December 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Gerrish police, ACT NOW solve traffic concern with gift of bike

In the spirit of community giving, ACT NOW (Advisory Community Team – Neighbors On Watch) and the Gerrish Township Police Depart­ment presented area resident Mat­thew Letts with a new bicycle with lights, as well as a vest and helmet to wear, D More...

BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SOUND

The Houghton Lake High School band plays the Christmas classic “Sleigh Ride” conducted by Band Director Phil Baker during the Houghton Lake Community School’s Christmas Concert Dec. 21 in the school auditorium. More...

Special Sections

News

Billman receives Sperry Memorial Award

The Ralph R. Sperry Memo­rial Award is presented annually to a member of the COOR Intermediate School community who has repre­sented the commitment to serving the persons served by ROOC, Inc.  More...

AMBORSE RETIRES FROM ROSCOMMON COUNTY JAIL

Correctional Deputy Chris Ambrose (second from right) was recognized at a Dec. 13 Roscommon County Board of Commissioners meeting for his retirement from the Roscommon County Jail.  More...

BECK RECOGNIZED FOR GOING ‘ABOVE AND BEYOND’

For her work in starting an inmate-led garden at the Roscommon County Jail, Jail Administrator Lt. More...

Editorial

Lazy person’s guide to being a good citizen

Inside the First Amendment

You sometimes suspect that you’re not as well-informed as you should be. More...

Tax relief for working families

Congress has passed historic tax relief for American families.  I supported this legislation because it will let hardworking Michigan residents keep more of their own money.  The legislation doubles the standard deduction for individuals an More...

Letters to the Editor

Lower speed limit through town

Isn’t it time we consider a 30 to 35 mile an hour speed limit on M-55, while in town.  Folks blow through Prudenville and Houghton Lake going 5 to 10 over the 45 mph limit. More...

Christmas is alive and well

We receive our Houghton Lake Resorter every week over here in Oscoda.  The issue we just finished, Dec. 20, 2017, was the best!  More...

Poor choice for license plate symbol

When I learned of the State of Michigan replacing the common loon with the Rocky Mountain Elk as a symbol for the “Michigan Nongame Wildlife Fund” license plate, I was in shock and near disbelief.  More...

Features

OLLRCS GIVES TO RIVERHOUSE, ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Riverhouse Inc. More...

SHARING THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS

The lower elementary and middle school students from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School deliv­ered Christmas cheer to the residents at The Brook Retirement Community of Houghton Lake last week. More...

AN ANCHOR INN CHRISTMAS

The Anchor Inn’s owners Ronda and Jason Spears said the first “Spread Good Will Christmas Dinner” was a “success.” Despite the road conditions, Ronda Spears said there were 34 dine-in dinners served, 21 deliveries, six t More...

THROUGH THE SNOW

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies (front to back) Joe Quintana and Jonah Schuette and Sheriff’s Auxiliary member Craig Engle bring the gift of food through the snow to the home of Ha­zel and Bill Bowers in Roscommon Township Dec. 22. More...

RCRC gets $375k grant to improve Emery Road

The Roscommon County Road Commission will receive $375,000 of Transportation Economic De­velopment Funds (TEDF) from the Michigan Department of Transpor­tation to resurface and improve 2.2 miles of County Road 400 (Emery Road) from Old US-27 to Tower More...

HLCS approve Teamsters insurance contract

Bus drivers for Houghton Lake Community Schools are expected to save money on a new health insur­ance contract, approved by the board of education.  The board met for a special meet­ing Dec. 20, before Christmas break.  More...

Kirtland plans Forest Products Institute as credit enhanced

Kirtland Community College will be expanding at its recently-built Grayling campus to accommodate training for wood products jobs, as well as other programs.  “We’re moving forward,” Kirt­land President Dr. Thomas Quinn said. 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Sports

Bobcats get first JPC win in tight contest at Meridian

After suffering back-to-back Jack Pine Conference losses by four points, Houghton Lake’s varsity girls basket­ball team came out on top in another four-point game – a 55-51 win over Me­ridian Dec. 20.  More...

Bobcats stumble against Mustangs, suffer first JPC loss

“Our identity this season is defense, rebounding and ball security. Tonight, our defense showed up, but our rebound­ing and ball security didn’t. Five minutes into the game, we were up 1-0, and we should have been elated. More...

Clare offense sizzles in JPC win over Bucks

Roscommon is still seeking its first Jack Pine Conference varsity boys bas­ketball win after taking it on the chin in Clare Dec. More...

Business

Spicer’s named to Boating Industry Top 100 for sixth year

Spicer’s Boat City has been named one of the Top 100 dealers in North America by Boating Industry, the lead­ing trade publication for the marine in­dustry.  More...

CLARK’S TAX AND ACCOUNTING

George Clark, CPA is the owner of Clark’s Tax and Accounting at 2195 Tower Hill Road, formerly the home of Plack’s Accounting at Houghton Lake. More...

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital starts $2.9 million renovation, construction project

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hos­pital has started a construction project focused on improving the experience of patients.  The first phase of the project includes creating a new unit on the first floor of the hospital and expanding the space for More...

Happenings

Knights’ Tootsie Roll Campaign benefits area groups

FOR ROOC AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS (Above) Grand Knight Bill Mona­han (left) presents R.O.O.C., Inc., Executive Director Brent Cryder­man with a check for $997.19. More...

Education

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Gifts Money Can't Buy

CAN’T BUY FRIENDS (Above) Roscommon Middle School sixth graders were re- cently challenged to think of gift s“money can’t buy” and write their ideas on fake money. More...

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

the direction of music in- strucotr Tammy Chmielewski, second graders (above) and kin- dergartners (left) performed their Christmas concerts the evening of Dec. 5. The first and third graders performed Dec. More...

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