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Bluegill Fest ready to roll

On the heels of the Fourth, the 58th annual St. Helen Bluegill Festival will get into full swing today (Thursday) with a kids' parade at 5:30 p.m. and continue through Sunday. The festival fishing contest and medallion hunt began June 30. More...

Award-winning apple pie

Perhaps the original All-American icon, apple pie, is a specialty of Roscommon resident Lucille Eisbrenner. More...

READY TO ROCK

Jimmy Garrett of the Houghton Lake Resorter team adjusts his batting gloves before going to the plate against Nielsen and Sons Mansonry June 26. More...

Special Sections

News

Estimate says Houghton Lake area lags in population growth

The population of the Houghton Lake area declined slightly between 2000 and 2006, while the rest of the county is gaining residents, according to the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. More...

Program rewards Higgins residents for being better stewards of lake

As recreation and development increase on and around Higgins Lake for the summer season, the Higgins Lake Foundation and Huron Pines Resource Conservation and Development Council have formed a partnership to continue the effort to increase the wate More...

Comedian David Graham headlines at Long Branch

The Long Branch Saloon, Houghton Lake, announced a change in its line-up for July 11 show after the Resorter printed section C of the newspaper. The headliner listed on page C4 has been replaced with David Graham. More...

Business

ICE CREAM OASIS

The Ice Cream Oasis at 4807 East Houghton Lake Dr. on Houghton Lake's North Shore offers soft serve and hand dipped icecream including specialty sundaes and gelato, along with pizza, hotdogs and more. More...

Home builders group grows membership by nearly 600

The Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) has announced that it recently completed its most successful membership drive in its history. During a two-day blitz this past week nearly 600 new companies and organizations joined the association. More...

BACK IN BUSINESS

After retiring three years ago, Nora and Bob Solomon are back in business. They recently purchased the East Higgins Lake True Value Hardware, 9025 North Cut Road (Co. Rd. More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislature has made budget cuts

After hearing about the State's large budget deficit, many area residents have called my office to ask what I and the other lawmakers in Lansing are doing to reign in the State's financial problems and improve our economy. More...

Road board restored faith in democracy

Fourth of July, 2007, is absolutely a Year of Jubilee for "We the People" of The First Addition to Michigan Central Park Subdivision, better known as Grosbeak Boulevard. More...

Assuptions don't help find addresses

Why do people assume that we know where they are when they list their garage sales in the paper. So many do not list the town, only the street. More...

Health

Safety tips can keep the sparkle during July 4th celebrations

With the Fourth of July upon us, many people have begun to plan their day filled with parade watching, family cookouts and one of our nation's favorite traditions: fireworks. More...

Beach water quality info available to swimmers

As part of National Clean Beaches Week, June 29 through July 5, the Department of Environmental Quality is encouraging Michigan residents to learn about the local water quality before visiting the beach this summer. More...

RELAY KEYCHAIN MAKERS

The McKinnie sisters, Rachel 12, and Emily, 10, of Gibraltar display a keychain they designed and made for the Relay for Life, Roscommon County. More...

Religion & Family

Szewczyk, McDowell to wed

Debra Ann Szewczyk and Brad McDowell announce their engagement to be married. Daughter of Ronald and Sally Szewczyk of Prudenville and son of Larry and Nancy McDowell of Chanhassen, MN, the couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding at St. More...

SURPRISE FOR GÉ

Gerarda (Gé) Van Lunsen (center) received a surprise Sunday, when about 50 relatives arrived from as far away as the Netherlands to celebrate her 90th birthday. More...

St. John plans July Bible School

St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake, this year will hold its Vacation Bible School in July for the first time. "Water Works Park, Where Kids Ride the Wave of God" is the theme for the school, scheduled for July 23-27. More...

Education

Art club, Home Depot team up to create garden spot for King

The residents of King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake, will soon dine in a garden atmosphere, thanks a group of Houghton Lake High School art club students and help from Home Depot. More...

