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Firefighters battle blaze twice after it rekindles

Firefighters returned to the scene of a Prudenville home the morning of Jan. 16, after a fire the night before rekindled. More...

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CUTTING DOWN TO SIZE

Roscommon County Road Commission personnel use a grader and a group of plow trucks to tame the snowbanks along M-55 at Houghton Lake Jan. 15. More...

Gypsy moth spraying to increase

The number of acres of privatelyowned land in Roscommon County scheduled for gypsy moth spraying this spring will be more than triple last year's total. More...

Free for the asking

Roscommon woman helps distribute books through non-profit agencies

In hard times, some parents may put buying books for their children at the bottom of their shopping lists. In an age when most homes have computers, some parents may think their children don't need books. More...

Business

Grayling, Gaylord plan year of business seminars

The Gaylord and Grayling Michigan Works! offices will work with the Crawford County Economic Development Partnership and the Gaylord /Otsego Chamber of Commerce to bring a new series of workshops to Crawford and Otsego Counties. More...

COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNTING

Jennifer Carter recently opened Comprehensive Accounting at 7122 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55) at Houghton Lake. More...

Web site helps with tax credits

The free I-Can E-File web site, which helps individuals and families access state and federal income tax credits and refunds through the Just File It! program, is in operation for the 2008 tax season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Country needs youth, change

What a day for America! The inauguration of 2009 will be an historic event for many years to come for many reasons. I've lived through many presidents just because I'm 81 years old. However, only two inaugurations have moved me. More...

'Angels' helped seniors, children

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity would like to take a moment and thank our community for being such wonderful "Christmas Angels." This year we saw great need in our area, and we decided to put up "Angel Trees" in our ReStore, asking our custom More...

Observance aimed to protect life

This month marks the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, which made abortion a legal practice in the United States. To commemorate this unfortunate ruling, thousands of Michigan residents gathered on Jan. More...

Happenings

Irish Comedy Tour to be part of second TUT weekend

The Irish Comedy Tour, featuring Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston born Mike McCarthy and New Yorker Jim Paquette, will bring the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub to Houghton Lake the second weekend of Tip-up Town, Jan. 23-24. More...

County Republicans elect officers

The Roscommon County Republican Party recently elected officers. Gerald L. Wall of Gerrish Township is chairman, Carolyn Pietchak of Denton Township vice-chairman, R. Bill Ancel of Roscommon Township secretary and Constance M. More...

'Night of Louisiana' returning to CMU

Louisiana's Acadiana region is a 22-parish Cajun homeland known for its marshes, prairies, bayous and hot Cajun, Zydeco and Creole music. More...

Features

TUT '09 attracts crowds

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As more than 6 1/2 inches of snow fell on Houghton Lake Saturday, the crowds kept coming to Tip-up Town 2009. Despite blowing snow and a high of 10 degrees, visitors attended the many events the annual winter festival offered. More...

More heating cylinders needed at Tip-up Town

Tip-up Town is in need of more heat. To keep visitors warm inside the Family Fun Tent and other locations, at least eight, 20-pound cylinders are needed. Cylinders will be returned. (Just label them with identification information. More...

International friends make TUT part of 2009 itinerary

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., draws visitors from across Michigan and from across the country and beyond. A group of friends who met each other just last February decided that Tip-up Town should be on their list of things to do in 2009. More...

Woman dies after Sunday collision

A two-car accident Sunday morning in Missaukee County left one person dead and three injured. More...

Water leak damage minimal at HLHS

As the Houghton Lake Community Schools district plans to use proceeds from the $7 million bond issue approved by voters last summer, repair projects keep making themselves known to the faculty. More...

Obama inauguration excited HLHS students

Students at Houghton Lake High School joined the world-wide audience Tuesday as the United States of America inaugurated Barack Obama as its 44th president and first African- American president, and were still excited about the historic event and i More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Court News

State Police credit organizers for trouble-free Tip-up Town

After a trouble-free first weekend of Tip-up Town 2009, Houghton Lake State Police Post Commander First Lt. More...

Coins reported stolen

A Denton Township resident reported gold and silver coins were stolen from his home Jan. 16. The man told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies the coins were stolen with the lock box in which he kept them. More...

34th Circuit Court

Lawsuits filed No. 7719, L.A. Boatworks and James Dezauche, Theodore, AL, vs. Chad E. Jobin, Roscommon, statutory liability, common law conversion, unjust enrichment and fraud; No. 7720, Bayani A. Gonzales and Remedios L. More...

Sports

Vikings edge 'Cats by one

It came down to the wire Tuesday in Grayling for Houghton Lake but the 'Cats came up a point short, falling 50- 49. More...

Junior Bobcats split two

The Houghton Lake Bobcat boys junior varsity basketball team split two games in the past week, defeating Farwell 71-37 but falling to Grayling 63- 57. More...

Buck cagers bomb Blazers

Roscommon shot to a 30-14 first lead and never looked back as they knocked down Kalkaska Tuesday night, 79-66. "We came out firing on all cylinders, jumping out to a 15-5 lead en route to a 30-point first quarter," Coach M.J. Ewald said. More...

Editorial

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 10 YEARS AG0-JAN. 21, 1999

Veteran deputy becomes department's first detective "For the first time, the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department has its own detective. More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week's results Do you plan to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama on television next Tuesday? No-65% Yes-35% This week's question Does the inauguration of a new president make you feel more optimistic? More...

History made

Our Opinion

History Tuesday's historic inauguration of Barack H. More...

Religion & Family

Helous mark 50 years of marriage

Khalil G. and Lois A. Helou, longtime residents of Prudenville, will celebrate 50 years of marriage in February. The Helous met as students at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and were married Feb. 1, 1959, in Milan. Mr. More...

McClellan serving in Afghanistan

McClellan may not be a household name, but he's pretty important to those who love him. And to the country he serves. He is deployed in Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team 2-87 Infantry. More...

Housing coalition to conduct census of homeless residents

The COOR Housing Coalition will conduct its biennial count of homeless people in Roscommon, Crawford, Ogemaw and Oscoda Counties Jan. 28. More...

Education

Free breakfasts for all HLCS students to start Jan. 26

Chartwells School Dining Services, in conjunction with Houghton Lake Community Schools, will offer a universal breakfast during which all students will receive breakfast with no restrictions, beginning Jan. 26. More...

CIVIL RIGHTS CONNECTION

Roscommon High School juniors Ryan Baumgart (left) and Megan Mc- Kee (right) and senior Erin Thomas talk to fourth graders at Roscommon Elementary School Monday about how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring about civil rights reform. More...

Low breakfast rate means missed meals, missed federal dollars

The Food Research and Action Center, in a recently released report of national and state school breakfast trends, found that many low-income students in Michigan are missing out on school breakfast. More...

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