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Fair offers 'Magic memories'

Crowning of royalty for the 2007 Roscommon County Fair tomorrow (Friday) night will pave the way for a full day of activities Saturday at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds in Roscommon. "Magic Memories" will be the theme. More...

New courthouse 'symbol of liberty'

Roscommon County Commissioners joined county judges, members of the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department and the public July 26 in the dedication of the new courthouse addition to the county building. More...

Special Sections

News

Burlgars hit businesses, VFW post

Burglaries at two Houghton Lake area businesses and a veterans organization headquarters were reported July 26. More...

Area agencies receive Sisters of Mercy funds

Three programs based in Grayling and providing service to Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon Counties recently received funding from the Sisters of Mercy Ministry Fund. More...

SECOND ANNUAL

Members of Northern Charm Red Hatters met at the home of Queen Mother Betty White July 25 for their second annual picnic (husbands included). More...

Business

McEvers marks 40 years at Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy employee John McEvers, 60, will mark his 40th anniversary with the company on July 31. A "line worker in charge," McEvers is based at the Prudenville office. More...

MISS DIG sets milestone

MISS DIG System, Inc. recently reached a huge safety milestone, receiving its 16 millionth underground utility staking request. More...

FIBERGLASS AND PONTOON REPAIR

Lyman's Boat and Pontoon Restoration at the corner of Crawford and Chestnut Streets at Houghton Lake offers complete fiberglass repair including gel coating and painting for both watercraft and automotive applications. More...

Letters to the Editor

Add food to list watched products

I wholeheartedly agree with Paul William's letter in last Thursday's Houghton Lake Resorter. Every time you go to buy some inexpensive thirdworld "trinket" at any of the stores, think "do I really need this"? More...

Red Hat Ladies appreciated

I want to thank all the Red Hat Ladies who volunteered at the Roscommon County Relay for Life. A special thanks to the Rockin Red Robins and the Northern Charms for their collection jars at their gatherings. More...

Health

YOUR HEALTH TODAY

Heart disease and stroke are the most common cardiovascular diseases. They are the first and third leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for nearly 40% of all annual deaths. More...

Narcotics Anonymous meets on Tuesdays

Narcotics Anonymous New Attitudes Group meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Area Alano Club, 2410 North Markey Road. Call Ted at (989) 429-8100 for details. More...

Blood donors eligible for prize drawing

American Red Cross blood donors across the state of Michigan will have a chance to win one of four laptop computers and one of four $250 gift cards simply by presenting to donate blood or platelets during August. Through Aug. More...

Happenings

Sweet Adeline reunion to be held at Buccilli's

The Houghton Lake/Roscommon Mid Mitten Chapter's Sweet Adeline Reunion will take place Aug. 15 at noon at Buccilli's Restaurant of Houghton Lake. Call 366-0564 or 366-7786 for reservations. More...

Benefit slated for Chevalier

An afternoon of music and other activities to benefit Tom Chevalier of Houghton Lake is planned Aug. 12, at the Long Branch Saloon from 2 to 8 p.m. Chevalier recently underwent quadruple bypass surgery and is currently recovering at home. More...

Former Nimitz shipmates to reunite

The USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Association is looking for Shipmates (ship's company, staff, squadrons and detachments) who served on board the Nuclear Attack Aircraft Carrier for a ship's reunion in Nashville, TN, on June 19-22, 2008. More...

Home & Garden

MSU DVD offers expert tips for having the perfect lawn

Summer and yardwork go hand-in-hand. If you are a homeowner that wonders how to grow and care for a lush, healthy lawn, a DVD available from Michigan State University (MSU) might be of help. More...

Tips can help keep landscape deer free

Deer damage to ornamental plants is increasingly a suburban problem. Deer populations in neighborhoods have increased rapidly due to abandoned farms, hunting restrictions and suburban sprawl. And they are dining on expensive suburban landscapes. More...

Master gardener series to begin

Ogemaw County is hosting the popular Master Gardener Volunteer training series beginning Aug. 21. All interested gardeners from the surrounding area are invited to join the class. More...

Features

Promoting the arts... for seven decades

"I live a busy life wherever I am," said Mary Loughray, 90, of Higgins Lake during an interview with the Resorter last week, and that statement has been true during all of the 70 years she has spent promoting the arts in Roscommon County. More...

