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St. Helen Winterfest, Snow Run promise wintry weekend of fun

There will be no shortage of winter fun in St. Helen this weekend. The second annual St. Helen Winterfest begins tomorrow (Friday) and continues through Sunday, while the seventh annual St. Helen Snowpackers Snow Run will take place Saturday. More...

Lake Township appoints Christler Supervisor

The Lake Township Board Jan. 31 appointed retired funeral director Stan Christler as supervisor. More...

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News

Deadline approaches for school board candidates

Candidates for seats on four Roscommon County-based educational boards have less than a week to file petitions or pay a filing fee to be on the May 5 election ballot. More...

Moisture still troubling gymnasium floor at HLHS

An ongoing moisture problem with Houghton Lake High School's gym floor is warranting a new level of inspection. More...

Roscommon Township Board prepares for new budget year

In preparation for finalizing its 2009-2010 budget, the Roscommon Township board has set two meetings. A budget workshop is planned for Feb. 18 at 9 a.m., and a budget hearing will precede the March 3 regular board meeting at 6:45 p.m. More...

Sports

Thirteen 3-pointers help Bucks bomb Pinconning

Thirteen 3s. That's what the stat line from Tuesday night's game between Roscommon and Pinconning read following a 77-56 Roscommon varsity boys basketball win. More...

MAKING THE PLAY

Junior Austin Weiler makes a key play in the first of three "Macho Volleyball" games Tuesday during Roscommon High School's Winter Carnival week. Tug-of-war games were held in between the volleyball matches. More...

Bobcats end slide with 73-64 win over Ogemaw Heights

Houghton Lake broke a three-game losing streak with a 73-64 home win over Ogemaw Heights Tuesday night. "This was a good confidence building game," said Bobcat Coach David Bunn. "We executed well offensively and defensively tonight. More...

Editorial

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week's results Are you ready for a mid-winter thaw? Yes-68% No-32% This week's question Will Gov. Jennifer Granholm's "green" initiatives save Michigan's economy? To express your opinion, go to www.houghtonlakeresorter. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 40 YEARS AG0-FEB. 6, 1969

Gerrish-Higgins Board Laying Plans To Construct New School Building "William Ingleson, president of the Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education, announced this week that his board plans to abandon the move toward conslidation with the Houghton Lak More...

Ice fishing stimulus plan

Our Opinion

With Congress arguing over an economic stimulus plan, it prompted a couple of Michigan ice fishermen sitting in their ice shanty to discuss what they thought was a great stimulus plan. The Ice Fishing Stimulus Plan! More...

Health

Game system to relieve patient stress

The stressful time patients spend in the hospital became a bit easier, thanks to the support of West Branch Regional Medical Center employees and the community. More...

Assistance program needs volunteers

FI ND SERV ICE S If y ou 're the type of person who loves a challenge and are interested in volunteering for a good cause, the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program needs you. More...

Red cross to collect blood in Roscommon

VFW Post 4159 and its auxiliary will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive Feb. 16 at the First Congregational Church, Roscommon. Hours will be noon to 5:45 p.m. The church is at 109 Main St. More...

Religion & Family

Shudark, Howey to wed in July

Leah Marie Howey, daughter of Gary Howey and Laura Howey of Merritt, and Timothy Matthew Shudark, son of Patricia Zielke and the late Richard Shudark of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Hartman, Helton to wed in May

Randy and Kelly Hartman of Roscommon announce the engagement of their son, Kory Jay Hartman, to Ashley Loren Helton, daughter of Larry and Delanie Helton of Ypsilanti. More...

Beesons to celebrate 50 years

Jan and Gary Beeson of Prudenville will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their children in Hawaii Feb. 7. More...

ONE INJURED IN ROLLOVER

Emergency workers from Richfield Township and Auto Worx towing try to pull a vehicle out of the ditch next to the northbound lanes of I-75 about a half-mile south of exit 222 Jan. 29. More...

Snowmobile vs. parked van ends in injuries

A Houghton Lake man was seriously injured when the snowmobile he was riding, which apparently had no headlight, crashed into a parked van in Roscommon Township early Feb. 2. A Maple Street resident called 911 at 2:05 a.m. More...

Theme park developer fails to meet finance deadline

The proposed theme park near Grayling that was predicted to provide hundreds of jobs and attract thousands of tourists to the area may be built elsewhere - if at all. More...

