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Superintendent Murphy ready for start of school

Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent Kevin Murphy is eager for school to start. More...

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NEW K-9 OFFICER

Richfield Township Public Safety Officer Jason Hertzberg and Public Safety Director Bradley J. Bannon are pictured with the department's new K-9 officer, Dak. The dog is trained in patrols, narcotics, search and rescue and apprehension. More...

Man found innocent of violating Campbell PPO

A St. Helen man arrested Aug. 19 for allegedly violating a personal protection order Richfield Township Supervisor Jerry Campbell had obtained against him has been found innocent of contempt of court. Judge Douglas C. More...

Flint man arraigned on sex charges

A 20-year-old Flint man was arraigned in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Aug. 28 on charges including two counts of accosting children for immoral purposes and two counts of distributing sexually explicit material to children. More...

Business

Kirtland hosts meeting on incubator concept

Once again, officials at Kirtland Community College are looking to expand the definition of education to serve more individuals and groups that currently lack the instructive support and resources they need to succeed. More...

LICENSED AGENT

Diebold Insurance Agency's Kathie Bowman became a licensed insurance agent last year. More...

EXPERIENCED MECHANICS

Josh Oliver and Denny Richardson are the owners of J&D Transmission and Auto Repair and J&D Custom Cycles, both located at 4814 West Houghton Lake Drive. More...

Letters to the Editor

Here's the path to Obama's second term

Whether or not the president's health and cap and trade bills happen to pass into law, be aware he's already planning his 2012 offensive. Here are his steps as I see them: 1. More...

Disposables aren't the answer

On Aug. 13 there was an article in the Resorter, "St. Vincent Starting a 'Diaper Bank." My first thought was, "What a kind thing to do." Then I started to wonder if they were disposable diapers. More...

Misinformation being circulated

While engaging in one of my many discussions with a citizen of Richfield Township about the goings-on at the township board meetings, I was not surprised but still appalled that some canvassers are attempting to secure signatures by spreading untr More...

Health

Dr. Maksoud provides treatment for cancer, blood disorders

Ahmed Abdel-Maksoud, M.D., who is with MidMichigan Physicians Group now sees patients at MidMichigan Health Park-Houghton Lake. Dr. More...

HL Curves team raises most nationwide for Relay for Life

The Curves team from Houghton Lake topped every other Curves team in the nation in its fund-raising efforts at Relay for Life - Roscommon County. The ACS web site lists the team's 2009 total of $13,861.84 as the most raised by any Curves. More...

Religion & Family

Lutherans to serve pancakes

A potato pancake supper will be served at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1470 West Maplehurst Dr., Roscommon, Sept. 9. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Education

HLCS students to notice many changes this fall

With the start of school - Sept. 9 - quickly approaching, contractors are busying themselves with completing a variety of bond projects at Houghton Lake Community Schools. More...

Drivers, students reminded of bus safety

As school gets underway, students will again be waiting at bus stops, and may need to be reminded of some basic safety rules. Children should wait at the their bus stops off the roadway. More...

Rosco schools to reopen; high school has new look

After a summer of construction projects, Roscommon High School students will notice the biggest change when Roscommon Area Public Schools reconvene Sept. 8. Superintendent Dr. More...

Bobcats win, Bucks lose

Houghton Lake beat Grayling Thursday night while Grayling fell to Lake City in varsity football action. See Sports for more. More...

Sentence exceeds guideline for Case

Judge Michael Baumgartner exceeded sentencing guidelines Tuesday in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, when he ordered a former teacher convicted of multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct to serve two concurrent terms of 10 to 15 years in prison. More...

Cold, wet August unevenly distributed

By Thomas Reznich Everyone in Roscommon County knows that it was a cold, wet August, but just how cold and wet depends on where you were in the county. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 31: No. 08-72-7104, Sandyoak Village Association vs. East Bay Enterprises, Inc., et al, motion for monetary judgment signed (clerk will hold judgment until Sept. More...

83rd District Court

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

Alarm spooks church burglars

A burglar alarmed foiled a break-in attempt at a Houghton Lake church Aug. 30. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies said someone pried off a doorknob at the Houghton Lake Church of God, 9949 West Lake City Road, tripping the alarm. More...

Sports

Bobcats beat Vikes to christen 'new' Bobcat Field with win

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Houghton Lake whipped Grayling Friday night, 34-16 More...

Bucks fall to Trojans

Roscommon remained winless with a 24-8 loss to Lake City. More...

Bobcats end Bucks' 67-game victory streak

The 67-game Northern Michigan Soccer League conference winning streak of Roscommon's varsity soccer team came to an end Aug. 26 in a double overtime match with cross-county rival Houghton Lake winning, 1-0. More...

Editorial

School bus season

The cold nights and foggy mornings are heralding season's change, but we can't be sure which season's changing. More...

Have a shot!

With schools reopening soon and most colleges in session, there has been a lot about the H1N1 virus in the news and how and when schools will respond to epidemic conditions and who should and should not become immunized with flu shots. More...

Shadow of another Kennedy lives on

As the last elder of the Kennedy political dynasty passed from the scene last week, the shadow of an unrelated Kennedy who died two years ago continues to haunt a Florida megachurch. Dr. D. More...

Outdoors

DALMAC route offers riders 'sounds and smells' of state

The 39th annual Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw bicycle tour will roll through northern Michigan this weekend. Hundereds of riders will ride from East Lansing to Mackinaw City, stopping three or four nights, depending on the route. More...

VACATION WALLEYE

Kip Lambie, 11, of Eagle, holds a 20.5-inch walleye he caught on Houghton Lake Aug. 19 while fishing with Jack Pollitt. The youngster was visiting grandparents Don and Judy Lambie of Houghton Lake. (Courtesy Photo) More...

CCW class planned next weekend

A Michigan Concealed Pistol License class will be held Sept. 12 and 13 at the Atrium Plaza Hotel, Houghton Lake. The course, conducted by National Rifle Association instructors, will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. More...

Happenings

Kiwanis, Whitetails Unlimited to host fundr-raiser banquet

The Houghton Lake Kiwanis Club is teaming up with Whitetails Unlimited to host a fund-raiser banquet Sept. 12. The public is welcome. Doors open at 5 p.m. The banquet will be catered by Coyles Restaurant. More...

WINNING WOOD CARVING

Maple Valley artist Kevin Humble recently took Best of Show at the Ogemaw County Fair for his wood carving of a group of crappie. Humble also took another first place ribbon for a bird carving and two third place ribbons for other fish carvings. More...

'Sara's dream' garage sale to continue Friday, Saturday

The fund-raiser garage sale held last weekend to benefit Sara Murdoch was a "big success," according to one of Murdoch's sisters, Linda Hogaboom of Houghton Lake. "There's some really great people in this community," Hogaboom said. More...

Features

Dad's Plane

Bill Spencer, 51, of Houghton Lake says he has been flying for as long as he can remember, and he recently became the owner of an airplane that goes back to his first memories of flight. More...

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