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High winds cause outage for thousands

Winter winds left thousands of Roscommon County residents without power Sunday. According to Consumers Energy Spokesperson Mary Gust, 7,400 customers lost power. She said power has since been restored. More...

The times they are a-changin'

2008 In Review

Change was everywhere in 2008. And while there were some bright and hopeful moments (as recounted by columnist Cheryl Holladay in last week's Resorter), much of the change was disconcerting. More...

Special Sections

News

THE WAY THINGS WERE

Andy Cates clears a path from the sidewalk to Lake Street at the Spruce Motor Lodge in Roscommon on Christmas Eve under the watchful eye of Megan the English sheepdog. The National Weather Service recorded 2.2 inches of snow on Dec. More...

Gerrish posts more info on-line

Gerrish Township officials have made changes to the township's web site to give the public more access to information. On its site, http://www. More...

Shelter seeks aid in fund raiser

Missaukee Humane Society supporters have been voting for it as America's Favorite Animal Shelter and are seeking help in gathering votes. The society would like to challenge people to help them gather enough votes to total 500 by Jan. 17th. More...

Editorial

Let's try to get along with each other in 2009

Make It Plain

The most disheartening thing I have experienced in my 34 years as a journalist in this community is seeing that people too seldom get along with each other. More...

Public servants

Our Opinion

The three Roscommon County officials who retire as of the New Year have a combined public service record of 110 years; that's quite an accomplishment. More...

On stage

Last summer when the death knell was sounding for Tip-up Town there was an outpouring of people who came forward to assure the 59th Tip-up Town would indeed unfold in January. More...

Happenings

'Blithe Spirit' auditions set at MMCC

Auditions are scheduled Jan. 13 at Mid Michigan Community College Community Theatre for its presentation of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." Interested actors can audition from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 13 in the MMCC auditorium on the Harrison campus. More...

Higgins Lake Study Club to meet Jan. 14

The Higgins Lake Study Club will meet Jan. 14 at the Lyon Township Hall. The program will be announced. Dessert and coffee will be served at noon. Guests may attend. Call Helen Stokas for information at 821-5342. More...

KIWANIS BELL-RINGER

Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club member Ron Snyder rings the Salvation Army bell in front of Wal-Mart as Kim Szyska (left) and Stephanie Wingo stop to make a donation. More...

Christmas blaze razes Prudenville home

A Christmas morning fire destroyed the home of a Prudenville family. Rodney Korbinski, his wife, Danielle, and their four-year-old son, Rodney, were able to escape through a bedroom window in their home at 531 Deer Run Blvd. More...

Three long-time politicians leaving county offices

As 2008 ends, three Roscommon County officials are concluding long public service careers. 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

First state trooper class since 2004 graduates

Michigan citizens will soon benefit from the services of 83 additional Michigan State Police troopers following the recent graduation of the 121st Trooper Recruit School. More...

Court proceedings

83rd District Court Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: William W. More...

First grader out of ICU after accident

Collins Elementary first grader Haley Brown is "holding her own," following a Dec. 19 car accident in North Carolina, according to her grandmother, Jacqueline Allport. "She's in an awful lot of pain," Allport said. More...

Sports

Fourth quarter falter leads to tourney loss for 'Cats

After leading the Gladstone Braves by one with eight minutes to play, the Houghton Lake Bobcats were outscored 17-4 down the stretch to fall 58-46 to the Upper Peninsula squad Monday in the Kalkaska Christmas Tournament. More...

Bowling Highlights

Tuesday Night Women's Tea Time League Monday Night Men Friday Night Mixed More...

Senior Pool

Men's Senior Pool League As of 12/29/08 More...

Religion & Family

Fast food meets 3% of kids' needs

Fast food fast-food restaurants met federal dietary guidelines in the first study to examine the nutrient quality of such meals in a major U.S. metropolitan market. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS TOGETHER

Five generations of the Kelly family were represented at a recent family gathering. Madison Terese Kelly, born five weeks ago, is the latest addition to the family and she is pictured with her great-great-grandmother, Arta Kelly. More...

Meyers, Bailey parents of son

A son was born to Amanda Meyers and Robert Bailey of Houghton Lake Dec. 15, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling. The couple named him Austin James. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and was 19 inches long. More...

Education

Investing in education pays community dividends

In today's financial world, it's hard to find a reliable investment. But if you're looking for a quality investment - one that will return great dividends and has real value - look no further than your local community college. More...

Frappier among honor society inductees

Prudenville's Gerald Frappier was among 34 Mid Michigan Community College students recently inducted into the Alpha Omicron Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at MMCC. More...

Features

Days in White House 'privilege' for Denton paramedic

"I was in elementary school when Reagan was shot," Rick Dupon said. For someone who grew up in Oxford, MI, the idea of working for President Ronald Reagan, or any other president, must have been far off his radar. More...

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