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Richfield assessor still in limbo

By Glenn Schicker Two months after voting to take bids for an independent assessing contract and one month after the deadline for bids, the Richfield Township Board has yet to decide whether to accept any of the four bids received. More...

CYCLIST AND PEDESTRIAN INJURED

Denton Township emergency personnel talk with Charles Robbins of Houghton Lake, who was injured when a motorcycle driven by Bert Sisson, 72, of Prudenville collided with another vehicle, left the roadway and struck Robbins as he was mowing a lawn on More...

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News

FATAL ROLLOVER

Denton Township firefighters work to extricate the body of Riley E. Spears, 87, Centerville, TN, near the 228 mile marker on northbound I-75 Aug. 12, after the truck and trailer he was driving left the roadway and overturned. More...

HOW IT HAPPENED

Roscommon County Sheriff's Department accident investigators Deputy Laurie Beck (left) and Det. Sgt. John Wybraniec look over marks on the pavement left by the skidding truck and trailer before it overturned on northbound I-75 Aug 12. More...

Nine nabbed, others flee as deputies break up party

Nine youths were arrested, but others got away as Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies broke up an underage drinking party in Denton Township Aug. 15. A Roberts Road resident told deputies some 50 young people were fighting in the street. More...

Business

BIGGEST WALLEYE EVER

Ethan Baxter, 8, of Gregory, holds his biggest walleye ever, a 24-incher which weighed around four pounds. More...

NEW AGENT AT DIEBOLD

(Left) Alan Wilber recently joined Diebold Insurance Agency of Prudenville. A licensed agent, Wilber focuses on commercial lines insurance and earlier this year completed a course at the Hartford School of Insurance. More...

NEW EATERY OFFERS INDIAN, MEXICAN

(Right) Steaks and seafood will be the main focus at the new Lakeview Bar and Grille at the Comfort Suites at Houghton Lake (formerly the Blue Bayou), but diners will also have the opportunity to try some authentic Indian and Mexican dishes, as well, More...

Letters to the Editor

Resignation would not stop recall of other officials

This is in response to Mr. Stahl's and Mr. Chapman's letters in the Aug. 13 edition of the Resorter. In my opinion: Mr. Stahl, thank you for finally admitting that you do not attend township board meetings. More...

Support others or 'buzz off'

I just received a confirmation of charges for my recent hospitalization bill (four weeks in the best hospital in northern Michigan) - $98,900. More...

Baiting ban kills hunter interest

In response to "Survey probes why people don't hunt," in the Aug. 6 edition of the Resorter: The story gave the top five reasons for ex-hunters - amount of free time, family obligations, work obligations, loss of interest and access to hunting. More...

Health

EARNING HER COOKIES

(Left to right) First time blood donor Tracy Leamon of St. Helen (left) enjoys some homemade cookies with volunteers Judy Maxon (center) and Sue Cross after participating in the Red Cross Blood Drive at the St. Helen Civic Center Aug. 14. More...

For Your Health

Mold can enter your home through doorways, windows, vents, heating and air conditioning systems. Mold can be carried indoors from the outside air by attaching itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets. More...

Blood drive set for Aug. 24

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from noon to 5:45 p.m. Aug. 24 in Roscommon. The blood drive will be at the First Congregational Church on George Street. Those who donate blood this summer could win $500 in Meijer gift cards. More...

Happenings

Over 2,000 cycles to pass through HL

The rumble of motorcycles will be heard in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Houghton Lake as over 2,000 motorcycles stop at Houghton Lake as part of the 23rd annual Midnight Ride. More...

MUD RUN

(Above) Ed Pelkey of Warren rides his Yamaha Grizzly 700 through the mud bog at the St. Helen ATV Jamboree Saturday. Pelkey completed the course with a full run of 180 feet. More...

Cemetery walk to bring Roscommon pioneers to life

Some of the past pillars of the Roscommon community will come back to life as reenactors portray them during a cemetery walk Sunday. Visitors who take a leisurely walk through Pioneer Cemetery in South Branch Township from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Plucking weed' from garden ends in arrest

A 49-year-old Lake Township man was arrested on drug charges Aug. 17 after being observed pulling up suspected marijuana plants growing in a garden behind his home. More...

