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Baumgartner halts Pappas recall hearing

Judge Michael J. More...

Commission approves zoning for gravel pit

The Markey Township Planning Commission put their seal of approval on the rezoning of a 160-acre property from rural residential to agricultural to allow for the mining of sand and gravel during a meeting at the township hall Tuesday night. More...

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News

Resorter earns four Michigan Press Association awards

The Houghton Lake Resorter earned four awards in the Michigan Press Association's 2008 Better Newspaper Contest. More...

TUT queen nominations due Oct. 15

The Tip-up Town Queen's Committee is accepting nominations for 2009 Queen until Oct. 15. Contact the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce 366-5644 to obtain nomination forms. More...

Proper postage needed for ballots

Voters returning absentee ballots are being reminded to put the proper amount of postage on them. Denton Township Clerk Carol Asher said her office has received many that don't have enough postage on them. The postage needed is 59 cents. More...

Sports

Overtime not kind to 'Cats in league finale at Bellaire

A double overtime goal by Bellaire ended the Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad's Northern Michigan Soccer League season Tuesday night in Bellaire. More...

Jaguars drop four of five grid contests

The Houghton Lake Jaguars won one of five games in youth football action last Saturday. More...

Boosters meet Monday at school

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 13, at the Houghton Lake High School library. The meeting is usually held on Sundays but is being changed to Monday for October only. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

Minding our business

Each October the National Newspaper Association promotes community newspapers with the National Newspaper Week observance, this year it brings attention to the importance of open government and the importance of legal notices and meeting minutes pu More...

Painting plows

Maybe some drivers will do a double-take when they see a Roscommon County Road Commission snowplow all painted up with Bobcat tracks and the Houghton Lake Community Schools mascot, a bobcat. We're sure the plow will get some attention. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 10 YEARS AGO-OCT. 9, 1998

Middle school principal, board member selected "A decision for a new middle school principal and an appointee to the Board of Education have been made by the board...Houghton Lake Middle School will welcome a new principal by the end of the mon More...

Outdoors

DNR seeks comment on assessment

The Department of Natural Resources today released the draft Tittabawassee River Assessment, a document which outlines the physical and biological characteristics of the river with suggested management strategies for the future. More...

SEPTEMBER PIKE

Ken Bloomfield caught this 39-inch northern pike trolling in Houghton Lake's Muddy Bay Sept. 23. Bloomfield caught the 16 pound, 14 ounce fish about 5:30 p.m. while using a Rapala. More...

18 1/2 INCH SPREAD

Lewis Blake bagged this 8-point buck the opening morning of archery deer season hunting on private land in Ogemaw County. Blake, 19, of Houghton Lake, said he shot the deer around 8 a.m. Oct. 1. The buck's antlers had an 18 1/2 inch spread. More...

Religion & Family

Camp helps bereaved kids learn to live, laugh, love

Live well, Laugh often, Love much. Those sayings are very familiar to all of us, but when we are grieving it is often hard to do those things. More...

MARKING NINE DECADES

Kay Schaldenbrand helps her husband, Louis, read cards he received at a 90th birthday party at the Hilltop Manor Health Care Center in Roscommon Oct. 4. About 30 relatives and friends gathered for the event. Schaldenbrand was born Oct. More...

Kabats name son Derek Herman

Brian and Ashley Kabat of Gold Canyon, AZ, announce the birth of their son, Derek Herman Kabat. Born Aug. 12, 2008, he weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long. More...

Features

RTFD Fire safety day this Saturday

The Roscommon Township Fire Department will host a Fire Safety and Awareness day Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Roscommon Township Fire Hall. All ages are welcome. Firefighters will be on hand from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Markey firefighters soon to have more elbow room

Markey Township firefighters will soon have more space at their headquarters on Co. Road 100. Under construction is a 2,927 square-foot addition that is expected to be completed by the first of the year. More...

Department offers fire safety checklist

During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, the South Branch Township Fire Department offers this fire safety checklist to help prevent home fires: • Does a grown-up always stay in the kitchen when food is being fried, grilled or broiled? More...

