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McCauley appointed to HLIB

Markey Township resident Jack Mc- Cauley was appointed to the Houghton Lake Improvement Board Tuesday night, filling the riparian representative seat opened by the death of former HLIB treasurer/secretary Bob Gandolfi, who died in May. More...

HLCS board has seven candidates for six seats

Seven candidates have filed for six seats on the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education and will appear on the November ballot. More...

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News

RENDON HELPS WORK ON BILLS TO PRIORITIZE PUBLIC SAFETY

This week Gov. Rick Snyder (seated, front) signed legislation exempting firearms records from the Freedom of Information Act, an effort state Rep. Bruce Rendon helped co-sponsor to protect the privacy of firearms owners. More...

Wireless emergency alerts enabled on mobile phones

With questions arising about unfamiliar warnings coming from mobile phones during recent severe weather, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/ EMHSD) reminds Michiganders that newer mobile phones are aut More...

SOS now offers mechanic testing on kiosks in 80 offices

New customer-service improvements have made getting certified as a mechanic in Michigan a more convenient process, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced recently. More...

Business

Spicer’s Boat City celebrates golden anniversary

Spicer’s Boat City of Houghton Lake celebrated 50 years of being in business July 19 with a cookout, prize giveaways and the drawing of a 2014 Sea-Doo Spark. More...

‘Cursive Camp’ starting July 29

The Roscommon County Literacy Council will be hosting “Cursive Camp” from July 29 to Aug. 1. The camp will be held at the Roscommon Area District Library from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. More...

SVDP RECEIVED $2,500 RCCF GRANT

St. Vincent de Paul of Prudenville was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from the Roscommon County Community Foundation to assist with its food pantry. More...

Letters to the Editor

Library special, vital part of community

The Roscommon Area District Library’s new building has been opened nearly five months. It has been wonderful to see how our community has enthusiastically embraced the new facility. More...

Former sheriff: Millage necessary

The author of the unsigned letter (Resorter, July 10) argued that the upcoming sheriff’s office patrol millage is not necessary and an increase in the millage is uncalled for. More...

Vote ‘Yes’ on RCTA millage

I see the signs around town for several different tax issues we will be voting on in the upcoming election. More...

Religion & Family

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass to perform July 27

Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will be appearing in a special worship concert at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church Sunday at 10 a.m. More...

BBQ pork on Good Shepherd’s free dinner menu

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will host a free community dinner on July 31. The dinner will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with barbequed pork sandwiches, coleslaw, chips, macaroni salad, beverages and ice cream on the menu. More...

FREE CAMPING, ARCHERY AT BAMBI LAKE AUG. 1-2

Roscommon Baptist Church is sponsoring a Kicking Bear/Centershot retreat that will include free family camping and meals at Bambi Lake Baptist Retreat and Conference Center Aug. 1 and 2. More...

Education

Several area residents earn honors at MSU

A total of 13 area students were named to the Michigan State University dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester. To receive honors, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5. More...

WMU honors list includes five residents

Five area residents were named to the dean’s list at Western Michigan University for the 2014 spring semester. To receive honors, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average. More...

CAMP HONORS

Houghton Lake High School band members (left to right) Color Guard Captain Trisha Eldred, Color Guard member Kaitlin Wilson, Drum Major Emily Baumgardner, Drum Major Laura Kleven and Color Guard Co-Captain Amanda Garcia earned the “Teamwork&rdq More...

Good Shepherd celebrates 25th anniversary - Free Access

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North, 149 W. Robinson Lake Rd., Roscommon, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this Sunday with special service on July 27 at 10 a.m. More...

Posts to ‘stay out’ of Sheridan Drive for now following ruling

For now, the eight feet of public road that is known as Sheridan Drive in Gerrish Township’s Woodlawn Subdivision will be free of barriers. More...

ROSCOMMON TOWNSHIP RESIDENT HAS ‘BRUSH WITH KINDNESS’

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity volunteers (above, from left) Bob Sbonek, Cal Philips, Lowell Kage and Tom Gross with the group “Brush with Kindness” spent the afternoon of July 22 installing new windows and fixing a leaky door at a More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

82nd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 8: Lisa E. Wendland, 44, Roscommon, stood mute to a charge of probation violation and a hearing was set. More...

Two enter pleas on meth charges

Two defendants in a methamphetamine case have entered guilty pleas in Circuit Court in connection with their arrests July 9. More...

Sports

Limberlost loses tourney contest but battles back to take title

Coming off a championship in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League’s annual tournament last weekend, Limberlost got a night off when Snowsnake forfeited their Monday night contest. More...

July Booster winners announced

The July winners of the Houghton Lake Bobcat Booster 200 Club drawing were recently announced. Eric Hamp, Dan Nagy and William McNeill each won $25 and Carol Chidester won $125. More...

BUCK BASKETBALL CAMP

The Roscommon Girls Youth Basketball Camp was held from July 7-9 and provided girls in grades three through eight with an opportunity to receive one-onone instruction from high school athletes. More...

Editorial

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Remembering a man who championed freedom

Freedom of Speech has lost one of its most eloquent voices. Freedom of Religion is today without one of its truest believers. Freedom of the Press has one less compelling writer – and one of its mostexceptional editors. More...

Support Proposal 1

The Resorter will run a preview for the Aug. 5 primary in next week’s election, including our views on some local issues. On Aug. 5, there is only one statewide ballot question, Proposal 14-1, or Proposal 1. More...

Outdoors

Six from county paddling in AuSable Canoe Marathon

The 67th edition of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon — a grueling 120-mile overnight non-stop marathon from Grayling to Oscoda — will be held July 26- 27. More...

Consultation can help improve habitat for frogs, salamanders

Michigan is home to 56 species of reptiles and amphibians (or herpetofauna) including 18 species of snake, two species of lizard, 10 species of turtle, 14 species of frog and toad and 12 species of salamander. More...

‘Suddenly in Command’ boating safety class Friday

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 091-26-03 of Roscommon County and Pioneer Hills Marine are sponsoring a “Suddenly in Command” class Friday. The two-hour boating safety class is designed for those not generally at the helm. More...

Happenings

Lyon Township budget makes room for recreation committee

The Lyon Township board approved a budget amendment at its July 16 meeting to allow for the newly created Parks and Recreation Board. More...

BEST OF SHOW

(Right) Joe Demo (left) of the Houghton Lake Moose Car Show presents Dave Battice of Prudenville the Best of Show award July 19 at the Moose Lodge. More...

LAKE TOWNSHIP OX ROAST

(Above) Lake Township Fire firefighter Bobby Zwierzelewski (left) and Chief Dave Russo tend to the roast beef July 19 at the fire department’s annual ox roast. Zwierzelewski said 400 pounds of beef and 200 pounds of ham were cooked that day. More...

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