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Alex Panetta, 13, experiences a burst of acceleration exhilaration as he goes down the ice slide at the home of Parker Seiler at Lake James. For more than 30 winters, Seiler has constructed an ice park for area children. More...

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Ambassadors plan pancake fund raiser

The Houghton Lake Ambassadors of Music will host an allyou can eat pancake supper Jan. 9, at McDonald's, located at M-55 and Reserve Road. The hours are 4 to 7 p.m. The costs are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. More...

County's annual Relay for Life campaign kick-off Jan. 21

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Roscommon County, will kick off its 2008 campaign Jan. 21 at American Legion Post 245, Houghton Lake. More...

Fourth, fifth graders to present Christmas play

Houghton Lake Middle School fourth and fifth graders will present two performances of "Close Encounters of a Christmas Kind" today (Thursday). The first performance is at 1:30 p.m., and the second is at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Meridian's fourth quarter too much for Buck cagers

After going neck-and-neck with Meridian for three quarters, the Roscommon boys basketball team fell to the Mustangs 75-63 Tuesday night. More...

Frosh 'Cats top McBain by 14

Two Bobcats were in double digits as the Houghton Lake freshman boys basketball team beat McBain Tuesday night, 47-33. More...

Bobcat JV notches three straight to start JPC play

After dropping their first contest of the season to Standish-Sterling Central, the Houghton Lake junior varsity boys basketball squad has reeled off three straight wins. More...

Letters to the Editor

Quick response appreciated

I've been diabetic for 30 years and have never spent a day in the hospital because of it. I've had my share of reactions, but could always handle them myself. Up until recently. More...

Ice rink, slide open again

Do you remember when fun was free and healthy, too? The long icy slide I have made to Lake James each winter for over 3 decades is ready and free for all. I have a dozen saucers and sleds at the site at 103 Reflection Court, near Roscommon Rd. More...

Romney has character, vision needed

Recently, Governor Mitt Romney gave a speech titled, "Faith in America" and spoke on religious liberty and the values that we hold as a nation. I was impressed with the content and passion of his words. More...

Health

Holidays can still be sweet for people with diabetes

There is good news for people with diabetes who want to enjoy eating during the holidays. . All of us are tempted to overeat during this time of year. People with diabetes, however, cannot take a holiday from carefully monitoring their diet. More...

Make sure holiday feast remains safe

The holidays are coming and there is no better way to celebrate than with family, friends and food. Unfortunately, without proper education and precautions, a family feast may no longer be fun. More...

Mercy offers 'Quick Care'

Mercy Family Care - Prudenville is now offering a "Quick Care Clinic" for minor injuries and certain acute illnesses. More...

Religion & Family

Benz, Hugg wed in July ceremony

Heather Benz, daughter of Dick and Helga Brown of Houghton Lake and Mike and Luanne Benz of Houghton Lake, was united in marriage with Bradley Hugg, son of Ned and Diane Hugg of Bryan, OH, July 7, 2007. The wedding ceremony took place at St. More...

Woollard, Dummer to wed in August

Jennifer Lynn Woollard, daughter of Mark and Karen Frank of Houghton Lake, and James Edward Dummer, son of Patrick and Dawn Dummer of Prudenville, announce their engagement to be married Aug. 16, 2008, at Houghton Lake. More...

Apple pies could bring prizes

Have a delicious apple pie recipe that relatives and friends rave about? Enter Michigan's Best Apple Pie Contest Jan. 23 at Zehnder's in Frankenmuth. Amateur bakers 18 years and older compete for the besttasting pie in the state. More...

Holidays

SWEET SWING

Collins Elementary first grader Ellie Connett busts open a piñata with a mighty swing as she and the rest of Mrs. Anjanette Rusmisel's class held a Mexican style Christmas "posada" party in the Middle School cafeteria Dec. 17. More...

Merchants award prizes for holiday lighting displays

Edward Zwierzelewski, 535 Long Point Dr., won first place in the residential category of the Houghton Lake Merchants Association's Christmas lighting contest, while Riviera Resort, 104 Hillside, Prudenville, took top honors in the business category More...

