April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax proposals added to August ballot

Two tax proposals for the Aug. 5 primary election ballot were approved by Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday. More...

'Busloads' lobby for ORV bill

Busloads of supporters of legislation that would allow offroad vehicles to travel on designated county roads attended a state senate hearing on the proposed bill last week. More...

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News

Corrections

Concert times for the Collins Elementary Spring Concerts were incorrect in last week's Resorter. The date of the concert, April 30, remains the same, and both concerts will be in the high school auditorium. More...

Red Barn Resale Shop open for season

The Red Barn Resale Shop, operated by R.O.O.C., Inc., recently re-opened for the season. R.O.O.C., Inc. is a non-profit agency that provides training and employment for adults with disabilities. More...

PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Collins Elementary students in grades pre-K through third who had perfect attendance for the third marking period were treated to Taco Bell gift certificates and achievement certificates. More...

Editorial

Privacy protected

Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land's refusal to release information regarding which partisan ballot each voter selected in the state's presidential primary Jan 15 has been upheld in U. S. District Court. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

What would Jesus think? More...

THE GREEN BLACKBOARD

First, I would like to thank the several people who made comments about my last column and who called, wrote me, and sent a letter to the editor about it. The column involved the loss of great people in our lives and it touched a few hearts. More...

Letters to the Editor

State's inaction makes millage necessary

On behalf of your school board I am asking the citizens of the Gerrish-Higgins School District to vote yes for the 1- mill bond proposal for support of capital projects and also yes for the proposal to restore the full 18-mill levy on non-homestead More...

'Our pockets are empty'

A year in review for the average taxpayer in Denton Township. Gasoline in 2007 was $2.70/gallon; in 2008 it is $3.45/gallon. This will amount to a $585 a year increase for a single driver filling one tank a week with 15 gallons. More...

Letters may help save program

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent, dangerous, yet preventable diseases in Michigan. It is estimated that nearly 8% of Michigan residents over the age of 18 have this disease, making it the state's 6th leading cause of death. More...

Health

Physician assistant added to Mid-Michigan Health staff

Certified physician assistant Alex Anderson has joined Mid- Michigan Health Park- Houghton Lake. Anderson has extensive experience in urgent care, family practice and as a medical officer with the National Guard. More...

COOKIES FOR COPS

Deputy Emilie Pelleran of the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department accepts cookies from Carrie Rasmusson, volunteer coordinator at River House, Inc., a domestic violence shelter in Grayling. More...

Mercy Hospice honors volunteers

National Volunteer Week is April 27 through May 3, and Mercy Hospice is honoring its volunteers for bringing compassion, support and friendship to those facing life-limiting illnesses. More...

Happenings

Roscommon Rotary plans 'Cinco de Mayo Party'

Roscommon Rotary is hosting their 21st annual Spring Auction May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Roscommon Knights of Columbus Hall. More...

Aisthorpes' garage sale to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cathy and Ron Aisthorpe of Prudenville are helping raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Great Strides" event, in honor of their granddaughter, Faith Leann Aisthorpe. More...

HELPING HABITAT

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Misty Klatt (left) accepts a $1,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake and its president Carolyn Krompetz at the club's April 14 meeting. More...

Business manager says-

Amendment 'hiccup' in recovery

Citing rising fuel and insurance costs and a smaller than expected savings from a new teacher contract, Houghton Lake Community Schools Business Manager Matt Lewis recommended the board of education approve an amendment to the 2007-08 budget that More...

Holton pleads to amended charge

Scheduled for trial in 55th Circuit Court, Gladwin, April 16, on a charge of attempted larceny by false pretenses, Neil A. More...

MEAP MASTERS

An exuberant group of Houghton Lake Middle School seventh graders enjoys the pool at the Comfort Suites at Houghton Lake April 15 during a party in celebration of good scores on recent Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) testing. 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

Teen pleads to charge of making illegal video

William Dane Carey, 19, of Higgins Lake waived preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, April 17 on a charge of "capturing image of unclothed person where individual had a reasonable expectation of privacy." He was bound over to 3 More...

St. Helen man arrested for 2006 PWC larceny

A 1 1/2-year investigation resulted in the arrest of a St. Helen man in connection with theft of two personal watercraft and a trailer in Gerrish Township. Gerrish Township Police arrested Brian L. Williams, 48, April 10. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Thomas M. More...

Sports

Kicking Bucks pick up three quick NMSL soccer victories

The Roscommon girls varsity soccer squad has posted a strong season start in the Northern Michigan Soccer League taking their first three matches. More...

Bucks pick up first baseball win at Alcona

The Roscommon Bucks picked up their first varsity baseball win of the season Tuesday in a 17-8 victory over host Alcona. The Bucks trailed 2-0 heading into the third inning but a threerun third gave them a lead they would never relinquish. More...

Buck softball squad takes two from Alcona

The Roscommon Bucks varsity softball squad added two wins to their early season tally Tuesday night with back-to-back victories over Alcona. The Bucks took the opener 10-4 and the second game, 6-5. More...

Outdoors

Spring Fire Training

With Michigan's wildfire season soon to begin, Department of Natural Resources fire officers and other personnel involved in fire suppression in Roscommon County and the surrounding area met at the Roscommon Field Office April 9 and 10 to brush up More...

Wildfire prevention has historic roots

Most of Michigan's wildfires occur in the spring -- April, May and June. More...

DNR asks for help in amphibian, reptile count

The Department of Natural Resources is asking for help in its first statewide inventory of reptiles and amphibians. More...

Religion & Family

KAFFEEKLATSCH SURPISE

Dawn Frisbie, Houghton Lake, watches as Marilyn Jarvi and Charli Reynolds serve cake during a surprise 93rd birthday party at McDonald's April 16. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

Morgan Benson, 1 1/2 (on the shoulder of her dad, Andy Benson), and Kaylie Benson, 6, met three other generations of their family during a gathering at a recent wedding at Houghton Lake. More...

Presbyterian Kirk of Lakes to host prayer service

The Presbyterian Kirk of the Lakes will open its sanctuary to the community May 1 for National Day of Prayer. The church will be open between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A corporate prayer service will be held from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. More...

Education

Houghton Lake SADD chapter to host statewide conference

The Houghton Lake High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, in conjunction with Student Leadership Services, Inc., Waterford, will host a SADD conference, "Miles Across Michigan...Road to a Better Chapter!" May 9-10 at the high More...

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO

Students at Houghton Lake Middle School got a musical treat April 18 when Dee Dee Tibbits of Caro brought a Caribbeanthemed lesson to them. More...

LOOKING FOR LUNCH

Taylor Young, kindergartner in Jill Songer's class at Collins Elementary, pets "Dilbert" the armadillo, under the watchful eye of biologist William Neill, director of Science Alive of Waterford, Monday. More...

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