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G-H to reconsider building use fees

The Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education will reconsider a controversial building use fee policy it adopted last month. At their Jan. More...

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Motion for insurance for retired road commissioners dies

A motion to approve health insurance benefits for former Roscommon County Road Commissioner Larry Mead and current Road Commissioner George Pappas failed for lack of support at Wednesday's county board of commissioners meeting. More...

Villagers asked to help keep water lines open

Roscommon Village residents and businesses are being asked to leave their faucets open to keep village water lines from freezing. More...

Pound pups winners in TUT contests

Two animal shelter dogs were winners in the first Tip-up Town weekend dog show and were not included in the list of winners. The two German shepherds, Jessie and Chelsea, owned by Mike Goulet of Houghton Lake were left out of the event results. More...

Business

'Green' building workshop scheduled in Clare Feb. 5-6

Increased awareness and interest in "green" home building is expected to attract attendance from around the state at next month's Michigan Association of Home Builders annual Remodelers Workshop in Clare. The event is scheduled for Feb. More...

Pappas reappointed to barber board

George E. Pappas, Prudenville, was recently reappointed to the Michigan Board of Barber Examiners. Gov. More...

HOT BODZ

Cheryl Sarin, certified as an Expert Rating personal trainer, has teamed up with 24/7 Fitness Center, Prudenville. She offers assistance to those looking to lose weight, increase lean body mass, improve self-esteem and learn healthier eating habits. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Fallen victim to hoax'

I read with indignation your editorial entitled "Party's Over". Ms. Linda Monk, a respected author, did not write this article. Patrick Buchanan did write an article entitled "The Party's Over" with the date Sept. 19, 2008. More...

Dr. King's dream unfulfilled

In last week's Resorter (Jan. 22) I read the article about the high school students being excited about the presidential inauguration. The word change was again used to describe the good that we are to expect in this country. More...

'Does it really matter?'

This letter is in reply to the article written a few weeks back regarding Barry Poindexter's resignation from the supervisor's position in Lake Township. I was amazed at the article regarding Barry Poindexter's resignation! More...

Happenings

RECOGNIZING SUPPORTERS

On Jan. 20, the Roscommon-Higgins Lake Lions Club recognized the Norton Family from Roscommon Village Hardware for their many years of support for the Lions Club. More...

CHEMICAL BANK HELPS UNITED WAY

The Roscommon County United Way benefited from a recent donation by Chemical Bank. On Jan. 8, Andrea Weiss branch manager of Chemical Bank in Roscommon presented a check to Sherri Johnson, president of Roscommon County United Way. More...

Relay for Life kick-off Feb. 9

The Relay for Life of Roscommon County will kick-off the 2009 fundraising campaign Feb. 9 at the American Legion Post #245, Houghton Lake. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The hall is located at 3564 Reserve Road. More...

Features

Mock training involves EMT, police and fire

Members of the Richfield Township Department of Public Safety (police, fire and EMS) participated in a mock snowmobile accident Saturday, honing their rescue skills that could become valuable out on the snowmobile trails this winter or in winters t More...

Emergency training ongoing

Gerrish Township emergency personnel have several items on their winter agenda. Gerrish Township EMS will be hosting a county-wide ice rescue class this Saturday at the pond near Two Lakes Building Corporation. More...

Houghton Lake Ambulance to seek millage restoration

Voters in Lake and Roscommon Townships will be asked in May to approve a millage renewal for the Houghton Lake Ambulance's operating millage. More...

Board stifles reading of e-mail

The longstanding rivalry between Roscommon County Road Commissioners Larry Paxton and George Pappas did not end when Paxton left office Dec. 31. At the beginning of the road commission's Jan. More...

RHS Winter Carnival has mysterious theme

"Night of Mystery" will be the theme of Roscommon High School's Winter Carnival next week. Spirit Days will lead up to the climax of the carnival Feb. 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

Snowmobiler weaves through traffic in high-speed M-55 chase

An allegedly inebriated snowmobiler led two Roscommon County Sheriff's Department patrol cars on a high-speed chase down the middle of M-55 early Sunday. More...

St. Helen men enter pleas on fleeing and eluding charges

Two St. Helen men entered pleas on fleeing and eluding charges in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, after waiving preliminary examination in 83rd District Court. Joseph A. More...

Macomb man enters pleas in fleeing and eluding case

A Macomb man recently entered pleas in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, in connection with a fleeing and eluding incident earlier this month. Ronald E. More...

Sports

Gladwin too strong for 'Cats

Despite a strong start to their contest with Gladwin, Houghton Lake's varsity basketball squad was unable to overcome Gladwin's attack Friday night in a 62-51 Jack Pine Conference clash. More...

Bucks no longer unbeaten as Meridian prevails by 10

Roscommon's varsity basketball squad was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten Friday night in Meridian as the Mustangs topped the Bucks, 67-57. More...

Coaches, players, fans to battle cancer at cage contests

Roscommon and Houghton Lake High School basketball coaches will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire during games tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow to demonstrate their support for the American Cancer Society and the figh More...

Editorial

Free speech denied

Our Opinion

An e-mail circulated publicly which was critical of Roscommon County Road Commissioner George E. Pappas stirred up a hornet's nest and resulted in Pappas' First Amendment rights being violated during the commission's meeting last Thursday. More...

TUT's recap

If appearances mean anything it appeared that the 59th edition of Tip-up Town U. S. A. was very successful, especially if you count the smiles. More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week's results Does the inauguration of a new president make you feel more optimistic? Yes-49% No-51% This week's question Are you ready for a mid-winter thaw? To express your opinion, go to www.houghtonlakeresorter. More...

Religion & Family

FIVE GENERATIONS OF SEAMANS

The Seaman family celebrated the newest addition to the family while Sgt. James Seaman was home at Christmas time in between tours in Iraq. Pictured are (back row, left to right): father, Sgt. More...

Urbach, MacGregor wed in December

Lauren Urbach, daughter of Rob Bainbridge of Roscommon and Lori Urbach of Houghton, was united in marriage with Christopher MacGregor, son of Rob and Beth MacGregor of Prudenville and Kathlyn Myers of Texas, Dec. 23, 2008. More...

February food menu announced

The February menu for Angel Food Ministries was recently announced. Order dates are Feb. 11 from noon to 6 p.m., with final orders taken Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Distribution is Feb. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Education

Free breakfast draws hundreds to school early

Houghton Lake Community Schools, with help from Chartwells School Dining Services, began offering a universal breakfast for all students, with no restrictions, Monday. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School for December are (front, left to right) Kyle Barnes, kindergarten; Janessa Fuller, second grade; Corrie Stadler, third grade; (back row left to right) Hannah LaDoux, fourth grade; Jennifer More...

Zonta offers scholarship for woman over 25

The Zonta Club of Roscommon County Area, an international organization of professional and business women that offers service to area communities, has a $1,000 scholarship available to a college-bound woman over the age of 25. More...

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