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Homecoming Happenings

Houghton Lake High School has been buzzing this week with activities leading up to the homecoming game scheduled for Friday, between the Bobcats and the Clare Pioneers. More...

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ORDERLY EXIT

Kindergartners Rachel Sadjak and Lindsay Lewis (front to back) make an orderly emergency exit from the bus under the direction of Houghton Lake Community Schools bus driver Kathy Hamel as classmate Alexis Landon waits her turn. More...

Board agrees on pay for emergency director

Roscommon County Commissioners, in special session Tuesday, agreed on a salary for a new emergency preparedness director. More...

TUT has first set of candidates for 2009 mayor, marshal

Two candidates have come forward to run for 2009 Tip-up Town Marshal and Mayor. "Keep'r Cold" Carol LaRue is running for mayor and "Snowflake" Sue Lulis is running for marshal. They will run for office under the Gold Fish Party banner. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Credit crisis

Monday's 778-point free fall of the Dow Jones Averages followed the failure of the U.S. House of Representatives to adopt a bill to prevent financial market failures, specifically mortgage companies. More...

Tread lightly!

The recent language filed with the county clerk seeking a recall against Roscommon County Road Commissioner George Pappas can only be what it is perceived to be, an attempt to intimidate a public official. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results Which presidential candidate do you think is presenting the most truthful campaign ads? John McCain-57% Barack Obama-43% This week's question Was U.S. Rep. More...

Letters to the Editor

Need officials to represent all Lyon residents

I would like to make a couple of comments regarding the letters to the editor about the alleged open meeting violations. More...

Being 'nasty' disservice to all citizens

This letter is in response to the writers in last week's paper inferring who notified the sheriff's department about the possible violations of the open meeting act in Lyon Township. More...

Like to see us united in the 'round table'

To the writer who suggested Keith Stiles, candidate for Lake Township Supervisor, wants to create a "Large Weed Patch" …. that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Who cares if Keith doesn't support the Houghton Lake Improvement Board? More...

Health

Houghton Lake woman part of Munson trial

When Alice Hendershott of Houghton Lake went for a checkup following surgery on her left carotid artery last November, she learned that scar tissue was blocking the blood flow to her brain. More...

Richfield sergeant to train as sexual assault examiner

With some of the funding that was received in the federal domestic violence grant for Roscommon County, the federal grant administrators approved sending Sgt. More...

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Central Michigan District Health Dept.

Almost everyone, at some point in their lives, depends upon donated blood. Unfortunately, these donations are often in short supply since only a fraction of those who can donate do so. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. More...

Happenings

Library gets its game on

Gamers in the library again? Yes! It's loud, it's fun and it's free. More...

Yard sale to benefit Historical Village

A yard sale fund-raiser is planned for Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to benefit the Houghton Lake Historical Village. Proceeds of the sale will be used to replace the roof on the Historical Village Chapel. More...

MORTGAGE UP TO DATE

Artesia Youth Park paid this year's mortgage bill to Roscommon County Road Commissioners. Of the $8,000 raised, almost $6,000 was donated by Lion's Leap participants. Artesia also raised money by hosting yard sales. More...

Kristof to serve up to five years

Houghton Lake Heights resident Richard Kristof was sentenced to prison Tuesday in connection with the Feb. 28 accident on M-55 that killed 53-year-old Nora Wills and her two dogs. More...

Two die after pickup, cycle hit deer

Accidents in which vehicles hit deer claimed the lives of two people last week. R. Kenneth Richards, 62, Dundee, OH, died when his pickup truck rolled into the median of I-75 in Higgins Township after hitting a deer Sept. 27. More...

Deer Run board member seeks to recall Pappas

Although the Deer Run Property Owners Association persuaded the Roscommon County Road Commission to abandon a non-certified portion of Ionia Street that passes through the association's lakefront park in Prudenville, an association board member is More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walter Drogt - 2014-10-30
George Nelson Fields - 2014-10-30
John K. Sprunger - 2014-10-30
Walter Drogt - 2014-10-23

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 23: Kimberly A. Fisher, 52, stood mute to a charge of possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine, and a pretrial was set. Joseph E. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel Sutton

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

Judge dismisses more counts in Dawg House lawsuit

All but one of the remaining counts in a lawsuit filed by Scott and Loraina Taylor of St. Helen against Richfield Township officials have been dismissed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. More...

Sports

'Cats topped by division leader G's, lose by one to McBain

Houghton Lake's losing slump continues on the soccer field as the Bobcats dropped contests to Gladwin Sept. 26 and McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Sept. 29. The Bobcats have lost three straight and eight out of their last nine games. More...

Counsil paces Firebirds, sets school record

Coach Steve Seager was looking for fresher legs and faster times from his Kirtland Community College men's and women's cross country teams Sept. 26, as the Firebirds traveled to Lansing's Grand Wood Park for the Lansing Invitational. More...

BOOST FOR PROM

The Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club donates some of its proceeds from its Sept. 26 tailgate party to the Junior Class to be used for the Junior-Senior Prom. The $559 donation is more than last year's $375 donation. More...

Outdoors

DNR hunting preview - Part II

Prospects for the 2008-2009 hunting seasons are excellent, according to Department of Natural Resources officials, with several new opportunities available to big-game hunters this year. More...

OVER 500 POUNDS

Russ Blake of Wyoming, MI bagged this black bear, which weighed in at over 500 pounds, in the Reedsburg Dam area Sept. 25. More...

'Bowling' coming to Grayling center

The Grayling Senior Center, 308 Lawndale, has partnered with the MSU Extension Office to bring virtual bowling to seniors, using Nintendo's Wii system. More...

Religion & Family

Dankert, Eddington wed in Roscommon Gazebo

Jacci May Dankert and Eric David Eddington were united in marriage Sept. 19, 2008, in Roscommon. Magistrate Sherry Palm married the couple in an outdoor ceremony at the Roscommon Gazebo. More...

Swider, Dean to marry in '09

Ken and Leslie Dean of Rochester Hills announce the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Mary, to Sean Robert Swider of Rochester Hills, son of Eileen Swider of Houghton Lake and the late Robert Swider. More...

Angel Food Ministries offers regular, senior boxes

The October menu for Angel Food Ministries features ribeye steaks, split chicken breast family tray pack, heat-andserve meatloaf and chicken breast fajita strips. More...

Education

Kirtland to host annual College Night

Kirtland Community College is lending a helping hand to students planning to enter college next fall and who are seeking information about higher educational institutions in Michigan by hosting "College Night 2008" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. More...

LEARNING ABOUT WEATHER

Joe Charlevoix, meteorologist from 7&4 News, hears a question from Joel Pagel, fourth grader, at Our Lady of the Lake School Sept. 25. More...

Health care job fair to be Oct. 9

Michigan Works! will host a one-day event for job seekers looking for health care jobs. The free event is Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doherty Hotel, Clare. More...

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