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RTA suggests teacher buyouts as cost saver

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education heard a presentation on using teacher buyouts as a means of reducing costs in the district from Roscommon Teacher’s Association President Jim Perialas during their regular monthly meeting at More...

5k trail run/walk Saturday

The fourth annual Houghton Lake Trail 5k Run/Walk will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration is now $25 (the early registration period ended April 15). Sign-ups will be held at the high school on April 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

‘Talks’ earn Lee, Johnson spot at national level

Not one, but two Houghton Lake High School students will be competing at the national level next week, representing the Moose Youth Awareness Program (MYAP). More...

Special Sections

News

Minto retiring as Lyon fire chief

After 30 years on the fire department, Lyon Township Fire Chief Brian Minto will retire next month. More...

Lake to begin dredging assessment

The Lake Township Board voted unanimously to begin the process of creating a special assessment district to pay for the dredging of the Fox Street Canal during their regular meeting April 14. More...

Mom Prom Saturday night

The 2015 Mom Prom “Ladies Night Out!” is set for Saturday night at Comfort Suites Lakeside, Houghton Lake. A fundraiser for Team Faith, the event will benefit Relay For Life of Roscommon County. More...

Editorial

Rolling Stone lesson: Tracking down facts does matter — a lot

Inside the First Amendment

An old slam on tabloid journalism was that its best practitioners “never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” Thanks to Rolling Stone magazine’s abject retraction of a 2014 article, “A Rape on Campus,” we now a More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote no on Proposal 1

Lies, lies and more lies, that is all this fiasco is. I am so incensed about our elected representatives ginning up a pack of lies and then trying to get us to believe them. I would like to hope that our own representatives [Rep. More...

Other vehicles should be stopped

In last week’s Resorter there was an article about the police stopping 40 people for distracted driving (“Distracted driving enforcement equals tickets,” April 16). More...

Vote ‘with your head, not your heart’

In response to “Russo, Harper, Aldrich ‘have done a great job’” in last week’s Resorter, the author gives the readers some good personal background on three candidates up for recall. More...

Religion & Family

Mother-daughter luncheon May 2 at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Prudenville will host a mother-daughter luncheon May 2 at 12:30 p.m. More...

REACHING 100 YEARS OLD

The key to a long life according to John Pursel of Roscommon is to “stay away from the doctor.” Pursel, who will celebrate his 100th birthday on April 24 has only been to the doctor about six times in his life and the visits were all just More...

LaFontaines celebrate 50 years of marriage

Gordon and Eileen (Sondy) La- Fontaine will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 24. The couple moved to Houghton Lake in 1993 from Howell. They are currently the owners of Pineview Highlands Golf Course, Houghton Lake. More...

Education

STUDENT BRANCH

North Central Area Credit Union (NCACU) Head Teller of the Houghton Lake branch Margo Coppernoll (right), along with NCACU CEO/President Jacci Pothoof and Marketing and Business Development Coordinator Tracy Wilson (not pictured), presented four Houg More...

LEARNING HOW TO SAVE

Chemical Bank tellers (standing, left to right) Christina Southwell, Michelle Price and Brandi Holley visit with second graders in Michelle White’s class at Collins Elementary while teaching them the importance of saving money and how bank acco More...

RES Sweetheart Dance

FATHER-DAUGHTER MOMENT Thomas Thatcher and his daughter, Marissa, dance to “Butterfly Kisses” during Roscommon Elementary School’s annual Sweetheart dance April 18. More...

Veterans Affairs seeks support, highlights services offered

In 2012, the Roscommon County Veterans Affairs millage narrowly passed with a 53% to 47% margin. More...

Vote to hire Rosczyk as Village head fails in 3-3 tie

The Village of Roscommon remains without a manager after a motion to consider John Rosczyk failed at a special meeting on April 15. More...

Houghton Lake Chamber Business Expo April 29

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its fifth annual Business and Community Expo April 29 at Houghton Lake High School. Admission is free to the event, which will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. for the public (3 to 4 p.m. More...

HIS OWN WARRIORS JACKET

Rusty Nuts Car Club President Bruno Bucci (left) receives a Wertz Warriors jacket from Wertz Warriors Board Chairman Ken Mattei April 16 at a club meeting at Buccilli’s Pizza. More...

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 17: Michael K. Williams, 62, St. Helen, pleaded no contest to a charge of larceny by conversion of $20,000 or more. He was scheduled to be sentenced April 21. More...

State Police make OWI arrest after crash

A 51-year-old Roscommon woman was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after an accident at the intersection of M-55 and M-157 on the evening of April 18. More...

Road end ‘welcome’ sign removed

A Lyon Township man reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office that a wooden welcome sign he had placed on a tree at the road end of Bismark Boulevard at Sam-O-Set on Higgins Lake had been stolen. More...

Sports

Bowling Highlights

Thursday 3 ManFinal Overall StandingsHummers 382.5Three Lakes Title 372.5Tim’s Lawn Care 349Camping World 346A+ Carpet Cleaning 316V&M Trucking 316Scott’s Stump Grinding 301.5Spikehorn 295Belden Brick & Supply 290.5 More...

Buck soccer team rolls to 6-0 start, wins HL tourney

The Roscommon varsity soccer team notched a sixth straight victory on the season with a 4-1 home win over Tawas April 20, following a successful weekend at the Houghton Lake Invitational Tournament. More...

Bobcats beaten at home tourney, lose to Kingsley

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team’s season record stands at 1-5 after logging three losses at the Houghton Lake Invitational Tournament Saturday and a home loss against Kingsley on April 17. More...

Outdoors

Dryer takes home $1,000 prize in HLATB ‘Catch Us’ contest

This year’s top prize increased to $250K

Story and photos by Cheryl Holladay More...

Happenings

Author expo and columnist coming to Roscommon library

A Local Author Expo is planned for May 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Roscommon Area District Library. More...

ACTING UP! ON REGIONS

(Above) Students from Cindy Laur’s fourth grade class (from left to right) Skylar Wheeler, Hailey Marsh, Christopher Edwards, Devon Miller, Joseph Pease and Devon Berry (and others not pictured) present a play about the Midwest. More...

DODGING FOR DOLLARS

Roscommon High School students (left to right) Clay Jaskowski, Scott Henderson and David Disney, members of the Donut Dodgers team, exhibit their mad dodgeball skills in the Roscommon High School Gym during a tournament to benefit the Northern Michig More...

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Poll

In the fight against swimmer's itch, do you believe merganser ducks at Higgins Lake should be harassed, taken lethally, banded and removed or some combination thereof (or nothing)?