ORVs a go

County commission approves ordinance

After months of debate, Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday adopted an ordinance allowing off-road vehicle traffic on some county roads. Once the ordinance takes effect Nov. More...

County, Lake Township work to clean up water problem

Trying to rectify a long-time drainage problem in the neighborhood of Nottingham, Victory and Mary streets in Lake Township, the Roscommon County Road Commission last week undertook a fall cleaning of sorts. More...

2008 ROYALTY

Houghton Lake High School seniors Molly Collins and Danny Eggleston were crowned 2008 Homecoming Queen and King Oct. 3. They were joined by Prince and Princess Fred Beck and Kayla Girardin, both first graders at Collins Elementary. More...

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Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court: Donald J. More...

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 23 and 30: Kurt Mason, 23, Prudenville, stood mute to a charge of bribing or intimidating a witness, and a pretrial was set. More...

Stolen goods worth over $2,300 recovered at Kmart worker's home

Over $2,300 worth of stolen merchandise was recovered with the arrest of an employee of the Houghton Lake Kmart Oct. 2. More...

Business

Fund-raiser to benefit Relay

Team Curves will host a soup and sandwich lunch, "Booner Afternooner," Oct. 28, with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2009. More...

Roscommon Gallery to close

The Roscommon Art Center and Gallery will be closing the end of October. "It is with deep regret that I make this announcement" stated Beverly Luther, operator of the Center and Gallery. More...

Flight school opens at county airport

A state-licensed flight school has opened at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport. More...

Letters to the Editor

Blame shared for Wall St. 'Bailout'

I am writing in response to an "In Our Opinion" column titled "Credit Crisis" and wanted to clear up what happened last week and why. More...

Township studies provided questioned

Until recently, I had never written a letter to the editor nor paid much attention to local politics. More...

County urged to donate Artesia building

This letter is to support the Artesia Youth Park on Loxley Road. When JoJean Thompson first started her venture to find an appropriate building and site for a children's activity center in our community, I felt convinced to help her in my capacity. More...

Health

Glen's offers flu shots

Glen's neighborhood stores have announced they will provide flu and pneumonia vaccinations at two Roscommon County locations this month. Vaccinations will be available Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Two blood drives coming in county

Red Cross blood drives are scheduled at two locations in Roscommon County in the next two weeks. Drives are planned Oct. 15 in the Kirtland Community College Student Center from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Oct. More...

NEW LOCATION

Three Lakes Dental has moved into its new facility at 1090 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) in Prudenville. More...

Happenings

Forest Dunes plans two events

Sangomore's, the Restaurant at Forest Dunes Golf Club near Roscommon, is hosting an Oktoberfest and the Bockwurst Open Oct. 11. The Bockwurst Open will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. More...

LILACS FOR TRUMAN

Members of the Eggleton family (left to right) Kati, her father Ray and mother Patti, planted lilacs in Truman Gardner Park Sept. 25 in honor of late Markey Township Supervisor Truman Gardner, Patti's father. More...

Gladwin troupe to present 'The Gin Game' Oct. 9-11

"The Gin Game" by D. L. Coburn will be presented by Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre Oct. 9-11 at 8p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. The production is directed by Yvette Keast and stars Alan Hawley and Eileen Roan. More...

Education

Hooray for Homecoming

Houghton Lake celebrates Spirit Week

DIGGING Houghton Lake Varsity football player Zach Youngs makes a connection with the demolition car Friday during Interact's fund-raiser. The car was donated by AMR and was towed away and towed in the parade by Phil's Towing. More...

DTE Energy mini-grant applications available

The DTE Energy Foundation is accepting applications for its "Energy & Our World Mini Grants for Educators" program. More...

RACCOON READING

RACCOON READING Houghton Lake Public Library Youth Services Librarian Pam Bauchan joins author Nancy Shaw of Ann Arbor in a reading of Shaw's book, "Raccoon Tune," at the library Oct. 1. The book was chosen as part of the Michigan Reads! More...

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