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Recounts scheduled today

Recounts of ballots cast for four offices in three townships in the Aug. 5 primary are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today (Thursday) in the county building in Roscommon. Candidates who filed for recounts are: • Dist. More...

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News

ARK GARAGE SALE

Edward Bird (left) of Lake City hands Association to Rescue Kritters volunteer Sue Poulson payment for the treasures he found at the annual ARK Garage Sale, plus a little more during the first morning of the four-day event at the Old Denton Township More...

Hospice to train volunteers

Mercy Hospice is in need of sensitive, caring individuals who are willing to help make someone else's life a little better. More...

ASSUMED NAMES

May 2-Aug. 8

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Dan Alschbach, Roscommon: Higgins Lake Glass, Roscommon. William Patrick Jr., St. More...

Business

Transportation study, theme park topics of annual Grayling forum

Traffic issues and the proposed theme park on Four Mile Road will be the topics of an annual governmental forum held in Grayling next week. Officials will meet Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. More...

NEW BARBER SHOP

Mike Guay is the owner of Old 27 Barber Shop at 9041 Old 27, Houghton Lake. Mike, who has 26 years of experience cutting hair, offers all types of haircuts with special rates for seniors and children. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Stimulus checks remain unclaimed as deadline looms

State Rep. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Bud Bash bashed

Over the past month there has been ample space provided by this newspaper for opinions regarding the annual Bud Bash. Now the issue has reached its saturation point; therefore, we won't publish any more until next summer. More...

One-word change

It's been over 30 years since Michigan adopted its bottle bill requiring return deposits on carbonated beverages, which were mainly soft drinks and beer in that era. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results If you have driven your child to school in the past, will gas prices effect whether or not your child will ride the bus to school? More...

Outdoors

TALL TOMATOES

Rick Olivares of 323 Whitetail Drive in Prudenville was surprised by how tall his tomato plants have grown this year, with the tallest up to 83 inches as of Friday. More...

UNUSUAL RIG

Sherri and Jeff Penna and their sons Josh, 9 and Seth, 7, of Hudsonville pull into the boat basin at the South Higgins Lake State Park Thursday after an afternoon sail on the lake's south bay. More...

Happenings

Residents may dispose of hazardous waste Saturday

Roscommon County's fall household hazardous waste collection date has been set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Roscommon County Health and Human Services Building. More...

PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

The Richfield Township Public Safety Department narrowly defeated TV 9 & 10 News in two softball games during Public Safety Day at the Richfield Township Park Aug. 23. More...

NEW ABWA OFFICERS

The Houghton Lake Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association installed its 2008-09 board members at its July meeting. More...

Photos

ONE LAST KISS (Above) Roberta McFalls of Houghton Lake gives her son Michael a kiss as he and the other members of Sharon Glaser's kindergarten class file into Collins Elementary School for their first day of classes on Wednesday morning. More...

Loxley light stays green for now

The stoplight at M-55 and Loxley in Roscommon Township may have been returned to operation mode over the Labor Day weekend, but Michigan Department of Transportation officials are still studying the intersection. More...

Baiting ban big bite from Northern Michigan economy

Farmers, wholesalers and retailers who produce and sell crops such as sugar beets, carrots and corn for deer hunters are reeling in the wake of a Department of Natural Resources ban on feeding and baiting deer in the state's " The ban was part of More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nina Russo - 2014-11-27
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-27
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-27
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-27
Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
Nina Russo - 2014-11-20
Dorothy Marie Jones - 2014-11-20

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 19: Stephen L. Spear, 24, Houghton Lake, stood mute to a charge of assault with intent to murder, and a pretrial was set for Sept. 30. More...

Accidents injure two drivers

One driver was arrested and another ticketed after Labor Day weekend injury accidents in Roscommon County. Misty D. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Two Roscommon women demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Aug. 27 on charges of larceny in a building. Shannon M. More...

Sports

Buck kickers add two as Barnes scores seven

Roscommon added two more Northern Michigan Soccer League victories with wins over Bellaire and Fairview. The Bucks topped Fairview Aug. 28 3-0 and then mercied Bellaire 9-1. More...

Air attack grounds Bucks as Vikes win opener, 46-13

Grayling's high-powered offense rolled at Roscommon Aug. 28 as the visiting Vikings beat the Bucks, 46-13. Grayling senior quarterback Jimmy Osga stole the show with over 300 yards passing and three touchdown throws. More...

Reese rocks Bobcats 36-8 in opener

Houghton Lake played even football with the Reese Rockets for the first 15 minutes of their season opener Aug. 28 at Bobcat Field. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer cites reasons for 'decaying town'

I feel it is my duty as a long-time resident of Houghton Lake to speak out on the woes of our once proud town. I graduated Houghton Lake High School in 1962, served my country in the U.S. Marine Corps and I am a disabled American veteran. More...

Resort town, not a retirement community

To all of you who twisted my letter around to fit you needs, I did not put down the retirees of Houghton Lake. I simply stated a fact that this was a resort town and not a retirement community. More...

'All they come for is to drink and party'

My letter is in regard to the Bud Bash. I too have lived at Houghton Lake most of my life. And no, I am not retired. I live and work here. More...

Religion & Family

Bazuin, Bauknecht to wed

Heather Bazuin and Aarron Bauknecht announce their engagement to be married Sept. 6, 2008. The bride-elect is the daughter of Leroy Bazuin of McBain and Randy and Jan Hose of Merritt. She graduated from Houghton Lake High School in 2003. More...

Tribelhorns mark 50th anniversary

William and Wanda Tribelhorn of Houghton Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 23 with their family at Springbrook Inn, Prudenville. More...

Lake St. Helen Baptist Church has new pastor

Roger Green of Mio is the new pastor of the Lake St. Helen Baptist Church. The congregation voted to call Green as pastor Aug. 17 after candidates were interviewed by Interim Pastor Donn Broeker. More...

Education

Camp visits schools, police to promote alternative fuel plan

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, RMidland, stopped by Houghton Lake Community Schools Aug. 24 while on summer recess. More...

Sheriff reminds drivers, students to play it safe as school year begins

Roscommon County Sheriff Fran Staley reminds motorists that school has started and there are a number of safety factors of which both students and drivers should be aware. More...

Randall graduates as Coast Guard reservist

Alex S. Randall, son of Steve and Diane Randall of Houghton Lake, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, NJ, Aug. 15. More...

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