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Houghton Lake becoming home to exchange students

Learning about life at Houghton Lake as well as learning about each other, two foreign exchange students attending Houghton Lake High School are being hosted by members of the MacKenzie family. More...

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News

Study club to meet

The Higgins Lake Study Club will meet Dec. 10 at Maple Valley Restaurant for its Christmas lunch at noon. Members interested in attending are being asked to call Mary Brotebeck at 821-9859. More...

HLLA Christmas potluck Dec. 6

The Houghton Lake Lake Association will host a Christmas potluck dinner Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Houghton Lake Senior Center, 2625 Townline Road. Members are being asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table services. More...

MEAP JEEP

On Oct.14, 16, 21 and 23, the students at Roscommon Middle School took the Michigan Educational Assessment Program test along with the rest of the State of Michigan. Every student from third to ninth grade must participate. More...

Business

Connie Dent receives H&R Block award

Connie Dent, who operates the H&R Block franchise offices in West Branch, Standish, Prudenville and Alpena, has been presented with the company's 2008 Regional Franchisee of the Year Award. The presentation was made during H&R Block's U.S. More...

NEW OWNERS

John Fluker and his daughter Stephanie are the owners of Fluker's Coin Laundry at 3051 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55), next to Taco Bell at Houghton Lake. More...

SUMMER IN NOVEMBER

St. Helen Snowpackers man their table during St. Helen Power Sports' "Hot Summer Nights" event on the opening weekend of firearms deer season. St. Helen Power Sports showcased Yamaha Star Motorcycles, Yamaha ATVs, dirt bikes and snowmobiles. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer responds

It appears from Mr. Chidester's letter of Nov. 13 that I need to clarify my letter of Nov. 6 concerning township waste. More...

Service is poor

I had to laugh at Tim O'Rourke's letter (Resorter, Nov. 20, "Aiming for equal service"). I have owned my house in Prudenville since 1988 and have lived here since January, 1990. 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...

Happenings

Santa's Season Starts

Starts More than 1,200 people attended the Houghton Lake Merchants Association's Santa's Workshop Sunday at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse. More...

TUT QUEEN HOPEFULS

Four candidates are vying for the title of 2009 Tip-up Town, U.S.A., Queen, which will be announced at the TUT Kick-off Jan. 3 at Houghton Lake High School. More...

IN APPRECIATION

Ed "UPS Ed" Piglowski (right) presents flowers to nine-year-old Karlee Green of St. Helen Saturday at the 19th annual UPS Ed and Caren Christmas for Kids Auction at the Knights of Columbus. More...

Snow keeps emergency crews busy

The first heavy snowfall of the season Monday kept emergency personnel - and plenty of tow trucks and plow trucks - in Roscommon County busy. As six inches of snow fell down, 911 calls racked up. More...

Russ Graham dinner volunteers enjoy giving back to community

A sense of community. That is what has brought volunteers back time and again for the Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day dinner. This will be the sixth year for the community dinner, which is free to everyone. More...

St. Helen plans parade, tree lighting to welcome holidays

St. Helen's Santa Parade and Tree Lighting will take place Nov. 28. The "Lighted Santa Parade" will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce Wishing Well Park, going south to the township hall. More...

SNOW DEVILS

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School fifth graders (left to right) Carson Fagerlie, Trace Cohee and Tyler Silva take advantage of a fresh snowfall for a little recess roughhousing Friday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

Court proceedings

34th Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 18: Billy Johnson, 32, Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug house and possession of marijuana. More...

Traffic stop leads to arrests on drug, alcohol charges

State Police at Houghton Lake arrested a 49-year-old woman from Bemidji, MN, on drug and alcohol charges after stopping her for speeding on M-55 Nov. 22. According to a police report, the woman was eastbound on M-55 near Co. Rd. More...

Correction

Correction A Nov. 13 story in the Resorter about a conditional zoning request in Denton Township erroneously stated that developers Mike Bommarito and Rick Kleiner are from Shelby Township. More...

Sports

Winter sports start; 'Meet the Teams' Dec. 1

Bobcat fans will get a chance to meet the Houghton Lake squads for winter sports Dec. 1 at "Meet the Team Night" at Houghton Lake High School. More...

taking it to the mat

Senior Bobcat wrestler Ryan Hacker flies through the air with the greatest of ease as he and freshman teammate Zack Koshorek practice hip dumps in the Houghton Lake High School cafeteria Thursday. More...

Fliping into competitive mode

Houghton Lake competitive cheer team members (left to right) Ashley Klett and Amanda Chenette practice back flips in the high school gymnasium Nov. 20. The team is preparing to open their season at Harrison on Dec. More...

Editorial

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week's results Did you vote by absentee ballot, in person or not at all? Absentee-53% In person-31% This week's question Were you surprised by anything in Tuesday's election results? More...

Happy faces!

Our Opinion

At last Sunday's Santa's Workshop at the Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse there were thousands of happy faces at every turn and every booth. More...

Light dispels Thanksgiving gloom

Make It Plain

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom; Lead thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home; Lead thou me on! Keep thou my feet: I do not ask to see The distant scene; one step enough for me. More...

Outdoors

PERSONAL BEST

Lauren Harrison (left) of Prudenville used a muzzle loader to bag this 8-point buck Nov. 15 in Huron County. Harrison said the buck, which weighed 164 pounds, was the largest she has ever harvested. More...

BIG NINE

Andrew Rieger of Houghton Lake bagged this big 9-point on Nov. 17 while hunting with his brother Jon in Mecosta County. The big nine dressed out at 200 pounds. (Courtesy photo) More...

OPENING DAY SWAMP BUCK

Joe Miller of Houghton Lake poses for a picture with a 4-point buck he bagged on opening day of the firearm deer season. His father Roger, also of Houghton Lake, said the buck was shot at around 8:15 a.m. in a swampy area of Markey Township. More...

Education

'Thumbelina' takes stage

"Thumbelina" came to life Nov. 18 in performances by the Houghton Lake High School drama class. A 20-member cast from the drama class presented the play the evening of Nov. More...

Thanksgiving meal tradition continues in Owaski's room

Wrapping up lessons in reading, measuring, preparing food and the history of Thanksgiving into one big recipe of learning, Collins Elementary's Gloria Owaski continued her fifth grade tradition of making a Thanksgiving dinner in class again this ye More...

Perfect Attendance awards go to 86 at Collins Elementary

Collins Elementary recognized this week students who had perfect attendance during the first marking period. More...

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