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STING seizes marijuana in Tuesday raid

Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group officers initiated a raid on a property in Nester Township Oct. 13 and seized approximately $100,000 worth of marijuana.   Lt. More...

HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Roscommon High School seniors Matt Compo and Jenna Kozumplik were named king and queen, respectively, during halftime of the Bucks’ homecoming clash with Harrison Friday night. More...

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News

WIND DAMAGE

WIND DAMAGE While high winds brought down trees and power lines early last week, a storm on Sept. 28 also caused damage around Roscommon County. More...

Early morning fire starts in kitchen

Denton Township firefighters responded to a house fire at 110 Clearwater Ave. the morning of Oct. 10. More...

Financial stress takes toll on government, services

The fact that Michigan’s cities are under serious financial stress is no surprise to anyone living in any part of the state. More...

Business

Spicer’s open house benefits snowmobile clubs, trails

Houghton Lake’s Spicer’s Boat City will hold an open house Saturday and Sunday in support of area snowmobile clubs and to kick off the snowmobile season.   More...

Spread the word in the Resorter

Have you recently started a business? Has your office moved? Have you been promoted?   If you answered yes to any of these, contact the Resorter to spread the word with a news article. More...

NEW TATTOO

Paul “Smokey” McBride is the owner and artist at Body Shoppe Tattoo and Piercing at 1077 South West Branch Road (M-55) in Prudenville. More...

Letters to the Editor

Charter school could aid in St. Helen direction change

For those of you who attended the last meeting to learn more of the charter school and to decide the fate of St. Helen in regard to how we as a community could fight the injustice of the board of education, I commend your participation. More...

Contact governor to support Nokomis Challenge Center

Currently the 2010 Michigan budget, which includes the closure of Nokomis Challenge Center, sits on Gov. Granholm’s desk. More...

Joshua’s House resource for area women

One of the main reasons women cite for aborting their children is a lack of financial and emotional support, or they just aren’t ready to face the responsibilities that come with being a parent. More...

Health

Early screening important in breast cancer prevention

Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm is again recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) by increasing public knowledge about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. More...

Free radon test kits available next week

In observance of Radon Action Week, Oct. 18 – 24, Central Michigan District Health Department will be offering free radon test kits.   The offer is available only during Radon Action Week. More...

Red Cross to collect blood in Roscommon

The American Red Cross will be accepting donations of blood at a drive scheduled for Oct. 19.   Hours at the First Congregational Church on George Street in Roscommon will be noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Happenings

United Way kicks off ‘Live United’ campaign

United Way of Roscommon County kicked off its 2009-10 “Live United” campaign Oct. 8 at Coyles Restaurant, Houghton Lake. This year’s goal is $60,000. More...

GOT CANOE?

The winner of the AuSable River Center woodstrip canoe raffle was Tom Roberts. His name was drawn at 5 p.m. at the Firemen’s Memorial Festival Sept. 19. More...

Kirtland Theatre to present three showings of ‘The Mousetrap’

The Kirtland Community Theatre group, in cooperation with area community service organizations, will present a trio of dinner theater performances of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie this fall.   More...

Features

HOMECOMING PARADE

The Roscommon High School Freshman Class float, an elaborately crafted pirate ship, makes its way through downtown Roscommon during the RHS Homecoming Parade before the Bucks’ homecoming footbal More...

PULLING FOR VICTORY

Members of the Roscommon High School Senior Class pull their way to victory during a tug-of-war match at a homecoming pep assembly Oct. 9. More...

Bobcats down to one; Roscommon loses at home - Free Access

Houghton Lake's hopes of post-season play will now come down to an Oct. 23 contest with Harrison after the Bobcats were rolled by the Meridian Mustangs Friday night, 41-14. More...

Proposed state budget cuts to affect county schools

Nokomis on the chopping block again

Cuts to Michigan’s 2009-10 budget will likely make a big impact in Roscommon County. The House and Senate have been working on an agreement during their 30-day extension of the Oct. 1 deadline.   More...

AG files ‘$CAMS’ charge against Prudenville man

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

Projected enrollment decline confirmed by September count

Enrollments in Roscommon County school districts continued to decline this year, but at Houghton Lake the numbers are not as bad as forecasted. Roscommon Area Public Schools lost 77 students but Houghton Lake is only down 55, not the 90 predicted. 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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 5 and 6: More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Serving hurts ’Cats in loss to Harrison

Houghton Lake fell to 1-6 in Jack Pine Conference and 3-19-2 overall play with a varsity volleyball loss to Harrison Oct. 7. More...

Pool Standings

Full Story

Seven in a Row

Bucks claim NMSL title

Roscommon’s varsity soccer squad claimed their seventh straight Northern Michigan Soccer League title with a 5-1 defeat of Clare Tuesday on the Pioneers’ home field. More...

Editorial

Patronage power

Last Thursday Gov. More...

U.S. should celebrate Rio’s Olympic victory

“Many who are first will be last, and the last first” (Mark 10:31).   The United States, unaccustomed to experiencing the truth of those words of Jesus, had a bitter pill to swallow when the International Olympic Committee Oct. More...

Common sense

Just when you think you have heard it all, something else comes along that makes one shake their head in wonder. But Tuesday night common sense finally prevailed.   More...

Outdoors

Dun Roven Setters setting pace in 2009

Since beginning in the sport in 1986, Rich Hollister and his Dun Roven Setters kennel at Houghton Lake has seen quite a bit of success in the specialized world of cover dog field trialing, but so far, 2009 has been his best year ever.   More...

DNR Continues to be vigilant in CWD monitoring efforts

in CWD With the archery deer season across Michigan off to a good start and the firearm season opener still a month away, the Department of Natural Resources continues to be vigilant in monitoring the state’s herd for every deer and elk manag More...

BIG RACK

Randy Hall (center) of Roscommon gets help holding up a set of moose antlers from Jack’s Place employees Callie Adams (left) and Michelle Canley (right). More...

Religion & Family

Royalheirs to perform at Faith Alive

The Southern gospel group, The Royalheirs,” will perform a free concert Oct. 18 at Faith Alive Church, St. Helen. The concert will begin at 6 p.m.   More...

Seymour, Miller speak vows in August ceremony

Barbara Lesley Seymour and Matthew Justin Miller were united in marriage Aug. 8, 2009, at St. John Lutheran Church, Houghton Lake.   More...

Church of God here has new pastor

The Houghton Lake Church of God will welcome its new pastor Sunday.   Bishop Vernon Adams and his wife, Myra, have relocated from Wilmington, NC. They have been in ministry 33 years. They have three children. More...

Education

Kirtland Police Academy to graduate 29th class Oct. 30

The Kirtland Regional Police Academy will honor its 29th graduating class during ceremonies at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on Kirtland Community College’s main campus near Roscommon Oct. 30. More...

COMBINED GIFT

Money raised during the recent reunion of the Houghton Lake High School Class of 1969 was combined with a donation from the Marra Foundation to give $685 to the high school band program last week. More...

‘On Golden Pond’ to be performed at Mid Michigan

Tickets are on sale for the Mid Michigan Community College Community Theatre production of “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson. All performances, which start Nov. 3, will take place in the MMCC Auditorium on the Harrison Campus.   More...

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