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Review board allegations divide Richfield officials

Growing conflict between members of the Richfield Township Board was evident at a special meeting in which the board approved its 2009-10 budget Saturday. More...

ICESCAPE

A pickup truck travels south on Reserve Road in Roscommon Township Monday afternoon through a forest of ice crystals. More...

Two fishermen rescued on Higgins Lake

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Two ice fishermen were rescued from the surface of Higgins Lake March 28 after they began to break through the ice while fishing. More...

Special Sections

News

HOUGHTON LAKE POKER ROOM

Texas Hold'em fans will have another place to play tonight (April 2) as the Houghton Lake Poker Room opens its doors at 1881 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) in Prudenville. More...

Road board: County commission should be included in lawsuit

The Roscommon County Road Commission has filed an "answer to complaint" in response to the lawsuit filed in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, by George Pappas, current member of the road board, and Larry Mead, former board member. More...

K-9 OFFICER FOR A DAY

Brandon Sucaet is pictured during his day of riding with Richfield Township Public Safety Department Officer Anthony Walters and his K-9 Ares March 28. Brandon, a fourth grader at St. More...

Editorial

Our Opinion

Evolution of news

The headline summed it all up. "The Changing Times" in 72-point type and a deck head that read, "Newspaper to print three days with emphasis on local news." It was the lead headline of the March 24 edition of the Bay City Times. More...

What we see these days may not be reality

Now we see through a glass darkly. - I Corinthians 13:12 Those famous words of the apostle Paul were about the crude mirrors of the 1st century, which distorted the images they reflected; what you saw was not a true representation of reality. More...

To learn, a student must let information in

In 2006, when the new high school graduation requirements were being made public, also presented to schools was the idea that the purpose of education was to eventually graduate students ready to be engaged and successful citizens of the world. More...

Outdoors

LAST ICE LUCK

"Ed," who told the Resorter he is a retired bait dealer from Vicksburg, had a decent day of ice fishing on Houghton Lake March 26. More...

Winterkill' typical as ice, snow melt

As the ice and snow melt on Michigan's lakes, it's not uncommon to discover fish kills or die-offs, the Department of Natural Resources reminds lakefront property owners and recreational boaters and anglers. More...

Volunteer lighthouse keepers sought

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association is accepting applications from anyone interesting in living and working at a lighthouse in northern Michigan. The first opportunity is at the St. More...

Happenings

Coast Guard Auxiliary seeks new members

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is looking for new members in the Houghton/ Higgins area. The auxiliary is a volunteer service organization of Team Coast Guard which works with recreational boating safety for the public. More...

NESTING BOXES FOR ARK

Girl Scouts of St. Helen Troops 648 and 2594 built nesting boxes to be used at the Association to Rescue Kritters (A.R.K.) pens as troop projects and recently presented them to Ruth Fruehauf of A.R.K. More...

Mal INVADers

Girl Scouts from Troops 926 and 931 attended the "Midland Mall Invasion" last Saturday, playing games and shopping during the event. More...

Photo

ALL ABOUT THE SOCKS Sixth graders (left to right) Shelbie McClelland, Vanessa Wallace, Alex Kleppe and Lauren Hooper perform a dance to "Circus" by Brittney Spears during the Houghton Lake Middle School Talent Show at the high school auditorium March More...

HLCS board brings back two for second interviews

The process of hiring a new superintendent at Houghton Lake Community Schools moved a step forward March 28 when the board of education selected two candidates to bring back for a second round of interviews. Richard S. Carsten and Kevin P. More...

Employees thwart fake money spree

Fast thinking by two Roscommon teenagers Sunday evening led to the arrest of two suspects who allegedly had been passing counterfeit currency along the I-75 corridor for the last six months. Det. Sgt. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner recently heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon: Civil cases heard: No. 07-72-6538, Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau vs. More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

CHAMPIONSHIP KEEPSAKE

Eric Drogt, coach of the Houghton Lake Bobcat girls' Jack Pine Conference championship basketball team, was presented with a gift at the basketball banquet Tuesday. More...

Montie hopes to run track 'Down Under'

Houghton Lake High School senior Heather Montie has an opportunity to travel to Australia to participate in the ninth annual "Down Under Games" sponsored by International Sports Specialists, Inc. More...

Weather not kind to spring sports schedules

The cold, wet and sometimes snowy weather this spring has allowed just one high school sports contest to be played. More...

Letters to the Editor

Richfield resident criticizes supervisor

Supervisor Jerry Campbell has become a symbol of troubles for Richfield Township. He cost the township dollars creating an issue with other board members over how meetings are posted in the paper. More...

Save for the rainy days

Something from the "old" days! Forty years ago, June and I decided to buy a cottage on Houghton Lake. We were living in Lansing and I had a full time job. We went to the local bank at Houghton Lake to obtain a mortgage. More...

Religion & Family

Markey church plans Easter week services

The public may attend special services at the Markey Community Baptist Church commemorating Holy Week. They will include a candle lighting communion service at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 9, a Good Friday service at 1 p.m. More...

FOUR GENERATIONS

A new 7-pound, 15.8-ounce, addition has been added to Jen Wagner's family. Pictured are (left to right) mother Jen Wagner, grandmother Diane Tompkins holding Addysen Lewis, born March 12, 2009, and greatgrandmother Martha Davis. (Courtesy photo) More...

Daughter born to Lewis, Wagner

Paul Lewis and Jen Wagner, Prudenville, announce the birth of their daughter, Addysen Jane Lewis. The baby was born March 12, 2009, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 15.8 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. More...

Education

CAREER DAY

Luann Mabarak of Kirtland Community College, along with "Boomer," the therapy dog, talks to Houghton Lake High School students about careers in counseling and social work during Career Day at Houghton Lake High School Tuesday. More...

High school to offer college classes

(continued from last week) Another new initiative will be the offering of college classes in our high school for next year. We are working with both Baker College and Kirtland Community College to make that happen. More...

Apps wins title

Talent abounds at Junior Mister

Dancing, yodeling, cheerleading - the 2009 Houghton Lake Junior Mister program had it all. It was too much for the eyes to see. Really. More...

Features

LOS DOS CAMAROS

Don Biddle stands between his two 1967 Z28 Camaros in the driveway of his home in Prudenville Monday. More...

Ready your ride for a warm weather road trip

Few things exemplify the easygoing nature of spring and summer more than packing up the car and heading out on a road trip. More...

Spring road trip tips

'Tis the season to pack a few supplies, get behind the wheel and embark on a road trip adventure. More...

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