Swingin' at the Northern Lights

Steel guitar aficionados were treated to a wide range of country, gospel, blues and western swing during the Michigan Steel Guitar Association Summer Show, held July 28 and 29 at the Northern Lights Lounge in the Quality Inn at Houghton Lake. More...

Beefed up for Bud Bash

Stepped-up patrols will again be the order of the day this Saturday during the Limberlost Lounge's annual Bud Bash celebration at Houghton Lake. More...

Step back in time

Annual Village Days starts Friday

For a couple of days each summer, it is possible to travel in time and return to the sights, and sounds of Houghton Lake life when a mere dirt trail ran along the lakeshore and residents lived in clustered homes along the shoreline. More...

Voters to choose nominees

Appointed Roscommon County Commissioner Bob Schneider is among three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination in next Tuesday's election for the Dist. 3 seat in Richfield, Au Sable and Backus Townships. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

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Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently heard the following cases in 83rd District Court, Roscommon. Demanding preliminary examination were: Jakob A. W. More...

Sports

Youth soccer registration deadline approaches

The deadline to register for play in the Roscommon North Youth Soccer Association (RNYSA) is nearing. The final deadline to register for the 2007-08 RNYSA coed soccer seasons is Aug. 10. More...

Jackson man shoots ace

Bruce Bond, Jackson, shot a hole-in-one at the Pineview Highlands Golf Course, Houghton Lake, July 27. Bond used a six iron to make the 155-yard shot on hole No. 7. It was his first ace in 45 years of golfing. It was witnessed by Dave Sayers. More...

LITTLE LEADER

Team Captain Sadie Jay, 5, of East Lansing laces into the ball as catcher and opposing Captain Andrew Schmidt, 8, of Haslett looks on during a multi-generational kickball game at the South Higgins Lake State Park last week. More...

Editorial

Easy access

Creating access for off road vehicles (ORVs) and all terrain vehicles (ATVs) to migrate from their published trails to area businesses will be the subject of a public meeting Monday. More...

History alive

It doesn't seem possible that the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society has been bringing Houghton Lake history alive each summer for a couple of days for 35 years. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Changes in the music, atmosphere and language of the church occur in every generation. But remarkably, the message of the church as a whole has not changed. More...

Outdoors

Exploration opportunities continue at Higgins park

The South Higgins Lake State Park Explorer program has a full schedule of activities planned for park visitors next week. All programs are free, but a state park motor vehicle permit is required for entry. For information, call 821-6374. More...

Ayres honored as 'Team of Year'

Always up to a challenge, Team Ayres of St. Helen, Bill and Bernadine Ayres went up against some big name anglers as they competed in their second year with Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit. More...

SNOWMOBILE TRAIL IMPROVEMENT

Equipment operator Lenny Kauffman of Porath Contractors digs a trench for a culvert on a mile-long section of the Houghton Lake Snowmobile Trail System's West Trail last week. More...

Religion & Family

Johnsons celebrate 50 years

Arthur and Pat Johnson of Houghton Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise get-together at Whitehead's Restaurant with about 40 family members and friends. Married July 27, 1957, in Angola, IN, the Johnsons lived in St. More...

Soul's Harbor aims to double attendance

The congregation of Soul's Harbor Worship Center in Roscommon is launching a campaign to boost Sunday morning attendance. More...

DHS launches web site for foster youths

A new web site, www.michigan. gov/fyit, offers information on issues and resources important to current and former foster youths, including housing, education, legal assistance, transportation, financial management and health. More...

Education

Last MASP meeting set

The last meeting this summer for the Roscommon Chapter of the Michigan Association of School Personnel will be Aug. 14 at the Brook of Houghton Lake, Inc., 8815 Knapp Road. Registration will be at 10:45 a.m. followed by a tour. More...

G-H reunion attracts 225 alumni

Some 225 Gerrish-Higgins Schools classmates recently reminisced about 57 high school senior years at a reunion in the CRAF Center in Roscommon. More...

Dunham completes residency in Denver

Matthew Dunham, M.D., nephew of Linda (Loughray) and Al Lewless and the late Dorothy Loughray of Houghton Lake, has completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado, Denver. More...

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