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A weekend of family fun

Roscommon County Fair offers three days of fun

From a beauty pageant to a horse show to a mud bog, the Roscommon County Fair is offering something for everyone. The fair starts Friday and runs through the weekend. More...

Merritt 'Centennial' celebration Sunday

The residents of Merritt will celebrate the town's 100th anniversary with a Centennial celebration Sunday, Aug. 3, with a variety of events. More...

Special Sections

News

DNR retiree using skills to help fight western fires

With an epic fire season underway in California, Michigan Department of Natural Resources retiree Don Torchia, 66, of Houghton Lake has been having one very busy retirement. More...

Markey OK's contract for fire hall expansion

The Markey Township Board July 14 awarded a $523,400 contract to a Flint construction firm for an addition to the township fire hall. In a 4-1 vote, the board accepted the bid of Castle Brothers, Inc., Flint. Clerk Esther Rons was opposed. More...

Cemetery walk scheduled by Crawford historical group

The Crawford County Historical Society will hold its 2nd Annual Cemetery Walk at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling on Sept. 6. The walk will take place in the "old cemetery" from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Pressure Crack smacks F&T in softball action

In a night of mostly doubledigit scoring, the Pressure Crack flexed its offensive muscles with a 29-8 win over F&T Roofing Monday night in Houghton Lake Men's Slo-pitch Softball League action. More...

RIDING FOR A CAUSE

Sixty motorcycles rumbled down M-55 Saturday morning as they headed for Kalkaska from Hacker's Yamaha & Honda, Houghton Lake, as part of the fourth annual Hacker's Charity Ride which benefits the Wertz Warriors and the Michigan Winter Special Olympic More...

Hot-weather practice info available

There are always concerns about physical activity in hot and humid conditions and with the beginning of pre-season practices less than two weeks away for high school sports teams across the state, More...

Editorial

In your hands

It could be your vote that determines the fate of three millage proposals for services provided to county residents over the next few years. More...

A vote for the future

Supporting the Houghton Lake Community Schools bond proposal on next Tuesday's ballot comes down to the little feet that walk and will walk the hallways of our community's schools. A vote for the millage is a vote for our future. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

If I were George W. Bush... ...I'd have hired someone to teach me proper diction and how to get rid of that irritating smirk. ...I'd have chosen my advisors on the basis of their intelligence, competence and integrity, not just their friendship. More...

Outdoors

Seven local teams finish Weyerhaeuser Canoe Marathon

Of the 75 teams that started the 2008 Weyerhaeuser Au Sable River Canoe Marathon, 66 finished the 120-mile race, including seven teams with paddlers from Roscommon County. More...

LARGE MOUTH CATCH

Garret Andrejack, 6, of Durand holds a 17-inch largemouth bass he caught while fishing near Houghton Lake's North Shore July 23. More...

EVENING SMALLMOUTH

Jacob Wescott, 9, of DeWitt was fishing with his grandfather, Gary Wescott, of Flushing on July 19th near Houghton Lake's Long Point when this 19-inch smallmouth bass struck at around 9 p.m. More...

Happenings

Rooster becomes unlikely hitchhiker

If there was an award for most dedicated vacationer of the summer, it would probably be found around the feathery neck of a rooster tied to a tree across from Havagooday Resort on East Houghton Lake Drive last week. Yup, a rooster. More...

Bobcat Pride

Noticing an opportunity to spruce up their school, a group of Houghton Lake High School students have picked up brushes, spades and scrapers and added some beauty to the school grounds. More...

GOOD EATS

Debbie Tiepel serves a guest during the Denton Township Fire Department's ox roast Saturday. The 33rd annual fundraiser attracted about 850 diners (including to-go orders) and raised about $4,800. In addition, the women's auxiliary raised $1,000. More...

Election

Houghton Lake Schools make second bond proposal attempt

After requesting a proposal that was defeated by one vote, the Houghton Lake Community Schools district is again asking voters to pass a bond proposal for maintenance and upkeep of its school buildings. More...

Bond issue projects

If its bond issue proposal is approved, the Houghton Lake Community Schools district would provide the following: High school Mechanical upgrades; replacing exit doors; security upgrades; window, phone and PA upgrades; fixing the gym bleachers; f More...

