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Lower gas prices, marijuana topics in lawsuit filed here

A Houghton Lake attorney has filed a class action lawsuit in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, seeking to lower gasoline prices and legalize marijuana. Stephen P. More...

FOUR SEASONS OF FUN

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce debuted its remodeled float in the Memorial Day parade Monday. The updated float features a new "four seasons" theme. More...

Special Sections

News

Fallen tree causes outage, affects 6,000

More than 6,000 Consumers Energy customers were without power Sunday afternoon for about four hours. More...

Tour of bridge tower prize in drawing

This summer you can register to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the top of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

GRANTED

Richfield Township officials stand with USDA Rural Development officials and others May 25 as they showcase the township's new patrol car and generator, purchased with USDA grant funds. More...

Business

ABWA HONOREES

The Houghton Lake Chapter of the American Business Womens Association recently named Amy Lawrence (right) its Woman of the Year. More...

NEW AGENT AT DIEBOLD

Agent Dan Ostrander has joined Diebold Insurance Agency of Prudenville. He recently completed a six-week course at the Hartford School. More...

Editorial

We were #1

Last week we heard a radio station declare that Michigan had the highest average gas prices of all of the states. We couldn't believe it, certainly California must have the highest prices. But, no. Michigan did have the highest prices on average. More...

A large loss

In four days this past week Houghton Lake lost four business people who had an impact on the Houghton Lake business community and helped the community in many different ways. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

When I graduated from a public high school nearly 40 years ago, a baccalaureate service in the school gym was an official part of commencement week. The speaker was our school counselor, who also was the pastor of a local church. More...

Outdoors

Resist 'adopting' orphaned animals

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to resist handling or adopting what appear to be orphaned baby animals. More...

Basic marine training

Michigan Department of Natural Resources probationary conservation officers from Recruit Class 4, which graduated in February, were on Higgins Lake last week for their two-day basic marine training school. Training Specialist Cpl. More...

OUTDOORSWITH GORDIE

When you aren't feeling good, first thing the doctor does is to take your temperature. When fishing isn't too good during hot weather it can be a good idea to take the temperature of the first fish you catch from a lake, too. More...

Happenings

KCPA hosts Glenn Miller Orchestra Saturday night

The sounds of swing will fill the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday as the renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra takes center stage for one show only starting at 8 p.m. More...

BRIDGING

(Above) Girl Scouts from several troops, including Ally Sajdak, "bridged" to the next level of Scouts May 23 at the spring bridging ceremony at Markey Baptist Church. More...

OPPORTUNISTIC DUNE CLIMBERS

Mason Mills, 6, (left) and Alaina Powers, 2, of Higgins Lake took advantage of a manmade dune near the boat basin at the South Higgins Lake State Park May 24. 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...

Amused

Leaders 'ecstatic' over theme park

A concept approval by the Grayling Township Planning Commission Tuesday night could be an economic boom for the Crawford and Roscommon County areas. More...

Nearly 250 graduating at Sunday ceremonies

It's graduation weekend in Roscommon County. Both Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools will hold their commencement ceremonies Sunday. 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

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 22: John J. Bielski, 23, Beulah, pleaded guilty to second degree home invasion and safe breaking and will be sentenced later. Michael A.M. Meir, 17, St. More...

Four seek commission seat for District three

Three men will join Robert Schneider in seeking to replace Dist. 3 Commissioner Jim Smolarz, who died April 29, in the November election. The candidates met the May 29 filing deadline with the Roscommon County clerk. More...

State, County investigating larcenies from autos

State Police from Post 75, Houghton Lake are investigating a string of larcenies from unlocked vehicles that occurred along a four-block stretch of Lake Street in Roscommon Village between 11 p.m. May 23 and 8 a.m. May 24. More...

Sports

Panthers end Bucks' baseball season with pre-district win

The Roscommon High School varsity baseball team bowed out in its first playoff game, falling to Standish-Sterling , 4-3, Tuesday. More...

Softball 'Cats end regular season with offensive surge

The Houghton Lake softball team ended their regular season with a bang, defeating the Grayling Vikings by double digits in both games of the double header May 29. The 'Cats won game one 14-3 and game two 17-6. More...

H.L. KART SPEEDWAY

Houghton Lake Kart Speedway Results as of May 25, 2007 4 Car Dash Micro: Kyle Reilly, Teddy Lezotte, Codi Robinson, Cata Butler. JR Sport: Todd Butler, Halie Cousino, Timothy Fenner. More...

Letters to the Editor

Uncap oil, gas wells, build new refineries

I personally feel the time to uncap all the oil and natural gas wells is now, and then tell all the other worldwide countries that we, the United States of America, no longer require their oil or natural gas....period! More...

Legal fees sending local dollars to Lansing

To the cowards who don't have what it takes to put their names to their thoughts, if personally attacking me makes you feel like bigger men, then go for it. Frankly, I don't have time to waste on you. More...

'Teachers aren't babysitters, boxing referees or psychologists'

Let me begin by saying that I am in no way affiliated with the board of education, teachers union, or any other party directly involved in this matter. More...

Health

Healing touch class Saturday

Tapping into the body's energy system helps influence healing. More...

Religion & Family

NEW ARRIVALS

Daughter born to Dewar, Downs Kimberly Dewar and Glen Downs Jr. of Prudenville announce the birth of their daughter, Keira Ann, born May 13, 2007. Born at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS

The Golden Time Quietly and subtly Mother Nature goes about her yearly ritual of preparing the earth for the lovely restful season of Autumn. More...

Heartland Hospice to host memorial service June 12

Heartland Hospice, in conjunction with Markey Community Baptist Church, is planning its annual Memorial Service for June 12 at the church. More...

Education

A CAPITOL VISIT

Seventh and eighth grade students at Our Lady of the Lake School traveled to Washington, D.C., May 10 and 11. The students flew from Detroit to the capitol and visited Mt. More...

'GOOD WORKS'

Wal-Mart of Houghton Lake recently donated $3,700 to Houghton Lake Community Schools through its "Good Works" program. Included in the donation was $1,000 to fund a scoreboard at ball fields behind the high school. More...

VOLUNTEERS!

With over 120 combined hours of volunteer time this school year, the sibling team of Corrie (11th grade), Kiana (8th grade) and Shane (6th grade) Gurski were honored May 18 at Sunshine Kids Club. More...

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