April 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate committee to meet April 16 on ORV bill

Constituents from northern Michigan will meet with their State Senators April 16 to lobby for the passage of H.B. 4323, the bill that passed unanimously in the House that would regulate ORV traffic on local roads. More...

Heston's first role was in St. Helen school play

His first acting role was in an elementary school Christmas play in St. Helen. As an adult, he came back to visit his boyhood home periodically, though often secretly, until the late 1970's and, through a family holding company, More...

Special Sections

News

Denton streetlight project to head west this summer

Denton Township's streetlight project will continue this summer, as the M-55 beautification committee was granted approval for 10 more lampposts. The township board approved the purchase of the new lights at its April 2 regular meeting. More...

'CASUAL' DONATION

Proceeds from "casual days" at North Central Area Credit Union in Roscommon turned into a $1,284 donation to the Roscommon County Fair recently. More...

Burns retires from road crew

The Roscommon County Road Commission March 27 approved the retirement of along-time employee Alan Burns. The board thanked Burns for his 34 years of service. The resignation of another employee was tabled. More...

Business

Grand opening celebration headlined by singer Ridley

Bearclaw Coffee Company, located inside of Arnie's Arts and Crafts, will hold a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday. The grand opening celebration will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. More...

Spread the word with a story

Have you recently started a business? Has your office moved? Have you been promoted? If you answered yes to any of these, contact the Resorter to spread the word with a news article, news@houghtonlakeresorter. com. More...

RV SPECIALISTS

To help camping enthusiasts cope with high gas prices, Kurt Stocker and April Olson of Roscommon have opened Honey Haulers & RV Care. More...

Letters to the Editor

Function over appearance

Pete Injasoulian, concerning the stage floor, the torn up hardwood flooring was not done with someone in stocking feet. More...

Purse return appreciated

I would like to thank the manager of the Swiss Inn for going out of his way to retrieve my purse that washed up on the beach. More...

Letters welcome

The Resorter welcomes letters to the editor. We do require that letters be signed and contain an address and telephone numbers for verification. All letters are subject to editing. Letters should be typed or printed and double spaced. More...

Health

Blood drive set for April 28

The First Congregational Church, Roscommon, will host an American Red Cross blood drive April 28 from noon to 5:45 p.m. The church is located on George Street in Roscommon. The blood drive is sponsored by the Roscommon VFW. More...

Family nurse practitioner joins MidMichigan Health

June Stefanko, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P., has joined Mid- Michigan Health Park-Houghton Lake as a family nurse practitioner. More...

Six sign up as organ donors during SOS 'Buddy Day'

During the Secretary of State's "Buddy Day" April 2, six people signed up at the Prudenville branch office to become organ donors. More...

Happenings

Oxygen kits may save pets' lives

With the donation of pet resuscitation kits, personnel in 11 Roscommon County area emergency services departments will be able to save the lives of more pets injured in fires or other emergencies. More...

Kirtland to offer concealed pistol course April 17-19

Kirtland Community College will offer a handgun safety class April 17-19 to help participants fulfill the training requirements of Michigan's concealed pistol law. More...

DEPARTMENT THANKS RESIDENT

Lake Township Fire Chief Ron Martin (right) recently presented a gift certificate along with a card giving thanks to Byron "Jake" Jacobus for his support and work with the fire department. More...

Crash victim HLHS senior

The identity of the driver of a Chevy Lumina who died in a car accident on Emery Road the evening of April 1 has been confirmed as Johnnie Joe Adams Jr., 18, Prudenville. More...

'Appointed' road board proposed

Less than eight months after expanding the number of seats on the Roscommon County Road Commission from three to five, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners is considering a switch in how road commissioners are chosen. More...

Area lakes, streams subject to 1836 treaty fishing rights

Areas in Roscommon County that are off limits to fishermen with State of Michigan fishing licenses may be fished this spring by members of five Native American bands whose right to subsistence fishing has been upheld in court. 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

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Billy J. Chandanais, 23, Prudenville, was bound over to Circuit Court after a preliminary examination was held on a charge of delivery/manufacture of marijuana. More...

Suspect leaves scene of Falmouth bank robbery

The Missaukee County Sher- iff's Office received a report of an armed robbery at Citizens Bank, Falmouth, about 4 p.m. Monday. More...

Driver walks from wreck scene, nearly sinks into lake

A Prudenville man who nearly sank through the ice when he walked out onto Houghton Lake after his car was involved in an accident April 7 was arrested on multiple charges. More...

Sports

Bucks ball teams start with shutouts in both directions

The Roscommon varsity softball and baseball teams hosted the Charlevoix Raiders Tuesday for a wet home opener, with the girls scoring a 1-0 shutout and the boys falling 9-0. More...

Falcons drop Bucks on pitch

Playing outdoors for the first time this season, the Roscommon varsity soccer squad fell 3-1 to Ogemaw Heights in a windy contest Monday. "I was pleased with our effort. More...

JV Bobcats drop first, tie second in baseball opener

The Houghton Lake junior varsity baseball team opened its season with a loss and a tie at Ogemaw Heights Tuesday. More...

Editorial

Denying voice

An agenda item on the Roscommon County Commissioner's work session Wednesday gave some credence to a report that some of the county's commissioners were thinking about changing the method by which Roscommon County Road Commissioners are selected, f More...

ORV showdown

Members of the ORV Taskforce for Roscommon County are making plans to travel to Lansing to attend a hearing of the Senate Conservation Committee on HB 4323 April 16th to show their support for the bill's passage. More...

'Open your windows'

When sighted people--those gifted, not rewarded, with sight--hear the word "blind," they envision of a dark, black world. This is not the reality of blindness. The sightless see an abundance of life. More...

Outdoors

FULL SWING SPRING

A silhouette of a small portion of the great blue heron rookery on the North Unit of the Houghton Lake Flats marsh reveals a lot of spring activity late Friday afternoon. More...

Gahagan receives water quality monitoring grant

The Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve is among four groups to receive a grant from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Great Lakes Commission for water quality monitoring. More...

Effort to leave 'no child inside'

There was a time … when children playing outside, climbing trees, wading in ponds and creeks and hiding in tall grass fields, was a common occurrence, especially in summer. More...

Religion & Family

Hundleys celebrate 50 years

Robert and Mildred Hundley of Roscommon celebrated 50 years of marriage March 22 by taking a trip to Niagara Falls. More...

EARLY MORNING WALKS

With Millicent

Sea Without a Shore By Spencer Jordan A little stream running through the forest, So much we see, from others passed before us; We walk along what used to be a pathway, It's been long gone, sidewalk's in its place today. More...

NEXT GENERATION

Brittney Hancock, Prudenville, holds her son, Cyrus Alexander Schultz, who was born Jan. 29, 2008, in Ann Arbor. More...

Education

Akin presents 36th piano, organ recital

Piano and organ students of Sandra J. Akin, Prudenville, performed in the studio's 36th annual recital March 16 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. More...

RHS releases second trimester honor roll

Grade 9: Samantha Anderson, Matthew Barnes, Katrina Beedle, Michael Burger, Brittany Clark*, Sarah Crowe, Alexandra Cummings Fishell, Megin Dennis, Marina Doll, Paul Ferris, Ashley Foster, Paige Geers, Corrina Gourde, Benjamin Harrison, Jacob Hemin More...

RMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Roscommon Middle School's April Students of the Month are, left to right, in front: fifth grader Tashiana Little, seventh grader Sydnee Sheldon and sixth grader Tessa Richards and in back: eighth grader Henry Jacobs, seventh grader Austin Fluegel and More...

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