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Assault victim home, four reportedly arrested

Recuperating at his Plymouth home, Andy Kauffman, 31, has been discharged from the hospital following an assault in which he was seriously injured May 31. "He's not the same Andy," Kauffman's wife, Angie, told the Resorter Wednesday morning. More...

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News

Butler resigns from village council

The Roscommon Village Council is accepting applications to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Trustee Michael Butler. Councilmen accepted Butler's resignation, which cited personal reasons, June 9. More...

FACULTY PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Seventy-one members of Houghton Lake Community Schools's staff - teachers, bus drivers, custodial-maintenance, aides, clerks and secretaries, cooks, adult and community education, administrators and supervisors - achieved a 97% work attendance reco More...

Volunteers to monitor health of Au Sable's South Branch

About 20 people dipped their nets into the South Branch of the Au Sable River Saturday, but they weren't coming up with fish. Instead the group was learning about the aquatic insects and other life that inhabits the river. More...

Business

Veterinary practice marks 30 years

Thirty years ago, the Resorter ran a story about two young veterinary doctors who had just purchased a small medical building from Dr. Glen Porterfield. More...

HEALTH CARE TALK

Roscommon Realtor Ken Carlson of Ken Carlson Realty PC spoke with U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, about health insurance issues when Camp was in Mt. Pleasant June 26. More...

UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

Laura Pitera (right) and her mother Lillie Dirette have opened a new clothing consignment shop called Unique Boutique at 3451 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), next to the China Buffet King Restaurant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Community's support of schools appreciated

I am so appreciative of all the supportive efforts of our entire community once again this year! More...

Next vote depends upon board's action in privatization issue

I have a burning question that I'd like answered: if we pass your next millage request, do the custodial staff get to keep their jobs? For those playing happily on the privatization bandwagon, let me cut this into small bites for you. More...

Family routinely meets at St. Helen restaurant

By now you have all read about the nasty attacks on one of our local restaurants (The Dawg House) in St. Helen. More...

Religion & Family

Angel Food Ministry provides 'food with dignity'

Members of Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church are helping to make a difference in the lives of people whose food budgets are strained. The church is inviting people to participate in the Angel Food Ministry program. More...

Szewczyk weds McDowell

Debra Szewczyk, daughter of Ronald and Sally Szewczyk of Prudenville, and Brad McDowell, son of Larry and Nancy McDowell of Chanhassen, MN, were united in marriage Sept. 8, 2007. The double ring ceremony was held at St. More...

Christian singles to meet June 15

A new group of Christian single men and women who are at least 50 years of age for fun, friendship and outings June 15 at 7 p.m. The gathering will be at St. Hubert's Church, Higgins Lake. Call 821- 9118 for information. More...

Education

Saving the Best for Last

Although changing third grade curriculum no longer includes a unit on air pressure, Teacher Chuck Blackney's class, along with the third grade class of Lori Warson and second grade class of Pat Rzycki, More...

Adults encouraged to join kids in reading program

Why should kids have all of the fun? Like kids, adults look forward to summer fun and vacations. Like kids, adults are also encouraged to "Catch the Reading Bug" at the Houghton Lake Public Library and take time to read June 19th to July 31st. More...

Students, teachers benefit from round of mini-grants

Students in the classrooms at Houghton Lake Community Schools will benefit from projects and materials teachers will be able to provide now that a new round of minigrants has been approved. More...

ON TO FOURTH GRADE

Collins Elementary third graders Alan Wood, Dylan Colden and Nathan Wilder are showered with confetti as they parade with their classmates on the last day of the school year Friday. More...

Custodians offer concessions to ward off privatization

Custodians in the Houghton Lake school system, trying to keep their jobs and benefits, submitted a concession proposal earlier this week they hope will convince the board of education to keep them employed. More...

FOUR LOADS LATER...

Roscommon County Road Commission driver Barry Brown climbs into his tanker after taking on his fourth 6,600-gallon load of the day Monday from a ditch near the intersection of Devonshire Drive and M-55. 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

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: James W. Howard, 42, Houghton Lake, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to Circuit Court on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense. More...

Cell phone user ticketed at scene of I-75 accident

A driver using a cell phone nearly caused a second accident at the scene of a mishap that injured two people on I-75 in Higgins Township June 8. More...

CLEANING UP

Working the oil drop-off post at the Hazardous Household Waste Day event June 7 are (left to right): Joe Stadler, Jim Johnson, chair of the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District, and Holly Payne. More...

Sports

Branch finishes 15th in State

Going into the final round in fifth place, it looked like Roscommon High School junior Garrett Branch might top his 10th place finish in last year's State Division 3 golf tournament. More...

BOBCATS RECEIVE AWARDS

Seven Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer players were chosen by the coaches of the Northern Michigan Soccer League for inclusion on the league's All Conference team. More...

AWARD WINNERS

Members of the American Okinawa Karate Academy (A.O.K.A.) under Master Sam Santilli competed in Grayling in April and in Canton in May, bringing back trophies and other awards. More...

Editorial

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES

10 YEARS AGO-JUNE 11, 1998 FUTURE FIELDS Photo cutlines: "Houghton Lake Rotary Club members and Denton Township officials gather at the site of four future Houghton Lake Rotary-Denton Township soccer fields, on Co. Rd. More...

In Our Opinion

Recreation survey

A survey of recreation interests, availability and usage in Roscommon County by the Roscommon County MSU Extension Advisory Council poses some interesting questions for residents and visitors. More...

A ton of trash!

It is hard for us to understand the reasoning behind so many people who use our forests, lakes and streams as their own personal dumping ground. Last Saturday was the Muskegon River Cleanup for 2008. More...

Outdoors

Antlerless deer licenses to be available on public land in county

Antlerless deer hunting licenses will be available for 85 of Michigan's 98 Deer Management Units this fall, the Department of Natural Resources announced this week. More...

BOYS BIG BASS

Memorial day weekend these boys caught many fish including this 19-inch smallmouth bass in North Bay of Houghton Lake. The boys were staying with their parents at their vacation homes on North Bay. More...

OVER A TON OF TRASH COLLECTED

Fifty-three volunteers collected about 2,500 pounds of trash during the Muskegon River Cleanup 2008 held June 7. Volunteers cleaned the river from Reedsburg Dam to Lowe Bridge after meeting at Ben Jeffs Muskegon River Park Saturday morning. More...

Happenings

NOT FROM A STORE

Roscommon Area Historical Society Member Patricia Murray, acting as Mrs. More...

'Just for Fun' to perform June 15 at Playhouse

Virgil Baker's Just For Fun Band will perform at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse June 15. The dance will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. For information call (989) 387-4374. More...

Historical society to hold meeting, potluck June 17

The Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting June 17. A potluck dinner will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Historical Playhouse on M-55. More...

Features

Pick out a spot, pick up a book and get reading this summer

The Houghton Lake Public Library provides lots of great activities sure to make the summer of 2008 great, but its mainstay is still books, books, books. More...

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