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E911 upgrades system, now able to receive text messages

In order to provide the citizens of Roscommon County with the most efficient service, E911 Direc­tor Vance Stringham said Central Dispatch has been dedicated to ac­quiring and updating technology to better serve the public.  “We’ve r More...

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News

Roscommon man arrested after meth found in vehicle

A 39-year-old Roscommon man was lodged in the Roscommon County Jail July 23, after Roscom­mon County Sheriff’s Office depu­ties, with the help of K-9 Ghost, recovered .03 grams of methamphet­amine from his vehicle.  More...

MOTORCYCLE COLLIDED WITH CAR

Michigan State Police Trooper Joseph Mankiewicz (third from right) of the Houghton Lake Post gathers information the afternoon of July 25 at the scene of a motorcycle accident which occurred around 2:30 p.m. More...

Break-ins reported at storage units in Lake Township

The Roscommon County Sher­iff’s Office is investigating a set of breaking and enterings at a Lake Township storage unit.  More...

Business

Creativity on display inside Prudenville salon

A collection of creativity is on dis­play at Starla Shull’s Solace Salon & Studio, located in Prudenville.  Shull, a hair stylist, offers haircuts in her salon, but there is more to explore than the latest hairstyle at 819 West Houghto More...

Munson Community Health Centers recognized

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospi­tal’s Grayling, Prudenville and Roscom­mon Community Health Center’s re­cently received the BCN Advantage and Blue Cross Medicare Plus Blue PPO Provider Distinction Award.  More...

New shows, time slots highlight changes at Q100.3

“Jomama’s Joy Ride” with Jomarie Leone will highlight a new lineup of fun, entertainment and great music on Q100.3, according to station officials.  More...

Letters to the Editor

‘God is everywhere’

In response to Parker Seiler’s letter in last week’s Resorter, “‘What has happened to us,’” I would urge you to stay out of Revelation. It was written in code over 2,000 years ago. More...

Outdoors

Canoe marathon pits paddlers against AuSable for 70th time

Seven from Roscommon competing

More than 50,000 fans are ex­pected to converge in northern Michigan’s AuSable River Valley for one of the state’s most iconic sporting events: The 70th edition of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon.  Presented by Consumers Energy, the More...

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway

July 21 results  4 CAR DASH  Micro: Xavier Rizzi, James Jordan, Brody McManemy, Carter Noffsinger, Conner Noffsinger, Landon Collins  JR Sport: Brayden Goddard, Trace Reay, Justin McManemy, Dylan Cock­rell  JR Stock: Gavin Hartwe More...

TAKING PERCAUTIONS AT LAKE ST. HELEN

The Michigan State University Mobile Boat Wash, along with a group of MSU students greeted boaters July 29 at the Richfield Township Lake St. Helen Access Park by offering free boat washes. Lake St.  More...

Happenings

Summer Sounds

SUMMER EVENING VENUE Dozens of fans of traditional bluegrass music gathered on the lawn at the CRAF Center in Roscommon the evening of July 19 for a full slate of “down home music” from t More...

The Moxie Strings performing at RADL Aug. 2

Roscommon Area District Li­brary will host The Moxie Strings in concert Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.  More...

‘Invasive Species Education Week’ topic of Park Explorer

State Park Explorer Guide Michelle Schepke has plenty of activities planned to mark Invasive Species Education Week next week.  Free events are planned at both the North Higgins Lake State Park and South Higgins Lake State Park. More...

Lake board approves mix of methods to treat EWM

The Houghton Lake Improve­ment Board agreed on a mix of treat­ments for Eurasiam watermilfoil (EWM) in Houghton Lake at a spe­cial meeting Tuesday at the Denton Township Hall.  Dr. More...

Lack of mandatory septic inspection questioned in Lyon

Mandatory septic system inspec­tion is not something currently in place at Higgins Lake and the lack of a Lyon Township ordinance was questioned at the board’s July 19 meeting. More...

Ten gardens to be featured in Saturday’s Garden Tour

For the first time, the Kirtland Garden Club’s 23rd Annual Kirt­land Garden Walk will take place on a Saturday. This self-guided tour of 10 lovely gardens will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Martin retires as RTFD chief

Richard “Dick” Martin has re­tired from the Roscommon Town­ship Fire Department after 42 years of service.  Martin served as chief for 29 1/2 of those years.  “It’s been a long run,” said the 81-year-old. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paul Junior Rodesiler - 2017-07-27
Mary Lou Kolakowski - 2017-07-27
Dorothy M. Hamilton - 2017-07-27
Kathryn Ann Czajka - 2017-07-27
Susan J. Gibson - 2017-07-27
Dorothy Mae Honke - 2017-07-27
Mary Joyce Burke - 2017-07-27
Gerald Frank King Jr. - 2017-07-27
Richard C. Schaeffer - 2017-07-27
Mary Lou Kolakowski - 2017-07-27
Gerald Frank King Jr. - 2017-07-20
Kathryn Ann Czajka - 2017-07-20
Mary Joyce Burke - 2017-07-20

Court News

82nd District Court

The following were recently ar­raigned in 82nd District Court:  Michael J. Bruce, 59, Roscom­mon, demanded preliminary exami­nation within 21 days on a charge of driving with a high blood alcohol content. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Robert W. Bennett presid­ed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscom­mon July 11:  David J. Medling, 38, Houghton Lake, charged with three counts of failure to register as a sex offender, is ready for trial, which was sched­uled for Nov. 9.  More...

Sports

Spikehorn snips Old Town by run, stays tied for second

After a close call with Old Town Tav­ern Monday night, Spikehorn finds itself tied with Sand Bar for second place in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League.  With the 9-8 victory, Spikehorn re­mained tied with Sand Bar for secon More...

SUMMER WORK

(Above) Athletes in the Houghton Lake Youth Football and Cheerlead­ing Program spent last week ready­ing for their upcoming season during the program’s annual camp, held July 18-20 at Roscommon Town­ship’s Skinner Park. More...

Andre Tree Service, G’s remain atop standings in women’s softball

As another week of Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League passed, Andre Tree Service stayed atop Division 1 as did G’s Pizzeria in Divi­sion   2.  More...

Editorial

Moving Michigan’s priorities forward

By Congressman John Moolenaar  More...

Appreciation for dedication

The last time Roscommon Township Fire Department had a chief other than Richard “Dick” Martin, Ronald Reagan was president.  Martin recently retired from the RTFD after 42 years of service and will be succeeded as chief by Joe Willia More...

Annual survey: More Americans see less media bias – but why?

Inside the First Amendment

Attention you so-called “enemies of the people” and alleged purveyors of biased reporting: There’s reason to think fewer people than last year might see you that way, despite the ongoing, politicized attacks from multiple quarters o More...

Religion & Family

St. Helen’s We Care/We Feed seeking support through Booster Club

In order to keep the mission state­ment ongoing of striving to “work with individuals and families to enhance their quality of life,” St. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

With the birth of now eight-month-old Riley Morabito, great-great- grandmother, Juanita Lindsay, 94, was able to gather five generations of family together at their St. Helen home recently.  More...

OLDEST ATTENDEE

At the age of 104, Leda Van Y Woodward was the oldest person to at­tend the Carrick reunion July 15. She lives alone in West Branch and her daughter, Bonnie, checks in on her daily. She had six children (two sons and four daughters). More...

Education

AWARDED TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP

Recent Roscommon High School graduate Mateo Santiago was among several seniors who competed in WCMU Public Television’s Quiz Cen­tral and were awarded textbook scholarships to Central Michigan Uni­versity. More...

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