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State's biggest bass tourney finds great fishing

With almost 400 boats and 800 fishermen, the National Bass Angler Association's National Championships, held on Houghton Lake May 27-29, may have been the largest bass tournament ever held in Michigan according to NBAA National Tournament Director More...

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News

Bass fishermen rescue two missing boaters

Two Prudenville fishermen spent a night in the choppy waters of Houghton Lake after their boat capsized May 27. Jerry Wilcox, 20, 103 Timberdale Dr., and Jesse L. More...

Driver leads deputies on chase in subdivision

A Byron Center man was arrested on multiple charges after he led Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies on a chase through a residential neighborhood in Prudenville May 30. More...

Vehicle hits bridge pillar

Two people were injured when a vehicle hit a bridge pillar on US-127 in Lake Township May 29. Joel J.-C. Wilson, 21, Mio, was taken to Grayling Mercy Hospital. His passenger, Joseph D. More...

Editorial

It takes courage to speak with one voice

In 1947, a woman named Grete Jost wrote a letter to "My dear Uncle and Family" from her home in Bad Kissingen in U.S.-occupied Germany. She described the stark conditions in her country as it recovered from the ravages of World War II. More...

Political Cartoon

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Appreciated

The retirements of two Houghton Lake Community Schools administrators this June may be welcomed by the retirees, but for students and others close to the school community, their absences next fall will be noticed. More...

Outdoors

DNR: Clearcuts provide multiple benefits to forests, wildlife

For many forest users, the sight of a clearcut is often immediately disturbing. What once had been a stand of large mature trees is changed into a site with slash piles and little else. More...

State parks to celebrate 90th anniversary

The Department of Natural Resources is planning an official 90th anniversary celebration for Michigan state parks June 20, with activities at more than 70 state parks and recreation areas, including a simultaneous cake-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. More...

Happenings

CEMETERY CEREMONY

Gary Neumann, junior vice-commander of VFW Post 4159, Roscommon, speaks during a ceremony at Markey Township's Crestview Cemetery on May 30, the traditional Memorial Day. More...

State park to host vehicle show

The South Higgins Lake State Park will host a classic car, truck and motorcycle show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration donation is $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. People's Choice awards will be presented at 2 p.m. More...

Pied Pipers perform at Kirtland

The Pied Pipers, featuring members of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, will take the stage at 7 p.m. More...

ONE-LANE BRIDGE ACCIDENT

The driver of this vehicle was westbound on a one-lane bridge on Kelly Road, over the Muskegon River, west of Jeffs Road, the morning of June 5 when the vehicle struck the south side of the bridge More...

Police thwart 'hungry' burglars

Officers from the Denton Township Police Department, Roscommon County Sheriff Department and the Michigan State Police at Houghton Lake teamed up last week to arrest three suspects on charges of breaking and entering after they were allegedly obser More...

Higgins postpones ALS plans, to start full-time BLS July 1

The Higgins Township Board is postponing its plan to upgrade the township ambulance service to Advanced Life Support, but will start a full-time Basic Life Support service during daytime hours July 1. More...

SIXTH IN STATE

Houghton Lake's Nicole Pruitt finished sixth in the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Division 3 State Track Meet May 30 in Comstock Park. 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

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, May 19: James L. Wilson, 35, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to probation violation and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for nine days. More...

Sports

Three women's softball teams remain undefeated after three

Three teams in the Houghton Lake Women's Slo-Pitch Softball League remain undefeated after three weeks of play, and all three are in Division 2. Old Town Tavern is 3-0 and Spikehorn and Shenanigan's are both 2-0 following games May 28th. More...

Bobcats bow out of District with 14-2 loss

Houghton Lake's varsity softball team ended its season Friday with a District loss to Oscoda 14-2, at Whittemore- Prescott. "This game was a microcosm of our season, five good innings sandwiched between two bad ones," Coach Rob Kunik said. More...

STATE COMPETITION

Houghton Lake's Mark Phelps puts the shot during the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Division 3 State Track Meet in Comstock Park May 20. More...

Letters to the Editor

Relay for Life seeks survivors for celebration

Looking for a way to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against cancer? Take part in Relay For Life, the signature fund-raising event of the American Cancer Society. More...

Hazardous waste collection not publicized enough

It is encouraging to read that the Hazardous Waste Collection has been very well attended and available two times per year. Unfortunately, readership for The Resorter may be declining, as is apparent with many newspapers across the country. More...

Letters Policy

The Resorter welcomes concise letters to the editor. We require that letters be signed and contain addresses and telephone numbers for verification. E-mailed letters must contain telephone numbers. Unsigned letters will not be printed. More...

Religion & Family

Ambles celebrate 65th anniversary

Houghton Lake residents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Amble celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 3. The couple were married in Augusta, SC, in 1944, where Mr. Amble was stationed at Ft. Gordan Johnson with the U. S. Army. More...

Blood drive date changed

The date of the next Red Cross blood drive in Roscommon has been moved up a week to June 15. Donors may give blood between noon and 5:45 p.m. that day at the First Congregational Church on George Street. More...

Mother, son plan mission trip

A mother and son from Roscommon will leave June 18 on a mission trip to Nicaragua. Donna Burger, a teacher at the COOR Educational Center, will work with special needs children at a mission in the capital city of Managua. More...

Education

KCC announces honors lists

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the winter semester, which earned them placement on the college's dean's and president's lists. More...

Officials thank Boosters for years of fund-raising

The Houghton Lake Bobcat Boosters were recognized for their financial support of Houghton Lake Community Schools athletes Tuesday. More...

Whitfield named to LSSU dean's list

Prudenville's Allisha Whitfield was among students honored by Lake Superior State University for their academic work during the spring semester. Whitfield, a sophomore history major, was named to the dean's list. More...

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