WEARING OUT

Roscommon Township Trustee Dick Pastula examines one of hundreds of fittings that connect pipes of dissimilar metals that are corroding at Houghton Lake High School. More...

G-O for T-U-T

The cry for help to keep Tipup Town, U.S.A., running has been answered. More...

Killing, torturing animal charge levied

A Gerrish Township man faces multiple charges after a series of events July 23 and 24. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies arrested James R. More...

History, fun come together at 36th Village Days

The 19th century will return to Houghton Lake this weekend as the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society presents its 36th annual Historical Village Days Aug. 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 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

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Steven R. More...

UP FOR THE WEEKEND

(Left to right) Tpr. Kevin Flick, Sgt. Ron Taylor and Tpr. More...

Higgins Lake man has been missing in U.P. since July 12

A 73-year-old Higgins Lake man who apparently went hiking near his cabin on the Tahquamenon River in the Upper Peninsula July 12 has not been seen since. More...

Business

Norman earns 'driller of year' award

Larry Norman of Norman's Well Drilling, Inc., Star City, was awarded the 2008 Driller of the Year at the Michigan Ground Water Association Convention in March. More...

ROTARIAN OF YEAR

Houghton Lake Rotary President Carolyn Krompetz (right) recognized Rotarian Bill Oliver as the 2008 Houghton Lake Rotarian of the Year at the club's annual auction in May. More...

IRS offers free business e-News

IRS e-News for Small Businesses, a bi-weekly newsletter, alerts small businesses and the self-employed to what's new, hot and important for small business owners to know. It's quick to read, easy to subscribe - and it's free. More...

Letters to the Editor

Your voices heard

Twenty letters to the editor in last week's newspaper surprised us, and it may well be a record for the Resorter. More...

Snow on sidewalks was 'emergency'

Having been notified of all the facts surrounding the Roscommon Village Council's signing of a three-year contract for snow removal in the downtown area and talking to those involved, here's what I found out: 1. By Dec. More...

New I-75 signs waste money

I recently heard on our local news how much need of finances there is for road improvements. Has anyone really liked or even seen the need for two new signs on interstate 75? More...

Health

Rough earns health care compliance designation

Christine Rough, West Branch Regional Medical Center's corporate compliance and privacy officer, recently completed the Certified in Healthcare Compliance Examination, earning her a "CHC" designation. More...

Red Cross makes 'urgent' appeal; drive Aug. 4 here

With the Great Lakes Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross's urgent appeal for blood donations, a blood drive will be held Aug. 4 at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake. More...

Helping smokers call it quits goal of upcoming class

This class has one goal - to put out the fire for lighting up a cigarette. The American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking Program will begin Aug. 12 at Mercy Hospital Grayling's Gallery Room. More...

Religion & Family

FIFTH GENERATION SEAMAN

Five generations of the Seaman family recently gathered at the family cabin (back row): Grandpa Ray Seaman of Houghton Lake, Great-grandma Phyllis Seaman of Sumner and father Mike Seaman of Lansing; and (front row): great-great-grandmother Clara Jarv More...

Owens, Hunt named co-administrators at Skeels

Skeels Christian School, on M- 18, Gladwin, will begin its 33rd year of education with co-administrators Mary Owens of Gladwin and Jaime Hunt of Harrison. The two have accepted the position for the 2008-09 school year. Both are Skeels graduates. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Gennriches to adopt son Robert and Meghan Gennrich of New Baltimore announce their plans to adopt Gavin Robert Gennrich Aug. 1. The baby was born Sept. 17, 2007, in Detroit, and he lives with the Gennriches and their golden retriever, Ally. More...

Education

Screenings also available to home-schooled

The Central Michigan District Health Department regularly offers hearing and vision screenings to children in its jurisdiction during the school year. Typically preschoolers are screened in day care, Head Start, or during kindergarten round-ups. More...

Programs offer college saving info

To help parents and grandparents learn about saving for their children's future education, the Michigan Education Trust (MET) and Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) is holding College Savings Webinars. More...

CMU announces May graduates

Central Michigan University recently announced the names of students who graduated in May, 2008: Houghton Lake- Nicole Bruce, master of arts; Steven Faust, bachelor of science; Todd Jaquette, bachelor of science; and Brooke Souder, bachelor of app More...

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