May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

BEAMING

Kaitlin Gorbachow, treasurer of the Roscommon High School Class of 2008, beams as she is greeted by faculty member Tim McClure after receiving her diploma during commencement ceremonies May 22. The class was the 113th to graduate from the school. More...

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News

VISITING OFFICIALS

State officials visited school-based health clinics at Roscommon Middle School and Houghton Lake High School May 23. More...

Lake Township candidates correction

Last week's story about Lake Township Board candidates contained errors. It should have read: Lake Township Supervisor Barry Poindexter is unopposed to be the Democratic nominee for another term. Keith A. More...

Tent caterpillars unslightly, but can be controlled

From all indications, this spring appears to be developing into a "banner" year for the eastern tent caterpillar insect. A quick survey around Roscommon County reveals many of the telltale webs or "silken tents" created by this insect pest. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

As time goes by

... A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results Do you plan to attend a Memorial Day event honoring veterans? No-61% Yes-39% This week's question After the cold snap of early this week, will we have a hotter than normal summer? More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

The Catholic Church once opposed science to the point of declaring Galileo a heretic for claiming the earth revolves around the sun. More...

Letters to the Editor

Editorial comments were inappropriate

Your comment in the May 15, 2008 paper about the retired couple in the grocery store that you called stingy or greedy was most inappropriate. More...

Keep the county solvent

Is the county in a position to offer a salary increase when the finances of the county and its residents are not as good as they were two small years ago. The voters in the county had some alternate choices running for the offices in the county. More...

Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield grant keeps AuSable Free Clinic doors open

The Ausable Free Clinic, Grayling, will receive $22,439 to support operations and supply free medications to patients. "This is good," Ausable Free Clinic Executive Director Jeanne Hufnagel said. More...

Relay for Life chair won't let cancer slow her down

This year's chair of the Roscommon County Relay for Life knows first-hand the struggles that come with a cancer diagnosis. Until recently, she was in the hospital having more surgery for ovarian cancer. More...

Koliba directs Tolfree Foundation

The Tolfree Foundation is under the leadership of a new director, Mary Koliba. Koliba joined the foundation in late March. Previously, she oversaw the regional programs, services and fundraising events for the American Cancer Society. More...

Happenings

CROSSING OVER

Second-year Webelos from the Houghton Lake Cub Scouts crossed over to the newly formed Boy Scout Troop 981, Houghton Lake, in a ceremony May 17 at Jeffs Park. More...

61st Dawn Patrol Sunday at Blodgett

The Roscommon County Area Pilots Association and EAA Chapter 1259 will host the 61st anniversary pancake breakfast and fly-in Sunday at Blodgett Memorial Airport, Houghton Lake. More...

Grayling Center to take Tigers trip

The Grayling Senior Center will host a trip to Comerica Park for a Detroit Tigers game June 12. The Tigers are scheduled to play the Chicago White Sox. More...

Commissioners answer $64,000 question: Yes

Roscommon County Commissioners, in a 3-2 vote Wednesday, renewed for three years county Controller Cheryl Mollard's contract, including a salary of $64,000- a 14% increase- in the first year. Chairman Larry Mead of Dist. More...

Class of 2008 to graduate at HLHS Sunday

The Houghton Lake High School Class of 2008 will graduate Sunday at 2 p.m. in the HLHS gymnasium. Senior Class President and Valedictorian Adrienne Linskey will address her fellow 127 graduates as will Salutatorian Justin Wigard. More...

Dawg House dispute heads to court

A dispute between the owners of a St. Helen restaurant and Richfield Township officials has escalated into a lawsuit. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

Wife sentenced to up to 20 years for shooting husband

St. Helen resident Melissa A. Perryman, 37, was sentenced to prison May 20 by Judge Michael Baumgartner in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. More...

Three injured in mishaps

Three motorcyclists were injured in accidents on Roscommon County roads during the Memorial Day weekend. Thomas J. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 20: Sean T. Chumney, 39, Prudenville: The judge granted a motion by the prosecutor to advance his sentence on a charge of failure to pay child support. Jason W. More...

Sports

Lopez, Barber lead Bucks, Priebe leads Bobcats at meet

Roscommon's Olivia Lopez and Megan Barber and Houghton Lake's Rachel Priebe all took home titles at the Sunrise Meet of Champions Tuesday at Roscommon. Lopez won the 100m dash in 13.08 seconds while Barber won the high jump, clearing 5'2". More...

LONG JUMPING AT STATE

Houghton Lake seniors Carrie Garvin and Jacob Cooley will represent Houghton Lake at the Division 3 State Track meet in Comstock Park Saturday. More...

THREE TO COMPETE FOR BUCKS

A trio of female athletes will compete for Roscommon at the Division 3 State Track meet Saturday in Comstock Park. More...

Outdoors

Volunteers to clean Muskegon as part of national effort

Tackling litter in the Muskegon River will be the goal of volunteers June 7. Volunteers will work together to cleanup the river as part of National River Cleanup 2008 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 7. More...

Fourth graders learn to become 'Lake Savers'

Eighty-five Roscommon Elementary School fourth graders learned how they can help keep Higgins Lake clean during the first Higgins Lake Saver program at the Mac- Mullen Conference Center May 26. More...

Handling 'orphaned' animals does more harm than good

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to resist handling or adopting what appear to be orphaned baby animals. More...

Religion & Family

Teenager's volunteer service honored by Salvation Army

The volunteer services of a 13-year-old Clarksville, TN, girl have earned her recognition as the youngest volunteer of the year award. More...

Early Morning Walks

With Millicent

Dense fog shrouded the entire area one morning not long ago...Out of necessity travelers proceeded slowly and cautiously... It was the only sensible way to go... More...

CONGREGATIONALISTS INSTALL PASTOR

Pastor Mark L Davidson, Ruth Davidson and their daughter, Jeanne, are pictured during an installation service at the First Congregational Church in Roscommon May 18. More...

Education

LIGHTING UP THE STAGE

Junior Courtney Kincaid and other horn players in the Houghton Lake High School concert band play during the May 22 spring concert. The sixth grade band, seventh eighth grade combined band, marching band and several ensembles also performed. More...

LEARNING APPRECIATION DAY

(Above) Title I teacher's aide Melissa Robinson of Nokomis Challenge Center presents an awards certificate to a student while family members and guests look on. More...

Change in sports seasons costs G-H

The court-mandated shift in high school sports seasons has taken its toll on overall attendance at Roscommon High School athletic events. More...

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