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What’s happening on M-55?

Storm sewer repair work to end soon

Westbound drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake have been merging onto one lane for about a month now, as a crew from Elite Pipeline Service of Allendale works on storm sewer repairs.  The work is being completed for the Michigan Department of Trans­ More...

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News

MSP seeking ‘Angels’ to assist those struggling with addiction

Michigan State Police at the Hough­ton Lake Post are looking for “Angels” who can assist people battling drug ad­diction.  The Michigan State Police have part­nered with the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to a More...

Heroin and opioids

According to State Police, opioids are the oldest known form of pain relief in the world.  Heroin is two times as potent as mor­phine for one-quarter of the price.  In 2014, Michigan had more over­dose fatalities from heroin than from motor More...

Mother arraigned on felonious assault

Michigan State Troopers from the Houghton Lake Post were notified the evening of Sept. 21 of a felonious assault which took place in Enterprise Town­ship (Missaukee County).   More...

Editorial

‘Honest, thoughtful discussions’

This August, I met with constituents across mid and northern Michigan and enjoyed hon­est and thoughtful discussions with so many people in our community about the issues facing our country. More...

October a key time for awareness

Well, October is almost upon us and I’m reminded of the important observations that come with it. Pumpkins, candy, decorations? More...

Outdoors

LUCKY RECIPIENT

Roscommon’s Drew Jaskowski, 14, was the lucky recipient of an elk tag under the transfer program. Jaskowski took advantage of his good for­tune Sept. 15 when he bagged this 5 1/2 year-old, 384 lb. (field dressed) cow elk. More...

DREAM COME TRUE

Lowell Presler Jr. bagged his first bear three hours into the opening morning of the hunt in Roscommon County, Sept. 17. Presler had waited 10 years to be able to hunt and bagged the 250 lb. bear with a 20-gauge semiautomatic Remmington. More...

Happenings

RCCF AWARDS $2,500 GRANT TO DNR

The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) recently announced the Michigan Department of Natural Resources/North Higgins Lake State Park was the recipient of a $2,500 grant. More...

FROM THE A.R.K.

The Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) presented a Birds of Prey demonstration Sept. More...

Northland continues hurricane relief effort

Northland Area Federal Credit Union is currently raising funds to provide fi­nancial assistance to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and has expanded efforts to assist Floridians re­covering from the destruction of Hurri­cane Irma.&nbs More...

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World War II love letter heard again - Free Access

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Audio from the story, " World War II love letter heard again" in the Fall Encore! publication of the Resorter published Sept. 28, 2017.  More...

Record-setting temperatures hit area

SUMMERTIME IN SEPTEMBER Michael McNeill, 9, said he was “looking for gold” at Sullivan Beach, Prudenville, with his toy truck Sept. 22. More...

HLCS board presented with ‘flawless’ audit report

Houghton Lake Community Schools’ fund balance last year was about $1.1 million less than the previous year, hav­ing come within $8,000 of the budget­ed expenses, according to a recent audit that was deemed “fantastic” by the audi­to 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:  Jacob M.A. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 5:  Minette G. More...

Sports

Bucks shoot down Eagles in NMSL homestand

The Roscommon varsity soccer team scored their fifth Northern Michigan Soccer League win of the season against visiting Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy by a score of 8-1 Sept. 26. More...

Bobcats tied with Bucks for second spot in JPC volleyball

The Houghton Lake varsity vol­leyball team, like their Roscom­mon counterparts, took their record in the Jack Pine Conference to 3-1 last week, tying the teams for second place in the conference.  The Bobcat win took place at Harrison, where the More...

Bobcats take two at Beaverton, play home Saturday

Playing at Beaverton Saturday, the Houghton Lake Youth Football program brought home two wins.  Both the 7th and 8th grade teams were victorious. More...

Letters to the Editor

Township slammed door on future

Here we go again. Richfield Township makes another mistake that will affect our community for generations. It’s like the 1970s all over again, but let me give a little back history on that comment.  More...

‘Fear God and keep His commandments”

I have heard the expression from a young man, “I’m going to be a millionaire by the time I’m 40!”  More...

Religion & Family

Andersons celebrate 50 years of marriage

Terry and Phyllis Anderson of Houghton Lake recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  They were married Sept. 16 1967, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Dearborn and renewed their vows Sept. 16, 2017, at the church. More...

GSUMC free dinner tonight

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will host a free community dinner tonight (Thursday, Sept. 28) from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  On the menu will be meat loaf, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. More...

Bruces name daughter Juniper

Ann and Michael Bruce of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daugh­ter, Juniper Mary Janice.  The baby was born Sept. 19, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long at birth. More...

Education

‘Hats On for Skyler,’ RHS students support schoolmate battling bone cancer

What started as a broken arm for Roscommon High School senior Skyler Rohde turned into a diagnosis of osteo­sarcoma, or bone cancer, which now re­quires him to make frequent trips to Hel­en DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids for chemothe More...

HLHS attends CMU Band Day

MORNING REHEARSAL Angelene Mepham, a trombone player with the Houghton Lake High School Marching Band, rehearses with her bandmates the morning of Sept. 23 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. More...

VYING FOR MISS HOUGHTON LAKE

Eight Houghton Lake High School seniors are competing in this year’s Miss Houghton Lake, set for Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the high school. More...

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