Richfield ALS set to begin soon

By Glenn Schicker The Richfield Township Public Safety Department expects to begin Advanced Life Support Ambulance service Sept. 1, well ahead of schedule. More...

New auditors identify $200,000 in misplaced Markey funds

More than a year's worth of accounting discrepancies have been resolved after four months of work by the Markey Township Board's new auditing firm. Supervisor Larry Hagerty said about $200,000 was "not accounted for in the proper funds. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court-Lawsuits filed

No. 8108, Robert J. Clement, Roscommon, vs. John E. Demos, Coldwater, assault and battery; and No. 8109, Lyon Township vs. David Waltz, Roscommon, blight ordinance violation complaint. More...

83rd District Court

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

83rd District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, recently assessed fines to the following during the period of July 1 through 31: Department of Natural Resources Operating an ORV in a prohibited area: Owen R. Bailey, $145; and Blaise T. More...

Sports

GOOD FOR THE GAME

Houghton Lake youth soccer players warm up at the Denton Township Rotary Soccer Fields Aug. 12 during a three-day soccer camp put on by the Houghton Lake High School varsity soccer team. More...

Volleyball tourneys mark start of high school sports

The high school fall sports season will kick off this weekend as both the Roscommon and Houghton Lake High School varsity volleyball teams start regular season action. Houghton Lake will travel to Alma High School Saturday for a tournament. More...

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

Fourth grader Evan Wyszynski (right), playing the ghost, tags one of his fellow campers during a game called ghost busters at the Houghton Lake High School Soccer Camp. More...

Editorial

Proof positive

Last weekend's ATV Jamboree in St. Helen is proof positive that legislation opening county roads to ORVs and ATVs benefits area tourism, and that the decision by the county board of commissioners was the correct decision. More...

Obama adds spiritual renewal to agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C.- As if President Obama didn't already have enough on his plate with rescuing the banking and auto industries, reforming health care and keeping the Taliban and the Iranians at bay, the White House today announced major initiatives More...

Teachers are key to helping at-risk students succeed

As most of you who follow education know, much is being said on the national level about plans to fix schools. You probably also know that Michigan has raised the bar for education with much tougher requirements for getting a high school diploma. More...

Outdoors

Bald eagle snatches young angler's hooked walleye

Diane George of Pewamo shared an exciting fishing story with the Resorter that she and her grandson, Dane Armbrustmacher, 9, of Fowler, had on Houghton Lake recently. More...

Teaching safety

Hunter education instructor Brad McClain supervises Ronnie Peters as he prepares to fire a shotgun during the course sponsored by the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club Aug. 1. More...

DNR seeks input on evaluating which forest campgrounds to close

In preparation for the possible closure of more state forest campgrounds due to budget cuts in the Department of Natural Resources' Year 2010 budget, the department has announced it is seeking public input to identify which campgrounds should be co More...

Religion & Family

St. Michael's youths help needy in Chicago, at home

needy Eighteen youth group members and three chaperones from St. Michael's Catholic Church, Roscommon, got some first-hand experience at combatting poverty during a mission trip to Chicago last month. More...

FIVE PLACKOWSKI GENERATIONS

Five generations of Harry Plackowski's family recently gathered at The Brook of Houghton Lake. More...

Talent' show to benefit Meals on Wheels

Roscommon County Commission on Aging will host a fund-raiser to benefit the "Meals on Wheels" program Aug. 28. A "no talent-talent" show and ice cream social will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Education

50-YEAR REUNION

The Houghton Lake High School Class of 1959 met for its 50th class reunion over two days in July. More...

Computers for seniors among KCC offerings

Kirtland Community College will again offer a popular basic computer course designed especially for seniors and those with no prior computer experience. More...

COOR Center offers career, technical classes

The COOR Area Career Tech Center in Roscommon is offering career and technical education programs to area high school juniors and seniors. More...

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