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RHS seniors to graduate next week

High school graduation season in Roscommon County will begin early this year, as Roscommon High School holds its commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. May 22. More...

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News

Markey sends fire hall bids back to drawing board

Plans for an addition to the Markey Township Fire Hall have been sent back to the drawing board. The township board, at a special meeting April 21, opened six bids ranging from $555,429 to $842,920. More...

Houghton Lake spring band concert May 22

The bands of Houghton Lake Community Schools will present a concert May 22 at Houghton Lake High School at 7 p.m. Featured will be the high school concert band, middle school bands, and marching band. More...

Women's club to host foster care luncheon

The Lake Township Women's Club will meet May 21 at noon at the township hall. Members are asked to arrive early to set up for the foster care luncheon. For information call Marge at 422- 2216. More...

Sports

Bobcats edged by Hornets, Eagles

Houghton Lake's varsity baseball team took four losses in Jack Pine Conference action last week, losing two at Harrison May 13 and two at home against Farwell May 8. More...

Waller's six goals sets record, leads to win

Sophomore Caitlyn Waller set a school record Tuesday night with six goals as the Roscommon varsity soccer squad hammered Clare, 7-0. "This was a great team effort," said Coach Loren Preuss. More...

Bobcat offense no help in Jack Pine softball losses

Houghton Lake struggled offensively Tuesday night in back-toback losses to Harrison in Jack Pine Conference varsity softball action. The host Hornets topped the Bobcats 3-2 and 13-4. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter was personal attack on neighbor

In answer to a letter that appeared in the May 8, 2008 edition of this paper, Mr. Batchelor was lodging a complaint of tree cutting by a neighbor. More...

Fire department appreciated

Thanks Markey Fire Dept. We had a grass fire at the corner of School and Townline a week ago. With all the dry wood and grass plus high wind it could have been like Grayling's. s/Bob Riggs More...

Principal lauded

Looking back at my middle school years, I would have never believed that I would write a letter supporting the principal. However, I'm not in middle school now, my son is. More...

Religion & Family

Spanielewski, Watson marry

Shelby Spanielewski and Tim Watson of Merritt were united in marriage May 10, 2008. The ceremony was performed by Wayne VanDuinen in the Watsons' yard. Jackie Kucharczyk, friend of the bride, was the maid of honor. More...

Card party to be in honor of Tanner's birthday

Family members of Bessie Tanner, Alma, formerly of Houghton Lake, are hosting a card party in honor of her birthday. Tanner will be 89 on May 26, and her family is asking that people honor her with a card shower. More...

Grandville pastor to speak at Grayling church

The Rev. Duane Vander Klok will speak at Resurrection Life Center, Grayling, at 7 p.m. May 21. The public may attend. Refreshments will be served. More...

Education

TEACHER RECOGNITION

Houghton Lake Middle School Guidance Counselor Frank Schultz is presented with a token of appreciation for a job well done by Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Pete Injasoulian Tuesday, on Teacher Appreciation Day. More...

DINNER IS SERVED

Eighth grader Audrey Wallington, Houghton Lake Middle School National Junior Honor Society member, serves her family during the NJHS fund-raiser dinner. The annual event is held at the high school cafeteria. (CHP) More...

COLD-BLOODED DISPLAY

Collins Elementary kindergartner Jimmy Couch mans his reptile display, with the help of a friend, during the annual science fair May 7. Couch's was one of many scientific areas explored during the event. More...

Leadership lessons learned at conference

Student leaders from Houghton Lake and across the state put their skills to work this past weekend at Houghton Lake High School. More...

Recount slated in bond election

The Roscommon County Board of Canvassers is scheduled next week to recount Houghton Lake Community Schools bond issue votes cast in the May 6 election. County Clerk Ann Bonk said the request for the recount was received in her office May 9. More...

Township races to dominate election

Political activity in Roscommon County this year will be more intense in townships than at the county level. 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

Rental ad on Internet brings fraudulent response

A Lake Township cottage owner who put a rental advertisement on the Internet nearly fell victim to a complicated scam. More...

Case bound over on CSC charges

Retired teacher Kenneth L. Case, 56, Prudenville, was bound over to Circuit Court following a preliminary examination in 83rd District Court on seven counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct. State Police, Houghton Lake, made the arrest. More...

Higgins Lake topic of May 19 ACT NOW meeting

Gerrish Township's Advisory Community Team- Neighbors on Watch will meet May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Gerrish Township Hall. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

The comments

After two comments were overheard last week, following the defeat of the Houghton Lake Community School District's millage request it left us with wondering. More...

'Nets don't lie'

Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division Chief Dr. Kelley Smith had good news to report when he spoke to the Houghton Lake Lake Association members May 7th. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES

10 YEARS AGO-MAY 14, 1998 Land use for Nester home, golf course development denied "The Nester Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) rejected a request for a special land use permit to build a 520 site manufactured home park and golf course More...

Outdoors

'Wear It!' theme of Safe Boating Week

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Roscommon County will observe National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23. The goal of the week-long observance is to heighten awareness among recreational boaters of the importance of always wearing a life jacket. More...

FISHING FIRSTS

Fishing with their grandparents last week, Katie and Jenna Williams both recorded angling firsts. Katie, 4, caught her first walleye, a 19-incher. Jenna, 3, caught her first crappie, which measured 13 inches. More...

FIRST BIG TOM

Andrew Kotranza, 15, Port Huron, shot this 17-pound tom with an 8.5" beard Saturday afternoon in Denton Township. He was hunting with his dad, Don, and friends Mike Valecki and Mike Valecki Jr. (Courtesy photo) More...

Happenings

Hazardous waste collection scheduled next month

The first Roscommon County household hazardous waste Day collection of 2008 is scheduled for June 7 in the parking lot of the Roscommon County Health and Services Building on M-18 at M- 157 near Prudenville. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Program to focus on living with MS

On May 17, a multiple sclerosis informational program will be presented in Gaylord from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Louise O'Donnell, MSN, will speak about "Your Health Care, Your Relationship, Your Responsibility." After Ms. More...

QUEEN'S FUND-RAISER

Queen's Team leader, Tip-up Town Queen 2008 Jacci Dankert, with the help of "Tip," the TUT mascot, will host a Relay for Life fund-raiser May 30 starting at 7 p.m. at Northway Lanes, Houghton Lake. More...

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