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Broken pipe causes flood, closes county building

The Roscommon County Building was back in operation Monday after a one-inch water pipe froze and broke, forcing officials to close the building Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. More...

COUNTY, TOWNSHIP CANDIDATES EMERGE-

School board hopefuls must file by Feb. 13

With only a week left before the deadline, no candidates had filed as of Wednesday morning for seats on the Houghton Lake and Gerrish- Higgins Boards of Education. More...

Special Sections

News

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 40 YEARS AGO-FEB. 8, 1968

Snowmobiles Push Winter Vacationing "Michigan's winter scene has a new sound, and it's helping push the state toward a record winter tourism season. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results Are you worried that a dying U.S. spy satellite, as big as a bus, that is predicted to fall to earth soon might drop on you? More...

Controlled Burn series continues Feb. 11 at KCC

Fleda Brown, the former "poet laureate" of Delaware and author of six collections of poetry, will be the guest speaker for the ongoing Controlled Burn Reading Series at Kirtland Community College Feb. 11. More...

Sports

Collins scores 36 to tie Euler's single game mark

Houghton Lake junior Molly Collins secured herself a spot in Houghton Lake High School basketball history with a 36-point performance in a Bobcat win against Coleman Tuesday night. More...

Kalkaska shooting sharp in 10-point win over Bucks

Kalkaska burned the nets Mon- day night as the Blazers topped the visiting Roscommon Bucks varsity boys basketball team, 59- 49, in non-conference action. "We came out flat tonight," Coach M.J. Ewald said. More...

Alden scores 24 but Blazers too much for JV Bucks

Josh Alden had a career-high 24 points but it was not enough to lead his Roscommon High School junior varsity squad to a victory at Kalkaska Monday night. The Bucks fell to a "hot shooting" Kalkaska squad, 49-38. More...

Editorial

Closer to goal

The ORV Task Force in Roscommon County has put out a call to all residents and businesses to contact state legislators urging adoption of House Bill 4323. The principals indicated for contact include Sen. Mike Bishop, Sen. Michelle McManus, Sen. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Normally reporting on weighty matters of national importance, the Wall Street Journal seldom deigns to delve into the affairs of a small rural church. More...

Outdoors

Cianciarulos to speak at 14th annual wild game dinner

Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, of "The Archers Choice," will be the guest speakers at Roscommon Baptist Church's 14th Annual Wild Game Dinner Feb. 25. More...

Higgins center to host outdoor woman program

The Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors- Woman program will offer two programs in February. The first is Feb. 22-24 at Bay Cliff Health Center at Big Bay in the Upper Peninsula, and the second is Feb. 29-March 2 at the Ralph A. More...

House supports Sheltrown's cormorant control

In a move designed to give Michigan more aggressive control of its double-crested cormorant population, State Rep. Joel Sheltrown (D-West Branch) Jan. More...

Happenings

HELPING WITH GRIEF

Korinne Pease (left) receives help from her "teen buddy" Kendra Menghini, a Roscommon High School student, during a Children's Bereavement Network camp event. The pair were working on a scrapbook page of Korrine's dad, Gary, who died in 2004. More...

'My Fatal Valentine'coming to Playhouse in February

The Kirtland Community Theatre will present "My Fatal Valentine," a murder mystery and audience participation dinner theater, at two locations this month. Garland Resort in Lewiston will host the dinner theater production Feb. 14 and 15. More...

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

A check for $500 and 100 pairs of shoes will accompany Houghton Lake Rotarian Debbie Banks to Agua Negras Puerta Plata in the Dominican Republic this February thanks to the generosity of the Houghton Lake Super Wal-Mart Store. More...

Sisters' feud leads to stabbing

An argument between two sisters in their Roscommon apartment Jan. 31 resulted in one of them having multiple stab wounds and the other charged with attempted murder. Roscommon County Sheriff's Department Lt. More...

'Drunken' evening leads to arrests

A 32-year-old Grayling man was arrested Feb. 5 after he was found intoxicated in a car that had been reported stolen, then arrested again the same day on charges of attempted breaking and entering and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. More...

