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BURSTING

(Below) Fireworks light the sky at Houghton Lake July 3rd. (Photo by Cheryl Holladay) 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...

Relay for Life celebrating 25th birthday of national event

Celebrating 25 years of raising money for the fight against cancer, Relay for Life Roscommon County - itself 13 years old - is set to take place this weekend, July 11-12 at Houghton Lake High School. This year's theme is "Birthday Party. More...

Special Sections

News

DNR agrees with county: no antlerless deer hunting

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday said they are pleased that the Department of Natural Resources is recommending no antlerless deer hunting permits be issued in the county for a second straight year. More...

CLOSE CALL

Emergency personnel from the State Police, Roscommon County Sheriff's Department and Roscommon Township Fire Department look over damage caused by a car accident on M-55 about 100 feet west of Tower Hill Road on the afternoon of July 3. More...

BOATERS RESCUED

Coast Guard Auxiliary member Wayne Schoeppach attaches a line to a sinking personal watercraft July 3 on Houghton Lake. More...

Editorial

This governor has good reason to resign

The surprise resignation of Sarah Palin as governor of Alaska has bumped South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford from the front page. While the reasons for Palin's decision are unclear, there is no lack of evidence why Sanford should step down. More...

Relay's observance

Being the 25th anniversary of the Relay for Life this year's theme of Happy Birthday is appropriate not only for recognizing the longevity of Relay, but also for the happiness that can be shared from sometimes sorrowful circumstances. More...

60th Bluegill Festival

This weekend the community of St. Helen will celebrate its 60th Bluegill Festival with activities spread over four days. More...

Outdoors

Bear Hair = Bear There

Since 1990, black bear populations have been managed in Michigan using a permit and quota system that has had good success in keeping bear populations at a healthy level while minimizing bear-human conflicts. More...

Turkey license applications available through Aug. 1

The Department of Natural Resources is reminding hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale through Aug. 1. Altogether, 59,050 licenses are available through a lottery for the units open to hunting. More...

KISSING WALLY GOODBYE

Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau Chairman Lou Boggs holds Wally the Walleye as Board Member Denise MacKenzie gives the valuable game fish a kiss goodbye somewhere off the South Shore of Houghton Lake July 3. More...

Happenings

FROM ROTARY TO RELAY

The Houghton Lake Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the 2009 Relay for Life Roscommon County, and the Houghton Lake High School Interact Club donated $100 toward the 24-hour event. More...

Nature exploration on tap at Higgins

Campers, visitors, and residents can explore nature through the South Higgins Lake State Park Explorer Program. More...

ONE OF THREE

Visitors look over a rare airplane at the EAA Fly-in at Houghton Lake Airport July 4. The 1982 Varga Kachina, owned by visiting pilot David Shirey of China, MI, is one of only three tail draggers ever built by the California company. More...

Mother nature to blame for phone outage

Leave it to beaver. A Verizon spokesperson confirmed in a phone interview with the Resorter today (Friday) that a More...

CREW OF CHARACTERS

(Left) Dawn Painter of Clare takes a picture of the crew of "Gilligan's Island," an entry in the Houghton Lake Merchants Association Boat Parade, which took off from the West Shore access on Houghton Lake Friday. More...

Disorderly boater, fleeing cyclist top police blotter

Although large crowds of holiday visitors kept Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies busy over the Fourth of July weekend, few serious incidents were reported. More...

Bluegill Fest to be '60's celebration

The St. Helen Bluegill Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with four days of '60's today (Thursday) through Sunday. THURSDAY A kids' parade at 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday) will begin the festivities. 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: Carol S. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, June 30: Steven R. Eddy, 34, Prudenville, pleaded guilty to probation violation and will be sentenced later. Kurt R. More...

Sports

Beaver Creek, Limberlost remain leaders of men's softball league

Beaver Creek Heatmor put the hammer down on Back Door Saloon 19-5 to remain undefeated in the Houghton Lake Men's Slo-Pitch Softball League Monday night. More...

TIME FOR TEAM OFFENSE

Coach Mark Vick teaches Houghton Lake seventh grader Shelbie Mc- Clelland a little bit about team offense during the 6th consecutive Mark Vick Basketball Camp at Houghton Lake Middle School Tuesday afternoon. More...

HL Football camp next week

A Houghton Lake Football Technique Camp will be held next week at the high school. The camp will run July 13-16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. It is open to all players in 9th through 12th grades. Registration will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Layoffs questioned

I could have sworn that we had just built a new concrete bleacher at Houghton Lake High. What was it? Oh yes 30 years ago. More...

Mandated sprinklers unnecessary expense

I am not one to get on the soap box, but this issue is really over the top and I feel compelled to address it. More...

Problem is homes without working smoke alarms

A proposal before a state administrative board to require sprinkler systems in all new homes is a bad idea. More...

Religion & Family

Greers return to St. Irene's to renew vows of 50 years ago

Kinney and Theresa (Rothmund) Greer were married at St. Irene's Catholic Church in Dundee April 4, 1959. On April 4, 2009, they returned to St. Irene's to renew their vows. Mr. Greer served in the U.S. More...

Smolens, Mussers gather for anniversary, reunion

The Smolen and Musser families gathered for a combination 61st wedding anniversary party and family reunion June 27 in Bay City. More than 200 members of the Joseph and Wilma (Musser) Smolen family met at the Bay City Recreation Area. More...

Area churches to host 'Summer Fun Fest'

Several Roscommon County area churches are working together to plan a community activity they call Summer Fun Fest 2009. More...

Education

New scholarship fund benefits Kirtland nursing students

A Grayling area family has found a way to remember a lost loved one, while also helping nursing students attending Kirtland Community College. Paul Hill recently approached the president of Kirtland Community College, Dr. Tom Quinn, at a meeting. More...

IN SCHOOL

Ice cream and cookies were awarded to teachers and staff with perfect attendance records and nearly perfect attendance records June 3. More...

Wigard awarded boating industry scholarship

Justin Wigard of Houghton Lake, a student at Central Michigan University, has been selected as one of 14 students to receive the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation award for the 2009-10 school year. More...

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