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Snafu changes numbers, not outcome for nominees

The Roscommon County Board of Canvassers Monday confirmed Robert Schneider as the Democratic nominee for Dist. 3 county commissioner, but his margin of victory was smaller than reported after the Aug. 7 primary election. More...

HANDS-FREE FLIGHT

Powered parachute pilot and instructor Dave Weber of Ithaca illustrates a point with his hands as he steers his aircraft with his feet about 650 feet over the southwest corner of Houghton Lake Saturday morning. More...

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News

Assault causes $8,000 damage to victim's teeth

One of two victims of an assault reported in Roscommon Aug. 11 suffered extensive damage to his teeth. Two men told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies they were assaulted by two suspects after they left the Tin Fish Cafe & Pub around 2 a.m. More...

Phone call to police sends burglar scurrying from home

A Roscommon Township woman frightened off a burglar as he crawled through the window of her home Aug. 12. The woman told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies she was sleeping in her bedroom when she was awakened by a noise in her living room. More...

State Police investigate break-ins

State Police are investigating break-ins at two Houghton Lake businesses that occurred Aug. 9. Walt Backus, 76, owner of the South Shore Laundromat at 5477 West Houghton Lake Dr., reported a break-in at his business at 2:13 a.m. More...

Sports

MMCC hosting 'Trail Trot' race

Mid Michigan Community College will be hosting the Timber Trail Trot 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. on the Harrison Campus . More...

QUEST MEN'S TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

The Quest Golf Course tournament winners for July 28-29 were (left to right) Chuck Steele, men's handicap champion with a 144 score; Gary Wahl, men's scratch champion with a 156 score; Tom Lunden, men's first-flight champion with a 147 score; and B More...

QUEST WOMEN CHAMPS

Pictured (left to right) are Jean Rieger, the overall women's handicap champion with a 134 score, and Maria Steele, the women's scratch champion with a 176 score. More...

Letters to the Editor

Injasoulian deserves 'A+'

I want to comment on the school board's evaluation for Superintendent Pete Injasoulian. My score for Mr. Injasoulian is a perfect 5, an A+. Mr. More...

Festival group helps other events

It's been over two years since the Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival Committee has leased the grounds from the Roscommon County Commissioners. More...

Health

Recovery support group forming at Houghton Lake

A peer-to-peer recovery support group for people recovering from mental illness will meet every other Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., starting Aug. 23. More...

Blood donors could win prizes

Donating blood at a Red Cross Blood Drive in Roscommon Aug. 27 could be rewarding in more ways than one. More...

2007 RELAY WRAP-UP

Relay for Life, Roscommon County, Co-chair Sherrill Wagenknecht (right) presents co-chair and fellow Houghton Lake United Methodist Church team member Bonnie Knapp with the award for raising the most money at the 2007 event. More...

Religion & Family

Resurrection Life to dedicate new building

"Prepare the Way" is the theme of a celebration of the dedication of the new Fellowship Center of Resurrection Life Fellowship, Grayling, Aug. 18 and 19. More...

Kate Stanley surprised by 100 at her 85th

When Catherine "Kate" Stanley entered the Roscommon Township Hall Aug. 11 for her birthday party, she was expecting about 35 family members and friends. More...

Pikes celebrate 50 years of marriage

Norman F. and Marcia L. (Wainwright) Pike celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 27 when their children chartered the Cumberland Princess for a dinner cruise on Houghton Lake. More...

Fifteen apply

Applicants proliferate for new road board seats

A total of 15 people applied for appointment to two new seats on the Roscommon County Road Commission by Wednesday's deadline. More...

Scow quits RHS to lead Byron

Roscommon High School Principal Daniel L. Scow has resigned to become superintendent of a Shiawassee County school district. Scow, prinicpal at RHS since 1995, has accepted the superintendency of Byron Area Schools, a district of 1,340 students. More...

Two bound over on school break-ins

Two Houghton Lake men were recently bound over to Circuit Court after preliminary examinations were held on breaking and entering charges. Derek C. Antcliff, 18, and George D. More...

Lyon sewer bids below estimate

Contracts were awarded Aug. 9 by the Higgins Lake Utility Authority for construction of a sewer system for some 400 homes in Camp Curnalia, commonly known as the American Legion Grounds. 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, Aug. 7: Wade D. Nicholson, 43, Madison Heights, did not appear for a contempt of court hearing, and he will be sentenced on a charge of probation violation Sept. 6. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. More...

Jurors find Murphy innocent

A Houghton Lake man was found innocent of an assault charge in a jury trial held Aug. 9 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. Judge James Carr presided. Justin T. Murphy, 29, had been charged with a Jan. More...

Business

Gardner farm to host 'pasture walk' Aug. 29

Area farmers have been invited to a "pasture walk" at the farm of Steve and Lyle "Dick" Gardner in Markey Township from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29. More...

Art gallery opening in West Branch

Chantelle Marie Perreault is hosting a grand opening of her art gallery and salon in West Branch. The grand opening of Enchante' will occur Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Artwork from 14 artists will be displayed and available for sale. More...

Andrew Benson certified as carpet cleaning technician

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has announced that Andrew Benson of Look - N - Restoration Services, Houghton Lake, recently qualified by education and examination as a Certified Carpet Cleaning Technician. More...

Editorial

Ten years of caring

The growth experienced by the Roscommon County Community Foundation in the past 10 years has been phenomenal, both in terms of asset growth and funding opportunities. More...

Preserving playground

A picture may be worth a 1,000 words, but the memories it spurs are worth much more. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results Has focus on candidates' clothing and grooming and the appearance and opinions of their spouses and children cheapened the process of electing a president? More...

Outdoors

New invasive insect, found confirmed in Michigan

The Michigan Departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNR), along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced Monday the confirmation of Sirex Woodwasp in Macomb County. More...

Morning Airtime

While the fear of flying causes some to have a hard time getting on an airliner, others want to have as little between them and the sky as possible, and that second group would include the 40 members of the Mid-Michigan Eagles Flying Club. More...

Sportsmen's Club members teach 23 'Hunter Safety'

The annual hunter education classes at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club concluded Aug. 4th, ending the two-weekend course. More...

Happenings

MMCC offers social dance class

As part of its ongoing series of personal interest workshops, Mid Michigan Community College will offer a social dance class. The course includes eight classes, which will be held every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. starting September 17. More...

124th Clare County Fair kicks off Monday in Harrison

The Clare County Fair in Harrison will offer fun and excitement for the 124th year when it opens Aug. 20. More...

CHICKEN FLIPPIN'

Not afraid of a little smoke and spattering fat, Markey Township firefighters (left to right) Justin Devins and Nick Sergeant flip chicken during the Markey Township Fire Department's annual barbecue fundraiser Saturday. More...

Education

New students enroll at HLHS next week

New eighth-12th grade students planning to enroll at Houghton Lake High School for the 2007-2008 school year may do so on Aug. 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28. Call the high school counseling office at 366-2039 to schedule an appointment. More...

There's still time to register for classes at Mid Michigan

The lazy days of summer may be slipping away, but for those interested in attending Mid Michigan Community College this fall there is still time to register for classes. Fall semester classes start on Aug. More...

CONNECTING

M-33 Access technicians Frank Tschiggfrey (left) and Steve Boerner recently put the finishing touches on a new 96-foot tower that substantially upgrades telephone and Internet service between the St. More...

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