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Jail outburst adds charges

A Houghton Lake man who was arrested on warrants after an argument in Roscommon Township Nov. 4 ended up in more serious trouble after bringing drugs into the Roscommon County Jail and scuffling with sheriff's deputies. More...

MAKING IT SAFE

"Every day is Safety Day at Our Lady of the Lake School," Principal Brenda Doral said recently, and the duty of keeping it that way falls to a team of 11 "safety patrollers" who belong to the school's fifth and sixth grade class. More...

Special Sections

News

Pastor, parishioners keep heart attack victim alive

The value of being trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation was demonstrated vividly at the Houghton Lake Church of God last Sunday when parishioner Bob Crabtree, 71, of Lake, collapsed after suffering a heart attack. More...

Fake traveler's checks shipped from Pennsylvania to Rosco

A Gerrish Township resident received six counterfeit Visa traveler's checks by UPS delivery Nov. 1. The woman, who questioned if the checks were legitimate, brought them to the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department. More...

Flooring reported missing from construction site

About $300 worth of flooring was reported stolen from a construction site in Lyon Township, Oct. 29. More...

Sports

RHS FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE

These members of the Roscommon High School football team earned Jack Pine Conference All Conference honors. More...

ROSCOMMON SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE

Roscommon Bucks named to the Northern Michigan Soccer League All Conference Team were, left to right, seated: Ryan McClure, Honorable Mention midfield; Jarrid Lake, Second Team midfield; Sean Brabant, First Team defense; and Peter Tomasek, First Te More...

Bailey scores national youth wrestling win

Houghton Lake youth wrestler Dalton Bailey became a national champion Nov. 4 when he scored a first place win in the Border Wars National Youth Wrestling Tournament at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. More...

Editorial

Trail grooming

It's probably just human nature that people take things for granted; things have always been a certain way so that's the way it should be. Thus a news brief Monday night got our attention right away. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

The Bible instructs Christians to "give everyone what you owe him: If…respect, then respect; if honor, then honor" (Romans 13:7). But what about these folks? More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 30 YEARS AGO-NOV. 10, 1977

Commissioners Act on Community Centers "Preliminary plans for the St. Helen Community Center are '99% complete,' Roscommon County Commissioners learned at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday." 60 YEARS AGO- NOV. 7, 1947 "Dr. Glen D. More...

Outdoors

MACHINES VS. FIRE:

Michigan's fire line plow

Few states suffered more from forest fires in the late 1800s than did Michigan. Catastrophic fires in 1871 and 1881 burned millions of acres and killed hundreds of people. More...

South African hunter set to speak in Merritt tonight

A free informational meeting on hunting in Africa is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bear Trap Inn in Merritt. More...

Volunteer's efforts help make snowmobile trails more safe

November and late Autumn herald the time of year when snow may begin to cover the north woods, and many of Michigan's Summer residents head for warmer climes for the Winter months. More...

Happenings

Boy Scouts advance at Honor Court

The Roscommon Knights of Columbus Boy Scout Troop 944 held a Court of Honor Oct. 28 at the First Congregational Church in Roscommon. The Scouts earned a total of 84 merit badges and 28 rank advancements. Nine special awards were also presented. More...

DIRECTOR'S CALL

Film director Paul J. Wheeler of Rosommon (left) discusses holding hands in a scene with Deborah Glicker of Grayling and Bill Campbell of Ann Arbor while shooting "Masha's Ticket" at the Gallimore Boarding House museum, Roscommon, last month. More...

BENEFITING FIRE DEPARTMENT

The band Herd and singer Wyatt Howey provided entertainment at a fundraiser in Moorestown for the Norwich Township Fire Department's effort to purchase a "Jaws of Life" unit. Hayrides were provided by Junior Hunt. More...

Features

100 years looks good on Alvina Arnold

"I remember so much," Alvina Arnold said. "I've had a wonderful life." Arnold has had a wonderfully long life, as well. Born in 1907, she will turn 100 years old Nov. 12. "I didn't expect to live to 100, she said. "I just kept living. More...

Schneider easily retains board seat

Bob Schneider easily retained his seat on the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners, garnering nearly 75% of the vote in Richfield, Au Sable and Backus Townships in Tuesday's general election. More...

