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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Volunteers at Jimmy’s Collision at Houghton Lake pose with a totally refurbished 1970 Sno Coupe snowmobile they and others have been working on for over a year, which will be raffled off at Tip- More...

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News

New Year’s Eve goes awry for hapless Roscommon man

The old year ended on a sour note for an unlucky Roscommon man. More...

Online scam targets car bargain hunters

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land Wednesday warned consumers about a new online scam in which thieves create a web site in the name of an unsuspecting legitimate auto dealer to trick people into thinking they’re buying a repossessed vehicle. More...

Two hurt as snowmobiles collide

Two snowmobilers suffered minor injuries in a collision on West Nestle Road, one-quarter mile west of Towerhill Road in Roscommon Township, New Year’s Eve. More...

Sports

’Cats victims to Vikes

Dec. 30, Houghton Lake’s varsity boys basketball squad started 2010 with a 90-72 home loss to Grayling Tuesday night. More...

Strong second half equals win for ’Cats

After tying the game at the half, Houghton Lake hit their stride in the second half to pull out a 40-35 win against visiting Grayling Tuesday night. More...

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Letters to the Editor

County can’t afford loss of Nokomis jobs

With Michigan at 14.7% unemployment and Roscommon County’s unemployment rate even higher, it is with deep regret that we lose another employer–Camp Nokomis. More...

Camp closing affects all

On Jan. 15, Camp Nokomis (after 50 years of continuous operation at Houghton Lake) is scheduled to permanently close its doors. More...

Commission should drive Old 27

After reading the article about the Roscommon County Road Commission’s budget in last week’s Resorter, I hope that all the commissioners take a ride down Old 27 from M-55 north to at least Co. Rd. More...

Religion & Family

Dinner to benefit family of Carrie Withun

A benefit dinner will be held for the family of Carrie Withun, who died Jan. 1, 2010. Bunkers Restaurant will host the spaghetti dinner Jan. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. A silent auction, 50/50 raffle and bake sale will be included in the event. More...

TO THE GLORY OF GOD

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Houghton Lake United Methodist Church organist Lorna West plays the church’s new Johannus organ prior to the packed Christmas Eve service. “It’s an organist’s dream,” she said. More...

Lutherans to serve beef stroganoff meal

A beef stroganoff dinner is scheduled for Jan. 13 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Roscommon. The menu will consist of beef stroganoff homemade desserts, coffeee and tea. Carry-outs are available. More...

Education

January is month to recognize Michigan school board members

Twenty people who serve on boards of education in Roscommon County are among 4,100 being recognized statewide during School Board Recognition Month. More...

KCC, Hanson Hills team to offer skiing class

Kirtland Community College and Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling have teamed together to offer a “very cool” class this winter. For six weeks starting Jan. More...

KCC to host meeting highlighting career opportunities in radiography

Kirtland Community College will host an information meeting Feb. 4 on its main campus near Roscommon to help anyone interested in radiography learn more about the field. More...

Commission supports effort to save Nokomis

Roscommon County Commissioners are lending their support to a “Hail Mary” effort to forestall the closing of Camp Nokomis at Houghton Lake. More...

Houghton Lake enters ‘Race to the Top’

Houghton Lake Board of Education members Monday took a step forward in President Obama’s “Race to the Top.” The board approved a resolution to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will put the district in the running for More...

‘Reel ‘em in Double D,’ ‘Jiggin’ Jeremiah’ step up as TUT mayor, marshal candidates

Tip-up Town, U.S.A., is kicking off its 60th anniversary winter carnival Saturday at 7 p.m. at Houghton Lake High School, and so far, there is one set of mayor and marshal candidates. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kay Frances Lash - 2014-09-25
Doris Elaine Eaton - 2014-09-25
James John Lederman - 2014-09-25

Court News

83rd District Court

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

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael Baumgartner heard these cases in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Jan. 4: More...

Higgins Lake driver arrested after tangling with mail boxes

A 52-year-old Higgins Lake man was arrested Jan. 4 for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, according to a State Police report. More...

Editorial

Carrot and stuck

The economic carrot dangled by the Obama Administration of up to $250,000 in federal Recovery Act grant money to Houghton Lake Community Schools and enabled by legislation signed by Gov. More...

Christians should give willingly, regularly, hopefully

Evangelist Oral Roberts in 1987 famously told his television viewers God was going to “call him home” if they did not send in enough donations to meet the needs of his ministry. More...

A time for fun

As of early this week it appeared as though Tip-up Town would have to draft a couple of candidates for the 60th Anniversary Mayor and Marshal, which would be a first for the oldest carnival on ice in Michigan. More...

Outdoors

State park winter lodging offers convenience of staying on the trail

When planning a winter trip to cross-country ski or snowmobile, the necessary requirements for a top destination include decent snow, accessibility to a network of trails and some sort of cozy lodging. More...

MONSTER PIKE

Greg Fedewa, Lansing, was surprised it took 15 to 20 minutes to land this pike until he had a chance to look at it up close. More...

State park permits still needed for 2010

The Department of Natural Resources has announced that 2010 Michigan State Park Motor Vehicle Permits are on sale for the same price as in 2009. More...

Happenings

Harper to appear at Forest Dunes

Australia’s Harper, a fiery artist who blurs the lines between rock, blues, soul and world music, will appear at Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon, Sunday at 5 p.m. during “Blues, Brews and BBQ.” More...

BOOST FOR UNITED WAY

Randy Seymour (left), Chemical Bank Community Bank President, and Andrea Weiss, manager of Chemical’s Roscommon Branch, present a $750 corporate donation to Roscommon County United Way Executive More...

Rabies, immunization clinic scheduled Sunday at Detmer’s

The Roscommon County Animal Shelter is holding a low-cost rabies and immunization clinic Sunday at Detmer’s Feed & Seed, Houghton Lake. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and microchipping will also be offered. More...

Features

Rock, Roll, Rhythm and Blues for Life

By Thomas Reznich tom.reznich @houghtonlakeresorter.com
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What does playing rock and roll and the blues for going on 47 years get you? More...

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