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Cryderman offered full-time role as HLCS chief

New high school principal will be sought

Responding to community and staff input on whether to search for a new superintendent, the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to offer a full-time superintendent position to Interim Superintendent Brent Cryder More...

Great Egg Scramble Saturday

The annual Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Great Egg Scramble and Bike Give-Away will take place on March 28 at 11 a.m. at the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

AFTER PRACTICE STRETCH

Members of the Houghton Lake boys and girls track teams stretch out after practice Monday. Coach Chris Worley (standing at right) said that 24 boys and 22 girls make up this year’s teams. More...

Special Sections

News

New swimmer’s itch proposal added to options

The Swimmer’s Itch Task Force last week heard a new proposal from retired Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologist Steve Sendek to combat swimmer’s itch in Higgins Lake. More...

Correction

A story on the March 17 meeting of the Houghton Lake Improvement Board in last week’s Resorter, “HLIB renews Progressive contract, sets sights on hybrids,” misidentified the Denton Township alternate of the HLIB. More...

Department of Talent, Economic Development launched by state

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Business

Sands downsizes pending sale

The Sands Motel Resort, which has been in operation on Houghton Lake’s West Shore since 1956, demolished nine of its 15 rental units recently to ready the property for sale according to owner Matt Locricchio. More...

Small business roundtable planned March 30 at HLPL

A small business roundtable event is being planned for March 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Public Library. U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Director Gerald Moore will lead the session. More...

Houghton Lake Rotary Auction planned for April 18

The Houghton Lake Rotary Club of Houghton Lake will host its 16th annual Community Service Auction April 18 at the Columbian Home Hall (formerly the Knights of Columbus Hall), Prudenville. The event will begin at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). More...

Editorial

Signs of spring are again among us

I Was Thinking…

One sign of spring is seeing a robin for the first time since the fall. I had my first robin sighting the other day. The two of them looked pretty fat and happy on the lawn as they poked around in the grass, amongst the remains of snow piles. More...

What the new legislature should, should not stand for

For the first decade of the 21st century, the Michigan Legislature’s policy direction was to increase the power of government at the expense of residents. The results were predictable to those who understand incentives and how economies work. More...

Outdoors

Spring wildfire season has returned to state

The melting snow may be a welcome change from winter’s chill, but the Department of Natural Resources reminds residents that pleasant weather also brings the threat of wildfires. More...

Religion & Family

Shepherd of the Lakes realizes ‘dream’ of own building

Church celebrates first year in own building

Since 1991, the members of the Shepherd of the Lakes Evangelical Lutheran Church had been waiting for a home of their own. More...

Fundraiser dinner at Messiah Lutheran for Brewer, family March 28

Messiah Lutheran Church will host a fundraiser dinner March 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. to benefit Karen Brewer and her family. Brewer and her husband, Elmer, have lived in Roscommon for 23 years. More...

Daughter born to Ziebell, Skagerberg

Stacie Ziebell and James Skagerberg of Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Rose. The baby was born March 14, 2015, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. More...

Education

RHS studies the ‘Age of Exploration’

World history classes at Roscommon High School are < More...

RES celebrates ‘March is Reading and Music Month’

Roscommon Elementary School is celebrating “March is< More...

RMS Relay For Life Fundraiser

PIES IN THE FACE Roscommon Middle School recently held a Relay For Life pie in the face fundraiser. The fundraiser raised $143. (Courtesy photos) More...

‘Exciting,’ ‘significant’ changes coming next year to RAPS

Roscommon Area Public Schools will undergo “exciting” and “significant” changes next year, according to a letter sent to parents and guardians in the district by Superintendent Catherine Erickson March 10. More...

Three arrested in STING meth bust; child, 2, removed from home

Three people were arrested by Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group (STING) officers in Markey Township March 19 on charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. More...

Lake residents reject raise for Rose

Residents of Lake Township voted to reject a proposed raise for Township Treasurer Thomas Rose during the township’s annual meeting March 21. The vote was 55-0 against granting Rose a 3% raise, which would have amounted to $533 annually. More...

Roscommon County ranks 75th from the top in ‘child well-being’

Roscommon County ranks among the lowest in the state when it comes to child poverty and the number of families investigated for abuse and neglect, according to the recently released Kids Count in Michigan Data book 2015. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judith Ann Parker - 2015-03-26
Constance Jean Malette - 2015-03-26
Betty Jean Walworth - 2015-03-26
Carmen Oster Root - 2015-03-26
Judith Ann Parker - 2015-03-26
Norma J. Katt - 2015-03-26
William R. Parker - 2015-03-26
Ernest B. Wohlfeil - 2015-03-26
Helena Wolf - 2015-03-26
Beverly June Morris - 2015-03-26
Earl Thomas Garner - 2015-03-26
Helena Wolf - 2015-03-19
Carmen Oster Root - 2015-03-19
Norma J. Katt - 2015-03-19
Judith Ann Parker - 2015-03-19
Ernest B. Wohlfeil - 2015-03-19
Beverly June Morris - 2015-03-19
Betty Jean Walworth - 2015-03-19
Timothy Ray Gardner - 2015-03-19

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Eugene Turkelson presided for Judge Michael J. Baumgartner in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, March 3: More...

State Police looking for ice shanty owner

State Police at the Houghton Lake Post are looking for the owner of an ice shanty that was found near a residence on Elms Avenue in Lyon Township on the morning of March 21. More...

Pratt ready to face trial in gold bar scam

One of the suspects charged in connection with a scam involving fake gold bars that were allegedly sold to a Prudenville business is ready for trial. More...

Sports

HONORED BY JACK PINE

Four Houghton Lake varsity basketball players were recently chosen by the coaches of the Jack Pine Conference as members of this season’s All Conference Team. More...

READY FOR THE RUN

The t-shirt design of Houghton Lake High School freshman art student Victoria Wilson (center) was recently chosen as the official t-shirt for the fourth annual Houghton Lake Trail Run/Walk 5k to be held on April 25. More...

PUTTING A SPIN ON IT

Houghton Lake junior John Hoeppner throws the discus during track practice after school Monday. The Bobcats competed in their first meet of the year March 18 at the CMU Indoor Division 3/4 competition. More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep Lake officials in office

I am concerned about the impending recall vote against the Lake Township clerk, treasurer and trustees. I have been a resident of the township since 2000 and when I bought my retirement home More...

Fishel offers ‘correction’ on correction

www. In the March 19 edition of the Resorter, a correction to a story, “Fishel houghtonla removes Adams from DDA” was ran. More...

Have your voice heard by HLIB

[On March 17] my wife and I witnessed something that has our minds whirling. We attended the Houghton Lake Improvement Board (HLIB) meeting. About 20 people and one business owner found the time to show up for this important meeting. More...

Happenings

Clare County Quilt Block Trail grows to 30

The Clare County Arts Council’s Quilt Block Committee raised a quilt block at the Clare County Police Department earlier this month. The number of quilts on barns, businesses, libraries, government buildings and homes has now grown to 30. More...

CANCER SUPPORT FUND RECEIVES DONATION

A Roscommon County Community Foundation fund established late last year will support MidMichigan Community Health Services’ client assistance program. More...

‘Bear Tracks’ at RADL April 2

The Roscommon Area District Library will host naturalist Tom Dale presenting “Bear Tracks” on April 2 at 4:30 p.m. More...

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