October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Asking price set by board

The Houghton Lake Board of Education set a combined asking price of $250,000 for the vacant Prudenville and Merritt Elementaries Monday night. More...

RHS gearing up for Friday's homecoming

Roscommon High School students are observing a week of activities leading up to the school's homecoming celebration tomorrow (Friday). More...

Special Sections

News

Two-car accident sends student to hospital

A Houghton Lake High School student was injured Oct. 4 when his car pulled from the high school driveway onto M-55 and was struck by another vehicle. According to a Denton Township Police report, Wade T. More...

DONATED THEIR TIME

Several Richfield Township Public Safety Department firefighters recently donated their own time to take firefighter and fire officer training classes. More...

RICHFIELD EMT'S

Pictured are Richfield Township Public Safety Department employees who have passed their tests and become state-certified emergency medical technicians. More...

Editorial

Our mission

Many years ago a veteran newspaper editor made an observation about the Resorter, and in the process complimented the newspaper by saying he could always tell the health of a newspaper by its letters to the editor. More...

Stimulus failing

The continued high unemployment rate in Michigan, as well as the rest of the country, has prompted criticism of the Democratic stimulus program by Michigan Congressman Dave Camp, R-Midland, 4th Dist., ranking member of the House Ways & Means Commit More...

Early detection

One of the morning cable news programs this week featured a group of cyclists who rode from Hershey, PA, to New York City. More...

Outdoors

YOUTH FOUR-POINTER

Kyle Hoffman, 12, bagged this 4-point buck during the youth hunt Sept. 27. He shot the deer at 6:35 p.m. (Courtesy photo) More...

Kirtland to offer concealed pistol course

Kirtland Community College will be offering a handgun safety class that fulfills the training requirements of Michigan's concealed pistol law (CPL) later this month and again in early December. More...

Ortega, Mester continue to pace Firebirds

Freshmen Emanuel Ortega (Saginaw Swan Valley) and Noelle Mester (West Branch) again led the men's and women's cross country teams, respectively, for Kirtland Community College, as the Firebirds traveled to the state capital for the Lansing Cross Co More...

Religion & Family

Dankert, Sutton to wed Oct. 17

Meaghan Marie Dankert and David Sutton announce their engagement to be married Oct. 17, 2009, at Markey Community Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Douglas Dankert of Prudenville and Chevonne Duncan of Longs, SC. More...

LEAP HELPS COUNTRY VILLAGE

The third annual Lyon's Leap Fun Run/Walk for Charity has raised over $7,500 for Country Village, which provides affordable senior housing in Roscommon County. More...

Christian students to gather for 'Fields of Faith' Oct. 14

On Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., students from across northern Michigan will join together at Houghton Lake's Bobcat Field to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the sixth annual "Fields of Faith" event. More...

Law Enforcement

Pastor volunteers as RTPSD chaplain

By Glenn Schicker glenn.schicker@houghtonlakeresorter.com A pastor works with people on the best days and the worst days of their lives. More...

Lake Township fire hall's remodel includes new roof

Firefighters of the Lake Township Fire Department recently got a new tower truck, and soon they will have dry boots. A leaking roof system at the fire hall has been replaced with one 4:12 pitch roof, built by Caliber Construction, Roscommon. More...

Bobcats, Bucks bounced on gridiron - Free Access

Houghton Lake suffered its first Jack Pine Conference loss of the season to Clare Friday night, 24-0, while Roscommon lost its homecoming contest to Harrison, 18-13. More...

Attorney General files

Charges have been filed against a Prudenville man for financially exploiting a senior citizen, Attorney General Mike Cox announced Oct. 8. According to a spokesman in the Attorney General More...

Group explores charter school

The Save St. Helen Elementary School group will explore three possible routes for keeping the school open. More than 50 people who attended a meeting of the group at the Richfield Township Hall Oct. More...

O'Neil trial scheduled Dec. 3

A Houghton Lake man facing charges in connection with the April 10 death of a one-year-old is set for a final pretrial hearing Nov. 30. Bradley J. O'Neil, 23, attended a pretrial Oct. 6 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. 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
Virginia Ruth Averill - 2018-02-15
Betty C. Cyr - 2018-02-15
Carlton R. Mead Jr. - 2018-02-15

Court News

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Christopher S. Nickerson, 32, St. More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 5: No. 09-72-7797, Nora Lee Wills, per Tasha Brian and Anna Wills, vs. More...

Sports

Bobcats boast best record in years on soccer pitch

With a 1-0 defeat of Gladwin Tuesday, the Houghton Lake Bobcats have posted the best record by a Bobcat boys soccer team in seven years. The 'Cats are now 8-5-1. More...

Cat netters drop recent contests

Houghton Lake's varsity volleyball team has been struggling this season and games this past week haven't helped their record. The Bobcats lost to Beaverton in four then in McBain for a tournament they lost three. More...

Archery program offered

Roscommon County students are being invited to participate in an archery program at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club. More...

Letters to the Editor

Closing of Nokomis won't save state budget dollars

I have been a supporter of Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration from the beginning and continue to support the work she does on Michigan's behalf. More...

Object to change, revolution with letters, voices

"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely," 19th century English historian, Lord Acton wrote in a letter to Bishop Creighton. Americans paying attention to government have seen the most concentrated power grab in our history. More...

Tax cheats short change schools

Perhaps the State of Michigan and Gov. Granholm should collect what's owed to them first before raising taxes and cutting school funding further. All should pay their "fair share" first. More...

Health

Glen's Markets offer flu shots

Glen's Markets neighborhood stores have announced they will provide seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccinations. Educational materials also will be available. Vaccinations will be available at the Houghton Lake store Oct. More...

12-GALLON DONOR

Houghton Lake's Jack Kramer receives his 12-gallon pin from American Red Cross representative Cindi Bauer at the blood drive at St. John Lutheran Church Sept. 28. More...

Blood drive scheduled in Rosco

An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the First Congregational Church on George Street in Roscommon. Hours will be noon to 5:45 p.m. For information or to make an appointment, call (800) GIVE-LIFE. More...

Happenings

Gladwin theater group staging play about Alzheimer's disease

Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre are presenting their fall drama, "Taking Leave" by Nagle Jackson. Performances are Oct. 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. in the Gladwin Community Building at the entrance of the Gladwin City Park. More...

Yacht club adopts two miles of M-55

Several members of the Houghton Lake Yacht Club participated in the Michigan Department of Transportation's Adopt-a-Highway program Sept. 9. They cleaned up trash on both sides of a two-mile stretch of M-55. More...

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Jerry Betts

A benefit dinner for Jerry Betts, scoutmaster for Houghton Lake Boy Scouts 955, will be held Oct. 16. The spaghetti dinner will be held at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Education

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

September Students of the Month at Houghton Lake Middle School were recently announced by Principal Susan Tyer (left). More...

Scrapbooking at Skeels to benefit Class of 2010

The Skeels Christian School Class of 2010 will host a scrapbooking event to raise money for the senior/mission trip. The scrapbooking session is planned for Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

ASSOCIATION AIDS SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Houghton Lake High School Librarian Lisa Sutton recently accepted a check for $500 from Joyce Beattie of the Houghton Lake Arts & Crafts Association. More...

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