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Recycling expansion proposed

The possibility of an expanded recycling program in Roscommon County was discussed by county commissioners Wednesday. More...

St. Helen ATV Jamboree begins tomorrow

Three days of fun for all-terrain vehicle riders of all ages begin tomorrow (Friday) at the St. Helen ATV Jamboree. More...

NEWLY CROWNED

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Skye Nielsen (left), Miss Roscommon County Teen, and Miranda Gardner, Miss Roscommon County, both of Houghton Lake, smile for photographers after their crowning at the close of the Miss Roscommon County Pageant, which kicked off the county fair Aug. More...

Special Sections

News

Same spot on I-75 scene of two wrecks

Five people were injured in two accidents which occurred near the same spot on northbound I-75 in Higgins Township 1 1/2 hour apart Aug. 8. Both accidents happened three miles north of M-55. More...

Phone outage reveals illegal cable hook-up

A Lake Township resident whose cable television service had been shut off allegedly spliced into his neighbor's service. The neighbor discovered the act when his telephone quit working. He reported the incident Aug. More...

Recession boosts library use

Nationwide trends show that public library use tends to increase during tough economic times. With Roscommon County's unemployment rate of over 16% exceeding both state and national rates, times are, indeed, tough. More...

Editorial

God may surprise 'de-baptized' people

Over the last four years, more than 100,000 Britons, after concluding the Christian faith into which they were baptized as children is false, have downloaded "de-baptism" certificates from the National Secular Society. More...

Don't run down a mountain in the rain'

I was strolling through the park one day, in the very merry month of May...when I sprained my ankle. Okay, I wasn't strolling, I was trying to get out of the rain. And it wasn't in May, it was on my vacation last week. More...

Questions exist

The mammoth shadow of the Sasquatch federal government's impact on its taxpayers is all but suffocating taxpayers, to the extent many town hall meetings are becoming forums for shouting matches. More...

Outdoors

Top mushroom hunters lead Explorers

Northern Michigan is blessed with many different varieties of wild mushroom, and participants in the Park Explorer program at the South Higgins Lake State Park had a chance to hunt for some of them with two of the top mushroom hunters in the state re More...

Rides around Higgins Lake prepare cyclists for 568-mile tour

Jim and Kay Anderson of Higgins Lake are accustomed to taking longdistance bicycle tours. More...

GREAT NEW SPOT

Darrick Rayment, six, of Houghton Lake holds a stringer of perch he caught in Houghton Lake from the fishing dock at the new Lakeview Park in Roscommon Township Friday. More...

Happenings

TEAMING UP AGAINST CANCER

Houghton Lake Super Wal-Mart associates banded together to raise $5,000 for the American Cancer Society through the recent Relay for Life campaign in Roscommon County. More...

St. Vincent to team up with Schwan's, host food give-away

St. Vincent de Paul, Prudenville, is working on two major projects, one that will help provide Christmas for needy families, and one that will provide food. St. More...

Footprints in Time to host open house

Footprints in Time, an adult day program for elderly patients that allows caregivers to take a break, will host an "old fashioned" grand opening Aug. 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. More...

READYING FOR HOME STAND

Construction workers (left to right) Alejandro Huerta, David Perez, Argelio Mendiola and Rodrigo Sanchez of Southern Bleachers Inc., Graham, TX, bolt together the home stands at Bobcat Field Wednesday morning. More...

Houghton Lake graduate set to spend year studying in China

Keara Hopkins will soon realize her dream of learning about China and Chinese culture firsthand. More...

Grant to allow more road, water work on Fourth Street

Fourth Street in Roscommon Village will get a complete overhaul, rather than a partial reconstruction, plus water system improvements, thanks to a Community Development Block Grant awarded recently by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. 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

Court News

Court proceedings

34th Circuit Court Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these case in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 3 and 4: No. 08-72-7087, Michael and Lisa Barnett, vs. More...

Sports

Prep Football Kicks Off

HIT AND SPIN (Top, left) Players collide during a hit and spin drill on Monday as Coach Floyd Carter looks on. Carter said the varsity and junior varsity squads will practice together in the morning this week, with a double scheduled for Wednesday. More...

Limberlost, Beaver Creek no longer unbeaten

It took 14 weeks but there are no longer any undefeated teams in the Houghton Lake Men's Slo-Pitch Softball League. More...

EYES ON THE BALL

Markey Church Gold pitcher Brian Reicks (center) and third baseman Jeff Steele (right) watch the progress of a throw to first base by Steele which put out a Houghton Lake United Methodist Church base runner during the 2009 Church League Championship More...

Letters to the Editor

Resignation alternative to recall

Yes, there is an alternative to recall, [Richfield Township Supervisor] Mr. [Jerry] Campbell. You can resign and save the taxpayers thousands in recall election expense. In your Aug. 6th letter you speak of all the citizens that have been lied to. More...

National politics have similarity

While watching the news today on CNN, I was reminded of what is happening in our own small town. No, CNN did not visit St. Helen. More...

Answers sought

This letter is in response to the article "Township consolidation meeting has more questions than answers" by Tom Hamp in last week's Resorter. The meeting was originally scheduled by our group, scheduled to be at the Houghton Lake Senior Center. More...

Religion & Family

Hapy 90th

June Koch celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 12, 2009. She has lived at Houghton Lake since 1954. She and her husband, George, owned and operated George's Grocery from 1954 to 1963. More...

Dankert- Walsh, Aldrich plan to marry

Ashley Dankert-Walsh, daughter of John and Jennifer Walsh of Linwood, and Dustin Aldrich, son of Charlie and Chris Aldrich of Houghton Lake, announce their engagement to be married. More...

HARLEY-FILLED CEREMONY

Flanked by 27 motorcycles, including both of their own, Brenda Peterson and Gary Milner exchanged wedding vows at Carter's Cove on Lake St. Helen Aug. 8 (above). More...

Education

Nearly 275 attend G-H/Roscommon reunion

and staff and board of education members from 13 states and Canada recently attended the annual All- School Gerrish-Higgins/ Roscommon Alumni Reunion. More...

Laur 'Teacher of the Year' at Fort Wayne district

Julie Laur, 1999 graduate of Houghton Lake High School, has been named the 2009 Teacher of the Year by Keystone Schools, Fort Wayne, IN. The selection automatically qualified her for the state level, where she attained status as a semifinalist. More...

MMCC offering computer seminar

Mid Michigan Community College is offering a computer seminar during the fall semester to help people who are interested in learning more about computers and using their features. More...

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