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Time to sharpen up the pencils at RAPS

“We are excited to welcome students back to another school year,” said Roscommon Area Public Schools Superintendent Catherine Erickson as she prepared last week for the new school year, which begins next Tuesday. More...

SURROUNDED BY ART

A group of residents attending the St. Helen Fine Arts Show at Richfield Township Hall Aug. 22, were virtually surrounded by locally produced art. More...

Special Sections

News

New year equals increased opportunities at CHA

The goal of preparing students to be college ready has not changed for the Charlton Heston Academy, however, the 2014-15 academic year will provide students with new ways of reaching that goal. More...

MME scores up among Roscommon County juniors

Juniors in Roscommon County schools taking the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) last spring improved their scores overall. More...

Marina hearing in the works

The possibility of a marina on Higgins Lake within the borders of Lyon Township is one step closer to being considered. Lyon Township Treasurer Craig Williams reported to the board Aug. More...

Sports

Roll’s hat trick leads ’Cats to 5-2 win over Crossroads

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday night, beating Big Rapids Crossroads Academy, 5-2, at Big Rapids. More...

Bobcats take two of three at home quad competition

The Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team scored two wins and a loss during a home quad meet against nonconference opponents Aug. 26. The results of the meet put their season record at 11-4 according to Bobcat Coach Angie Dalak. More...

5 Star outscores Limberlost but squad still claims title

With another Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League season in the books, Limberlost has captured one more league title. The squad earned its sixth straight league championship as play concluded Monday night. More...

Editorial

James Foley: Courage in the face of danger

Inside the First Amendment

To just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley…seems not enough. To just be sickened by the shabby and cowardly manner in which he was beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS…feels inadequate. More...

Confidence lost

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education’s decision Monday night to terminate the contract of Superintendent Scott Dunsmore is another chapter in Houghton Lake’s ongoing superintendent saga. More...

Outdoors

Family Enduro

Riders from three to 73 years old hit the trail in the Pine Cone Family Enduro at the Jack Pine Lodge in Missaukee County Saturday. More...

WAITING THEIR TURN AT THE JACK PINE

(Right) Riders line up and wait for their turn to start in the 89th running of the Jack Pine “Cowbell Classic” Enduro at the Jack Pine Lodge in Missaukee County Sunday. More...

HEARTY GOLFERS

Cold temperatures and blustery wind gusts did not stop the gals from Pineview Highlands Golf Course from playing in the annual Heart of the North Golf Tournament Aug. 14. More...

Happenings

Sparks shares memories of WWII at RADL book talk

Skaidrite Rita Sparks, better known as Rita, was a guest speaker at the Roscommon Area District Library Aug. 26. More...

MARSP PRESIDENT WELCOMED

The Roscommon Retried School Personnel greeted Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel President Bob Wiles at its Aug. 18 meeting at Fred’s of Roscommon. More...

VanMeter gives thanks for support during ‘week from hell’

Richfield Township resident Bev VanMeter described the week of July 7 as her “week from hell,” however, she is thankful for the support she received during her time of difficulty. More...

Breaking News - 8/28/2014 10:28 AM

Dunsmore Evaluations & Memo from Dave Johnson to Dunsmore - Free Access

Click on the links below to view the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education evaluations of Superintendent Scott Dunsmore from June, 2014. Also below is a link to a memo sent from board President Dave Johnson to Dunsmore in July. More...

Dunsmore out at Houghton Lake

Board terminates contract; Cryderman to serve dual role

The Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education Monday – by a 4-3 vote – terminated the contract of Superintendent Scott Dunsmore. More...

HLCS begins year with open house

Students at Houghton Lake Community Schools begin the 2014-15 school year Sept. 3. To welcome new and returning students, the district will host its second annual open house Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium. More...

RAPS board looking for new member after VP Gaberdiel’s resignation

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education is seeking a new board member after accepting the resignation of board Vice President Jeff Gaberdiel during their regular monthly meeting at Roscommon Middle School Aug. 20. More...

Attorney correspondence provided in Dunsmore decision

Attorney Suzanne Bartos of Allen Brothers Law Firm provided the Resorter with correspondence between herself and Acting President Dave Johnson and Dunsmore’s attorney, Thomas Derderian of Okemos. Bartos sent Derderian a letter dated Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: More...

GERRISH POLICE RECEIVE $12,000 USDA GRANT FOR PATROL CAR

Under the Gerrish Township Police Department’s regular vehicle replacement procedure, the department’s oldest patrol unit, a 2010 Dodge Charger was taken out of commission and was replaced on July 2 with a 2014 Dodge Charger. More...

MSP investigating pawn shop break-in

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post are investigating a break-in at the Better Than Your Pawn Shop at 6089 West Houghton Lake Dr. The break-in is thought to have occurred between 6:40 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 9:20 a.m. on Aug. 19. More...

Business

Minimum wage to get bump Sept. 1 to $8.15 per hour

Michigan’s minimum wage will increase Sept. 1 from $7.40 to $8.15 per hour. More...

YODER PART OF PIONEER HILLS TEAM

Blaine Yoder has joined the team of Pioneer Hills Marine, Roscommon. Yoder brings to Pioneer Hills more than 25 years of retail experience, including 15 years in the marine and power sports business. More...

TEST DRIVES EQUAL $2,100 FOR HLCS

Certified Sales Accountant De Johnston of Hart Ford Lincoln, Roscommon recently presented a $2,100 check to Houghton Lake High School Principal Brent Cryderman. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rebuild M-55 to fix problems

Regarding the article on lane usage, the police would accomplish a lot more if they just enforced the speed limit. More...

Officials ready to listen to intelligent, pertinent questions on collaboration

Joan Murphy has attempted to mislead the people of Roscommon about what is being discussed by the village council on the “collaboration” of office space between the village and Higgins Township. More...

Enforce speed limits on side streets, too

Kudos for local enforcement patrolling M-55 and enforcing the proper lane usage! Now, if they would only enforce some kind of speed limit on streets leading to the lake from M-55. More...

Religion & Family

Pianist Calvin Taylor to perform at Seventh-day Adventist

Pianist and recording artist Dr. Calvin Taylor will present a concert of sacred music tonight (Thursday) at the Houghton Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, 324 West West Branch Rd., Prudenville, at 7 p.m. More...

Citko, Povinelli wed in beachside ceremony

Amy Citko (Southwell), daughter of Calvin Southwell, Prudenville and Beth Southwell, Houghton Lake, and Al Povinelli, son of Valentino and AnnaMaria Povinelli of Flushing, were united in marriage June 13, 2014, in Traverse City. More...

Estradas name daughter Arianna

Ashley and Luis Estrada of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Arianna Richelle. The baby was born Aug. 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital Grayling. She weighed 6 pounds, 4.5 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long at birth. More...

Education

Bawek now Montessori-certified at Our Lady of the Lake school

Students in Ann Bawek’s Young 5’s and kindergarten class at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School, Prudenville, this fall will touch, see and hear their lessons in her new Montessori classroom. More...

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Poll

Do you agree with the plan to step up enforcement of left lane drivers on M-55 at Houghton Lake?