July 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'Logistics' man one of many readying

Tents, campers and purple balloons will fill Houghton Lake High School's Bobcat Field this weekend as Relay for Life- Roscommon County teams gather for the annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. More...

NEW ENTRANCE

A new entrance, at the rear of the Roscommon County Building in Roscommon, and a security checkpoint inside the door are among many new features of the courts addition which went into service Monday. More...

Special Sections

News

Free sports physicals for school athletes

MidMichigan Health Park- Houghton Lake and MidMichigan Medical Offices-Roscommon will again offer free physicals to middle and high school students who plan to participate in either fall or winter sports. More...

One township park in 'use,' another waiting

Roscommon Township's "lakeview" park is open for limited use. A sign was recently placed stating visitors may have limited use of the property, located on Houghton Lake's South Shore at the end of Tower Hill Road and Federal Avenue. More...

RCCF assisted too

Members and friends of the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society recently completed the roof for its new pavilion. More...

Sports

Tin Fish turns doubleheader into wins

Tin Fish played two games in the Houghton Lake Men's Slopitch Softball League Monday, defeating Funky Turtle #2, 23-3 and beating Better Yards, 17-8. More...

Schmidt gets second ace

David Schmidt, Roscommon, hit a hole-in-one on the 5th hole at The Fox golf course July 3. It was Schmidt's second hole-inone in his career. He used a 9-iron to accomplish the feat, which was witnessed by Ellie Schmidt and three others. More...

Limberlost crushes Old Town behind 32 hits, 28 runs

Limberlost only needed five innings to score 28 runs on Old Town Tavern, defeating them 28- 15 in women's softball action July 5. More...

Editorial

Involved for Life

An event compelling enough to get adults to shave their heads is indeed a powerful one. Relay for Life of Roscommon County is such an event, and it starts Saturday morning on Houghton Lake High School's Bobcat Field. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

The Book of Acts contains backto back accounts of two travelers whose journeys were providentially interrupted. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES

60 YEARS AGO-JULY 11, 1947 Editor's Notebook "Finally, after visiting practically every hamlet and city in the United States, the 'flying saucepan' invaders from Mars have looked over the landing facilities of Roscommon County- but as yet have p More...

Outdoors

Study measuring tournament fishing's impact on walleyes

Big water, big fish, big prizes, big names and big business. Modern walleye fishing tournaments have become the NASCAR of the fishing world. But do they also have a big impact on our walleye populations? More...

THIS BIG!

Three-year-old Matthew Brown of Novi poses with his father, Bruce, and a 19-inch smallmouth bass he caught July 3. The Browns were fishing off Houghton Lake's south shore using a worm as bait when the lunker was landed. More...

NICE WALLEYES

Peter Kairunas of Blanchard landed these two walleyes while fishing on Houghton Lake's East Bay July 6. One walleye measured 17 1/2-inches and the other 18-inches. He was using a Hot-n-Tot when he caught the fish. Also pictured is his wife, Jo. More...

Education

Roscommon Freedom Festival

COLORFUL KIDS Youngsters wave to the crowd from a float in the Freedom Festival parade in Roscommon. More...

COOR Board adopts budgets

The COOR Intermediate School District Board of Education June 13 adopted its budgets for 2007-08. Budgets included: General fund-$1.32 million. Special education-$7.23 million. Career and technical education- $1.59 million. More...

Gerrish Explorers shine at national conference

Members of EMS Explorer Post 2902 of Gerrish Township won the first place trophy in cardiopulmonary resuscitation competition at the National Fire and Emergency Service Explorer Conference in Champaign, IL, recently. More...

Freer leaves village post

The eight-year tenure of W. Michael "Mike" Freer as Roscommon Village Manager came to an abrupt end July 2. Village Clerk Kathy Murphy said the council met in a special morning session to evaluate Freer's job performance. More...

Relay for Life starts Saturday

Volunteers of the 2007 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Roscommon County will welcome the public to the 24-hour fund-raiser this weekend. The Relay will be held at Houghton Lake High School's Bobcat Field. More...

Focus is Au Sable River

From a River Fest to an Arts Fest to a Music Fest, Roscommon County has something for everyone this weekend.

A new summer event focusing on the Au Sable River is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) through Sunday at Wallace Park and nearby streets in Roscommon. FRIDAY The River Fest Fun Paddle will kick things off at 5 p.m. More...

Relay for Life

Bobcat Field July 14-15 24-hour event 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Web site www.acsevents.org/ relay/mi/roscommon More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Court News

Hit, run driver arrested

A 49-year-old Haslett man was arrested in Isabella County by State Police after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Houghton Lake on the afternoon of July 9. More...

Neighbors clash over fireworks

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a neighborhood dispute which escalated into an alleged assault July 8. A resident told deputies people at a party at his neighbor's resort shot off illegal fireworks, and one man mooned him. More...

Boat motors stolen from dealership

Two outboard motors were reported stolen at Spicer's Boat City, Houghton Lake, last week. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said Spicer's employees discovered one of the motors missing July 2. More...

Business

NEW PRESIDENT

New Rotary Club of Houghton Lake President Carolyn Krompetz (left) receives the gavel from 2006-07 President Debbie Banks at a recent club meeting. More...

Bower joins Bauchan Law Offices

William "Bill" Bower, J.D., recently joined Bauchan Law Offices, P.C., of Houghton Lake. Bower is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association. More...

ASSUMED NAMES

March 23-June 8 Kendall Steepe, Houghton Elaine A. Walters, Gladwin: Baylee Bear's Cabin Crafts, Gladwin. Gerald A. Kelso, Roscommon: Jerry's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Roscommon. Robert H. Romancky Jr., St. Helen: Romancky Excavating, St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Imposing franchise fee was 'prudent'

This letter is in response to your editorial on the new franchise agreement between Denton Township and Charter Communications ("Your taxes raised!" July 5) . More...

ORV's on roads: 'dangerous and foolhardy'

I write in regard to the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners' recent resolution establishing a task force to develop a plan to allow off-road vehicle users to travel on designated public roads in Roscommon County. More...

'Eventually the truth will appear' about village

Our phone is ringing a lot lately. Where were those calls when we needed your support? More...

Religion & Family

Krug, Carl exchange vows in Fiji

Kristin Ann Krug, daughter of Marilyn and David Krug of Prudenville, and Jake Edward Carl, son of Valerie and George Callas of Barrington, IL, and Rose and Fred Carl of Cumming, GA, were united in marriage June 1, 2007, at a sunset ceremony on the More...

Cramptons celebrate 50 years

Ken and Connie Crampton of Prudenville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Holiday Inn, Midland, hosted by their family. More...

EARLYMORNINGWALKS With Millicent

I see a Pastor...At times I wonder why I am a Pastor...What is a Pastor? I accepted this responsibility from a sense of duty, albeit reluctantly...An unknown road stretched ahead of me. More...

Happenings

Lyon Township parade

GRAND MARSHAL Kelly Bacus, Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year in the Gerrish- Higgins School District, was grand marshal of Lyon Township's Fourth of July parade. More...

St. Helen Bluegill Festival

CONCENTRATION A youngster concentrates on her task in the pedal tractor pull during Jim Smolarz Kids Day at the St. Helen Bluegill Festival Saturday. Earlier in the day, some 140 children collected 5,600 colored marshmallows donated by the St. More...

Harry Potter mania coming July 20 to public library

As darkness falls July 20, Harry Potter Mania will rise at the Houghton Lake Public Library. The library will celebrate the release of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" with a celebration and book give-away July 20. More...


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