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St. Helen 6-year-old drowns

A benefit for the family of a sixyear old St. Helen girl who drowned in Otsego Lake Sunday is scheduled for today (Thursday) at Lures Family Restaurant in St. Helen. More...

Kane demands prelim exam

A former Houghton Lake resident has been arraigned in 83rd District Court on an embezzlement charge dating back to 1998. Ann M. More...

Recall rejected; hearing set for new wording

The Roscommon County Election Commission, at a hearing June 26, found proposed recall language filed against Richfield Township Supervisor Jerry Campbell did not meet statutory requirements, despite the fact that Campbell told the panel he did no More...

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News

Harrison man arrested for breaking into machines

State Police from the Houghton Lake Post arrested a Harrison man for breaking and entering after he admitted to cutting locks on three newspaper vending machines in front of Glen's Market at Houghton Lake during the early morning hours of June 29. More...

TAKING SHAPE

Workmen of Costello Construction Co. make progress on an addition to the Au Sable River Center on Main Street in Roscommon that will include a canopy to shelter Roscommon Farmers Market vendors, plus restrooms and a conference room. More...

KCC seeks volunteers for art trail tours

Officials at Kirtland Community College are moving forward with plans for a new "creative economy" that seeks to boost northern Michigan's art and crafts industry, with the first step being the creation of a regional art tour program. More...

Business

MILITARY SURPLUS STORE

Actual military surplus items from all over the world are available at the Military Surplus Store which opened recently at 3087 West Houghton Lake Drive at Houghton Lake. More...

St. Helen chamber publishes new guide for visitors to area

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce's first visitors' guide in several years has been published. Copies may be obtained at the chamber office in the the Century 21 Benjamin Realty building, 1598 North St. Helen Road and at St. Helen businesses. More...

St. Helen residents can nominate businesses for beautification award

The St. Helen Chamber of Commerce is holding a business beautification contest. President Jan Waltz said the chamber is asking citizens to participate in nominating the business that they feel is contributing the most to beautifying St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Consolidation sounds good, but details lacking

I was recently given a June 15, 2009, report prepared by the Citizens for Township Consolidation. I specifically looked at the figures for Gerrish Township. More...

Supervisor should observe rules of order in meetings

I would like to clarify a couple of things stated in the Richfield Township Supervisor's response to my letter to the editor. I don't believe that I indicated in any way that I knew what our supervisor was thinking or how he felt. More...

Calls for control of swimmers itch in Houghton Lake

Well, I thought that I would not have to, but I'm writing to you in hopes of sparking action regarding the yearly, ongoing swimmer's itch problem on Houghton Lake. More...

Outdoors

TRAINING WITH NEW BOAT

Roscommon County Sheriff's marine deputies pull Undersheriff Ed Stern aboard the department's new rescue pontoon boat during training on Higgins Lake June 25. The boat was donated by Box 21 Rescue Squad, Dayton, OH. More...

Side scan sonar helps recover boat from bottom of Higgins

A boat which sank in Higgins Lake June 20 was recovered and returned to its owner three days later. More...

Making the lakes safer

Making Since its inception in 1973 by former Sheriff Garth Meyer, the Roscommon County Sheriff Marine Patrol has been helping to make the county's lakes safer for both visitors and residents. More...

Education

PRESIDENT AWARD WINNERS

Nine Our Lady of the Lake School students recently received the President's Education Award. The students received a pin and a letter signed by President Barack Obama. More...

Good grades can get you free videos

Family Video will give a free movie and video game rentals to students for getting good grades on their final report cards. More...

Correction

Roscommon Middle School inadvertently omitted the name of Mikala Wooten from the A's and B's honor roll published in the June 11 Resorter. More...

Phone outage puts kink in communications

If you wanted to talk to someone Wednesday morning in the Houghton Lake area two tins cans and a string may have worked better. Sometime after 8 a.m. More...

