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G-H asks voters to OK bond issue, non homestead renewal

Voters in the Gerrish-Higgins School District next Tuesday will pass judgment on a $14 million facilities improvement bond issue and renewal of the district's tax of $18 per $1,000 taxable value on second homes and commercial property. More...

'Big names' to race in Rosco

Expert canoe racers will vie for prizes in a Michigan Canoe Racing Association-sanctioned event in Roscommon this weekend. More...

Linskey, Wigard top at HLHS

The students with the top ten academic records in the Class of 2008 at Houghton Lake High School will all head to state universities in the fall, where they will study for degrees in a variety of disciplines. More...

Special Sections

News

County property values rise at lowest rate since 1991

Property values in Roscommon County in 2007 grew at their slowest rate in 17 years, according to the 2008 Equalization Report presented to county commissioners by Equalization Director John Clark April 23. More...

Seventh grader's birthday wish is to help River House

Seventh grader Rebekah Bacus didn't get any presents for her birthday this year. Instead, she is trying to help others who have needs greater than hers. More...

Stevenson throws hat in ring

Randy Stevenson, who retired as Roscommon County Undersheriff last month, Monday filed petitions seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff. Democrat Michael Cooley, Houghton Lake, filed for sheriff in March. More...

Business

MERCHANT RECOGNITION

(Left) Sallie Ratza was surprised to receive the Houghton Lake Merchants' "2007 Merchant of the Year" award at the April 3 general meeting. Ratza has served on the board, one year as secretary, and twice coordinated Santa's Workshop. More...

Daniel becomes partner in Rosco law firm

Troy B. Daniel, an 11-year Roscommon resident and an associate attorney at Hess & Hess, P.C., has been named a partner in the firm, which will now be known as Hess, Hess & Daniel, P.C. Daniel has been employed by the firm since 1997. More...

NEW OFFICE

The NuStar Insurance Agency of Houghton Lake has moved to a new office at 9091 West Lake City Road (M-55). More...

Letters to the Editor

Reader will not be voting for millage

I understand that there will be millage increase proposals on the upcoming ballot, one for schools and one for Denton Township ambulance service. I can understand that people may be tempted to approve them, but I would ask that they reconsider. More...

Proposal makes 'good sense from financial standpoint'

I took the school facilities tour last night to see the condition of the schools first hand. The overall condition of the schools was impressive, considering the ages of the buildings. More...

'Taxes have gotten out of line;' voters should say no

I am writing to urge people to vote against the proposed increases in millage. Most of the people who live up here and many of the weekenders are retirees who live on pensions that increase, at most, the cost of living. More...

Religion & Family

Tessa Yardley, Tyson Chaplin wed at Washington winery

Tessa Elizabeth Yardley and Tyson Michael Chaplin were united in marriage Jan. 19, 2008, at the Columbia Winery, Woodinville, WA. The bride is the daughter of Jill Zofia of Prudenville and Brett Yardley of Prudenville. More...

Strings of Praise to perform at Houghton Lake Baptist

The Strings of Praise from Maranatha Baptist College will present a concert at Houghton Lake Baptist Church, Houghton Lake, May 11 at 9:45 a.m. Sunday School. They will also play some selections during the morning service beginning at 11 a.m. More...

Mercy Grayling, Helen DeVos join efforts

Mercy Hospital Grayling has joined Helen DeVos Children's Hospital's Partners in Children's Health program in a move designed to improve access to pediatric specialty services in the community. More...

Education

Baker honors area students

Several area students recently received academic honors for winter quarter, 2008, from Baker College of Cadillac and West Branch. More...

BIRDS OF PREY

Association to Rescue Kritters Director Ruth Fruehauf gives youngsters at the Good Shepherd Child Development Center a close-up look at hawk and owl claws while ARK volunteer Jenni Tozer holds a hawk. More...

ROCKIN' THE YOUTH

Houghton Lake seventh and eighth grade students rock to the band Herd during a school activity night April 24 in the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria. More...

Friday Update: Power outage affects more than 12,000

More than 12,000 Consumers Energy customers in Houghton Lake and Prudenville woke up Friday morning without electric power. More...

Election Tuesday

Maintenance millage sought by Houghton Lake

Voters in the Houghton Lake Community Schools district will be asked to approve a maintenance and repair millage May 6. More...

Where, when to vote

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. next Tuesday. In the Houghton Lake Community Schools district, residents of Backus, Nester and the south half of Richfield Township will cast their ballots at the Backus Township Hall; residents of Denton, More...

Gerrish-Higgins has competition for all seats on board of education

While there is no competition for seats on the Houghton Lake Community Schools Board of Education, voters in the Gerrish-Higgins School District next Tuesday will have choices to make in filling three board seats. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, April 22: Sara L. Fitzgerald, 27, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was ordered to serve continued probation until Dec. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Michael L. More...

Lucky catch keeps fires small

April 24 was a red letter day for fire danger in northern Michigan, and quick reaction by firefighters kept a series of wildfires from getting out of control in Denton Township. More...

Sports

Bobcats' offense returns in 3-0 win over Grayling

The Houghton Lake offense found its mark Tuesday night as the varsity soccer squad beat Grayling 3-0 in a non-conference match at Grayling. More...

Bobcat bats boom for 29 runs in pair of wins

Houghton Lake outscored Roscommon 29-8 as the varsity 'Cats took two games from the visiting Bucks Tuesday night. The Bobcats won the opening game of the doubleheader, 12-7, and then notched a 17-1 victory in the second contest. More...

Additional support for scoreboard

In addition to the volunteers and businesses listed in last week's Resorter that helped purchase and install a new scoreboard at the Houghton Lake High School baseball fields, Lakeside Concrete also provided assistance. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Preservation millage

Approvals of next Tuesday's millage elections for both Houghton Lake and Gerrish-Higgins School Districts are necessary if both school districts are to continue their education missions. More...

Argument failed

It's just human nature to complain, but one observation from listening to thousands of complaints is that very rarely are alternatives offered. If there are no alternatives, do personal attacks become justified? More...

THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

Congratulations and accolades to the cast, support crew and staff and musical directors and play coordinators for treating and genuinely entertaining about 1,200 of us to their three wonderful renditions of "Grease. More...

Outdoors

Conservation on the Wing

They are the "eyes in the sky" for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. More...

DNR considers allowing anglers more fishing lines

The Department of Natural Resources has announced that its fisheries division is seeking public input on a draft proposal to increase the number of lines (rods) allowed for use while fishing. More...

FIRST BIRD

Russell Hughes of Davison (right) holds a 20-pound tom he shot in Roscommon Township April 25 with the help of Dick Brooks of Houghton Lake. More...

Happenings

Get ready to bloom-

Houghton Lake Merchants plan first Flower, Garden Show

The Houghton Lake Merchants Association will host its first Flower and Garden Show Saturday and Sunday at the Atrium Hotel (formerly the Quality Inn of Houghton Lake). More...

FUND-RAISER FOR A CAUSE

Curves employee and member Joyce Warren of Moorestown models some casual clothing, provided by the Houghton Lake Fashion Bug at the Team Curves' "Fashion for a Cause" fashion show April 24 at Roscommon Township Hall. More...

Skeels schedules scrapbook event

The Skeels Christian School Class of 2010 will hold a scrapbooking event May 3 at Brown Corners, Clare, to raise money for its senior trip. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $35, and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. More...

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