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CMU Public Radio celebrates the season

The weather outside may be frightful, but CMU Public Radio's holiday programming is designed to warm your heart. More...

Health staff provides help when needed

The holidays are here. It is the time for people of all ages to be thankful for what they have, but also to wish for something more. More...

Mid Michigan offers on-line tutoring

In today's automated world, it's nice to talk to a real person once in awhile. It is especially nice when you have a question about a math problem you've been staring at for the last half hour. More...

Sports

Bobcats fall to Pine River, beat Rosco 'B' squad

beat Rosco Three Houghton Lake wrestlers won two matches as the Bobcats split with Pine River and the Roscommon "B" squad Dec. 17 at Houghton Lake. The Bobcats lost to Pine River, 54-15, but beat the Roscommon "B" squad, 48-27. More...

Alden's jumper lifts Bucks over G's

None of Roscommon High School senior Mike Alden's points were more important than the last two he scored against Gladwin Dec. 18. More...

Bobcats make it interesting against Meridian, fall in the end

After leading Meridian at the end of the first quarter, the Houghton Lake varsity boys basketball squad gave up 24 points in the second stanza to fall behind by 11 at the half - a margin they were unable to overcome in a 65-59 loss Dec. 18. More...

Editorial

'Smoke'

Our Opinion

Anytime people begin reminiscing about "the old days" or how "things used to be" it isn't too long before some of them begin telling "Smoke" stories, and there must be thousands of them. More...

Season of hope

At the Christmas Season most of us would rather enjoy the good news of the season, Christ's birth in Bethlehem, and the hope it brought to mankind. Unfortunately for too many that good news is over shadowed by adversity, misery, worry and anxiety. More...

Exodus continues

An Associated Press item Monday caught our attention not because it was breaking news, but because it is a continuation of bad news for Michigan. More...

Outdoors

Cross-Country skiing: Good for the entire family

Cross-country skiing is a great winter activity that improves your fitness, and gives you a chance to unwind and enjoy a peaceful setting far from crowds. More...

DNR seeks help with bear count

The Department of Natural Resources is again seeking help from hunters and trappers through the winter who encounter denned black bears while in the field in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. More...

Happenings

WARREN PROMOTED

Don Warren (left) of Higgins Lake was recently promoted to the office of National Branch Chief of Mid-level Leadership Training in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Warren, who was appointed to the post on Dec. More...

'Our Town' try-outs to be held at KCC

The Kirtland Community Theatre group will hold open auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. More...

Tip-up Town, USA, taking shape for 2009

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to seeing everyone the last two full weekends of January at Tip-up Town, USA. Everything is shaping up to be the biggest and best TUT to date, organizers say. More...

Holidays

St. Helen sparkles for holidays

BUSINESS WINNER Automatic Rain on East Airport Road won first place in the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce's 2008 holiday decorating contest with this disp lay. More...

Natural or artificial? Christmas tree choices

When it comes to one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, it seems Americans can't make up their minds whether to go au naturel or artificial. More...

Christmas transfer of power

On December 8, 1991, the presidents of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus signed the Belovezh Accords, dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States in its place. More...

Crash leaves HL girl in ICU

Six-year-old Haley Brown of Houghton Lake is in the Intensive Care Unit at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC, following a car accident the morning of Dec. 19 in Statesville, NC. More...

Former Sheriff 'Smoke' Meyer dies

Just short of 20 years after retiring as Roscommon County Sheriff, Garth "Smoke" Meyer died Dec. 18 at his home near Roscommon. He was 81. 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

Court proceedings

34th Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. More...

Stevenson finishes sheriff training

Roscommon County Sheriff-elect Randall J. Stevenson recently completed a two-week training program designed for newly elected sheriffs sponsored by the Michigan Sheriffs' Association. Stevenson, who will take office Jan. More...

Man arrested after breaking bar window

A Rochester Hills man was arrested after he allegedly punched out a window at the Tin Fish Cafe & Pub in Roscommon Dec. 19. More...

Business

HELPING THE COMMUNITY, ONE CUP AT A TIME

The Houghton Lake Big Boy through its morning coffee club donated $7,000 to the community in 2008, including a recent contribution to Artesia Youth Park at Houghton Lake to help pay for heating of its facility. More...

Census Bureau hiring workers around the state

Michigan residents can boost their income for the coming year. The U.S. Census Bureau's Detroit Regional Census Center is in the throes of an intense recruitment drive to hire office staff for local census offices across the state of Michigan. More...

PINE PANTRY RIDES AGAIN

The Pine Pantry Restaurant at 3556 East Higgins Lake Dr. has been reopened by owner Sherryl Bemb, who ran the restaurant from 1993 through 1999. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Writer - 'this is our home'

When I am asked, mostly by "downstaters," "Why don't you move back 'home'?", my answer is always the same and comes without hesitation: "This is the most wonderful community. More...

Donation equals picnic pavilion

Roscommon Township would like to recognize the Houghton Lake Rotary Club for their generous donation of $8,000. Due to the donation, the park committee was able to confirm the design and construction of the picnic pavilion for Lakeview Park. 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

New food benefit targets senior, disabled citizens

Michigan Department of Human Services Director Ismael Ahmed has announced that as many as 80,000 Michigan senior citizens and adults with disabilities could automatically get help with their food budgets next year under a federal pilot project. More...

'Great Pretenders' booklet aims to help reduce drinking and driving

AAA Michigan encourages drivers to try out the 2008-09 "The Great Pretenders Party Guide" that features some of the bes non-alcoholic drink recipes provided by AAA Diamond-rated hotels and restaurants. More...

ST. VINNIE'S NEW TRUCK

The Society of St. Vincent DePaul of Prudenville purchased a new truck last week from Signature Truck Systems at Houghton Lake. More...

Education

STAYING ON TRACK AND HELPING OTHERS

Eighth grade students at Roscommon Middle School involved in the "Stay on Track" program, a substance abuse prevention program provided by the Michigan National Guard Counter-Drug Office, got into the Christmas spirit by helping three organizations r More...

VanHorn earns criminal justice degree

Michael T. VanHorn II, son of Michael and Sherry VanHorn, received his bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University Dec. 20. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. More...

Geers receives nomination

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (DMI) this week announced that she has nominated 37 Michigan students for placement in a United States Service Academy. Among them is Roscommon High School senior Preston Geers. More...

Features

LED BY THE FLAG

Boy Scouts from Troop 944, Roscommon, carry the Michigan and United States flags during the recessional of the third annual Project Blue Light program presented by the Gerrish Township Police Department at Immanuel Baptist Church Dec. 18. More...

PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE

Participants at the third annual Project Blue Light program recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Immanuel Baptist Church Dec. 18. More...

CANDLE-LIT

Participants listen to a benediction by Pastor David Hansen as the sanctuary is lit by candles and emergency vehicle lights from the parking lot. More...

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