Fun-filled 4th on tap

The Fourth of July Holiday weekend is shaping up to be another "blast" in Roscommon County. Below is a list of activities scheduled for the area. HOUGHTON LAKE Houghton Lake is doing the Fourth of July weekend up right this year. More...

Come and Get Me!'

Wally & Friends taunt anglers

Wally and his friends are back. His challenge to fishermen is "Come and Get me!" The Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau will kick off "Wally IV and Friends" July 3 at 4 p.m. More...

DANCERS WANTED

Aleeya Peters, 8, of the Red Arrow Family from Mt. Pleasant gathers dancers (some reluctant) to take part in the show at Zubler's Indian Craft Shop at Houghton Lake June 25. More...

Reductions equal HLCS budget cuts 'across the board'

More cuts are coming to Houghton Lake schools. 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

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Lawsuits filed No. 7995, TCF National Bank, vs. G and B Realty Investments, Inc., G and B Realty and Investments, Inc., Gilbert Opaleski and Kelly O. Coleman, Clarkston, breach of promissory note; No. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 16: George Bencheck, 37, Flint, was sentenced to a delay of sentence, $500 in fines and costs, $2,700.98 restitution and $128 in other court assessments on two counts of rec More...

Sports

Northern Michigan wrestlers send good report from Tokyo

The four Northern Michigan high school wrestlers, three from Houghton Lake and one from Grayling, who flew to Tokyo, Japan June 20 as part of the Michigan-Japan Wrestling Cultural Exchange, wrestled in their "first real dual meet" against Tokyo Hig More...

Beaver Creek whips Kilkare, 24-11, in men's softball league action

Seven runs in the 1st inning helped Beaver Creek Heatmor defeat Kilkare 24-11 Monday night in Houghton Lake Men's Slo-Pitch Softball League action. More...

Silver Dollar takes top spot

With back-to-back victories Shenanigan's kept its pace among the Division II leaders in the Houghton Lake Women's Softball League. More...

Editorial

Bible encourages us to be hospitable

Tourism, the lifeblood of a community like ours, is a relatively new phenomenon. Until the early 1800's, travel usually was related to business, exploration, conquest or religious pilgrimage. More...

Budget shenanigans

Unfortunately for the students of Houghton Lake Community Schools, because of uncertainty caused by an indefinite state funding formula for education, the school district will be forced to make some program and personnel cuts that will directly imp More...

Independence Day

While the United States will celebrate its Independence Day July 4, Iraqi citizens celebrated their independence from the United States symbolically Tuesday as American armed forces left the cities up to the defense by Iraqi military. More...

Religion & Family

Tom, Cora Grost mark 50th anniversary with family

When the family of Tom and Cora Grost of Lansing went looking for a place to gather for the Grosts' 50th wedding anniversary and family reunion, they found the Windemere Lodge on Houghton Lake's northeast shore, near the Spikehorn restaurant and ba More...

Angel Food releases menu

Houghton Lake Wesleyan Church recently announced its Angel Food Ministries menu for July. Orders will be taken July 8 from noon to 6 p.m. Final orders will be accepted July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Distribution day is July 25 from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Oom, Ritchie wed in Grandville

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ritchie Kaleigh Oom, daughter of Robert and Doreen Oom of Grandville, and Jacob Ritchie, son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ritchie of Higgins Lake, were united in marriage May 16, 2009. More...

Happenings

CANOE RAFFLE BENEFITS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Bill Randall of Houghton Lake sits in a cedar strip canoe he built which is to be raffled off with proceeds going to the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society. More...

Dr. Bird Brain' among library headliners

Dr. Bird Brain will be at the Houghton Lake Public Library July 9 as the library's summer reading program, "Be Creative @ Your Library," continues. Dr. More...

LIVELY IVY

Pat Schwarz of Houghton Lake found this "wayward ivy" growing up through the floor where her screened-in porch meets the house when she came home from downstate a few weeks ago. "I opened the door and there it was!" she said. More...

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