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Bawol resigns from central dispatch post

A day before the deadline for accepting a new contract, Roscommon County Central Dispatch Director John Bawol resigned from the position July 10. In his resignation letter, Bawol said he would like Aug. 7 to be his last day on the job. More...

'Summer fest' Friday

Artesia Youth Park will host a Summer Fest for children ages nine to 18 tomorrow (Friday) at the park, located at 1800 Loxley, Houghton Lake. More...

Special Sections

News

Coupons can help seniors purchase fresh produce

At the peak of Michigan's fresh produce season, senior citizens in Roscommon County can have more access to fresh, local produce through Project Farm Resources Expanding and Supporting Health. More...

Some area post offices to change business hours

Area U.S. Post Offices will soon adjust their lobby and retail hours in order to keep prices stable. As of July 26, some offices will adjust retail window operations and some will eliminate Saturday retail window operations. More...

Sponsors win awards for Bluegill Fest parade floats

Winners of float competition in the July 6 St. Helen Bluegill Festival parade have been announced. More...

Sports

Monsters collect third defeat from Pressure Crack 13-11

The Monsters defeated Pressure Crack 13-11, Monday night to sweep their three-game season series in Houghton Lake Men's Softball League play. More...

SUMMER FOOTBALL

Fifty-eight football players are spending this week at the Bobcat Summer Football Camp improving their gridiron skills under the guidance of Floyd Carter (pictured) and his Houghton Lake High School football coaching staff. More...

Fire House burns Lures in fast pitch

Action in the St. Helen Men's Fast-Pitch Softball League July 13 saw Fire House defeat Lures Restaurant 15-2. Kenny Koscielecki had four hits with two doubles. More...

Editorial

EARLY MORNING WALKS

With Millicent

Mildred Jordan faithfully authored her weekly column for 40 years for the Resorter, making her longevity with the Resorter a record for writers so far. Mildred died Monday, July 14, at King Nursing Centre at the age of 90. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Seventh-day Adventist layman Rocky Twyman thinks he is tapping into an overlooked resource to do something about the outof sight price of gasoline. According to Cybercast News Service, Twyman has launched the "Pray at the Pump Movement. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES

50 YEARS AGO-JULY 17, 1958 Vandals Ransack School On North Shore of Lake "Vandals damaged the interior of the Houghton Lake North Shore Primary School to the extent of more than $100 after smashing their way into the new building through a glass More...

Outdoors

Monitoring the fish communities in Michigan's largest inland lakes

For the Department of Natural Resources the first step in managing the fish populations in any body of water is to understand what's there. More...

LARGEST FROM HOUGHTON LAKE

Don Thomas caught the largest fish he's ever caught in Houghton Lake July 8 when he landed this 38 inch northern pike. More...

LARGE SMALL MOUTH

Ferndale resident Danielle Clark, visiting her grandparents, Joseph and Shirley Baker of Falmouth, recently caught this 4-pound small mouth bass on Houghton Lake in the old mud bay. Clark used a minnow for bait. (CHP) More...

Happenings

Participants 'celebrate, remember, fight back' at Relay for Life

The 2008 Relay for Life of Roscommon County raised more than $88,000, despite rain early on and the threat of rain for much of Saturday. The net total is expected to be higher, as not every team has submitted their proceeds. More...

HEADED TO NATIONALS

The Roscommon County Transit Authority's Dave Putman finished second at the Michigan Small Bus Roadeo July 9 at Mt. Pleasant. More...

RHS grad reminisces in 'The Little Grownup'

Roscommon High School graduate Hans "Jeff" Borger has written a book, "The Little Grownup: A Nostalgic Michigan Boyhood," about growing up in Detroit in the 1960's and '70's. More...

HL man dies in motorcycle accident

A Houghton Lake man died Sunday following a motorcyclecar accident on M-55, Missaukee County. Matthew T. Kennedy, 36, was transported by Missaukee County EMS to Cadillac Mercy Hospital where he was pronounced dead. More...

Lack of bids for sidewalk clearing prompts recall effort

The Roscommon County Election Commission will decide July 28 whether petitions seeking the recall of two village council members may circulate. More...

Roscommon festival focuses on Au Sable

Two days of outdoor-related activities are planned during the second annual River Festival in Roscommon this weekend. More...

READY TO ROLL FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Members of the Band of Eagles Car Club and their cars are lined up to present the fourth annual Car Show for Special Olympics July 18 and 19 at Eagle's Aerie 3201, 101 Crestview, Houghton Lake. 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

Court News

State Police arrest two in campground assault

Two downstate men were arrested for first degree home invasion after they assaulted a camper at the Dunham Lake Campground in southeast Roscommon County July 4. More...

Man missing from Roscommon found, arrested in Ingham County

A Roscommon man who was reported missing July 11 was arrested the next day in Ingham County on a Friend of the Court warrant from Oakland County. More...

Driver gets vehicle stuck in lake

A Houghton Lake man was ticketed for failure to stop at the scene of an accident after he and a friend left his father's vehicle in the water of Houghton Lake early Saturday morning. More...

Business

Ashby's celebrating National Ice Cream Month

Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream and the International Ice Cream Association are encouraging ice cream fans to celebrate July as "National Ice Cream Month" by visiting their local ice cream parlor, especially July 20, "National Ice Cream Day. More...

JIMMY'S COLLISION REPAIR

Jimmy Smith is the owner of Jimmy's Collision Repair, formerly Dale's Auto Body at 6771 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) at Houghton Lake. More...

NEW TECHNOLOGY

Workers from Wakefield Construction and Elmer's Concrete construct a seawall at a home on Houghton Lake's East Bay last week, using a new coffer dam. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer says accused being tried in media

I'm writing on behalf of Bernard Spear and the articles you have written about him. In my eyes and many others you have given him a trial by media. More...

Should campaign to make more jobs

I am responding to the article in the Houghton Lake Resorter about HLCS revamping campaign for the Aug. 5 millage vote. Mr. More...

Writer asks voters to put students as top priority

Priorities have changed throughout the years. I realize the economy is failing and gas prices have skyrocketed, but we just can't lose sight of the importance of the education of our children. The millage election on Aug. More...

Religion & Family

'Purple Lady' celebrates 90th birthday

Lucille Rollins, also known as "The Purple Lady," celebrated her 90th birthday July 10. Born in 1918, she worked as a certified public accountant. A resident of Warren, she lives near Houghton Lake's South Shore in the summer. More...

Gospelmen to sing at Wesleyan church

Pastor Bryan Thompson and the Houghton Lake Wesleyan church will welcome The Gospelmen in a Southern Gospel concert July 19. The church will host an ice cream social before the concert at 5 p.m. with the concert following at 7 p.m. More...

Golden anniversary open house to honor Normans, Wallingtons

The parents of both Alan and Kim (Wallington) Norman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries July 19 with an open house at the Roscommon Township Hall. The celebration will be from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Education

HLHS students attend Rotary Life Leadership Conference

The Rotary Club of Houghton Lake recently announced the sponsorship of three Houghton Lake High School students who attended the Rotary Life Leadership Conference held at The Kettunen Center in Tustin, June 18 to 21. More...

Keith Osentoski to attend Boys Nation next week

Roscommon High School student Keith Osentoski, 16, Roscommon, is one of 98 high school student representatives throughout the U.S. chosen to attend The American Legion Boys Nation. More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The 2008 winners of the Markey Women's Association Scholarship were Houghton Lake High School graduate Katie Loy (left), who will attend Kirtland Community College this fall to study nursing, and Meghan Sucaet, Roscommon High School graduate, who w More...

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