2024-04-18 E-Edition

No control over the weather

Letter to the Editor

A winter for the record books is what we experienced this year. Each year in the fall, Mother Nature will show signs of what to expect in regards to how much snow will be on the ground in the woods. What Mother Nature does not show us is when it will arrive, or how long it will last. For this […]

Asks that COA meal policy be changed

Letter to the Editor

This letter is regarding a notice posted at the Roscommon County Commission on Aging Senior Center, aka Community Center, advising those who participate in congregate dining at the center are no longer allowed to take a meal home for weekends, holiday closures, etc. I eat at the center nearly every day they are open. Without the ability to take meals […]

Bridge collapse highlights importance of infrastructure

Guest Opinion

By Lee H. Hamilton The collapse last month of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is a vivid reminder of the crucial role that infrastructure plays in our 21st century economy. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on the importance of government in maintaining our roads, bridges and ports. The 1.6-mile-long bridge, a fixture of the Baltimore skyline, collapsed […]

It Happened

Michigan families urged to get children caught up on vaccines in recognition of National Infant Immunization Week

Guest Opinion

During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 22-29, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges Michigan parents to ensure their children are fully vaccinated on time for the best possible protection from serious diseases. Each year, NIIW focuses on the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children – and this year it’s a […]

Sheriff’s deputies respond to disorderly persons calls

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call in Lyon Township regarding a disorderly male April 14 at about 11 p.m. A downstate man was arrested for assault after working with others on a pole barn. The victim told officers the man had been drinking and when the work was done for the day, the man was intoxicated and out […]

As a referee, Stuck has on-court view of women’s NCAA tournament

By Cheryl Holladay This year’s NCAA womens’ basketball tournament was exciting for fans nationwide, but the Houghton Lake community may have also noticed someone familiar on their TV screens and it was not star Iowa Hawkeyes player Caitlin Clark. Teresa Stuck, a 1999 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, officiated in NCAA tournament games, as well as the All-Star Game […]

HL Business Expo April 24

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the Houghton Lake Business & Community Expo Wednesday, April 24, at The Northern Center. A business networking hour will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. and the expo will be open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jay Jacobs said the expo […]

County: Water ‘banking’ out at Houghton Lake

By Krista Tacey-Cater krista.tacey@houghtonlake resorter.com The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners has released a letter, which Chair Darlene Sensor (District 5) said is an “informational letter,” to the public addressing the lake level of Houghton Lake. In an April 17 telephone interview, Sensor said Delegated Authority Chase Schepke had been receiving inquiries about the lake level on Houghton Lake and […]