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Distracted driving enforcement equals tickets

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post stopped 40 drivers for traffic infractions involving distracted driving during a four-hour enforcement effort along M-55 at Houghton Lake Saturday. More...

SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Houghton Lake High School seniors achieving Summa Cum Laude status gathered for a luncheon at the high school on April 15. More...

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News

Electric service interuption to affect 4,500 on April 18

Electric service to about 4,500 Consumers Energy customers in Roscommon County will be interrupted beginning at midnight until about 7 a.m. on Saturday. More...

Observing National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

This week, the State 911 Committee recognizes Michigan telecommunicators and their vital contributions to public safety. More...

DNR: Avoid pruning oak trees April 15-July 15 to prevent oak wilt

For most people, April 15 is the annual tax-filing deadline. More...

Business

Michigan Works! hiring events happening in six-county region

Region 7B Michigan Works! is offering Regional Hiring Events which are taking place throughout its six office locations in Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Iosco, Ogemaw and Roscommon counties. More...

Spread the word in the Resorter

Have you recently started a business? Has your office moved? Have you been promoted? If you answered yes to any of these, contact the Resorter to spread the word with a news article. More...

Hutson Insurance purchased by Gaylor

Since 1960, customers of Hutson Insurance have been able to call upon Terri Hutson for their insurance needs. More...

Letters to the Editor

In favor of road repair only

Before I get to the facts and figures I would like to make two comments. I remember some years back when the sales tax went from 4% to 6%, that was to help with the roads and bridges. Also do you know that Gov. More...

No concessions to Iran

It is time for reasonable people to stand up, and to let their voices be heard, in the defense of Israel, our only friend in the Middle East. More...

Russo, Harper, Aldrich ‘have done a great job’

When a candidate asks the public body to choose them on election day, they are asking the people to trust in their judgment and act as their representative while in office. More...

Happenings

‘Beatles Experience’ coming Saturday to Kirtland Center

Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts will welcome a Beatles tribute band, Yesterday and Today presenting The Interactive Beatles Experience, April 18 at 7 p.m. on the campus of Kirtland Community College. The motto of the show is “No Wigs. More...

RADL Quilt Challenge applications due

Applications for the Friends of RADL Quilt Challenge, “Celebrate Children’s Books in Quilts,” are due by April 21. More...

ARTESIA ROOF RELIEF

Artesia Youth Park Director JoJean Thompson (back, left) receives more than $1,400 from the Houghton Lake Sportsmen’s Club ($500), St. More...

Swimmer’s itch plans in action this week at Higgins Lake

The Swimmer’s Itch Task Force updated the public Tuesday on activities taking place on Higgins Lake this week and in the near future. Two different programs are being supported and implemented by Gerrish Township and Lyon Township on the lake. More...

County aims to end Outlot A issue

Roscommon County Commissioner Gary Stefanko (District 5) presented the board with a plan to put a close to the questions surrounding Outlot A in Denton Township. More...

Village approves special use permit for group day care

In order to obtain licensing from the State of Michigan, Village of Roscommon resident Jena Theobald requested that the village council consider granting her a special use permit for a group day care home which she would hold at her residence located More...

‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ at Rotary auction Saturday

Members of the Houghton Lake Rotary Club will “play ball” as they host a live auction and silent auction at their 16th annual Community Service Auction April 18 at the Columbian Home Hall (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall), Prudenvil More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Susan Carol Duvall - 2015-04-16
Eleanor Carol Beeney - 2015-04-16
Sidney Milton Sutton - 2015-04-16
Rose Marie Gladieux - 2015-04-16
Elda Edith Straty - 2015-04-16
Hal Jeffery Beutler - 2015-04-16
Sandra Jean Cywinski - 2015-04-16
Marcia Lutz - 2015-04-16
Shirley Ann Youngblut - 2015-04-16
Betty Ann Taylor - 2015-04-16
Helena Wolf - 2015-04-16

Court News

Two more meth suspects enter pleas

Two suspects arrested by Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group officers March 19 in Markey Township entered guilty pleas to some methamphetaminerelated charges in 34th Circuit Court, after waiving preliminary examination in District Court. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: Cynthia M. Curn, 55, Gladwin, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court on a charge of first degree retail fraud. More...

Sports

Gibbons knocks in winning run as Bobcats take opening game

Houghton Lake opened its varsity baseball season Tuesday with a split at McBain. The Bobcats beat the Ramblers in the opener, 7-5 in extra innings, but dropped the second game, 5-4. More...

Good numbers, key players will make Bobcats tough in 2015

“We’re going to be the kind of team that you’d rather not play against,” said Houghton Lake varsity baseball Coach Jeff Goodwin during a recent discussion on the upcoming season. More...

Bucks bomb Tigers to get season rolling

The Roscommon varsity baseball team got the season off to a good start with a pair of wins at Lincoln Alcona April 14. The Bucks took the first game of the double header 13-2 and the second 10-3. More...

Editorial

The joy of seeing a springtime of hope

Matted leaves, bare branches, pewter skies and mud. Spring in the woods is unrelieved gray. More...

Aware Hosts

Several boards throughout Roscommon County have proclaimed April as Social Host Awareness Month. Other than a footnote in the bottom of an article, what is Social Host Awareness Month? More...

Outdoors

Fish kills may be common during spring thaw, DNR says

Seeing dead fish at local lakes, rivers and streams is not uncommon this time of year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. More...

Dryer to draw for ‘Catch Us’ grand prize April 19

10th anniversary announcement expected

The Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can (Wally Walleye and Betty Bass) contest for 2014-2015 came to a close March 15. More...

Kirtland’s Warbler Festival to celebrate bird, Northern MI

It’s back! The Kirtland’s Warbler Festival is set to hit Roscommon with a full slate of interesting, hands-on and family focused events on June 5 and 6. More...

Education

RES preschool round up April 23

Roscommon Elementary School will hold its 2015-16 Preschool Round up and Resource Fair on April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. While attending the event, parents can complete their child’s preschool intake form and check out community resource booths. More...

‘Staff vs. Heroes’ game serves as playground fundraiser

To help raise money for the Collins Elementary Playground Project, Houghton Lake Community Schools staff will take on local “heroes” in a basketball game Friday night. A “Staff vs. More...

Collins preschool round up, Resource Fair April 22

A Preschool Round up and Resource Fair is scheduled April 22 at Collins Elementary School, Houghton Lake. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents can complete their child’s preschool intake form and check out community resource booths. More...

Features

RCSO adds second set of eyes with body cameras

In a recent police shooting in South Carolina, Police Officer Michael Slager has been charged with the murder of Walter Scott after a bystander took video of the shooting. More...

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