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Board eyes expanded efforts for school millage campaign

Houghton Lake Community Schools will again try to pass a bond proposal for the maintenance and upkeep of its school buildings, this time using a broader approach. The district is seeking .60 mill (60 cents per $1,000 taxable value) for 20 years. More...

Body found identified as missing Gladwin man

Troopers from the Michigan State Police West Branch Post are investigating a body found May 30. According to a press release dated June 1, the body was found in a wooded area near the Ogemaw County-Roscommon County line. More...

St. Helen man arraigned for May 28 stabbing

St. Helen resident David W. Stockman, 23, has demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court on charges of attempted murder and assault with intent to murder. More...

Special Sections

News

County Rec Plan surveys available for comments

The Roscommon County MSUExtension Advisory Council is preparing to update the County Recreation Plan. The Plan will serve as a basis for future decisions on recreation programming and facility development opportunities. More...

Rummage sale to benefit Grayling Seniors

The Grayling Senior Center will hold a fund-raiser rummage sale June 6-7 at the Old Bear Archery building. The sale will benefit the center. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. More...

Parkinson's forum in Traverse today

The 23rd annual Parkinson's Summer Forum will be held at Northwest Michigan College Great Lakes Campus Hagerty Center today (Thursday) in Traverse City. More...

Sports

Budweiser, Limberlost unbeaten in men's softball league play

After scoring five runs in the 1st inning Budweiser sailed to a 7- 1 victory over Green's Tavern to remain undefeated in the Houghton Lake Men's Softball League Monday night. It was the first loss for Green's. More...

Branch's third place equals return trip to State Finals

Roscommon junior Garrett Branch will return to the Division 3 State golf tournament for the third straight year after finishing third in Regional competition May 29. More...

After reeling off two straight, Bobcats fall in District finals

After beating both Gladwin and Clare in District play, the Houghton Lake varsity soccer team lost to Midland Bullock Creek 4-0 in the District final May 30. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Not facilitating jobs

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state's official "jobs" department. It runs and champions a variety of programs to help facilitate economic development. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results After the cold snap of early this week, will we have a hotter than normal summer? 51% No 49% Yes This week's question Are you planning to take advantage of this weekend's Free Fishing in Michigan? More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Every parent's worst nightmare came tragically true for Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth last month. More...

Outdoors

Fishing's free this weekend

Michigan's annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend has been scheduled for June 7-8, the Department of Natural Resources has announced. More...

Refurbished sign tells story of special jack pine planters

Nineteen years ago, a group of people with handicaps from the Lansing area extended their interest in the natural beauty of the Roscommon County area by planting some jack pine trees for future habitat for the Kirtland's warbler. More...

FIRST PLACE FISHERMAN

Jeff Plutt, Prudenville, holding his one-year-old daughter, Taylor, and a first place trophy, celebrates his win May 31 in the Top Bass Tournament Trail, sponsored by the Frabill Open. Plutt caught five bass weighing a total of 14.78 pounds. More...

Education

I WANT THAT ONE

Houghton Lake Middle School 7th Grader Megan Taylor points to the dog of her choice during a hotdog roast at the school May 30. More...

HLHS, RHS students among vocational award recipients

Students from Houghton Lake and Roscommon High Schools were among the honorees at the COOR Intermediate School District Vocational Center's awards ceremony in the Kirtland Community College auditorium May 22. More...

HERDLING SCHOLAR

Houghton Lake Middle School sixth grader Ariana Eggleston receives a $500 Herdling Scholarship from Herd Band Manager Mike Cooley Monday. More...

UPDATE: One man in custody in stabbing incident

Denton Township Police were dispatched to the Sand Bar, Prudenville, Thursday night for a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found two subjects had been stabbed and both had chest wounds. More...

Former resident beaten by mob

Former Houghton Lake resident Andy Kauffman, 31, was injured May 31 in a downstate incident in which a large group of people attacked him, leaving him hospitalized. According to Capt. More...

Kristof jailed for violating bond terms

Richard Kristof, 56, Houghton Lake, who faces charges in the death of a Houghton Lake woman in February, was arrested by State Police May 26 for violating his bond conditions by consuming alcohol. More...

Cooley jumps to third in state

With a jump of 20'11", Houghton Lake High School's Jacob Cooley brought home a third place medal from the Division 3 State Track Meet June 7 in Comstock Park. It was Cooley's second straight trip to the finals and his first State medal. More...

CONGRATULATORY HUG

Senior Carrie Garvin gets a hug from Mrs. Brenda Kunik, senior class sponsor during Houghton Lake High School Class of 2008 Commencement Sunday. Each year Principal Jack Kramer selects one word to describe the graduating class. 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

NEW UNDERSHERIFF

Roscommon County Clerk Ann Bonk swears in Ed Stern as Roscommon County Undersheriff at the county building Wednesday morning. Stern, 35, replaces Randy Stevenson, who retired last month and is now a candidate for sheriff. More...

ROSCOMMON COUNTY MAGISTRATE

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of April 1 through 30: No snowmobile trail permit: Manuel H. Mendez, $75; Ronald J. Levens, $75; David M. Vanitvelt, $75; Christina A. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Mario J. Gomez, 32. More...

Business

INDEPENDENT BANK

Independent Bank officials break ground at their future branch location, 2263 W. Houghton Lake Drive (M-55), in front of Home Depot. 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): Frederick Dwayne McDowell and Victoria D. More...

Curves celebrates anniversary with open house

Curves of Houghton Lake will celebrate its eighth anniversary June 9 with an all-day open house. Women who join at the June celebration will be offered a one-time zero service fee. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lack of educated workforce is problem

As a student who attended Houghton Lake Community Schools from kindergarten th-rough high school (until 2006 when I graduated), I was disappointed to hear that the May 6 HLCS bond issue failed by one vote. More...

'We don't outgrow milestones'

As I complete my 21st year of teaching first grade, I had a touching new experience last week. I believe this is worth sharing with our community. More...

Learning lifesaving skills goal of observance

In December 2007, Congress passed a bill designating the first week of June "National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness week". More...

Religion & Family

PROMOTED EARLY

Senior Airman David Bohland of the 68th Information Operation Squadron was promoted early in a ceremony held April 30 at Human Systems Wing, Brooks City Base under the Air Force's Below the Zone program. More...

Good Shepherd UMC to hold VBS

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold their Vacation Bible School June 23-27. Open to children in kindergarten through sixth grades, it runs daily from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 149 W. Robinson Lake Road, Roscommon. More...

VBS slated at First Congregational

Vacation Bible School will be held June 16 to 20 at First Congregational Church, Roscommon. The camp will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day. Pre-registration is available by calling 275- 5055. More...

Happenings

Hazardous waste collection scheduled this Saturday

The first Roscommon County Household Hazardous Waste Day Collection of 2008 will be held Saturday 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...

Donors needed for blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive June 9 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. More...

SHERIFF'S NEW BOAT

The Roscommon County Sheriff Department purchased a new patrol boat at Spicer's Boat City this spring. More...

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