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RAPS Board signs off on separate public library

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Board of Education Nov. 18 passed a resolution supporting creation of a new district public library.   More...

St. Helen, Markey plan to light Christmas trees

Two communities in Roscommon County will usher in the holiday season this weekend. ST. HELEN More...

Dinner Today

The seventh annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held at the Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Lodge #1982 Nov. 26.   The free dinner is open to everyone. Donations are welcome. More...

Special Sections

News

Runner dies after collapsing beside road in St. Helen

A St. Helen man died after he collapsed while running near the intersection of Lake Street and Carter Road in St. Helen Nov. 18. More...

Branch Regional Medical Center, but Girl injured scuffling with mom

A 14-year-old St. Helen girl is staying with relatives downstate after an incident in which she suffered multiple injuries at her home Nov. 16. More...

Fire destroys St. Helen home

Fire destroyed a St. Helen home Nov. 14.   More...

Business

Rosco DDA purchases building dating to 1880’s

One of Roscommon’s oldest commercial buildings has received a new lease on life with its sale to the Roscommon Downtown Development Authority.   More...

CLOSE TO RAILROAD

Richard Landon, Joel Hodgson and Fred Gandolfi of the Roscommon Historical Model Train Club work to spruce up the “Sopscak Building,” next to the Lake States Railroad tracks in Roscommon, More...

NCACU wins award for food collection

Michigan’s credit unions, including Houghton Lake’s North Central Area Credit Union, have received national recognition for community commitment and financial education. More...

Letters to the Editor

Airport provides services to community

In regard to Mr. Oatman’s letter (in the Nov. 19 Resorter),   I appreciate his concerns. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but he left out a few facts.   More...

Strike out ‘great success’

The first “Strike Out Cancer Holiday Bowl“ was held Nov. 21 at Goodyear Lanes, Houghton Lake. The new owners, Mike and LeeAnn Wade, sponsored this fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. More...

Outdoors

Deer harvest down in area, DNR says

The first few days of the 2009 firearms deer season were typical of recent years, although the harvest appears to be down in northern Lower Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources reports.   More...

LUNCHTIME BUCK

Prudenville’s Eric Newcomb was eating his lunch Nov. More...

BIG TEN

Dick Brooks of Houghton Lake bagged this big 10-point buck at 8 a.m. on Nov. 18. More...

Happenings

Working With Santa

LITTLE BUILDER Ashley Anderson, 3, works on a picture frame with the help of her grandpa, Mitchell Anderson, in The Home Depot corner at Santa’s Workshop Sunday. More...

Meads ‘go west’ on Route 66 in ’53 GMC

By Carolyn Mead   It was a dream Steve and I had for over 20 years: Someday we would retire and take our 1953 GMC pick up and trailer to go to California, bringing Route 66 back. The years flew by, the kids grew up and we were ready to go! More...

DOES seeking to increase membership numbers

Houghton Higgins Lake Drove 149, Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES, is encouraging women to join as new members.   More...

O'Neill enters plea

A Houghton Lake man charged with murder and child abuse in connection with the death of a one-year-old boy has pleaded no contest in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon. Bradley J. O’Neil, 24, entered the no contest plea Dec. More...

DenBoer pleads guilty

Robert DenBoer Jr., 33, of Houghton Lake, pled guilty to single counts of willfully filing a false income tax return and wire fraud as part of a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Bay City Nov. 18.   More...

Man headed to court for assaulting DNR detectives

A 48 year-old Linwood man is scheduled to be arraigned before Judge Daniel Sutton in the 83rd District Court, Roscommon, Nov. More...

Sense of community brings back Russ Graham dinner volunteers

For the seventh year in a row, organizers of the Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner are preparing to feed hundreds of people throughout Roscommon County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Nov. 17:   Jason L. Fish, 30, Saginaw, on probation, was ordered to pay $200 monthly toward court assessments and the judge extended probation for one year. More...

83rd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Michael P. Loniecki, 26, Roscommon, waived preliminary examination and was bound over to 34th Circuit Court on a two counts of breaking and entering. More...

Sports

RAPS Board recognizes Bucks harriers

The Roscommon Area Public Schools Nov. 17 honored members of the Roscommon High School cross-country team for their achievements this season.   More...

DROGT HONORED

Houghton Lake High School girls varsity basketball coach Eric Drogt (center) receives a plaque in honor of his coaching career from former player and current boys varsity basketball Coach David Bunn w More...

STAYING ON TOP

Houghton Lake High School wrestlers learn how to stay on top using proper sprawl technique from Coach Lon Cook during a practice in the school cafeteria on Nov. 18. More...

Editorial

Awesome community’

As hunters’ blaze orange and snow signal the season, so does the packed Houghton Lake Historical Playhouse’s parking lot in late November with Santa’s Workshop, the first opportunity for area children to get a good word in with the More...

County is blessed with unique residents

(concluded from last week)   More...

Catching sight of President Obama

Two weeks before President Barack Obama arrived in China, my roommate and I had received a call from a couple teachers at our school to tell us that we were among 20 Americans that were chosen to help perform for the president.  More...

Health

Houghton Lake nurse receives DAISY award at Mercy Grayling

Even though it isn’t her nature to seek the limelight, Cindy Hodges, RN, of the Grayling Mercy Hospital Maternal and Child Department took center stage last month as the second quarter DAISY Award winner.   More...

AIDS Day focuses on awareness, education

This year marks the 28th anniversary since HIV was fist recognized in 1981. Dec. 1 is marked as World AIDS Day to focus global attention on the HIV/AIDS epidemic across the world.   More...

C7 Watkins named director of Helping Hands Hospice

Hospice of Helping Hands has announced that on Nov. 2, Blanche Watkins started in the position of program director for Hospice of Helping Hands. More...

Education

Richfield offers land for charter school

The Richfield Township Board Nov. 17 gave its support to efforts to establish a charter school in St. Helen once St. Helen Elementary closes next June.   More...

REPORTING TO LEGION

Roscommon High School students (left to right) Jamie Gugin, Ashley Dennis and Ryan Tworek, recently reported to American Legion Post 96, Roscommon, on their experiences at three summer programs for wh More...

RAPS, teachers agree on plan to make up for flu closing

Roscommon Area Public Schools administrators and the Roscommon Education Association have come up with a plan they hope will prevent the school year from being lengthened as a result of recent days off prompted by a flu outbreak.   More...

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