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Santa’s Workshop Sunday at Playhouse

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Houghton Lake Chamber Ambassadors Club will present Santa’s Workshop Sunday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse, Prudenville. More...

EARLY WINTER PENGUIN IMPRESSION

A bufflehead duck (left) does his penguin impression for a couple of Canada geese near “The Island” off Houghton Lake’s Southeast Shore Nov. 17. Consistent sub-freezing temperatures and 5.4 inches of snow since Nov. More...

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News

TIPPED TRAILER

A Porath Contractors backhoe operator righted this trailer that had flipped on M-55 between Merritt and Houghton Lake Nov. 14 at about 5:40 p.m. More...

Fire destroys homes in Lake, Markey townships

Fires destroyed two Houghton Lake homes in the last week, one in Lake Township during the early morning hours of Nov. 19 and the other in Markey Township on Nov. 14. More...

Prudenville man killed in I-75 rollover

A 64-year old Prudenville man, Albert A. Fraelich, died in a rollover accident that occurred on I-75 near the southbound 217 mile marker. The Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Nov. 17 accident in Ogemaw Township. More...

Business

Tanger Outlets to open Thanksgiving Day

Tanger Outlets West Branch will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, offering consumers the opportunity to get a head start on their holiday shopping earlier than ever. More...

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Enjoying the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce’s “Girls Night Out” at Fifth Street Market Nov. 11 were (left to right) MaryAnn Persson, Jeff Rice, Marcy Rice and Edna Close. More...

NEW OWNER

Kurt and Tricia Beachnau are the new owners of Lyman’s on the Lake Resort. More...

Editorial

North country calling leads pastor here

From the pastor’s canoe By Pastor Tom Anderson

Thirty four years ago, my new bride and I came barreling north on I-75. We didn’t stop until we were 100 miles north of the Canadian Soo. We abandoned our vehicle in the woods near Mijinemungshing Lake, launched a monstrous 90 lb. More...

Take a break on Thanksgiving

While we are thankful that the political commercials, phone calls and mailings have ceased, another assault is upon us: shopping for Christmas. More...

In land of the free, why are schools afraid of freedom?

Inside the First Amendment

After listening to high school journalists last week, I am simultaneously hopeful and worried about the future of the First Amendment in America. More...

Religion & Family

Christian choir plans Dec. 7 performance at HLUMC

The Roscommon County Christian Choir will perform its Christmas program Dec. 7 at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. More...

Walter graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Madisyn P. Walter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX, on Oct. 10. More...

MacKinnon graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Rebehka C. MacKinnon recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC. More...

Education

Kirtland using donated Chrysler vehicles for technical training

Chrysler recently donated several vehicles to Kirtland Community College for its automotive program. More...

RACING DOES

Adding a twist to their eight-year-long tradition of gathering for Doe Camp, (left to right) Faith Fisher, Marilyn Chaperon, Leeann Code, Maryanne Adams, Tracey Pacza, Amanda Phillips and (kneeling) Lori Williams held an “Amazing Race” ty More...

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Collins Elementary Students of the Month for October, pictured with Principal Amy Peterson, are (back row) third graders Taylor Baker and Hunter Bailey, second graders Jessica LaCross and Wyatt Page, first graders Bailey Walser and Chase O’Neil More...

Breaking News - 11/20/2014 4:07 PM

Bucks lose to Schoolcraft in five sets - Free Access

Bucks vs Schoolcraft - State Class C Semifinals

Roscommon takes on Schoolcraft in a Class C Semifinal in Battle Creek. Updates will be made as the match progresses in the body of the story. More...

Prudenville man faces murder charge

Shooting in West Branch Nov. 15

A Prudenville man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in West Branch that occurred Nov. 15. Patrick A. Sourander, 34, was charged by Ogemaw County Prosecuting Attorney LaDonna A. More...

Discussion begins on new Happy Landings

Happy Landings Playground, a school and community play structure that has been used by children for the last 20 years, will be demolished, following recent test results that indicated a presence of arsenic in the soil. More...

25th ‘UPS Ed and Caren’ auction Saturday

The UPS Ed and Caren Christmas for Kids Auction will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Prudenville, Nov. 22. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-20
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
Nina Russo - 2014-11-20
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-20
Bobby Earl Alexander - 2014-11-20
M. Juanita Thrift - 2014-11-20
Marie Jean Booth - 2014-11-20
Albert August Fraelich - 2014-11-20
Carol Jeanne Savaglio - 2014-11-20
Amber M. Keyes - 2014-11-20

Court News

82nd District Court

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

Court rules original abandonment on Sheridan Drive stands

At a hearing in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 29 on the case filed by the Sheridan Drive Association, et al, against Gerrish Township and the Roscommon County Road Commission (RCRC), Judge Michael J. More...

Roscommon man facing life sentence in CSC case

A Roscommon man faces a possible life sentence after pleading guilty to first degree criminal sexual conduct, involving a relative. More...

Sports

Bucks headed to Semis after defeating Calumet

“Volleyball is a game of momentum, and the momentum in a game can change in one play,” said Roscommon varsity volleyball Assistant Coach Gary Gray as the Bucks warmed up before their State Quarterfinal match against Calumet at Manistique More...

Bucks win first Regional volleyball title with TCSF defeat

The Roscommon varsity volleyball team scored the first Regional Volleyball Championship in the school’s history, defeating Traverse City St. Francis (TCSF) in the Regional final at Johannesburg-Lewiston High School Nov. 13. More...

Biggest buck on Rosco pole goes to Livonia woman

Of the 20 bucks hung on the Roscommon Buck Pole during Saturday’s firearms deer opener, the biggest belonged to Tammy Krozay of Livonia. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Thanks and high praise’ to firefighters

Many thanks and high praise for the firemen and women of the Markey, Lake, Gerrish and Denton township fire departments for saving our house early Friday morning (Nov. 14). More...

Proof ‘is in the pudding’

This is a response to Mr. Robert Zwierzelewski Jr. letter in the Nov. 6 Resorter (“Two sides to each story”). More...

Ostergren: Citizens deserve better

In response to Tom Kizer’s letter in last week’s Resorter (“Mr. More...

Happenings

‘Footloose the Musical’ starts tonight at HLHS

“Kick off your Sunday shoes” and get ready for a weekend of “Footloose the Musical.” Houghton Lake High School students will present their own production Nov. 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Friends of Trestle Park to host tree lighting Dec. 6

The Friends of Trestle Park (FOTP) will host a Trestle Park Express and Tree Lighting event Dec. 6 inside the large meeting room of the Denton Township Hall, 2565 South Gladwin Rd., Prudenville. Organizers hope it will become an annual event. More...

‘Hansel & Gretel’ on stage in Gladwin

Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre Youth (GAFTY) will present “Hansel & Gretel” by Vera Morris on Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at the Gladwin City Park Community Building. More...

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Poll

Were you able to finish your fall yard work before the first snowfall?