December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rosco library proposal awaits state approval

The State Library of Michigan has until early in the new year to pass judgment on a proposed agreement to create a public library district in the Roscommon area.   More...

Dec. 25 ‘most important day of year’

Christmas is an important day of the year for most people in Roscommon County, but for pastors Tom Anderson of Houghton Lake United Methodist Church, Dr. Jim Kent of Markey Community Baptist Church and Fr. More...

Special Sections

News

Hunters use cell phones to summon assistance

A Houghton Lake man shot himself in the foot while hunting in Clare County Dec. 19.   More...

Roscommon man reports highway robbery on M-18

State Police at Houghton Lake are investigating a report of an armed robbery that allegedly occurred on M-18 near Backus Creek on Dec. 18.   More...

Deputies nab fleeing probationer

Two Roscommon County Sheriff’s deputies suffered bruised knees as they struggled to subdue a man who fled the Circuit Court probation office in the Roscommon County Courthouse Dec. 17.   More...

Business

GIVING BACK

Andrea Weiss (center), manager of Chemical Bank in Roscommon, presents a $1,000 check to Patricia Marshall (left), director of the Roscommon County Housing Commission, and Pam Stephan, a member of the More...

SHARP CUTS

Sheila Brown (standing, right) is the new owner of Sheila’s Sharp Cuts, formerly the Kandee Shop, at 3557 West Federal Highway, Roscommon. More...

BACK IN BUSINESS

Rick Judge is planning to re-open the Northshore Lounge at 13691 West Shore Drive on Houghton Lake at the mouth of the Muskegon River on Dec. 28. More...

Letters to the Editor

Township officials control salaries

The Denton Township Board consists of five people, all of whom are on the Denton Township payroll as employees and paid elected trustees/ supervisor. This is totally absurd to have a controlling majority vote on township business.  More...

No evidence CO2 causes global warming

“The sky is falling” “ World flood imminent!” “Carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant...harmful to human life,” the EPA chimes in. “ We must act now regardless of the cost,” scream the Greens.  More...

We’re at mercy of power, money

It should not be any surprise that the debate still rages on over health care reform in Congress. Our government is getting more and more about power and less and less about what is good for our country. More...

Outdoors

Generous donors enable fellow hunters to experience hunt of a lifetime

There’s an old adage about how it’s better to give than to receive. More...

DNR officers trained in tactical tracking

The Department of Natural Resources recently trained a group of its conservation officers in tactical tracking techniques that will better equip them to locate lost hunters, children or other outdoor recreation enthusiasts as well as those fleeing f More...

State budget cuts to leave Tisdale, Mason Tract ski trails ungroomed

With the winter sports season underway, the Department of Natural Resources announced last week that the Tisdale Triangle and Mason Tract cross country ski trails near Roscommon will not be groomed this winter due to budget cuts.   More...

Education

Ms. Club fights to keep serving KCC students

By Cari Talarico   A service organization dedicated to supporting students in need at Kirtland Community College has recently experienced some “highs” as well as “lows.”   More...

Most St. Helen parents shun transition team

The transition team working toward a smooth consolidation of St. Helen and Roscommon Elementary Schools is continuing its effort, although participation by St. Helen parents is almost nil.   More...

KCC sign-up to be Jan. 6-8

Classes at Kirtland Community College and the M-TEC at Kirtland-Gaylord officially start Jan. 9.   Registration for the upcoming 2009- 10 winter semester has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6-7, and for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 8. More...

Robert D. Richardson

Robert D. Richardson, 81, of Houghton Lake, died Dec. 20, 2009 at King Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Born March 3, 1928 in Battle Creek, he was the son of Rolland W. and Louise R. (Coffman) Richardson. He married Katherine M. More...

Traffic stop leads to arrest on home invasion charges

A day after Michigan State Police from the Houghton Lake Post investigated a home invasion in Roscommon Township, a routine traffic stop by a trooper led the arrest of a 45 year-old Houghton Lake resident. More...

Christmas meanings vary

Christmas means many things to many people, as the Resorter found out by asking members of our community.   Kindergartners in Mrs. Darlene Roberts’ classroom at Collins Elementary have their own unique take on Christmas. More...

Brother and sister lending energy to Markey ministry

“We’re reaping the benefits of a crappy economy,” said Dr. Jim Kent, pastor of Markey Community Baptist Church in Markey Township.   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 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Dec. 15:   Joel Hramiec, 54, Houghton Lake, stood mute to a probation violation, and a pretrial has been set.   More...

83rd District Court

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

Sports

Michigan Victory Games planned for MSU in May

The Michigan Victory Games, a competitive sporting event for athletes with physical disabilities, is now accepting participants for the 2010 competition at Michigan State University in East Lansing.   More...

Bowling Highlights

Tea Time League Goodyear Lanes - 12/22 Sunshiners 47 Bowling Beauties 46 Hi Ho’s 43 Young at Heart 42 Hot Flash Honeys 41 Mad Bluebirds 32 High game: Jais Dexter 189 High series: Jais Dexter 542 Split Conversions: Gladys Porter 3-10, Pat Malk More...

Rickard enters Greater Flint Hall of Fame for play in 1960’s

Bob Rickard Jr., 60, of Houghton Lake was quite an athlete in his day. As a Golden Gloves boxer, he earned three state titles and was a national finalist as a middleweight.  More...

Editorial

Through their eyes

For most adults it’s been a long time since the Christmas season was viewed through youthful eyes, so maybe that’s why seeing the Christmas Story told through the eyes of children is so wonderful and precious. More...

Handmade gifts are remembered most

“If we make it through December/ everything’s gonna be all right I know/   It’s the coldest time of winter/And I shiver when I see the falling snow”   – Merle   Haggard   More...

Joseph is a role model for fathers

He had been taught from early childhood that his responsibility in life was to marry and become a father. He did not question it. More...

Health

Mercy opens new sleep clinic

Mercy Hospital, Grayling, has opened a new sleep diagostics clinic to help hundreds of area residents overcome the profound – but often misdiagnosed – problems associated with sleep disorders. More...

Four steps can make holiday meals safe

The holidays are coming, and there is no better way to celebrate than with family, friends, and food. Unfortunately, without proper education and precautions, a family feast may no longer be fun.  More...

Happenings

G’s hosting Christmas dinner

G’s Pizzeria and Deli, Prudenville, will host a free turkey dinner, with all the fixings, Christmas day, from 1 to 4 p.m.   G’s would like to give something back to the people who supported the restaurant all year. More...

COLORING CONTEST WINNER

The winner of the 2009 coloring contest sponsored by the Richfield Township Library was Elana Lashley, age 5. She is the daughter of Lisa Lashley of St. More...

New Year to arrive early in Merritt

The Merritt Golden Agers are planning an early New Year’s Eve Party Dec. 28 at the Senior Center at 5833 East Lotan Road, between Merritt and Falmouth.   More...

Holidays

Shopping with Heros

Heros Christmas for 50 Roscommon County youngsters was made a little better this year by a group of volunteers from area law enforcement, fire and EMS departments as they teamed up with the Houghton Lake Wal-Mart store and other sponsors during Shop More...

Spreading Good News

If we were to use just one word to describe the past year it would have to be “change.” Without a doubt the biggest change faced in the nearly 70-year history of this newspaper is the change brought about with the inclusion of the Roscom More...

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS

(Right) COOR Educational Center student Charlie and substitute paraprofessional Pam Miller clap in time to a Christmas song as CEC students await the arrival of Santa during the third annual Christmas More...

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