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Early morning power outage affects more than 12,000

More than 12,000 Consumers Energy customers in Houghton Lake and Prudenville woke up the morning of May 2 without electricity. According to Consumers Spokesperson Mary Gust, Saginaw office, the outage occurred at 1:23 a.m. More...

Paxton, Bertsch, Nellist hope to remain in office

With just a few days remaining before the deadline for candidates to file for county and township offices, no new faces emerged in the past week. More...

Special Sections

News

Changing 'worst first' road strategy goal of RCRC plan

Denton Township officials May 1 approved a road improvement list submitted by the Roscommon County Road Commission, in the first year of a five-year plan. More...

Roscommon Twp. waiting for release of park funds

Roscommon Township officials are still awaiting the go-ahead on the township's new park located on the south shore of Houghton Lake, commonly called Lakeview Park. More...

'Bucket List' to be shown

The Houghton Lake Merchants Association is again inviting the community's volunteers for pizza, dessert and a movie at the Pines Theatre May 13 during its annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. More...

Sports

Branch leads Buck golfers to wins of Bobcats, Hornets

Roscommon's varsity golf squad improved to 6-1 in Jack Pine Conference play Tuesday with victories over Houghton Lake and Harrison while the Bobcats picked up their first JPC win of the season by beating the Hornets. More...

OT win helps Bucks preserve perfect soccer league record

The Roscommon varsity soccer squad remains unbeaten in Northern Michigan Soccer League action after beating Forest Area and Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian in two recent contests. More...

G's victims in men's season openers doubleheader

It was a long opening night in the Houghton Lake Men's Softball League for G's Pizzeria as they lost both ends of the season's first double header. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Two votes!

It is almost unfathomable that Tuesday's millage vote in the Houghton Lake Community School District failed by only two votes. It proves that every vote does count and that the effort to get to the polls and vote is important. More...

Affordability

With the political season in full bloom and both national political parties vying for attention, the larger issues are beginning to get a lot of lip service. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results Should the Department of Natural Resources increase the number of lines an angler can use from two to three? More...

Outdoors

Sportsmen's club holds first NRA indoor pistol match

The Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club's first indoor National Rifle Association conventional pistol match April 20 attracted shooters from throughout Michigan. More...

Houghton Lake to host panfish tournament June 7

The 3rd Annual Lyman's Classic Panfish Tournament will be held June 7 on Houghton Lake. The tourney will be based at the South DNR Boat Launch, also known as Fishermen's Paradise. It is limited to 50 teams with a first prize of $1,250. More...

FIRST TURKEY SUCCESS

John Cooper of Houghton Lake bagged his first turkey in Denton Township April 30. He said he called the 15- pounder in using a box call at around 9 a.m., and that the bird sported a 4.25-inch beard. (TRP) More...

Religion & Family

Booms, Myers to wed in August

Brittany Michelle Booms of Moorestown and Keith Brian Myers of Houghton Lake announce their engagement to be married. The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Roxanne Booms of Moorestown. More...

Church plans 'Celebration of Worship'

Grace Fellowship Church, Gladwin, is hosting a "Celebration of Worship" May 9 at 7 p.m. More...

UPDATED: 'Day of reflection' to be May 13 at OLL

Our Lady of the Lake CCW will host "Our Spring Day of Reflection," with speaker David Seitz, May 13. Seitz is a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order. More...

Education

LAST BATCH

Roscommon Middle School's last Students of the Month for the 2007-08 school year are, left to right, seventh graders Molly McCans and Jakob Spaulding, sixth graders Lindsay DeWitt and Philip Peterson, fifth grader Michael Walter, eighth grader Che More...

HLHS club to host state SADD conference

The Houghton Lake High School members of Students Against Destructive Decisions, will host a SADD conference this weekend at the high school. More...

KCC hosting annual nursing conference

Kirtland Community College's Department of Nursing is inviting nurses to its annual Spring Nursing Conference, "Take This Job and Love It," May 13 at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in Grayling. The conference will begin at 8:15 a.m. More...

