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Kirtland Trustees still mulling president choice

Kirtland Community College Trustees last week failed to reach a decision on who will become the college's next president. At a special meeting May 4, the board conducted a second interview with one of five finalists for the position, Dr. More...

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ONE INJURED

Houghton Lake Ambulance personnel tend to the occupants of a car involved in a crash on M-55 .2 miles west of Tin Pan Alley Friday evening. State Police reported the accident occurred when an eastbound van driven by Candace Wedge, 23, of St. More...

Boating equipment reported stolen

Thefts of boating equipment were reported in Lyon and Denton Townships recently. A Haslett man told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies a 17-foot alumuminum canoe was stolen from the yard of his Lyon Township cottage. More...

ACT-NOW to meet

Gerrish Township's Advisory Community Team-neighbors on Watch will meet May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Hall. The guest speaker will be Barb Bishoff, owner of the Briarpatch Perennial Gardens, who will share gardening tips. More...

Editorial

Open the roads

Last week's deliberation by county and township officials, police departments, tourism related businesses and dealers of off-road vehicles in regard to opening county roads to ORV use was constructive if for no other reason than that concerns were More...

Sportsman's friend

For well over 30 years the Resorter has carried the column "Outdoors with Gordie" by veteran outdoorsman Gordon Charles of Traverse City. More...

Warbler season

We may say it's warbler season, but we're not referring to hunting the little migrating birds. It's Kirtland's warbler season and thus it is time for the annual Kirtland's Warbler Festival at the college this rare little bird is named after. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Shame on you' for passing judgment

To all of you who have created and participated in the most recent court of public opinion against the teachers of Houghton Lake Community Schools, I say, "Shame on you." Shame on you for passing judgment and spreading vicious rumors without asking More...

Teachers should love it or leave it

Well, here we go again. Poor Anjanette, if you dislike this school district, please do all of us a favor and leave. Last week would not have been too soon. You never have a kind word about anyone except your poor teachers. More...

'Raid' of facility fund would hurt county

I am writing on behalf of all residents of Roscommon County in opposition to the potential of a complete raid of the convention facility fund in an effort to balance the 2007 budget. More...

Religion & Family

NEW ARRIVALS

St. Louis, Miracle name son Thomas Darrick St. Louis and Rose Miracle of Roscommon announce the birth of their son, whom they named Thomas John. More...

QUILTING FOR A CAUSE

Led by Bobbi Nichols, members of Church on the Lakes are "quilting for the needy" the first Saturday of each month. The group's goal is to give quilts to those in need who have lost homes in fires and to new babies. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS

With Millicent

KINDNESS PERSONIFIED "And let us not be weary in welldoing ... As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men." Galatians 6:10 Our congregation met in worship one Sunday morning in a solemn, subdued, reflective mood. More...

Education

Clarification

A story about teachers absent from Collins Elementary May 3 in last week's Resorter incorrectly stated the amount substitute teachers are paid in Houghton Lake Community Schools. More...

Katalenich earns fellowship at Idaho National Laboratory

Roscommon's Jeff Katalenich is among a dozen university students representing 10 states who will spend the summer at the Idaho National Laboratory participating in cutting-edge nuclear energy research opportunities. More...

CRIMINALS BEWARE

Michael T. VanHorn II, pictured, received his associate degree in applied arts in criminal justice/law enforcement. More...

Applicants proliferate for county board seat

The number of people who want to be the next Roscommon County Commissioner representing Richfield, Au Sable and Backus Townships continues to grow. More...

'Good life' equals 70 years for Country Village couple

By Thomas Reznich The residents at Country Village Senior Appartments in Markey Township are no strangers to celebration, but last Friday was special, because along with Mother's Day, the neighbors celebrated the 70th wedding anniversary of Paul More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Matthew J. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 7: No. 06-72-6076, Phoenix Digital Solutions, Inc., vs. Pines Gallery, plaintiff's case was dismissed and the counter claim is still open; No. More...

Credit card reported stolen

A Gladwin man reported his credit card was stolen and used without his permission. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the complaint. More...

Sports

Funky Turtle rallies late to take 12-10 win

The Houghton Lake Men's Slopitch Softball League proved competitive Monday, with at least six games being decided by three runs or less. Funky Turtle #1 improved its record to 2-0 on the season with a narrow victory over Tin Fish. More...

Baseball 'Cats lose, tie against Hornets; drop two to Clare

The Houghton Lake varsity baseball team lost the first game of their May 10 double header against Harrison 11-2 and finished with a 7-7 tie in game two when the game was called due to "sun in catcher's eyes," a potential safety issue. More...

WAKELEY HONORED

Longtime official Terry Wakeley of Grayling (left) was honored May 12 in Lansing with the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Vern L. Norris Award for 2007. More...

Outdoors

It's Warbler Time

Warbler Festival takes folks back to nature

The campus of Kirtland Community College near Roscommon Saturday will be the center of activities celebrating the rare songbird which gives the college and the Kirtland's Warbler Festival their names. More...

ANIMALS GALORE

Whispering Pines Animal Kingdom will again be on hand at this year's festival to give young and old a chance to view creatures of all sorts. More...

Tours to wildlife areas planned before, during, after festival

The Kirtland's Warbler Festival is offering birding trips and nature watch tours to wildlife viewing areas. Guides are naturalists with many years of experience either as natural resource biologists or as science educators and birders. More...

Happenings

ROTARY RAFFLE WINNER

Dan Docherty (center) won the $2,000 raffle at the eighth annual Houghton Lake Rotary Community Service Auction April 28 at the Quality Inn. More...

Food distribution set for May 16-17

Distribution of the commodity supplemental food program, known as M.I.C., will be at the Roscommon Community Center May 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. Houghton Lake Community Center will have distribution May 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Speaker to tell vets about help with assisted living

Veterans can learn about assistance with assisted living costs during information sessions next week. More...

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