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Beaver to blame for outage

Leave it to beaver. A Verizon spokesperson confirmed in a phone interview with the Resorter July 10 that a "beaver or some other rodent" was responsible for the phone outage that crippled communications July 8, including 911 service. More...

'Gerrish-Higgins' dates to 1930

The Gerrish-Higgins name dates back to 1930, when school districts in Gerrish and Higgins Townships consolidated. More...

Cruise, car show this weekend

Classic and custom cars will benefit Area 4 Special Olympics as the Rusty Nuts Car Club presents its 5th Annual Car Show and Cruise this weekend at Funland Amusement Park. A cruise Friday night will start at Funland at 7 p.m. More...

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News

Woman injured in collision of personal watercraft

A 19-year-old woman was injured while riding as a passenger on a personal watercraft Sunday on Houghton Lake. According to a Roscommon County Sheriff's Department report, the woman was riding with a 19-year-old male. More...

Moped rider arrested on liquor, drug charges

A moped rider was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor and drugs and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in St. Helen July 11. More...

Case trial still underway

Testimony is still being taken in a jury trial in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, for Kenneth L. Case, 57, Prudenville. Case's trial began July 9, and, as of Wednesday morning, was still in progress. More...

Business

Assumed names

April 17-July 2 The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Thomas Mathes: Old Time Lawn Care, Prudenville. John H. More...

MEETING IN STYLE

Three employees from Grondin's Hair Center of Houghton Lake attended a hair show - held exclusively for Grondin's stylists statewide - hosted by Wella at the Grondin's School in Lapeer June 14. More...

Business moves

Computer Concepts of Houghton Lake has moved its business to 3225 West Houghton Lake Dr. Computer Concepts owner Kenneth Dean can be reached at 366-4500. More...

Letters to the Editor

New bicycle path needs signage, lane designation

Even though construction workers who laid the new surface of the Higgins Lake Bike Path told me the new bike lane would be better and that the road would be two to four feet wider in most places, all the extra space, if any, has been given to the t More...

Recall of board is uncalled for'

Recall of the Richfield Township board is uncalled for. We elected our officials to do a job, and we should rightfully expect that these officials will do that job for four years, at which time we can vote them out if we disagree. More...

Board is 'supposed to represent me'

I live in St. Helen, and I'm very disgusted with all the bickering and the actions of my township board that's supposed to represent me! They can't hold civil meetings and act accordingly. Come election time, I'm voting all of them out. More...

Religion & Family

Silva, Gancitano to wed in August

Rick Silva and Amy Gancitano of East Lansing announce their engagement. The groom-to-be is the son of Jose and April Silva of St. Helen. More...

HAPPY 90TH

Granting her wish to go camping on the occasion of her 90th birthday, the family of Evelyn Bohnsack Stark took her camping. Almost 60 family members and friends gathered at the North Higgins Lake State Park the weekend of June 27. Mrs. More...

Project H.O.P.E encounters largest food distribution yet

Project H.O.P.E and the Prudenville conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, through the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, sponsored a food distribution at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Prudenville June 30. More...

Education

Library proponents air plans before board

The Friends of the Proposed District Library, a group which seeks to separate the Roscommon area's public library from the Gerrish-Higgins School District, has grown to 33 members and has produced a proposed budget. More...

BEST WATERCOLOR

Emily Ekdom, Roscommon, earned the Best Watercolor award for "Masks," in the Watershed Art Project, held in Grayling last April. Also recognized was Jeramy Sawyers, Houghton Lake, for "True Emphasis," which earned the Best Oil/Acrylic award. More...

Area students earn recognition in Watershed Project

In April, the Watershed Art Project hosted the Spring Art Walk in downtown Grayling. Local artists exhibited their fine art in the downtown stores during the Trout Opener weekend. Also included were art students from area schools. More...

Web Site Update Problems

The Resorter web site has not been updated with our July 23 paper yet. We are working on the issue and hope to have a resolution soon. More...

ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTER

(Left) Keira Downs, 2, daughter of Kimberly Downs, branch coordinator at Northland Area Federal Credit Union, waves her American Cancer Society flags during a lap around the Relay for Life "track." The 2009 event was held at Houghton Lake High School More...

Roscommon Area' to be adopted as new name for G-H schools

The Gerrish-Higgins School District soon will be no more. No, the district has not gone belly-up due to declining enrollment. More...

River Festival returns this weekend

The second annual Roscommon River Festival is scheduled this weekend in Roscommon. Events will be held at Wallace Park and along the streets of downtown Roscommon. The festival schedule runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. More...

BIG FLIP, big damage

Several boats and hoists were damaged early Saturday morning on Houghton Lake's North Shore during a storm that rolled through the area. Kathryn Hall, who lives on Breezy Lane in Markey Township said the damage occurred around 4 a.m. 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

Court proceedings

34th Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, July 6 and 7: No. 08-72-7457, Estate of Ryan McDonald vs. Michael Walker and Roscommon Insurance, Inc. More...

Sports

NICE STRINGER

Marv McKinnon of South Lyon had a successful day fishing on Houghton Lake July 8 and shows off a string of bass, walleye and bluegills taken in the north bay. McKinnon was drift fishing with leeches and crawlers when he caught the fish. More...

Navigator, Shenanigan's add wins

Only two reports and four scores have been recorded in the Houghton Lake Women's Softball League after Thursday's games. More...

Little leaguers fall in extra innings

The season ended Saturday for Houghton Lake Little League's 9-10 All Star Team with an extra-innings loss to Alpena in Lewiston. More...

Editorial

ORV law review

Friday marks the first anniversary since Public Act 240 became effective and allowed counties to designate roads and routes open to ORV, or off-road vehicle, traffic. More...

Recession even strikes Amish community

You'd think the Amish, with their simple, selfsufficient ways, would be recession-proof. They would be if they stuck with their traditional values. More...

Mandated sprinklers would harm mission of Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan is deeply concerned about a proposed new code requirement now before the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth that would force home owners to buy and install fire sprinklers in all newly constructed sing More...

Health

Health department offers advice on visiting beaches

Summer is the time of the year when most families head out to beaches for a day of "fun in the sun" activities. More...

20-GALLON HONOR

Harry Duwe of Houghton Lake (accompanied by his wife, Janet) was one of several blood donors honored by the American Red Cross June 25 in West Branch at "A Salute to Everyday Heroes." Duwe has donated 20 gallons of blood since he was about 18 years o More...

Mercy offers 'Healing Touch' classes

Ten years ago, Mercy Hospital Grayling quietly launched an alternative healing program few people even knew about. More...

Happenings

Goal Met Relay for Life sets sight on $100,000

Despite a change in venue and despite difficult economic times, teams participating in the Relay for Life, Roscommon County, met their net goal for 2009. More...

Wood Shaving Days planned at Hartwick

Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling will host its annual Wood Shaving Days Festival July 18-19 at the park's Logging Museum. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Thirty -one for TEA

The Houghton Lake Public Library was host to Titles & Tea July 10 where 31 ladies - including one from England and one from Ireland - gathered for light refreshments and, of course, tea. More...

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