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PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

(Below) Houghton Lake Community Schools Social Worker Tom Sucaet (right) hands out brightly decorated pinwheels with messages of peace written on them to members of Amy Koupal's kindergarten class at Collins Elementary as they participate in the Pinw More...

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News

Commission warned to speed up selection of emergency chief

Roscommon County Commissioners must step up the pace of their search for a new emergency preparedness director or risk losing state and federal funds, State Police Lt. Mike Hosh told commissioners Wednesday. More...

Tanger putting power of pink to work this fall

For the 15th year, Tanger Outlet Center will ask shoppers to "think pink" in the battle against breast cancer. In West Branch, Tanger shoppers can join in the nationwide campaign to save lives by purchasing a 25% Pink Card Sept. 17 through Oct. More...

Markey leaves tax rates unchanged

The Markey Township Board Sept. 8 set 2008 property tax rates unchanged from last year. More...

Sports

Vick joins Rice's basketball staff

Houghton Lake High School 1995 graduate Mark Vick was recently named to the staff of Rice University's men's basketball program. More...

Pine River's second-half goals equal win over 'Cats

A 1-0 halftime lead was not enough for the Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad as it fell to Pine River 2-1 Monday night. More...

Firebird harriers improve

The results might not necessarily be what some would consider impressive, but coach Steve Seager believes the Kirtland Community College men's and women's cross country teams continue to improve as the 2008 fall season rolls along. More...

Editorial

Free-Market fix

Nobody has ever lost money by betting on the federal government to overreact to a crisis. And as Congress weighs a bailout of the financial markets, it looks as if that's where the smart money should go yet again. More...

Mistaken identity

A letter to the editor in last week's Resorter titled "Veteran firefighter offers advice to police" has caused one Houghton Lake man some grief and he has requested the Resorter clarify his identity. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 50 YEARS AGO-SEPT. 25, 1958

Dedication of Lake Post Office Set for Oct. 11 "Formal dedication of the new Houghton Lake Post Office will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 with traditional ceremonies, it was announced this week by Postmaster Ralph J. Williams Jr. More...

Outdoors

'Woody Debris' to help Au Sable

With the help of the U.S. More...

FIRST BEAR

Lou Isaac of Ypsilanti bagged his first bear on opening day, Sept. 19, while bow hunting in the Deadstream Swamp. He shot the 180-pound boar at about 7:05 p.m. while hunting with friends Roger Miller of Houghton Lake and Ken Pigg of Temperance. More...

Public may comment on plans for Hartwick

The Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to attend public open houses scheduled for Oct. 7 to review and comment on the future use and management of Hartwick Pines State Park. Two public sessions will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Happenings

Fine fall weather favors Firemen's Memorial Fest

GRAND MARSHAL Carol Stender, accompanied by her husband, Jim, was the 2008 grand marshal of the Firemen's Memorial Festival parade. When she began volunteering, she worked in the festival's souvenir booth. More...

State rep candidates slated to attend forum at Kirtland

In an election year where national races are dominating the headlines, officials at Kirtland Community College are hoping to help give area voters a chance to get to know those people who may soon represent them in Lansing by hosting a "Meet The Ca More...

Club to host 'snowbirds' party

The Lyon Township Fellowship Club will hold its "Goodbye Snowbirds Party," regular monthly meeting, potluck dinner and evening of euchre Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Lyon Township Hall. More...

Three arrested on armed robbery charges

Three Houghton Lake residents were arrested earlier this week in connection with an armed robbery that left a Houghton Lake businessman injured. More...

Commission OK's ORV ordinance draft

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved a draft of an ordinance that would allow offroad vehicle traffic on some county road rights-of-way, but deferred adoption of the ordinance until Oct. 8. More...

Fewer G-H students means more red ink

A larger-than-expected decline in enrollment is bringing "severe financial stress" to the Gerrish-Higgins School District, Jim Scott, president of the district's board of education, said at the board's Sept. 17 meeting. Dr. More...

Rivalry

Houghton Lake will try to even the overall series with the Roscommon Bucks when the two teams square off Friday night in their cross-county football rivalry that dates back to 1947. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

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

Five counts still active in Dawg House lawsuit

Although some allegations against Richfield Township Treasurer Judy Scroggin were dismissed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. More...

Two residents injured in trailer park fracas

An altercation at a trailer park in Markey Township resulted in injuries to two men, one of whom was taken to a hospital. More...

Business

Barber certified as Graduate Remodelor

Tom Barber of Barber Construction, Inc., Roscommon has earned the designation of Certified Graduate Remodelor from the National Association of Home Builders Remodelors Council. More...

PROACTIVE PLUS PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapist Pramod Singh (right) is the owner of Proactive Plus Physical Therapy at 4079 West Marl Lake Road at Higgins Lake. More...

ASSUMED NAMES

May 2-Aug. 28

The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Jeffrey Heikkila, Roscommon: Heikkila's Trucking, Roscommon. Rochelle M. More...

Letters to the Editor

Commissioner responds to critics

I am writing this letter in response to the letter sent by Larry Goulet and Hank Hermani pertaining to Deer Run Property Owner's private beach club on Houghton Lake. As you (the editor) stated, at the Sept. More...

Denton voters should 'stand up'

Something to think about - Denton Township has five members on their township board. Three of the five (Fred Chidester, Carol Asher and Carolyn Pietchak) are township employees. The upcoming election we have Gary D. More...

Suggests reviewing accusers' backgrounds in OMA complaint

Certain local print and television media have felt compelled to report on alleged violations of the Open Meetings Act by three Lyon Township officials. More...

Religion & Family

Walking for a cause

(Upper left) Katja Falker and her son, Jonah, 5 months, pose with Tanealle Parker, 9 months, just before the start of Sunday's Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty Walk. Jonah and Tanealle were the youngest of more than 170 participants. More...

Supernaws reach 50-year mark

Floyd D. "Dale" and Marlene M. Supernaw plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their friends and family. They were married Oct. 11, 1958, in Flint. Mr. Supernaw retired as a barber in 1997, and Mrs. More...

Toneys name daughter Zoe

Pastor Lisa Toney and Dr. Carl Toney of Claremont, CA, announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Alexis, Sept. 2, 2008. Zoe weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. More...

Education

Quick thinking

Custodian saves life of St. Helen student

Thanks to a quick-thinking custodian, a St. Helen Elementary School student survived a potentially fatal choking incident in the school lunchroom Sept. 12. More...

VFW auxiliary sponsors art, volunteerism contests for kids

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4159, Roscommon, is looking for artists in grades 9 - 12 who would like to take part in the Young American Patriotic Art Contest. The first place national scholarship winner will be awarded $10,000. More...

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Mrs. Anne Bawek, who teaches first and second grade at Our Lady of Lake School, was selected by the Houghton Lake Wal-Mart as "Teacher of the Year." Wal-Mart awarded the school $1,000 and Mrs. Bawek a $100 gift card to use for her classroom. More...

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