SNOW QUEEN, KING

Selected as Snowcoming King and Queen at the Jan. 30 basketball game against the Roscommon Bucks were sophomores Eric Goodwin and Kelsey Warner. They presided over the Snowcoming Dance, held later that night. In recognition of the Coaches vs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pamela Ann Mansfield - 2017-11-16
Theresa LeCluyse - 2017-11-16
Jean Ellen Howey - 2017-11-16
Dale Benjamin LeGarie - 2017-11-16
Darline Irene Happ - 2017-11-16
Janet Lee Terry - 2017-11-16
Melvin C. Ward Jr. - 2017-11-16
Thomas Gene McCormack - 2017-11-16
Burton Edward Reed - 2017-11-16
Nancy A. Putnam - 2017-11-16
Daniel Ward Boynton - 2017-11-16
Albert W. Huff - 2017-11-16
Arteen Dick Stout - 2017-11-16
Harold Mosanko - 2017-11-16

Court News

Court proceedings

34th Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 8: Kurt R. Mason, 23, Prudenville, pleaded no contest to possession of stolen property and is set to be sentenced March 17. More...

Bystander suffers broken leg in Longbranch scuffle

A 33-year-old Houghton Lake man suffered an apparent broken leg as he tried to leave the scene of a bar fight in Roscommon Township Feb. 1. More...

Two plead to amended drug charges

Two area residents were bound over to 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, after waiving preliminary examination in 83rd District Court n drug charges. Scott M. Skampo, 27, St. More...

Business

CASUAL FOR A CAUSE

Employees of North Central Area Credit Union donate $1,584 to Roscommon's Flowers in the Village project. More...

Early start eases tax chores

The holidays have passed us by, the new year has begun and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier you prepare for the looming April 15 tax deadline, the easier it will be to file your taxes. More...

State adds earned income credit

RES ORT ER'S B USINE SS For the first time, Michigan taxpayers who claim the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit on their 2008 federal tax returns are eligible to claim the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit for 2008. More...

Letters to the Editor

Congress should act on health care

As Congress debates the merits of the $850 billion economic stimulus package, our lawmakers should quickly approve the $20 billion allotted to improving the health of our ailing health care system. More...

Denton board spends recklessly

I wrote an article back in September that forewarned residents of the problems that would arise when you vote in a majority panel to run the township that are actually full-time employees, elected officials whose wages are paid from the general fun More...

Consolidation study continues

On behalf of the Citizens for Township Consolidation, I would like to request you publish the following to keep the general population advised of our status. Dave Emmons of the organizing group is continuing to review budgets. More...

Outdoors

FISH ON!

Mike Creger of Merritt was jigging for walleye near the Middle Grounds weedbed in Houghton Lake Jan. 27 when he hooked this big northern pike. "I knew I had a big one on," said Creger of the 40.25-inch fish which weighed in at 18.5 pounds. More...

Residents asked to help with turkey headcount

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division is conducting a survey of wild turkey populations. More...

Virtual archery tourney to begin in state Feb. 16

The Department of Natural Resources is accepting registration forms for Michigan's third annual State Virtual Archery Tournament. More...

Happenings

Fire department, others hosting fund-raiser for Poindexter

A fund-raiser for Barry Poindexter, who recently resigned as Lake Township Supervisor because he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, is planned for Feb. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

4-H offers gymnastics classes

Youths ages three and older may participate in gymnastics classes at the C.R.A.F. Center in Roscommon. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 23 and will run for six weeks. More...

Fair board to hold roast beef dinner

The Roscommon County Fair Board will host a "savory roast beef dinner" Feb. 17 at the Gerrish Township Hall. The dinner will run from 4 to 7 p.m., with carry-outs available. More...

Education

SADD becomes SLS; members active with mentoring, PSAs

Houghton Lake High School has fostered peer assistance for many years. More...

Varsity 'A' Bucks win Quiz Bowl gold medals

The Roscommon High School Varsity "A" Quiz Bowl team won gold in the varsity divsions at the Roscommon Invitational Quiz Bowl Tournament Jan. 24. The varsity Bucks defeated Farwell "A" and Meridian "A" in the finals. More...

Artesia Youth Park has 'project' fund

The Roscommon County Community Foundation and Artesia Youth Park have teamed up to create a Special Project Fund to assist the park with some of its expenses. The fund was initiated with just over $2,000 from Artesia's Board of Directors. More...

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