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Tip-up Town, U.S.A. 2008 'Family Board Games'

Come to Tip-up Town

Tip-up Town 2008 is finally here! Unlike last year, visitors will be treated to large amounts of snow and cold, apropos for Houghton Lake's 58th winter carnival. More...

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News

SCHOOL STORE

Houghton Lake Middle School fifth graders Courtney Lee (behind counter, left) and Julia Hallauer and seventh grader Sarah Bromm talk with some customers of their school store Jan. 11. More...

RCCF announces grant recipients

The Roscommon County Community Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2007 Fall Cycle grants: • The MSU Extension-Family Nutrition Program was awarded $250 from the Zonta Club- Women's and Children's Fund, and $50.00 from the Ro More...

Correction

In the front page story about ORVs in last week's Resorter, some information about Lake Township's involvement was incorrect. Lake Township did not adopt an ordinance regulating ORV traffic on specific roads. More...

Business

New jobs, products part of Burnside expansion

New jobs, a new service building, quadrupled retail space and a wide range of new products for RV camping are all part of an ongoing business expansion at Camping World/ Burnside RV in Prudenville. More...

NEW LOCATION

Owner Carl Hesser (left) and technician Matt Morrissette recently moved Roscommon Computer Repair & Sales to the Boardwalk, 406 North Fifth St., Roscommon. More...

Tax help offered to seniors

The Crawford County Commission on Aging, along with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Tax Counseling for the Elderly and AARP, are sponsoring free tax assistance for seniors and low income taxpayers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sheltrown should continue to represent us

In light of recent outrageous claims as to why State Rep. More...

Sewer bill increased 45%

I don't know if anyone noticed at the bottom of their bill from Houghton Lake Sewer Authority that their bill will go up $20. Since my bill was $45.00 that's almost a 45% increase. I don't know if there was a vote? More...

It's time for America to resolve to stop evil

"...In Ramah is heard the sound of morning of bitter weeping! More...

Religion & Family

Soul's Harbor to host anti-abortion rally

The congregation of Soul's Harbor Worship Center on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will host an "End Abortion Now" rally beginning at 7 p.m. The church is at 250 Lake St., Roscommon. More...

More Houghton Lake grads added to military service list

Calls keep coming into the Resorter about Houghton Lake High School graduates who have served in the military. Here are the latest: • Mike Draper, Class of 1963. He served in the U.S. Navy from May, 1965, through May, 1969. More...

Bramans name son Cole

Jason and Deanna Braman of Tyler announce the birth of their son, Cole Asher Braman, born Dec. 20, 2007, at 11:27 p.m. in Grand Rapids. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 17 inches long. More...

Education

ARTFUL WELCOME

Houghton Lake High School art students met a request by the Houghton Lake Merchants Association by creating nearly 60 colorful posters featuring Houghton Lake and Tip-up Town. More...

Baker names area students to fall semester dean's list

Baker College, Cadillac campus, recently announced the names of students on the fall 2007 dean's list. Among the full-time students are Erin Wagner of Merritt; George Hodgkin and Kurtis Reakoff, both of Houghton Lake; and Dawn Gentz of St. Helen. More...

CASH FOR CLASS

Glen's Market of Houghton Lake and its customers came through in a big way for the Houghton Lake Community Schools last week by way of the Cash For Class program. More...

SLINGING SLUSH

Tip-up Town volunteer Matt Ackley adds slush to the landing area of the ice slide at the site of Tip-up Town 2008 Wednesday morning. More...

Caution key to ice safety

The ice that covers Houghton Lake every winter provides a playground for fishermen, snowmobilers and other outdoor enthusiasts. But ice conditions are never guaranteed to be safe. More...

Bertsch, Akin to lead road board

The Roscommon County Road Commission's two newest members were elected to its top leadership positions Jan. 10. Jackie Bertsch of St. 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

Merritt firefighters receive Homeland Security grant

The Merritt Area Fire Department, Missaukee County, was awarded a federal grant Jan. 11 from the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. More...

Car slides off road, injuring driver

A Roscommon man was injured Jan. 12 when the car he was driving left the roadway and struck several trees. According to a Roscommon County Sheriff's report, Brian H. More...

DVD's, coins stolen from apartment

A Roscommon resident reported a burglary to the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department Jan. 11. The resident told sheriff's deputies two DVD's and several coins were missing from her apartment. More...

Sports

Blazers block Bobcats in 16-point victory

After a dismal first half offensively, the Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team's third quarter rally brought them within striking distance of Kalkaska. More...

JV 'Cats scoring spree ends with cage victory

It was 100% in the scoring department Tuesday night for the Houghton Lake junior varsity girls basketball team as all 10 Bobcats who played in the contest scored in a 53-18 win over Kalkaska. More...

Mitchell's 19 leads Bucks to 20-point win over Vikes

Fifteen first-half points by Stephanie Mitchell set the tone for the Roscommon Bucks as they ran away from Grayling 51-31 Tuesday night in girls basketball action. More...

Editorial

TUT's friends talk

After overhearing a discussion about comments posted on the tip-up-townusa.com blog recently, we decided to investigate for ourselves. Although vaguely familiar with blogs, but a real neophyte in that realm of communication, it was amazing. More...

Family traditions

Some of the comments regarding Tip-up Town that were posted on the blog reminded us of some family traditions that continue today through the fourth generation. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Whether a candidate wins or loses the make-or-break New Hampshire primary can depend on the most trivial occurrences. More...

Outdoors

DNR partnership keeps snowmobile trails smooth

They are the one segment of our state's population that is most likely to stand at the window cheering snowfall as if they were at a football game. More...

You can reserve a campsite now for Fourth of July

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding users of Michigan state parks, harbors and recreation areas that reservations are available for much of the 2008 summer season. Reservations can be made online at www.midnrreservations. More...

Turkey hunters have until Feb. 1 to apply for licenses

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding turkey hunters that this year's spring wild turkey application period ends Feb. 1. More...

Happenings

Artesia to host several Tip-up Town events

Artesia Youth Park will be busy during Tip-up Town 2008. A garage sale, teen dance and skateboard competition are planned at the park, located at 1772 Loxley Road, one mile south of Save-a-Lot. More...

Annual dinner's program features 'Dog Gone Labs'

The Missaukee Conservation District is holding its annual dinner Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Timber Wolf Lodge, Lake City. Cost is $13 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. The program for the event is "Dog Gone Labs!" with Mark Romanack. More...

ACT-NOW to hear about foundation

Wally Chwan and Mary Fry of the Roscommon County Community Foundation will speak at the Jan. 21 meeting of Advisory Community Team-Neighbors on Watch. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Hall. More...

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