HLCS considering future millage request

Looking at the current needs of its district, the Houghton Lake Board of Education Monday considered asking voters for future capital improvements. More...

HL Junior Miss title to be decided Saturday

One of 12 seniors will be named 2008 Houghton Lake Junior Miss at the Junior Miss Scholarship Program at Houghton Lake High School Nov. 10. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner herd these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 23: Deshoun R. Everhart, 29, Houghton Lake, was denied a motion to reinstate plea. A pretrial was set. He is charged with delivery/manufacture of marijuana. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

The following people demanded premlinary examination when they were arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, this week: Shane A. Hampton, 19, Houghton Lake, charged by Denton Township Police with a Sept. 28 and Oct. More...

Man who brought knife into courthouse seeks exam

The Fife Lake man arrested after he brought a knife into the Roscommon County Courthouse Oct. 24 demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Monday on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. More...

Business

As he turns 80, Berg nears 50 years in insurance business

After nearly 50 years in the insurance business, Houghton Lake's Charlie Berg is still going strong. Berg, who will turn 80 on Nov. More...

FOOT SPECIALISTS

Doctors Tracy M. Bacik and Brian M. Brausa recently opened Ankle & Foot Associates of Northern Michgian, P.C., at 408 Lake St., Roscommon. More...

'Girls' Night Out' beckons shoppers to Roscommon

Before the menfolks head out to hunting camp, Roscommon merchant Mary Lou Bryce figures they should give their wives a night on the town. "Girls' Night Out," which Bryce founded five years ago, is scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13. More...

Letters to the Editor

Former Speaker opposes recall

State Rep. Joel Sheltrown is an outstanding public servant who has always put the people of northeast Michigan ahead of partisan politics. More...

Road workers recording 'good deeds'

With one year complete as the manager of Roscommon County Road Commission, I thought I could give some information on activities here over the last 12 months. More...

Family thanks people who helped son

The Colton Vining family wishes to express their most sincere gratitude for the outpouring of generosity and the expressions of goodwill during this very difficult and frightening time. On Oct. More...

Health

West Branch diabetes program earns recognition certificate

West Branch Regional Medical Center's Healthy Living With Diabetes program recently received the prestigious American Diabetes Association's Education Recognition Certificate. More...

Blood drive planned in Merritt

The Merritt-Butterfield United Methodist Church will host an American Red Cross Blood drive Nov. 15. The drive will run from 1 to 5:45 p.m. For information or directions, call the church at (231) 328-4598 or Dani Utecht at (231) 328-5895. More...

SAY AHHH

First grader Brittany Girardin has her teeth cleaned by registered dental hygenist Jessica Victor during a visit to St. Helen Elementary School by The School Dentist, Dr. Melanie Sheils-Vergeldt, Nov. 1. More...

Religion & Family

MacDermaid, Watson wed in Rock Hill, SC

Amanda MacDermaid and William Shaun Watson were united in marriage Oct. 13, 2007, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, SC. Officiating was Skip MacMillan. More...

FEUSSES CELEBRATE 50

Ann and Kelly Feusse of Roscommon celebrated 50 years of marriage during the last week of August with a gathering of their children and grandchildren at Silver Sands, a Lake Michigan resort near St. Ignace. More...

Gift-filled shoe boxes benefit children overseas

Volunteers at Houghton Lake, West Branch and Tawas City hope to collect hundreds of gift-filled shoe boxes between Nov. 12 and 19 for the world's largest Christmas Project. Volunteers at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church, 5599 West Houghton Lake Dr. More...

Education

Music Connection

SVSU, Houghton Lake have marching band bond

They've got the music in them. A small contingent of Houghton Lake High School graduates active in the band program have migrated to Saginaw Valley State University to expand their musical education. More...

Talent abounds at 19th annual show

The judges spread the wealth Nov. 1 as a dancer, a guitar player and a singer earned cash prizes at the 19th annual Houghton Lake High School Talent Show. More...

Teacher turns wordplay into self-published book

A teacher of words. Drama coach. Poet. These are some of the titles attached to Chris Sura, English teacher at Houghton Lake High School. Now he can add the title of author. More...

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