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St. Helen We Care Shop now offering food

To most of the St. Helen community, the We Care Shop is known as a place to go to obtain clothing and household items for free, however, the shop is now providing food to those in need. More...

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News

Rep.-Elect John Moolenaar selects chief of staff, key aides

Representative-elect John Moolenaar (R-MI) announced Monday the hiring of four key aides for his congressional staff for the 114th Congress. More...

MFMF helps FOOD PANTRY

First Congregational Church member Bill Curnalia (right) accepted a $500 check from Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee President Doug Hodges on Dec. 12. The money will be used by the church’s food pantry. More...

‘Irish Christmas in America’ to air Saturday on WCMU

WCMU is inviting viewers to celebrate the holiday season with a group of musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland for “Irish Christmas in America: The Show.” Tune into CMU Public Television on Saturday at 8 p.m. More...

Business

DAVID PARSONS PHOTOGRAPHY

David Parsons, Houghton Lake, re-established David Parsons Photography on Oct. 1 at Houghton Lake, after being in business since 2003 in the Lansing area. More...

TIP-UP TOWN DONATION

Houghton Lake Walmart Store Manager Jim VanSice presents Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Akin with a check for $1,500 recently. The donation will go toward expenses from Tip-up Town, 2015. (TRP) More...

Outdoors

Michigan DNR, U.S. Forest Service partner to protect oak trees from killer fungus

Like American elm in the 1950s and ash trees in more recent history, Michigan’s red oak trees are facing potentially significant die-offs due to an exotic and largely invisible killer: oak wilt. More...

Religion & Family

‘Patron Appreciation Day’ to be held Dec. 19 at RADL

The holiday season brings to mind the kindness of others. The Roscommon Area District Library is often the recipient of kind acts. More...

CCW class offered Jan. 3

A CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) class will be taught by National Rifle Association instructors Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Training will be held in Roscommon and Ogemaw counties. More...

ROSCOMMON SVDP RECEIVES $250 FROM MFMF

Roscommon St. Vincent de Paul Client Aide Worker Jane Kozlowski accepted a $250 from Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee President Doug Hodges on Dec. 12. (Photo by Krista Tacey-Cater) More...

Holidays

Spreading Good News

As we anxiously count down the days until Christmas, we are reminded of the gifts that our community holds. Every week of the year, the Resorter shares the news of our community. The good. The bad. The happy. The sad. More...

RES Gingerbread House Making

CONSTRUCTION CHOICES (Above) Conner Sandow selected an array of candy from which to choose while making his gingerbread house. His helper was Mr. Rick Rees, husband of Principal Kathy Rees. More...

CHRISTMAS CAROLING CAGERS

Thirty-six members of the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams at Houghton Lake High School made a visit recently to King Nursing and Rehabilitation at Houghton Lake to sing Christmas carols for residents. More...

Winter’s return bodes well for a white Christmas

The spell of mild weather that Roscommon County has experienced for the last two weeks ended Tuesday night, as snow and slick roadways greeted residents on their drives to work and school Wednesday morning. More...

Swimmer’s itch control could go to voters

A consensus on the next step to take in reducing swimmer’s itch in Higgins Lake may have been reached Dec. 16 by the Swimmer’s Itch Task Force. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-11
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-11
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-11
Bonnie Louise Smith - 2014-12-18
Donald Austin Thielman - 2014-12-18
Benjamin Albert Dunlap - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-18
Lorraine B. Milnes - 2014-12-18
Robert Barnett - 2014-12-18
John Bezzeg - 2014-12-11

Court News

82nd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 3: Charles Doolittle III, 69, Roscommon, stood mute to a probation violation and was assigned an attorney. More...

Driving fines may be erased by community service

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and State Treasurer Kevin Clinton today announced that select motorists are being sent letters this month stating they are eligible to perform community service in place of paying certain Driver Responsibility fees. More...

Sports

Buck wrestlers rack up wins at Birch Run, Grayling

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team began their season last week by recording four wins and one loss at the Birch Run Invitational Dec. 13 and two wins at Grayling on Dec. 10. More...

Buck boys blast visiting Pinconning by 30 points

The Roscommon High School varsity boys basketball team held sway over the visiting Pinconning Spartans throughout their game at Roscommon Middle School Tuesday evening, with the Bucks winning every quarter on the way to coming out on top 72-42. More...

Two months of winners named by Boosters

The November and December winners of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster 200 Club drawing were recently announced. For November, Emmy Burnside, Joe Wagner and Ken Ahlers won $25 each and Bill Brandel won $125. More...

Editorial

The truest Christmas serves as life lesson

The Keweenaw Academy was a juvenile detention camp housed in the old Air Force base north of Calumet. Here boys as young as 10 years old were punished for the failures of their parents. More...

Without religious freedom, there will be no lasting peace

Inside the First Amendment

On Dec. 10, 1948, the nations of the world gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Universal Declaration of Rights, an Americaninspired proclamation that launched the modern human rights movement. More...

Working for ‘Safe Passage’

While Mother Nature has not yet decided on what path to take this winter, one thing is for certain: cold weather and snow will grip our area through the next three months at a minimum. More...

Education

Dennis to graduate from Michigan Tech

Ashley Dennis, the daughter of Veronica Curtis of St. Helen and the granddaughter of Linda Curtis of St. Helen, will graduate from Michigan Technological University on Dec. More...

PAFFHOUSE GIVEN SPERRY AWARD

Greg Paffhouse, executive director for Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, (left) recently received the Ralph Sperry Memorial Award, presented by Clarice Sperry, widow of Ralph Sperry, and Bob Carpenter, COOR ISD board president. More...

COMMUNITY BOOK READ GRANT

The Roscommon Area Public Schools (RAPS) district recently received a $2,131.27 grant from the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) to help support the Community Book Read project. More...

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