St. Helen homes, businesses win yule decorating awards

If you're looking for some spectacular Christmas displays to view, you might want to make the rounds of homes which won the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce's holiday decorating contest. More...

'More help' needed for buildings

Looking to improve Houghton Lake Community Schools in more ways than one, the board of education Monday heard from staff members on the proverbial good, bad and ugly. More...

Merritt restaurant owner arraigned on sex charges

Merritt restaurant owner Bryan Dugan, 41, was arraigned on six counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct in 84th District Court, Lake City Dec. 13. 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

Paraplegic snowmobiler found in woods after six hours

A paraplegic snowmobiler who was trapped in the woods for several hours was rescued Dec. 15. Greg Smith of Saginaw, informed Michigan State Troopers at the Houghton Lake Post at 6 p.m. More...

Accidents injure two

Two people were injured in Roscommon County traffic accidents Dec. 12. Patricia M. Stanley, 76, Indian River, was taken to Grayling Mercy Hospital after an accident on US-127 at the Snow Bowl Road exit in Roscommon Township. More...

Wind helps keep car fire in check

Eight Roscommon Township firefighters responded to a car fire Dec. 13 at about 4:30 p.m. Chief Dick Martin said a woman was visiting friends at 7715 Stoneschool Road, when she tried to start her 1988 Oldsmobile. More...

Business

KCC selling used, surplus computers via online store

Kirtland Community College is selling used, surplus computers through a new on-line store, according to college officials. More...

Mercy Hospital Grayling Board adds three members

Three new board members are joining the Mercy Hospital Grayling Board of Trustees effective Jan. 1. The three, Barry Owens, president of Garland Resort; Thomas J. Quinn, Ed.D., president of Kirtland Community College; and John H. More...

DDA: Proposal needs revision

The Roscommon Downtown Development Authority Monday agreed to ask developer Jim DeWitt to revise his proposal to renovate and reopen Fred's Dining & Cocktails with DDA financing. More...

Editorial

The 'Good News'

Over the years the Resorter has gained quite a library of photos of children at Christmas time and even though clothes or hair styles may date them, one thing that is always noted and never out of style are the smiles. More...

Inspiration

While most people have life long dreams, the percentage of those who can actually accomplish those dreams must be smaller than we realize because anytime we learn of someone actually accomplishing that goal we're interested. More...

Parker's pond

If ever there was an adventurer who enjoyed sharing fun more than Parker Seiler we'd like to meet him. More...

Outdoors

Coast Guard Flotilla honored

Roscommon County Flotilla 16-03 was named Flotilla of the Year for the second year in a row for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 16. More...

PARKER'S ICE PARK

For more than 30 years, retired Houghton Lake educator Parker Seiler has used his snow sculpting skills to create an ice park for area children in the back yard of his home at 103 Reflection Ct. on Lake James. More...

DNR OFFICIALS ESTIMATE

Area deer harvest was down 6%

Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials have announced preliminary harvest estimates for the 2007 Michigan firearm deer season. The early estimate indicates approximately 249,000 deer were harvested. More...

Education

RMS announces honor students

All A's honor roll Grade 5: Aubrea A. Anderson, Matthew Brotherton, Katie A. Burmester, Kalen R. Church, Christopher R. Colby, Tyler M. Cunningham, Hanna N. DeWitt, Jacob J. Dibbet, Danielle A. Doebler, Hailey L. Eanes, Kassidy A. More...

FRIENDS OF BOOKS

Children from Sunshine Kids' Club and friends gather beside Santa and Mrs. Claus and the Berenstain Bear Dec. 12 at the Houghton Lake Middle School Library's book fair. The annual sale featured books at half-price. (CHP) More...

Collins Elementary accepting old cell phones to raise funds

Keeping used cell phones out of landfills and raising money in the process is the two-fold goal of a program Collins Elementary is hosting. Called "Race to Recycle," the program is sponsored by Motorola. More...

Features

Methodists plan 'Christmas Celebration'

The Houghton Lake United Methodist Church will present "Christmas Celebration" at 10 a.m. Dec. 23. More...

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