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Assessment change Q & A

The Denton Township Assessor's office has provided the following information to help property owners understand their assessment change notices. How can my taxable value go up when my assessed value stays the same or even goes down? More...

Health care motions fail again

All three Roscommon County Commissioners who attended the commission's meeting Wednesday were in favor of granting retirement health insurance benefits to one former and one current county road commissioner. More...

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News

EMS workers give up pay hike to honor donor

Two Denton Township Ambulance employees have given up their pay increases for 2009-10 to help honor someone who honored them. More...

Support swells for sports complex

Support for the Graham/McDonald Sports Complex in Kellogg's "Plant A Seed" promotion now numbers over 15,000. In fact, the field is 11th in number of supporters nationwide and organizers are asking for continued support. More...

Habitat seeking home owners, slates meetings

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity will hold two informational meetings in March for anyone interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity home owner. Both meetings will be held at the Houghton Lake Public Library. The first meeting is March 4. More...

Sports

Clare 'outworks' Bucks in 53-48 win

Roscommon's quest for its second Jack Pine Conference boys varsity basketball title got a little more complicated with a 53-48 loss to Clare Feb. 20. More...

Junior Bobcats beat Hornets 52-6; knock off Beavers 56-48

The Houghton Lake Bobcat girls basketball team had little trouble posting victories in their last two games as the season winds down tonight (Thursday). The Bobcats defeated Harrison 52-6 on Feb. More...

Roscommon JV tops Farwell by 22

The Roscommon girls junior varsity played Farwell Tuesday and walked away with a 59-37 win. More...

Editorial

Mike Ignat: Hooton Lake's friend

Our Opinion

Houghton Lake has been blessed over the many decades by natural leaders who came to the community and after years of hard work left the community much better than when they arrived. More...

County legislative directory

To contact your county commissioners on any issues, use the following addresses or telephone numbers. Roscommon County Board of Commissioners 500 Lake St. Roscommon, MI 48653 Ph. 275-8021 Dist. More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM RESORTER BACK ISSUES 10 YEARS AG0-FEB. 25, 1999

Nester Twp., developer headed back to court "The Nester Township Zoning Board of Appeals Feb. 18 rejected for the second time a request for a special land use permit to build a golf course and a mobile home park." 60 YEARS AGO-FEB. More...

Outdoors

Shooting Straight

Shooting Ndon't always have the advantage of an experienced teacher, but 22 students in the fourth through seventh grades at Houghton Lake Middle School had the chance to start out the right way at the Houghton Lake Sportsman's Club during the sch More...

FINGER NIPPER WINNER

The Houghton Lake Sportsman Club's Finger Nipper lived up to its name Saturday with temperatures hovering around 17 degrees and snow falling during the 38th annual black powder shoot. More...

DNR has job openings

The Department of Natural Resources is hiring to fill many jobs at state parks, visitor centers and fish hatcheries. More...

Happenings

' Amazing Race' casting call coming to West Branch

The reality show, "The Amazing Race," is looking for teams of two who think they will be next to cross the finish line. WWTV-WWUP/TV 9&10 News and Tanger Outlet Center have teamed up to help get a Michigan team to the starting line. More...

WINNING DUET

Eleven-year-olds Allison Shunk (left) and Kayla Jarosz perform "Our Song" to win the $200 first prize in the Feb. 21 Talent Contest for Hospice of Helping Hands, sponsored by the Friends in St. Helen (FISH, Inc.). More...

WAVES to meet March 7

Women Accepted for Volunteer Service Michigan Unit 32 will meet at Coyles Restaurant March 7. A social hour will be held at 11:30 a.m., with a noon buffet luncheon. The luncheon is $15 per person. Former service women from any branch may attend. More...

CURRIER & IVES SCENE

With a steady snowfall adding to the wintry landscape, a wagon load of WinterFest visitors begins a horse-drawn ride through the North Higgins Lake State Park. The Higgins Lake-Roscommon WinterFest provided a full day of fun for participants. More...

Property values declined in most of county in 2008

Property values in almost all townships in Roscommon County declined during the past year, according to 2008 figures computed by the Roscommon County Equalization Department. More...

Cell call leads to riders' rescue

Four snowmobilers who became lost on Higgins Lake during a snowstorm Feb. 21 broke through the ice, but were rescued unharmed. One of the snowmobilers, Katherine M. More...

BREAKING THROUGH

Denton Township firefighter Tim Bartholomew saws his way through an exterior wall to get to a fire in a home at 104 Pocahontas in Prudenville Feb. 23. Denton Fire Chief Paul Tiepel said his department received the call at 1:20 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15
Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15

Court News

OVER AND OUT

Emergency workers from Houghton Lake Ambulance and the Roscommon Township Fire Department work to extricate accident victim Ronald Mc Kay, 64, of Harrison after he lost control of his vehicle on Old 27 Feb. 20. More...

83rd District Court

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

Four vehicles collide on icy M-55

Two people suffered minor injuries in a four-vehicle accident Feb. 20 on M-55 at Tower Hill Road. More...

Business

Pact equals more benefits for unemployed

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm last week signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Labor, which creates a new federally-funded program that will increase unemployment benefits by $25 a week beginning in late spring through 2009. More...

Houghton Lake Chamber changes office hours

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce will change its hours of operation, beginning March 2. The office will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays. More...

FIRMS COMBINE FORCES

Two long-time area design companies recently joined forces. David Riebschleger (left) and Thomas Marsh announced that, effective Feb. 1, they have formed a new building design firm, Intelligent Design, LLC. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pappas responds to criticism

This is in response to the letter which was in the Houghton Lake Resorter February 19, 2009 by Dorothy Sunman. One of our employees said it best at our last meeting to Dorothy Sunman, that I didn't start this. It was the Road Manager Mr. More...

Kidney disease is under-treated

This March the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will celebrate National Kidney Month by offering free screenings to Michigan residents at high risk for chronic kidney disease. CKD does not discriminate. More...

Kids should learn to save money

Concerning the 100th Day Collins Elementary School project: The pictures of Amy Koupal's and Darlene Roberts' kindergarten class at Collins Elementary were very cute, but what is that teaching our young? More...

Religion & Family

Seymour, Miller to marry in August

Randy and Robin Seymour of Houghton Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Seymour, to Matthew Miller, son of Richard and Marsha Miller of Noblesville, IN. More...

Theriault, Jenereaux to wed

Katie June Theriault, daughter of Pat and Anita Theriault of Gaylord, and Joshua Brian Jenereaux, son of Penny Jenereaux of Lake Jackson, TX, and Randy Jenereaux, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Long, Millen to wed in May

Heather Marie Long, daughter of Gary and Cynthia Long of Merritt, and Joshua Shawn Millen, son of Larry and Kelly Millen of Evart, announce their engagement to be married. More...

Education

Enriching Moments

Students at Houghton Lake Middle School spent last Thursday and Friday studying, but not the same subjects as usual. More...

Financial aid form deadline March 1

Looking for help in meeting college expenses? High school seniors and all college students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1. More...

Traveling 'Wolf trunk' makes stop at Collins Elementary

Collins Elementary students experienced hands-on lessons about coyotes, wolves and foxes Feb. 18-19, thanks to Tom Dale, education director of the Gahagan Nature Preserve, Roscommon. More...

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