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SNOW GIANTS

Perfect snow and temperature conditions on Dec. 9 inspired snowman makers around Roscommon County to aspire to dizzying heights, including these two giant snowmen at Houghton Lake. More...

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News

TRAINING EXERCISE

Richfield Township Public Safety Department members remove a door from a van as part of a Dec. 19 training exercise. Sgt. More...

Deputies probing snowmobile wreck

Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a snowmobile accident which seriously injured a Mt. Pleasant man Dec. 11.   More...

Cars crash on slick roads

Slippery roads apparently contributed to two injury accidents reported to the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department last week.   More...

Business

SPORTS GEAR AND MEMORABILIA

Tod Billman is the proprietor of TB Sports at 2645 West Houghton Lake Drive in Fay’s Plaza at Houghton Lake. More...

JC PENNEY CATALOG CENTER

Jeff and Tammy Krentz are the owners (along with Pat and Bill Krentz) of a new JC Penney Catalog Center at 2875 West Houghton Lake Drive (M-55) inside the Floor Store at Houghton Lake. More...

DUCTS UNLIMITED

Nick Bednorek is the owner of Ducts Unlimited Heating and Air Conditioning LLC of Merritt. More...

Letters to the Editor

Every form of government has good, bad

Would like to reply to 500 word article bemoaning “Obama Spending”.   When Obama took over just a year ago, we were near a major depression and a $2 trillion debt. More...

Writer agrees with global warming editorial

I could not agree more with the editorial on global warming in the Dec. 10th edition of the Resorter. When there is any controversy over any subject, you probably can find the answer somewhere in between the two sides opinion.   More...

Family appreciates neighbors’ help

On Monday, Dec. 8th, Ralph Dennert went out for his daily walk. As he walked down McKinley Avenue towards Higgins Lake he slipped and fell knocking himself unconscious. More...

Happenings

CMU Public Television schedules holiday specials

“The Holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity for CMU Public Television to showcase not only great inspirational and secular music, but also the talented performers who bring it to the screen,” says Linda Dielman, CMU Public Telev More...

Club holding square, round dance Dec. 18

Fifty-three Red Hat members from eight Roscommon County clubs got together at Fred’s Restaurant, Roscommon, Dec. 1 for their annual Christmas party. More...

COLORING CONTEST WINNERS

Winners of this year’s Houghton Lake Resorter Christmas Coloring Contest were (clockwise from upper left) Jenna Couch, 5; Lauren Souder, 7; Allison Rose, 8; and Monica Fanzini, 12. More...

Woman dies in M-18 accident

Michelle L. Spegel, 19, 11071 Willows Road, Roscommon, was killed in a collision at the intersection of M-18 and Willows Road in Higgins Township Dec. 11.   More...

Commissioners adopt budget

Roscommon County Commissioners Wednesday adopted a $10.1 million general fund budget for 2010.   More...

Nokomis employees yet to receive pink slips

While Nokomis Challenge Center, Prudenville, is due to be closed Jan. 1, employees have yet to receive pink slips.   Nokomis, a facility that treats teenage male offenders, was funded by state legislators only until January. 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

Court News

83rd District Court

The following recently waived preliminary examination on charges filed against them in 83rd District Court, Roscommon, before Judge Daniel L. Sutton and were bound over to 34th Circuit Court:   James D. More...

Sports

RESCUE EXERCISE

The Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club recently held its 10th free snowmobile safety class for students 12-17. More...

Bobcat defense holds G’s at bay for 21-point victory

Defensive pressure coupled with a “great team effort” helped the Houghton Lake Bobcats to a 53-32 varsity Jack Pine Conference basketball game victory Tuesday night on the Bobcat’s home court. More...

Buck’s lead falls in 4th, Mustangs post JPC win

A cold 4th quarter for the Roscommon varsity boys basketball team enabled the Meridian Mustangs to come from behind and defeat the Bucks, 51- 42 Tuesday night at Meridian.   More...

Editorial

Bill & Bea’s 70th

One of the benefits of living in a small community and being involved with a newspaper is getting to know the residents, and to record their milestones, both large and small. More...

Should these gifts be on your Christmas list?

CHRISTIAN CLASSIFIEDS A whimsical look at the world of religion through that alwayscaptivating medium, the want ads.   CHRISTMAS GIFTS   More...

No timetable for Afghan victory

By Ed Feulner   When considering war strategy, it’s best to start where you want to finish. For example: in Afghanistan the United States needs to destroy the Taliban. The question is, how?   More...

Religion & Family

Church’s new organ arrives from Netherlands

Music-making at Houghton Lake United Methodist Church got an upgrade last week, when a Johannus organ was delivered.   Installation began right away. More...

Baeses celebrating 70 years together

Seventy years. That’s a long time to do anything.   For Bill Baese, 88, and Beatrice Baese, 90, they spent 70 years together, raising a family and living their lives.   More...

Church ladies publish cookbook

Just in time for Christmas gift-giving, a cookbook, “Pleasures from the Good Earth,” has been published by the American Baptist Women of the Markey Community Baptist Church. More...

Education

JoEllen McNitt ending 24-year career at RES

When Roscommon Elementary School students begin their Christmas vacation Dec. 23, their principal, JoEllen McNitt, will begin her retirement.   More...

JAZZY

Brianna McGregor (left) and Elizabeth Klein play a flute duet during the seventh-eighth grade band performance at Houghton Lake High School Dec. 11. More...

RHS musicians to perform Dec. 21

Roscommon High School band and choir students will wrap up the Christmas concert season for Roscommon Area Public Schools Dec. 21.   The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the RHS auditorium.   More...

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