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Sheriff's race had big pricetag

Roscommon County Sheriff-elect Randy Stevenson and his unsuccessful opponent, Michael Cooley, spent a lot of money on their 2008 election campaigns. More...

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News

Roberts' firing riles part-time resident

The November, 2008, election is over, but it is still reverberating in Denton Township. Speaking at the Dec. More...

Home Depot accepts recyclables

The Home Depot, Houghton Lake, is accepting recyclable items at its store, 2241 West Houghton Lake Dr. ( M-55). The community recycling center is near the contractor (west) entrance of the building, where marked, blue bins await recyclables. More...

Stockman to be retried

A St. Helen man will face trial - again - for the stabbing of a 29-yearold man May 28. David W. Stockman, 24, was tried in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, last month on charges of homicide/ attempted murder and assault with the intent to murder. More...

Sports

A hunting tale of three fathers

As I sat in my tree stand in northern Michigan this year I started I sat in my tree stand in northern Michigan You see, at the age of 56 I was hunting before at the age of 94. More...

Bobcat matmen .500 in three-way action

The Houghton Lake varsity wrestling team competed in two threeway meets during the first week of their season, scoring a win and a loss at both. On Dec. 8, the Bobcats traveled to Cheboygan, where they beat the host team 54-28 and fell to St. More...

ALBION AWARD

Roscommon High School graduate Cat Gulledge was among 18 women who earned varsity awards for running cross county at Albion College this fall. Gulledge, of Roscommon, received a plaque designating her third-year award. More...

Outdoors

DNR estimates deer harvest was up in northern Michigan

was up The Department of Natural Resources has announced the preliminary estimate of the white-tailed deer harvest during the 2008 firearm season. Statewide, an estimated 272,000 deer were taken during the firearm season. More...

Snowmobile trails ready, DNR says

The Department of Natural Resources has agreements in place with 67 snowmobile trail grant sponsors to complete trail maintenance and grooming on more than 6,212 miles of Michigan's designated snowmobile trail system. More...

EARLY ICE PIKE

Tom Hasty caught this 37-inch, 12-pound northern pike on Houghton Lake's icy East Bay in front of Korbinski's Lakeview Motel on the evening of Dec. 7. More...

Education

RAFFLE WINNER

Our Lady of the Lake School held its $25,000 raffle Tuesday at Coyles Restaurant. The winner of $2,500 (he didn't pull the big prize envelope) was Joe Rubino of Houghton Lake, who was not in attendance. More...

Song, dance, drum line win in HLHS show

A songwriter, a dancer and a drum line earned cash awards in the Houghton Lake High School Talent Show Dec. 3. And only two points separated the first and third place winners. First place went to Jacob Apps, who sang and played guitar. More...

RES, SHE students to sing holiday songs

The Christmas concert season concludes at Gerrish-Higgins Schools this week. On Dec. 10, Roscommon Elementary School kindergartners were scheduled to present a concert at 6 p.m., followed by second and fourth graders at 7 p.m. More...

WHOA! LOOK AT THAT SNOW!

A snow-covered snowman appears to marvel at a growing snow bank that was nearly overtaking the fence in front of him on Markey Road Wednesday morning. More...

Recounts confirm wins; political intrigue isn't over

Recounts of votes cast in two close races in the Nov. 4 general election failed to change the outcomes, but defeated Gerrish Township Supervisor Greg Gaylor has filed a petition asking Circuit Judge Michael J. More...

VILLAGE CHRISTMAS

People stroll the sidewalks near Roscommon's brightly-lit Christmas trees which were officially illuminated by Santa Claus during the 31st annual Christmas in the Village celebration Dec. 6. 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

Developer's letters help decide road end case in Appeals Court

The Michigan Court of Appeals last week rejected the claim of a group of Lyon Township property owners that they should be allowed to sunbathe, lounge, picnic and permanently moor boats at road ends in the Higgins Lake Shores subdivision. More...

Pills reported stolen

A St. Helen resident told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies Dec. 5 that someone stole 150 hydrocodone pills from his residence. The case was closed due to insufficient evidence. More...

NEW K-9 VEHICLE

Richfield Township Officer Anthony Walters and the department's dog Ares, are pictured with the department's 2009 Chevy Tahoe, which recently became ready for the road. More...

Editorial

Tis the season

Our Opinion

Roscommon County Commissioners have a history of playing Santa Claus, and they must enjoy it because three of the five did it again last week when they granted 3% salary increases to appointed and nonunion employees for 2009. More...

Perfect so far

Winter weather so far this December has provided perfect conditions for skiers, both downhill and cross-country, as well as snowmobile enthusiasts, and the kicker is that it isn't even winter - yet! More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 40 YEARS AGO-DEC. 12, 1968

Gerrish, State in Hassle over Higgins Drain The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Roscommon County Road Commission were in a dispute over the road commission's installation of a drain from Gerrish Township's Battin Swamp into H More...

Letters to the Editor

Committee is working

I am writing on behalf of the Citizens for Township Consolidation. At this time, I am requesting that you print an article providing information to the general population as an update. More...

Stones cause damage

Has anyone received windshield or paint damage on a vehicle while driving on M-55 east or west of town? My guess is hundreds of drivers have. The Michigan Department of Transportation dumped truckloads of stones on M-55 this fall. 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

Kick off sets stage for Tip-up Town

The 2009 Tip-up Town Kick-off is right around the corner. Scheduled for Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. More...

'The Queen's Fool' topic of next Page-Turners

"The Queen's Fool" will be the book of choice for the next meeting of Page- Turners, a book discussion club for adult readers at the Houghton Lake Public Library. The group will discuss "The Queen's Fool" by Philippa Gregory Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. More...

VA clinic to open in Crawford

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will open four new Community Based Outpatient Clinics in early 2010, including one in Crawford County. U.S. More...

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