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Illness, absences lead to closures

Houghton Lake Middle and High Schools to be closed Thursday, Friday

Roscommon County schools are not immune to closures during this early flu season. More...

Lions Halloween party a ‘go’

While Collins Elementary has been closed for the rest of the week, the Houghton Lake Lions Club will continue with its plans to host its 40th Halloween party at Bobcat Field Saturday. More...

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News

Father-in-law shoots son-in-law

A Falmouth man was arraigned in 84th District Court, Lake City, on five felony counts and one misdemeanor charge after allegedly shooting his sonin law in both legs during a domestic dispute Monday evening.   More...

RAINY DAY ROLLOVER

Wrecker driver Tom Ruff of Phil’s Auto and Truck Repair prepares to pull a vehicle out of the ditch on northbound I-75 near the 230 mile marker on the morning of Oct. 23. More...

Richfield Township eliminates full-time assessor, contracts

By Glenn Schicker   The Richfield Township Board Oct. 20 approved assessing contracts involving two former board members and a relative, replacing the township’s longtime assessor.   More...

Editorial

40th kids party

The kids that attended the first Houghton Lake Lions Club Halloween Party in 1969 are no longer kids! They’re turning 40+, and that’s hard to believe. More...

H1N1 Schools Out

H1N1 Schools More...

No reason to celebrate

The headline was odd. More...

Religion & Family

Staleys celebrate 50 years

Francis “Fran” and Jeannie (Cambridge) Staley of Prudenville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 18 when their daughters and their families surprised them with a luncheon at the Riviera Resort. More...

GROWING IT OUT

Hayleigh Rene’ Stoutenburg, 6, Pinckney, granddaughter of Marge and Dave Stoutenburg of Higgins Lake, grew out her hair for two years so she could donate it to kids with hair loss. More...

Hamels name son Tyler James

Kendall and Lisa Hamel of Lake City announce the birth of their son, Tyler James, Oct. 12, 2009, at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City.   Maternal grandparents are Don and Nancy Tocco of Houghton Lake. More...

Education

OLD-FASHIONED COOKIES

Second graders from Mrs. Michelle Milne’s class at Roscommon Elementary School sample old-fashioned cookies baked in the kitchen of the Gallimore Boarding House museum in Roscommon Oct. 15. More...

RHS renovations nearly done

Renovations to Roscommon High School are nearing completion.   More...

Free breakfast to begin at RAPS

Starting next Monday, all Roscommon Area Public Schools students will receive free breakfast. More...

Pinconning wins

The Pinconning Spartans defeated the Houghton Lake Bobcats 12-0 on the Spartan's home field Friday night in the opening round of the Division 5 state football playoffs. High winds, rain and muddy conditions were factors affecting both teams. More...

League volleyball tournament cancelled Saturday; Football game a go - Free Access

The Jack Pine Conference volleyball tournament in Roscommon Saturday has been cancelled. At this point it is unknown if and when the tournament will be rescheduled. The Resorter will update its web site with any information it receives.   More...

Budget discussions now a group event

By Glenn Schicker   Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday morning decided to meet as often as monthly as a committee of the whole to discuss budget and finance issues.   More...

Tickets for diamond-studded TUT badge raffle on sale

To commemorate Tip-up Town’s 60th “diamond” anniversary, the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce is offering raffle tickets for a one-of-a kind, diamond-studded badge, No. 60.   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 presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Oct. 20:   More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court:   Richard J. Alward, 54, St. Helen, demanded preliminary examination within 14 days on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. More...

Sports

Rosco, Houghton Lake eighth graders to play at CMU Sunday

The eighth grade R Bucks, in the first year of the Roscommon Youth Football League, are headed to the championship game of the Jack Pine/Highland Conference Rocket League at Central Michigan’s Kelly/ Shorts Stadium Sunday.   More...

Kzoo’s Carey named MIAA offensive player of week

Roscommon’s Dane Carey was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Offensive Player of the Week for leading Kalamazoo College to a pair of MIAA wins last week.   More...

Pool Standings

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Letters to the Editor

Look for new leadership, voice concern

The Cash for Clunkers Program was a boost for American auto companies but did you know that 80% of the $3 billion package went to Asia and Europe.   More...

Trait of elite autocratic aristocracy’

“Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make ludicrous.” Saul Alinski quotes this maxim in his book, Rules for Radicals, the Bible for community organizers. It appears to me the present administration is following this tactic. More...

Hospice philosophy compassionate care, ministry

November is National Hospice Month and we would like to inform you of the services available to you from Mercy Hospice.   More...

Happenings

Halloween Show’ slated for Oct. 30 party at youth park

Artesia Youth Park will host its second annual Halloween party Oct. 30 for children ages 9 to 18.   “The Halloween Show,” a night of band performances, will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Singles to meet Nov. 8

The Roscommon/Higgins/Houghton Lake/Prudenville singles (age 50-plus) will meet Nov. 8.   The gathering will be held at 5 p.m. at Coyles Restaurant. For information, call 821-7565 or 821-4291.   More...

MUSIC MONEY

Wal-Mart Community Grant Coordinator Tammy Bennett (left) and Wal-Mart Manager Jim Vansice present a grant Oct. More...

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