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ORV opening gets mixed response

Opening Roscommon County up to ORV traffic is considered a boon to the local economy by some, while others are less enthusiastic about the change. More...

Houghton Lake Memorial Parade Monday

Houghton Lake's annual Memorial Day parade will be held May 25 on M-55, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. The parade will head west toward the Houghton Lake Eagles Lodge, 101 Crestview, where a picnic open to the public will be held at noon. More...

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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

A forklift moves materials to the site of construction for a renovation project at Roscommon High School Monday. Work on the Gerrish-Higgins School District Public Library, which is housed in the school, is underway. More...

Fleeing motorist rams patrol car before arrest

A 47-year-old Houghton Lake woman is lodged in the Roscommon County Jail on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and refusal to obey a traffic order after she allegedly fled from State Police May 16. More...

Two more arrested for break-ins

Two Prudenville men have demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court on breaking and entering charges in connection with a series of break-ins that occurred in Denton Township. Christopher A. More...

Business

First Milan hybrid delivered to McNamara

Aimee and Henry Blake of Roscommon watched as trim guy Don Putman applied dark blue trim to the exterior of their icy blue Mercury Milan hybrid in the parking lot of Scott McNamara Ford Lincoln Mercury earlier this month. More...

NEW NIBBLES OWNERS

Ford and Carla Sinicropi of Vestbaburg are the new owners of Nibbles, 45 East Higgins Lake Dr., Higgins Lake. Ford Sinicropi worked for 35 years in his family's bowling alley-restaurant business. More...

Chemical Bank warms hands of over 1,000

Since launching their "Mittens for Michigan" campaign last November, Chemical Bank has collected over 10,000 new and gently used mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and other donations for needy Michigan individuals and families. More...

Letters to the Editor

ORV proposal 'losing strategy'

I take issue with your editorial position on ORV riding in the county. ("Open 'em up" - May 7, 2009.) Much time and study went into the current rules adopted for ORV use in Roscommon County. More...

Dissatisfied with millage passage

I want to express my dissatisfaction with the passage of the school millage against non-homesteaders. This is "taxation without representation." Shame on all who voted for this. More...

Health

Northern Michigan represented at state Mental Health Rally

Making an argument for the continued funding for mental health programs, Ernie Reynolds of Roscommon, accompanied by Kim Greene, attended the fifth annual "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" rally in Lansing May 12. More...

Thirty receive training from Red Cross at Camp Grayling

The American Red Cross trained 30 military caseworkers at Camp Grayling May 7 and 8 on principles of service to armed forces casework. More...

Dr. Gedeon joins MidMichigan Health Park- Houghton Lake

Brian J. Gedeon, M.D., has joined MidMichigan Health Services and is now welcoming patients to his practice in internal medicine and pediatrics at MidMichigan Health Park- Houghton Lake. During seven years in practice locally, Dr. More...

Education

MOTHER-DAUGHTER DINNER

Senior Houghton Lake High School girls had the idea to host a Mother-Daughter Dinner Dance. The event was put on May 13 with the help of Mrs. Sue Williams and Chartwells, Principal Jack Kramer, Assistant Principal Sue Milner, and Mrs. Pat Bigford. More...

CAPITOL PHOTO OP

Seventh and eighth grade students at Our Lady of the Lake School recently traveled to Washington, D.C., and learned about our nation's capitol first hand. More...

RACKET RELAY'

Kindergartner Madison Hartsuff races to complete her five jumping jacks during the "Racket Relay" as part of Collins Elementary's Field Day Tuesday. More...

UPDATE: O'Neil bound over to Circuit Court on murder charges

After two days of testimony in a preliminary examination in 83rd District Court May 20-21, Bradley J. O More...

Roscommon County resident tests positive for H1N1 influenza

The Central Michigan District Health Department has been informed by the Michigan Department of Community Health More...

Businesses optimistic as summer nears

As spring makes way for summer, merchants in Roscommon County are gearing up for a season of business. And they're hoping business is good. "We're guardedly optimistic," said Lou Boggs, chairman of the Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau. More...

Bass tourney here next week

If anyone has noticed an increase in the number of big, slick bass boats on Houghton Lake lately, the phenomenon is probably due to the fact that the lake will be the site for the National Bass Anglers Association 2009 Championship Tournaments next More...

RHS graduation tonight

Roscommon High School will conduct its 114th graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) in the school gymnasium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

83rd District Court

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

Sports

...AND THE PITCH

Roscommon pitcher Stephanie Mitchell hurls the ball against a Mustang batter during the first half of a Buck home double header May 14. The Bucks lost the first game 8-2 and were edged in the second 2-0. (Photo by Thomas Reznich) More...

Phelps, Pruitt earn Regional shot put titles

Houghton Lake swept the top spots in the shot put competition at MHSAA Division 3 Regionals in East Jordan May 16. Bobcat seniors Mark Phelps and Nicole Pruitt both qualified for the State Track Meet with wins in the events. More...

Lopez wins Regional title in 100m, 200m dashes

Roscommon High School sophomore Olivia Lopez won two individual titles at the East Jordan Division 3 MHSAA Regionals May 16. More...

Editorial

How can Christians condone torture?

"The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists..." That was the lead of an April 30 CNN story which reported the findings of a Pew Research Center survey. More...

Miss Yvonne

Sunday's death of Yvonne Gibbons was a shock to the Resorter staff, despite the fact that she had suffered a debilitating stroke almost a year earlier. More...

Color purple

A campaign to encourage residents and businesses to plant purple blooming flowers in support of the 2009 American Cancer Society Relay for Life campaign is being waged in Roscommon County. More...

Outdoors

Motorcycle Trip Gives Merritt Man Food for Thought

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Evidence shows cormorant control is working

To many Michigan anglers, doublecrested cormorants -- those long-necked diving birds that have been evident in high numbers on Michigan's Great Lakes waters in recent years -- have no redeeming qualities. More...

Boat wash to open Saturday at Higgins Lake

The first privately funded boat wash in Michigan will open Saturday near the North Higgins Lake State Park. The boat wash is part of a multifaceted approach aimed at controlling the spread of invasive species from lake to lake. More...

Happenings

Variety and creativity

That's what keeps sculptor going strong after 35 years

Stephen Vat has made his living as a sculptor for 35 years now, but has not run out of ideas and is still creating whimsical pieces in brass and copper at his home in Prudenville every day. More...

Chamber, merchants plan Fourth of July events

The Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Houghton Lake Merchants Association recently announced their Fourth of July events for 2009. The Houghton Lake Merchants Association will sponsor its first Houghton Lake Boat Parade this summer. More...

OPENING DAY

A couple checks out the produce on opening day of the Roscommon Farmers Market's second season Monday. Nine vendors were on hand with produce, flower plants, woodcrafts, herbs, homemade soaps and other items. More...

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