St. Helen woman charged with delivery of meth

Along with two other men, Chelsie Dukes, 28, St. Helen, was recently charged with one count of delivery of methamphetamine following a Nov. 18 traffic stop. During the stop, Michigan State Police 7th District Hometown Security Team troopers recovered 107 grams of methamphetamine with a street value estimated at $21,000. A MSP press release stated that at approximately 9 a.m., […]

2020-12-03 E-Edition

County Republicans elect officers

At a recent meeting of the Roscommon County Republicans, officers were elected for two-year terms.Elected were Chairman Gerald L. Wall, Vice Chairman Carolyn Pietchak, Treasurer Richard Shutter and Secretary Debbie VanWert.


Roscommon County Food Pantry Dec. 5 distribution canceled

The food truck scheduled to distribute food at the Roscommon County Food Pantry, Houghton Lake, Dec. 5 has been canceled. Those who need food assistance can still visit the pantry during regular business hours. The pantry is open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. The […]

Decorate a tree this month throughout Houghton Lake

The Houghton Lake area will be adorned with decorated Christmas trees starting this week.Community Christmas trees will be located at each end of M-55 (Roscommon Township and Denton Township) now through Dec. 24.Community members are asked to drop by at their convenience to add a decoration or two. Anyone with an ornament, garland, tree skirt or topper that does not […]

West Branch is expecting Maternity services coming in 2021

Maternity services will return to MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch in 2021.MidMichigan Health made the announcement Monday. “From the beginning of the affiliation discussions, returning maternity care to the West Branch community was a top priority for our leadership, the local board of directors and community members,” said Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health. “Expanding women’s […]

Capturing the day’s first light

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.– Thich Nhat HanhBy Krista Tacey-Caterkrista.tacey@houghtonlakeresorter.comFor the past 1,069 days, Melissa Seitz has been dedicated to capturing the first fleeting moments of daybreak before she faces the next 24 hours […]

34th Circuit Court – Judge Robert Bennett

Judge Robert Bennett presided March 10:Andrew K. Spisak, 46, Prudenville, was scheduled for a final pretrial, but it was adjourned (postponed). He subsequently pleaded no contest May 19 to discharging a firearm in or at a building and malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $20,000. Dismissed were charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and felony firearm. […]