May 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Houghton Lake host of bass championship

If Houghton Lake seems a bit more crowded next week, and if the bass fishing seems a tad tougher, there's good reason. More...

G-H must trim budget $1 million

The Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education is asking residents of the school district to help it decide how to trim more than $1 million from its 2007- 08 budget next month. Dr. More...

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News

Tourney Information

Championship week will kick off May 29 with registration at the Quality Inn of Houghton Lake, starting at 1 p.m. A banquet and rules meeting will follow registration, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Board chooses Schneider to represent Dist. 3

Robert Schneider will represent Richfield, Au Sable and Backus Townships on the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners until November. Commissioners May 18 chose Schneider after interviewing all 10 applicants for an appointment to replace Dist. More...

Fair's garage sale canceled

The Roscommon County Fair Board yard sale scheduled for May 26 at Time Emergency in Roscommon has been canceled. The story on page E4 of this week's Resorter was printed before fair officials notified the Resorter of the cancellation. More...

Editorial

Driving force

Gasoline has been a driving force in Michigan's economy since Henry Ford rolled his little single cylinder runabout out of his Dearborn garage and the automobile industry was in its infancy. More...

Good luck

Next week Houghton Lake will host the largest fishing tournament of the National Bass Anglers Association's 2007 season. More...

Taking stock

As the old saying goes, sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees and need to step back and take stock. What do we have to offer visitors to our area, and what can we tell people when they ask, "What's there to do? More...

Outdoors

Welcome Bass Anglers

Pro bass fishermen to decide 2007 championships at Houghton Lake

With 22,000 acres to cover and a world-class smallmouth and largemouth bass fishery, competitors from the National Bass Anglers Association will have all the fishing they can handle when they hit Houghton Lake next week. More...

DNR confirms fish disease in Clare County's Budd Lake

Department of Natural Resources officials have confirmed the presence of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia in an inland lake in Michigan. More...

DONATION AIDS PROGRAM

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club recently received a grant from Safari Club International, Mid-Michigan Chapter for its junior programs. More...

Religion & Family

Hart, Carlson plan Hawaiian wedding

Hope Adele Hart, daughter of Rebecca Anne Hammond and Douglas Keith Pavlovich of Houghton Lake and the late Garry Wayne Hart, and Corey Lee Carlson, son of Linda and Terry Carlson of Battle Creek, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Congregation shows appreciation to pastor

The Houghton Lake Church of God celebrated May 6 as "Pastor Appreciation Day." Special speaker Jack Gray of Flint detailed how ministers feel the same emotions as their parishioners. More...

Wigginses mark 50 years of marriage

Frank and Judy Wiggins of Merritt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 15. The couple was married in Moorestown in 1957. The Wigginses will host an open house at 10788 Randall Trail, Houghton Lake, June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Features

Rock Fest

The staff, students and visitors at Roscommon High School had their socks blown off during the fifth annual Battle of the Bands competition May 18 and 21. More...

Welcome!

Welcome to the new HoughtonLakeResorter.com.    We hope you enjoy now being able to view and download all the content the printed edition of the Houghton Lake Resorter has to offer. More...

'A busy place this weekend'

Roscommon County residents and their friends will be quite busy this Memorial Day weekend. More...

Vets' memorial dedication Monday

Members of VFW Post 4034, Houghton Lake Heights, will dedicate a Veteran's memorial at the Roscommon Township Cemetery Monday at 9 a.m. Names of veterans who were buried in the cemetery have been placed on a series of bricks. More...

TOTAL LOSS

Roscommon Township firefighters hose down a mobile home on Loxley Road, just north of Jim Kent Drive on the afternoon of May 16. Roscommon Township Fire Chief Richard Martin said his department reached the scene at around 2:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

Home invasion, theft suspect arrested after foot chase

A North Branch man was arrested on home invasion and other charges May 9 after Richfield Township Police, with the assistance of area citizens, chased the man down when he fled on foot. Levi J. Fritch, 21, had been located at the Cedar Inn in St. More...

Flagpole at State Police Post falls to disabled driver

State Police at the Houghton Lake Post didn't have to travel far to investigate an accident Sunday afternoon involving a driver who lost conciousness and the flagpole on the post's front lawn. More...

Chop shop suspects demand exams

Two St. Helen men were recently arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, on charges of operating a chop shop in the garage of one of the men. Andy E. Fan, 28, and James S. More...

Sports

Rosco rallies for second game win against Ogemaw Heights

The Roscommon varsity baseball team split in its two games against Ogemaw Heights May 22, losing the first game 3-2 and winning the second 6-2. More...

GO HOME!

Houghton Lake base runner Mike Boals (2) is sent home by Coach Scott Bates (right) during the second game of a double-header against visiting Gladwin May 17. More...

Beavers sweep Buck softballers

The Beaverton Beavers dominated both games of the May 17 double header against the varsity Roscommon Lady Bucks softball team, allowing zero runs after the first inning in both games. The Beavers took game one 13-1 and game two 12-2. More...

Letters to the Editor

School crisis affects property values

First, I would like to say this is a personal view of mine and others and not a debate. More...

ORV's could boost economy

Upon reading the article about ORV use on public roads, I have this to say: Our state is dying, in case nobody has noticed. More...

Teachers should focus on welfare of youth

I must agree with the letter that stated maybe you need to leave this school district. It seems as if nothing here makes you happy except your brainwashed followers who you have somehow convinced the district is hiding money. More...

Health

AuSable Clinic receives part of $1 million Blues' grant

The AuSable Free Clinic, Grayling, is one of 32 free health clinics in Michigan to receive part of a $1 million grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network. More...

MidMichigan Visiting Nurse Association receives award

MidMichigan Visiting Nurse Association received the 2006 Michigan Award of Excellence from the Michigan Peer Review Organization for improving care in the home health setting. The award was presented during a ceremony in East Lansing April 26. More...

Happenings

Dog Scouts to meet

Dog Scouts of America will meet this weekend at the Dog Scout Camp in St. Helen. The Leader Retreat is intended to train community leaders who promote responsible pet ownership. The event will last from Friday through Monday. More...

Garage sale to benefit ACS Relay for Life

The Chemical Bank Relay for Life team will host a garage sale to raise money for 2007 Relay, planned for this summer at Houghton Lake High School. The sale will be May 26 at the VFW Hall on Loxley Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Rosco museums to open Friday

The Gallimore Boarding House and Richardson School museums in Roscommon will open for the summer tomorrow (Friday). Owned by the Roscommon Area Historical Society, the buildings at 404 Lake St. (M-18) will be open from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Education

G-H Board OK's personnel actions

The Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education May 16 accepted the resignations of two teachers. Anne Obermeyer of St. Helen Elementary School and John Obermeyer of Roscommon Middle School resigned, effective June 12. More...

EXTRA CREDIT FUN

Students in Derek Boik's seventh grade math class at Houghton Lake Middle School earned extra credit over the weekend by participating in the Moosejaw Kids Race at Hanson Hills, Grayling. More...

Holmes receives CMU scholarship

Christina Holmes of Houghton Lake received a $6,100 Cambridge Howe-Calkins Scholarship from Central Michigan University for the 2006-07 academic year. Holmes, a freshman at CMU, is a graduate of Houghton Lake High School. More...


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