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Kirtland breaks ground on $14 million regional health sciences center

Kirtland Community College’s Health Sciences Education and Training Center represents “a new beginning,” Kirtland Board of Directors Vice-Chair Jack Kramer said at a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for the new facility that will be More...

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Animal shelter to review ordinances regarding cats

Roscommon County Animal Control Director Terry MacKillop told the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners during a July 8 work session that there are plans to review the shelter’s ordinances for keeping cats. More...

RTDPS golf outing Aug. 29

The Committee for Richfield Township Public Safety will host its 5th annual golf tournament on Aug. 29 at Birch Pointe Golf Club in St. Helen at 9 a.m. More...

‘BIG BUCK OPEN’ SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The “Big Buck Open” Athletic Scholarship Fund, an endowment fund of the Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF), recently awarded scholarships to five Roscommon High School students to attend various sports-related camps this summer. More...

Editorial

Structural change not needed

It was suggested at the July 13 meeting of the Houghton Lake School Board that a change in the reporting structure of the Houghton Lake Community Schools Director of Finance might be in order. More...

Survey: Majority say it’s ok to take flag down

Inside the First Amendment

The Confederate battle flag has come down in South Carolina, off store shelves and is going, gone or never coming to auto license plates. For a majority of Americans, that’s just fine, even if we differ over its meaning. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Standing ovation’ for Roscommon fireworks

Roscommon deserves a standing ovation for its outstanding 2015 Fireworks. Three years ago we attended the Final International Fireworks Competition in Quebec, Canada. More...

Aggressive swimmer’s itch treatment needed

Since I was an infant, almost 40 years ago, I have been coming “Up North” to Higgins Lake to vacation. For the last 12 years, I have now brought my family to Higgins Lake. We travel a minimum of 900 miles as we now live in Georgia. More...

‘More will come’ to new marina

Two recent letters to the editor in the Resorter regarding a township marina on Lake St. Helen drew my attention. More...

Religion & Family

St. John Lutheran turns 75 as Rev. Winter celebrates 40

St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, marked its 75th anniversary with a celebration service Sunday afternoon. The afternoon events also recognized the 40th anniversary of the Rev. William C. Winter leading the congregation. More...

Good Shepherd to host women’s fellowship event

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North will host an event for all women seeking Christ, fellowship, and encouragement, “Joy and Gratitude,” with the Rev. Beth Grimshaw, Sept. 19. More...

Daughter born to Helmick, Francisco

Amber Helmick and Chris Francisco of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Alyvia Grace. The baby was born July 3, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed nine pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long, at birth. More...

Education

Career Tech Center offers educational opportunities to county juniors and seniors

High school juniors and seniors from Houghton Lake High School and Roscommon High School are offered career and technical education opportunities at the COOR Area Career Tech Center. More...

RYCKMAN EARNS WHITE COAT

Ashley Ryckman, who is currently attending Indiana University School of Optometry, was awarded her white coat by Dr. Todd Peabody this spring. Earning a white coat, signifies that Ryckman will be able to work as an intern and perform eye exams. More...

KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Four Houghton Lake High School seniors received $1,000 scholarships from the Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club July 9. The recipients were presented their checks at the weekly Kiwanis meeting at Liz’s Lounge, located at the Riviera Resort. More...

St. Helen events start today

‘Follow 76 to the Bluegill Festival’s 66th’

Under the theme “Follow 76 to the Bluegill Festival’s 66th,” Festival President John Sutter, who will retire from his position after 10 years, is hoping the 66th Annual St. More...

Alumni take the field Saturday

Former football players from Houghton Lake and Roscommon will battle each other on the football field Saturday in the fourth annual Alumni Football Game. The contest will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eleanor H. Hartwig - 2015-07-23
Raymond John Mankowski - 2015-07-23
Lawrence R. LaBine - 2015-07-23
Rettia Waack - 2015-07-23
Velda Marie Voelker - 2015-07-23

Court News

Sex charge, fraud investigation leveled at candidate Kumar

Dr. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 9: Justin L. Hatfield, 20, Roscommon, stood mute on a probation violation charge and a hearing was scheduled. More...

82nd District Court

Judge Richard E. Noble recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court: More...

Sports

Limberlost no longer perfect as Shenanigan’s offense sizzles

Shenanigan’s did what no other team in the Houghton Lake Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League has been able to do this season: beat Limberlost. More...

Another week without upsets keeps Limberlost, G’s leaders

There were no upsets in the Houghton Lake Women’s Slo-pitch Softball League action July 16 as teams with better records went 6-0 against their counterparts. More...

Batko takes first at regional powerlifting championship

Robert Batko, 69, of Houghton Lake qualified for the World Association of Bench Pressers and Deadlifters World Championships with a first place finish in his age group and weight class at the Great Lakes Regional Championships at the Grand Plaza Conv More...

Outdoors

Paddlers to race down AuSable in 68th annual canoe marathon

The 68th edition of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon – a grueling 120- mile overnight non-stop canoe race from Grayling to Oscoda – is set for Saturday and Sunday. More...

JUST THE BIG ONES

Jon Stoyak (right) and his grandson Logan Rosneck, 16, both of Grand Blanc, hold part of their catch from a fishing trip on Houghton Lake July 16. More...

WOLVERINES TOP ON HOUGHTON LAKE

The University of Michigan bass angling team of Thomas Girdler (left) and Nicholas Gust won on Houghton Lake with a 15.80 pound limit. More...

Happenings

4K for Cancer runners making their way across the U.S.

Two dozen college-aged athletes stopped in Roscommon County Saturday on a 4,000 mile trek, the “4K For Cancer.” More...

Running for others keeps 4K for Cancer participants on track

As Kim Giurlando and Samantha Waters ran toward the west entrance of Markey Church, their peers formed an arch with their hands to welcome them at the end of another day of running. More...

Riverfest fun includes diverse offerings

THE 126 ARMY BAND The 126 Army Band, which is a division of the Michigan Army National Guard performed an outdoor concert on the lawn of the CRAF Center on July 18. More...

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