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Committee working toward passage of bond proposal

A committee, "Citizens for Education," has been working on strategies to get the bond proposal passed Aug. 5, Houghton Lake Community School Superintendent Pete Injasoulian reported to the board Monday. More...

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News

Markey adopts fees to curb abuse of emergency services

An ordinance adopted by the Markey Township Board July 14 will enable the township to charge residents who make unnecessary calls for fire department or ambulance service. More...

Property tax help is available

Have rough economic times left you wondering how to pay your property taxes? Roscommon County Treasurer Julie Dworzynski Peters says help may be available. More...

County panel to study drainage system woes

In the wake of this year's heavy rainfall and the accompanying drainage problems, Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday agreed to form a committee to study forming special assessment districts for drainage improvements. More...

Sports

Long Branch sluggers win two

Several close contests made action exciting Monday night in the Houghton Lake Men's Softball League. Long Branch won two contests while Monsters, Budweiser, Funky Turtle I and Limberlost all added victories. More...

GETTING THE DRILL DOWN

Houghton Lake High School Football Coach Floyd Carter leads a drill Tuesday during the Houghton Lake Youth Football Jaguar football camp. Players in grades three through eight attended the three-day camp. More...

Navigator rips Limberlost in women's action

Navigator Wireline whacked Limberlost while Beloved Dreamz/Mikey's Girls beat Funky Turtle in Houghton Lake Womens Slo-Pitch Softball League action last Thursday. Navigator scored in all five innings to win its contest with Limberlost, 16-1. More...

Editorial

Do your part

With 20 letters to the editor this week, the Resorter is full of opinions on items ranging from the Fourth of July to the upcoming primary election. It is now up to the voters to decide whom and what to vote for on Aug. 5. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 50 YEARS AGO-JULY 24, 1958

BISHOP TO BLESS MERCY HOSPITAL "Bishop Allen J.B. Babcock will bless the new million dollar Mercy Hospital at Grayling Sunday afternoon, July 27. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

On March 4, 1966, John Lennon, in an interview with the London Evening Standard, talked about the study of religion, which was occupying much of his time. More...

Outdoors

Three HL shooters compete at NRA finals

Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club members recently traveled to Ohio for the NRA National Pistol Championships. The Ohio National Guard has hosted the NRA matches for 101 years at Camp Perry. More...

Over a dozen from county to race in canoe marathon

Several Roscommon County residents will be among those paddling the AuSable River Saturday and Sunday in the 61st Weyerhaeuser AuSable River Canoe Marathon. The race will begin Saturday at 9 p.m. More...

MASTER BLUEGILL

MASTER BLUEGILL Tyler Beattie, 10, of Leroy, landed this 10 1/4 inch bluegill July 17 while fishing on Houghton Lake. The fish, which was released, qualifies the young angler for a Master Angler patch. More...

Happenings

River Festival 2008

Although rain fell both afternoons of the second annual Roscommon River Festival, visitors to Wallace Park and surrounding streets took advantage of a variety of exhibits and activities. More...

Special Olympics Car Show attracts vintage, custom rides

Rain held off until the end of the fourth annual Car Show for Special Olympics last weekend at Eagles Aerie 3201, Houghton Lake. More...

St. Helen Senior Center has plenty of activities

The St. Helen Senior Center continues to offer a variety of activities. More...

County begins process to adopt ORV ordinance

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday approved a letter of intent to adopt an ordinance allowing use of off-road vehicles on some county road rights-of-way. Gov. More...

Deputies charge two with resisting

Two people were arrested for resisting and obstructing police after incidents at Houghton Lake last week. More...

Dog, kitten strike up unusual friendship

The saying "fighting like cats and dogs" has no place in the home of Sharon Hughes- Perrine of 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

Car plows over sign, fences, runs into furniture store

An out-of-control car knocked down a sign and fences before plowing into a furniture store in Denton Township July 19. The driver, Bonnie M. More...

Boat motor, cycle helmet stolen

A Southgate man reported his boat motor was stolen from his Roscommon Township home sometime earlier this month. More...

Campaign signs vandalized

Seven yard signs and two metal poles belonging to a candidate for Roscommon County Sheriff were reported damaged in Roscommon Township July 18. Randall J. More...

Business

'Carvers Country Buffet' opened in West Branch

Carvers Country Buffet, an innovative concept in buffet dining, opened recently in West Branch. More...

DOLLAR GENERAL

Dollar General store employees Assistant Manager Lisa Teed, Manager Brenda Itchue and Lead Sales Associate Michelle Nasser show off their new store. Formerly located in the Save-a-lot plaza, the new location is at 3450 W. Houghton Lake Drive (M-55). More...

Safety expo slated Aug. 6 in Harrison

The Mid Michigan Safety Council will sponsor its seventh annual Mid Michigan Safety Expo on Aug. 6 on the Harrison Campus of Mid Michigan Community College. More...

Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers should 'wake up, learn to say no'

The Roscommon County Board of County Commissioners recently increased the size of the county road commission by 67% even though the number of county roads has not increased and I would doubt that traffic has increased to any degree. More...

Tax 'investment' pays dividends

I sat by quietly at the last election believing that voters would see the value of a good school system and vote for the bond proposal with a resounding yes. I was disappointed when the vote result did not support my belief. More...

Good roads are essential to Gerrish

Gerrish Township residents live in an exceptional northern Michigan community featuring enviable facilities and services with one glaring omission. We do not provide specifically designated funds for the care and service of our roads. More...

Religion & Family

LOTS OF LOCKS

Abby Henderson, 11, recently had seven inches of her hair cut and donated it to Locks of Love. Henderson, of Houghton Lake, had her hair cut at the Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology. (Courtesy photo) More...

RECENT ARRIVALS

Agnuses name son Brenden James and Amanda (Bonacci) Angus announce the birth of their son, Brenden James Angus, July 3, 2008, in West Branch. The boy weighed 7 pounds, 11 1/2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long at birth. More...

Lutheran women transform pillowcases into dresses

For girls in Africa-

The women of the Messiah Lutheran Tuesday Morning Cut Ups are making dresses made from pillowcases and sending them to girls in the southeastern African country of Malawi. More...

Education

SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

We have an incredible opportunity as a school community on Aug. 5 to make a tremendous investment for the future of our children, the wellness of our area, and the physical health of our aging school facilities. More...

'I LISTEN, THEN I READ'

Daliana Miller, 9, reads for Roscommon County Literacy Council tutor Betty White at the Houghton Lake Public Library. Before reading a passage for herself, Daliana listened to the passage in an audio version of the book, "Jitterbug Jam." (RP) More...

Tutoring, MEAP Camp help students improve reading

"I listen, then I read," Daliana Miller, 9, says as she works with Roscommon County Literacy council tutor Betty White at the Houghton Lake Public Library. More...

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