Election at a glance*

Winners listed in red Houghton Lake Community Schools Bond issue Gerrish-Higgins School District Bond issue Non-homestead renewal Four-year term Scott 1,037 Lake 635 One-year term Jernigan 1, More...

FATAL ACCIDENT

Todd Fullmer of Lake Transmission and Towing prepares to remove a wrecked vehicle from the TDM Realtors building in Prudenville after a fatal accident Saturday morning. More...

Several hurt, two arrested in melee

Beer bottles and ashtrays went flying in a brouhaha at the Old Town Tavern in Houghton Lake Heights early May 3. Two brothers, a 42- year-old Houghton Lake man and a 38-year-old Swartz Creek man, were arrested. More...

APPROACHING STECKERT BRIDGE

Two teams approach Steckert Bridge during Saturday's Roscommon Pro-Am Canoe Challenge. The bridge was the turn-around point for amateur racers, while pros continued on to Deerheart Valley Road before heading back to Roscommon. 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

Gladwin man missing since Easter

The parents of Stephen S. Stout, in cooperation with the Gladwin State Police Post, are searching for information leading to the whereabouts of their son. More...

Stolen rabbits returned to owner

A 72-year-old St. Helen man has his rabbits back after they were taken by a 37-year-old female neighbor April 29. After talking with the female suspect for about an hour, the man left his home for a couple of hours, returning around 3 p.m. More...

Revamped juvenile center has new offices, classroom, visitors' area

Expanded facilities for staff, detainees and visitors opened last week at the Roscommon County Juvenile Detention Center in Roscommon. More...

Business

Scott Taylor steps down as St. Helen Chamber leader

At the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting April 30, Scott Taylor, chamber president and owner of The Dawg House Restaurant, requested to step down from the presidency for personal reasons. More...

Creative Memories donates goods for 'Extreme Makeover' project'

Creative Memories sales consultant Nancy Hodges of Roscommon has announced that the company had a hand in making the new home featured in a recent airing of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. More...

ASSUMED NAMES

Feb. 8-May 1

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Curtis P. Beaver, Houghton Lake: C.B. Drywall, Houghton Lake. Patricia L. More...

Letters to the Editor

Destruction of trees only adding to required yard work at lake

As this is written, seven more trees are being cut down making the total 53. A beautifully landscaped home that once provided food, shelter and habitat for many wild birds and animals to rear their young has been destroyed. More...

Clearcutting at Reedsburg disgusts reader

Today I took a drive through Reedsburg Dam Campground. What I saw was a clearcutting operation going on. I can't believe this! They will probably say it is select cutting, but it looked to me that roughly 90% of the shade trees are gone. More...

Ambulance couldn't operate without voted millage

I am writing in regard to a possible misunderstanding of the upcoming Denton Township Ambulance millage renewal. The request will be on the August primary election ballot and is not a request for an increase. More...

Health

KCC to host 'Art of Caring'

The Best Practices of Northern Michigan Committee announces its 10th annual conference, "The Art of Caring," scheduled for May 14. More...

GETTING OLDER, GETTING BETTER

Nationally known speaker Maureen Burns addresses a group of seniors April 22 at the Houghton Lake Public Library. She spoke on aging with enthusiasm and touched on subjects such as exercise, Alzheimer's disease and pursuing one's interests. More...

PET scanning available at West Branch hospital

Positron Emission Tomography scanning, considered one of the most advanced diagnostic tools for certain types of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other brain abnormalities, is available at West Branch Regional Medical Center. More...

Happenings

Dinner benefits Country Village

Timbers Restaurant, located on the Cut River in Roscommon County, will host a benefit dinner for Country Village senior apartments May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Stulz to perform at Dunes for Children's Miracle Network

"Laughs for a Miracle World Tour 07," a comedy show benefit for Children's Miracle Network, will be making a tour stop at Forest Dunes Country Club, Roscommon, May 17. The comedy performance will be at 9 p.m. More...

LEARNING INTERNET SAFETY

(Left) Judy Paxton of the Michigan Attorney General's office teaches first graders from Collins Elementary about Internet safety during a Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) program at the Houghton Lake Public Library Tuesday morning. More...

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