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County projects among stimulus requests

The State of Michigan stands to gain from President Barack Obama's stimulus package that was recently passed by Congress. The Michigan Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, available at www.michigan. More...

Most here still holding annual meetings

Although one more township has decided not to hold an annual meeting this year, a majority of township meetings will still hold the grassroots sessions this month. More...

Special Sections

News

HOME DEPOT HELPS

Home Depot of Houghton Lake recently donated time and materials to add new, child-friendly walls to River House's children's play room. Pictured are (left to right) Jamie Houserman, Steve Levine and Kris Smith, all of Home Depot. More...

Township selects Porath as Lakeview Park contractor

Following the recommendation of Gosling Czubak Engineering Services, the Roscommon Township Board selected Porath Contractors, Houghton Lake, to oversee construction of the new Lakeview Park. Gosling Czubak President Timothy J. More...

Bond project meeting scheduled March 10

An informational meeting for contractors interested in bidding on 2009- 2010 bond issue projects for Houghton Lake Community Schools will be held March 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Board of Education Office, 6001 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). More...

Editorial

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

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

North Woods Call Sold; Paper Moves to Gaylord "The North Woods Call, a weekly newspaper which specializes in news and features of the out of doors and conservation, has been sold and moved [from Roscommon] to Gaylord. More...

Resorter Reader Poll

Last week's results Do you agree with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the recession could end late this year? No-67% Yes-33% This week's question Will the recession turn into a depression, as some commentators predict? More...

Opposite outcome

Our Opinion

The economic news isn't improving with time nor do we believe is confidence that we will see an end to this recession as quickly as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke predicts. More...

Outdoors

FROZEN 'WATERSKIING'

A group of youngsters can say they "waterskied" on Houghton Lake this winter. More...

Landowners offered free first responder' service

Huron Pines is offering a free Conservation First Responder Program to landowners looking for assistance with managing their land in the 11 counties of Northeast Michigan. More...

DNR considering land deal for Ogemaw Nature park

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission, at its meeting in Lansing today (Thursday) will review a proposal to correct a mistake made nearly 50 years ago when the state deeded land to Ogemaw County for the Ogemaw Nature Park near St. Helen. More...

Happenings

KCPA to present Lowe Family March 14

The next presentation in the performing artist series at Kirtland Community College is truly a family affair, with the Lowe Family taking center stage at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. on March 14. More...

BEST OF THE BUNCH

Don Walker (center) of Houghton Lake took top prize in the Houghton Lake Moose 1616 Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday. Walker's chili beat out 14 others for the top spot. More...

Energy seminar, annual expo slated March 10 for builders

Tri-Lakes Home Builders Association and Michigan Commercial Insurance Mutual will host an energy code seminar for licensed builders and subcontractors March 10. More...

Bucks beat Mustangs to claim share of JPC

With a 55-42 home win over Meridian Thursday night, the Roscommon Bucks claimed a share of the Jack Pine Conference boys basketball title. The Bucks and Mustangs both finished at 12-2 in JPC play. More...

Sculptor going out with big bear bang

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Since 1961, residents of and visitors to Houghton Lake have enjoyed the talents of snow sculptor Parker Seiler. More...

Bucks headed to team, individual State wrestling tourneys

The Roscommon varsity wrestling team will make their fifth trip to the Team State Wrestling Tournament in the last 11 years after scoring convincing wins against Menominee (49-27) and Grayling (57-24) during the Regional Tournament at Gladstone Feb 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

Pound of marijuana seized in traffic stop

Three Detroit area men were arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana after a traffic stop on I-75 near Roscommon Feb. 24. More...

Crime victims can check on status of offenders

If you have been the victim of a crime, you can easily keep abreast of the status of the person arrested for the crime. More...

Mother says students tainted daughter's drink

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a report that some Roscommon High School students put laxative in another student's Slurpee in the school cafeteria Feb. 24. The mother of a 14-year-old St. More...

Sports

March has plenty for cage fans

March means basketball Districts and fans will no doubt get their fill in the upcoming weeks as both girls and boys basketball squads compete for a chance to advance in the state playoffs. More...

Bowling Highlights

Early Risers 2/25 Tea Time League 2/24 High game: Barb Williams 201. High series: Barb Williams 489. Split Conversions: JoAnn Buchanan 6-7-10, Barb Williams 2-7, Pat Hagle 5-6, Phyllis Raspolic 4-7, Rita Foster 3-10. More...

Bobcats earn first JPC title in 17 years

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The Houghton Lake varsity girls basketball team brought home the Jack Pine Conference championship for the first time in 17 years Feb. 26 with a 61-43 win over Farwell. More...

Letters to the Editor

Read, understand Constitutional duties

I was going to entitle this article "Fear Your Government," but thought better of it. Fear denotes a feeling of subordination and helplessness. The people of the United States are certainly not subordinate or helpless. More...

Students praise Enrichment Days

(Editor's note: Following Houghton Lake Middle School's annual Enrichment Days, several students commented on their experiences. The Resorter has included them in the paper as one letter to the editor.) The trip to the museum was cool. More...

Appreciative of positive influences, friends, faith

Often one waits too long to express his thanks and appreciation to those who have been a positive influence in his life. Therefore, at 83 this month, I wish to thank the many friends who have known me since coming to Houghton Lake in 1960. More...

Religion & Family

Limmer, Firman wed in January

Tracy Limmer and Anthony Firman were united in marriage Jan. 31, 2009. The bride is the daughter of Mindy Limmer and Paul Foster of Prudenville, and Michael Limmer of Colorado. More...

Area Thrivent Financial members honored for community service

The regional financial office of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has announced the North Central Michigan Chapter - which covers Roscommon, Kalkaska, Crawford and Missaukee Counties - has earned a Chapter of Excellence award for its volunteer co More...

Birth Announcements

McDonald, Frazier name daughter Kylie Karie McDonald and Jeremie Fraizier of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Ryan Fraizier. Born in Grayling Jan. 9, the baby weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. More...

Education

RHS students compete against Standish Sterling in 'Quiz Central'

CMU Public Television's "Quiz Central" has the questions. Students from Roscommon High School and Standish Sterling have the answers. More...

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month for February at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Prudenville are (front left to right) Michael Silva, kindergarten; Morgan Carrick, first grade; (back row, left to right) Lindsey Hamel, eighth grade; and Jack Wybraniec, t More...

RMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Roscommon Middle School's March Students of the Month are, left to right (seated): fifth graders Jared Gailitis and Paige Patterson and sixth graders Anna Schultz and Matthew Brotherton and standing: seventh graders Preston Heikkinen and Violet Workm 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?