PRESCHOOL GRADUATES

Our Lady of the Lake School had 22 fouryear olds graduate from its preschool program in a ceremony held May 30. More...

Meyer twins earn United States National Award

Alyssa and Courtney Meyer, 2007 graduates of Houghton Lake High School, were recently named United States National Award winners in history and government. More...

WHAT A BLAST!

The crowd is wowed at Richfield Township Park in St. Helen Sunday night during the first of three Independence Day fireworks displays in Roscommon County. More...

Strike?

State to rule on absences

There was little reaction by Houghton Lake Community Schools teachers Thursday as the Board of Education decided to take several in their ranks to task for not showing up for work May 3. More...

'Mr. Chevy'

When Independence Day rolls around each July, thoughts go to backyard barbecues, pick-up baseball games and swimming holes. But, probably more than anything, thoughts turn to being American. More...

CATCH IT WHILE IT LASTS

Catcher Jason Hancock, 10, looks up from his position behind the plate before the start of a Houghton Lake Little League game at Graham Fields recently. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Six people demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, this week on drug charges. Teddy T. Russell, 20, Mt. More...

School burglary suspects face additional charges

Four Houghton Lake men charged in connection with burglaries at two schools demanded preliminary examination on additional charges in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, June 27. George D. More...

Todd pleads guilty in robbery, assault case

The Houghton Lake man accused of robbing the Admiral gas station and assaulting an employee Jan. 14 entered a guilty plea in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 19, before Judge Michael Baumgartner. Ross M. More...

Sports

Firehouse offense sizzles

Firehouse only needed four atbats to score 17 runs against Northshore Lounge in Houghton Lake Men's Slo-pitch Softball League action July 2. Northshore only managed to scatter two runs in the 15-run loss. More...

Shenanigan's crushes Spikehorn

Spikehorn was on the receiving end of a 22-3 clobbering by Shenanigan's during women's softball action June 28. More...

WHOPPER WALLEYE

Rick Somerville caught this 5-pound, 10-ounce walleye while fishing in the east bay of Houghton Lake last weekend. The fish measured almost 28 inches. More...

Editorial

MAKE IT PLAIN

The U.S. Senate's rejection of President Bush's immigration bill last week shows why the approval rating of Congress is even lower than that of the unpopular president. More...

Your taxes raised!

Residents of Denton Township that subscribe to Charter Communication's cable television service will be taxed 5% on their bills starting in August, according to a post card mailed to Charter's customers. More...

Swift justice

Radio newsman and commentator Paul Harvey sometimes features dumb criminal's stories, and sometimes there are short stories in Reader's Digest that demonstrate just how stupid some criminals are. Some of the stories are humorous. More...

Outdoors

Flat-Out Beautiful

enthusiasts as the site of one of the most visible heron rookeries in the state. The 30-plus, treetop nests are only a few hundred feet off the US-127 roadway. Thousands of individuals stop to observe this amazing site each season. More...

A LITTLE

Kim Lane of Howell (left) gives fellow Higgins Lake South State Park camper Josh Guenther, 7, of Howell a hand as he adjusts his bobber while fishing at Marl Lake Thursd a y. More...

Entries reach record level, one month before canoe marathon

With a little over a month to go until the start of the 60th Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon, 64 two-person teams have signed up to participate in the race. More...

Happenings

Exploring Insects

For over seven years, the Park Explorer program at the South Higgins Lake State Park has enriched the experience of being outdoors for many park visitors. More...

Wednesday night car show

Custom car enthusiasts looking for a place to show off their vehicles have a perfect opportunity at the Lake Break restaurant in Prudenville every Wednesday evening. More...

Barb Costello is first woman to lead Roscommon Rotary

Roscommon Rotary Club member Barb Costello made club history when she became the first woman president of the 57-year-old organization June 28. Mrs. Costello accepted the gavel from outgoing President Jim Witt. More...

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