July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

LEARNING THE GAME

(Left to right) Quarterbacks Jared Dull, 11, and John Pinch, 10, (behind Dull), listen to Houghton Lake Varsity Football Coach Floyd Carter as he gives them tips on properly handing off the ball to running backs Michael Ignat, 10, and Brendon Hans, More...

Special Sections

News

Recreational boating has never been safer

Contrary to what you may be hearing from U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials lately, recreational boating has never been safer. More...

Two arrested for resisting police

Two people were arrested by Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies last week for resisting officers. More...

Theft of flowers leads to arrest

A 49-year-old Houghton Lake man was arrested in connection with theft of a floral arrangement from a Roscommon Township resident's garage July 18. More...

Business

Consumers offers summer tips for outdoor activity

With summer in full swing, Consumers Energy reminds parents and youngsters to be aware of overhead and underground electric facilities when participating in outdoor activities. The utility offers four basic tips for safe outdoor activity. More...

Scripters closing up shop after 23 years in St. Helen

After 23 years in business at Bluegills Bait & Tackle in St. Helen, Dick and Sis Scripter are preparing to close up shop. The Scripters have had Bluegills on the real estate market for five years, but have found no buyer. More...

Consumers Energy Foundation awards grant to Little League

The Consumers Energy Foundation awarded a $550 grant to a Roscommon County organization to recognize outstanding volunteerism by a utility employee. More...

Letters to the Editor

DNR should cinch its financial belt

Lansing's cadre of state government insiders refuses to understand that citizens of Michigan are fed up with funding state bureaucracies that squander their taxpayer dollars and user fees on bloated wages for duplicative or unneeded activities. More...

Arizona city allows ORV, ATV use

My wife and I had the opportunity to spend some time in Lake Havasu City, Arizona recently. Lake Havasu City is a resort community located on the Colorado River with a population of 55,000 people. More...

Neighbor's behavior disrupted tour

I must say I am surprised and appalled by the immature, childish behavior displayed by one of our Houghton Lake residents. More...

Religion & Family

Starke, Mitchell to marry

Emily Beth Starke and Jamos E. Mitchell are engaged to be married. A Sept. 8, 2007, wedding is planned at Weko Beach House, Bridgman. The bride-elect is the daughter of June Palm Starke of Prudenville and St. More...

Harings celebrate 60 years

Roger and Evelyn Haring of Prudenville commemorated their 60th wedding anniversary July 21, 2007, at their home. They were joined by their two sons, daughter, four granddaughters and their families, including six great-grandchildren. More...

Pastor Duane Vander Klok to speak at Church of God

Pastor Duane Vander Klok will speak at the Houghton Lake Church Of God Aug. 1, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Education

New MMCC leader 'excited about the opportunities'

A few weeks into her new position as president of Mid Michigan Community College, Carol Churchill has already reached some conclusions. "The people here are truly committed to the students they serve," Churchill said. More...

Kirtland offers paramedic program

Licensed emergency medical technicians will be able to upgrade their skills to that of a certified paramedic upon completion of a program being offered through Kirtland Community College starting this fall semester. More...

Markey Women award scholarships

The Markey Women's Association recently announced the winners of its 2007 scholarships, Bryant G. Wallington and Nicholas J. Burger. More...

Crash injures teen

Prosecutor reviewing case

Michigan State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating an accident involving a personal watercraft (PWC) which critically injured a youth on Higgins Lake July 21. More...

Five on board

3-2 vote adds two seats to road commission

The Roscommon County Road Commission will expand from three to five members, Roscommon County Commissioners decided in a 3-2 vote Wednesday. County commissioners will appoint two new road commissioners who will serve until 2009. More...

Last minute switch sets HL school board

In a last minute trade-off Monday, the Houghton Lake Board of Education gained the new secretary it failed to elect at its July 16 meeting while also gaining a new treasurer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-22
Dorothy C. Mark - 2018-02-22
Margaret Mae DeLaurier - 2018-02-22
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-22
Jane Parfitt - 2018-02-22
Charles L. Robbins - 2018-02-22
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 17 and 20: Derek C. Antcliff, 18, Houghton Lake, stood mute on a probation violation charge, and a hearing was set for Aug. 2. Larry E. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Randy A. Thompson, 19, St. More...

Sports

60th Au Sable Marathon starts Saturday

The Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon celebrates its 60th anniversary Saturday with a record field of 77 teams. More...

Family ties helps Hans & Feet go undefeated so far

Mothers and daughters are both powerful forces of nature, and when they team up, they can be really hard to beat. More...

KARATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

On July 14 the American Okinawan Karate Academy of Houghton Lake went to Washington D.C. to the KIAI Grand National Isshinryu Tournament. Ken Frederick of Houghton Lake took 1st in weapons and 1st in KIAI in Brown Belt Division. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Fred Trost

Former television host of "Michigan Outdoors" and later the "Practical Sportsman" Fred Trost died last week in a Lansing hospital of a rare lung disease at the age of 61. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

"Do not try to work together as equals with unbelievers, for it cannot be done," the apostle Paul wrote to Christians in the sexually permissive city of Corinth. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 10 YEARS AGO-JULY 24, 1997

50-year-old Au Sable building new hall Au Sable Township was building a new hall to replace the original structure, built in 1953, six years after Au Sable was separated from Richfield Township. More...

Outdoors

Hunter education class starts Friday

Openings are still available for hunter education classes at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club. The classes will be held July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4 with classes on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Houghton Lake shooters finish fourth in championship event

A trip to the National Rifle Association's 100th Annual National Pistol Championship in Camp Perry, OH, resulted in a fourth place finish for four members of the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club. More...

Summer resident produces awareness TV spots

Several years ago, when the original Higgins Lake Watershed Management Plan was being researched and put together by Darcia Little and the Higgins Lake Partnership members, one of the primary objectives was "to get a message across to our residents More...

Happenings

Wonderful!

Benefit show attracts over 180 vehicles

Beautiful weather and beautiful cars were the order for the day Saturday at the third annual Special Olympics Car Show at the Houghton Lake Eagles. More...

Reedsburg memories treasured by soldier

The backwaters near Reedsburg Dam are a far cry from the deserts of Iraq, but for Staff Sgt. Darrald Martin of Leota, the memories of it are treasured as he completes a year's deployment in the Middle East. More...

Wrinkles smoothed out at Mountain Rock

The evening was cool and breezy as people began filing in to Mountain Rock Music Festival Thursday. More...

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