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Richfield recall petitions may circulate, panel rules

Petitions seeking the recall of all five members of the Richfield Township Board may circulate, the Roscommon County Election Commission ruled Tuesday. More...

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News

Potential early prisoner release causes concern for prosecutors

The possible early release of 1,744 felons from state prisons has Michigan prosecutors, including Roscommon County's Mark Jernigan, concerned. More...

REAR-ENDED

Roscommon Township firefighters clean up a two-car accident that occurred July 29 on M-55 near Kmart at about 4:15 p.m. while Howard Hendrix of Hendrix and and Sons Towing prepares the tow truck. Richard A. More...

Boat trailer stolen

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating the theft of a 20-foot jet boat and trailer from the driveway of a home in Markey Township between July 27 and July 28. The value of the stolen boat is $14,000, and the case is open. More...

Editorial

Best use of land

For anyone who has not had an opportunity to visit Roscommon Township's Lakeview Park, we encourage them to make the effort before its popularity becomes so great and well known that access is limited. More...

Ralph Ostling

His greeting was "Glad to see you," or "Hey, how are you doing." His broad smile and healthy handshake made instant impressions and let you know he was a person who cared and who would listen. More...

Pope Benedict has answer to eternal question

Why bad things happen to good people is a question that has puzzled humanity through the ages. More...

Outdoors

Survey probes why people don't hunt

Surveys that show a steady decline in the number of hunters often strike fear in the hearts of wildlife managers across the country. More...

Higgins Lake sailing enthusiast takes Chicago to Mackinac 'Cup'

The crew of "Wingnuts," featured in last week's Resorter, were not the only sailors with links to Higgins Lake to compete in the Chicago to Mackinac Sailboat Race last month. More...

CCW course set for Aug. 15, 16

A Michigan Concealed Pistol License class will be held Aug. 15 and 16 at the Atrium Plaza Hotel. The course, conducted by National Rifle Association instructors, will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday. More...

Religion & Family

'My Angel Story'

Son crosses Atlantic to find dad he never knew

The bond between a parent and child is a strong one. Strong enough to withstand time. And the expanse of an ocean. Thanks to the Internet, a father and son learned that lesson firsthand. More...

Ellianna born to Machulis, Erb

Sarah Machulis and Larry Erb of Cadillac are the parents of Ellianna Machulis, born April 29, 2009, in Mt. Pleasant. Ellianna was 17 inches long and weighed 5.1 pounds at birth. More...

Teets, Walters name daughter Taylor

Elise Teets and Brent Walters of Houghton Lake announce the birth of their daughter, whom they named Taylor Lanie. The baby was born July 14, 2009, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, weighing 6 pounds, 11.5 ounces and measuring 19 inches. More...

Education

HLHS juniors strong in social studies, science

Michigan Merit Exam results for juniors at Houghton Lake High School during the 2008-09 school year have been released. More...

Better Business Bureau scholarship added at MMCC

The Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan has established a $2,000 scholarship for students at Mid Michigan Community College, Harrison. More...

Kirtland seeks public input for the accreditation process

Kirtland Community College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. More...

Beauty pageant to kick off fair

to kick off The first Miss Roscommon County Beauty Pageant tonight (Thursday) will open the 2009 Roscommon County Fair. MISS ROSCOMMON COUNTY The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. in the CRAF Center in Roscommon. Tickets are $5 per person. More...

LAKE MAINTAINS RATING WITH NEW FIRE TRUCK

The Lake Township Fire Department purchased a new tower truck recently from the Mahwah, NJ Fire Department. 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, in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, recently bound the following defendants over to 34th Circuit Court: Michael W. C. Ramsey, 18, Roscommon, waived preliminary examination on two counts of making a false report of a bomb. More...

Sports

Firebirds seek to add runners, depth

Samara Sabin, first-year coach of the women's cross country team at Kirtland Community College, is excited to get the upcoming 2009 season up and running. The Firebirds will hold their first practice Aug. 18. More...

LOOKING FOR DOUBLE PLAY

Booner's second baseman Irene Borak (left) looks down the baseline for a throw to first after putting out a Long Branch Saloon runner during a game at Roscommon Township July 30. More...

MMCC Lakers prepare for return of athletics

Mid Michigan Community College, Harrison, is preparing to field a men's soccer team, a women's soccer team, and a men's cross country team this fall. The squads will mark the return of the MMCC Lakers after a long hiatus. More...

Letters to the Editor

Recalls won't change state laws

The group wanting to recall Richfield Township's clerk, treasurer and trustees would have one believe the board members refuse to work together with Supervisor Jerry Campbell. More...

Much was accomplished in first term

The people of Richfield Township elected me and four others to do a job. Our job is to govern our local township to the best of our abilities and to do this in a civil manner. This is a second term for Clerk Scott, Trustee Alexander and myself. More...

Recall will cost taxpayers

I was shocked when I read the letter from Dorothy Sunman in the July 23 Resorter. This person, who is chairman of the Roscommon County Democratic Party, has not only come to the Richfield Township Board Meetings and told lies. More...

Health

For Your Health

Parents urged to vaccinate children against pertussis (whooping cough)

Due to the presence of pertussis, Central Michigan District Health Department is urging parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on their immunizations. More...

Busy Day

An American Red Cross Blood Drive recorded 66 donors, including three first-time donors, Monday at St. John Lutheran Church. The Houghton Lake Lioness Club provided home-baked cookies for donors. More...

Straits Area Ostomates to meet Aug. 16

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will hold its regular meeting Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord. All ostomates and interested persons may attend. Contact Jack Bouck at 821-5721 for information. More...

Happenings

Getting ready for anything

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With vehicles carrying hazardous materials on the county's roadways almost every day, the Roscommon County Fire Departments Special Response Team must be ready for anything, and on July 30, they held a joint training exercise in Lake Township which More...

Mikenauk Chorale concert Sunday at Good Shepherd

The Mikenauk Chorale will perform its summer concert Aug. 9 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North. The concert, featuring a piece by John Rutter and music from Broadway shows, begins at 4 p.m. More...

SUMMER FUN

Fred Krauss, Roscommon, and his grandson, Jonathan Krauss, 4, of North Carolina check out Sean Bell's wood carving display at the Summer Fun Fest in Roscommon last weekend at the Fire Training Grounds. More...

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