OTHERS

The Home Builders Association of North Central Lakes (HBANCL) recently awarded two $500 grants to area organizations. More...

New specialty at Prudenville automotive business taking off

After 30 years in business, Motor Mart Engine Rebuilding in Prudenville has developed a new specialty which has business hopping. More...

Outdoors

DNR releases deer hunter study report

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with DJ Case & Associates, recently released a report on a nearly yearlong study of Michigan deer hunters. More...

Forest Dunes ranked 25th in nation’s top 100 public courses

Forest Dunes in Crawford County has once again earned a spot on Golf Digest Magazine’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. The highly-ac­claimed Tom Weiskopf designed course was ranked 25th on the list.  More...

PREFISHING FOR WALLEYE TOUR

(Above) Tournament fishermen Mark Martin (left) and Les Dennis check out the bottom con­tour off the West Shore of Houghton Lake as they prefished the lake May 30 for the upcom­ing Michigan Walleye Tour tournament.  More...

Education

COOR Career Tech awards presented

Almost 50 Roscommon County area students completed Career and Technical Education classes through COOR Intermediate School District.  An awards ceremony was held at Kirtland Community College May 18. More...

CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE UNDERCLASSMEN

Charlton Heston Academy seniors walk through a tunnel formed the underclassmen at the academy’s senior graduation walk May 24. More...

KIDS GRANT RECIPIENTS

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to an end, Outlets at West Branch awarded seven area teachers a total of $3,000 to help support special classroom programs as part of its annual KIDS Grant initiative. More...

Warbler Fest starts Friday

Like the little yellow songbird that returns from the Bahamas each spring, the Kirtland’s Warbler Fest returns this weekend to the Village of Roscommon.  The festival celebrating the Kirt­land’s warbler kicks off tomorrow (Friday) wi More...

Seventy-seven to receive HLHS diplomas

Houghton Lake High School Commencement exercises will take place June 4 at 2 p.m.  Family and friends will gather in the high school gym where 77 seniors will receive their diplomas and complete their secondary educa­tion. More...

Breakfast at the airport, rain or shine

Airplane enthusiasts will have a chance to get a close look at light air­craft, and may even get a chance to go for an airplane ride, during the 70th annual Dawn Patrol Fly-in and Break­fast, hosted by Roscommon Area Pi­lots Association/EAA Chapter 1 More...

Get rid of ‘Household Hazardous Waste’ Saturday

Roscommon County’s forests, rivers and lakes can be kept cleaner by taking advantage of the House­hold Hazardous Waste Collection June 3.  County residents may take their household items to the Roscommon County Road Commission, M-55, Prude More...

SELFIES WITH THE PRINCIPAL

Before the start of graduation May 25, Roscommon High School senior Michael Treml and RHS Principal M.J. 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

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Daryl D. Douglas, 56, Roscom­mon, demanded preliminary exami­nation within 21 days on a charge of possession of marijuana. Gerrish Township Police made the arrest. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon, May 4:  More...

Sports

Bobcat baseball, softball seasons end at Manton with District defeats

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team’s season ended with a defeat at Manton in the first round of District play May 30. The Bobcats lost to the Rang­ers 11-2.  More...

Bobcat softball team drops two at Clare

The Houghton Lake varsity softball team was defeated in two Jack Pine Conference softball games at Clare May 24, playing a total of six innings. More...

Bobcat golfers second at Nightmare Invitational

The Houghton Lake varsity golf team scored a second place finish among 20 varsity teams at The Nightmare Invita­tional, played at The Nightmare Golf Course May 25. More...

Editorial

Congressmen: It’s time for a new Soo Lock

American iron ore powers our nation’s economy. The ore starts in mines in the Upper Midwest and travels across Lake Superior on thousand-foot freighters.  Along the way, the ore travels through the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. More...

Montana millionaire charged with journalist assault – and headed for Congress?

Inside the First Amendment

Sadly, shamefully, disgustingly, it has come to this: A Montana candidate for Congress was charged last Wednesday evening (May 24) with assaulting a reporter who was asking him a question about the American Health Care Act.  More...

Spring cleaning the safe way

Markey Township Firefighter

Well the leaves are fi­nally popping out and the bugs are in full force, so that must mean that it’s time for that an­nual ritual some call “spring clean­ing.” From windows to walls and ev­erything in between, many of us take this t More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Christ’s love abides forever’

Greetings to all!  More...

Suggestions to guide Senate health care bill

The recent Congressional Bud­get Office (CBO) “score” of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) estimates that 23 million Americans will lose their health care if this act becomes law. U.S. More...

Volunteer-run organizations need commitment from younger members

Several years ago, I wrote the letter below (”Organizations need younger members to avoid col­lapse,” Resorter, June 5, 2014) and have seen no improvement in members of our community volun­teering with local fraternal, patriotic or nonpro More...

Happenings

Karaoke Contest set for Saturday, benefits Relay

Shenanigan’s second annual Ka­raoke Contest is planned Saturday.  The event, which serves as a fun­draiser for Relay For Life, will begin at 7 p.m.  A free hot dog bar and live auc­tion are planned. More...

Elks fashion show June 14

The Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge #1982 will host its 29th annual Fashion Show Luncheon June 14 at noon.  Fashions will be provided by Outlets at West Branch. More...

Boating safety class June 17 at Pioneer Hills

A boater safety course will be held June 17 at Pioneer Hills Marine.  Sponsored by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office and Pioneer Hills Marine, the one-day class will earn participants a Michigan Boat­ing Safety Certificate.  More...

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