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Shoplifter caught with $261 in goods

An 18-year-old Roscommon man was arrested after he allegedly shoplifted nearly $261 worth of merchandise at the Houghton Lake Wal-Mart Aug. 3. More...

Deputies question youths about break-ins, joy-riding incident

Two Houghton Lake youths are suspected of breaking into a Markey Township home that is for sale and vandalizing its contents. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies investigated the burglary/ forced entry complaint Aug. 1. More...

Higgins Lake residents call for 'experts' to manage dam

Although Higgins Lake residents expressed varied opinions on whether water is causing damage to their property and the environment, they agreed at a meeting with Roscommon County Commissioners July 31 that "experts" should manage the lake level. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Affirmative votes

Drivers Wednesday morning had a lot fewer signs to read as they made their morning commutes following Tuesday's primary Eelection. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Krista and John Fleming of North London, England, seem to have missed their calling. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 10 YEARS AGO-AUG. 6, 1998

Voters prove adage... 'Every vote counts' "Tuesday's primary election in Roscommon County proved that every vote counts...Dist. More...

Outdoors

Thirty-four graduate hunter education course at HLSC

Thirty-four students recently finished the Department of Natural Resources' Hunter Education requirements through the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club. More...

Special deer hunting seasons set for youths, disabled hunters

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that special deer hunting seasons have been set for youth and hunters with disabilities. More...

A FINE MESS

(Left to right) Wes Morris, owner of the Northernaire Resort and Ed VanDoren, both of Houghton Lake, caught this fine mess of panfish along with a three-pound smallmouth while fishing off the West Shore of Houghton Lake Aug. 1. More...

Religion & Family

Lipka, Guerrette wed in Arizona

Ruth T. Lipka and Marc R. Guerrette were united in marriage July 20, 2008, at The Buttes, a Marriott resort, Tempe, AZ. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Lipka and Grace (Hall) Lipka (deceased) of Prudenville. More...

Horn to perform at Markey church

Memphis, TN, recording artist Jeremy Horn will perform at Markey Community Baptist Church Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Horn's latest CD, "Atmosphere," features the hit song, "First Love." His music appeals to all ages. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Son born to Harowski, Burtis Christopher Harowski and Mindy Burtis of St. Helen announce the birth of their son, Remington Michael. The boy was born at West Branch Regional Medical Center July 5, 2008. He weighed 7 pounds, 14.2 ounces. More...

Education

Catching the Reading Bug'

Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library

More than 60 youngsters between the ages of 1 and 10 participated in the summer reading program at the Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library during June and July. More...

Skeels juniors to raise money for missions trip

The Skeels Christian School Class of 2010 will be at Witbeck's IGA, Clare, Aug. 13 and 20 to raise money for a missions trip by selling hot dogs, Polish dogs and root beer floats. Donors may stop by during the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

KCC skates fall registration

Registration for fall classes at Kirtland Community College will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 18-19 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 20- 22. Fall classes start Aug. 23. For information, call 275- 5000, ext. More...

'Biggest' Bud Bash leads to higher number of arrests

With more than 5,300 customers coming through the door at the Limberlost Saturday, Bud Bash 2008 was the biggest ever, according to Limberlost owner Bob Hallauer. More...

YOUNG CRAFTSMAN

Chris Kanczuga, 11, of Romeo heats up a piece of iron at the blacksmith shop Saturday during the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society's Historical Village Days. 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, Roscommon: Mark L. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 22: Jesse M. More...

Sports

Gaylor gets pro soccer league tryout

Roscommon High School graduate Jenn Gaylor has been selected as one of 128 players to participate in the W-League Combine from Sept. 4-7 in Tampa for the new WPS (Women's Professional Soccer) League. More...

ROUGH LANDING

Shenanigans shortstop Scott Bates (top) lands on F & T Roofing base runner Greg Manor after hitting the bag first and trying to jump out of the way during a game at Roscommon Township Park Monday. The roofers ended up coming out on top 16-5. More...

Houghton Lake cheerleaders to host clinic Aug. 25-27

The Houghton Lake High School varsity cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic/camp Aug. 25-27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school. The camp is open to all girls in grades second through eighth. More...

Letters to the Editor

Houghton Lake has become 'dirty green bathtub'

Once upon a time, Houghton Lake lived up to its nickname as the "Home of the Lazy Blue Bear." Over the years, lakefront property has been protected with seawalls, and lawns have been made lush with fertilizer. More...

Lake management plan is working

A couple years ago I wrote a letter to the Resorter that sported a rather critical attitude towards what I saw as a steep decline in our pan fish population, and at that time I placed a large portion of the blame on the major milfoil weed kill that More...

Bud Bash presents poor image of community

I happen to think the Bud Bash event has gone beyond something "good for our area." Yes, it does bring business into the area, but it sure doesn't present a very good image to those here for a nice vacation, for those of us who live here or for som More...

Health

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Central Michigan District Health Department

Sexual assault and abuse is defined as any type of sexual activity that you do not agree to, including inappropriate touching, vaginal, anal or oral penetration. More...

Medicine time need not be painful for children

Amy Laurent, mother of two and resident of Ada, believes there's truth to the old adage "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." Her three-year-old son had a bone marrow transplant and now takes nine medicines daily. More...

Mercy rises on Trinity scoreboard

Patients entering Mercy Hospital Grayling showing signs of heart attack are automatically given an aspirin as well as medication called a beta-blocker, which slows down the heart from beating too quickly. More...

Happenings

A weekend of family fun

Historical Village Days

VILLAGE DANCE Historical Village Days visitors, led by storyteller Genot Picor, participate in a type of dance that would have been common among French settlers in Michigan during the 1700's. More...

Merritt Centennial

HOME OF THE HOOTENANNY Merritt Golden Agers perform a song while enroute in the Merritt Centennial parade. The Merritt Golden Agers meet at the senior center, 5833 East Lotan Road, just south of Merritt. For information, call (231) 328-4534. More...

Roscommon County Fair

VELCRO WALL Teanna Zigila chuckles at Kyle Bates' pose on the velcro wall on opening night of the Roscommon County Fair Aug. 1. Bates and other members of the Gerrish Township Fire Department's Explorer post staffed the safety house at the fair. More...

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