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St. Helen Elementary may close after '09-'10

June 5 was "the most exciting day I've ever had in education," St. Helen Elementary School Principal Kathy Rees told the Gerrish-Higgins School District Board of Education last week. That was the day St. More...

AIRBORNE ACCIDENT

The driver of this Buick, Gordon P. Goodell, 60, Houghton Lake, was transported to West Branch Regional Medical Center at about 11:30 a.m. More...

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News

CRASH LANDING

A 1954 Beechcraft Bonanza sits with its nose on the ground next to the runway at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport June 18 after it crash landed at around 7 p.m. More...

Bicyclist hospitalized after striking parked car

A 41-year-old Roscommon man was injured June 21 when he struck a stopped vehicle while riding his bicycle on West Robinson Lake Road approximately one half mile from East Higgins Lake Drive, Gerrish Township. More...

Road commission on its own in health insurance lawsuit

It's up to the road commission. More...

Business

THE WEENIE WAGON

Nancy Hall is the proprietor of the Weenie Wagon, a new hot dog stand located next to the East Bay Car Wash at 225 East Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) in Prudenville. The Weenie Wagon offers hot dogs, chili dogs, kielbasa, chips and drinks from 10 a.m. More...

State parks to remain open on state furlough days

The Department of Natural Resources will have certain facilities open for business with the public on the six days that state employees will be furloughed as part of state budget cuts, but other facilities will be closed. More...

NORTHERN MICHIGAN RESTORATION

Chad Jobin (left) and Brandon Warson are the owners of Northern Michigan Restoration, a new IICRC certified, licensed and insured restoration service specializing in fire, water and mold damage. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chivalry alive, well at Houghton Lake

Chivalry is alive and well at Houghton Lake. What a pleasant surprise I was in for as I walked toward the doors to our Houghton Lake Public Library yesterday, carrying my bookbag and portable oxygen. More...

Columnist's topic of torture begs definition

In the May 21, 2009 edition of the Resorter Glenn Schicker asks how Christians can condone torture. What is the definition of torture? Is torture robbing the nation's treasury to prop up auto companies and banks to nationalize them? More...

Bud Bash could become positive

When your neighbors complain that all you've got are lemons, why not try making them a little lemonade? More...

Happenings

'Happy' memories recalled

"Heat. Sweat. Lumber. Laughter. Community. What do these words equal? For hundreds of volunteers and thousands of children, they mean Happy Landings Playground. More...

LIBRARY POSSE

(Left) The Houghton Lake Public Library's 2009 Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative @ Your Library," kicked-off Monday with Rick Kelley's "Don't Just Sit There…Read Something." Kelley, of Muskegon, had participants dancing, singing and in one More...

SHOWING OFF EXPANDED FIRE HALL

Markey Township Fire Department Capt. Mike Stearns explains to residents statistics on the department's number of fire and EMS runs during an open house at the township fire hall June 20. More...

House version includes Nokomis funding; budget to go to conference committee

UPDATE on Nokomis Challenge Center: More...

'Seeds' to be planted at complex

Organizers of the Graham/Mc- Donald Sports Complex received notice Monday from Kellogg's Frosted Flakes that they have been selected as one of 30 fields in the country to receive field improvements. More...

Former AYSO director subject of warrant

An 83rd District Court warrant has been issued for a 43-year-old former Houghton Lake resident accused of embezzling from the American Youth Soccer Organization. More...

Car show Saturday

The Houghton Lake Eagles will host a benefit car show for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Saturday. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. A cruise around the lake is scheduled on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. with line up starting at 6 p.m. 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: Kristina N. Hammer (also known as Collins), 22, St. More...

Sports

Little Leaguers second at 'warm up'

The Houghton Lake 9-10 Tournament Team played in a Pre-All Star Warm Up Weekend in West Branch recently. In addition to Houghton Lake, West Branch #1, West Branch #2 and Gladwin participated in the tournament. More...

Lyon's Leap nets over $7,500 for charity

The Third Annual Lyon's Leap Fun Run/ Walk for Charity is in the books and it has raised over $7,500 so far for Country Village, which provides affordable senior housing in Roscommon County. More...

Batko continues to break records

Bob Batko, Houghton Lake, returned to the world of powerlifting competitions June 20 in Ionia. Batko returned to lifting in a pushpull competition only four months after a full knee replacement. More...

Editorial

Christians' gifts that keep on giving

Recession-strapped Americans gave 19.2% less money to foundations last year, 6.5% less to health organizations, 6.4% less to cultural organizations and 5.5% less to education and environmental groups. More...

Welcomed news

The telephone call this week notifying Michael Ignat of the Houghton Lake Little League that the Graham/McDonald Sports Complex had been voted one of 30 baseball fields in the country to receive financial aid from the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes "Plan More...

Few choices

The constant barrage of bad economic news gets no easier when more and more organizations are desperately seeking support in their efforts to maintain a share of the state or local economic pie. More...

Outdoors

Muskegon River clean-up nets 2,000 pounds of garbage

About 2,000 pounds of trash were picked up June 13 during the third annual Muskegon River Cleanup. There were 56 volunteers who picked up trash from in and along the Muskegon River from Reedsburg Dam to Lowe Bridge. More...

DNR extends comment period for trout rules

Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division officials have extended the period for taking comments on proposed changes to the state's trout fishing regulations on inland streams until Sept. 1. More...

EAB control guide available

Homeowners, arborists and tree care specialists nationwide now have a comprehensive guide on emerald ash borer (EAB) control. This insect pest feeds under the bark and has killed tens of millions of ash trees in Michigan and northern Ohio alone. More...

Education

Four HL students among MMCC honorees

Four Houghton Lake students were among those awarded Junior Honors Achievement Scholarship Awards by Mid Michigan Community College recently. More...

POSSE SCHOLARSHIP

Skeels Christian School Salutatorian Emily MacDonald receives a Roscommon County Sheriff's Posse scholarship presented by President Wayne MacDonald. More...

Katalenich, Scott earn honors at MTU

Two Roscommon students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at Michigan Technological University. More...

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