September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Scroggin dismissed from Dawg House suit

Allegations against Richfield Township Treasurer Judy Scroggin were dismissed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Monday from a lawsuit filed by the former proprietors of a St. Helen restaurant. Judge Michael J. More...

BIRTHDAY SIGN-IN

Ned Wickes, Higgins Lake, signs in Tuesday at the Gallimore Boarding House's annual birthday party for those who are 89 or older. Wickes said it was actually his birthday that day and he turned 91. More...

Special Sections

News

Camp's rep to meet with residents

A representative of U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, will be available Sept. 24 to speak with residents having difficulty dealing with a federal agency. More...

Correction

In the Feb. 14, 2008, issue of the Houghton Lake Resorter, a column on page C5 by Mildred Jordan contained a copyrighted poem that was used without permission or proper attribution. The poem appeared in an "Early Walks with Millicent" column. More...

Ostomy group to meet

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in the medical library of War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie. Call (906) 635-5142 for information. More...

Sports

Clare win keeps Bucks' JPC record perfect

It took four games, but Roscommon's varsity volleyball team defeated Clare to remain perfect in Jack Pine Conference play at 3-0. The Bucks won the first and second games, 25-17 and 25- 15, respectively, but Clare took the third game, 25-22. More...

MASTER ROCKY

Zachary Schwager, 16, of Shelby Township, caught this 12 1/2 inch rock bass in Houghton Lake's west shore Aug. 31. The fish weighed 1 pound, five ounces and Schwager submitted it for recognition as a Master Angler fish. More...

Sports support club formed, donors sought

A Bobcat Sports Support Club was recently formed to help boost athletics at Houghton Lake Community Schools. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Backyard gem

As the headline to start Section D reads, "Festival honoring firefighters is fall tradition in Roscommon." Indeed it is a tradition. This year marks the 29th Firemen's Memorial Festival and it is a gem in our backyard. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

I'm getting married in the morning. Ding dong! The bells are gonna chime. Pull out the stopper! Let's have a whopper! But get me to the church on time. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results Will you continue to deer hunt with the new ban on baiting? Yes-63% No-37% This week's question Was it wise for the federal government to bail out insurance giant AIG? More...

Outdoors

'Stage set' for good small game season

Most fall hunting seasons are right around the corner and Department of Natural Resources biologists say hunters will find plenty of opportunity this year with populations of most small game species stable in Michigan's woods and wetlands. More...

Religion & Family

Spencers celebrate golden anniversary

Keith and Judy (Peters) Spencer of Midland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 22. Married in 1958 by Pastor F. E Boller in Gladwin, the Spencers have two sons, Mitchel Spencer of Beaverton, and Scott Spencer of Midland. More...

Perkolas name son Andrew Edward

Nicole and Edward Perkola of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, whom they named Andrew Edward. He was born Sept. 9, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches. More...

Grote, Peters name son Tyler James

Arlene Grote and Nicholas Peters of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their son, Tyler James. The 9- pound, 1-ounce boy was born Sept. 9, 2008, at Grayling Mercy Hospital. He was 21 1/2 inches long. More...

Education

Kids' author to speak here

The Houghton Lake Public Library is inviting preschoolers, parents, grandparents and caregivers to hear Nancy Shaw of Ann Arbor, author of "Raccoon Tune," Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. More...

DICTIONARIES FOR EVERYONE

Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club members (not in order) Gerald Dixson, Jeannie Ludwig and Randy Stevenson presented dictionaries to students in Mrs. Rosalyn Wolfsen's third grade class Sept. 11. More...

VFW Auxiliary sponsors youth essay contests

The Roscommon VFW Post 4159 Auxiliary is offering essay contests for area students. The "Patriot's Pen" contest is open to all sixth through eighth graders. This year's theme is "Why America's Veterans Should Be Honored. More...

Legislators aim to lift baiting ban

With archery deer season to begin Oct. More...

Road boss says ORV ordinance may take longer than expected

Although Roscommon County Commissioners last week indicated they hoped to adopt an off-road vehicle ordinance at their Sept. 24 meeting, the manager of the county road commission thinks it may not be that soon. More...

Bonds sold, upgrade process starts at HLCS

Following the successful sale of more than $7 million in bonds, Houghton Lake Community Schools officials signed bond documents Monday. The board also approved a resolution accepting the interest rate. 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

County names 911 chief

Roscommon County Commissioners Tuesday approved a three-year contract as the county's 911 director with Montmorency County Undersheriff and 911 Director Patricia Wiley. More...

Boy, 11, punches girl, 8, on bus

An 11-year-old Prudenville boy punched an eight-year-old St. Helen girl in the head with his fist several times while they rode on a Houghton Lake Community Schools bus, according to a complaint filed with the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department. More...

Woman hurt in driveway accident

An 18-year-old Prudenville woman was injured when the car she was driving hit a tree in a driveway near her home on Fenwood Drive Sept. 10. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said the accident occurred when Katie A. More...

Business

DDA projects sprucing up Roscommon

Arefurbished community events board for Roscommon Village is one of several projects the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority has in progress. More...

THE CORNER FAMILY RESTAURANT

There are specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day at the new Corner Family Restaurant at the intersection of M-55 and Merritt Road in Merritt. More...

TASHA'S DOG GROOMING

Tasha McCullough is the owner of Tasha's Dog Grooming at 1970 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) in Prudenville. More...

Letters to the Editor

Veteran firefighter offers advice to police

I have to say "hooah" to (USMC Retired) Larry Kepler's letter of Sept. 4. We in Roscommon County are living in a Gestapo-like police state. I am a career firefighter of 25-plus years and do not condone drunk driving in any way, shape or form. More...

Attacks on clerk are 'misleading and wrong'

Sheryl Tussey, the unsuccessful candidate for Markey Township Clerk in the August primary, continues to "fire away" with her political shotgun hoping to "hit" something- anything! She lost a closely contested election fair and square. More...

Sounds of students prompts writer to thank voters

As I walked the halls of the Houghton Lake Middle School last week, the sounds the students laughing, talking and saying "Hi, Miss Beattie" gave me a very warm feeling. More...

Happenings

Carpathia club tours lake aboard Cumberland Princess

Members of the Carpathia Club, Sterling Heights, got a feel for Houghton Lake Sept. 11 when they took a boat tour aboard the Cumberland Princess. More...

Hartwick offers journey back to 1896 logging camp

On Sept. More...

FREEDOM WALKERS

Participants in American Legion Post 416's first Sept. 11 Freedom Walk pause for a memorial service at D & B Marina on Lake St. Helen after a 1.1-mile walk from the post home. More...

Features

Festival honoring firefighters is fall tradition in Roscommon

As fall colors begin to brighten the surrounding woodlands, the 29th annual Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival in Roscommon will provide fun for firefighters, their families and visitors of all ages beginning tonight (Thursday) at the Roscommon C More...

REMEMBERING

A dad points out to his daughter the name of a family member on the memorial wall at the Michigan Firemen's Memorial last September. During the annual memorial service, names of firefighters added to the wall in the past year were read. More...

Memorial service is somber interlude in festival weekend

Midway through the Firemen's Memorial Festival, firefighters from throughout Michigan and elsewhere take time out to participate in a memorial service honoring fallen comrades. More...

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