September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Goods worth $4,400 stolen from truck

Items worth a total of more than $4,400 were reported stolen from a vehicle owned by a Roscommon resident Sept. 3. More...

Michigan Seeing progress

According to the Michigan Department of Education web site, www.michigan.gov/mde, more Michigan schools met AYP in 2008-09 - 86%. More...

THROUGH THE MIST

THROUGH THE MIST A freighter emerges from a fog bank on the Straights of Mackinac as walkers participate in the 52nd Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday. More...

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News

GRANT-FUNDED EQUIPMENT

Richfield Township officials and members of the township's public safety department stand in front of the new ambulance, fire truck and patrol vehicle that were acquired with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Aug. 19. More...

Juveniles arraigned in District Court on escape charges

Two Roscommon County Juvenile Detention Center inmates demanded preliminary examination in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Sept. 3 on charges stemming from an escape from the center. Scott D. Gregory, 16, Gaylord, and Michael S. More...

Man arrested in domestic dispute

A 25-year-old Roscommon man was arrested after an incident which left his 19-year-old girlfriend unconscious Sept. 5. Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Fifth and George Streets at 2:31 a.m. More...

Business

Assumed names

July 2-Sept. 3 The following people recently filed certificates of doing business under assumed names with the Roscommon County Clerk (includes renewals): Scott Skampo, St. Helen: Scott's Custom Wood & Lawn, St. Helen. More...

Crawford plans government forum

The fourth annual Crawford County Government Forum will convene on Sept. 21 at the Camp Grayling Officers Club from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets to attend the dinner and event may be purchased from the Grayling City Clerk before Sept. 15. More...

Editorial

No joke, Joe

Vice President Joe Biden is famous for his public speaking gaffs so we're not sure if his remark Sept. More...

Funding Fray

Current Michigan budget wrangling is threatening many state programs that were established under a healthier state economy and now that the budget deadline looms state legislators are being barraged with requests to save programs. More...

Don't use freedom to cover up evil

Barack Obama had hoped to be a unifying president, but he seems to be having the opposite affect on Americans. At recent "town hall" meetings, Americans have lambasted his proposed health care reform. More...

Religion & Family

Daughter born to Blackstocks

Dustin and Julee (Green) Blackstock of Riverview, FL, announce the birth of their daughter, Meaghyn Ann Blackstock. Born June 21, 2009, the baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Son born to Amber Jones, Mark Stegall

Amber Kayleen Jones and Mark Daniel Stegall announce the birth of their son, whom they named Xavior Blaine. The boy was born at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, Aug. 19, 2009. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Simmons, Beckwith name son Klayton

Julie Simmons and Donald Beckwith of Prudenville announce the birth of their son, Klayton Robert. The baby was born Aug. 25, 2009, at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 22 inches long. More...

Education

Use caution when buses present

The first day of school marks a significant milestone in the life of a child. It's an exciting time for making new friends, learning new things, and for some, riding the school bus. More...

THE DAY BEFORE

Mrs. Sharon Glaser reviews information with Tina Hendrix at Collins Elementary's open house Tuesday, while Hendrix's daughters, kindergartner Harlee Baker (second from left) and Emma (left) and their cousin Ashley Hendrix, a sixth grader, look on. More...

TEMPORARY OFFICE

Students confer with administrators, counselors and secretaries in the temporary office at Roscommon High School Tuesday, first day of classes for Roscommon Area Public Schools. More...

Web site to be updated soon

A technical difficulty has prevented our web site from being updated. It is being looked at and will be updated soon. We apologize for the inconvenience. More...

Bobcats beat Beavers, Farwell blanks Bucks

Houghton Lake started its Jack Pine Conference campaign Friday night with a touchdown as Jared Orban returned the opening kick-off for a score as the Bobcats downed the Beaverton Beavers, 43-14. Roscommon, on the other hand, remains winless with a More...

Autopsy sheds no light on fatal

Preliminary autopsy results revealed no medical cause for a Sept. 2 accident which killed a 71-year-old Sanford man when his vehicle collided with a Roscommon County Road Commission truck. The victim, Donald A. More...

Most schools make the grade

By Cheryl Holladay As the 2009-10 school year gets underway, the Michigan Department of Education has released AYP results and Education YES! grades for districts throughout Michigan from the 2008-09 school year. More...

Valentino takes office

By Glenn Schicker After several weeks of working with outgoing Gerrish Township Clerk four mornings a week, Jodi Valentino was scheduled to take office as Norma Boyle's successor Wednesday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Court News

83rd District Court

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

District Court Magistrate

Sherry Palm, 83rd District Court Magistrate, assessed fines to the following during the period of Aug. 1 through 31: Roscommon County Animal Control Dog or cat without tag or license: Rebecca J. Dewitte, $115; and Scott M. Taylor, $115. More...

Sports

Bobcat soccer squad victors over Pine River 3-2 in OT

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer team only needed a minute to beat Pine River 3-2 Tuesday, but that minute came in overtime. More...

Bucks lose soccer match to Vikings

Despite 12 saves and 20 shots on the net Tuesday the Roscommon Bucks lost 2-0 to Cadillac's Vikings in a non-conference match. Coach Mark Dalak said Grant Carey had the 12 saves. More...

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

Winkler returns opening kick-off to start game
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Houghton Lake could not have asked for a better way to start their home opener at the newly renovated Bobcat Field Thursday (Sept. 3) night. More...

Letters to the Editor

Opposing view to 'Obama second term' letter

Responding to the sarcastic letter written by Don Mainprize of Houghton Lake, I draw issue with many of his points. Starting with his first point to "get the poor and middle class" on the side of the president. More...

Diaper issue draws opposing opinion

This is for "Name withheld by request" who wrote "Disposables are not the answer" in the September 3rd edition of the Resorter. I walked to school three miles everyday, up hills both ways and when I was a kid. Get the point yet? More...

Health

Seven complete Northern Lakes' first smoking cessation class

Mary Jane Toomey has added a week to her life, saved $625 and avoided smoking 1,825 cigarettes in the last 89 days. "I got a special calculator to help keep track of the statistics to help motivate me to keep going with quitting," she said. More...

Happenings

Artists, music, old cars to be at Wellington Farm Sept. 12

Wellington Farm, USA, near Grayling, will host the Northern Michigan Folk Arts Festival, a gathering of artists and craftsmen from across Northern Michigan, Sept. 12. More...

PRESERVING HISTORY

Two donations to the Houghton Lake Area Historical Society will help the society to continue preserving area history. More...

Fall household hazardous waste collection Saturday

Roscommon County residents will have their last opportunity of 2009 to dispose of household hazardous waste during a collection day Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Roscommon County Health and Human Services Building. More...

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