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CHRISTMAS TRUCKLOAD

Students in Mrs. Julie Krause's second grade class at Collins Elementary led their school in the collection of food, toys, blankets and other items which were donated to the Roscommon County Animal Shelter last week. More...

Petition in support of theme park project being circulated

The Crawford County Economic Development Partnership is circulating a petition in support of the sale of 1,800 acres in Crawford County's Grayling Township, from the State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources to Axiom Entertainment. More...

CHARITY TREE

The Houghton Lake Public Library collected hats, mittens, gloves and scarves, as well as food for area charities. More...

Editorial

Credibility?

Michigan's economic news got a little brighter last week when the Department of Natural Resources announced it had "found" an extra $10 million so the license fees will not have to be increased next year. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

One of my New Year's resolutions is to make it through 2008 without owning a cell phone. I figure if I can stick it out next year and a couple more, I'll be the last guy in the country without one. More...

I WAS THINKING…

All is quiet. The hustle and bustle of Christmas is over. I trust you had a meaningful and joyous holiday. There is more celebration awaiting, the bringing in of the new year. I like to keep the lights on my tree until New Year's Day. More...

Happenings

Gerrish-Higgins Library offers free computer class for beginners

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library will sponsor a three-class "Computers for Beginners" beginning Jan. 7. The class will meet from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for three consecutive Mondays. More...

St. Helen plans first Winterfest in February

A new event on Roscommon County's calendar of festivals for 2008 will be the St. Helen Winterfest, scheduled for Feb. 2-3. The new festival at the Richfield Township Park, sponsored by the St. More...

FIRST RATE DECORATIONS

The home of Bob Zwierzelewski at 535 Long Point Dr., Houghton Lake won first place in the Houghton Lake Merchants Association Lighting Contest recently. More...

Man arrested after resisting arrest

A 37-year-old Houghton Lake man was arrested on multiple charges after he scuffled with Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies in Roscommon Township Dec. 21. More...

Good news outweighed bad in '07

Although 2007 was a tough year economically and had its share of other bad news, positive developments far outweighed the negative in the Resorter's headlines. 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

Restroom fire forces students to evacuate

Houghton Lake Middle School and Collins Elementary were evacuated after a 10- year-old middle school student allegedly started a fire in a boys' restroom Dec. 19. More...

Grinch strikes Toys for Tots, nursing home

Gifts designated for two girls, ages 9 months and 3 years, were stolen from a Toys for Tots distribution site at the CRAF Center in Roscommon Dec. 20. More...

Motorist in accident cited for driving under influence of drugs

A Houghton Lake woman was cited for driving while under the influence of drugs after an accident on M-18 near Co. Rd. 100 in Denton Township Dec. 22. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said a vehicle driven by Peggy A. More...

Sports

Mustangs gallop past Bobcats

Meridian's Jason Hockemeyer and Alan VanNortwick each scored 14 points as the Mustangs easily handled the Houghton Lake Bobcats varsity basketball squad Dec. 21 69-41. More...

JV Bucks remain perfect in JPC

The Roscommon junior varsity girls basketball team will head into the Christmas break with an undefeated Jack Pine Conference record after topping Meridian 32-26 Dec. 19. More...

Bobcat frosh handle Meridian

After holding visiting Meridian to just one first-quarter point, the Houghton Lake freshman boys basketball team ran past the Mustangs, 50-32, Dec. 21. Houghton Lake led 14-1 after the first quarter and cruised into the half with a 26-11 lead. More...

Outdoors

Going ice fishing? Always play it safe

It was early winter, and Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician Brad Johnson of Baraga was taking part in an aerial survey over Keweenaw Bay looking for wolf tracks, when he noticed a large dark area in the middle of the frozen bay. More...

Education

Close encounters

SANTA'S ABDUCTION Above, left) Santa Claus, played by Chad Peterson, is taken captive by aliens early in the play, "Close Encounters of a Christmas Kind," presented by fourth and fifth graders at Houghton Lake Middle School Dec. 20. More...

COOR gives Ralph Sperry Award to Hamina

Eric Hamina of Timbers on the Cut River was recently honored with the annual Ralph Sperry Award given by the COOR Board of Education and ROOC, Inc. More...

Albion honors Collini, Gulledge

Two Roscommon students were recently honored for their academic success at Albion College for the fall 2007 semester. Stevie Collini was named to the dean's list, having achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above. More...

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