April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

High fuel prices send more riders to county bus system

Faced with a sour economy and record gasoline prices, area residents are riding Roscommon County Transportation Authority buses more often. Maureen Daugherty, the authority's executive director, said ridership is up 16% over a year ago. More...

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News

HLHS parents to discuss prom, trimesters, other year-end events

Parents of students at Houghton Lake High School have been invited to the monthly parent meeting, set for April 21 in the high school library. More...

Markey joins other townships in phosphorous fertilizer ban

Action by the Markey Township Board April 14 completed a phosphorous fertilizer-free ring around Houghton Lake. The vote was 4-1, with Trustee Kelly Van-Y dissenting. More...

Lyon committee to meet Sunday

The Lyon Township Community Safety Committee will hold a meeting Sunday at the Lyon Township Hall. The group was formed to study the feasibility of a township police department and anyone interested is welcome to attend the 1 p.m. meeting. More...

Sports

First game jitters hinder 'Cats in opening soccer loss

First game jitters in the first few minutes of the Houghton Lake Bobcat and Forest Area Eagles varsity soccer match turned into a 3-1 victory for the Eagles, Monday on the Bobcat's home turf. More...

Bucks defense falters to give Chiefs 3-1 soccer victory

A "defensive breakdown" by the Roscommon varsity soccer squad allowed the Cheboygan Chiefs to break a 1-1 tie and go ahead to eventually win the match 3-1, Tuesday. More...

FEISTY FRESHMAN

Freshman defense midfielder Katie Trahan (4) breaks up a run by Forest Area's Shelbie Thiel (6) during the Bobcats' season-opener Monday at Bobcat Field. Forest Area bested the Bobcats 3-1. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) More...

Editorial

Charlton Heston

We don't often associate the strength of life's youthful experiences for the great influence it becomes later, but that's what one sees when looking back at the life and experiences of Charlton Heston, who died at the age of 84 April 6. More...

Traveling cheap

As gasoline and diesel prices hit all time highs at the pumps we have noticed a decrease in normal traffic flows with the exception of prime drive times between 8 and 9 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

On April 18, 1775, lanterns in the steeple of Boston's Old North Church signaled Paul Revere to begin his famous "midnight ride" to alert colonists that British troops were on their way. More...

Outdoors

What is Earth Day?

On April 22, 1970, people across the country united to validate the importance of the environment and take action. Earth Day was initiated by Sen. More...

FLIGHT TEAM

Department of Natural Resources Lead Pilot Bill Green (left) and wildlife biologist Jerry Weinrich have logged many hours in the air during eagle survey flights which began in mid-March. More...

Eagle surveys reveal steady progress

In 1975, there weren't many bald eagles in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. That is when Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Jerry Weinrich (now retired) started making survey flights covering the area to count how many there were. More...

Happenings

National Library Week celebrated at Houghton Lake Public Library

National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country, has been happening every April since 1958. More...

Event to raise funds for festival

Malcolm's Tackle Box will host a St. Helen Bluegill Festival fundraiser April 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

St. Helen library plans open house

The Richfield Township Library Board and the Friends of the Richfield Township Library will host an open house April 19 during the library's regular hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is at 1410 North St. Helen Road, St. Helen. More...

Treasurer's red tags irk Richfield residents

Richfield Township Treasurer Judy Scroggin is in the "Dawg House" with some township residents. More...

Committee seeks support for G-H Schools bond issue

More than 150 people attended a kick-off rally for the Gerrish-Higgins School District's bond issue campaign in the Roscommon High School auditorium April 9. "We all know the times are hard," board of education President Tom Dale told the group. More...

Spring Follies like old times for 'Grease' director

"Danny" and "Sandy" and the rest of the senior class at Rydell High School will take to the stage this weekend as Houghton Lake High School brings back the Spring Follies with three weekend performances of the musical, "Grease. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Dennis M. Nordstrom, 55, St. More...

Missaukee investigating possible robbery attempt

The Missaukee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible attempted bank robbery after deputies were alerted April 11 about a suspicious man in the City of McBain. More...

PERENNIAL PROBLEM

Houghton Lake resident Frank Porter (left) listens to Roscommon County Road Commission Foreman Bob Bedell explain the drainage problem which caused Porter's property at 141 Nottingham St. More...

Business

BOONER'S FOOD PLOT, WATERING HOLE

Tim and Tennille VanBuskirk have opened Booner's Food Plot and Watering Hole on M-18, about 1 1/2 mile south of M-55, Prudenville. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

MIOSHA training offered in Clare

The Michigan Manufacturers Association will host two seminars, "Managing MIOSHA Compliance" and "WorkSafe Back Safety Training," April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in Clare. More...

GRAND OPENING FOR CAMPING WORLD

The new Camping World store, formerly Burnside RV, Houghton Lake, was officially opened April 10 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bill would eliminate road commissions

Both articles that ran in the Houghton Lake Resorter regarding the Roscommon County Road Commissioners being appointed versus elected bring about some interesting debate. I'd like to add to this topic. More...

'Don't take away our right to vote'

Shame on the Roscommon County Commissioners who support the appointment of road commissioners. More...

Reader's father pulled over 'Moses'

The recent passing of actor Charlton Heston brought to mind one of my father, Detective Don Marion's, favorite "war stories." My father was still in uniform in the late 1940's, doing road patrol out of the post at Houghton Lake. More...

Religion & Family

APPRECIATED

The Houghton Lake Church of God celebrated Pastor Appreciation Day April 13. Robert Lockhart has been the pastor at the church for 12 years. More...

Food to be distributed Saturday at Markey church

Markey Community Baptist Church, in conjunction with Project Help Our People Eat, will sponsor a food give-a-way April 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 4736 Flint Road. Residents are asked to bring boxes with them. More...

Burnell, Kosalski to wed in June

Lisa M. Burnell and Neal J. Kosalski announce their engagement to be married June 21, 2008. The ceremony is planned at Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church, to be officiated by the Rev. Bryan Thompson. More...

Education

Bucks take on Northmen in 'Quiz Central' semis

The Roscommon Bucks will face the Petoskey Northmen April 23 for a chance to move on to the overall championship round of Central Michigan University Public Television's "Quiz Central." The Bucks, who won the white division, will face Petoskey, wi More...

Enrollment open at MMCC

Registration for the spring, summer and fall semesters is underway at Mid Michigan Community College. The spring semester starts May 12 and, although the fall semester does not begin until Aug. More...

THAT'S A LOT OF PENNIES

Students in Mrs. Paula Youngberg's class collected the most pennies ($1,500 worth) among the kindergarten classes at Collins Elementary during a recent penny drive to assist the Darlene Lubaski family, who lost their home to a fire in February. More...

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