SNOW FUN

Samantha Jarosz (rear), 6, a first grader at St. Helen Elementary School, and her friend Charli Peterson take delight in a snowy slide down the "Jones's Mountain" sledding hill at the Richfield Township Park during the St. Helen Winterfest Feb. 2. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael Floyd Bentley - 2014-10-16
George Nelson Fields - 2014-10-16
Edwin Oscar Doty - 2014-10-16

Court News

Cox says legislature can't nix road end appeals rulings

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has weighed in on the long-standing controversy over use of road ends for lake access. In an opinion issued Jan. More...

'SNOWED IN'

Kathryn Hall of Houghton Lake submitted this reader photo to the Resorter after last week's "blizzard." She took the photo Jan. 30 of a house on Breeze Lane in Markey Township where the snow had piled halfway up the door on the side of the house. More...

Chase into Crawford County begins near Roscommon jail

A Roscommon man faces multiple charges after an incident that began near the Roscommon County Jail Jan. 29. Sheriff's deputies patrolling Roscommon at 1:56 a.m. More...

Business

Shoppers can help Habitat with donations at Glen's

Shoppers at Glen's Markets can help Habitat for Humanity during February in Spartan Stores' statewide campaign with a goal of raising $100,000 to support "The House That Spartan Built." Customers have an opportunity to donate by purchasing a Habit More...

Rieth-Riley earns 'diamond' award

The National Asphalt Pavement Association recently announced that Houghton Lake Plant 755, Rieth-Riley Construction Co., has earned NAPA's "Diamond Achievement Commendation" for excellence in hot-mix asphalt plant and site operations. More...

Lepper joins JPMorgan as vice-president

Former Prudenville resident Ryan M. Lepper has been hired by JPMorgan as an investment advisor and vice-president in its Bloomfield Hills office. More...

Letters to the Editor

Misfortune not fault of community

Last week, Jan. 24, 2008, was the first time I ever felt compelled to write to the editor. I was deeply disturbed by Tracy Bostwick's "You Can't Just Sit There, Do Nothing." However, the letter I wrote was never mailed. More...

'What Honest Abe had to say about country is still evident'

Being we all need to look up to our foremost, earlier nation's leaders- and their leadership- we would like to take a moment to recognize a great man whose birthdate and dedication to our country is again upon us ( Feb. 12, 1809). More...

Non-homesteaders benefit too

In response to Roger Hill's letter, I am appalled in how easy it is for second home owners to slam our community. More...

Religion & Family

Dusseau, Andrews plan to marry

Rachel Lynn Dusseau and Brian Andrews announce their engagement to be married. The bride-elect is the daughter of Harvey and Dawn Dusseau of Houghton Lake. She is a 2005 graduate of Westland Christian Academy and attended Mid-Michigan College. More...

Browns name son Andrew

Vince and Starr Brown of Athens, TN, announce the birth of a son, Andrew William. Andrew was born Jan. 20, 2008 in Athens, TN and weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Audra Jennings and the late Charles Jennings. More...

Taylor, Warren name son Preston

Nichole Lynn Taylor and Paul Wilson Warren Jr. announce the birth of their son, whom they named Preston Lee. Born Jan. 7, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, the boy weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. More...

Education

HLHS seniors land CMU scholarships

When Houghton Lake High school seniors Adrienne Linskey and Justin Wigard applied to Central Michigan University last fall, their grades and high school activities earned them an invitation to compete for a Centralis Scholarship. More...

SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT

Jaquoub Tapia gets a shave from barber Kaeley Hahn in one of several shops set up by Roscommon Elementary School third graders in a village in the school gym Jan. 31. Looking on are Grant Smitz and Austin Schleben. More...

'College Goal Sunday' to be Feb. 10 at KCC

Kirtland Community College will be one of 27 sites statewide to host "College Goal Sunday," an annual event to raise awareness about opportunities for financial aid on Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m. More...

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