December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners OK 2009 budgets

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday adopted 2009 budgets of nearly $9.8 million for general fund and a total of $16 million for special funds. More...

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News

ONTO THE ICE

Chip McCullough of Lyman's on the Lake uses a six-wheeler to tow a rental ice shanty onto Houghton Lake Dec. 12. More...

Richfield hopes to expand property tax relief programs

The Richfield Township Board is considering action that would provide property tax relief to more residents. More...

Keep that Christmas tree watered

To reduce the chance of a holiday tragedy, the Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) is urging consumers to thor­oughly water their Christmas tree daily. More...

Business

'ALUMNI OF THE YEAR'

Michigan Works! Region 7B Consortium honored James Oliver (holding plaque) Dec. 8 as the Roscommon County Alumni of the Year for his participation in the Jobs Education & Training/No Worker Left Behind program. More...

Assumed names

Assumed RESORTER'S BUSINESS Aug. 28-Dec. 5 The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Thomas S. Barber, Roscommon: Country Club Estates, Roscommon. More...

Jewell retiring from Prudenville post office

After a 33-year career in government service, Ed Jewell, 52, plans to retire from his position as postal clerk at the Prudenville Post Office. More...

Letters to the Editor

Welfare state

Earlier this week, I received my winter taxes. The winter taxes seem to cover the county operating budget as well as township expenses. As usual, the taxes are more than the previous year. More...

Playing roulette

Are you playing roulette with your propane bill? I did. More...

Letters Policy

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

Religion & Family

Burkett, Oliver plan May wedding

Rebecca Marie Burkett and Joshua Allen Oliver announce their engagement to be married. A May 16, 2009, wedding is planned at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with Fr. Tony Cureton officiating. More...

Don, Vi Moore mark 50th

Don and Vi Moore, Houghton Lake, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 6. The Moores, who were married in Lansing, traveled to Disney World in Florida to celebrate. More...

BETHLEHEM VILLAGE

Ryan Madis (sitting in chair), youth ministry intern, teaches visitors to "Bethlehem Village" about a game played in the time of Christ with a four-sided spinning top called a dreidel. More...

Education

RESCHEDULED CONCERT

(Above) A Dixieland sextet performs during the Houghton Lake Bands' annual Christmas concert, which was rescheduled for Dec. 11 after school was cancelled Dec. 9. More...

STELLAR

Peter Cook, 1997 graduate of Houghton Lake High School (right), was presented with Chicago State University's "Certificate of Academic Excellence" by Dr. Joseph A. Balogun, Distinguished University Professor and Dean. More...

RMS names honor students

All A's Grade 5: Cole Anderson, Brittany Baker, Cole Barnhart, Jaycensen Behnke, Destiney Bidoul, Robert Bolzman, John Bowen, Emily Burgess, Madison Cook, Erica Desnyder, Grant Dodge, Blake Erickson, Payton Geers, Jonah Goodreau, Sadie Hesse, Tif More...

Brothers sentenced to prison for assault

Two brothers from Houghton Lake were sentenced to prison Dec. 16 for the stabbing of two men at the Sand Bar, Prudenville, last June. More...

HL students to get free breakfasts

There may not be such thing as a free lunch, but starting Jan. 26, all students attending Houghton Lake Community Schools will have an opportunity to eat breakfast for free. The board of education approved the measure Monday as a pilot program. More...

Cutting back this Christmas? Let us know

With the downturn in the economy and the uncertainty on Wall Street - as well as Main Street - at the forefront of the news, the Resorter would like to know if you are planning to change your Christmas plans or scale back on the usual gift-giving dur More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

Tipsy snow rider arrested after chase on M-18

A 41-year-old Prudenville snowmobiler was arrested after he led Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies on a chase Dec. 15. More...

Court proceedings

83rd District Court Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, where they demanded preliminary examination within 14 days: James E. Fernald, 30, Troy, loaded firearm in or upon a vehicle. More...

Two hurt in I-75 rollover

Two people suffered minor injuries in a rollover accident on I-75 in Richfield Township Dec. 10. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said Julie L. More...

Sports

Bucks dominate Bobcats

Bucks Houghton Lake had no answer for Roscommon's offense and defense Tues- day night as the Bucks smacked the Bob- cats 67-27. More...

Bobcat JV boys post pair of wins to start season

Houghton Lake's junior varsity boys basketball team started the season with two Jack Pine Conference wins, beating Clare and Roscommon. More...

Cold Bobcats victims in Clare cage contest

The outside temperature wasn't the only cold reading Dec. 12 as the Houghton Lake Bobcats girls junior varsity basketball team found out. The Bobcats suited up against Clare on the Pioneers home court and lost 34-25. More...

Editorial

New world

Our Opinion

The announcement this week that the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News will begin next spring only delivering Thursday, Friday and Sunday newspapers to homes came as quite a shock to many. More...

Free breakfast

Houghton Lake Community Schools students will begin receiving a free breakfast daily starting Jan. 26, and for many parents that is good news. More...

Tax exemption

Newly-elected Richfield Township Supervisor Jerry Campbell has begun a campaign to let his constituents know about a poverty exemption that can be allowed for certain lowincome residents. More...

Outdoors

DNR invites deer hunters to report results on-line

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding deer hunters they can report the results of their hunts on-line. More...

LUCKY ELK HUNTER

Fourteen-year-old Parker Morley's "luck of the draw" gave him an elk license for this year's December hunt. Morley took advantage of his luck by bagging a bull elk Dec. 11 north of Vanderbilt around 10 a.m. More...

GREAT GUN SEASON

Kirk Rase of Maple Valley had a great rifle season this year, beginning with a 10-point buck that dressed out at 130 pounds on opening day (above). More...

Happenings

St. Helen Chamber announces holiday decorating winners

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its 2008 holiday decorating contest. In the business category, Automatic Rain on East Airport Road won first place. More...

BAGGING OPERATION

Volunteers going from station to station pick up a wide range of food items as they put together bags for a food distribution at Markey Community Baptist Church Dec. 12. More...

Book sale nets library over $1,000

A November book sale earned the Houghton Lake Public Library more than $1,000 to help boost its services and programs. More...

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