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COPS HELPING COPS

Sheriff Staley helps rebuild New Orleans officer's home

Since Hurricane Katrina tore the roof off his home nearly 2 1/2 years ago, New Orleans Police Department Sgt. Jay Vitrano had been sleeping on a cot near a broken window in his water-damaged, mold and termite-infested home. More...

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News

Road board mulls support of state ORV legislation

The Roscommon County Road Commission may support legislation that would give counties the authority to allow off-road vehicles on county roads, even though its lobbying organization opposes the bill. Road commissioners Feb. More...

Middle school student expelled for bomb threat

A Houghton Lake Middle School student was expelled Monday after a hearing before the Houghton Lake Board of Education. The student responsible for the bomb threat Feb. More...

Gerrish OKs concept of more boat slips

With its new community park scheduled to open later this year, the Gerrish Township Board Feb. 12 approved in concept a plan that could expand lake access further in the future. More...

Sports

Macomb dims KCC women's bid for tournament play

The Kirtland Community College women's basketball team faces an uphill battle to earn a spot in its conference's post-season tournament after falling to visiting Macomb Community College, 74- 69, in overtime Feb. 18 in Mio. More...

KCC men in bid for conference

Kirtland Community College men's basketball Coach Ty McGregor is hoping his squad isn't thinking about taking it easy after earning its first conference tournament bid, as the Firebirds struggled to hold off visiting Macomb Community College for a More...

Top Spots

Bobcats earn first place wins at last three meets

Houghton Lake may be getting used to being in first place in competitive cheer after recording three wins in the last week. Houghton Lake's varsity cheerleaders finished atop the Jack Pine Conference Tuesday at the league meet in Harrison. More...

Letters to the Editor

School environment affects learning

I want to present a counter perspective to Mr. Bruce Balcolm's letter to Superintendent Injasoulian in last week's Houghton Lake Resorter. More...

Common sense prevailed

We would like to express our gratitude for the common sense decision by the Roscommon County Prosecutor's Office. The decisions were as follows: The ticket for no trail permit on the "S.S. Tip-up Town" was dropped. More...

Beware of concealed problems in used goods

This note is to warn your readers. I am increasingly running into people who have recently purchased a used item, only to fined concealed problems after getting the item home. More...

Religion & Family

Hacker moving on from River House

After more than six years of serving as executive director for River House, Inc., Rhoda Hacker is stepping down. She is taking the position of executive director at the Relief After Violent Encounter shelter in St. More...

Bourget, Bornholdt name daughter Briana

Samantha Jean Bourget and Anthony Alan Bornholdt of Grayling and Roscommon announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Briana Jean. The baby was born Jan. 25, 2008, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. More...

Preczewski, Pickett served in army

Ken Preczewski of Houghton Lake is among the Houghton Lake graduates who served in the military. Preczewski said he and his friend, Steve Pickett, both of the Class of 1979, enlisted in the U.S. More...

Education

Broadening horizons

Although students at Houghton Lake Middle School did not attend regular classes Feb. 14 and 15, they did learn quite a bit and have their horizons broadened through a special set of classes and experiences during Enrichment Days, 2008. More...

MMCC among fastest-growing schools

Mid Michigan Community College is the 48th fastest growing community college in the nation among schools with enrollments between 2,500 and 4,999 students, according to a study by Community College Week. More...

CMU names students to dean's list

Central Michigan University has released its honors list for the fall, 2007, semester. Recognized for earning at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale were: Houghton Lake- Sophomore Andrea L. Clayton, junior Michelle R. More...

HLCS to seek facilities millage in May

The Houghton Lake Board of Education will ask voters to approve a bond issue this spring. More...

One-year HLCS seat attracts none

Write-in votes in the May 6 election will determine who will fill a one-year term on the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education. No candidates filed for the one-year seat before last Wednesday's deadline. 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

HURT IN COLLISION

Denton Township Fire and EMS personnel bring snowmobiler Eugene Kutzleb, 44, of Fraser onto the South Shore of Houghton Lake after he was injured in a collision with another snowmobile Feb. 15. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Johnathon R. Woolman, 32, Grayling, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Feb. 4: No. 07-72-6804, Glenn Smith vs. Russel Stone, plaintiff's motion for summary disposition was granted; No. 07-72-6616, Kathy J. Breidinger vs. Chris E. More...

Editorial

Impressive enrichment

For over 20 years, students at Houghton Lake Middle School have broadened their horizons during the school's annual Enrichment Days. Held each winter, the days are set aside for students to try something new and different. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Thousands of people, representing 30 Baptist denominations, recently gathered in Atlanta, GA, for their second annual attempt at unity among the fractious groups that share the name Baptist. More...

Eliminating the Foreclosure Tax

With tax season upon us, I wanted to share with you an important legislative victory that will eliminate a tax liability for many Michigan homeowners facing foreclosure. We all know of friends or family members who have lost their jobs. More...

Outdoors

Oldsmobile club welcomes more than 400 at 'Winterfest'

More than 400 people associated with the Oldsmobile Outdoor Club visited Houghton Lake over the weekend to take part in the "UAW-GM Winterfest" fishing contests, a couple of bonfires and a snowmobile tour led by the Houghton Lake Trail Blazers. More...

COLD CONTEST

(Left) Ted Thelen of Lansing measures powder before shooting his 39-inch barrel flint-lock. He and about 16 other men (and one woman) competed in the Finger Nipper black powder rifle shoot Saturday at the Houghton Lake Sportsman Club. More...

Bear harvest dipped in 2007

The Department of Natural Resources has announced the initial assessment of the 2007 bear season. The Michigan bear season began as early as Sept. 10 and ran as late as Oct. 26 in some parts of the state. More...

Happenings

Houghton Lake man turns Vietnam memories into book

Using the services of a printon demand publisher, Houghton Lake resident William C. Stodgel has published a book about his experiences in Vietnam. More...

DISASTER EXERCISE

Gerrish Township Fire Department Capt. Jim Fisher leads an evaluation session at the conclusion of a "tabletop" disaster preparedeness exercise at the Gerrish Township Hall Feb. 16. More...

Library going 'green' March 5-8

The Houghton Lake Public Library will be celebrating all that is Irish March 5-8, and the "wearin' o' the green" is encouraged! More...

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