October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Robbery suspects bound over

Three Houghton Lake residents charged in connection with the Sept. 22 armed robbery of a Houghton Lake businessman have been bound over to 34th Circuit Court. Derek C. Antcliff, 19, Nathan D. Shearer, 19, and Sarah E.N. More...

Cycle, minivan collide

A motorcycle driver and his passenger were injured in a collision with a minivan on M- 55 near Tower Hill Road in Roscommon Township Oct. 11. David L. Montgomery, 41, and Linda R. More...

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News

Does hosting 'Day of Beauty' Oct. 27

The Houghton-Higgins Lake Does are presenting a "Day of Beauty" Oct. 27 to benefit area charities. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lower level at the Houghton Lake Elks Club, M-55. More...

TESTING THE TABULATORS

Kurt Knowles of Governmental Business Systems and Gerrish Township Clerk Norma Lee Boyle watch data come out of a vote tabulator during a testing and training session for township voting officials and their machines at the Denton Township Hall Oct. More...

Reminder to candidates: Questionnaires due Oct. 24

The Resorter has asked all candidates who have competition for Roscommon County and township offices to complete questionnaires. Responses will be used in writing candidate profiles in the Oct. 30 preelection issue. More...

Business

Reznich completes training in dental implant surgery

James Reznich, D.D.S., has completed dental implant training at the Misch Surgical Program, a 15-day course in five sessions. More...

INSPECTOR

Bill Kemp has announced a new service in connection with his electrical inspection and plan review for home owners. Inspection deals with fire safety and protecting people from electrical shock. More...

ACTIVITY RECOGNIZED

Ken Carlson, broker/owner of Ken Carlson Realty, PC, in Roscommon, was recognized as Michigan Association of Realtors' 2008 Realtor Active in Politics. The RAP award was given in September at the association's annual convention in Detroit. More...

Letters to the Editor

Both parties to blame for financial crisis

I am writing in response to the letter to the editor from Terri Hooper, in Oct. More...

Proposal 2 gets reader's 'No' vote

Adult stem research - Yes! Already many documented cures. No killing required as stem cells are taken from body fluids, etc. Embryonic stem cell research - No! No documented cures yet! More...

Remember the judges on November ballot

As Election Day quickly comes upon us, I wanted to urge you to flip your ballot and look at our judges. The nonpartisan section of your ballot begins with Justice of Supreme Court. One of the judges on this court is Cliff Taylor. More...

Religion & Family

Whitfield, Good to wed in May

Allisha Jean Whitfield, daughter of Rhonda and Jerry Whitfield of Prudenville, and Allen Rodney Good, son of Tracy and Rodney Good of Prescott, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Gravelle, Stead plan to marry

Whitney Gravelle and Ryan Stead announce their plans to wed Sept. 5, 2009, in Howell. The bride-elect is the daughter of Chris and Nancy Gravelle, Howell. She is a 2003 graduate of Howell High School. More...

St. Vincent store dedicates cafe

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Prudenville dedicated the newly constructed Checkmate Cafe at its thrift store on M-55 Oct. 9. The cafe, which will open to the public Oct. More...

Education

Skeels celebrates Grandparents Day, Spirit Week

"Grandparents and Special Persons Day" was Oct. 3 at Skeels Christian School. Students opened the doors to visitors who were treated to classroom activities, crafts, snacks and a brunch served by the students. More...

NEW TEACHERS

New teachers in the Houghton Lake Community Schools this semester include (front row, left to right) Amber Sergeant, eighth grade and high school science; Alicia Ciaramitaro, Title 1 writing; Jen Murphy, Second Chance Academy special education; Darre More...

RHS girls to share senior project Oct. 29

Girls attending Roscommon High School and other area high schools may attend a presentation on the subject of Gardasil, the vaccine that protects against four types of human papillovavirus Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. More...

State school superintendent 'respects' HLCS turnaround

Michigan's State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan visited Houghton Lake Community Schools Oct. 9 to get a glimpse of the district's programs. More...

Roscommon Rotary hires engineers to study bike path

The Roscommon Rotary Club has hired an engineering firm to develop a "preliminary concept" for a bicycle path that would circle Higgins Lake, continue to Roscommon and possibly one day connect with the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 6 and 7: Robert B. Friday, 28, St. More...

83RD DISTRICT COURT

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

Team's second search fails to find Higgins Lake man

A second search by the Michigan Search and Rescue Team this month failed to find Higgins Lake resident Joseph Clewley, who has been missing in the Upper Peninsula's Chippewa County since July 12. More...

Sports

Sportsmen get info on Chronic Wasting Disease

Department of Natural Resources Biologist Mark Boersen gave a presentation on Chronic Wasting Disease at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club October meeting. More...

LEARNING THE STEPS

Dallas Dummer and Brook Conklin listen to Gregg Milne as he explains the basics of square dancing at the Collins Elementary 6th Annual Hoe-down Oct. 9. More...

Final games Saturday for Jags

Heading into the final games of the season, the Houghton Lake Jaguars won three of five contests last weekend. More...

Editorial

Visit from the top

A visit last week by Michigan's State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan to Houghton Lake schools gave administrators, staff, parents, students and the public a chance to hear from the lead educator in the state. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

As the complex economic world most of us live in seems to be crumbling, we might envy the Amish. Their simple lifestyle requires relatively low income; their reliance on local trade insulates them from the fluctuations of Wall Street. More...

The Resorter's reader poll

Last week's results Who won the vice-presidential debate? Palin-65% Biden-35% This week's question Did the recent downturn prompt you to pull out of the stock market? To express your opinion, go to www.houghtonlakeresorter. More...

Outdoors

NRC makes baiting ban permanent

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission Oct. 9 voted unanimously to approve a permanent ban on deer and elk baiting and feeding in the Lower Peninsula. More...

BIG BRUIN

Sheila Peterson's first black bear turned out to be a big one, and it took a number of men all day to drag it about a mile out of the woods. More...

Boat swap helps Project H.O.P.E.

A swap meet sponsored by WUPS 98.5 FM at Spicer's Boat City of Houghton Lake benefited Project Help Our People Eat. Those attending and selling or trading boats were asked to make donations of food or money to Project H.O.P.E. The Sept. More...

Happenings

PITCHING IN AT THE PLAYGROUND

The Denton Township Trailer Park has new playground equipment installed by township employees and volunteers. Pictured (left to right) are Bob MacKinzie, Gary Locht, Debbie DeBeck, Jim Hoover, Bob Smith, Lloyd Bonzo and Fred Chidester. More...

CONNECTING

Misty Klatt of Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity speaks with a potential volunteer at the Poverty Reduction Resource Fair Oct. 11 at the Houghton Lake Community Center. More...

District lists photo contest winners

The Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District has announced winners of its 2008 amateur photo contest. District residents who attended the district's conservation expo last month voted to choose winners of the contest. Floral: Ann Church, St. More...

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