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And the winner is…

Roscommon County unofficial returns Township Races

Won Denton Twp. Supervisor Denton Twp. Treasurer Denton Twp. Trustees Fuller (R) Gerrish Twp. Supervisor Gerrish Twp. Trustees Link (R) Higgins Twp. Clerk Lake Twp. Supervisor Lake Twp. Treasurer Lake Twp. More...

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Haunted house times corrected

The haunted house fundraiser operated by 13-year-old Christopher Smith of Prudenville, planned for Nov. 7 will be operated from 6 to 7 p.m. for children ages 10 and under, and from 7 to 11 p.m. for children ages 11 and older. More...

Election draws near record

Tuesday's election drew the second highest number of voters in Roscommon County history, some of them new, and some who had not participated in many elections in the past. Sue Ferguson, 47, of Prudenville falls into the latter category. More...

CASTING HER BALLOT

Sixth grader Hunter Millikin in Mr. Brent Kemmer's homeroom makes her mark on the 2008 mock election ballot Tuesday at Houghton Lake Middle School. Students voted for the 44th U.S. president and running mate. More...

Business

Higgins Lake- Rosco Chamber elects officers at annual session

The Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce elected officers for 2008-09 during its annual meeting after a regional Business After Hours at Forest Dunes Golf Club Oct. 29. More...

NEW INDEPENDENT BRANCH

Officials and friends of Independent Bank celebrate the opening of the Houghton Lake branch Oct. 30 with a ribbon-cutting and business after hours. The building has two drive-through bays and a drivethrough ATM and night deposit. More...

BARGAIN BIN

A new variety store with items priced $10 and under called the Bargain Bin recently opened at 3509 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) in Prudenville, next to the China King Buffet restaurant. More...

Letters to the Editor

Townships wasteful, unnecessary

I read with interest Supervisor Diane Randall's self-serving letter in the Oct. 23 issue. Since she is in what the Mackinaw Center for Public Policy calls "the privileged class," it's easy to see why she wants to keep her job. Ms. More...

Geiger critic once favored him

In response to Verna Lang's letter to the editor: How quickly we forget. More...

Letters policy

The Resorter welcomes concise letters to the editor. We require that letters be signed and contain addresses and telephone numbers for verification. E-mailed letters must contain telephone numbers. Unsigned letters will not be printed. More...

Religion & Family

Kushmaul, Lademan united in Oct. 3 wedding ceremony

Catrina Lademan, daughter of Allen and Kimberly Lademan, was united in marriage with Ryan Kushmaul, grandson of Kenneth and Janice Fuller, Oct. 3, 2008. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore her mother's wedding gown. More...

Eldred finishes marine basic training

Rick Eldred, a 2008 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, recently graduated from U.S. Marine Corps recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA. Pvt. More...

Camp CoBeAc and Retreat Center celebrating 50 years

Camp CoBeAc and Retreat Center, Prudenville, welcomed former campers and friends, current and former full-time staffers and their children and supporting church pastors Oct. 30 in celebration of the camp's 50th anniversary. More...

Education

Smashing Pumpkins

An interest in medieval siege weapons and a desire to "chuck pumpkins" came together at the Roscommon County Fire Training Grounds Saturday as two Roscommon High School students completed their senior project and helped some of their friends and ne More...

Three RHS seniors take on issue of cervical cancer

Capitalizing on the TV campaign of "One Less," three Roscommon High School seniors presented information on the vaccine, Gardasil, Oct. 29 in the high school auditorium. More...

SPOOKY ARTISTS

Collins Elementary students were among the winners in the Houghton Lake Lions Club's Halloween coloring contest. More...

Stevenson next sheriff

Ancel unseats Paxton, Mead loses to Melvin

Former Roscommon County Undersheriff Randy Stevenson, a Republican, won a decisive victory in Tuesday's general election over Democrat Michael Cooley to win election as the county's next sheriff. More...

Obama choice of local voters

Roscommon County voters followed the lead of the state and nation in casting a majority of their votes for president for Barack Obama. Obama had a 2% plurality among county voters, receiving 7,082 votes to Republican John McCain's 6,727 here. More...

MOCK ELECTION

Junior Girl Scout Hope Stanaway gets acquainted with the Automark voting machine Oct. 30 during a visit to Roscommon Township Hall. 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

34TH CIRCUIT COURT

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 28: Andrea Chudzinski, 45, Houghton Lake, stood mute to two counts of uttering and publishing a forged/counterfeit instrument. A pretrial was set for Nov. 25. More...

Domestic dispute leads to no contest plea

A Prudenville man waived preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, and, after being bound over to 34th Circuit Court, entered a no contest plea to an assault charge stemming from a domestic dispute. Edward L. More...

Two injured in I-75 rollover

Two people suffered minor injuries when a car went out of control on a snow-slicked I-75 overpass near St. Helen Oct. 29. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said Suzanne K. More...

Sports

PERFECT GAME

Mike Marra of Houghton Lake, who plays for Coyles Restaurant on a Friday Night Mixed League, bowled a 300 game Oct. 31 at Northway Lanes. Marra said he has bowled since he was six years old. This is his 19th perfect game. (CHP) More...

BOWLING HIGHLIGHTS

High game/series Joyce Kenny 245/621 Splits: Shelley Sullivan 3-10, Wendy Moceri 6-7-10, Candi Stroh 2-4-10 Thursday Senior Citizens League High game/series: Carl Luke 204/576, Carene Ellis 206/534 Splits: Irma Pautz 2-7, Bob McRae 5-7, More...

Roscommon owns third straight JPC volleyball title

With a sweep at the Jack Pine Conference tournament Nov. 1 in Meridian, Roscommon won its third straight varsity volleyball league title. The Bucks are an amazing 53-1 in JPC play over the same period of time. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Change, indeed

The election mantra "change" championed by president-elect Barack Obama certainly carried through even into Roscommon County, which traditionally has leaned Republican. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Not surprisingly, attendance has been up recently at the Church on Wall Street in Manhattan. "Anxious and reflective" is how the Rev. Dr. James H. More...

I WAS THINKING…

On Nov. 8 the race will be over. The long campaign for the Miss Houghton Lake title will conclude. After months- two, not 21 as in the run for the White House- the 10 senior girls will know the outcome of the race. More...

Outdoors

A 'harvest of their own' awaits gardeners in fall

Good news! Flower gardeners can enjoy a fall harvest of their own. Maybe some of us don't realize it, but they have a abundant harvest of seeds right now. Every flower carries within it many, many seeds. More...

SUCCESSFUL HUNT

This group of hunters bagged 55 ducks on Houghton Lake between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. The mixed bag included buffleheads, bluebills, redheads and a couple of mergansers. More...

BIG DAY ON PERCH

Don Thomas, owner of the Lagoon Resort at Houghton Lake, was fishing with family members in Muddy Bay when they caught over 30 perch between 8 and 12 inches long, as well as three keeper walleye. The fish were caught in October using crawlers. More...

Happenings

Bellamy, Gavin honored for 'Distinguished Service'

Two MidMichigan Health Services Houghton Lake employees were recently honored by the Michigan Primary Care Association. Beth Bellamy, an administrative assistant, and Desiree Gavin, clinical support manager, were honored Oct. More...

Helping Hands preparing for Christmas food program

The St. Helen Helping Hands Organization is once again reaching out to the people of Richfield Township. Last December, the group gave out 174 boxes of food for families and seniors in St. More...

'Day of Beauty' proceeds to aid area groups

The Oct. 27 "Day of Beauty," hosted by Houghton-Higgins Lake Does Drove 149, was considered a success. The more than $950 raised will benefit several area organizations. More...

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