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It’s time for Tip-up Town

It’s finally here!  Tip-up Town, U.S.A., in its 67th year, is coming to Houghton Lake this weekend, the first of two that promise to be full of fun and tomfoolery.  This year’s theme is “Superhe­roes,” so there are s More...

County accepting bids for sale of former animal shelter building

With the Warthogs Motorcycle Club showing interest in purchasing the for­mer Roscommon Animal Shelter build­ing, Roscommon County Board of Commissioners Chair Bob Schneider (District 3) called the board’s decision to accept sealed bids for the More...

Special Sections

News

Driver arraigned on charges stemming from October fatal

A St. Clair Shores man was arraigned in 82nd District Court Jan. 13 in connec­tion with an Oct. 20, 2016, crash that oc­curred on Reilly Road, resulting in the deaths of three people.  Gordon M. More...

Dueman earns Mapes Award

The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced Jan. 12 that Trooper David Dueman of the Houghton Lake Post is the re­cipient of the Cpl. Samuel A. Mapes Criminal Patrol and Inves­tigation Award. He was recognized at a ceremony in Lansing on Jan. 11.  More...

Rotary Interact students collecting cans

Students from Houghton Lake’s Ro­tary Interact Club will participate in Tip- up Town festivities in several ways over the next two weekends. More...

Editorial

‘Superheroes’ ready for Tip-up Town

Despite weather conditions not ideal for a “winter” carnival, the 67th edition of Tip-up Town, U.S.A., will begin Friday no matter the weather forecast.  This year’s theme – as noted on the front of the Resorter’s T More...

Master of the sideline

Anyone who has been around Houghton Lake, Roscommon or Jack Pine Conference basketball for any amount of time is sure to know of Beaverton’s Roy Johnston.  More...

Lincoln’s second inaugural address stands test of time

“With malice toward none, with charity for all” is hallmark of compact speech

Few presidents have ever made a shorter inauguration speech. And none have ever said more. More...

Religion & Family

BBBS HONORS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WITH SERVICE PROJECT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes held a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project Jan. 16 at St. John Lutheran Church at Houghton Lake. More...

American Legion giving away assistance packages

American Legion Post 245, Pruden­ville, will be giving away veterans assis­tance packages Jan. 26 from 4:30 p.m. More...

Food distribution Jan. 28 at Roscommon Baptist Church

In a joint community effort, Messiah Lutheran Church, First Congregational Church, Good Shepherd United Meth­odist Church, and Roscommon Baptist Church will be sponsoring a food truck Jan. 28 at noon for Roscommon County residents. More...

Happenings

E-book informational session at HLPL Jan. 26

Patrons of Houghton Lake Pub­lic Library can learn how to access the library’s e-book collection using their favorite e-reader, tablet, phone or computer next week. The library will host a class on e-books Jan. More...

Shot clinic planned Jan. 29 at animal shelter

The Roscommon County Animal Shelter is planning a shot clinic Jan. 29.  It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

REP. DAIRE RENDON SWORN IN ON HOUSE FLOOR

State Rep. Daire Rendon, R-Lake City, was sworn in on the House floor by Chief Justice Stephen Markman Jan. 11. She was joined by her family (back row, from left) husband and former state Rep. More...

Features

Hitching Up

The Triple D Ranch at 1086 Everett Rd. in Markey Township is bringing back a bit of the past by offering sleigh rides this winter. More...

Peer’s snow depth predictions money since 1965

Longtime Houghton Lake resident (now of Roscommon) Don Peer Sr., 75, has been making annual snow depth pre­dictions since 1965, many of which have appeared in the Houghton Lake Resorter. More...

TUT fireworks cancelled for first Saturday - Free Access

The Tip-up Town fireworks have been cancelled for the first weekend. More...

‘NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER, TIP-UP TOWN WILL GO ON’

Snow sculptors (left to right) Jeff Baker, Jason Speers, Matt Ackley, Laura Bell and Sean Bell work on the sculpture at the center of the site of Tip-up Town 2017 on the morning of Jan. 14. More...

Board directs counsel to draft agreement with Bannon

After nearly a three-and-a-half- hour special meeting, most of which was in closed session, the Richfield Township Board of Trustees passed a motion Jan. More...

SLINGING IT

Two Roscommon County Road Commission plow trucks sling a torrent of slush and ice chunks from the shoulder of northbound Old 27 in Roscom­mon Township Tuesday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gerald R. Coon Sr. - 2017-01-19
Joan C. VanNest - 2017-01-12
Patricia Helen Sutton - 2017-01-19
Jerry H. Ripke - 2017-01-19
Jerry E. Stroik - 2017-01-19
Cynthia D. Walkup - 2017-01-19
Danny Charles Bates - 2017-01-19
Ronald G. Yatich - 2017-01-19
Michael E. Spenny - 2017-01-19
Joan C. VanNest - 2017-01-19
Danny Charles Bates - 2017-01-12
Irene E. 'Sis' Ensing - 2017-01-12
Patricia Helen Sutton - 2017-01-12

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Kaz A. Green, 21, St. Helen, de­manded preliminary examination on a charge of second degree home invasion. Richfield Township Police made the arrest. The date of offense was Dec. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 10:  More...

Sports

Bucks rally to 63-51 win over Bobcats

A 12-point advantage by Roscom­mon in the third quarter proved to be the difference in the first meeting of the sea­son between rivals Houghton Lake and Roscommon.  The Bucks won the varsity boys bas­ketball showdown Jan. More...

HL wrestlers score first team win of season

Houghton Lake wrestlers Tyler Haggart and David Johnson both brought home first place medals af­ter going 5-0 at the Grayling Invita­tional Tournament Jan. 14.  Haggart took the 140-pound medal and Johnson wrestled at 119. More...

Bobcat girl bowlers edged in make-up meet at Harrison

The Houghton Lake girls bowling team lost a Jack Pine Conference match- up against Harrison at Snowbird Lanes, the Hornets’ home alley, on Jan. 14. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thompson: Recall committee a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

I am writing this letter in response to a letter written by Mary Walker, a member of the “Committee to Recall the Houghton Lake School Board.”   More...

Outdoors

DNR Free Fishing weekend winter edition on tap Feb. 18-19

Grab a fishing rod and enjoy some of the finest fishing Michigan has to of­fer during the 2017 Winter Free Fishing Weekend, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. More...

EXPERIENCE COUNTS

Frank Gaca, 92, of White Lake, holds a 22-inch northern pike he bagged while fishing on Houghton Lake Jan. 14. More...

BIG PIKE CONTEST KIDS WINNER

Mitchell Chludil, 15, of Houghton Lake, took top honors in the kids division of Lyman’s on the Lake’s Weekly Big Pike Contest with this 32-incher. Chludil caught the pike Jan. 8 while fishing off Houghton Lake’s South Shore.   More...

Education

SCIENCE AT HLMS

(Right) Houghton Lake Middle School sixth graders Erika Schultz and Raegan Blackwell perform identification tests on rocks and minerals in Mrs. Joni Hayes’ science class. More...

PREPARING FOR SUCCESS

Self reflection and goal setting are critical components of holding students accountable. After returning from winter break, third grade students in Mrs. More...

Battle of the Books 2017 has begun

This year’s Battle of the Books (BOB) reading competition kicked off at the Houghton Lake Public Library Jan. More...

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