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COLORFUL SEARCH

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COLORFUL SEARCH Parents help their children gather Easter eggs during one of three age group collections during the Great Egg Scramble in Roscommon Saturday. In addition to candy and tags good for prizes, 20 children won new bicycles. More...

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News

Second assault suspect sentenced to prison

The second of three defendants charged in connection with the Sept. 22, 2008, assault on a Houghton Lake business owner was sentenced in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Tuesday. Nathaniel D. More...

Trailers stolen

Two trailers were reported stolen in Markey Township April 5. The owner, who lives in Owosso, told Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies the trailers had been taken from his property in the past two weeks. An investigation continues. More...

BIG BASKET

Kayleigh Pendas, 5, received a large Easter basket for winning the Easter coloring contest sponsored by the Richfield Township Public Library. Kayleigh is in Ms. Donna Kolka's kindergarten class at St. More...

Business

First $2,400 of unemployment benefits to be tax free in '09

All or part of unemployment benefits received in 2009 will be tax-free for many unemployed workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. More...

ST. HELEN CHAMBER OPENS OFFICE

St. Helen Chamber of Commerce member Micky Myatt installs a sign for the chamber's new office at the the Century 21 Benjamin Realty building, 1598 North St. Helen Road, April 1. More...

NEW OWNERS AT LAKE BREAK CAFE

Larry Trierweiler and Carol Dennis are the new owners of Lake Break Cafe at 1371 West Houghton Lake Dr. in Prudenville. Their new expanded menu includes selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will be available seven days a week from 8 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Supervisor works for community

With all due respect Mr. [Jeremy] Hickmott ['Richfield resident criticizes supervisor," April 2, 2009], I beg to differ with your opinion. Your first issue with Supervisor Jerry Campbell, is in my opinion ludicrous. More...

Richfield Budget process concern to resident

I would like to compliment [Resorter reporter] Glenn Schicker for his thoroughness in summarizing what transpired during Richfield Township's annual and special budget meetings on March 28. More...

Writers says criminals getting off easy

A couple of summers ago a local man sexually molested a little girl. The man was in his 30's, and the girl was less than half his age. He had been considered a family friend, and often had this girl babysit his children. More...

Health

FIRST GRADUATES

The Richfield Township Public Safety Department finished its first emergency medical technician course March 30. "It was a good class and went very well for the first one the department has offered," Sgt. Cindy Finkbeiner, the instructor, said. More...

Wellness workshop hosted at CRAF Center

Women from around Roscommon County recently attended a Health and Wellness workshop presented by Ronda Cook of Le Unique Fitness. The workshop was held at the CRAF center in Roscommon. More...

Roscommon to host blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled in Roscommon April 20. Hours at the First Congregational Church on George Street will be noon to 5:45 p.m. The drive is sponsored by the Roscommon VFW. More...

Happenings

IN REHEARSAL

Houghton Lake High School students rehearse Thursday for the April 17, 18 and 19 productions of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." The musical will feature Bridgit Grant as Marian the librarian and Jacob Mann as Harold Hill, as part of a cast of abo More...

Annual Rotary auction gets 'disco fever' April 18

You can catch "disco fever" April 18 at the Rotary Club of Houghton Lake's 10th annual Community Service Auction. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Atrium Plaza, Houghton Lake. More...

HELPING 'BOOKS FOR BABES'

The Roscommon County Literacy Council (RCLC) recently received a grant from the Roscommon County Community Foundation to support its "Books for Babes" program to help families prepare their young children for reading readiness and future success in s More...

One-year-old boy dies from burns

The death of a one-year-old boy from severe burns he suffered while he was being given a bath is under investigation by the Roscommon County Sheriff More...

HLCS board expected to select superintendent at special meeting

After interviewing their top choices a second time, the Houghton Lake Board of Education set a date to decide which of the two candidates it will presumably choose to be the district's next superintendent. More...

Suspects nabbed on drug warrants, new charges

After searching for two drug suspects for weeks, Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies located them April 5, only to find one of them in possession of more drugs. More...

Easter egg hunts Saturday

Youngsters will get a chance to find Easter eggs at hunts at Houghton Lake and St. Helen Saturday. Houghton Lake Area Historical Society's Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Houghton Lake Historical Village on April 11 at noon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-20
Bobby Earl Alexander - 2014-11-20
M. Juanita Thrift - 2014-11-20
Marie Jean Booth - 2014-11-20
Albert August Fraelich - 2014-11-20
Carol Jeanne Savaglio - 2014-11-20
Amber M. Keyes - 2014-11-20
Marie Jean Booth - 2014-11-13

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently heard the following cases in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: James M. More...

District Court Magistrate

Magistrate Sherry Palm, in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, recently assessed fines in the following cases: Michigan State Police David W. Talbot: Driving with a suspended or revoked license. Brian A. More...

Sports

Bucks open with win on Bobcat Field

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The Houghton Lake Bobcats had their work cut out for them April 1 as they made their Bobcat Field debut against Northern Michigan Soccer League Champion Roscommon, but didn't shrink from the challenge. More...

Volleyball tourney to benefit Graham-McDonald Complex

The Graham-McDonald Sports Complex will be a beneficiary of a co-ed volleyball tournament April 30 at the Central Michigan University Towers Residence Hall courts. More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League Thursday Senior Citizens League Monday Night Men's Tuesday Night Women's Early Risers Friday Night Mixed More...

Editorial

Our Opinion

SUV to SEV

From an SUV to an SEV technology and a partnership between Segway and General Motors may help the struggling auto giant survive and maybe even thrive in the future. More...

Shared concern

Questioning if President Barack Obama had considered the ramifications of a bankruptcy of General Motors or Chrysler on the two companies' retirees as well as the communities' in which they live, More...

Tax Freedom Day

The good news is "Tax Freedom Day to Arrive in Michigan on April 10." Since January 1st workers' wages have gone to pay all of the taxes they will pay in 2009. Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, excise taxes ad nauseum. More...

Outdoors

LYING ON THE TABLE

With one of the two $50,000 envelopes open on the table, Dan Browder (left) of Higgins Lake tears into his second during the Wally III and Friends fishing contest drawing at Coyles Restaurant, Houghton Lake Tuesday night. More...

Deer disease prompts new regulations for taxidermists

In the wake of chronic wasting disease, the Natural Resources Commission has approved new bio-security regulations for Michigan taxidermists. More...

NRC OK's bear hunting rules

The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has approved regulations that eliminate the training of hounds for five days before the opening day of bear seasons and limit the number of bait sites individuals may maintain. More...

Religion & Family

Hospital offers tips on curbing child abuse

Every five minutes, a child in Michigan is reported as a victim of child abuse or neglect. More than two-thirds of these victims are children under age six. More...

Shanks finishes marine training

Pvt. Jake A. Shanks of Higgins Lake recently graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA. More...

Aglow to hold state confab in Bay City

Aglow International will hold its 2009 Michigan State Convention May 15-17 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bay City. More...

Education

NHS INDUCTEES

Twenty-five Houghton Lake High School juniors and one senior were inducted into the National Honor Society Tuesday at the high school. Members were recognized for their service, scholarship character and leadership. Pictured with NHS Advisor Mrs. More...

Fourth graders to learn about watershed thanks to grant

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly was awarded a $4,000 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund to create a Muskegon River Watershed Activity Book for fourth grade students. More...

RES TALENT SHOW

RES TALENT SHOW (Above) Roscommon Elementary School kindergartners lead their schoolmates in a stretch break during the morning session of the school's annual talent show April 2. More...

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