February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

DNR solicits other offers for proposed theme park site

Department of Natural Resources Director Rebecca Humphries has denied authorization for a departmental land transaction with a Detroit area business that was interested in developing a theme park in Crawford County. More...

CROWNING MOMENT

Roscommon High School's Winter Carnival 2009 King and Queen Garrett Branch and Shelby Alexander are crowned by last year's royals Mike Freese (obstructed) and Maria Moore during halftime of Friday night's home game against Harrison. More...

Special Sections

News

St. Helen Winterfest lists more winners

In addition to St. Helen Winterfest contest winners listed on page C2 of this week's Resorter, the St. Helen Chamber of Commerce reports these winners: Radar run Vintage class: John Wagar, 1st;. More...

Children's film festival to host 'Actors Workshop' Feb. 21

The West Branch Area Film Association will be holding " How to Audition," the second in a monthly series of workshops for film makers, actors and others interested in creating their own movies. Cassandra "Cassie" Fisher will present the workshop. More...

Crawford plans 'Retail Roundtable'

The Crawford County Economic Development Partnership is inviting all retail owners or managers to attend a "Retail Roundtable." The roundtable will be held from 11:30 a.m. - noon Feb. 26 at the Grayling Charter Township Hall. More...

Editorial

Pure Michigan

Our Opinion

With the constant barrage of negative news about the economy, unemployment and economic suffering in general discouragement comes easy. More...

Lincoln's attitude can help keep us going

Make It Plain

Abraham Lincoln has fascinated me since my childhood, when his ruddy image, alongside George Washington's more noble pose, stared down at me from the wall of an elementary school classroom. More...

What was wrong with analog television?

(concluded from last week) Oooh, oooh, I have a question: What was so wrong with analog? More...

Outdoors

Youths receive 'Distinguised Expert' rifle awards from NRA

The Houghton Lake Sportmen's Club recently presented achievement awards to two members of its National Rifle Association Junior Rifle Club. More...

State agencies issue report on chronic wasting disease

A comprehensive report outlining efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan was delivered to the Natural Resources Commission at a recent meeting in Lansing. More...

Public input sought for future Michigan deer management

Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have announced a statewide tour of public meetings on deer management. More...

Religion & Family

Church offers free help with simple tax returns

Church has trained volunteers to assist people who need free help preparing simple income tax forms. The program, called "Zacchaeus," is designed especially for senior adults, people with low income and taxpayers filing form 1040-EZ. More...

Dinner to be served at Norwich hall

A chicken dinner, complete with dressing, salads and desserts, will served Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Norwich Township Hall, 4551 East Moorestown Road. More...

CELEBRATING MASS

On Feb 5, Fr. Tony Cureton and Mrs. Doral's Our Lady of the Lake School fifth-sixth grade class celebrated mass with 18 of the residents at King Nursing Centre, Houghton Lake. More...

Education

STIMULATING DRAMA

Fourth grade students of Mrs. Kathee Sheldon present a play to their Roscommon Elementary School classmates, explaining how the proposed federal stimulus package might affect the economy. More...

VISIT FROM SMOKEY

Mrs. Amy Peterson's morning pre-school class visits with DNR Forest Fire Educator Amy DeRuiter and Smokey the Bear Feb 4. Smokey distributed gift bags containing information about fire prevention to students at the school. (Courtesy photo) More...

Meningococcal vaccine available at school-based health clinics

Roscommon County's School Based Health Centers, in conjunction with Central Michigan District Health Department, are offering a clinic for the Meningitis vaccination Feb. 26. More...

Gerrish expects park this summer

More than two years after the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board of Trustees approved a $2.8 million grant for Gerrish Township to buy the former Higgins Lake Boat Yard, the township board Tuesday approved an agreement with boat yard owners More...

Majority of Denton Twp. officials receive raises for new fiscal year

The Denton Township board, at its regular meeting Feb. 4, approved 3% raises for the 2009-2010 fiscal year for the clerk, treasurer and two trustees. The move followed approval at a special meeting Jan. More...

VOTING FOR A FRIEND AND A FIELD

Online votes could equal playing fields through Kellogg's "Plant A Seed" promotion. More...

May election to lack contests

There will be no competition for seats on four Roscommon Countybased educational boards on the May 5 election ballot. 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

Two arraigned in connection with McDonald's break-in

Two women were arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Monday in connection with the Oct. 24, 2008, break-in at the McDonald's in Denton Township. Melissa R. Tooker, 20, Houghton Lake, and Alysia J. Torchia, 20, St. More...

Camera reported stolen

A Roscommon resident reported theft of a digital camera Feb. 5. The man told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies the camera, worth $100, was taken from his room at the Roscommon Motel. More...

Student charged with selling pills

A 16-year-old female student was arrested at Houghton Lake Adult and Community Education Feb. 9 after allegedly attempting to sell another student pain pills. More...

Sports

Pool League Standings

Houghton Lake Men's League As of Feb. 10 Houghton Lake Women's League As of Feb. 9 More...

Two minutes, 15 points positions 'Cats for league title

An amazing comeback! This overused cliche sums up perfectly Houghton Lake's girls varsity basketball win against Clare Feb. 5. More...

Frosh 'Cats add two wins

Houghton Lake's freshman girls basketball team improved to 12-1 overall with recent home wins over Clare and Ogemaw Heights. The 'Cats beat Clare 50-29 on Feb. 5 and topped Ogemaw 35-23 Tuesday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bush was right when it mattered

I have these reflections on George W. Bush, an unpopular president. Foremost, he fulfilled his constitutional obligation "to protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic"...an obligation so abrogated by the Clintons. More...

Change is inevitable

Good response from Keith Osentoski to my letter to the editor. You wrote a very articulated letter for a 17-year-old high school student. You missed my point. I was your age once and was greatly influenced by the world around me. More...

Relay seeks volunteers

On Monday evening, Feb. 9, the Roscommon County American Cancer Society Relay For Life held its kick-off celebration. More...

Health

Condoms can protect from venereal disease

In the midst of Valentine's Day, the Central Michigan District Health Department would like you to know how to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. More...

HEROES HELP KICK OFF 2009 RELAY

Cancer survivors hold framed drawings by Houghton Lake Middle School students designating them as heroes at the kick-off for the American Cancer Society's Roscommon County Relay for Life at the American Legion Post at Houghton Lake Monday evening. More...

Mercy Hospice to train volunteers

Mercy Hospice will be holding volunteer training, Feb. 24 and 26, 2009 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Grayling Hospice office, 324 Meadows Dr. (behind Pizza Hut, off I-75 business Loop), Grayling. More...

Happenings

Sun shines on second St. Helen Winterfest

DESIGN CHAMPS Winners of the cardboard design competition at the St. Helen Winterfest Saturday were, left to right, Demi Fenner, 8, St. Helen, second; Patrick Fink, 8, Roscommon, first; and Callie Biddulph, 11, St. Helen, third. More...

Winterfest, Snow Run award prizes

After weeks of frigid weather, it suddenly felt like spring when temperatures soared into the 40's for the second annual St. Helen Winterfest and the seventh annual St. Helen Snowpackers Snow Run Saturday. More...

OFFICERS INSTALLED

Houghton-Higgins Does Drove 149 installed its 2009 officers at the Elks Lodge Dec. 16. Janice Beeson, deputy supreme installing president, presided over the ceremony. More...

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Poll

Do you think pressure from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on legislators will have an effect on gun control?